People are coming together across U.S. to support local Chinatowns amid Coronavirus fears

  
Via:  perrie-halpern  •  3 months ago  •  164 comments

By:   Julian Shen-Berro

People are coming together across U.S. to support local Chinatowns amid Coronavirus fears
“It's the love that Chicagoans, and specifically people of color, have for Chinatown,” one Latino organizer said.

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When Jose Corcoles saw how coronavirus fears were taking a toll on Chicago's Chinatown, emptying out streets typically humming with residents and tourists, the last thought on his mind was staying away.

He turned to social media and with his friend Carlos Matias organized a restaurant crawl for the end of February. He said he expected five, maybe 10 people to show up, but when the day came, despite frigid temperatures, the turnout was closer to 100. And that is representative of groups nationwide doing the same.

Foot traffic in Chinatowns across the country has plummeted, with   some restaurants   reporting losing   as much as 80 percent   of their business. In some cases, restaurants have had to close — including   four dim sum parlors   this week in Sunset Park, home to Brooklyn’s sprawling Chinatown.

200310-new-york-coronavirus-chinatown-em An empty restaurant in New York's Chinatown on Feb. 13, 2020. Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Corcoles, 29, an artist and educator, told NBC Asian America that his effort was rooted in a sense of solidarity. “It's the love that Chicagoans, and specifically people of color, have for Chinatown,” he said.

As a child of Mexican and Guatemalan immigrants, Corcoles said he felt sympathetic to Asian Americans who have faced xenophobia as a result of the virus, and emphasized the importance of building "some solidarity across racial divisions.”

Across the country, politicians, organizers and nonprofits have begun efforts to support Chinatown communities. In many cities, city officials and council members have made public shows of support, sitting down for lunches at Chinatown restaurants and inviting others to do the same.

Karen Chen, the executive director of the Chinese Progressive Association in Boston, said that while the city's Chinatown isn’t quite deserted, “you do see a decline in business.” She has been pleased to see local government officials combating misinformation and supporting the Chinese American community — just last month, two city councilors brought in hundreds of customers for   a dim sum brunch   to dispel fears about the local Chinatown. But she said she would like to see more from state and federal governments.

Chen believes that the avoidance of Chinatown stems from “prejudice and racism.”

“Some people are using it as a chance to attack China,” she said of the virus. “To me, as a Chinese American living in the U.S., this tension between the U.S. and China will hurt Chinese Americans here in our community.”

In San Francisco, Facebook announced last month that it would donate $20,000 to the Chinese Newcomers Service Center, a nonprofit, to fund a “shop local” advertising campaign for Chinatown businesses. A spokeswoman for the company added that an additional $5,000 was provided in Facebook ad credit.

In New York, the nonprofit crime prevention group Guardian Angels has sent volunteer safety patrols to provide Asian Americans with informal protection against hate crimes. Just last week, a video surfaced online appearing to show someone on the New York subway yelling at an Asian American man before spraying him with air freshener,   prompting the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force   to investigate. And globally,   reports of hostility and xenophobia   are on the rise.

“If anybody’s harassing you, if anybody’s targeting you, anyone’s thinking that you’re a carrier because you’re carrying a mask, they’ll have to deal with us,” Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, told   Discovering Eyes , a channel supported by the China Global Television Network. “We’ll physically intervene. We’ll break up fights and disputes. We’ll make citizen’s arrests.”

The group’s members now patrol the streets of Chinatown every day, and some have made a point of eating at its restaurants in hopes that others will follow.

To Corcoles, who said he may plan another restaurant crawl in the coming weeks, the goal right now is to rekindle a sense of community.

“We are living in a super political moment that sees us creating a lot of borders and a lot of divisions, between people and between races and nations,” he said. “I was really just hoping to create community.”

He said that, to him, this means getting out of the house and into the city to support those who need it. For now, Corcoles plans to do just that, and hopes others will follow.


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Buzz of the Orient
1  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

Good to see that support is being given.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    3 months ago

We have an Asian Buffet nearby that serves many different kinds of Chinese food. I'm not big on Ginger which is one of the major spices used in Chinese food, so make most of my own Chinese food at home. That way I can use the spices that I like and forgo the ones I don't.

However, one in a great while I will go to the Asian Buffet and some sweet and sour shrimp and egg rolls. A treat when I have been a really good girl. Uh...em....that is why I don't go there too often. jrSmiley_89_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     3 months ago
Good to see that support is being given.

Absolutely. 

 
 
 
Freefaller
3  Freefaller    3 months ago

Mmmm Chinese food, haven't had any in a while.  I think I will this weekend.  Anyone who is using the virus to display their prejudice probably already had problems prior to the breakount

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Freefaller @3    3 months ago

I have a favorite little hole in the wall about 5 minutes from my house. They make it so easy to order (on-line) then I can pick it up through a drive=thru window. And they have the best crab rangoon.

 
 
 
Freefaller
3.1.1  Freefaller  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1    3 months ago
I have a favorite little hole in the wall about 5 minutes

Sweet.  I have a 40 minute drive mostly at highway speed to get to my fave place. It's definitely a dive but the foods good, service fast and is reasonably priced 

It doesn't have crab Rangoon, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for it whenever I get to a big-city Chinese place

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4  XDm9mm    3 months ago

Went to the only place we know, outside of "Chinatown" in Manhattan that is, that has great 'Chinese' food in Port St. Lucie FL last week.  I wish I could convince them to move operations, or at least open another place here in San Antonio.  Every new restaurant that opens around here is...  drum roll please....   Mexican.   As if we don't have enough already.  They're like hot dog or pretzel carts in Manhattan, you can't go a block without running into one or two.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
5  Nerm_L    3 months ago

No wonder global civilization melted down in only nine weeks.  It's been held together by fluff and good wishes.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

I might be the only NT member who eats Chinese food EVERY day.  LOL

 
 
 
Raven Wing
6.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6    3 months ago

Not every day for me, but, at least 3 times a week. Chinese is one of my favorites, and Stir-Fry is #1 for me. I make my own at home so I can vary it to my own liking.

