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Slowing the spread of COVID-19 by Lounge Trekker on 12 March 2020 9:01pm
 


**IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER FOR US ALL TO FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS**


What we **ALL** NEED to do:

- stay home if you are sick
- stay home if you are elderly
- wash your hands frequently, especially before you eat
- don't touch your face
- avoid close contact, maintain 1-2 meters between people
- don't shake hands
- avoid crowds
- use hand sanitizer
- cover a cough or sneeze
- stay home even if you're healthy, if you can

STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK

If you are sick enough, I suggest calling your doctor for a referral to a testing clinic. You don't want, nobody wants to be waiting in a line of other sick people.

Public Health Authorities in Canada CALL AHEAD IF YOU NEED TESTING

- British Columbia 811
- Alberta 811
- Saskatchewan 811 Please call 211 for non-COVID-19 calls
- Manitoba 1-888-315-9257
- Ontario 1-866-797-0000
- Quebec 811
- New Brunswick 811
- Nova Scotia 811
- Prince Edward Island 811
- Newfoundland and Labrador 811 or 1-888-709-2929
- Nunavut 867-975-5772
- Northwest Territories 911
- Yukon 811
 
Re: Slowing the spread of COVID-19 by sighthound on 14 March 2020 2:55am
 
Thanks for posting that. I was about to do something similar.

My cousin Chris is a biologist and posted an informative list about sanitizers, both home-made and commercial with details like how long each takes to kill the virus. Purell wins. Here's the link:
https://www.facebook.com/chris.paulsen/posts/10217242833805076

Had the weirdest grocery shopping trip ever today. More later....
 
Re: Slowing the spread of COVID-19 by sighthound on 18 March 2020 12:42am
 
Is anybody checking in? I hope everyone is OK and coping well while the world turns upside down.

And if anyone has come up with helpful hints of how to cope, please let us know. The US has been so incredibly polarized for last few years that it is wonderful to see how much everyone is co-operating. Maybe that is the silver lining.
 
Re: Slowing the spread of COVID-19 by Ken Dunn on 18 March 2020 10:02am
 
Good advice above, LT. We are under restrictions, some severe, here in the UK and my badminton and stamp club meetings have been cancelled till further notice. I am an at risk person - nearly 70 with asthma - so am isolating as far as possible. The garden is getting active again for the spring so I can do some gentle work and exercise out there. I also do local walks solo anyway. As long as there are good programmes to watch on the TV and I have a few good books to read we'll not be too put out. It's those in physical production jobs that I think will feel the pinch. The UK government has announced about £350 billion in aid to help, along with regular televised advice similar to that by LT.
 
Re: Slowing the spread of COVID-19 by Ken Dunn on 1 April 2020 10:31pm
 
While self isolating I've just about got the garden shipshape after the winter so needing other stuff to do about the house I decided to get the keyboard out. I haven't played any tunes on it for quite a few years but the skill returns fairly quickly, although I do start off a session by apologising to my wife for all the wrong notes. I made a very good attempt at Trumpet Voluntary by Clarke tonight.

Has anyone else unearthed an old interest recently?
 
Re: Slowing the spread of COVID-19 by Lounge Trekker on 3 April 2020 1:40am
 
I've hardly been to stores in the last month. I've had groceries either delivered or picked up by my wonderful neighbours.

Even groceries follow a COVID-19 protocol. If they do not need refrigeration, they quarantine in the garage for three days. If they are brought in the house, external wraps are thrown immediately, then they are washed in soapy water for a minimum of 20 seconds.

Here's Dr. Jeffrey Van Wingen showing how to bring groceries safely into your house: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKx-F4AKteE
 
Re: Slowing the spread of COVID-19 by Ken Dunn on 3 April 2020 4:13pm
 
I only watched part of this, LT but here in the UK I think the advice is that the virus cannot survive on paper or plastic but I'm not sure what the length of time is for a 'suspect wrapping' to be isolated. 3 days seems a bit much.
 
Re: Slowing the spread of COVID-19 by Ken Dunn on 3 April 2020 4:44pm
 
I read with interest Mr P's 30th March post in his other website. He reflects how the major changes in all our lives just now seems a bit Pythonesque but with him being an at risk citizen he is sticking firmly to the rules. He gives much more detail than the summary I have noted here. Well worth a read.
 
Re: Slowing the spread of COVID-19 by Ken Dunn on 3 April 2020 10:06pm
 
The BBC did a great job in showing the first of a new series of Have I Got News For You tonight. All the panelists were linked via TV from their homes and the programme was as funny as usual - an exceptional production in the circumstances.
 
Re: Slowing the spread of COVID-19 by Lounge Trekker on 3 April 2020 10:51pm
 
If I were your age, Ken, with your additional health issue, I would follow Dr. Van Wingen's advice to the letter. Then I look at the most recent data:

https://coronavirus-liveupdates.com/index.html

and see that the infection rate in UK is 40% higher than in Canada and the death rate is 9.45%.

So Ken, for yourself and Mrs. Dunn...look after yourself.
 
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