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2020-09-28 7:02:06 PM  
16 votes:
Looks like my homemade bat soup is going back into the freezer.
 
2020-09-28 7:45:04 PM  
13 votes:

Algebrat: Joe USer: If you like to rub raw food on your face (I'm not going to judge you), you should avoid doing it during the pandemic.

Properly cooking your food will kill most pathogens, including COVID. So for now, only rub properly cooked food on your face (after cooling, of course).

"During the pandemic" is an undetermined period of time. I'm not going to stop rubbing raw food on my face forever. At some point I need to live my life, man.


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But for food-face rubbing.
 
2020-09-28 7:06:16 PM  
12 votes:

Joe USer: If you like to rub raw food on your face (I'm not going to judge you), you should avoid doing it during the pandemic.

Properly cooking your food will kill most pathogens, including COVID. So for now, only rub properly cooked food on your face (after cooling, of course).


"During the pandemic" is an undetermined period of time. I'm not going to stop rubbing raw food on my face forever. At some point I need to live my life, man.
 
2020-09-28 7:13:55 PM  
9 votes:

brainlordmesomorph: Todd300: How far we've come when Chinese speculation is usually more cause for action than FDA or CDC recommendations because we can no longer actually tell when the administration is running interference.

This is a dangerous game and I'm afraid the US is winning stupid prizes.

De'governor of my state has ordered all de'bars  and de'restaurants (and  de'strip clubs!) reopened at full capacity.  and removed all criminal penalties for mask ordinances.


It's not far from this, just need the PSAs

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2020-09-28 7:32:34 PM  
8 votes:

Fano: Ham would never betray me


Impossible. Ham's cured.
 
2020-09-28 6:22:08 PM  
8 votes:
If you like to rub raw food on your face (I'm not going to judge you), you should avoid doing it during the pandemic.

Properly cooking your food will kill most pathogens, including COVID. So for now, only rub properly cooked food on your face (after cooling, of course).
 
2020-09-28 7:18:00 PM  
7 votes:

Joe USer: If you like to rub raw food on your face (I'm not going to judge you), you should avoid doing it during the pandemic.

Properly cooking your food will kill most pathogens, including COVID. So for now, only rub properly cooked food on your face (after cooling, of course).


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2020-09-28 8:14:57 PM  
6 votes:

waxbeans: brainlordmesomorph: Purple_Urkle: Fish can get it?
The ocean is farked!

no but fisherman can cough on fish and then seal them up in plastic bags freeze them, and sell them ... (to you)

Maybe we should start wearing gloves and goggles when dealing with raw meat and cook them thoroughly but why do that food safety is a joke in America literally everybody laughs about it enjoy dying people


One of the first symptoms of Covid is the loss of punctuation.
If I were you (which, thank the Lord, I'm not, Sir) I'd seek help, before you end up in a medically induced comma.
 
2020-09-28 7:18:03 PM  
6 votes:
Ham would never betray me
 
2020-09-28 7:13:56 PM  
6 votes:
Viruses can live a long long time when frozen, this is known.  I've been Windexing my containers of ice cream before freezing them, in the event someone in the supply chain sneezes on the container.  I've given less thought to the actual contents, assuming the NH and VT dairy manufacturers aren't sneezing directly in the product.

I'm eating Frisky Cow Chocolate Gelato as I type, I'll check in later to let you know if I live.
 
2020-09-28 7:07:20 PM  
6 votes:
how about fish sticks ??
can i get it if i put them in my mouth ??
 
2020-09-28 7:47:41 PM  
5 votes:

Daedalus27: Todd300: brainlordmesomorph: Todd300: How far we've come when Chinese speculation is usually more cause for action than FDA or CDC recommendations because we can no longer actually tell when the administration is running interference.

This is a dangerous game and I'm afraid the US is winning stupid prizes.

De'governor of my state has ordered all de'bars  and de'restaurants (and  de'strip clubs!) reopened at full capacity.  and removed all criminal penalties for mask ordinances.

It's not far from this, just need the PSAs

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Good old Local 58, wish there was more content.

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2020-09-28 7:25:14 PM  
5 votes:

TheDirtyNacho: Damn, I guess I'll stop putting raw shrimp up my nose.


We can't let eggheads run our lives!  What I do with the raw fish covering my naked quivering body is between me, the chef, and the 12 businessmen seated around the table.
 
2020-09-28 7:12:55 PM  
5 votes:
Damn, I guess I'll stop putting raw shrimp up my nose.
 
2020-09-28 7:50:43 PM  
4 votes:

Harlee: Windex? am not aware of any disinfection properties of Windex.


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2020-09-28 7:24:51 PM  
4 votes:
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2020-09-28 8:47:38 PM  
3 votes:

Joe USer: If you like to rub raw food on your face (I'm not going to judge you), you should avoid doing it during the pandemic.

