ChumpChange
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May 4th, 2020 at 7:06:51 AM permalink
I've got 20 or so N95 masks to last me the rest of the year. The Health Department should have been making hundreds of millions of N95 masks available back in February/March.
SOOPOO
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May 4th, 2020 at 7:20:44 AM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

I've got 20 or so N95 masks to last me the rest of the year. The Health Department should have been making hundreds of millions of N95 masks available back in February/March.



Really? Can you remind me where the "Health Department's" factory is? Should the Health Department have been manufacturing toilet paper as well? Hand sanitizer? Remdesivir? Ventilators?

There may be a drought. Let's start buying up the world's water supply.
There may be a plague on insects. Let's start an area with all the good ones to replace the ones that die.
There may be another hurricane. Let's buy a few billion sandbags.
There may be an electric grid problem. Let's build two plants for every one we need.

With unlimited resources we can spend on unlimited supplies, factories, etc.... WE DON'T HAVE UNLIMITED RESOURCES.
ChumpChange
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May 4th, 2020 at 7:33:02 AM permalink
The 2008 pdf file this came from two and a half months ago may have been deleted from the government website since.

6. How will I know when a “public health medical emergency” exists?
It is our understanding that a federal, state or local government agency will
determine when a public health medical emergency exists.

7. Where can I buy a 3M respirator cleared by the FDA for use by the general
public in public health medical emergencies?
FDA cleared N95 respirators specifically manufactured for use by the public will
be made available through government entities, family/community preparedness
organizations and safety equipment distributors. They are also available in
locations such as retail pharmacies/drug stores and mass retailers, sold under 3M’s
Nexcare™ brand.

8. Should I buy these FDA cleared respirators before a public health medical
emergency is declared?
You should reference the information available from the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS), World Health Organization (WHO), your state or local health
department and other relevant sources as you plan your response to an emergency
(please refer to website links at the end of this document). If you choose to use a
respirator as part of your preparedness plan, you may want to purchase some so
you can familiarize yourself with the user instructions and practice putting on the
respirator before there is an emergency.

9. Have any of these respirators been cleared for use by children?
No. The FDA has only cleared the 8612F and 8670F respirators for use by adults.
These respirators are not for use by children.
ChumpChange
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May 4th, 2020 at 7:44:59 AM permalink
New York City to give away 7.5 million face coverings to prevent coronavirus - (non-N95)
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/04/new-york-city-to-give-away-7point5-million-face-coverings-to-prevent-coronavirus.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain
Xanderex
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May 4th, 2020 at 8:11:33 AM permalink
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New York City to give away 7.5 million face coverings to prevent coronavirus - (non-N95)
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This is something that must be done at least two months ago... But ok
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May 4th, 2020 at 11:06:27 AM permalink
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This is something that must be done at least two months ago... But ok



No, it makes sense given what has happened so far. NY is down to .7 contagion level as of yesterday, which is less than 1 to 1 transmission. That indicated they can start relaxing some isolation requirements.

They are planning to open things slowly. If they require everyone to wear a mask, providing the masks for free takes it out of financial hardship and makes it purely personal neglect/choice/defiance. And makes it an enforceable requirement. No excuse to appear in public without one.

For the same reasons, they are leaving the Javits configured as a field hospital, and stocking up PPE . They expect the numbers to rise again, they just hope to mitigate the upturn as some things resume, and stay below 1.1 transmission rate, pending a vaccine or effective treatment.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
Vegasrider
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May 4th, 2020 at 1:45:06 PM permalink
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As far as poker, I'm not a casino poker player, but I think being limited to 4 handed makes it not nearly as attractive a game for many players. Getting raked every 4th hand.... plus the tip.....

Slot players I think will be fine, but the volume of course will be down due to the rules.



You are correct, when it comes to live poker, 90% of the players prefer a full game, and its tough to beat the rake along with tipping the dealer when the game is short. I like playing short handed but the house must make adjustments to the rake in order for me to play.

Of all gaming, poker is the area where it will struggle the most to a point it may even shut down all together. Machines on the other hand probably is least affected. The casinos will really have to enforce the people who sit at the bars that those seats are reserved for players, not drinkers since machines will be limited
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May 4th, 2020 at 2:18:38 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

You are correct, when it comes to live poker, 90% of the players prefer a full game, and its tough to beat the rake along with tipping the dealer when the game is short. I like playing short handed but the house must make adjustments to the rake in order for me to play.

Of all gaming, poker is the area where it will struggle the most to a point it may even shut down all together. Machines on the other hand probably is least affected. The casinos will really have to enforce the people who sit at the bars that those seats are reserved for players, not drinkers since machines will be limited



Maybe get rid of the machines and leave the seats to people willing to pay full freight for their drinks. Casinos need to make bold steps.
Baby steps won't et you across a deep chasm.
racquet
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May 4th, 2020 at 2:39:28 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

...makes it purely personal neglect/choice/defiance. And makes it an enforceable requirement. No excuse to appear in public without one.



The public orders that I have read couch the need to wear a mask around an "inability to keep social distance." Otherwise, the requirement to wear a mask if you want to "appear in public" would mean that there is absolutely no situation in which you can be not wearing a mask. None.

On a bike? On a hike? In a car alone? Licking an ice cream cone? [apology to Dr. Seuss] Absent some kind of wording that reduces "in public" to something reasonable, this is an absurdity.

There's wording in the Massachusetts mask requirement "law" that exempts someone with a medical condition: "...except where a person is unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition" and the person "shall not be required to produce documentation verifying the condition."

"Appear in public?"
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May 4th, 2020 at 3:26:03 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Maybe get rid of the machines and leave the seats to people willing to pay full freight for their drinks. Casinos need to make bold steps.
Baby steps won't et you across a deep chasm.



Casinos make more money by someone occupying the bar seat playing the machines vs someone just paying full price for a few drinks. And bartenders prefer people playing vs just drinking since they often get tipped well if a customer hits a jackpot

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