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Old 16.03.2020, 10:38
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Re: Coronavirus

Some random comments!
Got a message from Swiss Post, basically do not expect service as usual.
Tried to telephone a friend at home on Fixnet this morning and got a verbal message I never heard before "all lines are busy try later", Handy call worked OK.

Got a message yesterday from a firm that provides a service for Swiss to collect parcels in Germany, they said they would open at 5 am today so people could get in before the border closed.

My prescription for my regular monthly medicine is held by a German Apotheke so I will have to get another one, a nuisance but not serious. That medicine is not paid by the Krankenkasse and the Swiss price is 6 times the German (no Swiss generic).

I had a registered parcel delivered today but the guy ran away without waiting for my signature.

Difficult times, hopefully, problems will remain at the nuisance level for all of us.
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Old 16.03.2020, 10:39
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I just checked to them and there's nothing new on their site

What I do see on there recently is almost exactly the opposite



https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardio...ients-in-china
The bulletin cites specificaly:

'Published and anecdotal reports indicate case of acute onset heart failure, myocardial infarction, myocardidits, and cardiac arrest...'

It also goes on to say the following for those who have underlying CVD conditions:

'Make plans for quickly identifying and isolating cardiovascular patients with COVID-19 symptoms from other patients, including in the ambulatory setting

• Patients with underlying cardiovascular disease are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and have a worse prognosis'
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Old 16.03.2020, 10:49
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The bulletin cites specificaly:

'Published and anecdotal reports indicate case of acute onset heart failure, myocardial infarction, myocardidits, and cardiac arrest...'

It also goes on to say the following for those who have underlying CVD conditions:

'Make plans for quickly identifying and isolating cardiovascular patients with COVID-19 symptoms from other patients, including in the ambulatory setting

• Patients with underlying cardiovascular disease are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and have a worse prognosis'
Mind providing a link so we can all see where it comes from?

BTW - what is written above is not new and NOT the same as what was in your earlier quote. It is already well reported that people with underlying conditions have a much worse prognosis.

Oh and patients with CVD are not reported to have a greater risk of contracting COVID-19, just a much worse prognosis if they do get it.
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I just came back from our local Migros (Greifensee), and half the shelves were empty. No toilet paper anywhere, and most of the pasta, milk and meat were gone. The store was also busier than usual for being 10 am. I could see some of the workers frantically trying to get some stuff re-stocked, though it looks like many things can't be. I also saw someone wearing a mask here for the first time (she was walking through the parking lot). I have a feeling we'll be seeing more and more people wearing them.

I think this is just the first day of panic buying, should calm down.
There were NO reports from the locked down countries of ANY shortages of food. There is no reason to expect there will be shortages as all the transport is being kept open.
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I think this is just the first day of panic buying, should calm down.
There were NO reports from the locked down countries of ANY shortages of food. There is no reason to expect there will be shortages as all the transport is being kept open.
There will be shortages for fresh fruits, vegetables, everything we normally import from Italy, Spain etc. And a lot of other places too. You'll realise how important these countries are. Ha.
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Old 16.03.2020, 11:02
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What are you doing with the kids ?

Here in VD the announcements to close schools was Friday at 14.30 .. Ten minutes before end of school, so the kids came home with nothing other than their usual couple of hours of homework .

Mine are young and not prepping for exams or anything but we don't have any course work etc, something for them to follow. Would be good to keep them going with something.

Do we expect the schools to issue something? Or we treat this as a holiday..
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Old 16.03.2020, 11:04
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Does anybody have LeShop delivery scheduled for today? Do they still deliver? We have the scheduled delivery for March 18th but I am not sure that this order will come to us.

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Old 16.03.2020, 11:05
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What are you doing with the kids ?

Here in VD the announcements to close schools was Friday at 14.30 .. Ten minutes before end of school, so the kids came home with nothing other than their usual couple of hours of homework .

Mine are young and not prepping for exams or anything but we don't have any course work etc, something for them to follow. Would be good to keep them going with something.

Do we expect the schools to issue something? Or we treat this as a holiday..
It isn't holiday, the school program continues at home. You know schools in VD are closed for 6 weeks?

Your school needs to provide online program and kids to follow at home
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Old 16.03.2020, 11:09
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Re: Coronavirus

Just had a call from a Swiss friend. The govt. are meeting at 12 to discuss closing all bars, clubs and restaurants throughout the country. She expects it to go ahead, probably from tomorrow.

