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Chris    1,314

Holy shit: 

A number of state governments on Sunday called for the closure of bars and governments, a drastic step to enforce "social distancing" that follows similar measures in Europe, where the coronavirus outbreak has put tremendous strain on health resources.

Driving the news: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Sunday afternoon that the state government will issue an order closing all bars and restaurants in Ohio beginning at 9 pm ET. 
 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.axios.com/ohio-governor-bars-restaurants-coronavirus-26e4b6e3-7f65-4f6a-abf9-f3940220cc6f.html

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    Spiff    96

    Limit of 4 cans of Tuna at Aldis. I had to put 2 back which was really no big deal. They are the only place that had hamburger. Bread meat and paper products are pretty much gone. Oddly enough there was a pretty big empty space in the oreo cookie section. I make it a point to be friendly to the cashiers im sure their work lives are living hells right now. 

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    Chris    1,314

    Now, perhaps more than ever we need to take a deep breath and try to smile more. Everyone is on edge, whether they want to admit it or not. 

    Kindness doesn’t cost a thing.

    But if they close the bars and restaurants here, especially the bars, all bets are off :)

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    Ann    368
    1 hour ago, Chris said:

    Now, perhaps more than ever we need to take a deep breath and try to smile more. Everyone is on edge, whether they want to admit it or not. 

    Kindness doesn’t cost a thing.

    But if they close the bars and restaurants here, especially the bars, all bets are off :)

    I think I need to buy several dozen eggs for the coming days.  Working on pysanky is my go to when I start thinking too much. :(

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    Hal    252

    Ya know ... at this point it’s a hunker down , common sense survival mode situation ! Nerves are fraying quickly but that’s human nature and if everyone just listens to those that are making the decisions for us on distancing , limiting exposure to gatherings etc , we can flatten that “curve “ a little quicker ! But by all means as Chris says kindness cost nothing and we are All in this Together , so can we all just reach a little deeper past that panic and fear to find that emotional control that will get us by this whole thing ?! 🤔😉

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    Chris    1,314

    Cuomo is on tv now. Effective at 8pm tonight, all bars, restaurants, casinos will be closed indefinitely. Gatherings of 50+ prohibited. 

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    Chris    1,314

    According to WETM, all Chemung County libraries will be closed until mid-April.

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    Chris    1,314

    This is a really interesting graphic someone put together. It plays a little slow, but its worth watching: https://efhiii.github.io/COVID-19/

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    My first post on this subreddit. The data is from Johns Hopkins University. My source code for this visualization on GitHub

    Every purple dot is a single confirmed case, green is a recovery, and red is a death.

    I made the video by writing a web-based program with P5.js and then rendered the video by recording with OBS.

    Because there are so many cases (over 150K), I had to render it at 5 FPS, and then speed it up.

    The Animation spreads out data for a single day evenly (randomly) throughout that day's time period, and in a cluster around the coordinates of the region it occurred in. I don't have the actual location of every single case, just the country, and state/province for the US, China, and a few others.

     

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    Spiff    96

    Had to lay off 1/2 my staff today although its only 2 people it still sucks. At least they will be able to collect unemployment and will have a job waiting for them when ever this ends. I figure within a week we will be closed  100 %

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    Chris    1,314

    That’s sucks Spiff, I’m sure it wasn’t easy.

    This thing is gonna have a hold on us long after the virus is under control or gone.

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    Spiff    96
    16 hours ago, Chris said:

    That’s sucks Spiff, I’m sure it wasn’t easy.

    This thing is gonna have a hold on us long after the virus is under control or gone.

    Hardest part was they wouldnt let me take it :D

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    Chris    1,314

    I went to Sam's Club this morning, got there right at 10 o'clock and the place was packed with all the people who have the "early entry" membership. Meat department was almost completely wiped out, still a LOT of empty shelves throughout. It was funny to see people's carts stuffed with huge packages to toilet paper and paper towels. How they gonna eat that?!? LOL But overall, people were maybe a little friendlier than usual which was infectious in a good way. 

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    KReed    598
    11 minutes ago, Chris said:

    I went to Sam's Club this morning, got there right at 10 o'clock and the place was packed with all the people who have the "early entry" membership. Meat department was almost completely wiped out, still a LOT of empty shelves throughout. It was funny to see people's carts stuffed with huge packages to toilet paper and paper towels. How they gonna eat that?!? LOL But overall, people were maybe a little friendlier than usual which was infectious in a good way. 

    The hubby said that for a while now, they have not been checking during early hours to make sure it's just business and plus members. 

    Its annoyed him as paying the upcharged membership is nice to avoid crowds and have first crack if any reduced fresh products are set out, etc. 

