Or if his grandchildren can be saved by stricter gun laws....I do wish a reporter would ask the Texas Lt Governor if he willing to die for his grandchildren, would he be willing to do something less drastic like help move Texas to more sustainable energy so his grandchildren will be able to survive in 50 years?
Ours just announced their program. For me, that means no need to go to a big store until we are out of protein.Just discovered that the green grocer, who also carries dairy and other dry goods, is offering an order by email, cc over the phone, pick up service. I think this is a great way for small shops to make it through this. Apparently the local meat shop is offering the same. If anyone has these smaller shops in the neighborhood it might be worth giving them a call to see if they offer this service.
Caveat - the number for Montgomery county says 10 as of 7:00 last night. During the briefing at 4 p.m. yesterday, they said 13. And the Ohio numbers are what they were at yesterday's 2:00 briefing. The doctor said they are gathering data right until they go on air, so that's the only update there is every day. And those numbers could be a week behind because testing does not come back for 4-7 days. Nice idea though.
I would like this post ten times. So many businesses were sitting on huge cash reserves they used to buy back their own stock, thanks to Trump’s tax giveaway. Responsible people are supposed to have enough savings to live for six months, don’t tell me modern corporations can’t do that too. But no, the first reflex is to fire people.First off, companies should be able to last more than a week. You realize that is how long it has been, right? One week. And it is not even a shut down (other than the states that have taken it into their own hands.) The number of times I have heard very privileged Republican politicians and pundits lecture the masses about all these people who are out to rip off the system and want welfare when they can work. They tell us about single mothers who just need to learn to manage their money better while making $12.00 and hour. Perhaps some of these companies need to learn to manage their money better? Maybe they should have put something away for a rainy day?
You also realize there is no choice to be made. This virus doesn’t care about your bank account or the stock market. You can short term pain or long term pain; those are the options.
Shut the country down except for essential services. Ban all domestic travel both air and land. Do it for four weeks at a minimum. Pay everyone with a net worth less than X or an annual income less than X enough to survive on and guarantee those payments for the next three months. The market will decide which companies survive and which don’t - capitalism at work for you. If it is done now you might, just might get the short term pain option. Wait another week and the only thing left is long term pain.
I find it fascinating that almost every other country represented on this board seems to realize this is the way it is. The US is not an exception. It will, unfortunately soon have the honour of “winning” the race for the most cases per capita. That is not a win I would wish on anyone.
ETA: I realize many in the US do not want to put the economy before lives and totally get that a shut down is necessary. Damn this is all so awful and frustrating.
The local store where I buy bird seed is taking orders by phone and delivering. I agree with @mag - look at the websites of the small local businesses where you usually shop, or phone them. Most are being very creative in offering alternate ways to serve you.Just discovered that the green grocer, who also carries dairy and other dry goods, is offering an order by email, cc over the phone, pick up service. I think this is a great way for small shops to make it through this. Apparently the local meat shop is offering the same. If anyone has these smaller shops in the neighborhood it might be worth giving them a call to see if they offer this service.
Uh, that was JUST yesterday.400,000 people have been to the unemployment website
This damn thing is going to have collateral damage. Locally the Samaritans are seeing a big increase in calls to their suicide hotline from people are shut in and alone.Italian intensive care nurse reportedly commits suicide amid ******** crisis
A 34-year-old nurse working in the intensive care unit at an Italian hospital committed suicide on Tuesday, Italian news agency ANSA reported. The nurse worked at the San Gerardo Hospital in the city of Monza, near Milan, one of the areas most affected by the ******** outbreak.
The woman had contracted the ******** and “had been living with heavy stress out of the fear of having infected others,” according to the national nurses’ guilds’ federation, the news agency reported.
On Wednesday, an Italian workers’ union said that more than 5,000 health-care workers have contracted ******** since the outbreak began, ANSA reported. About 6,800 people have died of *********-19 in Italy, more than anywhere else in the world.
By Siobhán O'Grady
He never joined. He’s one of its founding members. And the most extreme.Another world leader joins the coronamoron club. It now has two members - Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro
I couldn’t get the link to work. I think it might be this article.