Coronavirus COVID-19 Limited Topics Discussion (Read 1st Post)

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  1. Jeremy

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    #1 Jeremy, Apr 7, 2020
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    This is the new "in-Iowa" thread for those that don't want politics, shelter in place, or similar stuff on constant repeat.

    Only the following topics should be discussed in this thread:
    • Projections, models, daily numbers and stats
    • In-Iowa news, events, and experiences
    • Plans and thoughts for the next stage (i.e. post peak return to "normal")
    • Potential for summer, fall, winter activities/sports/school/etc
    • Possibilities for future rounds of COVID-19
    • Safety, prevention, tracking of therapeutics or vaccines, etc
    As well as any other topical discussions that do not relate to any of the following...
    • Politics (Local, State, or Federal, International, Galactic, Intergalactic, ETC)
    • Gov Reynolds
    • Trump
    • Shelter-In-Place (or any semantical similarity)
    • Essential vs Non-Essential Businesses

    A few non-partisan links to keep handy...
    • IHME Daily Model - Link
    • Worldometer Live Stats - Link
    • CDC - Link
    • Iowa Department of Health Updates - Link
     
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  2. 3TrueFans

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    He didn't say anything about International politics!
     
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  3. Jeremy

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    F5 = Refresh
     
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    Kumbaya my Lord
     
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  5. madguy30

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    Is it allowed to discuss sanitization or protection strategies protect ourselves? Thought it might be a good topic.
     
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    Absolutely! When in doubt, just... oh wait, different topic.

    Also, added frequent links to original post.
     
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    Most sanitation procedures recommend allowing the product (Lysol spray / Clorox wipes / etc.) to remain on the surface for 3-5 minutes before wiping dry. This apply to non-porous surfaces.

    Your PSA for today.
     
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    Pretty solid interview. Not a ton of new stuff if you've been following closely and a little dated but I hadn't seen it posted elsewhere. I learned a few new things plus its just interesting to hear the perspective of a guy that is deeply involved in the research. Just ignore the Baylor connection.
     
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  10. madguy30

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    1. So what are some things people are doing to help with protection?
    2. What are some positives they've found from this?

    1. -I've been taking a Clorox wipe with me to use on doors on the way out to my car or go on a walk, etc. I keep it in a ziplock bag and seal it to keep it saturated and reuse it on the way back in. I still wash my hands when I get back, but it's a little extra thing to help.

    -When I wash my hands, I also keep my keys in my hands and wash them at the same time, and even let them soak in soapy water.
    --I've used a small bin with hot water and detergent to wash items that I want to wear soon to avoid waiting for a full laundry load.
    -I'm practicing using my shoulder or sleeve to itch my face even if my hands are freshly washed, so hopefully it's a habit when needed.

    2. - I filled up my car on March 15th, and haven't used a 1/4 tank yet. I'll likely go at least 1.5 months without filling up.
    -rationing food led to me getting to my target weight from the 'Help! I'm fat!' thread and now the goal is to maintain it.
    -even if it's limited and requires being extra careful for space from others, April's a great month to spend time outside.
     
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  11. MLawrence

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    Are we not to suppose to let that air dry?
     
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    Found a little bottle in my car door today that I didn't know was there.

    Score.

    Felt like I was hiding drugs.
     
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    The commercial cleaner I use for work recommends the wiping dry after allowing the solution to be on the surface for a set time or allowing to air dry.

    Just checked the instruction sheet.
     
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    #15 MLawrence, Apr 7, 2020
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    That sounds like a lot of work.
     
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    That is one possible reason. Socioeconomic status can come into play as well (the lower you are on that, the more likely you are to be in a job that isnt letting you WFH and increasing your exposure, the more likely you are to be without good insurance, and the more likely you are to end up in a hospital with lesser resources)
     
  18. NorthCyd

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    That's like gold. I have very little hand sanitizer in my house. Honestly I should probably be doing more than I am. I only go out once or twice a week. I mainly focus on not touching my face and washing my hands real well when I get in the house after I put the groceries away.
     
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    Saw some of this last week.

    Statistically some are more likely than others to be low income--if people are low income, things like multiple people living in one small place after job losses and cuts, displacement, and inability to get proper or immediate medical help are going to make this awful situation only worse.
     
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  20. NorthCyd

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    Underlying health risks like diabetes, hypertension, and smoking also go along with socioeconomic status.
     
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