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10 hours ago, Ambergris said:

So, a huge chunk of one of the largest population concentrations in the US is under house arrest, and the rest of the country is prohibited from gatherings of more than 10 people.  Sounds like martial law to me.


Seriously!  There will be .....  :(  and PERHAPS needs to be :(  ...actions taken to stop COVID from wiping out our two eldest generations.  [namely: me/DH and my folks]   However, TPTB......and I mean ALL OF THEM.....need to be ready/willing/anxious to return everything back like it was, when this is over.  :tapfoot:  


We are walking a very thin line with more than COVID.  We need to be aware of that. 


MtRider  ....There are so many ways in which we might not get "our normal" back ....  and they're all pretty much out of our control right now.  :pray: 

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If your DH comes home tonight singing that 1960's Melanie Roller Skate Song, a tank top and short shorts you might have a clue to his new job description. "I got a brand new pair of roller skates you got a brand new key... " Crap, earworm. 


I hope people can get unemployment. It isn't their fault they got laid off. And they are doing it for the greater good. 


Can you find out his numbers and med reevaluation over the phone? Call em up and start coughing and say, "If you really want us to come in, we'll try. Maybe we can borrow a mask from someone". Cough-cough. Big pitiful sigh. 


I've heard some hospitals are delaying payments for a few months. If yours isnt, as long as you pay a minimum amount like $5.00 a month they can't do anything. It's when people totally ignore them that gets them in trouble. 


Most governors are saying utilities can not be shut off for non-payment too. Especially if there are elderly, children or someone on a medical device in the home. I don't know what the limited time frame is though. 

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There’s a department heads meeting this morning where I work. Maybe, possibly, they will actually decide to do more than put a sign on the front door advising people not to enter if ... with a huge list of reasons not to enter (and many who enter are functionally illiterate and would not comprehend any of it anyway).


Someone in another department has been out sick. He probably won’t be tested as there aren’t enough test kits. 


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There are no CONFIRMED cases in our county, but then there are no test kits either. Someone in another department at work has been out sick, with pneumonia. We don't know if it is COVID-19. I wonder how accurate a count we get from the "confirmed" case numbers. I bet the actual case numbers are considerably higher.

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Have had encouraging talks with eldest son and youngest daughter. Both have been in prep mode for awhile and sound like they are at least moderately prepped for this pandemic. Eldest daughter is a long-time prepper, so I think they are well-situated to ride this out (as long as she can get her insulin).


Worried about other son. But he can always come stay with us if needed (absent travel bans). Sending prayers his way and to all who are struggling during this crisis.


Meanwhile, friends who run a little restaurant locally have shifted to carry-out and delivery due to a ban on dine-in services. They seem to be doing ok-ish when we chatted. People still want to eat, so they have made a business pivot and are quite busy.


My workplace FINALLY decided to go into emergency mode today, to cut risks to staff and public. I am feeling relief as the precautions sound in line with CDC guidelines, and give us a better chance of surviving this pandemic. I am at high risk due to age and asthma, so I was extremely unhappy with their previous "What-me-worry?" attitude (I wanted to go yell at the top boss "this is NOT a political hoax, you danged idiot!!! This is REAL!!" but have refrained as I need the salary). I had been openly Googling COVID-19 workers compensation and workplace liability, hoping to trigger some panic at the top levels, however -- with them it is always about $$. Possibly that helped.  :)

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Pittsburgh has a couple cases.   2 in surrounding counties.   I would think there's many with it, but undiagnosed.  


What I've been wondering about is--how long has it been here and we just didn't know about it?    Several of us here at MrsS were hit with a nasty flu/crud thing over the winter.    Could we have had it then?   I don't know, just been thinking.

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I had that crud this winter and it took forever to go away. Mine wasn't respiratory though. All in the stomach with chills. I know you and your D-dtr had the flu pretty bad. 


I've heard where a lot of doctor offices are closed. Their patients are to go to the hospital instead. An already germ filled, over crowded, supply taxed hospital. :rolleyes:

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Mt. Rider,  Glad that your DH can be home now. Much safer for both of you.


Now that my DH is staying home, he thinks he can just run around in his PJ's. His take is not going anywhere so why get dressed. Might have a point there but I can't do it. 


Made my final trip out to market to mail granddaughters packages to her.  She was able to get a few things and she said they had some TP. She bought that though I am sending some in her boxes anyway.  


Everybody stay safe and check in as you can to let everyone know you are all ok.

