Stocks close at 3-year low in worst week since 2008; Trump era gains obliterated

  
Via:  krishna  •  one week ago  •  118 comments

By:   Emily McCormick and Javier E. David

Stocks close at 3-year low in worst week since 2008; Trump era gains obliterated
Economists all but expect the global economy — and the world’s largest — to plunge into a deep recession in the coming quarters.

As a famous yogi once said:

Prediction is difficult, especially about the future.

-Yogi Berra

So at this point its impossible to know for sure what Trump's record on the economy will be.  But wouldn't it be ironic if at the end of Trump's first (only?) term in office the economy had done worse than it had done during Obama's first term?

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Data as of 3/20/20 Stocks on Friday plunged to a three-year low, closing out their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis and obliterating all of the gains made since President Donald Trump was inaugurated, as investors weighed the  escalating coronavirus outbreak  against vast stimulus measures designed to mitigate the crisis.

Risk assets dropped even as the Trump administration unveiled a laundry list of new relief measures — including a three-month delay to the April 15 tax deadline and temporary pause on federal student loan payments — meant to backstop consumers. The Federal Reserve also stepped in with more relief, broadening out the types of assets included in its purchase program and expanding its dollar liquidity operations with other major central banks.

However, the virus’ rapid spread had led to social distancing policies that have all but brought America’s public life to a grinding halt. Amid mass closures of private businesses, soaring layoffs and school shutdowns, economists all but expect the global economy — and the world’s largest — to plunge into a deep recession in the coming quarters.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday that 100% of New York’s workforce must remain at home, aside from those at essential businesses, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the state.


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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    one week ago

Economists all but expect the global economy — and the world’s largest — to plunge into a deep recession in the coming quarters.

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Krishna @1    one week ago

Many economists have predicted a Trump recession.

Guess they finally lucked out and got one right--even though the reasons are all wrong!

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
1.2.1  Larry Hampton  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2    one week ago

Or they genuinely understand rump and his supposed economic expertise is more than highly suspect? They realize that he couldn’t fold paper into a toy plane without getting frustrated and confused.

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.2.2  Ronin2  replied to  Larry Hampton @1.2.1    one week ago

TDS knows no bounds. 

It took a severe Pan Epidemic to take down the World Economy- not just the US economy. It wouldn't have matter who was in the White House for this. Our government is proving it hasn't learned from the Swine Flu or Ebola epidemics. We are just as incapable of handling it now as we were then.

The Democrats have no ideas and no plans on how to handle this, and only partisan sniping to separate themselves from Republicans. 

 
 
 
WallyW
1.2.3  WallyW  replied to  Ronin2 @1.2.2    one week ago

And the little oil war kerfuffle between Saudi Arabia and Russia helped to further the depress the economy and markets.

And yep....we eagerly await the Democrat "plans and ideas" as to how to handle this pandemic

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.2.4  XDm9mm  replied to  Ronin2 @1.2.2    one week ago
We are just as incapable of handling it now as we were then.

We as a species will always be at the mercy of those nasty little bugs.   It always was and always will be.  They have the ability to adapt and/or mutate to suit their environment faster than we can ever hope to.  In the end, they will win the war that we and they wage.

Oh, just for shits and giggles.   

The "Swine Flu" caught us off guard as it was not what was expected that season.  We simply prepared for the wrong virus.

As to Ebola, that is still a problem in some areas and we're essentially no further along fighting it now than when Obama made it an issue and brought it to America.  Fortunately for America, the ONLY cases we had were those imported here or the two nurses who contracted the virus treating patients with the disease.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
1.2.5  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Larry Hampton @1.2.1    one week ago

Yet he was able to outsmart all the Democrats and a large chunk of Republicans so I guess there’s not much use for folding paper airplanes anyway is there.

 
 
 
Krishna
1.2.6  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Ronin2 @1.2.2    one week ago
TDS knows no bounds. 

Agreed.

In fact TDS is almost as bad as HDS ("Hillary Derangement Syndrome") amongst Republicans!

 
 
 
cjcold
1.3  cjcold  replied to  Krishna @1    one week ago

Trump's good economy was just a continuation of Obama's great economy. 

If Trump was smarter or nicer I could almost feel sorry for him for his huge mistakes.

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.3.1  Ronin2  replied to  cjcold @1.3    one week ago

Right. Which is the reason the economy truly took off after Obama left office. Seems that businesses were just waiting around for Obama's policies to end to start investing in the US again.

Sheer TDS on display.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
1.3.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  cjcold @1.3    one week ago

That comment will place you in permanent ignore land.

 
 
 
Krishna
1.3.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Ronin2 @1.3.1    one week ago
Right. Which is the reason the economy truly took off after Obama left office. Seems that businesses were just waiting around for Obama's policies to end to start investing in the US again. Sheer TDS on display.

