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Another week of this thing and a Corona Virus fatigue is definitely setting in. A lot of stress for people who worry about the disease, finances, schooling and a lot of folks feeling out of control of the situation. The news seems positive about the social distancing flattening the curve, but negative about fatalities. The public needs to not be complacent in tiring from the news and also not be depressed over circumstanes. Initial reactions can be strong and then taper off due to boredom, stress uncertainty and news fatigue.
Return to schools in my neck of the woods is not until September. That is a lot of stuck at home time for kids (and parental sanity). The part of New York where i live will likely reopen before New York City, but it is far from clear when the City will be able to relax restrictions. The trains to the City are running, but mostly running empty. Some stores are now limiting meat purchases due to issues in meat production factories. If I have to become a vegetarian this year will indeed suck.
The Fird Department does a mini parade on weekends by the houses of kids with birthdays. A nice touch. And the local food pantry drive was a big success but concerning because you wonder how long it can be sustained at that level.
At least we have some sunny weather, April made us feel like Noah. And on it goes.

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  1. The Fird Department does a mini parade on weekends by the houses of kids with birthdays.

    That’s a brilliant gesture for the kids. Well done to the NY Firefighters 🙂

  2. A lot of the meat plant workers have the disease. Might indeed be a good time to go meatless for a time.

    A number of small businesses near me – my sushi joint, a Chinese place, and a Latin restaurant – had closed for a few weeks, but they reopened the other day. Very welcome site. A bit more activity.

    I don’t like this stay at home arrangement more than anyone else does, but I’m pushing through.

  3. The rate of infections seems to be slowing down everywhere in Europe and the rate of deaths is declining in the US.

    Progress being made on a potential treatments and on possible vacines. There’s plenty of good news about.

    Be glad we’re all getting along well enough.

    The only people I know who’ve had it is an American family living here. Parents and two kids, all were diagnosed but had no symptoms and have since recovered, I hear.
    Aparently the mother was home in the US visiting her folks when this hit, then had to come back and maybe brought the virus with her.

    BTW, has anyone here taken the test?

    Peter suggested he had the virus. I’d like to hear from anyone who’s been tested.

  4. post office queues are very long here, they’ve shut 50% and those that are open close early
    That’s been a huge disruption.
    Most supermarkets have good stocks after the initial hoarder “bums rush”, so happy about that.
    Oh and I’ll be doing my 4th zoom meeting tonite and another tomorrow, works really well

  5. you know the data and tracking apps will help target this thing
    so areas with higher rates need locking down totally, but other places some relaxation is not high-risk, though obv some risk. measures like no in/out of high areas
    seems a good compromise that

  6. We’re allowed out for an hour between the hours 8-11am & 8-11pm which is very welcome.

    As Noel says, infections and deaths here are reducing. There seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel.

  7. there is light , because most of us don’t view everything through the lens of is it good or bad for Trunk, can’t believe some still believe this is a hoax after 250,000 people dead
    cartoonist catches it here

  8. All good here deep in the Hertfordshire wonderful green & pleasant English countryside.

    Apparently, our dear leaders are contemplating “opening up the countryside “?

    Whatever that means?. I’m now absolutely certain they are making it up as they go along.

    On a more daily basis, we have enough riders, runners and ramblers to fill a battleship wandering about willy nilly.

  9. The Fird Department does a mini parade on weekends by the houses of kids with birthdays.

    Sounds like overmanning and a depatment ripe for cuts.

    BTW, has anyone here taken the test?

    There’s no point for me. This Chinese disease won;t get past all the onions, mushrooms and garlic I eat.

    Most supermarkets have good stocks after the initial hoarder “bums rush”, so happy about that.

    You’re welcome.

  10. The Fire Department is volunteer. The town is suburban/rural and the parade of vehicles doesn’t effect responsiveness.

