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James de Monet

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« on: March 13, 2020, 09:44:15 PM »
My county (one of the hardest hit in California) just banned gatherings of more than 35 people.  Store shelves are empty.  Schools are closed.  Apple is closed.  My church can’t even hold services this weekend.  They’re prosecuting people for scalping prices on hand sanitizer.

Things are getting real here.
You know I think if James simply retitled his thread "Cheese" and apologized for his first post being off-topic, all problems would be solved.

Barsook

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2020, 09:45:26 PM »
Same thing in southwest Ohio.  A third of the cases in the state is coming from where I live. It's getting scary in the US for sure.

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NinjaFruitSalad

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2020, 03:13:26 AM »
It's a pretty nasty disease. The worst part about it, I think, is it has an incubation period of about two weeks and can spread during that time. Meanwhile there's no symptoms. And the virus can also apparently survive on surfaces for weeks on end too. So it's highly contagious in that right, and ultimately, I think people would have to take extreme measures to avoid getting it. But doing so for 3-4 weeks, for everyone in the world is rather impracticable.

It's likely that just about every single human being on the planet will eventually contract it. And factor in a modest estimate of "only 2%" death rate, and that's still a heck of a lot of people that could end up dying...    :o

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2020, 05:11:30 AM »
You know, the only people I have ever witnessed using the term special snowflakes are those people who are themself a special little snowflake that is exactly like the other people/snowflakes using the term.

Those people are generally unpleasant and cite their rights for things as being uncontestable.

Back on topic, the virus will spread, your neighbours are probably going to eventually get sick. Wash your filthy hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, do not form massive groups of people where each and every person is going to leave the gathering infected with the virus, do not be a friggen idiot about it. Apparently all that isn't simple enough for a large number of people.

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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2020, 09:46:18 AM »
So ignoring XD being a stereotypical bumpkin...

I’m sitting here at school prepping for our shut down but they have us sitting in class alone while our teachers are in training.  The way this school is ran is so bad.  One girl got offended because she kept sneezing and I moved away from her.  Like I was sitting six inches from you beech.  Why they hell are we all in this damn basement room.  This defeats the purpose of closing the school.

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2020, 09:48:51 AM »
If you aren't trying to slow the spread then more people will be infected at once and our already busy health systems will be fully overwhelmed and more people will die than needed because of lack of resources.

If we slow the infection rate by being responsible and making sacrifice of our freedumbs for a little while then we will actually have beds to put people in and ventilators for those who are dying.

This will eventually kill someone we know.

Japan, probably the most organized and prepared country that had covid outbreaks, is enjoying one of the lowest death rates. Meanwhile, certain areas of Italy which had no preparation at all and already bad health systems and recent financial struggles recently is having one of the worst death rates, more than ten times higher than Japan's.

We need to follow successful models of mortality prevention. Just because as a younger person you have less personal risk of death doesn't mean you can be reckless.
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2020, 09:51:15 AM »
I think this ep. of JRE did a good job of highlighting a lot of the potential reasons people are taking this seriously. If you have even 15 minutes the first part is pretty good.


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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2020, 11:24:22 AM »
My school canceled on-campus classes indefinitely and we are moving on to online teaching instead. I think I'll just teach in TikTok format while dancing Renegade because that's pretty much all of my students care about this year.

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LauraMars

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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2020, 01:27:17 PM »
I got tested for it. It was weird and kinda scary.

Still waiting for my results!
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James de Monet

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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2020, 04:54:21 PM »
Damn.  Hope it’s negative, LM!  Good thing they had test kits for you, though.
You know I think if James simply retitled his thread "Cheese" and apologized for his first post being off-topic, all problems would be solved.

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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2020, 11:36:59 PM »
It was negative! I got the call today. Quebec has been extremely organized! They have testing clinics set up and everything.

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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2020, 01:05:53 AM »
So, speaking as a physician, I think that I'm simultaneously impessed by people and somewhat shocked still at peoples response. Overwhelmingly the former - fortunately. I see a lot of people coming together and changing their habits to try and modulate this disease - and that bodes well for humanity as a whole to deal with threats looming or unknown in the future. But I cringe when I see misinformation, cavalier-ism, profiteering and other stuff.

