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A notable reduction in air pollution; what other benefits could be had as a result of current pandemic?

The pandemic is tragic of course but there always may be some sort of 'silver lining in the cloud'.

Posted - June 26


  • 4559
    Decrease in the number alcohol-related traffic fatalities (and traffic fatalities in general). 

    Decrease in the number of animals killed by vehicles. 

    People may start being more respectful of others' personal space. 

    People who typically don't wash their hands (GROSS) start washing their hands. 

    Workaholic parents spending more time with their children. 

    People may think twice about putting their ailing/aging parents in nursing homes. 

    People have begun cooking more and eating out less (bad news for the restaurant industry, but good news for people's overall health). 

      June 26, 2020 10:24 PM MDT

  • 8915
    Very good. Be nice to see people spending their money more wislier and put the junk food industry out of business. 
      June 26, 2020 10:42 PM MDT

  • 10743
    Given than Trumpicans generally regard their "freedom" as being more important than public safety (so they don't wear masks or practise social distancing), come November there will be fewer of them.
      June 27, 2020 12:56 AM MDT

  • 14031
    That may be the biggest plus of all.  
      June 27, 2020 5:32 AM MDT

  • 22701
    Well it should balance out after all those riots.  

    Perhaps, that is why Cuomo forced the nursing homes to take all those covid residents.  Getting rid of those old people....who might vote for Trump and get them off NY Medicaid bill....a two for one. 
      June 27, 2020 5:48 AM MDT

  • 5780
    All Parking meters
    30 Minutes for a quarter.
    ...usually we get a few minutes 
    for that quarter.
      June 27, 2020 6:57 AM MDT

  • 32970
    Population control.
      June 27, 2020 8:02 AM MDT

  • 843
    • People washing their hands more frequently... or at all
    • People actually covering their faces and mouths whenever they cough or sneeze
    • Giving people their space and avoiding spaces and situations that are conducive of standing/sitting shoulder to
       shoulder/cheek to cheek with your neighbor(s) as much as possible 
    • People actually appreciating those deemed essential and the jobs they do to keep our environment clean, nurtured
       and natured

    This post was edited by bevo at June 27, 2020 5:26 PM MDT
      June 27, 2020 4:07 PM MDT