Thankyou for proving my point.
The word is so normalised in the wrong context that people think just because the word is given a definition that makes it OK.
Normal just means the norm, not correct.
I know what the word Consumer means thanks.
My point is that consumer and to consume are 2 different things.
I don’t have to buy an apple from the tree to consume it. I can just pick it and consume.
I can buy many things and none of them are edible, or consumable.
Only consuming things should make you a consumer, not purchasing things, hence it is a euphemism that now relegates the original meaning to second place.
They should be swapped in position.
In the past various twit hosts and guests have talked about how AB5 (California Assembly Bill 5 2019, implemented 1/1/2020) is bad for it makes it more expensive to hire freelancers since after certain triggering events you have to give benefits such as health insurance.
I wonder if COVID-19 change the mind of said twit hosts and guests about AB5 for anyone such as their Uber driver can be a transmission mechanism for the virus. Are people now okay with with AB5 or perhaps they want to move to a state run single payer health care?
Whitehouse: Google will do the test co-ordination for us.
Google: wtf? We’ve got a couple of volunteers and we don’t know what we are doing. Talk to Verily…
Verily: Erm, we’ve decided on the font and we’ll test it at some point…
What the hell is the Whitehouse doing? Saying who is going to be doing the work, without consulting with them first isn’t really the way to go about this. It makes Italy’s mismanagement sound like the epitome of getting it right, in comparison!
To be clear, an alphabet sub-company had got as far as asking for volunteers to start a project to serve the bay area.
A project that will take a while to get going as it requires more data to be available first, and to decide what the project will be able to achieve.
Yes Google could have leapt at the chance to look good and say “Hell yeah we are all over this”, but then they would be equally as foolish as politicians and managers that speak before knowing what it is they are doing.
If this small project looks promising and can be scaled it will be, but it will need all the clinics and hospitals offering testing to all be working within 1 system.
Currently some clinics have not been reporting their testing or results so have no info for Google to use.
The CDC should be the centre of ops and in contact with all hospitals and clinics, but the use of the word “central” has only ever been a token used in a minimal sense.
This is where federal style management and disparity of standards across counties becomes a problem not an advantage.
This is where the long-term plan that WHO told us all to have in place after the last SARS outbreak should have kicked in, but only 5 Countries made any sort of plans.
Our President/Government officials had a press conference today and one of the press asked about these cyber attacks. They know about them and that all government services related to response to Covid 19 response are still online and not effected and are being defended with no issues.