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Reply #15 on: March 16, 2020, 01:20:49 AM
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Reply #16 on: March 16, 2020, 01:44:43 AM
It was just announced in Washington State that all bars, entertainment and recreational facilities in the state will be closed until at least the 31st, and all restaurants/coffee shops/etc. are only allowed to serve take-out and delivery orders. It's going to be weird, but after driving through downtown Seattle on Friday night and seeing how packed the bars were, I get it.
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Reply #17 on: March 16, 2020, 09:44:20 AM
Same here in NYC as of 9am tmw.
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Reply #18 on: March 16, 2020, 01:47:42 PM
He held on. The dolphin and all the rest of its pod turned and swam out to sea, and still he held on. This is it, he thought. Then he remembered that they were air-breathers too. It was going to be all right.


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Reply #19 on: March 16, 2020, 01:52:39 PM
Wonder why (and where and how) he got tested if he has no symptoms?
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Reply #20 on: March 16, 2020, 01:55:34 PM
He's a rich actor, probably at the Rich Actors clinic. Olga Kurylenko has it, too. That shows that a lot of people are contagious with no symptoms.
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Reply #21 on: March 16, 2020, 02:06:08 PM
Coronavirus: Universal to make current theatrical movies available for home viewing on Friday

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In an extraordinary step, the studio on Monday said it will make its movies available in the home on the same day as their global theatrical releases, beginning with DreamWorks Animations Trolls World Tour, opening April 10 in the U.S.

The company will also make movies that are currently in theatrical release available on-demand starting as early as Friday, starting with The Invisible Man, The Hunt and Emma.

The movies will be available on a wide variety of on-demand services, including iTunes and Google Play for a 48-hour rental period at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

At that price point, that's going to be a hard pass from me.
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Reply #22 on: March 16, 2020, 02:09:07 PM
Wonder why (and where and how) he got tested if he has no symptoms?

This is probably the answer.  (From the LA Times):

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Elba said he tested positive Monday morning. He recently spoke at the massive WE Day 2020 event in London on March 4. Sophie Grgoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, also spoke at the event and reportedly posed with the actor. She tested positive last week.
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Reply #23 on: March 16, 2020, 03:57:33 PM
Man, I thought the news cycle was fast before.  Two local businesses--a movie theater and a taco restaurant--Insta'd how their seats are a certain distance apart and they still have dine-in service (respectively) in the last hour.   They're already out-of-compliance....  (Movie theaters must close; restaurants can be take-out or delivery only.) 
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Reply #24 on: March 16, 2020, 04:29:51 PM
As I've observed (in MN), the order of things that have gone out of stock:

1. Hand sanitizers & wipes
2. Toilet paper
3. Isopropyl alcohol
4. Aloe gel (combine with alcohol to make hand sanitizer)
5. Paper towels
6. 409 and certain other anti-bacterial/viral cleaners
7. Acetaminophen
8. Gatorade (randomly noticed an empty shelf)
9. Eggs

I'm very stocked up on most things, but I'm legit going to make a couple stops tonight to find acetaminophen and eggs. Seriously though, why would you stockpile eggs?
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Reply #25 on: March 16, 2020, 05:01:06 PM
Went to the hospital today for different reasons than Corona. They had a house apart from the hospital where they took care of all the suspected Corona cases and because I've had a cold in the last couple of week they isolated me in a room that I wasn't allowed to leave, neither was I allowed to borrow a phone due to the infection risk. It wasn't the nightmare i've been reading about in the media.


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Reply #26 on: March 16, 2020, 05:56:19 PM
Was listening to some doctor on the radio this morning talking about how the increased testing protocols in the US are going to lead to a sudden (apparent) spike in the number of infected, which will ultimately be a good thing because it will spur official actions that should have been taken weeks ago.

Which made me realize that Trump handled this situation the same way that I handle the "check engine" light on my car turning on. Just act like it's fine and hope it randomly goes away on its own. Then get pissed when the repair bill is $2000 instead of $200.

Seriously though, why would you stockpile eggs?

Because tons of parents are stuck at home with their horrible children, and whipping up some scrambled eggs is a quick and easy way to shut them up for ten minutes. Same reason the mac & cheese shelf was cleaned out when I was at the grocery store the other day.
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Reply #27 on: March 16, 2020, 07:26:14 PM
My work has officially closed our offices in Fort Worth, Seattle, and NYC. 100% remote until April 15. Would be nice to have some reassurance that everyone's jobs are safe until at least X date, but I guess we've just got to be optimistic.
He held on. The dolphin and all the rest of its pod turned and swam out to sea, and still he held on. This is it, he thought. Then he remembered that they were air-breathers too. It was going to be all right.


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Reply #28 on: March 17, 2020, 03:59:06 PM
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Reply #29 on: March 19, 2020, 11:00:59 AM
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