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From: kizmet1Mar-22 12:54 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (21 of 85) 
 5784.21 in reply to 5784.19 
I went to Fred Meyer Thursday at 11am. Except for no tp on the shelves, all was normal. They have sign saying they are rationing it.
Only one man with mask on. I even saw old looking people living in very nice retirement complex built by nuns shopping. (Name was on the van that picked them up). Healthfood store was open as was GoodFeet Store. Everything but Home Goods which has so much in it it is very crowded, even when empty. Restaurants are only selling take out. Some have very long lines of cars.
I got mostly fish and chicken for the freezer. Already stocked up on soap, tp, potatoes and my favorite rice. If worse comes to worse I can thaw out a turkey.
I am more worried about the side effects of the drugs that may heal than I am of getting it. They are made with mold and I am very allergic to it. Antibiotics are made with it.
My library automatically renewed all things checked out for 2 months.
Things I requested will be waiting for me when they open.
Online books can be checked out. My problem is that I have new phone and was to have a lesson in using it but library closed before my lesson.
Costco is out of it's mail order tp, about 12 different types and sizes.
Anyone see the pictures of the stupid young people on the FL beach enjoying being in the crowds during spring break?

From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-22 12:59 PM 
To: Pegasus (VE5CAP)  (22 of 85) 
 5784.22 in reply to 5784.20 

I'm afraid you're right ... but I would like the panic to just stop!


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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-22 1:03 PM 
To: kizmet1  (23 of 85) 
 5784.23 in reply to 5784.21 

Anyone see the pictures of the stupid young people on the FL beach enjoying being in the crowds during spring break?

Yes and now they're saying 54% of kids this age get the virus.  As far as I know it is rare that this age dies.  It's mostly us oldsters with existing health problems.

I think t he governments went too far as ordering all grocery stores, restaurants, etc to be closed .. and some of them are talking months.  Just think of all the people who now have no jobs, no income. It's a disaster.  Right now I'm sole support for three of us ...and that's only on social security.  Both son and grand-daughter  lost their jobs the same day.  *sigh*  When I think of all the small family businesses going closing their doors, I just feel sick.


From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconMar-22 1:50 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (24 of 85) 
 5784.24 in reply to 5784.23 

Only a few states are being so Draconian as to close general merchandise and grocery stores.


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RN, Acute Care specialist 1986-2008

From: kizmet1Mar-22 2:31 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (25 of 85) 
 5784.25 in reply to 5784.23 
It may depend on how many in your state are infected. Of course, WA nursing homes and retirement homes have been hit very hard. So far, no official suggestions as to how and why.
Oregon had only 3 outbreaks until recently then 2 80+ men in small town VA retirement home died. Now, there are cases up and down I-5.
I feel CA, WA and BC have been hit very hard due to a lot of big airports and seaports for big cruises coming from Asia. We do not get cruise ships and only have one big airport
People from certain countries may be possible carriers as many legal immigrants who are new here take jobs in care centers to pay the bills -or trips to visit home during holidays.
Many people from.the part of China the virus started in got jobs in Italy. When the virus became public the Italians didn't want to appear racist so they started a "hug a Chinese" campaign. It spread.
I don't know if your state is bad or not but I suggest you check your shelves for canned and dried foods and check your tp supply. If anyone is taking drugs to live they should get an extra supply.
In the meantime, check your stash of books and enjoy the company of your family.

From: Pegasus (VE5CAP)Mar-22 5:36 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (26 of 85) 
 5784.26 in reply to 5784.22 

Given that a lot of places, supposed reliable news sources, don't have clue #1 about the virus and the scientists and doctors have been muzzled, I'm not surprised that there's a panic. On top of that, you have the governments giving out conflicting instructions, even in Canada. Right now, we have a country-wide lock down, I believe. Or at least, most of the provinces are on lock down. Then you have the idiots in Florida, who are doing their best to be very stupid, or very dead. I'm not sure which they want more.

Stay Safe! Stay Gold!



From: BlueMoon67 DelphiPlus Member IconMar-22 9:36 PM 
To: CamGeary  (27 of 85) 
 5784.27 in reply to 5784.11 

My library actually wants us to keep the books until the library reopens. I think they are afraid the book return will overflow if people try to use the book drop for all of their returns. 


From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconMar-23 12:21 AM 
To: Pegasus (VE5CAP)  (28 of 85) 
 5784.28 in reply to 5784.26 

NY has its share of uncaring younger folks out there as well, Florida has this thing called Spring Break that brings out a lot of bizarre behavior.   Latest stunt seems to be the sandbar party with a BUNCH of party boats in one of the South Florida bays. 

The pictures today of NY Central Park and the river side walk that was jammed with recreational folks was a bit alarming considering the Draconian orders by the Governor, DiBlasio is getting chewed on by the Governor for allowing that behavior to continue.


USCG Engineer 1961-1982
RN, Acute Care specialist 1986-2008

From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconMar-23 12:22 AM 
To: BlueMoon67 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (29 of 85) 
 5784.29 in reply to 5784.27 

Just because a library is not open for walk in is no excuse for not emptying the bins.


USCG Engineer 1961-1982
RN, Acute Care specialist 1986-2008

From: Pegasus (VE5CAP)Mar-23 12:25 AM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (30 of 85) 
 5784.30 in reply to 5784.28 

I've seen pictures of the boardwalk in Toronto, too. Hundreds of people out, not keeping a social distance, probably not coughing into their sleeves, nor washing hands properly after touching potentially contaminated areas. As my oldest would say: le sigh.

Stay Safe! Stay Gold!



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