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Jul 24th 2020, 5:17 pm
Replies: 5,840
Views: 301,980
Posted By ss120396

Re: 2020 Election

The higher percent of hospitalizations being younger people is because the cases are now more heavily concentrated among them. For healthy 20-29 year olds, hospitalization rate is extremely low - 3%....
Forum: USA
Jun 20th 2020, 11:32 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,083
Posted By ss120396

Re: Moving from HK to USA- public IB school options around NYC

Many New Yorkers are single and/or childless. 5 is surely higher than the median household size, making it misleading to look at the median income for OP's purposes. Also, many people in NYC are...
Apr 8th 2020, 3:10 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,529
Posted By ss120396

Re: Coronavirus and Health status

Let me be clear, I'm not suggesting that young people take up vaping. I only advocate it as a method to help people stop smoking. It's comes down to harm reduction. Vaping just isn't comparable to...
Forum: USA
Apr 4th 2020, 12:11 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,059
Posted By ss120396

Re: US Coronavirus and US-style lockdowns

Yeah, actually I think you're right. The constitutional rights aren't absolute, libel and "fighting words" are still illegal despite the 1st amendment, and buying recent machine guns along with...
Forum: USA
Apr 3rd 2020, 6:17 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 13,529
Posted By ss120396

Re: $1200 Payout. Are immigrants eligible?

Luckily it's early enough in the year that most will have earned relatively little so far, so a lot of people will qualify for Medicaid (in the states where applicable) or highly subsidized...
Forum: USA
Apr 3rd 2020, 3:15 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 13,529
Posted By ss120396

Re: $1200 Payout. Are immigrants eligible?

Pretty sure the out of pocket cap legal maximum is around $8000, so shouldn't be getting a $9K bill. Though I guess you could end up unlucky and get an out of network doctor who could charge more...
Forum: USA
Apr 2nd 2020, 11:39 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 13,529
Posted By ss120396

Re: $1200 Payout. Are immigrants eligible?

Everyone should know their own insurance plan and the maximum they would be required to pay, rather than relying on random people's reports online. Insurance plans vary drastically. Worth noting,...
Forum: USA
Apr 1st 2020, 11:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By ss120396

Re: Not working due to the shutdown, was advised to claim unemployment.

They relaxed the requirements because of coronavirus. Definitely apply ASAP so they can start processing your claim - unemployment offices are very overloaded right now. Your base benefit will be...
Forum: USA
Apr 1st 2020, 8:51 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 4,059
Posted By ss120396

Re: US Coronavirus and US-style lockdowns

I'm not even sure the federal government has the authority to issue a nationwide "stay at home" order, short of declaring martial law, since that goes well beyond interstate commerce. Trump does...
Forum: USA
Apr 1st 2020, 8:47 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 13,529
Posted By ss120396

Re: $1200 Payout. Are immigrants eligible?

US citizens abroad can get the checks. Rules are the same as for those living in the US: 2018 or 2019 tax return filed and income under the maximum threshold.
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Forum: USA
Apr 1st 2020, 1:33 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 13,529
Posted By ss120396

Re: $1200 Payout. Are immigrants eligible?

As long as you have social security numbers, you'll qualify for the payment. You need to file a tax return if you haven't already. The IRS is going to put instructions on their website soon for...
Mar 31st 2020, 3:46 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By ss120396

Re: The little things.

Universities already make admissions decisions based on incomplete grades senior year - mostly based on exams people have already taken before. I don't see how this would lead to the elimination of...
Mar 31st 2020, 3:28 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By ss120396

Re: The little things.

Of course there are hot countries that have COVID, every scientist knows this. They are studying these countries intensely to understand more about how weather affects the virus. Incidentally, the...
Mar 31st 2020, 3:22 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By ss120396

Re: The little things.

I definitely agree that people will be more hesitant to participate in those things for a while. What I meant is that, I don't think that the current "shelter in place" regime called by the...
Mar 31st 2020, 3:08 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,529
Posted By ss120396

Re: Coronavirus and Health status

Vaping is far better for your lungs than smoking, there's no comparison. There's still nicotine which is thought to have some negative effects, but you don't have the tar which is the major issue for...
Mar 31st 2020, 2:50 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 8,402
Posted By ss120396

Re: How Isolated is everyone right now?

That should be increasing soon - the relief bill passed by the federal government increases everyone's benefits by $600 per week. It also gives everyone an extra 13 weeks of benefits on top of their...
Forum: USA
Mar 29th 2020, 11:41 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,866
Posted By ss120396

Re: US Gov stimulus package - who will it apply to?

Dependents don't qualify for the payment anyway. For those under 18, their parents/guardians will get $500 (which I believe they'll get as long as they themselves have SSN). Otherwise... out of luck.
Mar 29th 2020, 3:30 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By ss120396

Re: The little things.

That's just not going to happen. Strict social distancing can't and won't continue for a year straight. What will happen is that the various social distancing measures will have on/off triggers based...
Mar 27th 2020, 2:26 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,529
Posted By ss120396

Re: Coronavirus and Health status

America is certainly more obese, but smoking is much more common in China, especially among men (part of the reason they had a higher death rate than women there). Not to mention the poor air quality...
Forum: USA
Mar 25th 2020, 2:43 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,866
Posted By ss120396

Re: US Gov stimulus package - who will it apply to?

Meh, the check is the part that gets the most media coverage, but honestly I see the expanded unemployment benefits and the small business loans as being the much more important parts of this bill...
Forum: USA
Mar 25th 2020, 12:13 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By ss120396

Re: Unemployment on Green Card

Unemployment is funded by a payroll tax paid by your employer. The more you pay in, the more you get out, and if you pay under a certain amount in you won't be able to get anything out. You'll need...
Forum: USA
Mar 20th 2020, 3:24 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,866
Posted By ss120396

Re: US Gov stimulus package - who will it apply to?

This. Especially the part where your payment gets cut in half if you have "little or no income tax liablity" or you get nothing at all if your income is under $2500? I can't see the Dems in the House...
Forum: USA
Mar 7th 2020, 2:36 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,334
Posted By ss120396

Re: TSA PreCheck Experience

It's called "Managed Inclusion" and lets some travelers deemed "low risk" through who haven't signed up. They were originally supposed to end this back in 2015 but it still seems to be going on.
Forum: USA
Mar 2nd 2020, 4:40 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,334
Posted By ss120396

Re: TSA PreCheck Experience

Yeah, Precheck is pretty nice. But I'd recommend Global Entry instead, it's only $15 more and also gets you expedited entry at US immigration lines along with all the Precheck benefits. Another...
Forum: USA
Feb 23rd 2020, 2:04 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 5,247
Posted By ss120396

Re: Mobile phone switch over...

That sounds very high. I'm paying $120+tax for unlimited data for 4 people with T-Mobile.
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