Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 03-21-2020, 02:51 PM
Projammer's Avatar
Projammer is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SW Arkansas
Posts: 6,884

Positive impact of COVID-19 in the short and long term.

For all the downsides of COVID, there will be some checkboxes in the positive column.

One of the obvious ones is telework. It being forced on many employers will provide solid evidence that it can work and employees won't just sit at home binge watching Doogie Howser on Hulu. Sure there are plenty of managers that can't stand the thought of their minions being out of their immediate sight, but this will give some that were on the fence motivation to continue.

As an extension to that, all those tedious meetings that you knew could be handled via email. Turns out they could. Hopefully that trend continues.

There's an unlikely beneficiary of coronavirus: The planet
From February 3 to March 1, CO2 emissions were down by at least 25% because of the measures to contain the coronavirus, according to the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), an air pollution research organization.
This one is just a hard data point that we can reduce pollutants. I know that production levels are going to go back to where they were and in some instances exceed pre-coronavirus levels, but I can hope for some positive impact in the long term.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to:

Send comments about this website to:

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright 2019 STM Reader, LLC.

Copyright © 2017