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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    “Great question. Just let me consult Facebook real quick and get back to you.”
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Well, 795 new reports today. At 7k, much closer to the current trajectory
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I disagree, the action by the govt and Fed here and globally is much much better
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    This is good news and matches what I've heard from friends at hospitals:
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I saw an idea that frontline workers should be able to collect the unemployment benefits in addition to their salary which I think makes sense, but they should also be able to access medicare regardless of income level (should any warehouse or truck driver exceed threshold but lack insurance)
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Also, just to be clear, when the fed is "injecting liquidity", they aren't just handing out money to businesses. Banks are trading in good treasuries and getting dollars to pay out short term obligations, including helping firms meet payroll.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I just think this is the best Fed Reserve in our lifetimes. The action they have taken has been more correct and faster than certainly 2008. Powell has been the most responsive to the dual mandate of any FED since the economists took over. But more, the stock market is down, and it already lost 1/3rd of it's value in a month. But more, I think it's just a reality that much of the growth of the last 4 years has come from the top companies. And those are also the least likely to be hurt by this growth and likely will benefit (maybe not apple, but then again, maybe it gets their terrible streaming off the ground). So I'm not shocked.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The FED =! Federal Government. I'm unclear why people should be cheering for the FED to not meet the incredible demand for USD globally right now.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Fed should definitely take money out of the economy right now.
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    RIP Ed Farmer

    Ha, it's incredible to me anyone didn't know he went to St. Rita 😜
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I do think it will change how we deal with Global Warming as we actually experience a tail risk in our lives.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I'm not sure we know yet. We are about to have a lot of mourning this month. Slow and building. That's likely to be as traumatic, though I hope by some miracle that does not happen.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Sorry this is my full time job.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I mean civil war is definitely worse. Let's just hope this is better than the 1918 pandemic, which I think it will.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    uh. Going to hide some posts. The bad ones
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    RIP Ed Farmer

    Absolutely. Eds intonation was terrible. You had no idea based off of his tone if it was a hit he was describing or a pop-up or a grounder. But the discussion about what players were thinking, how they would prep, it was great.
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    RIP Ed Farmer

    Seriously! They weren't just weird by baseball broadcast standards, they weird by any standard and it was so funny. But when the game's pressure was on, even though Farmer was not visual in what happens, DJ and him really got into the psychological part of the game that I loved. So good at talking about the battery game within the game. Also that relationship of radio, listening in your car on road trips and laughing together. So upsetting to not have again.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Oak Park is doubling every two days. Lots of nurses/doctors in a small area. It did shelter in place earlier than cook. But this is one of the worse curves I've seen.
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    RIP Ed Farmer

    We've long had discussions on their limitations, but Farmer and DJ made me belly laugh a lot. They were so weird, such a different pairing than you'd seek to put together for a broadcast. That had its issues, but also its highs.
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    RIP Ed Farmer

    I had not read anything. Last spring training (2019) he sounded really rough, but he picked it up as year went along. I remember thinking then something was wrong. When he signed on for another year I figured he was fine. very sad. RIP Farmio the best call of the World Series “Sox Lead! SIX FOUR!”
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    This is a good point. I keep seeing in our paper a family owned grocery keeps saying they are fully stocked. I ought to check it out.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    stuck for a week. Needs to be tripled.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Another 950 cases in Illinois today, I think 6k tests
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Missed that. Yeah some are open but are limited to like 10 people per store lol.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

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