oldandslow: make sure you tell the doctor you want the parts back. Don't let those guys get away with anything, but thank you for masking up.
I know a lot of the guys here think masking, as well as social distancing is unnecessary but if you look at a time line of the virus it could be around for a long time and just because we/you/I/a bunch of us here didn't get it or pick it up in the first rush, it doesn't mean we can't get it later before it's over or passed. Just stay safe.
It's quite possible that up to 75% of the population could walk away from coming in contact with this and not be affected at all. That does not necessarily mean that we carried it and/or passed it on but it's that 25% that will get it and up to 5-7% suffer mortality. We are already in questionable waters here with our ages and any other underlying problems we old farts get as we go along, so just stay safe, please and thank you.
I've been shopping, the markets, discount stores, auto parts, etc., for whatever is necessary for me. I have masked, distanced myself socially and generally stayed away from people, especially those who refuse to even mask and look like they are the sort who don't give a squat if someone else gets it even if they are passing it around. Regrettably maybe, this is not the brain eating zombie virus that would let all us preppers and survivalists gear up for zombie assaults and then complain that body shots don't work, ya gotta make head shots, etc.etc., so we just ahve to take it easy. I'm still seeing people who go into busy places and refuse to mask up, and they get told about it and sometimes publically shamed. For us however, the most important thing is to stay safe so that we can all come back here and whizz and moan and argue and insult and all that if we want to; the important thing in this is that we will be alive and able to carry on and do so.
So far this virus has killed more than the flu. I don't know if it has killed more than alcoholism or traffic fatalities or shootings or stabbings but I am not going to argue statistics and information put out by state governments about re-opening things up. NYS is going to allow easing of the restrictions for Memorial Day but limiting gatherings to ten and under (like good luck with that in nyc) with a general re-opening by June 15. So that means we have been in 'lock down' for 3 months and that 90 days is six times the length of a general 2 week quarantining period and we are only now just flattening the curve - which really means that we've simply stretched out the peak and that it continued for a while and is now just lessening somewhat but I'm still waiting for the spikes that will occur after every major holiday and summer event.
90 days, not like a real war, but the virus is a killer, so let's just play it safe. Social distancing is not difficult, especially at the range. It's like 'Hey'! I got a gun! Back off at least six feet. That message is clear. And thank you all very much for reading my rant.