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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2020, 11:19:11 PM »
So, has anyone here had cases reported in their local area?

Local  School district was let out early because of a presumed case.

The comunity College closed its doors, and is makeing everyone take there clases online.   
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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2020, 01:03:01 AM »
2 cases in Miami -Dade, all public school just ordered closed today.

There are also no friggin cleaning/sanitizer products anywhere here! just went to 3 stores today and a few last week. I have one bottle of Target brand disinfectant wipes, half a bottle of rubbing alcohol and two travel size hand sanitizers that I dont even know are still good as they were old gifts that have never been used.

Stay safe everyone  :o

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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2020, 01:23:51 AM »
@Ravonium There's now been enough suspected and confirmed cases in PA (which is where I live) where the governor has now declared that all schools will be closed for 2 weeks to hopefully help reduce the spread of this. I was also out grocery shopping yesterday and nearly everything was sold out (especially toilet paper and many foods, though surprisingly a lot of hand soap was still available, but maybe it was just restocked). None in the county I live in yet though. Thankfully we picked up some hand soap (and a refill for it) so we should be good for a while on that.

I guess it is good I don't get out of the house much as it is as it will reduce my chances of catching it and spreading it, hopefully.

I have also heard that the US is now under a state of emergency from it as well, though I'm not entirely sure what that will actually entail, other then perhaps more funds being directed to hopefully help fight this.

@Shonisaurus That sounds tragic and horrible. I absolutely hope you and your father can stay safe from this.
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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2020, 04:21:22 AM »
@Faelrin True, the situation is tragic. Private hospitals will be used to cure the disease and even hotels in Madrid are being set up to bring in patients with coronavirus. Hospitals are overcrowded.

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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2020, 05:42:17 AM »
I live in Seattle, yeah, and it’s getting seriously scary.
Stay safe and healthy everyone!

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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2020, 07:16:51 AM »
On a slightly more positive note, if any of our guest reviewers wish to submit reviews, now’s a good time to do it. I could use some activity!

That'll give me something to do, other than abusing my Disney+ subscription for the rest of the month.

In California, Governor Newsom's banned gatherings of more than 250 people. Though, being interested in theme parks, I found it a little odd that both Disenyland and Universal Studios were exempt from this, even if they're both now closed.

Also, all public schools are closed. The district I work for is closed for 3 weeks. Of course this info came to me the same day I dropped off my availability sheet for spring break child care. But, it's for the safety of the kids and staff, so I'm not upset about it.

My community college is also having an "extended spring break". Though, I'm not sure of the specifics as I didn't see an end date in the announcement. Normally, I would prefer having all my classes online, but I would rather go to my teaching elementary math class in person. I don't know why, but I always prefer physical math classes.

Please, everyone, as has been said before here, stay safe.
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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2020, 09:18:20 AM »
Stay safe @Shonisaurus. Very sorry to hear.

So, has anyone here had cases reported in their local area?

Yes, in fact rather near me a few folk came back home to only realize they got it from Spain. There are some other cases as well in my state, so my schools shut down for a week and now we are doing online learning. I was planning on ordering the CollectA Fukisaurus, but I didn't want to get lost in the mail during this time. The last 2 purchases I have made were the Neca 1962 Godzilla and Wild Past Protoceratops, which both arrived safely. I advise everyone to stay away from public areas.
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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2020, 09:29:39 AM »
All German schools are closed for at least three weeks, and then the Easter holidays begin.  All events have been cancelled, no matter how many participants are expected. Clubs and tournaments have closed, my children must not go to any of their hobbys.
Four confirmed cases in my neighbor village, four people in quarantine in my other neighbor village.
Chancellor Merkel advises us to stay home if possible and to reduce social contacts. Children shouldn´t be supervised by their grandparents for they are a risk-group. Toilet paper, pasta and disinfectant have become hard to get, for the shelves are empty.
I am not scared, just cautious. Common sense and calmness fail. I am torn between my opinions that these are ridiculous overreactions and that all these protective measures are necessary.
Maybe we even begin to enjoy this decreed standstill.
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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2020, 10:07:04 AM »
Overreacting and panicking is always the worst option. As it leads to false rumours being spread,
But on the other hand, ignoring the danger and shrugging it off as a simple flu is also equally as dangerous.