 
 
 
Freefaller
6.1.1  Freefaller  replied to  Raven Wing @6.1    3 months ago
Stir-Fry is #1 for me.

Lol same here, so easy, fast and tasty

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Freefaller @6.1.1    3 months ago

The wok is probably the most important cooking item in our kitchen.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6    3 months ago

Are you hungry an hour later?jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif   Me, I could eat steamed rice every day and not get tired of it.  But the problem is for some reason rice gives me hiccups so I don't eat it very often.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.2    3 months ago

Rice or noodles are the most common everyday items here, although I still prefer potatoes.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
6.3  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6    3 months ago
I might be the only NT member who eats Chinese food EVERY day.

Ha!!

 
 
 
squiggy
7  squiggy    3 months ago

Nice optics but eating in a crowd has flopped everywhere.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  squiggy @7    3 months ago

I am betting that take out orders or food delivery services sales are surging.

 
 
 
squiggy
7.1.1  squiggy  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.1    3 months ago

Yes, people are gushing to place something in their mouths from the hands of a stranger.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  squiggy @7.1.1    3 months ago

Like you never ordered a pizza.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
7.1.3  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.1.2    3 months ago
Like you never ordered a pizza.

A few puffs of Matanuska TF and he'll be ordering from every place in town, cooties be damned.

 
 
 
Krishna
7.1.4  Krishna  replied to  squiggy @7.1.1    3 months ago

Yes, people are gushing to place something in their mouths from the hands of a stranger.

So you actually think eating at home is safer...because the food on the shelves in the supermarkets where you by it...was never actually touched by human hands?

 
 
 
Freefaller
7.1.5  Freefaller  replied to  squiggy @7.1.1    3 months ago
Yes, people are gushing to place something in their mouths from the hands of a stranger.

Well I did rather enjoy my takeout beef noodle bowl tonite

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8  Vic Eldred    3 months ago

It's nice to see the sentiments above, but the article above is implying that people are not eating Chinese food for a specific reason and it's not because of the valid fear of becoming ill. They are falsely claiming "racism.'

Chen believes that the avoidance of Chinatown stems from “prejudice and racism.”

That is simply not true. People have been frightened of getting the disease. A disease that originated in a market in China. A disease that spread because the Chinese government lied about it's existence and allowed it to spread worldwide. All of that is a valid fear based on the way the American media has covered the event.

So lets get it straight. People are afraid. It has nothing to do with race!


 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Vic Eldred @8    3 months ago

But it does.  These are Chinatowns in the US.  These restaurants are not subject to the Chinese government.  They are not shopping in markets on mainland China.  Most are probably owned and run by people who haven't been to China for years, if ever (second or third generation immigrants).

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1    3 months ago

And people are simply afraid to eat Chinese food! The disease began at a market in China. It is perfectly natural to have that fear.

If progressives want to demonstrate that the fear is invalid, they should do what Boston's Mayor Menino did with a similar Chinese virus years ago. He went into Boston's Chinatown every day and had lunch there. Set an example for the rest of us, but please don't call it "racism."!!!!!!!

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.1    3 months ago
The disease began at a market in China.

Where these restaurants are not buying food.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.2    3 months ago

If you think you can reassure people with that - good luck. The media has the country in an absolute frenzy. Look at the way people are buying toilet paper and disinfectant.

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
8.1.4  jungkonservativ111  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1    3 months ago

You don't think they don't have family coming to and from China? It's a valid concern. Not rooted in racism. Just a side note Asian people themselves can be among the most prejudiced groups of people you can come across. Sometimes it's good for a group of people to have a humbling experience. Some people have the virus without showing any symptoms.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.1    3 months ago
It is perfectly natural to have that fear.

It's a natural reaction for people who lack critical thinking skills

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @8.1.4    3 months ago

I've noticed that the people who do the most complaining about other races/cultures being prejudiced are prejudiced themselves.

I haven't met very many prejudiced Asians

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.7  Vic Eldred  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.5    3 months ago
It's a natural reaction for people who lack critical thinking skills

Maybe. What is more damning would be the kind of hate required to call the reaction "racism."

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
8.1.8  jungkonservativ111  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.6    3 months ago
I've noticed that the people who do the most complaining about other races/cultures being prejudiced are prejudiced themselves.

So is that your opinion of the author of this seed?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.9  sandy-2021492  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.3    3 months ago

Then surely,  sales of pizza and pasta will tank, considering conditions in Italy.

Then again, maybe not.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.10  sandy-2021492  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @8.1.4    3 months ago

They need a humbling experience?  That sounds like a justification for racism.

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
8.1.11  jungkonservativ111  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.10    3 months ago

Please don't misquote me. I said sometimes it's good, I didn't say they need it. Don't be disingenuous.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.12  sandy-2021492  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @8.1.11    3 months ago

Oh, well, so long as it's only sometimes.  Defending racism is awesome, so long as it's only occasional racism.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.13  Vic Eldred  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.9    3 months ago
Then surely,  sales of pizza and pasta will tank, considering conditions in Italy.

