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COVID-19
« on: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 06:36:43 PM »
Everyone okay? I, as most of you know, am in New York City. Things have been very weird the last week. Today, I loaded up my monitor and computer from work to set up at home where I will be mandatory working from home for 2 weeks or possibly a month. I, hope, have not contracted the virus but I was very tired and sick for a few days this past week. I didn't have the fever or cough, but I stayed in  seemed to go away quickly  but obviously no way to get tested at this moment unless sever. I feel 100% fine now I video chatted a doctor and he thought it was mostly exhaustion (I had worked a lot the previous week) on top of seasonal allergies (it was mostly tired feeling with stuffy nose). Anyway, that scared me for a couple of days. Now everyone is starting to isolate and stay in their homes, so definitely feels very weird on the streets.

I got out for a few things  going to a friend's small birthday dinner tomorrow but still adjusting to the new weird normal way of things for the next few weeks or months.

Hope everyone else is doing well.

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 10:54:01 PM »
Some guy in November decided a sneezing bat was a good thing to eat.  March: NBA and NHL cancel their seasons.  Crazy.

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #2 on: Friday, March 13, 2020, 07:32:50 AM »
So far so good, but I don't go out much as it is. Just worried about my folks. My dad just recently quit his job (unrelated to the virus) so at least he isnt being sent into hospitals for work, which is probably a dodged bullet there.

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 03:28:11 PM »
I'm in Broward County, FL. We're limiting social contact. My employer (offices here and in both Syracuse and New York City) went 100% work from home on Thursday.

We are doing fine so far. I don't know anyone that's sick and no one at my work or anywhere I've been has been a confirmed case. Except two people in San Francisco at a conference I was at a few weeks ago. But I didn't visit their booth. So 🤞

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 05:00:09 PM »
Current status: ok for now. Stores have no TP, meat, eggs, or rice though. I haven't run of anything yet, but I'm ironically making more trips to stores to check for limited supply items that I would normally just get on my weekly trip.



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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 04:53:37 PM »
Confirmed cases mean jack shit since we're basically not testing anyone. This fucking country.

All well and good here, I guess, though I seem to have a cough today. Fun times being worried about that, especially since I was recently diagnosed with asthma. Working from home now, which has been sort of fun, and my campus has 100% closed, commencement postponed, etc., so my last semester is going to be spent entirely online from here on out. Ah well. Saves on gas money, I guess!

Doom Eternal just came out, so been spending my time with that. That's been a nice distraction.

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 08:22:35 AM »
Today the map says there 1 confirmed case in my county. I just got calls from 2 Dr offices. One delaying an appt until things are in the clear (it's been pushed back 2 weeks, I expect it to get pushed back again), and the other asking if I wanted a televisit. I said no to the televisit, I think I'm going to call back and say I changed my mind.

I've gotten a little paranoid too. Every time my nose is a little runny, or I cough, I worry a little. I've had asthma since I was a toddler, and this thing could very well kill me if I get it.

I've been playing Doom Eternal as well. I've got gripes with it, but I still love it.

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #7 on: Friday, March 27, 2020, 08:14:31 AM »
Glad everyone is okay. The general US isn't testing much, but fortunately NY has tested more people per capita than South Korea has at this point. I imagine a lot of places will slowly start to looking like the infection rates of NY in the coming weeks.

This is why we need public health infrastructure in this country, goddamnit.

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #8 on: Friday, March 27, 2020, 08:15:29 AM »
I've been coping with the new Animal Crossing. Great, relaxing fun.

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #9 on: Friday, March 27, 2020, 04:44:33 PM »
I'm approaching the two week mark without really going outside except for one 4am grocery run.

The main thing I've learned from this is that I should really take a week to myself more often. I've been sleeping better, getting more in touch with my hobbies, exercising more, it's actually not bad.

I'm sure that'll eventually pass and obviously I want the situation to pass and people to stop suffering but this has given me a good opportunity to stop and smell the roses.

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #10 on: Sunday, March 29, 2020, 08:01:09 PM »
Honestly, I'm an introvert, and just being able to sit at home and not have to go out has been great. I spend way, way too much time on campus. I have really long days (or had, I guess), so at this point this feels pretty all right. Not exactly a good situation, but if it's going to be like this, I'm going to at least enjoy it.

I also ended up picking up Animal Crossing. Been a really nice distraction, and so relaxing.

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 08:25:35 PM »
I've been coping with the new Animal Crossing. Great, relaxing fun.

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #12 on: Today at 11:59:54 AM »
I've been coping with the new Animal Crossing. Great, relaxing fun.

What's life like in New York at the moment?