Do you really think we wouldn't notice the extreme ODS ("Obama Derangement Syndrome") on your part?

LOL.... 

 
 
 
Krishna
1.3.4  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Freedom Warrior @1.3.2    one week ago
That comment will place you in permanent ignore land.

OMG-- not the dreaded Ignore List!

What a truly horrible thing to do to! 

(I am sure CJ is terribly upset...Oh, the horror! jrSmiley_5_smiley_image.png )

 
 
 
Krishna
1.3.5  seeder  Krishna  replied to  cjcold @1.3    one week ago
Trump's good economy was just a continuation of Obama's great economy

True. So far...

But as the saying goes:

It ain't over 'till its over.

Let's wait 'till the end of Trump's first term to make a comparison between the economy under Obama's term vs the economy over Trump's term.

(I am mentioning comparing results at the end of their first term because IMO there's a good chance that Trump will not serve a second term)

 
 
 
CB
1.3.6  CB   replied to  Ronin2 @1.3.1    one week ago

Useless competition signifying nothing. When will it end? Can it stop? (Rhetoric.)

 
 
 
cjcold
1.4  cjcold  replied to  Krishna @1    one week ago

What would Yogi have said about Trump?

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.4.1  Ronin2  replied to  cjcold @1.4    one week ago

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34324865

Many of the celebrated "Yogi-isms" of Yogi Berra - who has died aged 90 - were repeatedly cited for their ridiculousness. But one has come in very useful, writes Gareth Rubin. "It ain't over till it's over." Well, you can't argue with that.
 
 
 
Krishna
1.4.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  cjcold @1.4    one week ago
What would Yogi have said about Trump?

Good question!

(I'm not sure, but IIRC he steered clear of political commentary)

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    one week ago

So at this point its impossible to know for sure what Trump's record on the economy will be.  But wouldn't it be ironic if at the end of Trump's first (only?) term in office the economy had done worse than it had done during Obama's first term?

 
 
 
CometRider
2.1  CometRider  replied to  Krishna @2    one week ago
wouldn't it be ironic if at the end of Trump's first (only?) term in office the economy had done worse than it had done during Obama's first term?

If the coronavirus struck during Obama's first term the Dow would have dropped to below 200 points making him a one-term president

 
 
 
cjcold
2.1.1  cjcold  replied to  CometRider @2.1    one week ago

Actually Obama had a team in place to deal with pandemics that Trump trashed. 

Obama saw the CDC as a good thing and as a result Trump tried to destroy it.

The delay in America dealing with coronavirus is all on Trump.

Like AGW; Just another Chinese hoax huh?

 
 
 
Ronin2
2.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  cjcold @2.1.1    one week ago

Yes, Obama handled the Swine Flu so damn well./S

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/swine-flu-8-facts-about-the-world-s-last-pandemic-in-2009.html

5. Between April 12, 2009, and April 10, 2010, the CDC estimates swine flu caused 60.8 million illnesses, 273,304 hospitalizations and 12,469 deaths in the U.S. 6. On Oct. 5, 2009, the U.S. began administering a newly approved H1N1 vaccine to select Americans, with vaccination coverage expanding nationwide by that December.

Obama would have sucked even more than Trump at handling the Coronavirus; but don't let a little thing like history are facts get in the way.

 
 
 
Krishna
2.1.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  CometRider @2.1    one week ago

If the coronavirus struck during Obama's first term the Dow would have dropped to below 200 points making him a one-term president.

And if my grandmother had two handles and a wheel she would've been a wheelbarrow!

If.

If, if, if!

 
 
 
CB
3  CB     one week ago

President Trump is doing more 'bailing' and 'chunking' of the nation's wealth than Carter has pills! As that old "hammer meet nail" President Trump is discovering if you try to outdo yourself and rely on greed and self-interestS to rule the world, the world-Itself CAN AND WILL humble you if your own fail to act.  Being done in by a microbe. . . . Watch and See what is already and what is to be.

 
 
 
Krishna
3.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  CB @3    one week ago

As that old "hammer meet nail" President Trump is discovering if you try to outdo yourself and rely on greed and self-interestS to rule the world, the world-Itself CAN AND WILL humble you if your own fail to act.

Exactly.!

What goes around comes around"."

A person can only commit evil deeds for so long before it comes back to him.

As it is written:

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

--Galations 6:7

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Krishna @3.1    one week ago

It’s very ironic that you would quote that Galations passage while hating on Trump .....

 
 
 
JBB
3.1.2  JBB  replied to  Sparty On @3.1.1    one week ago

Do not equate criticism with hatred...

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.3  Sparty On  replied to  JBB @3.1.2    one week ago
Do not equate criticism with hatred...

Too late for that ridiculous rationalization.

Way too late!

