Quoted from flashinstinct:
Society has forgotten how to cook.
This should be a boon for companies like Hello Fresh and Good Food. Weekly delivered groceries with instructions!
Quoted from Zablon:
How soon until we learn that we don't need sports stadiums? /flamesuit on
Well they might need the hockey rinks as makeshift morgues like they did in Spain.
Also, I wonder if people will start using BC for our timeline Before Coronavirus.
Quoted from Zablon:
Half the people I've seen wearing masks aren't even wearing them right. Save them for people who actually need them.
People improperly wearing masks drives me nuts! If you’re not going to cover your nose and mouth, don’t bother wearing one at all.
Also people who use gloves but then touch their face, why bother? I’ve also seen a big rise in people littering used latex gloves, ugh...
Quoted from PinJim:
Really? So we can stand in line, 3’ from each other while people with the snot nosed kids cough and sneeze around me? Right, make sense. Thanks for clarifying.
Around me they’ve gone to limiting 50 ppl max in grocery stores, plexiglass sneeze guards set up at check outs, hand wash stations, sanitizer, wipe down of cart handles etc. 6’ spacing (Marks on the floor) at check out in a separated line which is pretty easy to abide by when you have a cart.
The issue arises when you’re in the aisles though, it’s impossible to maintain 6’ when you have 2 or more people in an aisle and one wants to pass the other. Walmart tried to mitigate this by marking the aisles as one ways, but no one was following the signs yesterday when I went. Good idea in theory, but no one to enforce it. Also the online order pickers are in all the aisles with their huge picking carts blocking half the aisle.
Costco recently put in a limit of 2 ppl shopping per card because families were taking their kids to do Costco runs and wasting max capacity in store lol.
Quoted from taylor34:
Costco shouldn't be letting anyone even in their stores. In fact nobody should be going into a store. Everything delivered out to a car or to your house, no human interaction. Keep people safe (evidently from themselves a lot of the time). It would be better for workers and shoppers. Plus give some more people a job.
Agreed with you there if they were able to do curb side pickup in a reasonable time frame, but right now local grocery stores have pick ups 7-10 days out...
They switched hardware stores to pick up only on the weekend and one of the largest national hardware stores (Canadian tire) had their website crash due to volume. This morning it went to a page that says call your local store to place an order... but looks like it’s back up now.
Every retail store is closed to walk ins here, only online ordering and curb side pick up remain. Grocery, pharmacies and alcohol stores are the only things that remain open for retail walk ins.
I wanted to pick up a Blackstone griddle from Walmart but because the stock is low I can’t place the order for pick up... argh...
Quoted from Jaybird815:
Today we are having crispy Brussel sprouts with bacon and marinated chicken breast cutlets[quoted image]
I want to thank you for showing pics of your Blackstone grill, I had never seen one before this thread.
After watching some youtube videos of it, I'm contemplating going to Wal-mart to get a 28" one in the middle of a pandemic lol.
Speaking of masks, I took some time today to make a pair.
Finally had a reason to use this material I had kicking around.
Quoted from Darkwing:
Tough times for the folks who are living out of their vehicles. I’d considered getting an RV or camper van and ditching rent for awhile, but where do you go when they close access to nature?
I read Walmart will let you use their parking lots overnight for your RV. You’d be first in line for TP!
Quoted from Wickerman2:
Also don’t get the Patriot’s version if you are a healthcare worker:
“at least some and possibly many of the roughly one-million protective masks on the team plane were not the time-tested, industry-standard N95 masks that medical workers wear when treating coronavirus patients. Rather, they were a Chinese version known as a KN95 mask that some hospitals in Boston and beyond have so far declined to use and remain reluctant about today.”
The “K” may or may not stand for knockoff.
According to 3M KN95 is equivalent to N95 in terms of performance. KN95 is just the Chinese equivalent to the US NIOSH N95.
"Based on this comparison, it is reasonable to consider China KN95, AS/NZ P2, Korea 1st Class, and Japan DS FFRs as
“equivalent” to US NIOSH N95 and European FFP2 respirators, for filtering non-oil-based particles such as those resulting
from wildfires, PM 2.5 air pollution, volcanic eruptions, or bioaerosols (e.g. viruses). "
Now whether these masks are actually made to those standards is another question.
It's kind of like DIN vs ISO vs JIS standards.
Quoted from Wickerman2:
Need to tell the hospital that I guess.
Maybe it’s like Sorny, Panaphonics, and Magnetbox. Just as good as originals?
Quoted from Murphdom:
They are supposed to start using the KN95 here in healthcare settings because of shortages but there are concerns over counterfeits. So they are requiring certificates of origin.
That makes sense, but even certificates of origin can be falsified unfortunately. Spot checking the orders is probably the best way to see if they conform to their listed specifications. I ran into a lot of counterfeit products during my time as an engineer at a bearing company, so I'm not surprised to see counterfeit masks now.
In Toronto they recalled 62,600 Chinese masks because they were "poor quality."
Quoted from cottonm4:
How is anybody going to social distance in an elevator? How is this being done in New York, the elevator capital of the world?
I lived on the 21st floor once and remember how much of a pain it was during normal times (elevator maintenance, people booking them for moving, fire alarms.) I told my brother when he was buying his condo last year to buy on the first few floors so that he could avoid having to take the elevator when possible. He bought on the 3rd floor in a high rise. Not the best view, but can easily take the stairs now.
I’m guessing people are going to be a lot more fit taking the stairs nowadays. Although most stairwells aren’t the best ventilated and with all those out of shape people wheezing...
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