How is COVID-19 impacting your life?

A “virus tournament”? One random player in a tournament would be the infected one. The infected one would bleed away chips through an added ante that would act similarly to a “rake”. At first, the players seated next to “patient zero” would become infected. Eventually everyone at the table would be “infected” similarly. Then, as these players are moved around during normal table rebalancing, others would become infected. I admit that this would add a little more of a luck factor to the tournament, but for poker players that’s not too unusual. I should add that there would also be another added layer of strategy to be played.
P.S. Tunes for the apocalypse:

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Extensively. Having only 53% lung function to begin with, It seems it will be months before I’m able to leave the house except for provisions, even then it’s real scary for me. I hope everyone is safe and this ends sooner rather than later. Needless to say, I’ll be playing more poker.

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I’ll be playing poker here until the not-ready-for-prime-time HTML tables can’t be avoided, then I guess I’ll move on and start making funny cat memes or something since the new layout is maddening to an unplayable degree and the feedback about it seems largely ignored. I guess that means I’ve got until tomorrow. Oh well, it was free so I can’t really complain too much.

This should be read by everyone who wants to better understand what’s going on with the virus and likely to happen in the near future depending on actions taken now: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56

The sources are credible and the information is very helpful/insightful.

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The CT Casino’s have been donating to the community. I am not sure of everything that they have done, but I know they donated millions of gloves to first responders

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All of us have probably become news-junkies by now. I KNOW the Replay player-base will skew toward the older end just from chatting with others, so all of us oldsters have to be a little more careful than “the kids,” and are therefore paying much more attention to current events than we normally would. Here’s what’s happening in central Massachusetts at the present:

Current Cases of COVID-19
In Massachusetts, there is a total of 1,838 cases of COVID-19 as of today, March 25th. 15 people have died and 103 are hospitalized. 19,794 people have been tested state-wide. You can get more on the daily update of cases and how many cases by county here https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-cases-quarantine-and-monitoring

Personally being one of those “higher risk” individuals, I’m sticking pretty close to home. Other than bringing in the mail, I haven’t walked outside my door in a week. Yesterday, I was wondering if I should try to reschedule my annual physical exam by my PCP for late April. I was literally sitting down to email her to ask for advice on that when I got an email from her telling me not to come; we’d reschedule at a future time. The good news is she was ahead of me. The bad news is she must be expecting this situation to continue for a minimum of another four or five weeks or she wouldn’t have taken this step. Being affiliated with the UMass health group, she has access to their latest info and expectations, certainly better than my own resources, and possibly better than what is being given out publicly. So, the doctors aren’t anticipating this going away quickly.

I copied the following tips from an internet article:

If you feel sick, stay home, and if you have sick children, keep them at home.

Identify and isolate those who are sick and undertake quick evaluation measures like non-invasive temperature readings for entry into public venues, including transportation systems.

If someone in your household has tested positive for the virus causing CV19 disease, keep your family home.

If you’re an older person or have other conditions that put you at higher risk of fatality from CV19 disease, stay home.

Maintain the best enhanced hygiene practices.

Maintain the “social distancing” guidelines outside of work environments, which in terms of group size may still temporarily limit gathering venues such as places of worship, public events, restaurants and bars, etc., but establish a rolling open strategy for those venues.

Where businesses can function near full capacity remotely, maintain that distancing for a prescribed amount of time.

Allow those who are at much lower risk for CV19 fatality to go back to work.

Evaluate these measures constantly and adjust accordingly.

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The situation is growing rapidly throughout the country and the world. I want to send my best wishes to everyone. Stay safe and listen to the advice of your local officials.

I haven’t left the house in 2 weeks. Fortunately I have family members who have been able to go out and do some food shopping. We’ve also been trying to help the local businesses by ordering out a lot on weekends.

We will get through this. We just gotta try and keep our spirits up because things will get better.

-Marc

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pic of me

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well said my friend.

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I like your sence of humor .

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I try and laugh a little more everyday.

We in New Zealand are in lockdown.
We are in social isolation mode and should only associate with those in our household bubble.
People living alone are advised to have 1 contact person.
Supermarkets are open but are limited to maintain a 2m spacing between customers. 1 person per household to shop.
G.P.s are doing online consultations.
Pharmacies are operating a 1 in 1 out system.
Corner stores/Dairies also on a 1 in 1 out system and are only allowed to sell essentials.
All take-away food outlets are closed.
All restaurants are closed.
All bars are closed.
All non essential businesses are closed.
The message is - stay home and stay safe.

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I’m getting fat because all I do is sit, eat and do nothing -_-

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Welcome to the Forums, SizzlerZ. Yes, inactivity is an issue. But…
If you meet no virus, you’ll catch no virus.

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I am actually using more alcohol on my hands than is disappearing down my throat!

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Do bags of mulch and black dirt count as essential purchases?

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I’m supposed to be at “higher risk” due to my years. (68 years young)
However I’m too mean (read stupid) to be afraid. I obey the rules for the sake of my wife. I’d hate to make her sick, but I take advantage of every loophole to get an hour or so a day outside, rain or shine. I cruise the markets for TP and hand sanitiser, both of which are in short (read unavailable) supply.
When confined I find distraction in my never ending quest to learn to play the guitar. My fingers have gotten so tough that I can no longer feel the playing cards between my fingers (read I can’t cheat anymore).
So, until we are better payed and better served I wish you all health and happiness. -ed

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Local beaches and parks are closed in SE Florida. People are still slipping under no entry tapes and barriers in-spite of a $500 fine for going down to watch the sunset. Early shopping hours for seniors are great except I cannot remember the last time my wife left the house at 6:00 AM.

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hasn’t changed my life at all 70 years old live in ny still walk every day and work on the farm

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this is not griep/flue belgium try to keeps it under control .take care my friends

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Welcome, JVR. Thanks.