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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 09:24 PM

I live in Kirkland WA.....UPDATE It's a nationwide shitshow!


Update 3/2 12:24 pm. It's now up to 6 dead in WA. With 18 people affected. There aren't many folks tested so we probably have many many more. The University of WA is reporting that it may have been in the community for well over a month. We are seeing more closures for decontamination efforts but IMO without testing that is just a noble but fruitless effort. It just takes one person to come in and spread the virus on surfaces again.




It was just reported that another person from the nursing home died today...So now that's two deaths here. In addition the confirmed cases county wide now is up to 10. I am not personally afraid. I am taking every precaution possible and am not putting myself in situations where I'm exposed to large amounts of people. Our Amazon Prime deliveries are backed up two days...So if you want to order delivery you need to think ahead. My family doesn't need to self quarantine at this point so we are still walking the dog and doing quick trips to the store. Costco was pretty much a mess yesterday. We weren't there, but heard it was a zoo and the stock was dwindling fast. Restaurants are empty and the facebook local groups are seeing lots more posting.

For the most part, I feel like the local news and government has been really good about providing information and education without un necessary fear mongering.

I'm telling you this because Kirkland really could be your town, your community. We are a fairly affluent community outside of Seattle. Our population is pretty much families who want to benefit from our beautiful lake, parks and excellent schools. It's not if anymore- it is when this will impact your community.

Please wash your hands, sanitize your hard surfaces like door knobs, and don't go out if you are feeling sick.

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Reply I live in Kirkland WA.....UPDATE It's a nationwide shitshow! (Original post)
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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 09:40 PM

1. Oh, many thanks for your post, empress!! So glad you are just calmly dealing with your current

local upset, and yeah, I fully anticipate this happening everywhere, sooner or later...please keep us posted as to how you are getting along!

Oh hey, did you indeed lay in a bit of extra grub and that all-important toilet paper??!! Or did you feel like, hey, Iíll go shopping ďwheneverĒ - ?

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:03 PM

4. I guess I'm either a prepper or a horder at heart...

I always have lots of canned and easy to prepare food in the house because of earthquake danger here. Also the particular area I live in is very hilly and frequently loses power in snow storms so I usually have quite a bit in the pantry in the winter. I am a Costco shopper and usually have an extra case socked away under the bed in the spare room. I know, I'm a little weird. The toilet paper is probably my biggest worry but as long as Amazon is still delivering it shouldn't be a problem.

My husband is going to work tomorrow. He's getting a little annoyed that I'm getting a little hypervigilant in reminding him to wash his hands. I've never been that concerned about keeping things pristine around the house but I am wiping surfaces all the time and finding new things to clean. I'm keeping hand sanitizer and wipes in the car and wiping the car door handles and steering wheel and gear thingie. I think the hardest thing though is not touching your face. It's something we all do reflexively and it's a struggle to break that habit.

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:15 PM

6. Thank so much for your reply, empress!! I for one am GLAD you're a bit on the hordy side (and

you have good reasons to be from your earthquake/lights-out description)!!

Now Iím just imagining things like, well, we know some of your fire crews are at home in self-quarantine ALL OF A SUDDEN as of yesterday, right, so I must wonder, hmmmm, will lots of Kirkland delivery people end up getting infected and theyíll get sent home (to rest and get well soon) and then thereís no one to deliver your toilet paper to you?!??

Ha, that is my only concern about you; other than this, I think you got it covered!!

Ha, this hand washing thing, I didnít know how to properly do that until this week, when a DUer posted the Jimmy Kimmel bit about it and - what an education!!! So I hope dear husband will just...DO IT!!

Best wishes to ALL of you!!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:22 PM

8. LOL...

I don't think I'll ever be one of those people who give up the paper! I'm going to remodel a bathroom sometime in the next year or two..It maybe time to think about a nifty Japanese bidet toilet.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:35 PM

14. You got me interested in options for toilet paper and found this...

I'm not ready to order....But good to know we all have options.

https://kulacloth.com/pages/faqs

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 02:22 AM

28. Our Costco has run out

of toilet paper twice - yesterday and today. Paper towels were running out too.
I do need some so I hope they have some when I go midweek.

It is funny that people are stocking up on paper products and not so much food.

