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    1. Is this unprecedented?

      I'm only 30, but I can't think of a time entire sectors of the economy were shutting down like this. I'm looking at statements from countries that appear vastly more prepared and honest, like...

      I'm only 30, but I can't think of a time entire sectors of the economy were shutting down like this.

      I'm looking at statements from countries that appear vastly more prepared and honest, like Germany, who say they expect 60-70% of the population to contract the virus. Am I wrong for seeing the general lack of appropriate reaction from the US and expecting worse?

      I expect the US will eventually be in a similar situation like Italy is. Most people staying home and most businesses shut down. How do people pay bills? Mortgages? Rent? Healthcare? Find money for basic supplies? Car loans?

      Has something like this happened before to a modern economy?

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