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I'm in Champaign, Illinois..big college town.  I've been (silently) terrified for weeks. Most of us saw this coming more than two months ago. I'm furious that it took so long for the so-called federal authorities to act on this. Anyway, most of the stories around here are out of paper products, juice, water, etc....chicken is pretty fucking scarce. We learned last night that 3 C-19 cases are now in central Illinois, one of them just 50 miles of where I am. However, it's likely that it's been lurking around for weeks.

Anyway, stay safe, everyone. And, maybe help some of the more vulnerable folks in your area if you can.

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53 minutes ago, Nel said:

Most of us saw this coming more than two months ago. I'm furious that it took so long for the so-called federal authorities to act on this.

Hi Nel and fellow farmers,

What should have immediately been done; set up a protocol to prevent hoarding. I'm amazed at people buying toilet paper when most people I know go about once a day if that or are constipated. Noted about women and their needs but still, no need for hoarding of anything, if everyone just took enough for what they need there's plenty to go around.

I think some utilities are suspending shut off notices in case people can't work and pay their bills. Good. This should be S.O.P. to begin with.

If people reigned in their panic things would be better. But the TV doesn't help really. As for other things, washing hands, not sneezing on people...please. Shouldn't this just be the norm? But then, at work I've seen guys leave the bathroom without washing their hands. 

Hopefully the utilities keep a-goin' God bless those people going into work for the important things, doctors, nurses, police, fire, people who run and keep the utilities going, electric etc.

I'd been following the info probably much as you but hoped things would flatten out. I'm still optimistic they will. But the media in my opinion and random others I've spoken to while out and about say they made it worse. Watching a gif of two people fighting over a 24 pack of toilet paper when all they had to do was agree to split it. Sad. 

I'm hoping when this over (sooner than later) that people will have a new appreciation for the simple things in life, myself included. Like being able to go to the gym to work out. My local one is closing no big surprise I was waiting for the notice.

But really, if you're not over 65, have a weakened immune system or are very young, I don't think you have to worry about this. Actually, one thing I've learned over the years is worry for the most part is worthless. Anyway, I've heard conflicting reports, false positives, people in panic mode with psychosomatic systems, the numbers of infected are underestimated, overestimated and so on. Call me idealistic but I think even if people contract it, their immune systems will defeat it God willing and the others who are weaker naturally or through age should be the ones protected, extra-cautious etc. 

I guess in some ways, a situation like this may reveal the strength of our moral code as individuals and society. Well, I"m hoping for the best and this is just a level of (over) precaution and in some time this will flatten out and normalcy will return and with it, as I said before a new appreciation for the simple things in life. Even dare I say it, listening to a typical TPATH live cd with boring set list. Well...let's not go crazy.

I hope everyone out there is healthy and safe.

cheers

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I'm with you Nel, we got to take care of each other. There was a  C-19 case in Stark County Ohio (Canton area) and for some dumb ass reason they brought him to a Trumbull County hospital 25 miles away from me. And on top of that, the hospital is pretty bad, you don't want to go there for any reason if you can stay away from it. WTF is going on with local, county, state and federal government agencies? Are they that fuckin' dumb or are they just following their leader who doesn't care about anyone but himself? He claims there is no emergency, only 1% of American people will die, that's over 100,000!!!!!!!!! But then again, he believes there is no global warming either. Now is the time to stop the political fighting started by this administration and start acting like human beings again and love your neighbor and more importantly, help them. We have always done that here at The Farm and across the whole Tom Petty Nation. Let's not stop now, dig in, pitch in and help someone less fortunate than you are. I personally will help all I can in my home town and also send as many cases (45 rolls) of toilet paper to "The Hope Lodge" for cancer patients in Cleveland near the Cleveland Clinic where I stayed for 6 weeks after my operation last July, while doing chemo and radiation for 6 weeks. I just hope I can locate and get the toilet paper, but there are other things to donate too for the 65 families that stay there every night. Cans of soup, nutrition drinks, frozen veggies and any food you can think of. Farmers bring in fresh peppers, veggies, fruit and more during the summer. I've also seen things like toothbrushes, mouthwash, shampoo and even pots and pans, kitchen utensils, fans and more donated. This place depends on donations, money included. They provide a place to stay for cancer patients absolutely FREE, no questions asked. Just apply before all the rooms are filled! I wasn't accepted until 1 day after I started treatments, that's how many people are requesting a room, I was 1 of the lucky ones to get a room. The Cleveland Clinic is world renown and everyone wants to go there, but getting a room to live in for a couple months off campus is another question. So, If you can donate a dollar or a can of soup of even a roll of toilet paper, it can't hurt. BTW, 2 short blocks away (walking distance) is Little Italy with restaurants and bakeries, not to mention a bar or 2. Thanks..........Nurk

https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/patient-lodging/hope-lodge/cleveland/about-our-facility.html

 

 

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21 minutes ago, nurktwin said:

I personally will help all I can in my home town and also send as many cases (45 rolls) of toilet paper to "The Hope Lodge" for cancer patients in Cleveland near the Cleveland Clinic where I stayed for 6 weeks after my operation last July, while doing chemo and radiation for 6 weeks.

