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  • lx1xlx1x Member Posts: 35,042 Member Member Posts: 35,042 Member
    https://apple.news/AdD89ZlpsSJyn88IAdmxeag
    Restaurant article IPhone news so some can’t read it unless on an Apple product

    It open/redirected on Android..
  • GaleHawkinsGaleHawkins Member Posts: 8,101 Member Member Posts: 8,101 Member
    lkpducky wrote: »
    Think Amazon like here doesn’t have a store everywhere but a weeks worth isn’t bad if it’s all you got.
    Walmart.com available in Texas in my location no problem but Chef Barbell says not in Queens NY. Guess you got to check your area for what you can find to what types of delivery is available .
    I noticed one site MFP recommendation for wouldn’t send to Texas. Lots here are using it tho from other states. Another MFP sends to Texas but not California.
    If you find what works for your state post might help another one of us out in the same state.

    Been watching Dr John he updates info he finds is a Doctor in Australia if I remember right. So might not align with your country 100% unless you live there.Gives insite on what the Docs are seeing to what that particular country is trying or doing.

    That's Dr. John Campbell, a professor who instructs nurses, and he's in the UK. He is an excellent source of information.

    Thanks for sharing this detailed info.
  • singingfluteladysingingflutelady Member Posts: 8,736 Member Member Posts: 8,736 Member
    lx1x wrote: »
    lx1x wrote: »
    Travel ban to US from Europe for 30 days.. 😬

    But not the UK surprisingly

    Yeah kinda strange.. wondering why.. oh yeah.. brexit . 😂

    I mean I know Brexit but UK has cases too.
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 6,881 Member Member Posts: 6,881 Member
    pinuplove wrote: »
    jenilla1 wrote: »
    OK, so I keep hearing about this apocalyptic toilet paper shortage going on. Every time I go to the store lately I keep expecting to see empty shelves and rampaging mobs. I haven't seen any of that where I live in Southern California. I've been to both regular grocery stores and club stores. Plenty of supplies on the shelves. No crazed crowds in sight. It's been pretty chill as far as I can see...so far... B)

    P.S. I actually need to get toilet paper soon. Not for hoarding purposes - just for wiping. But I feel a little self-conscious buying it right now. Don't want to spark a panic or get accused of stockpiling. ;)
    The toilet paper aisle at my local Walmart tonight. There aren't even any confirmed cases in my little town (yet).


    That was supermarkets in Australia since last week, including my own regional town with at present nil cases of coronavirus.

    Bizarre.
  • pinuplovepinuplove Member Posts: 12,903 Member Member Posts: 12,903 Member
    pinuplove wrote: »
    jenilla1 wrote: »
    OK, so I keep hearing about this apocalyptic toilet paper shortage going on. Every time I go to the store lately I keep expecting to see empty shelves and rampaging mobs. I haven't seen any of that where I live in Southern California. I've been to both regular grocery stores and club stores. Plenty of supplies on the shelves. No crazed crowds in sight. It's been pretty chill as far as I can see...so far... B)

    P.S. I actually need to get toilet paper soon. Not for hoarding purposes - just for wiping. But I feel a little self-conscious buying it right now. Don't want to spark a panic or get accused of stockpiling. ;)
    The toilet paper aisle at my local Walmart tonight. There aren't even any confirmed cases in my little town (yet).


    That was supermarkets in Australia since last week, including my own regional town with at present nil cases of coronavirus.

    Bizarre.
    I saw a center aisle display of cloth diapers (odd) and wondered briefly if someone thought it would be a good idea to boost product visibility, given the current TP situation. Strange days...
    edited March 2020
  • try2againtry2again Member Posts: 3,564 Member Member Posts: 3,564 Member
    This was the headline before the Utah Jazz player's test came up positive... guess he made his point. :/

    https://sports.yahoo.com/jazz-thunder-rudy-gobert-ruled-questionable-days-after-touching-mics-to-make-a-point-about-coronavirus-201553536.html

    He must have already been positive during this little stunt, and then all the reporters had to come handle the equipment. *eye roll*
    edited March 2020
  • try2againtry2again Member Posts: 3,564 Member Member Posts: 3,564 Member
    kimny72 wrote: »
    try2again wrote: »
    This was the headline before the Utah Jazz player's test came up positive... guess he made his point. :/

    https://sports.yahoo.com/jazz-thunder-rudy-gobert-ruled-questionable-days-after-touching-mics-to-make-a-point-about-coronavirus-201553536.html

    He must have already been positive during this little stunt, and then all the reporters had to come handle the equipment. *eye roll*

    Between him and the congressman who thought it would be funny to wear a gas mask on the floor of Congress and then had to self quarantine, perhaps openly mocking covid-19 is not the best idea. It seems to have a vindictive streak. I hope it hasn't achieved self-awareness :hushed:

    That's what I thought... of all the players to be the first diagnosed!
  • jenilla1jenilla1 Member Posts: 11,019 Member Member Posts: 11,019 Member
    kimny72 wrote: »
    My parents went to Costco and Walmart today in our rural Central VA town looking for paper towels, tp, and Thomas English muffins. Only went home with English muffins. They're going to try CVS tomorrow hoping people haven't bothered to go in their yet lol. The funny thing is everyone here says it's all a hoax, but I guess they're still building a tp fort anyway

    OMG! I almost choked on my drink! :D

    eta: cognitive dissonance
    edited March 2020
  • try2againtry2again Member Posts: 3,564 Member Member Posts: 3,564 Member
    whmscll wrote: »
    Did anyone who watched Trump’s address tonite from the Oval Office on coronavirus think he seemed a little wheezy? He was with people a day or two ago that have tested positive for the virus.

