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Random Talk / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 20, 2020, 07:19:20 PM »
I just got back from my local Wal-Mart and I was a little surprised at what was going on.  They were out of all paper supplies including toilet paper which was no surprise.  As I walked around I found they were out of eggs, pasta, rice, hamburger, and almost out of ramen, lunch meat and a lot of frozen food products.   The real surprise was when we were told we could only purchase one loaf of bread and had to put 1 back, limiting one per family.  We also had picked up a couple of Axe body wash that was on the clearance isle for $1 a piece.  When we were told we could only purchase one of these also because they were limiting 1 shampoo product per family. 

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Random Talk / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 18, 2020, 07:03:42 AM »
I am like everybody else when it comes to COVID-19, which is I really don't know very much.   The real numbers nobody seems to know or really have a grasp on.   I read an article on MSN that was from the Washington Post last night that was done by The Imperial College London Group.  If you want to take the time to read it you can.   This study or report they say is why the U.S. is changing their attitude so quickly about the virus.   If it is true or even close it is the most....well frightning thing I have read or heard about COVID-19.  Here is the article.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-chilling-scientific-paper-helped-upend-us-and-uk-coronavirus-strategies/ar-BB11jVNP?li=BBnb7Kz

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Random Talk / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 17, 2020, 06:41:52 AM »
How do we know we havenít already had it? This yearís flu was horrible and unlike any Iíve seen before.  What if it was the coronavirus instead of the diagnoses of Influenza A or B? Unless they were specifically testing for COVID-19 theyíre not going to know the individual had it or not. 

In other news, my school district shuts down after tomorrow for two weeks. Supposed to reopen on April 6


I heard on the Today show that there were thousands of people walking around with it that did not know it.  I guess for some people the symptoms are so mild that they don't think anything of it.   The way I understand it is there is more of a breathing problem with COVID-19 than regular flu, like shortness of breath.  So yes, I would say there is going to be a lot of people that have it or had it that will never be tested and never really know.

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Random Talk / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 16, 2020, 03:41:14 PM »
Well it changes very quickly now, almost minute by minute.   The White House is saying now "Over the next 15 days, Americans should not gather in groups of more than 10 people, schooling should be at home and discretionary travel and social visits should be avoided. If anyone in a household tests positive for the virus, everyone who lives there should stay home".

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Random Talk / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 15, 2020, 07:23:42 PM »
 The CDC is recommending that events of 50 people or more not be held for about two months.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC postpones opening!!
« on: March 14, 2020, 03:43:29 PM »
Well at least they are thinking about that.    I like the way they say " this is a short, temporary delay in our season".   They might should have put "hope this is a short, temporary delay in our season"  :)

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC postpones opening!!
« on: March 14, 2020, 02:24:38 PM »
My question is if SDC would postpone opening for a long period of time would season pass holders say they did not get their money's worth, and ask for a partial refund in some way? 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC postpones opening!!
« on: March 14, 2020, 02:16:52 PM »
I would predict just the opposite.   If this lasts 2 or 3 months or even possibly longer, I would think when it is finally over people would want to get out and enjoy the rest of the year and summer.  Especially the ones that were quarantined or just stayed home trying to avoid getting sick.  It will probably depend a lot on if people are compensated for missed work and time off.  Which at this time it looks like a lot of businesses are going to do this.  But you really never know how people will react after something like this is over, it could really go either way. 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC postpones opening!!
« on: March 14, 2020, 07:34:56 AM »
Right now the way things look and are taking place I would say SDC would be very lucky to open by May 1.

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Random Talk / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 13, 2020, 03:29:37 PM »
The trouble is this is a new virus and even the experts don't know all the answers at this time.  Is it airborne or not, and how long does it live on surfaces?  That is just a couple of the important questions.

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Random Talk / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 13, 2020, 02:08:43 PM »
That's probably going to happen anyway.

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Random Talk / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:36:18 AM »
I heard today that in KAnsas, 

they are thinking putting the local county wide health depts in charge of their county...  If they want to close or cancel an event/gathering/school/business they can.. .  (sounds like Martial Law to me)  NOT real happy about that,,,


KU and KS on extended spring break, with a good chance they will finish the year online..


WOW!!!   some of these people really need to step away from the Kool Aid Punch Bowl



I think that is actually a good idea local in charge of local because they should know what's going on inside their county and close to home better than anyone.  I mean at least it's not like China and quarantine a whole city, which would not go good here in the U.S.   I just wonder if it would be better to lock down all senior citizen housing  and just let the virus go and run it's course instead of dragging it out.   I mean it looks like this virus is going to go through the population anyway and the best we can do is slow it down, so it might be better to just get it over with.  The sooner it's over with the sooner things can be back to normal, or close to normal.  Then we can look forward to it probably coming back again this coming winter, oh boy.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Corona/COVID-19 Outbreak
« on: March 03, 2020, 03:03:22 PM »
This is not going to just interfere with people coming into the park, but with the employees also.   SDC has a lot of employees 60+ that work at the park and come in contact with a lot of people.   Can you imagine how many people a ticket scanner comes in contact during a normal day, and most of them are elderly people that do this job.  I don't see SDC having employees wearing protective equipment while doing their job, but extreme measures may need to be taken for extreme circumstances.  Just depends upon how it all plays out in the coming weeks and months.....who knows??

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Corona/COVID-19 Outbreak
« on: March 02, 2020, 01:53:40 PM »
It's hard to fathom attendance levels holding up in the coming months if the virus continues to spread.   There have been some people that say warm summer temperatures will stop the outbreak in its tracks, at least that is in theory.   If that does not happen parks may voluntarily or involuntarily have to close.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: blast from the past
« on: January 29, 2020, 11:07:48 AM »
Sounds good to me!  I just wanted an explanation on what I was seeing.  I guess I just would have been blown up huh..... :P

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