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Old 12 March 2020, 12:56 PM   #1651
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In something seemingly unrelated to the pandemic, Boeing just announced they will take apart every wiring bundle carrying MCAS circuits and separate them from the other systems.

The drastic drop in air travel due to corona virus is actually helping them because more flights have now been cancelled beyond the MAXís original impact. Airlines wonít be on their back.

They had fought the FAA tooth and nail before someone leaked this news earlier this evening.

Takes a team one week to do this work per plane, multiply by 400 planes, and I really donít see it coming back unless they put 40 teams to work (which they donít have).


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The whole globe would be ideal but just the US could do it. Give everyone a 2 week warning so anyone who wants to leave or come back could do so, then start and everyone stays home for a few weeks and the virus dies out. No travelers to the US unless they are TESTED and not with a thermometer, with a blood test. When the rest of the world sees our success and leadership by example, they will hopefully follow.


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There you go, Trumpís announce a small step in this direction, but way too late to stop the spread, unless people implement social distancing, staying home until it does out.


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NBA has suspended play indefinitely, until further notice. Not cancelled the rest of the regular season.
Appreciate the correction attempt.

The language I’m seeing doesn’t support either of our assessments though.

“ The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of Wednesday's schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic. ”

The way that reads to me is that they are thinking of ways to try to find a way to hold the post season. Hence my assessment of just cancelling the regular season.

Again, just my logical deduction.
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Would you not go to the hospital if you get sick then?
Well I am 40 and in good shape with no existing medical conditions so if it was just like a cold or even the flu no I wouldnít go to a hospital and take up space I would just self quarantine like many others are doing. A bad cold doesnít warrant a trip to the hospital for an able bodied person. If I were elderly or in bad physical shape with other existing conditions sure I would go to the hospital. This is part of the scare tactics and hysteria I am talking about.
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There you go, Trumpís announce a small step in this direction, but way too late to stop the spread, unless people implement social distancing, staying home until it does out.


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It is a step in that direction. Donít know why UK was exempted. Could have stopped all cross-border traffic of any kind. Not a complaint - just a puzzle.

But we now have enough ďcases in the wildĒ to stoke our own epidemic - thus our own domestic efforts are important.


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Old 12 March 2020, 01:21 PM   #1656
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Well I am 40 and in good shape with no existing medical conditions so if it was just like a cold or even the flu no I wouldnít go to a hospital and take up space I would just self quarantine like many others are doing. A bad cold doesnít warrant a trip to the hospital for an able bodied person. If I were elderly or in bad physical shape with other existing conditions sure I would go to the hospital. This is part of the scare tactics and hysteria I am talking about.


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Old 12 March 2020, 01:31 PM   #1658
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In something seemingly unrelated to the pandemic, Boeing just announced they will take apart every wiring bundle carrying MCAS circuits and separate them from the other systems.

The drastic drop in air travel due to corona virus is actually helping them because more flights have now been cancelled beyond the MAXís original impact. Airlines wonít be on their back.

They had fought the FAA tooth and nail before someone leaked this news earlier this evening.

Takes a team one week to do this work per plane, multiply by 400 planes, and I really donít see it coming back unless they put 40 teams to work (which they donít have).


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Thanks for posting that. I was looking at Boeing stock after a CNBC analyst commented on what a buying opportunity it is now earlier today.

Might just wait a few weeks more.
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Old 12 March 2020, 01:38 PM   #1659
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Thanks for posting that. I was looking at Boeing stock after a CNBC analyst commented on what a buying opportunity it is now earlier today.

Might just wait a few weeks more.
Pretty familiar with this... Wait a while. No one is sure when the FAA will be done peeling back the layers of that onion. Total shit show.
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Well I am 40 and in good shape with no existing medical conditions so if it was just like a cold or even the flu no I wouldnít go to a hospital and take up space I would just self quarantine like many others are doing. A bad cold doesnít warrant a trip to the hospital for an able bodied person. If I were elderly or in bad physical shape with other existing conditions sure I would go to the hospital. This is part of the scare tactics and hysteria I am talking about.
This exactly. This is serious stuff if you are elderly, but I am 29 and in decent shape, so I would not take up hospital resources, I would treat this like the flu, stay home until better, and then go on about life.

The biggest problem with this whole thing is that the media has everyone literally thinking the world is ending tomorrow. I

That being said, it's unfortunate how many public events are being cancelled, and I hope an attitude of isolation does not become a new norm in an already isolated and smart phone driven siociety.
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This exactly. This is serious stuff if you are elderly, but I am 29 and in decent shape, so I would not take up hospital resources, I would treat this like the flu, stay home until better, and then go on about life.

The biggest problem with this whole thing is that the media has everyone literally thinking the world is ending tomorrow. I

That being said, it's unfortunate how many public events are being cancelled, and I hope an attitude of isolation does not become a new norm in an already isolated and smart phone driven siociety.
I think the doctors who are and will be treating the influx of sick patients would probably think there are bigger problems than some news coverage. I would bet money the docs in Italy do...
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This exactly. This is serious stuff if you are elderly, but I am 29 and in decent shape, so I would not take up hospital resources, I would treat this like the flu, stay home until better, and then go on about life.

The biggest problem with this whole thing is that the media has everyone literally thinking the world is ending tomorrow. I

That being said, it's unfortunate how many public events are being cancelled, and I hope an attitude of isolation does not become a new norm in an already isolated and smart phone driven siociety.
You might be fine but what about if you pass it on to your family and elderly relatives who may not survive?
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I think the doctors who are and will be treating the influx of sick patients would probably think there are bigger problems than some news coverage. I would bet money the docs in Italy do...
Agree. And in the US, average physical age has gotten much older. And according to current thinking, more at risk.

