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When will the economy open back up?


When do you think people will be able to go back to work? Go to the mall? Theaters? Stadiums? School? When will our economy be back????

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Depends where you work and what state/country you're in. For California:

Malls? I'd guess June or July.
School? Likely August/September, but not for sure.
Theaters? Maybe in the fall with reduced seating, every other seat empty or the like. I'm not sure they'll want to open though since hardly anyone will want to go risk their health for a movie.
Stadiums? Probably not until next year at best.

Regardless of when they're allowed to open, businesses that involve people congregating are going to see severely reduced customer counts until everybody's either infected or vaccinated, and will thus severely contract or go out of business.

Personally I don't need any of those places, I just want to be allowed to see one person. Hoping early June for that.

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Personally I don't need any of those places, I just want to be allowed to see one person.
Why can't you go see that person now? Fear of the virus? Just playing things safe for now?

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Well you just have to look at China, they're already thinking about eating bat's & dog's again.






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Why can't you go see that person now? Fear of the virus? Just playing things safe for now?
It's illegal to see anyone I don't live with, and I don't live with anyone.

My county also keeps telling me I shouldn't drive anywhere even alone for exercise, but I don't think that's actually law so I'm defying it by driving up to 10 miles for hikes. I can't stay sane walking up and down my street for 3 months, and it's easier to avoid people by driving to unpopular trails.

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Seems to me even if they say itís safe itís not like people are gonna rush back if they think they may get sick in a second wave...and itís not like people will have excess money to spend on anything but necessities and/or debt
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Until there is a vaccine or half the population has been infected. I don't know. Cause you know it's just going spread like wildfire again as soon as things are back to normal again.
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I think we are entering a shift in the way the economy operates, and feel it will never come back as the way we currently understand it.

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My guess is... not until Autumn.

For mass events like concerts or sports, probably not until next year.

This virus can be weird. It might be something that will keep recurring until/if we ever develop a vaccine, or it could just vanish quickly and we all forget about it once our fear feeling dissipates enough.


I have a feeling that after this whole thing is seemingly over, most people when they catch a cold or flu from there on out will probably start freaking out into panic.

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It looks worse everyday, so I imagine not very soon.

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Only when there's a vaccine, so in 12-18 months time.

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Fall would be the earliest if things have the best case scenario. Possibly not until next year because the virus could mutate and attack in waves. Things will never be the same though, the peace and comfort of not having to worry won't come back for a long time.

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Well you just have to look at China, they're already thinking about eating bat's & dog's again.


Thinking about it? You haven't seen my posts!


The very wet market that is the epicenter of all of this was reopened within the past week. Yes, there could very well be another wave from China.
They lied about how bad the virus was. People saw funeral parlors with constant activity and multiple shipments of urns. They estimated that a minimum of 40,000 people died in the Wuhan area alone.

Now, people are going to scream because I said the Wuhan virus came from China. It DID come from China. The people there are as much victims as the rest of the world. Their government lied!


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The government cannot keep things closed much longer. I'm not sure how it is in other states, but in mine, the governor mandated what his administration considers "non-essential" businesses be closed, with fines for those that are still operating. That's an unsupportable overreach that has to go away once the reason for this lockdown - not overrunning hospitals - subsides. (I think people have forgotten the latter point; it's not intended to be going on until a vaccine comes about, if a vaccine ever does.)

Even though I'm not much of a Trump fan, at least we don't have an anti-business socialist in the WH. He's already pushing for reopening the economy even though he says this in the most artless way and at the most inappropriate times. I hope it doesn't get to the point of businesses suing state governments for preventing them from operating.

Things have to be opened up. My main anxiety point on this front is theaters reopening. I'm VERY pro-theater. Movies are on the schedule and I read today that one chain was inquiring with studios about titles they can put in the theater soon in lieu of the big blockbusters which might have to wait until the whole country is more operational, including NYC. If they have 50% occupancy, I think that would be a pleasure to many because I find so many comments where people moan and complain about crowded theaters and rude people. If people are all sitting wearing masks and not wanting to spread things, that might be a good thing. I disagree that people would avoid the theater. The point is that they have to reopen, and if you don't want to go, nobody is forcing you to. We need solutions to exist with the virus (mass testing, testing at airports for international flights, masks, hygiene, common sense), not fear and shuttering ourselves away.

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Officially it will reopen on May 4th in my neck of the woods, and only partially (e.g. nonessential businesses may open back up, but no festivals or large gatherings may be held till July 2nd). It was pushed back from April 13th though, so we may continue to see it being rolled to later dates.
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Officially it will reopen on May 4th in my neck of the woods, and only partially (e.g. nonessential businesses may open back up, but no festivals or large gatherings may be held till July 2nd). It was pushed back from April 13th though, so we may continue to see it being rolled to later dates.
Oh wow. Hmm so no concerts or sports I guess. So I'm guessing going back to how it was when they were saying no more than 50 people?

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Oh wow. Hmm so no concerts or sports I guess. So I'm guessing going back to how it was when they were saying no more than 50 people?
It's not clear-cut, but this sounds like the case to me.

Reopening nonessential stores, hairdressers, restaurants, and other services would be a good step though.

And yeah, definitely no sporting events or concerts.
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It's not clear-cut, but this sounds like the case to me.

Reopening nonessential stores, hairdressers, restaurants, and other services would be a good step though.

And yeah, definitely no sporting events or concerts.
What about casino's?

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