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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2020, 07:42:34 AM »
Well said and I agree!!!!!
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2020, 11:42:37 AM »
Well said Kevin.

If we all can get beyond the tips of our noses we will realize that we all have a huge stake in protecting ourselves, our friends, co-workers and loved ones. Any of us can carry the virus and not know it, and quietly pass it on to the most vulnerable.

Wash your hands, cover your mouth if coughing or sneezing, wash hands, rinse, repeat.

I say it behooves us to be extremely cautious.

Good luck to your Mom and Brother!

Not fun times, that's for sure. Who can believe anything that's being reported anyway? If you listen to CNN it's one thing, FOX it's another, and BBC another still. Like everything else politicians view good fortune and tragedy as avenues to advance their agenda. Combined with most people's tendencies to exhibit flock mentality and you have a bizarre reactions to events like this.

I've been experiencing some of the front line factors first hand; I have a brother and a mother who are both hospitalized right now: the former with a life-threatening colon infection and the latter with COPD and congestive heart failure. Neither can be visited right now and all medical updates/communication is done through skype. The other thing is that my girlfriend works for a major medical facility and I'm getting REAL updates from the doctors, hospitals, and the insider stuff (if there is such a thing)  Due to the virulence of the virus a huge sector of the population will be infected if not somehow contained. I don't have the figures but a death toll of a fraction of a percent on the world population would be overwhelming. The medical source that I have states that the death toll is roughly 3 percent. Based on 327 million people in the US that number could be very high.

To contradict Bullfrog, we do have some control over it. We can take simple measures to avoid spread by limiting travel, personal contact, and extra attention to sanitation. I'm a healthy guy, but others in my family and community are not. I care about my fellow man and if I can do my part to stave off infection for someone else I will do so, especially when preventative measures are easy to employ. To be fair, I'm in total agreement with Bullfrog with folk's overreacting. It's absolutely justifiable to be concerned, but stupid to hoard and/or be careless and self centered. Bottom line is that most people are sheep and there are very good shepherds. That's just a sociological fact.

This is not a political thing...the Dem's and Rep's did not start the virus, they won't cure it, and it sickens me that politicians and zealots use this as a platform to further their corrupted agendas. Let's all please strive to find ways to work together FOR ONCE and leave the bullshit behind. This is very serious.
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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2020, 11:43:32 AM »
I'm trying not to panic, so I built myself a room.

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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2020, 11:47:35 AM »
They told everyone in our Agency to stay home and telework, the VPN couldn't handle the increased traffic and crashed, so now we're all dead in the water!  Someone sure didn't think that one through...
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« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2020, 11:51:41 AM »
One thing is for sure, this is all new and we’re all working our way through it. I think we just need to be patient, be kind and help each other when and where we can.
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« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2020, 01:27:33 PM »
Steve! I agree! So....

Let's all got air gunning!
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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2020, 03:29:45 PM »
I'm out of toilet paper
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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2020, 07:23:21 PM »
Just got real in our little community today, one positive and 6 others being tested.  Our community is approx. 1200 large and situated approx. 100 miles in any direction from a large community.  God help us all, nobody is going to evade this Virus.
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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2020, 06:26:59 AM »
A few things to keep in mind. The RNA sequencing test used to detect Covid-19, is NOT looking specifically for Covid-19! It is looking for the SARSr-CoV. If at anytime, you got a flu shot for and/or were infected with any strain of SARSr-CoV, you will test positive! Adding to the confusion, according to the CDC, there is a 6% false positive, and a 10% false negative. Because of this, if you have symptoms of Covid-19, whether you test positive or negative, you're quarantined, and given the test more than once.

The thing I'm more worried about, are all of the fear-induced hoarding! Masks are the best example. A surgical mask WILL NOT keep you from contracting Covid-19. You literally have to digest the virus, which is why the CDC is recommending everyone wash their hands, and keep their fingers out of their mouths! And don't pick your nose! The hoarding of toilet paper is beyond comprehension. And lastly... Don't rely ONLY on alcohol-based hand sanitizers! Rather, use soap and a finger brush to get under those dirty fingernails!
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« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2020, 10:58:56 AM »
Excellent advise Allan.  One day at a time.  The only thing I could be accused of hoarding might be firearms. 8)
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« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2020, 06:59:10 PM »
My son and daughter in law are both on duty at the base and also are working at home. Word is MPs are on the hook for call up. And retired, select job titles are to be recalled.  Hope not true but will update as soon as I can confirm. I already hoard TP , I am currently wiping with 17 year old Scott brand TP. LOL Mre,mt house, other junk to hard to recall or list, and other stuff since 1982. Vietnam taught me to ? every move the politicos did . Follow orders but stay aware. In my area we have 2 confirmed deaths from this. Can't believe people still only have a few days supplies then mass buy on day O. POP base in my tri county area is about 28000. We are waiting to hear of more.

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« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2020, 07:03:17 PM »
A PS has anyone read THE RED WHITE AND BLUE flu book? Can't recall the author.

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« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2020, 07:15:38 PM »
I’m still working. Officially all courthouses in Florida are closed, but because some hearings have to be had timely we’re still making court happen. Mostly for criminal defendants who are stuck in custody. Which means that if one of us gets the virus at the courthouse, we’re all exposed.

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« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2020, 08:09:15 PM »
I'm working as well. I'm currently in brand new homes (tile contractor) with no other trades working in them. About as safe as I can be. We're on 'shelter in place' status with residential construction being allowed for now. Next week I'm beginning a job in an occupied house. That may not happen. Supply houses are starting to close so it may be moot.

It's a bizarre thing too because I'm working on three 'fire homes' that are rebuilds from the devastating Tubbs Fire here in Sonoma County. Driving through the literally miles of burned up neighborhoods and all of the brand new construction going on and it's like a ghost town. It feels like there's just a black cloud over everything here right now.

On the personal side I've had two close family members hospitalized with severe health issues this last week. As my brother said from his hospital bed, "Kev, so far 2020 has used absolutely ZERO lube".

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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2020, 09:04:27 PM »
We just closed the Motel until May 1.... had to phone guests and cancel their reservations for Easter weekend and the following one.... April was shaping up to be a decent month, now will have zero income, same as March....  ::)

The Canadian government is talking about coming up with some assistance for the self-employed who are closing up "non-essential" businesses to "flatten the curve" of the spread of the virus.... I'm not going to hold my breath....  >:(

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