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Unhappy Ghost Town...

What a difference a day makes...
-My kickboxing gym is closed till further notice.
-My favourite seaside coffee shop is only serving coffee to go; they removed all the seating (inside and out!)
-The highway into town was like 7:00 AM on a Sunday morning.
-ALL elective surgery in the Province has been cancelled
....I may have to actually get some work done around here
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....i may have to actually get some work done around here
now you have the time that you have been begging for to get your shop squared away...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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What a difference a day makes...
-My kickboxing gym is closed till further notice.
-My favourite seaside coffee shop is only serving coffee to go; they removed all the seating (inside and out!)
-The highway into town was like 7:00 AM on a Sunday morning.
-ALL elective surgery in the Province has been cancelled
....I may have to actually get some work done around here
The part that shocked me was I never took you for a kick-boxer?
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We're still here, working full days at the college, although those that can, are being permitted to work from home. I can relate to your "Ghost Town" feeling, Dan. Our students have all been transferred into online classes only (as of today), our so-called governor has closed all schools, restaurants, bars, gyms, etc; Our yearly Dr. appt. (required by insurance) has to be done by video; (Wondering how they're gonna get my blood & other tests through my phone screen???) and MY insurance company isn't allowing an extension to get the yearly exam done. BCBS has, but not mine... I called and told them I don't want to be penalized because doctors are only doing video exams unless absolutely necessary. *smh* They'll just have to wait for their blood work.
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The part that shocked me was I never took you for a kick-boxer?
Mostly non-contact, Rick; we get to spar with the coach but he doesn't hit/kick back (hardly ever)!
Buncha 60+ geezers doing 90 minute workouts three times a week.
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I went to Walmart today to do my regular shopping. I was shocked at how many empty shelves there were. The Walmart is in Center Texas which is the county seat. The county only has about 25,000 people and 5,000 of them live in Center.

There was no paper towels, toilet paper, paper napkins, paper plates. There was no cleaning products, no clothes washing soap and no mops. There was no juice of any king and no refrigerated biscuits.

There was some meat bu no hamburger meat and no chicken. There was almost no canned soups.

I think they will restock but I was totally shocked at how stupid people are being. The people in the store were friendly and orderly but I saw some people buying ridiculous amounts of some things.

Well the media has talked us into something really stupid. The Corona Virus is nothing to sneeze at (pun intended) but the level of hysteria is overblown. The Dow Industrial Stock Market has dropped 30 percent. All the local schools are shut down, events cancelled, restaurants and bars shut down.

People lets get some proportion to this. We have shut down our country over the flu.
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I went to Walmart today to do my regular shopping. I was shocked at how many empty shelves there were. The Walmart is in Center Texas which is the county seat. The county only has about 25,000 people and 5,000 of them live in Center.

There was no paper towels, toilet paper, paper napkins, paper plates. There was no cleaning products, no clothes washing soap and no mops. There was no juice of any king and no refrigerated biscuits.

There was some meat bu no hamburger meat and no chicken. There was almost no canned soups.

I think they will restock but I was totally shocked at how stupid people are being. The people in the store were friendly and orderly but I saw some people buying ridiculous amounts of some things.

Well the media has talked us into something really stupid. The Corona Virus is nothing to sneeze at (pun intended) but the level of hysteria is overblown. The Dow Industrial Stock Market has dropped 30 percent. All the local schools are shut down, events cancelled, restaurants and bars shut down.

People lets get some proportion to this. We have shut down our country over the flu.
Same here , shelves are mostly empty. Sad thing is some people are buying up everything in site and selling for an absorbent price on Amazon and EBay .
Talk about low lifeís .
People did tell Amazon and the guys listing is gone . Now heís stuck with thousands of sanitizers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/t...n-sellers.html
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Have not yet been out since the big close-down. But had a doctor's appt. today with my lung doctor, and it was canceled. I didn't think that waiting room was a good place to hang out. Getting a little housebound, new car sitting in the garage. I think we'll take a drive out into the country tomorrow. Don't need to hang out with people, just get us and the dog, out of the house a bit.

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Guy; this "flu" comparison is a dangerous assumption. COVID19 has gone from a localized situation in China to a Worldwide phenomena in four months.
Here's the US perspective of the Spanish Flu-1918
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-res...eline-1918.htm
and more Global
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-res...ic-history.htm

Here's a decent piece, surprisingly from my least favorite news aggregator (Huffington Post) sort of along the lines of 'even a stopped watch is correct twice a day'...
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/...9f1?ri18n=true

Where I live the pop. is around 35K, more than 1/2 are over 55yrs. old. Our Fed. Health Minister has told us to expect an infection rate of between 30% and 80%. Lets call it 50% for arguments sake.
So, of 17,500 expected cases,approximately 5%+/- will be fatal (remember the age category). That means that in all likely hood some 875 casualties in perhaps a year(?)...
This is in addition to all the normal deaths one would expect; cancer, regular influenza, heart attacks, etc.
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