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Rack

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POTUS Conference today was very good and specific as to how and when the country will open by state. Very informative and should be watched by anyone and everyone who wants to know the plan. Sounds like many states will open Phase 1 tomorrow with others Phasing into Phase 1 as they meet health criteria. Well thought out by our national healthcare professionals and gives me more confidence going forward. POTUS directly said the plan is to have full stadiums by college football time (pointed out Alabama needs to have 110,000 in the stadium...not 50,000) ...among tons of other things he said.
 

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This was the first season I was going to have season tickets too. Already started paying on it. Sad panda the way things have been looking.

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This was me with baseball. I was counting down the days for O'Brate to open up.
Had a weekend guys trip to stillwater to catch the oregon state series in May and play a little golf. That got canceled. Sad panda again.

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POTUS Conference today was very good and specific as to how and when the country will open by state. Very informative and should be watched by anyone and everyone who wants to know the plan. Sounds like many states will open Phase 1 tomorrow with others Phasing into Phase 1 as they meet health criteria. Well thought out by our national healthcare professionals and give me more confidence going forward. POTUS directly said the plan is to have full stadiums by college football time (pointed out Alabama needs to have 110,000 in the stadium...not 50,000) ...among tons of other things he said.
Has OK even conducted enough tests to sniff phase 1?

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Don't give up just yet.
Not only does POTUS want football to start, he wants full stadiums as soon as possible. He was mainly talking about football and mentioned Alabama specifically needs their 110,000 stadium full...not just 50,000. He also mentioned his hope for baseball by mid-summer if not sooner.
 
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Has OK even conducted enough tests to sniff phase 1?

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The gating to phase 1 doesn't say how many test have to be done...It's more about a downward trajectory of influenzas like illness and coronavirus for 14 days than anything else. Hospital capacity is also a requirement. Not sure how long Oklahoma has been on a downward trajectory but if it has for a few days or weeks then it's possible that is already ready for phase one. Evidentially several states will be in phase one working toward their 14 days of progress to phase two starting tomorrow. It will be interesting to watch the states move through the phasing. Oklahoma has already told our healthcare providers we are allowed to do elective surgery starting the 24th...this is a part of phase 1 so I wonder where we are or if we are in the phasing. Other positive interesting things in phase 1 include the ability to open sit down dinning, theaters, sports venues and places of worship as long as social distancing of at least six feet is preformed in those locations. It continues to restrict school, youth activities, visits to sr living, and bars. I guess that might mean minor league baseball could start planning to return in Oklahoma if they can do so by social distancing? However, I'm sure Tulsa's team would need to have Texas and Arkansas also in Phase 1 at least before that will happen.
 
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Not only does POTUS want football to start, he wants full stadiums as soon as possible. He was mainly talking about football and mentioned Alabama specifically needs their 110,000 stadium full...not just 50,000. He also mentioned his hope for baseball by mid-summer if not sooner.
Liked except the Bama part. If I were the POTUS Bama could only play in full astronaut suits with oxygen tanks on their backs.
 

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Has OK even conducted enough tests to sniff phase 1?

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The gating to phase 1 doesn't say how many test have to be done...It's more about a downward trajectory of influenzas like illness and coronavirus for 14 days than anything else. Hospital capacity is also a requirement. Not sure how long Oklahoma has been on a downward trajectory but if it has for a few days or weeks then it's possible that is already ready for phase one. Evidentially several states will be in phase one working toward their 14 days of progress to phase two starting tomorrow. It will be interesting to watch the states move through the phasing. Oklahoma has already told our healthcare providers we are allowed to do elective surgery starting the 24th...this is a part of phase 1 so I wonder where we are or if we are in the phasing. Other positive interesting things in phase 1 include the ability to open sit down dinning, theaters, sports venues and places of worship as long as social distancing of at least six feet is preformed in those locations. It continues to restrict school, youth activities, visits to sr living, and bars. I guess that might mean minor league baseball could start planning to return in Oklahoma if they can do so by social distancing? However, I'm sure Tulsa's team would need to have Texas and Arkansas also in Phase 1 at least before that will happen.
She mentioned a gateway to phase 1 being the 14 day decline given adequate testing. Do we think OK has been testing adequately? I dont ask that sarcastically either. I honestly don't know if testing in our state is where it should be or not.

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She mentioned a gateway to phase 1 being the 14 day decline given adequate testing. Do we think OK has been testing adequately? I dont ask that sarcastically either. I honestly don't know if testing in our state is where it should be or not.

