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Minnemooseus
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Message 167 of 955 (874045)
03-24-2020 12:39 AM
Reply to: Message 146 by Percy
03-23-2020 9:57 AM


You might want to consider using dilute Cl bleach
https://www.hunker.com/...-put-in-a-spray-bottle-to-sanitize
My impression is that bleach is the higher powered disinfectant.
Moose

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Minnemooseus
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Message 366 of 955 (874409)
03-31-2020 11:10 PM


Will coronavirus delay the general election? All of your 2020 questions, answered
Just a link for some reading, if you wish.
Will coronavirus delay the general election? All of your 2020 questions, answered
Moose

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Minnemooseus
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Message 369 of 955 (874412)
04-01-2020 2:19 AM
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04-01-2020 1:50 AM


Re: Will coronavirus delay the general election? All of your 2020 questions, answered
The short version is that it is very difficult to delay the general election. To do such would require a massive coordinated effort by both the federal and state governments.
Moose

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Minnemooseus
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Message 467 of 955 (874614)
04-06-2020 11:25 PM


Tiger At NYC Zoo Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Tiger At NYC Zoo Tests Positive For Coronavirus - TPM – Talking Points Memo
quote:
NEW YORK (AP) A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday.
The 4-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia and six other tigers and lions that have also fallen ill are believed to have been infected by a zoo employee who wasn’t yet showing symptoms, the zoo said. The first animal started showing symptoms March 27, and all are doing well and expected to recover, said the zoo, which has been closed to the public since March 16 amid the surging coronavirus outbreak in New York.
More at source.
Moose

  
Minnemooseus
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Message 589 of 955 (875252)
04-19-2020 1:24 AM


Life in Mooseland
I continue doing my 2 part time jobs, which have always involved minimal exposure to others, and it's even more minimal now.
The radio station (ktwh.org) is pretty much keeping away all optional workers, and rerunning old shows in their absence. I think the number of people still showing up at the station is about 10, but all are scheduled such that there is only 1 person at the station at a time (with an occasional 2, still keeping distances from each other). We have no outside of the usual staff at the station, and are doing a fair amount of wiping things down at the end of shifts/day.
My second job is night cleaner etc. at a veterinary clinic. Even in normal times, I'm almost always the only person in the building at the time. The clinic is restricting human clients from even coming into the building, and they're doing such things as having dog owners remove leashes and collars out in the parking lot, and the clinic then supplies a leash/coller to bring the dog into the building. Those leashes/collars are then run through the washing machine and dryer at the end of the day.
I live alone (other than 4 cats) in a fairly isolated cabin out in the woods. I rarely got guests, even in normal times. Even though I'm traveling to and from Two Harbors on a daily basis, I can still easily go a full day or more without even seeing another person, especially if you don't count people hundreds of feet away or also in automobiles. Being a hermit night person makes me a social distancing natural.
We have had no confirmed Covid-19 cases in Lake or Cook counties in northeast Minnesota. I don't see much of what's happening about town during daytime, but I think people are doing a pretty good job of minimizing contacts.
Or something like that.
Moose
Added by edit - I also live a pretty low cost existance - Even if no new money came in, I do have enough in checking to cover 3 to 4 months of expenses. I get by on about $600/month for normal day to day functioning. Things like insurance payments, extra auto maintenance, and cat illnesses will send that higher.
Edited by Minnemooseus, : Added by edit.

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Minnemooseus
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Message 953 of 955 (888863)
10-14-2021 10:15 PM
Reply to: Message 589 by Minnemooseus
04-19-2020 1:24 AM


Re: Life in Mooseland
Well, a week ago I happened into a close unmasked encounter with a stranger. I have come down with some sort of bug, although my test results from a Wednesday 10-13-21 saliva test did come back negative.
I did have my 2 doses of Moderna, and my symptoms are mild.
Per instruction from the owner, I took Wednesday night off from my night cleaning job at the vet clinic. I am the only one in the building for that job. I presume the negative results are good enough for me to resume there.
I have continued my night job at the radio station, where I have at most minimal contact with others. I think that same time presence will now be cut down to none. Unfortunately, I've managed to make myself near absolutely essential for the station to operate.
Moose

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Minnemooseus
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Message 955 of 955 (888865)
10-15-2021 12:41 AM
Reply to: Message 954 by AZPaul3
10-14-2021 11:37 PM


Re: Life in Mooseland
Sounds like contract renegotiation time.
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The radio system is that I get paid 1 hour a day, 7 days a week. Then I put down 3 hours per day as volunteer time. The vet clinic is about 2 to 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. So, between the 2, I'm about a half time worker.
Both jobs pay pretty well as I see it, $15/hr at the radio and $16/hr (IIRC) at the vet clinic. With my humble low expense existence, I get by pretty well on that.
I'm a natural social distancer, even before COVID. I'm probably high on the list of people least effected by COVID. Other than one day at the clinic pending the COVID test results, that pandemic has not impacted my job operations. If anything, my time at both job locations has increased.
And I'm a cat person, so puppies would be a bad thing.
Cats are susceptible to COVID. Not that I've heard of for dogs. Not that I'm in that loop, but I haven't heard of any cat COVID cases at the place I work.
Moose
Edited by Minnemooseus, : Added first 2 paragraphs.

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