The attitude towards the wuhan virus has changed drastically since major outbreaks have occurred outside of Asia. And imo many countries/governments could've handled the situation far better, especially the ones who witnessed the warning signs and had ample time to prepare.

The only thing we can all do now is to stay safe, stay smart, and stay vigilant.

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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2020, 10:47:39 AM »
Even wash at home many times with soap and put on cologne to prevent infection and above all to avoid leaving the house in any way except to buy medicines at the pharmacy or supermarket products. Is a friend's advice. Even so, politicians of all trends in Europe and America have commented that the virus can spread to 70% of the agent (I do not know if it is an alarmism on the part of national and international periods). Be careful DTF members health and safety comes first.

In my case today I have taken food for myself and my father that will surely last us between 15 and 20 days. The toilet paper was out of stock at 09:00 in the morning, they had not replaced this material. Fortunately, I could get them at a local grocery store where I work. Wear masks (they are only for once) and gloves to prevent the spread of the coronavirus for you and your families if it is in your hands and read a lot on the Internet all the preventive measures that are recommended by serious newspapers preferably from the national level as well as from reliable institutions like the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, don't be fooled by the "fake" news, don't listen to them.

Above all, bathe every day and wash your hands regularly and avoid being around older people in your family and people with pathologies such as chronic diseases and do not shake hands or kiss or visit them at home. Greet people.

You should not touch your face at all with your hand and first of all wash yourself whenever you do that. Get out of your homes as little as possible. It is advice from a friend of the DTF members.

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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2020, 10:48:41 AM »
We at the ICU in my hospital (Northern Spain) have the first three cases (one in serious condition, in mechanical ventilation, one less serious and a 22 year old man that only stayed 24 h in the ICU, then we have moved him to hospital room).
The other province next to us (Alava) in which the cases started first, has only 18 ICU beds which 15 are occupied by coronavirus ill people, and 14 of them are in mechanical ventilation and some very serious. We hope to be like them in less than two weeks.

In my town, yesterday youngsters (schools and universities closed) went out like if they were on holiday, people just go to bars and pubs like if nothing happened. PLEASE STAY AT HOME. We won't have enough ICU beds for all of you. You could have a heart attack, an accident or an urgent surgical intervention, and we won't have a ICU bed for you. Because you all negligent and unconscious people are out acting as nothing happened.

PLEASE STAY AT HOME. We well go to work to hospital, we will effort to 1000%, we have lost our holiday days, our day offs, just for YOU.

PLEASE STAY AT HOME

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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2020, 11:06:00 AM »
@Duna You are absolutely right hopefully the people of DTF and family and in general all the people who read it take these precautions. We are dealing with a serious illness that unfortunately is not just a flu. There are no vaccines yet for that disease. Listen to Duna. Thanks for the info.

@Dinoxels Thank you for your kind and sincere words.
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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2020, 12:23:58 PM »
I live just outside London in Hertfordshire which actually had the most number of cases in the UK right now outside the capital. There are some arguments going on about whether the UK is being a bit slow to act as the schools are still open, although where I work in a university, we're expecting an announcement on closure very soon.

I'm in Hertfordshire too.  I work in central London and as yet, my museum is open.  I think they are very reluctant to close and will not do so without direct government instruction.  The issue for me really is unavoidable tube travel on crowded trains.  Plus I'm a lot older than most DTF members.

@Duna -  your tale of youngsters going out as if on holiday is exactly why the UK government was reluctant to close schools etc.  They said human nature would have that exact result.  The young always feel immune.

 


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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2020, 01:03:18 PM »
Overreacting and panicking is always the worst option. As it leads to false rumours being spread,
But on the other hand, ignoring the danger and shrugging it off as a simple flu is also equally as dangerous.