If one has a progressive mindset it might follow.

You would have to see things through a very race based lense to even think about that.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.14  Vic Eldred  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.12    3 months ago
Defending racism is awesome, so long as it's only occasional racism.

To project it is disgusting!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.15  Trout Giggles  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @8.1.8    3 months ago

Did I say it was?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.16  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.13    3 months ago

I had pasta last night and will probably have pizza tonite. Wanna call me racist?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.17  Vic Eldred  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.16    3 months ago

Absolutely not!

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.18  sandy-2021492  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.13    3 months ago

Don't accuse me of racism, Vic.

Acknowledging racism isn't racism.

Nor is noticing double standards.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.19  sandy-2021492  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.14    3 months ago

I'm projecting nothing.  I'm not the one who's defending racism here.  You must look to others for that.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.20  Vic Eldred  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.18    3 months ago
Don't accuse me of racism, Vic.

I never made it personal. You personally never entered the conversation.


Acknowledging racism isn't racism.

It is not acknowledging something - it is making a false claim and it is being done by the left and yes, it is a form of hate!


Nor is noticing double standards.

There are no double standards. The disease began in a Chinese market not in Italy or the US.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.21  Vic Eldred  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.19    3 months ago
I'm projecting nothing.

Not you - Karen Chen, remember?


 I'm not the one who's defending racism here

There IS NONE!


 You must look to others for that.

You must look at the hate coming from the left.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.22  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.20    3 months ago
The disease began in a Chinese market not in Italy or the US.

Like I said the critical thinkers amongst know this and aren't afraid to eat in Chinese restaurants. Hmmm.....who brought that up, Vic?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.23  Vic Eldred  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.22    3 months ago
Like I said the critical thinkers amongst know this and aren't afraid to eat in Chinese restaurants.

And like I said, haters on the left project "racism."  So, you tell me which is worse - fear or hate?


Hmmm.

Ya Hmmm!


who brought that up, Vic?

It is the basis of the article, don't ya know!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.24  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.23    3 months ago

hate is rooted in fear

And I thought the basis of the article was how Chicagoans are coming together to support their neighbors in Chinatown?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.25  Vic Eldred  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.24    3 months ago
hate is rooted in fear

False!  

Fear can be valid or unwarranted.
Example: People getting into lifeboats on the Titanic were justifiably frightened. People who are hypochondriacs fear without reason.

Hate on the other hand can be taught - like it is by leftist in the university.

Lesson is over for the day.

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.1.26  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.23    3 months ago

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Vic Eldred
8.1.27  Vic Eldred  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.24    3 months ago
And I thought the basis of the article was how Chicagoans are coming together to support their neighbors in Chinatown?

Nope, there was a little narrative tucked in nicely, which I rooted out for ya.  No charge.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.28  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @8.1.26    3 months ago

removed for context

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.29  sandy-2021492  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.21    3 months ago

Bullshit, Vic.  One person here expressly justified racism upthread in black and white.  And that person is not a leftist.  Ignoring that exposes some unjustified biases.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.30  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.25    3 months ago

Yes, hate can be taught, usually by ignorant, immoral parents whose only book is the King James Bible and the TV is only on Fox News.

But hate is rooted in fear...what one does not understand one becomes fearful of it which in turns leads to hate. Ever hear people say they hate snakes or spiders? It's because they fear them.

There's your lesson for the day. Try to have a nice day.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.31  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.28    3 months ago

Only because you can't delete comments on this one. Of course a seed can be civil when everyone agrees with one another

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.32  Trout Giggles  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.30    3 months ago

King James Bible - which they haven't bothered to read

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.1.33  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.31    3 months ago

'Only because you can't delete comments on this one.'  jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

'Of course a seed can be civil when everyone agrees with one another'

You got that right TG!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.34  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.27    3 months ago

You read something into the article that really wasn't there and then tried to justify people's fears and hate.

Have a nice day, Vic

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.1.35  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.28    3 months ago
'I guess only on your seeds/threads . . . Vic?'

'It seems that way, doesn't it?'

You know what I meant.  It's okay for you to stir up stuff here and you can't delete when someone tells you the facts/calls you on your BS.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.36  Vic Eldred  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.29    3 months ago
Bullshit, Vic. 

You and I don't need that. We talk substance.


One person here expressly justified racism upthread in black and white.

Then you need to take that up with them. I'm attacking a vicious narrative I am constantly seeing from the left and the msm that either the government or citizens acting with caution is somehow "racist." It is a very hateful accusation. Iv'e heard it repeatedly on CNN and MSNBC.


 Ignoring that exposes some unjustified biases.

Sorry, my concern is what is contained in this article.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.37  Vic Eldred  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.30    3 months ago
Yes, hate can be taught, usually by ignorant, immoral parents whose only book is the King James Bible and the TV is only on Fox News.

Usually by College Professors.


But hate is rooted in fear...what one does not understand one becomes fearful of it which in turns leads to hate.

That's the old sense of the word. Not what is happening today.


There's your lesson for the day.

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MUVA
8.1.38  MUVA  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.24    3 months ago

No it was to show how racist some are.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.39  Vic Eldred  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.29    3 months ago

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Texan1211
8.1.40  Texan1211  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.30    3 months ago

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sandy-2021492
8.1.41  sandy-2021492  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.36    3 months ago

I'm in an online forum for dentists.  Early on in the coronavirus crisis, one dentist of Asian descent told us of a patient who refused to let the dentist examine her, because she was afraid he had coronavirus.  This dentist was born in the US.  He hadn't travelled recently, nor been near anyone who had, and coronavirus wasn't in the US yet.  The patient was perfectly willing to be seen by the white dental hygienist, whose whiteness, in the pt's mind, protected her from infection with the virus, even though she worked with the Asian dentist (who must be infected, because he was Asian).

