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    Looks like our schools are going to close down soon with more cases being diagnosed. Whats happening in other countries?
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    Our local schools aren't closed yet, but schools in the town adjacent to ours just closed until April. I suspect it is just a matter of time until ours shut down too.

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    Well, we had 3 people test positive for the virus yesterday, so Ohio is now in a state of emergency. (One of the infected people is in the hospital. One was at the CPAC meeting that Trump attended.) We have a Primary next Tuesday. Last night, the Ohio Secretary of State declared that nursing homes are off limits as polling places. So, a lot of our counties are scrambling to move voting places and let the voters know before Tuesday.

    I have a friend in California who teaches elementary school. They've already set up a plan for remote teaching. She says it's day-to-day right now as to what's going on. Here in Ohio, there's not much of a run on anything (although that may change now), but she says the stores are out of almost everything out there.

    ETA: Okay, Ohio State University has suspended face-to-face classes and travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAinOH View Post
    I have a friend in California who teaches elementary school. They've already set up a plan for remote teaching. She says it's day-to-day right now as to what's going on. Here in Ohio, there's not much of a run on anything (although that may change now), but she says the stores are out of almost everything out there.

    ETA: Okay, Ohio State University has suspended face-to-face classes and travel.
    Ya local school system cancelled Friday's dance and any field trips requiring plane travel. Also considering remote learning. Store I go to seems Well stocked.

    Well I work nightshift in Hospital lab. We are very busy, people are panicking, ER is non stop. But to my knowledge only a select few were truly tested for Coronavirus; results aren't back from the state either if I heard correctly .

    Pearl Jam cancelled/postponed their tour due to the virus.

    From what I gather , Italy is getting hit hard.

    Wash hands like crazy, use Lysol and follow same advice as the flu.
    Wishing everyone well

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    Im starting to get a bit concerned. Mainly for my mom, whos 92 and in assisted living.

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    It's a very real problem with dire consequences for life and prosperity. And it's not a hoax or blown out of proportion, as some politicians in America would like you to believe. It's a real concern and should be on the forefront of everyone's decisions and minds especially when work, travel, food, and visiting relatives is concerned and also hygiene, limiting traffic in your home, etc. It's not FUD (fear of uncertain doubt).

    Also, one isn't to believe the info that POTUS put out as far as it being not as prevalent as the flu and therefore it's being overdramatized. That's not true. It's not as high of numbers as the flu but it's just now coming over here! Who's to say we won't have far more coronavirus deaths in 2020 and 2021. I really wish the POTUS and VPOTUS would take this a little more seriously and stop downplaying it's severity. We need more tests in more places, and we need to stop sharing funny little memes on Facebook about how "if you lived here/did this as a kid, you're immune" or trying to make it political. It's not. But it's also not a myth/hoax/made up by MSM, either. I think it's definitely a pandemic at this point, and I wish the CDC weren't being kept at bay from telling the truth on certain things and being more clear and, frankly, real!

    I definitely think cancelling events, limiting travel, and working from home (whenever possible) is a smart, and wise choice. Is it inconvenient? Sure. But the health of our people, stability of our economy, and preservation of society is worth the perceived inconvenience. I think anyone who is 50+ should probably think twice before visiting with grandkids that are traveling to see you. I think they shouldn't be making their snowbird trips to the southern states, either. I think it's shown that COVID-19 is far worse in the senior population. Usually that's the case with viruses, but it's usually also prevalent in children. Children and seniors are usually the most affected. Children, because of the immature immune system and seniors, because of a weakened immune system. However, it so far isn't really hitting very many kids. I think the ID specialists and epidemiologists at CDC in Atlanta have some work to do on finding out why it's favoring the geriatric population more than younger adults and children. There are some getting sick, but it's far worse and more prevalent in the elderly and 65+ community, which is concerning and frankly heartbreaking. I think that this virus needs to be further investigated and we need to do a lot more digging on why it's so different than other similar viruses in the past. I don't think we are anywhere close to coming up with a vaccine. We still don't know everything about it! And we can't just bet on getting vaccines anytime soon.

    I agree with the sentiment of having a real problem with people running out and buying all the masks and causing shortages for the healthcare system but we need to quit making fun of those running out and buying hand sanitizer and soap in mass quantities. I know my family surely is. And not to mention, other supplies like Clorox wipes, gloves, etc. And yes, we have bought a couple masks in case we have to get in confined spaces. I'm personally not going to Florida this year. Nor will I be getting on a plane or train or bus. I'm going to be headed up to St. Louis soon for a medical problem, and I'll be almost bathing in Purell.

    I think that we also need to be mindful of our food/drink intake. Those people can't work from home and if they are struggling financially, some might choose to still come into work and deal with the symptoms. Those are the same people making your food and filling your glass of whatever. It's a crying shame those people can't have paid leave. I'd like to think most places would be better than that, but some don't and so you have food service workers with CV making food for people, and you suddenly have a massive, massive problem on your hands. These companies need to get their thinking straight and do the right thing. I think the food service industry is a critical component to the spread of communicable disease, and the sooner we realize that we will be better off. Start eating more home cooked meals or prepackaged foods, processed foods (as much as they are unhealthy, they're still healthier than coronavirus!). Frozen pizzas, Banquet microwave dinners, frozen foods, Lunchables, whatever. But eating out especially in big cities should be avoided IMO, or really thought out. And I would avoid fast food chains at all costs! Same for the bars who serve beer out of a glass instead of a can or bottle. Those things all make a huge difference. Same with food delivery services. That's another set of hands on your food that doesn't need to be there. Personally I won't be eating out any time soon nor will I be going through McDonalds for a drink. Take coolers, ice, and bottled/canned soda/water/juice, etc. I think any of those sources is a potential risks. And yes, wipe down bottles and cans from the store. Maybe order goods like that from Amazon so you don't have to go into a Walmart, as today it came out that it was found in one of the workers in Kentucky! I think online shopping needs to be the way to go for foods and drinks that don't require constant refrigeration.

    Again, it's a hassle but I think we ARE to that point of severity in the coronavirus. I don't think right now it's over the top. Staying home wearing a mask and never going out and boarding up you're house, maybe. But not taking precautions outlined above. And I must also say if you are sick with similar symptoms even if you probably don't have CV - stay home! Do the right thing and self-quarantine and don't go outside.

    In short: yes it is that serious IMO and anyone who downplays it is either highly uneducated or has a hidden agenda that isn't in your best interest! Stay safe and healthy everyone.
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    @walshfan - In Ireland we will have paid leave if we have to self isolate or work from home. Food workers are using masks and sanitisers in many places. All the same I would be wary of buying any food that is uncovered - gone are donuts and chicken fillet rolls from my house!! lol! There is no sanitiser left on the shelves. Not as a result of panic buying but because apparently there is loads of sanitiser in the country but the bottles that carry it are made in China and are on short supply
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