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
3.1.4  Larry Hampton  replied to  Sparty On @3.1.1    one week ago

It’s very ironic that you would quote that Galations passage while hating on Trump .....

That is an interesting observation. What do you base that statement on?

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.5  Sparty On  replied to  Larry Hampton @3.1.4    one week ago

You’re a smart guy, you can figure it out.

I know you can.

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
3.1.6  Larry Hampton  replied to  Sparty On @3.1.5    one week ago

You’re a smart guy, you can figure it out.

I know you can.

Alright! A challenge!

  1. Krishna is unable to understand Galatians?
  2. Galatians is an ancient writing, and being misinterpreted?
  3. rump is God and immune from the truth of Scripture?
  4. Rump is regarded as above scripture and truth?
  5. You personally have no clue as to what the piece of Scripture outta Galatians even means? 
 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.7  Sparty On  replied to  Larry Hampton @3.1.6    one week ago
Krishna is unable to understand Galatians?

Who knows, why don’t you ask him/her.

Galatians is an ancient writing, and being misinterpreted?

Pretty sure it’s just being applied hypocritically but to be sure why don’t you ask that question to the originator as well.

rump is God and immune from the truth of Scripture?

rump?

Rump is regarded as above scripture and truth?


Rump?

You personally have no clue as to what the piece of Scripture outta Galatians even means? 

Nah, I understand it perfectly.     Others here are clearly having trouble with it though.

How about you.    What do you think it means?

 
 
 
cjcold
3.1.8  cjcold  replied to  Sparty On @3.1.7    one week ago

What do you think it means?

Means that some old ancient writer was having fun with the gullible.

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.9  Sparty On  replied to  cjcold @3.1.8    one week ago

Don’t worry about it.    It wouldn’t matter to one with such a haughty attitude towards words of wisdom like this.

 
 
 
Krishna
3.1.10  seeder  Krishna  replied to  JBB @3.1.2    one week ago
Do not equate criticism with hatred...

Fanatic Trump groupies like to imitate the revered leader.. So they can't conceive of legitmate criticism of Dear Leader-- anything that is even mildly critical of him or his policies throws them into a hissy-fit. 

Heck-- they even went to the trouble of inventing an important sounding acronym for what is actually legit criticism--"TDS".

Which is the height of hypocrisy as they are totally ignoring their own "ODS".("Obama Derangement Syndrome?)

Any of our so-called "Christians" remember this?

Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." 

Yup-- whenever I see the term "TDS" it reminds me of their total hypocrisy!!!

 
 
 
Krishna
3.1.11  seeder  Krishna  replied to  JBB @3.1.2    one week ago
Do not equate criticism with hatred...

Trump supporter's can't help but do that-- strange as it may seem, most of them have no concept of the role of criticism in a Democracy!

(Perhaps their attitude should be called "DDS"..."Democracy Derangement Syndrome"?)

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.12  Sparty On  replied to  Krishna @3.1.10    one week ago
"Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." 

Another ironic biblical quote.    

The folks bagging on Trump non-stop are the last group that should be trying to play that card.

Talk about hypocrisy ..... yowsa!!

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
3.1.13  Larry Hampton  replied to  Sparty On @3.1.7    one week ago

The context is about human relationships, not being full of yourself, and that God fully understands when we are being selfish, and when we are giving of ourselves. God can’t be fooled, so don't even try. 

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
3.1.14  Larry Hampton  replied to  Sparty On @3.1.12    one week ago

Since when is it the providence of rumpsters to own Scripture?

 
 
 
r.t..b...
3.1.15  r.t..b...  replied to  Krishna @3.1.11    one week ago
the role of criticism in a Democracy!

Excellent point, and one his supporters should remember. After all, it was the basic tenet of his campaign for the Presidency...an outside the beltway, 'drain the swamp' candidate to challenge the status quo with overt criticism.

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

and another:

"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things." ~ Winston Churchill

 
 
 
KDMichigan
3.1.16  KDMichigan  replied to  Sparty On @3.1.7    one week ago
Rump?

It is a term quite often used by TDS sufferers on the internet to refer to President Trump. More often than not the user has no originality and is trying to pander to the other TDS sufferer's.

 
 
 
CB
3.1.17  CB   replied to  Sparty On @3.1.12    one week ago

If you want to speak of virtue do so or just drop the point altogether.

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.18  Sparty On  replied to  Larry Hampton @3.1.13    6 days ago

The meaning is simple and clear.

If you don’t plant corn, you don’t harvest any corn.

Or in the context of this discussion, you get back what you put out, so if you put hate out there, you get hate back.

Ergo, why it’s ironic when used by haters.

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.19  Sparty On  replied to  Larry Hampton @3.1.14    6 days ago

What’s a rumpster?    A gay person?

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.20  Sparty On  replied to  CB @3.1.17    6 days ago

I speak truth friend.    That you don’t like said truth, makes it no less true.

