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My dad has been sick for a few weeks.  My mom called me today to say he was about to die.  I said some final words to him and he could hear me but was unable to respond.  He passed a short time later.

Not to derail anything, but we had our baby last night! She's doing amazingly well. Due to the hospital's pandemic policies, I had to leave her right after my wife was released from recovery. I can't

On a positive note, my wife gave birth to our first child this morning!! We were expecting our daughter to be born in the first week of April, which does not align very well if this hospital sees a ma

4 minutes ago, BassNBrew said:

Huge ratings. ESPN is in negotiations with the local senior home to broadcast coquette 

Yeah, those golf fans are really coquettish.

Oh so saixie...

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My favorites on social media today:

Facebook neighborhood page - mom declares that anyone who sends their kids back to school after spring break is negligent and should be reported to CPS.

Nextdoor - dude writes a thesis on the dangers of accepting UPS/Fedex/Amazon packages because the virus can survive on cardboard for days.

The tragic comedy epic marches on.

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4 minutes ago, ConstruxBoy said:

My theory is that it's better to be living near the crazy grocery stores because that means the general, non-FBG (read: "brilliant") population is taking this seriously. I don't see it a ton where I am. I'd rather be somewhere that is in a mild state of panic so it may spread less widely. 

Pro tip: it has spread long before the panic.

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40 minutes ago, JbizzleMan said:

I just went to a funeral today. My wife’s pregnant, so we just told everyone her doctor told us to avoid physical contact. Nobody really cared.

She should not risk being out and about. The women I know are staying home. Not worth the risk.

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2 minutes ago, matuski said:

My favorites on social media today:

Facebook neighborhood page - mom declares that anyone who sends their kids back to school after spring break is negligent and should be reported to CPS.

Nextdoor - dude writes a thesis on the dangers of accepting UPS/Fedex/Amazon packages because the virus can survive on cardboard for days.

The tragic comedy epic marches on.

I've basically purged Facebook and the news.

Both Terrible 

Especially in times like these.

Funny part about this virus on fb

2 weeks ago someone would post flu comparisons and 200 likes and  37 people would comment how crazy the over reacting was.

Yesterday same guy posts similar sentiment...2 likes 1 comment. "Maybe this is serious "

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1 minute ago, comfortably numb said:

I've basically purged Facebook and the news.

Both Terrible 

Especially in times like these.

Funny part about this virus on fb

2 weeks ago someone would post flu comparisons and 200 likes and  37 people would comment how crazy the over reacting was.

Yesterday same guy posts similar sentiment...2 likes 1 comment. "Maybe this is serious "

Fear is a powerful opponent to rational thought.  It appears fear is winning out over time.

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5 hours ago, shuke said:

I've been trying to stock up buy my last two visits to Costco I came up empty handed on TP.

Goldmine potential for new shuke videos: what to use when you run out of TP.

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2 hours ago, ghostguy123 said:

Unfortunately, we are probably a few weeks away from lots of crime

That's where the #sightlines come into play ;) 

Jokes aside, living in Memphis... that's a very real concern. I live in of one of the nicer suburbs (Germantown) but like most places in memphis I'm a few miles from straight up "hood" with nightly shootings. If this gets bad there's little doubt folks will come hunting for what they need. If it gets to that point, that's when we'll slide over to my prepper buddy's big ol place in the old money neighborhood. 

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1 minute ago, ProstheticRGK said:

Goldmine potential for new shuke videos: what to use when you run out of TP.

******* THE WIPE OFF ******* 

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My office is closed for the next month.  Will be WFH during that time.  Kids school closed next two weeks.

However, both are open tomorrow - does this make sense to anybody else?  If you think it should be closed shouldn’t you close immediately?

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21 minutes ago, comfortably numb said:

Friends reporting target/Wlamart/costco are all bare and madhouse. I stopped in at CVS and Walgreens. Fully stocked 3 people inside. 

Picked up some general generaic meds, TP.. and hair gel

Yeah, I am hitting up local hardware store, dollar store next.  You know- places people try to avoid.  

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3 hours ago, gump said:

Hard to fathom the economic % a city like Omaha is going to take...losing the CWS and 1/2nd round NCAA tourney games.

Or Tampa Bay, losing 1/2nd round tourney games, Spring Training, and potentially the PGA event.

Air show is canceled at MacDill. Grand Prix no general admission. Shows getting canceled left and right at all venues. Tampa is getting ready to hunker down.

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34 minutes ago, BassNBrew said:

Huge ratings. ESPN is in negotiations with the local senior home to broadcast coquette 

The biggest impact will be the charitable aspect boosted by attendance, which was $205M in ‘19.  which was $205M in ‘19.

