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post #331 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 10:19 PM
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good luck finding any kind of sanitizer.
Sorry, not that kind of sanitizer...the kind that comes from the liquor store...
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One of the schools here was going to do an every other day thing so they could clean on the off days. There is confusion because some news sources say 4-6 hours and others say 10-14 days on cleaning/killing the virus.

Our kids started Spring break on Friday so the 2 week break is really only an extra five days. Those are covered because they didn't have any snow days. Maybe one so they won't even have to make them up.

I do know that they are working to set up home-schooling if it is what needs to be done. The biggest thing is to keep the old and the immune compromised safe. That's really why they are wanting to stop the thread. If it wasn't so dangerous for that group of people then you could just let it run its course....

I feel sad that kids are missing out on spring sports and potentially prom but it is what it is.... I remember living off beans for a while in Germany when they pulled all the meat off the shelves. We felt sorry for ourselves thing but we survived...

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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
Yeah well, hand sanitiser, vodka... same same!
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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.
Sounds exactly like our policy - it's not a big problem yet, so we will wait. They're also advising that anyone with just mild symptoms, such as 'just a sore throat & bit of a fever' needn't worry & needn't be tested unless they've been overseas lately. And of course, there's no need to close schools, because kids 'tend to just get over it'... or something.
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post #336 of 966 Old 03-15-2020, 01:10 AM
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Ok. Seattle is one of the first, and therefore longest infected hot spots. Schools , all of them, have been closed for a few days now. Grocery stores are doing ok, as far as I know, but only because we have very good supply chains here.


I have not heard of a single additional death, nor few new cases. I'm gonna guess that's due to social distancing. That said, I plan to join a friend at a restaurant, a CHINESE restaurant, for lunch tomorrow. This is to support the owners, who we consider friends. I will bring my own chopsticks! Hot hot food should be ok, as long as the cook/server doesn't sneeze on it. There will be no one there but us and our hand sanitizer! (the regular kind)
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I am, keep 'em coming!

Here's First Dog On The Moon's Guide (click to enlarge):



...from https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...dge-and-forget
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...and speaking of potatoes...



...from https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...osed-isolation
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^Ha, I just paid those forward to FB on those, after sharing stuff here from it.
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I know we're the oddballs but we still eat out and carry on life as usual. I can't imagine stocking supplies to stay in the house for a month.
If everyone continues to carry on life as usual, this virus will spread exponentially and there will be many more deaths from it. The elderly, or vulnerable person(s) whom is saved by the practice of social distancing and the other recommended measures may be your own relative....mother, uncle, etc. Can't you modify your normal routines just a bit without feeling deprived of life as usual.....avoid being in large groups (currently defined as over 250 people,but that may change), reduce the number of times you go to public places , wash your hands frequently and refrain from touching your face unless you have just washed your hands, etc,etc, we've all heard the CDC guidelines. Since you can't imagine stocking supplies to stay in the house for a month,,,,I think currently the recommendation is for 2 weeks,,,,,then you may face the reality of staying in the house without supplies,,,,or if infected/been in contact with someone who tests positive-face the reality of spreading the virus because you failed to stock up on supplies and can't do a self isolation.

I encourage everyone to read the accounts from Italy. No need to panic, but we must comply with the containment measures recommended or we (any country) will end up like Italy....overwhelmed heathcare,hospitals,doctors,nurses,not enough ventilators, etc. A little bit of sacrifice on eveyone's part now will go a very long way to flatten the curve (on a graph representation of the spread of the virus) and hasten the end of the pandemic. A lack of cooperation for the communal good will literally cause deaths, it's that simple., not necessisarly by every single person who doesn't cooperate,but certainly by some of them. Do you want to risk being one of the 'some'? If the death rate for this is 1% (and it's projected higher), then you can estimate for every death reported, say,,in your state, county,etc,,there are 100 people with the virus. It's simple math, ,,if correct.

Yes, the flu kills many thousands every year and we're not asked to practice containment, much less mitigation measures. However, the death rate is lower for the flu (recent ones, not all), and the number of cases requiring hospitalization has not overwhelmed the resources of healthcare as this virus has in areas where containment measures were not implemented in time.

Stay calm. Stay safe. Take measures for the common good even if you are low risk and likely to only be mildly ill if you contract the virus,,,it's the most vulnerable around us whom we are protecting with these measures.

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