But epidemiological-wise, the science is hard to argue with. An indolent infection with a marked chance for respiratory distress and ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) and a high rate of ICU admission has a chance, without strict measures, to dial up explosively and overwhelm the capabilities of the healthcare system. There are just - not that many ICU beds. At my tertiary-level teaching hospital, there are 40-50 MICU beds - (medical ICU, staffed by pulmonary care medicine - that's where the majority of theses cases would go initially) - and probably 60-75 more ICU level beds staffed by other teams (surgery, cardiac, neurological, etc). Most community hospitals have a general ICU of 15-25 beds. All told, in the 3rd largest city in America - maybe 1000-1500 total ICU beds? I imagine some rooms can be converted to run ventilators and more intense staffing - but you still need nurses (ICU level nurses have specific training), doctors, respiratory techs, and actual machines to run. We're already at at least two docs on requested or self quarantine (and I'm in a surgical field). And the more of other care providers (let alone emergency medicine, pulmonologists and intensive-care docs) that get taken out of the playing field means less available staff to treat your emergent traumas, your bleeding aneurysm, stroke,. or to take your appendix out. I'm ICU trained, and so really doing my best to avoid getting this thing so if need be I can stand by and run ventilators / etc. Because you don't want something with a 1-2% fatality rate with sufficient treatment turning into 6.7% like Italy when the system gets overwhelmed.


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Refugee

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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2020, 05:16:45 PM »
I'm old and I've lived through a lot of these kinds of scares.  So I'm kinda jaded, but there's no reason to be stupid.

I about half think I had the thing already, just got over it.  Strangest chest cold I ever had.  Couldn't breathe, coughing all the time, but my nose never stopped up.  Bad bronchitis they said.  No tests were being run here yet for Covid-19.  Low grade fever.  I'm 60 and it kicked my ass.  Took about 4 weeks to get over it.   still very tired and sleep a lot.

Don't put this thing on the older people.  I thought I might die and I was so miserable I didn't give a damn if I did.  I can't imagine being 80 and trying to live through it.  So be smart and do what they're telling you.

Also, stop buying all the cheap stuff in the stores and hoarding it.  Many elderly have small fixed incomes.  My mother's social security check was $780 a month after a lifetime of working low wage laborer jobs.  With that she paid for a Medicare supplement, a pharmacy supplement, rent, utilities, her meds, and her groceries.  They can't go from store to store looking for toilet paper.  They can't stand in long lines.  Take what you need for 3 or 4 weeks and that's enough.

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James de Monet

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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2020, 06:14:01 PM »
Whelp, the whole Bay Area has just been ordered to shelter in place.  Guess I’m not going anywhere.

But glad to hear you aren’t Patient 51, LM!  And thanks for the perspective, Bogre.
You know I think if James simply retitled his thread "Cheese" and apologized for his first post being off-topic, all problems would be solved.

Lizzie

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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2020, 06:33:43 PM »
Glad you're okay Laura Mars. And Refugee!

I've had a very mild random occasional mild dry cough for three weeks. It gets a little worse when I'm tired, but otherwise it's just as random and occasional as it was when it started. I have no fever. I feel a tiny bit of chest congestion but not even enough to take anything for it. I'm not going to get tested because:

1) it's not available here unless you're a patient of a specific doctor's group, which I'm not
2) the symptoms aren't enough to warrant a trip to the doctor (no fever, nothing is getting worse)
3) this is allergy season, and I have allergies. I'm assuming that's mostly what this is
4) my job involves opening and deconstructing a LOT of cardboard boxes - which means inhaling a LOT of paper dust. That's enough to cause chest congestion for anyone.

Our entire community here is of two distinct opinions on the situation.

a) panic and run every supermarket out of TP, bread, canned tuna, Lysol spray AND wipes, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, antibacterial liquid hand soap, meat, poultry, and rubbing alcohol.

b) do all of the above, and pretend that you're not panicking to anyone who brings up the subject of the virus in conversation.

How do I know this to be fact? I work in the supermarket that's out of all of the above, and talk to the customers of each of the two distinct opinions on the situation.

Meanwhile, one woman in my county has tested positive. She doesn't live in our community but she's in the community across the street from our border, and shops at the same places everyone on our side shops at. So she's definitely exposed hundreds of seniors to this virus.

I live in a senior community of over 100,000 people - and this is the end of snowbird season so thousands of seniors will be leaving to return to their summer homes - primarily up north. Their exodus begins the last week in March. I just hope they don't bring these germs with them or it's gonna get a lot uglier before it gets better.

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Brytta Léofa

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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2020, 08:09:41 PM »
Oregon just shut down all seated dining and banned gatherings of more than 25 people.

