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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/18 23:30:33 (permalink)
I thought I would post the following link to a vid made by some folks who do full time RV Youtube stuff.

Two reasons for me postingvthe link are (1) It shows how other people see the Covid-19 pandemic and (2) there is an interview with a doctor working in Tacoma Washington.

The difference I think with this interview is there are no stupid Media-BS virus infected reporters involved in the interview. Just down to earth everyday good folks, who when given good sound advice, plan to deal with the situation to the best of their ability.

I did not watch the entire interview so I can't be held responsible for what occurs beyond but I should forewarn, I know of these guys and they are good time.👍

https://youtu.be/lJseW9gQoG8
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 10:55:30 (permalink)
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Hope you feel better Bigfoot. If you have a runny nose, it is not Coronavirus. But I’ve hear that Corona beer helps a runny nose. Not really, but you just don’t care.

PLEASE, also understand that Vodka is only about 40-60% (most is 43% or 86 proof)  ethanol so will actually help grow bacteria and is not the 70-75% solution that is useful as an antiseptic.  PLEASE DON":T WASTE GOOD VODKA BY POURING IT ON YOUR DOOR HANDLE!
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 12:10:51 (permalink)
Welllll the sky has fallen
Omar as well as Various big State Dem  Govs are praising Trumps actions on this emergency.
The House and Senate are trying as much as possible to work together and get things done fast.
We are finally working together after a few years of internal battle--- nice to see.
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 12:28:59 (permalink)
 
I agree. But will it last? I surely hope so but those are the thoughts of a dreamer, not of a realist. Perhaps one good thing that may come out of this is that the good ol' USA will once again start to manufacture more of the drugs and assorted paraphernalia needed by we the people to take care of our health needs. It's a scary thought to bear in mind that we are so dependent on a foreign country, let alone a communist one for so many meds etc, that people rely on and need on a daily basis just to survive.
 
 

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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 13:18:22 (permalink)
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I agree. But will it last? 

I think we all know the answer to that.  An election coming in 8 months, means negative campaign ads in maybe a month or two?  It will all end then.
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 14:44:59 (permalink)
CAN'T WE ALLLLL JUST GET ALONG...…..  STUPID POLITICS.
 
 
 
Hey in other news, rumors abound (from sources of sources who wish to remain anonymous)  the Pompano are beginning to run.   Trout and Redfish are beginning to hit annnnnnnnd'...…. as of March 20  till   April 6th  ALLLLLL the public fishing and swimming beaches along the Gulf Shores are closed.
 
Not only that,  persons "70" and older are known to be the most susceptible at contracting Covid-19 aaaaand beginning March 20th...….  I turn 70.    Happy Birthday to me.... my asz,   I want my mommy.
 
   What if alllll those "Spring Breakers" learn I turned 70on the same day they lost access to their playground
We having fun yet????  
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2020/03/19 15:01:22

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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 15:00:44 (permalink)
That sounds like a kick in the gonards for your birthday...
 
Is that just the beaches?  Can you fish the backside/lagoons, etc?  My guess is they are trying to avoid the spring break madness that Florida has had.  I think most FL beaches have shut down or scheduled to do so too.  Horrible that they are including fishing on that.  I imagine people can still walk, in groups...  If the law doesn't include walkers, I would be breaking it for fishing myself and pleading ignorance.  What public risk does a guy fishing by himself or with 1-2 others do?  I guess maybe with pompano running, the local government knows it can end up being a 20+ stranger conga line at the hot spots.
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 15:49:46 (permalink)
Just wondering. Will somebody explain to me the legality of the federal and state government has to how they can force businesses to close. I thought that only was supposed to happen if martial law was declared.

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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 15:52:30 (permalink)
Pork.... "pleading ignorance" is a wonderful idea.  One look at me and any judge would throw the case out.
 
 
Not sure about public access to fishing locations along shore lines but I'm expecting the "Beach Closed" signs will be posted at every access to swim beaches which also include fishing.
 
So far, the plan is to reduce the numbers of people in large groups comming in contact with other large groups.  However... the young being told they are less susceptible to severe illness have little or no fear of catching the virus and rightfully so.  Hell I certainly wouldn't worry about the effects of Covid-19 if I were their age either.  Come to think about it... I ain't worried about the virus near as much as I am concerned with all the Media-BS created panic.
 
We're scheduled to leave April first, eventually returning to PA but now we must take each stop on a day to day bases, not knowing if we can find a place to park let alone long lines waiting at the gas pumps, if in fact fuel stations are open.
 
