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Old 03-12-20, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Rode about 45 minutes on the bike path and my lungs are now punishing me for thinking that I was over this cold. Still worth it to get out though

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Is it good for riding?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How is the bike store responding? Do the bikes get sprayed with disinfectant every day?
It's March in Central New York. Nobody goes to the bike shop.

#socialdistancing
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It's March in Central New York. Nobody goes to the bike shop.
Why are you there, then?

BTW, I think I ordered my bike in March. It was not in Central New York.
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I believe there are currently 3 cases in michigan.
how do you know how many cases there are in Michigan, given the fact that testing for coronavirus is very limited?
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That is a great idea. Our county health department has no tests. None. We have no tests. None.

We are told we may get a small quantity of tests next week. I am not holding my breath.
Exactly.

Today at work I learned our ordering people tried to put in our regular ol order for surgical gowns and masks. Backordered and we will run out in a week at our normal rate of doing surgery (which may well slow down of course).

So we’re exploring going old school with cloth (rather than disposable) masks and gowns. Lol the head surgical nurse told me none of the pack room kids know how to fold and wrap these items, they’re going to have to be retrained.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Exactly.

Today at work I learned our ordering people tried to put in our regular ol order for surgical gowns and masks. Backordered and we will run out in a week at our normal rate of doing surgery (which may well slow down of course).

So we’re exploring going old school with cloth (rather than disposable) masks and gowns. Lol the head surgical nurse told me none of the pack room kids know how to fold and wrap these items, they’re going to have to be retrained.
I remember prepping those gowns. Kinda relaxing, really.
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I remember prepping those gowns. Kinda relaxing, really.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Why are you there, then?

BTW, I think I ordered my bike in March. It was not in Central New York.
I'm not. Much. I just do administrative stuff over the winter.
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Old 03-13-20, 03:36 AM
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Twitter wackos on both sides seem to think Tony F. is a political appointee and subject to firing for truth telling/propagating Deep State lies. Wrong.
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Old 03-13-20, 05:33 AM
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For tomorrow's group ride, I am going to tell everyone that they should refrain from shooting snot rockets, and if they MUST do so, they must go off the back. We will be venturing into lovely Lancaster County.
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Old 03-13-20, 05:50 AM
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Our local convenience store chain just banned bringing your own coffee mug in due to the Coronavirus. The cashier was telling me this as she was handing me change from my $10 bill. I asked her why they hadn’t banned cash. Blank stare.
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Our local convenience store chain just banned bringing your own coffee mug in due to the Coronavirus.
Stop drinking out of my mug at the convenience store, bro.
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Old 03-13-20, 06:22 AM
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The rain has stopped. I may skip the bus and walk instead.
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Old 03-13-20, 06:25 AM
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Rumor has it we may actually get some testing kits for COVID-19 as soon as today. I am still not holding my breath.
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I am still not holding my breath.
But are you wearing a surgical mask?
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Our local convenience store chain just banned bringing your own coffee mug in due to the Coronavirus. The cashier was telling me this as she was handing me change from my $10 bill. I asked her why they hadn’t banned cash. Blank stare.
Bringing your own mug to the store seems inconvenient.
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BTW, coffee and a muffin at Wegman's is good bang-for-the-buck.
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Old 03-13-20, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
The rain has stopped...
Same here. Gonna ride in instead of drive in. Hope the weather is OK at 3pm.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Same here. Gonna ride in instead of drive in. Hope the weather is OK at 3pm.
It's in the low 50s now. By this afternoon the sun is supposed to be out, and it's supposed to get to 70, but with strong winds.
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It's in the low 50s now. By this afternoon the sun is supposed to be out, and it's supposed to get to 70, but with strong winds.
51.5° on the back porch right now, so shorts weather. Dunno about the afternoon, though...

2:00 pm Scattered Thunderstorms 63 F 63 F 50 % 0.02 in 88 % 48 F 58 % 8 mph SW 29.90
3:00 pm Thunderstorms 64 F 64 F 60 % 0.02 in 86 % 48 F 57 % 7 mph SW 29.89
4:00 pm Thunderstorms 63 F 63 F 62 % 0.03 in 86 % 48 F 59 % 9 mph SW 29.90
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Don't think I mentioned this yesterday, but I made my regular Whole Foods stop on the way home from my NJ office. Got there around 3:30. The parking garage is usually relatively quiet at that house. This time it was nuts. By the luck of the draw I found a space, but I was thinking "Oh boy."

Went upstairs into the store and it was a madhouse. Decided to wander around. Shelves with things like canned tuna, pasta, soup and canned beans and vegetables were stripped nearly bare. No paper products to be had. Even the olive oil selection was nearly limited to the really expensive stuff.

A guy I know reported that he stopped in around 7:30. Every line was open, but the cues stretched to the back of the store. I was surprised that there was anything left to buy.
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Twitter wackos on both sides seem to think Tony F. is a political appointee and subject to firing for truth telling/propagating Deep State lies. Wrong.
He's not an appointee?

Or he's not lying?
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Bringing your own mug to the store seems inconvenient.
Besides being eco-friendly, it’s cheaper.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
He's not an appointee?

Or he's not lying?
Career service, as are all Institute Directors, and not lying.
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Rumor has it we may actually get some testing kits for COVID-19 as soon as today. I am still not holding my breath.
Have you had patients who you would have tested, had there been one?
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