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  1. OK, quick update. You have time on the Jim Palmer live chat. It is at 3 pm today Eastern — noon pacific time — Cakes is always a talker. So it should be fun. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EUooY1_VAAAWPNZ.jpg
  2. Yes,I have seen wide ranges from 38,000 to 2.1 million I guess IHME is around 93,000 into August But still data based on how the virus will perform and people will act. Hopefully we get the real low end and does not come back in the fall
  3. Staples and Office Depot have paper towels you can order online.Not that cheap but free delivery.Mostly have industrial brands left now like Boardwalk. Not sure of the quality. Actually Office Depot has Marcal.At least for now
  4. Seems like the stores are getting a little better each week on grocery items.Still frozen vegetables, eggs and the usual toilet paper and paper towels and sanitizer and bleach are still very low.One store for senior day has toilet paper behind the counter for seniors.At least for the last two weeks Viaduct? Why no chickens? Also no chicken breast in the meat case.I guess no chickens have crossed the road yet.
  5. Also China lied . Can't go to zero cases in Wuhan that quick. A statistical improbability.
  6. You can foster a pet of a service member deployed but might be difficult now. . https://pactforanimals.org/military-foster-program/
  7. Not good if true. But many tests give false positives and negatives.
  8. Seniors ,waived on Thursday. Matthews, NC – Harris Teeter today announced it will expand its shopping hours for seniors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Monday, March 30, the company will offer two hours for senior shoppers aged 60 and over each Monday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. until further notice. To further enhance its commitment to protecting its senior shoppers, Harris Teeter will open its Pharmacies at 7 a.m. every Monday and Thursday and provide more fresh offerings during the designated senior shopping hours. Harris Teeter is also designating ExpressLane Online Shopping pick-up times from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for seniors only every Thursday. The company will waive the $4.95 fee and offer $5 delivery (normally $10) for seniors during these times. “The designated shopping hours will provide a genuine opportunity for senior shoppers to purchase what they need while practicing the CDC’s recommended social distancing guidelines,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “As the situation continues to evolve, we are listening to our associates and shoppers feedback and will modify our plans to best serve the needs of our communities.” The company invites its Senior shoppers to take advantage of the 5% Senior Club discount every Thursday. For the most updated information regarding COVID-19, shoppers are encouraged to visit Problem is at least in Maryland the pickups go out almost four or five days to get a slot.
  9. You have to be able to thread that needle. It is tough with so many unknowns. Obviously if the pandemic gets out of control here and none of the containments or treatments work then we could be locked down for a few more months. Hopefully we are seeing some signs of social distancing working. Get back to me in May.
  10. And neither is the US. EMS workers are putting down the cause of death of people that die at home of cardiac arrest or another cause. Always happens in pandemics,that is why you see between 1 to 2 million people dies of the 1918 flu. That is a huge range.
  11. Too many variables right now. Try to make it into May and see where we are.Virus does not care about data points. Could die down and come back in the fall or winter.Maybe we have a treatment that works in two months,at least on most people.Honestly more worried about small businesses and workers then baseball and rich owners. Germany may try something we are looking at.But we really need to test and get back results in less then a week Send the people who had the virus and send them back into the workforce first since they are immune. Slowly get the economy going over time.
  12. Definitely more then the flu. The damage to the lungs is alarming. Seems to act like more then just a virus in the 5% who get it real bad. https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/825499422/ventilators-can-save-lives-of-some-covid-19-patients-but-theyre-no-panacea From my friend in his 50's. He is not even in the hospital but at home. Im willing to look into sharing my immunity (once I survive). I im 9 days into exposure. Thank god lungs are clear. Breathing is strong. Dealing with 20% normal energy. No appetite. Lost 9 pounds so far. Fever ranging from 101 - 103. Chills. Diarrhea. Fun. Fun. Fun.
  13. A century ago, Baltimore had baseball fever. In 1920, the Orioles won 110 games — including the final 25 — to capture the International League pennant. The team’s success buoyed the spirits of a city struggling through the third and final year of the flu pandemic that killed 675,000 Americans. Baseball, too, was hit by the flu. At least eight pro players succumbed, as did an umpire and several sportswriters. Even slugger Babe Ruth caught it once, or maybe twice. Not coincidentally, 1920 saw baseball ban the spitball pitch for all but a handful of veteran hurlers who’d always thrown it. The disease cut a swath through Baltimore, killing 5,400 in 1918 alone, but somehow spared its Class AA ballclub. Lamenting its losses to both the flu and the Great War, the city rallied around the Orioles, tooted their triumphs and rode their team’s rivals without mercy. Several times, after games, Baltimore police wielding blackjacks were called to escort opponents off the field. In August, a rhubarb during a game with Buffalo sparked a melee with fans who pelted the visitors with pop bottles and stones; four spectators were arrested. Another time, when an umpire ruled against the Orioles on a close play, hundreds swarmed onto the field and began to strike the arbiter with rolled-up newspapers. More than once, fearing for their safety, umpires refused to work games at Oriole Park (29th Street and Greenmount Avenue), leaving the combatants to mediate themselves using one player from each team. https://www.baltimoresun.com/features/retro-baltimore/bs-fe-retro-1920-orioles-20200401-3auvbp6j5fczlgsare2pdrhuim-story.html
  14. By then it is a tough go for survival. One other problem at the hospital I know and many others are that trained respiratory therapists are tough to come by when have so many people on them. You need skilled people and they are getting many who have retired and some who have not even graduated yet but in their last year of school. . So you need a respiratory therapist .a nurse and a doctor, usually a pulmonologist. These people get sick or have to be quarantined then it thins the ranks ever more. https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192507/are-there-enough-skilled-medical-workers-to-run-ventilators
  15. Still making millions from regional and national TV revenue. But the little guys always pay the price.I will wait to see if the Orioles organization step up to the plate otherwise those words of middle class and living wages for people where just words.
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