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Lift the Ban on Plastic Bags

I began a thread on this subject on March 9 regarding the reusable canvass bags and the potential for the bags to carry the coronavirus. Here is some interesting information regarding the reusable bags:

https://nypost.com/2020/03/14/using-tote-bags-instead-of-plastic-could-help-spread-the-coronavirus/

"The COVID-19 outbreak is giving new meaning to those “sustainable” shopping bags that politicians and environmentalists have been so eager to impose on the public. These reusable tote bags can sustain the COVID-19 and flu viruses — and spread the viruses throughout the store."

Original thread found here:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213065022

A comment was made in the original thread that the virus can survive on the plastic. End of subject.

However, the stores were using brand new clean bags. Clerks fill the clean bags, customers leave the store.
I've noticed that the clerks are reluctant to handle the reusable bags, they just place the food in the shopping cart, and the customer has to fill their own bags. Also, in a particular store when some customers placed their reusable bags on the conveyor belt, the clerk will promptly disinfect the entire belt after each customer.

I believe the stores should be allowed to use the new clean plastic bags, even if it is just temporary.

Dinner Time

Something to take our minds off of our troubles.
Oven roasted vegetables with chicken thighs and wings on top. Mashed potatoes with gravy.
And a good night's sleep. What are you cooking Tonight?

Subsistence living examples from some of you older ones in days gone by

Some stories of how families would cope in times of dire need is just fascinating. People would grow their own garden, raise and hunt animals for food. Churn butter from the milk of their cows, bake their own bread. The list goes on.

Lift the Ban on Plastic Bags-help curb the spread of the virus

People are using bags that they bring from home for shopping. Who knows where those bags have been. Clerks have to handle them, maybe the consumer's pets have laid on them, etc. When you purchase meat, which bag from home will you use?
This is very unsanitary. Some will say the virus is not spread via food, who knows?

Suggestions for Disinfecting door knobs, handles, etc.

In case you run out of disinfecting wipes. Soap and water is good, but something stronger like bleach may be necessary-bleach can tarnish some surfaces.
What are some of your homemade suggestions?

Question: Why are people stocking up on toilet paper?

This may be a dumb question, but I don't know why anyone would need loads of toilet paper.

Coronavirus Realtime Map

This is a realtime map showing the number of coronavirus cases around the world; including the number of deaths:
https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

For example, click on the United States, select a state by clicking on the red dot and it will show the number of confirmed cases, deaths, recovered and existing.

Updated with new link-no ads. Thanks USALiberal.

Can Trump Command the Navy not to Self Quarantine?

I'm preparing a steak and salad for dinner, but I had to stop for a moment and ask this question. According to another DU poster: "CENTCOM cancels all leave; USN orders ships to remain at sea for 14 days if recent port visits."
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213024066



Chinese Restaurants Suffering Economic Losses due to Coronavirus Scare

I was wondering how this would affect their businesses. Interesting article here regarding the economic losses these restaurants are experiencing.

https://www.eater.com/2020/2/10/21131642/novel-coronavirus-american-chinese-restaurants-explained

"Chinatowns across the country are experiencing economic crises due to the novel coronavirus and its surrounding panic. Here’s what you should know."

Adam Schiff-bags under his eyes

Adam Schiff is a real trooper. He has bags under his eyes. Someone you would want in your corner.
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