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Is there an end in sight?

By: Bill
4/2/2020 8:43 AM

Does not seem like this has an end.

Just talking to a co-worker in London, and they are in lockdown mode through May. Hotels are all shut down and not planning on opening until June at the earliest.

As a person who travels a lot, it's been a challenge having a 10 foot commute from my bedroom to my home office, but I am not complaining. I am one of the lucky ones. Employed and healthy.

Stay strong everyone and do the right thing, if we all just stay away we will defeat this.

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By: Aliphatic
4/2/2020 9:05 AM

Not yet. Testing is a joke in the US, and there’s so much noise in the data that there’s not much point in trying to make graphs anymore.

I’m kind of torn at the moment. There’s an argument to be made that since we’ve totally screwed the pooch on this, just go ahead and open everything back up. The death toll will be in the millions instead of hundreds of thousands, but it might save some jobs.

I guess you could go death-cult and say if we don’t test anyone at all, we can’t have any covid deaths, just a surge in pneumonia deaths, and that *might* trick the market into calming down.

I’m not an economist, what would be the effect on the economy if we had 3-5 million dead Americans from pulmonary disease in the next 12 months?

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By: redray
4/2/2020 9:32 AM

This sure looks like an ultra marathon before the light at the end of the tunnel appears. It is there, I promise. One step, one day at a time and we will get there.
Keep your distance, wash your hands, stay busy and stay positive.

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By: Aliphatic
4/2/2020 9:40 AM

Here, have some Palestinian women who have entered your zoom meeting.

Click to follow link...

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By: mmbcater
4/2/2020 9:09 PM

Can you imagine how Bob would have handled this? Thank God he was spared of this madness...

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By: PaulOinMA
4/2/2020 9:59 PM

Can you imagine how Bob would have handled this? Thank God he was spared of this madness...

mmbcater


I just read in another thread that Bigfoot isn't real. Blasphemy!

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By: ThomasTiger
4/2/2020 11:21 PM

Bill,

I'm with you. I used to spend at least a week on the road every month. I'm overseeing a major software project and the hours and intensity have only increased since being confined to my home office. There's no feeling of separation. Waking hours are working hours.

But, I know I'm lucky. I have a job and (so far) everyone in my circle is healthy. I also have a house and a yard so I'm not confined to a small apartment like people living in cities.

I don't think things will ever be the "old" normal again, but I think we get to a "new" normal in early June, maybe Memorial Day in some parts of the country.

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