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Not sure what that means...no one had Adequate testing early but I think we do now. I think the influenzas like illness rate is what gives me the most hope as they will be looking at that because that likely determines healthcare capability more than just corona virus rate. However both are required to decline for 14 days...I assume this typically occurs as we head into summer. Once we get into phase #1 we will be only a little more open than now, phase 2 is where we start to feel it a bit and get our sea legs, then phase 3 is more like normal with improved sanitation and ability to clamp down on the virus if needed. Stockpiles of supplies will be available if needed and it won't catch healthcare off guard. Sounds like, honestly, a very safe and good plan to actually move us forward into a more normal existence by early summer at the latest. From this meeting I expect baseball by July and football on time. And what else matters really ;-)...certianly they all seem to desire that we move forward and do so safely.. I don't think anyone, even POTUS, sounded unreasonable today...actually a very good meeting...excellent...the best ever...lol
 

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Don't think this is tied to the small business package. Just a general tax code change.
Sweet, good to see some dominoes falling in the right direction. Will be interesting to see how they handle things.
It’s called the payroll protection program, not Johnny plumbing needs a new truck.
For it to be a tax free grant vs a sba loan you have to maintain the avg # of fte’s and avg salary amounts that you had between Jan 1 2019 and Dec 31st 2019 and utilize at least 75% of the funds for qualified payroll or you have to have rehired the same number of fte’s you employed on 2/15/20 by June 30 2020.
The ERTCA is separate and cannot be utilized in conjunction with the PPP. You also cannot defer sswh’s for any forgiven element of the PPP loan.
Used correctly the PPP is a tax free grant to rehire or hire new employees to take them off uei. Used incorrectly and haphazardly it will saddle a company with additional debt albeit the rates are highly favorable. One more thing if you use the funds for anything other than qualified payroll, mtg interest, rent or utilities, you have, per the act, committed fraud, you won’t just bankrupt your company you will go to jail.

larger companies +500 empl also have funds to apply for but they are to be repaid in full and have significant use restrictions tied to them.
 

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She mentioned a gateway to phase 1 being the 14 day decline given adequate testing. Do we think OK has been testing adequately? I dont ask that sarcastically either. I honestly don't know if testing in our state is where it should be or not.

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Not sure what that means...no one had Adequate testing early but I think we do now. I think the influenzas like illness rate is what gives me the most hope as they will be looking at that because that likely determines healthcare capability more than just corona virus rate. However both are required to decline for 14 days...I assume this typically occurs as we head into summer. Once we get into phase #1 we will be only a little more open than now, phase 2 is where we start to feel it a bit and get our sea legs, then phase 3 is more like normal with improved sanitation and ability to clamp down on the virus if needed. Stockpiles of supplies will be available if needed and it won't catch healthcare off guard. Sounds like, honestly, a very safe and good plan to actually move us forward into a more normal existence by early summer at the latest. From this meeting I expect baseball by July and football on time. And what else matters really ;-)...certianly they all seem to desire that we move forward and do so safely.. I don't think anyone, even POTUS, sounded unreasonable today...actually a very good meeting...excellent...the best ever...lol
Plan seems sound to me. Anything that gets us back in time for some legitimate baseball works for me.

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This sounds promising. It's impressive that they only lost 2 of their 113 patients with severe disease.

https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/16...uggests-patients-are-responding-to-treatment/
Early peek at data on Gilead coronavirus drug suggests patients are responding to treatment
A Chicago hospital treating severe Covid-19 patients with Gilead Sciences’ antiviral medicine remdesivir in a closely watched clinical trial is seeing rapid recoveries in fever and respiratory symptoms, with nearly all patients discharged in less than a week, STAT has learned.

Remdesivir was one of the first medicines identified as having the potential to impact SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19, in lab tests. The entire world has been waiting for results from Gilead’s clinical trials, and positive results would likely lead to fast approvals by the Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies. If safe and effective, it could become the first approved treatment against the disease.

The University of Chicago Medicine recruited 125 people with Covid-19 into Gilead’s two Phase 3 clinical trials. Of those people, 113 had severe disease. All the patients have been treated with daily infusions of remdesivir.

“The best news is that most of our patients have already been discharged, which is great. We’ve only had two patients perish,” said Kathleen Mullane, the University of Chicago infectious disease specialist overseeing the remdesivir studies for the hospital.
I had just finished reading this. I'd be really careful about this kind of "word of mouth from an ongoing study" kind of thing. There's a reason we collect data and analyze it rather than relying on researcher's impressions.
 

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Rx - How are you feeling? Hope you are recovered...
Day #11 of isolation. Three days now without fever. My throat's a little scratchy, my sinuses are a little stuffy, but I think there's nothing to worry about at this point.

I got out and drove around for a while yesterday because I needed some sunshine.