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:40 PM

41. Oh hell, get two, empress!!

Thanks so much for your update - keep doing what youíre doing and rock steady and keep in touch

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:54 PM

12. I am the same way cleaning more than normal

And hubby bugging me and not as careful. Makes me wonder how many people will catch it from family member even though they themselves are careful.

And now I am paying attention and noticing how many times I wipe my eyes, touch my face....

I went to Costco yesterday in Southern Oregon because I forgot to buy butter, picture woman carrying one thing surrounded by thousands it felt like, lol.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:05 PM

13. My husband is one of those perpetually optomistic people

I worry that if I'm stuck inside with him for 14 days I will go stinking crazy. Taking extra precaution is not the same as over reacting....And if I want to wipe down my steering wheel with disinfectant it won't kill anyone....

I just tell him to relax and go with the program....but we won't be going down because of me.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 09:07 AM

69. Cleanup on aisle 7

Went to Safeway Saturday in Oregon. Wall to wall people and not a shopping cart in sight. It reminded me of when Oregon is expecting a huge snowstorm, only worse. I overheard a lady saying "You think this is bad. You should see Costco". Think this is a hoax Donald? Meet me at Safeway (but bring your own cart).

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 09:41 PM

2. I'm in Issaquah, my in-laws live in Kirkland

I'm watching this development closely, and needless to say, my wife is very worried for her parents. I'm seeing the same kind of activity - it's the behavior that's common when a winter storm is forecast and people start stocking up. This is going to play absolute hob with the economy.

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Response to kurtcagle (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:18 PM

7. I'm older which makes things a little more scary

All you can do for them is to check in on them.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 09:57 PM

3. I'm sorry for LCCofA-K, residents and employees.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:08 PM

5. Yes it's hard knowing you probably have been exposed. The FireDepartment really got hit hard

Those nursing students are getting a very unexpected and unwelcomed education. We have half our fire department out on quarantine and one whole station closed. I think there are two or three para medics out too. Good thing we have great neighboring communities who are available to us.


Although I know they must disinfect ultimately it takes just one person sheading the virus to infect the surface again. So I worry it gives folks a false sense of security. There are always going to be assholes who won't comply with staying home or who don't clean their hands.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:28 PM

9. I live in Shelton, Wa. and am somewhat concerned.

I work in a childcare Center so anything going around usually visits the Center. Not sure but I assume we would close if things start to get hairy. So I`m actually more worried about lack of income. Anyway not much point in worrying just preparing as best I can and hoping everyone can stay healthy and being super diligent about keeping surfaces clean in my classroom..

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Response to Akacia (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 02:10 AM

26. All those parents must be so scared to leave their kids at this time..

And on top of that you have a very difficult job and probably don't get paid what you deserve. Thanks for doing such difficult work and helping to keep those kids safe and happy. I know there are lots of people in your shoes whose livelihood can be severely compromised by this. Let's hope things take a turn for the better and that your community is not hard hit.

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:38 AM

30. Thank you, and hope you and yours fair well. nt.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:39 PM

10. In WA too, close to OR

Of course itís showing up in Portland area. And N CA. Looks like this area will be the epicenter, but who really knows. Iíll take precautions but not going to go crazy. Most people have mild symptoms, I guess somewhat like other flu. And some have no symptoms which is troubling. Iím in pretty good health but in my 60s. Right now I just hope hoarders donít clear out the supermarkets. I know hand sanitizer is all gone. Iíve heard of other goods too. Someone sent me a pic from Fred Myers (local super market) in Portland with bare shelves today.

Retired, so I can limit my exposure. The ex is a teacher in Portland and they are having a big meeting in the morning with a late start for the kids.

But Trump is going to visit the CDC tomorrow. Iím sure another calming press conference will help

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 01:17 AM

23. I saw a recipe for homemade sanitizer

Basically rubbing alcohol and aloe veraÖ. I'm sure you can google it. At home hand washing is the best. Also when you are sanitizing surfaces it is best to leave the bleach water on the surface for a few minutes or let it dry in place if it won't damage the surface.

Oy...Another day of Trump to look forward to...

