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Have you started gearing up for second wave?

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ConsoleWatcher wrote: We never had "empty shelves" in the sense that there was no food; it was only a few items that were unavailable, with alternatives readily available.
LOL try coming to Vancouver. Literally Superstore, Wal Mart, Costco, T and T, etc etc were out of Rice, pasta, canned foods, cleaning products, TP , soap, body wash for at least a month back in March/April .
I was lucky enough since parents was senior so they were able go to Costco during senior hours and grab some stuff for me.
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Medicine was hard to find as well.

I need to get one pack of Ibuprofen and I hope to be able to find it today unless it has been wiped out like before.
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Why? We never had a shortage on IB. Dexamethasone was but it's better now.

cardle wrote: Medicine was hard to find as well.

I need to get one pack of Ibuprofen and I hope to be able to find it today unless it has been wiped out like before.
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cardle wrote: Medicine was hard to find as well.

I need to get one pack of Ibuprofen and I hope to be able to find it today unless it has been wiped out like before.
Costco always had stock
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Funnily enough if people DIDN'T panic buy there would be enough for everyone .....strange how that works !
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cardle wrote: Medicine was hard to find as well.

I need to get one pack of Ibuprofen and I hope to be able to find it today unless it has been wiped out like before.
Ibuprofen is not good for the gut microbiome: https://med.uottawa.ca/en/news/everyday ... microbiome

"...The drugs we take can have one effect on our own physiology and quite another on the microbes contained within us. For example, different non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can have similar effects on humans while having radically different effects on the microbiome. While ibuprofen radically decreases the biomass of the gut microbiome, another NSAID called indometacin enriches the family of bacteria known as enterobacterales. These bacteria include E. coli and Salmonella, which can potentially cause serious infections..."
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rb wrote: Funnily enough if people DIDN'T panic buy there would be enough for everyone .....strange how that works !
You can't fix the type of stupid that most humans are.
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sponge5307 wrote: And who will foot the bill in the end? Tax payers of course. So why should people who are risking their lives working be punish more? Why should people do more OT coz there is a shortage of workers are getting ding. Beside during March to Sept don't have to pay rent and won't get evicted. That's 9k in savings. If rent is too much then maybe is time to move? I still have friends who shares a rental apartment with 2 to 3 other people and rent is not $1500 is more $600. Sure you really only get a room and the rest of the space is shared but when you need to save/can't afford a place by yourself you have to do what you have to do.

And there are still jobs out there. Close relatives just landed a job in Sept and my Cousin Pizza place have been trying to hire to people but no luck coz no one wants to work.
They should check the assets of the folks before paying them any more CERB. The CERB money could be used to pay bonuses or reduce taxes for those who are ESSENTIAL front line workers who are at a higher risk than the lazy bums sitting at home watching Netflix.
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Catnippy wrote: They should check the assets of the folks before paying them any more CERB. The CERB money could be used to pay bonuses or reduce taxes for those who are ESSENTIAL front line workers who are at a higher risk than the lazy bums sitting at home watching Netflix.
Or they could use merge CERB and CREW together. Say if a business hire 80 to 90% of it's work force before March the gov will pay 80% of all the employee wages for IDK 6 months or something. So business starts hiring and since people no longer gets free money they have to start looking for jobs.
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Becks wrote: Ibuprofen is not good for the gut microbiome: https://med.uottawa.ca/en/news/everyday ... microbiome

"...The drugs we take can have one effect on our own physiology and quite another on the microbes contained within us. For example, different non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can have similar effects on humans while having radically different effects on the microbiome. While ibuprofen radically decreases the biomass of the gut microbiome, another NSAID called indometacin enriches the family of bacteria known as enterobacterales. These bacteria include E. coli and Salmonella, which can potentially cause serious infections..."
Yeah, that’s a great study that was done with FIVE people. LOL!
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second wave is here. numbers are extremely high today. 400.

i dunno what to do. i have enough toilet paper but im not going to stock pile it like these other people do at costco
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sponge5307 wrote: And who will foot the bill in the end? Tax payers of course. So why should people who are risking their lives working be punish more? Why should people do more OT coz there is a shortage of workers are getting ding. Beside during March to Sept don't have to pay rent and won't get evicted. That's 9k in savings. If rent is too much then maybe is time to move? I still have friends who shares a rental apartment with 2 to 3 other people and rent is not $1500 is more $600. Sure you really only get a room and the rest of the space is shared but when you need to save/can't afford a place by yourself you have to do what you have to do.

And there are still jobs out there. Close relatives just landed a job in Sept and my Cousin Pizza place have been trying to hire to people but no luck coz no one wants to work.
I am just stating facts, now the free rent and no eviction will come to an end. You will have to pay for all those missed months. plus the months moving forward. From what I am seeing, ppl are going out and buying all sort of things so hopefully they saved some CERB but at the same time, if more job losses are coming due to a possible second wave, then it will get even harder then!

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