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Pondering on what to do or how to react at the potential DOOM scenario of Covid-19.

 
Red Hot Chilean Pepe
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Pondering on what to do or how to react at the potential DOOM scenario of Covid-19.
As the exact reality of the Covid-19 pandemic is really hard to pinpoint with exactitude, we want to trust official channels, but we really are honestly unable to put faith in them, and the alternative / unofficial / independent channels point out to a very dire and bleak situation, thus the potential societal disrupting effect is hard to predict but the gut feeling points strongly to a TSHTF scenario, we GLPers are faced with the hard decision of what to do.

I don't recall other event since I became a GLPer that had the real potential of becoming a doomsday scenario, not even close.

But we are not sure what to do.

Do we self quarantine in hopes to not get infected? Seems a reasonable thing to do at this moment.

But then the instantaneous second question comes: For how long?. We now see indications that the incubation period can be extremely extended (94 days!!!).

I assume a good part of GLP has to attend jobs, even if self employed or entrepreneurial, one just can't drop everything and put a sign on the office.

I am, fortunately, in well financial shape at this moment, but just can't shut down the bussiness as close people depends on it for their income. But I can't really tell them that I am seriously thinking on taking measures to avoid the pandemic, as they don't have any idea of this, no one reads alt media, nor even English for the most part.

So, as normalcy bias tends to minimize what the news are telling about the Covid-19 pandemic, taking action at this moment can be perceived as extreme (even if playing it safe, should be the decision to make) and would cause much disruption at the level of family and friends, and probably would make things even worse in the short term.

So, what can we do?. Wait until is really unavoidable to bug out to a self quarantine? is that even possible to wait that longer without jeopardizing the chances of not getting infected if we delay the decision that much?

Since I realized how contagious this thing is (thread posted about the NEJM here: Thread: Coronavirus infective during incubation is proven, but it can be very early, you start being infective the next day, a week before getting ill. I have been pondering how to weather the storm that everything tells me is coming.

Do we follow normal life as if nothing is happening and bet on staying healthy to simply gain natural inmunity? Perhaps that is a grave mistake as per some of the information that is available (reinfection being deadly as some sources claim).

Lots of questions without answers.

Between doing nothing and hope for the best, and building a bunker and isolate now and hope for the best while being prepared for the worst, even if that kills any chance of going back to normal even if nothing happens, where do we put the gage?

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Well, that is one of the channels I refer to. Most people tend to downplay this as fake news, and there's where normalcy bias takes control of their thought process, but anyone with a real undertanding how contagious is this virus, can see that this "fake news" scenario is perfectly plausible.
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The President of the United States was at a racetrack yesterday and before that, he was playing golf. He doesn't really seem all that worried about this. I'm taking his lead.
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The President of the United States was at a racetrack yesterday and before that, he was playing golf. He doesn't really seem all that worried about this. I'm taking his lead.
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Would you be worried if whenever you feel like you just can get on board of Air force 1 and spend any crysis there safe and comfortable?
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The President of the United States was at a racetrack yesterday and before that, he was playing golf. He doesn't really seem all that worried about this. I'm taking his lead.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


Would you be worried if whenever you feel like you just can get on board of Air force 1 and spend any crysis there safe and comfortable?
 Quoting: Red Hot Chilean Pepe


If all hell was about to break loose in my country? Of course.
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The President of the United States was at a racetrack yesterday and before that, he was playing golf. He doesn't really seem all that worried about this. I'm taking his lead.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


Would you be worried if whenever you feel like you just can get on board of Air force 1 and spend any crysis there safe and comfortable?
 Quoting: Red Hot Chilean Pepe


If all hell was about to break loose in my country? Of course.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


Anonymous Girl for president!!!
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Re: Pondering on what to do or how to react at the potential DOOM scenario of Covid-19.
The President of the United States was at a racetrack yesterday and before that, he was playing golf. He doesn't really seem all that worried about this. I'm taking his lead.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


Would you be worried if whenever you feel like you just can get on board of Air force 1 and spend any crysis there safe and comfortable?
 Quoting: Red Hot Chilean Pepe


If all hell was about to break loose in my country? Of course.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


Anonymous Girl for president!!!
 Quoting: Red Hot Chilean Pepe


lol I honestly think Donald wears his heart on his sleeve. There is no way he wouldn't get the word out to protect the people of his country.
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 Quoting: Red Hot Chilean Pepe



The forum right now is at the far right of that picture. Everyone is fueling each other's panic.
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Would you be worried if whenever you feel like you just can get on board of Air force 1 and spend any crysis there safe and comfortable?
 Quoting: Red Hot Chilean Pepe


If all hell was about to break loose in my country? Of course.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


Anonymous Girl for president!!!
 Quoting: Red Hot Chilean Pepe


lol I honestly think Donald wears his heart on his sleeve. There is no way he wouldn't get the word out to protect the people of his country.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


I'd really like to have your trust in him. That would be reasuring.
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Re: Pondering on what to do or how to react at the potential DOOM scenario of Covid-19.
Plan a "vacation".

ASAP.

2 week one.


Then you will have a much better idea how this is all going to play out.
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Plan a "vacation".

ASAP.

2 week one.


Then you will have a much better idea how this is all going to play out.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78323780


Heck for that matter just say you have the FLU.

No one would doubt that!
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 Quoting: Red Hot Chilean Pepe



The forum right now is at the far right of that picture. Everyone is fueling each other's panic.
 Quoting: Too Dark Park™ Two


I think panic is completely unnecesary. This is a practical problem and we need a practical approach.

"Danger is very real, fear is optional".
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Plan a "vacation".

ASAP.

2 week one.


Then you will have a much better idea how this is all going to play out.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78323780


Doing that already. But being a bussiness owner, staying entirely secluded and unavailable was not an option.
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A bout of the flu typically lasts one to two weeks, with severe symptoms subsiding in two to three days. However, weakness, fatigue, dry cough, and a reduced ability to exercise can linger for three to seven days.
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A bout of the flu typically lasts one to two weeks, with severe symptoms subsiding in two to three days. However, weakness, fatigue, dry cough, and a reduced ability to exercise can linger for three to seven days.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78323780


That's normal flu, have had it twice a year for many years, but not for the last 3 years.
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I know there's a lot of pined threads and we all are absorbing the news and pondering the implications (in spite of the dismissive attitude of the "is just the flu" and "GLP is creating mass hysteris" crew).

For those of us that understand how this is far from being normal, what steps are you taking?
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I know there's a lot of pined threads and we all are absorbing the news and pondering the implications (in spite of the dismissive attitude of the "is just the flu" and "GLP is creating mass hysteris" crew).

For those of us that understand how this is far from being normal, what steps are you taking?
 Quoting: Red Hot Chilean Pepe




I strongly suspect someone in my community has already bugged out.

He is a private business owner and said he will be out of town and back the end of April.
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Walk the knife between panic and preparation. There are no right answers. It's all situational.





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