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COVID-19 quarantine reactions/ coping......

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evolution Streams

@RisePDX

I just went to get weed and the line was around the corner

with people standing 6ft apart.

Welcome to the new world!

;)

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13 hours ago, mr6666 said:

evolution Streams

@RisePDX

I just went to get weed and the line was around the corner

with people standing 6ft apart.

Welcome to the new world!

;)

Similar to lines at gun stores.

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The obvious film for the crisis is this one:

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here's what you really wanna do...

read the novel PLAGUE by Graham Masterton

very underrated author

:)

Image result for Graham Masterton Plague

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https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/03/why-sending-1000-checks-to-everyone-wont-solve-the-coronavirus-crisis.html

Why Sending $1,000 Checks to Everyone Won’t Solve the Coronavirus Crisis (Updated)

Posted on March 18, 2020 by Yves Smith

The coronavirus crisis is already biting even though very few US locations have gone for the full bore shelter in place route. However, widespread closures of schools, the elimination of restaurant business except for takeout and delivery, the closure of bars and entertainment venues, the collapse of tourism, and recommendations to stay at home are already having big knock-on effects. A few of numerous examples: Softbank is attempting to renege on a commitment to buy $3 billion in WeWork shares. If Softbank prevails, WeWork is slotted to become the first large coronavirus-induced US business failure. Halliburton is laying off 3,500 employees as a result of the falloff in shale activity. Marriott will “furlough” tens of thousands of workers.

In New York, where restaurants are restricted to takeout and delivery, I’m told many have closed, so it’s hard for people who want to order from restaurants to know who is open and when. Here in Birmingham, where the restaurant restrictions are more severe (the restaurant has to deliver food to the car), I expect most fine dining venues will die. And Birmingham was getting a name as a foodie venue.

Now we may get lucky. The cornavirus may mutate into a milder form. Perhaps someone will come up with a drug cocktail that can be administered to reduce the severity of most cases and thus result in a much lower percentage of the afflicted needing hospital care.

But absent that, things are not looking good. The Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team report makes for grim reading. Not only does it remind us that a vaccine is at best a year to eighteen months away, but it also points out that new vaccines often don’t have great efficacy. And the Wall Street Journal reported that Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, lauded for their early and effective responses to the coronavirus, are now seeing a second wave of cases. That strongly suggests that letting up much, any time soon, on serious restrictions on activity isn’t likely.

As many experts pointed out, the number of deaths resulting from an economic depression would be worse than from the coronavirus itself. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told senators that refusing to take forceful enough action could lead to 20% unemployment.

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6 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

here's what you really wanna do...

read the novel PLAGUE by Graham Masterton

very underrated author

:)

Image result for Graham Masterton Plague

We French literature people are way ahead of this curve. Nobel Literary Prize winner Albert Camus wrote his great novel "The Plague" in 1947. In this case the novel "La peste", is an allegory for fascism.

"The Plague" has a good English translation and it will give you a feeling of just how bad things can get.

Camus was a writer who didn't pull any punches, told you the truth about life --whether you liked it or not.

He was also the editor of the French Resistance newspaper, "Combat", which he published in Nazi occupied Paris right under the noses of the German occupying army.

His most famous novel is "The Outsider" or "The Stranger"-- in French called "L'etranger".

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Coronavirus Scams: Watch Out For These Efforts To Exploit The Pandemic-

 

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  • As reported by Forbes, a supposed Lybia-based malware spread to Android phones via text promises to share data and stats about the coronavirus but instead watches you through your smartphone camera, listens using its microphone or parses through text messages.
  • Controversial televangelist Kenneth Copeland, who has been criticized for his lavish lifestyle whilst soliciting donations for his Kenneth Copeland Ministries, claimed to have “healed” viewers of the coronavirus through television screens last week........
  • Last week, the FTC and FDA jointly called out seven companies for peddling products that purported to help or cure people afflicted with the coronavirus: The Jim Bakker Show, Herbal Amy, Inc., N-Ergetics, Vital Silver, Quinessence Aromatherapy Ltd, GuruNanda, LLC and Vivify Holistic Clinic.........
  • While specific bad actors are being called out, there are millions of scammers more in the shadows that should be and can be avoided by following common sense browsing practices.
  • Jiri Kropac, a researcher at cybersecurity firm ESET, saw a spike of 2,500 infections from two malware strains spread by coronavirus-themed emails on Monday, according to a Forbes report, with another company, Proofpoint, saying the number of attacks so far have perhaps been the largest its ever seen set around a single theme.
  • As reported by Forbes, a slew of coronavirus-based domain names have been registered that could be used to infect users with malware—addresses like coronavirus-map[.]com, coronavirus[.]app and vaccine-coronavirus[.]com.........

