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8 minutes ago, menobrown said:

What's the verdict on continuing to go the gym right now? Irresponsible? Selfish if you got a family? Necessary to maintain peace of mind and keep up good health in case virus contracted?

 

Mine is closed. So not a question for me.

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7 minutes ago, menobrown said:

What's the verdict on continuing to go the gym right now? Irresponsible? Selfish if you got a family? Necessary to maintain peace of mind and keep up good health in case virus contracted?

 

I went to my gym this morning, but my neighborhood gym is just 3 treadmills, an elliptical and a few free weights.  I didn't talk to a soul, I wiped the elliptical before and after use.  Didnt seem like much of a risk at all, but if you are needing to use lots of equipment that others are using, I'd see more risk. 

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Coronavirus Update: We have your back
 

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2 minutes ago, culdeus said:

Mine is closed. So not a question for me.

I hope my wife's gym will close so she stops going.

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20 minutes ago, SoBeDad said:

The Mayor of Miami,  Francisco Suarez, tests positive. He's asymptomatic but will self-isolate. He was with the Brazilian delegation that visited Mar a Lago, although it's not certain how he was exposed to the virus.

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/03/13/city-of-miami-mayor-francis-suarez-tests-positive-for-covid-19/

It's hard to change behavior.

"I'm reviewing a video feed of yesterday's commission meeting. Mayor Suarez is seen touching his face at least three times. At one point, he appears to make contact with Joe Carollo, who later rubs his eye."

https://mobile.twitter.com/aaron_leib/status/1238493106095472641

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Finally got remote access for my PC at client's site so I am good to go. Tried to get gas at local gas station and couldn't even get into the parking lot. You'd think they were giving out tp or something.

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One good thing about this whole thing is that it is exposing all the relic, boomers stuck in the stone age for their outdated, archaic beliefs about people working from home.  Apparently one manager here is holding the process up because they personally don't believe in it.  Give me a ####### break.  So at risk people are currently taking public transportation to be here when they could easily be doing their work remotely.  There's about to be a mutiny.  Sorry, I'm pissed.

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Just now, culdeus said:

Mine is closed. So not a question for me.

I won't be surprised to see that happen but yesterday they had the entire staff doing a huge deep clean the likes I've never seen and I've been a member for over 15 years.

For what it's worth as of yesterday afternoon I saw no noticeable drop off in attendance at the gym but since I can work from home, am stocked with food, just starting to think I might need to just ease on out for time being.

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1 minute ago, Scoresman said:

One good thing about this whole thing is that it is exposing all the relic, boomers stuck in the stone age for their outdated, archaic beliefs about people working from home.  Apparently one manager here is holding the process up because they personally don't believe in it.  Give me a ####### break.  So at risk people are currently taking public transportation to be here when they could easily be doing their work remotely.  There's about to be a mutiny.  Sorry, I'm pissed.

You could buy him a cruise?

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12 minutes ago, Big League Chew said:

national guard has been activated

Can you please expand on the implications of this? Link?

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My kids are on spring break next week.  The overwhelming majority of her friends are still going along as planned.  Justifications I've heard are:

  • There are no cases in XYZ location 
  • You aren't around people doing XYZ activity
  • It's sunny and we will be on the beach, or in our resort hotel room most of the time.  It's basically a quarantine anyways.
  • We have masks and will wear them on the plane/airport and wipe down everything
  • If I'm going to get it I'm going to get it.  No reason to stop living life.
  • I'll be working from home anyways when I get back

 

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So this press conference is pretty close to the closing bell today, right? Smart.

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3 minutes ago, jamny said:

I hope my wife's gym will close so she stops going.

Yeah I'm not sure what to say to mine.  I have a solid home gym and will buy more equipment now.  

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2 minutes ago, Scoresman said:

One good thing about this whole thing is that it is exposing all the relic, boomers stuck in the stone age for their outdated, archaic beliefs about people working from home.  Apparently one manager here is holding the process up because they personally don't believe in it.  Give me a ####### break.  So at risk people are currently taking public transportation to be here when they could easily be doing their work remotely.  There's about to be a mutiny.  Sorry, I'm pissed.

