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#3451 5 days ago

I think we should tell the big companies getting bailouts that we will give them back no more than what they paid in taxes last year...sound good?

#3452 5 days ago

I wish there was a lockdown here. Yesterday i watched 2 nurses at the retirement home visit for hours with their husbands and kids like nothing is happening.

This other dipshit gets back from Mexico last week and is totally ignoring the 14 day self isolation orders. Saw his truck at the post office, grocery and liquor store. Guess he's special and doesn't have to follow rules? Or he's extremely stupid and selfish. I'm going with the later.

#3453 5 days ago
Quoted from Pinballer67:

IMO, ALL western governments should have forced us into strict quarantine 2-3 weeks ago

I am in self-imposed near-complete quarantine for nearly two weeks, and on official quarantine for 10 days now. So not too far from this 2-3 weeks estimate.

My guess is more like it should have been done early February, with a South Korea-like approach starting as early as mid-January. Hunt every case on your homeland, trace all contacts, use cell-phone geo-tracking, Isolate and test potential contacts, etc...

I remember well talking to friends and family early Feb to prepare for the worst (I remember well when, my mother passed away on Feb 10). No one would implement social distancing and I had to (rather abruptly) refuse shaking hands - including, and especially, with old people.

#3454 5 days ago
Quoted from Pinballer67:

Good for New Zealand, but to be fair they are 25% the population of New York state...and an island. Not an apples to apples comparison.
IMO, ALL western governments should have forced us into strict quarantine 2-3 weeks ago. Kind of inexcusable, since we all saw the trajectory in China. that would have been the only way to stamp this out. Maybe they'll learn for next time.
Going to be an ugly 2-4 weeks ahead as this peaks and hospitals are overwhelmed.

2-3 weeks ago? Try January. Whether its Germany, or Singapore, All countries that listened to China in early January, are faring so much better with the disease, and their economy.
Unfortunately, listening to others like Germany, China, Korea, is not part of our Governments Mindset,
because we have the smartest Scientist and Genius doing it right.

#3455 5 days ago


Quoted from v8torino:I get what POTUS has been saying-In my eyes-and being a lifelong laborer of different sorts.
Bring production and manufacturing back to the USA-We are getting screwed by having too much outsourcing and it is now costing us in the long run.
When things like this impact the USA-We can and need to be self sufficient......it is costing us by "relying" on our pussy-supposed allies.
It makes no sense to Over Tax the BIG companies WHO are creating jobs and then Over Taxing those of us who have a nice paycheck and are fueling the economy...……….Yeah that's it lets Over tax the rich and those spending their money...………….and give it to those poor souls who are not working...……………………….OMG the DEMS

BRAVO!!!

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#3456 5 days ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

That’s not happening. They just got a huge tax cut and used the extra funds to buy back their stock which lines investors and corporate pockets. Wage earners see shit from big companies getting tax breaks. That was exactly part of delay on stimulus “omg dems” demanded oversight so they could NOT use the money for stock buybacks and instead have to keep workers on board. You have it completely backwards.

That's a huge 1/2 truth

#3457 5 days ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

That's a huge 1/2 truth

That 1/2 truth is much better than the other half fighting against it. Unless, you don't care about the actual workers. For as much as people say 'without the corps there are no jobs', the flip is true, if no workers, there are no corps. Remember, no one wanted socialism...well until it is benefiting them.

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#3458 5 days ago

Isnt free Money, Socialism? Every day, Fox was telling me this.

#3459 5 days ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

That's a huge 1/2 truth

Bicker

#3460 5 days ago

New unemployment claim numbers are out...now at 3.3 million in the U.S. The previous record was 695,000 back in 1982.

The stimulus package now being passed will provide additional unemployment money.

"In an unprecedented expansion of unemployment insurance, the federal government would give jobless workers an extra $600 a week for four months on top of their state benefits, which range from $200 to $550 a week, on average, depending on the state."

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/politics/stimulus-package-details-coronavirus/index.html

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#3461 5 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

2-3 weeks ago? Try January. Whether its Germany, or Singapore, All countries that listened to China in early January, are faring so much better with the disease, and their economy.
Unfortunately, listening to others like Germany, China, Korea, is not part of our Governments Mindset,
because we have the smartest Scientist and Genius doing it right.

I totally agree 100% -- this would have been ideal in a perfect world.

I was suggesting a better "sell" to us 2-3 weeks ago -- more realistic. Keeping in mind that this may have been more a WTF moment in January in North America, feeling more like Martial Law sprung on us suddenly. Some would argue Americans (and Canadians, to a lesser extent) have a different adherence to/challenge of The Man/Authority over here vs. embracing or following authority in Germany; China; Korea.

