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Corona Virus - How is that working for you?

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  1. wooley12

    wooley12 Active Member

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    So I'm living in King County and I my wife and I check all of the boxes as high mortality risk. We're staying at home for a few days like it was a snow event. Everything is cancelled anyway and the shelves are bare of bleach and toilet paper.

    How is it in your part of the world? Are you doing anything differently?


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    Well, we are having a snow event, so it's a self-answering question for me. :D

    (we usually have some spare food, tp, and bleach on hand, so no need to rush out for supplies at this point.)
     
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    Franklin County Pennsylvania, no cases here yet. I say yet. My daughter-in-law is a doctor and on the board at the hospital. They have no test kits yet. She said if it hits here hard enough she will probably be living at the hospital. Her specialty is not ICU but she is getting prepared for it.
    National State of Emergency to be announced by Trump at 3:00 EDT.
    Personally, we stocked up on food and paper goods. For some reason toilet paper seems to be the hardest to get. Perhaps a lot of diarrhea being anticipated. Schools closed here until at least March 30. We won’t be going anywhere with crowds unless absolutely necessary. I have a lot of good books to read. This could level off in the next few weeks or get a lot worse. Would be great if the warmer weather would reduce the cases. But that is not until June. We are 70 and 74 and in good health. Hopefully, if we get the virus, we can live through it. Wash hands every time we come back into the house. No panic here, I have seen too much in my life of sickness and death to ever allow it to happen now. It will pass, people will die. People will survive.
     
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    Hospitals here at ground zero hanging on now but understaffed and under equipped. Going out in public at all requires new skills and situational awareness to minimize the chance of exposure.
     
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    mormon country...went to grociery store and bought 40 dollars worth.
    the canned food isle looked like a hollywood movie. could feel panick buying. ..old people and concerned moms - we have zombies. . no confirmed cases here.
     
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    Here in Wyoming there has been one reported case-so far. The distances between towns and the lack of crowds may slow down the virus's spread. At least we hope so. However, the main late-winter sporting event, the state high school championships have been cancelled. It's a big thing out here and a lot of teams were notified on the way to Casper. We too have had spot shortages of hand sanitizer, TP and such things.

    PS: I have daughter on the staff of the Seattle Times so I'm getting regular reports of what's going on there.
     
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    where i live, the spanish flu ravaged in 1924
    correction- 1918.
     
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    The PA governor closed all state schools for at least two weeks. We're in the "danger" age, but we're ok. My big problem is no sports. I have nothing to watch. The numbers of cases seems to be growing. With no vaccine and haphazard testing, I'm guessing it will get worse before it gets better. So far, 36 states are reporting cases. I think soon it will be in all 50. I just read that the Canadian PM's wife tested positive.
     
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    It seems to infect both sneezing and by touch. So far the best view is to use washing hands and hand desinfequentant. Touching face and othet people not recommended. People over 70 have been noticed been under higher complications.
     
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    O NOOOOOOOOOO!!!
    I thought WW2F was the one place I could go and not hear about the C word
    !!!
     
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    the C word should be banned on WW2F
    PLEASE!!!!!!!!
     
  12. wooley12

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    You don't have to look my friend.

    Just got back from the market. No bread to be had so I got 3 bottles of wine. Stopped at the bar in the country store / restaurant / frisbee golf course cause my buds truck was parked in front. Only 3 people in the place. I didn't shake hands with my pal. He's a contractor and touched 2 dz people today for sure.
     
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    yes, we should not mention clinton.
     
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    fridays are always hectic...but today...weird.
    there is a percentage of population who are constantly terrified- cnn /msm folk.
     
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    Take the politics to the other room please. I'll meet you there later. This is real life.
     
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    We should be fine. The likelihood of interaction among people up here is nil to none and that's when the weather is good. We don't have travel plans until after April at the earliest so that helps also. The CDC and WHO contends that disinfectant must have at least 60% alcohol to be effective. Checked my bottles and most are between 80 and 100 proof. I'm good.


    I would ask for everyone to keep the state of Minnesota in their thoughts (and prayers if so inclined).
    Due to the extremely cruel and unprecedented decision ALL hockey games in the state have been canceled. This includes Grade schools, High schools, College and Professional Leagues. The Sportscasters are beside themselves trying to find something to report on. Most simply stand next to the news-anchors and lament the downfall of Humanity.
     
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    In the Kitsap we're just wondering why everybody on the "Island" is so excited. :D
     
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    Here in New Mexico we have 10 cases so far. About half from travel and the other half from living with those people who traveled. Our governor cancelled the schools for 3 weeks, along with any events over 100 people. My wife was really scared a few days ago, but is starting to settle down. I think we have a sense of being as prepared as we can and can only do the best we can do not to catch it and spread it around to the older folks (like my parents). The rest is in Gods hands. Looking forward to hunkering down and working in the back yard this weekend. Just aerated the law today. Spring is coming and I’m determined to enjoy it!
     
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    Maricopa County, AZ. It's raining so nothing strange there. They've cancelled Spring Training, which I don't mind because that means my drive home isn't clogged up. Mostly our office is empty anyway since most of us work from home every day. Costco is running out of TP and sanitizers.
    As for myself, living my life, washing my hands, and trusting in the Lord.
     
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    No one sending me thoughts and prayersI and asking if we're ok like they did when 20 died in a landslide. Interesting. Population density speeds the spread of infection. The only defense now is keeping crowds from happening. Hospitals are maxed. People are off the streets is a good thing. If I was young and in the country I wouldn't have Purell hanging from the mirror in my Jeep.
     
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