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After more coronavirus closures, how deep will California's recession go?

Original post made on Jul 21, 2020

As the health crisis unfolds, changing state and local health orders have combined with intense financial anxiety and confusion about who is supposed to be enforcing regulations on the ground.

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Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on Jul 21, 2020 at 3:15 pm

As Bruce Springsteen sang, "...those jobs are gone. And they're not coming back."
People are leaving Silicon Valley. There are many vacancy signs and for sale signs.
Remote working and social distancing are two reasons.
We will return to new empty multistory buildings that never housed anyone.


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Posted by Carmen
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm

County officials, open the business! We will survive the virus, we will not fare well with a collapsed economy! So sad that the officials making these decisions are motivated by political gains!


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Posted by Member
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 21, 2020 at 4:51 pm

Just require masks with fines for not doing it. Too much freedom and bs attitude in America, give me liberty or give me death. Well we got death because people can’t do the freaking simplest of things. We could have squashed this by staying home a month and then wearing masks after. It’s not that hard.


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Posted by The Business Man
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 22, 2020 at 10:17 am

In response to Carmen you said:

“County officials, open the business! We will survive the virus, we will not fare well with a collapsed economy! So sad that the officials making these decisions are motivated by political gains!”

Just simple logic here:

The Economy can be replaced easily, let it fall apart because it can always be rebuilt.

People becoming disabled or dying is something that cannot be remediated with money. Unless you will commit to providing free replacement earnings or insurance to cover the costs of those being made sick because you want to open up business.

WAIT, there is legislation being passed to immunize businesses for making people sick with COVID.

NO RESPONSIBILITY, NO ACCOUNTABILITY, NO PROTECTION FROM COVID MEANS NO BUSINESS UNTIL WE HAVE A CONTROL ON IT WITH A MEDICATION OR VACCINE THAT ADDRESSES THE VIRUS.

Carmen, you just want to encourage more activities that will make the situation worse. Let’s just swallow the reality, the economy is Dead On Arrival until the COVID is dealt with.

Our politicians and business leaders are terrified of this REALITY. They are stumbling over themselves to try to cover this up.


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