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on: March 11, 2020, 09:22:36 PM
I guess it's inevitable that we'll start hearing celebrity coronavirus announcements.   It has begun.

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Reply #1 on: March 11, 2020, 09:31:43 PM
The question is, will Fox News claim that hes faking having the virus to make Trump look bad, or that he intentionally contracted it to make Trump look bad?
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Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 09:33:35 PM
At what point is it appropriate to start freaking out?
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Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 09:37:07 PM
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Reply #4 on: March 11, 2020, 10:34:26 PM
At what point is it appropriate to start freaking out?

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Reply #5 on: March 11, 2020, 11:41:36 PM
Cheeto just cancelled all flights from Europe for 30 days, and the NBA has cancelled their season.  Angela Merkel announced two-thirds of Germans may become infected.  The NYSE officially became a bear market after 11 years, Harvard and other colleges are telling students to stay home and take classes online.

I think things are going to get increasingly alarming at an ever increasing pace in the days ahead.

I'm already a little freaked-out. 
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Reply #6 on: March 11, 2020, 11:49:04 PM
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Reply #7 on: March 12, 2020, 09:23:28 AM
I'm going to be in Newport Beach April 23-25 for a work trip and am hoping to tag on an extra night on one end to spend some time in LA. Would anyone be interested in showing me around town or letting me crash on their couch?

So this trip (and others I had coming up in next couple of months) have been cancelled. Not because of Coronavirus concerns, but more as a cost-cutting measure because this whole thing is hitting our industry hard (we're a travel business). It's been kind of interesting - though crazy - to witness events unfolding through this lens. Good news is, our business is apparently in good health and they legitimately do take very good care of their employees; word is that we can survive a short downturn, but there is of course worry about them eventually starting to lay people off if things don't improve by the summer.
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Reply #8 on: March 12, 2020, 01:46:59 PM
(From the PTA 2020 thread)
That hour long stretch last night travel banned from Europe, Hanks tests positive, NBA season suspended was one of the most surreal, mind blowing hours I can remember.[/size][/font]

Yep.  I think there will be more moments like that to come.   I think in retrospect last night will be considered the moment when it "got real" for many people.  I predicted a few days ago that the first "notable" (celebrity, etc) infection would finally get everyone's attention (helped, obviously by the travel ban and NBA cancellation). 

Really interested in what's going to be decided about the Olympics.  I'm smelling a strong financial push-back on that decision.
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Reply #9 on: March 12, 2020, 05:35:52 PM
The three largest counties in western Washington are closing all K-12 schools until at least April 24th, potentially longer depending on the situation at that point. The largest restaurateur in Seattle is closing 12 of his 13 restaurants for the next two months, putting hundreds of people immediately out of work. It's likely that any number of smaller restaurants, not to mention other small businesses, are going to go under due to lack of business.

Meanwhile, we're bailing out the fucking banks.
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Reply #10 on: March 12, 2020, 06:44:23 PM
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Reply #11 on: March 12, 2020, 06:45:32 PM
The three largest counties in western Washington are closing all K-12 schools until at least April 24th, potentially longer depending on the situation at that point. The largest restaurateur in Seattle is closing 12 of his 13 restaurants for the next two months, putting hundreds of people immediately out of work. It's likely that any number of smaller restaurants, not to mention other small businesses, are going to go under due to lack of business.

Meanwhile, we're bailing out the fucking banks.

Naomi Klein was right about so many things.
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Reply #12 on: March 13, 2020, 08:59:27 AM
He held on. The dolphin and all the rest of its pod turned and swam out to sea, and still he held on. This is it, he thought. Then he remembered that they were air-breathers too. It was going to be all right.


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Reply #13 on: March 13, 2020, 02:41:28 PM
Not only is production scaling back, so is exhibition.

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Reply #14 on: March 13, 2020, 03:02:53 PM
Yep, most programming has been cancelled here too.
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