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ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 2:54pm



 haresfur wrote:


 cc_rider wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:
 

It's pure cotton and gets carried in pants. Not washing your hands after handling bills is roughly equivalent to fondling raspy's undershorts then going for a sandwich.
 Okay, not the image I wanted in my head this morning.

But yeah, didn't some lab swab a bunch of bills from circulation, and found all manner of bad stuff on them? I'm pretty sure hand-washing after handling money is already a required food-safety procedure (in the US anyway).
c.


 
Yeah right. The number of times I've been in a takeout place here or the US where the person assembling your food, wearing plastic gloves, pauses to take your money without taking their gloves off...

 

It's like the admonition to not touch your face... only causes people to touch their face more often.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
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Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 2:29pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 black321 wrote:
Supermarkets are now rationing many staples, and looking for new ways to service the demands of self-isolating consumers. Delivery sales, which were only about 4% of sales, are rising. 
There's going to be pain for a lot of borderline retailers, smaller regional chains...
 

I went to Costco yesterday to get some paper towels. Mind you... this was just getting some because we were running out.
I was shocked, SHOCKED at the paranoid people buying toilet paper, paper towels and bottled water by carts (plural) full!
They ran out of bottled water in the 5 minutes I was there... right after they opened!
So explain to me: does corona virus cause massive amounts of diarrhea where you need to hoard toilet paper? Why the paper towel hoarding?
And don't get me started on the bottled water.
What would happen if there was truly a crises here?
Really?
 
To put the best light on it, people don't tend to keep a prudent amount of supplies on hand until they are confronted with a crisis then try to fix it and often over-react. Also, people need to feel like they are doing something about a problem so they don't feel helpless. That's not entirely a bad thing until they go overboard or start fighting over TP.

Yeah, I made sure I had a modest stash of things in case I get stuck inside for a couple of weeks. Had a friend stuck in self-quarantine after returning from Italy. Luckily he made the trip without his partner so she moved out and was able to pitch supplies over the fence to him (ok, actually she left them at the door).
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
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Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 2:22pm



 cc_rider wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:
 

It's pure cotton and gets carried in pants. Not washing your hands after handling bills is roughly equivalent to fondling raspy's undershorts then going for a sandwich.
 Okay, not the image I wanted in my head this morning.

But yeah, didn't some lab swab a bunch of bills from circulation, and found all manner of bad stuff on them? I'm pretty sure hand-washing after handling money is already a required food-safety procedure (in the US anyway).
c.


 
Yeah right. The number of times I've been in a takeout place here or the US where the person assembling your food, wearing plastic gloves, pauses to take your money without taking their gloves off...

haresfur

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Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 2:20pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:
 

It's pure cotton and gets carried in pants. Not washing your hands after handling bills is roughly equivalent to fondling raspy's undershorts then going for a sandwich.
 

Money? You mean that stuff you see people carry in old movies? I'm liking my fitbit pay.

R_P

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Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 12:59pm

Google Scrubs Coronavirus Misinformation on Search, YouTube
rgio

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Location: West Jersey
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Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 12:49pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 black321 wrote:
Supermarkets are now rationing many staples, and looking for new ways to service the demands of self-isolating consumers. Delivery sales, which were only about 4% of sales, are rising. 
There's going to be pain for a lot of borderline retailers, smaller regional chains...
 

I went to Costco yesterday to get some paper towels. Mind you... this was just getting some because we were running out.
I was shocked, SHOCKED at the paranoid people buying toilet paper, paper towels and bottled water by carts (plural) full!
They ran out of bottled water in the 5 minutes I was there... right after they opened!
So explain to me: does corona virus cause massive amounts of diarrhea where you need to hoard toilet paper? Why the paper towel hoarding?
And don't get me started on the bottled water.
What would happen if there was truly a crises here?
Really?
 
Bottled water...don't get it.
Paper towels?  No idea.

Toilet paper...Not something I want to do without. 

Logic tells you not to worry....they'll be plenty...but logic isn't always a self-serving way to make decisions.  If every idiot in your town thinks they need 6 months of toilet paper instead of the 6 weeks they normally have on hand when buying at Costco, then Costco will sell 4X the normal amount of TP.  If you run leaner...2 weeks of inventory, then you start wondering if you have to join the panic.  Add in the fact that the entire country is at risk (unlike a natural disaster or storm), and the mind wanders into all types of crazy scenarios.

I'm not a gun person, but having seen how people reacted during superstorm Sandy, civilization is always about 3 days away from chaos.  I ended up driving 5-gallon gas cans to friends and co-workers in the worst-hit areas, and I could have sold them for $50 or $100 each.  In the time it took to transfer 10 cans to a friend, I had 4 people stop and ask if I was selling it.  I filled them up 20 miles away without waiting...my area wasn't impacted.  That week around here...people were running for empty gas cans the moment Home Depot opened at 6am.

Scenarios like these require intelligent, trustworthy leadership.  Electing a President shouldn't be only about abortion and the second amendment, it needs to include some trust in times of great distress and chaos, and prioritization of having teams in place to address the issues immediately when needed.  Political "yes men" without the experience and skills needed to solve complex problems are going to get a lot of people killed someday... 

black321

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Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 12:26pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 black321 wrote:
Supermarkets are now rationing many staples, and looking for new ways to service the demands of self-isolating consumers. Delivery sales, which were only about 4% of sales, are rising. 
There's going to be pain for a lot of borderline retailers, smaller regional chains...
 

