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Old 03-04-2020, 09:15 PM
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So what was the purpose of this reply and every reply following that? I was just trying to stress that I was clarifying my thoughts when I realized later that they may have been unclear in my original post. I never stated that I thought people were disagreeing, which is why I didnít quote anyone specifically, I was just clarifying in case that was how it was interpreted. My reference to arguing in the first post was to clarify that wasnít my intent, I wasnít accusing anyone of arguing with me at that point. I donít understand why you feel my clarification needs continued discussion, to me that comes off as you disagreeing with what Iím saying in some way. I have only been trying to clarify my intent the entire time but you keep quoting me rather than just letting it be. If you werenít disagreeing why reply? If you arenít arguing why reply? It was a clarification, and now itís turned into a silly disagreement about how I was interpreting the thread. I am allowed to clarify my own post.
So to clarify, you have a silly disagreement which isn't even a disagreement, but rather an agreement, but is continuing to be quoted because clarification needs discussion. No one was disagreeing specifically, just clarifying your agreement by referencing your first post and arguing at some point. Thank you for clarifying your own post when you have only been trying to clarify your intent the entire time.
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:36 PM
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So to clarify, you have a silly disagreement which isn't even a disagreement, but rather an agreement, but is continuing to be quoted because clarification needs discussion. No one was disagreeing specifically, just clarifying your agreement by referencing your first post and arguing at some point. Thank you for clarifying your own post when you have only been trying to clarify your intent the entire time.
Exactly.
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Old 03-05-2020, 07:03 PM
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I miss the days when mods locked threads that were absurd.
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Old 03-06-2020, 12:14 PM
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Well this thread is titled COVID-19, so I'm just going to assume that there will eventually be some relevant content in the thread. The latest posts were just word salad, but again, I'm assuming this thread will develop.
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Old 03-06-2020, 12:51 PM
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Nothing absurd about this thread. There are and will be users making absurd comments, but I donít find anything absurd about this thread.
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We'll all be infected by the time this disagreement ends
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Old 03-08-2020, 09:07 AM
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Old 03-08-2020, 08:15 PM
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Wait, I thought we clarified that there was no disagreement?

So, I've been getting these GREAT cruise offers. My husband I like to cruise, and the deals are fantastic, with generous rescheduling allowed "for any reason." Would you all book a cruise now?
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Old 03-09-2020, 07:29 PM
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My daughter and I have a cruise to Italy, Greece and Turkey booked for mid-May. I'm so sad. We've been planning this for two years
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Old 03-09-2020, 08:27 PM
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My daughter and I have a cruise to Italy, Greece and Turkey booked for mid-May. I'm so sad. We've been planning this for two years
Go somewhere in Europe on foot. Not sure when Italy will reopen but Greece and Turkey have many sites.

I'm still planning to book a 2 week trip to Europe in mid-May. Originally, I was doing Belgium and Amsterdam but after foot surgery, I might not be up to that. Plan B is two weeks in Portugal where I could alternate city and the beach at the Algarve.
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:27 PM
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Passed by the docked cruise ship in Oakland today. I spent the weekend in Vegas and flew out of the Oakland Airport. Both the Oakland and Vegas airports were DEAD. Also, the casinos were EMPTY. I also avoided the buffets.
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Old 03-10-2020, 12:59 PM
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I have a trip planned to Iceland next month. It's still on at this point. Fortunately, Icelandic Air is waiving change fees between now and March 31st, so we'll see what happens. Plus, I don't book anything (hotels, excursions, etc.) until last minute, so the only thing I have going right now is the flight.

What does everyone think about all this? Are you in a panic yet? Has anyone's job told them to not come in or to work from home?

My parents have stocked up on frozen food (in case they're quarantined) and have bought more hand sanitizer than they've ever owned in their lives. Meanwhile, I'm riding the NYC subway in and out of work and going about my daily routine. Not sure what the right answer is here, but I'm basically just washing my hands more frequently and hoping for the best.
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Old 03-10-2020, 01:37 PM
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I work with a bunch of doctors, and everyone is pretty level-headed about the whole thing. Watching the situation, yes, but not freaking out. It's nice.

I'm washing my hands more and using hand sanitizer when I'm out shopping for essentials. I rarely used hand sanitizer before. I'm not stocking up on anything.

I'm just trying to go about my life as normal. I'm also in the process of moving, so I've got bigger fish to fry.
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Old 03-10-2020, 01:56 PM
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The Costco locations are crazy. Customers are lined up before opening (which wraps around the building) to get bottled water and toilet paper. They way people are running down the aisles with carts, it looks like an episode of the game show “Supermarket Sweep”. There is a hashtag on Twitter called #CostcoPanicBuying.

I’m in LA and updated my earthquake preparedness kit after the July 4th quake. For Christmas, I included flashlights and hand sanitizer as stocking stuffers. Initial reaction was “Um, thanks?” but now friends have actually thanked me.
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Old 03-10-2020, 02:05 PM
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Hey AST, where are you going in Iceland? Itís one of my favorite places. The reality is that outside of the Capital, itís really not crowded at all. The only suggestion I would have is to visit your doc before you leave and see if they will give you some basic scriptsóor just take some OTC meds with you. If you get sick on a Sunday, you are out of luck there as the pharmacies donít open until Monday. Most stores close around 6pm on weeknights so itís smart to just have some stuff with you. Iím heading to Nepal in May and my doc is just giving me my own ďmedicine cabinetĒ

If you need any input on Iceland, feel free to PM me.
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