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D&D and the rising pandemic

Zardnaar

Legend

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Garthanos

Arcadian Knight
The government put money into 4 vaccines and preordered them as well March last year.

All 4 came up though so theoretically they have an over supply.

Ordering and receiving are two different things though. Found that out the hard way last March but minimised it before things fell apart ( panic buying etc).
Here they didnt really put money into any vaccine because you know ....
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Here they didnt really put money into any vaccine because you know ....

55.5 million vaccinated according to Washington Post.

Doing better than a lot of places. Barely started here but don't really need much atm and that's more of a supply issue.

I would be amazed if I get one in the next 3 months, surprised if faster than 6 months and disappointed if it's not done by January.

But other countries need it en masse sooner. Probably cause other problems as well.
 

Istbor

Dances with Gnolls
Have been off the site for a couple weeks. My girlfriend passed, not COVID but was in the hospital. Had been lucky through work to get my shot earlier than expected.

Second Pfizer shot punched back a bit. Was sick for a day. Had a fever and spent some time shivering uncontrollably. Though was told it hits younger different than older recipients. For my parents the first shot was harder on them then the second.
 



Zardnaar

Legend
Government has secured a big order if the pfizer vaccine enough for everyone in the country.

Side effect of the Covid bailouts is the housing crisis has gone from terrible to dumpster fire. My young cousins rent is double some friends in Europe, a house in one of our worst suburbs went for close to half a million USD.

And I live in the cheap part of the country. Close to 20% rises or 40% in specific areas. My brother can sell his house and buy one freehold in San Francisco or LA.

No Covid since May locally but the young ones gonna be homeless at this rate.

World's most popular leader useless domestically. Sit back and eat more jellybeans.
 


GreyLord

Hero
Housing prices are rising at an absolute insane rate all over in many nations, Europe and the US included. I'm looking at it and cannot figure out why it's rising so rapidly and vastly in the past year.

Houses are almost 2x the price in my area from last year. My property taxes are starting to be of a concern to me, if housing continues to rise at this rate I won't even be able to afford the property taxes where I live in a decade!

Have no idea what I'd do then. It feels like a terrible way to kick out long term residents.

I think I blame uninhibited greed on why they are rising like this, because I have no other explanation.
 

JEB

Adventurer
I think I blame uninhibited greed on why they are rising like this, because I have no other explanation.
I believe it's because the demand has skyrocketed, with folks no longer wanting/needing to live in cities and moving elsewhere. Houses are getting snapped up left and right in my area, despite them being much more expensive than a few years ago...
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Housing prices are rising at an absolute insane rate all over in many nations, Europe and the US included. I'm looking at it and cannot figure out why it's rising so rapidly and vastly in the past year.

Houses are almost 2x the price in my area from last year. My property taxes are starting to be of a concern to me, if housing continues to rise at this rate I won't even be able to afford the property taxes where I live in a decade!

Have no idea what I'd do then. It feels like a terrible way to kick out long term residents.

I think I blame uninhibited greed on why they are rising like this, because I have no other explanation.

We had highest population growth rate in OECD.

With Covid alot of NZers decided to return home bringing families 100000 last year. Right before Covid 25000 people in a month.

Share markets all over the place, low interest rates and free money to borrow essentially.

Government essentially guaranteed loans with bailout and perfect storm. And a few thousand either stuck here or they don't want to go home.

10000 rentals 73% of them in 3 locations, Covid dodgers, investors, high population growth, red tape etc perfect storm.
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
I believe it's because the demand has skyrocketed, with folks no longer wanting/needing to live in cities and moving elsewhere. Houses are getting snapped up left and right in my area, despite them being much more expensive than a few years ago...
Part of the issue is demand, driven by long years of low interest rates in the wake of the Great Recession, part of it is speculation (housing flippers), and part of it is politics.
 


Hussar

Legend
Canada and NZ are both in the same massive housing bubble. It will burst, eventually, but, for the forseeable future? Wow, whodathunk that my 1300 square foot house that I'm in the process of buying here in Japan would actually be on the cheap end of the scale. :erm:
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Canada and NZ are both in the same massive housing bubble. It will burst, eventually, but, for the forseeable future? Wow, whodathunk that my 1300 square foot house that I'm in the process of buying here in Japan would actually be on the cheap end of the scale. :erm:

Difference is the government/reserve bank has essentially guaranteed it.
 



Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
Insanely expensive. My partner is a doctor at UCSF so it's where we live!

That said, you cannot beat the access to amazing food.
I know. The corporate office for my wife's work was down there for a while. She used to travel there for executive meetings and loved all the good food places. I've always wanted to go to that floating restaurant at the pier, but the one time we had reservations it started raining pretty hard and we just took off.
 

I know. The corporate office for my wife's work was down there for a while. She used to travel there for executive meetings and loved all the good food places. I've always wanted to go to that floating restaurant at the pier, but the one time we had reservations it started raining pretty hard and we just took off.
If you know the right areas you can get lunch for under $5.00. There's a Chinese bakery where I get two mushroom chicken buns and a black sesame bun for dessert for $3.80.

Of course, I have to buy a cheap lunch because half my paycheck goes to rent!
 

Zardnaar

Legend
If you know the right areas you can get lunch for under $5.00. There's a Chinese bakery where I get two mushroom chicken buns and a black sesame bun for dessert for $3.80.

Of course, I have to buy a cheap lunch because half my paycheck goes to rent!

Cheapest lunch here is around $3.50 usd.

That's a pizza from dominos or pizza hut or a piece of fish and some chips. Maybe a pie.

Double that for McDonald's combo.

Assuming you don't make it. My lunch normally around a dollar I suppose. If I buy it $10 usd.
 

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