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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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we are only at the first inning here in the US, NY/NJ. Every outbreak in other cities italy, s korea, and wuhan. All follow the exact same timeline.

1) A few cases reported - noone cares
2) 1 - 2 weeks later - 100-200 cases reported, people became concerned but still doesn't care
3) 3+ weeks onward- full blown outbreak, everyone panics and city shuts down.

Follow the same timeframe, look for mid to late march for this to happen here. It will get a lot worse in cities like NYC / Hudson where people jam pack onto subways, buses, and light rails.

Majority of people still not wearing masks, i see tons of people together by weehawken play ground all with kids playing together. How dumb can you get, those same people will go into full panic mode in a few weeks.

Last point - masks. Everyone should wear masks, it's NOT to protect you from catching the virus (although it is somewhat effective if used properly). It is to protect OTHERS from getting the virus from you. Mask is highly effective to prevent your crap from going out to other people in case you are sick and don't know it.

That's the key thing how wuhan/china is able to get the virus under control. Everyone there must wear mask as a policy, so even if you are sick and walk around other people, chance of you spreading it to them is very low.

US and Europe, people seem to have this negative misconception about mask, as if afraid of being labeled sick. When in fact, it's the opposite and the responsible thing to do, to ensure you dont spread it to other people if infected.

/rant off

stay safe, work from home if possible, and good luck.


I will quote myself from March 10th. Everything unfolded as predicted sadly. It is just batsht crazy people are still NOT wearing masks, and government is still not recommending everyone to wear masks.

There is no words on how fking stupid this is. If everyone wear masks then you can’t give to other people in public, and that’s how you stop this thing. Everyone in Asia is just looking at US and Europe going wtf..

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Re: Newark Catholic Archdiocese Suspends Masses
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In 2009 when the swine flu hit, many Catholic Churches had large bottle of disinfectants placed on tables where pamphlets are located. The swine flu infected 60 million and over 14,000 died. There was no panic. It would be interesting to know how many are infected now and compare those numbers of the past.


This statement, not just from Yvonne, but from all the dumb Fox watchers, has not aged well, when over 1,000 are dying a day, and doubling every three days.

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Re: Newark Catholic Archdiocese Suspends Masses
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The mortality rate from the 2009 H1N1 flu was about .02%. Right now the mortality rate from COVID-19 is around 2% or 100 times deadlier.

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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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Re: Some Grubhub drivers are no-shows, N.J. restaurants say. ‘This might just put me out of business.’
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Incorrect. Labor is labor. It can be differentiated between skilled and non skilled. Grubhub delivery is the latter. Please explain how quality control applies to food delivery. You seriously can't.

However, the problem could be solved by paying Grubhub delivery staff more. Call it hazard pay. From an economic perspective, someone will be willing to work at a price/wage they think is worth the risk. A public policy perspective may differ.

Posted on: 3/31 14:13
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Re: Some Grubhub drivers are no-shows, N.J. restaurants say. ‘This might just put me out of business.’
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No. For labor in the "gig" economy.

Posted on: 3/31 13:18
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Re: Some Grubhub drivers are no-shows, N.J. restaurants say. ‘This might just put me out of business.’
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When you rely on third parties and independent contractors, you are ceding quality control.


Really? Is that so? Like the iPhone (or other computing device) you used to type and post this message?

Posted on: 3/30 21:22
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Netflix Shows for Kids
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Are you looking for some fun and educational shows on Netflix for the kiddos? Definitely check out this list: https://jcfamilies.com/top-10-netflix-shows-for-kids/

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Re: Some Grubhub drivers are no-shows, N.J. restaurants say. ‘This might just put me out of business.’
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When you rely on third parties and independent contractors, you are ceding quality control.

Posted on: 3/30 16:06
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Re: Some Grubhub drivers are no-shows, N.J. restaurants say. ‘This might just put me out of business.’
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Sure, why not?

Texas Family Dressed in Dinosaur Costumes Brings Smiles to Grocery Shoppers During Coronavirus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZw9l8ufw5k

Posted on: 3/30 16:00
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Re: Some Grubhub drivers are no-shows, N.J. restaurants say. ‘This might just put me out of business.’
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Given the fact that both my wife and I might be furloughed soon, maybe I should dig out a bio-warfare suit (bought as a goof.. its the real thing though) many years back out of the basement.

I could modify it a bit and do food deliveries like this:

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Posted on: 3/30 15:19
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Some Grubhub drivers are no-shows, N.J. restaurants say. ‘This might just put me out of business.’
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Some Grubhub drivers are no-shows, N.J. restaurants say. ‘This might just put me out of business.’

