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  1. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    I really hope for a speedy recovery but the headlines are painting a more dire picture. CA residents are now ordered shelter in place for one month. CA estimates that half of its population may be infected over a 8 weeks period. State Dept is asking citizens to not travel abroad or stay where...
  2. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    After the TN AG opens an investigation into this. Amazon, ebay, etc suspended his account. I guess he got no choice.
  3. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    Here is an interesting read. There are plenty of similar stories of hoarders selling masks, wipes, etc at huge cost. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/technology/coronavirus-purell-wipes-amazon-sellers.html
  4. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    The rules are not yet in place for this situation yet. Nobody has an answer for a situation they haven't planned yesterday. You are allowed to take one online course per semester but if all courses are online, I image the immigration rules would have to be rewritten. This is not normal time so...
  5. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    Starting tomorrow, all CUNY colleges will switch to online course until the end of semester. This is one of the many schools in NYC and around the world decided to cancel all in-person classes. WHO declared this a pandemic. Trump announces the US is in good shape.
  6. Andy Nguyen

    2020 MFE admission roll call

    As admission decisions start to come in, let's get a tradition going here so we can share the programs we applied, the admits/rejects we received and the program we are ultimately joining. Let's keep the format uniform and discussions on their separate programs threads. Please share details on...
  7. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/opinion/trump-corona-cdc.html
  8. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    It's a no brainer. It's a common toilet feature in Asia, Europe. Once you use it, hard to go back. And it will cut down on these toilet paper run nonsense. Get a revert osmosis water system under the sink and you can drink cleaner than the bottled waters. And this will stop the panic-buying of...
  9. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    2 days suspension for Columbia University. Then they will switch to online classes for rest of the week. Fordham University will switch to online starting Wed. They may resume in-person courses by 3/30. Princeton will move to online on 3/23 for at least 2 weeks. This is a huge disruption...
  10. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    WHO mentioned 3.1% rate as of 3/3/2020 https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/#who-03-03-20 The unknown is how the travel ban will affect many students who came home for the Chinese new year and got stuck. Who knows when the US will lift the ban and what will happen to...
  11. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    Just to get everything into one thread for easy tracking. Looks like University of Washington has canceled all in-person classes and will move to online classes. Exams, finals, etc will take place online. There is a chance schools in NYC will follow as more cases are confirmed.
  12. Andy Nguyen

    Face masks?

    You would need both. Face masks are to protect you from getting the virus through the air. Use Purell to watch your hands when you are the public and touching shared surfaces.
  13. Andy Nguyen

    Face masks?

    I will know who is the curpit if number of people jumping off balcony in NYC suddenly increases. Stay safe there in NYC. With the public transist, it is a matter of time. I truly hope this will be blown over in a few months.
  14. Andy Nguyen

    Face masks?

    Send them to me. I'll cover the shipping cost.
  15. Andy Nguyen

    Face masks?

    The level of gouging is unreal. These masks should cost less than $5 in normal time and it sells almost 20X markup https://www.amazon.com/Medical-Protective-Dustproof-Mask-Reusable-Outdoor/dp/B084CT7FD4/ I order a bunch of these on ebay a few weeks ago at "normal price" but it ships from China...
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