Corona panic where you live

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  1. 557

    557 Well-Known Member

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    There is a lot of talk around here amongst the charitable of catering meals to the elderly in quarantine when it comes to that. I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets funded by government or private philanthropy.

    Perhaps it would be worth looking into by your pub or yourself on the catering truck side. Just a thought. :)
     
  2. Lesh

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    The Government is closing my business. I can’t “give it away”. I can’t cut prices.

    I have ZERO revenue and much debt and operating costs.

    MY landlord is working with me because if I go under he loses money. Shared pain my wing nut friends
     
  3. The Scotsman

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    I took some photos this morning when I had to go into Lloyd's to get something signed...its dead...bearing in mind that normally Lloyd's is heaving with Brokers and Underwriters at midday which is the prime trading time the place was deserted....
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    There are about 20 - 30K people working in the insurance market in either broking houses or Insurers and there's usually a mass of people either coming into or leaving Lloyd's or just walking outside going about their work...this was outside Lloyd's as I was on my way in...
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    Agree :(
     
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    Spim Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    wow, and yes, i'm in the business (and do a bit with lloyds myself) and we're seeing a massive contraction of face to face meetings a good chunk of my industry is migrating to work from home, because we can, I've done it with my customers as well, officially as of Friday last week, if it can't be done through email or snail mail its being postponed.
     
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    Yeah, some pubs have started doing a delivery service to houses in their villages but you still have to be very careful not to contaminate the outside of the containers you serve it in.
    Food delivery services and takeaways are going to be about the only section of the market which will do well out of this.
     
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    Yep, everyone would have to take extra precautions.
     
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    In a way, although this virus is not particularly dangerous in terms of the percentage of infected people who will die, it is a damn good practice run for one that comes along which is.
     
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    I live in a red state. My wife reported that she was unable to buy olive oil at the supermarket today. That's about it.
     
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    Yeah we’ve done the same but I’m still coming in for few more days to clear bits up. All our broking is now being transacted via the Lloyd’s Emergency Procedures protocol and via electronic stamps. It’s a bit of a faff but at least we can maintain service with our counter parties.
     
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    I cleared most of my odds and ends sunday and Monday, using email, docusign, snail mail for the immediate future.

    no complaints from me, its actually easier vs face to face.

    we might see a slowdown on real estate transactions but that's only a small part of my business anyway.

    we are fairly recession proof for the most part on my end thankfully, but wife works for an airline so no guarantee that I wont be feeling a big impact sooner vs later.
     
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    Looks like my plan to busk a few circus skills for cash is going to be a bust then...
     
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    Hey Lesh,
    Do you sell food too?
     
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    Not directly. We have a food truck that does. Obviously they are shut down as well. Depending on the take out traffic they may reopen on a limited basis
     
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    I'm wondering if people like myself with mobile kitchens will be called upon to open local soup kitchens if things get really bad. I've got plenty of propane but may struggle to buy stock if international food distribution networks shut down. The UK imports about half of its food with 30% coming from the EU which is currently closing all its ports and borders.
    Interesting times...
     
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    Yeah, well, they are failing.

    Since Trump took over, Households are finally able to put a LOT of money ahead.

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    2020 has really tested our resilience and ability to rapidly adjust priorities.

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    Getting all the bad stuff for the year out of the way in the first half isn't a bad way to go!
     
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    Where I live, its fairly liberal. For anonymity's sake, I won't reveal the exact city but it is somewhere on the northeast. The Walmart's here aren't edgy about people having to wear masks, thank god. There's already enough melodrama circulating with that nonsense in New York. But it was bad enough caution tape was being put up at playgrounds, like that was actually going to do anything. The panic really has been overblown, and its getting worse. Even Sweden, you know the bogeyman people further left than me talk about, didn't shut their schools or daycares down and this is factual, they did not see an increase in cases involving kids or babies.
     
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    Saw a hell of a lotta deaths though
     
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    Sweden has lost 0.05% of its population so far to this new virus with no mandatory shutdowns. If the U.S. hits a similar number, we will lose 162,500 people, with forced shutdowns.

    No one seems to be in any "corona panic" here. Most people are wearing masks. Some aren't. Grocery store shelves are full again and have been for over a month, unlike when the shut downs began.

    I think we're about 75% reopened now. The new normal isn't terribly different from the old normal.
     
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    "Here" being Texas?

    You just had the highest number of new cases yesterday

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

    "I think we're about 75% reopened now. The new normal isn't terribly different from the old normal"

    Well yea...except for that record 4,400 new infections
     
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    My governor is a good communicator. He had a press conference yesterday before numbers were released. We had several counties which didn't turn in numbers for a few days, and there was a "batch dump" yesterday to get current. The state has been testing every nursing home resident and every person in prison. Most of the spike in cases was due to data dumps from those two congregant communities. There also has been a rise in cases among 20-30 year olds, attributed either to bars reopening or group gatherings at Memorial Day. The increase in cases among young healthy people has meant that most new cases don't have infections serious enough to require hospitalizations.

    Governor Abbott is laser-focused on hospital capacity per region. We had two areas yesterday with 60-70 new hospitalizations each. In one of those areas more than 150 people were released from the hospital and over 300 were released in the other area. We have a net increase in hospital capacity.
     
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    New York was the mother of all novel coronavirus hot spots. Other places have the right to become hot spots, too. You got to expect some of that, it ain't no big deal.
     
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    New York failed to plan for any unexpected excess hospital needs, so more people died there than was necessary. Texas has been assured all year that we have plenty of hospital capacity to manage the additional load. Hospital access and availability has made more difference in life and death outcomes than the shutdowns.
     
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    ABC said this morning that hospitals in Houston were over capacity -- then they showed footage that was slow paced and uncrowded and looked absolutely normal. Kinda like that huge gun battle in Kentucky.:roflol:
     
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    Wow. You’re drinking the kool aid and asking for more. If you had a data dump... that means that the pretty significantly high numbers you have had leading UP to that 4400 should have been a bunch higher.

    and thinking that “it’s only young people” ignores the fact that they SPREAD the virus whether they get very ill or not

    Good luck honey. You’re on for a bit of a ride
     

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