Corona Virus Local SITREP Thread

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Today I went on my first EMS call where the patient had "COVID like symptoms".
He had a bunch of other health issues and hadn't been out of the house in two weeks, but as a precaution we suited up with all the recommended PPE.
He also weighed about 350#, so there were more than a few of us in there to move him.
My neighbor is a corrections officer who is quarantined after visiting his doctor for flu like symptoms.
He's waiting on his results in the next 7-10 days.
He told me they have been releasing inmates with electronic monitoring in place.
They should be publishing the geo data for the inmates so that their positions can be tracked on Google Earth. Sort of like you can find great white sharks on Google Earth.
 

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Fair enough. How has the national debt held you back from achieving anything?
Oh right, debt doesn't matter.

You really should read this article.


Here, I'll make it easy for you.

His gen’s victory dance was to get straight to work in the economic bonanza just revving up — because the war had happened elsewhere and all our stuff was intact, ready to re-start, to make and sell anything under the sun to the shattered rest-of-the-world, and lend them money to buy it — quite an opportunity for young men highly disciplined and regimented from their recent travails of war.
You have no idea what a fantastic bacchanal college was in the 1960s. Let the sunshine in! The great anti-war protests gave us a chance to pretend we were serious, but, believe me, it was much more about finding someone to hook-up with at the teach-ins and the street marches. The birth control pill was a fabulous novelty. We ignored the side-effects — especially the social side effects that led later on to an epidemic of divorces and broken families. When you are a young man, sex is at least half of what you think of minute-by-minute. I was on a campus where all you saw were waves of nubile, joggling breasts coming at you beneath those sheer peasant blouses (which, you understand, suggests that the women were in on it, too, being every bit as incited by their own frisky hormones).
The Boomers should never have been allowed in those offices, especially the ones within ten miles of Wall Street. That’s where the cleverest among us came up with the signal innovations that have now wrecked the world. The corona virus is a very bad thing, for sure, but it’s really nothing compared to the deliberate wickedness that engineered the so-called financialized economy — a supernatural matrix of something-for-nothing swindles and frauds that purported to replace actual work that produced things of value. The great lesson of the age was lost: the virtual is not a substitute for the authentic.
Of course, not all of us Boomers worked on Wall Street or in its annexes, but we did more or less go along with all that wickedness because we never really made any earnest effort to stop it. The Dodd-Frank bill? Don’t make me laugh. Maybe it’s just impossible to apologize for the mess we left behind after the party we enjoyed.
I'm done shitting up the SITREP thread though. Most of you boomers are just fine individuals of course - don't take it personally.
 

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They should be publishing the geo data for the inmates so that their positions can be tracked on Google Earth. Sort of like you can find great white sharks on Google Earth.
Unfortunately, criminals have more rights than non-criminals...
 
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Hanover MA Trader Joe's on Sat around 4 pm had a line out the door, with about 20 people spaced 6 ft apart waiting to get in. I skipped it, so I don't know what the scene inside looked like.
 

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For anyone interested, used Instacart for the first time yesterday.


There are a variety of stores you can get deliveries from, I chose Market Basket.

-Food came to $70.

-Service fee, $3.53 (I learned later you can choose to waive this[angry])

- Delivery fee, $3.99.

- Tip I think was set at default of $2 but I gave her $10. (actually ended up being $10.58, not sure why)

So total cost was $88.66. Did some reading later and learned that the service fee just looks like their mark up on the food. I didnt realize you could waive this fee. I was happy to give the girl $10 as a tip. Well worth it for me to not have to stand in line outside of a supermarket for however long on top of the typical shopping experience.

Original order was done on I think Tuesday or Wednesday night with the earliest delivery on the afternoon of, Monday the 6th.(today) I had happened to look at the order yesterday morning and randomly clicked on the delivery time button and saw that that afternoon was available, so I changed it to yesterday afternoon.

Tip and fees came out to be like 25% of the cost of the food. (including the service fee which I didnt realize was optional) App was easy to use. They give you a spot to leave a note for each item to allow for substitutes. She contacted me through the app a couple of times as she was shopping due to something not being in stock in the size or type I had ordered. She also called me for an issue with the milk order and even though she had checked out already, she went to the service desk to exchange something for me.

Showed up at the house maybe 5-10 minutes later, dropped off the bags on the tailgate of the truck in the driveway and went on her way. All in all not a bad experience, especially for people who may not want to be bouncing around in the stores right now. App is free, no recurring costs, just the food, delivery and tip. Stores that are available depend on whats local to you. MB, CVS, BJS, Costco, Aldis, Wegmans, Shaws, Petco, Target and a few others.

I cant see myself using it all the time, but it is a good option to have.
We have been using them for the last month and it has worked out well. They bring the groceries to the side porch and the individual packages get wiped down with a Clorox wipe before being brought into the house.

My wife is at risk so we have been sequestered the last three weeks.

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Back on to the sitrep

Lowes in Milford is a shtshow.

No signs for curbside pickup. I called and no one answered the phone to bring my order out to me
So I went inside to pick up my online order. The layout for the lines for waiting are right in the entrance way and the front aisle... so everyone (including the employees) are walking in and out of the customers waiting. No real distancing and people way closer than 6 feet. None of the employees were wearing PPE.
 

