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Old 4th April 2020, 05:27 PM   #41
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I'm not sure that I'd class Emergency services as benefitting.

Seven day weeks are becoming a thing, all leave is cancelled, and we already have officers in quarantine because they've been exposed to the virus.

Sure, I'm not going to lose my job, but there will be a severe human toll to all this.

By the way, has anyone mentioned companies that facilitate remote operation of computers? In hindsight, I should have bought shares in Citrix back in January.
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Old 4th April 2020, 07:38 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Sherkeu View Post
Is there some gov't guarantee that anyone expanding capacity will be reimbursed if not used? Or is this a company decision based on their own view of projected needs?

I'm certainly not against either, just wondering how companies are handling expenses like that.
I don't really know much about the government side of things on such matters but we offer rentals instead of outright purchases to all of our customers. To date only one hospital has chosen that route. Why that is, I really can't say for sure but over the years that I have been working in the field there has been a decided shift from independent local hospitals with equipment decisions being handled by on-site technical personnel to corporate networks of facilities where the decisions are made by financial types so I suspect that may have something to do with it.
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Old 6th April 2020, 03:08 PM   #43
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The winners of this are the mega corporations.

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Forty-three percent of small businesses say they will have to permanently close within six months without some sort of quick cash infusion or fast improvement in economic conditions, according to a Friday survey that gives another look into the coronavirus outbreak’s swift and severe economic damage.
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/43...ays-2020-04-03

When the small businesses close, the big players who can weather the storm take their market share.

More market, and wealth consolidation will be the end result.
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