Apparently we had a gal in a different building, with prior heart problems wig out yesterday afternoon.  It finally [prompted management to look into WFH.   Something I emailed HR about 5 weeks ago and was basically laughed at. 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, soothsayer said:

Can you please expand on the implications of this? Link?

Not sure if this is exactly what he's referring to but

 

Military Times

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2 hours ago, Ilov80s said:

Which is why I think it's important for the Fed Govt to help back that financially. Those companies that took losses then should have had those losses potentially covered. 

Yes, the administration and Congress understand very well that money helps grease the wheels.

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France, Germany, Spain. Ungood.

Don't trust the Iranian numbers, I suspect they are under reporting or under testing or both

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7 minutes ago, Scoresman said:

One good thing about this whole thing is that it is exposing all the relic, boomers stuck in the stone age for their outdated, archaic beliefs about people working from home.  Apparently one manager here is holding the process up because they personally don't believe in it.  Give me a ####### break.  So at risk people are currently taking public transportation to be here when they could easily be doing their work remotely.  There's about to be a mutiny.  Sorry, I'm pissed.

Why do "they" always want to force their mindset on others?

He can still show up.

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12 minutes ago, Murph said:

Seems pretty irresponsible IMO. I'd try to find a workout routine you can do at home.

The GF went to Sams earlier. Took an hour to check out. She had to wait 15 minutes to get her ID checked for wine, and the necks behind her were yelling and cursing at her. Left near tears, she says. :lol:

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8 minutes ago, culdeus said:

Yeah I'm not sure what to say to mine.  I have a solid home gym and will buy more equipment now.  

She does classes so will keep going until they stop. I'll set her up with videos in our home theater in the basement.

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25 minutes ago, fatguyinalittlecoat said:

People that test positive will take care not to infect others.  People that test negative will be able to resume more regular activities.  Right now we're acting as if everyone is potentially positive.

You test positive in China you’re immediately quarantined if I understand it correctly. Immediately. No questions asked 

If you test positive here you’re likely to be sent home to “self quarantine”if I’m understanding correctly 

We”re in big trouble I’m afraid 

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1 hour ago, ragincajun said:
1 hour ago, Doug B said:

He didn’t go there - he wasn’t ghoulish, just woefully uninformed. Or faking it for ratings.

The previous day, former Saints QB and armchair virologist Bobby Hebert was keeping Garic in check. When you make Hebert sound like Sanjay Gupta, you’ve got problems.

@SaintsInDome2006 @Henry Ford @saintfool @Nathan R. Jessep @tipsy mcstagger

Ummm.....

My bad! My notebook is lousy :D 

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1 minute ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

You test positive in China you’re immediately quarantined if I understand it correctly. Immediately. No questions asked 

If you test positive here you’re likely to be sent home to “self quarantine”if I’m understanding correctly 

We”re in big trouble I’m afraid 

"I will self quarantine in florida after i fly down there. "

True story. 

Not me of course. 

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2 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

You test positive in China you’re immediately quarantined if I understand it correctly. Immediately. No questions asked 

If you test positive here you’re likely to be sent home to “self quarantine”if I’m understanding correctly 

We”re in big trouble I’m afraid 

Unless martial law is declared.

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1 minute ago, matttyl said:

Prince William Co schools in VA closed till April 14th.

All VA schools now closed at least two weeks, direct from Gov. Northam

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2 hours ago, Doug B said:

Well ... don't have kids go visiting Grandma and Grandpa, then. Got to adjust to the changing conditions, even when it's hard and heartbreaking.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it?  People are not used to having their freedom curtailed.  In Jan and early Feb, many people in Wuhan complained about how hard it was to stop their parents from venturing out to socialize (i.e. infect 4 families by playing mahjong everyday) before the government implemented stricter lockdowns. Hopefully older folks in other countries understand the risks much better now because Italy is more transparent.

