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Covid-19

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:48 am

Wow! worst global scare since the early '40's! I still remember mom being diligent with the ration stamps! Seems like the whole world is in panic mode! Hope some relief comes soon! 😪
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Re: Covcid-19

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:07 am

orin stepanek wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:48 am
Wow! worst global scare since the early '40's! I still remember mom being diligent with the ration stamps! Seems like the whole world is in panic mode! Hope some relief comes soon! 😪
The school I teach at is closed for the time being. Trying to keep teaching using online resources. We'll see how that goes. This is the second time that the school has been closed due to a pandemic. The last time was for four months in 1918!
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Re: Covid-19

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:19 pm

I never seen such panic in all my life! The markets are crippling a lot of IRA's! Hope they get relief soon! So many lockdowns in place! :shock:
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Re: Covid-19

Post by Fred the Cat » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:46 pm

Some light reading about the virus while cooped up . :(
https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus
Might want to steer clear of camels. :wink:
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Re: Covid-19

Post by neufer » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:18 pm

Fred the Cat wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:46 pm

Some light reading about the virus while cooped up . :(
https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus

Might want to steer clear of camels. :wink:
Darn :!:

And I had just added heehaw's hitch-hiking across the Sahara to my bucket list.

(It's still OK to go down the Nile on a barge I assume.)
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Re: Covid-19

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:28 pm

neufer wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:18 pm
Fred the Cat wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:46 pm

Some light reading about the virus while cooped up . :(
https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus

Might want to steer clear of camels. :wink:
Darn :!:

And I had just added heehaw's hitch-hiking across the Sahara to my bucket list.

(It's still OK to go down the Nile on a barge I assume.)
Just make it the last item on your bucket list.
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Re: Covid-19

Post by saturno2 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:29 pm

When I was 12 years old. a Chinese flu virus came to my zone.
A very strong virus. The stick person could not stand up, only at rest.
My family was 6 people. 5 got sick and I was the only "nurse" who
attended them.
Other people asked me why I did not have the flu
I was in puberty and I ate bread and "panela" ( primary product
in sugar production from sugar cane).
I think that the "panela" reinforced my immune system.
Now I eat 1 tablespoon of grated "panela" for day.
I do not know if it would work with Covid-19).

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Re: Covid-19

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:09 am

People around here are actually hoarding toilet paper! 🚽I'll soon have to get an old Sears catalog! :mrgreen:
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Re: Covid-19

Post by neufer » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:26 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:09 am

People around here are actually hoarding toilet paper!

🚽I'll soon have to get an old Sears catalog! :mrgreen:
CVS sales slips are easier to obtain.
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Re: Covid-19

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:29 pm

neufer wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:26 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:09 am

People around here are actually hoarding toilet paper!

🚽I'll soon have to get an old Sears catalog! :mrgreen:
CVS sales slips are easier to obtain.
They're probably not as scratchy either! 🤣
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Re: Covid-19

Post by Eseyria » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:04 pm

Horrible situation

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Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:45 pm

Eseyria wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:04 pm
Horrible situation
Hi; Eseyria; welcome to Starship Asterisk! 🛸 Hope you post often! 8-)
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Re: Covid-19

Post by neufer » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:39 am

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Re: Covid-19

Post by Sien » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:25 am

At least we can train in case of an emergency. I take it that way. However, I never bothered the need to work from home.

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Re: Covid-19

Post by starbrush » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:58 pm

Yes, it's all very concerning. I'm glad we can still stare up at the stars and see the liberating imagery on APOD. In so many ways we're luckier than our 1918 pandemic forbears. One of the loneliest places just now must be the ISS.
I wouldn't recommend old magazines for, er, um, posterior hygiene purposes, unless you've made jolly sure to remove any staples! Here we had some panic buying, but now all the panics have sold out, and there's a shortage of shortages, thus to some extent cancelling things out and things settling down into a new sort of apprehensive normality.
Like the idea of a barge journey... So long as panic buying has not bought up the entire stock of barge-poles!
Take care, one and all.

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Re: Covid-19

Post by neufer » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:55 am

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