Properly cooking your food will kill most pathogens, including COVID. So for now, only rub properly cooked food on your face (after cooling, of course).


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2020-09-28 7:53:01 PM  
3 votes:
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2020-09-28 7:45:40 PM  
3 votes:

Ker_Thwap: Viruses can live a long long time when frozen, this is known.  I've been Windexing my containers of ice cream before freezing them, in the event someone in the supply chain sneezes on the container.  I've given less thought to the actual contents, assuming the NH and VT dairy manufacturers aren't sneezing directly in the product.

I'm eating Frisky Cow Chocolate Gelato as I type, I'll check in later to let you know if I live.


Windex? am not aware of any disinfection properties of Windex.

But - starting back in February - the packaging of every single item that I buy at the store gets every surface and crevice wiped down with disinfecting wipes. Items where this is not possible get quarantined in a bag for at least 72 hours (the time it takes for the Covid-19 virus protective outer sheath to degrade, thus exposing the inner RNA to the environment). All this, unfortunately, means that fresh foods are out,* as well as some packaged food that only has thin cardboard or paper packaging, with no inner plastic wrapper.

Also, since February we have forgone eating out. Because we have no way of knowing of the minimum wage, no PTO, no medical benefits serfs who prepare the food are ill, properly wear face coverings, or even bother to wash their hands.

We've been doing this for eight months now and, interestingly, the incidence of upset stomach and diarrhea for both of us has gone way down. Conclusions: (1) a significant percentage of American food preparers and shoppers and filthy slobs, and (2) our food packaging are, generally, Petri dishes.

Mrs' Harlee and I agree that package wipedown is one habit we will continue, even if/when this damn thing ever ends. And eating out? We'll see. Probably not. Another habit that we've lost (and really don't miss).

* I farking MISS fresh banana on a bowl of cereal. But I recently discovered that freeze-dried banana chips are delicious when re-hydrated with milk. And Dollar Tree has huge bags of them for a buck (which is actually cheaper than buying fresh bananas).
 
2020-09-28 7:45:26 PM  
3 votes:

phishrace: This is why I always order the lasagna. Lasagna is always a safe choice.


Yes, yes, I remember.  I had lasagna.
 
2020-09-28 7:27:29 PM  
3 votes:
This is why I always order the lasagna. Lasagna is always a safe choice.
 
2020-09-28 7:21:05 PM  
3 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: I'm glad we can trust China again... [Fark user image image 425x202]

...I mean the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong.

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2020-09-28 6:50:10 PM  
3 votes:

Dumski: Also China isn't exactly reliable or forthcoming with its data.


This isn't China being forthcoming at all, it IS China ordering its own people not to import frozen food from Covid countries.

/cold keeps it alive
//yes I know not "alive"
/// do I have to do 3?
 
2020-09-28 10:14:28 PM  
2 votes:

rhiannon: Harlee: Ker_Thwap: Viruses can live a long long time when frozen, this is known.  I've been Windexing my containers of ice cream before freezing them, in the event someone in the supply chain sneezes on the container.  I've given less thought to the actual contents, assuming the NH and VT dairy manufacturers aren't sneezing directly in the product.

I'm eating Frisky Cow Chocolate Gelato as I type, I'll check in later to let you know if I live.

Windex? am not aware of any disinfection properties of Windex.

But - starting back in February - the packaging of every single item that I buy at the store gets every surface and crevice wiped down with disinfecting wipes. Items where this is not possible get quarantined in a bag for at least 72 hours (the time it takes for the Covid-19 virus protective outer sheath to degrade, thus exposing the inner RNA to the environment). All this, unfortunately, means that fresh foods are out,* as well as some packaged food that only has thin cardboard or paper packaging, with no inner plastic wrapper.

Also, since February we have forgone eating out. Because we have no way of knowing of the minimum wage, no PTO, no medical benefits serfs who prepare the food are ill, properly wear face coverings, or even bother to wash their hands.

We've been doing this for eight months now and, interestingly, the incidence of upset stomach and diarrhea for both of us has gone way down. Conclusions: (1) a significant percentage of American food preparers and shoppers and filthy slobs, and (2) our food packaging are, generally, Petri dishes.

Mrs' Harlee and I agree that package wipedown is one habit we will continue, even if/when this damn thing ever ends. And eating out? We'll see. Probably not. Another habit that we've lost (and really don't miss).


* I farking MISS fresh banana on a bowl of cereal. But I recently discovered that freeze-dried banana chips are delicious when re-hydrated with milk. And Dollar Tree has huge bags of them for a buck (which is a ...

You're scared to eat a banana because of covid? ...


