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My wife filed for unemployment soon after the schools closed. We got the tax withholding form and it said no work contacts were required, which is exactly what the webpage says. Now she gets a letter today saying “circumstances changed” and she has to do 3 per week? Wtf?? Anybody have some insight on this?

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9 minutes ago, Always in Zugzwang said:

This echoes my exact thoughts. I didn't vote for Hogan either but he has handled this crisis admirably. Credit where it's due and he deserves that. Maybe it's because he is a more "moderate" Repub in a heavily Dem state, but regardless he's done well here and I feel as though he has presented himself as trustworthy in this situation. Definitely more so than many in his party.

Absolutely, he’s been very visible and was quick to pull the trigger on closing the schools which is one of the most important factors. 

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1 hour ago, supernovasky said:

Honestly I think he should have done the shutdown earlier but his early school closure was great.

I’ll echo the kudos for Hogan. I wonder if he thought people would be smart enough to know the seriousness of the situation, but too many people kept gathering forcing his hand.

eta: I deleted my previous post. As much as I enjoy reading the political positions of those I feel I have come to know over the years, I understand this isn’t the place for it. Just know that reading your positions, helps me define my positions. Whether I agree with them or not,

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1 hour ago, C.A.P.E. said:

Yeah, I think we got it. Like the first 9 times you posted this.

And..most of us here already knew and acknowledged all this, without you saying it ad nauseam.

Got anything else?

Not much else for now.  Once things calm down some, and the it's-just-the-flu crowd comes back with a vengeance to talk about how we over-reacted and didn't need to enact any of these measures, I'm sure I'll have to shout them down again. :) 

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13 hours ago, C.A.P.E. said:

Wow that is quite a bit different. Lets hope this is how it plays out in reality.

IF WE STICK TO DILIGENT MITIGATION, as we have been doing, I think this could trend even better, with respect to even less mortality.

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Going to spike again if you ask me. Why? As an essential careworker driving home today saw 2 softball games being played, a family bbq with no less than 15 vehicles, 2 grocery stores mobbed with customers out enjoying the nice weather for something to do (lots of families of 4 or 5 just passing the time). Guess they heard natl media coverage the certain zones are flattening the curve and now people are returning to normal without being given the all-clear. I hope those new lower projections are correct but I can tell you first hand people not giving a f are going to cause mandates to keep us inside all summer if they decide everything is hunky dory and they can return to normal because one or two areas are flattening and they want to enjoy the spring weather. Not good imho.

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11 hours ago, WxUSAF said:

My wife filed for unemployment soon after the schools closed. We got the tax withholding form and it said no work contacts were required, which is exactly what the webpage says. Now she gets a letter today saying “circumstances changed” and she has to do 3 per week? Wtf?? Anybody have some insight on this?

I could be wrong but I think it is a mistake.  I just spoke with MD Unemployment yesterday regarding several of my employees.  I just needed to confirm they were laid off due to COVID and when I started to give them a rough return to work date she cut me off...."If its due to COVID there doesn't need to be a return to work date on file and the claimants do not need to search for work." 

I cant imagine they want anyone out searching for work....what work?

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All I can say is I continue to have serious doubts about the IHME  projected 3% infection rate nation wide through this wave of the pandemic. Everything I am seeing argues strongly against this figure as to where it is underdone if not grossly underdone. I also question if we don't see a longer period at the apex of the curve (the highest infection rates) then currently projected by the model of a week to a week and a half. I believe there is the potential we will see a longer period at the apex, potentially much longer. How much longer I really haven't thought through at this time. Now my reasoning for a longer period is loosely associated to the idea behind the 6 degrees of separation. Now maybe later on I will try to write something up to break down my thoughts on this how the 6 degrees of separation is coming into play.

Six degrees of separation
Six degrees of separation is the idea that all people are six, or fewer, social connections away from each other. Also known as the 6 Handshakes rule. As a result, a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps.

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Ralph Wiggum said:

Going to spike again if you ask me. Why? As an essential careworker driving home today saw 2 softball games being played, a family bbq with no less than 15 vehicles, 2 grocery stores mobbed with customers out enjoying the nice weather for something to do (lots of families of 4 or 5 just passing the time). Guess they heard natl media coverage the certain zones are flattening the curve and now people are returning to normal without being given the all-clear. I hope those new lower projections are correct but I can tell you first hand people not giving a f are going to cause mandates to keep us inside all summer if they decide everything is hunky dory and they can return to normal because one or two areas are flattening and they want to enjoy the spring weather. Not good imho.

is this in MD, or PA?

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12 hours ago, WxUSAF said:

My wife filed for unemployment soon after the schools closed. We got the tax withholding form and it said no work contacts were required, which is exactly what the webpage says. Now she gets a letter today saying “circumstances changed” and she has to do 3 per week? Wtf?? Anybody have some insight on this?

