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Discussion: Staying put?

in: veinbuster; veinbuster > 2020-03-15

Mar 16, 2020 11:15 AM # 
'Bent:
How long did you plan to stay?
Good thing you didn’t fly down. Will need to self-isolate when you return.
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Mar 16, 2020 12:32 PM # 
veinbuster:
We have the place for the rest of the month, but haven’t really decided how long we will stay. As of Friday, there were no cases in the state. There are far fewer people here than past years, but they still come from 2/3 of Canada/US.

It is pretty easy to stay isolated with a full kitchen on the beach. Our greatest exposure risk is the trip home.
Mar 17, 2020 3:07 AM # 
Bash:
Due to the low level of testing in the U.S., estimates of actual cases are in the tens of thousands. Ugh. Sounds like you're pretty safe there but there was a story in the news today about some travel medical policies removing coverage for Covid 19.

Start planning 14 days of home projects for when you get back! Maybe a new guitar song every day?
Mar 17, 2020 12:17 PM # 
veinbuster:
I do expect the case count in the US to ramp up quickly with them doing more testing now. We will go home via the lightly populated route.

There are is no shortage of home projects. We might be eating from the freezer more than we normally do though.
Mar 17, 2020 7:12 PM # 
Bash:
It's the latest thing! If you need someone to deliver groceries, give us a call. I hear that some travellers get their kids to come over and stock their fridge before they arrive home, thus avoiding unnecessary contact.
Mar 17, 2020 7:37 PM # 
veinbuster:
J has a long weekend 27-29 and had planned to go to our place. Though they believe they have a case of Covid 19 in her office, so that might be off.

They are up to 33 cases here in South Carolina. There were none when we arrived, 28 yesterday.
Mar 17, 2020 8:59 PM # 
Bash:
I think the last estimate I saw was that the U.S. has 50X as many cases as their official numbers due to their poor testing program so far. I wonder if SC has just started testing. We had the first death in Ontario today. The 77-year-old man in Barrie had close contact with someone who had been diagnosed after travelling but he himself wasn't diagnosed until after he died. I'm hoping the hospital suspected it and used enhanced protective measures.
Mar 17, 2020 9:33 PM # 
veinbuster:
All of the South Carolina cases have been in the last 5 days, so I think the numbers are just showing now because of relaxed testing constraints.

I’ve been watching the numbers on our route home. We’ll leave sooner if they move too fast.
Mar 17, 2020 9:49 PM # 
Bash:
If you're able to buy things there like rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer, those items have been out of stock for a while at any store I've checked at. If you don't have a home thermometer - preferably one for each of you - those seem to be sold out too. Otherwise, in spite of some empty shelves, it was possible to find most things yesterday - even toilet paper if I had needed some. It's weird to see products like laundry and dishwasher soap almost sold out but I have to believe they'll be restocked soon.
Mar 18, 2020 3:43 AM # 
Bash:
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-can...
Mar 18, 2020 3:57 AM # 
Bash:
Here's a more detailed article.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/canada-us-border-1.5...
Mar 18, 2020 12:15 PM # 
veinbuster:
We are well stocked at home for health related things.

It never crossed my mind to bring a thermometer here.
Mar 18, 2020 6:04 PM # 
Bash:
I don't carry one when I'm travelling either. We just have one but it would be easier if we had two so we could avoid the sterilization process between uses. We're both taking our temperature daily. Until 'Bent has stopped doing dentistry for 14 days, he is at higher-than-average risk. He also has a few big cases to finish up so he needs to stay healthy.
Mar 19, 2020 10:33 AM # 
veinbuster:
As expected, a big jump in US numbers since noon yesterday. Now over 9400 cases and 155 deaths. CDC updates at noon, but I found a near real time global counter.
Mar 20, 2020 3:04 AM # 
Bash:
I've been following a few different sites since they don't always get updated at the same time and some of them have good reports.
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ (has some interesting graphs and reports)
https://ncov2019.live/data
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.htm...
https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/...
https://www.theviruswatch.com/?fbclid=IwAR3ZoKWA7d...
Mar 20, 2020 12:30 PM # 
veinbuster:
The only different one I’ve been watching is this on YouTube, you have to play for it to jump to current data
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgylp3Td1Bw&fe...
Mar 20, 2020 11:41 PM # 
veinbuster:
500k EI claims this week.
Wow.
Mar 21, 2020 2:21 AM # 
Bash:
Devastating.

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