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2 hours ago, Jeepers said:

I had that crud this winter and it took forever to go away. Mine wasn't respiratory though. All in the stomach with chills. I know you and your D-dtr had the flu pretty bad. 


I've heard where a lot of doctor offices are closed. Their patients are to go to the hospital instead. An already germ filled, over crowded, supply taxed hospital. :rolleyes:

Wow!  It must be getting really bad there.  I was thinking about pulling money out of my savings and now I know I will be. Guess it's one more trip out but can do that at window. I can always put it back in savings if I don't need to use it. As the saying goes:  better safe than sorry.

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Jeepers,, I am glad you are now feeling much better. Hoping that everyone here that has been sick is getting over it. It has really been a rough year for many, many people. 

We have several in our neighborhood that are now home from work. My neighbor across from my driveway said his last day was yesterday till further notice.  The neighbor behind me works for the courts and she's out till end of month. They closed all the court systems as well. Went to Market to mail the boxes for my granddaughter and that place was mobbed.  People getting in the hot lunch lines went around the store. I have seen that on Friday as it is fish day but wow.  The meat counter was almost empty and they said it has been like that for over a week now. They have been ordering meat on a daily basis and going to Cicso food supply to get it as well. The meat cutter was in there cutting as fast as he could.  And still they could not keep it in case. To many people, I dropped off packages and left. 

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I overheard (standing right beside her) the daughter talking to mom that I was helping organize today, saying there are confirmed cases in a town very close to us.  Told mom not to tell anyone--she has some dementia so probably won't.  But it is not being reported to the public unless I just haven't heard.


Hey, on a brighter note, my cholesterol is down 16 points in 3 months due to my changed way of eating!  Yay!

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13 hours ago, Jeepers said:

If your DH comes home tonight singing that 1960's Melanie Roller Skate Song, a tank top and short shorts you might have a clue to his new job description. "I got a brand new pair of roller skates you got a brand new key... " Crap, earworm. 


:008Laughing:    cAN'T qUITE eNVISION tHAT......  :grinning-smiley-044:


ACTUALLY.....today he joined 1500 other folks that were suddenly UNemployed yesterday.....on the Unemployment website.  To sign up for benefits.  It requires various questions filled in.  He was back and forth finding the answers for several hours.  BUT because to the number of folks on the website, it kept locking up.   THEN it began crashing.  FINALLY, after hours of working on it  [tho DH did save his page frequently!!!]   ......the system gave up and died:beat_deadhorse:           Bet only the computer geeks saw THAT ONE COMING......  :buttercup:  




:cheer:   Yay, Miki!!!!!  :cheer:     ......sure wish DH would change his lab numbers....  :buttercup:  



As we all keep saying.....we canNOT be hearing about all of the cases cuz.....there isn't enough kits.  :yar:   The estimates that folks-probably-in-the-know are predicting....is skeeeery!      :behindsofa:     CO has over 180 cases by today and needed a new.AND.improved website.....that takes a long time to load.  :buttercup:  Well, okay.  The map of counties is nice....to see how many cases are close to you.  :blink:  



I'm glad we have the options for banking/food/goods with drive thru....on line.....delivery, etc.  Tho.... some caution there too.  Who's cooking your food and who sneezed on your banking slip?  :tinfoilhatsmile:


MtRider   :pray:  God, help us all as we try to do what we can.....  :pray:  


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9 hours ago, out_of_the_ordinary said:

a nasty flu/crud thing over the winter.    Could we have had it then? 


Probably not unless it's been more recent.  Most of the descriptions don't match.  And the flu season has been rather nasty this year.  It's being overshadowed by COVID news, of course. 


For myself, I had what I always have:  bronchitis.  If anyone got serious at all, I'd think we'd have a cough, a high fever, and shortness of breath.   I've heard about those three symptoms over and over when people describe their ordeal.   I just had the cough.  No fever after a very mild one during the first few days of the flu.....that allowed the bronchitis to begin.  ....and then food poisoning.....and then this mild but annoying cold.....  

Sheeeesh, what a year!  <_<


MtRider  ....only opinion based on my experience.  YMMV   Not a doctor so.....  :shrug: 

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Things seem to keep changing by the hour it seems. The USA alerts have been going nuts. It's on TV as soon as I get the alerts.  Seems NY is going to be shut down all together at the rate they are going. Now it is the gaming statewide t midnight tonight.  All nonessential business to close by 12 pm Wed. March 17th for 30 days. They are seeking also reserve staff of recently retired health professionals to help respond to the coronavirus.