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https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/fhmqir/walden_rudy_gobert_addresses_his_diagnosis_i/

Walden] Rudy Gobert addresses his diagnosis: “I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously.”

 

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2 hours ago, ghostguy123 said:

Unfortunately, we are probably a few weeks away from lots of crime

Forget few weeks, looking at a car parked close by mine with a shattered window. Seems it's not the only one as we have received letters about a spike in crime here. I don't live in a high crime area. 

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16 minutes ago, AAABatteries said:

My office is closed for the next month.  Will be WFH during that time.  Kids school closed next two weeks.

However, both are open tomorrow - does this make sense to anybody else?  If you think it should be closed shouldn’t you close immediately?

On the school not immediately closing, I get it in terms of giving parents a reasonable chance to have coverage.  In terms of public health, it is a little hypocritical. 

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Ohio health official estimates 100,000 people in state have coronavirus

A top health official in Ohio estimated on Thursday that more than 100,000 people in the state have coronavirus, a shockingly high number that underscores the limited testing so far.

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton said at a press conference alongside Gov. Mike DeWine (R) that given that the virus is spreading in the community in Ohio, she estimates at least 1 percent of the population in the state has the virus.

"We know now, just the fact of community spread, says that at least 1 percent, at the very least, 1 percent of our population is carrying this virus in Ohio today," Acton said. "We have 11.7 million people. So the math is over 100,000. So that just gives you a sense of how this virus spreads and is spreading quickly."

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SF schools went from open if you want to send your kids to closed effective Mon.

4 firefighters here are infected. Sad for our healthcare and first responders who are getting infected as they try to help others.

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4 minutes ago, Penguin said:

Ohio health official estimates 100,000 people in state have coronavirus

A top health official in Ohio estimated on Thursday that more than 100,000 people in the state have coronavirus, a shockingly high number that underscores the limited testing so far.

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton said at a press conference alongside Gov. Mike DeWine (R) that given that the virus is spreading in the community in Ohio, she estimates at least 1 percent of the population in the state has the virus.

"We know now, just the fact of community spread, says that at least 1 percent, at the very least, 1 percent of our population is carrying this virus in Ohio today," Acton said. "We have 11.7 million people. So the math is over 100,000. So that just gives you a sense of how this virus spreads and is spreading quickly."

She should be removed from her job for spreading fear like that.  

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7 minutes ago, AAABatteries said:

That actually makes sense - good point.

This is from our school superintendent:

 

As we have shared with you previously, Fayette County Public Schools has been preparing for this possibility. In order to ensure our supports are in place, we do need your child to attend school tomorrow. By being at school, they will receive another day of instruction, and come home with all the information they need about educational expectations while schools are out and how food will be disseminated throughout our community.

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Closing K-12 schools seems like a bad decision to me.  Seeing as how kids are not actually at risk, this seems like more of a disruption than what we need right now.

My sense is that we're rapidly swinging from laughable under-reaction to Covid-19 to an unfortunate over-reaction to Covid-19.

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5 minutes ago, shader said:

She should be removed from her job for spreading fear like that.  

I could see if she gave a range. I understand with the incubation period there is no way to know exactly how many are infected at any given time. If she had said 20,000 to 100,000 or qualified it as up to 100,000. 

Or maybe her quote was taken out of context as article says estimate but direct quote says knows.

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1 hour ago, Anarchy99 said:

This may have been covered already but I didn't see it.

Any ideas what will happen when outings and trips are already paid for? For example, we have tickets to an out of town show that most likely is going to get cancelled. We already booked and paid for the hotel. Do we get ticket money back? Hotel money back? Are we forced to stay in a hotel where everyplace else in town is closed or quarantined?

Similarly, some of the family was supposed to fly to Europe. Flights, hotels, outings are already paid for. If the government(s) say no dice, are the airlines, hotels, and tour companies obligated to refund your money . . . seeing how people would not be allowed to participate?

I had a non refundable flight credited back 100% for future travel and my non refundable hotel in Amsterdam was refunded by Booking.com even though it was a prepaid, non refundable reservation.  

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Just now, IvanKaramazov said:

Closing K-12 schools seems like a bad decision to me.  Seeing as how kids are not actually at risk, this seems like more of a disruption than what we need right now.

My sense is that we're rapidly swinging from laughable under-reaction to Covid-19 to an unfortunate over-reaction to Covid-19.

You might be right, til 1 kid gets it and 57 Karen's are screaming about how irresponsible the school district was.

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2 hours ago, BroadwayG said:

Love the scale on the first graph. Smack in the middle between 0% and 1% where you'd expect 0.5 %, they put in 0.1 % for extra confusion.

This was created to get clicks, not to present information well.

Lol

Can’t say I’ve seen a scale that’s just half logarithmic. 

