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post #21 of 1440 Old 03-04-2020, 05:59 PM
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...But back to a serious note, what you guys have told here is pretty scary actually!
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Home Depot, Lowe's, Costco, etc. are limiting the number of purchases on certain supplies like TP, diapers, soaps, cleaners, etc largely because people are stocking up in the hopes of reselling at a profit later. My brother had to go to five places before he found diapers in stock for their daughter, and he bought a case because the store had no idea when they would be getting more. I tried to get more of the hospital-grade disinfecting wipes that we use at work daily to wipe down doors, counters, computers, etc. and they were out of stock from most sellers, and priced sky-high from others. Hand sanitizer prices on Amazon are ridiculous-- $50 for pack of 2 8-oz bottles. $66 for a six-pack of 1-oz purse size bottles. We had a bottle of sanitizer stolen from work today by a customer. I put it out this morning on the counter, and by noon it had vanished. I just put the rest of the in-demand supplies in a locked cabinet that is in an out-of-the-way place in case we are broken into.
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post #23 of 1440 Old 03-04-2020, 09:44 PM
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.......never mind

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post #24 of 1440 Old 03-04-2020, 11:02 PM
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@DreamCatcher , I have never even seen hand sanitizer here. I guess we'll use straight-up alcohol! Also, we have been told that the masks are useless, because as soon as you touch the mask with your hands, you have touched the virus. Here, they are recommending hand-washing and nothing else.
Here's a recipe for homemade Hand Sanitizer:
Here’s what you need:
2/3 cup Isopropyl alcohol 91% (rubbing alcohol)
1/3 cup aloe vera gel
Essential oil in your choice of fragrance (optional)
A small or medium mixing bowl
A spoon
An empty container, such as a 3-ounce container from a travel toiletries kit
A small piece of masking tape for labeling
Here’s how to make it:
In a mixing bowl, stir Isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel together until well blended.

Add 8-10 drops of scented essential oil (optional, but nice!). Stir to incorporate.

Pour the homemade hand sanitizer into an empty container and seal. Write “hand sanitizer” on a piece of masking tape and affix to the bottle.

The CDC recommends using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content. This recipe makes a sanitizer that slightly exceeds that alcohol content at 60.66%, so follow the proportions exactly. If you want a sanitizer with a higher alcohol percentage, decrease the amount of aloe vera to 1/4 cup.

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post #25 of 1440 Old 03-04-2020, 11:05 PM
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Check Bath & Body Works for those here in the US. I was in not too long ago and got several purse sized sanitizers in different "flavors" at 5 bottles for $7. Grabbed a couple of key chain fobs so I can't forget it.

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post #26 of 1440 Old 03-04-2020, 11:43 PM
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Who keeps Aloe vera gel around the house all the time? I doubt I have anything like that in the house.
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post #27 of 1440 Old 03-05-2020, 03:56 AM
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Just saw an ABC piece on the truths behind all the hype... One thing they weighed up is, is hand sanitizer the way to go, or just regular soap? Preference was for soap, as it also cuts through the oil on the skin which harbours the germs. But hand sanitizer is considered the next best thing.
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post #28 of 1440 Old 03-05-2020, 05:28 AM Thread Starter
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A woman from church called my mum (lives in MA) to see how bad things were in Spain because she heard that there was a death from COVID19 in Madrid on Tuesday. Yes, there was - a 99-year-old woman who was already hospitalized. Giving FULL information on the news would lessen peoples' fears.

@DreamCatcher , thanks for the recipe. I prefer good ol' soap and water, but the gel is great for when you're out of the house. Actually, today I had to take my 16 yo son to the hospital (he has an undiagnosed medical condition), and on our way out we saw a bottle of sanitizer at the reception desk! So, I guess it does exist here, at least as a medical supply.
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post #29 of 1440 Old 03-05-2020, 06:50 AM
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A woman from church called my mum (lives in MA) to see how bad things were in Spain because she heard that there was a death from COVID19 in Madrid on Tuesday. Yes, there was - a 99-year-old woman who was already hospitalized. Giving FULL information on the news would lessen peoples' fears.
Exactly. I'm not trying to minimize the risk, but mortality is still only around 3% from what I'm reading. Don't get me wrong, it's just common sense to avoid traveling to locations where the virus is spreading fast, but here in Canada, I've not read of any deaths yet, and if they do occur, it's likely going to be those who are already vulnerable. The regular flu kills many more people annually. I think people easily jump to panic mode. That said, it will likely make people re-think some of their travel habits, which wouldn't be a bad thing for the planet overall. Same with our supply chains - this has revealed many weak links, and a heavy reliance on China for cheap goods. Best to buy local, support local or regional businesses, and reduce the amount of shipping worldwide.
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post #30 of 1440 Old 03-05-2020, 07:08 AM
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My husband made one of his fortunately rare trips to Costco about a month ago and bought 50 (at least) rolls of TP. The kind I don't even like. So if anyone runs out, just let me know. I can hook you up...

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