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Leigh DJ Hunt
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Joined: 20 February 2008
Location: United Kingdom
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Posted: 17 March 2020 at 2:30pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Today they closed down the library system I work at.
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Whereas in the UK city where my partner works, the library is about the only council building that is staying open. Seeing as it's virtually an extra emergency service with the poor folk she has to deal with, the chances of her not catching it and passing it on to someone who might be high risk (me) seems low.
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Charles Valderrama
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Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United States
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Posted: 17 March 2020 at 6:44pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Very powerful video from Eleven Films.... wanted to share for those who haven't seen it:


"....dedicated to medical personnel and first responders”... great message.

This video is not only accurate but at the same time (obviously) sad, at the lack of leadership and management skills from someone so powerful.

-C!

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Matt Reed
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Joined: 16 April 2004
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Posted: 17 March 2020 at 10:40pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

If you don't subscribe to THE DAILY, a five day a week podcast from the NY Times, you should.  It's free and has been amazing for years.  Today's episode was particularly heartbreaking.  They interview a doctor from the heart of the epidemic in Italy.  What they are facing, the choices they've had to make, and the warning for the US (estimated to be 10-14 days out from Italy) makes it an absolutely "must listen".  

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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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Joined: 25 January 2005
Location: Hong Kong
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Posted: 19 March 2020 at 12:20am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Hi from Hong Kong. Hope you guys are all OK considering
the situation. It's just a bad moment to overcome.

I can tell you from experience, social distancing is
really efficient to help ease the pressure on the
medical sector, so do it.

Be safe everybody
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Jozef Brandt
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Joined: 03 March 2007
Location: United States
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Posted: 19 March 2020 at 4:40pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply


I work in sports broadcasting, so my whole industry is shut down at the moment. No problems social distancing here.
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Shawn Kincade
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Joined: 29 April 2004
Posts: 101
Posted: 19 March 2020 at 6:48pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

JB, from working at home for some many years, what tips do you have?  I and others are used to putting in a weekend or a few hours at night working at home, but it's quite different to do so every day, 8-10 hours a day.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 19 March 2020 at 7:31pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

One of the cornerstones of my solitary existence is daily trips to various restaurants and grocery stores.

Oops.

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Matt Reed
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Posted: 19 March 2020 at 11:22pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

We're now on total lock down.  Not just San Fran.  Not just LA.  The entire state of California.  First in the union to institute mandatory "stay at home" measures statewide. 

Crazy times.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 20 March 2020 at 6:08am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Just listened to a recorded message on my answering machine. Our local mayor listing all the places closed down as of today—theaters, bare, restaurants, etc. A group that stood out were various personal grooming locations, barbers and beauty shops and the like.

We are gonna get shaggy!!

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Eric Sofer
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Joined: 31 January 2014
Location: United States
Posts: 3665
Posted: 20 March 2020 at 7:49am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I don't know how I'm going to get  by without my biweekly hair cut.

Oh, wait... I use a washcloth for that now... :(
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Bryan Eacret
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Joined: 08 February 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 617
Posted: 20 March 2020 at 9:33am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Support your local restaurants by ordering takeout.
I've had a few in my area already close down.  
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Marc Foxx
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Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United States
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Posted: 20 March 2020 at 9:43am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Last night the governor of Pennsylvania initiated the closure of all "non-life sustaining" businesses in the state...if I get caught working after midnight on Saturday, I could be subject to a fine or forfeiture of my licenses...

I work for a title insurance company, doing residential and commercial real estate purchases and refinances...for now, anyway...

I never expected the end of the world to be so fucking tedious...
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