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escorial

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I remember the gay plauge in the 80's an living in London at the time it was scary...I wasn't a puff but it felt like if I should get lucky a sponkie was the way to go. .which I did and it worked out in the end(no comment)...for me
 

Amnesiac

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Capitalism will sell the rope to hang itself but Communism has shown it can adapt

Hahahaha.... Yes. it certainly can: Into Socialism, or a hybrid of Capitalism/Communism/Socialism. Every other form of Communism has collapsed. The only holdout is North Korea, and that's just a matter of time.
 

SueC

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Portugal has now declared a state of emergency ...

I looked for something to respond to this, but "like" just didn't seem right. I'm sorry to hear this, Carole. Such a frightening time, and nowhere to turn. ((((Carole))))) <---- hugging, like in the old chatroom days. :) I think we should add "Hug" to our list of responses at the bottom of a post.
 

SueC

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So how is everyone doing? Our membership goes all over the world. What is the corona-virus like in your place?

I live in Kansas, middle of the United States. This morning I heard of the first virus in my city being found. I need to go to the grocery store for bread, but I'm a little nervous - all that touching; the cart, the keypad to pay, etc. My apartment building is quiet; nothing going on. No one is visiting and the common areas are closed. My grandchildren are off of school for the rest of the school year, and I can't take them anywhere. No movies, no shopping, nothing. I will go over to their house to do my laundry next Wednesday, so I will get to see them a little. I want to buy some yarn for a big project to keep me busy, but I may have to do that online. I will be working on my WIP and hopefully make good strides; I'm really ready to finish this up. The weather is gloomy and stormy today. All I see on TV is news and updates on the virus. I may get sloppy and stop wearing a bra. LOL!

How are you all doing?
 

KenTR

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It would appear that I am out of work. Luckily, I am technically disabled (twirls finger around temple) so I will keep my hands washed and clean, palms up. Thank God for my SS benefits.

Our do-nothing fake Mayor is considering a "shelter in place" order, which sounds to me a little like marshall law, but with cops. Looks like I will finally have the time I need to write.

My cat has skin allergies, and is having problems. He's got a huge patch of inflamed, hairless skin on the back of his neck. It looks like an open wound. I've been calling him "Zombie Cat". Hoping the vet is open and can fit us in today. If that order from the un-Mayor goes down, the vet's office will close. A little nervous about that. Why do they always seem to need to go to the vet during blizzards and pandemics?

Last Sunday I was on the train coming home from visiting a friend and there was a bit of an incident. I was sitting there reading when everybody panicked and started rushing away from the far end of the car I was in. Somebody had vomited. The door to the next car was locked, so everyone was crowded together at the other end. Some woman was pounding on the locked door, screaming "Let us out!", which didn't help the situation very much.

Interesting time to live through. I suspect it's far from over, and I'm hoping I won't eventually have to swap "interesting" for a less savory descriptor. Curious to see how all this will ultimately affect the social/economic/political landscape in the months to come. Americans have an annoying habit of forgetting things and carrying on as usual in favor of the next shiny object on the horizon, but I'm hoping this will be different.
 

Biro

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It would appear that I am out of work. Luckily, I am technically disabled (twirls finger around temple) so I will keep my hands washed and clean, palms up. Thank God for my SS benefits.

Our do-nothing fake Mayor is considering a "shelter in place" order, which sounds to me a little like marshall law, but with cops. Looks like I will finally have the time I need to write.

My cat has skin allergies, and is having problems. He's got a huge patch of inflamed, hairless skin on the back of his neck. It looks like an open wound. I've been calling him "Zombie Cat". Hoping the vet is open and can fit us in today. If that order from the un-Mayor goes down, the vet's office will close. A little nervous about that. Why do they always seem to need to go to the vet during blizzards and pandemics?

Last Sunday I was on the train coming home from visiting a friend and there was a bit of an incident. I was sitting there reading when everybody panicked and started rushing away from the far end of the car I was in. Somebody had vomited. The door to the next car was locked, so everyone was crowded together at the other end. Some woman was pounding on the locked door, screaming "Let us out!", which didn't help the situation very much.

Interesting time to live through. I suspect it's far from over, and I'm hoping I won't eventually have to swap "interesting" for a less savory descriptor. Curious to see how all this will ultimately affect the social/economic/political landscape in the months to come. Americans have an annoying habit of forgetting things and carrying on as usual in favor of the next shiny object on the horizon, but I'm hoping this will be different.

We are all out of work. We have plenty to do though. We do 4 hour shifts protecting our pack of toilet rolls from marauding Zombies. We have plenty of time now for more sex but unfortunate we are married so that idea went out the window. Suddenly there are lots of jobs that need doing. Amazing how women find these things but can never remember where they put my stuff. I haven't bothered wearing a face mask yet but around the house I do wear ear defenders as they do protect my ears from burning.
 

SueC

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Senior Mentor
Ok. Enough of the negativity. We are all going through tough times, no matter who you or where you live. When we come out on the other side, what is it you will remember? The quiet? The opportunities within that quiet? How you spent your days, that you may not have a chance to do if a stinking virus hadn't demanded that you just stop?
 

Amnesiac

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Another thing: Viruses, in general, have a very short lifespan on surfaces. People are using hand sanitizer and disinfecting surfaces like there's no tomorrow, and that's very good. (Especially if we are dealing with bacteria!) An airborne virus, though: That comes from people coughing into their hands and then shaking hands with you, and then, nearly immediately, you touch your face. Airborne: People coughing into the air, breathing, or talking. A mask, while not 100% guaranteed, will help cancel the "big broadcast." Otherwise, if you do end up with the virus, it's like a super flu: Like any virus, antibiotics are not going to help, unless there is a bacterial sinus infection, or bacterial bronchitis.

Tylenol and Advil, alternating, every three hours for the fever. Tepid baths, if necessary. Get a humidifier and a good expectorant, and cough/spit out as much of that drainage as possible. You do NOT want it sitting in your bronchi and getting the chance to turn into pneumonia. As with any other virus, it takes about two weeks to incubate, and once you start having symptoms, it'll take about two weeks to run its course, whether you treat it or not. Treatment consists, primarily, of staying hydrated. A LOT! And getting the phlegm and drainage out of your throat and sinuses. "This too shall pass."
 
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Theglasshouse

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https://bgr.com/2020/03/15/coronavirus-update-advil-and-ibuprofen-not-advised-to-treat-symptoms/

My family will be using this, but yahoo is contradicting saying ibuprofen is safe and that there is no evidence which is medical speak. Paracetamol or Tylenol is what is recommended. Ibuprofen compromises the immune system weakening it. Because of that it's not recommended. I am not a doctor but that's what two doctors recommended in my family. Even then yahoo advises that you ask a doctor. When I was looking around the internet.
 

Amnesiac

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Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory. It's not going to act the same way as Tylenol or Advil, particularly when used to keep a fever below 103F.
 

KenTR

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Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory. It's not going to act the same way as Tylenol or Advil, particularly when used to keep a fever below 103F.

Psssst...Advil is ibuprofen.

For the past two days I've seen conflicting information in both the news media and google. Ibuprofen is good/ibuprofen is bad/George Clooney is pregnant/George Clooney not pregnant. The usual. Seems it always takes a while for the truth to come out. Eventually the dust will settle and there will be a reliable consensus. Until then, I will refrain from sending Mr. Clooney my congratulations.
 
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