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In the last two days Miz t. has made 40 masks.

My lovely 75 year old wife got the pattern online and joined with several others in our town to make masks.

These will go to doctors' and dentists' offices and lab technicians (Labcorp) to free up the better stuff for hospitals.
They are better than nothing.

We have decided that we will glove and mask to get groceries.
Stay well

I can't believe I'm actually watching the Lawrence Welk Show.

I was never a fan when he was making live shows, but now it seems to be kind of kitchy(?) middle America...'comforting'?

I dunno.
It's just kind of campy and fun to watch.

Here's what we do when grocery shopping.

Put credit card and driver's license in plastic badge holder on neck lanyard.
I don't want to contaminate my wallet.
The plastic cards and holder are easy to sterilize.

Have gloves (several pair) in the car along with Clorox wipes and a container with a lid.
(haven't had/worn masks, but will from now on.)
Glove up before leaving car.
(It is NOT easy to open those plastic produce bags while gloved, BUT IT CAN BE DONE!)

Back at the car, we have a easy open automatic/kick hatch.
No hands.
Load groceries into car.
Carefully remove gloves, not touching with ungloved skin. Google it, it pretty easy.
Put gloves in container and put on lid.
Wipe hands with Clorox wipes as extra precaution.
You DO NOT want the passenger section of the car to be contaminated.

Do you wipe down grocery items?
CDC says 'probably' not necessary.
Up to you.

How about mail?
Again they say 'probably' not.

I am trying to get into the habit of washing my hands after returning, anytime I leave the house.

Oh yes, the used gloves in the 'contaminated container.
I wash them and the container with soap and hot water.
They are more easily washed than hands.
No fingerprints/ridges, wrinkles, nails, cuticles.
They can be reused.

Why you should glove up.

Yes, it keeps you from touching possibly contaminated surfaces, but the MAIN THING is that it constantly reminds you not to touch your face.

Well, I guess Dr. Fauci is toast.

He dissed the Dear Leader so was not present at today's rally/'briefing'.

tRump's catchall response: "We'll see what happens."

Translation: "I don't know what the fuck is happening."

I'm 78. I have COPD and hypertension. My widow will sue the bastard for wrongful death.

If this fucker get me killed I've asked my wife to hire the best litigator she can find and sue this asshole.

There is a very good chance that Cadet Bone Spurs will get me killed.

Life goes on. Miz t. made chicken-andouille-shrimp gumbo.

She is 100% Cajun on both sides.
She makes the best gumbo I have ever had.
Dark roux.

Want to see the cost of a COVID 19 test kit? Here are some examples.

Assay Genie website:


Irish-developed kit confirms infection in 15 minutes

Laura Lynott
March 16 2020 02:30 AM

An Irish company is preparing to release rapid Covid-19 testing kits, which can provide results in 15 minutes and potentially act as a "clinical weapon" against coronavirus.

The tests have been developed with the same technology contained in pregnancy tests and although they are in a pilot phase, they could reduce testing times dramatically from four hours to just 15 minutes.

Assay Genie, a Reagent Genie brand, will be releasing the rapid POC (Point of Care) kit within weeks globally and already some Irish hospitals have been in touch to sample the product, according to Colm Ryan, biochemist and chief executive of Assay Genie.

The test measures one drop of blood and according to the co-founder and CTO of the company Seán Mac Fhearraigh "ultimately, we would have a clinical weapon to combat the spread of the virus".

Mr Ryan and Mr Mac Fhearraigh met at UCD when they were studying biochemistry.

They both have PhDs and were able to develop the kits after learning early on how the virus was spreading so quickly in Wuhan, China, where it was first identified.

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