Not fear mongering at all , simply employing a scenario that could be the worst as many planners have done in projecting the medical impacts.
Behavior both human and financial has consequences and we should be looking at best , worst , and most likely scenarios AND MAKE PLANS to accommodate them all
That is my message Matt , if it scares you , well that is natural, because then perhaps we as a nation can avoid it by taking actions to prevent it .
Trump will do whatever he does , BUT people will make their decisions based on their own reality NOT his judgement . Many will say open up and take your chances ....people WITH options will likely say " YOU GO FIRST " 😉
These answers probably aren't satisfying to you, but if your biggest problem is that you "could really use a haircut"......
Like, that was......something.
Seriously, after reading that drivel all I think is “what a d#%k!” Perhaps his most pretentious, useless, and unnecessarily argumentative post ever. That’s saying a lot. Bravo!
Good topic Brownski, too bad someone had to reduce it to “all we care about is haircuts and car washes”. What a d...., oh, like, did I already say that?
I really don’t know what to think, but I’ll speculate. Definitely widespread testing (both viral and antibody) and a big drop down the backside of the curve before things loosen. I don’t think we wait for a vaccine, as that will only be available to, like, MeCentric and Sarah Gilbert by September. Despite MeCentric being his Massengil fresh self, we know what you mean by “real life”, something approximating our old “normal”. It’s definitely not “strange” to wonder how society starts to get back to where we were, or if we ever do. MeCentric can, like, belittle the “privileged office workers” getting back all he wants, but that’s going to be as big a part of establishing our new normal as will schools, and service industries, and trades, and all the rest. Frankly, I think office workers will be one of the first back. Just makes logical sense, as social interaction/distance can probably be better managed there than at a restaurant/bar/construction site. Fauci is probably right, some areas of the country and some industries will “open” sooner than others. My wild, unfounded speculation? By June I’ll be back in the office (NYC) and by July I think things will be more like they were for many of us, and I’ll wear a mask on mass transit.
I really could give a shit what my hair looks like but my barber ought to be able to reopen before he’s completely broke. I have no idea if he’s able to access some kind of assistance or not- not to mention the 2 or 3 haircutters he employs.
I’m perfectly fine by the way since booze is essential. The fact that I’m able to make money myself doesn’t blind me to what’s happening around me. My dollars are up but that’s only because I work with the off-premise side of the industry. Restaurants are absolutely devastated. The people in my company that sell on-premise have seen their business just disappear in a puff of smoke and thousands of people in their accounts have been laid off. Bar owners are setting up gofundmes for their employees and hitting up their salespeople (who might be making 30% of what they did last year) to contribute. The restaurants need some kind of a roadmap going forward or a large percentage of them won’t reopen.
Car washes, movie theaters, dealerships are all easy to dismiss if you don’t work at one yourself but they’re important to the economy.