In general people worry about germs far too much. But the coronavirus is different. For it the goal is to limit the spread to reduce the overall harm, and also to prevent subsequent contact with another family member or acquaintance who might be in a more vulnerable position. There's a lot not known about the virus, including when it can be spread relative to symptoms being shown, but what is known is that for vulnerable populations it is a lot more deadly than the common flu.Is it really best to avoid the germs?
I'm pretty well setup, but being married I have toilet paper range anxiety. I could go for half a year on a single roll, but the wife goes through it.Not much has changed for me, instead of working from home 2 days per week it's now 5 days. Over the weekend I stocked up on food to last for a while, we already keep paper towels and toilet paper available anyway. So, just have to try and avoid getting cabin fever.
I was pretty surprised when I made the big grocery trip over the weekend, the store was busy but not chaotic. More than enough checkout lines open so I didn't even have to wait in line (Which is unheard of at this store), and of all the things on my list the only problems were a specific chicken broth I use when making homemade ramen and, of course, toilet paper (As a just-in-case, not because we're running low). What the store WAS out of, other then toilet paper, was sliced bread from the big-brand shelves, eggs, and they were low on bottled water. I don't get the bottled water hoarding either. There was also plenty of smaller brand and in-store-baked sliced and unsliced bread, just seems people freaked out and bought all of the other stuff for some reason.For food I started the process of renewing my emergency supplies before all this started, and now I'm adding to them. But for the food I eat day to day I'm pretty good because people no longer cook, so all the ingredients stuff is still in the stores. Ditto on produce (although the bananas were very green today--apparently there's been a run on bananas.)
I don't think this woman is just buying what she needs. https://www.scoopwhoop.com/cdn-cgi/image/w=694,f=auto/https://s4.scoopwhoop.com/anj2/5e6f19f7b7042718e667d877/2d09a694-7a30-4a0a-876d-43543e04cf99.jpgI don't think people are hoarding so much as everyone is buying the same stuff all at once, and stores simply can't maintain inventory in that scenario.
New grandparent here and I'm pleasantly surprised that the TP situation apparently doesn't exist for disposable diapers. Maybe it's because different sizes will quickly be needed? Maybe there's more profit in diapers?Meanwhile, we have a newborn at home, and before that my wife was nine months pregnant with an especially bad flu strain running the rounds. We've effectively been quarantined for 3 months now... Stir. Crazy.
That has been my MO at the gym for years. Unfortunately, Planet Fitness, where I work out is now closed. I workout between 4:30 and 6 am, and even in January with the "New Years Resolutionists" it was never crowded. Yesterday, before the order came to shut it down, I think there might have been 10 or 12 people - in a gym with probably 60 to 70 machines plus workout spaces.I did not use gloves at the gym, I wiped down each thing prior to and after using along with my hands each time
Incline/decline and flat bench and bars. Used cables machine (one handle)for tri's.
One young couple were doing the same as me. Did not see anyone else wipe anything down
Duken4evr hope you threw those gloves in the wash as they may have picked up the virus off of any one thing at the gym