Why did Apple, Inc. have a stockpile of 9 million masks? And what other stockpiles might they have? Asking for a friend.
Apple, like many other Bay Area companies, has thought a bit about this. Being in earthquake country, along with the power outages in the early 2000's, they've planned in a variety of ways, with generators and supplies. At the time I was there, and on the CERT program, they aimed to have supplies for all working there, for 7 days.
A lot more people work there now, and a lot more people work for Apple worldwide now.
In a really big disaster, with collapsed buildings, everyone would need one. Then it's just how many changes per day, and how many days. 9M still seems huge, but that gets you in the right direction.
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There is enough movement in both that that could work, definitely. It limits the up/downside some but you could set that to capture whatever your personal risk tolerance is. ;-)
Personally I am not much of a fan of TSLA at these prices, and in general it seems to defy logic so there's a lot of chaos around those price movements. You can win big on it if you have the stomach for the suspense.
And yet, only 2 short days ago, you posted this: ============= Mar 22, 2020 at 6:39pm Post by hledgard on Mar 22, 2020 at 6:39pm I am with JD all the way.
The virus issue is way, way overblown, and the “cure” is much, much worse than the problem. Many millions of people are hurt by the restrictions etc. Some families may be wiped out. For what ?
For 500 deaths in the US? 9,000 have died from car accidents since January 1. Close the roads?
There is a real issue of course. But there is no exponential growth at all, especially in number of deaths. =============
Have you changed your mind about the coronavirus because the deaths in the U.S. have risen to 782(+56%) in two days?
Thanks Luckychoices. You are correct. I may be wrong.
There sure is a problem. There sure is a problem. The real issue may be providing health care to those who get sick.
Providing heath care to those who are sick with coronavirus is, obviously, *extremely* important. But a critical first step of that action is to *immediately* separate individuals with coronavirus from those who are not infected, thus removing the opportunity for the virus to further spread. For someone infected with coronavirus who is asymptomatic, and doesn't even yet know they're sick, how can that happen? Answer? It can't. This is why the actions, taken by many state governors, ordering people in the state to self-quarantine and shelter-in-place is so vital.
Still do not believe shutting down the country is any answer. Millions of people are being hurt, and money for other important issues (e.g. infrastructure, research, etc.) will suffer.
When a lethal virus like coronavirus can spread so rapidly, even by persons who are infected but asymptomatic, eliminating contact between the infected and the none-infected is the *only* answer. The economy can, and will, survive long term. That can't be said about many people, including perhaps us or family members, who get infected by coronavirus. I disagree with those who state that the American economy is more important than American lives.
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
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Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
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sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
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galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
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rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
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artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
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artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
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