News Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

21stamps

Well-Known Member
Indiana Department of health has their own site. As of March 14th 19 confirmed cases, 121 tests performed. I just assumed every state had a similar site.
Do they break it down by county?

I have yet to see that done anywhere. I want to know where people are being tested within a state, and the results.
 

Overlordkitty

Active Member
Not to get nerdy on you, but cruise lines, airlines, and most hotel chains are highly leveraged and going months without cash flow will trigger their debt covenants requiring either bankruptcy, Fed (meaning taxpayer) bailouts, etc. Also, these European banks like Italy do not have the same banking standards as the US and will soon be looking to their EU counterparts to save them (BTW, UK very happy about Brexit right now). It will impact millions of employees' jobs, futures, savings, promotion opportunities, growth, etc. It's a real thing.

And on the local level:

The coronavirus outbreak is likely to be particularly challenging for small companies because they tend to operate on thinner margins and with smaller cash reserves. A 2019 report by the JPMorgan Chase Institute looked at 1.4 million small businesses with a business banking deposit account at the bank and found 29% of businesses in a typical community were unprofitable, and 47% had less than two weeks of cash liquidity.
Do you think these businesses would have been operating normally without any of the government restrictions that are now in place? The businesses were seeing the decline and making changes even before the government acted.
 

rowrbazzle

Well-Known Member
Sure it could have been true...or it could have been a false rumor that someone tried to pass off as a fact. That never happens on Twitter ;)
I dunno. If it was false, then there'd be no need for a follow-up letter because it would have been clear to those impacted from the beginning. Either they didn't have a plan, which is really crappy. Or they did, but didn't convey it. That's better, but still crappy.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
I dunno. If it was false, then there'd be no need for a follow-up letter because it would have been clear to those impacted from the beginning. Either they didn't have a plan, which is really crappy. Or they did, but didn't convey it. That's better, but still crappy.
Both those scenarios are possible, but its also possible they had a plan, it was communicated to the people impacted when they asked the question but in a rush to get the scoop out there someone tweeted out their assumption which was wrong. The danger with Twitter is people just throw stuff out there with no accountability in a rush to be the first one who said it.
 

ImperfectPixie

Well-Known Member
I dunno. If it was false, then there'd be no need for a follow-up letter because it would have been clear to those impacted from the beginning. Either they didn't have a plan, which is really crappy. Or they did, but didn't convey it. That's better, but still crappy.
Things are changing VERY quickly...like hour-by-hour quickly. It's also possible Disney had to make the initial announcement quickly and hadn't been able to hash out the details yet.
 

zakattack99

Well-Known Member
(I live in Montgomery)

Small world we live in Lower Pottsgrove. Things have been crazy since Thursday when Gov shut the schools down. Wife works child care and we did not know if she would be paid during the shut down. Finally found out today that she will get paid atleast though the two weeks that we are currently shut down, not sure how it will work if the shut downs are extended.

I feel like these shutdowns only work if it's the whole state/country I work in Berks County and they currently dont have any restrictions. I work in manufacturing so no real way to work from home (i work in the office so in theory i could but no one else could) so we are expected to show up. But I know I'm not the only person traveling from Mont to Berks everyday it's just going to get spread that way. And the mixed messaging is a joke Gov says stay home Kenny says go out have a nice meal.

Leads to people thinking that my wife and I are crazy for sheltering at home the last few days and the foreseeable future. Shes 4 months pregnant and type 1 diabetic. While most of our friends and family are still planning St. Pat's day festivities.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
Yea that's the same in Illinois as well. It's bars as well. I'm just waiting for the movie theaters to be next.
I'm surprised they're not closed already.

Unless the plan is to only sell 49 tickets per show time...
They already got movie theaters here. It’s actually probably one of the worst places to go unless you plan to not eat or drink, but who wants to watch a movie without popcorn ;)
 

ImperfectPixie

Well-Known Member
This week is really when things hit the fan. Business as usual to everything closed. Just wow.

Imagine if we took this preventive action months ago when we where seeing what china was dealing with...
It's really surreal...and I've been having very bizarre dreams because of it. Unfortunately, risking pulling the trigger on all this too early might have been worse because then we'd just have to do it all over again.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
The Bahamas is an independent country. They declared their independence from the UK back in the 70's.
The video said it was a British Commonwealth country. It is...

The Bahamas (/bəˈhɑːməz/ (
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MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
Whoa! Unnecessary.
And you give a free pass to the guy claiming he's going to gather a large crowd and thumb his nose at our health care and governmental officials' attempt to deal with a pandemic?

Where was your "Whoa! Unnecessary." to him?

Or do you agree with him? Do you think that's sane?

Not to mention he thinks the Supreme Court will back him up because he formed a business first before doing it. Which is all sorts of ignorance of law right there.
 
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