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    #16
    I am not so worried for myself but more for my parents. They are in their mid-70s and my dad has health problems, including COPD. Whenever he gets sick, it goes into the lungs and he ends up in the hospital. My dad is a very frequent hand washer and spends a lot of time at home so that's good. My mom goes out frequently and has a ton of friends. Two years ago, one of her friends came to their bunco club sick, got everyone sick. A couple ended up in the hospital, including my dad who caught whatever shit was brought to bunco from my mom. THAT is my concern.

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      #17
      CODawn I understand your feelings, since also my parents are in their mid-70s and have some health problems.
      Lucky, as I wrote they are at my home and not at their home, and my city they have few acquaintances. I had only to stress and point out (firmly) the fact to stay inside the home.

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        #18
        I think what we all need to understand in general, regardless of country, is that going up against Covid should be a collectively effort. We all have to do our part and can't just push all the responsibility on the governments and the medical personnel, only to complain later when all goes down in shambles.
        I've read the citizens of Italy who got sick acted very responsible all-in-all, but it just kept piling up, pushing the healthcare system down there to the edge. When we all take some precautions, protect our elderly and sick, we can all do our part to help, so I think it's good that your parents are currently with you, thepresident and I hope you and your family won't get 'cabin fever'. I'm with Kaleo, Italy and its people are great, so all the best to you and Fremen.
        And Rissa, sometimes one has to weigh risks against each other, taking care of your mental health is also important. Be responsible, take care of yourself and I hope all goes well for you

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          #19
          At 74, with Diabetes and a history oh hypertension (pretty well controlled over the past several years), I am a prime candidate for getting a nasty case.
          I just avoid crowds. And that's any number in the double digits!
          Being retired helps with that. I don't HAVE to be many places where a crowd might be.

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            #20
            Also. In the US. I am officially DONE with restaurants/takeout until the end of this mess. Restaurant industry does not give sick days. I've been in these jobs. They PRIDE themselves on working half dead. Also, they often can't afford not to bc they are paycheck to paycheck. But ya. NOPE. Had my last pizza last night bc nothing reported in my neighborhood yet and that's it. Good thing I like to cook.

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              #21
              The only restaurants I definitely plan to patronize during this time are Chinese and other Asian ones (hotpot, pho, etc.) to help combat the racism.

              Maryland is officially in an elevated state of emergency, and I'm hoping my workplace lets me move to all-telework soon. My parents are over 70, my brother has had diabetes since he was 12, my team leader at work is a breast cancer survivor and has persistent immune issues because of it, online I'm seeing that a lot of my friends have persistent health issues that necessitate higher caution.

              I'm still antsy about a trip to Virginia next week. It's a small town, it's amazing Shakespeare, but... ?

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                #22
                In Alberta minor sports have been cancelled, public gatherings of 250 or more are prohibited. Some companies are asking employees to work from home. So far schools are still open. Businesses aren’t closed. There has been a run of some products in grocery stores & pharmacies. I just wished politicians, public officials & others would concentrate more on facts.

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                  #23
                  Wash your hands, don't touch your face in public, take the necessary precautions. It's important to be alert but panic won't help anything.

                  Stay safe

                  P.S. Don't go into work sick.

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                    #24
                    They have closed my local library today. This morning I've read that some libraries in other states are closing and I thought: "Better go there today and grab some stuff before it closes, too". Then my husband came home and told me the library is closed. Once again in life, I've been too late
                    Schools are still open, though.

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                      #25
                      Schools are closed here, starting next Tuesday... prepared some homework for the pupils... now I have to plan some activities to keep my own kids entertained for the next 5 weeks... a chance to be more outdoors... doing some bike rides to the forrest...and some hiking maybe..
                      There might be some training plan changes, as I won't go to the boulder gym either. That is the chance to hit the fingerboard more frequently...

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                        #26
                        My mom has a cold. She called her doctor who asked her some questions and told her that it seems to be only a cold (there haven‘t been Covid-cases in the area where she lives yet). She stays at home and if it‘s not better on Monday, she will call her doctor again. So let‘s hope that she feels better soon.

                        May you all be safe, healthy and protected!

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                          #27
                          Today, shops ran out of toiletpaper in Vienna, because people are hoarding. Toiletpaper, the indispensible staple of western culture.

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                            #28
                            As a sense of normalcy slips away (schools/universities closing, going to remote learning, events/sports leagues/TV productions postponing or canceling or shutting down, companies, including, my own, going completely remote), I find myself increasingly distracted. I feel like it's messing with my head. Am I mess or what?

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by CODawn View Post
                              Am I mess or what?
                              No, it is the sense of something unexpected that happens, it was all there in front of your eyes, but when it happens you seem to be living in a movie.
                              Nobody could have thought two months ago that in Italy personal freedom would have been limited as it is now.
                              The same countries that looked to Italy as an isolated case now find themselves slowly in the same situation.
                              What personally leaves me stunned is that there is not the slightest international coordination, each country does as it pleases.

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                                #30
                                No, you're not a mess, CODawn. Your routine and habits get shaken up, so I think it's perfectly normal to feel some effects. I think the best we can do right now is doing our best to adapt our mindset and maybe see what we can do to spend some time. Working through backlogs of films, book, video games, whatever, maybe trying to pick up a new hobby you can do from home, calling relatives and friends, trying to calm down, things like that. All the best to you

                                Kaleo I hope your mother stays safe.

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