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The nightmare of living quarantined under coronavirus

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Posted By: pearlyjo, 3/8/2020 1:34:17 PM

I find myself trapped at home thanks to the simple act of attending a funeral at my synagogue — and while our quarantine so far is “voluntary,” we all understand it really is not. For the most part, quarantine means sitting at home, wondering if my wife and I will test positive, too. It means getting up each morning and hoping you have no symptoms, getting dressed with nowhere to go — not work, not morning service at the synagogue, which is closed, too, not even shopping for groceries.


I want to feel sorry for this guy, but he comes off sounding like he is more put out that his seemingly pleasant life has been a bit inconvenienced. Then he has to go "there" with Jews and the plague. I certainly hope he can survive the quarantine unscathed.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pook60 3/8/2020 1:47:04 PM (No. 340451)
He should be thankful the President was out front on travel restrictions that drew criticism from his fellow traveler Chuck Schummer. It could be much worse.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MFM 3/8/2020 1:51:04 PM (No. 340454)
Get over yourself Sam, you will survive, think of it as a character building experience..
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DARling 3/8/2020 1:54:12 PM (No. 340457)
The wife can talk to patients on the phone or via Skype. She can do yoga with a YouTube coach. The author is just plain whiny and can be as unpleasant at home as he doubtless is in public. It's so selfish to worry more about yourself than potentially infecting innocent strangers.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Daisymay 3/8/2020 1:57:36 PM (No. 340459)
This is exactly why we cancelled our Princess Cruise (due to leave on the 21st). We might not catch the Virus, but someone on our Ship might, or a Crew member might have it, and then we will be quarantined for who knows how long. Add to that we are in the High Risk age group and I'm saying we should wait until they get this mess is figured out and then reschedule our cruise! Two Princess cruise ships are currently not sailing and one is holding a couple miles off Ft. Lauderdale until they find out if they will be allowed to sail. Sounds like they have a problem!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: athina 3/8/2020 2:00:39 PM (No. 340461)
Not exactly a nightmare! A big temporary inconvenience for sure.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: volksford 3/8/2020 2:10:23 PM (No. 340471)
How in the world did our pioneer ancestors ever make it want to talk about quarantined, they lived quarantined ! Suck it up Sam you will make it.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/8/2020 2:16:05 PM (No. 340476)
fta: "Although unspoken, we know that many of our neighbors are probably associating this outbreak with our Jewishness, another episode in a long and tragic history that stretches to the Black Plague." Oh my goodness. Really? The Black Plague? Well, that escalated. Germ theory has advanced our knowledge a touch since then. If there is any group that has in deed actually had themselves associated with COVID-19 it's Asian-Americans, not Jewish-Americans. This could have just as likely been a Baptist or Catholic funeral/church service with those folks quarantined and I doubt they would say they felt their Baptistness was a reason for others to associate them with illness. As long as you are not now being intentionally reckless, noone is blaming anyone for getting or coming in contact with this virus. I'm sorry but this whole article comes off as some serious 1st world problem whining. He has a spacious, well appointed home and he could have anything he desires delivered now with a credit card payment and "no contact" delivery options. Buck up, Sam, I know its rough but I think you're gonna make it.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 3/8/2020 2:21:49 PM (No. 340481)
"Nightmare"? What a whiner. Spending a couple of weeks in your own home isn't necessarily the most wonderful thing in the world, but is a minor inconvenience in the larger scheme of things. People are such lightweights, and so focused on their own instantaneous pleasures and conveniences. My sympathy meter is still pegged at zero.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/8/2020 2:24:27 PM (No. 340484)
