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Old 03-13-2020, 01:17 AM   #1
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Old 03-13-2020, 01:21 AM   #2
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see Italy, for what can happen if we don't do our part to stop the spread of this virus.
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All I know is that for the past few weeks and the upcoming future, I'm painting in complete isolation. I leave the house and the only people I see all day are the girls at the paint shop and my wife when we both get home.


Never gonna complain about that again. Well, I probably will. After all, I am a painter.
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MY question is, once you get it, (which I assume we all will at some point)are you immune to it? Maybe we should just all get it and get it over with?. It's more contagious than the common cold so everybody gonna get it eventually.. Either that or we hide under the bed for the next 6 months.. ? Crazy times..
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We got through H1N1, we'll get through this.

Washing your hands is the number one defensive measure so it won't spread.

The risk groups include people over 70 with underlying conditions and people with compromised immune systems. That would include otherwise healthy adults who over indulge in vice and alcohol.

Actually, the hysteria is helping to control the virus spread. If all goes well, it should be well under control by November.
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Probably 75% of us will get it. They just want to slow down the time before we get it. here is never enough ICU beds at any given hospital. If we all get it at once the hospitals will be swamped. They are just trying to slow down the curve. Washing hands is always a good thing. But odds are you will breathe the virus in.
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Well, this got reported as being political. IF we can keep the politics out of it, we'll leave it here. Otherwise it gets moved.
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On second thought, moving it to the Off Topic section with the other one.
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Probably 75% of us will get it. They just want to slow down the time before we get it. here is never enough ICU beds at any given hospital. If we all get it at once the hospitals will be swamped. They are just trying to slow down the curve. Washing hands is always a good thing. But odds are you will breathe the virus in.
The good news is that many in the non high risk groups have experienced only mild symptoms similar to a cold. However, we all still have to be very conscientious about not spreading the virus to high risk groups that may include members of our families and friends.
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Aside from taking precautions designed to keeping ourselves safer (washing hands, avoiding larger groups of people, etc) the biggest thing I feel we can do is to not contribute to the hysteria or excess drama. The daily news has that in hand.
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Aside from taking precautions designed to keeping ourselves safer (washing hands, avoiding larger groups of people, etc) the biggest thing I feel we can do is to not contribute to the hysteria or excess drama. The daily news has that in hand.
So you're telling me to take the shrink-wrap off my 106 year-old next door neighbor? Took most of the afternoon yesterday to cut out perfect eyes & nose holes.
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So you're telling me to take the shrink-wrap off my 106 year-old next door neighbor? Took most of the afternoon yesterday to cut out perfect eyes & nose holes.
Well, I wouldn’t advocate doing it, but since you already have...
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I'm currently on a cruise heading to the Bahamas, that's how worried I am.

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I stopped shaking hands with people, but it has nothing to do with CV. The shortage of TP, well, that’s another matter.
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Haha no, but they did offer a $100 room credit to not cancel. I've been a a lot of cruises and I'd say this one is probably half full which has been very nice.

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Aside from taking precautions designed to keeping ourselves safer (washing hands, avoiding larger groups of people, etc) the biggest thing I feel we can do is to not contribute to the hysteria or excess drama. The daily news has that in hand.
I believe the hysteria actually has become a benefit in terms of shutting venues down that would otherwise act as a natural transfer point to masses of people.

At the end of the day, these bi partisan efforts to mitigate the viral spread really has demonstrated the best our country and its people have to offer.

Sometimes it takes something like this virus to pull us all back to a common goal. I'm feeling pretty content and hopeful.

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Haha no, but they did offer a $100 room credit to not cancel. I've been a a lot of cruises and I'd say this one is probably half full which has been very nice.

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What happens if someone on your cruise gets sick and tests positive and the ship is quarantined for 2 weeks or a month offshore? It's like the people who went to Italy on vacation that are stuck there for who knows how long. Do they have to pay for the hotel and meals? What if they max out their credit card(s)?
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What happens if someone on your cruise gets sick and tests positive and the ship is quarantined for 2 weeks or a month offshore? It's like the people who went to Italy on vacation that are stuck there for who knows how long. Do they have to pay for the hotel and meals? What if they max out their credit card(s)?
They've taken as many precautions as possible. A lot of people were denied getting on at port. Anyone that has travel through a big list of countries within the last 2 months, over seventy with underlying health conditions, or anyone that's been in the hospital within the last 2 months with diabetes or any respiratory issues were not allowed on. They also took every passenger temp when getting on.

The buffets are no longer self serve, staff handles all the food with gloves including the ice cream stations. They've been wiping every handrail and commonly touched areas down non stop, and you must either use a hand washing station or purell prior to entering the dining area.

I really don't think there's much more they can do. It's the only ship that leaves from Charleston and most on board are from here which I suppose is better than ships filled with everyone from everywhere.

My wife is an ER nurse, I think I have a better chance of getting it from her coming home from work than getting on this cruise.

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I was wondering when talk of covid19 would show up on PT...it's dominated other, more political sites I visit, for a couple of weeks. Probably why I like PT .
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