San Francisco Mayor orders residents of 6 counties San Fran, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, and Alameda all to shelter in place. That started midnight last night. 

I still have not checked the Suffolk area yet. So don't know if anyone in my area has been affected yet. Though, Schools, churches, and a lot of businesses like the court houses etc. are all closed for 2 weeks and if you want to go out to eat it is pick up or delivery only. Not heard yet about the banks though. 


Mt. Rider,  I know you like everyone else could use that money but I am glad your DH is now going to be home out of the public's eye. Much safer for both of you now.

My DH is no longer cooking collards now. So no money from that for a long while. 

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31,506 Italy
16,169 Iran
11,748 Spain
9,257 Germany
8,320 Korea, South
7,695 France
6,362 US
2,700 Switzerland
1,960 United Kingdom
1,710 Netherlands
1,463 Norway
1,332 Austria
1,243 Belgium
1,190 Sweden
1,024 Denmark
878 Japan
696 Cruise Ship
673 Malaysia
478 Canada
452 Australia
448 Portugal
439 Qatar
396 Czechia
387 Greece
337 Israel
321 Finland
321 Brazil
275 Slovenia
266 Singapore
238 Poland
236 Pakistan
228 Bahrain
225 Estonia
223 Ireland
220 Iceland
201 Chile
196 Egypt
187 Philippines
184 Romania
177 Thailand
172 Indonesia
171 Saudi Arabia
154 Iraq
142 India
140 Luxembourg
130 Kuwait
120 Lebanon
117 Peru
114 Russia
109 San Marino
98 United Arab Emirates
82 Mexico
78 Armenia
77 Taiwan*
72 Slovakia
69 Panama
68 Argentina
67 Bulgaria
66 Vietnam
65 Colombia
65 Serbia
65 Croatia
62 South Africa
60 Algeria
58 Ecuador
56 Brunei
55 Albania
50 Hungary
49 Latvia
47 Turkey
46 Cyprus
44 Sri Lanka
41 Costa Rica
39 Andorra
38 Morocco
38 Malta
36 Belarus
34 Georgia
34 Jordan
33 Cambodia
33 Venezuela
33 Kazakhstan
30 Moldova
29 Uruguay
28 Azerbaijan
26 Bosnia and Herzegovina
26 North Macedonia
26 Senegal
25 Lithuania
24 Oman
24 Tunisia
22 Afghanistan
21 Dominican Republic
16 Martinique
15 Burkina Faso
14 Ukraine
13 Maldives
12 New Zealand
12 Jamaica
11 Bolivia
11 French Guiana
10 Cameroon
10 Bangladesh
10 Uzbekistan
9 Reunion
9 Paraguay
8 Honduras
7 Monaco
7 Rwanda
7 Ghana
7 Liechtenstein
7 Guyana
6 Guatemala
5 Ethiopia
5 Mongolia
5 Cuba
5 Cote d'Ivoire
5 Trinidad and Tobago
4 Seychelles
3 Aruba
3 Guam
3 Kenya
3 Nigeria
3 Congo (Kinshasa)
2 Saint Lucia
2 Montenegro
2 Namibia
2 Kosovo
2 Barbados
1 The Gambia
1 Guinea
1 Liberia
1 Tanzania
1 Gabon
1 Greenland
1 Congo (Brazzaville)
1 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1 Somalia
1 Benin
1 Togo
1 Central African Republic
1 The Bahamas
1 Antigua and Barbuda
1 Eswatini
1 Bhutan
1 Sudan
1 Nepal
1 Suriname
1 Holy See
1 Mauritania
1 Mayotte
1 Equatorial Guinea

