COVID-19

Sass Muffin

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I live outside of the city now, not exactly in the sticks, but can hear the constant stream of truckers on the overpass getting their product out to grocery stores, etc.

As for now, there have been no reported cases in Henry county.
We are doing everything we can at work to keep our residents and staff safe.

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QSis

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Peep, you certainly fall within the "vulnerable" category, and I trust that your family members are taking great care when they come home to you after working in the grocery store!

Lee
 

Cooksie

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I'm pretty stressed out about this. I've been taking the normal precautions...washing my hands more often and for a longer period of time. I also trimmed my nails so that they don't extend beyond my finger tips.

I figured out that most of my Amazon pkgs come through a distribution facility in Dallas County, which is a hot bed in Texas for the virus right now. I spray the pkgs with disinfectant before opening them and bringing them into the house.

I haven't been able to find any bread, so I made bread in the bread machine yesterday. I had to use some yeast that was about 3 months out of date, but much to my delight, the bread came out just fine. You can also forget finding toilet paper or disinfectant right now.

Peeps, the grocery stores around here have been installing plexiglass shields so that the checkers get a little bit more protection. I know that doesn't provide total protection, but maybe it's better than nothing. I also drove through a drive-thru the other day, and the woman at the window had on latex ? gloves. That didn't scare me. I just thought she was being smart and protecting herself. I agree with you. They ought to let the checkers wear masks or at least get on board with the plexiglass thing. The masks shouldn't scare people. Most will just think that's extra protection for themselves.

Hopefully we'll all be okay and be able to go back to normal soon.
 

Sass Muffin

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It's beginning to pop up more in the counties surrounding mine.
For right now Henry county is not reporting any cases, but with Defiance and Fulton reporting in with positive testing, I expect it to change soon.
SOB!
 

Sass Muffin

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I viewed a great video last night on Facebook.
It was an ER nurse basically telling the people in her community to not come in if you're having cold symptoms, do not come in if you missed your period, do not come in if it's something that is non-critical.
Hospital beds in triage right now are for those folks showing symptoms of what could be, but are not necessarily this virus.
Stay at home, be well and KNOW this will soon be over.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-DnWWGBNiQ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

You don't need Instagram to view this.
 

Saliha

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Hello all friends!

:tiphat:

Came here to check if you all are ok. I wish to you a good health. Stay safe all.

Covid-19 has arrived also to Finland but as my country is small and far from the restless world (here very far north), situation is not very bad here, even not yet. About 1100 people have got infected and 8 have passed away. In my home town officially number is 3 infected, non has passed away yet (as here is about 50 000 inhabitants it´s not very much).

As precautions, all persons over 70 years old have been in the home quarantine now last few weeks and will be until this epidemic is over at some day. Also the area of the capital city has been closed as majority of the infections have been in that area. The state of emergency laws are apply throughout the country.

I am in good health, still working as practical nurse and have a lot of work. Sometimes it feels like a bit too much work…
 

lilbopeep

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6 confirmed cases as of yesterday in my small town (pop. 2,800). There was also a death one town over (pop. 11,000).
 

QSis

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Good to hear from you, Saliha - I miss you!

Stay well!

Lee
 

Cooksie

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I used the formula from the CDC website to make some disinfectant with bleach...4 tsp bleach per quart of water. I made mine a little stronger. I'll use that on pkgs and use what I've got left of Odoban for inside.

My neighborhood is doing a teddy bear search to try and occupy the young kids who are out of school. I think some of the parents of the young kids are getting a little bit overwhelmed :ohmy:.
 

ChowderMan

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our county went from 12 cases to 37 in one day.
whatever they think they're doing with this stay home / isolation / distancing / etc thing is not working. the malls are empty, we don't have a subway, etc etc - a bit on the rural side, actually.

with thousands of cases available, why can't the FDA get cracking on the medicine trials? I'd bet they could find 10,000 volunteers virtually overnight to test the candidate drugs. especially the malaria drug combo that has been used safely for decades - the sooner they get an effective treatment the better this will end - they could have results on 10,000 infected people in a week.
 

lilbopeep

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I used the formula from the CDC website to make some disinfectant with bleach...4 tsp bleach per quart of water. I made mine a little stronger. I'll use that on pkgs and use what I've got left of Odoban for inside.

