COVID-19 - How worried are you?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LogGrad98, Mar 15, 2020.

How worried are you about COVID-19?

  1. 1 - Not at all, everyone is freaking out over nothing at all.

    3 vote(s)
    5.7%
  2. 2 - Not at all, it will not over and not be a big deal in the long run.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 3 - Not really, but it could get worse if we don't take precautions

    4 vote(s)
    7.5%
  4. 4 - kind of, and it could get worse if we aren't careful

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  5. 5 - yes, it could end up being really bad. We need to do something.

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  6. 6 - yes, it's getting worse, we all need to step up

    4 vote(s)
    7.5%
  7. 7 - yes, it's going to cause a lot of damage that will take a long time to fix

    7 vote(s)
    13.2%
  8. 8 - it is a crisis, the government needs to get involved, businesses need to step up

    9 vote(s)
    17.0%
  9. 9 - it is a full crisis. It will be devastating to the world in many ways.

    8 vote(s)
    15.1%
  10. 10 - the most imaginable crisis we have seen in decades. It will cause permanent damage.

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  1. SCS

    SCS Well-Known Member

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    They should have issued a two week stay at home order/lockdown starting last Monday. The ONLY things should be open are banks, hospitals and grocery stores and peoples movements should be monitored.

    This half measure nonsense is basically the worst possible approach. And it's all Herbert/Cox do.

    Limit gatherings to 10.... but oh let me backtrack, that's not an order, its just a recommendation

    We're closing schools... but something like HAFB is staying open because we don't have the balls to stand up to federal government

    Social Distancing!! Follow it!! If you don't we'll stomp our feet. We won't put our foot down though.


    Basically none of this protects anyone. There's really only one effective approach to ending a pandemic and that's a lockdown. If they aren't goingto do that they might as well just let everyone go on with life normally because the result will be the same as half measures, we just won't be kidding ourselves.
     
  2. JazzGal

    JazzGal Well-Known Member Contributor

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    My niece left for the Mexico City Missionary Training Center on March 10 (then was supposed to go on to Costa Rica after two months). They brought her home last night, 12 days later. She is supposed to quarantine for two weeks then be reassigned to Ohio. Her tropical wardrobe now won't work.

    It would make more sense to me to let her stay home until this is better, and then send her to Costa Rica as originally planned. Paying $500 per month to send your kid to Ohio to hang out in an apartment (since they will probably have restrictions by then) seems silly.

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  3. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    That's really all any state is doing right now. In California there was a governor's decree and everything but it mostly amounts to "please don't go places, ok?"
     
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  4. sahlensguy

    sahlensguy Well-Known Member

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    The good and the bad of living in the U.S. versus a place like China is that you can choose to self isolate or congregate in groups without arrest, but so can everyone else.
     
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  5. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Very true.

    Unless they declare full martial law and enforce quarantine we won't really get much slowing of the spread imo.
     
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  6. sahlensguy

    sahlensguy Well-Known Member

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    Sad but true.
     
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  7. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Also am I the only one who thinks that limiting hours of operation for grocery stores et al will only increase congestion and bring more people into close contact with each other? Some local groceries went from being open 22 hours per day to 8. The same number of people still go to the store, but now all of them are crammed in there during a constrained time. It's way worse than it was before. Just stupid imo.
     
  8. AlaskanAssassin

    AlaskanAssassin Well-Known Member

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  9. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Can imagine martial law happening in the US to be honest.
     
  10. AlaskanAssassin

    AlaskanAssassin Well-Known Member

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    I'm not even sure martial law would work. It might help in densely populated areas, but there wouldn't be enough enforcers in most parts of the country to keep everyone indoors.
     
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  11. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Look into online ordering and getting stuff delivered
     
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  12. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Yeah we have. 4-8 day delay mostly in our area if they have what we need, through both Amazon and local stores. We only needed a few things like toiletries, dog food, etc., now we are good for a few weeks really.
     
  13. tfivas

    tfivas Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    I voted 6...it's getting worse and we all need to step up.

    Basically the only places I'm going nowadays is work, my mom or dads house, gas station and the grocery store if necessary.
    Luckily I refinanced my house about 2 weeks ago and by the time we have to make our next house payment we will have skipped 2 payments but we're saving both payments just incase my company shuts down.
    My gf works for a call center for a hospital in California and her entire company is working from home so she's not really at risk of losing her income as of right now.
    Scary times and can't wait to get back to normalcy.
     
  14. Archie Moses

    Archie Moses Well-Known Member

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    This **** is messing up the sale of my home. I hope we don't have to lower the price a ton. We've had two people under contract the last two months who pulled out at the last second and really ****ed us over.
     
  15. Scat

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    Even is we get the "all clear" next week normalcy will be months, if not years, away.
     
  16. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    I would be very hesitant to make any large purchases right now.
    I'm not surprised at all that this situation is ****ing with your home sale.

    Sorry man

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  17. tfivas

    tfivas Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Regardless of how long away it is, I can't wait.
     
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  18. sahlensguy

    sahlensguy Well-Known Member

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    Sorry man. I'm in a similar situation as our new home is currently being built.
     
  19. sahlensguy

    sahlensguy Well-Known Member

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    A bad look on democracy tbh. Authoritative regimes can more effectively get ahead of this virus and future viruses. Good thing we have Trump to lead the free world through tough times . ;)
     
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