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Old 06.03.2020, 11:44
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And I bet.... when it hits one of those squirreling hamsters when they should have surgery or treatment and staff can't perform due to lack of materials.... they will be yelling and complaining the loudest, yet will be the ones responsible for the shortage in the first place.

Actually, witnessed..... at OH's workplace they installed a big hand sanitizer dispenser.... only some members of staff then filled their bottles with it🤬🤬🤬

I actually am one of the ppl at risk..... severe asthma and chronic autoimmune disease , yet I haven't purchased masks (which don't help a otherwise healthy person) nor sanitizer etc. There are ppl on immunesuppressant meds who'd need that and can't get it anymore due to panicking twats!

As former nursing staff I am really angry at the egotistic behaviour of ppl, and frankly, I really hope that hamstering such goods will bite those hamsters ass really hard in scenarios like above!!
Exactly what happens where i work, filling of personal bottles.. And some of the communal sanitizers have disappeared..

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Old 06.03.2020, 11:54
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I fixed my quote but I think my post is still valid.

There was a harrowing account in one of the red-tops of the suffering of a U.K. 25 (or 23) year old teacher who got the virus back in November in
Wuhan.
Here is the link to it in case anyone would like to read it.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ronavirus.html
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Old 06.03.2020, 12:07
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Here is the link to it in case anyone would like to read it.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ronavirus.html

"sweating, shivering, and struggling to breathe as his eyes burned and bones ached".....a nasty hangover?
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Old 06.03.2020, 12:12
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"sweating, shivering, and struggling to breathe as his eyes burned and bones ached".....a nasty hangover?
Sounds like me after the gym
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Old 06.03.2020, 12:29
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As former nursing staff I am really angry at the egotistic behaviour of ppl, and frankly, I really hope that hamstering such goods will bite those hamsters ass really hard in scenarios like above!!
I'll admit, at the beginning of last week I bought a few extra items, being 3 cans of goulash soup, 2 extra boxes of weetabix and a bottle of vodka, because I know if my OH gets sick, I can always get him to eat goulash soup and I'm grumpy as hell if I can't have my Weetabix. The vodka's already been taken out of storage

When I went shopping this week and things were almost back to normal, I was tempted but didn't buy extra. Instead, I cleaned out the kitchen cupboards and did a full pantry check. Only food with a use by date of less than 2 months has gone back into the cupboard. 2-6 mths has gone into a large storage tub, and over 6mths into a second tub. It means adapting meals to what needs to be eaten, but at least we're not draining resources that others may need more. I found a tub of feta in brine at the back of the fridge that was a year out of date, so made a spanakopita with that which has been dinner for the last 2 nights.

Today, I need to do a little shopping, but it's for fresh food, bottle of wine, bottle of vodka, mixer for the vodka, nuts and chocolate, because chocolate never lasts long in our house and I seriously doubt there's a shortage of that in Switzerland.
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Old 06.03.2020, 13:42
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I'll admit, at the beginning of last week I bought a few extra items, being 3 cans of goulash soup, 2 extra boxes of weetabix and a bottle of vodka, because I know if my OH gets sick, I can always get him to eat goulash soup and I'm grumpy as hell if I can't have my Weetabix. The vodka's already been taken out of storage

When I went shopping this week and things were almost back to normal, I was tempted but didn't buy extra. Instead, I cleaned out the kitchen cupboards and did a full pantry check. Only food with a use by date of less than 2 months has gone back into the cupboard. 2-6 mths has gone into a large storage tub, and over 6mths into a second tub. It means adapting meals to what needs to be eaten, but at least we're not draining resources that others may need more. I found a tub of feta in brine at the back of the fridge that was a year out of date, so made a spanakopita with that which has been dinner for the last 2 nights.

Today, I need to do a little shopping, but it's for fresh food, bottle of wine, bottle of vodka, mixer for the vodka, nuts and chocolate, because chocolate never lasts long in our house and I seriously doubt there's a shortage of that in Switzerland.

Ohhh, my angryness was geared towards those to hamster medical supplies and deprave those who'd really need it.

As you might know (scroll down in my Blog😉&#128521

I am in favour of having a small stock at home of long lasting goods/canned food etc which one works with. I am so 'anal' that there are lists of what is in stock, stuck at the freezer door and another list of home made preserves and bought stock hangs inside a kitchen cupboard.
Luckily our scottish disinfectant cupboard 😜 is well stocked too
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Old 06.03.2020, 13:44
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Apparently there has been a jump in gym memberships here of people who live in Italy, as theirs are all closed!

Bars and restaurants as well.