Updated Mar 30, 2020; Posted Mar 29, 2020

By Amy Kuperinsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

The food is ready, but no one picks up the order. Customers get frustrated after waiting an hour for their driver to arrive, then have to settle for a refund.

Rinse, repeat.

That’s what some New Jersey restaurants say has been happening when customers order delivery from Grubhub.

Food delivery has proven to be a lifeline for both customers and restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic, but in recent days and weeks, significant glitches have surfaced with drivers employed by the delivery service, restaurant managers and staff say.

Würstbar, a purveyor of sausages, hamburgers, beer and poutine in Jersey City, experienced one problem after another with Grubhub on Saturday night. The restaurant would get orders ready, but some drivers never showed up. The drivers, however, would mark the food as delivered.

“It happened about 10 times, all within the same period, with the same drivers,” owner Aaron Kahn told NJ Advance Media Sunday. “We’d call the (drivers’) numbers and it’d be a disconnected line."

He suggested that the drivers, who seemed to be changing their profile pictures but operating under the same names, might be using burner phones.

Worst of all, he said, this problem was coming to a head around 8:30 p.m., a peak time for orders.

“It’s been happening all week, but last night it happened a lot, to the point where we had to shut Grubhub down completely," he said.

The restaurant also uses UberEats. Now, Kahn is thinking about signing up for DoorDash.

“We are probably 80% delivery — maybe even 85% — 15 to 20% people calling or picking up.”

Kahn opened the restaurant almost four years ago. Now, he fears he may have to close.

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Aaron Kahn, owner of Würstbar, says the business is already struggling as is, without the added stress of delivery problems.Würstbar

He started up Grubhub delivery again on Sunday, only to see the same problems recur.

“It happened twice now, same driver changed his profile picture," he said. “I have to shut down deliveries again. This might just put me out of business.”

“A driver will get a notification that an order is in their area and they’re accepting the responsibility of getting the order and immediately marking it as delivered," Kahn said. He wonders if those drivers are still receiving their delivery fee, despite never having delivered the food.

People have waited up to an hour, only to learn their food was never coming, he said.

“They were reimbursed (by Grubhub) but they’re still hungry," Kahn said. The restaurant also gets to keep the money from the sale of the food, but that does not fix the problem.

NJ Advance Media reached out to Grubhub. A spokeswoman said the company would be looking into the Würstbar deliveries.

“These are serious allegations,” she said in a statement. “We are treating them with the utmost importance and doing a thorough investigation. We have zero tolerance for this type of alleged misconduct. The vast majority of our orders are completed without incident or complaint, but when things don’t go as planned, we appreciate hearing feedback and work hard to make it right. If a restaurant partner ever has an issue with a delivery partner, they can specify that the driver no longer picks up from their restaurant through their Grubhub for Restaurants portal.”

Earlier this month, Grubhub announced it would temporarily suspend the collection of $100 million in commission payments from independent restaurants, in light of the pandemic and its effect on business.

Kahn said he’s often faced long waits to speak to Grubhub support, but flagging the drivers in question hasn’t put a stop to the no-show problem.

“All of sudden, the same person is taking orders again," he said.

Kahn said he’s also gotten conflicting answers about the source of the problem — one representative told him it happens all the time, while another seemed unaware of the issue. He said his account adviser has yet to get in touch.

“I’ve never seen it like this before. We’ve used Grubhub for three years now," Kahn said. “We’re scared to turn it on.”

But Kahn and other restaurant owners are hard pressed for other options in a climate where dine-in customers are not a reality, and not everyone feels comfortable venturing outside for takeout. He’s thinking about sticking with the app but bringing in a third-party delivery company. Still, in a rough time for business, it’s another worry he didn’t need to have.

“I feel really bad for these customers," he said.

At Tony Boloney’s in Jersey City, home to pizza, pasta and subs, the Grubhub problem is a familiar one.

“Last week I had some orders and the driver was accepting it as saying he would pick it up and he never came to the store," cashier Jefferson Brito told NJ Advance Media. Five orders were affected, and five refunds were issued, he said.

Brito said a manager had been in touch with Grubhub about the no-shows, but it happened again Sunday.

“They get mad at us," he said of customers. "It’s not on our end. It’s Grubhub’s end.”

“Some weeks it’s worse than others,” Brito said.

The issue has also played out over the last few weeks at Jersey Mike’s Subs in Hoboken.