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I already have economics degrees, not looking to read the word salad you linked. My question was... how is the national debt holding you back, personally, from achieving anything?
Debt as well as money they've printed out of thin air has and continues to push down the value of the dollar

Every dollar I have/earn is devalued further and further each year

The other end of that is inflation.....
 

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Debt as well as money they've printed out of thin air has and continues to push down the value of the dollar

Every dollar I have/earn is devalued further and further each year

The other end of that is inflation.....
He's got an economics degree just like me, so like me (and anyone else with a basic understanding of economic issues) he should understand all that. Then again he dismissed a brief 10 paragraph essay as a "word salad" so I'm not sure he's doing anything but trying to defend his generation's honor by defending its fiscal (over)indulgence.
 
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Back on to the sitrep

Lowes in Milford is a shtshow.

No signs for curbside pickup. I called and no one answered the phone to bring my order out to me
So I went inside to pick up my online order. The layout for the lines for waiting are right in the entrance way and the front aisle... so everyone (including the employees) are walking in and out of the customers waiting. No real distancing and people way closer than 6 feet. None of the employees were wearing PPE.
considering lowes is borderline going bankrupt, not shocking they are a total clusterf***. last time I was in there one of the guys there was telling me how they got rid of almost all of the regional HR support people and it was now like one small team handling (or not handling) all of the HR and corporate issues. said it was a disaster thus far. so not shocked that their management hasn't been up to the task of figuring out how to operate during a pandemic consistently across all their locations.
 

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Is Lowes on the ropes? It's all HD near me. When I went about a week ago they had just about everyone in masks, tape on the floor keeping you back from the registers/staff, etc. I was actually surprised by how seriously they were taking it.
 
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Does that work for other groups like race and gender?
Yes. Here watch. Black people commit more violent crimes than whit people. Does that mean every black person does? No, of course not, but does their group as a whole, yes. Asian people tend too prosper in STEM fields. Again does that mean every one of them does? No. But as a whole, yes. Men commit more rapes than women. You know how the next sentence goes...
 
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Is Lowes on the ropes? It's all HD near me. When I went about a week ago they had just about everyone in masks, tape on the floor keeping you back from the registers/staff, etc. I was actually surprised by how seriously they were taking it.
Ive been there3 times this week. It's 8 min away and HD is 40. They hung some acrylic between customers and the register, but that's it. No employees wearing PPE except gloves. Some customers wearing masks. Most maintaining distance. Otherwise the store is absolutely packed at all times. It may be different up there but, between the very low number of cases, the shutdown and the 80 deg. weather, everyone is working on something here. They are making money hand over fist down here rite now.
 

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They should be publishing the geo data for the inmates so that their positions can be tracked on Google Earth. Sort of like you can find great white sharks on Google Earth.
That will make a great sequel to the movie The Hunt (I haven't seen but it's supposed to be about ruthless elitists). There's going to be screenplay business for years after this fiasco.
 

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They should be publishing the geo data for the inmates so that their positions can be tracked on Google Earth. Sort of like you can find great white sharks on Google Earth.
What ever happened to prison stripes? No GPS tracker needed. Shoot on sight.62DE7848-CDC5-43EE-84C8-9649BB404ACA.png
 

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So, anyone know what the sitrep is in NH for hydrochloroquine?

If your Md prescribes it are there doses avail or is the state hoarding it/doing draconian bullshit like other states seem to be?

In other news, NECN is usually more fair than not but went full retard in publishing an AP article that attacks Trump's advocacy that chloroquine/etc could be a treatment.....

They bash trump and try to paint picture that he's gone rogue on this.....all the while ignoring/failing to mention multiple studies around the world that supports its efficacy for Wu Flu treatment

If it works like we can only hope, I wonder if there'll be a sudden movement to "Save the Virus."
 
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Lowes in Milford is the worst big box store around.

HD in Bellingham is 1000x better in every way.
 
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Yes. There are a lot of people - the media, the Donks, ... - heavily invested in this being a cataclysmic shitshow.
There are a troubling number of people on NES that are heavily invested in cataclysmic doom porn/huge numbers of dead people
 
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One of my employees is Chinese and he goes to the Chinese Supermarket in Quincy. He was just telling me that they've instituted a policy of No Mask, No Enter. Not sure how many people shop in that store in Quincy, but if you do bring your mask.
If you're talking about the Kan Man, then you would have been Ill-advised to go in there without a BSL4 BEFORE this outbreak.
 

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Finished three hours of Zooming and came in only to have my wife tell me her FacePalm updates told her there was TOILET PAPER AT THE READING MARKET BASKET!!!!

So I immediately hopped into the batmobile and headed off without pausing to pee, a big error. But I was only sixth in the outside line, which moved quickly. I headed in, nabbed my two authorized packages from the already-depleted supply, and headed back out, careful to avoid being "arse to face" (otherwise jpk will know, somehow). As I headed out, not seven minutes after I'd gone in, the line outside was around the block.

I'm not getting into the boomer controversy, except to say that lining up on the sidewalk for TP feels pretty Soviet and it's not the Xers who're in charge.

I despise FB and everything it stands for. But my wife does not, and it IS useful for TP alerts.
 
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