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Just greetings from Italy where we are facing the second week of full lock down, we can’t 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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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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Hello all,
Just greetings from Italy where we are facing the second week of full lock down, we can’t 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 “essential staff” and, well, guess who that is? Yup, yours truly.

Driving in and working is weird, there’s 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. It’s a *****, 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 it’s 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, I’ll be doing that every day for the next few weeks I bet.

We also have “clean” 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 “clean” rooms and studios off site if the main site gets quarantined or compromised in any way. I’m working 16 hour days cleaning, building, moving, fixing, cobbling together things, setups from peoples homes, etc. I’m tired, but it’s 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 hadn’t. 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 can’t, and I guess I’m 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; I’ve 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 couldn’t 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, we’ll call you when we want you back. She’s extremely bored already and it’s 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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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 “essential staff” and, well, guess who that is? Yup, yours truly.

Driving in and working is weird, there’s 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. It’s a *****, 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 it’s 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, I’ll be doing that every day for the next few weeks I bet.

We also have “clean” 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 “clean” rooms and studios off site if the main site gets quarantined or compromised in any way. I’m working 16 hour days cleaning, building, moving, fixing, cobbling together things, setups from peoples homes, etc. I’m tired, but it’s 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 hadn’t. 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 can’t, and I guess I’m 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; I’ve 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 couldn’t 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, we’ll call you when we want you back. She’s extremely bored already and it’s only been 4 days. Going yo be a long summer, I think.

Hope everyone stays safe, this is a crazy time for sure!!!!
Mike, bad run for sure. I hope you and wife are feeling better and getting on your feet. I was knocked out in January and was down for weeks, bad cough after the flu. Wife had the flu B, think I got it. I am really worried about coronav.

I hope you get tested and get well for sure.

It's a for real deal, hope everyone stays safe.
 

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New Orleans bars are shut down and restaurants can only do delivery and drive thru. People aren't allowed to gather, but not sure how they'll enforce that. Grocery stores and Home Depot are open but limited hours. Kids are either off school or taking classes online if they attend a school that has those resources.

I've been WFH and keeping myself busy with a new dog I'm fostering. Poor thing had been tied to a pole on the side of the road and left to starve.

After this whole thing is over, I bet there will be a lot of divorces and a lot of pregnancies. Also, the market for services that allow working from home will probably blow up.
 

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Working in the microprocessor manufacturing industry is interesting, especially for a Fortune 100 company. I'm in Washington County, Oregon, one of the regional epicenters. Many people that were trudging around in the fab daily have been deemed Work From Home (WFH) and never really needed to be in my way to begin with, which is nice and hopefully keeps them out after this runs it's course.

I had typed up a whole long response to this thread, and then realized that even though I was sharing the thoughts of a private citizen, I really still can't say much because nearly all of it could be construed as insider information. I'm still going to work, and am also on a first-responder emergency team there as a secondary responsibility, so will likely be the last to be asked to leave if things start getting shut down by the local or state government.

That said, the commute is actually pretty great now! There's almost no cars out there any more, which means people are heeding the message and following the rules. I may try to get out for a motorcycle ride today because I still can. I did ask this on social media and didn't get much of a response there, I'm curious to ask here as well:

Ultimately, social distancing is about flattening the curve so that we don't overwhelm the health care system. What else are you doing to prevent a visit to your health care provider or reduce risk of life threatening injuries requiring hospital or ED visits?

Deferring cleaning your gutters or pruning trees?

Are you stopping moderate risk activities with high severity outcomes that also fit the terms of social distancing like skiing, rock climbing, motorcycle riding?
 

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Food items are becoming scarce along with toilet paper😖. If people only purchased what they normally did instead of this panic (selfish) buying we wouldn’t have these shortages. On a plus point the less you eat the less you poop....
 

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as we now know:

-keep the distance from others as much as you can

-wash your hands a lot
-do not touch your face - don't scratch the eye, mouth
-stay positive - less stress the harder immune system is
-children don't get visible effects but can infect others (do not give them away! :D as well as dogs and other animals you have :D )

-if you don't have very serious health problems the chance to go hard on this is minimal
-the vaccine will be much safer as we need to use a molecule alone, no special other virues to transport it into our bodies, just a locker on its hooks
I can't stop wonder how life on this planet is made. Just watch this... astonishing:
 

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In Ireland we're not yet in full lockdown but working from home for 3 weeks now, pubs and restaurants are closed and roads are deserted.

Technically riding is still not forbidden like in Italy so I finally had a couple of chances to ride my Duchessa. Gotta seize the moment until it lasts.

Hope everyone is safe.
 
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