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post #291 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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The government is now getting empty hotels in Madrid ready. My niece, 5th year medical student, is being prepared. Also, the medical students have started an anonymous website where people at home can provide basic info (age, zip code/street [not number], symptoms and chronic diseases) in order to identify 'hot-spots' and prepare hospitals in those areas.

Hopefully, a similar initiative will begin in the US, as the wide spread of the disease may lead to several different hot-spots across the nation.
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I just threw the milk away. It was clumpy. I am low on toilet paper and out of bread. I have an aversion to grocery stores. I guess today int he day I fight the hoards... Sigh...

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DH went grocery shopping last night. Lysol, hand sanitizer and such are nowhere to be found... When he came back, she carried a big box, saying he stocked up on sanitizer He went to the liquor store and stocked up, just in case
Two weeks quarantine with even the best kiddos and we all may need one of those boxes

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We are skipping the hand sanitizer. For home use, soap & water is easier and better. Besides, I don't think the sanitizer will get into all the cracks on my fingers after so much cleaning!
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The Chinese study in The Lancet reported viral shedding in survivors for an average of 20 days. Two weeks is not enough for safety's sake. In Europe, they are using 2-week isolation protocols because legally they cannot extend them without a parliamentary vote. In Spain, the opposition party has already voiced it's support of a longer isolation period. @SwissMiss , maybe DH needs to pick up another one of those special 'survival' kits?
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I just threw the milk away. It was clumpy. I am low on toilet paper and out of bread. I have an aversion to grocery stores. I guess today int he day I fight the hoards... Sigh...

Just an observation.....
Amazon has toilet paper......also, online shopping apps, in my case Food City, which has a store a mile down the road.....in this case, I put toilet paper in the cart and it shows available for pickup at 12:30 pm.....

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The government is now getting empty hotels in Madrid ready. My niece, 5th year medical student, is being prepared. Also, the medical students have started an anonymous website where people at home can provide basic info (age, zip code/street [not number], symptoms and chronic diseases) in order to identify 'hot-spots' and prepare hospitals in those areas.

Hopefully, a similar initiative will begin in the US, as the wide spread of the disease may lead to several different hot-spots across the nation.
We have similar local and federal websites. Some hospitals have arranged for "patient rooms" in local motels, if needed. At least in the states in my area (the northern plain and Mtn states).
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One thing for sure, it's a brave new world....fear is a powerful force.....but, it's not inspired by god.....see it for what it is.


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Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.


This is going to be okay.....it'll work itself out. Have courage, be brave, have faith....and hope....God be with you all.

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@Acadianartist , that tea sounds great. I don't think we have white pine though. I am good about drinking green tea and chamomile and normally I can halt any colds before they get worse.

I also still workout and get lots of fresh air when I'm sick and I really do think that helps.

I guess in the last couple days our stores are just insane. I do need to go and buy dog feed at some point next week and I really hope things have chilled out a bit by then. There are a few essentials I need to buy like flour...but I may just go to our local co-op as the people out here in the sticks don't seem to be quite as nuts.

Like @tinyliny , I make all my own bread too, so I'm not too worried about a shortage there - but need to make sure I have lots of flour. I make sourdough buns probably once or twice a week.

It is hard to not feel a little anxious knowing that so many things are being shut-down/cancelled. In places overseas that have implemented quarantine - are you still able to go out to get necessities??
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post #300 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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This is going to be okay.....it'll work itself out. Have courage, be brave, have faith....and hope....God be with you all.
Again, I do not mean for my bleak messages to instill fear. I am merely trying to fulfill what I perceive to be a duty to others so they are prepared and take this situation seriously. We all have older family members and those with chronic diseases whose lives depend on it. We need to slow this beast down in order to grapple its ankles.

Unfortunately, I know at there are certain Americans (and I am American, so I feel the need to say this) who are lulled into a false sense of security based on American healthcare being the best in the world. And it is, in terms of research and innovation. But the Spanish healthcare system is ranked 3rd in the world, and ranked 1st in organ tranplantation. We have the same protocols, technologies and physicians are trained equally well. And in Madrid, this virus is kicking their behinds after 5 days.

The fact is that there is NO country on this planet that can provide care for 20% of the population requiring medical care, including 5% of the population requiring ICU care, SIMULTANEOUSLY.

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In places overseas that have implemented quarantine - are you still able to go out to get necessities??
Only essential stores (supermarkets, pharmacies and gas stations) are open here since yesterday. The rumored next step with be to assign supermarkets with a limit of people they can allow in while still guaranteeing a space of 1.5 meters (5 feet) between them.
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