Closing Down, How About Some Local Observations?

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Closing Down, How About Some Local Observations?

Post by hugodrax » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:11 pm

I need to wear a mask in my own home if I have guests, apparently.

Children's school shut down because one of my kids' teachers has the virus.

We'll be locked in before we know it here in Pennsylvania.
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Re: Closing Down, How About Some Local Observations?

Post by gaining_age » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:39 pm

<zederated>, I was hoping to avoid the plague in my lifetime.
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Re: Closing Down, How About Some Local Observations?

Post by hugodrax » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:51 pm

gaining_age wrote:
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<zederated>, I was hoping to avoid the plague in my lifetime.
Hey, I'm planning on avoiding it! Wash your hands and keep things clean.

Jesus already beat this, you know. :D
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Re: Closing Down, How About Some Local Observations?

Post by gaining_age » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:57 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:51 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:39 pm
<zederated>, I was hoping to avoid the plague in my lifetime.
Hey, I'm planning on avoiding it! Wash your hands and keep things clean.

Jesus already beat this, you know. :D
Seems like the plague had worse impact but less government closing down.... unless this has become the plague and I missed the news article (could have been).

I am very isolated, very aware of others, and very conscientious of not knowing where others have been-- i.e. I'm able to do all the self isolated things rather well (and boy do a I need a vacation). This thing is very contagious .... but not like the plague (except for the most vulnerable whom we should all protect to our best ability individually and as communities ).

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Post by Bloodhound » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:27 pm

My wife and I have been working from home since March, with me reporting to the office once a week or so. The office is in Denver and we live in a suburb to the South...both are listed as "RED" areas...so mostly home lock down...
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Post by gaining_age » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:29 pm

In line with the thread...

Thanksgiving will be extremely limited here (5)-- and my wife and I are not planning on traveling to family nor having family travel to us.

I hope I can contain my cooking to only make enough for 5 (plus leftovers).

This one year a while back, I hosted the whole small group and had about 20 people-- I did all the cooking including a few pies, caramel popcorn, a turkey and all the fixings.

This year... nope. This will be the smallest Thanksgiving I'll have had for .... shoot... let me think on that.
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Post by JimVH » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:05 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:29 pm
In line with the thread...

Thanksgiving will be extremely limited here (5)-- and my wife and I are not planning on traveling to family nor having family travel to us.

I hope I can contain my cooking to only make enough for 5 (plus leftovers).

This one year a while back, I hosted the whole small group and had about 20 people-- I did all the cooking including a few pies, caramel popcorn, a turkey and all the fixings.

This year... nope. This will be the smallest Thanksgiving I'll have had for .... shoot... let me think on that.
We're down to three people, as of today, due to covid illness and exposure.
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Post by Del » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:41 pm

We should finish our quarantine in time for Thanksgiving -- if I can get Mrs. Del to stay in bed and rest.

Anyhow, Cigarson and his wife are planning to come over for smoked turkey. Pipeson lives with us, so that makes 5.
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Post by Fainn » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:57 pm

I hear Biden wants a 4-6 week national shut-down.
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Post by Hovannes » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:08 pm

Mrs Hov is out of work yet again because of the 'rona.
Church is back outside so once again it's mass on the grass as long as the weather holds, then it's no mas
Aside from the grocery store, Costco and ACE hardware for essentials, we haven't gone much of anywhere since March except when grusome Newsom had us the red tier, but our extended family does get together, and has consistently since the 'rona as we're all taking the same precautions. No one here has tested positive for 'rona yet, nor have any friends or acquaintences.
Tomorrow night I've got a field trip to the local TV station for a Turkey Drop(not out of the WKRP helicopter, but folks dropping off frozen turkeys for the homeless (out of a car trunk, into the reefer trailer)
We'll try and support local eateries with take out as much as possible.
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Post by durangopipe » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:15 pm

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The rest of the season is cancelled. :(
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Post by Stanley76 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:24 am

Supposedly it has bloomed up in NC recently. My zip code was one of the last to have any cases and now it's had a total of 87 with one covid related death. The lady actually had kidney failure before she got covid and died of kidney failure due to the virus. Down here people are split (I'm guessing) at about 50/50 with mask wearing. I do wear a mask when I go to the grocery store or have to go into a store or business a county over to a fairly high population density city (by our standards). Overall down here people aren't as nervous about it. The only thing shut down are businesses ordered close by the governor.

