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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by Fransw » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:28 pm

If a large part of the population gives a shyte for this social distance thing then we are busy wasting our time!

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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by snoopy » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:03 pm

Here shops stick tape on the floor in the shops and some even outside the shops 1,5 m apart where people must stand.

Only allow x number of people in the shops. My local Vet only allow 1 person inside at a time.

At the pharmacy they installed an intercom so you wait outside and give your order that way.

What do they do in SA to keep distance between customers?
Pretty much the same for now. But today you could see there will still some people out there who actually had no clue about what was going on - or were pretending not to know. Even if they have smart phones with radios in them and internet.

Besides the panic buyers who are still around - the rest of the people are calm. Large PnP here was already out of most meats by early this morning, but still well stocked in other goods. The same for the Checkers group.

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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by paulw » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:21 pm

snoopy wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:03 pm

Besides the panic buyers who are still around - the rest of the people are calm. Large PnP here was already out of most meats by early this morning, but still well stocked in other goods. The same for the Checkers group.

People should buy cheap pasta that you can keep long rather than meat.
This is going to take a while and if you loose your job then you need to stretch the Rands.

We didn't do any of this panic buying, just our regular monthly and a little every week (bread/milk/fruit stuff) buying and then some extra pasta (not a lot) for just in case last weekend.
I believe this is going to take a lot longer than 3 weeks but groceries will still be available.
We are in the same phase than SA, little behind mainland EU.
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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:42 pm

If you use fresh milk for tea or coffee pour
the milk into ice cube trays and freeze. Pop out 1 cube for cup. Nothing that can go sour :D
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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by Theuns v V » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:05 am

Has anyone successfully freezed and then used bread without it being all soggy?

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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by SNIPER » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:12 am

Theuns v V wrote:
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Has anyone successfully freezed and then used bread without it being all soggy?

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Do it all the time Theuns, no problem. I generally only go to town every 10 days so I freeze most of my bread .
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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by Swartbok » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:04 am

Yip, we freeze bread often as well. No soggy bread, all good.
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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by Deanw » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:08 am

paulw wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:25 pm
What do they do in SA to keep distance between customers?
Here shops stick tape on the floor in the shops and some even outside the shops 1,5 m apart where people must stand.
The same in most supermarkets.
Only allow x number of people in the shops. My local Vet only allow 1 person inside at a time.
Same at my vet, wait in the car until the person inside comes out.
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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by jvdl » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:43 am

Theuns v V wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:05 am
Has anyone successfully freezed and then used bread without it being all soggy?

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Just open the bag while it's defrosting. If you keep the bag closed, that's when it gets soggy.
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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by Theuns v V » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:39 am

Great thanx guys. will go stock up today while I still can :lol:
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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by Fransw » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:53 am

SA to join coronavirus vaccine trail..starting June.

The scientist are working overtime on this, its just a matter of time. The problem is we don't have much time.. :?


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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by rainier » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:36 am

Fransw wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:53 am
SA to join coronavirus vaccine trail..starting June.

The scientist are working overtime on this, its just a matter of time. The problem is we don't have much time.. :?
Yes it is likely we will see something soon. The good part is that in this case even a relatively ineffective vaccine will be enough to make a major difference. Enough to break the back of this thing and buy time. We can only hope.

On a side note: Things are starting to get a bit iffy in places: One of our courier services warehouse got raided last night and one of our customers lost his V6 radio we just repaired for him as quickly as we could so we could still ship it back in time.
In all our history - this is the first time something went missing in a local shipment. Normally this only happens in other countries (France and U.S. being the leaders).
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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by HJK 414 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:24 pm

Can someone please explain to me how this "incubation period of 14 days max" works?
My understanding is that someone that is - knowingly or unknowingly "infected" or carrying the Virus - will develop symptoms within 14 days - and whether severe or not - will develop the disease.

On this premise a lockdown is imposed - so that everyone that has the virus infection - asymptomatic or not - will no longer infect people - the infected will turn ill and the spread of the infection will stop at point of lockdown - hence the max amount of "ill patients" will be reached after 14 days. (those that do not develop the illness were not infected to start with at the starting point of the lockdown.)
The most patients develop the illness within 7 to 9 days I am led to believe.

Well - we have been in a severe lockdown in Spain for 11 days now and it looks like the cases are exploding further and further
Should the curve not have peaked as we are on the 12th day of this lockdown ??

Spain now at 56000 cases and over 4000 deceased - and the amount new cases per day seem to be increasing

What am I missing here ?
How are these new patients being infected - 4 or 5 days after the lockdown if the average time to develop symptoms is 7 to 9 days ??


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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by heisan » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:40 pm

HJK 414 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Spain now at 56000 cases and over 4000 deceased - and the amount new cases per day seem to be increasing
The chart only shows confirmed cases. The actual number of infections is MUCH bigger than what is shown on the chart. The increase you see is likely just the testing catching up...

After 14 days, you should see the fatality curve flatten (the fatality rate is a good indicator of the infection count 10-18 days earlier).
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Re: Corona Virus

Unread post by snoopy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:45 pm

Long queues at local supermarkets now with access being limited inside. In one area where there was a bottle store, one could not even get road access past the traffic, saw chaps with bakkies, loading stock there, loads of it, that must have been a very thirsty chap. Local butcher has put a limited on what you can buy , for example only 1 pack of boerewors and one pack of mince person. And the highway is as busy as Friday afternoon peak traffic.
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