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How worried are you about Coronavirus?

Not at all.
3 (30%)
Just a little worried.
3 (30%)
Moderately worried.
2 (20%)
Substantially worried.
2 (20%)
Panic mode!
0 (0%)

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Re: Are you worried about the Coronavirus?
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2020, 01:13:58 am »
Hey everyone,

I am very worried about this virus--the people I am living with are sick, including a little one who is to turn 4 years old July.

I have asthma and I am very worried if I contract COVID I might be hospitalized or worse...

And now...CA is in lockdown so when things get nasty with fights at home I have nowhere to go and I just have to suffer through it...this is hell.  :'(
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Re: Are you worried about the Coronavirus?
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2020, 04:57:47 am »
Still not worried about getting it myself. But there are folks I know that wouldn't fair as well.

 Iara, hang in there. It's normal for families to get a bit frustrated under the  hood when everyone feels helpless. Best to go out of your way to do something good for everyone around you.
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Re: Are you worried about the Coronavirus?
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2020, 03:08:49 pm »
A few bits of random advice from your neighborly green and white husky. :)

As I have previously said in a past post, people may wish to stock up and make food items that will make/feed a lot. This way, you can have leftovers for multiple days afterward. You may also be able to freeze leftover portions for long periods of time depending on what type of food product it is.

What are some sample food items you should check out at the store? Here's a article/list by CNN of some items that may be beneficial.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/health/coronavirus-quarantine-grocery-list-drayer-wellness/index.html

If popular name brand items are limited at the store, take what you can get, even if it means buying generic. As the old saying goes, Beggars can't be choosers. 

Sometimes, we get stuff that we may not like or want. Particuarly if you're getting items from a food bank service. Don't get rid of it, but find creative ways to use it. Find different ways of preparing food items and/or look for recipes to make that item or items more pleasing to the palette. ;)

Just how much toilet paper does a person need? Hard to say for sure since not all rolls of TP are created equal nor is every person the same. I live alone by myself and currently have 30 rolls of TP. That is NOT an excessive amount when compared to what other people have been buying. Depending on how thick the roll is, How many times I use the toilet, and whether I need to rip off a short amount of TP sheets or a long amount, I can "probably" make 1 roll last a full week or slightly longer.

Rationing is key on almost anything. Don't overbuy or overuse during this crisis.

Don't take too much money out of the bank for food, etc. You still need to save money for rent, utility bills, and other important payments.

And when it comes to money.........SAVE! We are now in a recession, folks. And it is going to get even more brutal during the next several months as the economy is "tanking" right now.

Luxury items like new cellphone, new clothes, new dishwasher, or anything else won't help you during a pandemic, recession, etc. Learn to keep using what you've got and stick with it. Your jeans have a hole in them? Learn to sew it up. Don't go and buy a new pair. Dishwasher not working properly? Then learn to wash dishes by hand. Learn to reuse and recycle, folks.

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Re: Are you worried about the Coronavirus?
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2020, 02:14:05 pm »
A local tennis center was shut down a few days after I made a routine visit. A local doctor who tested positive had visited the place. He recovered within a week. A bottle of hand sanitizer was added to my field kit. We are told to stay home should we exhibit symptoms but I'm experiencing seasonal allergies. Schools, churches and casinos are closed until April 5th here, so reduced traffic to a small degree. Chemical plant people still going full throttle it seems.

I blame Doomsday Preppers for the TP shortage. There was a dude holed up in an ex-phone company relay station. A sweet set-up with security cameras and barbed wire fencing. His supplies included a large quantity of TP. Why? "It's the one thing that everybody needs." he said.

Good grief. Does he think that's going to be the new currency for when SHTF? People wipe with corn cobs in some communities after all. Firearms and ammo sales are up again. One guy was reported to have bought $5000 in guns, ammo, and outdoor gear at the local Cabelas--and they had yet to tally the second cart load.

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Re: Are you worried about the Coronavirus?
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2020, 04:09:41 pm »
A pair of washable long latex gloves,  a nice soft cotton washcloth, and a bit of chlorine bleach.  Use potty,  wipe down your rump,  clean cloth with bleach... rinse with hot water,  let dry. 
I've done this before... works well,  and surprisingly doesn't really smell except for when you are washing out the cloth.   :-[

And if you don't have the virus this isn't all that unsanitary.  Periodically so a load of wash with hot water and clean "the rag" and follow with scorching hot drier cycle.  Done.

It's like wiping my dogs butt after she got sick. No big deal.  Re useable. Saves trees. Come on... everyone goes,  why not just be
An animal and get weird.

Everyone had their own butt rag,  as my dear departed granny used to say.  She grew up in a rural area of Texas,  and survived the 1917 flu pandemic and the great dust bowl and WW2 etc.  I am starting to see the deep wisdom of her "weird ways". She always saved plastic bags,  and she always found uses for them too.   I'm glad to have grown up a little odd like her.

Learn to make bread... Use Causes' recipes here.

Like kobuk said, sew. Don't buy much new materialistic things. Repurpose things.  Don't be afraid to buy what you need, but only but what you need.

And please don't be the doomsday guy/ gal.  Makes America weak by hurting others.

That doomsday guy may die with 100 rolls of the best white gold.  But I have my butt rag.  :-[

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Re: Are you worried about the Coronavirus?
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2020, 11:59:43 am »
There are two main things that are making me mad about this whole coronavirus situation.  :goldpissed:

One is the fact that President Trump and/or his administration has consistantly "fumbled the ball" so to speak at every opportunity to combat this virus. Every time I read the news, it's like him and the rest of his administration are stalling on providing help to the American people. I'm not going to go into details. I think Old Rabbit is doing enough already by discussing in his other political thread about the situation.

Second, I'm sick and tired of all the conspiracy theories being spread about concerning the virus.  :goldpissed: :goldpissed: :goldpissed:
QUOTE:  "The best defense against fearing what you do not understand is knowledge. Educate yourself. The more you know, the better informed and wiser you’ll be."

Conspiracy theories are NOT knowledge! All they do is promote fear, panic, and hysteria. REAL knowledge about coronavirus comes from the CDC, WHO, your doctor, and any other OFFICIAL medical sources.
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Re: Are you worried about the Coronavirus?
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2020, 09:44:49 pm »
I have been watching the statistics of this virus.   It does alarm me a bit. 

Doing my best to actively avoid it.  My job requires me to keep working and traveling.  So that is a bummer.   Got food so should be ok for a bit like maybe a month if i ration it out.

The virus seems so random as to who gets it and how bad.  Even the symptoms one gets seems to be varied.  Loss of smell,  headache,  fever or not,  chills or not,  gi upset or not... very hard to pinpoint textbook symptoms.  Essentially testing is only proof you have it.  Some are asymptomatic, others fall ill in 2 to 3 days.
Because of its Trump like unpredictability,  the virus has me worried because I naturally want to understand things to a certain level.

I hear people coughing a wet labored cough at work and I feel like I'm doomed and I want to burst out yelling,  "hey dumb butt go home,  you may kill my parents! And I don't want to be the one to bring death to them!"
I think I will be fine.  Maybe.  But my parents.... not so sure.

From what I can see in the data, America is on part with Italy in terms of learning to control this virus and or lack of responsiveness.  We are not doing what's right.   People here are still driving to places as they feel.

I have papers that I carry with me to prove I need to travel.  Else I don't travel.

I'm doing my part,  but what the heck is going on in New York?? Is that just the populatuon density in the cities causing most of the problem? Is it the fact that they all use mass transit? Idk. I don't really know.  I've never been there.

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