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    Default COVID-19....Who will be first?

    I hate to even think this, but with such high projections of COVID-19 infection rate, and so many members here, I'm assuming that some of us will end up getting it. Anyone have symptoms yet?

    Today, I thought it might be me. Despite being pretty much isolated since Friday night, today I awoke with a sore throat and dry cough, with a few sneezes and runny nose. Monitored all day, luckily no fever or body aches, and a good hunger. Really pretty mild. I'm thinking/hoping it's just a normal cold, which I normally kick to the curb quickly with lots of water, Vitamin C and zinc lozenges. We'll see in the morning. Hopefully I won't need to bore you by writing the "Corona Blues".
    John

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    Yeah, tough to think about. Of course you can't go crazy thinking about it and end up convincing yourself.



    Take care of yourself. I hope it just turns out to be a cold

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    None of us needs to worry because we will all be following the guidance on social distancing and peacefully playing our ukes while we wait for things to improve.

    I don't want to minimize the situation by any means, nor question the experts on the approach that is being taken. But they are indeed proceeding with a GREAT abundance of caution. Even at the apparent alarming number of cases and the rate of spread, we still have only a fraction of a fraction of the population being infected. And then a relatively small percent of them that go critical or lose the battle. I am quite an avid numbers girl and also inclined to do my own collecting of the facts rather than listen to the sensation loving press. Your chances of getting Covid-19, if you follow the social distancing rule are really low statistically. But you can still catch a cold or the flu. And let's not forget allergy season that is at its peak here in the southern US right now. I have been coughing and sneezing for nearly two months. Please don't worry. Or give your Dr. a call if you are.

    I took a plane trip that routed through Detroit 3 weeks ago, and I admit I had my own moments of "what if". But honestly, I'm 68 years old and I am not really concerned now that I am safely past the 14 day incubation estimate. We need to follow the guidance, help out as much as we can, and stay calm and patient.

    Our biggest concerns are hoarders, job impact, and the people who don't seem to care about the rules. They are the ones that will make this worse than it has to be. But I am also greatly encouraged by the success of China and S. Korea. I believe we are just a few weeks behind them in the cycle and expect we can flatten out our numbers by end of March if we work together and make it happen. And how about that India! Over a billion people and less cases than Florida. We need to get tips from them too!

    Try not to worry and spend the quiet time learning a really challenging song or technique that you love to hear and have alway wished you could learn. Now's your chance! Hey, maybe when we are all free to attend our uke jams again, we should each have prepared a "knock their socks off" piece, and have a little talent show to kick off the restart. So many Youtube videos to choose from! Maybe a Jake piece.... Be well, everyone!

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    "Social distancing" isn't a very effective solution for inner city dwellers. My Chinatown condo complex has 1000 units and 5000 residents. The elevators are usually packed (not gonna walk up 32 floors of stairs). You have to stand close enough to smell their breath and I struggle to avoid rubbing up against somebody. When I go grocery shopping, it's really crowded and the lines are long. Physical isolation really only works if you live in a suburb or rural area. And I still have to go to work...

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    Our biggest concerns are hoarders
    Yep, we've got empty shelf syndrome over here right now...
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    You can't tell people they may need to "self-isolate" for weeks or months then expect them not to stock up with certain essentials. If most folk normally shop for essentials on a weekly basis and suddenly they are faced with having to think of stocking up for (say) a month, that will put an enormous strain on the lines of supply.

    I live alone and now have about twice to three times as much on my kitchen shelves as normal. I don't consider that to be hoarding. It is a normal human response. I'd be a fool not to.

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    Went to the supermarket this morning. Massive queues but a cheerful atmosphere. Toilet rolls were strictly limited to one multipack per person and the hoarders were having all but one pack taken off them at the tills and given to those who didn't have one. All to applause and cheers to those still in the queue, it was very amusing.
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    My wife and I both have underlying health conditions that put us at risk. As I understand it, from next week onwards we are being asked to self isolate for 12 weeks (TWELVE... Not a typo...)
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    Well, mine looks to be just a normal cold: no temp, body aches etc. I never expected to be so happy to get the common cold. Precautions continue.

    Months and months of folks staying home together...could result in the biggest Baby Boom ever! Would you name your baby Corona?

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...irus-baby-boo/
    Last edited by Ukecaster; 03-18-2020 at 03:45 AM.
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