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.21  Sparty On  replied to  KDMichigan @3.1.16    6 days ago

Ah .... who knew .....jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
CB
3.1.22  CB   replied to  Sparty On @3.1.20    6 days ago

I love truth. What of virtues would you have me, us, discuss?

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.23  Sparty On  replied to  CB @3.1.22    6 days ago

Cool, glad you love truth.

There is perhaps no more virtuous pursuit, than attempting to truly realize the concept of reaping what you sow for the good.

It's not easy for most of us but it's especially difficult for the haters of the world.

 
 
 
CB
3.1.24  CB   replied to  Sparty On @3.1.23    6 days ago
There is perhaps no more virtuous pursuit, than attempting to truly realize the concept of reaping what you sow for the good

A good concept. How are you applying it to this discussion. Connect the dots.

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.25  Sparty On  replied to  CB @3.1.24    6 days ago

Yeah, it is a great concept isn't it?   But in this case, since it's off topic, you can start another article specifically about connecting any "dots" you would like connected.   I'll be happy to "connect the dots" for you once again at that time

 
 
 
CB
3.1.26  CB   replied to  Sparty On @3.1.25    6 days ago

Hold that point. . . .  I will consider doing an article on virtue ("short and sweet") if time permits and you will be invited when I do! (Smile.)

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.27  Sparty On  replied to  CB @3.1.26    6 days ago

Don't put it in one of the left leaning, mutual admiration society, groups.   I opt out of those echo chambers whenever possible and couldn't participate.   I'll be happy to have a sincere, adult conversation with you on the topic.

Not interested in biased, deranged, delusional discussions.

 
 
 
CB
3.1.28  CB   replied to  Sparty On @3.1.25    6 days ago

I sent you a Private Note invitation to my article. See ya there.

 
 
 
cjcold
3.2  cjcold  replied to  CB @3    one week ago

I was hoping to see Trump fail in a manner that wouldn't hurt We the People this time.

 
 
 
WallyW
3.2.1  WallyW  replied to  cjcold @3.2    one week ago

But he just keeps winning

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.2  JohnRussell  replied to  WallyW @3.2.1    one week ago

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It Is ME
3.2.3  It Is ME  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.2    one week ago
Removed for context - s

Bible and Gun tote'n folks ? jrSmiley_24_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.2.4  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.2    one week ago
Removed for context - s

Really JR?

 
 
 
loki12
3.2.5  loki12  replied to  XDm9mm @3.2.4    one week ago
Really JR?

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Krishna
3.2.6  seeder  Krishna  replied to  WallyW @3.2.1    one week ago
But he just keeps winning

You have a really bizarre notion of the meaning of the  word "winning"!

384

 
 
 
bugsy
3.2.7  bugsy  replied to  Krishna @3.2.6    one week ago

Yes, you are very correct s/. Trump should have stood at every single airport and checked every passenger for this virus. Because he didn't, Trump is the reason for all of society's ills today.ss/

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
3.2.8  Dean Moriarty  replied to  bugsy @3.2.7    one week ago

I doubt any of these people criticizing Trump can show where they wanted him to close the borders to all travel prior to the first case of the virus being confirmed in the US. It reminds me of something Dale Carnegie wrote in his fantastic book How to win friends and influence people. “Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do.”

 
 
 
bugsy
3.2.9  bugsy  replied to  Dean Moriarty @3.2.8    one week ago
Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do.”

Well, the democratic party sure does live up to that great quote.

 
 
 
CB
4  CB     one week ago

You won't hear Trump conservatives whine about Trump's "compassionate conservativism," Bush was wrong (for the Alt-Right noisemakers) for giving relief to some of the needy/masses.

You won't here any Tea-partiers griping about Trump "stimulus" packages now. Of course, Obama was wrong (for the Alt-Right noisemakers). Wonder why?

 
 
 
Krishna
4.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  CB @4    one week ago
Wonder why?

An excellent question!

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.2  Texan1211  replied to  CB @4    one week ago
You won't here any Tea-partiers griping about Trump "stimulus" packages now. Of course, Obama was wrong (for the Alt-Right noisemakers). Wonder why?

Probably for the same reasons you won't hear many Democrats praising anything Trump does. They did, however, cheer Obama's bailouts and tax cuts.

 
 
 
CB
4.2.1  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @4.2    one week ago

For a good work getting the job numbers down below where his predecessor left off, I applaud President Trump. For raising the standard on the markets I applaud President Trump. For any good work President Trump does I applaud him individually.

