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    Kudos to you Ed, you probably saved some lives. Like my wise mother-in-law, from the old country, used to say:

    "If you've got your health, you've got your wealth".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Lots of canned vegetables left on local shelves. Even in a health emergency you can't get people to eat their veggies.
    Canned vegetables have practically no nutritional value. They don't taste good either. No point in eating them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow21 View Post
    Thank you for your posts.

    I am in a "Shelter in Place" order in the Bay Area. The issue is the lack of testing keeps us in the dark as to who might be infected. Until this last week, the seriousness of the pandemic was downplayed and the availability of tests was lied about ("anybody can get one"... by Friday, we will ship 4 M more tests"...).

    So it is completely understandable that those nine infected never knew nor were alarm bells raised at the time. Our uke meetups were not cancelled until the week after) I suspect that many in other parts of the country still are not duly informed or alarmed as to how serious this can become. If the virus does not affect you personally, the changes that are occurring should (businesses closing, no travel).

    So prepare for the "Shelter in Place" order that will be inevitable in the entire country. If you, like many uke players, are in the higher risk age bracket, begin social distancing immediately. And then play your uke a lot and hope we get over this sooner than later and better than worse.

    Stay safe and healthy!
    If everyone was tested, since everyone wouldn't be tested and receive results at the exact same time, would only tell you who was infected at that time, and would give you a false sense of security. It is quite possible to become infected a half hour after being tested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AQUATOPAZ View Post
    If everyone was tested, since everyone wouldn't be tested and receive results at the exact same time, would only tell you who was infected at that time, and would give you a false sense of security. It is quite possible to become infected a half hour after being tested.
    Vo, a small town in Italy tried a surprisingly effective experiment. They tested all 3400 or so residents which enabled them to clearly see who was infected (some of which were not showing symptoms). Isolating all of those who tested positive for covid-19 stopped further transmission of the virus in that town. (Heard this on the Rachel Maddow show. https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/...ht-80952389719)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkimura View Post
    Vo, a small town in Italy tried a surprisingly effective experiment. They tested all 3400 or so residents which enabled them to clearly see who was infected (some of which were not showing symptoms). Isolating all of those who tested positive for covid-19 stopped further transmission of the virus in that town. (Heard this on the Rachel Maddow show. https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/...ht-80952389719)
    I thought you only wanted to talk about ukuleles. Yes, there are more important topics than different types of ukulele strings and which ukulele is the best and does one use a strap button or not.

    If you don’t know where to get more TP, you might be in a bigger fix than using the wrong strings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efiscella View Post
    Has anyone anyone done a meetup using Zoom?
    My hubby attended his first meeting via Zoom yesterday. He said it was quite straightforward; that when a person was talking, their face would come up on the main part of his monitor, while thumbnail images of the rest of the committee members were visible across the top of the screen. For those who don’t have a device with a camera, they can still participate aurally. Basically, someone has to set up an account with Zoom and arrange the meeting time. Everyone planning to attend receives a weblink, which they use to access the meetup at the scheduled time.

    I believe Dot Levine (of Philly) held a Global Uke Meetup today (Thursday) via Zoom. Registration was limited to 100 participants. I wasn’t able to attend, so I don’t know how it went. She’s a UU member. If she sees your question, maybe she will respond to it. Or you could PM her.

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    We did a Zoom jam today with about 20 people. The latency didn't work for everybody to sing & play together. Everybody except the song leader muted and we played 1:many with the leader, then unmuted to discuss and pick the next song. There were still a few sound dropouts which really threw me off, but for the most part it worked well. If only I could play so well when everybody could hear!

    I think most of us ran in gallery mode so we could see a grid of everybody playing on video even though we couldn't hear everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Down Up Dick View Post
    I thought you only wanted to talk about ukuleles. Yes, there are more important topics than different types of ukulele strings and which ukulele is the best and does one use a strap button or not.

    If you don’t know where to get more TP, you might be in a bigger fix than using the wrong strings.
    I have no problem following and contributing to threads that are not directly related to ukulele. My previous post was to suggest we keep covid-19 to the General forum and leave Uke Talk to ukuleles. That said, I don't want to be the UU policeman, it's a free world and anyone can post wherever they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Hey, let's have a party...then we can all go to the beach.

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    "Well, if I get the virus, I get the virus. I'm not going to stop partying." Brilliant statement from a college student on the beach in Florida. When they get sick, they'll be using valuable medical resources that someone else should have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcy View Post
    We did a Zoom jam today with about 20 people. The latency didn't work for everybody to sing & play together. Everybody except the song leader muted and we played 1:many with the leader, then unmuted to discuss and pick the next song. There were still a few sound dropouts which really threw me off, but for the most part it worked well. If only I could play so well when everybody could hear!

    I think most of us ran in gallery mode so we could see a grid of everybody playing on video even though we couldn't hear everybody.
    We're doing one tomorrow - not Zoom, but similar. It will be recorded, so we can re-live it during the week.
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