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  1. looooooooveeeeeeee it ! Beautiful masks. Why not! It looks like if we can get the majority of people to wear masks we can get the r0 of this right down! Look at the study below, 70%! That even means that as long as people who can wear them do, people with sensory issues or other genuine reasons for not wearing them won't have to. I really hope this turns out to be true, you know how scientific recommendations often change once they have more info, it would be wonderful if the solution was something so simple and easy for most people. " if 70% of the general public wear masks and contact tracing is conducted at 60% efficiency within a 4-day time frame, epidemic growth will be flattened in the hardest hit countries. "https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.07353 https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.13553 <<<< !!!!
  2. I'm finding social distancing and other precautions so hard, they require a sort of "presence of mind" that I just don't have. I'm in the supermarket and suddenly I noticed I've taken off my gloves and I don't remember how or why (I only wear gloves because I can't get sanitizer, the idea is to wear them until I'm done shopping and then take them off when I get out so my hands are clean until I get home, because my hands like to live on my face ) . If I don't have anything else to think about i can remember to stay away from people but as soon as my focus shifts to getting food suddenly I am in their space... Does anyone have any tips on making this work?
  3. You are distressed right now Harp, grieving, things are going to go off kilt a bit for a while. I've had delusions sparked by anxiety and depression. It's a hard thing to say exactly because when I'm like that, well it's kind of a hard mindset to put myself into after the fact, hard to remember. Generally it's about people plotting to kill me, for a while I thought I was dead and in limbo. It's up to you if you say it to pdoc, I think I would, and if you do then be sure to mention it in the context of the other things that are going on in your life, the anxiety around all this pandemic stuff, and your mother passing away. That's definitely relevant. Lots of people who don't even have any MI get delusions, even hallucinations, at some point in their life, but usually when they are younger, until early 20s. I forget the exact percentage but I remember it was surprisingly high, something like 30% were able to say they'd had something like that happen to them. Go easy on yourself, ok? Don't let this be an added worry, you aren't losing your mind, you are just going through an especially difficult time.
  4. I think the reused sterilized masks aren't as effective as completely new ones, because the inner filter has to be in good condition in order to catch particles, but it's better than nothing and there is an awful lot of nothing being given to healthcare workers
  5. I have a friend who is a Trump fan, spoiler tags for conspiracy theory: I regularly have nightmares now about people not physical distancing. It's so upsetting.
  6. Oh it would be wonderful if you could crack this nut! (is that the right expression?) yay!
  7. Watched this interesting video. It doesn't really help me as I seem to have physical and cognitive energy but my emotional energy gets depleted really fast. Does that make sense? But maybe I should try napping more..? anyway I thought with this being April 2020 some of us would have a chance to try getting up later or taking naps to see how that effects us, whereas usually that's impossible! ( Jon Atack is an academic, researcher, author, artist and all round nice person but I think is probably best known for being a vocal ex-Scientologist. )
  8. They treat their upper staff fantastic, I know people that work both in the middle and at the bottom and it's a whole different world. In the middle you get a great salary, flexitime, language classes paid for... at the bottom it's absolutely awful. I heard someone say that's just like warehouses are like, it's not, I know people that work in other warehouses and it's completely different, they are allowed to talk to each other and they are allowed to take breaks when they need to... but I still end up shopping with amazon sometimes because sometimes there's just no other option.. or the thing costs a third of the price!
  9. It's just all been bought up. Same here, I couldn't get lentils anywhere, looked on amazon, 10 euro for half a kilo! Because all the affordable stuff is sold out. I'm worried Amazon will use all this as an excuse to treat their warehouse workers even worse. "Bathroom breaks!? There's a global recession!!!"
  10. I wanted to get one of them but boyfriend said it would scare children.. I don't think kids would know what it is, i think it would scare adults
  11. I read a news article saying that trash collectors are reporting a rise in food waste, people throwing out large quantities of unopened food... I know anxiety takes the reins sometimes, but as far as we can, let's hoard non-perishables only!!! People gave out bloody stink about toilet paper but none of that toilet paper will go to waste.