It's racism, Vic.  Ignoring or explaining away blatant racism enables it, and is a form of racism in itself.  And acting on unjustified race-based fears is racism.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.42  sandy-2021492  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.25    3 months ago
like it is by leftist in the university.

A hateful statement, in itself.

 
 
 
Dulay
8.1.43  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.1    3 months ago
If progressives want to demonstrate that the fear is invalid, they should do what Boston's Mayor Menino did with a similar Chinese virus years ago. He went into Boston's Chinatown every day and had lunch there. Set an example for the rest of us, but please don't call it "racism."!!!!!!!

Yes, because fact based arguments mean so much less than 'progressives going to eat in a Chinatown restaurant. /s

BTFW, COVID-19 is no more Chinese than the Swine Flu is American. Viruses don't  have a nationality or an ethnicity. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.1.44  Kathleen  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.41    3 months ago

In that particular case the patient was acting stupid. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.45  Vic Eldred  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.41    3 months ago
It's racism, Vic.

It's not racism, Sandra and I'll explain (using your own example). Suppose for a minute there was no Coronavirus pandemic. Do you think a patient would have refused the services of a dentist who happened to be "Asian?"   The answer is NO!

There is an underlying reason - Fear of infection! Not because the dentist was Asian.


Ignoring or explaining away blatant racism enables it, and is a form of racism in itself.

It almost sounds like something Howard Zinn would say. Howard Zinn found racism everywhere he looked in America. He was wrong. Pure & simple! Falsely accusing people of racism is more egregious than "racism."  Do you understand what I'm saying?

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.1.46  Kathleen  replied to  Dulay @8.1.43    3 months ago

No, but it is crucial to act on it immediately to contain it. In this case, they did not. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.47  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kathleen @8.1.44    3 months ago

So are people who won't eat in Chinese restaurants in the US, who have food suppliers in the US, and who aren't subject to the Chinese government.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.48  Vic Eldred  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.42    3 months ago
A hateful statement, in itself.

The word professors is missing. Going too fast!

I'm sorry you think so.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.49  sandy-2021492  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.45    3 months ago

Jesus Christ, Vic.  How are you ignoring the fact that the patient was perfectly willing to be treated by the WHITE hygienist, who works in close proximity with the dentist, and who had every bit as much chance of being infected as the dentist?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.50  sandy-2021492  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.48    3 months ago

It's hateful to accuse those with whom you have a political disagreement of teaching hate.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.51  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dulay @8.1.43    3 months ago
Yes, because fact based arguments mean so much less than 'progressives going to eat in a Chinatown restaurant.

It's called setting an example. Time to put up or shut up!


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Vic Eldred
8.1.52  Vic Eldred  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.49    3 months ago
Jesus Christ, Vic.  How are you ignoring the fact that the patient was perfectly willing to be treated by the WHITE hygienist, who works in close proximity with the dentist, and who had every bit as much chance of being infected as the dentist?

I got that, but you are missing what racism means. If it was racism the patient would NEVER be willing to be treated by an Asian dentist. I guess you just can't see that.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.53  Trout Giggles  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.47    3 months ago

He doesn't see it, Sandy. Let it go.

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.1.54  Kathleen  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.47    3 months ago

Eating in a Chinese restaurant in the US would not bother me. I got carry out Chinese yesterday. I would not eat at a wet market in China though. Some people do get really scared though, I am not blaming them for that. If they choose not to eat at these restaurants, that is their right whether you or I disagree.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.55  Trout Giggles  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.49    3 months ago

He can't. [deleted]

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.56  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.51    3 months ago

[deleted]  He calls COVID-19 the Wuhan virus

 
 
 
Texan1211
8.1.57  Texan1211  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.42    3 months ago
A hateful statement, in itself.

Is it on par with this:

Yes, hate can be taught, usually by ignorant, immoral parents whose only book is the King James Bible and the TV is only on Fox News.
 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.58  Vic Eldred  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.50    3 months ago
It's hateful to accuse those with whom you have a political disagreement of teaching hate.

It is the same as people thinking they can designate others as misogynist. It is almost always a subjective term, but when "racism" is applied to large groups of people who are frightened of a pandemic, I have to call it hate. The left should be working with the rest of us to protect Americans, instead of politicizing this. Calling people racist is one of the worst things one can do. I assume that is why the left does it - they can't find a word strong enough to smear those they don't like or hate!

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.59  sandy-2021492  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.52    3 months ago

And you're missing the point that the racist patient was willing to see a white hygienist in the same office where the "infected" Asian dentist practiced.

Same as you're missing the point that Italian restaurants aren't hurting.

It's racism.  You declaring it not so doesn't make it not so.

People used to say that African Americans carried different diseases from whites.  That was racism, too.

 
 
 
Texan1211
8.1.60  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.52    3 months ago
I got that, but you are missing what racism means. If it was racism the patient would NEVER be willing to be treated by an Asian dentist. I guess you just can't see that.

A reasonable statement.

