Shut down everything for 2-3 weeks in the US. Govt issues quarantine checks to every household to make up for lost wages, maybe only at, oh, say, 80% of wages? All bills due receive a one-month forbearance
Obviously having enough food/toiletries/etc would be a huge issue to resolve and this is all probably way too cost prohibitive but we shouldnt be in deficit spending for the current state of the economy. Deficit spending is supposed to be during down times to protect the economy and all Americans
I dunno. Just a wild thought....
President Trump has asked pharmaceutical companies to "accelerate" the coronavirus vaccine.
S&P 500 1.48%
This report estimates that more than 80,000 Uyghurs were transferred out of Xinjiang to work in factories across China between 2017 and 2019, and some of them were sent directly from detention camps.2 The estimated figure is conservative and the actual figure is likely to be far higher. In factories far away from home, they typically live in segregated dormitories,3 undergo organised Mandarin and ideological training outside working hours,4 are subject to constant surveillance, and are forbidden from participating in religious observances.5 Numerous sources, including government documents, show that transferred workers are assigned minders and have limited freedom of movement.6
China has attracted international condemnation for its network of extrajudicial re-education camps in Xinjiang.7 This report exposes a new phase in Chinas social re-engineering campaign targeting minority citizens, revealing new evidence that some factories across China are using forced Uyghur labour under a state-sponsored labour transfer scheme that is tainting the global supply chain.
Since 2017, more than a million Uyghurs and members of other Turkic Muslim minorities have disappeared into a vast network of re-education camps in the far west region of Xinjiang,11 in what some experts call a systematic, government-led program of cultural genocide.12 Inside the camps, detainees are subjected to political indoctrination, forced to renounce their religion and culture and, in some instances, reportedly subjected to torture.13 In the name of combating religious extremism,14 Chinese authorities have been actively remoulding the Muslim population in the image of Chinas Han ethnic majority.
Not sure how this could ever fully be rectified and monitored
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, -0.65% initially fell more than 300 points, but stabilized and were last down around 250 points. S&P 500 futures ES00, -0.87% and Nasdaq Compoosite futures NQ00, -0.86% were down around 1%.
Asian market update
Japanese stocks opened 1.3% lower, and S&P 500 futures slumped over 1%, with a signal from the Federal Reserve Friday that its open to easing policy providing little comfort. Australian and New Zealand 10-year yields set new record lows and Treasury yields slid below 1.1%. Moves did ease somewhat in currencies in early trading and oil pared its losses, while South Koreas won climbed on strong trade data.
A corporate communications spokesperson said the employee works at a Seattle Network Distribution Center located in Federal Way, Washington.
The Network Distribution Center is a mail processing plant that distributes USPS marketing mail and package services in piece and bulk form and does not handle letter mail. No mail is delivered from the facility.
The spokesperson said USPS has been consulting with the county health department and was informed that the risk to other employees is low.
Hope they nip this in the bud
This is an easier representation of the prior data. New cases being reported outside of China have just begun to take off. We have VERY variable reporting as well (e.g., Italy has NOT reported recently - when they do, the number will jump, etc.). 4/
Daily Death rate is dominated by China. Of the 57 new deaths reported, 47 were in China (9 in Iran). You MIGHT be able to hide new active cases. It is much harder to hide deaths. The trend is favorable (we want to see it continue for a few more days before we applaud). 2/
Wouldnt surprise me
Meant to post this here. Always trips me up when Im IN this forum and click to start a new thread and I end up posting in GD
Wouldnt surprise me
I honestly have no words
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