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Dustin
Posted: March 14th, 2020, 3:02pm Report to Moderator
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With there being no official Coronavirus thread, I figured I'd start one. Anyone here had it? Anyone want to get it?

As a 40-something (think early) fairly healthy individual, I'm not too worried about this new virus. However, there must be some here who are a little frightened given their age or health condition. What's your mindset? Are you going to hide from it and hope it never passes your way or are you not bothered, a Que, Sera, Sera attitude?

Whatever your attitude, I hope to see all of you still here on the other side of this.

Good luck all.




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Dustin,

I hope you don't mind me co-oping your thread.  I was meaning to post this very question, but Dustin beat me to it.  

I would love to hear the stories.  I'm thinking of putting up a related OWC in the midst of the 7WC.  

As for me, personally, the impact is minimal.  I work from home.  My wife and eldest are not working as they both teach, but the financial impact is minimal.  The Fat Kid will be coming home over the next couple of weeks due to the university closing the dorms and going 'virtual'.

Don

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Anyone want to get it?

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I've been rubbing up against people at walmart, but still haven't had any luck.
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I'm worried about my elderly parents who both have underlying conditions, coupled with the fact that my father is extremely gung ho about it.

As for myself, I'm on Hvar again while I finish my house there. As far as I'm aware there are no cases here, and only a few on mainland Croatia. I can theoretically isolate myself indefinitely. Ultimately, the quarantine can't last forever, though and the disease is coming for everyone.
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No panic here in Florida (north central) yet. My husband is very fit and trim. Works out every day and still keeps 65 hour work weeks and is just about a vegetarian. He is 65 though and has stage 2 CHF, so we are being extra careful. No visiting with grandkids. No visiting with anyone.

Here's a nightmare for some friends of ours. Older couple. Upper 60s. They went on a world cruise Jan 4th. Round trip from Ft. Lauderdale. They have just been informed that their cruise will end in a few days. So, instead of getting back to Fort Lauderdale in May, they will be getting off in Freemantle Australia. That's on the other freaking side of the planet!!! Most people on that cruise are older. 60-90. Many with some sort of disability that comes with that age. Imagine being dumped so far from where you were supposed to and then have to figure out how to get home. Especially with all these travel restrictions and stuff. Not to mention with all the luggage.


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Dustin
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Too many here (UK) believe the government plan of delaying infection means they will not get it. They don't understand that the measure is merely to protect the infrastructure of our health service. We're all going to get it (not that, Zack). Fortunately, many of us will not even realise we have anything more than a cold... but 15% of 80-year-olds will die from this. That's a very scary number.

I work from home too but, as I'm freelance, my work has been impacted... especially as a nice chunk of my earnings comes from China. However, I have just heard back from them today and things there will be back on track soon.


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My biggest fear was my kids - but reading up on the virus, kids are not really affected. I'm not fussed about catching it myself, the risk of it being serious for me seems low.

I've told my partner that she shouldn't visit her grandparents (especially with the kids) as they are already seriously ill, so not worth the risk.

As well as the risk to life for those with underlying conditions - There is also a major risk to the economy and small business, there will be a lot of casualties in that regard as well.

This also proves that the government should not trust us with big scary information - Based on the general reaction to coronavirus and the strange hoarding of crap roll, if the government ever discover that Aliens exist, they sure as shit will not tell us now


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I'm very worried about my parents. My mother is 71 and she is cancer. She has to go to hospital but I'm very afraid of there. Hospitals are most risky places.  There are only 6 people have been influenced in Turkey. But I know it will spread suddenly. Some Turkish people doesn't take it seriusly, after they come from the abroad. Ministery of Health especially told them to stay at home and not contact anyone. Some of them don't listen.
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My Dad is 95 and still insists on going to a HellHole of a casino in downtown St. Louis.  he's with my sister now, but she just told me today she had no idea how difficult it is to get normal simple daily supplies, as she hasn't shopped in some time, for some strange reason.

Grocery stores, Wallmarts, and Costco around me all have bare shelves and huge lines of peeps trying to horde shit.  Luckily, I always have a big stock of things on hand from the last time they were on sale, but even my supply will run out unless we get this shit under control.

