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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 03-19-2020, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all,
Just greetings from Italy where we are facing the second week of full lock down, we canít move from home unless for few good reasons, I can work from my house and the Duc sleeps in the garage...and days are getting sunny and warm grrr.
How are you?

I hope everyone is fine and that this thing will end quite soon
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WFH here in the UK as well. I did go out on the bike earlier in the week just to keep all its bits and bobs moving...it was a chore obviously :-).
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Also I have the privilege to WFH. I'm doing excercises with rubber gum almost daily. I can't go freely in the streets. I'd love to for bicycle but I don't want to be shown on the TV now - "we have quarantaine and those dumbs are not following the rules" I don't shave my beard to wonder how I will look - in urgent case for shopping I have a mask so I can hide this "awful beard stage" now. I bought pitbike and it waits on my balcony to be used - perfect timing...

Fact: why there is rush on toilet paper? In Hong Kong in the early stage people were worry that paper factories will swtich to produce maks instead of maintain your ass shining so they bought it and the media noticed and spreaded all over the world. And here we are in 2020 with memes about this... well done humanity. If only would have China not covered up early warnings.......... :/
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My town has closed the bars, restaurants & gyms here. Since we have no virus testing where I live it's fear the worst or be fearless. I am in the former category.

My plans are to plant a garden and do some riding and bike maintenance. I've learned that carrying landscape timbers can be a good substitute for weight training since I can't go the gym.
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At work today, building Covid-19 Order Set for health system. Would rather be riding, as weather is great! Bread and toilet paper in short supply here. Tomorrow, plan to re-build front brakes on Porsche.
Life is good.
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Hello all,
Just greetings from Italy where we are facing the second week of full lock down, we canít move from home unless for few good reasons, I can work from my house and the Duc sleeps in the garage...and days are getting sunny and warm grrr.
How are you?

I hope everyone is fine and that this thing will end quite soon
Very glad to hear you are fine, Mario!

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Here in Australia we have been relatively unaffected by the sting of the Virus But that has not stopped the panic. (Most embarrassing behaviour from some of our Australians) the government and state premiers have installed a lot of rules and the Country has gone into economic melt down with a lot of businesses closing and job loses, same as the rest of the world. We have self quarantine rules that no one is following or being checked on. There are people that have tested positive with Covid 19 that have been found on Holiday with there family on Hamilton Island with no real care of spreading it around. I am going about my normal business and been riding my SSs to work (which I usually don't as I need my truck ) Thinking of you guys who are dealing with the real hardships and fall out of this Chinese Trade war.
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Italy is very hard hit now. The reports of your hospitals being overrun are very sad.
In Canada at this point we don't have that many cases, with very few deaths (relatively). However, while we aren't at full lockdown yet I think we'll be there in a week or so. Some people are over reacting and some people aren't taking the 'crisis' seriously enough - same as the rest of the world.
People have been buying and hording toilet paper like it is gold. The funny thing is that we have one of the largest toilet paper mills in the world near where I live! If any area isn't going to run out of toilet paper it is us!!!


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Italy is very hard hit now. The reports of your hospitals being overrun are very sad.
In Canada at this point we don't have that many cases, with very few deaths (relatively). However, while we aren't at full lockdown yet I think we'll be there in a week or so. Some people are over reacting and some people aren't taking the 'crisis' seriously enough - same as the rest of the world.
People have been buying and hording toilet paper like it is gold. The funny thing is that we have one of the largest toilet paper mills in the world near where I live! If any area isn't going to run out of toilet paper it is us!!!


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...and you're across the border and about 3 hours to Seattle ?

There's probably a lot to this that will make me &%&^**......
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Minnesota is going crazy, like others have said TP, canned food and anything cleaning/sanitation wise is in short to no supply. Work has pretty much shut its doors and everyone is working from home except for ďessential staffĒ and, well, guess who that is? Yup, yours truly.

Driving in and working is weird, thereís a tiny fraction of the cars on the road, 95% of staff is home, no visitors, no one from the public, nothing but a few of us keeping everyone else separate and trying to keep us broadcasting and them healthy. Itís a bitch, we have multiple person shows (I work in radio and we also have TV stations on site) and each member of the show is broadcasting from a separate studio simultaneously; a logistical and audio nightmare I spent weeks figuring out and itís still a work in progress as we progress. Our company bought 150 laptops last week to deploy to our groups through the country: today I setup 8 with remote access to our systems to use if things get bad for staff of that station, Iíll be doing that every day for the next few weeks I bet.

We also have ďcleanĒ staff, one of my employees is working from home to stay healthy if one of my other staff or I gets sick, and that will happen, so we can continue and we also have ďcleanĒ rooms and studios off site if the main site gets quarantined or compromised in any way. Iím working 16 hour days cleaning, building, moving, fixing, cobbling together things, setups from peoples homes, etc. Iím tired, but itís starting to slow a bit, today was only 11 hours.

Honestly, I think I actually got it in mid-February, right after the Cycle World motorcycle show and am long since over it. Both my wife and I were sicker than we have ever been for almost two weeks with every single symptom the virus has. It was weird, we were unbelievably miserable, I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia and her bronchitis and then walking pneumonia but were never tested or even considered for COVID-19. I don't think at that time they knew what to look for and only asked if we had traveled out of the country which we hadnít. But we've each had both illnesses before and it was NEVER that bad and I heard there were a few cases that came and went already without it being public.

Regardless, my company has determined those of us designated stay and work until we canít, and I guess Iím prepared for it. If it gets real bad I plan to setup my camper behind the station and just live there as long as I have to. No idea if it will be two weeks, two months or two years at this point; Iíve heard any may be true with what little we know and how lax many people are still being......today I had to escort several staff members out who just couldnít stay away and kick TV staff out of the radio studios.....children, I tell ya.....

My wife works in a bakery and was told to go home for the next few weeks, weíll call you when we want you back. Sheís extremely bored already and itís only been 4 days. Going yo be a long summer, I think.

Hope everyone stays safe, this is a crazy time for sure!!!!
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