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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1560 on: October 13, 2021, 05:02:46 PM »
https://archive.is/peQg3/again?url=https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-13/almost-20-of-u-s-households-lost-entire-savings-during-covid

How is this possible? With all the stimulus, free food, no housing payments, unemployment, PPP, etc. I can only think of increasing savings.
I think you're taking for granted your (and to some extent the larger frum commmunity's) ability to navigate such things and take full advantage of them.

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1561 on: October 13, 2021, 05:13:09 PM »
https://archive.is/peQg3/again?url=https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-13/almost-20-of-u-s-households-lost-entire-savings-during-covid

How is this possible? With all the stimulus, free food, no housing payments, unemployment, PPP, etc. I can only think of increasing savings.

Is PPP related to QQQ? I saw QQQ mentioned on Reddit and was going to trade some on Robinhood but never saw anything about PPP.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1562 on: October 13, 2021, 05:17:14 PM »
Is PPP related to QQQ? I saw QQQ mentioned on Reddit and was going to trade some on Robinhood but never saw anything about PPP.

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1563 on: October 14, 2021, 03:50:05 AM »
I think you're taking for granted your (and to some extent the larger frum commmunity's) ability to navigate such things and take full advantage of them.

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1564 on: November 19, 2021, 04:06:49 PM »
Why is there so little Covid in Africa when so little of the continent is vaccinated?

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-science-health-pandemics-united-nations-fcf28a83c9352a67e50aa2172eb01a2f

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1565 on: December 11, 2021, 09:02:28 PM »
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1566 on: December 14, 2021, 11:36:34 PM »
https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/620958/

Seeing the title of this article I was sure it was written by someone from Crown Heights, Williamsburg or Boro Park. I was surprised to find out otherwise.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1567 on: December 14, 2021, 11:49:54 PM »
https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/620958/

Seeing the title of this article I was sure it was written by someone from Crown Heights, Williamsburg or Boro Park. I was surprised to find out otherwise.
You need to get out more
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1568 on: December 14, 2021, 11:56:45 PM »
You need to get out more

I'm a little more than half way through my 11 month no travel period.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1569 on: December 15, 2021, 12:08:29 AM »
https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/620958/

Seeing the title of this article I was sure it was written by someone from Crown Heights, Williamsburg or Boro Park. I was surprised to find out otherwise.
Seems like a Catholic Boro Park

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1570 on: December 15, 2021, 12:29:01 AM »
https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/620958/

Seeing the title of this article I was sure it was written by someone from Crown Heights, Williamsburg or Boro Park. I was surprised to find out otherwise.

This brings to light the polarization of America. Instead of some common sense we have two extreme approaches, the one described in this article, and the mask-Karens in NYC, with both sides pointing at the other as absurd and extreme.

E pluribus duo… :(

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1573 on: December 16, 2021, 05:12:26 PM »
https://vinnews.com/2021/12/16/two-airline-ceos-doubt-necessity-for-masks-on-flights/
Puzzling why the (anonymous) vin reporter only conveyed 2-1/2 minutes of a 3-hour hearing.  Less puzzling, perhaps, but worth mentioning, is that the text of this article only quoted the male CEOs, and not the female president of the Association of Flight Attendants.  Her testimony included:

"What I will add is that the studies that have been done [on masks]....were done with mannequins that were sitting straight forward with masks on, not removing them, not eating."

"It is important to recognize that the safe, controlled environment on planes...includes the HEPA filters that are not on all aircraft," she concluded....

Nelson said that the confidence in the safety of air travel is the reason people are willing to buy airline tickets in near pre-pandemic levels today. She said that the mask mandate is one of the factors leading to that confidence by airline passengers.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/15/business/airline-ceos-question-masks-on-plane-rule/index.html


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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1574 on: December 17, 2021, 06:46:45 AM »
Less puzzling, perhaps, but worth mentioning, is that the text of this article only quoted the male CEOs, and not the female president of the Association of Flight Attendants.

Do you actually believe that the sex of the speaker has anything at all to do with VIN's decision about who to quote?

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1575 on: December 17, 2021, 08:28:34 AM »
The NBA's Big Covid Choice - by Ethan Strauss
https://houseofstrauss.substack.com/p/the-nbas-big-covid-choice

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1576 on: December 17, 2021, 08:31:22 AM »
Do you actually believe that the sex of the speaker has anything at all to do with VIN's decision about who to quote?

Blame it on the patriarchy whenever the opportunity arrises

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1578 on: December 17, 2021, 03:47:02 PM »
Do you actually believe that the sex of the speaker has anything at all to do with VIN's decision about who to quote?
Why did VIN post just 2 1/2 minutes of a 3 hour hearing? 

The video they posted had 2 (male) CEOs, claiming that airplanes were safe and masks probably not needed, and 1 (female) president, claiming that some airplanes were less safe and masks are needed, both to adhere to medical guidelines and to ensure customers are willing to travel.  But the text of their article just mentioned the first two people. 

Did they omit mention of the third person because they didn't want to highlight the idea that masks are necessary on planes?  Or did they just not want to watch a video of a woman?  IDK, which is why I said I was puzzled.   What do you think?

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