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Coronavirus/COVID-19 discussion

Discussion in 'Chatterbox' started by Restarter, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Restarter

    Restarter Forklædt Som Voksen (Disguised as an Adult)

    I thought I would put up some reflections on the COVID-19 situation, some of the things that I have done and what I hope could be helpful in getting through this. At least, this is what I have done, so take from it what you want. I'm not going to go into statistics, potential growth of cases, tell you how to best respond or even what I think you should do.

    First, I did some shopping at 2 stores yesterday in case I was homebound for a month or two. Don't know if it will really come to that, but you never know. The things I bought were not toilet paper, paper towels, sanitizer or any of the other items you hear on the news. I just bought some toiletries like shampoo. I also bought beer and chips, which I consider 2 of the 5 essential food groups. Since I live in one the states that limits the number of people that can congregate, I was surprised, even amused that both stores had at least several hundred people, had to wait to even get a cart, with large groups out shopping.

    Second, I thought about the things I do routinely, did not need now, but could if homebound. I will be in need of a haircut in a couple of weeks and did not want to get stuck at home and emerge looking like a mountain man, so I went and got a haircut yesterday. I was surprised that I was the only one at the barber. She was just about in tears, saying she had almost no one that day. I left her a bigger than normal tip, hoping that would help. This wasn't an exorbitant or "making the news" tip, but she seemed grateful. Also had the dog's nails trimmed just to make sure they weren't too long.

    Third, I made sure my gas tank has some minimum amount to get to the hospital, help relatives etc. I don't need to top off each time I get a gallon low, but I don't want to find out at the wrong time that I could not fill up when all the stations were closed.

    As a final thought, I made sure to check all essential services, so that the electrical, internet service provider, and Filejoker accounts were all up to date (see promotion above).
    Check in if and when you want and let me know how things are going. If this helps, I am glad to help in some small way. But if you really don't like it, you could always print it out and use it for the toilet paper you forgot to buy. Take care of yourself and your loved ones.
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  2. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

  3. Restarter

    Restarter Forklædt Som Voksen (Disguised as an Adult)

    I should have known that Casshern2 would give more info in one link than all my blabbing. It should be noted that he was always ahead of the curve on coronavirus since he was wearing a protective mask before any of us.
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  4. Muz1234

    Muz1234 Active Member

    The numbers, are just increasing, that is just creepy...
  5. TsukiNeko

    TsukiNeko The Devil makes work for Idol Hands.

    How far apart is 6 feet or 2 metres?

    These social distancing resources, from Metro Vancouver-Regional Parks, use a cougar(mountain lion) as a measurement reference. Presumably, this info is useful anywhere else where mountain lions are found.
    Edit 2020.04.30: For Canadians without access to cougars, an alternative standard unit of measurement is a Hockey Stick.

    For most precise application and best results:
    1. Find a cougar; the animal kind, not the milf type.
    2. Place between yourself and others.
    3. Success! Everyone is safe!

    vancougar safe distancing.

    Last edited: Apr 30, 2020
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  6. TsukiNeko

    TsukiNeko The Devil makes work for Idol Hands.

    Taking a break from the stats, the doom and gloom, the fears, the tears, the uncertainty.... fuck it!

    Coolest shit I've seen in a long time. A little background first- Yoyoka(currently 10 yo) is a Youtuber who plays drum covers. Her family is very musical too. She's done events and appearances, and has the respect of many of the artists she covers. Not gonna waste time going on and on about her; just youtube her name and check out her stuff.

    So I don't know if this is the right place for this, but with all the self-isolation and quarantining in effect, it's an absolute blast watching a family rocking out like Yoyoka's does. And her mom gets total credits for going beyond the call; if anyone has the authority to use a certain word, it's a mom.

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2020
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  7. TsukiNeko

    TsukiNeko The Devil makes work for Idol Hands.

    Practical example of applying the 6feet/2metre social-distancing rule, using a cougar(as advised by Metro Vancouver-Regional Parks) as a distance measuring reference.
    Note: Do not use a bear as a measuring tool; it will eat you.
    Last edited: May 17, 2020
  8. TsukiNeko

    TsukiNeko The Devil makes work for Idol Hands.