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The panic buying was predictable. The t-p hoarding is crazy. once upon time before pampers and huggies people used to launder diapers. On a brighter note , the pet store had plenty of dog food.
 

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Wish we didn’t have plane tickets for Fla in early April, and for Scandinavia in late April. Probably will end up shacking the Europe trip and seeing how things look domestically near time of the Florida trip. But I have no problem driving to Florida, and we are visiting son’s family, in their mother-in-law apartment. So that hopefully won’t be too risky. I am elderly with underlying conditions, so I am being cautious for now. Good health to all you guys.
 

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Day to day, right now, not a big deal. Boiling sap has generally been a social distancing program for me anyway.
Working in health care, we'll see how it plays it. We're scaling back a little, prepping to do some stuff remotely. I suspect it will get worse and am anticipating a 14 day 'vacation'.
The college I'm teaching at sent everyone home for a few weeks (which I think will turn into the rest of the semester), so I'll have to figure out how to teach the second half of it remotely.
Lastly is a June vacation to Alaska that is mostly booked - waiting to see how things play out before completing the booking there. Airline ticket prices are falling.
 

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I went to the VA Hospital for hernia repair surgery Friday at noon. A couple nurses prepped me and I was on a gurney with some needles in my arms. They put up the side rails and were getting ready to wheel me to the operating room when my surgeon came in and said he just finished with his last patient. He said they were prepping another patient for emergency surgery, who he had worked on in the past and he would have to cancel my surgery. He asked could I come back Monday. Got a call today saying they are cancelling all non emergency operations until this virus thing is over. My hernia doesn't particularly bother me as I have had a small one for 25 years. The bulge got much bigger this December, so I decided to have something done about it before it broke through the wall completely which can cause some serious complications if your intestine becomes tangled for several hours and loses blood flow. This, they told me, can lead to that section of intestine dying and would require an operation to have that section removed. That prompted me to get it fixed. I was kind of surprised that they had me come down Friday and didn't cancel before then, so the call today wasn't a surprise. I am good with all this as it looks like others are going to need help a lot worse than I am. A 90 plus year old WW11 vet tested positive for the virus there yesterday and hopefully he will make it.

The stores in my area are still stocked with plenty of everything I am told, except toilet paper and wipes as of this morning. Not so much a run on food in my area as most people have a months worth of stuff or more around and their own wells so bottled water is not needed. Most schools are closed and lots of social gatherings cancelled. I have never seen anything like this and am not sure what to make of it. I guess everyone has to do what they think is right for themselves and their families. I'm lucky I'm mostly retired as it looks like lots of people are going to be out of work for quite a while. By the way, I just counted and I have 28 rolls of toilet paper and haven't bought any for 3 weeks. I buy a lot of non perishables in bulk when I see a good deal.

I know of a woman who sent a box full of toilet paper yesterday, by mail, to friends out in Washington state, who told her they had traveled around and couldn't find it anywhere.
 

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Airline ticket prices are falling.
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I guess. Round trip tix from Portland, ME to Tampa and back for wife and I cost me a little over $1,200.00 back in January. Same flights today total up to a little over $400.00 for both of us. If they even fly I guess.
 

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The Gov just closed VT elementary and high schools effective Wednesday and until early April at least.
I socially distanced myself out on the ice with a jigging rod. Put a good number of crappie and bluegill fillets in the freezer.
 

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I went to the VA Hospital for hernia repair surgery Friday at noon. A couple nurses prepped me and I was on a gurney with some needles in my arms. They put up the side rails and were getting ready to wheel me to the operating room when my surgeon came in and said he just finished with his last patient. He said they were prepping another patient for emergency surgery, who he had worked on in the past and he would have to cancel my surgery. He asked could I come back Monday. Got a call today saying they are cancelling all non emergency operations until this virus thing is over. My hernia doesn't particularly bother me as I have had a small one for 25 years. The bulge got much bigger this December, so I decided to have something done about it before it broke through the wall completely which can cause some serious complications if your intestine becomes tangled for several hours and loses blood flow. This, they told me, can lead to that section of intestine dying and would require an operation to have that section removed. That prompted me to get it fixed. I was kind of surprised that they had me come down Friday and didn't cancel before then, so the call today wasn't a surprise. I am good with all this as it looks like others are going to need help a lot worse than I am. A 90 plus year old WW11 vet tested positive for the virus there yesterday and hopefully he will make it.

The stores in my area are still stocked with plenty of everything I am told, except toilet paper and wipes as of this morning. Not so much a run on food in my area as most people have a months worth of stuff or more around and their own wells so bottled water is not needed. Most schools are closed and lots of social gatherings cancelled. I have never seen anything like this and am not sure what to make of it. I guess everyone has to do what they think is right for themselves and their families. I'm lucky I'm mostly retired as it looks like lots of people are going to be out of work for quite a while. By the way, I just counted and I have 28 rolls of toilet paper and haven't bought any for 3 weeks. I buy a lot of non perishables in bulk when I see a good deal.

