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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #840 on: November 21, 2020, 05:11:20 AM »
Speaking of loss leaders, my grocery store is giving out a free turkey with every flu shot this week.

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #841 on: November 21, 2020, 08:11:14 AM »
I was thinking of getting some post-Thanksgiving turkeys, too--and then donating them either to the senior citizens group in town (they usually do a turkey dinner---maybe they're taking it out to shut-ins this year?) or the police department, who gives out boxes of food to particularly needy families at Christmas.

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #842 on: November 21, 2020, 08:11:26 AM »
I decided to go to the food store early this morning. They opened at 7am and I got there about 5 minutes later. There were still a few early morning shoppers. I was surprised at how many people were there this early in the morning.

Miracle of miracles! I found a small grouping of Lysol wipes. I only use these when I go out, so I just picked up one. I'm not crazy about them since they just create a lot of waste, but they work for now.

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #843 on: November 21, 2020, 08:12:55 AM »
I was thinking of getting some post-Thanksgiving turkeys, too--and then donating them either to the senior citizens group in town (they usually do a turkey dinner---maybe they're taking it out to shut-ins this year?) or the police department, who gives out boxes of food to particularly needy families at Christmas.

This is a really good idea! There are groups in my area that are donating boxes of free food to families. Just pop the trunk and get a box.

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #844 on: December 04, 2020, 03:50:54 PM »
Ordered more disposable masks to hand out to patrons at work.  We're obviously not going to be able to stop doing that for a while yet.

I also went to the local Wal Mart to get some items for the library, and noticed that the shelves had been stripped of paper products (Which we had already stocked up on from our wholesaler).  The local grocery store seemed to have an adequate supply yesterday, though.  I guess a lot of people around here don't even think to try anywhere but Wal Mart.
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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #845 on: December 05, 2020, 06:14:47 AM »
Ordered more disposable masks to hand out to patrons at work.  We're obviously not going to be able to stop doing that for a while yet.

I also went to the local Wal Mart to get some items for the library, and noticed that the shelves had been stripped of paper products (Which we had already stocked up on from our wholesaler).  The local grocery store seemed to have an adequate supply yesterday, though.  I guess a lot of people around here don't even think to try anywhere but Wal Mart.

I avoid Walmart like the plague it is.  One day last week, a customer counted 136 people without masks.

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #846 on: December 06, 2020, 06:19:07 PM »
In my quest to consider all possible aspects of any  knowledge or experience that I may have somehow gained that could relate to a Covid 19 treatment or cure, I began to focus my thoughts on tobacco use, more specifically SNUFF. In old movies I have seen actors portraying gentlemen of, I think, pre-Victorian
England take a bit of a snuff from a small container, a pinch[?], and inhale it up a nostril thus causing themselves to sneeze. As it seems Covid detection depends on extraction and examination of nasal matter, is the old "snuff-sneeze" an early attempt at a self cure or protection re a respiratory concern, such as influenza. Recognizing the possibility of a vaccine cure for the current Pandemic, I still say other courses of action should continue to be considered as I have yet to hear of an emerging PLAN B!

 
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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #847 on: December 07, 2020, 07:25:06 AM »

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I avoid Walmart like the plague it is.  One day last week, a customer counted 136 people without masks.
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Our Walmart requires masks, and probably 95% of customers wear them.  The store does police this, and there have been some ugly incidents.  But the local grocery stores only require their employees to wear them, and almost none of the customers do.  I never step foot in the local grocery stores unless I absolutely have to.  I'm a lot safer in Walmart.
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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #848 on: December 07, 2020, 07:46:05 AM »
We've required masks at the library for months now, but have been largely treating it as an honor system thing.  Now we're getting stricter.  The soft approach hasn't been working with some people.
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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #849 on: December 08, 2020, 12:34:06 PM »
ALHS has been spending lots of time in various doctors' offices lately, and last week I masked up and went to one with him.  (Usually I stay at home or, if he asks, I just drive him and wait in the car.  But in this case, tests and MRIs had recently been done and he was expecting serious talk on whether amputation/s will be the next step.)

This particular appointment was in a medical office connected to a hospital, so naturally the screening protocol is serious and efficient.  As we were leaving, one old man--had to be in his late 70s at least--was coming in without a mask.  We heard the screening nurse say, "Can I offer you a face mask?"  Nope, he didn't need a damned mask, and tried to walk past her.  She was adamant:  "You can't be in this complex without a facial covering. And I have to take your temperature and ask you a couple of questions." He continued to grumble and try to get around her (ALHS and I actually stopped, in case she was going to need help).  She finally said, "Sir, either you conform to our rules, or you have to leave the property, either on your own or with a security officer."  He continued bitching, including calling her a few choice names, but he finally put the mask on and let her do the screening. We chatted with the nurse after he headed to the elevator, and ALHS saw the man take his mask off as the door closed. 

God bless her, the screener called the second and third floors, warned them he was on his way, and walked over and used a key to freeze the elevator until security and a city cop could get there to escort him out.  (All this was in a nearby town of about 12,000 that skews pretty red, with lots of unmasked folks in the local stores.  They're in a metro county with high infection rates, though, and our small neighboring county is pretty much running wild with new cases.)  We thanked her, and later I sent a nice note to the CEO of the facility praising her. 

Good lord.

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #850 on: December 08, 2020, 01:49:27 PM »
...wow.

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #851 on: December 08, 2020, 02:33:02 PM »
ALHS has been spending lots of time in various doctors' offices lately, and last week I masked up and went to one with him.  (Usually I stay at home or, if he asks, I just drive him and wait in the car.  But in this case, tests and MRIs had recently been done and he was expecting serious talk on whether amputation/s will be the next step.)

This particular appointment was in a medical office connected to a hospital, so naturally the screening protocol is serious and efficient.  As we were leaving, one old man--had to be in his late 70s at least--was coming in without a mask.  We heard the screening nurse say, "Can I offer you a face mask?"  Nope, he didn't need a damned mask, and tried to walk past her.  She was adamant:  "You can't be in this complex without a facial covering. And I have to take your temperature and ask you a couple of questions." He continued to grumble and try to get around her (ALHS and I actually stopped, in case she was going to need help).  She finally said, "Sir, either you conform to our rules, or you have to leave the property, either on your own or with a security officer."  He continued bitching, including calling her a few choice names, but he finally put the mask on and let her do the screening. We chatted with the nurse after he headed to the elevator, and ALHS saw the man take his mask off as the door closed. 

God bless her, the screener called the second and third floors, warned them he was on his way, and walked over and used a key to freeze the elevator until security and a city cop could get there to escort him out.  (All this was in a nearby town of about 12,000 that skews pretty red, with lots of unmasked folks in the local stores.  They're in a metro county with high infection rates, though, and our small neighboring county is pretty much running wild with new cases.)  We thanked her, and later I sent a nice note to the CEO of the facility praising her. 

Good lord.

**applauding the screener's diligence**

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #852 on: December 08, 2020, 02:36:03 PM »
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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #853 on: December 09, 2020, 08:55:05 PM »
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**applauding the screener's diligence**

Here Here!

Wish there were more like this at the grocery store!
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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #854 on: December 09, 2020, 09:40:44 PM »
Interesting Scientific American discussion of a study on "What motivates rule-breakers" (like those who won't wear masks...)

   https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-motivates-covid-rule-breakers/

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