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March Banter 2020

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2 hours ago, PDIII said:

I am sad to report that I woke up with a 102 fever this morning and a really bad sore throat.   

 

 

Sorry to hear.  A glimmer of hope is that sore throat is rarely a symptom.  

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18 hours ago, nw baltimore wx said:

Unrelated, but I was bartending at Nepenthe Brewery in Baltimore a couple weeks ago and a guy was wearing one of your sweatshirts. He had recently been to your Main Street brewery and we had a nice conversation about how good your beers are, but he wasn’t aware of any expansion plans. I know you’ve opened the new brewery site, but I also thought you mentioned possible expansion. Then I read this great article:

https://brilliantstream.com/2019/04/stumptown-ales-settles-down/

The article is about a year old, so just wondering if expansion to another site is on the table.

eta: did a search on Airbnb and nice pad over the brewery!

Nope, we are staying put without any major expansion plans any time soon.  We do have a pub opening just outside of Charleston (was supposed to open April 1, now not sure when).  But we have no idea how much beer that place will go through, and we have agreed to supply that place so that there are at least 8 beers of ours on tap at all times.  We may be biting off more than we can chew with just keeping up with our Davis and Charleston pub demands.  We could probably squeeze another fermenter or two in our current facility and brew a few more times a month, if we had to.

Our barrel aging program is going well (although more space being taken up).  We're happy being small and in demand.  Hope it stays that way.

Yes, the pad above Stumptown is pretty cool.  Great spot to stay if you have a group.  Right in town close to restaurants, etc. 

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4 hours ago, PDIII said:

I am sad to report that I woke up with a 102 fever this morning and a really bad sore throat.   

 

 

Sorry to hear. Hope you feel better soon.

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13 hours ago, jaydreb said:

Where were they coming from?

My understanding is that the travel restrictions apply to foreigners from Europe, China, and South Korea.  American citizens and green card holders are allowed to return from those countries but must undergo screening and possible quarantine.  I hope this is actually taking place.    

I don’t believe there are restrictions from other countries but that may soon change.  I suspect that there will be a complete ban on all foreign and domestic travel sooner rather than later.  I expect all commercial flights to be grounded.

At today’s press conference Trump said that he would like to keep the airlines flying so that necessary travel can take place.  

He also said that they are talking with Congress about getting checks out to all Americans as well as small businesses.  Did not discuss specific amounts but said that the plan is for it to happen immediately (i.e., in the next week or two).

Tax payments to IRS can also be deferred for up to 3 months.   

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6 hours ago, jaydreb said:

Sorry to hear.  A glimmer of hope is that sore throat is rarely a symptom.  

I was feeling a little bit better this afternoon so I went to whole foods for lunch.  Their hot bar is the best!  I love those wings :)

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I was feeling a little bit better this afternoon so I went to whole foods for lunch.  Their hot bar is the best!  I love those wings

Seriously? Sick with Coronavirus or not, you had a high fever this morning than went to a buffet-type eatery to get food? God help us all.

 

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1 hour ago, jaydreb said:

At today’s press conference Trump said that he would like to keep the airlines flying so that necessary travel can take place.  

He also said that they are talking with Congress about getting checks out to all Americans as well as small businesses.  Did not discuss specific amounts but said that the plan is for it to happen immediately (i.e., in the next week or two).

Tax payments to IRS can also be deferred for up to 3 months.   

Go on Take the money and run....

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4 minutes ago, PDIII said:

I was feeling a little bit better this afternoon so I went to whole foods for lunch.  Their hot bar is the best!  I love those wings :)

Thanks for infecting all the wingys with corona virus

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Pretty surprised by the response from the VA governor.  Everything stays open but limit to 10 people?  What does that even mean.  I know its only a matter of time before everything gets shutdown but that was a weird press release.

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By the way, I was on the news (Wbal) last night...I was getting take out at Jimmys Seafood and WBAL pulls up as Im walking out and they asked to interview me.  They aired about a 4 second clip where I said my gf went to the grocery store earlier and we'll just have to hunker down for a while...problem is, they got me confused with the pizza delivery driver they interviewed after me! So my famous name is Wayne Harle (my name is Chris)

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8 minutes ago, PDIII said:

I was feeling a little bit better this afternoon so I went to whole foods for lunch.  Their hot bar is the best!  I love those wings :)

I hope that there was supposed to be a winky face attached to this!

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4 minutes ago, LP08 said:

Pretty surprised by the response from the VA governor.  Everything stays open but limit to 10 people?  What does that even mean.  I know its only a matter of time before everything gets shutdown but that was a weird press release.

They cant shut down grocery stores.  Right now they are targeting all the fun places.  Whole Foods hot bar is really open.. I am not kidding around there.  

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5 minutes ago, PDIII said:

They cant shut down grocery stores.  Right now they are targeting all the fun places.  Whole Foods hot bar is really open.. I am not kidding around there.  

Well yeah of course not.  I meant mostly restaurants, bars, ect. that are staying open but enforcing the 10 person limit.  Good luck.

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At some point people are going to get restless and want to get back to their lives Coronavirus or not.  Right now most people are scared (perhaps rightly so).  We all have an appetite for risk.  We drive on highways knowing full well traffic fatalities happen at the rate of close to 100 per day. We send kids to school and Go to work knowing full well that 20000-30000 people die from the flu every flu season.  We wake up every morning knowing we might get cancer no matter what we do or don’t do (and many do things that we know lead to cancer but they risk it anyway) We go to bars and restaurants and buffets and fly on airplanes etc knowing full well their are germs everywhere in these places.  My point is one day soon people are going to wake up and say “i might get Coronavirus, but i still want to live my life”.  My bet is that happens sooner than people are willing to consider right now.  The caveat are the numbers we are all tracking.  If we see 100,000 deaths in the US by the end of March, the risk calculus changes (again, rightly so).  But if March comes and goes and we have 1000 deaths or less in the US.  People will start demanding their lives back.