Suggestion: if your local restaurants are trying to survive on takeout, and you can afford it, order out often and tip as well as you can.
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Akaramu

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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2020, 03:12:27 PM »
Yo. I now officially live in the world's second most infected country (by population) after Italy. Out government was super slow to respond, there are about 100'000 people from northern Italy who crossed the border into Switzerland every day and our government didn't close the borders until we had an increase of 800 infected in a single day.

Even now, their strategy is inconsistent. People who work in the southern part of Switzerland can still cross over from northern Italy. Schools are closed, but day care centers are not. Most shops are closed to customers, but construction sites are open, with 50+ workers using the same chemical toilets that are no longer being replaced. Companies are supposed to let people work from home, but most simply ignore the instructions because they aren't enforced. All public events are prohibited but people still gather in large groups in parks and on lakeshores.

A frightening amount of people still believe this is just another kind of flu, and are upset because they don't understand why elderly people can't just be isolated so the younger folks can do their thing. Also, many of us have little faith in the government so no matter how many times it's said that food supply will not break down, people are storming the supermarkets like there's no tomorrow. There's no disinfectant anywhere, and even in hospitals supplies are going to run low in a week or so. Because our government in its infinite wisdom still exported 50'000+ masks like three weeks ago, and only kept 25-30% of the reserves it should have been keeping (by its own law).

There also aren't nearly enough tests being done. Only those 65+ or high risk patients are getting tested. Our infected by population numbers might actually be higher than those in Italy, though I suspect Italy also isn't able to keep up with testing.

I'm ok, and my family and friends are ok, and I'm kind of glad I lost my shitty office job by the end of February - now I work full time from home as a freelance translator / editor. I'm cautiously optimistic things will get better with considerably warmer weather (Iran, Italy, Spain etc haven't seen really hot temperatures yet) and that we'll at least be much better prepared if there is another wave in autumn. Fingers crossed.

I hope you're all ok. Will check this thread from time to time to see how you're doing.  :-*
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DesertT

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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2020, 03:17:47 PM »
Nebraska put out, no gatherings more than 10.

Thankfully, my oldest (19) just moved out, so that means I can go home at night!!

Wife and I have 9 kids...
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2020, 03:39:14 PM »
 Please keep things civil, got some reports about calling people mean names.

Reviewing the facts though, it just looks like proper terminology to me.
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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2020, 05:42:49 AM »
For those who might be inclined to think this is just another swine flu 2009 (and that the swine flu 2009 was not a big deal):

It's been 2 months since the first case of coronavirus in America and America has had at least 75 deaths with at least 4,226 cases. 2 months after the first case of swine flu 2009 there were 3 deaths and 1693 confirmed cases of infection. While both numbers are likely to have massively underreported numbers of infection and death, they're both equally likely to suffer from that.

These figures were taken from Wikipedia and the CDC website. If people have more accurate numbers I'd be happy to see them.

Refugee

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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2020, 08:26:16 AM »
Monthly retirement checks come this weekend.

Rumors are shelter in place is coming any minute for Kentucky.

We have a month's worth of groceries loaded up in the Kroger and Walmart shopping apps, and a month's worth of feed for the farm animals ready to pull the trigger too...

Will the money come before the shelter in place order?  We're waiting with bated breath...

Lizzie

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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2020, 08:55:20 AM »
Monthly retirement checks come this weekend.

Rumors are shelter in place is coming any minute for Kentucky.

We have a month's worth of groceries loaded up in the Kroger and Walmart shopping apps, and a month's worth of feed for the farm animals ready to pull the trigger too...

Will the money come before the shelter in place order?  We're waiting with bated breath...

How will the groceries and feed get to you, if the supermarket employees are also under the shelter in place order?
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Refugee

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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2020, 09:29:57 AM »
I think we're screwed if the shelter in place comes before the money.  We live half an hour from the nearest town.  That's why we're worried!
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James de Monet

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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2020, 02:12:45 PM »
If they do it anything like they did it here, “essential services” will not be closing - meaning clinics, pharmacies, grocery stores, laundromats, even takeout restaurants.  Everything needed to keep people healthy, sanitary, and breathing.

Delivery services are swamped here, but they’re functioning.  I door dashed dinner and dessert last night while playing weekly bar trivia over Zoom with friends. Partial lockdown ain’t all bad.  (Yet.)
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Refugee

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« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2020, 03:07:51 PM »
Good to know they've kept the groceries open, thanks!