“They (the drivers) just don’t show up and the customers will call us and complain and say I ordered it an hour ago,” said assistant manager Andre Wilson. Staff will usually tell customers to cancel the order or get a refund, he told NJ Advance Media.

“This is every day that it’s been going on like this," he said.

The scenario is all too familiar at yet another Hoboken restaurant, Surf Taco. A driver will say a customer received the food when the restaurant hasn’t even made the food yet.

“That happens a lot,” manager Meghan Kiernan told NJ Advance Media. "I think people are scamming Grubhub. It’ll be a fake (driver) picture and the same accounts keep happening.”

“On Friday, I had the same thing," she said. “I had almost 10 orders sitting here with the same driver."

As for reporting to Grubhub?

“We brought it to their attention numerous times," she said. “The people get banned but then they just make a new account with a new name and phone number.”

https://www.nj.com/news/2020/03/some-g ... t-me-out-of-business.html

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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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Can anyone here see Fulop going into 'Italian Mayor mode' over the quarantines?


Definitely not now. For one, he does not strike me as the type. And, second, we don't have a lockdown order that imposes a curfew on all at all hours. People are still free to come and go, and are only being asked to reduce time outside, and to practice social distancing.



Technically we do have a lock-down order from the Governor. Unless your job falls into one of the critical categories, you have to stay home. You are allowed out to get necessities like food, medicine, and liquor (liquor stores are for now... "essential".. not that I am complaining)


Your understanding of the lock down order is faulty. People are definitely allowed to engage in exercise and outdoor activities.

From the first paragraph of the order, as published in the state website:
To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect the capacity of New Jersey's health care system for the state's most vulnerable, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 107 on March 21, 2020, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice. The order provides for certain exceptions, such as:
- obtaining essential goods or services
- seeking medical attention
- visiting family or close friends
- reporting to work
- engaging in outdoor activities.

Source: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-informa ... sential-retail-businesses

Posted on: 3/29 12:36
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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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What the Chinese were raising and eating:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52048195

They have strains of the virus within them.

You are what you eat.

Posted on: 3/28 23:51
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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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President Trump is considering imposing an enforced two-week quarantine and travel ban on New York City and the surrounding area to try to tamp down the rapidly expanding coronavirus outbreak.

“I’d rather not do it, but we may need it,” he told reporters outside the White House Saturday.

“We’d like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hotspot,” he said. “New York, New Jersey, maybe one or two other places, certain parts of Connecticut quarantined. I’m thinking about that right now.”

The rules under consideration would restrict residents of the quarantined areas from bringing the coronavirus to other parts of the country.

“They’re having problems down in Florida, a lot of New Yorkers going down. We don’t want that,” Trump said.

NY Post - Source

Posted on: 3/28 17:34
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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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If anyone needs to 're-supply', Stop&Shop shelves are starting to fill up again. There is a limit of any one item in the meat section you can buy though.

No toilet paper still...

Posted on: 3/28 14:40
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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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Can anyone here see Fulop going into 'Italian Mayor mode' over the quarantines?


Definitely not now. For one, he does not strike me as the type. And, second, we don't have a lockdown order that imposes a curfew on all at all hours. People are still free to come and go, and are only being asked to reduce time outside, and to practice social distancing.



Technically we do have a lock-down order from the Governor. Unless your job falls into one of the critical categories, you have to stay home. You are allowed out to get necessities like food, medicine, and liquor (liquor stores are for now... "essential".. not that I am complaining).

How strictly is that being enforced? Given what I saw during my trip to Stop&Shop today.. not a whole lot. More than a few people out jogging and other hanging out on the track at Pershing Field.

Plus there is an ice cream truck going around my neighborhood. Technically.. it is 'food delivery'.. but still....

Posted on: 3/27 22:58
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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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By Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal

A Jersey City councilman has tested positive for the coronavirus, while a second councilman remains hospitalized in intensive care after showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Councilman at large Rolando Lavarro told The Jersey Journal Friday he tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home. An aide for Ward D Councilman Michael Yun confirmed that Yun is currently hospitalized at Jersey City Medical Center awaiting the results of his test for the infectious disease.

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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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Can anyone here see Fulop going into 'Italian Mayor mode' over the quarantines?


Definitely not now. For one, he does not strike me as the type. And, second, we don't have a lockdown order that imposes a curfew on all at all hours. People are still free to come and go, and are only being asked to reduce time outside, and to practice social distancing.

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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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From Mayor Fulop on Thursday 3/26/2020:

We know that testing is the key to fighting COVID-19. You deserve the best access to healthcare and testing during this time, so that is why we are initiating two testing sites here in Jersey City.

