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    The box of nitrile gloves from my garage is now in the car. I use a fresh pair at the gas pump or store, and they go in a plastic bag after use, ready to be re-used in a week or two.
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    I seem to remember an old saying that went something like-
    “Before you die your going to eat a peck of dirt”.
    The problem with this “enemy” is that you can’t tell if it’s there, has been there, has come and gone or has been defeated at a specific encounter.
    Before this “episode” most (seemed) to just go about their day. No gloves, masks or sanitizer........and for the most part faired well.
    This is a new “enemy” that requires a different tactic.
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    I have a daughter who works for the NJSP. She sent me a link to an article regarding statements by the NJ Commissioner of Health: https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/...virus-war.html

    Another sobering but realistic piece was on CNN quoting the former director of the US CDC: https://apple.news/AS0-1XRD0Q46jOA12Cmh5pA
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    This isn’t mankind’s first encounter with a disease that seemed insurmountable. Some, many, most of the members here probably remember the polio scare, grandparents who lived through the Spanish Flu and recall the days when a mild infection often led to death. We shall overcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Sounds like Californians can't go for walks unless they go to the grocery store or pharmacy. Kbasa is this correct?

    I like how Iowa did it with the statewide closing of places like bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters and have a limit of 10 people in one place inside or outside.
    We can still do things outside as long as we don't gather in groups.
    Now if the weather would just warm up and dry out a bit.
    Everybody is out walking in my suburban neighborhood. People cross the street and give a smile and wave.

    Restaurants are take out or delivery only.

    We are everyone's future. Get ahead while you can. Help your neighbors and community be serious social distancing. My county picked up 13 cases yesterday, bringing us to 38.

    10 people? Sorry. Family cohabitaters only.

    Don't be a vector.
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    Have a look at different channels-
    To balance the news, try a different news channel. It’s interesting to see the different views and ways of reporting current events. The BBC World News is a good outlet for Europe and how the European community views progress in the United States. 😷
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbasa View Post
    Everybody is out walking in my suburban neighborhood. People cross the street and give a smile and wave.

    Restaurants are take out or delivery only.

    We are everyone's future. Get ahead while you can. Help your neighbors and community be serious social distancing. My county picked up 13 cases yesterday, bringing us to 38.

    10 people? Sorry. Family cohabitaters only.

    Don't be a vector.
    That's what we're doing in my part of PA...But, one half of the political spectrum is calling it illegal. I can definitely see the issues of getting effective policies in place when the elements of government have conflicting priorities.

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    If we could just find some ground beef wrapped in toilet paper, there there would be perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    This isn’t mankind’s first encounter with a disease that seemed insurmountable. Some, many, most of the members here probably remember the polio scare, grandparents who lived through the Spanish Flu and recall the days when a mild infection often led to death. We shall overcome.
    Yes, we will overcome, but it's important to keep the magnitude of the challenge in focus. The peak year for polio deaths (7130) was 1916 when the US had a population of 102 million. The second peak, 3120 deaths, occurred in 1952 when the US had a population of 158 million people. The polio survival rate was much higher in 1952 due to the invention of the iron lung. In 1955, the Salk vaccine was introduced and Polio became a thing of history for us in the US.

    As of last night, the COVID-19 deaths in Italy stand at 4825 for a country with a population of 60.5 million. Those deaths have occurred in a period of less than 2~3wks. On a per capita basis, yesterday's toll in Italy, exceeds the 1916 Polio epidemic in the US. But, why consider Italy ....... they have 10~15% more hospital beds per capita than the US, so healthcare system impact may be similar.

    Thus, the current measures may seem extreme, to some, but we're facing a stronger adversary than before. So, follow the guidelines and help where and when you can.

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    Just back from foraging. Old folks were to shop from 7-8:30 AM. Saw six or eight old folks. Majority under sixty. Many 20-40. To me it didn't a matter. Masked and nitriled. Got the basics. With another stop today should be good to go another two weeks. Keep exposure down is the deal. Wife is on biologic, low immunity. Was a little strange. Sensed a slight uneasiness. A few seemed in a bit of hurry. Skipped the self-checkout, it was massive fire drill. The person ahead of me had a cart full (7:30AM). Of lotions and hair products, no food? Clerk said 132 please. The person throws down a wad of cash. Clerk says, this is over a thousand dollars? And that's the way it is this morning, March 22, 2020, and we are here. Keep calm, soldier on, lead with chin.

    Shelves were hit and miss, found some stuff, skipped other stuff. If ya can't git it, you didn't want it. Oh, the clerk said they're cleaned out by 10AM. Toilet paper? I said, thanx for being here, see ya later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Yes, we will overcome, but it's important to keep the magnitude of the challenge in focus. The peak year for polio deaths (7130) was 1916 when the US had a population of 102 million. The second peak, 3120 deaths, occurred in 1952 when the US had a population of 158 million people. The polio survival rate was much higher in 1952 due to the invention of the iron lung. In 1955, the Salk vaccine was introduced and Polio became a thing of history for us in the US.

    As of last night, the COVID-19 deaths in Italy stand at 4825 for a country with a population of 60.5 million. Those deaths have occurred in a period of less than 2~3wks. On a per capita basis, yesterday's toll in Italy, exceeds the 1916 Polio epidemic in the US. But, why consider Italy ....... they have 10~15% more hospital beds per capita than the US, so healthcare system impact may be similar.

    Thus, the current measures may seem extreme, to some, but we're facing a stronger adversary than before. So, follow the guidelines and help where and when you can.
    You missed my point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbasa View Post
    Everybody is out walking in my suburban neighborhood. People cross the street and give a smile and wave.

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    I got out for a little bicycle ride in Creston yesterday and even though the temp was only in the mid 40s quite a few people were out walking.
    Yesterday the mayor of Des Moines asked the residents there to stay home for a couple weeks. He suggested people get outside to exercise on nice days but keep their distance.
    This is for Des Moines only, none of the suburbs.
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    2 Chronicles 7:14 is my best tip for such a time as this.


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    We're in self isolation due to my missus having asthma, they are saying maybe 12 weeks. So far we only have 4 confirmed and 6 presumptive cases. The province has been under health advisory for social distancing for a week or more. 4 days ago all bars and restaurants were closed. We are an island which will serve to help us.

    Canada had been trying to get ahead as fast as it can in response to the world view and so far seems to be holding fairly well. The countries who did not realize the dangers early enough are paying the price, look at Spain and Italy where 800 people died in a single day. The government has stepped up assistance programs across the board basically paying people to stay home and not be out spreading the virus. Good thing as who knows when work will be calling me again between corona and the plummet in oil prices.

    From the little I've heard the US has been very slow to get on board in many states, you should all be very concerned because it's going to get a lot worse before it gets better down there.

    We have enough food to last 3 months and between homebrew, beer in the fridge and my cellar I can last the rest of the year easy.

    You all stay safe out there, it's going to be a long ride!
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