Re panic buying, my cheese shop is almost sold out of cheese (I wasn't expecting that!), Friday and Saturday were crazy busy. The other big sellers have been Gin and Port
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Old 16.03.2020, 11:11
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Just had a call from a Swiss friend. The govt. are meeting at 12 to discuss closing all bars, clubs and restaurants throughout the country. She expects it to go ahead, probably from tomorrow.

Re panic buying, my cheese shop is almost sold out of cheese (I wasn't expecting that!), Friday and Saturday were crazy busy. The other big sellers have been Gin and Port
people are still going to work that could be done from home, any news on that?
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Old 16.03.2020, 11:11
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Re: Coronavirus

I went to the local Aldi 7:30 this morning to grab some Coke Zero and a few other items and the parking lot was 90% full and people were buying overloaded shopping carts full of stuff.

Most meat was gone, they did however have lots of frozen fish and fish sticks. No toilet paper or baby wipes, many canned goods were sold out, some of the 6-packs of normally stocked beverages like Valser water were gone. Rest of the store looked normal.

2 Aldi employees stood by & monitored the entrance and exit the entire visit.
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Old 16.03.2020, 11:12
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people are still going to work that could be done from home, any news on that?

I´d be interested as well, so far the company expects us to be in the office. Even if you are high risk due to an existing condition......
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There will be shortages for fresh fruits, vegetables, everything we normally import from Italy, Spain etc. And a lot of other places too. You'll realise how important these countries are. Ha.
At the moment that all seems to be running more-or-less normally. And governments are trying to keep it that way. First thing there are normal quantities of fresh stuff available, the problem seems to be everyone is appearing the moment the shops open and buying everything. That will die down in a day or two.
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Old 16.03.2020, 11:16
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What are you doing with the kids ?

Here in VD the announcements to close schools was Friday at 14.30 .. Ten minutes before end of school, so the kids came home with nothing other than their usual couple of hours of homework .

Mine are young and not prepping for exams or anything but we don't have any course work etc, something for them to follow. Would be good to keep them going with something.

Do we expect the schools to issue something? Or we treat this as a holiday..
The school should contact all the parents and tell them of their strategy for the upcoming weeks.
There will be lessons to do in some form or another.

It may take a few days to set up though as most schools weren’t very well prepared for it.
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I´d be interested as well, so far the company expects us to be in the office. Even if you are high risk due to an existing condition......
My friend has to go in but other depts are at home. I'm at his place right now and I'm high risk not him, he is not keen to kick up a fuss about but it makes no sense how blaise they are being. He does have a job he can do from home.
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Old 16.03.2020, 11:20
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There will be shortages for fresh fruits, vegetables, everything we normally import from Italy, Spain etc. And a lot of other places too. You'll realise how important these countries are. Ha.
My local coop was completely out of fresh produce this morning---baked everything else looked normal (although I didn't do an inventory, just got my energy drink and gipfelli and left).

I'm not too concerned, we're stocked up on the essentials enough to last at least a month if not longer.
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Old 16.03.2020, 11:21
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The school should contact all the parents and tell them of their strategy for the upcoming weeks.
There will be lessons to do in some form or another.

It may take a few days to set up though as most schools weren’t very well prepared for it.
Good stuff .. That's what we're hoping for .. A program from school instead of us trying to make something up.

I sure ain't no teacher!
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There will be shortages for fresh fruits, vegetables, everything we normally import from Italy, Spain etc. And a lot of other places too. You'll realise how important these countries are. Ha.

I'm not afraid that I'll be getting scurvy tbh.
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What are you doing with the kids ?

Here in VD the announcements to close schools was Friday at 14.30 .. Ten minutes before end of school, so the kids came home with nothing other than their usual couple of hours of homework .

Mine are young and not prepping for exams or anything but we don't have any course work etc, something for them to follow. Would be good to keep them going with something.

Do we expect the schools to issue something? Or we treat this as a holiday..
Here in BL my son's primary school teacher is going around house-to-house to deliver materials and instructions on how to proceed. There was a form to fill in send on Saturday asking parents to indicate who was an essential worker and what child care facilities were needed along with what IT capabilities they had.

Despite a slow start, the famous Swiss organisation is starting to come on-line.
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Does anybody have LeShop delivery scheduled for today? Do they still deliver? We have the scheduled delivery for March 18th but I am not sure that this order will come to us.

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I do, it's due for late afternoon (ordered Wednesday). I'll let you know if it comes through, no warnings of it not so far.
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