#4 We were in the same boat so to speak. We understand. We were booked on Holland America out of Ft Lauderdale on the same day as you. Thank the cruise lines, they are allowing folks to cancel, receive a credit for all their nonrefundable fare, and rebook later. We did just that. Too much risk, too many variables. Quarentine, illness, ports closing. We rebooked for a holiday cruise later this year with the assumption we will reevaluate risk before final payment. Now if the airlines would just be as good as the cruise lines. We may be eating $1200 in fees. Sigh.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin 3/8/2020 2:35:48 PM (No. 340491)
Too bad the Post doesn't accept comments. I would tell the writer to "MAN UP" and try to educate him that he is illogical - whining the President isn't doing enough, than whining when something is done. Whine, Whine, Whine, Whine.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Northcross 3/8/2020 2:45:14 PM (No. 340497)
I thought the author might be one of those whining millennial jerks, you know, the ones whose whole day is ruined if the barista got the order slightly wrong. Nope, it's a whining silver spoon baby boomer, who has humiliated himself for all the world to see. Zero sympathy.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: wilarrbie 3/8/2020 2:50:00 PM (No. 340502)
Sometimes we have to manufacture more misery than exists in order to touch the garment of self-attraction. It's like getting your picture taken with a celebrity.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lazyman 3/8/2020 2:55:54 PM (No. 340505)
Try getting drafted and sent to Vietnam. What some cheese with that wine?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 3/8/2020 3:12:58 PM (No. 340514)
Sam, suggest you read the OT where King David needed to live in a cave to escape death from Saul... KAG
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Reply 15 - Posted by: ONEPATRIOT 3/8/2020 3:28:56 PM (No. 340524)
Let's show Sam some mercy, could just be he is captive there WITH HIS WIFE!!!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Shells 3/8/2020 3:30:40 PM (No. 340526)
Geez. What a pathetic loser this guy is. I don’t even know where to begin.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Saryden 3/8/2020 3:37:37 PM (No. 340535)
Truly boring/bored people are so inadequate. I think it comes from expecting to be entertained every minute growing up. Think for yourself... since your parents obviously kowtowed to you... to your eventual non-survival.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: lakerman1 3/8/2020 3:51:03 PM (No. 340544)
middle aged cry baby. Sitting at home with zero contact with outsiders is my idea of heaven on earth.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: NYbob 3/8/2020 4:02:37 PM (No. 340553)
I thought it was a virus spawned in the filth of China, but thank you NYC, now I understand it is another Jewish issue. Interesting that instead of blaming the selfish dope who went to the funeral, he goes to his lifelong well of, they all hate me because I'm Jewish. News flash buddy, that is the last thing on the list. You are a self identified dope.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: marbles 3/8/2020 5:14:36 PM (No. 340577)
Boo Hoo.......
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Reply 21 - Posted by: JHHolliday 3/8/2020 5:56:36 PM (No. 340590)
Inconvenient? Sure but hardly a 'nightmare' unless his wife is a real (w)itch. If the authorities had imposed rigid quarantines when AIDS first broke out they could have saved a lot of lives. Unfortunately, political correctness politicized the disease in an effort to make people believe it wasn't a 'gay man's disease' and the rest is history.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 3/8/2020 6:18:14 PM (No. 340602)
It could be much much worse. At least they let him stay in his home for quarantine.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 3/8/2020 6:38:13 PM (No. 340620)
As much as he is whining, I wonder how often he sneaks out and breaks quarantine? Doesn't seem to take it seriously, makes me wonder.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: padiva 3/8/2020 8:23:40 PM (No. 340681)
So you're in your own home and quarantined with your wife? Pretend you are newly-weds.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Lala 3/8/2020 8:44:25 PM (No. 340691)
Oh cry me a river, you big baby. No doubt you have half a dozen streaming channels, high-speed internet, Uber eats and Amazon Prime to deliver whatever you want. It’s not like winter in the little house on the prairie. Sheesh. I’m embarrassed for my generation.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: ARKfamily 3/9/2020 6:05:33 AM (No. 340941)
I am sorry this person has to go through this but maybe now will have the understanding of what diseases do to people who continually have to go through rehab or therapy.
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