The Virus, The Jobless And The Ant Man

The Virus, The Jobless And The Ant Man

"The situation is really severe and there is no sign that it is under control", Carrie Lam said Sunday, as Hong Kong reported a record number of new coronavirus cases. "To combat the pandemic, I hereby urge citizens to be patient in order to contain this", she added. The government is stepping up efforts to curtail the spread. Civil servants are working from home and social distancing protocols have been extended, including restrictions on restaurants. An indoor mask mandate is in the cards, ap
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5 thoughts on “The Virus, The Jobless And The Ant Man

  1. Seems apparent that Jack Ma answers to Xi. China does not have to use force to take over the world- just pay off those in their way.
    Next will be US Tech entrepreneurs who, instead of going through the brain damage of going public in order to get their payoff, just sell directly to the Chinese. Cut out the middle man. Then the world can’t accuse Chinese of stealing technology.

    1. Not just Xi makes timely payoffs. What else would you call Trump’s huge corporate tax cut but a bribe? Are any of the affected companies using any of their cut to help those in need from the effects of COVID? Not bloody likely, though I did see a company with profits of many billions commit to a charitable gift of $1 mil!!! Big whoop.

  2. New cases could simply be a matter of more testing. Sweden has more new cases; it has had steadily dropping deaths so that now very few are dying of Covid. My point is that rising cases may not be a key metric or cause for concern.

    1. Donsmoke, except to the extent that large case counts deter people from engaging in normal activities, thereby dragging down the economy.

      The large case counts make it clear that the virus is still “out there”, and most people I know still don’t want to roll the dice on a potentially lengthy and disruptive hospital stay (…even if they ultimately recover in full).

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