Common Enemy that is the Corona Virus

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Bowser, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    In crisis people unite for the common good. In the past it was a common enemy of other nations which involved war. 2020 brought a virus which may or may not suffice. It will be interesting to watch--if the virus doesn't take me down first.
     
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  3. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Might be taking capitalism down. And the top-heavy age-spread.
     
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  5. foghorn Registered Senior Member

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    Their not ''uniting'' at the supermarkets. Where's the common good there? A fair way will have to be forced on them.
     
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  7. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Actually, the supermarkets are already policing the activity in their premises. Many have already instituted an hour or two to the old and fragile people: nobody else allowed in the store first thing in the morning, when it's freshly sanitized. Many also set limits per family on the most wanted items .
    From what I've witnessed personally, everybody was calm and considerate.
    It's the few greedies and bullies that draw most attention, while the majority behave naturally well and go unnoticed.
     
  8. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    And EMT, Fire Department, Police - first responders - in my local stores.
    Makes sense: they are up early, under time pressure, and vulnerable.
     
  9. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    We're going on a foray this morning. The entire raid was choreographed last night. I have surgical gloves and face-mask; I'm allowed in exactly three pre-designated stores, within the first hour of their opening, under strict orders to keep two meters away from everyone else, touch nothing I don't intend to buy and wipe it all down with bleach before it comes into the house. I feel like damn fool, but the resident germophobe must be placated.
    There is one confirmed case of Covid-19 in the entire county, plus the two possibles already under house arrest. I'm not going to meet any of them in the beer store or drug store. (I don't much care if they've run out of drugs, but I'm praying very hard for the other one!)
     
  10. foghorn Registered Senior Member

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    That's all great.


    I have watched family members get out of a car and each shops separately with a trolley.
    Then, once inside the place it's a real race before stuff vanishes from the shelves.
    If only this link would bloody work:
    The only way I can get it to work is give a list, pick video titled:
    ''Scuffles break out outside London supermarket amid coronavirus panic buying''
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=london supermarket riot

     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2020
  11. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Couldn't keep distance from other people, after all. Two stores near each other did not co-ordinate their strategies. The more upscale one opens at 7 am. Hardly anyone there yet; wide empty aisles, all sparkling clean. Me, the only old bandit in mask and gountlets. Made out like one, so that's all right. Out in 15 minutes.
    The cheaper store, where most pensioners shop, doesn't open till 8 am, by which time a goodly crowd was gathered outside. Narrow entryway filled with too-big shopping carts; narrow aisles with pillars perfectly placed to impede traffic, extra display racks and bins and and tables all over the place; insufficient room at the checkouts and a longish lineup. No way to keep any distance!
    All the same, we were home by 9:30, with a stop at the pharmacy for prescriptions and overpriced Kleenex and the beer store.
    Might not suffer too much privation, after all.
     

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