Which is probably why it was immediately scoffed at.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.61  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kathleen @8.1.54    3 months ago

Ok, so wet markets in China aren't what we're talking about here.  This article is about Chicago's Chinatown.  Yes, people have the right not to eat there.  If their reasoning is because they think that coronavirus selects for Asian victims, and they are more likely to get coronavirus from eating there, it's still racism.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.62  sandy-2021492  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.58    3 months ago
that is why the left does it

Remember that the next time somebody accused the DNC of being racist.  Make sure you hold them to the same standards you insist on applying to the left.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.63  Vic Eldred  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.59    3 months ago
And you're missing the point that the racist patient was willing to see a white hygienist in the same office where the "infected" Asian dentist practi

Oh God help us, that damn white hygienist! I am quite sure the decent but frightened patient would have seen a black one!


Same as you're missing the point that Italian restaurants aren't hurting.

That is a failed point, right down there with "why don't we wall off the northern border?"


It's racism.

It is clearly not!


You declaring it not so doesn't make it not so.

And your'e declaring it so doesn't make it so!


People used to say that African Americans carried different diseases from whites. 

Sorry, I never heard that one, then again I'm not consumed with "race."

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
8.1.64  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.62    3 months ago

Everyone on this thread:

Knock it off. This is supposed to be a pleasant article. Only warning.

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.1.65  Kathleen  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.61    3 months ago

I have a right to talk about it if I want to, free speech. 

Also, people do have the right to pick where they want to spend their money and eat. If they don’t want to eat there, that is their business not ours. You can call it racism or anything else, but we have no control over what others choose to do. I will not interfere with what others decide to do in their lives.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1.66  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.63    3 months ago
I never heard that one, then again I'm not consumed with "race."

You haven't paid attention, then.

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
8.1.68  jungkonservativ111  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.29    3 months ago

You are yet again misrepresenting what I said. I never justified racism. I said sometimes it's good for a group of people to be humbled. The Coronavirus is doing the humbling, not the people you think are being racist. Constructive criticism often gets confused with racism to those on the left.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
8.1.69  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @8.1.64    3 months ago
Knock it off. This is supposed to be a pleasant article. Only warning.

Say it isn't so!   I had a fab giggle to post.  It was so funny, I was planning on upping my own comment, but for you, I'll behave.

 
 
 
Dulay
8.1.70  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.51    3 months ago
It's called setting an example. Time to put up or shut up!

I see that the concept of a fact based argument went right over your head. 

BTFW, it may surprise you but not all progressives live in a city with a Chinatown. Hell, some of us have a hard time getting authentic Chinese food. 

I am hereby re-naming it. It's the China virus!

Petulance isn't relevant. 

 
 
 
MUVA
8.1.71  MUVA  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.52    3 months ago

Exactly.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
8.1.73  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.1    3 months ago

The disease began at a market in China.

It may or may not have.  Scientists are still trying to find out exactly where the origin was.  It has been theorized that it came from smuggled pangolin meat but they are still investigating that.  If it is proven that is the source, it most likely did come from a market, but smugglers sell to anyone, anywhere.

 
 
 
Krishna
8.1.74  Krishna  replied to  Kathleen @8.1.54    3 months ago
Eating in a Chinese restaurant in the US would not bother me. I got carry out Chinese yesterday. I would not eat at a wet market in China though. Some people do get really scared though, I am not blaming them for that. If they choose not to eat at these restaurants, that is their right whether you or I disagree.

I know some people who feel that way-- but who will eat in non-Chinese restaurants.

But in the last day or two I've also come across people who won't eat in any restaurant (they don't want to eat anywhere "where people gather"). They say that where there is a group of people, they are afraid one or more pf them may have the virus-- perhaps sneezing or coughing without covering their nose or mouth. 

So they only eat at home.

But I wonder-- even the food we eat at home-- how many people have come in contact with that food from it source, to its being processed and packed, to it being transported to the store where you buy it? And then there are the people who unpack it, and then those who place it on the shelves.

And what are the large number of people who shop in those stores every day?

I don't know if its true or not, but I've heard that this Virus has a lower percentage of deaths than some of the other serious epidemics we had, but its more contagious.

 
 
 
Dulay
8.1.75  Dulay  replied to  Kathleen @8.1.46    3 months ago

Nor has the US and we are supposed to be an open society. 

 
 
 
Krishna
8.1.76  Krishna  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1    3 months ago
But it does.  These are Chinatowns in the US.  These restaurants are not subject to the Chinese government.  They are not shopping in markets on mainland China.  Most are probably owned and run by people who haven't been to China for years, if ever (second or third generation immigrants).

Shortly after reading this seed and the comments, by coincidence (or was it a coincidence?) ) I came across a video on this very subject. Serious-- but with some good moments of humour as well.

And for fans of "Watter's World" ...well he makes several appearances as well! (You people who only watch MSNBC or CNN won't know what I;m talking about here-- but even if you've never watched Watter's World or Fox news I'm sure you'll find the video relevant). Starts off a bit slow-- but really picks up towards the end...LOL!):

The O'Reilly Factor Gets Racist in Chinatown: The Daily Show

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.2  Kathleen  replied to  Vic Eldred @8    3 months ago

I agree Vic, what they need to do is find out the source, and never let this happen again. The problem was this market was unsanitary and they did not use the proper tools to keep people from getting sick. Also, the Chinese government took too long to handle this problem. Now, it has spread and yes, people are scared. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kathleen @8.2    3 months ago

The Chinese government covered it up, lied about it and let flights go out of China to all parts of the world, As of now they are threatening to withhold key medications. They got to do that because we allowed them a near monopoly on the manufacture of medication.

Btw, it goes without saying - we have nothing against the people of China.

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.2.2  Kathleen  replied to  Kathleen @8.2    3 months ago

Oh, and by the way, this is NOT a racist comment. If anyone thinks it is... then explain why.

