Covid-19 Virus

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  1. Gmork

    Gmork SS.org Regular

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    Just want to say that i hope all of you and your families are safe and getting by ok in these crazy times.
    Just waiting for it to hit over here on vancouver island on the west coast.
     
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    My gym closed til end of March and maybe extended depending on conditions. Around Seattle people are treating corona leave as a vacation, so everything is SUPER crowded with morons and their children. For some reason it's okay for the family to go to the movies and park despite the "quarantine" but I, a healthy 20 something, can't deadlift and bench at 2am in an empty gym. What's even worse is I work night shift, so I can't even go to parks like everyone else does. If I go to the sporting goods store tomorrow and they're out of dumbbells and benches I'm gonna fucking strangle someone.
     
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    Similar here to. Amount of cases are increasing yet, there's Corona party's in houses, Tourist pubs are booming, people standing right behind each other in queues.
     
  4. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Best of luck to you and yours as well. :cheers:
     
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    How's it going down in Racine for you Max? I work in the bar industry here in Milwaukee, so the shut down sucks, but I do feel like it is for the greater good to take it this seriously and early, and I'm glad that I'm not seeing much of the public idiocy that others are reporting in other states. It is crazy though, seeing how quickly the general sentiment has shifted from "we're probably fine" to "we gotta start shutting down everything non-essential" here in the city.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I'm pretty involved in the labor movement in the greater Milwaukee area, and the effects are fairly significant. Lots of uncertainty is leading to idled production and potential layoffs for a lot of workers. Pretty much all the large corporate centers are moving towards work from home/only essential staffing, which is making service industry take a hit.

    But, that's the worst of it so far. Outside of grocery stores being fairly barren (even Woodman's is almost empty :lol:) the number of confirmed infected is relatively low, which is a poor indicator given the testing situation, but it's keeping the public fairly calm. Luckily, we have a lot of hospital capacity in the area. Between Freodert, Ascension, and Aurora networks, so long as there isn't a mass panic we should do fairly well for a metro area of this size.

    It isn't comforting that just about every FFL in the area is sold out of shotguns and shells.

    How is it by you? Where are you in MKE? I work on the west side of the city on State.
     
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    Well, I'm one of those folks going stir crazy, locked up in the house and trying to figure out how to fill the time. Ozzy the cat convinced me I should use my time in to make a mix tape. Since I've already got one called "Just Stay Home & Play Synthesizers", I figure now is a good time for part two. Thanks for your input, Ozzy!! On a serious note though, hope everyone is staying safe, take care all!! Uggy.JPG
     
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    i think my wife had it. slept all weekend w a fever and shortness of breath, is feeling better now. either a minor case or something else.
     
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    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    So far, schools, restaurants and other businesses have closed for a 14 day period until further notice.


    I work for a 3M distributor here and lately we have been selling tons and tons of respirators, safety supplies, janitorial supplies, especially toilet paper, it’s crazy. We ship all over the us and even overseas. It’s a crazy time.

    We’ve been very careful with delivering locally and long hauls to having to sign the taker’s signatures and wear gloves while dropping off packages, pallets, etc., am thankful however but I can’t help but think what if these businesses start shutting down then we will be out too.

    We deal mostly with Marine industries but also metal and wood working industry as well as medical. So far, we’ve been busy. We were told that we’d be compensated for missed time if that time comes however. I hope it gets better before it gets worse. People are hoarding like crazy too.
     
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    All universities in Florida are shut down until August.
     
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    I wish I could get tested to confirm if what I have is it. Had a fever 2-3 weeks ago and have felt sick since (minor cold, pressure in my chest ). Taking zinc and vitamins to boost my immune system but I can’t shake whatever this is.
     
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    I know it doesn't matter but to katsumura78 and sleewell I sincerely hope that you guys and your loved ones will recover asap from whatever it is that's ailing you.

