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    #46
    ArtBoyo things will get tougher for sure. Everyone, right now, is facing a lot of uncertainty. I am adding this here from a friend of mine who is an ex-Navy SEAL. It's very prescriptive on how to handle chaos and begin to attain some clarity. I really hope it helps a little. Hang in there.

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      #47
      ArtBoyo I see you. I have similar feelings regarding the lock down and isolation. Guess the most important thing is to keep up some kind of schedule and reach out to others digital in whatever way possible. It also helps at least me to remind myself that this is a necessary isolation and therefore a different situation then the past. We will get trough this somehow.

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        #48
        ArtBoyo As for the isolation bit, if that would come, you can always drop by darebee for correspondance with other bees . Find some people you know to have video chats with and stock up on books, video games and a streaming service...
        It sucks that you can't have income security at times like these but I do believe that, given the situation authorities would be lenient and understanding towards people in need and it seems that people are always willing to help- as you said about the situation in your building. So there's always hope. Your not this alone.
        And if it'll come to that.. you could try to find a job in deliveries, at least for a while... not just food but companies that would need help with proving medical supplies for the sick and or elderly... just a suggestion but the point is - there's always a way. Sometimes you need others to make space in your head for another way but there's always something.
        Stay safe.

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          #49
          ArtBoyo In my area, grocery stores and the Amazon warehouse are hiring a ton of extra people for the "season." You may want to check if the local ones near you are also hiring. This can also be a time to check on what other services you can provide -- in Baltimore City, neighborhood by neighborhood Google Docs of volunteers (for child care, errand-running) are being created.

          Also, your profile mentions you aren't great at guitar -- this may be a sign that it's a chance for you to practice more? Do some streaming practice sessions with friends?

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            #50
            Originally posted by Damer View Post
            ArtBoyo things will get tougher for sure. Everyone, right now, is facing a lot of uncertainty. I am adding this here from a friend of mine who is an ex-Navy SEAL. It's very prescriptive on how to handle chaos and begin to attain some clarity. I really hope it helps a little. Hang in there.
            Great, thank you!

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              #51
              My county mandated us to "shelter in place" four days ago (California). I am enjoying this time to slow down and enjoy my life. As a teacher I spent the last three weeks vigorously washing hands, avoiding most public places outside of school, and being a bit fearful for myself and my students. Now that I am stuck at home I don't have to worry about contracting it (unless I already have it and I can't do anything about that). I am interacting with my students digitally. I am working in my garden, we baked bread for the first time in a long time, practicing archery, working out a lot more than usual, reading good books. I am also making a point to have at least one meaningful phone call to friends or family each day. Basically, doing all the things that I should regularly make time for but am "too busy."

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                #52
                Someone here suggested to find an elderly person with no family (or a useless family) and call them on a daily basis - and keep this up after this crisis is over.

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                  #53
                  Worried about my loved ones who are spread over several countries. As the news/instructions can be completely different from one country to another, it's not always easy to communicate the urgency of this. I think they all got the memo now, but impact is going to be very different for them. Some will be out of work with very limited health insurance. Others are definitely in the risk group but have no family around to check in on them. Luckily they do have a close-knitted support group.
                  My worry is not helping them, I need to make up a plan. Am going to follow the guidelines from Damer 's suggested article to see what I can do.
                  Thinking about you all, stay safe, don't let yourself go into depression (I knowit's easy to say...), wishing you the best in these trying times!

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                    #54
                    This is a very scary time for me. I have heart disease and that makes me more at risk of dying if I get this Covid-19. I love working out...but have cut back on my workouts in order to give my body more immunity. I am using workouts more like a tonic and they are much less intense now. Walking instead of running and doing a lower level than I know I can in the Darebee programs. I also am washing my hands extremely frequently when at work in the factory I work in. I am being mindful of not touching my face! I do quality control in an Aerospace Company, so I touch parts and work orders and drawings that previous people have touched. I also only go out when absolutely necessary, to the pharmacy or grocery store. We are not on lock down yet in Alberta Canada but social gatherings, concerts and events have all been closed and cancelled. I see what is happening over in Italy and my heart goes out to the Italian people. I pray for them every day. I know they will get through this because they are strong people. Prayers to all the countries that are suffering from this horrible disease.

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                      #55
                      At the moment I am playing a roleplay game (T.I.M.E. Stories) with my godchild via telephone. And while doing that I had some thoughts on the current situation.

                      I have to add that I have anxiety issues which is not really good in times like these. But at the moment the following thing helps me (a little) to cope with the situation:

                      I asked myself how I would act/react if these were quests in a role play adventure. I would identify the dangers and risks; think about if I can do it alone or if I need help from others; which tools I might need (enough to help me, not so many that they are a burden); how I could help and protect others; try to prepare and plan the actions that are planable. When this is done you take a deep breath, roll the dices and hope for the best.

                      Unfortunately this is real life and not a game. But the strategy helps me to keep my thought less confused and cooler because I get a distance from my fears and anxieties for a moment.

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                        #56
                        Damer I want to share an information which I hope is correct (if not: correct or delete this message)

                        As hand Desinfektion is not available at the moment and washing our hands is not possible everywhere: As far as I‘ve read any Ethanol-alcohol with more than 62% kills viruses. Unfortunately medical alcohol is sold out too. But there are ointments for sore muscles in drug stores that have 79% alcohol or more. These are not sold out yet and should work as an alternative

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                          #57
                          Kaleo unfortunately this is all too new and there doesn't seem to be a lot of information against this. However, what I will add here is that alcohol at 60% concentration, or greater, works through a process called denaturation that effectively strips a virus of its protective outer covering. Most handwashing solutions are water based and this plays a part in the effectiveness of the alcohol. Sore muscle ointments may not be quite as effective despite the 60% alcohol solution. There is an informative article on all this here and it links to several studies too. I hope this helps.

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                            #58
                            Today the Fire Dept drove through the City playing “Oh Canada” over the loud hailer, to boost community morale. Awesome!🇨🇦

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                              #59
                              Originally posted by PETERMORRIS966 View Post
                              Today the Fire Dept drove through the City playing “Oh Canada” over the loud hailer, to boost community morale. Awesome!🇨🇦
                              I'm a little envious, really. Just imagining something like this in Germany seems more bizarre than anything else. I don't even want to think about the reactions to this from various sources because I would probably fall from the chair laughing so hard.

                              Stay safe, PETERMORRIS966

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                                #60
                                These are the employees of an Italian supermarket who stop to sing the Italian anthem and invite customers to do the same

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