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2 minutes ago, parasaurolophus said:

"I will self quarantine in florida after i fly down there. "

True story. 

Not me of course. 

Are you referring to that guy from NY flying down to Miami? He’s :crazy:

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1 hour ago, fatguyinalittlecoat said:
1 hour ago, matuski said:

The only smart strategy to take.  

What is accomplished by testing right now?

Congrats! You have COVID.  OK, go home and take care of yourself.  Oh, and here is a bill for $2400 that your insurance may or may not help with.

It’s the difference between fighting something in the dark or fighting when you can see.

Thank you. The rationale for wide testing of the populace is kind of self-evident. Is "why test?" a talking point somewhere or something? 

 

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12 minutes ago, msommer said:

France, Germany, Spain. Ungood.

Don't trust the Iranian numbers, I suspect they are under reporting or under testing or both

Iran is digging mass graves.  Tells you all you need to know about their numbers.  I would think they are much worse than Italy.  

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Interesting perspective from Italy (copy/paste from Reddit😞

 I'm a researcher in Lombardia (the first and most affected region of the country) so I can give a clearer perspective on the situation.

Population density

First of all many people here talk about population density in Italy being higher than in the USA: This is true but misleading, as Italy's population is much evenly spread than in the US making the effective density in US cities much more dangerous for the citizens and the more rural areas much safer. Moreover, the epicenter of the outbreak is not the city of Milano, which has a high population density, but the city of Bergamo that has a population density of ~400ppl/km2. Besides, the start of the outbreak was found in a couple of smaller cites with a low-density population and with sparse connections between citizens. All of this means that low population density will not protect the US from a quadratic growth of the cases and you should not take it so easy.

Government Response

Another argument that is seeing a lot is about how Italy reacted poorly to the emergency and other countries will not make the same error. This is FALSE: Italy was caught by surprise by the virus due to being the first European nation strongly affected by it, however, the government reacted incredibly well after the first week and the measures are taken are very strong and hardly being taken into consideration by other nations. To make you understand: In Lombardia:

- Universities and schools closed three weeks ago

- The whole region was declared a yellow zone with strong restrictions on gatherings and activities** two weeks ago**

- Also two weeks ago the most affected villages were declared red zones with no people going in or out for two weeks

- The entire Lombardia was declared red zone this week, shortly followed by the whole country

- Any public event is suspended (**soccer included**)

- No Pub, Bar, gym or public-facing business (except essential ones) are open

- People are not allowed to go outside without certification with valid motivation.

- The police are patrolling the street fining everyone without a real necessity to go outside

If according to this graph the US is where Italy was 11 days ago with the number of cases then the US government's response is much more weak and indecisive than in Italy's.

Medical system

The most important difference between the US and Italy in this emergency is their medical system. Italy is often portrayed as a disorganized country, but the Italian medical system is one of the best in the world and the median age of the population can vouch for that. In Italy any health procedure is free and there is a wide network of physicians that are available to the general population for any necessity. This along with mandatory sick leave made people get tested and stay at home in the presence of any symptom of the virus. The top tier medical system is being expanded at incredible speed, with the help of one of the few companies in the world producing high-quality ventilators suitable to treat the sick. In the US the absence of medical leave couple with the high cost of medical care and absence of testing will make the situation much worse for the citizens.

I encourage any reader to not take this emergency lightly, the markets have already proven that they aren't and will not go back to normal until nations will take the necessary measures to face this crisis. I believe that Italy, South Corea and many other countries that had a strong response to this crisis will at the end of this be rewarded for their sacrifice and if the US doesn't follow suit it wil be on the right trajectory to be overthrown by china on the global landscape.

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1 minute ago, bradyfan said:

Sounds simple, doesn’t it?  People are not used to having their freedom curtailed.  In Jan and early Feb, many people in Wuhan complained about how hard it was to stop their parents from venturing out to socialize (i.e. infect 4 families by playing mahjong everyday) before the government implemented stricter lockdowns. Hopefully older folks in other countries understand the risks much better now because Italy is much more transparent.