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:00 AM

29. Yes, might try that if alcohol is not also sold out

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:24 PM

61. Yes

It is 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol
1/3 cup aloe vera
You can also add in an essential oil if you want.
Mix well.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:53 PM

11. Our latest Public Health Update

This includes updates on the impacted citizens and this advice


Ö"Do not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular doctor first.
Stay home when sick
Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including handwashing, coughing into tissue or elbow, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
Stay away from people who are ill, especially if you are 60 and older or have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system.
Stay informed. Information is changing frequently. Check and subscribe to Public Healthís website (www.kingcounty.gov/COVID) or blog (www.publichealthinsider.com)"


https://www.kirklandwa.gov/NewsRoom/Update_Press_Release_from_Public_Health_-_Seattle___King_County_Regarding_COVID-19.htm?fbclid=IwAR1WwDxuydLvjfefFH5ivzlhQktS5zfLnoTnr56eWavucRdz8ABqVFg_hL8

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:56 PM

15. My daughter in law

Is under home quarantine. She is sick.
She normally drives a tour bus all over King County.
Her and my son live in Tacoma.
They dont know if its THE virus or A virus
I swear if its Covid 19 im going to call my lawyer
To see if we can sue this fucked administration and their lying piss poor red tape laden response to this.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:39 AM

17. I'm so sorry to hear this

It's hard to know when to make the call to pull the trigger on self quarantine. It's good she is taking care of herself and protecting the community. It would be so wonderful to have the drive through testing like they do in Korea now so we could know for sure if it's just a little cold or the full bore virus. Not everyone who gets it becomes so ill they need to be hospitalized. It's that time of year where many of us get the sniffles. I wish Trumps CDC didn't waste all that time ditzing around and not getting testing up and running back in Dec and Jan. But you know how it is...The stock market and the wallet is more important than the American People and their health and welfare.

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 11:45 PM

63. thanks

shes holding steady.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:40 PM

40. I'm sorry to learn this as well.

I send genuinely thoughts and prayers but more importantly right now the desire for scientific means to test and better control this.

I hate the orange idiot and I despise the fact that I have to feel fearful because he is in charge.

Sending healing vibes to your DIL and please keep us posted.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #40)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 11:45 PM

64. thanks

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:13 AM

16. In Portland: Hunkering Down

I have had two long term viruses this year since October which each lasted about two months. This exacerbated my asthma so I am back on a morning and evening inhaler. I am 74 so I decided to not go out anymore.

It is hard. I had to cancel my Spanish class at the university, my trip to Spain in May with friends is cancelled and tickets for events are not going to be used. I am having to face more months of staying in the house. I plan to clean the basement and paint some rooms, making good use of the time. We really donít know what will happen. I recommend staying in if you are elderly and have an underlying condition like me.

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Response to McKim (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:46 AM

18. Yes....I'm in my mid 60's

I'm staying in a great deal more than usual. On nicer days I've been opening the sliders for a little while because things are just feeling stuffy. I probably should be clearing out closets but I've embraced my inner laziness. I'm hoping it doesn't last as I really would like to use the time better....I'm a little ashamed to admit that I've gotten kind of obsessed with the 90 day fiancť franchise...I never knew people creating unnecessary drama in their lives could be entertaining.

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 01:43 PM

31. I have not heard of the 90 day fianc franchise...



What is that?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 05:42 PM

48. It's a really idiotic reality show

It's been around for years but new to me. It follows Americans who are engaged to folks from other countries and who bring them in on a 90 day fiancť visa. Most of the time these are folks they've met on the internet. It's a lot of self created drama...and I guess it doesn't say much for me right now...but I'm finding it very entertaining and distracting.

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #48)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 06:02 PM

49. I found myself watching Dog The Bounty Hunter


It was pure morbid fascination.
I felt like Sir David Attenborough at the discovery of a new species.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:48 AM

19. I live in Santa Clara county California and in minor freakout

 

Things are starting to ramp up big time here in Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, and Palo Alto.

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Response to SiliconValley_Dem (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 01:04 AM

21. I can understand...

It's hard not to feel a little panicked especially when you can't really control things. Chances are you will be fine, especially if you follow all the precautions and do what you need to do to reduce the chances of getting infected. You know what you need to do to protect yourself and those around you.... It's a very scary time, isn't it? But this is the time where we all need to practice being heroes in our own lives. Try to stay strong...and don't be afraid to let others know how you are doing both physically and emotionally. You are not alone. We are all nervous about what the next few weeks and months hold.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:59 AM

20. I'm nearby, in Edmonds.

I second everything. Thereís some fear buying and I hear Costco is a SCENE but the local governments are really doing a good job of doing everything the feds arenít.

