Covid19 Pandemic

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  1. Boots

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    Watching a series on pandemics right now seems like the worst thing one could possibly do :rofl:
     
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    ...and we're up to 5:

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  3. Boots

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    Let's hope with Halifax no longer receiving international travelers, the number stays nice and low.
     
  4. Scott

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    closed to all non canadian residents. Still letting in americans though. Don't imagine it will be for much longer
     
  5. dpwu32

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    I just got home from a cross-border trip. US CBP asked if I had been outside of North America in the last two weeks. Canadian border asked if I had any flu-like symptoms.

    My trip:
    US CBP
    Hand sanitizer
    US Post office
    Hand Sanitizer
    Gas Station
    Hand Sanitizer
    Canadian border
    Hand sanitizer
    Home - happy birthday x2 hand washing

    Back to hibernation now.
     
  6. Boots

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    Yeah but our airport isn't taking international travelers. That's been reduced to 4 airports.
     
  7. Cheddar

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    We will still get international travellers, just not direct flights. It's just to focus the screening on less regions. For example last week anyone coming from Europe via AC or Westjet would have flown into Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa, then taken another flight to halifax. Now Ottawa is off that list.
    Ever since the 737 Max went on hiatus we did not get many direct over seas flights anyway. Even down south many (not all) went through Toronto.
     
  8. HairyAss

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    San Francisco Bay Area on full lockdown now. Our head office is in San Jose and is in the process of closing.
     
  9. HairyAss

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    I started listening to the Ron Burgundy podcast. :D
     
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  10. Wayne

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    2 cases at UNB Fredericton
     
  11. Scott

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    but that 79.4 gas price though
     
  12. Wayne

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    Not worth it coming at the cost of a recession...but yeah, pretty wild.
     
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    Filled my truck up from fumes for 78.00 :ohnoes:
     
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  14. David Puddy

    yeah, that's right

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    79 cents....nuts
     
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    Looks like I will be "working from home" for the next 3 weeks. I'm supposed to be in Borden for 50 days on course starting mid April which is up in the air now. Also, just got a job offer from ACOA lol. Its been a busy day.
     
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  16. HairyAss

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    Wow. Amazon is hiring 100,000 people to try and keep up with the surge in online ordering. Explains why the mouse I ordered for my office is "lost".
     
  17. RoryTate

    Buffer the streaming media unto me.

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    Our company went to a work from home policy, and was sure to point out that no one was to take a monitor home with them. I ordered one from Amazon.
     
  18. Wayne

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    Driving past a test tent in city with guys in Hazmat suits and guarded gates is gut wrenching, feels like a war zone.
     
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    They allowed their warehouse workers to opt out of working if they choose. Approximately 30% opted to stay home (that’s last week’s figure). As a result of fewer workers and more orders, they’re hiring.

    Additionally, they’ve just announced to third party sellers that they’re not accepting incoming shipments of anything not deemed a necessity (groceries, health, cleaning supplies, etc) until at least April 5th They’re hoping that the decrease in incoming shipments will free up staff to pick/pack/ship outgoing orders quicker.

    If you or anyone else you know in the US wants to order anything non-critical, they should order now. Items will run out of stock and/or prices will rise in the coming weeks.
     
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    There is a major amazon delay. I ordered something that should have been here Friday and tracking says it shipped today.

    also have another package stuck in NJ for over a week with DHL
     
  21. Boots

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    I think people who live in actual war zones would probably trade you places in a heartbeat lol
     
  22. Wayne

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    For sure, doesn't diminish the way it makes you feel seeing the visual.
     
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  23. Scott

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    here comes the Cdn/US border closing
     
  24. Boots

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    Bring it. US dropped the ball on this one big time
     
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    Praying it stays open to commercial goods. If not, 85% of my income is cut off. :eek5:
     
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    I went to South Carolina on March 6th. I do feel guilty now for sure. At the time, there were no travel advisories for that area and I thought everything would be fine. Even on Sunday before I came home, we went to breakfast at a waffle place and it was totally packed :O. Probably not a good move. Even though we knew the chaos was coming as our flights were rescheduled a couple times and I was worried about getting home, you'd think it was just a normal day. I'm thankful we made it back in time before things becoming more restricted, and am now quarantined with my husband for 14 days, working from home. However, I suspect I will be home for even longer as my company is ramping up efforts to send more people home.

    I really hope that I didn't inadvertently infect someone :(. No symptoms so far, fingers crossed it stays that way.
     
  27. Boots

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    Looks like the Canadian banks are allowing up to six months worth of mortgage payment deferrals.
     
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    If that happens I’m gonna be the only gig in town and we will make a FUCK TON of money

    but it won’t happen
     
  29. Scott

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    no, goods will still be flowing for now thankfully.
     
  30. Wayne

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    On a case by case basis, likely have to prove you can't make payments.
     
  31. Leviathan

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    Both my neck and head are killing me from shaking it so much.

    Also sore eyes from all my eye rolling lol
     
  32. Boots

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    on the Chinese Hoax train? lol
     
  33. Leviathan

    It's all in your mind....

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    lol - nah. No hoax here - just the use of such a weak-ass flu is what gets me. At least give us a REAL virus to be scared of. I'm embarrassed for Western "civilization".

    But I will say, I am ecstatic the roads and stores are less filled with idiots so I can live normally with less people around. Going out at 10-11 at night to shop etc is like living in my own lil' world. I freakin love it!!

    Gonna suck HARD though when we have to pay for all these low gas/extra money on GST cheques/stimulus packages, etc., etc., etc. You think it's rough now.......
     
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  34. Leviathan

    It's all in your mind....

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    Also, so what do you folks think? Mandatory vaccinations when they have the vaccine in a few weeks (even though it supposedly takes 1.5-2 years to bring a vaccine to market)? Or will non-vaccinated people not be allowed the same services as those who are?

    I mean, how does this get fixed if there are still people out there running around with this flu?
     
  35. Cheddar

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    This isn't the flu dumbass. Nor is it fatal to most. The problem is when you get it and shake it off like it's nothing, shack up with one of your hookers and she sits next to a senior or someone on a bus with a weakened immune system like someone in my family. Their body can't handle it and they die.

    But if you want to know, if the majority of people get the vaccine, the virus can't find a host and eventually dies off. I'd post a link explaining how that works but you're not worth the time.
     
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