Illinois and New York Join California With Statewide "Stay Home" Orders

Mish

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a "stay-at-home" order today to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Stay Home: Illinois, California, New York, Connecticut

"Ultimately you don't have a livelihood, if you don't have a life."

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Realist
Realist

According to worldometer, the death rate for closed cases is 11%, 11383 deaths, 91533 recovered. For the active cases, many of which are newly identified, the percentage of serious/critical cases is 5%, 7765 compared with 164503 currently mild. I'm sure the death rate will drop over time, as more people get tested, but for those who keep saying that the flu is worse and this is being blown out of proportion; the flu has a death rate of 0.1%.

Quatloo
Quatloo

There is an economic cost to shutting down business in a State, and it is huge. Is temporarily protecting people from a virus with a death rate in single digits worth destroying the economy? In leftist states the answer is clearly yes.

Quatloo
Quatloo

The Baby Boomer generation is being characteristically selfish. Members of that generation partied hard, sampled every drug imaginable, repeatedly had sex with people they just met and knew nothing about, and ran the national debt to unimaginable levels. Yet now they blame the younger generations for the spread of the Coronavirus, saying they are ‘irresponsible’ and ‘self-absorbed’. How ridiculous.

If Boomers want to avoid Coronavirus, THEY need to self-quarantine, not expect those under 50 to give up their enjoyment of life so that the old can continue to take advantage of them. The Boomers need to hide away in THEIR homes, allowing the rest of the country to live and work as they please.

Rbm
Rbm

Well i was pondering today. What would be more destructive to the economy. Shutting down like we are now or the chaos of a million dead and everyone panicking and sick.

tokidoki
tokidoki

Some hospitals in NY are in the beginning stages of getting overrun. Can't post links here, but I am sure any of the NY papers will have some info.

Please stay home.

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

Politicians are so extroverted they will break their own rules about social disatancing and "face a term limit".

Ebowalker
Ebowalker

What we did is this: our house had termites and we decided it was best to burn down the whole block

Ebowalker
Ebowalker

Also this is a wet dream for all the nanny state dems and repubs. The precedent we have granted here is an effective end to our remaining freedom.

Guinny_Ire
Guinny_Ire

Who would have thought it would take a pandemic to slow down the emigration of people fleeing Illinois to other states?


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