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    Coronavirus (COVID 19)

    Hi all,

    With the increasing cases around Australia, I just wanted to post and say that I am hoping everyone is doing all they can to protect themselves from this.

    We have quite a few members who are older here, and therefore more at risk, based on the information we have about this virus so far. I hope you have implemented good hygiene practices and are starting to limit your close interactions with others.

    I do not doubt at all that we are going to experience some difficult times in the coming weeks and months. May you, and your families, all stay healthy, or at least only get a mild reaction to this virus if you are exposed.

    If you have to go into isolation, remember that your AP 'family' is here to interact with and alleviate some of the boredom that comes with not being able to go anywhere.

    Stay safe!
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    Thanks Rick,
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    Let's try and keep this thread active. There was another thread, that we closed, after removing several interactions.

    People are welcome to post links etc, but please ensure they are factual. We do not want 'vitamin c will cure it' type misinformation.

    Also be aware that what we are going through as humans, no matter where we are from, can be stressful and people have different way and levels of coping with this. We will not stop people posting funny comments as this can be a form of therapy for many people, but please be aware that others might not be coping the way you do, and have consideration for each other at this time.

    If someone posts something you disagree with, let's please not get into arguments. Just report the post and let the mod/admin team take a look, and we will remove the post in need. We do not need to be arguing with each other right now. To report a post on the site, in the post look for the small triangle symbol with an exclamation mark in it. Click that. Depending on how you have setup your settings (thread display mode), it can be under, to the left, or the right of the post.

    One thing I will ask, is if you are reading this thread and following any links posted, please check posts after the one with the link. Information in links outside AP can become out-of-date very fast at present. Eg social distancing was 1.5 metres the other day, then now there is an inside space of 4square metres. So any links provide (or even discussion in the thread) could be out-dated information.

    And finally, stay safe everyone. Please adhere to the government 'rules' that we are all now under.

    1) COVID-19 is a respiratory virus.
    2) The only way you can catch the virus is through your eyes, nose and mouth. It cannot pass through your skin.
    3) Thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water, or using a hand sanitiser with the flammable liquid 3 symbol on the pack is recommended.
    4) Do not touch your face unless necessary, clean your hands just before doing so.
    5) Maintain social distancing.
    6) Get some germ killing spray and use it frequently on surfaces you or others touch (benchtops, taps, handles, and much more). Do not use a cloth to wipe it, use something disposable, like paper towel. Place the paper towel into a bin with a lid immediately after use.
    7) Cover your mouth and nose if you need to cough or sneeze. If you have time, distance yourself from others while doing this.

    Number 3: Simply is in place as people touch their face a lot more than they realise. Making sure your hands are cleaned stops the transfer of the virus from your hands to your face. It also means you will not take the virus off a surface you have touched (doorhandle) and then place the virus down on something else. Thus creating a transfer point for another person.

    Number 3: Hand sanitiser that does not have the flammable liquid 3 symbol on the pack is not strong enough to kill 99.9% of all germs.

    Number 5: Gives you space if someone near you needs to sneeze or cough. Also think about a cold night when you can see your breath. Your breath is always there, it is made up of tiny droplets of moisture. You just cannot see it most of the time. If you pass through another person's breath 'zone' you could inhale some of that breath, which can include the virus. Social distancing avoids this.

    Links:

    COVID-19 Australian Government website


    State Government and Territory COVID-19 Websites

    Queensland
    New South Wales
    Australian Capital Territory
    Victoria
    Tasmania
    South Australia
    Northern Territory
    Western Australia

    As stated above, we are happy for members to discuss this, but please be respectful of others.

    Stay safe and healthy.
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    The Coronacast. https://www.abc.net.au/radio/program...ments/12025304

    Updated daily.

    Dr Norman Swann has been a specialist science and medicine communicator for more than 30 years. A doctor by training, he is fearless, balanced, and enormously respected. Since this pandemic began, his daily science-based Coronacast has gone a long way towards filling the vacuum left by anodyne marketing-driven communications from other sources.