I feel terrible for those at Evergreen. But the virus has likely been out here for longer than we know, and with luck and a lot of work we can get through.

Now if 45 and his fools will just step up!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 01:11 AM

22. It's kind of ridiculous isn't it

We are told to avoid crowds so everyone runs to the same place. I don't understand what the rush is on the water especially. Are the faucets going to dry up? I can understand the toilet paper anxiety but Amazon and Walmart are delivering. Just give it a few days leeway and it can come to your door.... At least for now.

I have an appointment at Evergreen in a few weeks. We'll see how that's gonna work. It's not emergent so it can wait

I am so glad I live on WA.... There are so many states where folks are still in the dark about what's going on

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 02:46 PM

33. I hate to tell people but hankies and washing cloths are a thing.

We donít die without Kleenex and TP, we adjust. Havenít these people ever camped? 😄

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 01:40 AM

24. At least in WA, you have a governor who cares and acts.

Here in my state of NRW, we are the most densely populated state in the country. My daughter said that there was a case of positive infection in the local office here of her law firm, and that I should avoid the train station and the airport--juts at the start of one of the most busy travel times of the year for me. I have to be in Paris, Brussels and Munich this week. Next week, back down to Spain, and probably Belgium and Holland as well. Swell time to tell me to avoid train stations and airports!

If you live in Kirkland, at least you local Costco should be well-stocked. There is one in Springfield, VA, near where my brother lives, and he usually takes me there when I'm in Washington, D.C. Everything is Kirkland brand this or Kirkland brand that.

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Response to DFW (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 01:58 AM

25. Yes we are the home of the original Costco

The corporate office moved several years ago to Issaquah. Actually our Costco is a little smaller than the newer ones. I wouldn't set foot in it over the weekend. I heard it was a mad house and there were multiple fights over staples like the last bag of rice. Water Cases and of course the Toilet Paper were in short supply.

Amazon is still delivering, but their two hour fresh deliveries are now delayed and a few days out.

You are right, our State is doing a good job in getting the info out. There are still lots of unknows but we can only do what we can do.

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 02:16 AM

27. We don't have anything like that here. I wish we did sometimes.

It might upset the nature of the towns here, though. We have our outdoor farmers market in the town square like they have been doing here for the last 800 years, and no one here wants to see that disappear. Obviously, that is not where people get water or toilet paper, but even those stores are adjacent to the town square, where the market is, so one rarely has to go far.

We are very exposed, as we have control-free borders with about 9 other countries. Where I live, it is less than a 2 hour drive to Holland or Belgium, and less than 4 to France. It takes under 90 minutes to fly from here to London, Paris, anywhere in Switzerland, Warsaw, Prague, Vienna, Milano, Denmark--you get the idea. Two hours, and you can be in Spain, Hungary, Croatia, Sweden, etc. Once there has been a case here (and there have been several), it's more a question of time than anything else.

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Response to DFW (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:00 PM

56. Just be careful

With so many cases in Italy rest of Europe could be soon.

I just started today putting sanitized wipes in my purse for when I go out and wash good when I get home. I am 63 but pretty healthy, but my 70 yr old husband when he gets colds they go straight to bronchitis or pneumonia since he had cancer many years ago that weakened his system. So I donít want to be a carrier.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 02:44 PM

32. I live just across the lake from you

We're taking all of the same precautions. My husband and I are both off work today but I'm a little concerned about working tomorrow. I work downtown in an office but I'm essential personnel for a government agency so I don't think I can skip out.

My husband worries me-- his job involves traveling all over the Sound, going to people's homes and interacting with them. Ugh.

I was at Fred Meyer on Saturday & it was nuts. The bleach wipes and sprays were all gone, and they were running out of stray items. Bottled water (why?), milk, some vegetables (I was there specifically for zucchini, no luck), a few frozen goods. Long lines, full parking lot. I was surprised to see people still using cash. Nasty.

