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National Enhanced Community Quarantine Unintended Consequences

Discussion in 'COVID-19' started by shakey, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. shakey

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    National Enhanced Community Quarantine Unintended Consequences
    1. Cebu Pacific(Cebgo) and Philippine Airlines(PAL Express) have shut down all Domestic and International flights to mitigate the spread of Corona 19 virus.
    2. The provinces likewise have shutdown the ports which affect inter-island commerce from the shipping lines like 2GO.
    3. The airports have shutdown which are under control of the national agency CAAP (Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines)
    4. The goverment owned PhilPost which relies on the airlines and sea for sending and receiving mail and parcels is shut down.
    5. The low numbers of Corona 19 cases reported is the result of provinces being unable to receive testing kits and supplies and being cut-off for sending their samples to the University of the Philippines in Manila for analysis.
    6. The military is using it's resources fighting insurgents rather than assisting in this crisis.
    7. This virus is spread by humans which the National Enhanced Community Quarantine was intended to reduce exposure and it does.
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    While the National Enhanced Community Quarantine was not intended to impede Commerce it has done just that.
    There has to be government/private dialog between the airlines and shipping companies and a mechanism to shoulder the expenses incurred of flying and shipping Cargo Only without passengers. CEBGO is currently making two flights a day from Manila to Cagayan de Oro and General Santos. Restoration of flights to our 7,000+ islands as cargo only is possible but the government has to enable it and shoulder their share of the expense. Bulky or non critical materials could be shipped by sea for ships without passengers.
    Policy makers need to consider what we need to improve the National Enhanced Community Quarantine.
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  2. Jens K

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    One would have thought that it goes without saying that _someone_ in Manila (don't they have a trade department or so?) felt responsible for taking care that inter island commerce doesn't stop.
     
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    Who could have predicted that electing populist idiots into office would have resulted in idiotic government decisions being made? :meh:
     
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    General Santos and Cagayan de Oro seem to be thriving in the cargo stoppage we are undergoing due to the presidents Covid 19 quarantine.

    If we had a famous name Senator perhaps we too could get and send stuff to Manila. Maybe we could even travel to Cebu quarantine free.

    This is the latest news from General Santos.

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  5. Sedona

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    Unintended consequences: Around December a lot of babies named "Corona"
     
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    You just saying or apologising in advance? :smile:
     
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    actually I received a shipment from the US two days ago. only a day or two delayed. so *some stuff * indeed goes through. on the other hand I got an amazon package thats in manila for a week now already :/
     
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    Since cargo flights are still legal, it would seem like an opportunity for outfits like Royhle Aviation in Dumaguete to start cargo-only charters to Manila and Cebu. Could be very lucrative....just ask Fred Smith how his plan worked out. (Federal Express founder.)
     
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    Their decisions are hotheaded competition decisions so often. Many of the things they have done have far greater consequences then the virus would. Other decisions make the spread even riskier. While others yet still just seem to be based on nonsense with no idea how they would effect anything.

    1. Markets other then the main market being shutdown as well as more limited hours means far bigger crowds as a result as well as forcing those in outer areas trying to seclude to have to come to the most crowded part of Dumaguete to get basic food food staples.
    2. Curfew from 9-5am.... what exactly does this do? Those hours aren't higher risk hours of the virus spreading because its a night-time virus or some such. So what really does this accomplish?
    3. Its people's *right* to return home so we won't quarantine them for 14 days first and trust them to self quarantine for 14 days at home surrounded by family and neighbors for them to infect.
    4. You can't inside restaurants now (except McDonalds and Jollibee apparently because their food magically kills all viruses maybe?).... but you can still sit inside the bars at the same restaurants and drink for hours chatting with buddies...

    So many other laughable decisions and you wonder if they have 2 brain cells to rub between those making the decisions.
     
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    It’s not about results. It’s about optics. Doing something is going to be good enough to avoid blame when poo hits the fan. Politics.
     
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