I went to Costco yesterday to get some paper towels. Mind you... this was just getting some because we were running out.
I was shocked, SHOCKED at the paranoid people buying toilet paper, paper towels and bottled water by carts (plural) full!
They ran out of bottled water in the 5 minutes I was there... right after they opened!
So explain to me: does corona virus cause massive amounts of diarrhea where you need to hoard toilet paper? Why the paper towel hoarding?
And don't get me started on the bottled water.
What would happen if there was truly a crises here?
Really?
 

We live in a just-in-time world. Most grocers have about 3-days worth of inventory...if there was a 'crisis'towns and cities  would run out of food pretty quick. One of the problems of living in an 'efficient' society. 
R_P

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Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 12:16pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
What would happen if there was truly a crises here?
 
So no current crisis?
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 12:06pm



 black321 wrote:
Supermarkets are now rationing many staples, and looking for new ways to service the demands of self-isolating consumers. Delivery sales, which were only about 4% of sales, are rising. 
There's going to be pain for a lot of borderline retailers, smaller regional chains...
 

I went to Costco yesterday to get some paper towels. Mind you... this was just getting some because we were running out.
I was shocked, SHOCKED at the paranoid people buying toilet paper, paper towels and bottled water by carts (plural) full!
They ran out of bottled water in the 5 minutes I was there... right after they opened!
So explain to me: does corona virus cause massive amounts of diarrhea where you need to hoard toilet paper? Why the paper towel hoarding?
And don't get me started on the bottled water.
What would happen if there was truly a crises here?
Really?
Red_Dragon

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Location: Dumbf*ckistan


Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 11:16am

Governor of New York has activated the National Guard
black321

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Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 11:10am



 rgio wrote:


 black321 wrote:
I wonder, why aren't the airports taking passenger temperatures yet? 
 
It's not an effective way to identify the virus, as it takes 2 to 10 days for the first signs to appear post-infection.  It also has the potential to create panic (the guy in front of me....) and falsely trap healthy people (I just ran from Terminal B...).    What do you do with the people who are running hot in the middle of your airport?  Even if you catch them outside....they've been in line next to all of the others.

These things are really hard to stop unless you isolate everyone for 2 weeks.
 
sounds reasonable.
I also wonder if they are taking steps to clean those dirty security tray bins.  
And yes, i am flying soon. 

rgio

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Location: West Jersey
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 10:43am



 black321 wrote:
I wonder, why aren't the airports taking passenger temperatures yet? 
 
It's not an effective way to identify the virus, as it takes 2 to 10 days for the first signs to appear post-infection.  It also has the potential to create panic (the guy in front of me....) and falsely trap healthy people (I just ran from Terminal B...).    What do you do with the people who are running hot in the middle of your airport?  Even if you catch them outside....they've been in line next to all of the others.

These things are really hard to stop unless you isolate everyone for 2 weeks.
black321

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Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 10:35am

I wonder, why aren't the airports taking passenger temperatures yet? 
Red_Dragon

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Location: Dumbf*ckistan


Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 10:31am



 ScottN wrote:

I'm in O'Hare changing planes. Nobody is traveling...the place is eerily quiet.  No need to stand in any lines.
Big, big difference over my O'Hare transit in Feb.
 

Wow. O'Hare is an airport I've been through many times, and it was always packed.
ScottN

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Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 10:29am

 ScottN wrote:
I am flying to Massachusetts (via Providence) on Tuesday.
I fly frequently but have not since early Feb.  It will be interesting to experience.
Oh boy.
 
I'm in O'Hare changing planes. Nobody is traveling...the place is eerily quiet.  No need to stand in any lines.
Big, big difference over my O'Hare transit in Feb.
cc_rider

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Location: Bastrop
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Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 9:23am



 black321 wrote:
Supermarkets are now rationing many staples, and looking for new ways to service the demands of self-isolating consumers. Delivery sales, which were only about 4% of sales, are rising. 
There's going to be pain for a lot of borderline retailers, smaller regional chains...
 
Yeah, several local stores are out of, or rationing, bleach. Which has the potential for, uh, 'unintended consequences'. Many of us out here in the 'country' have aerobic septic systems that use bleach to sterilize the effluent before spraying it on the yard. Without bleach, people could be forced to spray under-treated effluent on their yards: sure sounds like a public health hazard to me. It's a fairly low risk for now, the systems use a pretty small amount of bleach. But still, panic-buying of bleach (or anything for that matter) could cause problems at least as bad as the virus.
c.

Red_Dragon

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Location: Dumbf*ckistan


Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 9:10am

Spotty sick leave policies limit options for avoiding virus
black321

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Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 9:07am

Supermarkets are now rationing many staples, and looking for new ways to service the demands of self-isolating consumers. Delivery sales, which were only about 4% of sales, are rising. 
There's going to be pain for a lot of borderline retailers, smaller regional chains...
cc_rider

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Location: Bastrop
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 7:39am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:
 

It's pure cotton and gets carried in pants. Not washing your hands after handling bills is roughly equivalent to fondling raspy's undershorts then going for a sandwich.
 Okay, not the image I wanted in my head this morning.

But yeah, didn't some lab swab a bunch of bills from circulation, and found all manner of bad stuff on them? I'm pretty sure hand-washing after handling money is already a required food-safety procedure (in the US anyway).
c.


ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 10, 2020 - 7:09am



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 

It's pure cotton and gets carried in pants. Not washing your hands after handling bills is roughly equivalent to fondling raspy's undershorts then going for a sandwich.
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