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Splitting this off from the other mega-thread, from about here:

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Tell me about your lives under coronavirus / social distancing / self-isolation, or tell us about the virus if you do catch it. Save the posts on the actual spread of the virus itself for that thread.
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Lemmie wrote:Our schools just announced closure here too! That makes all three universities associated w our family, and local high school and middle school all closed. The one family member still traveling into New York City at least doesn’t take mass transit, but still stressful.

My husband works from home 3 days a week and takes public transit into the city two days. I knew his boss would let him work from home 5 days and asked him whether he really wanted to keep taking public transit, but he went on Thursday. Now the kids being home from school has forced his hand.

Lemmie wrote:I feel for you w a 6 year old under “house arrest”! Not easy. Does he do legos or Duplos?

He's high-functioning autistic and very smart, but behaviorally difficult. He has some Legos, but they aren't his favorite. Lately he has been snatching up any bit of tech he can get and plugging it into different consoles and computers, just to see how things work. I'm hoping the Kano computer will be a good experiment for him (and that he'll stop messing with my RetroPi :-P).

Lemmie wrote:Also, “A quiet place 2” looks pretty interesting. Something to look forward to, right?

The first one had plot holes you could drive a truck through, but was pretty good if you could forgive that. Hopefully this one will be at least a little entertaining.

We are actually going to go and see a movie in the theater tomorrow, Bad Boys 2. It's been out nearly 2 months so between that and the virus, we expect the theater will be deserted.

We also love cheesy bad movies. I think VelociPastor is on the menu for home viewing this weekend.
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I'm not exactly sure what you want, Jack, but here goes. We are all social distancing ourselves from each other and we're only approx. 15 minutes away in any given direction. Using messages, phone calls, face time and emails to keep in touch.

But other than that, staying home and hunkering down isn't anything new to us this time of year. We've got plenty of food (and cookies!) to last (if I had to guess) two months and an alternate storage in our basement.

I'm an introvert and an only child (with 4 siblings, long story) I can be just fine for days on end without ever talking to or seeing another human being, I actually prefer it. But I don't like the idea of being deprived of my people.

I'm starting a new online class today about the Book of Kells--are you familiar with it? I've got a stash of crafts/DIYs to do, books to read, plenty of movies, yoga DVDs and of course youtube channels I follow regularly. I think I might make a run for a couple of buckets of interior paint next week and see how far I get with the first room. I'd like to come out the other end of this mess with something to show for it. There's always online shopping in a pinch.

Other than that and anything else I decide to cook up, I'm just going to be a cat. Curl up somewhere in a corner and sleep whenever I want to. Cats don't care about what's going on in the outside world. All they care about is food, water, and a warm place to sleep.

Cats are introverts. Write that down.

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Schools closed for six weeks, so we’ll all be home. College senior will have online classes.

I’ve broken off from the groups I get together with socially. D&D group will play by Google Hangouts. Other regular gaming groups are on indefinite hold. Staying away from group walks because I’m one of the younger walkers and I’d hate to pass this on to the others. Planning to resume geocaching and hiking as the weather improves. My sister postponed her wedding, so no trip to Arizona. Working on bundling errands together into a single trip.

Other than missing my peeps and having family around during the day, not noticing that much.
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I've moved to administrative tasks at home as I have the freedom to do that.

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I hope to get coronavirus so I can take a break from work.

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Seattle Mayor reports that first responders are running out of PPE. A memo sent out at one local hospital says they expect condition like those in Northern Italy to happen here. All elective surgeries at that hospital have been canceled. They are down to a four day supply of gloves.
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The best feel-good story of the Corona Virus:

In this quarantined Italian town of Siena, neighbors sing songs out their windows together.

Follow the link. It is heart warming, the absolute best part of humanity.
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-- oh never mind.

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Thanks for the updates everyone. RI, I'm sorry you're having to job hunt at a time like this.

Took my son to jiu-jitsu this morning thinking it would be our last time in a few weeks. Only 3 students came! (For comparison, we had about 20 kids at Tuesday night's class.) If the classes stay that small, and my instructor keeps holding them, I may go ahead and keep bringing my son to BJJ after all. The three boys sure did have fun today though.

Husband and I did some final panic-buying. Sam's Club was a zoo. No paper products whatsoever (napkins, TP, tissue, paper towels), no pizza, lots of empty shelves, no eggs, almost out of bottled water. No bread, only buns. No shopping carts in the front of the store; had to bring one in from the parking lot. A line for the registers that went halfway to the back of the store.

Went to a CVS next. No toilet paper there and they were almost out of paper towels, but most everything else was in stock. They told me they'd get a new shipment in on Tuesday morning.

The local Wal-Mart Marketplace was next. No paper products there, low on pizza, very low supply of bread, no eggs. My son will have to live with limited hard-boiled eggs this week.

Needless to say, no hand sanitizer anywhere to be seen. My husband and I ate at an Indian restaurant for lunch, where we were the only customers there.

I did most of my panic-buying weeks ago, so we probably have enough paper products to last us 2 months. I am just amazed and hoping some of this panic-hoarding fizzles out soon.
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I already work from home and the fam won't be any more isolated than usual. I have become a student of the madness, I went to Walmart yesterday not to shop, but just to watch people to get a feel for how people are reacting. My CV life began officially Wednesday afternoon. A friend sent me a desperate text, needed help with something, and in the back and forth, he revealed that people are wiping out the TP supply of his local Costco. I'm like, WTF? It's not that kind of virus. And so I decided the next day I'd roll into my neighborhood grocer and have a look. The next morning, as I walked through the doors, a guy with latex gloves on was carting an overflowing supply of Gatorade and TP. Boy, am I slow, it hit me that it doesn't need to make sense, whether by media or word-of-mouth, if people are convinced that hoarders are out there then they must respond by getting theirs. The TP isle was half empty. Mostly, it was the no-name brand. I took a couple of those to be a good citizen about it, and then a couple of the good brand. No paper towels or tissues or napkins had been touched. I got some from those, and then went over to the medicine. Pristine. Well, once people get coronavirus and figure out they need a decongestant, not to wipe their ass a hundred times a day, then medicine is really going to be gone and so I got enough decongestants to cover my family for a few colds.

