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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/politics/coronavirus-liberty-university-falwell.html just a Perfect example of how trolling is not a leadership tactic, then the pathetic attempt to shirk responsibility for what happens next.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Are you sure you aren’t thinking of DeBlasio re: comments? Cuomo definitely made mistakes due to his ego with deblasio but I don’t remember him saying anything that made things worse. But you are right, I’ve been harping that NYS acted too slowly. Inslee, by contrast, has done a tremendous job.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Lol essentially tied because of one poll where he had a 2 point lead.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    illinois won’t hit 10k tests a day for another ten days, which is incredibly frustrating.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Still doubling every 2 days
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I would assume the body would be able to prevent it from storing in the throat as it kills it, avoiding the main spread. even acting as a vessel, no where near as bad since upon hand washing it is then removed.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Just keep in mind it got so bad due to months of unknown community transmission. In several months we’ll have much more testing capabilities built out as well as infrastructure to handle. Doesn’t mean it won’t be bad but there will be greater opportunity to handle even if behavior is more lax. This Abbott labs test if it can scale up production quickly is a game changer.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Chicago May have had a decent test bump but shocked how far behind we are on daily pace. Hoping Abbott comes into play here.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I should hope so.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    This is ridiculous.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    This month is going to be traumatic.
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    Nopening Day

    Today is going to be a tough one for many in the medical profession, especially NYC. But it’s okay to year for the alternate universe where opening day is today. And so...in that spirit... It probably would have rained out anyway, and so I will choose to be angry the Sox brought out the Chevy trucks and then canceled. Happy Nopening Day! I’ll crack a beer open at game time and cheers the soxtalk brethren.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    465 new cases today...but incredibly scary as the first infant death reported
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    very cool work from Trib (which has done a great job)
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    New York makes a hospital in a week through conversion, Chicago can do same. One of the reasons I think China building a hotel from scratch wasn’t that different from US capabilities, we have infrastructure in place.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Somewhat good news, "only" 433 positive tests compared to 650 yesterday in illinois.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Right, and especially in Chicago...do we want Boeing to shed all of those jobs? But also...the extra UI benefits are a major portion of this bill and those are not loans. Much of the corporate relief will be paid back, as it looks like it is just formalizing a process that the FED was going to do anyway.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    good luck man.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    probably not the most exciting thing but seems like a perfect fit for places like berkeley research group or any big disputes and investigations work.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Who are you referring to? They are reporting these rules for China or that Spain is close to making those decisions?
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    True. I'm going to be honest: while I'm glad there is pushback against the 5 round draft (there should have been a gradual raising of limits for certain number of UDFAs to get bonuses of at least 100k or more, or a separate pool), I don't think enough people are admitting that these are extraordinary circumstances. They have already committed to paying their players salaries despite possibility of not playing, so to then commit additional money in a year of possibly huge negative cash flows IS difficult, even aside from the idea that they haven't had the traditional scouting available. It sucks for this years draft class. But it sucks for the vendors of the stadium. It sucks for the millions now unemployed. It sucks for the hospital workers putting lives at risk. They hit a once in a century phenomenon, but there are worse things going on. It's hard for me to look at this in the traditional labor/mgmt lens.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    There was only 1,600 tests yesterday...a 43% positive rate. This may indicate they are rationing tests.
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    Going to be a boon for the NPB
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    nearly 700 new cases in Illinois today. Hopefully this was with a huge increase in testing, but we are definitely in the exponential growth. Have to hope by next wednesday we start to see some stabilization.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    To be quite honest, the government literally shut down their business and said it cannot operate right now. That is the correct move. So I have a hard time being indignant when we are talking about them getting access to loans from that same government so that they do not go bankrupt and shed thousands of jobs. Again - if we have an issue with them getting US labor and access to US markets without being US company, it can be solved at a time where millions are not joining unemployment. The loans to these companies are very likely to be paid back.
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