#3462 5 days ago

Reposting grocery/takeout how to sanitize for the morning bickerers:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=emb_title&v=sjDuwc9KBps&time_continue=809

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#3463 5 days ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Some good news... United Health Care Group has just announced an approved “in home administered” Covid19 test that doesn’t require a doctor or nurse to administer.
Check it out at
https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/2020/2020-03-25-path-for-self-administered-covid-19-test.html

I was up late and posted this... some really amazingly good news... yet it just flys on past unnoticed in the underlying silent political posturing and arm waving that’s going on. That tells me all I needed to know about trying a political free for all thread on Pinside. It would just end up going in endless circles, spinning off a cyclone of vitriol and hyperbole in an all consuming maelstrom of twisted shit. Sign me up for that?!? No thank you. I would rather talk pinball and argue about that again... ah the days of wine and roses... not whine and bloody noses.

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#3464 5 days ago

Great writer with apt quote for current times:

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”
― Isaac Asimov

#3465 5 days ago
Quoted from Pinballer67:

I totally agree 100% -- this would have been ideal in a perfect world.
I was suggesting a better "sell" to us 2-3 weeks ago -- more realistic. Keeping in mind that this may have been more a WTF moment in January in North America, feeling more like Martial Law sprung on us suddenly. Some would argue Americans (and Canadians, to a lesser extent) have a different adherence to/challenge of The Man/Authority over here vs. embracing or following authority in Germany; China; Korea.

I wont go backwards again over the actual timeline vs the now revisionist timeline.
So lets do today.
In a Global Pandemic, as agreed upon with Nations, promotes global cooperation
to solve. We, today, as a Nation are still not doing that, and hiding truths, or simply passing blame.
An example would be the 500,000 tests received 2 weeks ago in Memphis was headlined in Political stories, as coming from Italy. NO WHERE is mentioned these were just flown into Italy as a donation from
Chinese businessman Ma, The same talking heads ran continuous, as they do today, "blame china" rhetoric.
Where are we today? We have county by county decisions in some states, we have states that want the
open season method, etc.....

The lack of a unified message, global sharing and listening, etc, is A big part of our reaction, and numbers.
If we should have done this 2-3 weeks ago, why arent we doing it now, and what will be the rhetoric 2-3 weeks from now, that we should be doing today?

We seem to be continually kicking the can down the road, and apparently be looking for National decisions to be about American Lives, when I feel what we see is a greater interest in Blame, and re-election.

My opinion, and I respect many will disagree.

#3466 5 days ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

I was up late and posted this... some really amazingly good news... yet it just flys on past unnoticed in the underlying silent political posturing and arm waving that’s going on. That tells me all I needed to know about trying a political free for all thread on Pinside. It would just end up going in endless circles, spinning off a cyclone of vitriol and hyperbole in an all consuming maelstrom of twisted shit. Sign me up for that?!? No thank you. I would rather talk pinball and argue about that again... ah the days of wine and roses... not whine and bloody noses.

And the FDA is telling most of these people with in-home tests to destroy them. The average american doesn't have the fortitude to stick the swab in their nose far enough, so the the test will come back negative. Then the idiots will go throw parties and spread it worse. Let the professionals do the test.

https://reason.com/2020/03/25/fda-tells-at-home-diagnostics-companies-to-stop-coronavirus-test-roll-outs/

#3467 5 days ago
Quoted from Zablon:

That 1/2 truth is much better than the other half fighting against it. Unless, you don't care about the actual workers. For as much as people say 'without the corps there are no jobs', the flip is true, if no workers, there are no corps. Remember, no one wanted socialism...well until it is benefiting them.

I don't want socialism, I don't want a $1200 check, I want our lives back. However, I see a difference between the stimulus checks and Socialism. The stimulus checks are a one time thing, whereas socialism is a way of life.

#3468 5 days ago
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#3469 5 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

And the FDA is telling most of these people with in-home tests to destroy them. The average american doesn't have the fortitude to stick the swab in their nose far enough, so the the test will come back negative. Then the idiots will go throw parties and spread it worse. Let the professionals do the test.
https://reason.com/2020/03/25/fda-tells-at-home-diagnostics-companies-to-stop-coronavirus-test-roll-outs/

This is my main concern with a home swab test. To get a nasopharyngeal sample the swab has to to into the nose about 4 inches or so and reach the back of the throat. This is uncomfortable and I think a lot of people aren’t going to get a good sample and you will see false negatives.

