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Sarlye
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Pandemic preps

Thanks @dabr I think the crazy will calm down in a week or two then I will do my grocery shopping at Costco. The wasted time is not worth it..

Local green grocer has great fruit and veggies and Safeway have some meat specials now so we are good for a while..

Vancouver is Sunny this weekend, I would rather go for a nice walk and enjoy the sun instead of guarding my cart at the store. 😊
JenL
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Pandemic preps

@Sarlye good point! I know there are disposable wipes by cottonelle. 

YVR
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Pandemic preps

@Sarlye @JenL 

 

Those wipes that say flushable are not really flushable.  

All wipes are not really that good for plumbing or even city /municipal sever systems.  

 

Got a few articles for people to reading

 

Read this article

http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/liquid-waste/preventing-problems-pipes/unflushables/Pages/def...

 

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/consumer-reports/consumer-reports-are-flushable-wipes-flushable/1937791/

 

 

 

dabr
Mayor / Maire

Re: Pandemic preps

@Sarlye  I hope you're right about the crazy dying down within the next week or so, but I'm not as hopeful right now the way people are reacting and the numbers of infections will be increasing for sure, ensuring more crazy! 

 

I would have waited to get the groceries, but it had already been almost been 2 weeks since the last visit and supplies were low, so more of a necessity really.  I also always need to go one of the regular grocery store in addition to Costco (because of it's limitation on certain items). 

 

But we should be mostly okay for another 10 days or so, hopefully by then your optimism will be proved correct:)

YVR
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Pandemic preps

This is a good reference about cases in Canada with lots of information about the pandemic

 

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

JenL
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Pandemic preps

@will13am I briefly read something about a Pomeranian in Hong Kong stirring up concern. Although chances are very low a pet will get the virus, it may be best not to let pets lick your face, avoid contact with live stock animals including pigs, chickens, ducks and wild birds and due diligence washing hands  and places with animal droppings. Anyone who was ready for Y2k probably has a head start on supplies!

Sarlye
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Pandemic preps

@dabr I went to Costco in Richmond today Sunday at 4:30pm, lots of parking spaces, no line up to get in, lots of regular groceries..

 

Items missing are Bread - down to white and some Ancient Grain (3 loaves for $7+), TP, wipes and paper towels.

 

Plenty of baby formulas, coffee, canned goods, meat, fish, veggies, etc.I picked up my usual weekly grocery, and I was out of there by 5:05pm. 

All the tills are open and no lineup.

 

There are some crazy people still with the carts but most people are just there for regular groceries.

 

I would suggest do a drive by closer to closing time and see how busy it is.

 

I really feel that people that loaded up are done and won’t be going to the store for a little while. People want to go to Costco is that they can return with no hassles. 

Good luck and keep healthy! 🤗

SD08
Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: Pandemic preps


@will13am wrote:

I am going to subscribe to a newspaper first thing tomorrow!


@will13am  Too bad you missed this cheeky edition of the NT News:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/05/world/coronavirus-australia-toilet-paper-scli-intl/index.html

YVR
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Pandemic preps

There is an important announcement today by the Federal government at 1pm EST.  

 

Trudeau is scheduled to speak to update new actions the government will take. 

 

 

dabr
Mayor / Maire

Re: Pandemic preps

@Sarlye   Great to hear your experience was much calmer and that most items were in stock.  I certainly hope that maybe the people who went a little overboard with hoarding some supplies are done and things are returning back to normal:)

 

Good luck and good health to you and everyone else too:)

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