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Posted: 11:30AM Apr 11, 2020
Avatar for jaycr jaycrbus
Posts: 2319

Hey folks, I'm still working too. Apparently construction is an essential job these days.
Here in Minnesota, 1427 positive cases, 64 deaths.
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Posted: 05:33PM Apr 11, 2020
Avatar for froggygg froggyggAusmod
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I agree - thanks Radio.

Here in Central California, we are the leading county in confirmed cases and deaths. "Among counties in the central San Joaquin Valley, Tulare County has the highest mortality rate for COVID-19 measured as number of deaths per 100,000 residents." It is really scary out there right now and I have not left my house in weeks since I am considered high risk. We are not on an ordered complete lockdown, but do have shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders, no gatherings at all, stay 6 feet away from others and some places require a mask to enter.

I've learned how to do my grocery shopping online with a type of "personal shopper app". Not as good as me going myself, but safer. I'm actually pleased that I figured this out and orders brought to door. For the first time ever, I've ordered a complete Easter Dinner to be picked up on Easter by hubby.

Schools are closed until further notice but it appears they will not be reopening until fall, if then, All stores are out of almost everything and are limiting how many people can go in. Some stores actually have blocked off merchandise that is not considered as essential and there are limits (usually 2) on anything bought. All restaurants are closed but you can order and pick up or have it delivered.

Stay safe everyone and take care.

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Posted: 08:49PM Apr 13, 2020
Avatar for bluegrasss bluegrasssAusmod
Posts: 8001

Froggygg has it made with all her Frogs to read to her and only 1 Frog to feed.

Here in the Peach State the Governor said all Schools would be Closed until Today, but the first week in April he said they would be closed until the next School Year. The Schools are already planning 'Virtual Graduation(s)" and maybe an actual Graduation in June/July?

We have 13,315 Confirmed cases, 464 Deaths and in my County 8 confirmed cases.

Like Snappy and Froggygg I am also considered High Risk. So far I have a sister down here who has been doing my shopping and getting my medicines.

As Froggygg and others have said stay safe.

To all the survivors out there, perseverance does pays off, little by little. JHS
Posted: 08:30AM Apr 15, 2020
Avatar for jdwhite jdwhitetus
Posts: 1039

Where we are, the stores are getting some things back in stock, but the TP and paper towels are still getting bought very fast

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Posted: 11:54AM Apr 15, 2020
Avatar for whoviandeb whoviandebAus
Posts: 1189

I apparently bought some TP in early March on a regular run. Costco brand - lots of rolls. Still have some left, so still in good shape.

It has been hard getting one of my kids to do her schoolwork. She's dealing with some mental health issues, too, so it's more of working around when she's feeling up to it. Thankfully my oldest is self-motivated and keeps up with stuff.

Nothing to say about that
Posted: 09:14PM Apr 17, 2020
Avatar for snappytom snappytomg
Posts: 5476

We had a guy over in Australia somewhere who bought 4800 TP rolls early on and now he's trying to on sell them to the shops. No one will buy them because they say he's a twerp he's stuck with them. What an idiot.

We have loads of Chinese people stock piling baby formula and selling it for inflated prices on ebay - they've had to stop now because if they're found out, the government takes it off them and gives it to Foodbank.

This sort of event brings out the worst and the best in people.
Best I've yet to see.

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Posted: 09:13AM Apr 18, 2020
Avatar for Tilley TilleyA
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Posts: 390

A friend sent me this:

Do Re Mi - Covid 19 version


"This is the way. Walk in it." ♥ The Truth: Learn it ♥ Live It ♥ Teach It ♥
Posted: 12:36AM Apr 20, 2020
Avatar for snappytom snappytomg
Posts: 5476

Hahaha! That's great Tilley!

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Posted: 01:59PM Apr 26, 2020
Avatar for RGW4 RGW4Ausmod
Posts: 2433

It's been an adventure that I hope doesn't repeat itself too soon here in Southern California. Though I hear the experts expect it will be another year before we have a vaccine for all, so expect another bout next flu season.

I'm in the middle of a big remodel job at my new home, so I am forced to go out often for parts. I wear protective stuff, but am very conscious of my surroundings. I make sure no one is coughing or sneezing by me.

I think the hardest part is living alone, not anyone to bounce thoughts off. I text my friends and family, but even that has limitations, no one wants to spend an evening pressing little keypads or talk on the phone for long... so I sit out back and look at the San Gabriel Mountains and the snow capped Mount Baldy and just think about the day I will drive up there again and enjoy a nice hike.

You all stay safe and healthy!

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Posted: 02:55PM May 15, 2020
Avatar for jaycr jaycrbus
Posts: 2319

Hey folks, here's your update from Minnesota USA.
The state is s l o w l y opening up. Small shop owners can reopen with social distancing protocols in place. Bars and restaurants maybe by June 1st.
The infected numbers continue to grow. My job site had a positive result and within 72 hours there were 8 more cases, unfortunately I was one of them. Even with precautions my wife contracted the virus with in 2 days. We are in week two of feeling like s***. There are people feeling much worse then us but we are ready for this to be over.
How's everyone else doing?

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Posted: 12:18PM May 17, 2020
Avatar for Tilley TilleyA
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Posts: 390

Jaycr, I hope you, your wife, your co-workers, and their families all feel better soon.

