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Crowe

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Posted: 03/27/20 08:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We were hoping to get one last walk on the beach but all of them in the area have been closed. We are, however, fortunate enough to have a park with trails within walking distance of the house, which we plan to use. The town has shut down things like playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts plus the skateboard park but is allowing walking trails to stay open. Some experts are now saying it is NOT a good idea to keep everyone stuck at home-getting out into the sun and fresh air are very helpful to ward off depression. They are still recommending no large groups and social distancing but the threat of increasing suicide rates, domestic violence and crime are very real. Small steps may help mitigate these issues.


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RV-less for now but our spirits are still on the open road.

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To each his own, but be aware of the risks especially if you are older and have other health problems. My wife and I are in that category, and were advised by our doctor at the beginning of March to follow the CDC guidelines. We stocked up and prepared to isolate at home if necessary. At that time there were only a few cases in NYC, none in our county (Suffolk) and none in the adjacent county (Nassau). One week later on the 7th there were a few more in NYC and one in Nassau-none in our county. Just like some of the country today. Fortunately, we decided at that time to quarantine ourselves.
By the 15th, our county went from 0 to 47cases, by the 22st to 1000, and today less than one month after the first case, we passed through 10,000 cases, and the number is still growing exponentially.
The number of hospitalizations and deaths has risen proportionally. The really scary thing is that in about a week when the local hospitals run out of capacity, we old and sick are going to be the ones left to die if we get the virus.
So be very careful- the virus may be lurking unseen out there, especially if your area has not done extensive testing, and it's very contagious. And it gets ugly very quickly.
Be safe
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Posted: 04/05/20 03:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kinda water over the dam at this point.

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Seriously? Like going to get groceries? Way2roll said it best: Dont act as if you might get sick, act as if you are sick! I know the virus isn't a significant issue in Oklahoma, but it is all along the East Coast precisely because of the cavalier attitude so many had towards it when it first came here. It's out there, it's dangerous, for too many deadly. Why in the world would you want to tempt fate? Here in Va, we are observing our stay in place orders. It has helped slow the growth of the spread. Even so, it is spreading. This isn't the flu. It's not bronchitis. It's much, much worse than that - there are no proven treatments available and not even tests for it in many places - like, I'm sure, Oklahoma. STAY ALIVE - STAY HOME!


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Life is too short to wait too long to do all we want to do!!
Go and enjoy!!

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"Take a look around the next time you step outside. What do you see?

I bet you see people getting gas, going to store, picking up food from take out etc...

Dont be silly."
Not where we are in VA! Because so many did exactly what you said, and ignored the potential, we are not in a basic lock down. Yes, we can go get groceries, but only 10 in the store at a time, and often what we need isn't available. There is take out food, but very limited menus and pick up only - with no human contact of any kind. It's not silly. It's real. Please believe it or it will never get much better. Every day more and more people are dying, yes, DYING here. I pray for those in areas where the virus has not invaded that it never gets to you. I really do.

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Very glad you had a good time. Hope in several weeks everyone is still healthy. To me, nothing is worth my health, particularly a weekend camping trip. DH and I have been camping for over 45 years, and we are "Jonesing" for a campfire, but we won't put our health, or the health of those we love, in any unnecessary jeopardy. Just my thoughts. People do what they want.

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Nope. Stay away from other people.
Camp in the backyard.
Boondock.

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The USFS/BLM is closing most forest campgrounds here. IMO, that is asinine! The campsites are 50 feet or more apart! Fisherpersons are nearly always over 6 feet apart. If the water systems or outhouse are a problem, shut them down and forbid tent camping; self contained RVs only!
Oddly enough, the campgrounds I am interested in going to have many "boondocking" sites up the creek a ways, completely undeveloped, that are not closed. Only "developed" campgrounds are closed.
Yes, we must protect ourselves and others, but is it really a good thing to throw logic under the bus? I really do not think that is a good idea.
As for the "hugs, kisses, handshakes" issue, I have never been one for shaking hands, and there is only one person in the world that I will hug and kiss, and we live in the same house and sleep in the same bed. Way too late to worry about that now.
Yes, be safe. BUT, please do it intelligently.

By the way, I live in the country. We have a fire pit in the back yard, so we can have a "campfire" any time we want. We can park the motorhome in the pasture and "camp" by ourselves any time we want. We can even hook up electric and water! BUT, fishing in the irrigation ditch is an exercise in futility.

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Sunshine/Virus
mowermech wrote:

Fresh air and sunshine kills the virus.


CAUTION!!! This has not been verified; the data is still very inconclusive.

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Moderator wrote:

Sunshine/Virus
mowermech wrote:

Fresh air and sunshine kills the virus.


CAUTION!!! This has not been verified; the data is still very inconclusive.


Thanks you for pointing that out, Moderator. I edited my post to take it away.
However, it IS well known that getting out in the sunshine and fresh air is better for a person than sitting in the house all day. If you stay away from other people, it IS good for you in many ways! Ask your doctor. Removing the "fresh air and sunshine" statement doesn't change the rest of the post.
By the way, when you post a link to something, please do a lot of us a favor and do not post a link that requires a subscription. I could not read your linked article because of my adblocker, so I did a search and found several articles that seemed to agree (more or less, depending on the source) with the link you posted, and which didn't seem to care about adblockers.
Again, thank you for correcting one sentence from my post.

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