Now then: For being a deliberate and compulsive liar; cheater; abuser of his office by firing good people and ruining their careers just to please conservative think-tanks, Fox News anchors, conspiracy theorists, right-wing evangelicals, and the Alt-Right; for choosing to exist in an alternate reality while in the office of the presidency; while withholding and/or misplacing and destroying sensitive documents which speak critically about his mistakes as president; while lying about the Coronavirus public-facing-while some of us die (and probably soon some of the youth and children); while diminishing former presidents and irony of ironies having four living ex-presidents to draw on their 'years' in service to the nation he can not say he as called anyone of them; while figuratively standing on the shoulders of former Leader Barack Obama and pissing down his pantsleg; I condemn President Trump for being a chump.

 
 
 
cjcold
4.2.2  cjcold  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2    one week ago

Everything that Obama did was good for We the People.

Everything Trump does is only good for Trump and the 1%.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.2.3  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @4.2.2    one week ago
Everything that Obama did was good for We the People.
Everything Trump does is only good for Trump and the 1%.

Exactly what flavor was all of that KoolAid you drank?

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
4.2.4  Freedom Warrior  replied to  cjcold @4.2.2    one week ago

Will since a recent poll says that Obummer was the worst president ever that comment comes right out of cockwomble land.

 
 
 
It Is ME
4.2.5  It Is ME  replied to  cjcold @4.2.2    one week ago
Everything that Obama did was good for We the People.

The Obama required "Beer Summit" created MANY "Bummer Moments" for the country !

I like my Bacon "Baked" slowly ...… Instantly "Fried" still Your preference ?

 
 
 
Krishna
4.2.6  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2    one week ago
They did, however, cheer Obama's bailouts and tax cuts.

And yet now there's a good chance Trump will bailout the airlines!

(What goes around comes around!)

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.2.7  Texan1211  replied to  Krishna @4.2.6    one week ago

And???

Would you prefer he didn't?

BTW, Congress has to do the bailing out. Only Congress can appropriate funds.

 
 
 
CB
4.2.8  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @4.2.7    one week ago

There he is! Doing that thing he does on a regular comment basis. Spin. Deflect. Spin!

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.2.9  Texan1211  replied to  CB @4.2.8    6 days ago
There he is! Doing that thing he does on a regular comment basis. 

Obviously, my comments bother you.

Perhaps you should stop reading and responding to them.

Spin. Deflect. Spin!

WTF are you going on about NOW?

Pray tell what is deflecting OR spinning about my comment?

Or is all you have are personal jabs?

That's IT?

SMMFH

 
 
 
CB
4.2.10  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @4.2.9    6 days ago

Obviously, my comments bother you.

jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif   NOPE. (Chuckles.)

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.2.11  Texan1211  replied to  CB @4.2.10    5 days ago

Then WTF are you going on and on about?

 
 
 
CB
4.2.12  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @4.2.11    5 days ago

Disturbing. Obviously, I am not going to waste time explaining what you already should know. I am going to move on now.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.2.13  Texan1211  replied to  CB @4.2.12    5 days ago
I am going to move on now.

excellent!

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.2.14  Sparty On  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2.13    5 days ago

That is not how you are supposed to respond to that.

You are supposed to claim a moral internet victory and accuse the person of running away because of a faulty debate position.

A virtual expression of flopping it on the table to prove yours is bigger than theirs ......

jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
JBB
5  JBB    one week ago

I'm not panicking yet but it is looking bleak where I am. I'd get in the car and go but there is nowhere to run to...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/coronavirus-in-ny-deluge-of-cases-begins-hitting-hospitals/ar-BB11tKpb?li=BBnb7Kz

 
 
 
cjcold
5.1  cjcold  replied to  JBB @5    one week ago

Live way out on the prairie and the only business that has closed in the nearest town is the local library. I miss it. Thankfully the grocery, the liquor store and the gas station are still open.

No cases of the virus anywhere near here (yet). 

 
 
 
Krishna
5.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  cjcold @5.1    one week ago
Live way out on the prairie and the only business that has closed in the nearest town is the local library.

I looked at the map of the early # of cases in different areas. And perhaps not surprisingly the rate was higher in urban areas, where people have more frequent contact with others. (Imagine having to ride a crowded subway train to work!) And even in a supermarket-- how many hands have touched the items on the shelves by time we buy them>

So of course it spread more rapidly in those areas. 

But I imagine that soon (possibly within the next week or two) the number of cases will start to rise significantly even in the most rural areas.

(Even your mail-- how many people have come in contact with it since it left the sender?)

I predict there will continue to be a rapid rise in the # of cases. But of course the good news is the majority of people who have it will experience nothing more than what seems like a bad cold-- or perhaps even a bit of nasal congestion and an occasional  cough...that disappears in a few days.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
5.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Krishna @5.1.1    6 days ago
But of course the good news is the majority of people who have it will experience nothing more than what seems like a bad cold-- or perhaps even a bit of nasal congestion and an occasional  cough...that disappears in a few days.

