Question...will you head right out to one, or still stay away. 

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I will listen to Dr. Fauci and other qualified scientists.  I'm in no hurry.  I'm a decent cook and don't mind the savings at this time.  I'd rather be a month late than a month early.

PH

purplehaze posted:

I will listen to Dr. Fauci and other qualified scientists.  I'm in no hurry.  I'm a decent cook and don't mind the savings at this time.  I'd rather be a month late than a month early.

PH

This. Between lunches and dinners as well as Starbucks visits, it’s amazing how much I haven’t spent the last three weeks. I’ve been able to work from home. We’ve been producing leftovers from just about every dinner we make. 

However Napa, we do want you do go out as soon as possible. Any other busy places you can find will also do. As you said, "Listening to people [we call them 'scientists'] who say we could be shut down for three months plus is just insane." So get out there! What aren't you hanging out with those protesters? Your president it calling you to liberate.

"Nice post...I am not a trained healthcare professional so I would just be in the way."

What horse manure. There are many volunteer positions at hospitals, assisted living facilities and other places that don't require medical training. LOTS. So, since you know this whole thing is not really as serious as "people" say, what's the problem?

More time wasted on your inane posts, but I wasn't going anywhere anyway. You couldn't even bother to answer your own question.

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purplehaze posted:

I will listen to Dr. Fauci and other qualified scientists.  I'm in no hurry.  I'm a decent cook and don't mind the savings at this time.  I'd rather be a month late than a month early.

PH

Bingo

The Old Man posted:

However Napa, we do want you do go out as soon as possible. Any other busy places you can find will also do. As you said, "Listening to people [we call them 'scientists'] who say we could be shut down for three months plus is just insane." So get out there! What aren't you hanging out with those protesters? Your president it calling you to liberate.

"Nice post...I am not a trained healthcare professional so I would just be in the way."

What horse manure. There are many volunteer positions at hospitals, assisted living facilities and other places that don't require medical training. LOTS. So, since you know this whole thing is not really as serious as "people" say, what's the problem?

More time wasted on your inane posts, but I wasn't going anywhere anyway. You couldn't even bother to answer your own question.

Ok Old Man...I'll play.  Have a job and family that don't really allow time to volunteer or protest.  But you're retired and instead of watching movies you should volunteer (Hell you may now...I don't know). 

I'll go out to a restaurant as soon as they allow it.

napacat posted:
I'll go out to a restaurant as soon as they allow it.

Aren't you a Floridian?  Your neighbor to the north is opening dine-in restaurants this Friday.  I'd passively aggressively suggest that you take a trip north to enjoy some GA coast low country cooking but as much as you piss me off, I don't wish you any harm. 

PH

I have heard the virus was earlier than we think and that it has probably spread the population more than we realize. Then I have heard lots of people are testing negative. Then I heard the test is inaccurate. There is just too much we don't know right now. I hope in 3 months there is some kind of testing to find out if we have antibodies.

 I would love a Fillipi's Pizza with pepperoni, sausage, mushroom and onion from the little Italy location. Best pizza in the USA. I also want 2 dozen oysters and an iced shellfish platter.

spo posted: I would love a Fillipi's Pizza with pepperoni, sausage, mushroom and onion from the little Italy location. Best pizza in the USA.
 

If it's not in Chicago it isn't.

napacat posted:
The Old Man posted:

However Napa, we do want you do go out as soon as possible. Any other busy places you can find will also do. As you said, "Listening to people [we call them 'scientists'] who say we could be shut down for three months plus is just insane." So get out there! What aren't you hanging out with those protesters? Your president it calling you to liberate.

"Nice post...I am not a trained healthcare professional so I would just be in the way."

What horse manure. There are many volunteer positions at hospitals, assisted living facilities and other places that don't require medical training. LOTS. So, since you know this whole thing is not really as serious as "people" say, what's the problem?

More time wasted on your inane posts, but I wasn't going anywhere anyway. You couldn't even bother to answer your own question.

Ok Old Man...I'll play.  Have a job and family that don't really allow time to volunteer or protest.  But you're retired and instead of watching movies you should volunteer (Hell you may now...I don't know). 

I'll go out to a restaurant as soon as they allow it.

I'm not going out for anything. I'm listening to the scientists and not the know-nothing in the White House. You're the one who is down-playing this.

"Have a job and family that don't really allow time to volunteer or protest.  But you're retired and instead of watching movies you should volunteer..."

You may find this hard to believe, but when I and my wife were raising our daughter I worked full time, watched movies (and even television) and did some volunteering. I seem to recall some bowling alleys in there too.

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@purplehaze posted:

Aren't you a Floridian?  Your neighbor to the north is opening dine-in restaurants this Friday.  I'd passively aggressively suggest that you take a trip north to enjoy some GA coast low country cooking but as much as you piss me off, I don't wish you any harm. 

PH

Very kind of you...thanks.  Don't wish you any harm either.

@purplehaze posted:

I will listen to Dr. Fauci and other qualified scientists.  I'm in no hurry.  I'm a decent cook and don't mind the savings at this time.  I'd rather be a month late than a month early.

PH

+1 billion

@napacat posted:

Very kind of you...thanks.  Don't wish you any harm either.

