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    Hey, so I'd like to have a Wuhan thread that isn't 100+ pages of political argument and debate. It's an interesting thread but it's hard to wade through to find other issues, personal anecdotes or interesting stories from the members here that are related to the virus.

    I'm just interested in how all of you are coping, things you might've experienced, seen or done, how your families are doing, that kind of thing.

    I'm not banning political arguments but just suggesting that you take that to TG's thread. Let's keep this one on a more personal level.

    Oops, apparently that isn't TG's thread, it's ClydeR's.
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    We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men. Edward R. Murrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tisket View Post
    I'm not banning political arguments but just suggesting that you take that to TG's thread. Let's keep this one on a more personal level.
    It's not my thread :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tgo01 View Post
    It's not my thread :O
    haha I saw that and edited my post.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gelston View Post
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    We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men. Edward R. Murrow

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    So how many people are getting that yearly Flu shot now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astray View Post
    So how many people are getting that yearly Flu shot now?
    It's going to be interesting to see what the statistics are when they compile them for things like sexually transmitted diseases during the quarantine. Hard to get your freak on from six feet away. I feel bad for single adults.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gelston View Post
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    I imagine transmission of the flu will go way down as well as any contagious illnesses.
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    I took a layoff a few weeks ago. I didn't have to and could go back pretty much any time I want, but the VA stopped the in-home care provider for my dad so I'm filling in for that instead. My finances are fine, so are supplies minus toilet paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taernath View Post
    I took a layoff a few weeks ago. I didn't have to and could go back pretty much any time I want, but the VA stopped the in-home care provider for my dad so I'm filling in for that instead. My finances are fine, so are supplies minus toilet paper.
    I'm so happy my family has always bought in bulk for things like TP and other paper products. We've got enough to last us for at least six months. Yes, I did the math.

    And if that turns out to not be enough (unlikely) then we have a bag of rags in the garage that can be torn up and repurposed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Gelston View Post
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    We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men. Edward R. Murrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taernath View Post
    I took a layoff a few weeks ago. I didn't have to and could go back pretty much any time I want, but the VA stopped the in-home care provider for my dad so I'm filling in for that instead. My finances are fine, so are supplies minus toilet paper.
    Where part of the country are you in? The stores around me have been stocked with toilet paper lately. Granted toilet paper is still treated like gold with like 8 employees escorting the person when they bring a pallet full of toilet paper out (not even joking), but the last two times I went (yesterday and almost 3 weeks ago) they had toilet paper so I thought the toilet paper shortage was fixed. I guess it helps I don't live anywhere near a major metropolitan area.
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    Thus far I have been tested for the virus twice. Once by Kaiser and once by the ER last Sunday. Negative both times. We went because my breathing was so labored we thought I might have pneumonia. Turned out to be acute bronchitis so they put me on antibiotics, administered a bronchodilator and sent me on my way. Kaiser took a week to get results but the ER called me the next day with their results.

    Also, fun fact: false negatives are likely in 30% of the tests administered, which seems really high.

    The ER looked like something out of a sci-fi movie with everyone gowned, gloved and wearing masks and full-face shields. All the personnel looked at me like I might start rampaging through the hospital. Can't say I blame them. A scary time to be in the medical profession.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelston View Post
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    We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men. Edward R. Murrow

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