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CX Coming battle - Reality check

Old 18th May 2020, 23:25
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Originally Posted by mngmt mole View Post
There will be no second lockdown. Most population centers are thoroughly fed up with being dictated to by people who have usually proven themselves incompetent at running everything and anything. Trying to lock down people and business's a second time would see a much different response from those affected. Especially in the USA. Perhaps here in the UK the Govt would have more success, as most of the citizens have taken on the qualities of sheep...so who knows.
This is completely true. Won't happen again (and shouldn't have happened in the first place but I think some folks got suckered in at the incipient stages and perhaps others didn't realize the true malice of some officials and their agendas; perhaps some millennials who've had their eyes opened). However, I don't think discretionary income is going to rebound real soon nor do I think anyone's going to be breaking down the doors to get on cruise ships or airplanes--especially going to foreign lands where governments act differently than their home nation--for awhile.
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Old 20th May 2020, 08:54
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dunno Slash, I can think of a cast of thousands who would be keen to get on an ‘airplane’ to escape from their own government’s Covid cockup
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Old 20th May 2020, 14:58
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"Most population centers are thoroughly fed up with being dictated to by people who have usually proven themselves incompetent"

i think you are wrong - most people want the lock-downs to continue as long as possible - some say until there is a vaccine. it's governments who want to open the gates and get business (and tax) flowing again
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Old 20th May 2020, 15:36
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
"Most population centers are thoroughly fed up with being dictated to by people who have usually proven themselves incompetent"

i think you are wrong - most people want the lock-downs to continue as long as possible - some say until there is a vaccine. it's governments who want to open the gates and get business (and tax) flowing again
I would have to agree. Here in the U.K. I think the majority would prefer the lockdown to continue. Just my opinion but then in a recent poll 81% of parents who’s kids are due to go back to school June 1 have said they won’t be sending them back.

Neighbour who has been working from home for the past 2 months has was told to report back to the office on Monday. He told them to get stuffed and is continuing to work from home.
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Old 20th May 2020, 16:07
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The media have managed to do something never before done in history — Frighten people enough to shut down the world economy, and put more people out of work than ever before, for a virus that if contracted has a 99% recovery rate for people under 80 years old, or for those with an underlying medical condition. Rather than protect those groups that are vulnerable and continue to function using social distancing, good hygiene and common sense — we’ll sacrifice our existence.

Stay shut down until there is a vaccine? There’s still no vaccine for SARS, or H1N1, bird flue, or last years flue. And what do we do next year when a different virus comes along, continue to shut down until there’s a miracle cure for that virus too? And what do we do the year after that?

It’s like Mark Twain said, it’s easier to fool some people than it is to convince them that they’ve been fooled.

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Old 20th May 2020, 23:56
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LIBERATE CATHAY!
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Old 21st May 2020, 01:24
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https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/ve...3-968e9b610cac
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...us/3000638001/

What if its actually not that bad and travel could resume?
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Old 21st May 2020, 11:25
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But,but there is no vaccine for SARS,H1NI and yearly flu jab is just a shot in the dark.

Why everyone pinning hopes on a covid vaccine?.
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Old 21st May 2020, 13:41
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Originally Posted by wongsuzie View Post
But,but there is no vaccine for SARS,H1NI and yearly flu jab is just a shot in the dark.

Why everyone pinning hopes on a covid vaccine?.
Because all of the above were, somewhat, local events. Covid19 is very much international an has changed the world as we know it.
Thats why every man and his dog are working on a vaccine/ drug/ treatment.
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Old 21st May 2020, 13:53
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take a quick search of "cathay pacific graduation" on youtube to see who you competing with during this time of crisis - the future faces of the company
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Old 21st May 2020, 13:53
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Even charging $1 per dose for an effective vaccine times the world's population = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. That makes the bean counters happy.
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