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post #41 of 867 Old 03-05-2020, 01:40 PM
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Thank you @gottatrot for being a voice of reason. Today I went to a coffee shop before a meeting and they refused to fill my reusable mug because the state has apparently issued precautions to restaurants to only use disposable cups. What a terrible trade off for the planet. I hate the hysteria that sweeps the country when something like this pops up.
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post #42 of 867 Old 03-05-2020, 02:07 PM
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Good to know at 68% . Yeah all the Chemical laden cleaning products will not help immune systems either and the chemical soaps (Parabens and sulfates to name just a few) won’t help the environment either. I’m sure glad they are taking that extra precaution with refills though especially during flu season alone along with all the Clorox and Lysol products for the time being just seems to make sense to me. Prevention is important.

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post #43 of 867 Old 03-05-2020, 02:30 PM
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Yep, I'm with @gottatrot . Those who are immunocompromised, or at risk because they have been exposed, or live in an area of high exposure, should take extra precautions. The rest of us should wash our hands often, and be sensible. Not hoard toilet paper for pete's sake.
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post #44 of 867 Old 03-05-2020, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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My 8-year-old niece has cystic fibrosis, which is an added concern, as you can imagine. My sister, her mom, just sent me a funny little ditty that is circulating online amongst the CF community (and, of course, we are from Boston):


NEIL DIAMOND: "Hands…"

CDC: "Yes, wash them for at least 20 seconds."

NEIL DIAMOND: "Touching hands…"

CDC: "No, please don't touch hands."

NEIL DIAMOND: "Reaching out…"

CDC: "Avoid that, too."

NEIL DIAMOND: "Touching me!"

CDC: "Oh, hell."

NEIL DIAMOND: "TOUCHING YOOOOOOUUUUUU!!!!!"


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post #45 of 867 Old 03-05-2020, 03:52 PM
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@Spanish Rider - yes I have something similar - it’s good to laugh though that was cute. I had seen this on line last week I thought was cute!
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post #46 of 867 Old 03-05-2020, 04:30 PM
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Haha... yes, I've seen some circulating that say "Wash your hands like you're trying to rub out the club stamp you don't want your mom to see!"
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post #47 of 867 Old 03-05-2020, 04:41 PM
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I saw one today that says "Wash your hands like the feathers of your Clydesdale the morning of a halter class."
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post #48 of 867 Old 03-05-2020, 04:50 PM
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What is the difference in symtomology between this and the flu? I'm in the US, health is privatized...they say stay home if you are sick, but many people go to the doctor to get prescriptions or just to find out what's ailing them. If I feel like I'm coming down with something, I go to the doctor to figure out what it is. Is it really bad to do that now? You can be sick with any number or things--there's only one way to find out and that's going to the doctors office before it gets worse.

...or are we more so talking about when you have really bad symptoms to not go, because then I understand. But at the same time, if you don't know what you have and you let your symptoms get worse without a proper diagnosis...that's asking for it. I guess that's when you'd get the mask if you need to absolutely go to the clinic. I can only imagine how many untold deaths due to the flu and other viruses are not in the 'death toll' count because people didn't want to go to the clinic or couldn't.

I guess I'm really conflicted on how things are being said on the news (not clearly enough). People need to know when and when not to get help. And since viruses are usually contagious before symptoms can occur, and those who are asymptomatic can still spread it, it's impossible to contain such things completely. Airbourne viruses are tricky, but I think this panic is also very very overblown. Now if this was an airbourne disease with the death rate of Ebola or rabies, or the spanish flu....then it's really really time to freak the hell out!
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post #49 of 867 Old 03-05-2020, 05:14 PM
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Use common sense wash hands, use hand sanitizer stay the heck away from obviously sick people. I'm really not worried about it.

I figure it this way if you're time is up, nothing you can do to change it. We are all going to die some day some just sooner than others.

If Corona virus doesn't kill you something else will.

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post #50 of 867 Old 03-05-2020, 08:32 PM
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I think the U.S. needs to issue some guidelines.

If you have recently traveled and think you have coronavirus symptoms you should do x.

Otherwise you have people with the flu, car accident victims, typical accident or illness people, and potentially coronavirus patients all intermingled in the hospital waiting room. That sounds like a good way to spread the virus to the critically ill and within the community.
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