    (If you feel like it, go to some older issues, a few weeks back say, and compare their content to the messages being broadcast by your choice of other sources. Then look at the news in the weeks following to see who was right.)
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    He's not one for glossing over things
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    Thanks for this Rick

    I have 4 friends in quarantine since arriving back from overseas.
    Several more friends who have lost their jobs in hospitality ...
    Another friend who was on her way to begin a contract in a aboriginal community who is now stranded here with us indefinitely.
    Our lives have been irrevocably changed.

    Stay safe and well xxx

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    Desperate Times/Measures - Money Laundering

    Well, it changes hands, and you don't know where it's been, so all cash goes into
    plastic bags, then...

    1) Coin Operation (moderate bleach solution, s for the bright reflections) ...
    DSC_5195aclr.jpg

    2) The New Dunk-notes (washing detergent in warm water)...
    DSC_5196alr.jpg

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    ^ Not quite the traditional filthy lucre, is it!

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    How soap works and why it's good for viruses - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/h...ing-germs.html

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    We've stockpiled 7 butternut pumpkins.

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    I'm hoarding 4 rolls of toilet paper. I gave the other 16 away to people who needed them more

    Glad I've had years of practise at social isolation.

    Keep an eye out for people in need. All the best to everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    We've stockpiled 7 butternut pumpkins.
    Roasted pumpkin soup. yummo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    Well, it changes hands, and you don't know where it's been, so all cash goes into
    plastic bags, then...

    1) Coin Operation (moderate bleach solution, s for the bright reflections) ...
    DSC_5195aclr.jpg

    2) The New Dunk-notes (washing detergent in warm water)...
    DSC_5196alr.jpg
    That's money laundering! Naughty!

    Edit: just for reference you could probably have laundered the coins in detergent instead of bleach as well and it might have been more effective because coronaviruses (not all viruses) have a lipid ("fat") and protein envelope surrounding them. If the envelope is destroyed then the virus becomes inactive because detergents dissolve lipids and destroy the envelope; i.e possibly a better solution than bleach.
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    This is one time I'm happy to be living in a small regional city off the main highway - we currently have no confirmed cases in our area. It hasn't, unfortunately, stopped people panic buying with toilet paper, tissues, pasta, hand sanitizer etc shelves bare of product. The area has still been severely impacted by the closure of pubs, clubs, gyms etc and many people now out of work. I drove past Dan Murphy's yesterday morning and their car park was packed - panic buying of alcohol by people who don't realise bottle shops are remaining open. Qld supermarkets don't have alcohol. Lets hope all these measures flatten the curve and we get through this as quickly as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenda View Post
    This is one time I'm happy to be living in a small regional city off the main highway - we currently have no confirmed cases in our area. It hasn't, unfortunately, stopped people panic buying with toilet paper, tissues, pasta, hand sanitizer etc shelves bare of product. The area has still been severely impacted by the closure of pubs, clubs, gyms etc and many people now out of work. I drove past Dan Murphy's yesterday morning and their car park was packed - panic buying of alcohol by people who don't realise bottle shops are remaining open. Qld supermarkets don't have alcohol. Lets hope all these measures flatten the curve and we get through this as quickly as possible.
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    We often hear 'the virus is spreading'.

    The virus is not spreading!

    PEOPLE are spreading the virus.

    1. Stay at home if you can.
    2. Only go out if it is essential.
    3. Don't touch things.
    4. Don't touch people.
    5. Keep your distance from other people.
    6. Wash your hands regularly, using good technique.
    7. Do not touch your face.

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    #7 of these is definitely the hardest to remember not to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenda View Post
    #7 of these is definitely the hardest to remember not to do.
    Wear gloves or mittens. Any sort. That will remind you until you get used to it.

    (On the advice of my elderly mother about five years ago, I started being conscious of touching my face when out (at the supermarket, at work, and so on) and washing my hands frequently. I always wash very first thing when I get home, or after touching anything possibly contaminated (such as, when I was working, a customer's computer). Result: I now get less than one third as many colds and bugs as I used to get. It makes a huge difference. Washing hands and not touching my face is now just part of my everyday routine. It becomes second nature.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    We've stockpiled 7 butternut pumpkins.
    Better than my crop of 4 this year. I can grow flowers but am a hopeless vegie gardener.
    Some flowers are edible though.
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