My wife had to do the same thing when she was laid off for a 7 month period. We've learned more about the state's unemployment system than we care to know.  PM me with any questions you may have.

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MD 10am update

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One of the positives from the 10 am update is +47 hospitalizations, I think the past few days it was averaging well over 100.

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2 minutes ago, SnowtoRain said:

One of the positives from the 10 am update is +47 hospitalizations, I think the past few days it was averaging well over 100.

Looks like over a 100 let out of isolation. That's positive for sure. More are coming out then going in.

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2 minutes ago, SnowtoRain said:

One of the positives from the 10 am update is +47 hospitalizations, I think the past few days it was averaging well over 100.

MD DOH started showing that data on April 3rd

3rd: +82

4th: +157

5th: +115

6th: +123

7th: +47

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I know that many on here detest Breitbart but I thought they might find the information in this article note worthy in regards to what we are seeing with the hospitals as well as what we have seen in regards to the IHME. There is nothing political about it is just general information which is of a very positive note vs. what we were seeing just days ago.. And NO it does not mean I am Right Wing fanatic that inhabits Breitbart, it just means that I am well read who visits many of the Right and Left sites to get a perspective from both sides.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/06/u-s-coronavirus-hospitalizations-lower-than-predicted-ny-marks-75-drop/

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1 minute ago, WxWatcher007 said:

Don’t do it! 

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Just checking, talking about the article I posted? :whistle:

That's a great clip. What show is that from?

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Will this probably take longer to go away than it took to start? Probably a somewhat dumb question as I can guess the answer... 

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nope, we aren't doing that in this thread. 

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5 minutes ago, C.A.P.E. said:

Oh STFU with this crap.

Most of your posts are an embarrassment. Thankfully you don't post much.

Oh look, the bitter old sh*thead decides to chirp in. :whistle:

Just fooling with you. ;)

Hope you have had a good morning so far.

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Just now, showmethesnow said:

Oh look, the bitter old sh*thead decides to chirp in. :whistle:

Just fooling with you. ;)

Hope you have had a good morning so far.

lol

Notice no one said anything about it but him. No reason for him to swoop in and jump on his soapbox. 

It was the libtards who ran Mitch off the board ya know!!!

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Wuhan will finally lift their lockdown today.  Many of the tourist sites in China have opened back up this past weekend.  It'll be an interesting to see how they do in terms of resurgence of cases.  If they don't see a 'second wave', that bodes well for us too - it means a second wave won't happen here either as long as we have an aggressive containment strategy.

However, our economy isn't going to be operating at 100% capacity until we have a vaccine.  Maybe 90% capacity.  I just don't see how the leisure, entertainment, travel & hospitality industries go back to 100% when some subset of the population is fearful of coming out even after restrictions are lifted.

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4 minutes ago, showmethesnow said:

Just checking, talking about the article I posted? :whistle:

That's a great clip. What show is that from?

No, not at all. It was a response to the comments after your post. I’m a lib and I read the article lol. 

Cases in hospitalizations jumped today in NY, but ICU moves are down again. Deaths are at the highest yet. I’m hopeful the overall numbers will come in a lot lower than projections, but I’m only cautiously optimistic right now. We have to get this peak and eventual reopening right. 

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4 minutes ago, C.A.P.E. said:

lol

Notice no one said anything about it but him. No reason for him to swoop in and jump on his soapbox. 

It was the libtards who ran Mitch off the board ya know!!!

I just don't see the sense in all this hate and desire that people pick sides. Been a very stressful last 10 years or so for me with the divisions we are now seeing in this country. After all I am a very easy going guy that accepts everyone for who they are and not their possible physical, religious, ideological, political, etc... differences. Life is hard enough without bringing all this crap into the equation. Now mind you, when I am feeling a little peckish I will jump onto a political board and join in though. And yeah, I can troll with the best of them. :devilsmiley: 

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3 minutes ago, WxWatcher007 said:

No, not at all. It was a response to the comments after your post. I’m a lib and I read the article lol. 

Cases in hospitalizations jumped today in NY, but ICU moves are down again. Deaths are at the highest yet. I’m hopeful the overall numbers will come in a lot lower than projections, but I’m only cautiously optimistic right now. We have to get this peak and eventual reopening right. 

We are probably going to spikes and dips for the near future so we will really need to get a few days under our belts to get an idea of where we stand. That said that is some promising news. Let's hope it holds.

You never told me what that clip was from. I laughed my butt off seeing that. 

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Just now, showmethesnow said:

We are probably going to spikes and dips for the near future so we will really need to get a few days under our belts to get an idea of where we stand. That said that is some promising news. Let's hope it holds.

You never told me what that clip was from. I laughed my butt off seeing that. 

Yeah. Hopefully the next week is better than this one.

I actually don’t know what show the clip is from. I just go with whatever fits the moment :lol: 

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