We don't have delivery service out here in the sticks, but if things are still running, I have younger family members and church family that will fetch stuff out.


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« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2020, 04:42:05 PM »
If they do it anything like they did it here, “essential services” will not be closing - meaning clinics, pharmacies, grocery stores, laundromats, even takeout restaurants.  Everything needed to keep people healthy, sanitary, and breathing.

Delivery services are swamped here, but they’re functioning.  I door dashed dinner and dessert last night while playing weekly bar trivia over Zoom with friends. Partial lockdown ain’t all bad.  (Yet.)

Yes. I don't know of any country that has closed groceries, they stayed open even during the lockdown in Wuhan. Only one person per household was allowed to go shopping once per day, but the groceries were open. Chins up, we're not going to starve!

Refugee

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« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2020, 06:03:27 PM »
I've got a bunch of hens laying well, and 5 fat roosters when I just need 1, and a cage full of quail we've raised.

It'd be better if we can get our groceries, but for sure we won't starve.

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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2020, 12:29:58 AM »
Sounds like me. Hens laying well, ducks still at it, 4 extra roosters, a bunch of rabbits and 3 freezers of game/fish. And if push came to shove, enough diesel to run the genny  for a full week or rationed to keep the freezers going for a month. But that is all what I normally have on hand, I have not gone to get extra anything.
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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2020, 08:28:59 AM »
Amazon Fresh is still laying well where I live.
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« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2020, 09:10:59 AM »
Sounds like me. Hens laying well, ducks still at it, 4 extra roosters, a bunch of rabbits and 3 freezers of game/fish. And if push came to shove, enough diesel to run the genny  for a full week or rationed to keep the freezers going for a month. But that is all what I normally have on hand, I have not gone to get extra anything.

My ducks aren't laying yet.  We phased out our rabbits before winter with the plan of adding a larger meat animal this spring, but I wish we hadn't now lol.  We make our own dog food and our big Gordon Setter needs a steady supply of meat.  We got a deer last fall but it's all gone now, but we've several turkeys and chickens in the freezer.

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« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2020, 09:54:23 AM »
Sounds like me. Hens laying well, ducks still at it, 4 extra roosters, a bunch of rabbits and 3 freezers of game/fish. And if push came to shove, enough diesel to run the genny  for a full week or rationed to keep the freezers going for a month. But that is all what I normally have on hand, I have not gone to get extra anything.

Yeah but how many rolls of toilet paper do you have huh????

My usual normal mundane stock: minimum 10 rolls
My "it went on sale yesterday and I have store credit, so time to stock up on the cheap" stock: minimum 25 rolls (45 if I already had a case on stock)
My "I had just stocked up even though I already had 20 rolls in the cupboard, but it went on sale again and coronavirus" stock: 64 rolls. Total purchase this last time: a single 20-pack. Total cost: 0

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Refugee

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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2020, 10:40:56 AM »
We have a bidet seat, we don't need toilet paper. 

We use a lot of paper towels though.  We're going to wean ourselves off them because it's just wasteful.  We're going to order a bundle of cloth napkins, use them for all the paper towel things and wash what's used in the day's laundry.

I see a lot of posts in homesteading groups about using flannel squares for toilet paper and washing them like diapers.  I guess it'd work but it's kind of freaky.  It'd be good for your septic system if you have one.

When I was a kid, we kept Sears Roebuck catalogs in the outhouse.  Reading material -and- toilet paper. 






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« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2020, 02:56:54 PM »








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« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2020, 05:18:52 PM »
Also Bidet...better for rear and septic...also Tankless hot water to bidet for the win. Though there is something like 10 giant industrial rolls somewhere. I was at the local closeout store a couple years ago and it was 25 cents each, and I was like hey, I can start fires for the rest of my life with that.

Yeah, someday larger meat animals, But still lots of work to do to get to that point. Most the property only has 4 strand barbed wire, so, unless I run hot then no goats/sheep etc. And I would have to clear some woods to have grazing for cows. All rabbits other then breeders are in mobile tractors so most the year they cost me nothing to raise. Same for fryers and extra roosters. 96 chicken eggs in one incubater, 30 ducks in the other. Last year was not a good year for duck hatching sadly...they are my preferred meat and eggs, but 20 in, 9 hatched and 4 survived...Bleh...and two of those had to be returned to breeding stock. Odds are I will have like 80 chickens hatch though...likely 60 to harvest.
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« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2020, 10:52:55 AM »
I'm over here hoping this whole thing doesn't affect when my husband gets to come home. :( Not that I know when that is going to be anyway. :-\

I honestly don't even think he knows what is going on because they don't want them stressing about what is going on outside of their work. I almost emailed him about it, cause I tell him everything, but then thought better because like I said above, there's no reason to stress him out with what's going on when he needs to focus on his work.

