All Broadway Shows Closing For One Month

  
By:  john-russell  •  4 weeks ago  •  22 comments

All Broadway Shows Closing For One Month

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The governor of New York is closing down all Broadway theaters for one month, ending on April 12th, out of concern for the spread of the coronavirus. 

This reminds a little of Shakespeare's London, when the theaters would be closed during outbreaks of the plague and the acting troupes would go "on the road" to smaller towns and villages and perform there, where there were no government restrictions. 


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JohnRussell
1  author  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

The show must not go on. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  author  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

The start of the Major League baseball season is being delayed until mid-April as well. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
3  Tacos!    4 weeks ago

I would guess there is no way to know at this point if a month will be remotely long enough. Or contrariwise, if it will do any good.

 
 
 
katrix
3.1  katrix  replied to  Tacos! @3    4 weeks ago

Not shutting down large public gatherings is blamed for killing thousands in Philly during the Spanish Flu. The numbers were derived by comparing their deaths to St. Louis, which handled it completely differently. So ... hopefully it will help.

Although the goal seems really to be to delay the spread so it doesn't overwhelm our health care system. I've read estimates that something like 40% - 70% of us will probably end up catching it regardless of what is done - the goal is for us not to all catch it at the same time.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
3.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  katrix @3.1    4 weeks ago

Thankfully, your uninformed panic and hysteria is not contagious

But keep ignoring what the real experts and doctors are saying.

 
 
 
MrFrost
3.1.2  MrFrost  replied to  Greg Jones @3.1.1    4 weeks ago

But keep ignoring what the real experts and doctors are saying.

The flu kills about 40k people in America every year. Trump's admin said that Coronavirus is 10x more deadly with a 1% mortality rate. 

1) 1% is way off, as I listed below. 

2) The person that said that? Real expert. He also said that there will be a lot more people who will die from this virus. 

You can toe the party line if you like and just repeat their BS statements, but the reality is that this virus is just getting started. The worst is yet to come. But don't panic, go on about your life, don't wash your hands, hang out with large groups of people and whine that the left is inciting panic, (they aren't but the right wing apparently panics REALLY easily). Yes, Coronavirus is just like cancer, if you ignore it, it will eventually just, "go away". /s

 
 
 
Greg Jones
3.1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  MrFrost @3.1.2    4 weeks ago

I don't believe any single "expert", but the collective consensus of informed opinions, of which yours is not one.

It is almost exclusively affecting the elderly who are already sick and in nursing homes. It doesn't appear to affect kids and young people. 

What with all raising of awareness,  these closures keeping people apart, and testing ramping up,  the worst is probably occurring right about now.

I'll leave the panicking and mindless hysteria to you and yours. I suspect the final fatality rate will be much less than is being touted by the stupid.

 
 
 
katrix
3.1.4  katrix  replied to  Greg Jones @3.1.1    4 weeks ago

Even fox news is telling it's employees to work from home, while bullshitting their viewers. B

 
 
 
MrFrost
4  MrFrost    4 weeks ago

Based on current numbers:

Total infections so far: 134,176

Deceased: 4,965

Mortality rate: 3.7006%

USA ~325 million people, potential of : 12,026,950 dead.

Globally 7.4 billion people, potential of: 273,844,400 dead.

*These numbers are based on a "worst case scenario", with available data. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
4.1  Greg Jones  replied to  MrFrost @4    4 weeks ago

In the US, about 40 have died...mostly old and ill people in Washington state in nursing homes.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

But thousands that were infected have recovered.

https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus-survival-rate

 
 
 
MrFrost
4.1.1  MrFrost  replied to  Greg Jones @4.1    4 weeks ago

Did you read my post at all? Obviously not. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
4.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  MrFrost @4.1.1    4 weeks ago

I don't deal with worst case scenarios, I deal with reality and how the leftist and media induced panic and hysteria will play out.

 
 
 
MUVA
4.1.3  MUVA  replied to  Greg Jones @4.1.2    4 weeks ago

I’m with you. 

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
4.1.4  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Greg Jones @4.1    4 weeks ago

Here's a website I have for stats.

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

Whether worldwide stats are applicable to the US is a topic of speculation albeit informed to some extent.

Some have analyzed more favorably others have promoted worst case.   That said, the psychic / financial panic does seem to be along the lines of  heading in that direction.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
4.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  MrFrost @4    4 weeks ago

I've read a highly informed analysis that indicates the mortality rate is likely to settle in at around .7% with total deaths likely to be similar to the swine flu (H1N1).     Yet the reaction here has gone far beyond anything that occurred during that pandemic.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Freedom Warrior @4.2    4 weeks ago
I've read a highly informed analysis that indicates the mortality rate is likely to settle in at around .7% with total deaths likely to be similar to the swine flu (H1N1).     Yet the reaction here has gone far beyond anything that occurred during that pandemic.

I don't believe that all of the medical experts and pandemic experts here will agree with that assessment. Doesn't sound nearly scary enough.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
4.2.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2.1    4 weeks ago

Only time will tell on the stats.  The degree of reaction however is extreme regardless.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
5  Dean Moriarty    4 weeks ago

Makes more sense to me than the Chinese restaurants in the featured article of the day that what more people spreading the virus around. 
https://thenewstalkers.com/community/discussion/49736/people-are-coming-together-across-us-to-support-local-chinatowns-amid-coronavirus-fears

 
 
 
Kathleen
6  Kathleen    4 weeks ago

The swine flu killed 13,000 in the US. So far 37 have died from this virus. I am hoping the numbers never reach that level. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
7  Kathleen    4 weeks ago

They need to close the stock market. They have in the past, so it might be a good idea.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8  Buzz of the Orient    4 weeks ago

When was the last time the lights went out on Broadway?

 
 
 
Austere
9  Austere     4 weeks ago

There Is Always Clay Court Tennis Season Overseas. I Will Gawk and Admire Rafa Nadal and Be In Joyful Bliss..Grunt grunt ...

 
 
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