What would a world without humans look like? As countries go under lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID–19, photos on social media suggest it might be a lot cleaner, for a start. As one observer put it, “Nature just hit the reset button.”
“The water now looks clearer because there is less traffic on the canals, allowing the sediment to stay at the bottom,” a spokesman told CNN. “It’s because there is less [of the] boat traffic that usually brings sediment to the top of the water’s surface.
Meanwhile in China
Xishuangbana, Yunnan, China. 11 March, a herd of 14 elephants went to village. Looking for corn and other foodstuffs. Apparently, They also polished 30 KG of corn whisky!
Two of the males got completely drunk, and made themselves a pair of cutest
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Warren Buffett is working from home and ‘drinking a little more Coca-Cola’ amid coronavirus restrictions.
Over the course of almost seven decades, Buffett has built up a net worth of around $80 billion and helped to create in excess of $400 billion in value for shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway stock. And he’s done this entirely by researching a handful of sectors, picking out businesses with perceived competitive advantages, and, most important, hanging on for the long haul.
However, things suddenly changed since the pandemic of the Covid-19 virus.
Even someone like Warren Buffet had acknowledged that the deadly coronavirus outbreak and free-falling oil prices, which pushed major U.S. indexes briefly into a bear market on Monday, were a “one-two punch,” but said that the October crash in 1987 was worse.
Some sources expected a loss of around 80.2 billion USD, and his wealth had shrunk by 32%. The total loss is equivalent to the total GDP of Ethiopia generated in year 2019.
Warren Buffet had a lost a country out of his global finance empire.
Buffett also called the market collapse in the fall of 2008, during the financial crisis, “much scarier, by far, than anything that happened yesterday.”
Stocks have gyrated in recent weeks as the coronavirus, which causes a disease known as COVID-19, has quickly spread around the world. The virus has killed at least 4,373 people, with close to 121,500 cases reported worldwide, mostly in China, according to a database published by Johns Hopkins University. There have been more than 1,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States and 29 deaths.
By the time we are talking about Buffett’s great suffer, the number of confirmed cases and total number of fatalities had risen dramatically.
The world quivered, the finance market, the economy, and everything that this civilisation had produced quivered. Investors, perhaps everyone in the world, had their confidence dropped to the lowest point in an imaginary scale of fear. The virus does not destroy life, but worse, it destroys hope.
Governments across the globe finally realised the seriousness of the impact, which has been proved by the drama in the US Stock Market so unusual, rare, and unexpected, that made Mr Warren Buffet shocked. USA, Britain, Canada, and many other leading players had announced reaction packages in terms of fiscal policies to provide a solution to the coming financial crisis.
New Zealand government nonetheless followed the same idea. A budget plan of 12.1 billion NZD was quickly planned to save dying businesses, especially businesses from aviation industry, especially Air New Zealand.
These policies are a gamble. The future is needed to be sacrificed as the present days are hard to survive. Grant Robertson, New Zealand’s Chief of finance, foundation of the economy, agreed that the intervention from the parliament is risky. The country would very likely to suffer from debts and had no choices but to borrow more. The burden will lay upon on us, even continue to the next generation.
Aviation companies are dying, but some of the tourist companies are dead.
Comment say that a generation that built their faith upon Alain de Botton’s famous book, The Art of Travel, would lose this faith of travelling as an essential ingredient of life. People would be fearful to travel aboard, after they had seen the troubles, the chaos, and the hopelessness caused to many foreign travellers after New Zealand government had closed the border, first time in the history, not even happened during the World Wars.
A local business owner of 17 motel businesses had commented, the 12.1 billion NZD budget looks nice, but his business is dead, injecting new blood could not bring the dead back from the grave.
Another problem, which as warned by Michael Baker of University of Otago, is when will the impact is finally over? Baker was reluctant to say that the shockwave would end before Christmas this year. It is rare even to the most systematic and organised person to think about the Christmas at the beginning of the year. However, the fact is that the pandemic will very likely to dominate the whole year now.
12.1 billion NZD seems reasonably enough to save the businesses within 12 weeks but would seem little and weak if the period is extended to another 12 weeks, or even later.
Warren Buffett is unlucky, the unexpected guest of Covid -19 vaporised his wealth after a blink of eye. However, he still has his Coca-Cola to drink.
The question is, what if Mr Warren Buffett had drunk the last bottle in his refrigerator and realise that he could not get supply. The question would sound silly 3 months ago, but when you see the empty shelves in the local supermarket in Auckland, if you were laughing at such stupidity, you would eventually freezing your smile now.