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My meds ordered days ago only just now were filled.

State of Emergency called today for Kansas. Friday, gatherings of above 250 were banned, the officials just now lowered it to 50. I approve. So far no confirmed cases in my county.

Good luck with your inhaler, Paulette. I need one, too. Mine seems to have gone dry.

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On 15/03/2020 at 07:51, dustydingo said:

 

Many suspect similar of the Australian gov (cynics all, line 'em up against the wall I say . . . ūüėČ )¬† . . placed self-isolation requirements on arrivals from many countries, but not the US . . . then to avoid having to single out the US, they then went and imposed requirements on all arrivals. Neat eh?¬† ūüôā

 

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Some Australia states appear to making the 14 day quarantine manditory, with police checks, and a AUS $14K or so fine if in breach.

 

Almost all cases in Central America appear to be from returning nationals who vacationed in Spain or Italy.  Nicaragua officially doesn't have any cases.  I tend to believe that because we don't have reports of dead or seriously ill old alcoholic expats in areas close to Costa Rica.  CR closed its bars, clubs, and casinos; Panama which topped 50 cases today, closed its borders to all except its own citizens (most likely to bring in cases, actually) and legal resident foreigners.

 

The EU just closed its borders to all but essential travel (moving cargo, basically).  As soon as all the Nicaraguans who went on vacation in the EU or US come back, we'll know whether they've imported Covid-19 or not, unless it's already here. 

 

I'll  be shooting still lifes and cats upstairs over the next week.  My town is rather far from the CR border, but Honduras has cases.   The town's largest pharmacy's clerks were using hand sanitizers between customers last week and had a run on hand sanitizer over the weekend and limited purchases to two bottles.  My local small shop is also using hand sanitizer between customers.   The owner said that Trump was a lunatic, so people here are following what's happening in the world.  Much fear that the disease is here, and some weird beliefs that either this was a Chinese bio weapon or a US bioweapon depending on the speaker's politics.

 

The saddest thing about this is how politicized it's become.  And the second saddest thing is that so many have no gears between denial and panic. 

 

 

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52 minutes ago, MizBrown said:

 

Some Australia states appear to making the 14 day quarantine manditory, with police checks, and a AUS $14K or so fine if in breach.

 

Almost all cases in Central America appear to be from returning nationals who vacationed in Spain or Italy.  Nicaragua officially doesn't have any cases.  I tend to believe that because we don't have reports of dead or seriously ill old alcoholic expats in areas close to Costa Rica.  CR closed its bars, clubs, and casinos; Panama which topped 50 cases today, closed its borders to all except its own citizens (most likely to bring in cases, actually) and legal resident foreigners.

 

The EU just closed its borders to all but essential travel (moving cargo, basically).  As soon as all the Nicaraguans who went on vacation in the EU or US come back, we'll know whether they've imported Covid-19 or not, unless it's already here. 

 

I'll  be shooting still lifes and cats upstairs over the next week.  My town is rather far from the CR border, but Honduras has cases.   The town's largest pharmacy's clerks were using hand sanitizers between customers last week and had a run on hand sanitizer over the weekend and limited purchases to two bottles.  My local small shop is also using hand sanitizer between customers.   The owner said that Trump was a lunatic, so people here are following what's happening in the world.  Much fear that the disease is here, and some weird beliefs that either this was a Chinese bio weapon or a US bioweapon depending on the speaker's politics.

 

The saddest thing about this is how politicized it's become.  And the second saddest thing is that so many have no gears between denial and panic. 

 

 

 

It's no surprise that Panama, with Panama City being the most cosmopolitan city in CA, has the most cases. British Columbia has at least 73 confirmed cases last I heard, and sadly three people died in a Vancouver nursing home today. I'd say that people here are mostly in denial, except when it comes to hoarding food. However, Canadians tend to be polite, even when panic-buying -- "Sorry, ma'am, I didn't mean to grab the last four rolls of toilet paper."

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Just made my weekly trip to the grocery...was going to go yesterday figuring it would nuts then but I think it was just as nuts today!¬† Did not take any photos...probably should have.¬† I did not do any panic buying or hoard, got my usual stuff (if it was there).¬† The aisles that were empty were: water, canned food, frozen veggies, much of the fresh meat and of course all paper products!¬† I hope when I go back next week, it will be more sane and shelves restocked....I know, don't kid myself¬†ūü§™

 

It was just announced today that my state (Maryland) has made it mandatory that all restaurants, bars and gyms must closed until further notice...restaurants can only stay open to serve carry out or delivery food...no dining in.  So I think that added to the rush of hoarders at the grocery stores.

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Under the circumstances, I took down the picture of me smiling. 

 

Went to the Apple Store, Boots Pharmacy, and the M&S Foodhall today. Apple was closed. I was able to upload some images to Alamy using their wifi from outside the door. I wonder if Alamy will close. Picked up my new eyeglasses at Boots. The staff was using hand sanitiser between customers. But they had none to sell and they had no masks either. I got my month's supply of Rx meds yesterday.

