How is the Corona Virus affecting you personally?

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  1. Mar 24, 2020 #21 of 118
    Rich

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    I'm a bit surprised the hair salons aren't considered some kind of essential. This goes on for several months and people are gonna look terrible.

    I talked to my dog's groomer the other day, he had to shut down even tho he has a lot of customers that are allergic to dogs in some manner and need to be washed and groomed on a regular basis. How is that not essential. Give my double doodle a couple months without grooming (I am looking at grooming kits) he's not gonna be recognizable. I can live with that but how about those allergic folks?

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  2. Mar 24, 2020 #22 of 118
    James Long

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    Short term gains weighed against long term losses. If the intent is to stop the spread we should have done more a month ago. But the country would not have accepted a shut down a month ago. Now that infections and deaths are growing the country is more accepting of the limits that will help slow the spread. There will be an economic impact ... but if the spread isn't slowed and the health care system is overwhelmed the impact will be much worse.

    As for me and my house ... we are staying home as much as possible. When we went out this weekend we stopped at several stores for supplies but didn't spend a lot of time mingling. Targeted shopping trips - get in, get what is needed, get home.
     
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  3. Mar 25, 2020 #23 of 118
    Mark Holtz

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    In my opinion, the tipping point that set off the dominoes was when the NBA announced it was suspending the season on March 11th. Prior to that point, the postponements and playing in empty areas were in the discussion phase. But once the NBA announced their decision, everything else followed in a avalanche.

    Right now, I'm putting in 10-12 hour days at work while working from home. I have a request with HR if the PTO cap can be temporarily waived as the number of support requests have exploded, we are badly shorthanded, and previously scheduled events that I was taking time off for has been cancelled.

    What also bothers me is the jerks who are using this time to "join" online meetings just to hijack the webcam feed and post very inappropriate material. Not to mention those who engage in DDoS attacks on game services and probably streaming service.
     
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  4. Mar 25, 2020 #24 of 118
    inkahauts

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    Completely agree the nba caused the avalanche. They where going to have a game the next night with no fans but once a player tested positive it was game over for everything.

    If a baseball player or hockey player had been first they probably would have started it.
     
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  5. Mar 25, 2020 #25 of 118
    Rich

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    We are herd animals, for sure. The NBA was the lead cow. And we'll never know who started the TB thing, but that's herd action. Monkey see, Monkey do.

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  6. Mar 25, 2020 #26 of 118
    ericknolls

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    I work one week and then the following week off. And rotate this schedule until the emergency is over. We only have one central location to receive packages, parcels and equipment. This facility can not close down because it is military in nature. So tv, cooking chicken and dumplings, Fish fry, Sat TV, Lie - I mean Facebook and Tapatalk and you are not the daddy type of shows and yapping on the celly to friends. Feel me? I got a face mask, bleach bottle, Kleenex and hand towel waiting for the virus to knock it down. Other than that eyez fine!
     
  7. Mar 25, 2020 #27 of 118
    billsharpe

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    One mistake New York made, IMO, was keeping the subways running.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2020 #28 of 118
    Rich

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    Yes, that was a huge mistake. NYC is packed with people. Hard to quarantine. Probably impossible to maintain the proper distance unless you're in an empty subway car. The politicians are going nuts trying to do the right thing and the people aren't helping.

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  9. Mar 25, 2020 #29 of 118
    Herdfan

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    My business is shut down for now. I be fine for a few months then I will need to start dipping into investments. Hopefully things will pick back up this summer.

    We are well stocked with food and TP, but for now are doing the carry-out thing saving our food in case things get worse.

    Haven't been around as much lately with the daughter in college (well not now) my wife and I bought a SXS and have been spending most weekend out riding it. But for now the Hatfield McCoy trails are shut down so we are riding some local trails and keeping away from other people as best we can. Daughter has asthma and mom is 91 so that is 2 at risk individuals we need to keep safe.
     
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  10. Mar 26, 2020 #30 of 118
    Rich

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    I was wondering where you disappeared to just the other day...

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  11. Mar 26, 2020 #31 of 118
    Mark Holtz

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    HR came back and said no. Thus, in May, I'll have three consecutive Fridays off.

    Just laughing out loud... the anti-car alliance and those who advocate Road Diets are probably banging their heads as we practice social distancing.... something not possible on a transit system.
     