    Not sure if they are getting back to verifying now with the current situation.  But if youre in the area at 9 am, it cant hurt to see

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    ElmiraTelegram    144

    In his daily press conference, Governor Cuomo announced he is mandating all businesses in the state cut their in-office workforce by 50%. 

    As of this morning, there were more than  2,000 cases in New York state, almost doubling since Tuesday. 

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    Chris    1,314
    45 minutes ago, KReed said:

    The hubby said that for a while now, they have not been checking during early hours to make sure it's just business and plus members. 

    That's BS, because all this time ( even before the hysteria ) I have waited or found something else to do until they opened. All the more reason for me to keep telling them "no" when they try to upsell me. 

    46 minutes ago, KReed said:

    Not sure if they are getting back to verifying now with the current situation.  But if youre in the area at 9 am, it cant hurt to see

    Nah, screw it. I don't need to go back there for quite a while.

    3 minutes ago, ElmiraTelegram said:

    In his daily press conference, Governor Cuomo...

    You know, as much as I do not like the guy, he's doing a pretty damned good job of informing the people and staying on message. 

    And in my opinion, this guy right here should be the next "Time Person of the Year":

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    Chris    1,314
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    A federal government plan to combat the coronavirus warned policymakers last week that a pandemic “will last 18 months or longer” and could include “multiple waves,” resulting in widespread shortages that would strain consumers and the nation’s health care system.

    The 100-page plan, dated Friday, the same day President Trump declared a national emergency, laid out a grim prognosis for the spread of the virus and outlined a response that would activate agencies across the government and potentially employ special presidential powers to mobilize the private sector.

    Among the “additional key federal decisions” listed among the options for Mr. Trump was invoking the Defense Production Act of 1950, a Korean War-era law that authorizes a president to take extraordinary action to force American industry to ramp up production of critical equipment and supplies such as ventilators, respirators and protective gear for health care workers.

    “Shortages of products may occur, impacting health care, emergency services, and other elements of critical infrastructure,” the plan warned. “This includes potentially critical shortages of diagnostics, medical supplies (including PPE and pharmaceuticals), and staffing in some locations.” P.P.E. refers to personal protective equipment.

    The plan continued: “State and local governments, as well as critical infrastructure and communications channels, will be stressed and potentially less reliable. These stresses may also increase the challenges of getting updated messages and coordinating guidance to these jurisdictions directly.”

    The plan, which was unclassified but marked “For Official Use Only // Not For Public Distribution or Release,” was shared with The New York Times as Mr. Trump escalated his efforts to curb the spread of the virus. After weeks of playing down the seriousness of the pandemic, saying it would miraculously disappear, Mr. Trump began shifting to a more sober tone during a news conference on Friday announcing the national emergency.

     

    See the rest of the article HERE if you want to jump through the New York Times' hoops

    Or you can see the plan HERE

    The person who directed to that article gave some grim numbers on a site I follow. I PM'd to ask what they do for a living:

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    I work for FEMA's Recovery Analytics Division, supervising a gang of nerds working on FEMA's Individual Assistance program.

     

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    Chris    1,314

    Retail shopping malls, amusement parks and bowling alleys are ordered to close by 8 PM Thursday in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

    The USNS Comfort, a 1,000 bed hospital ship, will be deployed to New York harbor to increase New York's hospital surge capacity.

     

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    KReed    598

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/18/trump-navy-ship-coronavirus-new-york-harbor-135732

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    President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he is dispatching the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort to New York Harbor, while also invoking the Defense Production Act to expand the U.S. response to the coronavirus outbreak.

     

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    The Navy has two hospital ships. The other, USNS Mercy, is being prepared to deploy to a location on the West Coast, Trump said. The ships will be launched in the next week, he said, noting that he spoke with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced the Comfort deployment in a press conference minutes before the president's comments.

     

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    KReed    598

    I've conversed with a few family members and friends back in the Midwest (whole states with 40-60 cases, in  contrast to NYS's 2300).

    Some are incredulous. Just sure that "their" states are doing more than NY so it couldn't get that bad there. 

    I think when these dipshits get home from Spring Break, they may be in for a surprise....

     

     

     

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-florida-beaches-ignore-social-distancing/

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    "If I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day, I'm not gonna let it stop me from partying," Brady Sluder, a spring breaker from Ohio, told Reuters. "We're just out here having a good time. Whatever happens, happens." 

    Good Grief. 

     

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    Chris    1,314

    You think "sober Brady" like being the face of stupidity this morning?

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    Chris    1,314

    Governor is now saying 75% of non-essential work force needs to stay home. 

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