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View Poll Results: how do you feel about the pandemic?
I think we should all stayathome forever
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14.29%
a little this way
3
21.43%
undecided/in the middle
2
14.29%
a little that way
3
21.43%
my behavior hasn't changed since before pandemic
4
28.57%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

So, what do you think about it?

Old 05-16-20, 03:23 PM
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So, what do you think about it?

Where would you put yourself in the following:
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Old 05-16-20, 04:06 PM
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Other than washing my hands more frequently and practising social distancing my daily life hasn't changed from what it what it was like before this pandemic. I am not going to allow mass-hysteria, fear, paranoia and misinformation which has been propagated by our social media and news media to control my life.
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Old 05-16-20, 04:16 PM
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I am completely unqualified to have an opinion as to what we should be doing. Given that, I'll continue to do my best to follow the advice of those who are qualified.
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Old 05-17-20, 08:09 AM
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How do I feel about the pandemic?

It's crushing the soul out of the American work force. Some folks may very well indeed be staying home for what will feel like forever. But, where will home be if you can't pay the rent or mortgage?
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Old 05-17-20, 09:39 AM
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Well, I like that the streets are nearly empty... car traffic is way down, the price of gas is down, and the skies are more clear, and the promise of telecommuting has finally been fulfilled... but I miss sitting in my favorite pub sharing pub grub with mates and solving the problems of the world over a good microbrew.

BTW... were there actual questions in the poll... it didn't make sense as I read it.
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Old 05-17-20, 05:33 PM
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https://slate.com/human-interest/202...staurants.html


Maybe this can save this confused poll. A whole lot of "no" responses.

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Old 05-17-20, 07:01 PM
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I think my life and behavior have changed quite a bit here in NYC (MTA/NYCT employee,...what a biased poll this is):

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Old 05-17-20, 08:35 PM
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This coronavirus isolation isn't a bother to me - I'm a life-long bachelor, so I've been treated as "socially distant" for a few decades. SOP
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I'm retired so not drastically except - I am fully aware that if bring this disease into the house and my housemate catches it, he will not make it. That makes this something bigger than just me.

I've been leaving the house twice a week. Saturday morning I go to a farmers market. My one social. Been shopping there most of 20 years and know a lot of the vendors. Now they are too busy to chat but it is still good to see them. While I am in clothes that are going straight to the wash when I get home and it is my mask day, I also hit up whatever other stores I need to go to. And also that week, either a bike ride or Home Depot trip. (I'm doing a full upgrade on a room.)

Far more hand washing, sanitizing around the house, far more awareness of touching my face and observing my routines than I have ever had. It's been an education. Also the observation that this is as close to a wartime home front as I will likely (and hopefully) see in this life. Different but with similarities to civilian life in Germany in the World Wars. In a week or two we will hit twice the deaths of the 6 year war of my entry into adulthood and all on US soil, not halfway across the world.. I haven't yet lost anybody I know but I expect that to happen.

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Old 05-17-20, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by epnnf View Post
Where would you put yourself in the following:
I think we should all stayathome forever
a little this way
undecided/in the middle
a little that way
my behavior hasn't changed since before pandemic
...thankful I don't live near you.
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Old 05-18-20, 07:01 AM
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None of the above.

Worst poll questions ever. No one sane is arguing for permanent restrictions, and there's no way I could lean towards either of those crazy extreme positions.

I'm not sure what "in the middle" is supposed to mean, but it sure isn't synonymous with "undecided".
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Old 05-20-20, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
None of the above.

Worst poll questions ever. No one sane is arguing for permanent restrictions, and there's no way I could lean towards either of those crazy extreme positions.

I'm not sure what "in the middle" is supposed to mean, but it sure isn't synonymous with "undecided".
I do have some acquaintances that are planning to "social distance" until a vaccine comes out.

The husband works in handicapped patient care, and has been staying home since the outbreak. He wants to return to work, but the wife is saying NO. I'm not sure how that will ultimately work out. So far no staff or patients at his facilities have gotten coronavirus.

For myself, I shop as needed. But, I do observe social distancing when I'm out and about. I did take in a housemate last September. And, he managed to get sick in late March. We've maintained moderate social distancing. He later told me that he had tried to get a coronavirus test, but was refused.

A couple of years ago I developed a chronic bronchitis. It could mask any symptoms. I felt a little off in late March, early April, but can't say if I had a flare-up of the bronchitis, or another illness.

I have visited friends, family, neighbors, but keep distance.

At some point I may need to get closer than 10 feet from Mom, and will try to get coronavirus antibody and antigen tests before breaking the social distancing.
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Old 05-20-20, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I do have some acquaintances that are planning to "social distance" until a vaccine comes out.

The husband works in handicapped patient care, and has been staying home since the outbreak. He wants to return to work, but the wife is saying NO. I'm not sure how that will ultimately work out. So far no staff or patients at his facilities have gotten coronavirus.

For myself, I shop as needed. But, I do observe social distancing when I'm out and about. I did take in a housemate last September. And, he managed to get sick in late March. We've maintained moderate social distancing. He later told me that he had tried to get a coronavirus test, but was refused.

A couple of years ago I developed a chronic bronchitis. It could mask any symptoms. I felt a little off in late March, early April, but can't say if I had a flare-up of the bronchitis, or another illness.

I have visited friends, family, neighbors, but keep distance.

At some point I may need to get closer than 10 feet from Mom, and will try to get coronavirus antibody and antigen tests before breaking the social distancing.

Just a reminder that the statement was :"I think we should all stayathome forever". So I've got "we should all" and "forever" as being statements that are just too plain nuts to even seriously consider, and no option that presents a reasonable description of the duration and scope of social distancing.
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Old 05-20-20, 11:42 AM
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