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JRPGfan said:
10 days ago there was only ~2,000+ infected confirmed cases in the US.
Today its like ~43,000 confirmed cases.

its crazy what just 10days can do.

A lot has changed in the last month. Good thing about me working for this site is that I do it from home. 



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ZODIARKrebirth said:
I'm from italy and i seems we passed on saturday the Peak, as the Last 2 days numbers of infected people and people dying is slowing down, Hope we are on the right way, but still need time...

I was watching a video of a Chinese doctor very frustrated with how lax the quarantine is (yeah yeah China created this issue but this doctor came all the way to Italy to help). I saw another video of an Italian guy screaming at how the people in the city are not respecting the social distance protocols. I'm starting to form an opinion that some of the Italian population are not taking this seriously, which is the real issue you are facing -social ignorance. Can you give me perspective? Is it true shops are refusing to close, people buy simple items on a daily basis like cigarettes, people throwing parties in their apartments?



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JRPGfan said:
10 days ago there was only ~2,000+ infected confirmed cases in the US.
Today its like ~43,000 confirmed cases.

its crazy what just 10days can do.

And tomorrow we will hit 50,000+

I calculate the doubling rate at 2.5 days.  So, 50k tomorrow, 100k Friday.



John2290 said:
JRPGfan said:

Dems are saying they dont want the majority of the money, to go to big companys (oil, coal, trumps friends, ect)..
They want to make sure the majority of it, would go to the workers and working class.

Republicans arnt transparent about where the money will go.
It might mostly just go to bailing out these big mega corps, and their shares on the stock market.
Instead of the small worker, out of a job, that might starve due to not haveing money to spend.

It takes balls to go against a bill like this, at this time, knowing the backlash that could come from it.
They probably did it for the best intrests of the common american though.

Another bill will come, that the dems can agree too.
Too early to worry yet, this is so big, the state cant afford to do nothing so some form of help will come.

Well, It's getting a bit late. The money should be in their hands now. They can't vet everyone in the time needed, that isn't possible, they just have to bite the bullet and give it to the rich also. I just hope this isn't some politicking where they'll blame Trump for relection. I didn't look into the story enough to make any assumptions but if they cared at all they should be getting down all barriers for the relief effort and if everything has to be thrown at the wall for the people who need it to get. 

The actual real problem is that a lot of money going into corporations without any preconditions on how it's spent aka a repeat of 2008 aka stock buy backs instead of investing in their product or their workers. Basically a waste of money and devastating for the people. The bill was horrible and it's as simple as that. Bernie Sanders and Mitt Romney should work together to bring a bipartisan bill that actually helps people.



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hatmoza said:
ZODIARKrebirth said:
I'm from italy and i seems we passed on saturday the Peak, as the Last 2 days numbers of infected people and people dying is slowing down, Hope we are on the right way, but still need time...

I was watching a video of a Chinese doctor very frustrated with how lax the quarantine is (yeah yeah China created this issue but this doctor came all the way to Italy to help). I saw another video of an Italian guy screaming at how the people in the city are not respecting the social distance protocols. I'm starting to form an opinion that some of the Italian population are not taking this seriously, which is the real issue you are facing -social ignorance. Can you give me perspective? Is it true shops are refusing to close, people buy simple items on a daily basis like cigarettes, people throwing parties in their apartments?

Sadly there are always some people where the brain is mit bigger than a little walnut, but the end i must say fortunately the most people are taking the Situation seriously, and that's the reason we are on the right way



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trunkswd said:
JRPGfan said:
10 days ago there was only ~2,000+ infected confirmed cases in the US.
Today its like ~43,000 confirmed cases.

its crazy what just 10days can do.

A lot has changed in the last month. Good thing about me working for this site is that I do it from home. 

What's the pay like hahaha?



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JRPGfan said:
Go a week back, and Im sure many were thinking that Gov of New York, Cuomo, was over-reacting to the outbreak.
In hinde sight I think the way he acted as actually rather smart.

Actually, people were yelling that New York was severely under-reacting last week.  They were acting ridiculously chill about it until very recently.  Mostly, it falls on Mayor de Blasio though.  That guy is the Ray Nagin (New Orleans mayor during Hurricane Katrina) of this story.  He acted as if the city could mostly stay open even as it was the biggest hotspot in the country and now he's trying to pass the buck after his city is on fire.

Cuomo's not nearly as guilty, though the "Cuomo for president" stuff is the biggest example of failing up in presidential politics since the Democrats nominated Gen. George McClellan after he led the Army of the Potomac's for most of the disastrous first 18 months of the Civil War.



Eagle367 said:
trunkswd said:

A lot has changed in the last month. Good thing about me working for this site is that I do it from home. 

What's the pay like hahaha?

Not great considering the amount of work we all put in. The Supporter program has helped. We are trying to turn the site around to the point it is more sustainable. I'd love for it to be as big as GameSpot or IGN, but I know that will never happen. 



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