  12. Today I felt the first twinge of wishing I could do something a bit different.. after 3 weeks of doing the same thing. It passed fairly quickly
  13. That's excellent, I wish we could do that! This is the first time in my life I've ever wanted a car.. well, maybe when i was a teenager
  14. Any kind of soap will work, shampoo as well, conditioner, body wash, shower gel, they might be marketing these things in all different ways but as far as the virus is concerned, soap is soap. I would say, hoard on each trip, fine, but do not go to the supermarket unless you have less than 2 weeks supply of food left, because we should be going to the supermarket as little as possible, as few times as possible. as seldom as possible. People with cars should be able to go once a month, right? I don't know, I've never had a car. They say to keep 2 weeks worth of food at home because if you get sick, if you even get a cold you aren't supposed to go to the supermarket for 2 weeks, just in case. And to keep some of the stuff you don't mind eating when you are sick.. rice... lemonade... chicken soup.. whatever specific stuff you know you can manage to eat when you have no appetite
  15. I don't know a way of doing this without finding inner calm, I don't think you can fake inner calm and I don't know ho to get inner calm in an environment that's not calm. Jumping is a neurological thing, we are changed physically and neurologically by trauma. Dance, yoga, somatic movement.. anything where you move and pay attention to the movement, is supposed to help rewire us (limited but promising studies) but I don't think it works if you're not calm. That's why we dance to music we like, that's why yoga and somatic movement usually work so hard to relax you. If there is anything that can help you be calm I think it will work... Sitting quietly and listening to music, you don't have to focus on your breath, don't worry about that, you can focus on the music, but you just check the breath every now and then and "set the intention" of having it be deep breaths, with the out-breath longer than the in-breath, but if it's not it doesn't matter... but I don't know, it's hard living with someone with chronic anger, who knows if you trying to relax could also cause anger? There's a lot of uncertainty, it's natural to be on edge.
  16. It's not bothering me at all, but my back hurts from not walking. I'm going to try and go up and down the stairs more, and do some yoga videos on youtube. I'm glad we have stairs. I've always felt all apartments should have stairs, make them the same square foot but give them their own upstairs and downstairs. Builders cheaping out on building stairs... I guess it's not bothering me because I'm not that social and I have one person, boyfriend, who I get on with fine, and I have online friends like yourselves who I get on with well
  17. 1. Wander around the house like Catherine on the moors, disinfecting things at random 2. eat healthy things 3. read a book 4. Do a yoga with Adrienne I got everything on my list done! the trick was writing the list at the end of the day
  18. The Irish government made a handy thing with tips for going to the supermarket without risking infection https://globalhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Safe-Shopping-Guidelines-COVID-19-1.pdf It would be such a waste to go to all the trouble of staying home from work only to get the thing or give the thing in the supermarket! This US doctor made a video on what to do once you have your shopping home, but he retracted the bit about using soap on fruit and veg, because they'll absorb it through their skin, warm water is fine.. he has new ones now but I think this one is the best The thing to do is use these things to give you a sense of safety and control. The same as with the masks, we wear the masks in case we are infected and don't know, precautions. Anyone got other ideas?
  19. The problem with a militia is when most of the people who own guns are the very ones who are brainwashed into thinking that anything involving an increase in rules MUST be an excuse and must be a hoax of some kind hashtag not all gun owners
  20. Oh dear god, Redhead, that's so so awful. That's so so awful. We could see very clearly what was happening in Spain and Italy (don't look, no one here is suffering from toxic positivity like those people are).. what the hell were they doing... and by now many of them will have sick neighbours or family members and their toxic positivity will help them convince themselves it can't possibly have been them that spread it
  21. I don't know much about the Amish but it doesn't seem like a cult to me. The Jehovah's Witnesses are using this as a sign of the end of days and recruiting people, it's very manipulative. The watchtower I should say, the witnesses themselves are lovely people. Then of course that cult in S. Korea intentionally infected their people and if it wasn't for them the outbreak there would have been miniscule
  22. I have 10 times the anxiety that I need and they seem to have one tenth of the anxiety that they need, if there was only some way I could give it away to them.
  23. The virus might be tiny but the water droplets that come out when we breathe and carry it are not, it seems like a great measure to help stop us accidentally giving it to anyone. It seems to be working well in S. Korea, they only had to shut down schools and entertainment events because they did masks, testing, and contact tracing so well.
  24. wash hands before and after handling frozen food When you are chiselling your frozen chicken and get carried away:
  25. The filters from inside vacuum cleaners apparently work really well, people are making cloth masks with slits in them to fit in the vacuum cleaner bag filters, then you wash the cloth mask and replace the filter so you can reuse it If a local hospital doesn't want them a local retirement community will, I wish i had a sewing machine
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