Random covid-19 observations

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Insert Hope Hicks joke here.
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thoreau wrote: 20 Nov 2020, 18:29
Insert Hope Hicks joke here.
Okay, let's hope hicks catch it.
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Something like 50 million Americans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving. Covid's gonna get a LOT worse in two weeks.

Also: Jeff was late coming home from work tonight because his usual route was blocked so he had to drive through downtown Atlanta -- most of the bars are open. It's mainly outdoor customers, but still: people congregating, maskless, to drink.
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Jennifer wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 00:29 he had to drive through downtown Atlanta -- most of the bars are open. It's mainly outdoor customers, but still: people congregating, maskless, to drink.
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I'm pretty much taking for granted that there's gonna be another lockdown at some point, harsher than the first (mostly BS) one. March was just practice. At least most Americans (those of us who take this seriously, at any rate) should be far better prepared for the next one.
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So is anyone else, like, semi-stockpiling for another lockdown? I'm not going out and outright "laying in supplies" the way I would (for example) go on a storm-specific shopping spree just before a hurricane is supposed to blow through. But the last few times Jeff or I went shopping, we bought a 12- or 20-pack of our preferred brand of TP though we don't currently need any. Or, in addition to the usual "food I intend to eat 'twixt now and our next grocery trip," I'll also buy one or two extra cans of heat-n-serve soup, or a small bag of rice I have no immediate use for. I even have a couple small cans of white-meat chicken, in addition to the "fridge/freezer chicken" I usually buy, and a couple other "canned versions of meat I NEVER buy in canned form" -- all as a "just in case we suddenly can't go to the shops" thing.
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The grocery store we most frequently go to isn’t ‘disrupted’ like it was in March/April, except for paper towels, where they only have store brand (but with the different levels within that)
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Just buying more water and baby shit mainly. Because people are confused about what to do.
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The TP shelves are empty here.
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Weirdly it varies by store, here. The King Soopers* is often out of stock or severely limited on paper towels and TP. But the Safeway is usually pretty good, and both Target and Walgreens are almost always fully stocked. Meat has been back in regular stock since June or so, but there will be times where canned beans are just decimated.



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Pham Nuwen wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 17:23 Just buying more water and baby shit mainly. Because people are confused about what to do.
I'd have thought you already had a free source of baby shit.
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We've been warned that winter is coming for a while so for months now we've just made a point of always grabbing a few extra cans of staples like black beans and try to keep the freezer full.
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I was down to my last dozen or so rolls of toilet paper, so I reordered a box of the Georgia-Pacific office toilet paper I'd gotten back in April. Did the same with paper towels. I'll probably get a grocery delivery early this week or next week.

Beyond that, I have both my hurricane supplies and far too many cans of whole sardines. I actually like sardines, and I enjoy the ones in oil plopped on rice or pasta...but only the boneless (or, really, spineless) kind.
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Toilet paper is very much in short supply here. People won't stop going to bars, setting up maskless gatherings, or just generally acting as though wer're not in a pandemic. But they'll take it seriously enough to hoard shit paper.
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Number 6 wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 20:40 Toilet paper is very much in short supply here. People won't stop going to bars, setting up maskless gatherings, or just generally acting as though wer're not in a pandemic. But they'll take it seriously enough to hoard shit paper.
Because they're assholes, of course.
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Number 6 wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 20:40 Toilet paper is very much in short supply here. People won't stop going to bars, setting up maskless gatherings, or just generally acting as though wer're not in a pandemic. But they'll take it seriously enough to hoard shit paper.
FWIW, I've read various online comments pointing out that, of all things a typical store sells, TP is by far the bulkiest. Even when an aisle is 100 percent stocked, the number of actual "packages of TP available for sale right now" will be much smaller than, say, "number of actual soup cans for sale," even if the soup takes up far less cubic footage -- TP gets a full aisle, canned soup only gets a quarter of one.

Consider the "extra/just in case" stuff I got during yesterday's grocery trip, in addition to "regular food I intend to eat very soon" -- things like the two-pound bag of rice, five-ounce chicken cans, and heat-and-serve soups really don't take up much space at all: if you went through the canned-meat aisle after I finished, I doubt you could even tell where I took that chicken from. The rice and pasta sections looked pretty much the same after I took the one extra bagged item from each. No obvious gaps in the canned-soup selection. But that one extra 20-pack of Scott tissue takes up almost as much cubic footage as ALL my other purchases that day -- two week's worth of regular groceries AND those nonperishable just-in-case extras, too -- and removing just that one package of TP from the store shelf made an obvious gap, whereas removing one or two typical cans or small bags of food will not.
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We've been buying 1 extra of whatever on grocery trips, until we have 2 or 3x our normal staples. No shortages in this neck of the woods.
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No shortages around here, although I haven't been looking for disinfectants so much lately, because we stocked up a long time ago. They were the one thing that remained in very short supply even after everything else went back to normal.

And we have finally almost finished all of the cans of pink beans that my wife mocked me for buying at the start of the pandemic. :-P
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I ran into an odd shortage this morning: I am unable to find defogging spray for my glasses.
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I get those Clorox Wipes (that have been sold out everywhere for almost the entire pandemic) from my Amazon Subscribe & Save. I switched it to monthly back in June because i knew I wouldn't always get it. It's been about half the time and it's a 3 pack, so I'm well stocked up.

I get paper towels the same way, and I could basically build a living structure out of packs of paper towels at this point (I kept forgetting to change the subscription frequency)
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Rachel wrote: 23 Nov 2020, 17:27 I could basically build a living structure out of packs of paper towels at this point
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