see all: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattperez/2020/03/16/coronavirus-scams-watch-out-for-these-efforts-to-exploit-the-pandemic/#2c012a4a6103

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17 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Coronavirus Scams: Watch Out For These Efforts To Exploit The Pandemic-

 

"..........

  • As reported by Forbes, a supposed Lybia-based malware spread to Android phones via text promises to share data and stats about the coronavirus but instead watches you through your smartphone camera, listens using its microphone or parses through text messages.
  • Controversial televangelist Kenneth Copeland, who has been criticized for his lavish lifestyle whilst soliciting donations for his Kenneth Copeland Ministries, claimed to have “healed” viewers of the coronavirus through television screens last week........
  • Last week, the FTC and FDA jointly called out seven companies for peddling products that purported to help or cure people afflicted with the coronavirus: The Jim Bakker Show, Herbal Amy, Inc., N-Ergetics, Vital Silver, Quinessence Aromatherapy Ltd, GuruNanda, LLC and Vivify Holistic Clinic.........
  • While specific bad actors are being called out, there are millions of scammers more in the shadows that should be and can be avoided by following common sense browsing practices.
  • Jiri Kropac, a researcher at cybersecurity firm ESET, saw a spike of 2,500 infections from two malware strains spread by coronavirus-themed emails on Monday, according to a Forbes report, with another company, Proofpoint, saying the number of attacks so far have perhaps been the largest its ever seen set around a single theme.
  • As reported by Forbes, a slew of coronavirus-based domain names have been registered that could be used to infect users with malware—addresses like coronavirus-map[.]com, coronavirus[.]app and vaccine-coronavirus[.]com.........

see all: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattperez/2020/03/16/coronavirus-scams-watch-out-for-these-efforts-to-exploit-the-pandemic/#2c012a4a6103

-_-

This is where caller ID really helps.  Got a call from a "_____health" with an out of area area code, so I let it go to voice mail.  Did not leave a message, so I believe it was some type of scam.

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Letter Carriers Say the Postal Service Pressured Them to Deliver Mail Despite Coronavirus Symptoms — and Often Without Hand Sanitizer

Experts say coronavirus could be transferred through mail delivery by sick employees.

Postal workers say USPS isn’t doing much to keep them or their customers safe.

https://www.propublica.org/article/letter-carriers-say-the-postal-service-pressured-them-to-deliver-mail-despite-coronavirus-symptoms-and-often-without-hand-sanitizer?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=publishtweet#179503

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A death sentence': Critically ill patients denied transplants amid coronavirus outbreak

Without a new liver, Zach Branson might have only a month left to live. Doctors just canceled his transplant surgery, citing concerns about the coronavirus.
 
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The outbreak has already caused serious disruptions. Doctors in some parts of the country say an inability to quickly test potential donors for the coronavirus has led them to decline viable organs, forcing some ailing patients to wait longer. To avert the spread of the virus among vulnerable patients who must take immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection of their new organs, doctors have canceled most routine follow-up visits for transplant recipients. And in anticipation of a surge of coronavirus patients requiring beds in intensive care units, some hospitals are now performing transplant operations only for patients who are at the most dire risk of death.

That may mean delaying kidney transplants for patients who can get by on dialysis, or holding off on heart transplants for those surviving on mechanical heart pumps.

“I think this is incomparable to anything that we’ve experienced before,” .............

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/death-sentence-critically-ill-patients-denied-transplants-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-n1163066

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27 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Letter Carriers Say the Postal Service Pressured Them to Deliver Mail Despite Coronavirus Symptoms — and Often Without Hand Sanitizer

Experts say coronavirus could be transferred through mail delivery by sick employees.

