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    Attention coronavirus disease (COVID-19) affecting us

    Thought I’d start a thread about how the coronavirus (Covid-19) is affecting our lives.

    As for myself, living in Ottawa, yes there are a few things.

    As of March 15, 2020, numerous closures and cancellations. Here are some that pop to mind:
    Civic – public libraries and community centers closed until early April
    Provincial – public schools closed until April 6, Universities on hold
    Federal – National Museums (we’re talking several top tier facilities) all closed to the public
    Private – Apple Stores shut down, daughters competitive dance training/competition cancelled, all kid camps cancelled. Run on certain commodities such as meats, toilet paper, masks and vinyl gloves, as people stock pile.
    Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators and OHL 67s games cancelled
    Other: those who can, choosing to work from home

    From Wiki
    “The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019 and recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. Simultaneously, the WHO stated that this is the first known pandemic that could be controlled. As of 15 March, over 162,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in around 130 countries and territories; more than 6,000 people have died from the disease and around 75,000 have recovered. Regions affected by major outbreaks include mainland china, Europe, Iran, South Korea, and the United States. On 13 March 2020, the WHO stated that Europe was the current centre of the pandemic”

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    Re: coronavirus disease (COVID-19) affecting us

    How about this one?

    I'm spending the school year in Princeton, NJ on sabbatical. Came home for a visit on Thursday evening, was to return this morning. While here, my health care plan announced they're no longer covering any international travel. So I'm stuck here, with all my stuff over there, for who knows long.

    Kind of ironic, to be stranded at home!
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    Work wise I’m grounded. Usually in Vancouver every two weeks...not anymore. Trip to Toronto next month. Nope. I was shocked that I had to go to three stores to get a 12 pack of toilet paper. The TW went to a conference in Vancouver and apparently two of the presenters tested positive so everyone that was there was told to self quarantine. Parents in Yuma were supposed to come back next month but now it’s unknown if they’ll be able to cross. So if they stay their insurance runs out so if they get sick there...they’re screwed.
    Scary times. Just remember to wash your damned hands and don’t lick anyone you don’t know.
    Well, gentlemen, by all means, I think we ought to have an introspective moment of silence for poor old Tin-Tin.

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    In Windsor all Hotels have lost 80% of their reservations as NBA/Nhl/Olympic Dive and Swimming facility/ And now Caesars Palace all closed up shop. All Restaurants and Bars reporting over 70% loss of business.
    Run the Ball up the gut around the horn it does not matter. We run we win what is so difficult to understand.

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    Re: coronavirus disease (COVID-19) affecting us

    And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music...

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    My wife runs a private childcare dayhome. Our understanding is she can remain open, but we can’t even find anything concrete on that front, can only find info on approved Dayhomes. But within minutes of the announcement, two of her child’s parents pulled their kids from care out of fear.

    And I work in a casino and with Ontario closing theirs today, I’m expecting to be laid off any day now.

    You see all these comments online about staying home, flattening the curve and lockdowns but how is my family and many others in similar positions going to survive this financially?

    Is it bad to say that the only thing I’m not stressed about right now is actually getting the virus?
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    Here in Ottawa, during the daytime many homeless people hang out in public venues. As these are shutting down, the homeless have no where to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-BONE View Post
    You see all these comments online about staying home, flattening the curve and lockdowns but how is my family and many others in similar positions going to survive this financially?

    Is it bad to say that the only thing I’m not stressed about right now is actually getting the virus?
    Rightfully concerned. I'm no expert, but the governments said they will help if things are dire for you. Here is one resource:

    https://www.alberta.ca/emergency-fin...eveGQK6ZOMLHqg

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    And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music...

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    Awesome...I actually teach this stuff! At a single watch, I'd say it's pretty much accurate. And the guy's a great teacher too.

    Hey guys, you're all self-isolating anyway...take a chance to learn some math!
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    It's a real adventure here in the US. All kinds of redneck opinions how this is a government conspiracy, that it's overblown, things will be back to normal soon...all of which I wholeheartedly disagree with. Our county has no confirmed cases yet, but our municipal and state government have acted very quickly to ensure that we don't go all Italy down here. Public places all shut down. No orders to self-quarantine yet, but I'm stocked up and loaded just in case.

    Meanwhile, I'm starting to realize how shallow my world is now that sports have been taken away. I've had little to no hankering to come here or go to HF for any reason at all.

    All of the sudden, all those quotes about "sports isn't everything" suddenly seem to have much more significance. I haven't felt this detached from sports in a long time.

    Outside of the self-inventory, the only other redeeming quality I can point out here is that gas has dropped to 1.99 a gallon (or .67 a litre for those of you back home).

