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18 minutes ago, DevoHusker said:

Please explain what this article is trying to say.  

 

To me, it's claiming the predictions are all BS because they didn't come true.  But...the predictions are based on if governments did nothing to mitigate the problem.  We all know they did.  So, I fail to see how the numbers prove them wrong.

 

Also, some of the numbers don't look right compared to the numbers of cases.

 

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In New York, Covid Act Now claimed nearly 5,400 New Yorkers would’ve been hospitalized by March 19. The actual number of hospitalizations is around 750. The site also claimed nearly 13,000 New York hospitalizations by March 23. The actual number was around 2,500.

 

There are 37,000 cases in NY with over 4,000 new cases yesterday.  I'm guessing there are a heck of a lot more hospitalized than 2,500.

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37 minutes ago, DevoHusker said:

 

Don't use The Federalist as a source for anything.

 

Overall, we rate The Federalist a borderline Questionable and far Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that always favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the promotion pseudoscience and three failed fact checks.

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For those wondering, I do not subscribe to, nor follow the Federalist, and their right wing bias makes it an untenable source for me. I merely was trying to illustrate that there are a lot of other opinions out there that are not Chicken Little "The Sky is Falling" trying to outdo each other with horrific numbers and scenarios daily.

 

Also, if you look, there is skepticism regarding the Imperial College  New London  model/theory that most reports are based on.  Is the Wall Street Journal a more acceptable source?

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-the-coronavirus-as-deadly-as-they-say-11585088464

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29 minutes ago, DevoHusker said:

For those wondering, I do not subscribe to, nor follow the Federalist, and their right wing bias makes it an untenable source for me. I merely was trying to illustrate that there are a lot of other opinions out there that are not Chicken Little "The Sky is Falling" trying to outdo each other with horrific numbers and scenarios daily.

 

Also, if you look, there is skepticism regarding the Imperial College  New London  model/theory that most reports are based on.  Is the Wall Street Journal a more acceptable source?

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-the-coronavirus-as-deadly-as-they-say-11585088464

 

 

There are. But the only valid opinions are those based on facts. 

 

I can have the opinion the sun rises in the west. That doesn't make it so.

 

The best thing we can do is listen to the experts, remain calm, continue to practice good hygiene and social distancing, and hope for a medical breakthrough. 

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Question....and, this hasn't happened, but it did cross my mind.

 

So....if we have an employee who is self quarantining, we are paying him/her while they do that for two weeks.  We actually decided to do that before it was actually required.

 

But, here's my question.  What if we find out that person is not self quarantining and simply saying they are so they can stay off work and get paid?  Let's say they are seen out in public doing non essential things or his/her coworkers find out from them they aren't doing what they are supposed to be doing (staying home)?

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Oh look, a Texas grocery store company was more prepared for the pandemic than Mr. It's-Not-My-Problem.

 

 

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41 minutes ago, knapplc said:

 

 

 

The best thing we can do is listen to the experts, remain calm, continue to practice good hygiene and social distancing, and hope for a medical breakthrough. 

 

Thank-you! This...1000 times...this

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1 hour ago, BigRedBuster said:

Question....and, this hasn't happened, but it did cross my mind.

 

So....if we have an employee who is self quarantining, we are paying him/her while they do that for two weeks.  We actually decided to do that before it was actually required.

 

But, here's my question.  What if we find out that person is not self quarantining and simply saying they are so they can stay off work and get paid?  Let's say they are seen out in public doing non essential things or his/her coworkers find out from them they aren't doing what they are supposed to be doing (staying home)?

See if they have a reasonable explanation. If not, what would you normally do with an employee who abuses sick leave?

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1 hour ago, BigRedBuster said:

Question....and, this hasn't happened, but it did cross my mind.

 

So....if we have an employee who is self quarantining, we are paying him/her while they do that for two weeks.  We actually decided to do that before it was actually required.

 

But, here's my question.  What if we find out that person is not self quarantining and simply saying they are so they can stay off work and get paid?  Let's say they are seen out in public doing non essential things or his/her coworkers find out from them they aren't doing what they are supposed to be doing (staying home)?

My opinion

 

Do nothing...you are having them do this for 14 days?  Not a big deal in my mind.  No one is staying inside 24/7 unless they are locked in.

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53 minutes ago, DevoHusker said:

 

Thank-you! This...1000 times...this

Who isn't saying this?

 

This is what everyone is saying if they aren't saying "it's a hoax" or "it's no worse than the flu".

 

Maybe I'm in some weird bubble of sanity...highly doubt it!

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