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Old 06-12-2020, 09:38 AM
 
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A high ranking Democrat is proposing a stimulus to households that continues each month until the end of the pandemic and then three additional monthly checks after the pandemic ends.

How would you define the end of the pandemic.
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Old 06-12-2020, 09:47 AM
 
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On a medical basis, either an effective vaccine or another situation in which continuing outbreaks can be isolated and managed, as other countries have already done. That is, an end to the potential of wildfire outbreaks with no attempt at preventing them in the first place and coping with them rapidly. (Something we should have had pretty much from the beginning but will not see under this administration, so it's pretty much off the table as a meaningful 'end game.')

Economically, when there are no further business restrictions beyond new guidelines about exposure, monitoring and the same rapid response to any localized outbreak; when we have returned to whatever the new basis for 'full employment' is, with all workers that can return to work having done so.

(Which, IMHO, is going to leave a much larger pool of the unwaged than we had in February, and is not a change that will be reversible. But that becomes a new and separate program from "stimulus.")
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Old 06-12-2020, 11:59 AM
 
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Hmm..I cannot find a formal definition for a pandemic (with specific numbers) on WHO or CDC website. It doesn't matter, anyways - that proposal would never pass the Senate (unless the market was to tank).
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Old 06-12-2020, 12:25 PM
 
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Hmm..I cannot find a formal definition for a pandemic (with specific numbers) on WHO or CDC website.
I found acceptable definitions in about eight seconds flat. Numbers don't really matter; a pandemic is defined by being a more or less simultaneous global outbreak. Nor would setting some arbitrary thresholds mean very much with different diseases.

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It doesn't matter, anyways - that proposal would never pass the Senate (unless the market was to tank).
Probably, because to the economic elites who hold most national offices and their generous friends, "the market is the economy." Kind of the 2020 version of "let them eat 401(k)'s."
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Old 06-12-2020, 01:59 PM
 
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Probably, because to the economic elites who hold most national offices and their generous friends, "the market is the economy." Kind of the 2020 version of "let them eat 401(k)'s."

Exactly, even though that is not the reality.
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