How is The Coronavirus affecting your life?

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  1. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Gave my mom some hospital style masks today, it was the first time in 6 weeks she has opened the front door for me...I didn't go in her house though, she just opened the door just enough for the bag of masks to pass through to her...lol

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  2. nivek

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    The past week I have been limiting my work hours at the Plant to about 5-6 hours a day maximum, I still have concerns about exposure to the virus because so many people who work in the same building as myself travel from surrounding counties with much much higher new cases per day than where I live...Although I wear a mask all day at work I don't wear glasses or goggles all day and I don't use gloves at work, yet I do wash my hands very very often...It seems these things like mask wearing are going to continue perhaps the rest of the year...

    Six weeks ago I didn't want to leave my house for any reason other than essentials, I didn't go to the Plant at work for the first ten days, but since we didn't have a major outbreak here in my area and the workplace has been maintaining a clean status I started going back to the Plant more again...The owner of the company wears a respirator when he walks the facility now, he started wearing that over a hospital mask last week and limits his time on site to 3 days a week...No truck drivers or vendors or guests are allowed on the property unless they have prior permission...

    Thanks China...

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  3. spacecase0

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    the more I look at first hand accounts, the more I am convinced that the virus mostly spread before the lockdowns,
    and that it really does not hurt that many people.
    I bet they reopen everything when they figure out that most of the people already had it and did not notice at all.
     
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  4. pigfarmer

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    Takes a while to get over the scare. We've had time to first become aware of it and now we have to figure out how to live with it. That's the other 'curve.'

    My sister-in-law is quite literally paralyzed by all this. Spends her days absorbing all the endless horseshit pouring out of all sources. She had OCD 'issues' to begin with - this situation sent her over the edge. She's been fighting with people who don't wear masks or stay far enough away. You can only control your own behavior. When I find myself in situations like that - and I do frequently - I leave.

    I don't mind a little bit of social distancing and welcome an increased awareness of personal hygiene.
     
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  5. nivek

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    A couple days ago I had to drive to a big city to get some supplies because the small town shops I needed to go to have been closed...Last thing I wanted to do was drive out to that city which is infested with coronavirus, at least I didn't need to go into the heart of the city...

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  6. Toroid

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    That sounds like a zombie experience. :eek:
     
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  7. nivek

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    I know right...There's no other way I could have wrote that too haha...

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  8. pigfarmer

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    I got a very interesting yelling-at or 'lecture' yesterday from a man who felt the need to tell me and everyone within earshot that this virus is all a hoax, it was caused by the flu shot, that the hospitals are empty. This is all part of a conspiracy to unseat Trump. Oh my achin' ball bag.

    Later we spent some time listening to my sister-in-law and her daily crying fit about 'death death death' and how it's everywhere and we'll be paralyzed for years to some. This situation has literally caused her trolley to go off the track. She only became aware yesterday that the trains, buses and subways are still operating on a close to normal schedule and that there are zero road blocks - and she lives in Manhattan. She chooses to look at the world through her TV and tablet rather than out the goddamned window at reality. All too common.

    The truth is somewhere in the middle. The media has done its best to raise the freakout to epic proportions and many seem to embrace it. Then there's just plain crazy with a side dishes of stupid and ... well ... extra stupid .... in abundance.

    In this area we're starting to get antibody testing at urgent care facilities and pharmacies. I could get one today actually, but have no idea how much it would cost. Eventually we'll get tested and I wouldn't be surprised to find out it's far more widespread than expected.
     
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  9. pepe

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    The very ones you see in the movies with a cardboard sign hanging off them claiming the end is nigh while warming themselves around a oil drum fire are the very ones who will claim it as all a load of bollocks when confronted by the truth.
     
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  10. Standingstones

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    I think I fall under the category that there will always be stupid people in the world. Much like the Flat Earth crowd you will never be able to convince these people of the truth. I would rather not waste what precious time I have left trying to change their minds.
     
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  11. nivek

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    "By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere."

    - Billy Crystal

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  12. Standingstones

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    For some strange reason I have been calm over the past couple of Corona months. My wife and plenty of our family and friends have been climbing the walls. Maybe those meditation sessions paid off?
     
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  13. nivek

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    This morning the owner of the company I work for told a couple people on the production lines that an individual from this company is being tested for coronavirus and if that person's test results are positive we will will shut down the facility...

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  14. nivek

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    Before the end of the work day the new policy was announced that masks are worn at all times until further notice, violators are send home...I'm still trying to get some clarification on how long a person is send home without pay, just for that day, or two days or what...I wear a mask 90 percent of the time at work already so its no big deal for me but I know a few of the employees who are refusing to wear one, they will likely be sent home tomorrow...

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  15. nivek

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    So a guy a work on the night shift has tested positive for Covid-19, the night shift has been shut down for two weeks but the rest of the facility remains open...This guy hasn't been in the Plant for over 10 days now so hopefully he hasn't spread it around, time will tell I guess, I'm at the facility now, I plan to leave in a few hours though...

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  16. nivek

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    Well I may be giving my resignation at work, the owner of the company sent an email to all managers stating he is considering a 20% reduction in salary wages because of loss of production due to the coronavirus and shutting down the night shift since an employee tested positive for Covid-19...This is absurd, if he cuts my salary wages I am done with him...They need me more than I need them, if he cuts my pay he can F%@& himself...

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  17. Standingstones

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    When I read your posts about your job it seems you have gone above and beyond what is necessary. What I have learned in the past is when someone cuts your salary you will never see that money back. If a number of people quit on this owner, how does he expect to stay in business? It doesn’t sound like he is the type to get his hands dirty. Good luck on whatever you decide.
     
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  18. pigfarmer

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    nothing to add, just liked that part.
     
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  19. The shadow

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    my twin girls got their Letter Jackets.
    They arrived in the mail. Debbie got a small gold Megaphone pin. And letters of congratulations from their coaches.
    Honestly I cried and so did they. I looked at the pics from last year. they deserve the same recognition. I will make sure they get it.
    Meanwhile they continue to work with the Goodman community center to help the elderly get food. My oldest son got a paper route.
    Coronavirus has brought out the best in them.
     
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  20. pepe

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    Sorry to hear of this nivek.

    I'm on the losing end of money also with companies now operating from home and no longer need contractors.

    I blame the Chinese regime for every effect it makes and not one person I know will be scot free.

    Bide your time as it's a consideration only, seeing who will jump over the first sign of bad news.
     
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