    But even with gas so cheap, it's not like there's anywhere worth driving to that's open...

    Keep an open mind, and you never know who might walk in...

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    March 16. Ontario bars and restaurants to close except those that do takeout or delivery.
    Numerous other businesses shut down. Local bookstore and theatre come to mind.
    Monday night. It’s quiet as Xmas eve outside.

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    Re: coronavirus disease (COVID-19) affecting us

    Quote Originally Posted by T-BONE View Post
    My wife runs a private childcare dayhome. Our understanding is she can remain open, but we can’t even find anything concrete on that front, can only find info on approved Dayhomes. But within minutes of the announcement, two of her child’s parents pulled their kids from care out of fear.

    And I work in a casino and with Ontario closing theirs today, I’m expecting to be laid off any day now.

    You see all these comments online about staying home, flattening the curve and lockdowns but how is my family and many others in similar positions going to survive this financially?

    Is it bad to say that the only thing I’m not stressed about right now is actually getting the virus?
    Here in Ontario there is no wait time for EI benefits so if your business shuts down you start on EI immediately
    Run the Ball up the gut around the horn it does not matter. We run we win what is so difficult to understand.

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    Saskatchewan is shutting down schools starting Friday, rec facilities and most other community facilities (Libraries and such) are either already closed or are slowly closing.
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    As a frontline grocery store worker, this has been incredibly draining on my whole system. This morning it felt like the crush was easing, but has really ramped up this afternoon again. Please have patience with us folks. We are maxed and are doing the absolute best we can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eskfan152 View Post
    As a frontline grocery store worker, this has been incredibly draining on my whole system. This morning it felt like the crush was easing, but has really ramped up this afternoon again. Please have patience with us folks. We are maxed and are doing the absolute best we can.
    Praying that the panickers have the good sense to chill out and give you some breathing room.
    Keep an open mind, and you never know who might walk in...

    RIP Pizmo

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    Alberta declares state of emergency.

    Panicking will continue.

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    The number of new cases is doubling daily. I just want to get it and get it over with at this point. It's not like I get to retire now anyway.

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    Dearest Pizmo, as you look at us from beyond the mortal coil, could you please assist in transforming covid-19 into only a punchline?
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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    Anyone sick? Anyone you personally know sick (besides Tom Hanks)?

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    You personally know Tom Hanks?
    Out of my mind; back in five minutes.

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    Tomorrow is my official last day of work before I acquaint myself with the EI process. And suddenly the daunting task of being home basically 24/7 with two kids aged under 5 has me more stressed out then money!

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    Not sick along with the other two humans in the house. (Yet) Saw something on the news about South Korea's first case of covid was found the same day as the States and while they've got it under control because of heavy quarantine back in January...Trump still thought it was a hoax and it's going to be over very soon. Frick there are still tons of people going to Miami for Spring Break!!!

    Let them out and thin the herd a bit more...
    Well, gentlemen, by all means, I think we ought to have an introspective moment of silence for poor old Tin-Tin.

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    CostCo is refusing to accept returns for toilet paper, sanitizing wipes, water, rice, and Lysol. At least a small amount of karma for the hoarders.

    However, there is some good news to come out of this: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/cl...BQUu3WP_oyg5Jo
    "The shift is so dramatic that some believe these short-term reductions could end up saving many more lives than are lost to the virus itself."
    Maybe COVID is actually just the earth's immune system trying to fight us off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nafnikufesin View Post
    CostCo is refusing to accept returns for toilet paper, sanitizing wipes, water, rice, and Lysol. At least a small amount of karma for the hoarders.

    However, there is some good news to come out of this: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/cl...BQUu3WP_oyg5Jo


    Maybe COVID is actually just the earth's immune system trying to fight us off.
    Or maybe it's a result of the Chinese agriculture system and their disregard for any form of animal welfare.

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    And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music...

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    New Orleans head coach, Sean Payton has tested positive for the coronavirus according to ESPN.

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    Everyone doing alright? physically as well as mental health wise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdar View Post
    Everyone doing alright? physically as well as mental health wise?
    This is messed right up. My life changes since October 30th:

    1. Wife left me on October 31st (no sympathy required, much worse things can happen in life)
    2. Moved back to AB without my kids as I let them decide where they wanted to go.
    3. Put my BC home on the market to sell
    4. Moved back in with my parents for now (can't afford 2 homes as wife doesn't work much)
    5. Both my boys moved back to AB with me
    6. Sold my building that my company operates out of
    7. AND the unbelievable world shut down has happened.

    On October 30th, If someone would have told me this is where I would be today, I would have called them crazy.
    Blindly criticize every move eventough I have about 1/4 of the information

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