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Re: COVID-19 aka 2019 (and 2020) Novel Coronavirus

Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:59 am

Last night, Walmart.com "stunned" both of our credit cards (they got locked) when I tried to order groceries for pickup from their website. So I ventured to the local grocery store during "Senior hour" right after a snowstorm, wearing two balaclavas, a dust mask under them, and black ski goggles - plus rubber gloves under thick cloth gloves. It was sparsely populated with shoppers, but I hadn't brought enough cash (I was a bit shell-shocked from the Walmart.com debacle that kept me busy all night), and had to abandon part of a cart of groceries to be restocked. I'm angry at myself for not bringing more money, at the credit card companies for freezing our cards for no good reason, and at Walmart for screwing up implementation of their grocery pickup and delivery (full up) system. I'm also not thrilled with the young cashier who kept rushing over to me to slap 'PAID" stickers on every large item in the cart. I had to ask her to stay away from me - right before having to ask her to take one item off the automated checkout.

There was no toilet paper or paper toweling at all, and maybe 1/4 as much lettuce as usual, despite the store just having opened for the day, after supposedly being restocked overnight. There was barely any pasta despite a limit of 4, and not much flour despite a limit of two per customer. I have to make my own bread and rolls for my low sodium diet, so I've been chasing flour all over the internet. I've managed to accumulate enough of it, at an approximate cost of $120. The reality at the stores isn't matching up with what we are being told by grocery organization reps on television. Now I get to spend another 14 days waiting to see if I'm infected. I also get to 'decontaminate' a trunkload of groceries tomorrow. And I'm one of the lucky ones who has most of what they need for a month or two...
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Re: COVID-19 aka 2019 (and 2020) Novel Coronavirus

Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:24 pm

Wow that sounds bad. I ventured to Costco today and the parking lot was probably about normal, maybe a hair less. They haven't ordered a lockdown for my state but the governor is saying it's possible. Most people seemed to be walking out with cases of bottled water :? along with huge packs of paper towels, no TP to be seen :( hope people aren't planning on using paper towels for TP :o damn that would be a rough wipe! Note I went out late last week and purchases seemed about the same, lots of bottled water and paper towels......
For the most part the shelves were stocked although they were out of the regular hamburger, they did have the organic though. I picked up one of the last 5lb packages last week so I'm just fine. The only thing I was looking for but they didn't have was Nestle chocolate chips, although the did have plenty of the Kirkland generic chips I passed on. I'd heard rumors the attached liquor store would be closed as a "nonessential" business but it was open and regular traffic, I picked up another case of Guinness even though I already had several at home :oops:
Crazy times for sure!
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Re: COVID-19 aka 2019 (and 2020) Novel Coronavirus

Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:06 pm

In New York the liquor stores are "essential" businesses.

When I stocked up as the virus was just arriving in the US I got lucky: the best deal on recycled TP was an offer I'd used before, in normal times: buy three 12 packs of Seventh Generation recycled TP and get a fourth free, essentially. It lasts long enough that I still had one left, but I re-upped on it, expecting something like this...although not THIS. I still have three of them left, although since I've been supplying my ex GF and my Sister with it, I'll be looking for more in a month. Watch for multi-packs of cheap washcloths to start vanishing next...
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Re: COVID-19 aka 2019 (and 2020) Novel Coronavirus

Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:32 pm

Here in BC our superstore has a security guard with a counter letting people in. Limited amount of people allowed in the store at the same time. As a result very relaxed and calm inside. Keeping staff to mins but all the shelves are well stocked. Special hours for seniors. All employees got a two dollar per hour raise for the remainder of the crisis.
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Re: COVID-19 aka 2019 (and 2020) Novel Coronavirus

Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:02 pm

GRA wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:17 pm
WetEV wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:05 pm
Apples meet oranges.

Dead is dead. Does it matter to the people who die prematurely what the cause was?
No, but it matters a great deal to the people who are trying to leverage the situation for political gain.
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Re: COVID-19 aka 2019 (and 2020) Novel Coronavirus

Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:26 pm

LTLFTcomposite wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:02 pm
GRA wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:17 pm
WetEV wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:05 pm
Apples meet oranges.

Dead is dead. Does it matter to the people who die prematurely what the cause was?
No, but it matters a great deal to the people who are trying to leverage the situation for political gain.

Who would that be?
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

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Re: COVID-19 aka 2019 (and 2020) Novel Coronavirus

Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:16 am

I just watched it. It's about 5 minutes long.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Eggu2jkO5c

Singapore says it will make its contact tracing tech freely available to developers
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/coronav ... ource.html

China to lift lockdown on Wuhan, the epicenter of its coronavirus outbreak
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/china-t ... break.html
Two months after Chinese authorities locked down the city at the center of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, the end is in sight.

Hubei province said Tuesday that travel restrictions on the capital city of Wuhan will be removed starting April 8, which would end a lockdown that began on Jan. 23.

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Re: COVID-19 aka 2019 (and 2020) Novel Coronavirus

Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:15 pm

When I clicked your youtube arrow all I get is,
"An error occurred. Please try again later. (Playback ID: 5NGNYm2LU_6Pmi5G)
Learn More"
:?
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Re: COVID-19 aka 2019 (and 2020) Novel Coronavirus

Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:29 pm

^^^
Are you talking about the Italy PBS NewsHour story? If so, how about this?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Eggu2jkO5c

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https://www.youtube.com/user/PBSNewsHour/videos?view=0&sort=dd&flow=grid 
might also prove useful.

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Re: COVID-19 aka 2019 (and 2020) Novel Coronavirus

Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:30 am

Thanks, that worked when I copied and pasted the URL.
BTW your original youtube post(a couple of posts up) still doesn't work for me, for whatever reason.
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