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Nancy and Bud



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:01 am    Post subject: Are you hunkering down? Reply with quote

My daughter works in a hospital and has been in contact with us about precautions we need to take. Both in mid-70's, I have adult onset asthma.

Yesterday our kids in town went grocery shopping for us. I cancelled my PT appointments at the hospital (don't want to go in there unless I'm really sick) and a follow up appointment with my urologist (annual after prostate cancer)

ILLINOIS schools closed. Bars and restaurants closed except for takeout.

Unprecedented times in the US. My mindset is it is better to be safe than sorry.

We have food for over 2 weeks and will see what is taking place then.

Our two granddaughters are coming home today from study abroad programs in Ireland. They will self quarantine two weeks before we see them.

We have two graduations in Colorado in May, one HS, one college. Hope by then air travel will be safely accessible by then.

How are things in your neck of the woods?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just watching NY governor Cuomo's press conference. Essentially everything in NY shuts down tonight: restaurants, bars, theaters, museums, etc.

Here in SW Florida it is almost business as usual. Restaurants and bars are teeming. There is a big St Patrick's Day event tomorrow at a local restaurant/shopping pier. Maybe the gene pool will be self purged of these idiots.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Up until a few days ago, I thought we were remaining relatively calm around Savannah. Fully stocked shelves and nobody really putting too much thought in to the virus is seemed like. Meanwhile I saw the rest of the country panicking. Apparently it just took longer for the hysteria to get to us.

Over the weekend everyone went into panic buying mode and completely wiped out our grocery stores. The weirdest items are gone too, like milk and fresh meat. Things that will spoil. I understand non-perishable foods, but they're buying up everything.

This is the weirdest times I can remember. On the plus side, traffic is very light and when I go to the gym I have the entire place to myself.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are hunkered down. Beth can work remotely, so we are at our weekend home for who knows how long. It took me a week to convince her. Food won't be a problem for a couple of weeks and even then there are oysters, clams, fish. It would be different to fish not for recreation but for subsistence (and feel fortunate to have that experience).

Beth gets the news on her phone and doesn't tell much of it to me. She says I don't want to know. I'm cleaning out the garage. There is a project that can keep me busy every day for a month.

Two other neighbors, older than I, have been in isolation for over 10 days. Another neighbor had all her grand kids down since they are out of school. I guess she doesn't understand why they are out of school?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, there is lots of bad advice even from those who should know better.

Even todays recommendation to "avoid gatherings of 50 or more" vs larger groups
earlier makes no sense if you understand concept "asymptomatic people can
carry and transmit COVID-19". Young people, knowing perhaps they have a less
severe prognosis (w/o concomitant risk factors) than us old fogies, can still spread
it and seem to have an indifferent attitude that will only increase the spreading of
this serious and deadly disease. I shudder to think what I may have done, faced
with this, if I now were in my twenties...

Hence, wife and I have been "hunkered" down for about 10 days now after reading
the tea leaves and contemplating our navels slightly before that.

Since there currently is no immunization or medical drug therapy (only supportive
care) available worldwide, the key to stemming the rapid increase and spread is
being called "social distancing" although I would call it "physical distancing". This
means keeping everyone in public OVER 6 feet away. Social contacts by
phone, internet, etc are important to keep in touch w/loved ones.

I wish everyone well. Please act responsibly.

Aye.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. This has been blown WAY out of proportion. This is not the end of the world.


Power before country...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup!! Agree,not the end of the world....until itís your turn..or your childrenís turn! We all get to butter or own bread!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/dcJDpV-igjs

https://youtu.be/9AEMKudv5p0

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-commemoration/1918-pandemic-history.htm

Since none of us have experienced a pandemic, the 1918 article may help by giving a frame of reference.

Those who don't study history are forced to repeat it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nancy and Bud wrote:
Those who don't study history are forced to repeat it.

Unfortunately, those of us who DO study history are forced to watch while everyone else repeats it. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Load up the boat and head into Desolation or the Broughtons for a few weeks. If you run out of toilet paper, take a swim.

Martin.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:54 pm    Post subject: Hunker Down - and do it now! Reply with quote

We have a home in California which we will not return to till this is over. Our home here in Boulder City near LV is seeing huge consequences of the virus. The economy is taking a giant hit, the casinos are closing one after another and of course school districts are closed. I suggest that if you could not lock your door and stay home without any need to go out for 60 days, that you have not been prepared. May this all blow over? When the stock market loses 1/3, that is 33% of its value, I think it is more than just a bad cold and you be fine time of year. We finished our stocking up today. I am 72 and do not plan on going out for 15 days or longer. As in not at all. If you buy what you will eat, then you always donate later if this blows over. Also, being from the West, I am a big believer in having a way to dissuade those who might think they can enter without knocking. At our house, we call what happens next the "asphalt challenge with a dose of room temperature resting". I lived in LA during the Watt's riots. I saw how lawlessness came about in less than 8 hours. Wish I had a nice 40+ trawler/troller with a nice offshore mooring in the remote PNW, lots of supplies, 1500 gallons of diesel, and about 100 good books to read. May the Lord watch over all of you.
Bob Jarrard
PS: I am still a bit off after hearing about Les passing. Take care of yourselves, we a weird little "family" but there is deep caring here for each other. BJ
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are only panicking because politicians are using an otherwise non event to scare people and put undue pressure on others for their own ends. only 40 deaths in washington state, 30 from one building of old sick people. out of population of 7.53 million in the state???? wtf chuck???

This whole thing is just ridiculous. Yes it sucks if it you. but if you have take precautions because of your health please do so. But to close schools just so all the kids can go into day care or makeshift day care is a joke. All my friends teens are having sleep over and parties so parents can cover for one another. So what good id that do? My 30 year old son going thru chemo with two kids in the house is at risk so he kept his kids home, what that has to do with the rest of the school population is beyond me. Now we are closing restaurants and other businesses leading to short term unemployment for millions because 40 very sick people in one building got even sicker and died even earlier?? Have we lost our minds?

If you are at risk , old, sick, compromised immunity?? then stay home. The rest is just a power play and a way to get federal funds for everything under the sun. Its national stick out your hand day for government.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the nature of a pandemic. Starts out slow then grows exponentially.

We are at the beginning. Italy is a few weeks ahead of us.

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/487523-italy-reports-record-250-coronavirus-deaths-in-one-day

The government is trying to get ahead of what is to come.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/public-global-health/487850-italy-announces-an-additional-3000-coronavirus-cases

More cases in Italy
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