palebird wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:25 pm
Wow, how did Trudeau kill the economy? Well he killed it, knocked it on it's head, kicked it in the balls, whatever euphemism you like. Don't believe I said he had anything to do with the rest of the world but suit yourself. You do not put a full stop on everything and actually believe things will just pop back to normal once everyone comes to their senses and crawls back to work. Yes I have been through all the mentioned crisis before this, all the oil shocks. Nobody, at any time, said everybody stay home. We simply got on with it. Some people took big hits. So it goes. But, apparently, we are "woke" these days and we will wait out whatever it is at home. What a farce. How pitiful this country has become. Good luck everybody. Oh , and seeing as how it seems to have turned into an oil thread, oil will be back with a vengeance. But Canada will not be participating. See above.
I agree. Everything isn’t going back to normal if this lasts for more than a quarter. On the other hand. The Spanish flu was 1918. Spread by everyone coming home from war.
According to Wikipedia.
The Spanish flu, also known as the 1918 flu pandemic, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic. Lasting from January 1918 through December 1920, it infected 500 million people—about a quarter of the world's population. The death toll is estimated to have been anywhere from 17 million to 50 million, and possibly as high as 100 million, making it one of the deadliest epidemics in human history.
Governments didn’t respond to early sighs of the virus because.
To maintain morale, World War I censors minimized early reports of illness and mortality in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Papers were free to report the epidemic's effects in neutral Spain, such as the grave illness of King Alfonso XIII, and these stories created a false impression of Spain as especially hard hit. This gave rise to the pandemic's nickname, "Spanish flu". Historical and epidemiological data are inadequate to identify with certainty the pandemic's geographic origin.[2
The roaring 20’s followed.
We will recover. It just won’t look the same after.
Mexico is taking your position.
https://time.com/5807102/mexico-coronav ... trictions/
We will see how it works for them. There are almost no cases in Mexico. On the other hand hardly any testing.
The reason for no action? Mexico believes they can’t afford to stop tourism as it is a huge part of the economy.
We may watch a humanitarian disaster as their tourism industry dries up anyway. Chaos ensues.
Hopefully not. For their sake I hope your right.
But this is exactly what would happen in Canada if we did nothing. Everything would be normal for another couple of weeks to a month. Then all hell would break loose and planes would be empty anyway. People would be stranded all over the world. Hospitals would get over run and people would die needlessly. Business would go broke.
As much as I am worried as well. An organized shutdown is far superior to Chaos if the shutdown is going to happen anyway.