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The Covid-19 Thread: News, Preparation Tips, Etc

Discussion in 'News - Breaking News & Political Forum' started by Black Ambrosia, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. ThirdEyeBeauty

    ThirdEyeBeauty Well-Known Member

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    The government is going to have us all quarantined for a week or more with the way things are going.
     
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    They closed down public schools over the entire state of MD for 2 weeks, with not a single infection among children in the whole state. Seems like an over-reaction to me. And now the population with kids who aren't old enough to watch themselves (like me) have to figure out what we are going to do for this time period. Teleworking while watching kids is a joke. If they're in on the joke with me, okay, but it's not real life.

    At least my 2 year old's daycare is still open. For now.
     
  3. Ganjababy

    Ganjababy Well-Known Member

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    Great thread title update.
     
  4. vevster

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    Joy Behar of The View is OUT

    Joy Behar is taking time off as a co-host of “The View” as a safety precaution against coronavirus, Variety has learned.

    Behar, 77, announced her decision Thursday during a pre-taped episode of “The View” that will air Friday. Neither she nor any of the staff members that work on the ABC daytime talk show have tested positive for the coronavirus. But Behar has decided that she’s staying home for now — at the urging of her daughter — to keep herself safe from the threat of getting sick.

    https://pagesix.com/2020/03/12/the-views-joy-behar-takes-time-off-due-to-coronavirus/
     
  5. vevster

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    The issue is that kids can be positive with no symptoms.... and with limited testing.....
     
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    I don’t blame her. She is 77
     
  7. SoniT

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    I don't blame Joy either. It's better to be safe than sorry.
     
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    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/jetblue-passenger-banned-coronavirus-trnd/


    Jet Blue band passenger who informed the crew he or she had Covid after the flight.

    Been saying it all along. If you are sick whether it is bronchitis or whatever please have yourself checked out....if you don't have the funds go to a clinic.....
    If airlines start being sued for allowing contagion people will take stuff seriously esp. If the individual has symptoms.
     
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  9. HappyAtLast

    HappyAtLast 2020 Simplicity & Peacefulness

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    I told DH the same thing yesterday. They already don't know what they're dealing with and they better hope it doesn't mutate, or mutate beyond control.
     
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    Overkill.

    So is buying up all the toilet paper. I went to Kroger for 5 things and it was like the zombie apocalypse was coming. It's a shame because food is out because people are hoarding, buying more than they could even reasonably consume. Not because there's a shortage. And people who actually just want to regularly grocery shop can't get what they need.
     
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  11. BonBon

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    Our tenants father passed away a few weeks ago in Italy. She can't go to his funeral because they would make her self isolate when she came back and she can't afford it. Going to see what we can do but 2 weeks might leave her in a bad situation even so.
     
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    WHAT. . . 77 years old. The woman looks Fabulous!
     
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    I am hoping they put this dude in jail for a minimum of 30 days. and if anyone gets sick and dies. then handle him accordingly.
     
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    TP!
    Growing up, I learned to always stock pile TP, soap, OTC meds and anything on sale.

    I too was in Krogers yesterday and the store was packed, folks with carts overflowing. But the supplements and vitamins were stocked.
     
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    I'm more nervous about feeding my bottomless pit of a teenager for 2 weeks too!
     
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    Bette Davis Eyes Melanated Queen

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    Mah,Yuh got any food fi nyam?? I just looked at him @discodumpling
     
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    VinaytheMrs Loving Life

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    My job is sending us to work from home starting Monday.
    They are a large bank and it’s too many of us in the building.
     
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    gn1g Well-Known Member

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    You gotta to Cook COOK!

    buy foods that take longer to digest. Oatmeal, sweetpotatoes, bags of potatoes. heavy food
     
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    School is closed in Michigan..
    I work in a mall..
    Plan to grocery shop when I get off..
    Dollar store was already out of hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, and disinfectanting wipes yesterday..
    :/
     
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    Trump is declaring a national emergency.
     
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    Bette Davis Eyes Melanated Queen

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    Went to grocery store after work today for a few things. Took 20 minutes.

    folks that had less stuff were in line longer. no eggs. Damn near all the can stuff was gone.
     
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    Too late - New York Public Library shut down their branches at least until the end of March. :(
     
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    If you're near Somerset Mall they have hand sanitizer at the Bath and Body Works there. It's been closed for a month for remodeling so they had full inventory. Multiple bins full of hand sanitizer. They had 20 people in line when they opened. I was there around 10:20 and there were 10+ people in line. Not sure how long it'll take to sell out but I think most people should be good if they go today since they're limiting people to 10 max.
     
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    There's always ebooks.

    ETA: There'll be a lot of Netflix binge watching for all of us.
     
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    My district just shut down schools for 2 weeks.
     
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    My team is grounded for at least two weeks and I can’t even visit my sites if I have any symptoms. So the Chief Medical Officer told the group to start getting used to working from home for the rest of the organization (since my team already works remotely) as it will likely become more of the new normal.

    I’m trying to enjoy my little ‘ronavirus staycation

    Laughs in bronchitis
     
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    My company decided yesterday that we're all working remote for 2 weeks. I have a feeling it'll be longer than that. I'm just glad they're taking these steps. My last company had over 5,000 employees and it was an open environment where everyone is next to each other with no walls or cubicles. A virus would spread like wildfire in a setting like that.
     
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    My Costco just ran out of beef and chicken. People are acting like it is Apocalypse Now. They were out of bread save hotdog bun. I had to hunt for a parking space and a buggy. Wow!

    The only thing I could buy was ribs, so not complaining that much.
     
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    I work for state government and will be working from home until 4/3.
     
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    Wow. That's scary. I want to go to Costco but I'm wondering if it's worth the trouble. If they're out of TP and food, why bother?
     
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