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Unread 03-14-2020, 05:43 AM
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Hey all,

Just curious to know if anyone has been affected so far. I am a teacher in the New England area and cases are definitely spiking here. The high school next door to the middle school I teach at has a student who has tested positive and the whole student body and faculty are currently in quarantine. My school (and many others in the area) have closed for next week with more time expected.

The scary part is that my wife is immuno-compromised. Due to my school being so tied in to the high school (via siblings, etc) my wife has taken the extra precaution of moving out to stay with my mother for the short term leaving my daughter and I home for a few days.

This is pretty scary stuff. I never thought I'd live through a global pandemic. I hope everyone out there is well and taking appropriate precautions. Find some good things to binge watch, play some TEW, and stay home as much as possible.

As it pertains to wrestling, I can't believe the face off between Vince McMahon and the city of Tampa. The morally responsible thing to do is to cancel Wrestlemania and both parties know it but no one wants to be the bad guy. IMO, the party that cancels it will actually be the good guy.
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Unread 03-14-2020, 06:05 AM
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Three cases in my city, last I heard (EDIT: Now up to 15). My wife works in a pharmacy and I'm healthcare adjacent, so I'm preparing to come in contact with it eventually.

My concern is less about the virus and more about the supply lines. We had the panic buying of toilet paper last weekend, with people buying so much that they were kicking packs out of the supermarket doors because they couldn't carry them all, and I'm expecting all-around panic buying soon. I finished stocking up this morning. Just a month's worth of supplies in case of quarantine, nothing ridiculous. It was busy but nothing too frenzied. Apparently the mother-in-law had a worse time.

If Vince thinks people should be able to control sneezing, he's not going to understand the need to cancel WrestleMania. He'll need to be forced and at this point he should. Going overboard on preventative measures is what slows this thing down long enough to be manageable. A lot of my co-workers are furious that parties and concerts and sports game are being postponed. I think less of them... but then I am a natural hermit who kinda likes the idea of being forced to stay at home for a while.

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Unread 03-14-2020, 08:09 AM
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There have been cases in all of the cities around mine but none in my city just yet. The panic buying is already in full effect, haven't had toilet paper at the store I work at in 2 days now. When we have gotten some in it didn't even make it to the shelves, most of the food and all of the cleaning products were gone when I left this morning.

I'm not worried about myself at all but my mom's immune system is practically non-existent and she just had major surgery so I'm really worried about her.
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Unread 03-14-2020, 03:17 PM
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3 people have died in my town, but so far people haven't been changing their behavior at all - "just wash your hands" - until the government stepped in yesterday and closed the whole country down. It's the only way, because surprisingly a lot of Western people - quite frankly - are selfish idiots. The low value people attribute to "duty" and "guidelines" shows well how society has pretty much disintegrated.

For all the bad the virus is going to inflict, there might be some good consequences on the long run, as people will think more about their actions.

As for Vince: he knows it's going to get cancelled. But he probably doesn't want to be the one that makes the decision as it'll hurt him more financially. He'll make Tampa force him out so he gets all his money back.
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Unread 03-14-2020, 03:40 PM
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Metro Detroit here, local cases are up to 25, most in this area. They closed all the schools in the state until April 6 and people are shopping like after this weekend no store will be open. Aside from that, it's business as usual for the kids and I (I have 4). Just more awareness and a lot of me explaining things. to them.
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Unread 03-14-2020, 06:39 PM
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3 people have died in my town, but so far people haven't been changing their behavior at all - "just wash your hands" - until the government stepped in yesterday and closed the whole country down. It's the only way, because surprisingly a lot of Western people - quite frankly - are selfish idiots. The low value people attribute to "duty" and "guidelines" shows well how society has pretty much disintegrated.

For all the bad the virus is going to inflict, there might be some good consequences on the long run, as people will think more about their actions.

As for Vince: he knows it's going to get cancelled. But he probably doesn't want to be the one that makes the decision as it'll hurt him more financially. He'll make Tampa force him out so he gets all his money back.
Yeah, living in a rural state has its advantages (in KY). We're only up to 16 confirmed cases as of tonight for the entire state, but schools are closed for several weeks. So, some of the buying is panic buying and others are "Oh my God, my kids are home, and I have to scrounge around for food for them instead of the school providing 2 meals a day for 2 weeks." I fear we're going to have to hire a pied piper to get all the mice out of town given all the dry food people are buying given the utter lack of pantry space people have (based on me working for Wal-Mart for 6 years and the day before or two days before holidays were the worst grocery shopping days).

My deepest fear though is what happens in a week to 10 days when the cases stop peaking, and the blithering idiots go "Well, it's all over now. We're going all the places we should have been able to if not for the Democrats trying to destroy Trump" (KY is a blood-red state full of morons). Because the hardest things to prove are when you stop a bad situation from becoming a horrible situation. If the precautions work, a bunch of nuts are going to think half of the measures weren't necessary, and when you talk about taking a major chunk out of the economy, that's not insignificant measures. If the precautions don't work, it's going to be utterly catastrophic because our for-high-profits healthcare system just doesn't have the capacity to deal with even 5% of people getting sick enough they need hospital beds, and we don't have 67,000 respirators.