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12 minutes ago, SnowGolfBro said:

At some point people are going to get restless and want to get back to their lives Coronavirus or not.  Right now most people are scared (perhaps rightly so).  We all have an appetite for risk.  We drive on highways knowing full well traffic fatalities happen at the rate of close to 100 per day. We send kids to school and Go to work knowing full well that 20000-30000 people die from the flu every flu season.  We wake up every morning knowing we might get cancer no matter what we do or don’t do (and many do things that we know lead to cancer but they risk it anyway) We go to bars and restaurants and buffets and fly on airplanes etc knowing full well their are germs everywhere in these places.  My point is one day soon people are going to wake up and say “i might get Coronavirus, but i still want to live my life”.  My bet is that happens sooner than people are willing to consider right now.  The caveat are the numbers we are all tracking.  If we see 100,000 deaths in the US by the end of March, the risk calculus changes (again, rightly so).  But if March comes and goes and we have 1000 deaths or less in the US.  People will start demanding their lives back.

The problem is is that if the curve flattens.. people will think it was because of social distancing.. and then we set a very bad precedence for future pandemics.

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2 minutes ago, PDIII said:

The problem is is that if the curve flattens.. people will think it was because of social distancing.. and then we set a very bad precedence for future pandemics.

Agreed.  But inherently we already know that social distancing reduces risks of getting any virus.  Some will choose to maintain there distance from people, but many will choose to return to normal life.  If the government decides to punish those that want to return to normal life, i do not believe that ends well for anybody.  Right now people are on board with the measures being taken in the short term.  Dire projections will only scare people for so long.  If (as i predict and hope and pray) that the projections are overblown, fear will subside and if the authorities aren’t nimble in responding to subsiding fear, anger will be the next emotion.

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1 hour ago, PDIII said:

The problem is is that if the curve flattens.. people will think it was because of social distancing.. and then we set a very bad precedence for future pandemics.

If the curve flattens it WILL be because of social distancing.  That’s the whole idea behind what we’re doing. 

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Total worldwide cases are at 198,895, and 7,970 deaths worldwide. Just 30 away from 8,000 and I believe we should hit that in the next couple hours. We will probably be at 200,000 worldwide confirmed cases before midnight.

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5 minutes ago, JakkelWx said:

Total worldwide cases are at 198,895, and 7,970 deaths worldwide. Just 30 away from 8,000 and I believe we should hit that in the next couple hours. We will probably be at 200,000 worldwide confirmed cases before midnight.

Before midnight or before 9pm?

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My position doesn't have the availability to telework. Just trying to avoid contact as much as possible and wearing gloves at work when having to interact with the public. 

I was surprised the roads were pretty busy this morning going to work. Schools being closed did lessen some traffic in areas that I travel by schools. 

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20 hours ago, jaydreb said:

Where were they coming from?

My understanding is that the travel restrictions apply to foreigners from Europe, China, and South Korea.  American citizens and green card holders are allowed to return from those countries but must undergo screening and possible quarantine.  I hope this is actually taking place.    

I don’t believe there are restrictions from other countries but that may soon change.  I suspect that there will be a complete ban on all foreign and domestic travel sooner rather than later.  I expect all commercial flights to be grounded.

 

20 hours ago, jaydreb said:

Where were they coming from?

My understanding is that the travel restrictions apply to foreigners from Europe, China, and South Korea.  American citizens and green card holders are allowed to return from those countries but must undergo screening and possible quarantine.  I hope this is actually taking place.    

I don’t believe there are restrictions from other countries but that may soon change.  I suspect that there will be a complete ban on all foreign and domestic travel sooner rather than later.  I expect all commercial flights to be grounded.

Europe. i can’t remember where exactly.   

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5 hours ago, PDIII said:

They cant shut down grocery stores.  Right now they are targeting all the fun places.  Whole Foods hot bar is really open.. I am not kidding around there.  

Our local Co-op The Common Market has shut down their hot and salad bar. For good reason I think. 

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7 hours ago, LP08 said:

Pretty surprised by the response from the VA governor.  Everything stays open but limit to 10 people?  What does that even mean.  I know its only a matter of time before everything gets shutdown but that was a weird press release.

It’s such a bad response by him and completely confusing.  Just go all in like other states are doing.

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It’s such a bad response by him and completely confusing.  Just go all in like other states are doing.

it put enough pressure out there for me to be officially done with in-person classes this semester... shocked they didn’t pull the plug earlier.

Truly saddening. It’s a necessary sacrifice, but you only have so many years of college. Thankfully I really like my family. Based on some of the more dire projections for the virus I’ve read, who even knows if I’ll be back in the fall.
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Total worldwide cases are at 198,895, and 7,970 deaths worldwide. Just 30 away from 8,000 and I believe we should hit that in the next couple hours. We will probably be at 200,000 worldwide confirmed cases before midnight.
Those numbers are not impressive especially if you remove china and Italy from equation
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6 hours ago, Ji said:
12 hours ago, JakkelWx said:
Total worldwide cases are at 198,895, and 7,970 deaths worldwide. Just 30 away from 8,000 and I believe we should hit that in the next couple hours. We will probably be at 200,000 worldwide confirmed cases before midnight.

Those numbers are not impressive especially if you remove china and Italy from equation

They are also not accurate due to the the lack of testing and inability to obtain the real numbers, esp in this country. Probably multiply it by 10.

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