Coronavirus Pandemic (2020)

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Pratham wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 2:53 am
What's the plan in case of spike in number of cases?
She said she reserves the right to backtrack if we need to. Which we'll need to. But more people will have died for literally no reason.

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Vader182 wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 12:55 pm
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May 22nd, 2020, 12:11 pm
I hate how there is no middle ground. People are either acting like they’re balancing between life or death by going to a grocery store, or mocking the existence of the virus altogether. No feeling truly feels valid anymore because you’re always wondering if you’ve fallen to either of the exaggerated sides.

At this point I personally think my country should not extend quarantine beyond mid June. Our health system did not collapse, our casualty toll was not catastrophical compared to other countries, at this point I feel like the increasing disillusionment coming from the regular folk is beginning to sound more and more reasonable. We don’t have a plan on how to deal with the aftermath, the government is not thinking past the election later this year. We’ve pretty much ostracized our senior citizens and haven’t established a system (or any semblance of a system) to care for our most vulnerable parts of society, other than throwing a bit of money at them (not now...near the election!) Somes stores even have the audacity to hang up warnings, specifically singling out seniors as unwelcome to enter. And it’s really hard to offer any criticism, because then you’re risking being labelled a tinfoil hat wearing lunatic.

Also not to be THAT person on a kino forum, but you cannot convince me restaurants (not take outs) and gyms are LESS dangerous than movie theaters. The formers have already been opened up, the latters... who the fuck knows!
It's tough. The economic fallout here in Chicagoland is fucking terrible. Some of our favorite restaurants have closed permanently. As you know, Covid-19 fucked up my personal life to a huge extent. Yet, we just had our deadliest day not long ago. Where's the line in the sand? I truly do not know.

I'm more comfortable with areas that aren't densely populated with low death counts reopening up or areas that haven't been hit too hard. It's not just about flattening the curve, after all, it's about mitigating loss of life if the virus is highly prevalent in the community.

I know these aren't coherent thoughts, I'm just exhausted and depressed about it all. The lack of having good answers is defeating.


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it's difficult. i'm well off enough and have enough of a support system, that i've been okay, financially - as has the rest of my family. i got a refund from my school that's paying rent through this month, and i'm going to start doing food deliveries. it just sucks being a newly graduated, filmmaker that literally can't work.

but i know a lot of people don't have that, and while i think a lot of places are being reckless and stupid, at some point we have to reconcile the cost of life from people not having enough money to put food on the table.

i don't know. i wish i did

Ruth wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 12:11 pm
I hate how there is no middle ground. People are either acting like they’re balancing between life or death by going to a grocery store, or mocking the existence of the virus altogether. No feeling truly feels valid anymore because you’re always wondering if you’ve fallen to either of the exaggerated sides.
the loudest people are the one's worth ignoring but u know dat

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Okay so I know regular unemployment is taxable so I already made sure that my regular benefits have taxes taken out upfront.

The extra $600 is taxable too but that tax is not taken out upfront. Is there any form or option I can fill out on my own to make sure my $600 is taxed right away instead of me having to handle it come tax time?

@Vader you know what I'm talking about?

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Artemis wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 2:10 pm
Okay so I know regular unemployment is taxable so I already made sure that my regular benefits have taxes taken out upfront.

The extra $600 is taxable too but that tax is not taken out upfront. Is there any form or option I can fill out on my own to make sure my $600 is taxed right away instead of me having to handle it come tax time?

@Vader you know what I'm talking about?
I know what you're talking about but not any solutions, sorry :/


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No worries! I'll just make sure to set enough aside so that I can pay it off come tax time.

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Covid 19 is slowly becoming old news as the great recession of 2020 is coming into front row (and you better believe governments will play this game for long just to make you sheepish enough).

Situation here is practically a-okay and I pray to god summer holds on and fall/winter isn't quarantine: vol. 2.
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    Making more on unemployment than I did with my first job after grad school.

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    Cilogy wrote:
    May 24th, 2020, 10:23 am
    Making more on unemployment than I did with my first job after grad school.

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    Making more on unemployment than I have with any job I've had
    When looking for jobs, I'm going to try to be more upfront with how much they should pay me. I'm tired of being nervous as fuck when they ask the salary question.

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    Artemis wrote:
    May 23rd, 2020, 2:10 pm
    Okay so I know regular unemployment is taxable so I already made sure that my regular benefits have taxes taken out upfront.

    The extra $600 is taxable too but that tax is not taken out upfront. Is there any form or option I can fill out on my own to make sure my $600 is taxed right away instead of me having to handle it come tax time?

    @Vader you know what I'm talking about?
    US has standard tax exemptions, right? We have investments mutual funds, life insurance, medical insurance, housing rent, home loan EMI etc as tax exemptions.

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