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From 'maddening' to a 'lifeline': Peninsula restaurant owners pin hopes on federal relief fund with uneven success

Original post made on Apr 27, 2020

Some restaurant owners have received Paycheck Protection Program loans. But are the federal funds the saving grace they're hoping for?

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 27, 2020, 9:24 AM

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Posted by zap
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2020 at 5:14 pm

Maybe they should ask Gavin for some money


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Posted by Gavin 80% approval, Trump 45%
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Apr 27, 2020 at 5:22 pm

Oh, the fringe is so unhappy; attacking a popular governor who has led from the beginning. Apparently they prefer a snake-oil reality tv actor/huckster.

Hydroxychloroquine, anyone? With a Lysol chaser?


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Posted by AB
a resident of another community
on Apr 29, 2020 at 12:57 am

Governor Newson has set up four stages for opening up California. Stage 4 will not happen until a COVID-19 vaccine and therapies are in place. Unfortunately, that may take a long time.

In the meantime, restaurants and non-essential retail business have rent, insurance, taxes and other expenses to pay. Castro Street and El Camino Real will look pretty deserted and boarded up in a few weeks. All this for a nasty bug that has killed 55,000 plus to date nationwide. The question must be asked: Has quarantining health people instead of at-risk individuals been worth killing our economy?


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Posted by At Risk
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 29, 2020 at 8:28 am

Who are the "At Risk" individuals you're suggesting quarantine, as compared to "health[y]"? Without adequate testing, which the federal government is still unable to provide, and a two week incubation period, you simply cannot tell the difference between infected, infectious, asymptomatic individuals and uninfected individuals.

Even if everything "opens up" tomorrow, who's going to be rushing to a movie theater to be surrounded by possibly infected, asymptomatic individuals for two hours? How many businesses will survive when "open" but only at 25% of their usual business level?


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Posted by Gavin 80% approval, Trump 45%
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Apr 29, 2020 at 10:24 am

Trump yesterday promised 5 million tests a day "very soon".

Just another in a series of lies. He has not met a single deadline.


“Anybody that needs a test, gets a test. They’re there. They have the tests. And the tests are beautiful.”

— Donald Trump, March 6



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Posted by Gavin 80% approval, Trump 45%
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Apr 29, 2020 at 10:25 am

Trump yesterday promised 5 million tests a day "very soon".

Just another in a series of lies. He has not met a single deadline.


“Anybody that needs a test, gets a test. They’re there. They have the tests. And the tests are beautiful.”

— Donald Trump, March 6




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Posted by Not that risky
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2020 at 8:59 pm

"Even if everything "opens up" tomorrow, who's going to be rushing to a movie theater to be surrounded by possibly infected, asymptomatic individuals for two hours?"

The people that will go will be the people not living in fear of a virus with a ).01%- 0.03% death rate, similar to the flu. Why don't those that are fearful stay home, wear their masks and gloves, disinfect their packages when they arrive, disinfect all their home surfaces, wash their hands all day and stay away from all people? Let the rest of us that are not fearful go back to work and send the kids back to school. That way those unafraid can live their lives and the community will develop some herd immunity - which will be far more effective than any vaccine that could be produced. We certainly don't have a hospital capacity problem which supposedly was the original goal of the lockdown.


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Posted by 60,000 of 1 million is 6% dead
a resident of Waverly Park
on Apr 29, 2020 at 9:14 pm

One million confirmed cases in the USA with 60,000 dead. That is 6% dying horrible deaths. 6% of 300 million people will be 18 million. Pretending that everyone has already been infected is just pretending.


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Posted by cathylister1
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 29, 2020 at 9:44 pm

There are also other industries that need the same relief like the construction industry and agriculture.

Web Link


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Posted by At Risk
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 29, 2020 at 10:19 pm

To further drive home just how wrong "Not that risky" is, if we assume every single person in New York City was infected by the virus, that would give us an infection fatality rate of 10x the seasonal flu. The rampant misinformation being spread by the "open 'er up" people is shocking sometimes.


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