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As if COVID-19 wasn’t enough, Utah had a 5.7 earthquake yesterday morning at about 7:20. Amazingly there were no injuries and obviously no deaths. The quake caused some hydrochloric acid release at an oil refinery, nothing that would hurt anyone. But many Utahans are primed to panic so there were lines at the gas station by noon.

My wife works in operations at a university so she’s been going in every day and basically just cleans. Classes have gone online but students are allowed to use the facilities. They get together in labs and in study groups, which makes no sense. Most employees are working out of their house, which likely means most are doing nothing.

I’m 62. Because I’m over 60 I’m now called “elderly.” I’m healthier than most people 30 younger than me. I can go to the local grocery stores an hour before the non-elderly to shop, and mingle with the old folks, I guess. We got one workout this week before the gym closed. I set a timer to go off every hour and walk down 2 flights of stairs to the basement and back. My wife says there’s an exercise lab at the university we might be able to use in the early morning.

I don’t think the food chain will break down during this crisis so we haven’t stockpiled food. We have enough in the freezer for 2 months since there are only 2 of us.

I work at home anyway but I’ve made it a point to get out every day, sometimes just to walk around Costco or the grocery store. My wife says I’m to stay put, cause I’m “elderly,” so now I don’t go anywhere. Pretty. Stinking. Boring. But, we have a trisomy 18 grandchild who this virus would destroy, and my mother is 87 with dementia. I do it for them.
 

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Hi all from Kentucky. Governor adding "new" shut downs, etc., daily. As other places, toilet paper, Kleenex and hand sanitizer are not to be found. As well, eggs and sometimes bread. We are up to 35 positives here but update will be at 5p.m. I work from home for now and my son was just laid off. I am 62 so also considered elderly person AllergyDoc. Like you, I feel like a 30 year old but this makes me stop and think. Recently on the news one positive male in Indiana worked at a casino on the river. Also had gone to multiple school events, etc. Sure that will have a huge impact...19 new cases for Indiana since yesterday. A lot of people here are using click list orders so as not to have to go to the store; however, there are so many things the stores are out of. Haven't heard if Toyota has shut down in Kentucky or in Georgetown, Indiana. I wonder about the sales people being face to face with customers also. Coming up on 7,300 miles for the hybrid. Wonder if the service departments will also close at dealerships. Just trying to stay safe for as long as we can and I hope the best to all of you.
 

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The biggest worry I'm having is the way the media is delivering the whole pandemic updates here. All levels of society are making public their closure schedules (public health, malls, private sector etc.), March 31st is the date that's currently being tossed here non-stop stop as "till then" - I fear the majority are seeing this as a finish line of sorts and will go out, confirmed cases will literally double overnight...

Wuhan was closed for 2mo, they opened it for one day and then immediately close it after realizing new cases were found.
Basically the mentality here...
 

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If you told me 4 months ago that this would be happening to the US, I wouldn't have believed it. Actually, there are still a lot of people who are ignorant or just don't care.
 

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If you told me 4 months ago that this would be happening to the US, I wouldn't have believed it. Actually, there are still a lot of people who are ignorant or just don't care.
This. I had to go to the grocery store. We have big rain storms here so I figured that would thin the herd. Nope. People literally pushing past each other in the aisles. Zero concern about social distancing. I about lost it. Took me a while waiting at a safe distance outside the cereal aisle to wait for a crowd of people having a good ol time in the middle of it.

So annoying.
 

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Get well soon brotha 💪🏽

I got back from Costco this morn, and from a Canadian, they have allowed the doors to open @ 8:30am. They haven’t made the new hours public here yet. Also some info from my Costco run below, maybe this could be of use to some 🤷‍♂️

Stipulations:
  • Limit 1 item per household (toilet paper, paper towel, Lysol wipes, case of water).
  • They have begun limiting the number of people at any given time - 200 incl. employees
  • They are receiving new shipments of toilet paper daily, but are limited to 250 units per delivery, so first come first serve
Saw the Physician's Assistant (cant get to a doctor these days) and had a negative throat culture for any biological issues.👍
She suggested Zyrtec and salt water gargling. They issued me a mask at the door and had No Sitting signs on some seats to “practice social distancing”. Went with the mask on to Walmart for Zyrtec and got lots of looks. No TP, isopropyl alcohol, hand cleaner, etc, etc. Lots of food isles getting far emptier than I’d have thought they’d be. Hardly any eggs even.:rolleyes:
 

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i have been sick with bronchitis and pinkeye so i have self quarantined for weeks now!
 