The cancellations of so many sporting and entertainment events has me very worried that there may be more to this than we know, and the cost to the economy will be staggering.  I've lost almost $100K since the beginning of the month in the stock market, which has me very alarmed.


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Dustin
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The measures are highly suspicious. This may save burdening the NHS but what about people's livelihoods? It's not just the stock markets, but small businesses are being forced to close soon. The sporting events. This amounts to huge losses in revenue. It doesn't make sense.

Police here have also been given powers to detain infected people. The police carrying instant test kits? Or, are they stopping people who look like they may be ill?


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It's the ordinary working people that are going to suffer here. The government aren't losing a thing. It would be far better for the people if we all got it at once and just stayed at home. This would all be over in a month. Instead, we're staggering it out over months, and not just that but we're allowing our businesses to close and events stopped. I have a chess tournament tomorrow, probably be the last one for a while.

I honestly think this whole thing has been orchestrated to not only kill a bunch of old people we don't need anymore but to also bring in draconian enforcement measures to control us like never before. People agree to it too because they think it's for the best.

Viruses come and the human race adapts. That's the way of things. Let's just let this thing do its thing and then we can all carry on like we did before.


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I honestly think this whole thing has been orchestrated to not only kill a bunch of old people we don't need anymore but to also bring in draconian enforcement measures to control us like never before. People agree to it too because they think it's for the best.


I don’t want to, but… I’ll most likely agree that something is inherently strange about the whole quote/unquote “Pandemic” angle, considering other forms of Flu kill millions annually (on a global scale). Alas, it is what it is for reason’s not yet apparent to the mass of society. There’s definitely speculation as to exactly what this is however, (engineered bio-weapon, etc), and to what extent its creation was designed for; which appears to be a Frankenstein’s Monster.

… and then there’s this, which really throws a wrench into the machinations of why its genesis came from China:

https://www.henrymakow.com/2020/03/Telomeric-Poisoning-Exacerbates-Coronavirus.html

Maybe it’s a good idea to turn off the 5G signal on our modems in our homes for good, and just use the 2G signal available by default, that is… until they push 5G signal on society via cell towers. Damned either way, I guess.

For myself and my family, it’ll probably be business as usual, except my eldest’s University is closed, and my other daughter’s school is throwing in an extra week of closure before and after spring break; which equates to at least three weeks sitting around with our thumbs up our ass. We do have a lake house about an hour away fortunately, so… probably gonna go there for a week or so, invite a few friends out (after we delouse them on the driveway, of course) and get shitfaced with absolutely no ambition in sight, except maybe build a bonfire and smoke weed (not only is it legal to buy here, they’ll actually deliver it for you, lol), but there’s still snow on the ground here for another few weeks, and the lake is frozen solid till late April early May… oh well, what’re ya gonna do.

Godspeed.


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Don, I'm surprised at you. Dropping the f-bomb like that in 2020 is simply not kosher...or did I just culturally appropriate by dropping the k-word  

Confusing times indeed.



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In regards the big C. I'm in Taiwan at the moment so I'm relatively lucky considering the proximity to China. I was also fortunate enough to have left Japan before it took hold there. It seems the Taiwanese government have used their SARS experience and really got on top of it early (if we are to actually believe them) There are less cases here than my home country of Ireland.

Everyone is wearing masks like an apocalyptic movie even though they are meant to be ineffective. Hard to know what to believe, a lot of contradictory information out there. As a teacher, schools re-opened just two weeks later after Chinese New Year but considering what others are going through, the effect, so far, has been minor.

China's new-cases-per-day is down to single digits...or so they claim. Let's hope it's true and we're seeing things get better before they get worse.

I hope everyone is keeping safe and taking the necessary precautions.


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I'm a bit of a hypochondriac, I suppose (at least my wife tells me), so I'm worried, but not worried at the same time. I've had a cold for the past couple weeks, now I have a cough, which was diagnosed as bronchitis. So... What does this mean? No clue, but taking my meds, washing my hands and covering my mouth when I remember to like a good little boy. My three kids just got 5 weeks off from their elementary school, until April 20, so there goes Daddy's writing time down the tubes with all the toilet paper.


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