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    It warms my heart to see that Weird Al is able to afford what looks like a pretty swanky place. If anyone in the music business deserves that kind of a paycheck, it's him.

    (Also, posted in this particular thread because it was his response to the whole "people doing things on balconies" trend.)

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    Seattle shut down day 1: I had to go out & get some blood drawn at a medical lab. It was downright spooky out there. Very few cars or people. Kind of like the good version of Day the Earth Stood Still. I feel bad for NYC. The footage from there looks like Zombie Apocalypse. Governor Inslee of Washington is negotiating direct with China to try & get supplies & equipment taking the federal government out of the loop. Seems like a smart move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laststepdown View Post
    I am so fucking sick of this shit.
    Learning I'm waaaaaay to used to daycare and schools taking care of my parental responsibilities.

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    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/he...567521f8cae3e3

    The first person from the Wuhan market where the coronavirus pandemic likely began to test positive for the virus was a woman selling live shrimps, according to a document leaked to media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erneuert View Post
    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/he...567521f8cae3e3

    The first person from the Wuhan market – where the coronavirus pandemic likely began – to test positive for the virus was a woman selling live shrimps, according to a document leaked to media.
    Live shrimp?

    LIVE SHRIMP??

    We buy that here, too. Wtf. Omg.

    Guess I’m taking amaebi off my sushi list.
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    So I've been really sick for a week and a half now, and a lot of my friends and family are worried about me.

    One of my friends, who is highly prone to anxiety and is a bit of a hypochondriac, has been worried about me to a somewhat alarming degree, texting me 20 times a day, and she is 100% convinced I have covid-19. As it turns out, she has Lupus, and therefore has a regular prescription for hydroxychloroquine. Now, you would think that she'd be really upset about Trump claiming her Lupus medicine is the magic cure for corona virus, but instead she's convinced that just maybe there's something to it. Don't ask me why, she fucking hates Trump, but it seems like everyone is rapidly losing their sanity right now, so anyway. She's been telling me for a couple days that since I'm "sick with corona virus," she thinks I should try taking some of her lupus medicine so it can cure me. I keep telling her ABSOLUTELY NOT because, for one thing, it's illegal, and for another thing, there's no proof that hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for covid-19, and last of all, I probably don't even have it. But really, I shouldn't have to tell a grown woman in her late twenties why it's insanely dangerous to take someone else's prescription meds.

    So today she texts me: "Hey so... don't be mad, but I went ahead and dropped by your place and left some of my meds in your mailbox. At least you'll have them just in case you get worse. I just couldn't live with myself if something happened to you and I knew I had the cure right here." Sure enough, yup, she left me a little baggie with 10 hydroxychloroquine pills. Unfuckingbelievable. I tried calling her but she won't answer, probably because she knows I'm gonna be pissed off at her. I've sent a shitstorm of texts, just absolutely livid.

    Uh. Wtf. I love how Trump's dementia is spreading everywhere. Jesus.
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    here's a message from Bob Dylan that dropped in the middle of the night

    Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years. This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you. - Bob Dylan

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmpx_ View Post
    this is the end of him
    I'm honestly worried that this will hand him the election. Like, have-to-take-extra-anxiety-meds worried.

    Thanks to the virus, I lost my job two weeks ago, people are dying in the hospital literally across the street from me, I have no idea how we're still going to move as planned/needed to another city in 60 days (we haven't found a place yet, but our lease is up), I have at-risk family, but I'm so worried about how well people seem to be receiving his ill-advised, incompetent, mean-spirited bungling of a global pandemic that his potential reelection is actually the thing about this fucking plague that's personally keeping me up at night.

    Not exactly the right anxiety priority, but...but I have no real way to finish that sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sesquipedalism View Post
    I'm honestly worried that this will hand him the election. Like, have-to-take-extra-anxiety-meds worried.

    Thanks to the virus, I lost my job two weeks ago, people are dying in the hospital literally across the street from me, I have no idea how we're still going to move as planned/needed to another city in 60 days (we haven't found a place yet, but our lease is up), I have at-risk family, but I'm so worried about how well people seem to be receiving his ill-advised, incompetent, mean-spirited bungling of a global pandemic that his potential reelection is actually the thing about this fucking plague that's personally keeping me up at night.

