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post #301 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 01:16 PM
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woo hoo, no more classes for the rest of the term
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post #302 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 01:46 PM
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Our governor stated that with the 'low number of confirmed cases in the US, it isn't prudent to cancel school at this point.'

Facepalm. Gah. The 'low number' of confirmed cases is because they aren't testing!! States around us with FEWER cases are cancelling, but la de da, we'll continue on with our heads in the sand.

Yeah, so once it explodes, THEN we'll cancel school and it will be too late.
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post #303 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 02:21 PM
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I have some mason jars...

Are they empty? if not, party time

Being in the South you probably know a friend of a person who can get them filled.
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post #304 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 02:23 PM
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Our governor stated that with the 'low number of confirmed cases in the US, it isn't prudent to cancel school at this point.'

Facepalm. Gah. The 'low number' of confirmed cases is because they aren't testing!! States around us with FEWER cases are cancelling, but la de da, we'll continue on with our heads in the sand.

Yeah, so once it explodes, THEN we'll cancel school and it will be too late.
Of course. The best way to keep the numbers of confirmed cases low is to not test. And science isn't real anyway Sounds logical, right? Sometimes I want to bang my head on the wall.

We just got word from school that the next two weeks are out. Makes sense to keep kids out of school 2 weeks after spring break... Doesn't mean it makes it easy for us (we both work and can't take off and don't have family), but it is the right thing to do atm...

I think I need some more sanitizer
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post #305 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 02:32 PM
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Wait - what?! NO PEANUT BUTTER?????!!!!!

Thems fighting' words. I'd riot over peanut butter.
@farmpony84 Was at Dollar General this morning and they had jars of PB on shelves. Even like the 4 lb. jars. and smaller. Even found a qt. bottle of rubbing alcohol. Picked up 2 pks. of TP plus canned dog food

There was cars from out of state. parked next to a suv from NY.
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post #306 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 02:37 PM
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the governments should put every energy into developing a vaccine. It's not like the virus will disappear this summer. It will hang around until there are large numbers of persons who have developed immunity. so called, "herd immunity".


The reason for the implementation of the social distancing policies is to slow down the spread so that it won't overwhelm existing hospital facilities. It can make a huge difference in the number of fatalies, as evidenced by different cities and their varied responses to the 1918 flu pandemic.
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post #307 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 02:42 PM
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The toilet roll eating locusts went through CT sometime this week!

Also very few carrots, bananas, potatoes, frozen peas and beans, pasta and kitchen and bathroom cleaning products.
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post #308 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 04:19 PM
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Statistics are interesting to me.....

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 7 million deaths per year!!!!!
Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States alone, including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke. exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually, or 1,300 deaths every day. On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.Nov 28, 2018

Alcohol-Related Deaths:
An estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcoholthe third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The first is tobacco, and the second is poor diet and physical inactivity. (Feb 4, 2020).

In early 2019, a publication from the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) estimated a range of 99,000 to 200,000 annual deaths from lower respiratory tract infections directly attributable to INFLUENZA.

Coronavirus (Worldwide)* Cases: 155,829
Deaths: 5,814
Recovered: 74,438

The common flu has a death rate of about 0.1%
Corona death rate about 1.5% to 2.5% (total statics unknown but current rates)

Ebola death rate (W. Africa) is 90%!



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post #309 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 04:23 PM
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Looked like our Walmart this morning. I just went in for a few staples. Came out with some things I didn't need yet but while they are on the shelf I figured I better go ahead and get them. No bread except tortillas and some potato bread, no pasta, no flour, baking soda or powder, no salt, sugar, rice, dried or canned beans, no frozen peas - field or green. All the salsa gone. All Mac&Cheese gone. Had to buy an alternate brand milk. No yogurt and very few cottage cheese. Butter gone except the large multipack stick variety. I'm actually fine with that as it freezes. Shred and flat cheese gone - except for a couple of the large 5 pound packages you see at Sam's. There were a few scattered egg cartons but I'd bet the eggs were broken. I have to wonder if these people actually know what to do with what they are buying. The frozen foods wee reasonably stocked with the exception of the pizza aisle. Sad for the people that those are their staple items and they can't restock until the store does and that will be only if the hordes die down. And oatmeal, no oatmeal. That was on my need to restock list as I only have a few days left. I may try again in the morning around 5 when I get up. I still need onions, garlic, carrots and such. Totally forgot those trying to avoid getting run over.



I hope everyone is finding what they need. Prating for good health for all. I still need to go back as reading this thread has been sort of hit and miss. About to open a bottle of sanitizer myself. Well, I'll have to wait until - nope - he has a learner;s permit. I may bring mine with and sit in under the trees by the pond while the boy does his job..... Ok they got a little happy.


Not to worry about TP according to the husband as the trees could use fertilizing and we can reserve the paper for solids. He forgets that is how he got his most embarrassingly painful case of poison ivy.

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post #310 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 04:42 PM
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Are they empty? if not, party time

Being in the South you probably know a friend of a person who can get them filled.
Oh yes, I know people who have friends who know people that will fill Mason Jars... Got an offer for some just last month
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