Testing will begin tomorrow at 9:30am by appointment only. You must have symptoms and proof of Jersey City residency (recent utility bill or ID) to be tested. The two locations are:

• 465 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 (Walk Through Testing)
• Former DPW Complex, 575 NJ-440, Jersey City, NJ 07305 (Drive Through Testing)

Appointments will be available from 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week by calling (201) 547-5535. Please be patient with us as we expect the phone number to be inundated.

At this point, we have 130 confirmed cases in Jersey City. I will continue to update you as we get more information. Thank you to all those who have helped us by donating, volunteering or by practicing good social distancing and staying home. By working together, we will get through this.

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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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Can anyone here see Fulop going into 'Italian Mayor mode' over the quarantines?

Posted on: 3/26 22:54
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Managing Stress, Anxiety and Fear During Coronavirus
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Do you have anxiety or stress with all that happening around us? You are not alone, most of us are in a similar situation, We got the opportunity to speak to the local therapist to find out how can we deal with the current situation, let us know if this article was helpful.

https://jcfamilies.com/managing-stress ... -fear-during-coronavirus/

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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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I would not trust what looks like a wellness website pushing herbs and other supplements for any sort of medical information.

Too many hucksters selling woo to trust anyone that isn't an acknowledged expert.

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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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I found this:

New Research Indicates SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Is Indeed Mutating Into Various Strains That Have Specific Preference Of Attacking Human Host Cells


https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/ ... -of-attacking-human-host-


There's a lot of interesting things on this site, though it's hard to pin down how reliable the info is. They're getting shut down tomorrow by the Thai government which is interesting in and of itself.

And BTW, if you use echinacea, you might want to stock up sooner than later:

(excerpt)...It was also during this stocking up that we discovered something else that made us more curious as further ‘digging’ revealed that the same laboratory has purchased a total of 265 tons of the Echichinacea from Canada and Eastern America suppliers in the last few weeks causing a massive shortage for supplement manufacturers, not to mention that they were also buying up processed and packed Echinacea preparations. Almost all the prestigious brands like Blackmore, Now, Life Extension, Best Nutrition, Green Life all reported that they have run out of stocks except those already in retail outlets and are unable to replenish stocks due to shortage of raw materials. We only did our checks based on foreign brands not on any Asian brands which we consider inferior as many do not contain the correct bio active ingredients despite labeling them as such, in particular brands made in Myanmar, Indonesia and certain made in Thailand brands.)

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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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I found this:

New Research Indicates SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Is Indeed Mutating Into Various Strains That Have Specific Preference Of Attacking Human Host Cells


https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/ ... -of-attacking-human-host-

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Looking for a Grant Writer in Jersey City
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Looking for some freelance work during this time?

JCFamilies is looking for a freelance grant writer to join the team!

Do you have experience in working with writing grants for a non-profit? We would like to hear from you. Please send an email on admin@jcfamilies.com.

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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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What is in that medical journal is what schools receive all the time in NYC. My principal would display NYC health department notices all the time where the teachers picked up their mail. I have been reading about this for years. People with immune problems are the ones at risk, but who cares about them? It is more important that the left push open the borders for potential voters down the road.


you love being an idiot, carry on!


No, I love showing the hypocrisy of people like you.


you don't know anything about me. so your statement shows how empty your head is.

carry on. we all need a clown to entertain us


I actually knew elderly people who have died from the complications of pneumonia because they were exposed to an influx of illegal immigrants in their neighborhood. These were new strains found in that population. So if this virus is contagious, they it is about time this government take a look at the illegal immigrants which who brings in health problems especially in crowded communities.


WTF is this old lady talking about. Yvonne, did you have to walk to and from school uphill both ways in 2 feet of snow everyday? I haven't read a rationale thought from you to date.

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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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Dr. John Campbell update which includes info on the testing and actions to combat the spread...




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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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It appears that the news will be shifting in the other direction after last night.
It's midway through the fifteen day allotment dealing with the crisis. The new hype will now be "let's get back to work. You'll see testimonials from people who've recovered etc., etc. America lives on a two week news cycle. The good thing is that all of the protection stuff that is being made will be stockpiled for the next chapter.

This, unfortunately won't stop:

https://www.foxnews.com/world/what-are-the-wet-markets-coronavirus

Stock market will roar today into the green.

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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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Link?


Unfortunately it's was sent on Facebook from of one of my wife's friends working in medical, which I can't link here. It's also in Thai (my wife translated it for me).

I'll see if I can get it posted on Youtube with sub titles.

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