Here are the stats.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/...us-physicians/
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You might be fine but what about if you pass it on to your family and elderly relatives who may not survive?


A good point if anyone in the home is elderly or in an immunodeficient mode.

Self-isolation/quarantine within the home (for the whole family sharing it) is a key component of protecting them and the neighbors/community as well.

Canít say how possible that would be - it varies so much per family - one thing is the use of a mask for the infected family member but those arenít readily available.


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It is a step in that direction. Don’t know why UK was exempted. Could have stopped all cross-border traffic of any kind. Not a complaint - just a puzzle.

But we now have enough “cases in the wild” to stoke our own epidemic - thus our own domestic efforts are important.


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UK should not be exempt, we are an island but are still accepting returnees from Italy with no screening whatsoever, and we have the same rates as Holland and many others on the mainland. We are just a week or two behind Italy.

So far - NBA is shut down for now, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have it, as does a senior health minister in the UK, a Juventus Italian football player and the owner of Nottingham Forest Football Club.
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UK should not be exempt, we are an island but are still accepting returnees from Italy with no screening whatsoever, and we have the same rates as Holland and many others on the mainland. We are just a week or two behind Italy.


I canít understand it either...

From the Homeland Security acting Chief:
ď... certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the United States.

These countries, known as the Schengen Area, include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. This does not apply to legal permanent residents, (generally) immediate family members of U.S. citizens, and other individuals who are identified in the proclamation.Ē

This was stated after the mis-statement in Trumpís announcement that included products as well as people. It is only people being embargoed.

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A good point if anyone in the home is elderly or in an immunodeficient mode.

Isolation within the home (for the whole family sharing it) is a key component of protecting them.

Canít say how possible that would be - it varies so much - one thing is the use of a mask for the infected family member but they arenít readily available.


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Yep, still early days in US, but it is my opinion that unknowing/unintentional spread will be one of the biggest issues.

If you are a trial lawyer, courthouses are a huge vector. The norm is jury pools, and people packed halls and hearings. With highly traveled lawyers sprinkling into the mix.

And for serious matters many corporate clients expect on site meetings at their places of business. Even when those places of business are at elevated risk, such as medical providers.

I do not pretend to know what the answer is. And I understand the problems and perspectives. But absent action from state and federal court systems, deadlines continue and does necessary travel, depositions and hearings and trials.

So, for now, grab my briefcase and pocket hand sanitizer and keep on going.
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I do not pretend to know what the answer is. And I understand the problems and perspectives. But absent action from state and federal court systems, deadlines continue and does necessary travel, depositions and hearings and trials.

So, for now, grab my briefcase and pocket hand sanitizer and keep on going.


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I can’t understand it either...

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“... certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the United States.

These countries, known as the Schengen Area, include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. This does not apply to legal permanent residents, (generally) immediate family members of U.S. citizens, and other individuals who are identified in the proclamation.”

This was stated after the mis-statement in Trump’s announcement that included products as well as people. It is only people being embargoed.

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We might have a special relationship but trust me no one here cares what the US does so no one will take any offence, so does not make any sense. I just hope you test anyone returning from a country with 500 or more cases, which in reality is probably 5000.
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Imagine it gets into the prison system also, that has to be an ideal breeding ground.

Canít just ship them off to hospitals.


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Frankly, US testing at all international entry airports is not likely. The maths are beyond the local resources at those airports.

When normal flights resume, then I suppose they could funnel flights into a couple of airports capable of handling that. Like LAX or JFK.


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We might have a special relationship but trust me no one here cares what the US does so no one will take any offence, so does not make any sense. I just hope you test anyone returning from a country with 500 or more cases, which in reality is probably 5000.
I'm in agreement with this. To not ban the UK as well seems crazy, it's like opening a back door. Whats to stop a world traveler flying into Heathrow and then on to US?
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I'm in agreement with this. To not ban the UK as well seems crazy, it's like opening a back door. Whats to stop a world traveler flying into Heathrow and then on to US?
Yea already discussed in the business news and without polluting the thread there is one very good reason why the UK was left open, to protect certain business interests
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As well as the next guy or gal.

But to be effective would need to be global. Discovery scheduling orders would need to be changed. Trial dates and admin deadlines would need be changed. Or you would go out of the frying pan and into the fire.
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Yesterday, the US reported 1,004 active cases (total cases minus deaths minus r coveries). This morning, 1,283 are reported. I don’t think it is all explained by an increased transmission outbreak; part of the 28% increase is probably due to a little bit more available testing. In my opinion, this should be the federal government’s top job- making tests available.

In other news, I saw where Merkel said that she expects 60-70% of Germans to contract it. Now, there is an experienced pol for you, that knows how to under promise and over deliver! Now, when 50% of Germany contracts it, she can declare a win!
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I'm in agreement with this. To not ban the UK as well seems crazy, it's like opening a back door. Whats to stop a world traveler flying into Heathrow and then on to US?
If I'm not mistaken, that's how most of Europe gets here in the first place.
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We might have a special relationship but trust me no one here cares what the US does so no one will take any offence, so does not make any sense. I just hope you test anyone returning from a country with 500 or more cases, which in reality is probably 5000.
I guess this is a step in the right direction. But the real issue so far in US seems to be citizens returning from abroad.
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If I'm not mistaken, that's how most of Europe gets here in the first place.
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