We were just discussing what would/could happen in the likelihood someone in our RV park test positive for the virus.  Also, a RV park where we would need stay a day or two,  would those RV parks become in inaccessible til further notice.
 
We know as more and more test results come back positive people will become more panic stricken driven by the media-BS virus.  Industry is shutting down so I would think refinery's will also feel the pinch and while production may continue, delivery will become affected.
 
Imagine needing to "moochdock" in a Walmart parking lot in a totally strange neighborhood overnight and hearing voices outside your RV.  You look out of a window and see your RV completely surrounded by people carrying axes, pitchforks, and torches chanting "leave now, go away 70 year old's are not welcome.   Oh dam.... now I went and scared myself.
 
Biggest concern for the time being is getting fuel when needed sooo we made arrangements to stay for another month [dam my luck]  or may just try and inch our way back.   The weather muup north will be a deciding factor with that decision and we still have two weeks to see what transpires with this whole issue.
 
PLUS.... the beaches are to reopen April 6th and I will have an additional opportunity to catch some stupid fish.....  not to mention beaches once again, gleaming with eye candy.

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 16:53:01 (permalink)
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Just wondering. Will somebody explain to me the legality of the federal and state government has to how they can force businesses to close. I thought that only was supposed to happen if martial law was declared.



Darned good question Bigfoot.  I'm thinkin De Blasio got his clock reset from the Governors office when Wild Bill strutted his stuff about forcing city establishments to close.
 
I haven't heard of any forced closings of private businesses locally but occupancy limits have been recommended.
 
I'm guessing, better to shut down til this badboy virus blows over than face maybe enormous cleaning bills because of government mandated disinfecting (by HazMat cleaning companies). Or possibly legal problems brought about by land walking burbots.    "If you or a loved one contracted Covid-19 and you touched the doorknob to this facility... you may be entitled to compensation"  blah blah… yakkity smackity….. Leeche & Leeche & LowLife ;  Burbots at Law.

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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 16:56:08 (permalink)
Don’t get your hope up on that April 6th date. A lot could change by then and not for the better.😷

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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 17:13:40 (permalink)
Good news. wife is on the list to get tested next week at the AHN pavilion.
 
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 17:16:25 (permalink)
Bad news. My buddy who we think might have it as well, just got a chest x-ray and has pneumonia. More bad news, his Dr. is not having him tested. Which I don't understand, he works in the medical marijuana industry.
 
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 17:36:35 (permalink)
Wishing all Godspeed BH.
 
 
Next round of Media-BS virus induced panic....  "Truck Drivers".     Now why would "Truck Drivers" suddenly be of concern? hmmmmm,  what was that.....   OH yeah  "Good Stuff, Big Trucks Bring IT;  When The Big Wheels can't go Round-n-Round, The World Stops Turning."
 
Fear not for I still maintain my CDL...…  "Cogito ergo sum."
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2020/03/19 17:44:52

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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 17:54:35 (permalink)
Wolf just ordered all non life sustaining businesses to close at 8 tonight.

Does that mean that Sheetz gets to stay open and sell gas and beer because they also have food, but stand alone gas stations and beer distributors can’t?

Are hardware stores life sustaining, as in you need to repair water or heat?
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 17:59:45 (permalink)
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Don’t get your hope up on that April 6th date. A lot could change by then and not for the better.😷



Booooooy talk about being a party pooper 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 18:29:25 (permalink)
Grocery stores
Pharmacies
Gas stations
Beer distributors
Transit and transportation systems
Taxi services

Thats whats listed as being allowed to stay open. Also restaurants are allowed to continue with drive through and delivery services
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 18:39:21 (permalink)
https://www.scribd.com/document/452417731/20200319-Life-Sustaining-Business#from_embed
 
 
This should help figuring things out... a few made me shake my head.... logging? Really?  A group of 4 or 5 guys in the woods? And coal mining shut down....But gas well stuff isn't effected....
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 18:40:13 (permalink)
Well this **** bug has screwed up my heart surgery  that was to be done Monday. Tuesday  they sent me to the hospital  for a chest CT  because they say there's a mass in my left lung. And they can't put in the pace maker till this another stuff is fixed and the won't do anything  till the bug is under control. Well I guess I'll going fishing and stay 6' from any fish. Better not screw up my garden season.
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 18:57:33 (permalink)
Not to spread panic Buy I have a reliable source from FEMA (Not Kidding) that before the weekend is out the government will announce a total lockdown and quarrintine of the country.This is from someone my family knows who works for them. Get your groceries now if was at a localstore this evening and u would have thought it was the end of the world!!!!
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 19:06:36 (permalink)
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https://www.scribd.com/document/452417731/20200319-Life-Sustaining-Business#from_embed
 
 
This should help figuring things out... a few made me shake my head.... logging? Really?  A group of 4 or 5 guys in the woods? And coal mining shut down....But gas well stuff isn't effected....