"This is the way. Walk in it." ♥ The Truth: Learn it ♥ Live It ♥ Teach It ♥
Posted: 03:18PM May 17, 2020
Avatar for whoviandeb whoviandebAus
Posts: 1189

Slowly seems to be the word. It sounds like we'll be able to have a drive-thru graduation event for my oldest. But the college she's going to in the fall has already decided to do the Fall Semester online. So that's a weird transition.

I like online learning - I'm earning a certificate through a local college and all the classes are online. It allows me to do it on my time - I get a lot done on the weekends and when my kids are still asleep in the mornings. But it's not for everyone.

RGW - you're area has been hit hard. I live near San Francisco, where we've managed to avoid the worst of it. But my sister is down in Long Beach, and I worry about her.

Nothing to say about that
Posted: 10:11PM May 18, 2020
Avatar for snappytom snappytomg
Posts: 5476

I feel for you jaycr! Stay strong and believe in yourself. You WILL get over this.

Down here in old Perth, we're very very lucky. Our state premier shut the borders to any foreigners and even the people from the other states of Australia. No-one is coming in. He also said he'd keep the borders shut for another other Australians. We are the most isolated city in the world, I think, this is actually working for us. I think we have 1 person in ICU...that's it. And any Covid cases were all from cruise ship which docked here from other parts of the world. They would not leave!!!!
Schools have all gone back.
Some restrictions on dining out. I think only allowed 20 per restaurant.
Parks open. Some driving allowed around the state, but not too far north or east.
We are just waiting for that dreaded second wave. We are also headed into winter.

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Posted: 04:21PM May 20, 2020
Avatar for jaycr jaycrbus
Posts: 2319

Thanks for the kind words. What started for us May 1 has finally run its course. It wasn't pleasant but we had it mild compared to the stories that make the news.
I'm back to work and my wife, well schools out so she is starting summer vacation.

Snappy you mentioned heading into winter. I wonder how this would have played out if it hit the US in October. A lot of people seem to "self quarantine" when it gets cold out, especially the northern states.
That's all for now, everyone be safe and smart.

It's not what you know, it's what people think you know.
Posted: 11:36PM May 21, 2020
Avatar for snappytom snappytomg
Posts: 5476

We've had no new Covid in the last 7 days. No-one in hospital is being treated for Covid.
Our border to the rest of Australia is still shut. Many people complaining because they want to travel.
Winter is the flu season so I guess people think they may get sick then immune system is down might get Covid.????

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Posted: 03:03AM Jul 7, 2020
Avatar for whoviandeb whoviandebAus
Posts: 1189

So it's July... and the virus is still going strong. Things still aren't too bad here. Patients from LA are being transported up here for care because we have plenty of room.

I think Donald Trump is missing something. Just think of how many 2020 election masks he could be selling to his supporters. You know, "Make America Healthy Again" masks. It's an untapped market.

I get why people don't like masks and don't like being told what to do. But every time there's been a big gathering, Covid seems to be there... waiting. I can handle wearing a mask in a store and standing several feet away from other people (I don't like being in a crowded area or line anyway.) And yeah, it gets hot and sweaty - I can't imagine what it's like in warmer parts of the country. But I'd rather do that then get a respiratory disease - I had bad asthma as a teenager, and feeling like you can't get enough air is the worst.

I think I'm rambling a bit. It's been a really weird few months. I can't wait to go back to work in mid-August... even though it will mean masks and social distancing. But vacation next week - we're heading out of town to visit relatives, and thankfully they are in a low-Covid area.

Nothing to say about that
Posted: 11:30PM Jul 17, 2020
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Posts: 5476

People in the Eastern states of Australia jumped on the band wagon of BLM and went out into the streets to protest and get about with the mob mentality. No self distancing...just going about saying its their right yadda yadda yadda. That has had a huge impact on their Covid numbers. Victoria has had 420 something cases today! That's huge when you consider that back in May/June they had lowly numbers like 5 or 6 per day. People just disregard the dangers - they say, oh its just the flu. They don't realize that when it says you 'recover' from Covid, it doesn't mean you get back to what you were like before. It means you didn't die!!!

Our State is still closed to the rest of Australia. The rest of the country carry on about that. They reckon we should open our borders to them. Our Premier has given all West Australians the ultimatum - if you're not back in this state by Sunday, we're not letting you back in. You have to stay where you are.

Unfortunately he has allowed a football game to go ahead. It had 22,000 spectators, again, they had to self distance - it was a stadium with 60,000 seats - but many didn't. So we'll wait to see if we get any Covid cases from that little crowd. Stay tuned.

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Posted: 11:09AM Nov 20, 2020
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My school friends (as I'm in 11th) are missing me. So we decided to do the meetings using our online classes app, Teams. Then, one of my friends joined braingle. They said it was fun. Then I was just searching when I joined it too. I haven't watched the news these days, but here, in England is lockdown. Stay safe other brainglers.

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Posted: 11:15AM Nov 20, 2020
Avatar for AlienChipBrain AlienChipBraingus
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Sometimes my friends will come over and we hang out outside socially distanced, though that's getting harder as the weather gets colder.

My wiki trail is now public! :D
Posted: 12:11PM Nov 22, 2020
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Posts: 410

My state is spiking real bad

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