US breakdown

1,707 confirmed New York 

1,012 confirmed Washington 

700 confirmed California 

267 confirmed New Jersey 

218 confirmed Massachusetts 

216 confirmed Florida 

196 confirmed Louisiana 

161 confirmed Illinois 

160 confirmed Colorado 

146 confirmed Georgia 

112 confirmed Pennsylvania 

110 confirmed Texas 

74 confirmed Tennessee 

72 confirmed Wisconsin 

68 confirmed Connecticut 

67 confirmed Ohio 

67 confirmed Virginia 

66 confirmed Oregon 

65 confirmed Michigan 

64 confirmed North Carolina 

60 confirmed Maryland 

60 confirmed Minnesota 

56 confirmed Nevada 

51 confirmed Utah 

47 confirmed Diamond Princess 

47 confirmed South Carolina 

39 confirmed Alabama 

32 confirmed Maine 

30 confirmed Indiana 

26 confirmed Kentucky 

26 confirmed New Hampshire 

23 confirmed Iowa 

23 confirmed New Mexico 

23 confirmed Rhode Island 

22 confirmed Arkansas 

22 confirmed District of Columbia 

21 confirmed Grand Princess 

21 confirmed Mississippi 

21 confirmed Nebraska 

20 confirmed Arizona 

19 confirmed Oklahoma 

18 confirmed Kansas 

16 confirmed Delaware 

12 confirmed Vermont 

11 confirmed Missouri 

11 confirmed South Dakota 

11 confirmed Wyoming 

10 confirmed Hawaii 

9 confirmed Montana 

8 confirmed Idaho 

5 confirmed Puerto Rico 

3 confirmed Alaska 

3 confirmed Guam 

3 confirmed North Dakota 

2 confirmed United States Virgin Islands 

2 confirmed Virgin Islands 

1 confirmed West Virginia 

US  6362 total confirmed ill with 108 dead 

Update of March 17, 10 p.m. Eastern

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49 minutes ago, Littlesister said:

Mt. Rider,  I know you like everyone else could use that money but I am glad your DH is now going to be home out of the public's eye. Much safer for both of you now.


Oh, we're thrilled he's not in everyone's plate while clearing tables and bringing out food into other people's air space.  :amen:   AND he might get the unemployment if they get the website up.  :rolleyes:  Like you, we've prepared for things like this, at least as far as we're able.  No hidden cave in these mountains but....short of that...we'll be ok.


But hearing that your alerts are followed closely but TV coverage of same....wow, the world is certainly spinning faster.   CO gaming was closed yesterday with all the rest.  Can you imagine how many folks are so suddenly out of work?  Los Vegas is also closing at least some of their casinos too.  That surprised us yesterday.


Yikes, number of cases in Hawai'i is going up.  :(  CO is leaping daily, of course.  Cat is out of that bag.  :(


MtRider   ...hang on and pray.  :pray: 

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Can't help but wonder if there is a bigger picture going on behind the scenes that the government is not saying.  This is world wide. And China started it and kept quiet about it till they had no choice but to speak up.  Do I smell a rat?  Could this be leading to a total world wide financial collapse of society and the cashless society the Bible speaks of?  Something else we need to figure out how to prepare for if this is the case. I for one if the Lord doesn't take us from here first, will not be getting the mark of the beast. No implant on my hand or forehead. So if I can't buy nor sell I still win. 

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Spoke to my Doctor today, daughter and I are to self isolate for the next few months.

The death rate in the UK has risen to 104, All schools are to close Friday afternoon until further notice.

Store shelves are looking bare impossible to find hand sanitizer, facemasks, there is going to be restrictions on how many items you can buy. Transport of buses, trains and trams are being reduced from weekend to a Sunday service timetable.

Things are excelerating fast here and most people are not prepared. As for us our finances took a major hit 2years ago and I have had to use a lot of our stores, so we are on rations, plenty of rice and pasta for us just a shortage of sauces going to have to be creative.

Take care all, I hope you and your families stay well.

