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I've seen some long discussions on this on other forums. I sold my stocks Monday and bought enough canned goods, pasta, rice, beans, oatmeal and toilet paper to self quarantine for better then a month. Also bought a couple gallons of white gas for the camp stove and a gallon of bleach, plus tylenol robatussin and nyquil. Anyone else doing the same.
 

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Except for the selling stocks, what you're describing is normal. A stocked pantry is a good thing for anything from a hurricane on the gulf coast to a blizzard up north. I've actually been looking at buying the dip in the market in the next week or two.

FYI, the Coleman camp stove was originally designed to run on gasoline during WW2. Same with the lanterns, been doing that for years. As long as you use ethanol free gas it works fine, and it's 1/4 the cost of "white gas"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._pocket_stove
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_gas
 

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I agree with having medicine and food stuff on hand. I doubt you will ever need the lamps or propane for stoves. You seem to be using a very narrow bunch of medicine.

Power plants now use a much smaller labor force. We used to say in Burbank what would happen if the city lost power in a 105 degree day. Not good press when old people die. So power plants will continue to deliver electricity no matter what.

BUT, you are 1,000 times more likey to die from the FLU than this new Communist China biological weapon. Every year 50,000 people die from the flu. There is stupid people out there. Every year some pro football or baseball player misses games due to the flu. Some famous people die from the flu.

As I tell my doctors I haven't missed a flu shot since getting one in boot camp in 1969, some years two shots. Just recently learned there are special stronger flu shots for old people like me.

Trump did the correct thing in January blocking flights from China, mini Mike was mad because it offended his Communist Chinese buddies.

Of all the major countries, the USA has had the least development and spread of this new virus. They are already into studies of vaccines and other safety developments.

Yet I guarantee you that many people will NOT get a vaccine.

If it spreads it will be from schools, and there will always be parents who deny science. And there will be illegals' bringing it over the border like they bring in TB and measles and mumps and many other diseases. Oh my, that is not politically correct but so true.
 

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I had a decent amount of stuff already the coronavirus outbreak just made me firm up my supplies. Being it seems to be coming in through the west coast. I am wondering what will happen when it gets in the homeless communities out there.
 

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I like to keep a little extra on hand. Whether it’s for something like this new virus or for when the the socialists finally get their own way....
 

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Common sense tells you to have food/water on hand for at least a month. Have layers of defense. These should already be being established.
 

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Tomorrow I will make another prep I didn't think of. Dog food, our trustworthy canine deserves to eat too.
 

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Not prepping any more than normal. The flu has killed over 1,000 this year and no one is freaking out about it. People are only throwing a fit cause its its something new
 

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Not prepping any more than normal. The flu has killed over 1,000 this year and no one is freaking out about it. People are only throwing a fit cause its its something new
Flu mortality rate is .1%
This one is 2%, and 15% require hospitalization.
Up to 3 weeks incubation with no symptoms while it's contagious.
This ain't the flu.
 

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Not prepping any more than normal. The flu has killed over 1,000 this year and no one is freaking out about it. People are only throwing a fit cause its its something new
Flu mortality rate is .1%
This one is 2%, and 15% require hospitalization.
Up to 3 weeks incubation with no symptoms while it's contagious.
This ain't the flu.
Hmm didn't know that. I haven't been following much new cause they skybis always falling with them. Or its the next political crap.
 

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Yep, I bought Budweiser last week.
 
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Flu mortality rate is .1%
This one is 2%, and 15% require hospitalization.
Up to 3 weeks incubation with no symptoms while it's contagious.
This ain't the flu.
The death rate is probably much lower. 80% of infective people have only minor flu symptoms. Once testing is more widespread, the death rate will likely drop well below 2%. I'm betting this is no worst than the flu.
 

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The death rate is probably much lower. 80% of infective people have only minor flu symptoms. Once testing is more widespread, the death rate will likely drop well below 2%. i'm betting this is no worst than the flu.
Fully agree. The numbers are really skewed right now as mostly only travelers, the really sick and dead are being tested.
 

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Yep, I bought Budweiser last week.
Yep. I also bought the stocks the guy above sold. You know, buy low, sell high. Buy and hold trumps any panic sale.......

No one wants to get this bug. However we are coming out of virus season as we go into the Spring months. Warmer weather isn't good for virus lifespans. I would be worried if I lived in a third world **** hole though....
 

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President called Haiti that, "
worried if I lived in a third world **** hole though.."

The thing they have going for them is NOBODY want to go there!!!!

Wonder how the great medical hospitals in Bernie's paradise of Cuba, Venezuela and North Korea are doing. Too bad the Great Leader Kim Un Bum doesn't get the new virus.
 
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