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I think it's more widespread than they're telling us. I know of 3 people who have symptoms similar to Covid 19, one a family member, and none of them have been able to get tested. They are only testing people who have recently left the country or if you know for sure you've come in contact with someone with it. I don't see how they plan on stopping this if they aren't testing folks with the symptoms.
 

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I think it's more widespread than they're telling us. I know of 3 people who have symptoms similar to Covid 19, one a family member, and none of them have been able to get tested. They are only testing people who have recently left the country or if you know for sure you've come in contact with someone with it. I don't see how they plan on stopping this if they aren't testing folks with the symptoms.

No test means no virus. *man taps head* Outside of a certain demographic/bubble, everyone has been saying this since January.


Anyone who is surprised by this, didn't realize how serious it was until 3 days ago, you need to reconsider your sources of information and media consumption. Every credible public health expert has yelling that this is serious for over a month.
 

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We finally agree on some stuff! :)

I can't understand the people who try to prepare for a crisis while in the middle of a crisis. "PRE-pare"...

And buying a gun now? What for? People should have bought several over the last few years and taken the time to get trained to use it correctly, effectively, and safely. Right now they are just buying them, loading them with whatever bullets they can find, and haven't ever even fired them. I don't want that sort of person within firing distance of me or my family. I can only hope that someone who knows what they are doing is at least teaching them some fundamental safety rules and having them dry fire practice if the ranges are closed. My family has been getting refresher courses since this thing started a few weeks ago.

I can't understand what some of the people we share our country with are thinking sometimes.
I haven't seen or heard about any mass gun buying here. And most of my friends are also gun owners.
I haven't seen a big gun or ammo grab since the Obama administration. And maybe some learned a lesson then?
 

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I think it's more widespread than they're telling us. I know of 3 people who have symptoms similar to Covid 19, one a family member, and none of them have been able to get tested. They are only testing people who have recently left the country or if you know for sure you've come in contact with someone with it. I don't see how they plan on stopping this if they aren't testing folks with the symptoms.
There is the initial test to show that you have it. Then another TWO to show when you are no longer shedding the virus. That's 3 tests per person!
Lots of luck with that one
 

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The mass gun buying is happening here. You can't go in any gun store/pawn shop/sporting goods store and get ammo. Especially if it's a common round like 22. The guns themselves are extremely picked over as well. A local "private" gun club has taken it upon themselves to offer FREE lessons and such as a lot of them are retirees/ppl off work. So at least some folks here are trying to "help"? with that situation.

-Meg
 

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There is the initial test to show that you have it. Then another TWO to show when you are no longer shedding the virus. That's 3 tests per person!
Lots of luck with that one
Exactly, good luck on that one. And we never test for all the other viruses Americans die from everyday! Saw a chart with # of supposable infections in the US states, It was there in many states, but very low. Id like to see a chart with different viruses and how many are in circulation in the US at any given time. Anyone know of some good research on that?
 

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Exactly, good luck on that one. And we never test for all the other viruses Americans die from everyday! Saw a chart with # of supposable infections in the US states, It was there in many states, but very low. Id like to see a chart with different viruses and how many are in circulation in the US at any given time. Anyone know of some good research on that?
I get that some populations it would be important to do testing. But fact is, if I catch it (and I know the likelihood is there, especially with how much I travel around for work exposing myself to plenty of populations) I’m not just going to go rush to get tested, in fact unless I had complications (and at 26 without any underlying conditions chances arent huge) I’d just need to self quarantine (myself and the boyfriend) and stay hydrated and move on with my life after. In a way I’d almost just be relieved to get it over with. I’ve had the flu, did I go get tested to see if that’s what it was? No, I suffered through ate my crackers and drank all the juice and seltzer’s and got better. My biggest concern this whole time has been getting sick and accidentally passing it on to someone at risk, especially with the fact that some of the places I work are assisted living (who before vacation they were not letting anyone in so that made things a little better minus not being able to do my job there).
 

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I get that some populations it would be important to do testing. But fact is, if I catch it (and I know the likelihood is there, especially with how much I travel around for work exposing myself to plenty of populations) I’m not just going to go rush to get tested, in fact unless I had complications (and at 26 without any underlying conditions chances arent huge) I’d just need to self quarantine (myself and the boyfriend) and stay hydrated and move on with my life after. In a way I’d almost just be relieved to get it over with. I’ve had the flu, did I go get tested to see if that’s what it was? No, I suffered through ate my crackers and drank all the juice and seltzer’s and got better. My biggest concern this whole time has been getting sick and accidentally passing it on to someone at risk, especially with the fact that some of the places I work are assisted living (who before vacation they were not letting anyone in so that made things a little better minus not being able to do my job there).
Without testing everyone with symptoms I think a lot of people might just think they've got a cold and continue to go about their business further spreading it. If these same people were tested and in fact knew they had Covid 19 they'd be much more likely to isolate themselves and take precautions to not spread it.
 

