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Old 03-13-2020, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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Old 03-13-2020, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Three test positive for COVID-19 in Austin area:

https://www.kut.org/post/3-test-posi...5c3oGOzTqpCFu8
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Old 03-13-2020, 05:44 PM
 
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Is there any word on how they are actually coping with the symptoms?

Anyway... in fear of the actual public and not the virus, I stuffed my fridge with nearly $500 of groceries today.
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Old 03-13-2020, 08:14 PM
 
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Anyway... in fear of the actual public and not the virus, I stuffed my fridge with nearly $500 of groceries today.
and that helps how? It only adds to the societal problem (I know you don't care - which is why you did it)
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Old 03-13-2020, 08:37 PM
 
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and that helps how? It only adds to the societal problem (I know you don't care - which is why you did it)
Indeed.

But after attempting to shop yesterday and finding everything completely gone, I went ahead and stocked up while it was still possible.
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Old 03-14-2020, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Indeed.

But after attempting to shop yesterday and finding everything completely gone, I went ahead and stocked up while it was still possible.
You’re the reason there are problems. Just like the gas shortage with hurricane Harvey. There’s no reason to stock up.
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Old 03-14-2020, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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You’re the reason there are problems. Just like the gas shortage with hurricane Harvey. There’s no reason to stock up.
The CDC is suggesting that you have 2 weeks of supplies at home in case of a quarantine.
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:48 AM
 
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At any given time, I have enough food in my freezer to get us through 2 weeks. I have a love/hate relationship with Costco - I love some of the products and deals, but I hate actually shopping there. So when I do go (about once a month). I stock up so I don't have to go again for a while. So I always have a decent amount of chicken and such in my freezer. I did buy a few bags of frozen vegetables. Not a lot, but like 4 bags. We never really eat frozen veggies, just fresh. So I bought some, but I'm not hoarding like a lot of people are.

What worries me is medications. Our insurance company won't allow us to fill prescriptions until we are almost out. My daughter has about a 2 week supply left of a medication she absolutely needs. If we go on quarantine, how are we supposed to get that refilled? I know Aetna and BlueCross BlueShield have waived this requirement, but as of now, our insurance company hasn't. And I know I'm not the only one in that situation.
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:58 AM
 
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meh.. i stocked up back in January after my companies entire supply of medical and masks sold out in 1 day....

Im actually flying Tuesday to leave this mess... Luckily I have a months worth of diapers, food, water, ammo, etc that been stocked up.. also bought anti fever medications ..

no concern here....best wishes and stay safe in crowds.. prepping is key to not getting killed over a can of tuna


Remember its always better to buy a little here and there instead of clearing a entire shelf ...this stops other ppl from being able to buy stuff because you were too lazy to prep weeks or months ago
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Old 03-14-2020, 08:12 AM
 
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Ammo? Really?

This has gotten out of hand. How much exactly is a month’s supply of ammo? Are we talking zombie apocalypse month? Target shooting month?
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