 

No loo paper at M&S. (I bought some last week.) They had food on the shelves but not everything I wanted. They had no blueberry muffins. No blueberry muffins for the last three days!!! Does Boris know about this?

 

The solitary days and nights that medical folks are suggesting for all has in fact been my normal life for the past two years. In addition, I wash my hands a lot and am careful what I touch when I'm out. 

 

 

 

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I find this article very reassuring and sort of understand the reasoning. 

 

https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3800632,00.html

 

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15 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

I find this article very reassuring and sort of understand the reasoning. 

 

https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3800632,00.html

 

 

 

An interesting and reassuring read, seems rational. Thank you for posting.

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

Went to the Apple Store

All Apple stores globally are closed until March 27th, except (amazingly) for all the 42 stores in China which have now re-opened. I heard a commentator yesterday say that he doubted very much that the Chinese government were telling the truth about their success in battling the coronavirus. This rather suggests that they are telling the truth.

 

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/13/21177964/apple-stores-china-reopened-coronavirus-covid-19

 

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I have to admit that it was a huge surprise to me that they had 42 stores in China, but they do:

https://www.apple.com/uk/retail/storelist/

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34 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

I find this article very reassuring and sort of understand the reasoning. 

 

https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3800632,00.html

 

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thanks nice read.  I would probably feel more reassured if I saw people around taking the social distancing guideline more seriously.  I have a friend who said on Saturday she was one of the rare one to not attend a 400 person celebration of life (ironic), with plenty of seniors..... i had friends last week who were having big restaurant gatherings in France to "beat the curfew"...  I have acquaintance who beat the requirement, and gloat about it, for self isolation returning 12 hours before.....  what do you think changed in those 12 hours.....

  I see full concerts in the UK still happening....  

 

 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

I find this article very reassuring and sort of understand the reasoning. 

 

https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3800632,00.html

 

 

Thanks for posting. I would assume that the models the boffins use include the fact that everyone only tends to have a limited number of regular contacts. But who knows.

 

I think there are other reasons to be optimistic too.  They keep saying that it will take 12-18 months before a vaccine is ready. I think much of the delay is, not how long it takes to develop a vaccine (they have at least one candidate ready for test already), but more to do with how long it takes to do all the testing and prove it's safe to human use particularly as the restrictions on medicines given to healthy folks are more stringent than those which can are used to treat the dying. But... if there's one country that can muster the resources and cut through "red tape" it's China. Who would have believed they could build those hospitals in days? (Who said they don't care about people?). In the UK we'd still be doing surveys to find out if there were any crested newts or bats on the proposed site... Human trials could be carried out on elderly volunteers first as they have the most to gain from immunity. The Chinese authorities know that the current lockdown has only bought them time. The virus is still around and will "explode" again if lockdown measures are relaxed too far. So they must be searching for a more long term solution (a vaccine) so that life and business can return to normal.

 

I also saw a story today that first human trial of a vaccine in the USA is about to start. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51906604

 

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1 hour ago, Michael Ventura said:

Just made my weekly trip to the grocery...was going to go yesterday figuring it would nuts then but I think it was just as nuts today!¬† Did not take any photos...probably should have.¬† I did not do any panic buying or hoard, got my usual stuff (if it was there).¬† The aisles that were empty were: water, canned food, frozen veggies, much of the fresh meat and of course all paper products!¬† I hope when I go back next week, it will be more sane and shelves restocked....I know, don't kid myself¬†ūü§™

 

It was just announced today that my state (Maryland) has made it mandatory that all restaurants, bars and gyms must closed until further notice...restaurants can only stay open to serve carry out or delivery food...no dining in.  So I think that added to the rush of hoarders at the grocery stores.

 

If you need paper products try a small deli or bodega. One in Greenwich Village has lots and I think most hoarders have hit the big grocery stores.

 

Paulette

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29 minutes ago, M.Chapman said:

 

Thanks for posting. I would assume that the models the boffins use include the fact that everyone only tends to have a limited number of regular contacts. But who knows.

 

I think there are other reasons to be optimistic too.  They keep saying that it will take 12-18 months before a vaccine is ready. I think much of the delay is, not how long it takes to develop a vaccine (they have at least one candidate ready for test already), but more to do with how long it takes to do all the testing and prove it's safe to human use particularly as the restrictions on medicines given to healthy folks are more stringent than those which can are used to treat the dying. But... if there's one country that can muster the resources and cut through "red tape" it's China. Who would have believed they could build those hospitals in days? (Who said they don't care about people?). In the UK we'd still be doing surveys to find out if there were any crested newts or bats on the proposed site... Human trials could be carried out on elderly volunteers first as they have the most to gain from immunity. The Chinese authorities know that the current lockdown has only bought them time. The virus is still around and will "explode" again if lockdown measures are relaxed too far. So they must be searching for a more long term solution (a vaccine) so that life and business can return to normal.

 

I also saw a story today that first human trial of a vaccine in the USA is about to start. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51906604

 

Mark

 

It will still be at least a year for a vaccine, not something to rush to market without extensive testing. One of the swine flu vaccines was shown to have a direct link to narcolepsy for example and was eventually taken off the market at different rates in different countries I recall. 

