I went shopping today. Empty shelves every where. No bottled water, no butt wipe (TP) or Kleenex. Many meats gone. Frozen regular pizzas gone. No dry beans, rice or flour. Frozen vegetables wiped out. Dairy products almost gone. No potatoes except 50 pound boxes.
What idiot stockpiles bottled water??? Since most young folk cannot cook, the vegetables are there in abundance, thing stews, soups and casseroles. Oddly no one is stockpiling condoms, so nobody is planning a lock is fuckfest.
I live in a semi rural area and have a well with good water so bottled water to me is dumb. Yes the power-electricity goes goes out for a day at a time every so many years but we usually have a big snow storm that is advertised well in advance so we fill up some 4 gallon containers to flush the toilet and several gallon containers for cooking or drinking.
With the virus, the electricity, natural gas,and the Internet will still work so all a person has to do is stay home and eat some dried beans, rice and have some potato chips. Mix up a batch of well water and some powered flavoring to add to the water or drink coffee or tea. Problem solved! No bottled water required.
I hear several towns all over my state are out of toilet paper (butt wipe) so I guess it time to hose off in the shower or go back to using news paper squares to wipe your butt. No flushing the butt wipe squares!!!! They go into the trash.
I was going to make my own bread just for old times sake but the stores are out of bread flour. I have one of those bread makers that were the rage-"must have' that mixes the dough and bakes the bread. On second thought there is a bread factory outlet not too far away, YEA that is easier.
Hello 4AM. This crazy world is keeping me awake. I did sleep 5 hours so I am OK for now. Nap time is around noon. Hasta la vista entonces. ( till we meet again,)
Toilet roll manufacturing? I think the shortage of TP, butt wipe, toilet roll will end soon so I might be able to buy some supply for half price once some people realize they over bought. OTH, toilet roll doesn't spoil if kept dry.
I can see the 2050 eBay sales now.
2020 Carona virus overstock. Buy part of the history of that time. Toilet roll, only $50 dollars a roll. All NEW old stock, some rolls a bit discolored due to age.
Why $50 a roll? Because governments authorize money to be added and there is nothing to back it up, which = inflation or as I like to call it, devaluing of the existing money supply. An example is, 100 years ago it took .04 cents back then to buy what a dollar buys now.
I don't want to end up like the guy that was banned on Amazon. He had 17K bottles of hand sanitizer. It looks like he was inflating his prices and some people complained.
OTH maybe the following will work for hand sanitizer.
The Wuhan flu? Seriously the stats for my area are: H1N1A and H1N1B 8,572 cases. Hospitalizations 361. Deaths due to influenza 9.
Corona virus being monitored 6.
Do the math. Which virus is more common, the H1N1 types or the Corona type and more likely to call your number?
Me, temporarily known as "Six roll Pete. I bought mine way before Christmas and have a storage pantry for the last 40 years. No, I am not a "prepper or doomsday guy." Maybe I have a little "Homesteader" blood in me. I used to like to subscribe to the magazine "Mother Earth News."
I also have a sigh "No money on board, Wife shops at QVC. (no actual sign, just a mental version I mostly keep to myself.)
Post by northstarmom on Mar 15, 2020 18:49:43 GMT -5
"Do the math. Which virus is more common, the H1N1 types or the Corona type and more likely to call your number?"
Many differences between the flu and Coronavirus. They include the fact that due to years of various flu epidemics, most people have some immunity to the flu so it's not likely to be as serious as is a new virus, -- Coronavirus-- for which no vaccine exists.
From the NY Times: "On Tuesday, they noticed a tweet by Mike Baker of The New York Times, in which he noted the cumulative number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. by date:
Jan. 14 — 0
Jan. 21 — 1
Jan. 28 — 5
Feb. 4 — 11
Feb. 11 — 14
Feb. 18 — 25
Feb. 25 — 59
Mar. 3 — 125
Mar. 10 — 1,004
“That is exponential growth,” Dr. Nick Jewell said. (He noted that the latest increase was also likely a reflection of increased testing.)....Exponential growth is a classic pattern in which numbers stay small initially, but then you end up with very large numbers very quickly. If you start with a certain number, and then multiply that number by a growth factor every day, depending on what that growth rate is, you’ll see the cumulative number doubling over a certain time period.
I am currently in Spain (an island a long way from the mainland) which has recently ‘locked down’. In some respects it is a pain as the beach and pool are closed as are the restaurants. On the other hand everything is very quiet which suits me nicely.
This morning the cops drive around making announcements requesting that folks stay indoors which was a little weird. Funnily enough there are less cases here than in the city where I live in the UK, so no more or less risk for me.
The population here is calm, compliant and selfless in their observation of isolation for the benefit of others. The supermarket is fully stocked and people are shopping sensibly. I imagine the majority in most places will be the same but that doesn’t make good TV now does it?
A final observation. I know three people who have clearly contracted Covid-19. None have been offered testing as in the UK this is only offered to those hospitalised now. Therefore figures are skewed to put it mildly. All three friends (no co-morbidities) have had a temp and felt rotten for a few days before recovering well enough to be frustrated by the requirement for self isolation. While this disease is clearly very dangerous to the vulnerable, it’s good to remember the other aspect too.
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