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    I messaged it to a lot of people. I found it to be a great video. Thanks Mike.
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    I had ordered in some things from Amazon and they were scheduled to be delivered today. I'm sure that my deliveries are at the end of the UPS route as I rarely ever get my packages before 4 pm.

    Anyway this package had the option of seeing where my delivery was and I'd been checking and saw that it actually was almost here. I'd opened the door and saw the delivery guy walking toward me with the package and said, "Here you go" and I stepped back a bit and told him to just leave it on the porch and I'd pick it up after he'd stepped back a bit. He looked at me a bit funny and I said "I don't mind the social distancing at all" to which he said. "How do you know my gloves aren't carrying the virus"? I said "I don't, that's why once I pick up the package, I'll open it over the garbage can, then put the outside wrapper in the garbage, and then go and wash my hands.

    He shook his head in disbelief and walked back to this van.

    I should note that he wasn't wearing disposable gloves----------he was wearing 'Mechanic's Gloves'.

    I could have done things like wiping the cardboard box inside the plastic packaging but my supply of alcohol of that type is low and there's none on the shelves that I've found in the few times I've ventured out.

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    Doing the right thing is getting complicated.

    Roy, you were right to take that precaution. That driver may not
    be concerned about you, but he's definitely taking a chance
    doing what he's doing, and he should take more precautions,
    or maybe just stay home.

    What about other essential service providers? Here's one
    dilemma that I know of first hand, from my neighborhood:

    She is a nurse in one of the local hospitals; he is a deputy sheriff;
    they are both at high risk of exposure to the virus; they have a
    young child. They have a nanny taking care of the baby in their
    home while they do essential service work; the nanny is a
    woman in the "high risk" group (60 years old, with diabetes).

    Does the nanny decide to stay home, or follow the "Help the Helpers"
    recommendation? If the nanny continues to care for the child, how
    much is she risking contracting the virus, and/or bring it home to her
    husband/family who are sheltering in place?

    If the nanny stays home, who will take care of the child? Will one of
    the essential service providers then have to stay home?...which will
    mean one less service provider for the community?

    It's just not as simple as "shelter in place."
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    On a lighter note ....

    They say that a loss of taste and smell may indicate the Covid-19 virus. If so then I must be just fine cause every time I pass gas it is really gross! ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by randydance062449 View Post
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    They say that a loss of taste and smell may indicate the Covid-19 virus. If so then I must be just fine cause every time I pass gas it is really gross! ....
    Uh oh. My shite don't stink.
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    Default Another take on at-home learning during COVID-19

    Saw this recently in the Ottawa Citizen.

    This fellow provides a whole new take on educating your kids at home during school closure and social distancing and isolation. It’s a good read.

    https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/we...ring-covid-19/
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    Randy, I'm happy for you. That goes a long way to explain why you're still single.
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    Default 3D Printed Masks

    If anyone has a 3D printer you might find this interesting:

    https://www.geekwire.com/2020/maker-...otective-gear/
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    I would have a hard time using these in a situation that needed more than a surgical mask.

    Riding the bus or a subway ok but not in a situation where a heppa is needed. A couple of reasons.

    1. both guys in the video have beards. Don't try to sell me a mask having a beard!

    2. I like the idea that the masks can be heated in hot water to form fit but then every mask would have to be fit tested.

    3. This brings up that even every major manufacturers models should be fit tested. If we change from brand X to Brand Y we have to be refit tested for brand Y even though we passed for brand X. Open source is cool but every printer/manufacturers model would have to be separately fit tested.

    4. Where are these common parts such as valves coming from? You could print a million masks but if you didn't have the check valves what good are they?

    I would trust these similar or less that the mask my mother could sew out of cotton material with elastic ear straps.
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    It's my understanding that the process makes the valves.

    I think that the idea is to be able to make masks for yourself for things like being on buses, stores etc. However I'm not trying to over think these kinds of things. I don't have a printer and I just maintain distance between myself and other folk.

    About beards---when I was in the Navy, beards were allowed, but when I was in Submarine School, the petty officer who was teaching about the OBA (Oxygen Breathing Apparatus) had a full beard and he pointed out that if he was ordered back to sea that the beard would be the first to go as it wouldn't allow a good fit of the OBA.

    Just common sense in my mind.
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