#3470 5 days ago

I'm not looking for an argument but I'm having a hard time understanding why all these politicians were for the bailout of the banks when it was done under the previous administration, but now they are the ones crying the most??????????? Please don't use the argument it's going to the upper 10% of large corporations, it is going to the same places now as then.....would anyone try to argue the Ford, GM, Chrysler, all of whom got those loans are not in this category????
For ONCE I'd like to see our government come together for the good of our people, economy, businesses without all this partisan BS such as raising congressional pay hike, C'mon they don't earn what they're paid now! Could you imagine how fast they'd act on SS benefits if our politicians had to draw from it like the rest of Americans, you'd see a huge difference and i'd bet you'd never hear the words, "cut SS payouts or the useless increase a 1/4 of a cent".
Sorry I'm just so damn fed up with this bullshit. Worst part is we get no say so in any of it even though it's us that are left to absorb whatever they decide to do.

#3471 5 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

Imagine if Porn Hub went down for 3 months!

I have it saved to my computer

#3472 5 days ago
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#3473 5 days ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

To get a nasopharyngeal sample the swab has to to into the nose about 4 inches or so and reach the back of the throat. This is uncomfortable and I think a lot of people aren’t going to get a good sample and you will see false negatives.

Cripes, I gag and cringe just thinking about that, agree, most would be ineffective testing themselves.

#3474 5 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Wegmans instacart delivery is nice

We tried the home delivery with our local Kroger here and they didn't get our order correct, so after having done that twice and it being wrong both which means I have to go up there anyway to get it sorted out I see no value in that service at least for us, other stores may do a better job.

#3475 5 days ago
Quoted from RWH:

Worst part is we get no say so in any of it even though it's us that are left to absorb whatever they decide to do.

Don’t elect people working against your self interest. It’s a representative democracy. Go to your reps office, call them. Research what they stand for without relying solely on one source.

#3476 5 days ago

Home delivery from Kroger here yesterday
went well. Some substitutions but worth the extra 15
bucks.

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#3477 5 days ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Don’t elect people working against your self interest.

That is a totally hollow statement. Name a politician that has been elected and did in fact represent his/her constitutes. You can answer with your parties representatives but in reality you know it's not truth, it's simply partisan at best.

#3478 5 days ago
Quoted from RWH:

I'm not looking for an argument but I'm having a hard time understanding why all these politicians were for the bailout of the banks when it was done under the previous administration, but now they are the ones crying the most??????????? Please don't use the argument it's going to the upper 10% of large corporations, it is going to the same places now as then.....would anyone try to argue the Ford, GM, Chrysler, all of whom got those loans are not in this category????
For ONCE I'd like to see our government come together for the good of our people, economy, businesses without all this partisan BS such as raising congressional pay hike, C'mon they don't earn what they're paid now! Could you imagine how fast they'd act on SS benefits if our politicians had to draw from it like the rest of Americans, you'd see a huge difference and i'd bet you'd never hear the words, "cut SS payouts or the useless increase a 1/4 of a cent".
Sorry I'm just so damn fed up with this bullshit. Worst part is we get no say so in any of it even though it's us that are left to absorb whatever they decide to do.

I agree about this. The solution is term limits
Let's get rid of professional politicians

#3479 5 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

And the FDA is telling most of these people with in-home tests to destroy them.

Hey, go read the link and say that again... FDA has changed its tune on this...

#3480 5 days ago
Quoted from RWH:

That is a totally hollow statement. Name a politician that has been elected and did in fact represent his/her constitutes. You can answer with your parties representatives but in reality you know it's not truth, it's simply partisan at best.

End it all, term limits.

#3481 5 days ago

Just one of many good charts from Robert Williams on his Twitter account, @isfBob:

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#3482 5 days ago

This is a amazingly political thread for a site that allows no political discussion. Maybe it depends on the individual and where they stand on the political spectrum.

#3483 5 days ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Hey, go read the link and say that again... FDA has changed its tune on this...

They will flip flop again. Home tests are a terrible idea any way you slice it.

#3484 5 days ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Hey, go read the link and say that again... FDA has changed its tune on this...

From what I have seen, FDA has said they will allow “at home tests” but only if the swab is obtained in a clinic by a healthcare worker who knows how to do the swab properly.

Don’t get me wrong, more tests are a good thing but tests that are likely to produce a lot of false negatives can set us up for disaster. “My at home coronavirus test was negative, I think I’ll go see grandma and see how she’s doing.” Whoops.

#3485 5 days ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

This is my main concern with a home swab test. To get a nasopharyngeal sample the swab has to to into the nose about 4 inches or so and reach the back of the throat. This is uncomfortable and I think a lot of people aren’t going to get a good sample and you will see false negatives.

