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rxwine
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May 23rd, 2020 at 11:53:30 AM permalink
There's an old joke with many variations, that if 1 in 4 people have some condition, and you don't know anyone, guess what? It's you.

How ya feeling?

Carry on.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
EvenBob
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SanchoPanza
May 23rd, 2020 at 12:14:21 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Gee Bob... how many people in their 40's die of 'natural causes'?



My father in law died in the
nursing home yesterday
of 'natural causes' at 95.
My bro in law, his son,
threatened to sue them
into insolvency if they
even think of writing covid
as the cause of death.
They already got caught
doing it. They get some
kind of financial support
from the gov't for every
covid death they have.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
gamerfreak
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May 23rd, 2020 at 12:18:48 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I said New York, since they've been hit the hardest. I could be totally wrong, but I feel like NYC generates way more revenue than Las Vegas, even with the casinos.


I could be wrong, but I feel like a huge percentage of the non-essential workers in NYC are office jobs, and a lot of them are probably working from home.
SanchoPanza
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May 23rd, 2020 at 12:34:25 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I said New York, since they've been hit the hardest. I could be totally wrong, but I feel like NYC generates way more revenue than Las Vegas, even with the casinos.

The New York Metropolitan Statistical Area has close to 10 times the population of Clark County. Its tourism number is a little over double that of Southern Nevada.
gordonm888
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May 23rd, 2020 at 12:37:54 PM permalink
Hawaii has been hit very hard economically, as a very large part of their economy is tourism. I heard one report that they are the hardest hit state ($).
So many better men, a few of them friends, were dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things lived on, and so did I.
billryan
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May 23rd, 2020 at 1:20:05 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

I could be wrong, but I feel like a huge percentage of the non-essential workers in NYC are office jobs, and a lot of them are probably working from home.



480,000 in the hospitality sector. 80,000 or more in the transportation business- taxis, limos, car services, back office, garages, etc.
10,000 or more working in private Doctors offices and MRI imaging types of places, around 20,000 working in gyms, daycares, barbershops, nail salons, etc, etc. This is prime Street Fair weather. Citywide, street fairs and food trucks employ thousands.
Lots of people are working from home, but hundreds of thousands aren't.
MonkeyWithpain
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June 5th, 2020 at 12:13:58 PM permalink
I think everyone was affected, not only economically but mentally as well
Vegasrider
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June 5th, 2020 at 1:07:10 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Ignoring the 23,000 dead, NYC has had many more layoffs than Las Vegas.



Yes, we are ignoring the lives lost. Its about the economic impact. Many of the unemployment in Nevada, especially Las Vegas are no longer temporary lay offs. They are permanent, no longer furloughed so they lose benefits. Many casinos will not be reopening anytime soon. And the ones that are opening will not be bringing back a full staff. The ones who lost their jobs working in the casino will find difficulties finding work in the same field, at least in Nevada. Many will probably pack it up and leave the state. What also drives these massive resorts are the massive conventions. Without them, its going to be tough, there are not enough gamblers in todays world to fill that void

NY probably had more layoffs, but the state would have had to have hundreds of thousands more to reach the percentage Nevada had, 29%.
Vegasrider
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July 27th, 2020 at 6:23:03 PM permalink
At the peak of the shutdown, the city of Las Vegas had an unemployment rate of 34% back in May. The permanent layoffs are almost a month away. The thousands who were furloughed will officially be without a job.
ChumpChange
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July 28th, 2020 at 2:22:08 AM permalink
Did somebody mention Dust Bowl, or was that some other bowl?

In the Dust Bowl, about 7,000 people, men, women and especially small children lost their lives to “dust pneumonia.” At least 250,000 people fled the Plains.

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