    I doubt I'll go stir-crazy anytime soon but after just one day, my wife is already getting twitchy. She's used to working up to 56 hours a week. We have a friend who is really down on us atm because in her mind "we're overreacting". It's been tough to exchange texts with her lately as she's so defiant in regards to social-distancing. I understand but it's irritating to every few days hear her reiterate that the precautions my wife and I are taking are unnecessary. My best friend seems unhappy atm and also isn't being too supportive cause he thinks this will all blow over soon and that life will resume as normal for everyone pretty quickly. But he has nothing invested in any of this... lives at home, no mortgage, no financial responsibilities, no spouse or kids, etc. I don't think he actually fathoms the magnitude of any of this. To him it's just an irritating inconvenience cause he can't hang out with me like he normally does. I envy his ignorance and innocence right now.

    Idk... Like I told my wife.. these are now extremely uncertain times and we just have to adjust as best we can.. taking things day to day and trying to enjoy the fragility and positive aspects of life itself. Mortgage is paid thru April and we've got a little savings in the bank and as always, things could certainly be worse as is the case for many people right now. Gotta appreciate the good things and keep it all in perspective I guess. We're typically on the same page about things and fortunately this is just another deal that we're in agreement about... health first/ employment and financial concerns second.

    Lately I've felt a surreal sadness.. no panic, no anger, no nauseating fear, no anxiety... just sadness. I can see depression coming but at least so far I've tried to remain positive in order to support and comfort my wife. Idk... rambling. This really sucks and I doubt very much that we ( at least my wife and I) have even begun to see the worst of things.

    I genuinely hope the best for all of you out there.
     
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    I hope the best for everyone and hope we all make it through this as unscathed as possible. As for you @High Plains Drifter, if you get bored you could tell your freind to come over. Then wait for him. When he gets there, out of nowhere, throw some delouse powder on him, hose him down and give him a mask and hospital gown then tell him he may enter and hang out, but only after the cavity search. :D
     
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    How's it going ladies & gents? How are you doing under the quarantine? What are you doing to keep yourselves entertained?
     
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    my wife is doing a lot better, seems like a very mild case. she might not have even had it to be honest. my kids and i don't have any symptoms yet.
     
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    Dude! No joke... early last week he had a cold ( he described it as a sinus infection) and we had plans to get together. At that point I didn't want to cancel on him. So when he showed up at the door, I met him with a can of Lysol. I told him not to be offended but that I wanted to be extra safe with the virus beginning to show up here in the US ( that particular day we had reports of 50 that had tested positive in the US and I think maybe 3-4 in Texas). He knew nothing about the virus at that time since he's very disconnected from the news... but he was "okay" with me decontaminating him. He just thought it was a bit silly. So yeah... I had a great laugh from your comment. And at a time like this... thanks SO much for that. Looking fwd to sharing this with my wife lol.

    I'm afraid that another friend of ours ( that I've spoken of before here on SSO) won't be our friend much longer. She hit me up last night with nothing but criticisms about us taking LOA's, about how pissed she is at the whole "social distancing" thing, about how my wife seemed "distant" on the phone earlier. ( same day that my wife was in tears, making the decision to temporarily leave her job), about how so few people actually die from this virus, etc, etc. I'm not making a conscious decision to disband our friendship but the last thing that I need right now is someone interjecting so much criticism of how we're handling this thing.
     
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  17. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Thy Fart is Murder

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    I really hope you didn't actually spray your friend with lysol ffs. Not only is that horrendously stupid, it's ineffective.
     
  18. High Plains Drifter

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    I didn't spray him directly... just the area where we were hanging out. And thanks for suggesting that I'm possibly stupid during a time that I am already very confused and afraid... much appreciated.
     
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    KnightBrolaire Thy Fart is Murder

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    the way you wrote about it in your post made it sound like you sprayed him directly. Sorry for calling you stupid. It was force of habit since most americans are essentially morons when it comes to health literacy/infection control, especially some of the dumbfucks I've seen firsthand.
     
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    Huge 1.

    Apparently, hundreds, maybe thousands of people in Clearwater, FL. don't seem to be taking the Coronavirus seriously. They stated that they are going to close that beach (Clearwater) on Monday. Why they chose not to close that beach last month is beyond my comprehension.

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    I'm here in Jacksonville, FL. and those pictures/footage of what those people are doing is not reassuring for me one bit.
     

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