The attitude towards the wuhan virus has changed drastically since major outbreaks have occurred outside of Asia. And imo many countries/governments could've handled the situation far better, especially the ones who witnessed the warning signs and had ample time to prepare.

The only thing we can all do now is to stay safe, stay smart, and stay vigilant.
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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2020, 03:24:32 PM »
there are 26 confirmed cases here in Costa Rica, a doctor was the first one and he was in contact with lots of people before the diagnosis, and since this country is tiny I wouldnt be surprised if we get cases all over the terrritory. Most universities have switched to online classes if possible, my younger brother just started classes this week and on wednesday on his faculty they decided to shut down at least until next month.
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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2020, 04:49:18 PM »
I know this sounds very disrepsectful but for me the coronavirus proved more helpful for me.  3 weeks of no school, good time to spend with my dogs and write my first reviews

Edit: Im absoulutey aware of everyone dieing. Im just joking. It really feels like the apocalpyse
so please read this new edit before commenting " OHH THATS SO RUDE" or something like that.

@dinotoyforum please delete this, i dont want people to be confused with joke and realit
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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2020, 08:00:27 PM »
I know this sounds very disrepsectful but for me the coronavirus proved more helpful for me.  3 weeks of no school, good time to spend with my dogs and write my first reviews

This has the same energy as Donald Trump bragging about owning the tallest building in NYC again after 9/11.

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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2020, 08:34:56 PM »
I know this sounds very disrepsectful but for me the coronavirus proved more helpful for me.  3 weeks of no school, good time to spend with my dogs and write my first reviews

This has the same energy as Donald Trump bragging about owning the tallest building in NYC again after 9/11.

Agreed, it does sound disrespectful. We need to think about our older relatives before we post such stuff. People are dying.

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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2020, 09:01:38 PM »
I know this sounds very disrepsectful but for me the coronavirus proved more helpful for me.  3 weeks of no school, good time to spend with my dogs and write my first reviews

This has the same energy as Donald Trump bragging about owning the tallest building in NYC again after 9/11.

Agreed, it does sound disrespectful. We need to think about our older relatives before we post such stuff. People are dying.

What is happening is a global disgrace and a tragedy at the same time human and economic, especially human, the weakest people are dying, like the elderly and the chronically ill, and when an old man dies, he loses a living encyclopedia and a person who can correct the youngest due to his experience in his long life. One should not frivolize, we must have a little feeling and heart. What is happening is a disgrace and a tragedy and it should not be forgotten that there are people even young without pathologies who are dying.

No one has life bought. Coronavirus can cause death even in young people between 20 and 60 years old, even without pathologies. No one is safe from this global pandemic and epidemic. Success, fame, pleasure, and money are a trivial thing compared to the life of any human being. Let's be tactful, there are many people who are suffering. According to my colleagues at DTF.

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Re: Impact of the Coronavirus and Self-Isolation
« Reply #59 on: March 15, 2020, 03:12:28 AM »
I know this sounds very disrepsectful but for me the coronavirus proved more helpful for me.  3 weeks of no school, good time to spend with my dogs and write my first reviews

This has the same energy as Donald Trump bragging about owning the tallest building in NYC again after 9/11.

Agreed, it does sound disrespectful. We need to think about our older relatives before we post such stuff. People are dying.

Please forgive me it was just a joke please im sorry i was just joking
What is happening is a global disgrace and a tragedy at the same time human and economic, especially human, the weakest people are dying, like the elderly and the chronically ill, and when an old man dies, he loses a living encyclopedia and a person who can correct the youngest due to his experience in his long life. One should not frivolize, we must have a little feeling and heart. What is happening is a disgrace and a tragedy and it should not be forgotten that there are people even young without pathologies who are dying.

No one has life bought. Coronavirus can cause death even in young people between 20 and 60 years old, even without pathologies. No one is safe from this global pandemic and epidemic. Success, fame, pleasure, and money are a trivial thing compared to the life of any human being. Let's be tactful, there are many people who are suffering. According to my colleagues at DTF.
Please for give me i just made a joke! Sorry
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