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Old 06.03.2020, 13:46
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I'll admit, at the beginning of last week I bought a few extra items, being 3 cans of goulash soup, 2 extra boxes of weetabix and a bottle of vodka, because I know if my OH gets sick, I can always get him to eat goulash soup and I'm grumpy as hell if I can't have my Weetabix. The vodka's already been taken out of storage

When I went shopping this week and things were almost back to normal, I was tempted but didn't buy extra. Instead, I cleaned out the kitchen cupboards and did a full pantry check. Only food with a use by date of less than 2 months has gone back into the cupboard. 2-6 mths has gone into a large storage tub, and over 6mths into a second tub. It means adapting meals to what needs to be eaten, but at least we're not draining resources that others may need more. I found a tub of feta in brine at the back of the fridge that was a year out of date, so made a spanakopita with that which has been dinner for the last 2 nights.

Today, I need to do a little shopping, but it's for fresh food, bottle of wine, bottle of vodka, mixer for the vodka, nuts and chocolate, because chocolate never lasts long in our house and I seriously doubt there's a shortage of that in Switzerland.
OH bought a lot of beer and wine because it was on sale....so that was his main concern, not that we'll run out of say....flour. In all fairness, he's dreaming of working from home.
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It's preservatives that one should really stock up on!
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Old 06.03.2020, 14:20
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It's preservatives that one should really stock up on!
Wishing I'd brought my Rumtopf over from the UK
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Apparently there has been a jump in gym memberships here of people who live in Italy, as theirs are all closed!

Bars and restaurants as well.

Tom
I'd say you should stick to your opinion of "nothing going on here, walk along people"

If the whole world would be burning somebody should be standing on top of it laughing.
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Old 06.03.2020, 14:45
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Re: Coronavirus

Somewhere up in heaven, my mother-in-law is looking down and saying "I told you so!"

Having grown up coping with failed harvests, the Great Depression, WWII, all the uncertainty that a family farm faced year to year, even in the ensuing good times she always kept almost a year's worth of food on hand, mostly home-canned from her own garden.

Silly city girl that I was, I used to look at her larder, roll my eyes, thinking 'Why?'

Well I have to admit that the 'pandemic panic' of this last week made me a bit more appreciative of MIL's mindset. And I'm rather happy that I took a leaf out of MIL's book and took up home canning (in a very small way) a few years ago.

Although, come the apocalypse, my stash of jam, tomatoes, and Escabeche wouldn't make for a balanced diet. Maybe I should expand my preserving repertoire next year.
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If the apocalypse comes and you have a few months of food, what's the point? After it runs out we're all too soft and we'll die anyway. Few weeks or months delay will not do much.

Rednecks and hillbillys will inherit the earth. Appenzell and Alabama lol
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Old 06.03.2020, 15:04
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"sweating, shivering, and struggling to breathe as his eyes burned and bones ached".....a nasty hangover?
Maybe worth trying old fashioned recipes? When I was young the advice over breathing issues was to fill the bedroom with steam.
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I am in favour of having a small stock at home of long lasting goods/canned food etc which one works with.

Agree - seems like a small food stockpile at home would be a good thing. Then if you are unlucky enough to get ill or exposed you can eat through your stockpile rather than going shopping and exposing other people. That was my rationale for buying a few extra non-perishable food items last week.
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Old 06.03.2020, 15:12
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If the apocalypse comes and you have a few months of food, what's the point? After it runs out we're all too soft and we'll die anyway.
A friend says all the cultures that know how cook with dried beans and pulses will survive I'll happily live on Gigantes.
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Old 06.03.2020, 15:17
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..."La Suisse recense vendredi 210 cas confirmés de coronavirus.."

That escalated pretty fast ..

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If the apocalypse comes and you have a few months of food, what's the point? After it runs out we're all too soft and we'll die anyway. Few weeks or months delay will not do much.

Rednecks and hillbillys will inherit the earth. Appenzell and Alabama lol
I bought a few extra bits and pieces a few weeks ago, I've about 3 weeks worth of moderately nutritious food in case that I end end up quarintined at home. I'm not looking to survive the end of times, just be able to feed myself for a few weeks in case I'm told to not leave the house.
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Re: Coronavirus

Been following this outbreak closely, with interest and sometimes with fear. But to me, the numbers and the way it is spreading has never really made sense to me.

It is possible, even likely that the numbers infected is grossly underestimated, and that most show little or few symptoms. This may explain why, for example, Italy is exporting multiple cases from visits on dates when they were reporting none or few cases themselves.

Researching this opinion brings up similar conclusions, even a local one https://ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/e...-epidemic.html claims, at the time of the study, that the cases are under-reported by between 7 and 33 times, which would reduce the mortality rate substantially (but still dangerous to certain groups)

This is only my opinion, and may be wrong, but something doesn't add up in the way it is spreading to me
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If the apocalypse comes and you have a few months of food, what's the point? After it runs out we're all too soft and we'll die anyway. Few weeks or months delay will not do much.
Speak for yourself. When all the dried and canned food, etc. have been eaten, the 'long pig' will start to look oh so appetizing. It will also be easy to procure from the soft and weak who didn't bother to stock up on noodles and beans. Mmm...












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