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35,713 Italy
17,361 Iran
13,910 Spain
12,327 Germany
9,052 France
8,413 Korea, South
7,769 US
3,028 Switzerland
2,642 United Kingdom
2,056 Netherlands
1,646 Austria
1,550 Norway
1,486 Belgium
1,279 Sweden
1,115 Denmark
889 Japan
790 Malaysia
712 Cruise Ship
657 Canada
568 Australia
464 Czechia
452 Qatar
448 Portugal
433 Israel
418 Greece
372 Brazil
336 Finland
313 Singapore
299 Pakistan
292 Ireland
275 Slovenia
260 Romania
258 Estonia
256 Bahrain
251 Poland
250 Iceland
238 Chile
227 Indonesia
212 Thailand
203 Luxembourg
202 Philippines
196 Egypt
171 Saudi Arabia
164 Iraq
156 India
147 Russia
145 Peru
142 Kuwait
133 Lebanon
119 San Marino
116 South Africa
113 United Arab Emirates
111 Ecuador
105 Slovakia
100 Taiwan*
98 Turkey
93 Mexico
93 Colombia
92 Bulgaria
86 Panama
84 Armenia
83 Serbia
81 Croatia
79 Argentina
75 Vietnam
72 Algeria
71 Latvia
68 Brunei
59 Albania
58 Hungary
52 Jordan
51 Belarus
51 Sri Lanka
50 Uruguay
50 Costa Rica
49 Morocco
49 Cyprus
39 Oman
39 Andorra
38 Bosnia and Herzegovina
38 Georgia
38 Malta
36 Venezuela
35 Cambodia
35 North Macedonia
35 Kazakhstan
31 Senegal
30 Moldova
29 Tunisia
28 Azerbaijan
28 Liechtenstein
27 Lithuania
27 Guadeloupe
22 Afghanistan
21 Dominican Republic
20 Burkina Faso
20 New Zealand
19 Martinique
15 Uzbekistan
14 Bangladesh
14 Ukraine
13 Maldives
13 Jamaica
12 Bolivia
12 Reunion
11 French Guiana
11 Paraguay
10 Cameroon
9 Honduras
8 Rwanda
8 Nigeria
7 Monaco
7 Cuba
7 Ghana
7 Trinidad and Tobago
7 Guyana
6 Ethiopia
6 Guatemala
6 Mongolia
6 Cote d'Ivoire
4 Aruba
4 Seychelles
4 Congo (Kinshasa)
4 Equatorial Guinea
3 Tanzania
3 Kenya
3 Kyrgyzstan
3 Mayotte
2 Liberia
2 Saint Lucia
2 Benin
2 Montenegro
2 Namibia
2 Kosovo
2 Barbados
2 Sudan
2 Zambia
1 Guinea
1 Gabon
1 Greenland
1 Congo (Brazzaville)
1 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1 Somalia
1 Togo
1 Central African Republic
1 The Bahamas
1 Djibouti
1 Antigua and Barbuda
1 Eswatini
1 Bhutan
1 Nepal
1 Suriname
1 Holy See
1 Mauritania
1 Gambia, The

2,495 confirmed New York 

1,014 confirmed Washington 

751 confirmed California 

314 confirmed Florida 

267 confirmed New Jersey 

257 confirmed Louisiana 

218 confirmed Massachusetts 

199 confirmed Georgia 

184 confirmed Colorado 

166 confirmed Texas 

162 confirmed Illinois 

152 confirmed Pennsylvania 

92 confirmed Wisconsin 

86 confirmed Ohio 

85 confirmed Maryland 

83 confirmed Michigan 

79 confirmed Tennessee 

77 confirmed Minnesota 

70 confirmed North Carolina 

68 confirmed Connecticut 

68 confirmed Oregon 

67 confirmed Virginia 

55 confirmed Nevada 

51 confirmed Utah 

47 confirmed Diamond Princess 

47 confirmed South Carolina 

46 confirmed Alabama 

42 confirmed Maine 

39 confirmed Indiana 

34 confirmed Mississippi 

33 confirmed Arkansas 

33 confirmed Rhode Island 

31 confirmed District of Columbia 

29 confirmed Iowa 

27 confirmed Arizona 

27 confirmed Kentucky 

26 confirmed New Hampshire 

24 confirmed Nebraska 

23 confirmed New Mexico 

21 confirmed Grand Princess 

19 confirmed Delaware 

19 confirmed Oklahoma 

18 confirmed Kansas 

18 confirmed Missouri 

18 confirmed Vermont 

15 confirmed Wyoming 

14 confirmed Hawaii 

11 confirmed Montana 

11 confirmed South Dakota 

9 confirmed Idaho 

6 confirmed Alaska 

6 confirmed North Dakota 

5 confirmed Guam 

5 confirmed Puerto Rico 

2 confirmed United States Virgin Islands 

2 confirmed Virgin Islands 

1 confirmed US 

1 confirmed West Virginia 

55 deaths Washington US

16 deaths New York US

13 deaths California US

7 deaths Florida US

4 deaths Louisiana US

3 deaths Georgia US

3 deaths New Jersey US

3 deaths Texas US

2 deaths Colorado US

2 deaths Indiana US

2 deaths Oregon US

2 deaths Virginia US

1 deaths Illinois US

1 deaths Kansas US

1 deaths  Kentucky US

1 deaths  Nevada US

1 deaths  South Carolina US

1 deaths  South Dakota US

7769 US confirmed ill 118 dead March 28 3:30 Eastern update

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Looks like things are getting much worse.  VA now has 78 confirmed but still not in my area yet. So going out tomorrow to do some grocery shopping, go to bank and to Market to get DH's pay for collard cooking. Don't need pasta or rice. I have lots of both. But some other things I might check around on. Can't get anything else in freezer. So going to see about buying more canning jars and start canning again from freezers.  


RO2935  It sounds like your country has been hit really bad now.  Stay safe.  :pray: for you and your daughter to get through this. 

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