My neighborhood is doing a teddy bear search to try and occupy the young kids who are out of school. I think some of the parents of the young kids are getting a little bit overwhelmed :ohmy:.

I was told by a nurse you need only 1 tsp. bleach per gallon of water.

I used a 1/4 tsp. to 1 quart water and it smells of bleach. I put it in a spray bottle and spray it on everything and wipe down.
 

Cooksie

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Chowder, that's an alarming jump for one day. Like you, I hope someone starts figuring out all this shit and brings it to a halt.

Peeps, I would check out the nurse's recommendation. That doesn't seem like enough bleach per gallon to me. I think the CDC's recommendation is 1/3 c bleach per gallon. If you're unable to get bleach locally, I just ordered some bleach yesterday from Sam's online, three 121 oz jugs for about $14. If I actually get them, I will be overjoyed.

I also have some kleenex ordered from Sam's. If that actually gets here, I will do the happy dance and sing out loud.
 

ChowderMan

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the old time / fashion dilution for bleach is rather weak - the CDC upped the recommended concentration _a lot_ for corona ( 1 cup per gallon )


the big box stores / hardware / paint stores all have gallons and gallons of denatured alcohol on the shelf. use 10% water to 90% denatured alcohol by volume. it actually works better with a slight water content - and it is actually more effective against the corona virus family than isopropyl people want for hand sanitizers.
it can be absorbed through the skin, and the stuff they use to denature it is mildly toxic - so best use is on surfaces.
of course, working in the shop, I rather routinely wiped down wood to see how the grain is, whether there's sanding marks I missed, and wash my hands with it to clean off various finishes.... so it quite apparently takes a lot of skin exposure to be harmful.
 

medtran49

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Chowder, that's an alarming jump for one day. Like you, I hope someone starts figuring out all this shit and brings it to a halt.

Peeps, I would check out the nurse's recommendation. That doesn't seem like enough bleach per gallon to me. I think the CDC's recommendation is 1/3 c bleach per gallon. If you're unable to get bleach locally, I just ordered some bleach yesterday from Sam's online, three 121 oz jugs for about $14. If I actually get them, I will be overjoyed.

I also have some kleenex ordered from Sam's. If that actually gets here, I will do the happy dance and sing out loud.

It is going to get exponentially worse before it gets better.
 

Adillo303

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While we are sitting as friends and talking, let me ask:

I feel this will change life in America. People are using meeting tools to socialize. Good meeting tools where people can talk as effectively as if they are together.

Businesses are holding conferences and meetings in a similar manner.

I am feeling that this will boost online shopping to grow faster. Any opinions.
 

Doc

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I agree 1000% Andy. Business with meetings and work at home will expand and education using school from home tools. I think all this will expand exponentially. Most times we change slowly but this will be an accelerated change since we all had to change NOW. There will be a lot of good to come out of this, but a lot of bad with all the sickness and death. Everything always has a silver lining.
 

Adillo303

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This is kind of how we (At least me) were told things were headed long ago.

On the other hand. It will isolate people. It could magnify some of the ills of social media.
 

ChowderMan

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I suspect when treatments are available for the corona virus life will very rapidly return to "as before" - and a vaccine will put it on the pages of dusty history book. we will, however, have an even more massive national debt.

the business scene - meetings/conferences/etc was hugely changed by the internet and email. I worked for several multinationals - various groups that needed 'cooperation' between counties would have meetings twice a year. the ability to instantly send emails with photo/pdf's, video conferencing, etc essentially eliminated most of the physical travel.

it's curious tho - a international I worked at starting in 1980 had an internal email system. if you had a computer hooked up to the mainframe - and not a lot of employees did .... you could send an email to a person and/or to their default printer. some people never looked at their email, so if you didn't have it printed out (which then got delivered by the mail room....remember those?) it could be days - or never -until they saw it. it was a technology way ahead of humans at the time.

same with expositions - if one wanted to see what was new in "your" industry one went to various fairs/expositions. now everything is on the web with video demos far superior to cut sheets and small models.
I used to attend the Hannover Messe - you needed four days!
https://www.hannovermesse.de/en/for-visitors/hall-plan/
some trade shows survived but have been drastically scaled down - others simply don't exist anymore.
 

Adillo303

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Chowder Man - I have an older Attourney customer who still won't read mail on his screen. It has to be printed.
 
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