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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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There are 8 presumptive cases in my county. Had an eye appointment today and thought about canceling. Wanted to ask if any of his staff had been skiing, which is what one guy who definitely has it was doing ... he had contact with a lot of people.

 

Like Petra, I don't usually freak out - but I have medical stuff coming up that will involve poking and prodding and hospital stays. So yeah, I'm a bit freaked. Ordering things online is helpful, but then I start to think about where most product is coming from. Going to make an effort to "buy local".

 

Scary stuff. Even scarier is how our idiot president is handling this thing.

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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
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Virginia F wrote:

There are 8 presumptive cases in my county. Had an eye appointment today and thought about canceling. Wanted to ask if any of his staff had been skiing, which is what one guy who definitely has it was doing ... he had contact with a lot of people.

 

Like Petra, I don't usually freak out - but I have medical stuff coming up that will involve poking and prodding and hospital stays. So yeah, I'm a bit freaked. Ordering things online is helpful, but then I start to think about where most product is coming from. Going to make an effort to "buy local".

 

Scary stuff. Even scarier is how our idiot president is handling this thing.


I don't belive the virus could travel with packages, but whenever possible, buying local is a good policy.

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Jenny K Member Since: Jan 26, 2020
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Unfortunately I am in the same situation.

10 km is the closet known case to my location.

 

It is toilet paper panic central here. Supermarket shelves are empty and people are lining up in queues in the morning when the loo paper shipments arrive.

Even just writing this sounds comical.

 

It's hard to believe that a fight has broke out here over toilet paper.

 

My biggest concern with the Coronavirus is for the elderly and people with predisposed conditions.

 

What I am not understanding is how it got to Iran and now Italy?
First it was presumed to have originated at the Wuhan live animal market, so was it transmitted via international travel between China and Iran etc?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-07/two-women-brawl-in-supermarket-over-toilet-paper/12036218 

 

 

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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16 million under quarantine in Italy now.  Smiley Sad  Lead story from the BBC. According to a friend in Milan the markets, pharmacies, etc. are fully stocked; getting TP, etc.is not a problem.  The real concerns are the economy ... small businesses and the poor and near-poor will be hit hard.

 

Thank God there is a social / govt. system in place that gives full health and social system help (in varying degrees) for a long way into the future.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Wendy C wrote:

16 million under quarantine in Italy now. 


And mass panic....

 

Now all those northern people are flooding down here, bringing the virus with them

Only the Italian ogvernment would be incompetent enough to leak what they plan to do the evening before they intend to do it.

 

“What happened with the news leak has caused many people to try to escape, causing the opposite effect of what the decree is trying to achieve,” said Roberto Burioni, a professor of microbiology and virology at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan. “Unfortunately some of those who fled will be infected with the disease.”

 

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Idiots. Just selfish short-sighted idiots. 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Wendy C wrote:

Idiots. Just selfish short-sighted idiots. 


yup.

 

1,492 new cases in Italy in the last 24 hours. 133 died in the last 24 hours. Almost 5 times as many in all of China.

 

Sigh Smiley Sad

 

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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
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Wendy C wrote:

Idiots. Just selfish short-sighted idiots. 


Average human beings.

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hello everybody,

 

A few posts have been removed from this thread. I'd like to ask the participants to refrain from posting disruptive comments, political content and personal attacks.

 

Stay safe and healthy, everybody.

~ Valeria
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Wayne G Member Since: Mar 14, 2018
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here's a glimpse of how insane public paranoia is getting. and how stupid people have a stranglehold on truth.

there is a young (early 20s) asian guy who works at the same company that my wife does. he lives with a few members of his extended family. he mentioned in conversation that his uncle just got back from vietnam. a coworker overheard and immediately ran to HR. now that poor kid (who's a bit of a trainee. and needs more or less constant supervision) has to "work from home" for two weeks.

vietnam is over 2000 miles from china, and has no current recorded cases of coronavirus.

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