    I actually hadn't thought of that. My take was, since he was reading very unnaturally from the teleprompter, that he kept running out of breath in awkward places. Now I wonder...
    edited March 2020
  • DecadeDuchessDecadeDuchess Member Posts: 315 Member Member Posts: 315 Member
    Been lurking this thread.

    I'm in NC, where we have 7 reported cases, mostly in Wake County, where my 81 year old mom lives. She volunteers several times a week at an outreach organization, and emailed them yesterday to let them know that she was staying away until the threat is reduced. I am very relieved she did that. She just had a heart valve replaced in mid-January and is still recovering from that. I thought I was going to have a fight on my hands, as I'd called her to suggest she not go.

    I live in a county a bit further east and work in a hospital that is part of a larger organization. The emails have been coming hard and fast for the past couple of days. Our state's first presumptive positive came a week ago last Tuesday. We've been told to phone in to meetings with over 50 people, not hoard PPE, etc. Our county does not have any presumptive positive cases to date.

    Some genius decided to start a rumor that we had a COVID patient in our emergency department this afternoon. Let me reiterate that we do not at this time. That *kitten* spread like wildfire and I ended up sending a text to my boss to either confirm it or squash it. He squashed it. In the meantime, one of the ladies in our group was in a panic. She is a legit germaphobe. (How she ended up working in a hospital is beyond me, lol. :lol: ) But she was honestly freaked out.

    To date, I hadn't been terribly concerned about this, tbh. I am aware of the potential of it spreading into our neck of the woods, but I honestly don't think I truly believed that it would, which was apparent by my own inner reaction, which was a really uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach. If I was feeling that? I knew she had to be feeling so much worse. *sits and wonders what she's going to do when it isn't just a rumor*

    Our prep at home is that we have enough food and drinkables to get us through two weeks of potentially not being to go out. @GaleHawkins I have pets and I didn't even THINK about food for them, so off to the local Walmart to get a couple really big bags of dog food just to put in the back room "just in case." At work we are behaving as if the virus is already in the building. In healthcare, you have to be aware of hand hygiene, but this has really made all of us hyper-aware of ALL the surfaces we touch (door lock button combos, elevator buttons, doorknobs, stairwells, etc.) and also aware of how often we touch our faces. :worried:

    I hope everyone stays healthy, does proper hand hygiene, eats well, and doesn't stress over this too much. Scary? Yes, but stress just doesn't do anything for anyone. :heart:

    I try to avoid using the inside of my hands, to touch things that aren't my personal property. For instance I use my knuckles, to press elevator buttons.

    Yes! This! 👍🏼 Yesterday, I used knuckles for the buttons. Today I used the back of my pen, and hit the hand sanitizer dispensers and cleaned the pen, as well. I’m also using the sides of my arm to manipulate push-paddles for doors. I use the heel of my hand for lever knobs and my hips for doors with bar releases. Rather than the hand rails going down the stairs, I use the side of my arm against the walls, as nobody touches them.

    Great minds, think alike!
  • try2againtry2again Member Posts: 3,564 Member Member Posts: 3,564 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    whmscll wrote: »
    Did anyone who watched Trump’s address tonite from the Oval Office on coronavirus think he seemed a little wheezy? He was with people a day or two ago that have tested positive for the virus.

    Keep in mind that is a guy whose odd sniffling has been commented on going way back to the 2016 debates at least.

    This was a little different... he was becoming breathless and cutting off words. Even my kids asked, "What's the matter with him?"
  • DecadeDuchessDecadeDuchess Member Posts: 315 Member Member Posts: 315 Member
    OKC Thunder game cancelled because Utah Jazz player has Corona. But the team was here, suited up, ready to play. Game was cancelled just before it started.
    Is NBA suspending season? Our news is saying yes.
    Our police escorted the Jazz in, so they are worried about spreading it to all our police force.


    It’s official. OKC has a confirmed corona virus patient. The Jazz player, Rudy Gobert is under the care of an OKC Doctor.
    Our state high school tournament games are supposed to start tomorrow afternoon. We don’t know how it will affect them.
    Pearl Jam has cancelled their April date here.

    Cher just now cancelled her concert here tomorrow night. Would have been in the same Arena as the basketball game, and she didn’t want people coming in to a germy Arena.

    The Oklahoma county health department has gone to both teams to test other players.

    It shocks me that Cher chose to wait this long to cancel her concert, considering that she has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome {CFS}.
  • DecadeDuchessDecadeDuchess Member Posts: 315 Member Member Posts: 315 Member
    amtyrell wrote: »
    I just saw on the news Tom Hanks and his wife have both tested positive for Covid-19.
    I saw that... and honestly, a big name like him might help people “see” it in a different light.

    However I worry for their age, if they'll survive this.
  • DecadeDuchessDecadeDuchess Member Posts: 315 Member Member Posts: 315 Member
    I'd vouch that the best stores to shop at're gonna be those that're limiting quantities, as was true for me. I did've to wait an extra day, for delivery but they were only outta stock of a normal amount of products, that they typically've been. I was able to get, my toilet paper but they didn't have, my Lysol wipes.
    edited March 2020
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