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cougar28

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Posted: 03/20/20 08:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've (4 couples) have had reservation at a Oklahoma State Park for 5 months for this weekend. Everyone is still going meeting there this afternoon. Our ages range from 54 to 74. One couple saying
there not afraid of catching the virus but concerned of what others think about them out and about. I don't see it's any worse than going to work or grocery shopping probably less likely of catching it. Now if it comes to a lock down that different but until then I'll camp when we can. I'm I thinking wrong?


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No, I don't you are thinking wrong. Practice the social distancing and use practice good hygiene habits. I would be a little more concerned about the older folks though. I'd also ensure no one has been around anyone who might be a high-risk carrier. I also wouldn't worry about what others think. There's also some new line of thinking from some doctors that getting out into the fresh air is a good idea. Don't congregate but walking and hiking are being recommended for both physical and mental health.


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With this virus you shouldn't behave as though you may become infected. You should behave as though you are infected and could infect others. This is a slippery virus and symptoms manifest after you actually have it and are contagious. And it's very contagious.

Not trying to sell the hype, but people have been infecting other people before they even knew it.

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Posted: 03/20/20 11:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There was a story out of Norway.
Everybody has a cabin or cottage away from the cities and people were sheltering. The local authorities told them to all go home. The small community hospitals cannot handle a surge, it they get hit.

STAY HOME

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ABSOLUTELY NOT!

We're in uncharted waters right now and the best defense is avoiding contact with others as much as possible. If you're like the rest of us, you're in the high risk group that has the most problems if you come down with it. It's nothing to fool around with.

It's a lot better to be safe than to be sorry - or dead.
Listen to the doctors recommendations!


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As you're in the high-risk category, I'd be pretty careful about exposure and would probably decide not to go based on the risk of getting it.

While opinions vary, and just for the record mine is that there is an unfortunate amount of hype in the virus reporting and that there are some poorly-thought-through consequences to the CDC's actions, I'd still skip going strictly as a precautionary measure to avoid the disease.


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2roll wrote:

With this virus you shouldn't behave as though you may become infected. You should behave as though you are infected and could infect others. This is a slippery virus and symptoms manifest after you actually have it and are contagious. And it's very contagious.

Kinda' what some Italians on the street are saying in interviews now. Their wishing now they had taken the virus more seriously.
Just watched the POTUS medical people in the noon briefing say COVID-19 virus is three times as contagious as the flu bug.


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I would say do not share a table. You can share a campfire with one couple at each of the 4 Major points (12:00 3:00 6:00 9:00) as the fire should put distance between you but... Myself. I'm cuddling my cat and he does not like the great outdoors.. He loves the great indoors though.


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Posted: 03/21/20 03:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My opinion:
Don't assume because the numbers are low, in any given area, that the Covid-19 germs aren't around. A lot of areas haven't had test kits. Florida went from zero to 658 cases in less than a week.

Think of all the points of contact between your home and the RV park: gas station, grocery store, park entrance - even the power pedestal.

If you can deal with all that safely - go for it? And be prepared to leave early when the parks close like they have for others states.

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Posted: 03/21/20 10:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Silly to close RV parks. Given they arent any less safe than apartment/condo community.


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