That's great Nurktwin! Very respectable.

cheers

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6 hours ago, nurktwin said:

start acting like human beings again and love your neighbor and more importantly, help them. We have always done that here at The Farm and across the whole Tom Petty Nation. Let's not stop now, dig in, pitch in and help someone less fortunate than you are.

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7 hours ago, MaryJanes2ndLastDance said:

at work I've seen guys leave the bathroom without washing their hands. 

Same.  This is the reason I don't participate in pot-luck lunches at work.  That is gross on a normal day, and these are not normal times.

1 hour ago, Big Blue Sky said:

Sydney.  

Hey - take care of Tom Hanks, will ya?  We like that guy, and we want him back. 😄

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I've not heard mention of this since it happened back then. 

"...the peak of illness during the second wave had come and gone in the United States. From April 12, 2009 to April 10, 2010, CDC estimated there were 60.8 million cases (range: 43.3-89.3 million), 274,304 hospitalizations (range: 195,086-402,719), and 12,469 deaths (range: 8868-18,306) in the United States due to the (H1N1)pdm09 virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that swine flu infected nearly 61 million people in the United States and caused 12,469 deaths. Worldwide, up to 575,400 people died from pandemic swine flu.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/2009-h1n1-pandemic.html

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Ohio.

Its somewhat funny how life ends up treating you.

I didn't like school. Now the schools are closed.

For 10 years I drove 500 miles a week back and forth to work. Lots of gas expense . Now Im retired and barely drive ,  and gas prices are down to $1.73 !!!

You just wait and see , when I can no longer get it up ...hookers will be legal !!!  The story of my life !!! Lol.

Restaurants , bars , casinos , are closed. Stores are closing early at 10pm.  Its so quiet at night. All the vices will be gone.  Lots of hoarding going on.  Lots of people will soon be in the same boat Im in ( the poor one ). Plus I start my cancer radiation treatments for prostate cancer Tuesday.   M-F until the middle of May.  

 

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https://twitter.com/billbowtell?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

Any good resources or media?  My local money's on an academic in epidemiology called Bill Bowtell (twitter link above, or search his name) who's currently a voice of reason in this neck of the woods.  How about in your area?  Go science!!!  Scientists may save us yet. My guy Bill Bowtell's up against: entitled politicians who think they know it all; smooth policy people like Humphrey in Yes Minister "Very courageous, Prime Minister;"  & the glib inertia of "thoughts and prayers" brigade, too, I guess.  

We're closing non-essential stuff down here. I'm reeling - the last couple of weeks have been so ****ing intense, I  need time to catch up on myself.  You know the feeling?  Can't imagine going into chemo treatment, Timflyte - so you do your best to take care, okay?  

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19 hours ago, MaryJanes2ndLastDance said:

But really, if you're not over 65, have a weakened immune system or are very young, I don't think you have to worry about this.

...given that our shared interest here on the forum is in musicians born >>65 years ago (Mike: 1950)... aren't you missing something?

I'm worrying about:

  • personal illness,
  • illness (or worse) of my people in my community (especially after the summer we've just struggled through here in Oz) and
  • the disruption to society this massive event is causing and will continue to cause for the foreseeable future.  

So yeah, I'm dedicated to dealing with all of this... the best I know how.

Love our Heartbreakers & their public health announcements!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Big Blue Sky said:
  • personal illness,
  • illness (or worse) of my people in my community (especially after the summer we've just struggled through here in Oz) and
  • the disruption to society this massive event is causing and will continue to cause for the foreseeable future.  

Makes sense to me. I just wonder how much of the disruption is needed in the first place, I guess the next few weeks will tell. 

1 hour ago, Big Blue Sky said:

I'm dedicated to dealing with all of this... the best I know how.

That's good. 

cheers

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On 3/15/2020 at 1:09 PM, Nel said:

I'm in Champaign, Illinois..big college town.  I've been (silently) terrified for weeks. Most of us saw this coming more than two months ago. I'm furious that it took so long for the so-called federal authorities to act on this. Anyway, most of the stories around here are out of paper products, juice, water, etc....chicken is pretty fucking scarce. We learned last night that 3 C-19 cases are now in central Illinois, one of them just 50 miles of where I am. However, it's likely that it's been lurking around for weeks.

Anyway, stay safe, everyone. And, maybe help some of the more vulnerable folks in your area if you can.

I've visited your campus a few times for work in the distant past!  Crazy place to get to as you are more or less 2hrs from the two major airports (ignoring the regional one in town)  Impressive place.  Ive seen the writing on the wall for awhile too and wondered when if they government would do something... too late it seems.  :(  

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