Is it like a Strep test?

#3486 5 days ago
Quoted from Methos:

Is it like a Strep test?

No, a strep test is a touch swab of the throat through the mouth. This is a swab in the nose to the nasopharyngx in the back and then spun for 10-15 seconds. Repeat with the other nostril, same swab.

#3488 5 days ago
Quoted from RWH:

That is a totally hollow statement. Name a politician that has been elected and did in fact represent his/her constitutes. You can answer with your parties representatives but in reality you know it's not truth, it's simply partisan at best.

It’s what we have and totally hollow seems like an overstatement. And your response already tells me you have a closed mind and don’t want an answer. Sounds like you’re just venting. I support the people that I think will do the best job based on my research. You can do what you want. It’s a free-ish Country so you can bitch and moan say they’re all the same and throw up your hands...that’s your right.

#3489 5 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

They will flip flop again. Home tests are a terrible idea any way you slice it.

The false negatives are a part of life. The scientific study, peer reviewed, says self administered tests are 90% effective on positive detection... which is the exact same efficacy of HCW administered tests. Finding out who has it is what the tests do, not finding out who doesn’t have it... they will tell you a negative result is not a free range ticket, it just means you may not have it. But if it’s positive, it’s a pretty good bet you got it, you could have spread it, and now we deal with you in line B instead of line A... seems like it’s a good tool to use if used right.

#3490 5 days ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

This is my main concern with a home swab test. To get a nasopharyngeal sample the swan has to to into the nose about 4 inches or so and reach the back of the throat. This is uncomfortable and I think a lot of people aren’t going to get a good sample and you will see false negatives.

A family member works in a University lab testing for covid. Last we spoke, "dry" was emphasized over heat as an enemy. Dry heat, good. Cold dry good. Hot, humid bad. Humidity or moisture being more of a factor (a week ago info). Have you heard this? Also told us about taste and smell which I then heard later in the media. But I haven't heard anything about their Early results of "dry" being emphasized. Picture is of a border patrol at doheny state park where they aren't normally. Park rangers are still cruising the park everywhere, but he was parked looking for illegals who surf. Sarcasm. I assume he was reassigned from normal duty and got one sweet assignment. Surfers still going out in Doheny ("where the sewer meets the surf") after the rain. Wow. But not as bad as the golf course open near my house that is packed. Most courses are closed, so this dump of a course that most of these guys would never play normally is packed. I'm sure that all the two per cart riders are all living in the same household. There are ways to exercise without endangering others. We are allowed to bike responsibly, so instead of golfing, I'm biking.

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#3491 5 days ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

No, a strep test is a touch swab of the throat through the mouth. This is a swab in the nose to the nasopharyngx in the back and then spun for 10-15 seconds. Repeat with the other nostril, same swab.

So unless you know what you are doing, it sounds like the possibility of false negatives is quite high. There is probably a YouTube somewhere that shows the proper procedure but still, the follow on effects of a false positive could be very unfortunate.

Doctor, did I hear correctly that it actually takes 2 consecutive results to confirm one way or another, or is that it takes 2 consecutive negative results to confirm that a person has recovered from the virus?

Thank you for the time you are taking to answer our questions and provide useful and authoritative information. I am always on the lookout for your posts here!

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#3492 5 days ago

NSFW because of language.

A good friend of mine has a 7 year old that's not allowed to have friends over. He keeps asking dad why his friends get to play outside together.

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#3493 5 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Isnt free Money, Socialism? Every day, Fox was telling me this.

This is a slippery slope; trust me I'm a Canadian.

The government helping out people on mass...eventually you get the feeling that the government cares about your well being. Next thing you know people start caring about their neighbors instead of themselves. Before you know it you'll be loving your neighbors not fearing them.

Trust me you dont want that to happen.

#3494 5 days ago
Quoted from jamesmc:

Dry heat, good. Cold dry good. Hot, humid bad.

Score one for Colorado! Nosebleed capital of the world!

#3495 5 days ago

Some positive news (with a worrisome footnote), from my city.

FTR I know a front-line nurse at the named medical center; I am planning to dig up the spare masks I had from a recent DIY jackhammering project and forward to her.

https://www.state-journal.com/news/first-franklin-county-coronavirus-patient-tells-her-story/article_b3bc9012-6ed3-11ea-9f3e-6f33266c9c00.html

"The 61-year-old woman who was quarantined in Frankfort Regional Medical Center, with the first known case of COVID-19 in Franklin County, was released from the hospital Tuesday and is isolated with her husband in their Frankfort home.

For privacy reasons, they spoke to a reporter on the condition their names would not be disclosed.