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.2.3  Kathleen  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.2.1    3 months ago

Yes, I read about how some people in China were very upset that their government did not act on this immediately. So... here we are.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.2.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kathleen @8.2.3    3 months ago

Yup, the people of China were the first victims. 

From MSM:

"Chinese authorities delayed informing   the world about the severity of a deadly disease spreading within the country’s borders — even trying to muzzle whistleblowers, like the late   Dr. Li Wenliang . Now hailed as a   national hero , Li was forced on January 3 by police to sign a letter saying he spread “untrue speech” for warning colleagues about the virus that eventually took his life.

With more than   40,500   people infected and 910 deaths, China’s missteps early on seem increasingly fateful. The fact that the international community has not acknowledged those missteps is also consequential."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-hid-the-severity-of-its-coronavirus-outbreak-and-muzzled-whistleblowers-because-it-can/ar-BBZQL8Q

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
8.2.5  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Kathleen @8.2.2    3 months ago
If anyone thinks it is... then explain why.

Obviously you need a laugh this morning......................wait for it......

jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif  

 
 
 
Dulay
8.2.6  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.2.1    3 months ago
As of now they are threatening to withhold key medications. They got to do that because we allowed them a near monopoly on the manufacture of medication.

I guess all that defense spending doesn't make us as invincible as we thought...

 
 
 
MUVA
8.2.7  MUVA  replied to  Dulay @8.2.6    3 months ago

Nor all the other money spent what the fuck has the CDC been doing with the money they get if not preparing for a pandemic?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.2.8  Trout Giggles  replied to  MUVA @8.2.7    3 months ago

You do realize, don't you, that the CDC tracks different diseases. My guess is that they were up to their elbows tracking influenza, measles, mumps, HIV, ect....

 
 
 
Split Personality
8.2.9  Split Personality  replied to  Kathleen @8.2    3 months ago
and never let this happen again

Oh come on, germs and viruses are the epitome of the proof of evolution. 

Every sunrise kills millions of viruses on contact with UV rays, until there is a survivor which flourishes.

Just like MERSA is resistant to most medicine and penicillin isn't nearly as effective as it once was,

someday alcohol will no longer be effective against some germs and viruses

and we will have come full circle, to catch all diseases and build our own resistance to it,

or not.

 
 
 
Split Personality
8.2.10  Split Personality  replied to  MUVA @8.2.7    3 months ago

Are there really 10,000 diseases and just 500 ‘cures’?

“You know, there’s 10,000 diseases, and we only have 500 cures.”
— House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), interview on Fox News Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

...

There are other estimates, as well. The German government lists 30,000 diseases , of which it says 7,000 are rare, though we could not determine how that figure was calculated. Anderson noted that the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems ( known as ICD-10 ) has nearly 70,000 codes, which would be an upper-bound estimate.

...

This brings us to the “500 cures.” As we noted, McCarthy apparently meant to say “cures and treatments.” But treatments is really only the right term. Anderson said she thinks only one disease can be cured once a person is ill: hepatitis C. (Vaccines have prevented transmission of some other diseases .) Other diseases can only be treated or managed, preferably through new drug therapy. The FDA law blog says that, as of 2015, “since 1983, FDA has approved about 552 orphan drugs.”

So, yeah, the CDC is kind of busy all year round tracking 30,000 to 70,000 known "diseases" which affect humans. 

And every couple years we are surprised by mutations of known diseases like the flu, which we still cannot cure or eliminate.

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.2.11  Kathleen  replied to  Split Personality @8.2.9    3 months ago

Yes, but using proper hygiene could do a world of good.... sorry for the pun.

 
 
 
Split Personality
8.2.12  Split Personality  replied to  Kathleen @8.2.11    3 months ago

jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Dulay
8.2.13  Dulay  replied to  MUVA @8.2.7    3 months ago

Their budget justification documents are online. Go look it up. 

One BIG issue with the CDC right now is organization and leadership. It's being run by a Trump sycophant. 

Two weeks ago, the FDA flagged CDC's Atlanta labs for contamination. So the preeminent lab in the country didn't pass muster in a medical emergency.

Great job Dr. Redfield. /s

 
 
 
Krishna
8.2.14  Krishna  replied to  Kathleen @8.2    3 months ago
I agree Vic, what they need to do is find out the source, and never let this happen again.

What makes you think that by finding out the source of this particular virus-- and cleaning it up-- there can never be another serious virus outbreak again? Do you really think that that particular place in Wuhan is the only place in the world where a serious Virus can originate?

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.2.15  Kathleen  replied to  Krishna @8.2.14    3 months ago

It never hurts to ‘try’ to take precautions, every little bit helps. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We don’t always know where these viruses start, but we can work together to lesson the impact of it instead of fighting about it.

 
 
 
Krishna
8.3  Krishna  replied to  Vic Eldred @8    3 months ago
A disease that spread because the Chinese government lied about it's existence and allowed it to spread worldwide.

Yes, by the Chinese government-- aided and abetted by our "Dear Leader" and his incredibly dumb sycophantic cronies!

Corona Virus - The Pan dumb ic

In our line of work you shake hands. The President will continue to do that, I will continue to do that.

--Vice President Mike Pence, Medical expert and role model extraordinaire

 
 
 
Gordy327
8.3.1  Gordy327  replied to  Krishna @8.3    3 months ago
--Vice President Mike Pence,

Brilliant! Appoint someone to head a virus task force whose idea of curing diseases is to pray them away. Because we shouldn't appoint actual doctors or scientists to deal with the problem. What do they know? >sarc<

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8.3.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Gordy327 @8.3.1    3 months ago
Because we shouldn't appoint actual doctors or scientists to deal with the problem. What do they know? >sarc<

If they did that, then Trump and his ignorant masses could not continue to blame the crises on Obama as they do now.