So yeah, the stupidity has made the situation worse than it should be already, and it could very easily turn something that can be managed into a truly horrible situation.
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Unread 03-15-2020, 02:33 PM
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Was to travel both this weekend and next weekend, but I nixed those plans as I didn't want to potentially bring anything home as a symptomatic/asymptomatic carrier as my 90-year-old grandmother has moved in with us. Just keeping up basic hygiene 101 skills and limiting time outside of the house/avoiding even small public gatherings. Luckily, the house is pretty well-stocked as is.

I figure the worst of this will be sooner rather than later, but, that'll only come if the general public as a whole starts taking self-quarantine/self-isolation seriously.
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Unread 03-15-2020, 04:29 PM
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My job shut down because the Governors closed all sit down restaurants and bars. Theyíre also going to deny me unemployment because I donít make enough money per week. So thatís awesome.
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Unread 03-15-2020, 05:00 PM
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I'm in Cleveland, Ohio. Three confirmed cases so far in Cuyahoga County, where Cleveland is. Wondering seriously if I should not vote in our primaries on Tuesday, March 17.

All K-through-12 schools in Ohio are closed for 2 weeks as of tomorrow (Monday). Local libraries are closed for 2 weeks.

My employer is preparing to send most people home to work. I hope my stupid Spectrum internet service will not screw up.

My wife is in the Philippines for her mother's funeral. I'm worried about her, because the Philippines is a very social culture--people go to the market every day to buy stuff, gossip, etc. Population density there is much higher than in the US. We are both in our 60s and therefore more vulnerable.
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Unread 03-15-2020, 05:24 PM
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I live in Honolulu and people are buying up toilet paper like itís going out of style. However the real side effect of the coronavirus here in Hawaii is that thereís fewer tourists due to the travel restrictions.
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Unread 03-15-2020, 06:21 PM
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So turns out my daughter probably has the virus... I imagine I'm a time bomb as well. Pediatrician told me no one outside of elderly and health care workers are even getting tested...

Regardless of results treatment is the same. My daughter will do continued nebulizer treatments (which she has do on and off anyway) and manage fever will Tylenol. Biggest issue is my wife (who is immuno-compromised) is staying out of the house for at least 14 days.
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So turns out my daughter probably has the virus... I imagine I'm a time bomb as well. Pediatrician told me no one outside of elderly and health care workers are even getting tested...

Regardless of results treatment is the same. My daughter will do continued nebulizer treatments (which she has do on and off anyway) and manage fever will Tylenol. Biggest issue is my wife (who is immuno-compromised) is staying out of the house for at least 14 days.

Man I'm sorry to hear that! Like you, I teach middle school so I'm out for the next couple of weeks. You need anything?

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My job shut down because the Governors closed all sit down restaurants and bars. Theyíre also going to deny me unemployment because I donít make enough money per week. So thatís awesome.
I'm sorry man. That's awful that you're not going to get any financial support during this.
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So turns out my daughter probably has the virus... I imagine I'm a time bomb as well. Pediatrician told me no one outside of elderly and health care workers are even getting tested...

Regardless of results treatment is the same. My daughter will do continued nebulizer treatments (which she has do on and off anyway) and manage fever will Tylenol. Biggest issue is my wife (who is immuno-compromised) is staying out of the house for at least 14 days.
I'm sorry about your daughter. Hopefully she recovers quickly. It seems that it's only causing major problems for the elderly and those whose immune system is compromised. I'm glad you guys thought ahead and got your wife to safety!

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I'm sorry man. That's awful that you're not going to get any financial support during this.
Thanks brother. The governor amended the unemployment rules to make it so people like me have a chance at unemployment benefits and I was able to apply today. Not sure what the turn around on getting approved is. The local news said they've had upwards of 1000 applications in our area alone though.
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Unread 03-16-2020, 03:27 PM
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Thanks brother. The governor amended the unemployment rules to make it so people like me have a chance at unemployment benefits and I was able to apply today. Not sure what the turn around on getting approved is. The local news said they've had upwards of 1000 applications in our area alone though.
Let's hope. Ohio seems to be fairly responsible right now and at least fairly responsive. Hopefully, they make sure you don't have to go without pay because otherwise it's going to be very difficult for folks in the service industry to make ends meet.
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Unread 03-17-2020, 07:53 AM
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I live in Dallas & it's been relativity quite from what I've seen. I'm sure there are cases floating around. But the wife & I are doing fine. Work & then a 2 minute drive home. We stay inside so we won't get infected. Just going home after work & working on mods. The worst thing is I can't go to the gym anymore. That part is driving me nuts! Other than that, nothing too crazy! I hope everyone else is managing to stay safe in these weird times.
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