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chickentender

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This is so hard. We just have to ride it out. I am so scared because my best friend is presumed positive. I have loved ones working in hospitals that have run out of PPE for them. The situation in the city is so scary. My friend hasn't been able to get tested but has been very sick for 3 weeks and told to isolate unless she needs to call 911. I'm trying to unclench all my muscles and relax, but this is so hard. Knowing this isn't even the apex yet. Guys, I am terrified. It feels like I am being battered by a storm and I don't know when it will end or what will be left when it does.
 

Kwamex

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I am here. In Brooklyn. Yes it is very scary. I have suffered from health anxiety for years. I have elderly parents in Boston. I almost left the city but that would have put my family at greater risk. We will get through this. I have been trying to meditate and take hot showers. Avoid the news. Every day is a day closer to the end of this nightmare.
 
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I asked the same question in another forum. I am scared to do lots of things even staying in our own apartment doesn't feel safe. I avoid riding the elevator, going to the mailroom, going to the laundry area and garbage chute. i'm worried I will catch the corona inside our building. How do you guys do your daily task? do you feel safe from the virus inside your building?
 

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I haven’t left the house in days. I had to get food about 5 days ago and that’s it. I am with my partner and she is wonderful. I have a roommate who takes a walks but keeps to himself in his room. I sanitize everything and wash my hands after touching practically any surface. I am working from home. We take it one day at a time. We will get through this.
 
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do you worry riding to the elevator, throwing trash in the garbage chute, walking to the mailroom or laundry area? these communal area scared me. it sucks to live in the city now. people are stacked on top of each other in the building, it's very easy to catch the virus even if you stay in your apartment.

another question, is it safe to keep the windows open? can the corona travel by air? i'm worried my neighbors next door might cough from their windows and balcony and the wind would blow the virus inside through my window.



I haven’t left the house in days. I had to get food about 5 days ago and that’s it. I am with my partner and she is wonderful. I have a roommate who takes a walks but keeps to himself in his room. I sanitize everything and wash my hands after touching practically any surface. I am working from home. We take it one day at a time. We will get through this.
 
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chickentender

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We will get through this ❤. Yes, I am not leaving my apartment either. We are wiping down everything that comes inside- like our groceries with alcohol. I do worry about opening windows. I ventilate when I'm using cleaning products though. Maybe thing a scarf around my face would be smart if the window is open though.

I am worried if I absentmindedly touch my foot that I will infect myself or when my cat stands on my pillow or puts his paws on my face or hair. I am so paranoid that I won't eat prepackaged coldcuts unless they're cooked. So I'm putting them in grilled cheese sandwiches. No vegetables unless they're cooked. I worry about washing my hands well enough after touching eggs in case whoever packed them had corona virus. Etc.

*As far as food, due to the hoarding, my last food order took 6 days to arrive. I was too afraid to go to stores, so we were living off canned food, but rationing it so if our next order takes that long also, we won't have to go completely hungry.
 
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do you worry riding to the elevator, throwing trash in the garbage chute, walking to the mailroom or laundry area? these communal area scared me. it sucks to live in the city now. people are stacked on top of each other in the building, it's very easy to catch the virus even if you stay in your apartment.

another question, is it safe to keep the windows open? can the corona travel by air? i'm worried my neighbors next door might cough from their windows and balcony and the wind would blow the virus inside through my window.
I’ve heard that keeping windows open is a good open is a good thing because it keeps air flowing. I read it on the cdc website. I do worry about communal spaces but I wear a mask and gloves and keep it very brief. There is only so much we can do. Remember that over 98.5% of people recover from this. We will make it through!
 
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