Interesting Fisherlady. My guess is no gas flow no tax and with weather temps jumping around like they are, theres gonna be a big demand for heat and electric power. I know coal fired generation plants must keep a surplus supply to maintain operations for extended periods, so there should be no disruption of electric services from these power plants. As long as operational crews stay healthy.

The lumber thingy, I agree it does seem strange. Gonna be a run on prices for wood products, most likely.


Tried using my Wally App and that's a nogo. TP no longer available for pickup. New stores hours posted too. 7a to 8p so off to Walmart we go.

Stay tuned... the plot thickens.

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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 19:07:11 (permalink)
I knew someone here would have the information. Thank you.

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Everything I say can be fully substantiated by my own opinion.
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 19:15:17 (permalink)
ICE NUT
Not to spread panic Buy I have a reliable source from FEMA (Not Kidding) that before the weekend is out the government will announce a total lockdown and quarrintine of the country.This is from someone my family knows who works for them. Get your groceries now if was at a localstore this evening and u would have thought it was the end of the world!!!!



The other day during a meet & greet by the POTUS and staff. There was a young female reporter who posed a question.

Just one question, took no notes and sat there without uttering another word. (strange for a reporter not interrupting other reporters with additional questions or playing gotcha)

Anyways, the question to the POTUS "have you considered shutting down the country". The answer "yes it's been discussed".

I looked at my wife and said, I bet the press can't wait to push the panic alarm on that question.


Here we go sports fans....


I'm going in... wish me luck.
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 19:51:17 (permalink)
Too bad you and your wife are not pro basketball players. You could have been tested the same day or shortly there after.

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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 19:59:11 (permalink)
Quarantine aint such a bad thingie- In Ct NJ Ny VA and now Pa its already been close to that and we get by with no problems.
Govs of Ct NJ VA and Ny got together some time ago and have been mirroring their restrictions. PA joined in a few days back and is catching up.
Seems we are way ahead of many other places with serious restrictions.
- likely due to our combined very heavy population densities.
Havent heard a complaint yet- its all for the good.
Socialistic as all get out but we know its for our health and will pass when the disease passes.
Like a wartime set of rules.
Because of these actions you woulda NEVER seen the irresponsible BS that just happened in Florida over Spring Break,
Their Gov is getting the hint now too albeit too late.
People also -unfortunately- see the other end if it goes bad on us and some go nuts- guns and ammo flying off the shelves.
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 21:34:06 (permalink)
I was thinking the same as r3. Not sure what more would shut down around here with fed shut down. Whatever the state hasn’t shut down the county has. I do find it strange that beer is open but wine/liquor isn’t. I don’t think essential, but glad they aren’t cutting it all off... A glass of wine or two or beer or two helps when raining out and stuck inside playing bored games. They won’t shut down groceries and hopefully not the hardware stores. Like someone said about a plumbing, heating or electrical issue.

I got the distributor message late and dropped $200 at 7PM... I was wondering why not that busy. Regardless if closing or not, I was stocking up to not have to make a run in the next few weeks. I am pretty sure Pittsburgh is 3-4 days behind Philadelphia on numbers, which is 3-4 days behind NY. They are talking to expect 40% - 60% of the county to be infected. I think around 1M in the county, so 400k walking around in 2-3 weeks. Maybe I should have bought a little more beer?
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 22:00:56 (permalink)
I don't know about guns and ammo flying off the shelf but the TP sure does.

I'm happy to say, we made it through our Wally shopping unscathed except for once, 🤔 maybe twice a narrow miss, when my better half caught me neaking stuff into the basket. 😁

Smooth sailing exxxxxcept maybe far less restocking, as has been in the past. Always seemed like associates were underfoot, restocking shelves, no matter the time of day.

Pallets of boxes containing everything from soup to nuts was sitting everywhere (😠except TP) waiting to take it's place on a shelf.

Also missing were the Wally App shoppers, doing their thing for call in orders.

No doubt, as planned, the restocking will take place after the newly scheduled closing times.

The trick, get to the store before the newly scheduled opening time, so ya can get what ya need before it's all gone again. (😠except for TP.)