She remains on oxygen and she and her husband must temporarily remain isolated from each other within the home. She is monitoring the oxygen level herself.

Because her husband was self-quarantined at their home while his wife was in the hospital, his quarantine will end Friday — two weeks from the date she was tested.

They must take their temperature and report the findings, via text, to the Franklin County Health Department twice each day, in the morning and evening.

The turnaround during her 11-day stay in quarantine at the hospital began, they said, when doctors decided to administer Chloroquine, one of the medications widely mentioned as a possible treatment for coronavirus.

Chloroquine has been used in the past to treat malaria patients.

“The big problem was her oxygen levels,” her husband said. “She was unable to maintain a healthy oxygen level.”

But, after receiving a daily dose of Cholorquine starting when her test results confirmed she had the virus, her oxygen levels began to show improvement, and more importantly, she was able to maintain those levels on her own.

“I cannot thank the health professionals at the hospital enough,” she said. “Their decision, to try the Cholorquine, made a huge difference in how I began to feel.

“I hope the community is aware of what tremendous health care professionals we have at our local hospital. The doctors, nurses, technicians, staff … I truly feel I was in the right place at the right time. I received the care I needed to get well.”

At the suggestion of an old friend, a group of the family’s friends began praying each night, all at the same time from the safety of their own homes.

Whether silently or out loud, regardless of religion or level of religious involvement, these family friends, and now others who have been added to the prayer chain, continue nightly to wish for her speedy recovery.

Those same friends are now delivering hot meals to the couple each night. The meals are left on the porch for the husband to retrieve.

“The positive of all this is you learn how precious your friends and family are to you,” the husband said through tears. “I won’t take anyone for granted again.”

The woman first saw her primary care physician early the week of March 9, when she was tested for the flu. The test was negative.

After continuing to feel sick, she returned to her doctor and was tested again, with the same results.

Her husband took her to the hospital March 12, where she tested positive for the flu and was admitted. A scan showed spots on her lungs, after which medical personnel tested her for the coronavirus March 13.

She did not receive the results of the coronavirus test for five days.

The hardest part while she was in the hospital, her husband said, was that he had to be quarantined at home.

“That was really hard, not being able to be there and sit with her,” he said. “Even though we are isolated now, thank goodness she is home.”

The couple is not able to ascertain where she was exposed to the virus. They had not traveled out of state, nor been in contact with anyone, to their knowledge, who has the virus."

#3496 5 days ago

A TRUE LOCKDOWN IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE. In theory, yes, it would be effective. But the reality of a “true” lockdown is a fantasy. A true lockdown that would stop the virus in its tracks as many on here suggest would require everyone and I mean EVERYONE TO STAY HOME. This simply cannot happen for the reason below...

MILLIONS HAVE TO WORK NO MATTER WHAT. This is just a quick list off the top of my head of people/industries that have to continue to work regardless...
Hospitals and those associated with healthcare
Grocery stores
Pharmacies
Gas stations
Power plants
Electric companies
Water companies
Waste treatment facilities
Gas companies
Data/internet providers
Law enforcement
Fire fighters
911 call centers
Ambulance companies
Financial institutions
Railroad workers
Truck drivers
Any job critical to the supply chain including warehouse operations and delivery
All branches of the military
and any job associated with maintaining our national security
The media
Etc.
Etc.
Etc.

Most of the above millions of workers finish their day of work and then go home or out to run essential errands, which continues to spread the virus. I AGREE 100% WE NEED TO KEEP AS MANY PEOPLE HOME AS POSSIBLE. This will slow the spread and help not overload our hospitals and health system. But to those that think a few weeks or even months of a lockdown will stop this are mistaken...this will spread throughout our nation regardless...we just want it to spread as slow as possible. Until a vaccine/cure is found this will have to run its course. Everything we can do no matter how insignificant it may seem will help “flatten the curve” and buy us more critical time to find effective treatment.

Everyone needs to take this seriously and do their part...be safe and stay healthy!

#3497 5 days ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Because we are a consumer society - not a country of sustainers. Virtually the entire economy is based on the production and consumption of services and goods to sell to someone else. The vast majority of the country must be able to consume or sell to sustain it's status quo... you take away that loop of purpose and money.. and the whole thing implodes.
We are not a society of self-sustaining, or even locally sustaining entities. We rely across the board on items that come from afar.
People's purpose and daily substance relies on this economy of selling and buying.

Seems a little fragile in light of this situation. And sad. Economy tanks...and perhaps a lot of people commit suicide because...they can’t buy enough crap at the store. There must be a better way...

