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To shop or not to shop

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Just thinking out loud about whether it's better for me to go out and expose myself to whatever is out there and risk bringing it back home, or to use a grocery delivery service where their person is out there every day, and going to the store every day, and exposed to all that's out there every day, and take the risk that they might have been exposed and might bring it to my front door.

I'm not sure what the answer is. I really don't know. I'm leaning towards the first solution, because I am only going out there once every ten days or two weeks, and limiting exposure that way, while random Instakart (just to pick one of those services) employee is going to the store every day. Even if they don't actually enter my home, they are more likely to have encountered the virus than I am. But on the other hand, their exposure only extends to what they might have breathed onto the cans and bags and items they leave at the front door. As opposed to me, who will be walking through that front door and bringing whatever I might have encountered on that infrequent excursion right into the home.

It's a heck of a calculation to have to make, isn't it?? Especially with elderly parents who both have DNR orders in their medical charts, which pretty much precludes the use of ventilators (my dad was quite clear on this point), which turns any Covid-19 triggered pneumonia into a possible death sentence, pretty much. Like I said, one heck (and yes, I'm euphemising strongly there) of a calculation to have to make.

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    go by yourself and just stay away from people
    55 days ago
    Huuuuge decision.
    I would shop myself if I were you, and sanitize as much as you see fit.
    55 days ago
  • JOANN25
    emoticon You have thought this through and are making good choices in limiting your excursions to the outside. I am doing the same but it is really hard.

    Take care of yourself (and your parents) to make sure you don't take the virus.

    56 days ago
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