How is The Coronavirus affecting your life?

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  1. nivek

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    Today I drove to the big city 45 minutes away, virus central in a way, they have thousands of cases of covid19 there but I needed to go to a certain pet store there for supplies...It was the only stop I made in that city and fortunately there were only 3 people in that pet shop at the time, all wearing masks so I was in and out of there within 15 minutes...I noticed a lot of drivers wearing masks in their cars in that city, at least half of the drivers I saw were wearing masks...There was a great deal of traffic on the roads too, I don't know if that's the norm for that city or not, way too much traffic for me, I wouldn't want to deal with that every day...

    I think I'm safe and didn't get exposed to the virus during that road trip, took my dog with me but he stayed in the car when I went into the store...I usually take him in that pet shop whenever we go there, it's allowed under normal conditions but with dogs getting covid19 I don't want to take any chances...He loves going in that store, he's always well behaved and loves the attention he gets and likes watching the fish in the fish tanks lol...We usually go to that store every couple months or so but since the pandemic its been a while since we've been there, maybe next time we go he can come in with me...

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  2. nivek

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    I think this is ridiculous, there must be some indoor seating at restaurants, there are at restaurants here in NC, the restaurant business will collapse otherwise...Concessions must be made, what do you think of this @pigfarmer @wwkirk since you both would be affected by this man's actions?...

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    De Blasio has ‘no plan’ for return of indoor dining in NYC

    Mayor Bill de Blasio bluntly said he has “no plan” for the return of indoor dining in New York City, citing a link between eating inside and a resurgence of the coronavirus in other parts of the world.

    “Indoor dining, there’s not a plan right now,” de Blasio said on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” Friday. A Manhattan caller named Sharon had asked the mayor if there was any possibility that restaurants would be fully reopened this year. Right now, they’re only allowed to have outdoor seating or takeout.

    “There’s not a context for indoor dining. We’re never saying it’s impossible. But we do not, based on what we’re seeing around the world, we do not have a plan for reopening indoor dining in the near term,” de Blasio said.

    He cited COVID-19 resurgences in Hong Kong and Europe linked to the activity. Andrew Rigie, head of the NYC Hospitality Alliance, was infuriated by Hizzoner’s answer.

    “It’s jaw-dropping that there’s no plan for the more than 25,000 eating and drinking places and 300,000 workers in our city,” Rigie said. “If there’s no plan to reopen in the near term while the rest of the state is open indoors, what’s the plan to support New York City’s small businesses and workers while they’re shut? Where’s the rent relief?” Rigie asked.

    Jake Dell, owner of the famed Katz’s Delicatessen on East Houston Street in Manhattan, predicted “a lot of places are going to go under without any sort of path forward.”

    “It would be nice to at least know what the game plan is,” Dell said. Chris Barish, who owns Black Tap and is currently operating a pop-up burger joint called Singles and Doubles in Soho, called on Hizzoner to do better. “We need leadership, and Mayor de Blasio needs to step up and act now,” Barish said.

    Some 100 restaurants in Brooklyn and Staten Island are planning a class-action lawsuit to force the mayor and the governor to immediately reopen their eateries.

    Only about 10,000 of the city’s 25,000 dining establishments are participating in the city’s outdoor dining program, and even with that, 83 percent couldn’t pay their full rent last month, according to a survey by Rigie’s group.

    Over half of the hospitality industry workers in New York are jobless, according to Eater. City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo (R-Staten Island) also slammed de Blasio for not even having a timeline while eateries go under.

    “This administration is going to put restaurants in our city out of business if it does not allow indoor dining. It is absolutely unacceptable that the mayor has no plan and no ideas on how to make this happen,” Matteo said.

    “Allow indoor to open now with the proper protocols in place — restaurants literally cannot afford to wait anymore,” he said.

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  3. michael59

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    I don't eat in restaurants anyway so, it wouldn't bother me. There are a lot of people that do obviously and it will put a big dent on celebrations like Valentines Day and anniversary's. Not to mention all the people who's livelihood depends on them.

    I don't think that law is going to last very long.
     
  4. wwkirk

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    I don't eat in restaurants, but once the weather gets colder, indoor seating will become a necessity. Otherwise many or most restaurants will go out of business.
     
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  5. nivek

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    My mom told me she's not feeling well today, she said she has allergy symptoms and fatigue and going to be tested for covid19 tomorrow morning...I think it may be her allergies acting up, at least hopefully so, she has had allergy problems occasionally and gets a sinus infection sometimes as a result...

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  6. Standingstones

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    With a lack of real estate for dining outdoors in Manhattan, where does the mayor think that people will sit? I would imagine a majority of eating establishments are just hanging on right now in NYC. No one has been thinking of some plans to save those businesses?
     
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  7. michael59

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    I had one sinus infection in my life. Right after I had the skin graft surgery for my nose. I don't recall any pain but I do recall being extremely disoriented. I had trouble getting up and if I did stand too quickly, I would lose my balance. Even just turning my head too quickly made me dizzy and I would lose focus. My brain felt foggy and so did my eyesight.

    May I recommend that someone go with her? She shouldn't be driving.
     
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  8. nivek

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    I'll be driving her tomorrow, it's a twenty minute drive to another town for the testing...

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  10. SOUL-DRIFTER

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    Keeping my hands washed and sanitized regularly...I always did before. Maybe tad bit more so now.
     
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  11. michael59

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    I'm really having a difficult time wearing that mask, but it is now mandatory. :(
     
  12. SOUL-DRIFTER

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    It is here also...but not enforced except in municipal & medical buildings.
    I have a bigfoot mask I keep, just in case.[​IMG]
     
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  13. michael59

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    You'll end up giving someone a heart attack. lol
     
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  14. nivek

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    She tested negative, it's what I thought, just her allergies acting up...Peace of mind for her though by being tested...

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  15. nivek

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  16. michael59

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    I might accept that if the business owners themselves had the choice to allow customers to wear a mask or not. By law they have to insist that customers wear masks or they get fined. Maybe even shut down.

    Where's the freedom of choice?
     
  17. nivek

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    You have to wear shoes and clothes to enter a business, where's the freedom in that?...

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  18. michael59

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    That rule was started by our grandparents to control the "Hippie Movement" and when the power struggle wouldn't end, they made it into something else, like health/sanitary issues.



    Which is exactly what's happening right now, Nivek. Even if we could prove that it wasn't real, they'd make it real. That is how far they are willing to go to control the masses.
     
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  19. nivek

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    Well I certainly don't want to see nudity in the grocery store so I'm all for clothing when shopping in public...I don't buy into this as a way of controlling the masses, not even mask wearing which isn't forever, just the short term like the Spanish flu pandemic a 100 years ago...Seems we as a species learned nothing from that one and we got lucky this one wasn't worse, it could have been dar worse for us all...So wearing a mask for 20 minutes in a store isn't a big deal to me in the short term...
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  20. michael59

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    You're an odd sort to me, Nivek. Open minded in almost every way. Some would say too many ways and yet control of the masses is not something you buy into?

    I don't want to see naked shoppers either. lol I also don't think men should be allowed to go shirtless in public either.
     

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