#3498 5 days ago
Quoted from goingincirclez:

I am planning to dig up the spare masks I had from a recent DIY jackhammering project and forward to her.

I have about 20 of the n95 masks in my shop. I asked my buddy if his wife, a nurse, wanted them. He said they're not allowed to bring their own masks into the hospital and because it's an opened box the hospital cant take them; because the might not be sterile.

I guess I'll hold onto them for friends and family.

#3499 5 days ago

Slowing it is goal so everyone doesn’t get sick in a short period of time which would destroy hospitals and people would die on gurneys waiting for space...or so I’ve heard.

#3500 5 days ago
Quoted from wrb1977:

This is just a quick list off the top of my head of people/industries that have to continue to work regardless...

Here is my city list taken from; https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/03/24/these-are-the-16-essential-business-sectors-that-will-remain-open-during-the-stay-home-work-safe-order/

Ready, take a deep breath, can you hold it for as long as it takes to read this:

go

Essential Retail
Grocery stores
Warehouse stores
Furniture suppliers
Big box stores
Bodegas
Liquor stores
Gas stations
Convenience stores
Farmers’ markets that sell food products and household staples
Food cultivation including farming, ranching, fishing and livestock
Food production including the production of canned goods, bottled beverages and other grocery items
Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to homes
Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, but only for deliver, drive-thru or carry out
Schools and other entities that typically provide free services to students or members of the public on a pick-up or take-away basis only
Restriction of delivery or carry-out does not apply to cafes or restaurants within hospitals or medical facilities
Laundromats, dry cleaners and laundry service providers
Gas stations, auto supply, auto and bicycle repair, hardware stores, and related facilities

Healthcare / Public Health
Workers providing COVID-19 testing; Workers that perform critical clinical research needed for COVID-19 response
Caregivers (e.g., physicians, dentists, psychologists, mid-level practitioners, nurses and assistants, infection control and quality assurance personnel, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists and assistants, social workers, speech pathologists and diagnostic and therapeutic technicians and technologists)
Hospital and laboratory personnel (including accounting, administrative, admitting and discharge, engineering, epidemiological, source plasma and blood donation, food service, housekeeping, medical records, information technology and operational technology, nutritionists, sanitarians, respiratory therapists, etc.)
Workers in other medical facilities (including Ambulatory Health and Surgical, Blood Banks, Clinics, Community Mental Health, Comprehensive Outpatient rehabilitation, End Stage Renal Disease, Health Departments, Home Health care, Hospices, Hospitals, Long Term Care, Organ Pharmacies, Procurement Organizations, Psychiatric Residential, Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers)
Manufacturers, technicians, logistics and warehouse operators, and distributors of medical equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), medical gases, pharmaceuticals, blood and blood products, vaccines, testing materials, laboratory supplies, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting or sterilization supplies, and tissue and paper towel products
Public health / community health workers, including those who compile, model, analyze and communicate public health information
Blood and plasma donors and the employees of the organizations that operate and manage related activities
Workers that manage health plans, billing, and health information, who cannot practically work remotely
Workers who conduct community-based public health functions, conducting epidemiologic surveillance, compiling, analyzing and communicating public health information, who cannot practically work remotely
Workers performing cybersecurity functions at healthcare and public health facilities, who cannot practically work remotely
Workers conducting research critical to COVID-19 response
Workers performing security, incident management, and emergency operations functions at or on behalf of healthcare entities including healthcare coalitions, who cannot practically work remotely
Workers who support food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals, such as those residing in shelters
Pharmacy employees necessary for filling prescriptions
Workers performing mortuary services, including funeral homes, crematoriums, and cemetery workers
Workers who coordinate with other organizations to ensure the proper recovery, handling, identification, transportation, tracking, storage, and disposal of human remains and personal effects; certify cause of death; and facilitate access to mental/behavioral health services to the family members, responders, and survivors of an incident

Law Enforcement / Public Safety / First Responders
Personnel in emergency management, law enforcement, Emergency Management Systems, fire, and corrections, including front line and management
Emergency Medical Technicians
911 call center employees
Fusion Center employees
Hazardous material responders from government and the private sector.
Workers – including contracted vendors -- who maintain, manufacture, or supply digital systems infrastructure supporting law enforcement emergency service, and response operations.
Energy
Electricity workers
Workers who maintain, ensure, or restore, or are involved in the development, transportation, fuel procurement, expansion, or operation of the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power, including call centers, utility workers, reliability engineers and fleet maintenance technicians
Workers needed for safe and secure operations at nuclear generation
Workers at generation, transmission and electric blackstart facilities
Workers at Reliability Coordinator (RC), Balancing Authorities (BA), and primary and backup Control Centers (CC), including but not limited to independent system operators, regional transmission organizations, and balancing authorities
Mutual assistance personnel
IT and OT technology staff – for EMS (Energy Management Systems) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and utility data centers; Cybersecurity engineers; cybersecurity risk management
Vegetation management crews and traffic workers who support
Environmental remediation/monitoring technicians
Instrumentation, protection, and control technicians