Well, consider the facts:

1) Bananas are soft skinned fruit with LOTS of surface area, and blemishes which (if you look real close) have all sorts of nooks and crannies on the skin surface (remember, what seems tiny to you is the size of a farking planet to a virus).

2) With most diseases, infection is largely a matter of "contagion load" (imagine how D-Day would have turned out with only 10,000 invading troops hitting the beaches). I assume (and some research suggests I am right) that Covid-19 is similar.

3) Observe your fellow shoppers (and their children) in the produce aisles. Everything gets handled. Do you know where those hands have been? Come to think of it, do you know where the hands of the produce clerks have been? Have you SEEN a supermarket bathroom?

4) Washing fruits and vegetables is problematic, at best. First, there are (again) lots of nooks and crannies, That is a huge amount of real estate to a virus. Second, any surfactant-based cleaner (you need the surfactant to rip apart the viral sheath that protects the viral RNA on the inside) is (a) going to taste like ka-ka unless you rinse off all of it, and (b) is not exactly healthy for you. Third, don;t even think of using disinfecting wipes (might as well rinse your mouth with bleach, then).

5) Remember who is picking the produce and the vegetables. Few of the pickers have PTO or health insurance, and all of them are minimum wage or worse. They will work even if coughing their lungs out. The viral load on any produce item could be immense.

6) Finally, you have no idea what or how the vendors of those fruits and vegetables have done to them to try and insure that they are virus free. Basically, what it all comes down to is that the provenance (the origin and history) of fresh fruits and vegetables is a tad too loosey-goosey for my liking, as compared to other options.

So it's much easier and probably much safer to go with canned, frozen, or freeze dried. Plus, they store longer. Disinfect the package, and (if possible) cook the contents. (Freeze dried, as with banana chips, might be taking a risk. But since drying takes time, it is probably safe to assume that the drying and the elapsed time are sufficient to degrade the viral sheath.)

But you can do what you want. In fact, you should be a real MAGAmacho tough guy and just eat grapes fresh off the sales rack right after a five year old has sneezed on them. Yum.
 
2020-09-28 7:38:14 PM  
2 votes:

Todd300: brainlordmesomorph: Todd300: How far we've come when Chinese speculation is usually more cause for action than FDA or CDC recommendations because we can no longer actually tell when the administration is running interference.

This is a dangerous game and I'm afraid the US is winning stupid prizes.

De'governor of my state has ordered all de'bars  and de'restaurants (and  de'strip clubs!) reopened at full capacity.  and removed all criminal penalties for mask ordinances.

It's not far from this, just need the PSAs

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2020-09-28 7:03:28 PM  
2 votes:
I'm skeptical that is anything other than retaliation for racism from our people.
 
2020-09-29 2:46:50 AM  
1 vote:

angryjd: Looks like my homemade bat soup is going back into the freezer.


Save it for socially distanced holloween treat.
 
2020-09-28 7:41:37 PM  
1 vote:
After the early Jack-In-The-Box contamination scandal, White Castle adopted the slogan "You can be sure if it's frozen".  Oh well
 
2020-09-28 7:30:43 PM  
1 vote:

brainlordmesomorph: talkertopc: That article does not say a thing about anyone getting it from food.

no, I'm certain China has ordered ban on frozen foods from Covid countries for no reason at all.


They could be overreacting based on some rumor. FSM knows every other nation is perfectly capable. Why not China?

/we pissed away trillions by jumping into the middle east the past two decades, based on *1* unsubstantiated rumor
 
2020-09-28 7:16:59 PM  
1 vote:

WTP 2: how about fish sticks ??
can i get it if i put them in my mouth ??


As long as you didn't snort the batter off them first you should be fine.
 
2020-09-28 7:16:03 PM  
1 vote:
Too lazy to read the article, but come on people, cook your meat thoroughly when resorting to long pork.
 
2020-09-28 7:07:51 PM  
1 vote:

brainlordmesomorph: Todd300: How far we've come when Chinese speculation is usually more cause for action than FDA or CDC recommendations because we can no longer actually tell when the administration is running interference.

This is a dangerous game and I'm afraid the US is winning stupid prizes.

De'governor of my state has ordered all de'bars  and de'restaurants (and  de'strip clubs!) reopened at full capacity.  and removed all criminal penalties for mask ordinances.


The SHYNA virus, a dem hoax, affects virtually no one ! .
 
2020-09-28 7:04:11 PM  
1 vote:

talkertopc: That article does not say a thing about anyone getting it from food.


no, I'm certain China has ordered ban on frozen foods from Covid countries for no reason at all.
 
2020-09-28 6:57:01 PM  
1 vote:
Uh. How did TFA even match the headline?
 
2020-09-28 6:51:58 PM  
1 vote:
Fish can get it?
The ocean is farked!
 
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