    Not exactly the right anxiety priority, but...but I have no real way to finish that sentence.
    hang in there. i hope you are at least in a state with a strong governor or have a good mayor. they are the last, best hope we really have to get through this somewhat intact. prayers for you & your family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantra View Post
    So I've been really sick for a week and a half now, and a lot of my friends and family are worried about me.
    Why in the hell should you take non-prescribed drugs without medical observation? And she’s giving up drugs SHE needs, and she’s more at risk than you. Wtf.

    As I posted here, I was REALLY sick with an upper-respiratory thing in January, including chills, nausea, extreme fatigue, difficulty breathing. It finally got better, but then it CAME BACK with a vengeance in February and I was put on a round of oral steroids, plus I have a rescue steroid inhaler. I went to the doctor twice. I asked about Covid 19 each time, kind of joking (my husband was serious) and was told they had no tests, couldn’t test me if they wanted to. I’ve also had mild asthma my whole life, which gets exacerbated by certain conditions (including UR viruses).

    To this day, I have NO idea if I had it or not. I didn’t start breathing fairly “normally” and returning to my favorite physical activities until this week. My appointment with my pulmonary doctor isn’t into MAY 5th. TV reports tell me that 80% of people infected with Covid 19 survive without requiring hospitalization. So I guess if you get to feeling so bad that you can’t breath, call an ambulance. Otherwise, Mucinex and cough syrup was prescribed for me (they prescribed me the narcotic stuff because I was hacking all night long and hadn’t slept for, like, a month) plus plenty of liquids and rest.

    But HOLY SHIT I’m with you, I’d never take a friend’s drugs. Well, not those kinds of drugs.

    On the other hand, I had the same anxiety directed at me from friends and relatives who were worried that I was GONNA DIE. Your friend means well. This pandemic has caused synchronized anxiety.
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    Confirmed our PM Boris Johson has the virus...

    Bet he wishes he'd forced the lockdown rather then waiting and seeing now. This is going to get a LOT worse before it gets better, we're all going to loose someone over this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantra View Post
    So I've been really sick for a week and a half now, and a lot of my friends and family are worried about me.

    One of my friends, who is highly prone to anxiety and is a bit of a hypochondriac, has been worried about me to a somewhat alarming degree, texting me 20 times a day, and she is 100% convinced I have covid-19. As it turns out, she has Lupus, and therefore has a regular prescription for hydroxychloroquine. Now, you would think that she'd be really upset about Trump claiming her Lupus medicine is the magic cure for corona virus, but instead she's convinced that just maybe there's something to it. Don't ask me why, she fucking hates Trump, but it seems like everyone is rapidly losing their sanity right now, so anyway. She's been telling me for a couple days that since I'm "sick with corona virus," she thinks I should try taking some of her lupus medicine so it can cure me. I keep telling her ABSOLUTELY NOT because, for one thing, it's illegal, and for another thing, there's no proof that hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for covid-19, and last of all, I probably don't even have it. But really, I shouldn't have to tell a grown woman in her late twenties why it's insanely dangerous to take someone else's prescription meds.

    So today she texts me: "Hey so... don't be mad, but I went ahead and dropped by your place and left some of my meds in your mailbox. At least you'll have them just in case you get worse. I just couldn't live with myself if something happened to you and I knew I had the cure right here." Sure enough, yup, she left me a little baggie with 10 hydroxychloroquine pills. Unfuckingbelievable. I tried calling her but she won't answer, probably because she knows I'm gonna be pissed off at her. I've sent a shitstorm of texts, just absolutely livid.

    Uh. Wtf. I love how Trump's dementia is spreading everywhere. Jesus.
    Honest suggestion: if you're able, print out this article about people dying from taking that med, tape it to the pills, and return them that way.

    That's a really shitty situation all around, from being sick to having people freak out about it. Sending positive vibes your way.

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    I dunno if this is everywhere but I require daily allergy meds.

    I switched generics I typically get from Amazon to a different type (from cetirizine hydrochloride back to fexofenadine hydrochloride). Those weren’t available on Amazon for a week. They’re also sold out in real and generic form in most stores, except at one Walgreens near me.

    The cold meds aisles are nearly sold out. It’s like either everyone is really sick with colds and allergies or are hoarding THAT shit, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    Honest suggestion: if you're able, print out this article about people dying from taking that med, l
    HOLY SHIT they ate pills that were for CLEANING THE FISH TANK!
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    I hope Cuomo runs in 2024. His press conferences are light years better than Trump's.