Petroleum workers:
Petroleum product storage, pipeline, marine transport, terminals, rail transport, road transport
Crude oil storage facilities, pipeline, and marine transport
Petroleum refinery facilities
Petroleum security operations center employees and workers who support emergency response services
Petroleum operations control rooms/centers
Petroleum drilling, extraction, production, processing, refining, terminal operations, transporting, and retail for use as end-use fuels or feedstocks for chemical manufacturing
Onshore and offshore operations for maintenance and emergency response
Retail fuel centers such as gas stations and truck stops, and the distribution systems that support them
Natural and propane gas workers:
Natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines, including compressor stations
Underground storage of natural gas
Natural gas processing plants, and those that deal with natural gas liquids
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities
Natural gas security operations center, natural gas operations dispatch and control rooms/centers natural gas emergency response and customer emergencies, including natural gas leak calls
Drilling, production, processing, refining, and transporting natural gas for use as end-use fuels, feedstocks for chemical manufacturing, or use in electricity generation
Propane gas dispatch and control rooms and emergency response and customer emergencies, including propane leak calls
Propane gas service maintenance and restoration, including call centers
Processing, refining, and transporting natural liquids, including propane gas, for use as end-use fuels or feedstocks for chemical manufacturing
Propane gas storage, transmission, and distribution centers

Water and Wastewater
Operational staff at water authorities
Operational staff at community water systems
Operational staff at wastewater treatment facilities
Workers repairing water and wastewater conveyances and performing required sampling or monitoring
Operational staff for water distribution and testing
Operational staff at wastewater collection facilities
Operational staff and technical support for SCADA Control systems
Chemical suppliers for wastewater and personnel protection
Workers that maintain digital systems infrastructure supporting water and wastewater operations
Transportation and Logistics
Employees supporting or enabling transportation functions, including truck drivers, bus drivers, dispatchers, maintenance and repair technicians, warehouse workers, truck stop and rest area workers, and workers that maintain and inspect infrastructure (including those that require cross-jurisdiction travel)
Employees of firms providing services that enable logistics operations, including cooling, storing, packaging, and distributing products for wholesale or retail sale or use.
Mass transit workers
Workers responsible for operating dispatching passenger, commuter and freight trains and maintaining rail infrastructure and equipment
Maritime transportation workers - port workers, mariners, equipment operators
Truck drivers who haul hazardous and waste materials to support critical infrastructure, capabilities, functions, and services
Automotive repair and maintenance facilities
Manufacturers and distributors (to include service centers and related operations) of packaging materials, pallets, crates, containers, and other supplies needed to support manufacturing, packaging staging and distribution operations
Postal and shipping workers, to include private companies
Employees who repair and maintain vehicles, aircraft, rail equipment, marine vessels, and the equipment and infrastructure that enables operations that encompass movement of cargo and passengers
Air transportation employees, including air traffic controllers and maintenance personnel, ramp workers, aviation and aerospace safety, security, and operations personnel and accident investigations
Workers who support the maintenance and operation of cargo by air transportation, including flight crews, maintenance, airport operations, and other on- and off- airport facilities workers

Public works
Workers who support the operation, inspection, and maintenance of essential dams, locks and levees
Workers who support the operation, inspection, and maintenance of essential public works facilities and operations, including bridges, water and sewer main breaks, fleet maintenance personnel, construction of critical or strategic infrastructure, traffic signal maintenance, emergency location services for buried utilities, maintenance of digital systems infrastructure supporting public works operations, and other emergent issues
Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences
Support, such as road and line clearing, to ensure the availability of needed facilities, transportation, energy and communications
Support to ensure the effective removal, storage, and disposal of residential and commercial solid waste and hazardous waste
Communications and Information Technology
Communications
Maintenance of communications infrastructure- including privately owned and maintained communication systems- supported by technicians, operators, call-centers, wireline and wireless providers, cable service providers, satellite operations, undersea cable landing stations (including cable marine depots and submarine cable ship operators), Internet Exchange Points, and manufacturers and distributors of communications equipment
Workers who support radio, television, and media service, including, but not limited to front line news reporters, studio, and technicians for newsgathering and reporting
Workers at Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations, and Network Operations staff, engineers and/or technicians to manage the network or operate facilities
Engineers, technicians and associated personnel responsible for infrastructure construction and restoration, including contractors for construction and engineering of fiber optic cables
Installation, maintenance and repair technicians that establish, support or repair service as needed
Central office personnel to maintain and operate central office, data centers, and other network office facilities
Customer service and support staff, including managed and professional services as well as remote providers of support to transitioning employees to set up and maintain home offices, who interface with customers to manage or support service environments and security issues, including payroll, billing, fraud, and troubleshooting
Dispatchers involved with service repair and restoration

