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Old 04-15-2020, 08:29 AM
 
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I'm quite a bit older, and I'm taking this very seriously. And as far as MA opening up, we are quite a ways from doing that, and when that blessed day happens, it'll be done in a very gradual way. I don't think we've hit our peak yet, anyway, as I think both April and May are foregone conclusions..
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Old 04-15-2020, 08:52 AM
 
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I am 40 and I would only be afraid in subways and buses and a little in the grocery store.I would not want to fly in airplane or go on a cruise. I would have no problem going to restaurants . So I am in between the really frightened and could care less. It all depends on the situation.

I practice social distancing but people walk up close to me even when they have a mask. I have not been wearing a mask. I would be interested in getting a n95 but I was told that those masks should be reserved for the doctors and nurses . if everyone could get a n95 mask i think that would help alot.

You wear a mask in public places largely to protect everyone else. If we all do it, it really cuts the transmission rate. It doesn't need to be an N95 mask. A cotton dish towel is enough to trap the virus when you exhale. Personally, I don't understand why stores aren't insisting on it since it protects their employees.
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Old 04-15-2020, 08:58 AM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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You wear a mask in public places largely to protect everyone else. If we all do it, it really cuts the transmission rate. It doesn't need to be an N95 mask. A cotton dish towel is enough to trap the virus when you exhale. Personally, I don't understand why stores aren't insisting on it since it protects their employees.
Around here many have signs on the door that customers aren’t allowed in without a mask/ face covering.
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Old 04-15-2020, 09:16 AM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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Not at pre-COVID highs, but enough to re-open. I don't see a restaurant thinking they can only get 70% of the pre-COVID traffic saying they'll just stay closed rather than adjust to making 70% what they did before. Plus, with how many have adjusted to offering takeout/delivery, they might be able to make back that other 30% via takeout/delivery now.

We didn't need 12 flights a day to ATL or 4 flights a day to LHR, but 4/2 is reasonable and sustainable after restrictions lift. If there's a pool of us screaming at airlines to take our money, they'll find a way to take it.
I agree that restaurants will reopen as soon as they possibly can. Never said they wouldn't. But between the amount of people eating out being much lower (70% I think is generous, but that's still a 30% drop) and the months of zero revenue, we're absolutely going to see restaurants either go out of business pretty soon, or simply make the call to not open. We've already seen a number of restaurants pack it up for good instead of trying to ride it out - Masa in the South End, for example. There are plenty of restaurants that were operating on razor thin margins to begin with, and between the two months downtime and the dip in restaurant goers, they won't be around much longer even if they do reopen soon after they're allowed. The landscape for restaurants in Boston will be significantly changed for a long time.
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Old 04-15-2020, 09:17 AM
 
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Around here many have signs on the door that customers aren’t allowed in without a mask/ face covering.

Our town finally mandated wearing a mask in public. I keep one in the car and put it on when I have to stop for some sort of interaction.
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Old 04-15-2020, 09:37 AM
 
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Around here many have signs on the door that customers aren’t allowed in without a mask/ face covering.
Not here. But I finally buckled down and made a crude mask. I mean at this point I might get lynched without something on my face.

Where is the evidence of masks cutting the transmission rate in any serious way? Everything I have read said it is negligible. Like 2% reduction. That is why the CDC originally said not to do it. I am seriously just asking.

I am 48 and not the slightest bit worried because I do believe I already had it in early January (or some earlier version of it).
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Old 04-15-2020, 09:41 AM
 
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Well apparently you can get it again..
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Old 04-15-2020, 09:42 AM
 
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Sports are deemed a essential service in florida now. I believe the sport has to be nationially telivised though to qualify. There will be no fans or audience.

The WWE had a live event a couple of days ago with no auidence.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...is/2987675001/
Follow the money:

-DeSantis is a wanna be Trump

- Linda McMahon is a big time Trump financial supporter who was head on the SBA and is now the head of a Trump SuperPac

- She and her husband own WWE which has lost close to 60% of it's value in the past year

- The XFL - owned by the McMahons and the WWE - just filed for bankruptcy

- WWE was close to breaching it's contract with Fox Sports and would not be paid unless something was produced

- DeSantis steps in an proclaims professional sports "essential"


I wonder if any of the entertainers self quarantined for the two weeks suggested by Florida???
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Old 04-15-2020, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I agree that restaurants will reopen as soon as they possibly can. Never said they wouldn't. But between the amount of people eating out being much lower (70% I think is generous, but that's still a 30% drop) and the months of zero revenue, we're absolutely going to see restaurants either go out of business pretty soon, or simply make the call to not open. We've already seen a number of restaurants pack it up for good instead of trying to ride it out - Masa in the South End, for example. There are plenty of restaurants that were operating on razor thin margins to begin with, and between the two months downtime and the dip in restaurant goers, they won't be around much longer even if they do reopen soon after they're allowed. The landscape for restaurants in Boston will be significantly changed for a long time.
We're talking about two sides of the same coin I think. I don't expect that nothing would change, but hearing language about it like the world will be permanently altered, never to recover just sounds like personal anxiety talking. Some restaurants will fail, just as they always have, though in this time for reasons not within their control. Others will resume and thrive, and things will be mostly normal, even if it's with different players.

It's almost like people want the world to be pensive and wiser from this.
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Old 04-15-2020, 09:43 AM
 
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I wonder what will happen with the billion dollar stadium opening in LA this summer in July.
Although Gov. Newsom advised construction activities as non-essential, SoFi Stadium construction is moving right along.

Again - follow the money.
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