  11. Sounds like overmanning and a depatment ripe for cuts.

    Magnificent 🙂

  12. Things are opening up in Manitoba including hair dressers

    Mind you we only had less than 300 cases and 8 fatalities

  13. Everything fine here, except my eldests flight out of colorado was canceled again….

    As for meat. I am surrounded by cattle, chicken, and produce. The Amish stores are all open and I’m cooking fresh steak on the barby as I write……

  14. What airline?

    Do you think that they cancelled the flights due to too few passengers?

    They’re not supposed to do that, but they do.

  15. Ouch

    And that’s probably via Chicago or something

    Even if you want to go somewhere now, the airfares are higher and there are more connections than before.

  16. No pat but it’s still bullshit

    The know nothing’s talk about how powerful the 223 is. They don’t even know it’s too small to hunt deer with in most jurisdictions

  17. That’s because they really don’t know anything about firearms.

    Glad it didn’t effect you.

  18. She started out as a nonstop, that was cancelled this had the Chi stop that got cancelled Friday is a non-stop…. we shall see…..

  19. Colm, let me try:

    First my daughter was going to fly non-stop from Colorado, but that flight was cancelled.

    Her next attempt, the flight I mentioned, had a stop-over in Chicago, but that was cancelled too.

    On Friday she has booked another non-stop flight.

    Fuck the French. Free Flynn.

  20. Thanks Noel. You forgot to add, “God Bless America, especially real Americans like me, not Bubble Boy Phantom and fancy lawyer Mahons, REAL Americans, with guns, given to them by God who is American of course and a Trump supporter, oh yes he is, and he wants Flynn freed too ” 🙂

  21. I actually know several people who’d had it, including my friend’s 82 year old uncle. Thankfully, all have recovered and are now well. The virus is very much in the community, so every time you go out and about, you incur some risk.

  22. I actually know several people who’d had it, including my friend’s 82 year old uncle. Thankfully, all have recovered and are now well. The virus is very much in the community, so every time you go out and about, you incur some risk.

  23. girls behave yourselves…… Noel Colm very good…..

    Phantom the way they are getting around the not cancelling due to few passengers is they have “moved” the weekday flights to FRI/SAT/SUN they are saying the flights aren’t cancelled just the departure date/time has changed…….

  24. Trunks base are so arrogant I recommed this for their 2020 election posters / T-shirt
    #MAGA – You’re goddamn right we ordered a Code RED 😉

  25. oh pat, Trunk lifes the French he admires Napolean a great general
    might wanna row back of your condemnation of the French
    tune into radio , they’ll get you upto speed on TP’s 😉
    Napoleon/Trunk

  26. Of the big airports in the US, I like Denver the best.

    I believe that it has the longest runway of any commercial airport in the US, so pilots love it too.

    Spacious, still new looking, well organized.

    Airports strive to be a ” hub ” or major connection point for an airline. Denver is a hub for three airlines – United, Frontier, Southwest, because its such a good airport, well situated near the middle of the nation.

  27. Of the big airports in the US, I like Denver the best.

    Is that the one with the illuminati artwork and Deep State bunker underneath?

  28. Yes.

    We have secret society meetings there every February 29.

    Allan will be the next guest speaker on February 29 2024.

  29. Pete Moore,

    //Is that the one with the illuminati artwork and Deep State bunker underneath?//

    I think you’re a bit of a closet conspiracy theorist Pete.

  30. My abiding memory of a big American airport was when I flew in to Cincinnati airport arriving a bit late to catch a connecting flight to Phoenix. WE had to grab our suitcases from the arrivals conveyor belt and then dash across the airport to check them in again for the departing flight in about 10 minutes. I have never run so fast with luggage before and although it probably wasn’t a huge distance at the time it seemed like the biggest airport in the world !

  31. Cincinnati airport is very big…too big for a city of that size

    It was once a hub for Delta, but they lost hub status and now have fewer flights. They closed one of the terminals.

    They used to have nonstops to London and Paris, but I think that those flights are long gone.

