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  1. Toasted fresh brioche or Martin's sandwich rolls if your grocer doesn't have fresh.
  2. As written it's a maximum of 12 weeks paid leave (depending on the qualifying reason for requesting it). Two under Emergency Paid Sick Leave and then an additional ten under the Emergency FMLA Expansion. As it is the people I'm referring to are not included in it, but there could be an addendum or new Act to include the most vulnerable so they aren't forced to return to work as businesses reopen. I was using it as an example. I have 6 staff members out on FMLA under this Act after reopening on May 1st.
  3. Your strategy is what then? Not everyone is as lucky as others to have a job where they can stay safely in their home. 80% of the death is from people age 65 and older. Allow them and people with diagnosed underlying health conditions that have been shown to react poorly with this virus to continue sheltering in place by incentivizing their employers to keep them on payrolls by giving the employer tax breaks. Until when? The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is in effect until 12/31/20. Addend that Act and add these people to it. States continue to open via their phases with precautions. You'll still have cases, but you neutralize the death toll.
  4. I agree. Life would be so much easier if it were completely objective 100% of the time.
  5. Of course not. They aren't being monitored now. I'm strictly focused on ways the general population can safely get back to work while protecting those people most vulnerable at the same time. If they aren't interested in being protected they can't be helped.
  6. 80% of the COVID-19 deaths in the United States are age 65 and older.
  7. That's too bad. He's made some pretty good points. Considering the amount of federal and state stimulus being thrown around it stands to reason they could be incentivized to stay home in a monetary way. Have their employers keep them on their payroll and covered under employer sponsored insurance plans while matching those costs dollar for dollar as a tax break for the employer.
  8. @Mr Anonymous has pointed out previously what wasn't done in nursing homes at the beginning of the initial wave citing nearly 100,000 layoffs. Florida shifting resources to those types of facilities, in addition to other long term care facilities focused on the elderly, went a long way in beating their early predictions. Don't we all know who is vulnerable in a mortality sense due to COVID-19? Those people should be self isolating. Transparency from state and federal government would go a long way toward helping them. Informing them of their options. I have a 65 year old secretary with cancer who was planning on returning to work. I had to inform her she was eligible for extended unemployment due to her condition. I just needed a note from her doctor. A lot of the people who are dying from this likely don't fully understand their level of risk.
  9. I have been paying attention to the Rt. It takes into account the mitigation, correct? Without mitigation the estimates for Rt have been ~ between 2-3. Can't we keep certain mitigation measures in place (as all states are while re-opening) to keep the Rt around 1, which is where it has been for most states throughout the pandemic, until there's a safe vaccine available? Meanwhile do everything we can to isolate the vulnerable to reduce the deaths.
  10. Patients entering my clinics are all signing liability waivers.
  11. I'm not denying that. I don't expect it to disappear. I do not expect it to be nearly as bad as it was initially though.
  12. Second waves and the virus getting rolling again have been a theme of yours for quite a while in here. I keep wondering why you think that will happen with all of the precautions being taken across the country? The initial wave of the virus took hold without any mitigation. The majority of people will continue to distance, be careful, wash their hands, wear masks, stay home if they're able, and generally aren't completely returning to normal behavior even with businesses being able to open. Completely eradicating the virus doesn't seem to be an immediate option. The majority of people contracting this will recover. Protect the vulnerable. (Current conversation in my office as we are taking temperatures of anyone entering the building: "What's our cutoff temperature? 100.4. He's at 99.8. I think we should send them home." Point being people are still extremely afraid, and will continue behaving that way. Opening a few businesses isn't going to move the needle that much more.
  13. What would the acceptable number of cases be for him to make that statement without it potentially "haunting" him?
  14. Assuming they're in a non-essential industry because they're on unemployment in the first place their risk is likely minimal. Is it zero? No, but that's kind of my point. Your risk is never zero unless you plan to stay home forever, in which case you should lose your job and not be able to collect unemployment.