Information Technology:
Workers who support command centers, including, but not limited to Network Operations Command Center, Broadcast Operations Control Center and Security Operations Command Center
Data center operators, including system administrators, HVAC & electrical engineers, security personnel, IT managers, data transfer solutions engineers, software and hardware engineers, and database administrators
Client service centers, field engineers, and other technicians supporting critical infrastructure, as well as manufacturers and supply chain vendors that provide hardware and software, and information technology equipment (to include microelectronics and semiconductors) for critical infrastructure
Workers responding to cyber incidents involving critical infrastructure, including medical facilities, SLTT governments and federal facilities, energy and utilities, and banks and financial institutions, and other critical infrastructure categories and personnel
Workers supporting the provision of essential global, national and local infrastructure for computing services (incl. cloud computing services), business infrastructure, web-based services, and critical manufacturing
Workers supporting communications systems and information technology used by law enforcement, public safety, medical, energy and other critical industries
Support required for continuity of services, including janitorial/cleaning personnel

Other community-based government operations and essential functions
Workers to ensure continuity of building functions
Security staff to maintain building access control and physical security measures
Elections personnel
Federal, State, and Local, Tribal, and Territorial employees who support Mission Essential Functions and communications networks
Trade Officials (FTA negotiators; international data flow administrators)
Weather forecasters
Workers that maintain digital systems infrastructure supporting other critical government operations
Workers at operations centers necessary to maintain other essential functions
Workers who support necessary credentialing, vetting and licensing operations for transportation workers
Customs workers who are critical to facilitating trade in support of the national emergency response supply chain
Educators supporting public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing other essential functions, if operating under rules for social distancing
Hotel Workers where hotels are used for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures

Critical manufacturing
Workers necessary for the manufacturing of materials and products needed for medical supply chains, and for supply chains associated with transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities, the operation of dams, water and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industrial base. Additionally, workers needed to maintain the continuity of these manufacturing functions and associated supply chains.

Hazardous materials
Workers at nuclear facilities, workers managing medical waste, workers managing waste from pharmaceuticals and medical material production, and workers at laboratories processing test kits
Workers who support hazardous materials response and cleanup
Workers who maintain digital systems infrastructure supporting hazardous materials management operations
Financial services
Workers who are needed to process and maintain systems for processing financial transactions and services (e.g., payment, clearing, and settlement; wholesale funding; insurance services; and capital markets activities)
Workers who are needed to provide consumer access to banking and lending services, including ATMs, and to move currency and payments (e.g., armored cash carriers)
Workers who support financial operations, such as those staffing data and security operations centers

Chemical
Workers supporting the chemical and industrial gas supply chains, including workers at chemical manufacturing plants, workers in laboratories, workers at distribution facilities, workers who transport basic raw chemical materials to the producers of industrial and consumer goods, including hand sanitizers, food and food additives, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and paper products.
Workers supporting the safe transportation of chemicals, including those supporting tank truck cleaning facilities and workers who manufacture packaging items
Workers supporting the production of protective cleaning and medical solutions, personal protective equipment, and packaging that prevents the contamination of food, water, medicine, among others essential products
Workers supporting the operation and maintenance of facilities (particularly those with high risk chemicals and/or sites that cannot be shut down) whose work cannot be done remotely and requires the presence of highly trained personnel to ensure safe operations, including plant contract workers who provide inspections
Workers who support the production and transportation of chlorine and alkali manufacturing, single-use plastics, and packaging that prevents the contamination or supports the continued manufacture of food, water, medicine, and other essential products, including glass container manufacturing
Defense Industrial Base
Workers who support the essential services required to meet national security commitments to the federal government and U.S. Military. These individuals, include but are not limited to, aerospace; mechanical and software engineers, manufacturing/production workers; IT support; security staff; security personnel; intelligence support, aircraft and weapon system mechanics and maintainers
Personnel working for companies, and their subcontractors, who perform under contract to the Department of Defense providing materials and services to the Department of Defense, and government-owned/contractor-operated and government-owned/government-operated facilities

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