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post #691 of 1440 Old 03-23-2020, 12:39 AM
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Are you a business owner that is impacted by this? your place shut down, and you letting your employees go? you get let go from you job?
I want to hear your story. I am very worried about the economic fallout of this, and if anyone is experiencing that personally already.
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post #692 of 1440 Old 03-23-2020, 02:18 AM
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how I will get rid of my excess drakes so I don't have to feed them,
Where abouts are you AuG? General region OK, no need for specific.

People have been going BERSERK buying chooks for eggs, I imagine same for ducks. (& while I have most seeds I need that I've saved from last season, couldn't buy vegie seeds or seedlings in shops - ppl going off on vegie patches too) My eldest breeds rare breed chooks & Darcy has been advertising the pullets for months & it's not been a good year for their sales, but last few days, we could have sold 100 chickens! Yesterday we had 3 ppl turn up for the last 5 birds & argue over them!! 1st 2 took 2 & 3 each - they wanted more but we divided so both got some, & last person turned up as 1st 2 leaving & went empty handed!

We had a heap of excess young roosters and as they no good to eat(not fattened up so little meat), but we skun & put them in the freezer for the dogs. If you don't have dogs yourself, I imagine if you put the word out for other dog owners who raw feed...

Yeah, not just the matter of possible lack of supply of animal feed, but if ppl go broke, I imagine, as Horsef said about Croatia, there will be a lot of dumped animals, because ppl can't afford to feed them... scary times. I'm off to finish my winter vegie patch now!
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post #693 of 1440 Old 03-23-2020, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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They were wrong. The data were wrong. Data were not being correctly compiled from the facilities the army set up, which were opened on Friday.


We are still on the upwards spike.

I was going to ask the moderators to delete my former messages, but perhaps they are a good example of progression of the situation over time.
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Again, sorry everyone. At least I slept well last night, though.
@Horsef , the approach in the US is very different from here in Europe. Decisions are coming from the governors, so there are basically 50 different attempts at containment, depending on the current rates in each state.

Is anyone here from New York? I've seen parts of Cuomo's speeches, and I would like to hear how things are going 'on the ground.'
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I had a very strong lecture from my niece yesterday! She is and ICU Paediatric Nurse. She is working at a major UK hospital where they are expecting more outbreaks to hit in the coming weeks.

Keeping 2 metres (6ft) distance seems to be vital if you meet anyone.

I had to go to the store to get milk yesterday, not many people there and I did here the manager telling a till girl that customers could only purchase one of each item including alcohol as stocks were low.

Also big warnings about people walking in parks and public places which evidently were crowded yesterday.

I did notice that there were a lot more people walking on the Downs. I did keep clear as I more often or not go places off the main tracks.
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post #696 of 1440 Old 03-23-2020, 04:31 AM
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They were wrong. The data were wrong. Data were not being correctly compiled from the facilities the army set up, which were opened on Friday.


We are still on the upwards spike.

I was going to ask the moderators to delete my former messages, but perhaps they are a good example of progression of the situation over time.
Iím very sorry to hear that. I think we were all aware of that possibility.
Thank you for posting in any case and thank you for retracting as soon as you found out.
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post #697 of 1440 Old 03-23-2020, 05:21 AM
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I am in rural WA @loosie . I wanted to eat the drakes myself, but only have a little bar fridge at the moment, no freezer. Plus, I've never butchered a duck, as excited I am to try, it doesn't seem a smart time to be risking food poisoning haha. I don't have dogs but that is a great idea to offer them to people who do. They are 8 weeks old, fat and would be the best kind of pekin duck eating their is.

Sorry to hear the data was incorrect @SpanishRider. That must have been a bit of a blow on top of an already hard time.

I am watching the news now to catch up with whats going on here. It is less alarming and sensationalist than twitter is.
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My niece has been in isolation after she returned fro N Italy where the worse cases are. She has been teaching in a school in Milan.

Now she is back home with her parents. She is still teaching, via Skype, classes of 24 students each lesson. Her day starts at 7a.m. And she continues through to 6 p.m. with a siesta break of a couple of hours.

Here all schools are closed although they are taking children of front line workers who have no one to look after them. All exams have been cancelled, a blow to older children due to take essential exams prior to applying to universities.

As far as I know there is no teaching being done via the Internet here. Seems poorly managed.
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Well, starting tomorrow, Delaware will have a 'stay at home' lockdown order. You can still go to grocery stores, the doctor, etc. but only go out as needed. I work in Delaware, so I'm assuming we will continue to work from home for the time being. Although, the order will be in place til mid-May, unless something changes.

I live in Maryland, & the governor is supposed to speak sometime today. So, I'm sure we will also have the same thing in place. Only a matter of time.

Hang in there, guys!

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Well, starting tomorrow, Delaware will have a 'stay at home' lockdown order. You can still go to grocery stores, the doctor, etc. but only go out as needed. I work in Delaware, so I'm assuming we will continue to work from home for the time being. Although, the order will be in place til mid-May, unless something changes.

I live in Maryland, & the governor is supposed to speak sometime today. So, I'm sure we will also have the same thing in place. Only a matter of time.

Hang in there, guys!
Itís good to hear you guys are locking up. Weíve been on soft lockdown during the day and strict get-yourself-arrested at night. It really isnít bad at all. We arenít bored in the slightest. If anything, I donít have enough time for everything I have planned. Good luck.
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