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  • KamigoroshiKamigoroshi Member Posts: 5,648


    Drone footage from today featuring Frankfurt am Main. I can appreciate to finally have some quiet in this otherwise very LOUD city.

    Also, Germany has as of today new regulations: only a maximum of two people can go outside together. With the exception of families and domestic communities. The federal and state governments have agreed that personal care services will be even further restricted. This applies in particular to hairdressers, massage parlors, tattoo studios and the like. "The medically necessary treatments remain possible," emphasized the Prime Minister. These for instance will include medical foot care and physiotherapy. Although I do imagine that dentists, given their high risk of being exposed to aerosols and droplets of virus carriers, will probably have to close their offices sometime around next week as well.

  • TarotRedhandTarotRedhand Member Posts: 942
    edited March 22
    While it seems to lag a bit, the information on that interactive map I mentioned a while back would seem to me to indicate that there is serious under reporting from Russia (click on the red dots for information from individual countries). In fact looking at that map it would seem that the only places without any cases at all are all islands. These are Tristan Da Cunha (British Protectorate), the Falklands/Malvinas, and some french islands situated south of the middle of Indian Ocean (but way closer to the Antarctic.

    TR

  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 6,084
    edited March 22
    ThacoBell wrote: »
    Balrog99 wrote: »
    ThacoBell wrote: »
    We are going on lockdown starting Tuesday. Pharmacies and grocery stores are being kept open. We aren't allowed out except for essentials. The claim is that this will last a month. Hahahahhahaha.

    I can't remember where you're at. Is it Kansas?

    Yup, eastern side. 15 min from the first confirmed case. I'm in the suburbs and our local government is responding faster than a lot of other places. We're not doing "good" per se, but we are one of the few states with under 100 confirmed cases. Pre-quarantine, I'd expect that to beak within 2 days. We'll see how much/if this slows it down.

    Wow, and you're in solid Trump country. No measures like that in Michigan yet. I'm guessing that might change now that the auto companies have shut down production though.

    Edit: Won't matter to me personally now that my site is committed to making hand sanitizer. I'm one of the Expendables as of tomorrow...

    ThacoBell
  • AedanAedan Member, Translator (NDA) Posts: 8,427
    edited March 22
    deltago wrote: »
    A friend joked that this is just the Mother Nature sending us all to our rooms to think about what we've done.

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    Proontsmeagolheart
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 6,084
    edited March 22
    Aedan wrote: »
    deltago wrote: »
    A friend joked that this is just the Mother Nature sending us all to our rooms to think about what we've done.

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    So a serial killer shark clown that kills in the dark would still be number one! I know what my novel is going to be about now...

    AedanProont
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 16,012
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    Got this one off Facebook

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  • lroumenlroumen Member Posts: 2,086
    Well, that is because you need to work from home and take care of the kids.

    If it was just kids it would be fine, like a holiday. I personally struggle with the dual responsibilities now. One is getting potty trained and the other gets a lot of homework from school and needs repetitive exercises for it to stick. And i need to call a lot of people for work. And my wife is even more busy with work.

    elminster
  • ArdanisArdanis Member Posts: 1,736
    It's not like you were able to take care of the kids when you were in office, no? Why would they suddenly need to be taken care of when you switch to working on remote?

  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 6,084
    Ardanis wrote: »
    It's not like you were able to take care of the kids when you were in office, no? Why would they suddenly need to be taken care of when you switch to working on remote?

    Because the State takes care of them while they're in school...

    It really depends on the age and maturity level of your children whether or not you can trust them to be home alone for any length of time. I'm lucky, my daughter is 12 going on 30. Not all parents are so lucky.

    ArdanisProontGrond0smeagolheart
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 6,084
    jjstraka34 wrote: »
    As I saw someone comment the other day, millions of parents are finding out it wasn't the TEACHER that was the problem after all......

    Maybe people will finally realize we should pay our teachers more...............

    Whoops, excuse me, I just snorted my beer through my nose...

    ProontsmeagolheartelminsterThacoBell
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 6,084
    edited March 23
    Btw: for homemade hand sanitizer, you can use any kind of rubbing alcohol mixed with either aloe vera gel or glycerine, and water (probably 50% water max for virus killing). You can add any essential oil as fragrance if you want (it's not necessary). You can also use 3% hydrogen peroxide instead of water for additional germ fighting (again not necessary). If you don't have any of those you can use straight rubbing alcohol or cheap vodka and just use hand lotion after it dries.

    Edit: 50% alcohol, not water and glycerin/aloe (the inactive ingredients). Just trying to err on the safe side...

    Proont
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 6,084
    Ohio declared shelter in place. Only a matter of time before Michigan does too now. Of course, since we're now making hand sanitizer, I'll have to go in anyway. C'est la vie...

  • BelleSorciereBelleSorciere Member Posts: 2,108
    It's utterly bizarre that Washington hasn't done shelter in place yet, especially around Seattle. I expect/worry it'll happen tomorrow. The worry is just anxiety, nothing worth actually elucidating. I also worry it won't.

