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Coronavirus Pandemic: Practical Hints...

Discussion in 'Help and Support' started by Crossbreed, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. Mia

    Mia Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Bosnian Band's Quarantine shows. "Stay connected and disinfected"
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  2. Yeshuasdaughter

    Yeshuasdaughter You know, that one lady we met that one time. V.I.P Member

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    nonono! It is a joke. Like sometimes someone might forget their mask and everyone in the store is looking at them like they're gonna tar and feather them. The other person in the store without the mask is giving them the salute like "I got your back". It's supposed to be light hearted humor.
     
  3. Aspergers_Aspie

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    I am in a block where a neighbour keeps closing the main door, even so it let's air in which would be good during the coronavirus crisis as a lot of people use the corridors in the block, to make matters worse, there is someone who coughs in the corridors, I am therefore really stressed when I need to go out for exercise or food or to pay bill.
     
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  4. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    When l walk around in a huge grocery store, every store clerk thinks l am a private shopper because they all run up and invade my personal virus space. So l now like to do a backhand wrist flick and Truman Capote style and say* social distance social distance, don't make me sic my cat on you* in a southern drawl. Of course l sound nothing like him so l just ask for a mint julep just encase it's store food demo day.
     
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  5. Yeshuasdaughter

    Yeshuasdaughter You know, that one lady we met that one time. V.I.P Member

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    Actually, I just realized Katniss is signaling that she found three packs of toilet paper in the back of the store.
     
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    Tim Vine show on channel 5 in UK was talking about today making a app for coronavirus mandatory
     
  7. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝️ V.I.P Member

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    What kind of app?
     
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    I live where the UK Govt app is being trialled; about 1/3 of the population apparently signed up however, there's issues about it's data gathering & it's centralisation, compared to the Apple / Google app.
     
  11. oregano

    oregano Judgment day #1: 27/9/2021 V.I.P Member

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    I'm sure we've all had to adjustment to many things given the lockdown, but there is one aspect that I've started using now that, obviously through not using it, wouldn't have thought I might have an issue with. And that is: videoconferencing.
    Whether it be Zoom, Skype, houseparty (other apps are available I guess)...how do you cope, if you are indeed using?
    I started using it mid-march because my faith, despite cancelling public meetings, decided to use Zoom early on. I initially thought 'great, this should be a whizz because I don't have to personally be with people especially if it's a no-go day for me'
    And...it had actually been quite the opposite. I struggle in group conversation at the best of times but having it online had made it harder. I'm thinking it's partly an auditory processing thing (I feel like I need subtitles for everyone), partly prolonged eye-contact, also body language thing too, And then my recently diagnosed ASD grandfather finds videoconferencing easier than phone, but in the current circumstances I would rather phone (which is weird because I loathe phoning people for anything) than face-to-face on call.
    I guess it's because we are all different at the end of the day, but I'm just slightly amused this had gone decidedly not the way I expected
     
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  13. Barymore

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    oooh! I get you I found guessing when someone is done speaking so much harder than face to face. Eye-contact is no problem as I just look at the camera - looks like I‘m looking straight at others then, or just let my eyes roam, many people seem to do that.
    Using zoom so much the „have they finished?“ thing is much better now and I love the distance it gives me
     
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    Hand sanitizers vary in adequacy.
    Some are better than others.
    Some are actually harmful.

    "The United States Food and Drug Administration is warning the public to avoid using
    nine different hand sanitizers that have been found to contain a substance that can be
    possibly fatal when absorbed through the skin or ingested."

    The 9 brands are listed in the link below.

    FDA warns public of 9 hand sanitizers that contain potentially fatal ingredient
     
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  15. Yeshuasdaughter

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    All I know is it's not as a big deal as they all said it would be. Yes I wear face masks. Yes I wash my hands. But it was contained and now we are starting to live our lives again. And I am so happy about that.
     
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    I don't know where you live but coronavirus is far from "contained" where I live, and in fact we are registering the highest numbers yet. Several of our hospitals are nearly at capacity so good luck to anyone who has a car wreck, stroke or heart attack, etc. The beds and ICUs are full of Covid patients.

    Some of our state Republican legislators now have it after acting like fools last week not wearing masks and eating shoulder to shoulder in a local restaurant. While I don't want anyone to get sick, it serves those legislators right to get sick because they do not practice what they preach. "Do as I say and not as I do" is their motto. Even the Governor's children now have to be tested (a Q-tip shoved up their noses) and quarantined for 14 days because they were part of a photo op with unmasked, contaminated legislators.
     
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    The Coronavirus isn't a "big deal" in Nevada. It's a catastrophe.

    Where along with many other states our infection numbers have risen since Phase One was implemented. With state unemployment hovering around 22%. There's just too many people dependent on a service economy here that has been hit the hardest. Though I suppose I should be grateful that Northern Nevada's infection and mortality rates are around four to five times less than that of Las Vegas and Clark County.

    I'm guessing that at some point in the near future the governor will further roll back openings of businesses like bars, casinos and restaurants along with enforcing laws regarding face masks. Good reason to be stocking up on that which shoppers are likely to hoard again. Not looking good. I just wish the public at large was more conscientious about it all.

    Can't say I'm looking forward to a potentially even more restrictive "stay-at-home" policy if our numbers don't begin trending the other direction.
     
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    At to think that we could have largely contained it back in March if people had followed the advice of experts and not politicians with self-serving agendas. We're on our own and need to protect ourselves because, as I learned from Hurricane Katrina, the government is NOT going to help us or, apparently, set a leadership example to follow.

    Since people (a/k/a "covidiots") did not follow professional advice back in the spring, the economy is likely to suffer even more.

    Who ya gonna blame? :rolleyes:
     
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    It is discouraging to be able to compare so many European countries who had populations who followed the conditions required to bring their numbers down. We've failed miserably in comparison and continue to pay for it.