How has the CoronaVirus affected you?

For how long?

In MD, restaurants, gyms etc. are either shut down or limited service. There is very little traffic (think Ventura Freeway on a Sunday morning), and people are keeping social distance in mind while in stores.

@SteveSoCal wrote:

CA is officially shut down as of tonight!....

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope

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@HonnyBrown wrote:

For how long?

No end date! Until the governor feels safe opening it back up, I guess.

Looking to China as an example for halting the spread, I guess.
So that means you can't leave your house at all? None of the businesses are open? ie, big boxes, grocery stores, BevMo, etc.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
@HonnyBrown wrote:

So that means you can't leave your house at all? None of the businesses are open? ie, big boxes, grocery stores, BevMo, etc.

Similar to Italy. Grocery stores, pharmacies and businesses necessary for public health will remain operational. Anything not required for the public will probably be out of the picture. L.A. city has a separate mandate that goes into effect at midnight. It has a clause that allows businesses selling items that would allow people to work from home (i.e. Office Max) to remain open.

The brunt of it is: You are safer at home. Stay there. You are definitely not allowed to go out for the purpose of mystery shopping....
@HonnyBrown wrote:

So that means you can't leave your house at all? None of the businesses are open? ie, big boxes, grocery stores, BevMo, etc.

According to guidelines we are receiving. We can go out for essential activities like shopping at grocery, hardware and auto repair stores, pet stores, nurseries, banks, take out restaurants, even car dealerships. The list is quite extensive. We can exercise outside (walking/ riding bikes) as long as we maintain social distance. I think the idea is that we minimize our time out doing these things.

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@guysmom wrote:

What is interesting most to me is NOT the number of cases. We in the US will see a HUGE spike in the number of infected persons soon enough, because of the number of tests being done. But what interests me, in comparing the US with other countries, is the death rate. That's what I'm keeping my eye on. Not to minimize ANY single death from this, but the chart shows that the death rate in the US, compared to Italy, is quite low right now. Let's hope it stays that way.

Italy's death rate compared with S. Korea's seems to have something to do with the age of their population and smokers. This was a recent CNN piece asking why S. Korea has much fewer deaths:

[www.cnn.com]

I'm not entirely convinced that age, alone, has been a factor in death rates. It may be. But, what seems most important is whether the person has a pre-existing condition, such as diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, etc. that makes their bodies more vulnerable to the virus. Even then, it's not absolute. The chances of death are certainly much higher, but not absolute.

Overall, hospitalization (and potentially overwhelming the system) is the greatest worry.

If someone has the time, maybe they can look up the demographics of the U.S. compared with Italy's. What percentage are smokers? What percentage are seniors? ...etc.
As of today I finally told my scheduler that I would not do the two jobs I was scheduled for. I had been hoping I could fulfill them for him. Just after sending my first email with a sincere apology and getting his reply the entire state shut down. But unlike Wwin I could not find any guidelines as to what the governor meant by we are ordered to stay home. There does not seem to be any teeth in that order that I can find. It sounds more like a suggestion to me with a long laundry list of reasons to go out. People are still congregating together. They are meeting in smaller groups but meeting with many different people on different days.
Some of the prospects for treating COVID19 currently being tested:
[www.theguardian.com]

I thought this was super interesting.

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Okay, thank you. It's like that here in MD. Places are open, but not a lot of people.

What is traffic like?

@wwin wrote:

@HonnyBrown wrote:

So that means you can't leave your house at all? None of the businesses are open? ie, big boxes, grocery stores, BevMo, etc.

According to guidelines we are receiving. We can go out for essential activities like shopping at grocery, hardware and auto repair stores, pet stores, nurseries, banks, take out restaurants, even car dealerships. The list is quite extensive. We can exercise outside (walking/ riding bikes) as long as we maintain social distance. I think the idea is that we minimize our time out doing these things.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
No traffic in DC.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
I became available to discover and love the twenty episodes of 'Ladies of Letters'. (Now, I want the book and the radio series.)

As I slowly grow wise I grow briskly cautious. - Mark Twain
I have no reason to go anywhere right now, but I walk a bridge that goes over the 101 when I step out for some exercise, and was astonished yesterday at 5 PM to see open road....

Dolphins seen in the Venice canals (in Italy, not L.A.), smog clearing out in China, and no traffic in Hollywood!

