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Old 03-30-2020, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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My husband thinks things will be back to normal by June. I don’t think so.
Well...it was a talking point yesterday in the WH briefing. June 1 was cited as the "bottom of the curve". Apparently Bill Gates alluded to this also in a separate venue. The question of course is--what all went into that assumption, and can we in fact execute all of those measures to perfection, as a country.
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:24 AM
 
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US nearly 1 million total tests completed.

Last 3 days case count.

18953 - 19768 - 19324

Looks like a flattening is starting to occur. Need to keep tracking to see if a trend is in fact forming


In my mind, I see this as the first wave. If everyone gets back to normal in June, we are simply setting up the beginning of Wave 2 for the fall.
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:37 AM
 
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US nearly 1 million total tests completed.

Last 3 days case count.

18953 - 19768 - 19324

Looks like a flattening is starting to occur. Need to keep tracking to see if a trend is in fact forming


In my mind, I see this as the first wave. If everyone gets back to normal in June, we are simply setting up the beginning of Wave 2 for the fall.
They’re not testing much in flyover country. The flatten the curve thing is more regional. It was still a hoax a couple of weeks ago in MAGA country.
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:44 AM
 
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They’re not testing much in flyover country. The flatten the curve thing is more regional. It was still a hoax a couple of weeks ago in MAGA country.
I agree. Those numbers reflect the regions aggressively testing. One region will recover, relax restrictions, and then someone who lives in an area of low testing will fly in, reinfect, and we start all over.

More reason to expect this to be in a few waves over the next 12-18 mos
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:48 AM
 
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So basically this won’t be over by June.

Will people still be able to get rentals down the cape in June ? My brother in law rents a place every June for a week. Wondering if that will still happen.

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Old 03-30-2020, 09:57 AM
 
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So basically this won’t be over by June.

Will people still be able to get rentals down the cape in June ? My brother in law rents a place every June for a week. Wondering if that will still happen.
Doubt it, and you don't want to be on the Cape and need medical care of any kind.

In my area, which is tourist-based (SW Colorado) short-term rentals (less than 30 days) have been banned. I follow info from Mass. because I have many friends in the area who work in healthcare, which I worked in over the 45 years I lived in eastern MA.
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:26 AM
 
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We might not have short term rentals in mass

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stori...ndustry,601108

Can't totally blame him.

I said it before and I'll say it again going to a more rural area is not going to make you safer. Just because a place as less cases does not mean that they have a more sophisticated Healthcare System. Imagine that you're so afraid of the coronavirus you go to someplace in the Midwest and then you have some heart disease or cancer but they can't treat it so you come all the way back to the Boston area to get it treated!
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:57 AM
 
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By this standard, any employer without wheel chair access could simply not hire paraplegics. The courts frowns upon such things.

As Geoff suggests, the liabilities are huge and the primary motivator as to why many corporate entities front-ran the government on isolation protocols. My employer was 30+ days ahead of U.S. measures on air travel and one can tell from how the communications were drafted that it was a 100% liability reduction.
I guess it would depend on what would be considered reasonable. You would be talking about people who could do the job, they would be just be at a higher risk of getting sick from the virus. So many people are going to be laid off from being shut down that might be moot. But yes I would expect most business to reopen immediately once the quarantine is lifted.
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:58 AM
 
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I am very concerned with the impact of the economy with this shutdown. every life matters but if this shutdown goes till the end of april we could have a depression. it could take us 8 years to recover from that or could cause ww3. More people will die in a depression then with this virus. buisnesses need to open up but still be cautious about the virus. you could still have regulations to protect the people and have buisnesses be open .

never in the history of the united states has more people applied for unemployment. The economy will crash so hard it will make your head spin.
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:06 AM
 
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I guess it would depend on what would be considered reasonable. You would be talking about people who could do the job, they would be just be at a higher risk of getting sick from the virus. So many people are going to be laid off from being shut down that might be moot. But yes I would expect most business to reopen immediately once the quarantine is lifted.
I don't disagree with your economic perspective, but with current admin behaving as they are it puts companies (and their employees) in an awkward position of having to self assess risk, which also includes liabilities (for the Co).

I.e., it's a mess.
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