    Same loss of hub and jobs in Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

  32. I remember O’Hare being HUGE, maybe it’s because I was much younger!

  33. It is but believe it or not Atlanta is now much bigger.

    Massive terminal serving not just the South but all of the US and now a major international connection point.

    The terminals are far apart, connected by a train.

    Hugely efficient operation.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_busiest_airports_in_the_United_States

    https://www.businessinsider.com/atlanta-airport-facts-busiest-in-world-2019-5#there-are-rotating-and-permanent-art-exhibits-between-the-terminals-6

  34. I had a neighbor who believed it was alien base for the Lizard People……

  35. Interesting, Phantom. An efficiently run airport is a thing to behold. I remember flying into Midway Chicago. The complete opposite of O’Hare, cute and quiet, and right in the south side of Chicago where I wanted to be if I remember correctly.

  36. Texas is open for business. Many of the state parks around Austin had to shut down over the weekend because they filled up a few hours after opening.

    Friends in Corpus Christi say all of the rental condos are chock full and the beaches are packed like it’s fourth of July. Many local business owners are still closed and completely freaked out by the amount of people wandering around without masks.

    Same from friends who live in Port Aransas. Beaches are crammed, airbnbs are full, no masks or social distancing.

    Galveston family reporting the same on their beaches and stores.

    Texans are vacationing in force and appear to give no shits about the virus.

    The Texas virus numbers will be interesting 14 days out.

  37. freaked out by the amount of people wandering around without masks

    But not wearing a mask has become a sign of loyalty to Trump-Pence 2020. They both declined masks this week when they shoulda been wearing them. Schmucks.

  38. Tonight’s TV news reports a big one day spike in the number of new virus incidents in Brazil

    Whose leader Continues to call the virus a “ little flu “,

  39. The Texas virus numbers will be interesting 14 days out.

    Yes Daphne, and the same goes for Georgia and a bunch of other GOP governed states.

    Trump has clearly decided to bet the farm on getting the economy started again, whatever the cost in lives. He is now projecting 100,000 US deaths but he will be war-gaming 300,000 by November and how it will affect his chances in the Electoral College. And be sure that he will also be war-gaming the possibility of getting the election postponed if he thinks that will serve his chances better. I would be amazed if this hasn’t been discussed a few times already with Hannity and a few other Fox-Limbaa trusties.

  40. Many of the states hell-bent to reopen fast are republican states

    This could be the first time in history that a president and a political party are trying to kill their own voters

    If there’s a huge spike in deaths In red states watch them try to find a way to blame it on Obama and the Democrats

  41. This could be the first time in history that a president and a political party are trying to kill their own voters

    Part of the GOP calculation is that the death rate is significantly higher among Democrat voters. To speak plainly, blacks and hispanics who tend to be poorer and in below-average health and living in crowded conditions and working in jobs which compel them to risk infection in order to feed their families. You could call it the ultimate form of voter suppression. Some in the GOP would even call it a God-send, mostly in private.

  42. Well I hope that none of this happens but I don’t know

    There are a lot of older Republican voters with pre-existing conditions in rural areas where the healthcare is not good

  43. Phantom I’m waiting for the clip I’ll put it up when it’s posted of your Governor saying NO ONE should leave home under his order.

    Under that, your 22mile bike ride should have you arrested just like the woman in Texas.

  44. Covid19 has become completely politicized in america. Many people are going to get sick or die because because of our insane polarization of a mindless virus.

  45. Patrick

    It appears that you are ignorant of every subject

    That takes work, I Applaud you for your endless pursuit of lack of knowledge

    When I took my heroic bike ride, I was fully compliant with all local, state, and federal law,

    Dr. Fauci, who you flat earthers don’t much like anymore, Would fully approve of what I did. So would your president.

    Is there a point in there ?

    Why do you hate the law?

  46. Riding a bike is completely within the law. Violating a Court order, even if you disagree with it, is not.

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