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craigs Apr 4, 2020 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Pedestrian (Post 8883921)

LOL, that article is about people like me and my family. On a clear day I can see Mt. Shasta from the street in front of the driveway (it is way snowier than that photo), and Mt. Lassen from the head of the driveway itself.

We rented a minivan Wednesday in Redding to move some useless and outdated items belonging to some relative or other to a storage unit, and the agent (properly distanced and wearing a mask and gloves) kept asking us if we were going to be picking a lot of people up from the airport. Like she asked three times. We weren't sure if it was better to say we'd just getting their minivan dirty as hell with furniture older than any of us, so we demurred. I imagined her going home after work and telling her family about the San Franciscans packing a van full of COVID victims to deliver to local resorts or something.

Most people up here, though, seem to be in denial--no masks, social distancing only when they are forced to do so, etc. They don't seem to think it's going to come here. I hope they are right, but I think it's just a waiting game.

At least we're more spread out up here. We don't need to worry about coming into contact with random people in the hallway and stairs, on the sidewalk, train, bus, etc. like in San Francisco. We wear our N-95 masks to the grocery store, and aside from the van rental, that's the only contact we have with the locals (today is the 14th day we've been here, and nobody is symptomatic).

chris08876 Apr 4, 2020 11:07 PM

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iheartthed Apr 4, 2020 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 8884698)
NYC State of Emergency : Rockaway to Chinatown, Manhattan via Flatbush Ave (April 2, 2020)

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This starts at the Fort Tilden exit. The best beach in the City of New York.

wwmiv Apr 5, 2020 1:09 AM

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Originally Posted by dubu (Post 8884626)
How Is Corona-virus (Covid-19) Impacting Life in Your City? my 3d program isnt working. my friend can make it 3d though. ive got large paper to draw a grid on, im starting from the beginning again and then making it look like this. might as well, im not doing anything. found some grid paper and drawing grid lines on big paper will take a long time lol.

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i ws trying to make the first pic the right size but i cant and turned out huge.

edit, instead of drawing a grid i could make a octagon and that will be exact and fast and easy.

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sopas ej Apr 5, 2020 2:35 AM

No pandemic is gonna put In-N-Out out of business. Apart from no in-restaurant dining allowed, it looks like business as usual. Yup, the drive-thru line goes around the block. This is the closest In-N-Out to my apartment.
I took these pictures around 45 minutes ago.

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wwmiv Apr 5, 2020 4:32 AM

They should change their name to Wait-n-Line

sopas ej Apr 5, 2020 5:16 AM

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Originally Posted by wwmiv (Post 8884931)
They should change their name to Wait-n-Line

In-N-Out is so efficient, though; when the drive-thru line gets that long, they have workers outside walking up to the cars and taking orders; you bypass the order speaker, pay at one window, and the get your order at the 2nd window. The line moves faster than you think it would.

And for the record, I haven't been to an In-N-Out in probably over a year. I haven't had a burger in about that time, too. I started eating healthier last year, and basically stopped eating red meat (will have it on occasion, though).

sopas ej Apr 5, 2020 5:27 AM

I don't know about you guys, but with all the hand-washing I've been doing and hand sanitizer I've been using, my hands have become really dry.

This Finnish hand lotion does wonders. And it's not greasy.
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And this evening, I learned that this is pretty good:
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chris08876 Apr 5, 2020 5:16 PM

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pdxtex Apr 5, 2020 8:15 PM

As far as I can tell, the Oregon and Washington graphs were flat two weeks ago. Local media reports that's only 3 percent of Seattle emergency visits are respiratory related right now also. Not declaring victory but numbers indicate everything seems to have stabilized. I hope the rest of the country can follow suit soon. Stay safe.

Pedestrian Apr 5, 2020 8:24 PM

I guess I'm going to count on this and plan my return to the Bay Area in early June:

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https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections

chris08876 Apr 5, 2020 11:14 PM

Via CNN: As of now.

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bnk Apr 6, 2020 12:06 AM

You know I'm surprised all of these big population states with large amounts of international traveling are so low in per capita cases and deaths.


California. Florida, Texas... Very low cases per 100k... very low.

What is going one here is it the climate?


It might be a correlation or not but most states have less then <1 case per 100k and not just a few states but a lot.

Really only 3-4 states stand out. NY, NJ, LA and MI. And a couple more if you want to get picky, like CN, and WA.



But that's really it. My hospital is not on a strain, the exact opposite. We are waiting for the foot to fall and canceled all elective surgeries and outpatient surgeries and our census is only at best 60-65% normal.

A lot of surgical RN's and outpatient RN's and support staff have been furloughed btw in the last week.

Elective and outpatient surgeries are our bread and butter and that is how we as an organization makes money.

I would expect after the curve that there will be a huge backload on knee, hip replacements, and back and spinal surgeries that would have normally happened.

But it cannot be explosive because we only have so many surgeons and their teams to do it. It might have to go on 7 days a week vs 5-6 days a week as we used to see.

It could take a full year to catch up. And hopefully everyone in the hospital will fully be gainfully employed again in a few months.