THIS  was what exploded it, lest we forget 

 

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10 minutes ago, Doug B said:

Thank you. The rationale for wide testing of the populace is kind of self-evident. Is "why test?" a talking point somewhere or something? 

South Korea has tested a lot of people but that included 200,000 Shincheonji cult members who contributed (along with their close contacts) to 60% of the confirmed cases.

There is a smaller cluster in my state (MA) - 82 of the 108 cases are traced to the Biogen 2-day meeting of 175 employees.

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14 hours ago, Jackstraw said:

Gym manager guy here. Wichita area. Shutting it down tomorrow or Saturday. Amazingly low amount of questions/concerns so far. But the fact we’re closing down is inevitable in my mind and we want what’s best for our staff and customers. Better to close voluntarily than a quarantined situation. Keep the ball in my court so to speak. Want to keep admin/full time staff around to manage. Plan to pay hourly/part time as long as we can. We are much like a ymca so pissing away a lot of spring program revenue but it’s happening regardless. Rather be on the front end than too late. That’s what reserves are for. Million decisions to make. 100+ ft/pt employees. Keep the pool running or shut it down and avoid utilities? We still gotta mow the ballfields and facilities. How do you figure what you’re paying variable hour part time employees? Accounting remotely. In the middle of a remodel project. They didn’t teach this class in college. Stress. Stress. Hang in there errybody. Thank you guys. This place is a major resource for me. Love. 

After communication with our Board, the School District, the City and the County Health Dpt Director we are going to remain open through the weekend. No documented cases in Sedgwick (home of Wichita) County or evidence of community spread. Apparently they are treating an out of county person testing positive at the hospital. Have Board meeting first thing Monday where we will make a decision or ask the Board to give permission to suspend operations at our discression. Practices for spring sports start next week. Schools have spring break so their hands aren't being forced just yet. Guess where all those kids will go? Straight to our rec centers/gym. I really want to be out front rather than behind. i'd pull the trigger tonight after close if it was solely up to me.  Had a career day type presentation at the school today. They were in session for a half day before spring break. Busses were flowing but the school was spooky quiet. I'd be shocked if a quarter of the kids were there today. 

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37 minutes ago, Big League Chew said:

national guard has been activated

Where? Or do you mean all 50 states?

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American not even accepting calls anymore.  Canceling flights is not going to be easy

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Also got one from Hungry Howies, looks like it’s in picture format so I can’t copy paste but they said that they are telling drivers not to be offended if you ask them to set the pizza down and step away

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39 minutes ago, Big League Chew said:

if you havnt been to the store id say go now before 3pm est

Wife just went to Sam's in Pineville, NC for God only knows what, paper towels/TP/disinfectants all gone. Another Sam's in Rock Hill, SC same situation.

Governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster to declare state of emergency for South Carolina, close Lancaster and Kershaw schools.

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Trump about to speak "extemporaneously," aka, no teleprompters. :popcorn:

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Went to my local Kroger around 11:30, it was pretty crazy

produce was well stocked, chicken and ground beef nearly wiped out 

pasta almost wiped out 

TP forget it 

milk was pretty wiped out as well

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1 minute ago, Dan Lambskin said:

Also got one from Hungry Howies, looks like it’s in picture format so I can’t copy paste but they said that they are telling drivers not to be offended if you ask them to set the pizza down and step away

Keep the change ya filthy animal.

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37 minutes ago, culdeus said:

Mine is closed. So not a question for me.

Our place is still open. Seems like 50% or so of normal. 

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15 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

THIS  was what exploded it, lest we forget 

 

Yes, Wuhan is the biggest transportation hub in China.  It certainly did not help that they had a 10,000 family banquet to celebrate Chinese New Year the Sunday right before lockdown, when everyone was clueless about what was happening.

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