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11-03-2020, 19:17   #1
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So what are the positives surrounding the Covid19 coronavirus?

It's all doom and gloom on the main thread but what are the positives surrounding the Covid19 coronavirus?

Top of my head...

- More employers will start working-from-home policies (where possible) and there will much less stigma around it in the future

- People will get to spend more time with their families and local communities this Spring

- Due to home working, there will be less traffic congestion on the roads and less people commuting for excessive hours every week

- People will develop better hygiene practices

- People will eat healthier, drink less and sleep more in order to build up their immune system

- The reduction in economic activity will have a positive effect on the environment and help countries meet their climate change targets

- Less pointless consumerism

- Food retailers will make increased profits due to stockpiling (much of which will probably get binned in the long run)

- The number of people that contract flu this year will diminish due to better hygiene standards at all levels

- We will finally fully acknowledge how inadequate our health service is and perhaps do something meaningful about it

- We may even get a national government who will focus on fixing major problems in Ireland rather than votes in the next election7

- People will eat more locally produced food

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11-03-2020, 19:20   #2
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So what are the positives surrounding the Covid19 coronavirus?

Top of my head...

- More employers will start working-from-home policies and there will much less stigma around it in the future

- People will get to spend more time with their families and local communities this Spring

- There will be less traffic congestion on the roads and less people commuting for excessive hours every week

- People will develop better hygiene practices

- People will eat healthier, drink less and sleep more in order to build up their immune system

- The reduction in economic activity will have a positive effect on the environment and help countries meet their climate change targets

- Less pointless consumerism

- Food retailers will make increased profits due to stockpiling (much of which will probably get binned in the long run)

- The number of people that contract flu this year will diminish due to better hygiene standards at all levels

- We will finally fully acknowledge how inadequate our health service is and perhaps do something meaningful about it

- We may even get a national government who will focus on fixing major problems Ireland rather than votes in the next election
If I comment on some of your points I will turn this into a politics thread! Is that Ok?
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11-03-2020, 19:22   #3
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You list these things as though they are facts.

Probably everything will go back to normal afterwards.
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11-03-2020, 19:30   #5
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To turn back to God and make yourself right, giving the increasing atheist society we now live in that's controlled by the mass produced mainstream media.
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Probably everything will go back to normal afterwards.
Ideally, however that Spanish Flu malarky did make an unpleasent 2nd visit.

There are few benefits, but the only meaningful longer-term one may be establishing worker's protections (sick pay, zero-hour giggers, self-employed, freelancers, and even regular civil servants).
That in turn might herald the future coming of 'UBI' (automation is a huge factor in this also), for many decades to come.

In the immediate term, healthcare workers will be recognised for their sterling work: often above and beyond the call of duty.
Many folks will also pause and ask themselves 'what's it all about', this little dance called life.
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There'll be no greedy pilot unions threatening strikes.
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I actually think people will drink more at home and possibly eat junk food.
Subscriptions and online viewing will increase.
Retailers will push online sales and offer free delivery and we may see an increase in this.
Couples who are working from home possibly will have relations and we might see a few extra babies in nine months.

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If god exists, it means he made this virus.

In that case he can go **** himself.
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No he asked for positives, this would be another negative.
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I just knew this was coming
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Can picture some mighty piss ups in fairness. It's how we do things in Ireland.
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