We can hope. And the reason, IMHO, for the more rapid rise in cases is the number of tests administered which is rising also.

 
 
 
CB
6  CB     one week ago

jbb, I am with you. I know we all are. If you have something stiff drink one and calm your nerves. If you have an anxiety pill take one. This situation hit real for me when my county declared a health emergency Shelter in Place  and the governor of California established a Stay At Home Order. Still, I can hear the 'roar' of activity on the freeway and some hustle in bustle in the stores so I still feel the excitement of being alive today - not just shock and confusion. What's liftin' you up as a distraction today? Anything?

 
 
 
Krishna
6.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  CB @6    one week ago
s so I still feel the excitement of being alive today - not just shock and confusion. What's liftin' you up as a distraction today? Anything?

Whether or not people who get it will have a severe case..or a really mild case... will depend on several factors, One of which is the strength of one's Immune System. And of course there are steps one can take to strenthen that...

 
 
 
CB
6.1.1  CB   replied to  Krishna @6.1    one week ago

I have some ginger root and vitamin C fruit teas I do now.

 
 
 
Tacos!
7  Tacos!    one week ago

All the alternatives are probably worse.

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
7.1  Larry Hampton  replied to  Tacos! @7    one week ago

Oh yeah? Care to explain that?

 
 
 
Tacos!
7.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  Larry Hampton @7.1    one week ago

Alternatives I envision would be 1) to just continue along, business as usual, or 2) take emergency steps to protect the economy as opposed to human life. The state of the economy sucks but I sure can't argue that hundreds of thousands of dead Americans would be a better alternative.

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
7.1.2  Larry Hampton  replied to  Tacos! @7.1.1    one week ago

Are you saying then that sacrificing some people is worth keeping the economy rolling along as usual?

 
 
 
Tacos!
7.1.3  Tacos!  replied to  Larry Hampton @7.1.2    one week ago
Are you saying then that sacrificing some people is worth keeping the economy rolling along as usual?

That's literally the opposite of what I said.

 
 
 
Texan1211
7.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  Larry Hampton @7.1.2    one week ago
Are you saying then that sacrificing some people is worth keeping the economy rolling along as usual?

"The state of the economy sucks but I sure can't argue that hundreds of thousands of dead Americans would be a better alternative."

 
 
 
CometRider
8  CometRider    one week ago

Data as of 3/20/20 Stocks on Friday plunged to a three-year low, closing out their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis and obliterating all of the gains made since President Donald Trump was inaugurated.

Democrats are rejoicing.

 
 
 
CB
8.1  CB   replied to  CometRider @8    one week ago

Spin that around: Trump is not arrogantly gloating. What is happening in our cities, our towns, and what is being projected in the coming day is loss, ruin, and disaster for our nation and other nations of this world, and I would not wish it on anyone—including not even on a president who is lying to us yet again about a virus that is killing a great many of our citizens.

 
 
 
CometRider
8.1.1  CometRider  replied to  CB @8.1    one week ago

I didn't mean Democrats are happy about the virus since it affects them also, but there's no doubt the majority have been hoping for a down-turn in the economy.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
8.1.2  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  CometRider @8.1.1    one week ago
but there's no doubt the majority have been hoping for a down-turn in the economy.

that is a fact.

it should be interesting to see how states (right or left) handle this crisis and which ones drop the ball.

since states are different, we will learn what works and what does not work

 
 
 
CB
8.1.3  CB   replied to  CometRider @8.1.1    one week ago

I am talking about the economy on a grand scale, too. Democrats are affected by the ups and downs in our economy too.

It is President Donald Trump who arrogantly conducted himself as the "Me-conservative" president. It is Trump who tuned out the Liberals and set to the task of turning our mutually shared governmental systems into a lop-sided, unhealthy, disfigured monstrosity, where some important positions are currently held by some underwhelming professionals, or not occupied at all.

This is one of the oldest lesson in all of humanity: One is wise to not disturb what is working until one has done proper research and established why it works and what it is good (useful for)! There were professionals being prepared, installed, and kept in place—just in case. Those folks have value to us all. —They once did, that is.  They were unceremoniously purged and told to go beg for work and their shelter elsewhere.

Now, this unapologetic, unrepentant, and unforgiving president has no method to communicate the recall of liberals to come back to serve the nation in its time of need. And now, republicans who have forsaken republicanism and conservatives who have forsaken conservatism to enter this joint-venture with Donald Trump's 'America' are going to have to try to fix the nation and world they have broken by applying even less republican and conservative principles.

Now is the time for our nation to be on the proper side of history. Because this is a distinct moment in time. Do the right thing going forward for all Americans, not just conservatives.

 
 
 
CB
8.1.4  CB   replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @8.1.2    one week ago

You choose faux competition over unifying? As some conservatives here are fond of saying: "Why am I not surprised?"

