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Offline jwvand02

Re: Covid-19 Public Service Announcement
« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2020, 07:08:46 AM »
Interesting read of the day.  Why hard, fast, TEMPORARY isolation might work, complete with arguments on how to avoid flare ups on the back end... and one that doesn't neglect the economic impacts.

First argument I've seen how we might shrink the area under the curve as well as flatten it.

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56

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Offline freeskier7791

Re: Covid-19 Public Service Announcement
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2020, 03:10:31 PM »
Interesting read of the day.  Why hard, fast, TEMPORARY isolation might work, complete with arguments on how to avoid flare ups on the back end... and one that doesn't neglect the economic impacts.

First argument I've seen how we might shrink the area under the curve as well as flatten it.

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56

I think the reaction is varying state to state.  Here in NC we have less than 1000 counted cases, but it seems like a lot of people are in self isolation,  all of our malls, restaurants, bars are shut down and take out only, schools are closed until May, no gatherings of more than 50 allowed.  It seems like most people I know are taking this serious.
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Re: Covid-19 Public Service Announcement
« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2020, 07:19:11 PM »
As of today in the UK due to a large number of retards that seem to think it is macho to ignore the advice to stay at home we have a lockdown.  Ideally we would get our food supplies delivered by the .com services run by the likes of Ocado and most of the supermarkets but they are totally overwhelmed and telling us 'you are number 6250 in the queue'.  We are allowed to go to the supermarket or pharmacy and to take exercise in local parks while maintaining a 2m distance from others, go to work if unavoidable or to help a person confined to home due to age or medical condition.

On a final note remember to keep off the booze as it suppresses the immune system and you need all the help you can get.

Keep safe!

Offline Cobranut

Re: Covid-19 Public Service Announcement
« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2020, 09:15:50 PM »
Virginia just ordered all non-essential businesses closed, but I'm not sure if it can be legally enforced.  Most businesses are complying.

Being that my business supports nuclear power, we are deemed critical and will be continuing to work, although anyone who can do so is working from home.  We're obviously taking measures to minimize close contact, as well as additional cleaning.

Since we travel throughout the US to support nuclear sites, we were issued notices to show law enforcement or others that we are not to be restricted from travel, regardless of any "shelter in place" or curfew orders.
It also states that we're exempt from civil traffic enforcement or firearms restrictions anywhere in the US.  We also got stickers to place on our license plates to alert police to avoid impeding us.











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Re: Covid-19 Public Service Announcement
« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2020, 11:09:31 PM »
We are under ďShelter In PlaceĒ also, although I work in healthcare so Iím exempted.    Still trying to stay in though.    My wife is sick, but no COVID just a nasty cold.    Iím not worried about myself Iíve always had a pretty serious immune system and Iím in pretty good shape.    Iím super careful to wash in/wash out if I see my parents or go anywhere though.   Just treat it like entering hot zones in a hospital.
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Re: Covid-19 Public Service Announcement
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2020, 07:05:18 AM »
I'm in the same state as Blake.  They originally said "Hunker Down" which reminded me how red neck it can be here.  I work in Aerospace for Defense so I am also critical but they asking most of us to work from home for the next two weeks.  I got one of those papers to print out in case they stop people for being out, but I don't think they will.    I had to go in on Monday but I found an isolated place to work and touched everything with a wipe instead of my hands when moving about the building.  We have a work force making engines that they are trying to protect.  My wife has been home for 12 days now and only left once to go to the grocery store.   

The worst part of all of this for me is I am trying to sell my house.  We close on the new house Monday.  My wife and I are financially stable and can float both mortgages for quite some time providing we both still have jobs through all of this.  I am fairly confident my company wont lay off anyone because we are still keeping pace during all of this with orders.  My wife works for Cook medical, her product isn't being sold as much currently because of reduced surgeries that are being put on hold but I think when this is over it will ramp back up.   

I was already planning on taking next week off to move to the new house (its only 0.3 miles away in my same neighborhood) and I was going to use some time to get caught up on the 5 cars I am working on. 
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Re: Covid-19 Public Service Announcement
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2020, 09:15:16 AM »
Looks like most every employer in VA is exempt, which makes me question why they even bothered.  :barf:
My wife works for a mail-order fashion company, and they're exempt too.  I guess handbags and scarves are critical equipment.  :scratch:

I ran into an old friend yesterday whose wife works for a printing company.  She got an exemption letter too.
Not so sure what's so critical about printing these days, unless they do a lot of labels for food products.
She did send a pic of pallets of Trump campaign posters.  If Blackface Northam had seen that I'm sure he would've shut them down too. LOL

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Offline KCDAN

Re: Covid-19 Public Service Announcement
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2020, 02:01:16 PM »
Looks like most every employer in VA is exempt, which makes me question why they even bothered.  :barf:
My wife works for a mail-order fashion company, and they're exempt too.  I guess handbags and scarves are critical equipment.  :scratch:

I ran into an old friend yesterday whose wife works for a printing company.  She got an exemption letter too.
Not so sure what's so critical about printing these days, unless they do a lot of labels for food products.
She did send a pic of pallets of Trump campaign posters.  If Blackface Northam had seen that I'm sure he would've shut them down too. LOL

Everyone I know is essential. I have two sons still at home, one works for Jimmy Johns and one works for Goodcents subs. Both of them are essential. WTH. They've decided, however, to just lay low and not go in.

I think it's just a statement more than anything.. something along the line of: We can put orders in place, but we don't want to. Just don't be a bunch of dumbfucks, let this shit pass, and we will get on with our lives as soon as possible.

I work from home 100% of the time, so it's of zero consequence to me. I've also fought asthma my whole life.. a serious respiratory bug will wholly f**k me up, or end me, so I'm taking this serious.
My wife is working from home now, much to the protest of the owner of her company (insurance broker, which is also somehow essential.) He was pitching a fit that people wanted to work from home.. I told her that she can either work from home, or tell him to go take a shit, she's not dragging home some nasty ass virus.