And doing things that would be the most intelligent and effective things to do would not be in keeping with the ideals of the Trump empire.

/s

 
 
 
Krishna
8.3.3  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @8.3    3 months ago
In our line of work you shake hands. The President will continue to do that, I will continue to do that. --Vice President Mike Pence, Medical expert and role model extraordinaire

After you click that link, scroll up to see the video.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.3.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @8.3    3 months ago

Okay, let's do an article about covid-19 conspiracy theories and misinformation. People are dropping dead and their bodies are lying in the streets.  There have been 60,000 deaths and the crematoriums are working 24 hours a day.  Marijuana is a cure for the virus.  The virus was being prepared in a Wuhan laboratory to spread among the Hong Kong protesters and it leaked out, and the latest whopper is that the Chinese government developed it and allowed it to spread in order to reduce the burgeoning aging population for economic reasons (it is much more fatal among older people).

Notwithstanding all that bullshit, the government IS at fault for an original coverup and many Chinese people are aware of it - but once it became known the government has done an effective job in dealing with it, and the people have been very careful.  The scourge is now starting to ebb in China.

And before blaming China for everything, remember that Swine Flu started in California.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
8.3.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.3.4    3 months ago

Swine Flu started in California

The swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus that appeared in 2009 and was first found in human beings in Mexico.

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
9  jungkonservativ111    3 months ago

I hope they take care of this Coronavirus before tick season. Otherwise you could end up with a corona and lyme jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
9.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @9    3 months ago
I hope they take care of this Coronavirus before tick season. Otherwise you could end up with a corona and lyme

Rudy Gobert was having all kinds of fun with the jokes and the sight gags.  He is now having to apologize for his idiocy... from a hospital bed. 

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
9.1.1  jungkonservativ111  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @9.1    3 months ago

Stress kills too you know. You should have a good laugh sometimes. It's good medicine.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
9.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @9.1.1    3 months ago

As soon as you say something funny, we'll all have a good belly laugh

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
9.1.3  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.1.2    3 months ago

jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
lady in black
9.1.4  lady in black  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @9.1.3    3 months ago

Have some laughs:

256256

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
9.1.5  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  lady in black @9.1.4    3 months ago

Hahahahahahaha!!!!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
9.1.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.1.2    3 months ago

I am too old to wait that long.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
9.1.7  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @9.1    3 months ago

Lyme is a disease and CV is a virus.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
9.1.8  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @9.1    3 months ago

My favorite incident is the basketball player who touched all of the mics on purpose before the interviews.  He has since tested positive.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
9.1.9  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @9.1.7    3 months ago

Lyme disease is carried by a bacteria (I think) transmitted to humans by the deer tick

 
 
 
Gordy327
9.1.10  Gordy327  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.1.9    3 months ago

You are correct Trout. Lyme is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdoferi.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
9.1.11  Trout Giggles  replied to  Gordy327 @9.1.10    3 months ago

Thanks. My Applied Entomology and Zoo-noses professor was one of the first people to do research on Lyme.

 
 
 
Kathleen
10  Kathleen    3 months ago

My daughter loves Asian food so we will be eating it quite often.  If there are people that want to support these restaurants then that is their decision, if some don’t want to eat at them, that is their right as well. 

 
 
 
MUVA
10.1  MUVA  replied to  Kathleen @10    3 months ago

Most people will still go get Chinese food how do we know the whole story isn’t made up to bolster business.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
10.1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  MUVA @10.1    3 months ago
how do we know the whole story isn’t made up to bolster business.

Feeelings..............................

 
 
 
Krishna
10.1.2  Krishna  replied to  MUVA @10.1    3 months ago
Most people will still go get Chinese food how do we know the whole story isn’t made up to bolster business.

And for that matter-- how do we know the whole Corona Virus story isn't made up by people with "TDS" using the Virus hoax to humiliate our "Dear Leader"?

After all, if a brilliant person such as Sean Hannity himself (Peace Be Upon Him!) believes the virus is a hoax...might not the whole existence of the virus be just more "fake news"?

Sean Hannity claims people are faking concern about coronavirus to “bludgeon Trump with this new hoax”

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
10.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Krishna @10.1.2    3 months ago

Sean Hannity?  Nuff said.  The man is a whackadoodle with a brain pan the size of a lima bean.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
10.1.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MUVA @10.1    3 months ago

Oh please, stop listening to Hannity.

 
 
 
Freefaller
11  Freefaller    3 months ago

Dayum not at all on topic but the impact of the coronavirus just got me as due to travel restrictions I can no longer fly to Tampa to visit my dad and brother next week.  This sucks.  Oh well off I go to tell them and see if the airline will give any of my money back.

 
 
 
Krishna
11.1  Krishna  replied to  Freefaller @11    3 months ago

Dayum not at all on topic but the impact of the coronavirus just got me as due to travel restrictions I can no longer fly to Tampa to visit my dad and brother next week.  This sucks.  Oh well off I go to tell them and see if the airline will give any of my money back.

This Pandemic is inconveniencing many people personally-- in many ways.

And in addition, its effecting many businesses-- and people-- economically as well. So many people are now afraid to travel in the enclosed space of an airplane that if this continues as it has been the airlines will go bankrupt. (Unless Dear leader does a bailout of the airline industry-- but that goes against his political views).

