New Yorkers

Discussion in 'Virus news and updates' started by GKMoz, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. GKMoz

    GKMoz Gary / Moz

    City & state?
    How are things where you are with this virus?
    Having adverse affect with your health? anyone know of a person with it?
  2. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Zero cases in Manitowoc County Wisc. Blue skies, fresh air, no traffic, and plenty of Buick time in the shop. Is there something going on somewhere?? ws
  3. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Everyone is off of work. Its a weekday and its like a Sunday afternoon. Its frankly odd. You drive by normally busy parking lots and they're empty.

    I dont know anyone directly who has it. You'd never know there was an epidemic going on here if you didnt watch the news. I live in Suffolk county on Long Island.
  4. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    And everytime I watch the news, I start feeling symptoms. I turn off the news and go into the garage, I start feeling better.
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  5. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

    I am in north part of Westchester County 40 moles north of NYC and it is like a ghost town here. Locally there are cases but my the only one I know personally is my younger son's best friend. 39 years old and had fever, cough & flu like symptoms for 36 hours and they told him to rest and stay home for 2 weeks. He lives in Brewster, NY just north of me outside of Danbury, CT. So far his wife & kids are ok.
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    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    John was he tested and came back as positive or did they just tell him to stay in and rest?
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  7. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS 73 GEE YES

    Funny you mentioned that...was talking to a French guy who works for us in HK last night and we were saying the same thing. He is mid fifties and is an Ironman champion. At our age, we always have aches and pains somewhere and it amazing how your mind plays tricks with you.
    The father of a girl who works in our office tested positive. He's a LEO. She tested negative.
    My niece is a nurse in Brooklyn. Was talking to her last night and she said it's pretty bad, they are understaffed, under equipped and all of them are pretty nervous.
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  8. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    One of my good friends son contracted this virus while he was overseas working. He got over it there & survived. It has affected his sense of smell & taste. It's said that he will probably never get them back. He's still hoping it's temporary.
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  9. tubecatgs

    tubecatgs Finally a 4 speed......

    I live on the other side of the state just north of Buffalo. It's kinda eerie here... i live in the country but have never seen so many people outside walking their dogs or just strolling down the road before... but then no one anywhere else...there have been a few cases scattered in the area but no one i know.... we are all on lock down....
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  10. TORQUED455

    TORQUED455 Well-Known Member

    Very eerie here too, just outside of Syracuse, NY. 111 confirmed cases and 1 death in our county, with the number of cases rising quickly now. I am all but certain that it ran through my auto repair shop back in January. Very strange and harsh symptoms for almost everyone (6 of us). Lot’s of placed closed down either for being non-essential, for lack of business, or for shortened hours. I can’t believe I saw a golf course opened up today! I reported it. What the hell are they thinking?
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  11. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    I'm a snow bird in FL. Usually come home at the end of the month, but not this year. Two weeks ago Sat I dropped my bride off at the airport and she flew north. She's an ER doc in Westchester County. Based on age and asthma we decided I should stay here in case she gets it, or could bring it home. Kind of eerie being alone and watching whats going on. Things here in FL are semi normal. No lockdowns yet, but schools and beaches are closed and they just closed all the golf courses. Most businesses are open. Had to go to Home Depot, and the paint dept was packed. Guess those that are now stuck home are gonna remodel.
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  12. 73Electra 225

    73Electra 225 Well-Known Member

    I'm in Saugerties, about halfway between Poughkeepsie and Albany. Saugerties itself has no cases that I know of, but Ulster County has a few. My partner's wife is an ER nurse at Kingston Hospital, I know its been rough for her. Town itself is definitely a lot more quite. Biggest thing I think is all the restaurants moving to a takeout only system, but a lot of them have been smart I think and doing family platters and such for really decent prices. I have cut back official hours at the computer shop, but I think the influx of people working and learning from home will keep us busy. Weird going in the supermarket and seeing the paper and pasta aisles bare. Have to keep checking SamClub online and scoring stuff when it gets in stock.
  13. UticaGeoff

    UticaGeoff Well-Known Member

    Been in Fla since mid-Dec and staying put for now instead of going back to NY. Will probably stay until at least the end of May instead of early May. Starting today Pinellas County (where I am) issued a "Safer at Home" order. Like Fred said, restaurants that are still open are take out or delivery only. Beaches are shut down. Same paper product, pasta, etc situation in stores. I went to Lowe's today for softener salt and it was moderately busy. They built makeshift plexiglass shields for the cashiers. Last weekend my wife asked me not to make my daily morning run to Dunkin' Donuts anymore, so I stopped. I live about an hour east of Torqued455, and I understand the situation there is the same as Bob described. Stay safe everyone.

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  14. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I have been wondering this myself, we had lots of case this winter of flu like systoms......but failed the flu test.

    I personally had a nasty fever for almost 7 days........basically nothing touch it........then when it did break I had a cough for 3 or 4 weeks after.

    Both my kids got like 2 weeks later, I took them to the dr day 1 if fever, negative for the flu test.....dr gave Tamiflu anyways, 2 days later no fever no cough.

    Also personally know 2 ppl under 40 who thought they had the flu, treated at home but in the end they both passed away from getting severe cases of phenomena
  15. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Funny...I read the title of this thread and I immediately thought it was going be about what jerks NY'er are. LOL
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  16. TORQUED455

    TORQUED455 Well-Known Member

    I think the first “official” case in the U.S. was Jan 21. My one employee who had it the worst was sick in early January. He had a visit from a relative from NYC, and got sick shortly after. It started out as abdominal issues, fever, fatique, doctor’s visits, negative flu test, and finally pneumonia. He was down and out for over a week, and worked through too much of it IMO. Guy who works next to him had very similar symptoms, and then pneumonia too, about a week’s worth of hard time. Both had symptoms for about 3 weeks.
  17. GKMoz

    GKMoz Gary / Moz

    No never entered my brain housing Jason :)
    My thought was a comparison of what I hear and you guys who actually live there?
    And the talking heads on the TV ?
  18. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

    He was tested & came back positive & told to stay home & rest. Lost sense of smell & taste but was feeling better after 36 hours. Still had a slight headache but teally just felt really run down.
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  19. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    I'm in FL full-time. Today Collier County is going to have a vote on whether to lock down or not. The vote is supposed to be at a public meeting at 1 PM today. I think I'll skip that one. People are for the most part being pretty good about staying 6' apart. Restaurants are closed except for take-out. I don't see a need for an official lock down because only essential businesses are open anyhoo. Supposedly "essential" includes grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, gas stations, and of course, medical facilities. The state guv'ment has decreed that anyone flying in from New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut must self-quarantine for two weeks; we shall see how that works out. We had a couple of friends staying in Venice who were going to come to Naples and stay with us for a few days, but everything is pretty much closed - even the beaches are off-limits, so there's not much to do here, and they elected to head home by car. I'm not sure how I would feel about staying in a hotel or motel along I-95 right now. Sanibel Island has mandated a seven-day minimum accommodation reservation as they don't want a lot of people coming on to the island for a quick two-day stay. I think that slowing the turnover is probably a good idea. I'll update this if anything significant changes.
  20. efogs400

    efogs400 Well-Known Member

    My County, Osceola, and neighboring Orange just went to lock down mode for 2 weeks, essential travel only.

    I have a condo directly on the Beach just north of Stuart FL that I rent out seasonally, I had it rented for April and they backed out because of travel.

    If any of the Buick brethren is stuck in FL and need a place for the month of April, I will cut you a deal.

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