Researchers from Fred Hutch and UW tweeted Saturday that they'd been studying the genomic pattern of the virus and the first Washington case (Jan 20) appeared to have had a two-week incubation period, so the virus has been loose in the wild in WA since early January. This thread has a great deal of info:
They posted their results as gisaid.org .

Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds. Try to learn to not touch your face. Use hand sanitizer after touching surfaces-- the virus can last up to 9 days on surfaces. Sanitize your phone regularly.


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Response to yewberry (Reply #32)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 02:48 PM

34. I'm in Edmonds with a bum knee and don't want to go to the doc tomorrow.

Seriously, Iím in no mood to go exactly where every sick person in the area is going.

But Iím impressed at the local and state expertise and Iím also pretty sure itís been around for some weeks.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #34)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 02:53 PM

35. I'd feel the same way about visiting a doctor right now.

I agree that local authorities are doing a good job of keeping people informed and not stoking fear. I'm grateful for that.

Shit, CNBC just announced 4 new deaths.

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Response to yewberry (Reply #35)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 02:55 PM

36. It's going to happen, sadly. Take all the steps.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:12 PM

37. bump

thank you for the update

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:22 PM

38. Here's the danger of not having widespread testing available...

I have what I normally would self diagnose as a slight winter cold. I've been feeling it for a few weeks now. Not sick enough to be sick but not operating at 100%. My breathing is fine but I am running a slight fever at times, sniffles and a very slight sore throat. I normally would not give it a second thought but now...who knows? My husband was sick two weeks ago but is fine now. I'm at home because I'm retired but he's out working and running around. If I have the virus...is he shedding it out in the community as well. I do not fit the parameters for testing nor should I even go to the Dr's now. There is nothing they can do for me that I already am not already doing.


It's a very frustrating situation.. And more people have died...and now we are losing Redmond fire fighter to quarantine...

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:31 PM

39. Woodinville Here...

I live right on the border of Woodinville/Kirkland, five minutes from Evergreen Hospital. Schools are beginning to close due to this, and everyone in the area has it on their minds. I actively avoided Costco, knowing it would be a disaster. I hope everyone in the area, and elsewhere, take the necessary precautions and use their common sense when dealing with this. But, ya know, Pence is praying over the virus, so we should all be good, right? Right?

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Response to almostfamous7433 (Reply #39)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:49 PM

43. The Woodinville Costco is my Costco of Choice...

I wouldn't go either. They were advising folks to avoid crowds so what did everyone do? Run to Costco of course...LOL I have an appointment at Evergreen in two weeks. It's not emergent but I'm not sure if I will keep it or not. I know Northshore is disinfecting schools tomorrow. We've heard nothing from Lake Washington Yet. Oy...Scary times....and even more scary with Trump/Pence running the show

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Response to almostfamous7433 (Reply #39)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:50 PM

45. Yeah but the coronaviruses have to want to be saved.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:49 PM

42. I live close by in Kenmore

My church is full of elders including myself and I did not go. I have had a long term bout with, shall I call it: "the Green Apple Two-Step" and went to the doctor. Fortunately, that is no symptom for Coronavirus and so they let me go home. I am not too worried and plan to go to Costco tomorrow to get some supplies. I hope everything I need is there, lol.

Most of the time flu epidemics die down and often completely stop in the warmer weather. This will too I am pretty sure.

Hope this helps ...

Love, Cat

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Response to mntleo2 (Reply #42)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:52 PM

44. Good Luck with Costco

On a Tuesday they should have a new stock, I would hope. Those I know who went over the weekend said it was picked bare.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:54 PM

46. Damm

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 05:12 PM

47. I live in the unincorporated part of Snohomish County between Everett and Mill Creek

My house is a 15 minute walk from Jackson High School which was shut down today because one student (so far) has the coronavirus.

