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How isolated is everyone right now?

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Poll: Coronavirus isolation (24 member(s) have cast votes)

How isolated are you at the present time?

  1. 1. Not at all. Living normal. (1 votes [4.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  2. 2. Being more cautious. But still going out. (5 votes [20.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.83%

  3. 3. Going out as needed, still seeing friends and family. (3 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  4. 4. Very limited, only going out when unavoidable. (15 votes [62.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  5. 5. Full lockdown. No one in or out. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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I chose option 4: Very limited, only going out when unavoidable.



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I'm actually going out way, way more since I got a job and I now regularly interact with dozens of people daily in close quarters. But I didn't see the option for increased social interaction so...

The growth of computation is doubly exponential growth. 


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Yeah I'm on option 4.



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For me, #4 already is #1, so I'm conflicted. Might as well choose death!


And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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I'm actually going out way, way more since I got a job and I now regularly interact with dozens of people daily in close quarters. But I didn't see the option for increased social interaction so...

 

Don't you feel the slightest bit... irresponsible?



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Don't you feel the slightest bit... irresponsible?

Well he did say it's because he got a job and not because he's just going out and partying or whatever.



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Lol I actually finally feel responsible

If I were to get sick I obviously would take time off.

The growth of computation is doubly exponential growth. 


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To be fair, I am number 4 due to sickness. The heart pressure finally went away, for the most part, but I still have issues with my lungs a little bit. Not sure if that was the current virus or something else, but I'm taking all precautions I can. Work and groceries are the only other things I would do if I was better. 



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I only go out to places where there are other people for my job. Avoiding all other crowded places at least until April 1. No restaurants, no shopping, no haircut (even though I need one). 

 

Living off the food I already have in the house. 



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I should be a 3.5 

I'm still hanging out with my girlfriend but we're avoiding all people. We are going out to the forest though. 



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I'm actually going out way, way more since I got a job and I now regularly interact with dozens of people daily in close quarters. But I didn't see the option for increased social interaction so...


 
Don't you feel the slightest bit... irresponsible?

Although if I wanted to be snarky I could ask you:
"Don't you feel the slight bit... Priveleged? Insulated? Elitist?"
After all most people hardly have the luxury of postponing work because they want to be proactive about their health. When you're living paycheck to paycheck then by definition you can't afford to miss getting paid and hence working. But of course your first instinct is to bring up irresponsibility. As if not being able to afford to take time off or work from home was irresponsible. As if it was appropriate to castigate the poor for their poverty.

But of course you're just worried about the common good. So my first instinct was not to be snarky.

The growth of computation is doubly exponential growth. 


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Both my wife and myself are teleworking from home. Both of our kids' schools are closed indefinitely, so all of us are camped at home for the foreseeable future. We only go out (actually just myself) for essential chores like grocery shopping, etc., but when I come back home, I wash my hands like a madman. 


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I too am out more than before. I work stocking and register for a store where we sell food, medicines, cleaning supplies and the needs of everybody else. I honestly don't want to keep getting exposed to all the sick people but the demand for workers and the needs of the customers means somebody has to do it.


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I go to work and i come home. I sanitize my door knob and wash my hands when i come home. 

 

My job has barely any human interaction and never in close proximity.



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Haven't left the house except to exercise and clear out my dorm room since March 7th.



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Option 3, my work (research lab) doesn't allow me to work from home. Hoping my employer realizes we need to shut down soon. Other than that I've completely isolated myself from seeing friends, and going out just to socialize.



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I'm actually going out way, way more since I got a job and I now regularly interact with dozens of people daily in close quarters. But I didn't see the option for increased social interaction so...


 
Don't you feel the slightest bit... irresponsible?

Although if I wanted to be snarky I could ask you:
"Don't you feel the slight bit... Priveleged? Insulated? Elitist?"
After all most people hardly have the luxury of postponing work because they want to be proactive about their health. When you're living paycheck to paycheck then by definition you can't afford to miss getting paid and hence working. But of course your first instinct is to bring up irresponsibility. As if not being able to afford to take time off or work from home was irresponsible. As if it was appropriate to castigate the poor for their poverty.

But of course you're just worried about the common good. So my first instinct was not to be snarky.

 

 

 

Sorry, I misread your earlier post. No need to feel irresponsible.



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I chose option 4, but still very much going outside - in fact more so than before as the weather is improving. Although I live in the countryside and am just going for long walks, runs and bike rides far away from anyone else. I would encourage other people to do the same.

 

I'm doing all my PhD work at home and being out of the lab means I have to radically change my research, so am now doing a chapter that will be entirely bioinformatics-based - as I can remotely access the universities supercomputer. I am worried that the fieldwork I have been planning for ages might not go ahead in the summer. 



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/\ what's your PHD program in Zaphod?





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