Personally I think it's dangerous to those who are already ill with something. My brother died of it in August but he was in a nursing home and had destroyed his body through substance abuse. My nephew has it now (he's 46 and in good health) but he says that he's had worse cases of the flu. He's not over it yet so we'll see but he's young and strong. The doctors don't provide any treatment at all for people who aren't hospitalized. He's taking OTC zinc, and Vitamin D. Flu season is here and I imagine getting both a the same time could be very dangerous.

I have lived a fairly isolated life anyway for the last ten years or so and during a week I normally am not around other people anyway except church (we are still holding normal services) or the grocery store. I am struggling with trusting ANY source of information now days though, especially the news and government agencies. I simply don't trust what they say, not at all. They may be telling the absolute truth about covid cases and statistics but I simply don't trust them. I think that is one of the worst effects of this virus on people, we just don't know who to trust. My solution to that is to just trust Jesus and his Word.
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Post by Hovannes » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:12 am

Toilet paper is flying off the shelves at the market.
Again,
What is it with toilet paper and the 'Rona, anyway? :confused:
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Post by FredS » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:30 am

Latest news here in the high country says that 1 in 100 people are contagious so I figured we've all surely been exposed to this thing by now and those most susceptible have been sick and everybody else is 'safe'. Evidently that's not the case, as we are seeing more hospitalizations and deaths every day.
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Post by sweetandsour » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:49 am

It's on the rise here, but I've heard no word yet about further shutdowns. Well, cases are on the rise, but related deaths are decreasing.

Thanksgiving is at our house, with 8 people, and will be spread out and outdoors if good weather.
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Post by Jake » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:46 am

Idaho is among the top three in the nation for positivity rates, along with Montana and Wyoming. All three are fiercely conservative with a widespread attitude of, "Nobody can tell me what to do". Not heavily populated states, but with hospitals filling up and health care workers resigning under the pressure, it is a big problem.
Idaho is partially shutdown, and the governor won't issue mandatory mandates, saying that he would rather leave it up to the local governments, which won't do it, either. I think he doesn't want to be the bad guy, telling folks what to do. But neither do they. What part of "If everyone will wear a mask, more businesses can stay open" do people not comprehend? Our governor does stress that message, but without a mandate from SOMEBODY with the guts to issue it, we will just continue on this trajectory.
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Post by FredS » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:13 am

Jake wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:46 am
Idaho is among the top three in the nation for positivity rates, along with Montana and Wyoming. All three are fiercely conservative with a widespread attitude of, "Nobody can tell me what to do". Not heavily populated states, but with hospitals filling up and health care workers resigning under the pressure, it is a big problem.
We planned to invite Mrs FredS's brother and his boys from Wyoming for Thanksgiving. I was in Cheyenne last weekend (that's the nearest Menards and it's only 35 minutes from home) and saw a 50/50 mix of masks/no masks because, as you mentioned, most folks there are in the "live free or die" camp. To be fair, they - and you in Idaho I reckon - had few cases the first go-round so the seriousness hasn't hit home yet.

Anyway, we didn't end up extending the invitation. It'll just be dinner for two this year.
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Post by hugodrax » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:19 am

My parents declined.

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Post by Hovannes » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:31 am

hugodrax wrote:
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My parents declined.

I hate this.
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Post by Del » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:04 pm

Jake wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:46 am
Idaho is among the top three in the nation for positivity rates, along with Montana and Wyoming. All three are fiercely conservative with a widespread attitude of, "Nobody can tell me what to do". Not heavily populated states, but with hospitals filling up and health care workers resigning under the pressure, it is a big problem.
Idaho is partially shutdown, and the governor won't issue mandatory mandates, saying that he would rather leave it up to the local governments, which won't do it, either. I think he doesn't want to be the bad guy, telling folks what to do. But neither do they. What part of "If everyone will wear a mask, more businesses can stay open" do people not comprehend? Our governor does stress that message, but without a mandate from SOMEBODY with the guts to issue it, we will just continue on this trajectory.

Don't blame the independent spirit of western folks. People who live in blue states are also rebelling against the masks and mandates and lockdowns. Newsom and Cuomo and Whitmer are all facing rebellions of their state residents.

The virus is passing through areas that have long had mask mandates, just as fast as it is moving through the freedom-loving folks. It's a natural catastrophe, like a hurricane. We can't control it. Just take measures to protect ourselves and your own families.
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The virus is working through Mrs. Del's office. They are instituting a policy of wearing real surgical masks, and a registered nurse is coming to train them on how to use and care for masks properly. It looks like regular people are just starting to take this virus seriously, now that we can see it.
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