Many people who know me well say that kindness is one of my principal attributes.  

Stay safe and don't go to Georgia.

PH

@purplehaze posted:

Many people who know me well say that kindness is one of my principal attributes.  

Stay safe and don't go to Georgia.

PH

No intention of going to GA....but I am wondering...when are (you all) going to feel comfortable going out?  When Dr. Fauci says so?  I have been reading, that you cannot get sick from the food itself, even if someone has the disease and coughs or sneezes on your food.   I am mostly concerned with Silverware or drink-ware being contaminated...but everything I read does not seem to think that is an issue.  

Well - apparently restaurants are allowed to reopen here at 25% capacity I believe on Monday.  What are the chances of me dining in a restaurant any time soon?  0%.

I have not heard that the face mask regulation has been eliminated though so I have no idea what that means.  They are required when shopping or otherwise in contact with people but not in restaurants?  Makes no sense whatsoever unless that has not also been eliminated and has not been reported.  

@jcocktosten posted:

Well - apparently restaurants are allowed to reopen here at 25% capacity I believe on Monday.  What are the chances of me dining in a restaurant any time soon?  0%.

I have not heard that the face mask regulation has been eliminated though so I have no idea what that means.  They are required when shopping or otherwise in contact with people but not in restaurants?  Makes no sense whatsoever unless that has not also been eliminated and has not been reported.  

I don't think they should be required when shopping...and certainly not in restaurants.  What do you do?  Pull it down to put food in your mouth then pull it back up?  I think ultimately this comes down to personal hygiene.  

@napacat posted:

I don't think they should be required when shopping...and certainly not in restaurants.  What do you do?  Pull it down to put food in your mouth then pull it back up?  I think ultimately this comes down to personal hygiene.  

I think they should be required in shopping and I think restaurants should remain closed until more than 1.5% of the population has been tested but this comment was about the inconsistency of allowing restaurants to open for which obviously there cannot be any mask requirement nor can distancing exist as the servers have to get in your space - but still requiring or encouraging masks in other public encounters.

@jcocktosten posted:

I think they should be required in shopping and I think restaurants should remain closed until more than 1.5% of the population has been tested but this comment was about the inconsistency of allowing restaurants to open for which obviously there cannot be any mask requirement nor can distancing exist as the servers have to get in your space - but still requiring or encouraging masks in other public encounters.

How many more regarding testing?  What is the magic number.  If you and I are both tested today and are negative.  What is to say we cannot contract the disease tomorrow or the next day?  Not being sarcastic...serious question.  I have not seen that addressed.  Testing is variably only good for a day. 

went out for happy hour Tuesday.  With all the restrictions, does not make it too appealing.  will stay home and have my own for a few more months.

@napacat posted:

How many more regarding testing?  What is the magic number.  

5% is considered the medical minimum at this time.  25% is preferred.

If you and I are both tested today and are negative.  What is to say we cannot contract the disease tomorrow or the next day?  Not being sarcastic...serious question.  I have not seen that addressed.  Testing is variably only good for a day. 

Exactly.  Which is why readily available and regular testing is critical.  Short term medical improvements (remdesivir) etc. should be constantly examined and vetted.  Long term solutions,  i.e vaccines, serum therapy etc. should also be aggressively pursued by the science pros.  But reasonably quick testing for "anyone who wants a test," should be a basic expectation for a resident of this country.

PH

 

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Among the things I don't understand......  They say we need more testing, meaning more people should be tested. But they also say that tests must be ordered by a physician and you have to have symptoms suggesting possible covid-19 to have a test. 

@irwin posted:

Among the things I don't understand......  They say we need more testing, meaning more people should be tested. But they also say that tests must be ordered by a physician and you have to have symptoms suggesting possible covid-19 to have a test. 

Exactly.

We don't have enough tests, so they are being rationed in this way.  If anyone who wanted a test, or even had been knowingly exposed but didn't show symptoms, could get a test, we would run out in weeks if not days.  It is a travesty that the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world couldn't -- and still can't -- get its act together on this.  But it is also deliberate: apparently at Kushner's advice, Trump doesn't want everyone to get tested because then "the numbers would be bad."  

To answer a different question than what was originally asked, though:

I am most looking forward to ordering complex white meat fish or jumbo sea scallop dishes that I'm not skilled enough to make at home.  

I'm good with varying permutations of "pan seared with butter", "sautéed with butter", "pan seared with bacon," etc.  I make a mean halibut piccata, for example.  But, whereas with meat I'm fairly advanced, anything more intensive with fish I'm pretty lost at, so I think that will be my first order of business.

I've never done it before, but I'm thinking of searing off some jumbo sea scallops in vegetable oil or ghee and making the Thai red curry with mango I generally use for pork and then combining the two right as I sit down to eat.  

But this is a thread drift...

Winetarelli, that mango and scallops thing sounds good.

San Diego is getting close to letting restaurants open again.

@spo posted:

Winetarelli, that mango and scallops thing sounds good.

San Diego is getting close to letting restaurants open again.

And I'm not remotely close to going to one. I think if you're a baby boomer you have to be nuts. As I said I had pneumonia about three and a half years ago. Never want to go through anything like that again.

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