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COVID-19 2.0: No Politics edition

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Almost every day, I have been receiving emails from arts organizations requesting donations due to the hardships caused by the closure of venues and cancellation of performances as the result of the social distancing orders that have been implemented world wide.  With respect to organizations that present music, it will be interesting to see whether any of the tech giants that offer music streaming services will step up and donate money to any of these organizations to prevent them from closing.  I do not subscribe to a music streaming service, but large parts, if not the entirety, of many musicians' discographies are available on You Tube without cost to the viewer. The payments made to the musicians for the use of their work by these tech companies has been widely reported to be microscopic in nature.  Many musicians have complained that these companies enable people to enjoy their work without providing them with fair compensation.  It would be nice to hear that one of these companies, or one of the people that made billions as the result of being associated with their operation or creation, donated the small amounts necessary to ensure the survival of these small arts organizations and the artists who rely on them for income.

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1 hour ago, Brad said:

As the article indicates, at this stage, the results are anecdotal at best. Releasing this kind of news is not necessarily a good idea because if subsequent results are disappointing, hopes will be dashed. 

Another way to look at it is that it knowing about a potential good thing is one thing, but formulating "hopes" that extend past the known facts around it is something else entirely.

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RIP  hydroxychloroquine "miracle cure".

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15 hours ago, mjzee said:

Thanks for posting this.  I've definitely been worried about the Vanguard and the other clubs' ability to ride this out, especially for the reason Gordon cites--that even when the city "re-opens," how many people are going to feel comfortable crowding into a small space like the VV?  I've been there several times and you're all but sitting elbow-to-elbow with other people; social distancing would be extremely difficult unless they lessened the already-limited seating capacity, which makes the economics of survival even more difficult.  

1 hour ago, Rooster_Ties said:

Don’t inject disinfectants, Lysol warns...

https://apnews.com/697d9ecef7f89cf5e9abb3b008c7faa7

Good gawd almighty.  A friend texted me about this insane dumbassery last night.  Must not discuss politics... must not discuss politics... JFC!!!

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I’m guessing fatalities from drinking bleach are going to peak soon, with a new demographic. 

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Clorox Clean-Up All Purpose Cleaner with Bleach - Original, 64 ...

Also kills 99.9% of those drinking it.

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But what happens if it suddenly becomes partisan to suggest that you shouldn’t drink bleach?

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lol

As far as the VV, I can't imagine concerts being held in NYC until 2021. I'd planned an event this fall but am supremely doubtful that it will be something I can pull off. Gatherings will have to be <50 and with adequate room for social distancing at the bare minimum, and that just isn't feasible.

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2 hours ago, Rooster_Ties said:

But what happens if it suddenly becomes partisan to suggest that you shouldn’t drink bleach?

Well. that would certainly sway the voting numbers.

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I'm so reassured that it's "medical doctors" that are going to be used. You all should be nice and safe.

2 hours ago, Rooster_Ties said:

False alarm, it was just sarcasm.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/amp/politics/trump-says-he-was-being-sarcastic-about-disinfectant-and-the-virus

:rofl:
 

(Note: chosen emoticon is entirely sarcastic.)

"The highest form of intelligence" after all :tup:lol:

Edited by mjazzg

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12 hours ago, Soulstation1 said:

Movie theaters are selling bags of popcorn curbside....

How bout them big sour pickles too?

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And how about those $18 hotdogs outside the baseball?

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So much for the "no-politics edition", but how can we possibly help ourselves, LOL !!!

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The above posts remind me of this:

 

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Looks like we’re headed for some US meat shortages due to the meat packing plants experiencing COVID outbreaks.

I wish we protected our essential workers. :(

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