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Working from home is still a preferred option but is not the panacea for dealing with the problems caused by the coronavirus, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday, as France looks to speed up the re-opening of its economy. 
“Working from home remains preferable, in the sense that it allows us to have a gradual return and can limit the circulation of the virus. But I’ve always considered that working from home was not the panacea,” Le Maire told France Info radio. Even though many of France’s shops and restaurants have started to re-open, the major business districts of Paris remain empty as many employees are still working from home.

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Thank you finance minister, for sharing your expertise in "checks notes" medical virology...

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Generally, let's say we are still letting pandemic politics divide us and make us less safe. We can be better than that!

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People should listen to the facts, the science. Wear masks and stay away from other people!

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15 minutes ago, francoba said:

Working from home is still a preferred option but is not the panacea for dealing with the problems caused by the coronavirus, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday, as France looks to speed up the re-opening of its economy. 
“Working from home remains preferable, in the sense that it allows us to have a gradual return and can limit the circulation of the virus. But I’ve always considered that working from home was not the panacea,” Le Maire told France Info radio. Even though many of France’s shops and restaurants have started to re-open, the major business districts of Paris remain empty as many employees are still working from home.

Don't know for France, but here is a fact from U.S.  Sevier County, Tennessee, is a tourist destination. Reopened May 1 by Gov.Bill Lee, a GOP Governor who promised a “safe” reopening. Last week, Sevier Showed a 112% increase in positive cases!

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We can't be locked down forever: now that is known how to cure most cases at home, people should be able to go back to a normal life. 

Societies can't stop for a flu: if something more serious like smallpox came back what we would do, bury ourselves in basements and come out after 10 years? 

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10 hours ago, pinto said:

Don't know for France, but here is a fact from U.S.  Sevier County, Tennessee, is a tourist destination. Reopened May 1 by Gov.Bill Lee, a GOP Governor who promised a “safe” reopening. Last week, Sevier Showed a 112% increase in positive cases!

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That is a memorial day breakout from the shopping and parties BBQs of the week ending with the holiday.

As you can see, it is definitely not on the scale of the initial CV19 wave, and there is no follow through in the temp. data. So you should expect the surge to subside,

Similar surges are related to a rush to air conditioning during the heat wave of early June. The new temperature measurement peaks diminished  shortly after the heat wave ended. E.g. Flagstaff AZ

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It is rather simple to solve the problem with masks when going into air conditioned public spaces. Prolonged presence in the space would require better masks, like N95s for self protection. 

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10 hours ago, pinto said:

Don't know for France, but here is a fact from U.S.  Sevier County, Tennessee, is a tourist destination. Reopened May 1 by Gov.Bill Lee, a GOP Governor who promised a “safe” reopening. Last week, Sevier Showed a 112% increase in positive cases!

Meaning nothing. Cases have been known to quadruple merely by extending the testing being done. Positive for coronavirus can mean positive for the common cold unless extra care is taken throughout the process. Meanwhile, the MSM can't seem to track democrat governor's statistics, when those governors likewise open their states. Because MSM 

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Working from home is no longer related to CV19 only, the discovery of the efficiency and availability of employees and management - the bigger productivity. All with a savings in real estate costs. The employees get back commuting time and save on car wear and dress clothing and they can move to more comfortable homes further away from the office. End result is a 20-30% drop of costs vs. product. Better life for the employees. That is a powerful driver to get the downtown office emptied. Twitter and Google have already gone officeless. Many more to come. This potential productivity gain and cost reduction are part of the reason the stock market is gaining, as there is potential for a large increase in corporate profits due to the reduction in SG&A costs from their HQs,  marketing staff etc. In some office heavy companies, the results can mean a double in profits.

The new model is distributed local offices and work from home. It will stick after CV19 because it costs less and removes central city proximity needs from choking the economy the way they have this decade. It removes incomes from land lords to tenants moving out from the expensive centers to the exurbs where they can actually buy a house.

 

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14 hours ago, Enric said:

We can't be locked down forever: now that is known how to cure most cases at home, people should be able to go back to a normal life. 

Societies can't stop for a flu: if something more serious like smallpox came back what we would do, bury ourselves in basements and come out after 10 years? 

Covid 19 is not a flu. 

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14 hours ago, rainman said:

People should listen to the facts, the science. Wear masks and stay away from other people!

Downvoted by trumpist morons whose greatest hobby is ignoring science and mocking education. 

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