Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by Voyager1968, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. VA CDL Holder

    VA CDL Holder Medium Load Member

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    I think that being on the road, away from any base of support is a bad situation. Think about it, you are in the truck with your food and water, hopefully you have at least a few days of it, and then you are stuck somewhere and unable to resupply yourself. If you are actually sick, it will be a bad deal all around.

    Also, being a good company driver who follows company rules, you have no way of defending yourself against people with ill intent who might want to do you harm for whatever the reason.

    Just some stuff to think about if things deteriorate in the just in time supply chain.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2020
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  3. Voyager1968

    Voyager1968 Road Train Member

    I don't think anyone knows the true answers to anything at this point. You can't even get an accurate number of suspected and actual cases. I was just perusing the web this morning, and every site has different numbers. I live in PA, and no one has made mention of cases (real or potential) except for one that said there are suspected cases in the Keystone. It was buried pretty deep in the Google search, so...

    I drive a motorcoach, and am local more than I'm out overnight, so I don't really have to worry about ending up in a quarantine situation (or being sick on the road) away from home, but, I have 40-50 people sitting behind me in a closed, climate controlled environment. Quite the breeding ground to start a localized outbreak. With the airlines cancelling flights, and people becoming more and more afraid to travel, I suspect that work (which has been scarce all winter) will become equally scarce even during the meat of our tour season.

    I'm not afraid of getting sick, or panicking, but I do believe the situation gets worse before it gets better, and is something we are going to have to try and ride out, for better or for worse.
     
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  4. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Light Load Member

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    The Virus is not what will change your world, what will change your world is it will kill the economy.
     
  5. rickyboricky

    rickyboricky Light Load Member

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    You can stock up enough water and groceries for a few weeks. If you have fuel, you have power and mobility.
    If things shut down to the point of no loads coming from dispatch, it might be time to make your way home or a location you choose.
     
  6. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    What's crazy is hand sanitizer is sold out and selling for crazy amounts on the internet. I was surprised that there was one container of hand wipes still on the shelf.
     
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  7. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    yea but bleach is tried and true. bleach and water has been used for years
     
  8. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    27B94A6C-3FD0-4331-890E-2CB3A0B3D2E9.jpeg anything with Antibacterial will work. hand soap, dish soap, shampoo,etc. doesn't have to be what ever else is getting.
     

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  9. Joeallen

    Joeallen Bobtail Member

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    Bleach, soap, wash hands, Zinc, C. I will tell you Robitussin will cure anything..... You got the clap Robitussin will cure it. You get syphilis Robitussin kills it. You get the coronavirus take some tussin…...
     
  10. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    How long do you have to soak your johnson in 'tussin to cure it?


    Asking for a friend.
     
  11. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    will it make the cough or dry throat go away also
     
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