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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:04 PM

Closure Strategies (Short-Term/Long-Term)

With the cascade of closures and cancellations happening across the country (and in my own backyard), I have some understanding and awareness of why it's happening, however I would like to better understand what the overall long-term strategy is? Like who decides what closes and how long? This crisis may not abate for awhile. Do we keep schools or businesses closed for 1 week? 2 weeks? Is there some kind of uniform guideline for how long to keep things shut down to help slow down the rate of infection? Here in Indiana, an entire school system got shut down when a single person tested positive for CV19. I get the concern, but if that's the standard being used, then, sooner or later, just about everything will be shut down and with so few people getting tested, there really isn't any way to tell whether or not it's spreading. I'm just sort of spitballing here. I have no real answers and, unfortunately, I'm feeling like our leaders are just ad-libbing right now in the absence of strong and unifying leadership at the top.

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Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2020 OP
LaurenOlimina Mar 2020 #1
Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2020 #2
Phoenix61 Mar 2020 #3
Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2020 #4
durablend Mar 2020 #5
Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2020 #6

Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:06 PM

1. It lasts longer if we all don't shut down at once.

 

The Chinese got 750 million people to stay home.

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Response to LaurenOlimina (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:12 PM

2. At the barrel of a gun, I'm sure

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:13 PM

3. Your last sentence says it all.

They are ad-libbing because there is no strong leadership.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:14 PM

4. Yup

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:18 PM

5. My concern too...

Everyone is like "just stay in your house for two weeks and it'll 'go away' " (maybe not saying the last part but implying it). How long does this go on before the entire economy craters? Not so much people going to the mall or stuff but having jobs to pay the bills?

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Response to durablend (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:26 PM

6. The Jobs and Bills and School parts are what worries me

Unfortunately, Mitch McConnell considers addressing those worries to be an "Ideological Wish List"

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