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BS: USA postponements and delays

keberoxu 13 Mar 20 - 03:25 PM
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Subject: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: keberoxu
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 03:25 PM

Well, yes, I know there is a "pandemic" thread,
and it's getting pretty long!
My idea is a thread with a narrower focus, hence the title.

The latest from Boston, Massachusetts:
Boston Globe: first-ever postponement of the Boston Marathon, 2020


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: Stanron
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 05:33 PM

What about ST Pat's day celebrations?


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: keberoxu
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 06:45 PM

Since you asked, Stanron:

Washington Post


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: Stanron
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 07:34 PM

Your link doesn't like my adblocker, which I'm not about to remove, so I didn't get to read much more than some gatherings are cancelled. I had guessed that this would be the case and I can see the sense of it. I just wonder how much harm will come from suppressing so much economic activity.

I'm old and I have a heart condition. I'm going to have a bad time if I get it. Young people can suffer little more than the effects of a mild cold.

Do you think my generation should say "OK I've had my time, all in all it's been a pretty good time. Don't wreck the economy on my behalf. I probably haven't got all that much longer to go anyway"?


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: keberoxu
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 07:57 PM

Dunno, Stanron.
I'm middle-aged, and old age is not far away.

Let's see, what do I recall of the Washington Post article:

Boston cancelled its St. Patrick's Day Parade,
with business owners in South ("Southie") Boston observing
that 30% of their yearly business profits come from that observance.
New York has cancelled said parade,
also Savannah, Georgia,
and San Francisco.

So, as the OP disclosed,
the "Patriot's Day" holiday, in April,
will happen without the Boston Marathon,
postponed for the first time in 124 years;
instead the Marathon is scheduled, in 2020, for September.
Already I see social media mutterings about
how hot September is in Boston,
what is that going to do to the poor runners ...


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: keberoxu
Date: 15 Mar 20 - 03:29 PM

Schools are temporarily closing across Massachusetts now.


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 Mar 20 - 03:44 PM

Stanron, absolutely not.

Charlottesville has canceled the VA festival of the book and the Tom Tom festival; my qi gong class is canceled, UVA has canceled in-person classes. My atheist group canceled PiDay and the solstice party then decided to have the solstice party after all, while my social club is not canceling anything yet, but has not posted what we had decided to do, either. Only 6 of us showed up for the StPat's thing when we usually have 15-30. Restaurants are open. Grocery stores are limiting purchases and are out of a ton of things like garlic (this is not a vampire apocalypse, people!)... And we have no confirmed cases, not one.


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 Mar 20 - 03:47 PM

Oh, yeah, all my group therapy things are canceled too.


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 Mar 20 - 04:36 PM

I have one-on-one physical therapy for the next three weeks. I'll have to see if they are cancelled. #KneeSurgery


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Mar 20 - 05:17 PM

A couple of school districts here in Idaho have closed, Gov. has declared an emergency. All sorts of Catholic dioceses (Salt Lake City, Peoria, Little Rock, NYC and others) have cancelled all services. LDS have told 20K people not to come to the General Conference this spring in Salt Lake City -- they'll send it on video around the world instead. Being health conscious and a good citizen and concerned about health (mine in particular) I bought the LAST FOUR hand sanitizer stations and the LAST six refills for them in town and gave them to the church so people could feel good about not having yucky hands...now I can stop going in feel GOOOOOOOD about it. No diapers, cereal, no shelf-stable milk, and the usual shelves were empty at the store this morning.


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Mar 20 - 09:29 AM

I don't think the US *has* shelf-stable milk.


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 02:52 PM

Postponement of presidential primary elections in certain states:
I heard Ohio and Maryland,
know of any others?


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 05:54 PM

My sister is due to have Cyberknife Radiotherapy from Thursday, which luckily is going ahead.


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 07:39 PM

I overlooked the state of Kentucky --
their presidential primary is postponed until the summer.

Arizona has a split going on.
Democrats in Arizona had their presidential primary today.
Republicans in Arizona did not.

Low turnout in Illinois,
and am I wrong, or is Illinois one of the swing states?


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 10:11 PM

I belong to a social justice group in California, and we're having a meeting on Zoom right now. Everybody is confused, but some people are coming up with ways to get through anyhow. Our primary issues are homelessness, immigration, and criminal justice. The world may be paralyzed with the coronavirus, but people are still homeless and in jeopardy of deportation and in jail. I'm glad that we can keep working. I was in tears as we ended the meeting. It is so good that we can keep on keeping on.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: keberoxu
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 10:46 AM

Now Texas is on statewide "lockdown."


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: keberoxu
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 10:48 AM

... and Las Vegas, Nevada is closed down as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 05:03 PM

Restaurants are only doing takeout. Nobody went to the solstice party or ladt Tueday's monthly dinner. I tried to start a community grocery list but nobody wants to... Almost wish I had a roomie.


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: keberoxu
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 06:34 PM

The Tony Awards had a "cut-off date" of April 23, so as to
have their ceremony in early June.
Now the Tony Awards have been postponed without rescheduling yet.
It isn't the June ceremony that's the problem,
so much as that April deadline.


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: keberoxu
Date: 28 Mar 20 - 08:03 PM

New York Governor Cuomo
has now postponed the
New York presidential primary election
until late June 2020.


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: Mrrzy
Date: 31 Mar 20 - 09:49 AM

I think my annual Float Trip with the [other] tripping naked hippies just went down the tubes. It's the last weekend in May and mostly in Virginia.


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Subject: RE: BS: USA postponements and delays
From: keberoxu
Date: 03 Apr 20 - 03:56 PM

"Mayflower Sails 2020" was planned
for May, in Boston Harbor.
Postponement is the word they are using now,
not cancellation;
"new dates coming soon," says the website.

(In order to board Mayflower II,
one has to have a ticket,
although the tickets are free;
ticketholders are being asked to hold on to their tickets
while waiting for the rescheduling.)


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