So I am emphatic with your situation.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #47)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:46 PM

54. It's hard not to react emotionally, I know

I have an appointment at Evergreen in two weeks and feel leery about going...Even though I know rationally that I'm not going to get sick by stepping in the building

My daughter happened to be at the Overlake ER today and said all the staff there were suited up and masked. She said it was surreal.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 07:38 PM

50. I live in Centralia in Lewis County Wa so if someone died here it either

will not make it on the news or they will say it happened in one of the bigger cities. When big things happen here it does not usually get any notice except on the bare local level. Just Maybe Olympia might pay a little attention. I guarantee however if I find out it happened here I will be telling a lot of people starting with the DU family.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #50)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:38 PM

52. We probably won't ever know where and who has had it

Since it's been in the state for months people with flu symptoms or minor symptoms would never know they are spreading the disease. And since it really hits the elderly...Their deaths due to pneumonia or flu could easily have been something else.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:18 PM

51. I'm in Redmond. The Redmond Costco this morning was pretty nuts -- no toilet paper,

tissues or paper towels at 11 a.m. The Costco guy said to be there by 10a.m.(opening) if you want those items. Also the lines for gasoline were long.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #51)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:42 PM

53. Yep things are in short supply...

My bet is that this will get better by the end of the week. With so many people worried they didn't have enough ordered for a run on the stock. Trucks are on the way.... My daughter is in Redmond....If you need a square..let me know...

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #53)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:12 PM

59. You're a doll -- nope, I just got an entire package a few weeks ago so I'm good. Thanks !

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:52 PM

55. We're in southern Pierce County.

So far, no reports of any infections in the county. It's only a matter of time though.

Costco in Lacey was a zoo on Saturday...reminded me of the holiday season. We drove by today and the lot was full again. On Saturday we saw people stocking up on Nitrile gloves, water, coke and frozen items. And liquor. We were surprised that rice stocks were so low...there were only 6 or 7 25 lb bags of Homai rice. Normally the pallet is close to full.

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #55)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:07 PM

58. I heard there was almost a fist fight over Rice here at our Costco.

I am not much of a drinker but I may have my husband pick up a bottle of Scotch tomorrow....Thanks for the inspiration!

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #58)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:15 PM

60. I don't doubt the anxiety that could lead to altercations.

Everyone we ran into were very focused on what they needed to get...at Costco, Safeway and Walmart.

We'll probably venture out later in the week and hit Costco...mostly for wine. BTW...Kirkland Scotch is excellent.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:02 PM

57. omg

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:42 PM

62. My hopes are with you.

Here in SE AZ nothing yet, but it will be a matter of time with the
large army base here and their foreign assignments.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #62)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 01:43 AM

66. Yes. My bet is it's down there already

They just don't know because they can't test and the symptoms are so close to the flu. I saw on the latest map that there were cases now in Arizona. We are in this together...Even though there are no cases near you please do what you can to take precautions...wash your hands and avoid touching your face

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 12:45 AM

65. Who has handled the packages being delivered? the contents? Clean 'em.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #65)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 01:47 AM

67. It is a real concern, I hear you.

From what I have read the virus doesn't stay alive as long on paper. If you are washing your hands and trying not to touch your face I think opening packages and cans should be ok. I'm running my dishwasher on sanitize several times a day and wiping things down as much as possible.

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #67)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 02:35 AM

68. Don't forget your rubber gloves at the gas stations for use on the pumps.

You don't know who just wiped their Corona nose and then pumped gas with that handle. After they keyed in their valued customer code and password on the pin pad. FYI

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #68)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 10:58 AM

70. Oh My, Don't you have a way with words!

Yuck! LOL

I never thought about that but it's a good point. I'm not at the rubber glove stage yet because I would think touching your face with a rubber glove would be just as dangerous as with your hand

And here I was preoccupied with making sure I got all my light switches today

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 09:40 PM

71. A 3/4 Update

Our local Costco posted the following;

Out of Stock.

All Brands of TP
Arrowhead Water
Glaceau Smart Water
All Kirkland Signature Water
Kirkland Signature Paper Towels
Kirkland Signature Surface Wipes
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
Clorox Bleach
Clorox Clean Up
Hand Sanitizer
Lysol Disinfecting Spray
Kraft Mac & Cheese (cases)
All canned vegetables
Cup of Noodles (Chicken)
Canned Chicken Noodle Soup
Baked Beans
All 25 lb bags of rice
Spam

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #71)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 11:23 PM

72. People's anxiety levels are going sky high

Binge buying seems to be a coping mechanism some people are using to calm themselves. It's like if you over prepare...You can feel calmer. I know compulsively wiping down surfaces at home has become a new habit for me. Even if I'm the only one home all day I'm still getting that bleach water working....

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