The new normal....these uncertain times lol.

Discussion in 'Let me tell you about my trip' started by Old_Geezer, May 29, 2020.

  1. Dave Brick

    Dave Brick El Cheapo Family Camper

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    The stats come from a geriatric specialist MD with whom I work. Upon a quick review, it may have been overstated, although most of the research seems to be into 1 year mortality, which is a bit over 50% in the elderly. Thank you for the correction.

    My question was really rhetorical. I'm not looking for advice on this issue from this forum. I know what to do. It's what I have done for a living for over 20 years.

    I was really pointing out that isolation has many unintended consequences. I have previously discussed depression, anxiety, increased suicide rates, increased drug and alcohol use,increased domestic disputes, a result of isolation and fear.

    People are dying because of the mandated isolation.
     
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    Old_Geezer Well-Known Member

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    John, that is funny and you are 100% spot on. Did you ever read the exit questionnaire the guy who retired sent out 5 minutes before he walked out the door and copied all 2000 turnpike addys in his contact list? A classic. Now you got me started on this. Hey, lets throw up 25 foot high precast screenwalls that cost millions, to separate the road from developments where people built homes 100 yds away from a busy main highway 60 years after the road was built, it's only money, we'll just increase tolls. We can increase them 2% or so every year for 20 years, no problem. While were at it lets build new highways and make those toll roads. You know the ones like 66, 43, 376 where you can drive them and they have about as much traffic as some two lane in the middle of a Utah desert. See what you have done? LOL
     
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    best one I seen yet, driving trough road construction, big orange sign saying "COVID 19 SAFTEY PLAN IN EFFECT" whats that mean, they only work on the road for 6 feet?
     
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    My wife leaves hers on. Once it's on she doesn't want to mess her hair up.
     
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    OK, so what? Are we really this bored? If people wanna wear masks in the shower, who cares? I don't, but no skin off my nose if they do.
     
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    Old_Geezer Well-Known Member

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    Ok.....so nothing! An observation, I was not bored in any way shape or form. I thought it was hilarious. An apparent family of 4, who ride to a PA state park campground in a 30' enclosed rented box that do not know who had used it prior, or how well it was cleaned before they jump in it and drive for a few hours without masks, then get out, build a campfire, don masks and practice social distancing while sitting around it. All while the closest stranger is at a minimum 80 yds away. Did the members sense of humor on this board evacuate while I did not frequent it for awhile? I guess so, just as on most other boards these days.

    I do not care what others do either. They could sit there with russian surplus gas masks and tyvek suits for all I care. I would however get great entertainment value out of it.

    You evidently cared enough to post a comment.
     
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    Old_Geezer Well-Known Member

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    Thats a good point and I agree 150%.

    No one could ever copy his tone, not even to this day. Just like you'll have no Stones if anything happens to Keith God forbid. You can be a guitar virtuoso, get a 50s or 60s tele, rip the low E off and tune to open D, and you can get close to his sound. But you'll never duplicate it perfectly.
     
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    Lost Mom in January. She was fairly healthy. Broken knee and collar bone in December then one thing to another and she didn't make much more than a month. She was 84. The doctors told us from the start that people this old have a hard time recovering from these type injuries.
     
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    Too much loss this year, from the normal and abnormal stuff. ( i forgot what i wrote before, at work sometimes i type stuff out and have to rush out. ) sorry for you loss.
     
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    Actually I do care.
    BTW, when I camp I generally camp where there are no other people. The need for a mask is non-existent.
    Also, imo, there are two kinds of campers.

    I apologize for sounding rude. However, the mask thing has become way too much of an argument starter.
     
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    Saw a school bus dropping off students on my way home from work this afternoon. And cases are spiking
     
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    Did you notice if those kids were wearing masks?
    Odds are these are kids with single parents or both parents have to go to work and can't afford day care.
    Many schools also have food programs to give some kids lunch. Often times the only meal they get on any given day.
     
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    Some kids had masks on. But mostly no. I saw both small kids and teenager aged getting off school bus. Full book bags on the back and everything Fox chapel. School district in PA
     
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    tenttrailer Art & Joyce - Columbus, O

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    On March 8, ohio only had 8 cases. Less then a month later and few thousand cases the state starts to shut down. End of May and near 40 thousand case we open up.

    We are old, some minor health issues. We put on a mask to check in at the SP and go in stores. Our age and health, we are about 15% certain if we catch it, one will not survive. We have to many nights camping left in us to catch a virus that that we were told in early March by our government was under control and would never get to 1,000 cases.

    US cases is now about 1.4 million. That about 1,400 times what the government told us the max would ever be in early march.
     

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