Even though I'm a local coffeeshop kinda guy, I am all for Starbucks opening up for walk-ins (Take out, of course). That means fewer traffic jams caused by drivers waiting in a lineup for the drive-thru.
One of our local restaurants is converting some lesser used spaces and part of the waiting area so they can spread people out. You’ll have to make a reservation and wait in your car until they call you. The owner thinks he can get back to 80% and bring back all the full timers. He won’t rehire any of the high school or college kids.I'm wondering how some businesses are going to survive with social distancing in place. For example, if restaurants have to space out their seating, they'll be operating at less than capacity, and thus earning less revenues.
Some businesses aren't going to make it.
That's why I summarized it. There's a pretty good summary in the initial post, too, and it covers the whole interview.It's over half an hour! And the took up 5 minutes of that introducing him. I just can't focus that long.
I swear, swear, swear, that I looked for such a thing. All I saw were comments from wankers who want to believe conspiracy theories.There's a pretty good summary in the initial post, too, and it covers the whole interview.
If he's the main guy they are listening to, it now makes sense why Sweden's death rate is higher than its neighbors.He also says that 1-2000 people will die in Sweden. The current death toll there is close to 3000 as of today. I'm sure he considers that negligible, too, but to a layman, it sounds like he really underestimated the disease. And this interview was from just a couple of weeks ago.
It's in the initial post:I swear, swear, swear, that I looked for such a thing. All I saw were comments from wankers who want to believe conspiracy theories.
He talked about that, actually, and said that most of the deaths in all three countries were were in nursing homes, which in Sweden are very large and house many patients and so infections there kill a lot of people, whereas in Norway, nursing homes are small and so contagion doesn't take out as many people. He kind of brushed off Denmark for a reason I don't recall.If he's the main guy they are listening to, it now makes sense why Sweden's death rate is higher than its neighbors.
But the deadliness is kind of the point, isn't it? Your plans have to be based on what the ***** is actually like. If your advice is based on bad data, it's bad advice.only difference I can really see is that he believes that it is essentially futile to go to great lengths to control the spread of this disease because it's too widespread and he appears to be underestimating how deadly the disease is
In Germany it was decided yesterday under a bunch of new lifting of restrictions that they would automatically go back to point zero once there is an new infection rate of 50 per 100.000 inhabitants in any one area over the period of 7 daysOne of the things I have been wondering about is what will happen when infection rates go up after each phase of opening. This seems inevitable to me (but perhaps not) and I've been wondering what the response to that will be.
I don't think anyone had enough good data to make good plans (from a layman's point of view); on the other end of things, you have the Imperial College model, which is what really drove the lockdowns, in spite of the fact that the epidemiologist who designed the model has something of a track record for producing models that grossly (from a layman's viewpoint) overestimate fatalities.But the deadliness is kind of the point, isn't it? Your plans have to be based on what the ***** is actually like. If your advice is based on bad data, it's bad advice.
That blog post is a good look at the risks. I hope that as we move forward governments build more flexibility into the orders for how to proceed. Parks and such, beaches, etc., just don't seem to be that risky, although social distancing is still required. And I agree about retail stores with proper spacing and limiting numbers in the stores at a given time.This explains some of the order that different governments are using to decide what to re-order first. In particular, opening up outside activities makes a lot of sense. And retail too even if it is indoors. I am actually in favor of retail stores that are non-essential opening back up for more than curbside service as long as people maintain social distancing inside them and also wear masks. I haven't seen any data.