I would predict that the number of cases of the Virus in the U.S. will escale dramatically in the next few days. (Already some schools are closed, and some sports teams ares till playing games...but the stands are empty of spectators). Business and Academic conferences have been cancelled-- or are taking place by video conferencing rather than having people gather in the same room).

 
 
 
Krishna
11.1.1  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @11.1    3 months ago

And the stock market is crashing (except for a few stocks that are rising due to the Pandemic). Many peoples' savings looked to be wiped out. (Although smart professionals  know that as scary as it is, the best tactic is not to sell, but just try to "grin and bear it"-- the market will get back to normal eventually).

 
 
 
Krishna
11.1.2  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @11.1    3 months ago
I would predict that the number of cases of the Virus in the U.S. will escale dramatically in the next few days.

And BTW I watched the Administration's news conference today. Trump looked really bad-- I've never seen him look so bad. My guess is that he already has the virus himself! jrSmiley_5_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Texan1211
11.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  Krishna @11.1.2    3 months ago

And what exactly do you base that diagnosis on, Doctor?

How did you determine that it wasn't a regular old cold, or flu, and that he must have the corona virus?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @11.1.2    3 months ago

If it was the news conference where he was asked about the official watchdog for potential pandemics being fired a couple of years ago, I saw it on the Chinese English language station - I couldn't believe it.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
11.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Freefaller @11    3 months ago

Have you considered going by train?

 
 
 
Freefaller
11.2.1  Freefaller  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @11.2    3 months ago
Have you considered going by train?

Paula I love trains and would do that in a heartbeat if I had the time.  But it makes no difference the travel restrictions are not because of airlines or border control, etc, but are imposed by my work where the powers that be have decided we cannot leave the country.  Lol so instead of spending my vacay in wonderful warm Fl, I get to spend it hanging out at home in cold northern alberta.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
11.2.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Freefaller @11.2.1    3 months ago

A friend-of-a-friend on Facebook is a teacher in Vancouver.  She had planned to drive across the border to Washington to go to the beach, but the school system told teachers that if they leave the country, they have to self-quarantine for 2 weeks without pay, so she's staying put.

 
 
 
Kavika
11.2.3  Kavika   replied to  Freefaller @11.2.1    3 months ago

It was 85 and sunny today here in Ocala (central Florida) and will be in the mid to high 80's for the next 10 days.

 
 
 
Dulay
11.2.4  Dulay  replied to  Kavika @11.2.3    3 months ago

My friends who live in The Villages are heartbroken that Disneyland closed. They bought a lifetime membership and went their at least twice a week. So they went and bought a couple of cases of wine...

 
 
 
Kavika
11.2.5  Kavika   replied to  Dulay @11.2.4    3 months ago
So they went and bought a couple of cases of wine...

My kind of people.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.2.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dulay @11.2.4    3 months ago

I assume they didn't get into a fight like the ones in today's feature article.

 
 
 
Freefaller
11.2.7  Freefaller  replied to  sandy-2021492 @11.2.2    3 months ago
but the school system told teachers that if they leave the country, they have to self-quarantine for 2 weeks without pay

Lol sorta the same for me but if I left the country when I returned the military would charge me with AWOA and throw my ass in jail.

 
 
 
Freefaller
11.2.8  Freefaller  replied to  Kavika @11.2.3    3 months ago
It was 85 and sunny today here 

Lol I hate you, it's close to a 100 degrees colder here

 
 
 
Kavika
11.2.9  Kavika   replied to  Freefaller @11.2.8    3 months ago

512

 
 
 
Dulay
11.2.10  Dulay  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.2.6    3 months ago

Nope, they're both retired PhD's in psychology. Physical violence isn't in their forte. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
11.2.11  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Dulay @11.2.4    3 months ago

DL is not far from me.  Tell your friends I would be happy to help with the wine.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
12  sandy-2021492    3 months ago

West Virginia has closed its public schools (either for 3 weeks or indefinitely, reports vary) to prevent spread of the virus.  Students who relied on school lunches and breakfasts have been a concern for everyone.  Many schools are serving lunch, but transportation is a problem for many students who live farther than walking distance from their schools.  But I've been seeing ads from multiple restaurants all over the state offering free lunches to students throughout the closings, and that has restored my faith in humanity.

 
 
 
GaJenn78
12.1  GaJenn78  replied to  sandy-2021492 @12    3 months ago

I'm in Metro Atl and our schools are closed indefinitely. My girls will be home doing school work :-(

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
12.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  GaJenn78 @12.1    3 months ago

Our schools were supposed to be using Monday as a day for teachers to prepare for online lessons, then kids would be back in school on Tuesday.  But now, schools are closed here in Virginia for 2 weeks, and the meeting about online lessons will be on the 23rd, instead. 

I haven't heard anything about meals for students here in our county.  There's a backpack program for needy kids I regularly donate to, but the announcement was so sudden, I don't know if they were able to put anything together, or if they'll be able to buy food to stuff backpacks.  Nonperishables were disappearing from the shelves on Friday.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
13  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"    3 months ago

I found the chinese 5 spice at the local Asian market now i just need a Wuhan bat.

I'm making bat hot pot for dinner.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
13.1  KDMichigan  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @13    3 months ago

I'll trade you some Pangolin meat for a vial of spices?

256

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
13.1.1  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  KDMichigan @13.1    3 months ago

Deal!

 
 
 
Baron Creek
14  Baron Creek    3 months ago

I guess this talk about going to Chinese restaurants can take a break, imo... or any sit down restaurant, pub, bar or whatever for that matter. It will soon be take out or delivery only... in a lot of places. 

 
 
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