Noooooobody was wearing mask or gloves. Customers and associates carried on with thier routines as if it were just another day at Wally Mart.

Panic Button: The country of California just issued a "stay at home order". 🤔Where the hell all those homeless folks gonna go now??

Oh... Wally Mart, not a 5 gal gas can (a/k/a; red plastic jug) to be found. Looks like a trip to Home Depot or Lowes or Ace or why didn't I buy a tow vehicle with a gizillion gal fuel tank.... stupid me.😠

BREAKING BREAKING BREAKING



On a gooder note.... Hydroxychloroquine an Anti-Malaria Drug in conjunction with Zithromycin an antibiotic is showing great promise in treating Covid-19.

Stay tuned.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2020/03/19 22:16:57

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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 23:15:39 (permalink)
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Oh... Wally Mart, not a 5 gal gas can (a/k/a; red plastic jug) to be found. Looks like a trip to Home Depot or Lowes or Ace or why didn't I buy a tow vehicle with a gizillion gal fuel tank.... stupid me.😠

BREAKING BREAKING BREAKING



On a gooder note.... Hydroxychloroquine an Anti-Malaria Drug in conjunction with Zithromycin an antibiotic is showing great promise in treating Covid-19.

Stay tuned.

BTDT.... find out if there is a Rural King around.  We got 4 speed jugs from there a couple years ago, great for fueling, no 'safety spout' BS.  Tractor supply may have something similar since they are commonly used for farm equipment. 
 
https://www.ruralking.com...-fluid-container-white
 
Yep, found them at TSC also
https://www.tractorsupply...ose-white-5-gal-ujw501
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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/19 23:37:05 (permalink)
Fisherlady 🙏 Thankyou. I had no idea there was such a thing and no stupid spout to deal with.

We were just discussing checking a couple Pawn Shops as I remembered stopping at a shop in Pensacola for fishing equipment and saw used gas cans.

Tight lines.

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Re: Coronavirus opinions 2020/03/20 08:33:30 (permalink)
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I was thinking the same as r3. Not sure what more would shut down around here with fed shut down. Whatever the state hasn’t shut down the county has. I do find it strange that beer is open but wine/liquor isn’t. I don’t think essential, but glad they aren’t cutting it all off... A glass of wine or two or beer or two helps when raining out and stuck inside playing bored games. They won’t shut down groceries and hopefully not the hardware stores. Like someone said about a plumbing, heating or electrical issue.

I got the distributor message late and dropped $200 at 7PM... I was wondering why not that busy. Regardless if closing or not, I was stocking up to not have to make a run in the next few weeks. I am pretty sure Pittsburgh is 3-4 days behind Philadelphia on numbers, which is 3-4 days behind NY. They are talking to expect 40% - 60% of the county to be infected. I think around 1M in the county, so 400k walking around in 2-3 weeks. Maybe I should have bought a little more beer?



Pork, IMO, there are already that many or even many more already infected, we will just know about more of them with the increase in testing.  They do need to develop the antibody test for this, available to anyone, to determine who actually had it and was exposed to it.  That will come later as it isn't overly important right now but will be important to determine the "true" mortality rate of this "new" coronavirus.  Anything new that we have no innate resistance to will be much worse on humans the first go around.  All the different flus and known coronaviruses had similar or worse effects on humans.  Heck, the common cold is a coronavirus and when it first came out hundreds of years ago, it probably wreaked havoc on the human population.  
 
TBH, I think the wife, daughter and I had/have it right now.  Seeing more and more articles about how approx. 50% of cases (204 in the study form China) presented first with GI symptoms and not the typical upper respiratory symptoms.  Last Tues. and Wed., the wife and I were both down and out with vomiting and severe body aches/fevers for 36 hrs.  Sweated it out until Wednesday evening but we both were still throwing low grade fevers off and on for a few days, her longer than me.  Monday this week, my daughter came down with the exact same thing but seems to have recovered much quicker.  
Scary part is, the articles state those with GI symptoms have worse overall symptoms or outcomes, typically.  In the study, 7 out of 204 did only have GI symptoms and recovered easily.  
 
Went to the doctor last week to get my clearance note to go back to work and he totally dismissed Covid 19, but not so sure now.  I haven't been back to work since though.  I do have a slight cough now, the past couple days, but no fever anymore. Sneezing too but I think both of those are a function of open windows, getting outside and breathing in all the mold spores and pollen out there right now.  
 
I just pray the panic and hysteria does not get too out of hand.  
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