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
8.1.5  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  CB @8.1.4    one week ago
You choose faux competition over unifying?

faux competition?  it is real enough.

that is why we refer to the states as laboratories of democracy.

they all do their own thing and get differing results. other states learn from those experiments and enact the good bits while not enacting the bad bits.  meanwhile voters see what other states are doing and get to move to the states they like best.

if ya need to see that as a competition instead of a learning experience for everyone...  OK by me.

id always seen a state like california as a leftwing experiment, while a state like texas is a rightwing experiment..  and california lost the "keep humans from shitting on the streets" competition. 

 

 
 
 
Krishna
8.1.6  seeder  Krishna  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @8.1.2    one week ago
it should be interesting to see how states (right or left) handle this crisis and which ones drop the ball.

Good point. Some will believe Trump's downplaying of the severity and won't take protective actions. Others will listen to the medical experts and disregard Trump's Fake Advice.

 
 
 
Krishna
8.1.7  seeder  Krishna  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @8.1.5    one week ago
and california lost the "keep humans from shitting on the streets" competition. 

Over the years its been my observation that when someone is losing an argument online they usually resort to some tactic to derail the conversation....which is what you just did.

(But Iwonder if you were even aware of it?)

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
8.1.8  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Krishna @8.1.7    one week ago
Over the years its been my observation

not even worth a grain of salt.

 
 
 
CB
8.1.9  CB   replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @8.1.5    one week ago

It's one union. Why the heaven do you want to spend all your days in competition against people interested in advancing the same world you live in? Go figure!

 
 
 
Krishna
8.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  CometRider @8    one week ago
Data as of 3/20/20 Stocks on Friday plunged to a three-year low

And yet many Republicans keep repeating how "Trump is winning"> 

Weird, eh?

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
9  jungkonservativ111    one week ago
But wouldn't it be ironic if at the end of Trump's first (only?) term in office the economy had done worse than it had done during Obama's first term?

Wow. The world is in turmoil, Americans are suffering, and the seeder of this article is giddy at the idea of the American economy crashing so Trump can't brag about his presidency. And they want to call Trump the crazy one? Where do these "Americans" come from? I mean I hated Obama, but I never wanted America to fail just to spite him. You Trump haters really need to do some soul searching and make sure your hatred of Trump isn't affecting your dedication to this country. Sheesh.

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
9.1  jungkonservativ111  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @9    one week ago

I mean seriously, even if the US economy crashes because of the coronavirus, you think history is going to look back at that and blame it on Trump? The global economy will crash if the US economy crashes, so I guess every current global leader would be as incompetent as you would want Trump to be. Honestly this is an opportunity. Every investor should be taking advantage of this crisis. I bought my house during the housing market crash. If I knew then what I know now, I would have bought 4 houses back then.

 
 
 
CB
9.1.1  CB   replied to  jungkonservativ111 @9.1    6 days ago
if the US economy crashes because of the coronavirus, you think history is going to look back at that and blame it on Trump?

I don't know of any individual who wants the economy to crash in order to blame Trump! What I remark on is his hubris to think he can lie his way through it. To gloat about his successes in the economy while disrespecting former leaders, and his incapacity to graciously allow the wisdom of four other presidents help him in this country's time of desperate economy crises. Future analysts will not blame Trump for the virus, they will, if it is occasioned, blame him for his self-aggrandizement and disrespect to the nation by permitting his arrogance to continue to get the best of him.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
9.2  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @9    one week ago
You Trump haters really need to do some soul searching and make sure your hatred of Trump isn't affecting your dedication to this country.

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trumps re-election is not in jeopardy over any of this regardless of what the TDS crowd thinks.

what they keep forgetting?   they have zero credibility, the entire msm is now a running joke and people are not going to suddenly start believing them again.  [deleted]

maybe they should have read that book...  "the little liberal boy who cried russia russia russia wolf"

 
 
 
CB
9.2.1  CB   replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @9.2    6 days ago

Apparently, you like your media conservative.

 
 
 
Krishna
9.2.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @9.2    6 days ago
trumps re-election is not in jeopardy over any

Link?

 
 
 
CB
9.3  CB   replied to  jungkonservativ111 @9    6 days ago

That is a misinterpretation of Krishna's comment, in my opinion. You are letting your bias run away with you! But I will step aside now. . . . 

 
 
 
mocowgirl
10  mocowgirl    one week ago

 I have been reading articles about how the coronavirus will most likely permanently change the world as we have known it regardless of who is in the White House.  

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/19/coronavirus-effect-economy-life-society-analysis-covid-135579

For many Americans right now, the scale of the coronavirus crisis calls to mind 9/11 or the 2008 financial crisis—events that reshaped society in lasting ways, from how we travel and buy homes, to the level of security and surveillance we’re accustomed to, and even to the language we use.

