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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:46 pm 
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Thanks MrsPH

I’m still on the side of “can’t fight Mother Nature” and think that surviving to find complete economic collapse wouldn’t be worth it. The numbers they are talking about is nowhere near what I thought the death rate would be in a pandemic.

I realise this is not a popular view!

The collapse of order worries me as well.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:03 pm 
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It's hitting much closer to home. A teacher in my husband's school district he teaches in tested positive. He doesn't work in that building, but it's in the township we live in. I don't normally panic, but I'm getting closer to it. We've had 5 deaths in Michigan thus far and 500 plus cases. This is spreading like wild fire. Much needed medical stuff is in short supply at this point. I had a minor breakdown the other day. I worry about my husband getting it since he has asthma and this could be bad for him. When I get the average respiratory infection, they hit me hard. So I'm a bit worried.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:44 am 
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DirtDog, I have asthma too

Has he got good supply of inhalers?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:41 am 
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I have read a couple of nice stories; as the gyms have been closed a local gym owner gave his supplies of hand santiser away to the homeless and a young lad spent his pocket money savings on loo roll and distributed them to the elderly and vulnerable in his community.
Here, apparently, it's become a FB Challenge of sorts to be as destructive and stupid as possible.

The other day, in Kroger, what burger buns they had left, someone had gouged out big hunks from the buns, through the plastic, making them unusable.

Two days later, I was in the pain reliever aisle, and what Tylenol they had left had been opened and the safety seal busted.

I told my wife, "This has to be some stupid-ass kids fucking all this up!"

Sure enough, she read me an article today that some kids were caught intentionally coughing all over the fresh produce. The story went on to say that yes, kids are doing intentionally destructive/harmful things, then posting it on FB.

Assuming it's true (and it sure looks like it is from my local Kroger), why am I not surprised?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:33 am 
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^^^ And that's why the human race is fucked if we actually have a black plague type pandemic.

Well, I'm working from home as of today. I woke up with a raging sore throat, so I swung by the office and picked all my gear up. Now I'm waiting for the roomie to wake up - I can't get the wifi to connect to the work computer. It's 10.30 dude, get the fuck out of bed. I have a shit ton of work to do!

I have two huge and beautiful Boston ferns that I've lovingly cultivated in the office for about 4 years now. They started as a single, almost dead waif that someone had left behind when they quit, and now the people who look after our rented plants always comment on how lovely they are. I bought them home, but I don't have any sun in the basement where I'm currently living, so I've put them in the dining area upstairs. The roomie's asshole cats have spent most of the morning eating them. FML.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:37 am 
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The really difficult thing to admit politically is that most people who get the virus will be fine. Except old people, particularly those with other conditions, who will probably die.

This is interesting: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-heal ... ied-italy/

"A study in JAMA this week found that almost 40 per cent of infections and 87 per cent of deaths in the country have been in patients over 70 years old....On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity - many had two or three."


so is this: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-heal ... -patients/

"Those with a score of less than five who would like critical care are considered well enough to benefit, subject to a review of any underlying conditions and the severity of their illness.

Those scoring over five are put through a process where doctors must decide if critical care is “considered appropriate” before proceeding."


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:41 am 
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Agree Jessica. People are furious if you mention it.

I’m high risk because of asthma, I know I’m not getting a ventilator, I’m not sure I’d survive another severe bout of pneumonia.

I still think we should be saving the economy or the people left will die of starvation, or live such miserable lives they’ll top themselves.

The VHEMT website does actually say that pandemic isn’t enough to kill off humanity, I hadn’t realised that.

Meanwhile, a walk around the area is bloody lovely - England before horrendous overpopulation.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:57 am 
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Buying a vehicle during a pandemic is surprisingly difficult.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:08 pm 
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No work on, and my sitting room has needed a spruce-up for some time, so I managed to get to the paint shop last week, before things went crazy. Big pot of undercoat, a big pot of antique white eggshell for the woodwork, and a huge pot of emulsion for the walls (Farrow & Ball's Dimpse, I hope it's nice!).

Thought I'd give the nasty skirting boards a good clean before I sand them a bit. Went around the whole room with a scouring sponge. Turns out they are still absolutely perfect under the grubbiness. Which means I just bought about £26.00 worth of eggshell I won't need.

(Incidentally, for anyone in the UK, if you like Farrow & Balls colours, go to your local Johnstone's/Leyland paint shop, and they will mix the colour for you. Much better paint, and much cheaper.)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:16 am 
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I'll buy that eggshell off you!

I was due to get some painting and decorating done on my gaff next week, but that's been postponed (I couldn't do it myself, the living room ceiling is too high so needs some specialist gear).

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