Also it'd be really great if he was home so that I could go get groceries/necessities without having to bring along my almost one year old, with everything going on. Plus I can be in and out so much faster if I go alone.

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« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2020, 01:55:09 PM »
I'm over here hoping this whole thing doesn't affect when my husband gets to come home. :( Not that I know when that is going to be anyway. :-\

I honestly don't even think he knows what is going on because they don't want them stressing about what is going on outside of their work. I almost emailed him about it, cause I tell him everything, but then thought better because like I said above, there's no reason to stress him out with what's going on when he needs to focus on his work.

Also it'd be really great if he was home so that I could go get groceries/necessities without having to bring along my almost one year old, with everything going on. Plus I can be in and out so much faster if I go alone.

Sorry you're dealing with that, Shaydee.  :(
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Saiseiki

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« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2020, 01:58:51 PM »
My industry is pretty well devastated.  Been calling around, trying to connect friends with other friends so people have a place to live come April.  This is a serious kick in the rear to me, personally, to start writing again.  All my fall-backs, which are typically pretty solid, have evaporated.
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FamousAmos

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« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2020, 04:48:01 PM »
We have 2 confirmed cases in the Interior here in BC,  so that's hopeful. The hot spot is Vancouver. I'm impressed with the way Canada is supporting their citizens/residents and how people in the community have tried to help others who are less mobile or financially stable.

Restaurants are semi-closed, all of my office (6 people) work from home now. Skip the Dishes is probably doing good business now! Our kid's still going to daycare now that we have Spring break and they are going to their privately owned farm on a daily basis for fresh air, now that the sun's still out.

At the end of the day though, I'm getting a bit sick (no pun intended) of all this Corona news. I can see how people's anxiety flares up with all this doom thinking news. We just need to look at it day by day and make the best out of it.


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« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2020, 04:57:06 PM »
I don't want to start bad habits while I'm working from home.

*bad habits include playing ArmageddonMUD during the work hours.

I need to go for a walk more.
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Re: Coronavirus / COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2020, 05:36:04 PM »
My industry is pretty well devastated.  Been calling around, trying to connect friends with other friends so people have a place to live come April.  This is a serious kick in the rear to me, personally, to start writing again.  All my fall-backs, which are typically pretty solid, have evaporated.

I just got "laid off" because I'm one of the newer people at my job and they wanted experienced people to work.

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Re: Coronavirus / COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2020, 07:00:22 PM »
Military has been considered "essential personnel" so we're basically ignoring the quarantine for the most part, with some picking and choosing of the appropriate response. MPs at the gate won't touch you or your ID when you drive in. But we're still gathering in groups of 50-100 people semi-regularly.

I'm a student at an advanced course right now. We're across the street from the entry level combat training and there's honestly not a lot you can do about 5,000 Privates living together in squad bays. So what can ya do except make COVID jokes and hope that someone in our class gets sick so that they shut us down? They've canceled all other advanced schools or cut them short by a lot but we're going to continue on until our graduation April 7th, barring some extreme change in circumstance.

They're graduating doctors a year early in Italy and we can't even get a pass on a couple weeks. Feh.
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« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2020, 08:24:41 PM »
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« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2020, 12:29:17 AM »
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Re: Coronavirus / COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2020, 12:39:31 AM »
My industry is pretty well devastated.  Been calling around, trying to connect friends with other friends so people have a place to live come April.  This is a serious kick in the rear to me, personally, to start writing again.  All my fall-backs, which are typically pretty solid, have evaporated.

I just got "laid off" because I'm one of the newer people at my job and they wanted experienced people to work.

I feel you, B.  Two of my three gigs just went "poof".  This is going to be a rough few months for a lot of folks I know. :(
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Re: Coronavirus / COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2020, 01:49:48 AM »
Had a few folks check in on Discord to see how things are going down here in NZ. We're on a countrywide lockdown/shelter in place order for four weeks. We're not even a week into it, so we're just digging in and hanging out. I was in the middle of trying to move house to another island when all this went down so shit's mega chaotic in my life personally, but we're all safe and tucked away.
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