How will you handle getting Corona virus while OTR?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Moneyhungrytrucker, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Disgruntled basically means displeased and/or discontented. I am sure from time to time drivers do feel anger, I got angry when I drove. heck, I still get angry today. Further, just based on that definition most of the US population is disgruntled. Being disgruntled is not the special purview of just a US trucker!
     
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  3. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    I am sure some hospital you cannot just drive up in a big rig and go in.

    But I have learned SOME of the difficulties described in some of these forums are exaggerated.

    Call the hospital ahead, tell them you have a full sized truck and you are sick. When I did that, they knew right where to tell me to park. She said truckers do it all the time. If you are sick we will see you.

    And like I said, I didnt have a problem. Thats my experience so far with hospitals.
     
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  4. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

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    Call local authorities and describe situation they may offer solutions. Very simple

    Find a legit spot and call 911. Very simple

    If one has a 1/4 brain, it’s very simple
     
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  5. BackwoodsGA

    BackwoodsGA Heavy Load Member

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    That's it!Virus is getting sued.
     
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  6. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    And if you win you aint getting a dime from it -- all you will get is a fever
     
  7. Otr294highway

    Otr294highway Light Load Member

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    You can get it by just having someone breathing next to you.
    Yes,
    unfortunately we're finding more evidence of airborne transmission, ie, you can get it from sitting next to someone breathing the same air on a plane or bus trip. JAMA just published results from a SG hospital that tested pt hospital rooms & found contamination by air vent
     
  8. BackwoodsGA

    BackwoodsGA Heavy Load Member

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    Love's in Haw river doesn't allow you to get your own coffee now.Theyre taking this too far.
     
  9. Otr294highway

    Otr294highway Light Load Member

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    Facts don't care about your feelings
     
  10. FLtoOKBound

    FLtoOKBound Road Train Member

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    Pretty much thread break down. As we still have the two extremes. The Nuthin Burger group and the End of the World Group. But I do want to address some wrong information.

    This is out and out WRONG. This isn't like other viruses. Most of the viruses we get yearly are the same thing, just slightly different. This virus is one our body has never come in contact with, so it has no immunity to it. To put out wrong information like this does no one any good. So sure, if you're not worried, fine, be that way. Stay safe and happy. But don't put out facts that proven to be false. The panic is caused by false information on the other side of things. There is a lot of 2nd hand, FB, internet BS out there. But there is also enough factual info being given out by the news. In fact every news segment I've seen the last 3 days has been telling people not to believe a lot of the BS out there.

    This virus is rapidly spreading, that is a fact. People both younger and those older are being put on respirators because of it, this is a fact. Hospitals are getting filled to capacity because of it, this is a fact. The reason they are asking people to stay home and/or self isolate is to slow down the rate of infection. As we can't stop it at all. This is also a fact.

    While again, I do want to say people shouldn't panic. They should follow some common sense steps to mitigate risk to themselves and others. Because while you might not have anyone you love who could die from this virus. Some of us do. I'm being safe, but not putting on the tin foil hat...etc. I've got a mother, and a fiance that if they get this will die. Not may, but will. My mom is on a chemo medicine for life due to a blood cancer. My fiance has both COPD and an auto-immune disease. So perhaps you might want to take the fact that this virus does hit home for a lot of people and stop being so flipant about it. I ask this respectfully and not in anger.
     
  11. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

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    I believe everyone understands the circumstances. Some people just wanna have a little fun with it, some get mad when they do.

    Life goes on. This planet has survived all kinds of crap, yet here we are Every human being can’t self isolate. That’s impractical
     
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