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Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 #1220283
06/17/20 09:04 PM
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Also known as Where's the toilet paper? (In my area, I still can't wait for Charmin Ultra Soft to return. lol

Feel free to continue on...it's Mixed Bags, so there isn't any "off-topic" rules! grin


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Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220286
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"It uses up a lot of bandwidth to open a thread. The longer the thread, the more bandwidth we use. Unfortunately, there is no income generated on the site so it's all funded by MaG. I kept thinking this thread would die on it's own so I kept waiting. " (Ana's post carried over from the previous thread.)

Thanks Ana. I guess I'm not really asking for further explanation. I just don't get why keeping a long thread open is worse than closing it and opening a new thread. Consider that a rhetorical question. smile

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Like Hagatha, I like to hear how people are doing through all this also though it did seem the thread was dying out.

Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220287
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I agree, oldbroad. I've enjoyed seeing how people were coping in different parts of the US and the rest of the world.


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Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220288
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We watched a soccer match this afternoon (MCI vs Arsenal) where there were no fans in the stands. Fan roaring and singing recorded from previous matches was playing constantly, on the TV at least, but it was mighty strange to see nobody there but the players. A completely empty stadium. There was one big screen with some fans cheering on Zoom or Skype, piped in from their homes.

The way of the future, I wonder?


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Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220330
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Zoom just isn't the same. Will be awesome when people can gather again together without worry.


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Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220341
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So, in answer to the longer creating more bandwidth need vs shorter thread/topic question: This is a poor comparison, but the best I can think of at the moment. Imagine having a bunch of shoe boxes in a closet with each one containing different parts of a coin collection. If most of those boxes had, say 10 to 20 coins it would be easy to pull them out and take a look at what's inside. If one of the boxes had a couple hundred coins in it, that would not only be more difficult to move around, it would also take more effort to sort through what's in the box.

So bringing it back to the forum, when you open a small thread, it's easy to retrieve and organize the limited number of responses it contains. In a huge thread, the server is pulling in all the response you see on the page you requested, but also pieces of all the other pages and responses. It puts that much more strain on the server to handle a big thread every time someone opens it. Hope that helps grin


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Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220342
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Thanks Trail! That does help some yes.

Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220345
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Nice analogy, Trail! Much appreciated.

Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220347
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I like that analogy too! I had no idea how to explain it!


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Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220351
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The Governor of California has made wearing a mask in public mandatory statewide as of today.

It will be interesting to see during my next trip to the store how many people are abiding by this. I never stopped wearing one, but today I went out and saw plenty of people not wearing one. While our county still has a relatively small number of cases compared to some, the numbers in my county are growing by leaps and bounds. Definitely getting worse.

Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220361
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We always wear our masks, but I'd say most are not wearing them here in Missouri. If you hadn't read about the incident in Springfield, MO where two hair stylists at a Great Clips salon exposed 140 people when they worked in spite of having symptoms. But both they and their customers were required to wear masks and not a single customer got sick.

https://fox4kc.com/news/health-offi...vent-infections-at-missouri-great-clips/



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Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220362
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Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220366
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I don't believe they've lifted the mask order here in Illinois but it seems some of the officials are not wearing them as much anymore (mayor and governor). I have still to put one on and go someplace. I hope I can handle it when I do. I do not like stuff on my face. Never could wear a scarf like that. The only two places I want to go are to the bank and maybe to get a haircut. Unfortunately, the lobby of my bank is not open and I don't know when it plans to reopen. I'm even getting worried it may not as it is not a really busy bank (this branch). As far as my hair, the place I used to go had closed and the last two times I went to this other place that I am not sure I trust right now. If I had a better pair of scissors I would just chop it off myself!

Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220376
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Thanks, Trail! I too was at a loss as to how to put it in words! I appreciate you!


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Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220383
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Mask-wearing seems to be about 60-40 here, with more women wearing masks than men. I sometimes forget and have to go running back to my car, but I do try to make sure I've got my mask on if I'm going into a store. It makes sense to me.


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Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220384
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That's why I said to consider it a rhetorical question. I didn't think I'd understand the answer but analogies are almost always helpful thumbsup.

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The grocery store here in Groveland, Ca starting tomorrow will not let you in without a mask


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On Tuesday I took my sister for her 3-month checkup (stretched to 5 months). Masks are required here in NJ, but I did feel sorry for our doctor who was wearing a medical-grade mask, gloves, and a plastic long-sleeved gown. Your yellow-suited guy reminded me of him, Trail.

Regarding shaggy hair, I'm just letting it grow out as I have many times over the years. As long as it doesn't frighten the dogs, I'm not going to worry about it.


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Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1220435
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Most folks in our area (Al) are not wearing masks. I don't wear one when I run, and I don't leave the house otherwise except to go to the vet. Son and husband wear masks when they go to the store and hubby has to wear one at work.

Tis a crazy time. I cringe whenever I hear someone saying it is "no big deal to get Covid" as middle son caught it early, was extremely ill and now has ongoing lung damage. cry


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looney, I hope your son will be alright. There was a woman here in Chicago who received a double lung transplant and they showed a picture of her damaged lung. It was quite gross.

Re: Covid 19 - Pandemic thread Part 2 [Re: Winfrey] #1220441
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Originally Posted by Winfrey
The grocery store here in Groveland, Ca starting tomorrow will not let you in without a mask


That's about 60 miles away from where I live. I wish all stores would enforce that.

L4L, I am so very sorry to hear about your son's lung damage.

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A former coworker and close friend has worked all year to get staff signatures on a gift she got for me when I retired last year. She is the one person I know who got and survived the virus. She asked me the other day if she could come by to drop it off. At first I was looking forward to seeing her, then remembered I had a doc appt the following day, so asked her to just leave it outside my front door and we'd have to limit our visit to waving. I didn't want to have to tell the doc I'd known and been in contact with someone who had the virus. As it happened, she wasn't able to deliver the gift. But I was so sad I wouldn't be able to spend quality time with her.

Wearing a mask and seeing the garb doctors are wearing, as well as the routine of waiting in the car till you're called then getting our temp taken before visiting the doc; whole thing is infuriating and frustrating.

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My two nurse friends, one of whom works in the COVID ICU ward would also disagree with anyone who says getting it is no big deal. She told me she's never seen anything like it. One of her patients was a 19 year old with zero underlying conditions and after 6 weeks, he didn't make it. Just heartbreaking.


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Originally Posted by looney4labs
Most folks in our area (Al) are not wearing masks. I don't wear one when I run, and I don't leave the house otherwise except to go to the vet. Son and husband wear masks when they go to the store and hubby has to wear one at work.

Tis a crazy time. I cringe whenever I hear someone saying it is "no big deal to get Covid" as middle son caught it early, was extremely ill and now has ongoing lung damage. cry



I'm terribly sorry to hear this. I guess many people don't understand that surviving COVID doesn't necessarily mean a full recovery. Lung damage of any kind is no joke.


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Governor of California came out yesterday stating everyone MUST wear a mask!


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