I know of a woman who sent a box full of toilet paper yesterday, by mail, to friends out in Washington state, who told her they had traveled around and couldn't find it anywhere.
Well, hopefully you can nurse it along for a few more months. Don't know how bad yours is, but I would have to lie down and apply pressure to mine to get it to pop back in on occasion.

It has been 6 weeks since my surgery and I can start working out again tomorrow. Feeling good.

Maybe it is a good thing that you had it cancelled. Although is is unlikely that you will contract coronavirus, it might be tough trying to recover from the surgery and trying to fight off coronavirus at the same time.
 
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Talked to my daughter today , she said the same thing is happening in England. Food isn't a problem but no t-p on the shelves.
 

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I read and agree with this sentiment that I saw on another forum:
"Could you imagine the reaction if the media reported the daily updates of the number of people infected with, and dying from the flu? Maybe next year they will, and we can do this all over again. Since last October, CDC estimates 31 million people have been infected, and up to 30,000 have died, from the flu. Imagine if they keep this model of reporting with the daily, panic-inducing updates... we could cancel Christmas, and Thanksgiving I'm sure. Shut the entire Country down for 6 months, and it will be even easier because the flu actually kills children. Can you imagine the calls to shut everything down..."for the children"? Give it some kind or intimidating name, like "kidfluenza-20/21", and report the infection numbers and death toll, just like this one.

I know, I know..."It's different than the flu". Sure is, the flu doesn't discriminate, takes kids and some marginally healthy people too.

Why not shut the Country down for the flu too, are those lives any less important than those saved by shutting everything down for Covid-19?"
 

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I just watched about 8 minutes of the Sanders - Biden debate. And thats about all I could handle listening to these 2 phony bozos.
Biden acting like an expert even though he and King Obozo didn't do squat during the H1N1 virus that infected 59 million Americans and killed
close to 14 thousand. And all Bernie Bullshit could come up with was free everything for everyone and anyone who gets sick. including paying their rent.
 

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I read and agree with this sentiment that I saw on another forum:
"Could you imagine the reaction if the media reported the daily updates of the number of people infected with, and dying from the flu? Maybe next year they will, and we can do this all over again. Since last October, CDC estimates 31 million people have been infected, and up to 30,000 have died, from the flu. Imagine if they keep this model of reporting with the daily, panic-inducing updates... we could cancel Christmas, and Thanksgiving I'm sure. Shut the entire Country down for 6 months, and it will be even easier because the flu actually kills children. Can you imagine the calls to shut everything down..."for the children"? Give it some kind or intimidating name, like "kidfluenza-20/21", and report the infection numbers and death toll, just like this one.

I know, I know..."It's different than the flu". Sure is, the flu doesn't discriminate, takes kids and some marginally healthy people too.

Why not shut the Country down for the flu too, are those lives any less important than those saved by shutting everything down for Covid-19?"

it's not about how many people it kills. It's how many people need medical attention all at once. There isn't enough respirators needed in the country should every person need attention all at once. That's what's trying to be avoided.

Italy is experiencing this now. Too many people at once. They have doctors picking who lives, who dies based on age. With that knowledge , is that how the flu goes down every year?

Something else to consider in my opinion........ If people went this nuts over the thought of not being able to wipe their ass, what do you think it's going to be like if they can't get food? China has been dealing with this since Dec. Most Americans I would say are not capable of prepared for a 3 month inconvenience at the very least, and sure as hell not prepared for an all out shut down if that's what's ordered.
 
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one more thing to consider to all the "it's just like the common flu". Think about how many people everyday in this country that have heart attacks, diagnosed with some sort of cancer and are admitted to an ICU bed....... Now think about that number not changing, now add 3 or 4 thousand people a day rushing into a hospital with corona symptoms. We don't have the beds, nor the staff to treat everyone. Then what?
 

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China has 1.6 billion people and has only had 85000 cases and 3500 deaths. The number of new cases is dropping every day there. Yesterday it was only 15 new cases.

These hacks predicting 100 thousand or more deaths here in the states with a population of only 327 million are totally off their collective rockers. It is complete hyperbolic hysteria. Our health care system is the best in the world and far more capable of handling this disease than anywhere else.

Everyone has read too many Steven King books. This is not captain trips......
 

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Chaos and panic. Exactly what the deviant socialist Democrats want. They will play this to the max. The worse the better for them. More dependance on the government. They are closing restaurants here and curfews. You can't buy guns, the NICs system is down for some reason. Will the government be responsible for feeding us also? A good foot in the door for them. Don't worry they will take care of you. Dangerous waters.
 

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I’m out of business for awhile, I own a small dental lab and do cases for dentists and dental offices in VT are now closed except for emergencies. Hopefully it doesn’t drag on too long.
 

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Living in the center of the containment area, so we are self quarantined. Cabin fever setting in! My wife and I are 72 and 73 so we aren't taking any chances. The first victom that started this here in New Rochelle lives over 4-5 streets away.
 




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