Politico Magazine   surveyed more than 30 smart, macro thinkers this week, and they have some news for you: Buckle in. This could be bigger.

A global, novel virus that keeps us contained in our homes—maybe for months—is already reorienting our relationship to government, to the outside world, even to each other. Some changes these experts expect to see in the coming months or years might feel unfamiliar or unsettling: Will nations stay closed? Will touch become taboo? What will become of restaurants?

But crisis moments also present opportunity: more sophisticated and flexible use of technology, less polarization, a revived appreciation for the outdoors and life’s other simple pleasures. No one knows exactly what will come, but here is our best stab at a guide to the unknown ways that society—government, healthcare, the economy, our lifestyles and more—will change.

Click on a subject to skip straight to its entries.
 
 
 
Krishna
10.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  mocowgirl @10    6 days ago

Excellent post!

I often hesitate to mention this, because people who know nothing about the subject often condemn it-- but I believe I did at some point mention that I am an Astrologer.

And a while back noticed a very powerful influence was coming up--and would last an entire year as I recall (gradually started to be in force in early january IIRC).. Basically, it meant that the entire planet was going to undergo major transformation. Old structures would crumble, and new ones would take their place. A major turning point for the world-- although not easy to predict the exact details.

Often this is unpleasant-- especially got those who try to resist. But the end result is a whole new set of structures.

Another theme of this is "purification"--- any structures built via unscrupulous means-- from taking lazy short-cuts to outright manipulation and fraud , will be transformed.(when I realized that,  one of my first thoughts was that Trump's days in office would be numbered. That's what the Astrology said-- or more accurately it was y interpretation of it.

At first I didn't believe my own work, because up until recently I was pretty sure Trump would be re-elected.

For several reasons-- but mainly the economy. The market kept going up-- it looked unstoppable. So while different people are concerned with various different issues, as long a she economy remained strong, I thought Trump would remain in power.

But as soon as the Corona Virus began (and remember, it didn't look all that bad at the beginning) I had a strong intuitive hit-- that what my work revealed was probably correct. Major transformation of the world, and the downfall of anything or anyone not of pure motivation.

I know that this sound sa bit absurd to the uninformed-- but I see it happening.

 
 
 
Krishna
10.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @10.1    6 days ago

I also don't remember if I mentioned here that I've been retired from my "day job" for some years-- but now spend much of my day researching the stock market. And I do a few trades,but not many. One of the things I try to do is detect major trends...hopefully before many others do.

One I noticed that started, gradually, several years ago-- but recently started accelerating (this was even before the Virus): the trend towards many meeting, classes, and other in person activities movin away from interacting by being in the same physical space (office, classroom, etc) and moving online. I first noticed increasing use of Skype-- then Zoom.  

I wanted to buy some Zoom, but the stock had already moved up too much. 

So I bought a little Teledoc. 

 
 
 
Krishna
10.1.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @10.1.1    6 days ago

I wanted to buy some Zoom, but the stock had already moved up too much. 

So I bought a little   Teledoc. 

And then news of the virus broke, and many physical classes and meetings were cancelled-- and some started to be replaced by online meetings. (I am in a longstanding discussion group that meet monthly at a physical location-- we stopped that and just had our first meeting in the comfort of out homes--via Zoom.

Since the Virus accelerated, TDOC shares have done well-- who says you can't make money in this market?

( Dark blue line is Teledoc stock, light blue line [labeled "IXIC" ] is the Nasdaq average.)

BTW that chart is interactive, you can click on other time periods such as 6 Months, 3 months, etc to see more recent activity)

Now I'm trying to decide if I should buy more- TDOC - but I think its run up too much.

 
 
 
Krishna
10.1.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @10.1.2    5 days ago
Now I'm trying to decide if I should buy more- TDOC - but I think its run up too much.

Boy was I ever wrong on that call! 

LOL.

This is hard to believe-- but today TDOC ran up just over 18%. (If a stock moves up 18% in an entire year that's pretty durn good!).

And then, in after hours trading-- it went up another 4+%!

 
 
 
Krishna
10.1.4  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @10.1.3    5 days ago

And again, another one: WORK. I have had a pretty big paper loss on that one-- was beginning to think I made a big mistake buying that one. (Own a lot less than TDOC). But, finally...it had a decent move up today... +11%. 

What do these two have in common? One sector related to the change mocowgirl alluded to. These are both for "remote" workplaces-- the ongoing shift from working together in a physical location to working on an online site.

That trend was already in place for some time, growing slowly but surely-- but since the Corona Virus took off-- so have these stocks.

And own just a little TTD, not too sure about that one.

Another one I missed: ZM. 

(I do not recommend buying any of these now because they've run-up so much. May have a bit more upside, but too risky for me. Well may add a small amount of TTD__ also speculative tho') 

 
 
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