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post #311 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 04:48 PM
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This statement, by @Spanish Rider says it all...


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.



I need to go get horse feed, and dog food, and might just pick up some of those big bottles of sanitizer. I have a glass that says "It's not drinking alone if your dog is in the room:
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good luck finding any kind of sanitizer.
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post #313 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Tanks lined up on the northern border of Madrid this afternoon.

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@Spanish Rider For what? To keep out germs?
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To keep people in their homes and off the streets, to provide essential transportation lines open, to prevent mass panicked exodus of 6.5 million people…

There are any number of possibilities. And this is no joke. Calle me an extremist, and I sincerely hope that in a few weeks' time you will all be laughing at me. But, if not, at least you can't say that I didn't warn anyone.
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I went to my local corner store out of curiosity (and because I needed cheese). Yes, they are 100% out of TP. I couldn't believe it.
They were also running low on pasta, sauce, rice, and canned goods. Also, strangely enough, chips. Is that a Texas thing?

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post #317 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 06:09 PM
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That's crazy @Spanish Rider ! Wow.

My parents and kids think I'm overreacting. Not hubby, he's on board. We're ready to hole up for a month if we have to. On the other hand, my parents left my house this morning and were going to meet some of their friends at a restaurants. I just look at them and shake my head. Both in their 70s, both having recently had surgery. I just barely got them convinced to cancel their trip to Florida (they were supposed to leave Monday). They're totally in denial about this, and think I'm making too much of it. I told them fine, go eat out. But don't come back here after, not for the next 14 days.

Meantime, my son who just turned 17 asked if he could go hang out with his friends. I said no, and he's not happy. But I asked a friend who is an ER nurse in the hospital in my town, and she said NO! Do NOT let your kids socialize or cancelling school for two weeks will have been pointless. Some parents have no choice, they have to go to work, and some have preschool aged kids so they'll need childcare. But I will be going fully online for work, so I can stay home and create a bubble around our house to some extent.

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post #318 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 06:45 PM
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Oh yes, I know people who have friends who know people that will fill Mason Jars... Got an offer for some just last month
Nope ain't doing it. Nope. Would be funny but nope ain't gone a touch it , even with a 20 ft. pole. Already got a warning from the censor police for trying to go around the forum word censor. Nope just can't do it. I'm trying really hard.

@QtrBel he grabbed the wrong kind of leaf did he.

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That's crazy @Spanish Rider ! Wow.

My parents and kids think I'm overreacting. Not hubby, he's on board. We're ready to hole up for a month if we have to. On the other hand, my parents left my house this morning and were going to meet some of their friends at a restaurants. I just look at them and shake my head. Both in their 70s, both having recently had surgery. I just barely got them convinced to cancel their trip to Florida (they were supposed to leave Monday). They're totally in denial about this, and think I'm making too much of it. I told them fine, go eat out. But don't come back here after, not for the next 14 days.

Meantime, my son who just turned 17 asked if he could go hang out with his friends. I said no, and he's not happy. But I asked a friend who is an ER nurse in the hospital in my town, and she said NO! Do NOT let your kids socialize or cancelling school for two weeks will have been pointless. Some parents have no choice, they have to go to work, and some have preschool aged kids so they'll need childcare. But I will be going fully online for work, so I can stay home and create a bubble around our house to some extent.
They might not be in denial at all, just at peace with their mortality. My mum has a serious chronic illness and would be extremely critical if she caught it. She said that she is ready and wouldn’t mind going. She just hopes that it isn’t too painful. She is behaving so far and isn’t going outside but that seems to be more for our peace of mind than her own. Scary times.
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Calle me an extremist, and I sincerely hope that in a few weeks' time you will all be laughing at me. But, if not, at least you can't say that I didn't warn anyone.
I hear ya! We have been worried about this for about a month (since my Mom is in poor health) and watch all the people around us poo-poo it. I even mentioned the Corona virus on here on a thread about the flu (back, I dunno, early to mid February?) and nobody seemed particularly worried, even calling it a "tempest in a tea cup." Well, I think it has most people's attention now, at least anyone with any brain cells.

We did most of our sanitizer shopping over a week ago and had no trouble getting hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, disinfectant wipes, etc. Now, I don't think you can find that on the store shelves anywhere in our area.

I did a little shopping today just basically for perishable food items and Walmart didn't have a single egg! But we had no problems getting milk, bread, meat, etc. And then I stopped off at a regular grocery store and found eggs. Not cheap eggs, but at least they had them. Everyone honestly DOES seem to be out of toilet paper!


Toilet paper is the one thing we actually didn't need to buy, since we generally stock up when they put it on sale. But yeah, shopping today was cordial but a little stressful. Everyone was friendly but had cart loads of stuff. I avoided two people coughing and one cashier with a snotty nose. And sanitized super well when I got to the car. (And of course my shopping cart going into the store) I did the best I could........hopefully didn't catch anything!

Normally my parents like to shop too, but that's 3 x the chances of catching something, so being the youngest and healthiest I did all the shopping today.

I really wanted to spend my "home" time riding, riding and more riding, but the weather has been yucky so I've been pretty much been working form home and taking care of my parents. Hoping to get a chance to ride in a few days.


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