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Remember the Email/Facebook post that went out from a "friend" who knew a high ranking CDC member? They had tips on how to know that you don't have the virus and how to prevent it?
All known to be false, now.
In Oregon the governor has effectively shut down life as we know it...she even stopped truck interstate and intrastate driving except for trucks that carry necessities for the grocery stores, if you drive a log truck you are shut down...big paper rolls outa work... the necessities drivers have an increased hours of service which scares me...when I drove I was in good shape mentally and physically and constantly fabricated my log book, so I can say that after about 13 to 15 hrs of driving a big truck with all the things that involved..your driving becomes dangerous...I hate the thought of the trucking industry shutting down...because that WILL bring the nation to a halt...everything you touch in your daily life came in some form or another on a big trk...from your make up, your gas, food, to your car.
 

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I haven't seen or heard about any mass gun buying here. And most of my friends are also gun owners.
I haven't seen a big gun or ammo grab since the Obama administration. And maybe some learned a lesson then?

My bestest friend works in a gun store here in Oregon...there HAS been a run on guns, bullets, scopes and ammo. I usta laugh and say..."what are they gonna do...shoot sick people"...but now I'm thinking there's gonna be looting...Old a** people like me and my sister will be in some danger then. Sort of like the Zombie
acopoliss (sp) with real people...anyway...I'm trying to be logical about it...I live close to meth addicts and Oregon weirdo's so I bought a 9mm...figuring my knife isn't good for that...freakin dim fears in my head...I am experienced with guns and shoot fairly good...I probably won't ever need it...but in case I do...
 

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My bestest friend works in a gun store here in Oregon...there HAS been a run on guns, bullets, scopes and ammo. I usta laugh and say..."what are they gonna do...shoot sick people"...but now I'm thinking there's gonna be looting...Old a** people like me and my sister will be in some danger then. Sort of like the Zombie
acopoliss (sp) with real people...anyway...I'm trying to be logical about it...I live close to meth addicts and Oregon weirdo's so I bought a 9mm...figuring my knife isn't good for that...freakin dim fears in my head...I am experienced with guns and shoot fairly good...I probably won't ever need it...but in case I do...
Hopefully no one gets hurt!??
 

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I next to the bay area, it is pretty crazy here as well. I was told to not be in gatherings of 10 or more. I can at least work from home for a short time but our store is looking sad. Stay safe please!
 

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My bestest friend works in a gun store here in Oregon...there HAS been a run on guns, bullets, scopes and ammo. I usta laugh and say..."what are they gonna do...shoot sick people"...but now I'm thinking there's gonna be looting...Old a** people like me and my sister will be in some danger then. Sort of like the Zombie
acopoliss (sp) with real people...anyway...I'm trying to be logical about it...I live close to meth addicts and Oregon weirdo's so I bought a 9mm...figuring my knife isn't good for that...freakin dim fears in my head...I am experienced with guns and shoot fairly good...I probably won't ever need it...but in case I do...
I thought this way too, but just for a second only. People are buying guns to shoot looters, home invaders, and government invaders. Criminals still exist even though the law abiding citizens are following quarantine and trying to get along. Police officers are people too, need to quarantine, stay with family also. They can’t be everywhere normally, going to be less now. Were same here on the shut down- las vegas. We have 5 horses, and have hay for 25-30 days as of now. But yesterday our local feed store was limiting to 4 bales of hay per person and she had not been able to get in contact with her suppliers..Thinking this has to do with trucking also.
 

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I can not articulate how highly I think of that product.
While I was still a mechanic, I'll bet that product saved the school board tens of thousand dollars over the last dozen years. It's the only additive of any type that we ever purchased and then kept as part of our standard supplies.
Just having one kid pee into one fuel tank would make you a believer.
Dang little brats. I just recently had the fuel pump replaced sooo I'm going to try it. I'll put historic plates on it and show it as (and win) the ugliest vehicle contest. It still runs good.
 

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I thought this way too, but just for a second only. People are buying guns to shoot looters, home invaders, and government invaders. Criminals still exist even though the law abiding citizens are following quarantine and trying to get along. Police officers are people too, need to quarantine, stay with family also. They can’t be everywhere normally, going to be less now. Were same here on the shut down- las vegas. We have 5 horses, and have hay for 25-30 days as of now. But yesterday our local feed store was limiting to 4 bales of hay per person and she had not been able to get in contact with her suppliers..Thinking this has to do with trucking also.
Yah, I just ordered something on amazon and it was “prime” but it comes next week! They only are doing prime for necessities: baby supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.
 

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I think it's more widespread than they're telling us. I know of 3 people who have symptoms similar to Covid 19, one a family member, and none of them have been able to get tested. They are only testing people who have recently left the country or if you know for sure you've come in contact with someone with it. I don't see how they plan on stopping this if they aren't testing folks with the symptoms.
I went to my lung doc today and as usual was yacking with everyone...they were having people with flue symptoms testing negative for the flue back in November yet recovering in a couple weeks. So sorry...it's still hard for me to believe they've done their math correctly. How could it possibly not have been here all along?
 

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