Coronavirus Thread

Yeah, I did not catch it soon enough and had to go through the whole life cycle. Also was not allowed to take NSAIDs due to an earlier condition so yeah, not being able to take anything for the pain meant I slept very little for the three weeks I was sick.
 

figmentPez

Staff member
Yeah, no.

The soap isn't killing them, you're supposed to wash so the virus gets washed off, and doesn't have the concentration to actually infect you or others.

I swear i even saw a video posted here that made that pretty clear.

To kill it you need alcohol or some chlorine stuff.

If you see anyone else do that, please tell them they're supposed to wash it off...
Soap does indeed kill the coronavirus. "Coronaviruses are encased in a lipid envelope -- basically, a layer of fat. Soap can break that fat apart and make the virus unable to infect you." That's one of the reasons why hand washing is recommended above hand sanitizer.

You still want to wash off the soap, because you'll be removing even more of the virus that the soap didn't kill, and leaving soap on your hands just helps more dirt collect, and I'm not sure if soap kills coronavirus in absence of water. Also, washing off the soap will get other pathogens off your hands.
 
Soap does indeed kill the coronavirus. "Coronaviruses are encased in a lipid envelope -- basically, a layer of fat. Soap can break that fat apart and make the virus unable to infect you." That's one of the reasons why hand washing is recommended above hand sanitizer.

You still want to wash off the soap, because you'll be removing even more of the virus that the soap didn't kill, and leaving soap on your hands just helps more dirt collect, and I'm not sure if soap kills coronavirus in absence of water. Also, washing off the soap will get other pathogens off your hands.
It also keeps you from being the weirdo walking around with soapy hands. But then, I suppose not washing it off could aid in social distancing.
 
Julie's hours have been sliced in half, so right now I'm taking on freelance stuff + full-time, but not having to pay student loans would be a big help right now.

So what do I have to do, if anyone knows? Just stop paying? Because I'd love to just stop paying. :cool:
 
a lot of states allow for unemployment benefits for reduced wages. Might be worth looking into.
 
Julie's hours have been sliced in half, so right now I'm taking on freelance stuff + full-time, but not having to pay student loans would be a big help right now.

So what do I have to do, if anyone knows? Just stop paying? Because I'd love to just stop paying. :cool:
I've read you should contact them. And that you should do this for every utility.
 
Since we're about a week in to serious social distancing, give or take, and they say it takes two weeks for the effect to be noticeable, I'm looking forward to "look! these numbers aren't as bad as people say they would be! That means we never had to do anything and can open everything up!"
 
Since we're about a week in to serious social distancing, give or take, and they say it takes two weeks for the effect to be noticeable, I'm looking forward to "look! these numbers aren't as bad as people say they would be! That means we never had to do anything and can open everything up!"
Ah yes, the infamous Y2K response. Idiots.
 
I'm starting to get the vibe that in the future the word American will be synonymous with unclean or plague carrier.
 
Its been years since people could buy a 32 bit computer and we still have 18 years left.
Right. The worry is all the embedded hardware out there that can't be upgraded (stupid stuff like microwave ovens and the like), and legacy software that, while it may be running on 64-bit hardware, may still not understand what to do with such a large integer.

--Patrick
 
So my county is "shelter in place....unless you can make that chedder fam #hustle"
 
Here’s What The Stimulus Does - And Does Not - Do For Student Loan Borrowers (Forbes)

Here are the key elements of the bill that relate directly to student loan borrowers:

  1. Payments and interest on all federal loans held by the U.S. Department of Education will be suspended for six months, to September 30, 2020. The payment and interest suspension will be automatic, so borrowers do not have to request it.
  2. Even though payments will be suspended, those six months will still count as qualifying “payments” for relevant student loan forgiveness programs, including Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
  3. The Department of Education will also suspend collections efforts on defaulted federal student loans, and will cease wage garnishments, Social Security offsets, and tax refund seizures.
  4. Many Americans will receive direct payments from the government of up to $1,200 in the coming weeks as a result of the stimulus. Those payments should be shielded from Treasury Offset, which is a program used to intercept federal income streams to satisfy defaulted federal student loans.
 

Dave

Staff member
  1. The Department of Education will also suspend collections efforts on defaulted federal student loans, and will cease wage garnishments, Social Security offsets, and tax refund seizures.
  2. Many Americans will receive direct payments from the government of up to $1,200 in the coming weeks as a result of the stimulus. Those payments should be shielded from Treasury Offset, which is a program used to intercept federal income streams to satisfy defaulted federal student loans.
Holy shit that's HUGE for me!
 
So. I did the prudent thing this morning and did my grocery shopping via Fry's online shopping site. Besides the "no duh" stuff about toilet paper and tissue being out of stock, there were a few other things that were quizzical (soap, for example; I cheated and ordered dish washing liquid).

I got all the way through and it was going to be an "ouch" on the wallet because of the sheer quantity - which I don't anticipate I'll get the whole thing, anyways. Then I got to the part about "choose a time to pick up your order."

Today wasn't available.

Tomorrow wasn't available.

Saturday wasn't available.

The earliest pickup time was between noon and 1 PM on Sunday.

That's roughly 75-76 hours after I placed the order.
 
So. I did the prudent thing this morning and did my grocery shopping via Fry's online shopping site. Besides the "no duh" stuff about toilet paper and tissue being out of stock, there were a few other things that were quizzical (soap, for example; I cheated and ordered dish washing liquid).

I got all the way through and it was going to be an "ouch" on the wallet because of the sheer quantity - which I don't anticipate I'll get the whole thing, anyways. Then I got to the part about "choose a time to pick up your order."

Today wasn't available.

Tomorrow wasn't available.

Saturday wasn't available.

The earliest pickup time was between noon and 1 PM on Sunday.

That's roughly 75-76 hours after I placed the order.
Be glad you have this option. Ordering things are not a thing here and paying online even less.
 
So. I did the prudent thing this morning and did my grocery shopping via Fry's online shopping site. Besides the "no duh" stuff about toilet paper and tissue being out of stock, there were a few other things that were quizzical (soap, for example; I cheated and ordered dish washing liquid).

I got all the way through and it was going to be an "ouch" on the wallet because of the sheer quantity - which I don't anticipate I'll get the whole thing, anyways. Then I got to the part about "choose a time to pick up your order."

Today wasn't available.

Tomorrow wasn't available.

Saturday wasn't available.

The earliest pickup time was between noon and 1 PM on Sunday.

That's roughly 75-76 hours after I placed the order.
I've been doing the same thing through Shipt, and this week I think I have to go myself. They literally don't even list times anymore. I think the shoppers (understandably) are bailing.
 
Our Prime Minister confirmed that he has spoken to the american president about the presidents desire to place troops on the border to keep infected Canadians away.
 
So. I did the prudent thing this morning and did my grocery shopping via Fry's online shopping site. Besides the "no duh" stuff about toilet paper and tissue being out of stock, there were a few other things that were quizzical (soap, for example; I cheated and ordered dish washing liquid).

I got all the way through and it was going to be an "ouch" on the wallet because of the sheer quantity - which I don't anticipate I'll get the whole thing, anyways. Then I got to the part about "choose a time to pick up your order."

Today wasn't available.

Tomorrow wasn't available.

Saturday wasn't available.

The earliest pickup time was between noon and 1 PM on Sunday.

That's roughly 75-76 hours after I placed the order.
Pick up and delivery options here are currently giving times somewhere end of next week, at least.
 
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