The next day I went back to check on things, and all things paper were cleaned out. A few of the smaller boxes of tissues were all that were left, and this morning also. Bottled water is wiped out also. At Walmart yesterday, the metal bins for all things paper was totally bare. The staff came out and put a few items out, and they all were gone within a couple minutes, and this being Walmart, most of it was taken by people overflowing their carts with it. One lady must have had 15 boxes of Kleenex.

I joined the herd this morning, and spent quite a bit on canned food, noodles, and stuff like that. Originally, I figured I'd just be hitting the drive through as I normally do and if I get sick, I'll just call it on on Grub Hub. But, if the hoarding mentality persists, then the guy with twenty crates of chili in his garage will be first in line at the drive-through, because he doesn't want to dip into his stash unless he has to.

I think hoarding TP and water does make sense. Both are relative necessities, have a high shelf life, and take up a lot of room. A handful of people can put a small store out. one must preemptively stock up for long enough to cover the shortage, but doing so pushes the shortage out indefinitely.
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My wife and I went to Traders Joe to pick up some Indian food for lunch, and the place was packed. Most notable were the bread shelves and frozen food section being emptied. The check out guy greeted us with, "Can you believe the insanity that's going on?" And I was like, "Yeah, it looks pretty busy." And he was like, "No, man. There were a 150 waiting outside the doors this morning, and we're on our 2nd delivery truck today. People are idiots."

Lol. I love it when clerks call their customers idiots, because I grew up in retail and I totally get it.

So. Yeah. My wife and I are having a Pandemic Saturday. We just finished watching Outbreak, and now we're watching Containment on Netflix. I tried talking her into watching 28 Days, but that's too scary.

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Doctor CamNC4Me wrote:My wife and I went to Traders Joe to pick up some Indian food for lunch, and the place was packed. Most notable were the bread shelves and frozen food section being emptied. The check out guy greeted us with, "Can you believe the insanity that's going on?" And I was like, "Yeah, it looks pretty busy." And he was like, "No, man. There were a 150 waiting outside the doors this morning, and we're on our 2nd delivery truck today. People are idiots."

Lol. I love it when clerks call their customers idiots, because I grew up in retail and I totally get it.

So. Yeah. My wife and I are having a Pandemic Saturday. We just finished watching Outbreak, and now we're watching Containment on Netflix. I tried talking her into watching 28 Days, but that's too scary.

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Is Contagion on your list?

And although not really pandemic movies, I loved both Snowpiercer and Cabin in the Woods for their end of the world weirdnesses. That one features a truly crazed Tilda Swindon and the other the late introduction of the fabulous Sigourney Weaver in a staid business suit while announcing the end of the world options just makes the two movies even more creepily delightful.

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Every time I see Sigourney Weaver shrug and say ”we work with what we have” when it is pointed out that the ‘Virgin-to-be-sacrificed’ is...ahem...not, I just die.

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It absolutely is! And Snowpiercer & Cabin in the Woods are two of my favorite films; CPT America and Thor were great in their respective roles.

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https://www.Facebook.com/cristina.higgi ... 3212885189

Got this on my Facebook page Very scary. Oh well Dr I am 75 and I have had a good life.
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Ms. Ipsa had a sparsely attendees class this morning. She passed our local business Costco, and the just to get in the parking lot was backed up onto the grocery store parking lots were jammed. I forgot to buy milk, so I’ll head out for a looksie late tonight. When the dust settles, I wonder if we’ll be able to estimate how much of the virus was spread by panic shopping.
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Hillsong Sydney which is a very large Pentecostal church while promoting some steps to avoid like handshaking etc is promoting the passage in Psalm 91 v 10 There shall no evil befall thee neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling"
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Gadianton wrote:I got some from those, and then went over to the medicine. Pristine. Well, once people get coronavirus and figure out they need a decongestant, not to wipe their ass a hundred times a day, then medicine is really going to be gone and so I got enough decongestants to cover my family for a few colds.


Gad I can't THANK you enough for mentioning decongestants. This is very important to us and I hadn't even thought about it. Shortly after I saw your post I sourced a couple packs online. Hopefully will get a few more to add to that since the ordering system only allowed for 2.

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Lemmie wrote:Every time I see Sigourney Weaver shrug and say ”we work with what we have” when it is pointed out that the ‘Virgin-to-be-sacrificed’ is...ahem...not, I just die.

Love that movie.

If anyone wants a good read to go with their self-isolation, I recommend Severance by Ling Ma. It's about a Chinese-American immigrant who completes Bible layouts in New York City (she's not religious herself) trying to navigate the end of the world from a deadly illness. It had a surprising and delightful Utah Mormon connection.

I found TP, paper towels, and eggs at an Asian market (of all places). We should be good to bunker down now for a few weeks, minus one trip to the grocery store per week for essentials like milk, and we may just use Wal-Mart grocery pick-up for that.

We actually went and saw a movie today (Bad Boys for Life). We were the only ones in the theater. Brought our hand sanitizer and our Chlorox wipes, wiped the seats down, maintained our distance from people while going in and out.
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Oh, man. Contagion. It was, uh, very prescient. For anyone who watched it take note of the picture of the virus during the tv interview scene. And... the bat. :eek:

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