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Old 03-13-2020, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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It is correct and proper to be prepared and cautious. But there is no reason to pee in peoples cheerios who are trying to be glass half full instead of all gloom and doom.

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Old 03-14-2020, 05:43 PM
 
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Latest blog from MedCram.com
https://youtu.be/vww1nIIoqmw
Scientific discussion of how virus likely can infect humans via airborn transmission vs large droplet CDC was advocating
Makes a difference in rate and how to protect yourself
One explanation for why it is so virulent to cause numbers increasing
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Old 03-14-2020, 05:43 PM
 
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I'm reading that there is panic buying / shortages / and long lines at many stores. Among the items in big demand and low supply: hand sanitizer and toilet paper. I haven't been shopping for a few weeks - so how are the stores in this area faring? (Darn and I'm running low on toilet paper) -

Article from USA Today:
Preparing for the coronavirus: Shoppers are finding empty shelves, long lines at stores nationwide
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usa...amp/5041064002

"At stores across the U.S., shelves are being picked bare. The coronavirus is spurring panicked shoppers to stock up on products ranging from cleansing wipes to peanut butter as they prepare to hunker down in the midst of the growing pandemic."
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Old 03-14-2020, 06:01 PM
 
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Someone in my community in Nokomis posted picture on NextDoor that Walmart in Nokomis had vacant shelves for toilet paper, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes and other items in high demand
Here in DFW TX area I was in a smaller Kroger’s yesterday to pick up a RX for my dog
There was a line that went to the back of the story of people waiting to check out—they came to the front and then went to which cashier was open—
Like at Home Goods

My husband went out today because Target’s app said there was TP at store close to us but it was gone when he got there
Someone at another Target (still looking) said they opened at 8am and tp was gone by 802
And that is with limits on how many packages people can buy

So if you havne’t been shopping and do need to stock up for even normal living good luck

The stores in my area have seen runs on meat, beans, flour
Surprisingly frozen pizza is still in supply and lot of other frozen foods
I bought a flat (12 cans) of corn at Costco, green beans at Kroger and other canned goods last week


Our 44 yr old son and his wife are living with us
He was diagnosed in Nov with cancer
Has been ill for two years
So we have special concern about exposure but he has to go for chemo and dr’s visits
We also use nytril gloves, lot of paper towels and Kleenex, pedialyte and Gatorade—and toilet paper—
If worse comes to worse we can use Kleenex and bin them vs flushing or use rags and use the sanitize cycle on the washer

Plus I have a dog w/a special diet
Got 4 flats of her dog food, extra medicine she takes daily
But need to get some frozen fish from Costco to use with her canned food...

Someone in my Nokomis neighborhood speculated that govt may close restaurants and other public gathering places in next two weeks
In China grocery stores could only allow so many people in at one time and had their hours restricted

Of course here in the US people have difficulty obeying rules and following authority
Homeless man that tested positive for Corona virus in Washington state walked away from the motel the county of Seattle (or the city) had bought to house/contain those who needed a place to quarantine
The security guard at the motel told him to come back inside his room and the guy ignored him
Went to local store, shoplifted some items, then caught a bus and left to who knows where

That is the problem that our health/law officials will be dealing with in coming days

Consider what is happening in the jails/prisons/refugee holding locations
Close proximity, poor sanitation—-the more stress on the system, the more difficult to flatten the curve...
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Old 03-14-2020, 06:07 PM
 
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Watch Dr. John Campbell on YouTube
English dr giving good advice and explanations
No hype but logical info based on his long experience and reading a lot of scientific info about this virus
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Old 03-14-2020, 06:35 PM
 
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How Italy is keeping up spirits and a feeling of community
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/14/coro...balconies.html
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Old 03-15-2020, 07:10 AM
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You do realize this spreads INSIDE more than outside so in HVAC space temps are normally 76 or so
So your point is what? Scientists don't know if this virus could have a cycle that could make it diminish when weather warms up across our country. You do realize there are scientists studying this, right? They don't know yet if weather could play a role. Therefore, I am hopeful it does. Geez, you seem to have issues.
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:31 PM
 
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I'm reading that there is panic buying / shortages / and long lines at many stores. Among the items in big demand and low supply: hand sanitizer and toilet paper. I haven't been shopping for a few weeks - so how are the stores in this area faring? (Darn and I'm running low on toilet paper) -

Article from USA Today:
Preparing for the coronavirus: Shoppers are finding empty shelves, long lines at stores nationwide
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usa...amp/5041064002

"At stores across the U.S., shelves are being picked bare. The coronavirus is spurring panicked shoppers to stock up on products ranging from cleansing wipes to peanut butter as they prepare to hunker down in the midst of the growing pandemic."
Publix closing at 8PM and Walmart closing at 11PM until further notice:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/st...re/ar-BB11cnGf

"Stores cutting hours or closing because of coronavirus: Walmart, Apple, Nike, Publix, Kroger, more

Retailers across the nation are trimming store hours to focus on deep cleanings and to restock store shelves. Some are closing stores, too."
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Old 03-15-2020, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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My wife did her usual early Sunday morning run to our local Publix, Laurel Rd just west of I-75...
She usually grabs a couple of newspapers for me, maybe some sushi/sashimi if the sushi guy has shown up, maybe something 'fresh' for dinner.

She reported the parking lot packed, as was the store inside. Any type of 'cleaning product' shelf(eves) were empty, as were much of the meat/fish/milk/frozen food cases.

As they don't have self checkout, the check out lines were long, grouchy people; the <10 items line she was in were populated by many people with carts full of stuff, etc.

Her cashier was tired and grouchy and said that there was a large crowd of people waiting for the store to open when she came to work, and 'they stormed in like Black Friday shoppers' when the doors were opened.

No sushi/sashimi or fresh stuff for a light Sunday eve dinner, but they did have local paper/NYTimes/WSJ for my reading...my CEO said it was bizarre.

1st world problem/situ and I hope this passes in time and that none of us pass, or even get an illness of any version.
Anecdotal, but a slice of life from RetiredBumdom, here in Venice area.
GL, mD
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Old 03-15-2020, 05:45 PM
 
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My wife did her usual early Sunday morning run to our local Publix, Laurel Rd just west of I-75...
She usually grabs a couple of newspapers for me, maybe some sushi/sashimi if the sushi guy has shown up, maybe something 'fresh' for dinner.

She reported the parking lot packed, as was the store inside. Any type of 'cleaning product' shelf(eves) were empty, as were much of the meat/fish/milk/frozen food cases.

As they don't have self checkout, the check out lines were long, grouchy people; the <10 items line she was in were populated by many people with carts full of stuff, etc.

Her cashier was tired and grouchy and said that there was a large crowd of people waiting for the store to open when she came to work, and 'they stormed in like Black Friday shoppers' when the doors were opened.

No sushi/sashimi or fresh stuff for a light Sunday eve dinner, but they did have local paper/NYTimes/WSJ for my reading...my CEO said it was bizarre.

1st world problem/situ and I hope this passes in time and that none of us pass, or even get an illness of any version.
Anecdotal, but a slice of life from RetiredBumdom, here in Venice area.
GL, mD
Thanks for the update. I'm wondering if ordering online and having it delivered would be a better option. All of the major groceries around here deliver now - I believe Aldi and Publix partner with Instacart, while Walmart hired a different company to handle their deliveries. I have tried delivery before with Aldi and Walmart - and overall I was pleased with it. Of course that was before the coronavirus update.

I'm running a bit low on some items - but I'm thinking if I can hold out another week before shopping - perhaps the rush/panic might die down a bit.
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