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BarbaraOK

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When cold weather arrives, more and more people are going into smaller and smaller spaces. Shorter days, means shorter time to go errands which results in more people in a given space, so increase in likelihood of increased infections. And there are so many people who will not stay home when they feel ill - they are just running a couple of errands and infecting people as they go. Look at how many will have a mask on BELOW their nose.

The infection rate doesn't have to go up, but that requires everyone to do their part, stay home if feeling ill, wear a mask whenever going out into public, wash hands frequently, disinfect, etc.


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We are full-time and spent the summer in one place, then transitioned to the south for the winter where we will sit in one place. Traveling in between was no contact check in at most stops. We've gotten gas, groceries and have taken the dog to a vet. We wear masks when inside any business and appreciate everyone else who wears it properly.

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Posted: 10/25/20 07:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

...we have curtailed our snowbirding this "winter" season. The criteria for curtailment are these:

-the "human response and behavior" aspect make the virus spread fairly unpredictable; this can be widely (spatially) variable, and will render our "stops" on our way south more (or, less) dangerous in very short time-spans (a week or 2 can make a huge difference).

-science on the hardiness of sars-cov-2 virus in winter is starting to emerge (cold and humid or dry air viability), and we are taking the precautionary principle: because of our "age", absence of any vaccine(s), and rapidly rising strained public health facilities, as infection rates eclipse even the worst numbers back in May, across all of the G20 nations.

....we are following "the situation" closely, and do a re-analysis once a week.

One observation I've made is: why haven't retail, restaurant, and most health-care facilities implemented bipolar ionization technology? It has been implemented successfully at nine major US airport facilities (including one in Canada: Vancouver), and at 6 major US hospitals....


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One observation I've made is: why haven't retail, restaurant, and most health-care facilities implemented bipolar ionization technology? It has been implemented successfully at nine major US airport facilities (including one in Canada: Vancouver), and at 6 major US hospitals....


Really, and who exactly pays for all of that? Most restaurants I know of are close to being out of business if they are not already out of business because of shoot from the hip govt edicts handed down with no thought as to the final outcome.

Being retired and having the option to hide yourself away, not travel, and limit your interaction with others is slightly different than working for a living where its impossible to do the tasks remotely from home, such as manufacturing or construction.

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Really, and who exactly pays for all of that? Most restaurants I know of are close to being out of business....


....BPI filtration systems retrofit onto existing HVAC (most if not all public indoor spaces have existing HVAC air movement systems in 2020), and cost as little as $900 for a small facility, and $3000 for very large facilities (but at the scale of airports and hospitals, the cost is higher). CBAnalysis: Far and away less than the subsidies already deployed to businesses.

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We are outta here in 9 days!

I have waited years to get to a point where we can do this and will not be denied. We will take all necessary precautions and have a piece of property to ourselves, so it shouldn't be much different than here at home.


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Topic is:
Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid


I know it is hard, but for those of us interested in this topic could you please stop trying to make the Mod close it?

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Posted: 10/26/20 09:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We're on our way.
Sunny and 70's at Lake Shasta yesterday.
Mask wearing is more evident now than six months ago.
The RV office here in Vacaville will talk to you only by phone - they are VERY careful. (for good reason)
Onward to Monterrey California today and more adventures.
(masks in public, gloves at gas stations, hand sanitizer bottles in every pocket)


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Posted: 10/26/20 03:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Staying home. Can't even go to New Zealand this winter like the last time we didn't go to USA. My snowblower is tuned up and my shovel sharpened.

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joebedford wrote:

Staying home. Can't even go to New Zealand this winter like the last time we didn't go to USA. My snowblower is tuned up and my shovel sharpened.


I hear ya. I bought the wife new electric socks and a new snow shovel so we are set.

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