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    Trump yesterday: New York doesn't need ventilators. Don't be stupid.
    Trump today: Screaming at GM for not opening their plant to make desperately needed ventilators.

    Gee, what can we infer from that?

    Quote Originally Posted by versusreality View Post
    I hope Cuomo runs in 2024. His press conferences are light years better than Trump's.
    I haven't been the biggest fan of him in the past so I can't say I'd be thrilled to see him run, but I do have the utmost respect for the way he's been handling things lately. I still think he could done a better job at getting ahead of this, but hindsight might be a factor there. Either way, I appreciate how he's dealing with things in the here and now.

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    Also...holy shit, I don't know who I just listened to (got C-SPAN on audio only), but I'm pretty sure he just got a round of applause for screaming about how he would rather die than let "a virus from a nasty, dirty stall in China" hurt our economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    I haven't been the biggest fan of him in the past so I can't say I'd be thrilled to see him run, but I do have the utmost respect for the way he's been handling things lately. I still think he could done a better job at getting ahead of this, but hindsight might be a factor there. Either way, I appreciate how he's dealing with things in the here and now.
    Total hindsight, plus Congress had info they didn’t share AND the Feds should have locked down our borders from everywhere in early-January. SHUT DOWN, NOT SCREENED. Until we truly understood the alien invader.

    Only the FAA and the Federal government can do that, but it just stared at China like it was on another planet disconnected from everything in outer space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    Trump yesterday: New York doesn't need ventilators. Don't be stupid.
    Trump today: Screaming at GM for not opening their plant to make desperately needed ventilators.
    Gee, what can we infer from that?
    this is the kind of incoherent manipulation out in the open and costing lives that is going to incite hate toward him for the general public. He looks like an absolute fool right now.

    thats why I say this is the one that will take him apart. Here is a decent article about this. https://tinyurl.com/tmujea2

    I hope Cuomo runs in 2024. His press conferences are light years better than Trump's.
    the governor is doing a great job being lucid and humanitarian amidst a really awful situation, making it clear how the idea of old people being expendable to save the economy is insane and anti-American. he leaves no excuse for there to be mitigated federal aid and exposes who the real POS here is by default. this is how real leaders act - they dont bargain with citizen lives because of a need to be right

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    Cuomo has announced that all NY schools are to remain closed through April 15th. This includes my job since we follow the schools.

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    Relief bill has passed and now awaits Trump's signature (which he has already indicated he will give)

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    Almost 100,000 cases in USA now. So far, the curve is not beginning to flatten. Not even a little. This site has a good overview of the current stats: Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV)

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    Posting this here, too, 'cause fuck it.


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    This seems to be really something now, my little town is has closed schools and doing some social distancing and that is all. I go to my non essential job everyday and load truck after truck with non essential goods from china, what crazy, crazy world. I feel for the big city's hit hard and still feel the has been here for longer than we think. Ready for the world to get back to work and normal life. The economy needs to get back to work, or else we will all work for Wal-Mart and get paid in tokens. I fear if the mist people can't work now the future is
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    This is beautiful


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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    On the other hand, I had the same anxiety directed at me from friends and relatives who were worried that I was GONNA DIE. Your friend means well. This pandemic has caused synchronized anxiety.
    Well yeah, I know she's coming from a good place, of course. She's a good person. But she's kinda stressing me out while I'm sick, you know? And she's also trying to do things that I find to be, ironically, more dangerous than just letting me battle through this brutal cough the way I have been.

    And yeah, she's the one who needs those meds. They're saying now that there's a shortage of these meds because everyone's suddenly trying to get them. You probably saw the story going around about the lupus patient who was told her prescription was being denied by Kaiser so that it could be redirected to covid-19 patients: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...us-chloroquine ...So the last thing she should be doing is giving me her pills.

    It just seems like everyone is doing really bizarre stuff and acting completely fucking crazy right now, and it's making me nervous. We all need to keep our heads on straight during this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan_NIN65 View Post
    The economy needs to get back to work, or else we will all work for Wal-Mart and get paid in tokens.
    Holy shit, if I hear one more person put capitalism over human life.

    Fuck the economy. EVERYONE NEEDS TO STAY HOME AS LONG AS IT TAKES. HOW ARE PEOPLE STILL NOT GETTING THIS.

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