  12. Mar 27, 2020 #32 of 118
    Rich

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    I'm thinking you've never been on a NYC subway? Rush hour in the City and the subways are jammed. And they kept them running. That's probably one of the reasons NY has so many cases, one of the main reasons. NY is in first place for infections, if what I read this morning is correct and New Jersey is close behind. Would not be surprised to find out Connecticut is in the same shape. What's the commonality? Lots of Jersey people work in the City and use the subway system. Same thing for folks in Connecticut. They should have been closed immediately (subway system) but that would have been another disaster. Sometimes you just can't win.

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  13. Mar 27, 2020 #33 of 118
    peano

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    Keeping people at home will likely slow the spread of the virus. But it will also prolong the spread incrementally - because infected people, whether they know they are or not (most won't), will pass it at the grocery store, gas station, lining up for toilet paper at Costco, Walmart etc.

    I understand the need to not overwhelm the heath care system, but shutting the country down for weeks and weeks will do far more long term damage. Most small businesses will go bankrupt. Some large businesses will go bankrupt. Then what happens? If unemployment is at 20% for a year or more? The long term effects will be a massive increase in poverty.

    Read up on herd or community immunity. Our species has a good anti virus system built in. We need to let it work.
    Keep the at risk at home and let others go back to work....with all the precautions we have learned in place!
     
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  14. Mar 27, 2020 #34 of 118
    trh

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    I don't know. I think death is longer term.
     
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  15. Mar 27, 2020 #35 of 118
    cpalmer2k

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    I agree 100% with this. There need to be accommodations for those employees who are at a greater risk of suffering a catastrophic outcome from COVID-19 in the workplace and in the world in general right now but this isn't going to resolve today or tomorrow. It won't end until a vaccine is developed AND becomes mass produced well enough for the masses. Some of these health professionals are saying we'll need to practice the current social distancing for four or five months, then we might can take a few months off but when cases increase we'll have to go back to it again. That would destroy the economy in the long term.

    You're going to have places like NY, LA, etc that have massive populations and who will have to do things differently for the sake of their health care system but that doesn't reflect the threat to the entire country.
     
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  16. Mar 27, 2020 #36 of 118
    peano

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    How long are you willing to avoid living to avoid death?
     
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  17. Mar 27, 2020 #37 of 118
    jimmie57

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    I still go to the store for food, still PU takeout or drive thru food every evening.
    I do wear those thin rubber gloves to go to the store and pump gas, etc.
    I do wash my hands when I get home every time to protect my handicapped son. He never leaves the house except to go to the doctor. If he got it, it would most likely be that I brought it into the house.

    I am reading some info that sounds real good for treatment once you get this.
    Everyone stay vigilant and do not take this lightly but don't let it make you insane either.
     
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  18. Mar 27, 2020 #38 of 118
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    Here in Denver area, My office has been closed since March 13th, everyone has a laptop to WFH. Wife's job is the same situation as mine. I've located myself in the basement while she's at the kitchen table.The good news' we work different hours- (me early bird/ she's a night owl). I've never seen our local grocery store (King Soopers- Kroger) look worse than a Walmart; like they can't get caught up. On Mon, Wed & Fri they open 1st hour for Seniors, didn't realize I lived in a retirement community, full parking lot! :) For the most part we're in good shape, just keep making a new grocery list. Did get a good laugh when Denver Mayor had a presser to inform citzens that he'd issued a stay at home order and what would be open or closed. Under Closed he had Liquor stores & Pot Shops; it took about 20 seconds for the lines to start forming.. It didn't take long for a correction to be made regarding his error. We have a adult special needs son who doesn't quite understand why were home because he's supposed to be home by himself or why he can't go to Game Stop. As with everyone, I hope that all see the end of the virus sooner than later. The good thing is were walking more so perhaps I can drop a few pounds and make the doctor happy.
    Sorry for the lengthy note, kinda bored and glad that it's Friday & it's Beer 30!!! What I do miss is friends that I commuted with 3 days a week. I'm 40 miles from my office and use Bus & Light Rail on my commute. Well my work day is done and it's time for a cold beverage! Be safe, love your families. It's interesting to hear how everyone is coping
    Thanks, Tenpins :thumbsup:
     
  19. Mar 27, 2020 #39 of 118
    TheRatPatrol

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    They should have made the grocery stores delivery and pick up only. Might have helped stop the spread of it.
     
  20. Mar 27, 2020 #40 of 118
    Mark Holtz

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    I've never been to NYC, despite spending part of my very young life (1971-1977) in upstate New York. But, the NYC Metroplex is the most populous area, followed by Los Angeles. One statistical measure I can use is the Television DMA, which combined, makes New York and Los Angeles the top 11.186% of television households.
     
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