SIGSEGV Apr 6, 2020 2:30 AM

Furloughing medical staff is beyond ridiculous (not blaming the hospital here, but you would think the stimulus package would have ensured hospitals are fully staffed).

pdxtex Apr 6, 2020 3:05 AM

[QUOTE=bnk;8885485]You know I'm surprised all of these big population states with large amounts of international traveling are so low in per capita cases and deaths.


California. Florida, Texas... Very low cases per 100k... very low.

What is going one here is it the climate?


It might be a correlation or not but most states have less then <1 case per 100k and not just a few states but a lot.

Really only 3-4 states stand out. NY, NJ, LA and MI. And a couple more if you want to get picky, like CN, and WA.



But that's really it. My hospital is not on a strain, the exact opposite. We are waiting for the foot to fall and canceled all elective surgeries and outpatient surgeries and our census is only at best 60-65% normal.

A lot of surgical RN's and outpatient RN's and support staff have been furloughed btw in the last week.

Elective and outpatient surgeries are our bread and butter and that is how we as an organization makes money.

I would expect after the curve that there will be a huge backload on knee, hip replacements, and back and spinal surgeries that would have normally happened.

But it cannot be explosive because we only have so many surgeons and their teams to do it. It might have to go on 7 days a week vs 5-6 days a week as we used to see.

It could take a full year to catch up. And hopefully everyone in the hospital will fully be gainfully employed again in a few months.[/QUOTE

So in your opinion, do you think we have been prudent in our actions or is this the world's largest overreaction? I just hope when the dust settles, we all hope the fallout will be worth it.....

BG918 Apr 6, 2020 3:21 AM

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Originally Posted by bnk (Post 8885485)
You know I'm surprised all of these big population states with large amounts of international traveling are so low in per capita cases and deaths.


California. Florida, Texas... Very low cases per 100k... very low.

What is going one here is it the climate?


It might be a correlation or not but most states have less then <1 case per 100k and not just a few states but a lot.

Really only 3-4 states stand out. NY, NJ, LA and MI. And a couple more if you want to get picky, like CN, and WA.



But that's really it. My hospital is not on a strain, the exact opposite. We are waiting for the foot to fall and canceled all elective surgeries and outpatient surgeries and our census is only at best 60-65% normal.

A lot of surgical RN's and outpatient RN's and support staff have been furloughed btw in the last week.

Elective and outpatient surgeries are our bread and butter and that is how we as an organization makes money.

I would expect after the curve that there will be a huge backload on knee, hip replacements, and back and spinal surgeries that would have normally happened.

But it cannot be explosive because we only have so many surgeons and their teams to do it. It might have to go on 7 days a week vs 5-6 days a week as we used to see.

It could take a full year to catch up. And hopefully everyone in the hospital will fully be gainfully employed again in a few months.

Same story here in Denver. My good friend is a doctor that does mostly elective surgeries which have all been canceled. He may have to go on unemployment due to his sharp drop in pay. He also says the hospital he works at hasn’t seen a major influx of patients, in fact it has been rather dead as in way fewer patients than they normally would see. Who knows maybe they haven’t reached the peak yet?

SIGSEGV Apr 6, 2020 3:29 AM

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Originally Posted by BG918 (Post 8885640)
Same story here in Denver. My good friend is a doctor that does mostly elective surgeries which have all been canceled. He may have to go on unemployment due to his sharp drop in pay. He also says the hospital he works at hasn’t seen a major influx of patients, in fact it has been rather dead as in way fewer patients than they normally would see. Who knows maybe they haven’t reached the peak yet?

The thing is with a doubling time of a few days, it doesn't take long from a hospital to go from half empty to overflowing.

sopas ej Apr 6, 2020 5:34 AM

It's counter-intuitive to lay off/furlough healthcare workers during a pandemic. And I'm sure many in healthcare felt that their jobs were pretty secure; can you imagine? Out of work healthcare workers. And because we here in the US use a capitalist model for healthcare, I'm sure these medical groups are "losing money" and will struggle financially, and even possibly cut healthcare workers' pay (the ones that weren't furloughed).

This pandemic has really exposed how flawed US healthcare is, especially with most Americans getting health insurance through their employers. You shouldn't have to rely on being employed to have health insurance. And obviously, with this pandemic, many are losing their jobs, and are thus losing their health insurance. We in the US really have a flawed way of how we get our healthcare.

AviationGuy Apr 6, 2020 5:38 AM

I'm currently watching a documentary of an ER, probably in NYC. It's horrifying, in that the chance of surviving once you're on a ventilator is only 20 percent. Most of those patients suffocate. All those people who don't take it seriously need to do some research on what really happens in ERs, and how many of the patients are young and have no other health problems, yet they don't make it.

Pedestrian Apr 6, 2020 7:27 AM

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Originally Posted by bnk (Post 8885485)
You know I'm surprised all of these big population states with large amounts of international traveling are so low in per capita cases and deaths.


California. Florida, Texas... Very low cases per 100k... very low.

What is going one here is it the climate?

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California was one of the first states to lock down and before the state did it, the major metros did it about as early as anywhere in America (well before New York). My good friend got laid off from his hotel job in early March because the Mayor of San Francisco declared a state of emergency when there were just a handful of cases and most of the convention business disappeared.

Actually Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley) has about the highest per 100k rate in the state probably because it does have so much back/forth travel to China but even there there’s hope things will soon stabilize because of an early lockdown.


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