I'm not saying this pandemic is good thing, but...perhaps there's something to be learned from it.
My booked and paid for vacay in Mexico in May likely won't be happening

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A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

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A buddy of mine knows a fellow who owns a whole bunch of bars in an area where the police are enforcing a rule of no mare than 10 patrons in the bar at once. Those are not mystery shopped, but the fellow called my friend and offered him a nice fee to check out 10 of his bars to make sure the order is being followed. He risks losing ALL of his liquor licenses if any are shut down for noncompliance. So, a rather strange new MS type seems to have opened for my friend.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
[www.latimes.com]

For those of us who can find the way to connect as long as it is explained step by step. Play games with friends and family virtually, how to set up face time and equivalents etc.
@sandyf wrote:

[www.latimes.com]

For those of us who can find the way to connect as long as it is explained step by step. Play games with friends and family virtually, how to set up face time and equivalents etc.

Me and my friends are hosting a Google Hangouts / Oovoo party later tonight as our "Friday night party." We'll have 10-12 of us video chatting at once. I'm looking forward to us all getting lit in the comfort of our own homes.

Shopping the Greater Denver Area, Colorado Springs and in-between in Colorado. 30 year old male and willing to travel! Badged for Denver International Airport.
Japanese flu drug 'clearly effective' in treating coronavirus, says China
Shares in Fujifilm Toyama Chemical, which developed favipiravir, surged after praise by Chinese official following clinical trials

[www.theguardian.com]

LET US HOPE!
@shoptastic wrote:

Some of the prospects for treating COVID19 currently being tested:
[www.theguardian.com]

I thought this was super interesting.

GOOD LORD!!! I had linked to a different article describing how the virus affects the lungs . . . totally opposite of intended link. Fixed that now!. smiling smiley
MsJudi, As of today Friday all borders Mexico and Canada will be closed. All the college kids have been told to go home or they will have to stay indefinitely in Mexico. If you paid for a trip wait until the border closes and you will get your money back. Not sure of the exact date, but very soon.
Now the banks are closing the lobbys.

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The lung diseases they are finding when someone gets the virus is possibly from vaping. They have noticed scar tissue in mostly young males.
I'm going to get fat too as I've been cooking up a storm and have a collection of "make someday" recipes that I plan on trying since it seems it's "someday."

Yes, I saw the news conference advising of border closings with Mexico and Canada. I have the "cancel for any reason" insurance so I would expect to get all my $ back regardless, minus the insurance cost. However, it's disappointing as it's about the only big vacay I do each year and meet up with friends who have moved to all parts of our great country. It will be difficult to reschedule, but hopefully we all will be able to do it.

I would like to add my good wishes and thankfulness to all our government leaders, as well as, the health care workers who are working endlessly on this. It must be so stressful and exhausting for them. The pressure to get it right is immense.

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A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

Zen Shin Talks
While I'm not going to get fat, I will possibly get temporary liver damage :-)

My friends and I are doing Happy Hour via Zoom or Skype or something.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
No traffic in West Hollywood? ...fainting.

@SteveSoCal wrote:

I have no reason to go anywhere right now, but I walk a bridge that goes over the 101 when I step out for some exercise, and was astonished yesterday at 5 PM to see open road....

Dolphins seen in the Venice canals (in Italy, not L.A.), smog clearing out in China, and no traffic in Hollywood!

I'm not saying this pandemic is good thing, but...perhaps there's something to be learned from it.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Negotiations between the teaching union, school district and state superintendent's office have gone to hell.... And I don't have any beer in the house. sad smiley

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
I do, LOL, but it's probably not up to your microbrew delicious Seattle standards. It's Dos Equis, Sam Adams, and Great Lakes. I think you might like the Great Lakes okay. I still have some GL Christmas Ale and the others are Dortmunder and a Pale Ale.
I took a nap today and woke up with my Aussie - Pyree next to me and my Border Collie sleeping on my feet. My partner came home with 12 Bud Lights (Lites??) and some other Belgian brew.
I am drinking a rum and Coke. A local market had 16.9 oz six pack plastic bottles on sale for $2.20 each, which is a pretty good deal. I bought 3 six packs of that. We have lots of booze but might have to stock up some more before they close the liquor stores, too.
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