Postal workers say USPS isn’t doing much to keep them or their customers safe.

https://www.propublica.org/article/letter-carriers-say-the-postal-service-pressured-them-to-deliver-mail-despite-coronavirus-symptoms-and-often-without-hand-sanitizer?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=publishtweet#179503

:huh:

 

I just asked the UPS driver at work today was he required to sanitize the UPS truck, his response was "he wish".  Got a feeling it has nothing to do with corona.  :lol:

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12 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

A death sentence': Critically ill patients denied transplants amid coronavirus outbreak

Without a new liver, Zach Branson might have only a month left to live. Doctors just canceled his transplant surgery, citing concerns about the coronavirus.
 
.........

The outbreak has already caused serious disruptions. Doctors in some parts of the country say an inability to quickly test potential donors for the coronavirus has led them to decline viable organs, forcing some ailing patients to wait longer. To avert the spread of the virus among vulnerable patients who must take immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection of their new organs, doctors have canceled most routine follow-up visits for transplant recipients. And in anticipation of a surge of coronavirus patients requiring beds in intensive care units, some hospitals are now performing transplant operations only for patients who are at the most dire risk of death.

That may mean delaying kidney transplants for patients who can get by on dialysis, or holding off on heart transplants for those surviving on mechanical heart pumps.

“I think this is incomparable to anything that we’ve experienced before,” .............

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/death-sentence-critically-ill-patients-denied-transplants-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-n1163066

:huh:

 

So it's IMPOSSIBLE to test donors?? :blink::wacko:

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5 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

 

My local news told kids to treat it like a snow day.

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Target cuts hours and offers first hour shopping to elderly

"Target announced Tuesday it will begin closing all stores every day at 9 p.m.

This closing time will allow employees to replenish and deep clean the stores for guests amid the coronavirus outbreak spreading across the country.

The company also announced it will limit the first hour of shopping each Wednesday to the elderly and people with underlying health conditions.

Target is fast-tracking food, medicine, and other essentials. The company still plans to have limitations on in-demand items and it asks customers to only purchase what they need.......

https://cbsaustin.com/news/coronavirus/target-cuts-hours-and-offers-first-hour-shopping-to-elderly?fbclid=IwAR2LauNYqRVeTOIQlrVJwcgdEy37uj5TDuYEuT4VCiYj8qHR3VCzdqt7pnw

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How grocery store workers are dealing with the anxious crowds and high demand

Employees from Kroger's to Trader Joe's adjust to the new normal while putting their own health in danger every day

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"To help keep our stores stocked with fresh, affordable food and essentials, we're now hiring . . . with immediate positions available."

Grocery store chains like Aldi, Safeway, and Albertsons are also advertising positions, ranging from cashiers and clerks to warehouse workers and delivery drivers. Many out-of-work service industry members are turning to these job postings as a way to gain quick employment; in a private Facebook group for Louisville, Kentucky service industry members, several members relayed positive interview experiences with Aldi. ....

But interactions he said, between customers have gotten increasingly tense. 

"The last couple days have been especially bad — people taking items out of each other's carts. A couple fellas got into a fight over a roast yesterday," Honea said. "One of my coworkers was assaulted in the parking lot by an angry customer, and the police had to get involved. My coworkers and I have slowly watched the panic buying rise over the last two weeks." .........

 

......It's also on grocery store managers and employees to navigate current sanitation and cleanliness recommendations, .......

https://www.salon.com/2020/03/18/grocery-store-worker-restock-shelves-coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR0tiaPjOvGNd9sxovJbyL73l4YoM35E7lmd0vHLRft_i4XbP9Rfer3Bg9Y

 

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6 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

We French literature people are way ahead of this curve. Nobel Literary Prize winner Albert Camus wrote his great novel "The Plague" in 1947. In this case the novel "La peste", is an allegory for fascism.

"The Plague" has a good English translation and it will give you a feeling of just how bad things can get.

Camus was a writer who didn't pull any punches, told you the truth about life --whether you liked it or not.

He was also the editor of the French Resistance newspaper, "Combat", which he published in Nazi occupied Paris right under the noses of the German occupying army.

His most famous novel is "The Outsider" or "The Stranger"-- in French called "L'etranger".

you should still read the Masterton novel.

he's much better than Stephen King.

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