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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2020, 09:57:13 AM »
We can, can't we!

Story is: you're soon to be "cocooned".

Don't forget your hand sanitiser before going in.
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2020, 02:25:39 PM »
.... I couldn't help thinking that maybe Boris Johnson is just viewing this as some perverse way to cut down the population of OAP's by ensuring mass exposure and so reduce the cost of pensions <Shrugs> the Tories never did give a poo for Human life).

We've examined exactly that possibility when trying to figure what on earth we are trying to achieve here to combat the virus. I don't think it's that farfetched.

We have a long way to go before some kind of victory day, but I'm glad to hear that you are back home and healthy, Aelthric, and the news that Bubu is also well.
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2020, 07:36:16 PM »
I'd heard from Linda that you had the royal treatment on your return flight.  The whole experience must have been surreal.  I'm glad you are back home and that Jock & Linda are there to fuss over you.

I went to the grocer's today and not a single roll of "bog" paper?  is that what you call it?  You take it to the swamp with you?  At any rate, that's more amusing than "toilet" paper or "bath tissue."  There was a sign indicating that there was only one package allowed per customer.  Had there been any, I wouldn't have bothered as we have plenty for the time being. But I did pick up a few things and made a nice dinner.

I'm probably going to go work tomorrow and have a serious conversation about being allowed to work from home as the governor basically told me to stay home.  If I can get the computer set up and work without going in, that would be a bit safer.  I still go out and walk around but try to stay away from people and crowds.  My visit to the grocers was about the only outing for the day and laundry & cooking kept me occupied for the remainder.  I hope things are ok with all of you.

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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2020, 09:32:35 PM »
I heard they've closed Bars and Cinemas now. That might just be LA, but I heard Newsom wanting it to be statewide.

Restaurants added mid story on the news, before that, the governor offered the assinine "Just reduce seating to maintain the 6 foot barrier".

Like, sure Gav, you gonna cover rent?
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2020, 05:48:36 AM »
I managed to panic buy a shedload of eggs today. They all go out of date on Wednesday so they're not much use to anyone, but I enjoyed the panic buying anyhow.

Or maybe they saw me coming?

Hmmm...
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2020, 07:10:40 AM »
I think you still have another month to enjoy them.  https://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/EggsSell.htm  Time for omelettes, quiches, custards and some lemon curd!

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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2020, 03:46:15 PM »
I think you still have another month to enjoy them.  https://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/EggsSell.htm  Time for omelettes, quiches, custards and some lemon curd!

In that case I might advertise them at a pound a throw.

No throwing allowed though.
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2020, 03:50:54 PM »
I have supplies, water, food, hygenals.  I also have a "quarentine" plan.  I'll be in a big home with my best friend and his family, none of which are at risk individuals or children.  Also, his mom owns a restaurant, so I will continue to be employed for carry out, at least, and I work at the grocery store, as well.  Probably a hard quarentine soon.  God, goodluck. 
Love you guys.  So far, we are supplied.  I'm so sorry for the people.
Peace n Love,
Chicken Little

Also, we've been eating eggs more often over here.  Bit of a belly ache over it. 
I feel like rice helps, anything else?


aelthric, good to hear from you.  The story of your flight alone is awesome and I also echo your delightment in demonoid for our friends. 
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2020, 08:40:47 PM »
My boss was totally cool about my working from home.  In fact, the counties affected have basically issued Shelter in Place orders for the next 3 weeks, so it's not clear if the business will have more than a skeleton crew in the office.  I brought home my laptop and will sign on in the morning.  I'm lucky.  I feel for those who work in restaurants and who rely on tips for much of their income.

bea, please stay safe, as I worry about you being out & about.  It feels strange here even going to the grocery store.

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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2020, 11:04:38 PM »
I get that the shelter in place order is meant to prevent spread, but I have this horrible feeling it will daisy chain.

Similar to how travel bans proved ineffective, I feel like this "shelter in place" poo will only result in lost jobs.

I also severely bless'ed hate "social distancing" It sounds like a gods damned Oprahism,  like "teachable moment" instead of "learning experience".

bless'ed PHYSICAL DISTANCING is what is important. You can still text and IM to your hearts content!
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2020, 01:17:45 AM »
Yeah.  They have to come up with a new hip catch phrase.  I hate being hip.  It's such a bore.  And so vulnerable to 'groupthink.'  Like everyone has to have a beard now.  Gak.  I don't mind people who have always had beards, but those guys who have to grow one because everyone else now has one, ick.  But I digress.

At least I can stay home and work.  That's a help.  Who knows if this will stem the tide of transmission.  It can't hurt.  I do feel for those who work at jobs that will be eliminated by people not  going out.

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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2020, 04:36:32 PM »
I am being ever careful.  Definitely out of a resturaunt job for now.  The grocery store is going to be solid, at least making a little money for us to keep buying food.  Watching frozen two with my daughter at the moment. 
I agree with you aelthric, also wanting to quickly state that this has all been entirely too convenient for social reform to not have been planned, my opinion. 

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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2020, 08:29:33 PM »
I don't think the responses were planned, but they're certainly using the pandemic to cross off items on their wishlist.

I thought it was weird how the Governor of California gave himself powers to take over motels and hotels - since eminent domain already exists.

It's like he wants to be able to grab the facilities WITHOUT the implied compensation of eminent domain. That's... worrying stuff.

One of my neighbors is a gardener, and the cabin fever drove him to doing the entire property (The property management guy stumbles drunkenly with a weedwhacker, and doesn't do anything else)

The gardener did an excellent job, and then drunky showed up and pretended like he did it. I wish he'd use his weed whacker as a suppository.

UPDATE:

The rolling self-quarantine is starting to scare me, I heard the Vegas casinos have been told to stay closed for an entire month, it really makes you worry about how people are going to make rent or pay their mortgage. Hell, it's not like building owners can just waive rent indefinitely, they've got poo they have to pay for too!
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2020, 11:05:23 PM »
Things are weird and they're probably going to get weirder and let's hope that the icky political and economic consequences are the worst of it.  I'm hoping the virus will peak early and spare lots of people.  I spent the entire day working from home.

It wasn't nearly as much fun as going to the office.  I like being around people and there's generally good spirits there.  Sitting at home working with a little laptop is a far cry from the luxuries of the office.


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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2020, 03:17:36 PM »
So the U.K has bent to the popular measures to supposedly combat the virus such as closing schools and rolling out tanks. Hypocritically, I was now on board with the herd immunity method as I figure the virus isn't as deadly as Hitler and we kicked the poo out of him.

On a serious note: I called a couple of old friends today as one thing I have experienced due to the situation, is the desire to catch up with folk a haven't seen in a while. Anywho, to the point: the first friend I called was his usual self, laughing a joking about the whole business and not particularly worried. The conversation with the second friend I called was slightly different on account that she was actually ill with it. She'd been on a cruise and came back on the 8th feeling fine, but by the 10th she got really ill and went to bed for four days. She kept saying she felt ok now but her coughing made me think she still had a little way to go. They won't test her, or rather, there is no system in place for her to be tested so she can't even be sure that she's now clear (immune) and can just get on with it.

I asked her how she would rank the illness compared to the flu and she said that in truth that it wasn't as bad (for her). She did say that while she was ill she kept waking up and taking more paracetamol only to then go back to bed and immediately sleep, so she didn't really experience much of it.

I cannot deny that I feel reassured by the latter conversation.
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