Zombie The Coronavirus Financial Thread (Personal, Local, National)

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  1. wizenheimer

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    it's pretty rare....that map represents 48 years of data; about 7 cases a year. And 12 deaths in those 48 years. One every 4 years. The Four Corners area is an epicenter. Several Native American Tribes & Reservations in that area
     
  2. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    Sure, and from what I read that’s about what they had in China. With antibiotics, it’s not the huge health problem it used to be.
     
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    yankeesince59 "Oh Captain, my Captain".

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    Coronavirus: United Airlines to furlough up to 36,000 staff

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53344547



    United Airlines says up to 36,000 of its workers could be furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    That amounts to almost half of the company's total US-based frontline workforce.

    “Throughout this crisis, we have been honest and direct with you about our need to right-size our workforce to match travel demand,” it said.

    The carrier said it expects capacity for this month to be down 75% compared to July last year.

    The company also said that not everyone who receives a warning letter will definitely be furloughed, with the final number depending on whether trading conditions improve and how many workers accept offers of redundancy and temporary leave.

    “Our primary goal throughout this crisis has been to ensure United - and the jobs it supports - are here when customers are flying again,” United Airlines said in a statement to employees.

    In response to the announcement the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA union said: "The United Airlines projected furlough numbers are a gut punch, but they are also the most honest assessment we've seen on the state of the industry.”

    The US government has offered $50bn (£40bn) to support the airline industry which has agreed to not lay off staff or cut pay until 30 September.

    United Airlines is receiving $5bn of those funds and won't make any cutbacks until 1 October, it said.

    Pilar Wolfsteller, Americas Air Transport Editor at FlightGlobal, told the BBC that United's announcement is an indicator of the aviation industry's post-coronavirus future.

    "It is the first of the major US airlines to come out and clearly say 'we are going to be a much smaller airline after all of this is over'."

    "Now we've got to see what the other airlines will do but we're expecting the industry as a whole is going to shrink and it's probably going to be about a third smaller than it was coming into this crisis," she added.

    Last week, American Airlines said it could have 20,000 more front-line workers than it needs to operate, but that not all of them would be furloughed in October.

    Airlines globally are in the same situation, with thousands of jobs under threat across the industry.

    “We can expect that this crisis will have a long shadow,” said Alexandre de Juniac, director general of the airline trade group AITA. It expects global airlines to lose as much as $84bn this year.

    Although airports and airlines have introduced new social distancing measure such as the wearing of masks on flights, many people are still nervous about flying.
     
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    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    Was it an Audi?
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    Volvo, $80,000 after trade-in. I'll bet I could buy it today for $5,000 less.
     
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    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I was one of em
     
  10. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    You're not alone. Since the numbers are so great, I wouldn't worry too much.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    If you are a good person, which I'm certain that HCP is, then I think you worry unless you have no conscience. If I missed my house payment and didn't have a nickel I'd still worry.
    One day I went in for dialysis with a two day growth of beard. I apologized to the nurse assigned to me that day. The nurse responded that they understood because they know dialysis patients find it difficult to do daily things. I then said that even though I knew that it had been very difficult for me to shave and that was a good enough excuse, still, I worried because it bothers me to not show those treating me the respect of a good shave. I made up for it by buying everyone donuts at a later treatment and I never ate a one of the two dozen assortment of everything. A couple of the nurses were off that day so I bought another two dozen with more of the most popular kind two days later during my next treatment. That's a conscience. Hey, it was easy since those guys (men, women, nurses, technicians) are so kind of all of their patients even the difficult ones.
    Side note, you can feel good about how your VA patients are treated by all of the staff, doctors, nurses, technicians, cleaing personel, everyone there at the VA hospital. We get outstanding care in terms of time allowed each patient, facilities, staff expertise except for one thing, Veterans' Transportation Service, VTS. They are miserly and make life difficult at best. Oh, not the drivers, they are fabulous. I'm talking about when I'm through with my treatment and feel like dog shit ready to throw up at any moment and entirely worn out and in pain sitting there while waiting an hour and a half to as much as four hours to go home where I can lay down and take a nap. Often VTS is timely such that I only have to wait 15 to 30 minutes but once or twice a week it gets really miserable.
     
  12. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    I'm trying to let him know not to stress out too much about it. Lots of people are getting fucked harder right now.
     
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    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    I think he's got kids in college. Wow, there's a money pit.
     
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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bu...-workers-and-cuts-hours-for-others-2020-7?amp

    Nordstrom is laying off workers and cutting hours and wages for those who remain

    • Nordstrom is quietly cutting positions at its stores, according to interviews with six employees.
    • Employees who spoke with Business Insider said they received calls from their managers asking them whether they would be comfortable returning to work. Three workers said they were let go after expressing doubts to their managers during those phone calls.
    • At the same time, two workers said stores were reducing hours for employees who did return to work.
    • Representatives for Nordstrom did not return Business Insider's requests for comment on this story.
     
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    Geebus Whats the heck is going on down there in Santa Fe NM????
     
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