Here is another Vaccine story from today in The Guardian. 

 

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1 hour ago, MDM said:

 

It will still be at least a year for a vaccine, not something to rush to market without extensive testing. One of the swine flu vaccines was shown to have a direct link to narcolepsy for example and was eventually taken off the market at different rates in different countries I recall. 

Here is another Vaccine story from today in The Guardian. 

 

Hopefully vaccine development has improved in the 10 years since then. Given the scale of the current problem I think a speedy solution is going to be critical. 

 

Mark

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2 hours ago, geogphotos said:

I find this article very reassuring and sort of understand the reasoning. 

 

https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3800632,00.html

 

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Corona Is Slowing Down, Humanity Will Survive, Says Biophysicist Michael Levitt

Nobel laureate and Stanford professor Michael Levitt unexpectedly became a reassuring figure in China at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. Now he assures Israelis: statistics show the virus is on a downturn

 

Great article, and yes very reassuring. Thank you! 

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2 hours ago, meanderingemu said:

a few stores in Canada are now opening an hour early just for Seniors,  so they can go in a "safer" environment, and possibly with more filled shelves.  I hope this catches on

 

Yes, a very positive move that the chain of 'Iceland' stores in the UK has begun to implement, too.

 

A friend works in a major supermarket here. She tells me that they are currently getting deliveries of around half a dozen bottles of hand sanitizer each day (!), but they are not putting any on the shelves. Along with other highly limited stock of essential products, they are only sold to older customers who specifically ask staff if they have any stock, or if staff see seniors who are looking a little bewildered and in need of help. Good to see.

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Whenever disaster strikes, we have our faith in humanity restored. Two of my neighbors have offered to shop for me, and my son-in-law has helped me in other ways besides offering to shop, along with a grandson. That’s 4 wonderful people who care.

My neighbor across the back fence seems to have adopted me as her ‚Äúother mother‚ÄĚ.
These things are going on across the world.

A young 30 year old woman with Lupis was handing out free hand sanitizer to seniors as they neared the door of a pharmacy here in my town. She must’ve bought a supply early on.

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23 minutes ago, losdemas said:

 

Yes, a very positive move that the chain of 'Iceland' stores in the UK has begun to implement, too.

 

A friend works in a major supermarket here. She tells me that they are currently getting deliveries of around half a dozen bottles of hand sanitizer each day (!), but they are not putting any on the shelves. Along with other highly limited stock of essential products, they are only sold to older customers who specifically ask staff if they have any stock, or if staff see seniors who are looking a little bewildered and in need of help. Good to see.


Hand sanitiser is not necessary if there is access to good ole soap and water. Soap is apparently more effective than hand sanitiser at killing the virus. It is probably not as hard on the skin either. But the hand sanitiser madness appears to have taken hold. 

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42 minutes ago, MDM said:


Hand sanitiser is not necessary if there is access to good ole soap and water. Soap is apparently more effective than hand sanitiser at killing the virus. It is probably not as hard on the skin either. But the hand sanitiser madness appears to have taken hold. 

I have none. But I would like a bottle for my car when I’m forced to go out like today, to use immediately upon exiting a shop.

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So my daughter just got home from her 12 hour nursing shift at the local hospital (the very one where I¬†¬†was born!) and she was more stressed than usual. ¬†I asked what was going on and she said her boss just told her to prepare for the possibility of living at the hospital for a while! ¬†They have set up a military style medical tent outside the hospital, for patients.¬†Doctors think that within a week or so it could really get¬†rough. ¬†So while most everyone else is asked to stay home and shelter in place, she is being asked to live in the ‚Äútrenches‚ÄĚ. ¬†I am proud of her but of course worried as well. ¬†At least, if all goes well, she will have stories to tell to her eventual children.

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I’m so sorry, Michael. It’s tough to watch our children deal with situations like this, while on the other hand, we’re so proud of their accomplishments. Your daughter, and all those in the medical profession, are champions in my book. We could never survive without them. Best of luck to you and your family. 

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2 hours ago, Michael Ventura said:

So my daughter just got home from her 12 hour nursing shift at the local hospital (the very one where I¬†¬†was born!) and she was more stressed than usual. ¬†I asked what was going on and she said her boss just told her to prepare for the possibility of living at the hospital for a while! ¬†They have set up a military style medical tent outside the hospital, for patients.¬†Doctors think that within a week or so it could really get¬†rough. ¬†So while most everyone else is asked to stay home and shelter in place, she is being asked to live in the ‚Äútrenches‚ÄĚ. ¬†I am proud of her but of course worried as well. ¬†At least, if all goes well, she will have stories to tell to her eventual children.

 

Wow, that's a tough one. All healthcare workers are especially at risk. Luckily, they are trained and well-equipped to protect themselves. Youth will also be on her side.

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12 minutes ago, BobD said:

I see on the news this morning people are panic buying guns in America. !

 

And people are panic buying cannabis in Holland. Different places, different people.

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