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Old 04-28-2020, 01:13 PM
 
Location: City Data Land
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Many states are opening back up but a lot of health officials have indicated that it is too soon; the virus has not yet flattened, and we will likely see a rise in cases and deaths becaue states have begun aggressive reopening efforts already. For those who have states that have opened or are opening soon, what are your plans? Texas is opening many businesses next week but my wife and I are furloughed. There is no mask requirement and we believe it is too soon. We will remain at home under self quarantine until either more time has passed or we are called back to work. What do you think? If you have the option, do you believe it is safe to get back to normal?
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Old 04-28-2020, 01:26 PM
 
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I just returned home from Costco. Tight quarters indeed. At checkout it was really bad, crammed into a lane with people stacked on top of one another, surrounded by plexi-glass. Where can I go that would be worse than that? = NOWHERE.

It's worse than standing at a packed craps table in a Vegas mega strip casino; which I would do tomorrow if I could.

I'm not afraid at all tho since I'm the healthiest dude around. The virus wouldn't stand a chance against me.
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Old 04-28-2020, 01:32 PM
 
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My state is not reopening, but I am not particularly worried about contracting the virus (I think I may have already had it with extremely light symptoms). My family has not been quarantining. Husband goes to work every day and I go out shopping all the time. I was at Costco today and it was not crowded. No more than one or two people per line, spaced far apart.

Whether it is safe for you or not, OP, depends on your evaluation of your health and your risk tolerance. You get to decide when you feel it is safe. No one else can make that decision for you, no one here on CD and much less any politician.

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Old 04-28-2020, 01:44 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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^^^Good advice.


With 75% of the deaths occurring in those over 65y/o, and our best hope is to achieve herd immunity rapidly, it's almost a patriotic duty for younger folks to go out and take their chances. Older people should still limit their public appearances to those of necessity and protect themselves with masks.


As John Wayne's writers had him say, "Courage is being scared as hell, but saddling up anyways."
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Old 04-28-2020, 01:53 PM
 
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Many states are opening back up but a lot of health officials have indicated that it is too soon; the virus has not yet flattened, and we will likely see a rise in cases and deaths becaue states have begun aggressive reopening efforts already. For those who have states that have opened or are opening soon, what are your plans? Texas is opening many businesses next week but my wife and I are furloughed. There is no mask requirement and we believe it is too soon. We will remain at home under self quarantine until either more time has passed or we are called back to work. What do you think? If you have the option, do you believe it is safe to get back to normal?
The state I currently live in, Louisiana, is still under stay at home orders except a loosening of some restrictions.

I'm retired, so I don't have to go out, and don't plan on it. Except for a short weekly grocery trip, wearing a mask & disinfecting when I get home. I walk the dog in the park, work in the yard, and have a lot of home projects to do.

Then I'll see how things go.

I'm not scared of the virus or afraid of dying, but my life already has enough troubles that I don't want to get sick or incur medical bills or complicate my life or leave my dog unattended. So what is in my control to avoid getting it, I want to do.
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Old 04-28-2020, 02:18 PM
 
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I don't know if this a good thing or bad thing, but my life hasn't really changed too much from pre-pandemic to now.

I still go to work 5 days a week, sometimes 6 or 7 (I make viruses for a living, not coronaviruses!), never really went to restaurants, my favorite Chinese takeout has stayed open, only get my hair cut once a year, so I'm good there, I guess I used to try and go to the movies once a month, but other than that and wearing nitrile gloves and a mask to get groceries once a week on Saturday morning, my life is just as boring now then it was pre-pandemic!

There could be a zombie apocalypse going on right now, I would be like, OK, sounds good to me.
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Old 04-28-2020, 02:24 PM
 
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As you know, I'm also in the same metro as you, and I would say I am cautiously optimistic about the way Gov. Abbott is going about this. Texas is opening things up in what I consider to be a reasonable and stepwise fashion, with establishments being required to operate at far less than capacity, and additional businesses (like gyms, salons etc) scheduled to open in Mid May. Whether or not this is the right approach remains to be seen, but all the large Texas metros have had more than adequate hospital resources and availability up to this point, which I think is one of the major factors driving the state's decision.

I am not going to run out and look for things to do, particularly with my kids, just for the sake of doing them for another couple of weeks. OTOH, I am not going to necessarily stay hidden away at home either. My husband has continued to work and interact with the public this entire time, and I have been leaving the house usually every other day running all our errands, so it's not like I've been exactly sequestered here anyway.
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Old 04-28-2020, 02:42 PM
 
Location: City Data Land
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As you know, I'm also in the same metro as you, and I would say I am cautiously optimistic about the way Gov. Abbott is going about this. Texas is opening things up in what I consider to be a reasonable and stepwise fashion, with establishments being required to operate at far less than capacity, and additional businesses (like gyms, salons etc) scheduled to open in Mid May. Whether or not this is the right approach remains to be seen, but all the large Texas metros have had more than adequate hospital resources and availability up to this point, which I think is one of the major factors driving the state's decision.

I am not going to run out and look for things to do, particularly with my kids, just for the sake of doing them for another couple of weeks. OTOH, I am not going to necessarily stay hidden away at home either. My husband has continued to work and interact with the public this entire time, and I have been leaving the house usually every other day running all our errands, so it's not like I've been exactly sequestered here anyway.
True. My wife works at Memorial Hermann in the cardiology department and has a bead on the exact numbers. As it stands now, they don't need her. But if the numbers remain low and their elective surgeries go up, she'll be back at work.
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Old 04-28-2020, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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True. My wife works at Memorial Hermann in the cardiology department and has a bead on the exact numbers. As it stands now, they don't need her. But if the numbers remain low and their elective surgeries go up, she'll be back at work.
Exactly. The hospital systems are keeping medical and clinical staff well informed and have been very transparent. I think DH's facility is ramping up the OR's to allow for any and all cases to be posted starting next week, or maybe even the end of this. He usually does 9-10 cases per week, but with the hold on elective cases, he's only been doing 2-3, if that. Also worth noting that one of the state's requirements is that all hospitals reserve at least 15% capacity for Covid patients.
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Old 04-28-2020, 03:29 PM
 
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The only place I'd like to go is to my local nurseries, but I'll stay home instead, don't need begonias badly enough to be part of a crowd yet. I've learned to like ordering my groceries for pickup, so I'll continue doing that.
So, nope, I'll stay home even though things are opening up.
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