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Schools have been closed for a little while now, but it's too little, too late. At 73yrs old I feel pretty vulnerable, same for my wife who is younger, but has asthma as well as had chemo treatments last year, basically we stay home except for shopping when we have to, and only do outdoor activities otherwise, walk at local wildlife refuges. The local Safeway grocery has senior only shopping 7-9am twice a week now.

 

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This. I had to go to the grocery store. We have big rain storms here so I figured that would thin the herd. Nope. People literally pushing past each other in the aisles. Zero concern about social distancing. I about lost it. Took me a while waiting at a safe distance outside the cereal aisle to wait for a crowd of people having a good ol time in the middle of it.

So annoying.
This is generation Z...
 

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My OpenPilot Comma2 is coming..
Gas price is going down..
2020 Hybrid sitting in garage..
Urge to go out and travel..especially with that openpilot..
But my state has a curfew in place and company is in lock down..

How is everyone doing?
It becomes boring however we doing OK wishing you all the best
 

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Doing reasonably well in the BC Canada Interior. No lockdown. Costco got smart and only allow 300 in the building at a time now. Everybody hunkered down. Massive layoffs.
 

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Schools have been closed for a little while now, but it's too little, too late. At 73yrs old I feel pretty vulnerable, same for my wife who is younger, but has asthma as well as had chemo treatments last year, basically we stay home except for shopping when we have to, and only do outdoor activities otherwise, walk at local wildlife refuges. The local Safeway grocery has senior only shopping 7-9am twice a week now.

This is so unlike anything we have ever dealt with both on an health level and economic level. I know there are many comparisons to the Spanish Flu, but times are so different than back then, I can't see how we can justify the comparison.
The majority of supermarkets in Vancouver, CA are open 7-8am exclusively for seniors and those with disabilities. Many have made the click and collect option free as well. I feel for those working at the grocery stores. They are some of the most vulnerable and still getting paid peanuts.

Stay safe everyone. Don't be like whats going on in Florida...
 

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I’m retired, so its easy to stick around the homestead. I washed the pollen off my Rav4 and wiped her dry. Then I drove around and looked at all the cherry blossoms and azaelas in bloom. Didn’t come in contact with a soul. No reported cases in our county but i’m sure that’ll change very soon. Hope all y’all stay well.
 

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1. The vast majority of us will get this virus, period. You guys understand you can stay in your house for the next 3 months...and when you emerge you'll get it.

2. At what point does the economic damage outweigh a virus that will have a less than 2 percent fatality rate? Pretty soon we will all be homeless and starving. Seriously. There needs to be some balance or we literally could be in Great Depression territory with mass homelessness and hunger. Which is worse?

3. H1N1 was initially billed at a high mortality which later turned out to be less than 1 percent because many people had it that were asymptomatic

4. 80 percent plus of cases are mild or require no treatment.

5. Studies show that 20 percent and maybe more are asymptomatic.

6. The death toll in Italy shows avg age is 79.5 and 99 percent had serious underlying conditions.

What is appropriate balance between public health and complete economic destruction that could have decades long impact?

I predict this will ultimately have around 1 percent or less mortality because there are tons of people who are asymptomatic.
 

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1. The vast majority of us will get this virus, period. You guys understand you can stay in your house for the next 3 months...and when you emerge you'll get it.

2. At what point does the economic damage outweigh a virus that will have a less than 2 percent fatality rate? Pretty soon we will all be homeless and starving. Seriously. There needs to be some balance or we literally could be in Great Depression territory with mass homelessness and hunger. Which is worse?

3. H1N1 was initially billed at a high mortality which later turned out to be less than 1 percent because many people had it that were asymptomatic

4. 80 percent plus of cases are mild or require no treatment.

5. Studies show that 20 percent and maybe more are asymptomatic.

6. The death toll in Italy shows avg age is 79.5 and 99 percent had serious underlying conditions.

What is appropriate balance between public health and complete economic destruction that could have decades long impact?

I predict this will ultimately have around 1 percent or less mortality because there are tons of people who are asymptomatic.
Yeah, there is nothing we can do to stop it anymore, they should have locked down China as soon as this came to news. Now they are trying to slow down the spread to not overwhelm the healthcare system and buy some time for vaccine... The fact it affects entire world is just... unimaginable
 
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