News Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

techgeek

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That’s fair enough but it’s just not how things work. There are plenty of examples when the government needs to take action without presenting all of the facts or evidence publicly. It’s not just government officials though for this. It’s health experts, epidemiologist, lifetime CDC and department of health officials who aren’t political. It’s also governors from both parties in over half the states now too. There could be some monkey see monkey do with decisions but it’s hard for me to believe all of these people are either misinformed or colluding together. I also have not seen any reports from any reputable sources disputing the talking point on lack of icu capacity and ventilators. If the info was wrong wouldn’t somebody (outside of this forum or facebook) be jumping up and down talking about it. I admit I haven’t tuned in to “mother ship” lately to see what the dialog is like there, but last time I checked they weren’t even talking that way.
This is also certainly the first time in, well, our lifetimes at least but possibly the first time in human history we are seeing such immediate, decisive, and unified* behavior from every. single. country.

When was the last time you saw communist, fascist, democratic, monarchies... large, small, island nations and world leaders alike... diverse and ancient religions, every single Fortune 500 multinational business... all are following the recommendations of science and public health experts that are mostly beating a unified and alarming drum. It’s completely inconceivable they have all gotten it so completely wrong so as to convince all of these disparate leaders to willingly take the monumental actions being taken.

* mostly unified. Some differing policy approaches , but all are taking action. No one at all is sitting on the fence, even if they are spouting political rhetoric, the actions are in line.
 

MisterPenguin

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Made this petition to rehire the Epcot talent they fired today. Please sign and Share! http://chng.it/hMWNJ2Dgyx
Ummm... actually... I never liked any mime act that used whistles "to talk." I understand it's meant to overcome the language barrier, but aside from initially gathering a crowd, the non-stop whistle was just darned annoying to me. The Chinese Acrobats never needed it.

Also, hate all all-drumming shows. The Japanese drummers and Jammitors could go away completely, AFAIC.

This is an opportunity to bring in newer, better acts while avoiding these kind of protests.
 

flynnibus

Premium Member
Nobody on this forum had provided ample facts because the facts that are needed have not been published or disseminated.
You have this mindset that we have no data because it's not being computed the way you think it should be.

When they go from people that are positive... to how many need more advanced care.. they don't need US-specific numbers to know what those trends are. The virus isn't checking passports...

The trends of 'sick -> more advanced stages' is not something bounded by political boundaries. They have data to suggest reasonable models. What differs more is the ability to treat, and how bad tranmission is -- because those are actual areas influenced by our areas and resources. How many go from sick to really sick.. is not.
 

Josh Hendy

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It is not to early to point fingers directly at China and their handling of the initial outbreak
I'm with you on that. To give another instance, announcing that it definitely came from the exotic food market, and punishing people for promoting eating bats. Then demolishing the market. Then starting this bizarre story that it was deliberately introduced into Wuhan by the US army.

Lots of other countries also deserve lots of blame. Especially for not getting on top of mass testing, travel bans and quarantines until it was too late. What amounts to, "Don't test, don't tell, don't isolate."
 

Giss Neric

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I just have to say...mind your own business.

It is not your place to tell people what to do and where to go.

That being said, that’s your opinion, and I’m allowed to voice mine.
Well, your opinion certainly makes you look like an #$%^&!. What the poster said was in no way attacking anyone. You need to come back to earth with that out of this world attitude.
 

thecouch

Active Member
Closing for 8 weeks would be a total disaster for the economy. I hope disney does not close that long. It is unnecessary. This whole thing is overblown. Glad I got to go to MK one last time today before they closed it down for God knows how long.
200 dead in Spain and 330 in Italy over night beg to differ. Those numbers are just starting to take off. You can shutdown early and keep hospitals manageable or you can leave it late like those countries
 

hopemax

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Since some people need numbers. Today from Gov Cuomo

"New York hospitals have 53,000 beds, including 3,000 beds in intensive care units. The ICU beds are about 80% occupied, according to Cuomo.

As of Sunday, 137 of the 729 people who have tested positive for the coronavirus have been hospitalized. There are 65 coronavirus patients in ICUs, 46 of whom are on ventilators. "
 

Big Phil

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In a month we'll forget about this virus because it won't be in the news and they'll just find another way to scare people through the media. Quick, try to remember what panic happened in 2009 with the Swine Flu. You can't, because we didn't panic. The world didn't go nuts at that time. This time they made people panic and go out and buy bulk toilet paper without needing to put a gun to their head.

The real cause for concern is how this will affect the global economy going forward. If the NBA, NHL, Disney, Universal, etc. all close their doors that is a bad sign, not for the end of the world or nothing, but just that it shows how ridiculous this panic has been overblown.

Before anyone says "Don't you care about the deaths?"
The answer is yes I do. But considering in the same time frame 10x more people have died worldwide over the flu, I think we need to just relax. We'll be fine. But if they were hoping to have the world economy impacted negatively it might just work.
 

LittleBuford

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Closing for 8 weeks would be a total disaster for the economy. I hope disney does not close that long. It is unnecessary. This whole thing is overblown. Glad I got to go to MK one last time today before they closed it down for God knows how long.
How could they possibly justify ignoring the CDC? Not only would they endanger lives by doing so, but they would also damage their brand.
 
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celluloid

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How could they possibly justify ignoring the CDC? Not only would they endanger lives by doing so, but they would also damage their brand.
There is just as much risk as keeping their resorts open right now, so it does not seem to matter to them. The virus does not magically start at the touchpoints. They need Income.
 
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