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3 hours ago, AAABatteries said:

You aren't wrong but you do understand that lots of people don't keep much of a supply of goods in their homes, right?  Also, some of those folks do that because they live paycheck to paycheck - if they are lucky enough to have enough money to get some supplies it's not surprising they will.  For those of us who are fortunate enough to have plenty of money we can get some extra supplies to ensure we don't have to go out and expose ourselves.  I do think it's a little much to have months worth.

You do know that the people who are living week to week are the ones most likely to get shut out of needed goods like toilet paper right? 

They usually have like most a supply that would last them a week or two. They are not running out to Costco and Target and buying 48 rolls at a time.  This impacts the people who can`t stockpile good the most.  My neighbor who it is just her and her husband said she bought 60 rolls of toilet paper and 60 paper towels.  I asked why and she said "I don`t know everybody was buying it so I went to 3 stores and loaded up"  Of course she has the time and money to do so.  Many other do not.

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2 minutes ago, IvanKaramazov said:

Closing K-12 schools seems like a bad decision to me.  Seeing as how kids are not actually at risk, this seems like more of a disruption than what we need right now.

My sense is that we're rapidly swinging from laughable under-reaction to Covid-19 to an unfortunate over-reaction to Covid-19.

I get that point -while kids are not at risk, they can/will be carriers - and that impacts staff, families, grand parents, etc, and generally accelerates community spread.

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Just now, IvanKaramazov said:

Closing K-12 schools seems like a bad decision to me.  Seeing as how kids are not actually at risk, this seems like more of a disruption than what we need right now.

My sense is that we're rapidly swinging from laughable under-reaction to Covid-19 to an unfortunate over-reaction to Covid-19.

So a few days ago, someone linked the Joe Rogan show with Michael Osterholm.  His opinion were that kids don't seem to spread this all that well (no idea if that's true) and that closing schools could do more harm than good (especially when hospitals need all hands on deck for nurses.)

I have no idea but its an interesting point.

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2 minutes ago, Sinn Fein said:

I get that point -while kids are not at risk, they can/will be carriers - and that impacts staff, families, grand parents, etc, and generally accelerates community spread.

No, I get that.  But they're going to be carriers even if we close the schools (they'll still hang out), and we mess up family work/life arrangements.  This just seems like a bad tradeoff.

For the record, my youngest kid is a HS senior so what do I care.

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5 minutes ago, JaxBill said:

I could see if she gave a range. I understand with the incubation period there is no way to know exactly how many are infected at any given time. If she had said 20,000 to 100,000 or qualified it as up to 100,000. 

Or maybe her quote was taken out of context as article says estimate but direct quote says knows.

That's true, I shouldn't read headlines in this day and age.  But 100,000 for ONE STATE (much less Ohio) is a ridiculous number that cannot equate to reality, based on what we know from every other country on the planet.

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5 minutes ago, IvanKaramazov said:

My sense is that we're rapidly swinging from laughable under-reaction to Covid-19 to an unfortunate over-reaction to Covid-19.

On the second part - I kind of hope that is the impression in 3 weeks.

I hope that we expect a tsunami, but end up with a couple of choppy waves.  I think that will happen if the social distancing works, and we slow the spread down so this looks more like a typical flu season.  We may feel foolish - but it may also be that drastic actions prevented a more severe outcome.  We may never know, but I'll take the results of a mild epidemic.

 

(Just as an aside, our school district shut down for two days earlier this year for the flu...)

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A right-wing populist politician in Spain shook over 1,000 hands at a political event, after traveling to Lombardy.

>>On 10 March 2020, during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Vox confirmed that Ortega Smith had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.[21] Ortega Smith, who had travelled to Lombardy in February,[22] showed symptoms similar to those of the Coronavirus two days before during a party convention celebrated at Vistalegre attended by 9,000 party sympathizers, where he visibly hugged, shook hands and kissed plenty of people.[23][24] On 7 March he had also reportedly greeted the 1,100 guests to a dinner in Jaén one by one.<<

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javier_Ortega_Smith

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2 minutes ago, IvanKaramazov said:

For the record, my youngest kid is a HS senior so what do I care.

:lol: 

We have a 8th and 10th grader - we let them get momentarily excited about the closure before we disclosed the long list of spring cleaning items they will have to get done over the break...

 

We will also limit their in-person exposure to friends - certainly some, but in much smaller groups and time frames.

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3 minutes ago, IvanKaramazov said:

No, I get that.  But they're going to be carriers even if we close the schools (they'll still hang out), and we mess up family work/life arrangements.  This just seems like a bad tradeoff.

For the record, my youngest kid is a HS senior so what do I care.

But they'll hang out with a few other kids at someone's house, not 30 at a time like in a classroom or a couple hundred kids at lunch. 

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