Thank you for this, Susan!! So true!Well Mike and I have been through Katrina aftermath and it was a unique disaster....they all are. If this is something we will go through, it will be nothing like you have expected or imagined. I'll tell you the experience we gained was about depending on Him from day to day and giving thanks He took us through another day. It is an amazing time of Him drawing us closer to Him by showing and teaching us He is the One in control of it all. We never felt were on our own, depending on ourselves or getting by from our strength, determination and grit. If you are His child, this will be a time He will show you great and wondrous things where it can't be explained away and is nothing less than a miracle from God. He is a very very Gracious and Amazing God!!! And that is my main take away
Yes, this is exactly what they are discussing at the meeting. It's a small magazine publishing company which is on its way out, anyway. But they make their money selling ads and you usually have to go where the customers are to get them to sign. *I* think it could all be done via Skype, but what do I know?I wonder if there is an alternative to the travel (skype meetings, or what's app - might be useful if it is a setting where the person at the other end needs to show something, e.g. a piece of machinery - as the phone is very portable)? If this does get worse, if we can find alternatives it will help protect businesses.
I just came from Target and they were out of basket wipes. So I grabbed a pack of bleach wipes and used one before I started shopping then just threw the opened container in my basket. It's not like I won't use them and I've done it with cookies a million times when my kids were little and I needed a "just stay in the basket a few more minutes without whining" bribe. I never actually thought about disinfecting my canned goods once I got them home, but it's a good idea. (Not out of fear of pandemics but out of general yuckiness factor.)Just need to remember to wash my hands very well after handling the baskets it comes in and signing for it!
This will be interesting, and I will definitely watch.I think the President is doing this press conference to reassure the nation. In January HHS secretary Azar declared a national public health emergency already. The CDC has pretty much told us what there is to know right now, even though cases here are low and the risk of infection is still low, a national outbreak is expected, as they put it...it's not a matter if but when. If the President says the virus is under control at this point maybe he's right, in comparison to the rapid spread in other countries. But I think for him to try to keep the nation calm at this point is probably a good thing, I'd hate to see a panic. I feel that as long as we are kept informed truthfully as to the status of this virus that's all I care about.
How irritating!I was watching CSPAN Senate hearing on Coronavirus. The Virus Team HHS and some doctors were being asked questions by the Senators. I felt sorry for the Team with how they were treated by the Democrat Senators. They were grilling them like they were criminals on trial. Such a difference on the approach from Republicans who were respectful and the Democrats always with so much anger.
PrayingLatest update: So Bailey’s school has given them 3 different options
1. Leave this weekend. Self quarantine for 14 days and come back to the university after break, live on campus and they will provide classes that are similar to get credit..
2. Leave this weekend. Come home and self quarantine for 14 days and then work from your house via web with professors in Florence IF the professor can do it remotely and provide proper instruction that way.
3. Stay there. Continue to go to classes. There are no cases currently in Florence. Expect possible shut down of the city. Wait to see if school closes and sends them home.
So here are a few things I have researched and info I have and we have made a decision. Mortality rate for ages 29 and under .2% . Percentage of individuals in Italy currently with coronavirus is .0008 percent. 75% of confirmed cases are over the age of 60. I could go on. I have been told by another parent who is neighbor’s with a doctor of the CDC and part of WHO that his family is traveling internationally next week and he is comfortable. Also working with SOS international that works with justice department that they are not shutting down flights to and from Italy. They said they would stop Japan, Taiwan, South Korea first. All that being said, Bailey is staying for now. A great resource if someone has not mentioned it is the world o meter coronavirus. It’s a live feed. Please continue to pray for us as this situation is so fluid.
Hey Andy —— is this why you shaved your “face fur”????well I was just looking up why Italy is spiking so bad, and came across a BEARD and MOUSTACHE Alert by the CDC. I cracked up thinking of all those full bearded muslim men (and some women too perhaps if they are conflicted about their gender and taking hormones)
OK so here https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/is-yo...air-guide-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-1.4829123 is one of our Canadian News outlets reporting on the NEWS YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW
namely whether your respirator will fit over your face fur!
And looking at all the red xs below the full muslim face o fur, I realized that the Chinese may have cleverly launched this virus as a weapon against muslim men and the women who wish to emulate them.
Clean shaven men and restrained mustaches are FINE! The full on Salvador Dali and Fu Manchu need a trim. The soul patch beloved of millennial males and wannabes is also safe.
Oh and Italy-- well that's another story for another day.
Meanwhile if Covid-19 turns out to be a bit of a bust in the way of many an epidemic of the past, it may actually introduce the muslim males to the dreaded razor!
Every single time he was asked a “gotcha” question, he calmly turned it around in his favor. His answers regarding the stock market drop actually cracked me up! I was impressed.29,000 people die every year from ‘the flu’ in the US. 15 people have been infected in the US, some released already from the hospital.
This whole thing is unnecessary hysteria.
BTW, at the press conference:
Press - “What do you think about Nancy Pelosi saying you don’t know what you are talking about?.”
Trump - “I think Nancy Pelosi is incompetent...”