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This is starting to worry me quite a bit. Living in Florida, you get used to the media hype on hurricanes, but this is a good bit more. Anyone have thoughts to share.

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If we don’t takes the necessary precautions, all we have to do is look at Italy to show us how severe things could get. If no one spreads the virus, it would all be over in 3 weeks. Uncontrolled spreading will overload the hospitals and people will not be able to get the help they need which could cause their deaths. All we have to do is stay home, away from others, and not panic. I think we need to make some sacrifices for the good of the country.

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I don't know if we're over reacting or not. I hope we're not because the economic impact is hurting a lot of people. There are a lot of people out of work because of this and I'm worried that we're doing damage to the economy that will take a long time to recover from.
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I don't think our leadership has the depth of thought to realize that there will be indirect deaths as a result of the economic harm they've chosen to deliberately cause in their fumbling attempt to try and stop the point-source deaths associated with the virus.

There is no way to quantify the indirect losses that will occur from lack of resources in other areas - but I have no confidence that they've been considered at all in this debacle.
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onthewater102 wrote:
20 Mar 2020, 09:34
I don't think our leadership has the depth of thought to realize that there will be indirect deaths as a result of the economic harm they've chosen to deliberately cause in their fumbling attempt to try and stop the point-source deaths associated with the virus.

There is no way to quantify the indirect losses that will occur from lack of resources in other areas - but I have no confidence that they've been considered at all in this debacle.
This may all be true, but I'm not important enough that "they" consult with me on this. I will suggest this, though. It's a fair bet that in the aftermath, there will be numerous studies done in different areas of the response, and how it can be bettered, along with shortages, their cause, and why.

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Our governor just announced a state-wide lock down. My county has been under a stay-home order since Mar 16.

Compared to pandemics in the past, I do wonder if the steps taken for Coronavirus are too drastic.But I do understand why they are being done. I do try to limit information to what comes from the CDC or WHO. As expected, there is a lot of nonsense out there that causes unneeded panic.

I'm in the 'high risk' group but to be honest am not overly worried about catching the virus because I have enough sense to take needed precautions. I am deeply concerned with the number of people who have lost their jobs. And with our statewide 8-week shut-down just announced things just got a lot worse. I hope our governor uses a large part of our state's $20 billion surplus to get people back on their feet.
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Public parks including state parks are open. But many of our reservoirs are shut down. I'm not sure why other than they are owned by water companies and maybe there is a concern with liability issues.
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How is everyone holding up?

We are all at home and are going outside for short walks and just outside in our yard as the weather permits. Stores around here are stocked at about 75% I would say?

Meats and fresh veggies are slim pickings, but the local Markets have put in a 2 limit supply on bread and frozen veggies and "essentials" like toilet paper.

I still don't know anyone personally who has it. I myself just got back from Mexico last Wednesday, so far no issues.

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I'm also in the "high risk" group if I were to contract coronavirus. We aren't that far from NYC and Philadelphia, it irks me that people are driving 80-100 miles away from those areas looking for toilet paper, seems like they don't give a darn about possibly spreading the virus just as long as they have some toilet paper. BTW, all the stores seem to be out of toilet paper and most other items they are looking for.

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So far, it's hit Iowa rather gently, but there's no massive population centers here, either.
Still, I'm 63, and a former smoker. It's the wife I have to be careful for. She's 71, diabetic, suffers from Atrial Fib, and is being treated for stage 4 breast cancer. Trying hard to hole up, with outside travels about 4 days or more apart. And no, I'm not panic buying anything.

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GTS225 wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 09:42
So far, it's hit Iowa rather gently, but there's no massive population centers here, either.
Still, I'm 63, and a former smoker. It's the wife I have to be careful for. She's 71, diabetic, suffers from Atrial Fib, and is being treated for stage 4 breast cancer. Trying hard to hole up, with outside travels about 4 days or more apart. And no, I'm not panic buying anything.

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Some stores around here are setting up Senior only shopping hours. One grocery store is actually checking IDs.

I'll add my best wishes for your wife's recovery.
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Getting more scary as the days go on if you ask me. We just had our first death in NH. Positive test results for the virus are over 100. We are a small state and it's escalating quickly.
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LDUBS wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 19:19
Some stores around here are setting up Senior only shopping hours. One grocery store is actually checking IDs.
Local Dollar Generals, regional stores (HyVee and Fareway), have also started senior hours, from 8-9 am. No I.D. checking yet, but ya never know.
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I'll add my best wishes for your wife's recovery.
Thanks much. So far, it's looking good. Scheduled for a PET scan early April. Let's hope they don't cancel it. It would be nice to know if the med therapy she's been on are having an effect.

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I think it has been here longer than people realize already. I keep hearing stories about people who were sick and got tested for the flu but that wasn't what they had. We have to be concerned about the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, but it does seem to be overdone. I think it's more of the fact that our health systems don't have the capacity for large numbers to get sick at the same time. They closed all outdoor stuff around here. The golf course across the street is closed, the town brush dump is closed, parks are closed. These are places with minimal person to person contact and don't need to be shut down. It seems like we're killing the economy a lot more than we need to.
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Being a senior citizen, I kinda like the conservative approach. Anyone can pass the bug onto you. I just as soon not be sick & or dead.

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