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03-26-2020, 09:18 AM   #796
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We are coming into major allergy season her in Pennsylvania. I have a massive allergy to tree pollen and molds, therefore I cough, sneeze, wheeze, itch and hack my way through until late May. My prescription meds help, but not enough. So now, when I am forced to go grocery shopping, wearing an improvised mask and a pair of nitrile gloves, people glare at me like Iím Typhoid Mary. My wife is a severe asthmatic and we are both diabetics, the last thing I want is to bring home this stupid bug. That said, nobody is volunteering to keep us fed and in medicine, so I have to go out occasionally.
I got slammed by allergies a few days ago working in the yard... a prolonged spate of sneezes that made it nearly impossible to breathe. Fortunately a couple hours indoors "cured" me.

My wife, too, has severe "underlying conditions". I'm worried about myself, but much more so for her. COVID-19 is in our town, and 200+ confirmed cases within a 30 minute drive.

I still feel lucky, though. I can go out and walk in the woods, go to a couple of local ponds... easy to avoid other people, just gotta mind allergies and ticks.

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Just read the story of a shop which had to throw away thousands worth of groceries because a female person came in and did nothing else than cough all over the complete offering.
Yes, I read that too. Apparently 35K worth of produce was disposed of though the woman in question wasn't believed to have CoViD-19, but she has been a problem in that community before. I smell a lawsuit.
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I smell a lawsuit.
Nasty as I am: I hope for a lawsuit.

And I just read one positive thing to lighten spirits: In Rimini, Italy there seems to be a case of a man who survived the Covid-19 ordeal in hospital - he is said to be 101 years old, born in 1919. Applause. I wish him and all others well and many more years.
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QuoteOriginally posted by steamloco76 Quote
We are coming into major allergy season her in Pennsylvania. I have a massive allergy to tree pollen and molds, therefore I cough, sneeze, wheeze, itch and hack my way through until late May. My prescription meds help, but not enough. So now, when I am forced to go grocery shopping, wearing an improvised mask and a pair of nitrile gloves, people glare at me like Iím Typhoid Mary. My wife is a severe asthmatic and we are both diabetics, the last thing I want is to bring home this stupid bug. That said, nobody is volunteering to keep us fed and in medicine, so I have to go out occasionally.
That's very unfortunate. Buying groceries for others is no additional risk if you stick to the rules. Just put it at the doorstep, ring the bell or text and step back. I have offered my help to others when I went to the supermarket the last time but noone needed my help (or was willing to accept help).

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You would be surprised. There is a market for just about everything...including people who enjoy ouzo.
Apparently you are right.


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Ouzo is just fine when eating stuffed grape leaves and other Greek dishes.
Ouzo reminds of the goo I used to find on myself after hanging around pine trees when I was a kid.
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I smell a lawsuit.
That is good anosmia is a big sign of the virus.
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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
And I just read one positive thing to lighten spirits: In Rimini, Italy there seems to be a case of a man who survived the Covid-19 ordeal in hospital - he is said to be 101 years old, born in 1919. Applause. I wish him and all others well and many more years.
The guy probably smoked, drank and chased women all his days too.
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That is good anosmia is a big sign of the virus.
It's also one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's.

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"For these are my mountains and this is my glen"
I used to date a woman who said that, while gesturing to her body from shoulders to thighs.

One of many I dated that I miss . . . . . . . . .
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
I used to date a woman who said that, while gesturing to her body from shoulders to thighs.

One of many I dated that I miss . . . . . . . . .
For some strange reason the song "Loch Lomond" just popped into my mind.
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For some strange reason the song "Loch Lomond" just popped into my mind.
Ya mean the one about the dead guy getting home first? (Taking the low road...)
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Ya, that's the one.
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Mrs. Racer 2.0 and I got up early today, and ventured out to get stocked up on groceries. Since we meet the age restrictions we were able to go to the markets ahead of all the rest of the maddening crowd.

While in Costco I saw a huge outbreak of Corona virus.
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Mrs. Racer 2.0 and I got up early today, and ventured out to get stocked up on groceries. Since we meet the age restrictions we were able to go to the markets ahead of all the rest of the maddening crowd.

While in Costco I saw a huge outbreak of Corona virus.
But I was sure to maintain a six foot safety zone.
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This just in from the failing New York Times:
"Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Now Has More Known Cases Than Any Other Country
At least 81,321 people in the U.S. are known to have been infected with the coronavirus, more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen, according to data gathered by The New York Times."

The first reported case was March 5th, a mere 3 weeks ago. I don't see how anyone can say this is no worse than the flu.

I had high hopes that because of the semi remote location I live in that we might somehow be spared the worst of this, but last weekend some efftards decided a "coronavirus party" was in order. Of course one of the idiots turned out to have the infection, I expect that in a week or so we are going to be overwhelmed because of the moronic actions of twits like this.
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