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Just now, soupslam1 said:

Hey when beanie babies became a hit they were instantly turning those damn things out like M&Ms. 

Jokes on them when they become the new currency. Our new overlords will be weirdo collectors of crappy stuffed animals. Can we restart the simulation already?

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18 minutes ago, RamSack said:

I just got back from an hour long walk.  Whoever doesn’t like it can blow me.

My neighbors are really getting pissed when I bang tennis balls off the garage door for an hour. 

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19 minutes ago, thelawlorfaithful said:

This is what people seem to be missing. We’re not built as a nation anymore to produce this stuff at the snap of a finger. Our private institutions aren’t built for it, our federal bureaucracies aren’t built for it. It’s not as simple as turning automobile factories into fighter and bomber factories like in the forties. We’re built to finance, distribute, and consume foreign produced goods. And the bad news is the people we rely on to produce the majority of the things we need right now are the same ones who lied and unleashed this on the world and are now blaming us for it.

Exactly.  I hope that this pandemic will make people rethink the current economy.  

I doubt it will happen but I wish the US could move away from consume, consume, consume.  It is unhealthy for people and the environment.  

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5 minutes ago, Wyobraska said:

Exactly.  I hope that this pandemic will make people rethink the current economy.  

I doubt it will happen but I wish the US could move away from consume, consume, consume.  It is unhealthy for people and the environment.  

At the very least we should rethink doing essential business with regimes that lie, destroy evidence, and cover up the massive outbreak of something that destroys the world economy. And we should damn sure take a hard look at those organizations touting what a great job those regimes have been doing.

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2 hours ago, soupslam1 said:

I have two doctors appointments next week. One is going to be with my primary care doctor for a prescription refill for a regulated substance which is apparently required by the feds. The second is follow up asthma related by a lung specialist. Both are going to be done over the telephone. I was told my primary care doctor’s business is really slow right now which kind of surprised me. 

Im kind of wondering first if I’ll be charged the same regular office visit fee and second if my insurance will cover it. The fee is not a big deal as I’m still getting the same service just not in person. If insurance doesn’t cover it I’ll be out several hundred dollars. 

If these visits can be done by telephone, why not do other similar checkups by telephone in the future. However, I do understand some checkups need to be done in person.

The restrictions are state by state so I can only speak to NM and Colorado. We are restricted from seeing anything that isn’t urgent or emergent so televisits are appropriate for the things you mentioned. We can only do low complexity visits over video so the reimbursements are low ($42) if covered at all. That won’t cut it for keeping the doors open. They say they will cover but I’ve heard that before as well. Preventative care and elective procedures pretty much pays the bills so it doesn’t surprise me that your PCP isn’t busy. I read an article last week that said 50 percent of private practices will not survive this. I don’t see anything in the stimulus/rescue bill that covers us. The insurance companies  are supposed to waive the copays temporarily. I actually started doing televisits last week, it works really well for those maintenance visits or consultations  that don’t require doing an exam.

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5 minutes ago, thelawlorfaithful said:

 

Great.  Can’t seem to buy one....so :shrug:

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36 minutes ago, soupslam1 said:

Hey when beanie babies became a hit they were instantly turning those damn things out like M&Ms. 

Beanie Babies are produced in Asian factories, even during the craze years. Many production locations were in China, Indonesia, and Korea.

From a book about them:

"Even as sales exploded, Ty personally designed every piece the company put out, and that meant spending several months each year at the factories in Asia."

https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2015/03/02/beanie-baby-bubble

 

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5 minutes ago, mugtang said:

Great.  Can’t seem to buy one....so :shrug:

Guess you won't be able to go out until you can find one. That becomes a de facto quarantine order, mask shortage means no leaving home.

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People do not need to rethink the economy 

 

Businesses need to change their models and be concerned by something other than JUST the bottom line 

People didn't move everything off shore. Businesses did that

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16 minutes ago, thelawlorfaithful said:

 

I ain't wearing no +++++ing mask.

Stay 6 feet away from me.

 

Gloves would be more effective 

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19 minutes ago, Wyobraska said:

I thought you needed N95 masks and those are near impossible to get right now?

They need to be reserved for healthcare

I think this is a trolling tweet

 

EDUT or a trump trial balloon. So poorly thought it it reeks of him.

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16 minutes ago, mugtang said:

Great.  Can’t seem to buy one....so :shrug:

 

16 minutes ago, Wyobraska said:

I thought you needed N95 masks and those are near impossible to get right now?

It’s going to be the new toilet paper.

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3 minutes ago, FresnoFacts said:

The CDC is now denying that they are considering that change.

 

Sounds like a New York doctor firing some stuff off. My bad. Maybe they’re hearing things different than the official line though.

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36 minutes ago, thelawlorfaithful said:

 

ROFL  like anyone has any masks

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