How about some good news!

Discussion in 'Virus news and updates' started by Jim Weise, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Mister T

    Mister T Just truckin' around

    From what I've read lately, many truck stops still have hot food available. Some make it to order instead of having it available under heat lamps. I'll have a better idea after returning to work next week.

    Wisconsin has also mandated no self serve hot beverage dispensers to be used. Staff will make your beverage while wearing gloves, then hand it to you. Some locations are limiting hours when coffee is available.

    Some restaurants have become rather creative in serving their customers.
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  2. rmstg2

    rmstg2 Gold Level Contributor

    They need to do all they can for the truckers for sure. Stay safe out there Tom!

    Bob H.
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  3. woody1640

    woody1640 Well-Known Member

    I think they should put a couple of them food truck vendors at every wayside rest stop for the truckers!

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  4. Guy Parquette

    Guy Parquette Platinum Level Contributor

    Great idea!
  5. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    Most people will just have mild cold symptoms and not even notice they have it. Then you wont be a host for it.
  6. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    How to safely handle your food:
  7. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

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  8. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    FWIW....Many years ago a buddy told me "don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see".
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  9. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

  10. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    101-year-old Italian coronavirus patient released from hospital
    From CNN's Valentina DiDonato in Rome and Sharon Braithwaite in London

    A 101-year-old man who tested positive for coronavirus has been released from hospital, Gloria Lisi, the deputy mayor of Rimini, Italy, said in a statement Thursday.

    The man, referred to as "Mr. P" in the statement, was born in 1919 — in the middle of another tragic world pandemic.

    “A hope for the future of all of us in the body of a person over one hundred years old, when the sad chronicles of these weeks mechanically tell us every day of a virus that is raging especially among the elderly. Mr. P. made it. The family brought him home yesterday evening. To teach us that even at 101 years the future is not written,” Lisi said.
    Mr. P. was hospitalized in Rimini last week after testing positive for Covid-19.

    Rimini registered 1,189 coronavirus cases as of Thursday, according to the Italian Civil Protection Department.
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  11. 68Rivi_In_Cali

    68Rivi_In_Cali Well-Known Member

    15 minute tests are now approved by the FDA
    Arman Azad, CNN

    Updated 10:00 PM ET, Fri March 27, 2020

    (CNN)Federal health officials on Friday approved a coronavirus test that can provide results in less than 15 minutes, using the same technology that powers some rapid flu tests.

    Teased by Vice President Mike Pence in a Thursday press briefing, the new diagnostic test could accelerate testing in the United States, allowing for rapid results in doctors' offices. But shortages of critical equipment used to collect patient specimens, like masks and swabs, could blunt its impact.
    The US Food and Drug Administration authorized the test for emergency use, signaling that federal regulators were satisfied with the test's validation data and believe its benefits outweigh any risks, such as false positives or negatives.
    The test's maker, Abbott Laboratories, said it expects to deliver 50,000 tests per day beginning next week. The technology behind the test looks for genes that are present in the virus, similar to PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests already on the market
  12. Mister T

    Mister T Just truckin' around

    This was considered, but ultimately the food truck vendors realized it wouldn't be sustainable, due to projected low demand. Some locals have started giving out free sandwiches and various other food items to truck drivers. I also read that Iowa state scales were handing out food as well.
  13. woody1640

    woody1640 Well-Known Member

    Obviously it's not going to be sustainable and it's not a get-rich scheme! It's about helping those in need during trying times like the present. It's about coming together as a whole.

    United we stand, divided we fall!

    Remember this whole situation is only temporary, and all them food trucks are just sitting parked not being used. So why not utilize them in a time of need?

    Imo this just shows the true side of many people, dumb, lazy or just plain stupid!

    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020 at 8:03 AM
  14. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Tell ya what, it is bicycler's paradise down here. Open roads, little traffic, beautiful weather.

    See a lot more bikers and a lot more people out walking the neighborhood.
  15. rmstg2

    rmstg2 Gold Level Contributor

  16. Mister T

    Mister T Just truckin' around

    I'm not sure that was the case here. More likely uncertain demand for services and food, coupled with travel costs and most likely, no proper sanitary services. There's also the probability of laws prohibiting food trucks from selling their products in rest areas. Most food trucks do the majority of their business in a short time frame.

    There was a brief period when states were closing rest areas to all traffic. Some have reopened to trucks only, others to all.
  17. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Girlfriend and I went for 2 bike rides yesterday in between me working on the Cad. It is amazing to have almost open streets, I'm taking full advantage of the situation. We also noticed how polite everyone seems to be lately. Seems like the whole neighborhood was outside yesterday and I met a lot of neighbors who were just walking by while I worked that never said hi before.
  18. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Well of course they're polite -- can't very well get in your face now, can they?:D

    Speaking of which, this has got to be driving all those close-talkers out there crazy.o_O
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2020 at 11:17 AM
  19. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    If this is a "silver linings thread", then mine would be I like the fact people arent encroaching into my "bubble" like they typically do. I hate people that feel like they have to get right on top of you to talk or even just wait in line. I've left my house only twice in the past 10 days, both times to hit up a local deli/convenience store. Everyone in the place (not as many as usual for what its worth) was maintaining the 6 foot rule. It was nice. I planned on if anyone got too close to just start coughing profusely and I'm sure they wouldve backed of post-haste, but didnt end up having to. :cool:
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  20. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    I to have noticed that people have been keeping to the 6' distance. But I've also noticed they are not talking in their normal volume. They are talking quieter ..

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