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Old 11-23-2020, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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That is exactly right, and people's mind-set should no longer be "learn to live with it". The fact that vaccines are on the way changes everything. As Dr Fauci says; "The cavalry is on it's way".
True.

But right now, they're not even available yet, and the hospitals are filling with COVID patients again.

The goal of all the lockdowns, both here and abroad, is to (yes, again) flatten the curve. And ISTR the same guy who's announcing the arrival of the cavalry warned that we could expect a second surge as the weather got colder (after all, both the common cold and the flu are caused by coronaviruses).

So while we're waiting for the cavalry to arrive, we still have a problem to deal with.
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:48 AM
 
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“We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” Nabarro said.
https://nypost.com/2020/10/11/who-wa...onomic-damage/

He says that lockdowns should be more of a last resort when nothing else has worked, to allow local regions to regroup. It shouldn't be the go-to, because in this case, the cure is worse than the disease (economically speaking).
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Old 11-23-2020, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Phila & NYC
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True.

But right now, they're not even available yet, and the hospitals are filling with COVID patients again.

The goal of all the lockdowns, both here and abroad, is to (yes, again) flatten the curve. And ISTR the same guy who's announcing the arrival of the cavalry warned that we could expect a second surge as the weather got colder (after all, both the common cold and the flu are caused by coronaviruses).

So while we're waiting for the cavalry to arrive, we still have a problem to deal with.
I agree with your post. That was my point. Since we now know the end is near we just need to hunker down and persevere for a little while longer.
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Old 11-23-2020, 02:26 PM
 
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https://nypost.com/2020/10/11/who-wa...onomic-damage/

He says that lockdowns should be more of a last resort when nothing else has worked, to allow local regions to regroup. It shouldn't be the go-to, because in this case, the cure is worse than the disease (economically speaking).
“'The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.'”


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"But Tedros had urged countries to bolster other measures, including widespread testing and contact tracing, so they could safely reopen and avoid future lockdowns."


I'd say this country is in a constant state of last resort.
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:58 PM
 
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Mayor Kenney was a big mistake. Lost all the Nutter gains
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Old 11-27-2020, 02:34 PM
 
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Why is that Christmas Village nonsense able to make money in December?
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Old 11-27-2020, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Why is that Christmas Village nonsense able to make money in December?
Because Christmas, German-style.

The Christmas Village in Philadelphia is organized by a German outfit that specializes in setting up "Christkindlmarkts" — "Christ child markets," seasonal bazaars that feature Christmas decorations,. gifts and crafts.

The vendors who set up shop at the Christmas Village are all independent craftspeople, artists, designers and food makers. Their products are usually not found in the regular stores year-round. The "anchor tenant" is a German maker and seller of Christmas decorations, Käthe Wohlfart, whose American branch operates seasonal shops in German Christmas markets in several cities. Bethlehem has one as well.

These markets make money because of the uniqueness of both the shopping experience and the merchandise they offer.
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Old 11-27-2020, 11:15 PM
 
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Because Christmas, German-style.

The Christmas Village in Philadelphia is organized by a German outfit that specializes in setting up "Christkindlmarkts" — "Christ child markets," seasonal bazaars that feature Christmas decorations,. gifts and crafts.

The vendors who set up shop at the Christmas Village are all independent craftspeople, artists, designers and food makers. Their products are usually not found in the regular stores year-round. The "anchor tenant" is a German maker and seller of Christmas decorations, Käthe Wohlfart, whose American branch operates seasonal shops in German Christmas markets in several cities. Bethlehem has one as well.

These markets make money because of the uniqueness of both the shopping experience and the merchandise they offer.
I have no interest in none of it
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Old 11-28-2020, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I have no interest in none of it
Which is fine.

But you expressed incredulity that this holiday market made money.

Obviously, lots of people do have interest in it.

Projecting one's own tastes and preferences onto the whole of the (community|society) usually doesn't work as an explanatory method.
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Old 11-28-2020, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Because Christmas, German-style.

The Christmas Village in Philadelphia is organized by a German outfit that specializes in setting up "Christkindlmarkts" — "Christ child markets," seasonal bazaars that feature Christmas decorations,. gifts and crafts.

The vendors who set up shop at the Christmas Village are all independent craftspeople, artists, designers and food makers. Their products are usually not found in the regular stores year-round. The "anchor tenant" is a German maker and seller of Christmas decorations, Käthe Wohlfart, whose American branch operates seasonal shops in German Christmas markets in several cities. Bethlehem has one as well.

These markets make money because of the uniqueness of both the shopping experience and the merchandise they offer.
It's a stop on the carefully planned, socially distanced, locked down tour that my son and I have planned for his active duty military friend who will be leaving the country for a year at the end of December. His parents from Baldwinsville, NY, took him to Philadelphia to see the remnants of the birth of our nation when he was quite young. He wants to see that again before he leaves. They'll lose some shoe leather and probably get a few parking tickets, but it will be a fantastic couple of days.
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