    Balrog99
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 6,084
    It's utterly bizarre that Washington hasn't done shelter in place yet, especially around Seattle. I expect/worry it'll happen tomorrow. The worry is just anxiety, nothing worth actually elucidating. I also worry it won't.

    I was thinking the same thing. Maybe they think they have it isolated in just that one locale?

    BelleSorciere
  • TarotRedhandTarotRedhand Member Posts: 942
    Who needs hand sanitizer anyway? Use plain soap and water. It is more than capable of killing the virus. It can literally tear a virus apart. That's down to the soap molecules being attractive to both water and the oily coating of the virus.

    TR

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  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 6,084
    Who needs hand sanitizer anyway? Use plain soap and water. It is more than capable of killing the virus. It can literally tear a virus apart. That's down to the soap molecules being attractive to both water and the oily coating of the virus.

    TR

    People think of it as a security blanket. It doesn't hurt anything as long as you don't dry out your skin. It does kill viruses so no harm in using it if it makes you feel better...

  • BelleSorciereBelleSorciere Member Posts: 2,108
    Balrog99 wrote: »
    It's utterly bizarre that Washington hasn't done shelter in place yet, especially around Seattle. I expect/worry it'll happen tomorrow. The worry is just anxiety, nothing worth actually elucidating. I also worry it won't.

    I was thinking the same thing. Maybe they think they have it isolated in just that one locale?

    It's very not isolated, unfortunately. We had weeks for it to spread before anyone even knew about the Life Care Center, and that can't be the only vector to come into the state. SeaTac has flights directly from China.

  • smeagolheartsmeagolheart Member Posts: 7,674
    edited March 23
    Balrog99 wrote: »
    Btw: for homemade hand sanitizer, you can use any kind of rubbing alcohol mixed with either aloe vera gel or glycerine, and water (probably 50% water max for virus killing). You can add any essential oil as fragrance if you want (it's not necessary). You can also use 3% hydrogen peroxide instead of water for additional germ fighting (again not necessary). If you don't have any of those you can use straight rubbing alcohol or cheap vodka and just use hand lotion after it dries.

    Edit: 50% alcohol, not water and glycerin/aloe (the inactive ingredients). Just trying to err on the safe side...

    I bought a pack of hand sanitizer crap on Amazon a year ago for like 10 bucks because it was difficult to justify just buying one bottle and paying shipping at that price.

    I never figured it would get much mileage out of it or that it would suddenly turn in to GOLD. Funny (and sad now). Well, I got lucky.
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  • shabadooshabadoo Member Posts: 259
    Thus guy I work work kept calling it corvid-19. I explained to him that would be bird flu and we've already done that.

  • TarotRedhandTarotRedhand Member Posts: 942
    Actually, being pedantic and strictly accurate, shouldn't that be Crow/Raven flu as it is their family name (Corvidae) that's being taken in vain B) ?

    TR

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  • shabadooshabadoo Member Posts: 259
    Actually, being pedantic and strictly accurate, shouldn't that be Crow/Raven flu as it is their family name (Corvidae) that's being taken in vain B) ?

    TR

    Lol! We started joking about it turning you into a crow.
    On topic: Colorado isn't on complete lockdown... yet. Restaurants are restricted from dine in, delivery is still an option. The governor has also allowed for alcohol delivery(with food orders) during this crisis. Other places are restricting the number of people in the store at one time. Most people seem to be self quarantining, as rush hour traffic hasn't existed in the last week.

  • KamigoroshiKamigoroshi Member Posts: 5,648
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    Just leaving this here...

    Balrog99Aedan
  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 10,785
    Balrog99 wrote: »
    ThacoBell wrote: »
    Balrog99 wrote: »
    ThacoBell wrote: »
    We are going on lockdown starting Tuesday. Pharmacies and grocery stores are being kept open. We aren't allowed out except for essentials. The claim is that this will last a month. Hahahahhahaha.

    I can't remember where you're at. Is it Kansas?

    Yup, eastern side. 15 min from the first confirmed case. I'm in the suburbs and our local government is responding faster than a lot of other places. We're not doing "good" per se, but we are one of the few states with under 100 confirmed cases. Pre-quarantine, I'd expect that to beak within 2 days. We'll see how much/if this slows it down.

    Wow, and you're in solid Trump country. No measures like that in Michigan yet. I'm guessing that might change now that the auto companies have shut down production though.

    Edit: Won't matter to me personally now that my site is committed to making hand sanitizer. I'm one of the Expendables as of tomorrow...

    We had a big blue shift at the last election. It was either our governor or senator. I don't remember how many positions exactly, but we ended up electing someone who was not only one of the fist 2 Native American senators, but she is also the first (openly) LGBT senator.

    smeagolheart
  • lroumenlroumen Member Posts: 2,086
    And bam! Netherlands is locked inside until June 1st. You can only go out by yourself for fresh air, groceries and obey the 1.5m distance rule.
    I already knew school vacation had started early by these measures.

    Balrog99KamigoroshiAedanProont
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