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Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: gary Marquardt (---.hsd1.mi.comcast.net)
Date: March 02, 2020 08:56PM

I’ve been a bit curious about this and it was reinforced that morning when we all got a e mail at work from one of our suppliers saying our shipments were in quarantine since they were coming from infected parts of China.
Will this type of quarantine effect rod parts, and blanks?
Just asking.

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: March 02, 2020 09:22PM

I hope so. I'll die a rodbuilder, but hopefully not from this.

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: John DeMartini (---)
Date: March 02, 2020 10:17PM

I doubt if there is an issue. The parts/components you receive are not in the the original shipping boxes from overseas so the only concern may be the parts themselves and they can easily be disinfected prior to use.

Rod building components are not the only thing that comes from China so handle the rod stuff the same as you would for all the other items you get from china.

Looks like we roll the dice and take our chances.

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: March 03, 2020 07:52AM

i don,t think virus live outside of a host very long..

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: Richard Hahn (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: March 03, 2020 09:03AM

According to the news, it can last several weeks

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: March 03, 2020 09:56AM

The solution: Buy American! No bio hazards.

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: John Cates (---.austin.res.rr.com)
Date: March 03, 2020 10:18AM

We are made in the USA!

Flex Coat Company
Professional Rod Building Supplies
www.flexcoat.com

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: March 03, 2020 10:48AM

everybody in the whole world would be infected by now if the virus lasted several weeks on surfaces..asian products are everywhere, not just rod building products..

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: March 03, 2020 11:13AM

None of the port cities, capital, or major manufacturing cities are hot spots. The disease does in 6 to 10 days of leaving it's host. So there is a delay getting on the boat, a 15 - 30 day trip here, 2 weeks getting out of the port, getting through a distribution center and packed to ship to a specific business. Wash your hands a lot, don't bring your hands to your face, and use obvious precautions, play hookie and build rods.

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: March 03, 2020 11:13AM

All Viruses require a host cell to infect in order to survive and replicate. Outside of a cell they can not multiply and most don’t survive very long.
Norm

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: March 03, 2020 12:11PM

Remain vigilant.

It is estimated that possibly up to 70% of the entire population of the entire world might -- i,e, might contract the virus. For tha vast vast majority of the folks that contract the virus, it will seem to be nothing more than a case of a bad cold.

So, yes, it is quite possible that at one time in the future - the virus could very well be in the site that ships American made products from American suppliers here in America.

Certainly, that is NOT at all the case right now, but that does not mean you should not follow approved common sense health practices, like washing your hands and in general live and breath in a generally safe and free of bad things that may affect your health.

As I said at the start of the post, just be vigilant and use common sense with respect to keeping your self healthy.

Take care

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: gary Marquardt (---.hsd1.mi.comcast.net)
Date: March 03, 2020 01:20PM

I think part of what I was more concerned/interested in is what will this do to parts inventory levels. If the workers in Asia aren’t making parts and blanks, how long before it effects our suppliers.

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: March 03, 2020 06:47PM

Gary, I've waited 4 months for a Pac Bay reelseat in good times. Who can guess what the effects might be?

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: March 03, 2020 09:13PM

According to the news reports, is that a lot of the Factories are reopening and folks are going back to work.
So, we will likely live with this new virus in the world for the foreseeable future, just like the common cold and the many variations of the flu.

We will also cope with this as the peoples of the world cope with all of the other things that have come down the pick.

Pick up your sticks and get building.


Be safe

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dthn.centurylink.net)
Date: March 04, 2020 09:49AM

DO NOT mindlessly pop the bubble wrap in your shipments. That's Chinese air in there! lol

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: March 04, 2020 07:16PM

No need to worry, as I understand it Washington has the situation well in hand!

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: March 04, 2020 07:42PM

#1 I'd buy in America all the time IF I could find what I wanted without having to my child .

#2 This virus isn't any worse than the Hong Kong Flu and most all of us that had it lived . These flus / virus's all will kill a certain amount of people and we all have to go sometime .

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: March 04, 2020 08:40PM

One worthwhile reply to this thread! It's been fun though.

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: March 04, 2020 08:53PM

yea, play hooky..lol.

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Re: Corona virus and rod parts
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: March 04, 2020 10:13PM

Ron,
I wish what you said was true. But not exactly:

Hong Kong Flu Deaths
In comparison to other pandemics, the Hong Kong flu yielded a low death rate, with a case-fatality ratio below 0.5% making it a category 2 disease on the Pandemic Severity Index. The pandemic infected an estimated 500,000 Hong Kong residents, 15% of the population.

So, the Hong Kong flue had a death rate of about .5% and infected about 15% of the population.
Preliminary estimates for virus 19 is that the infection rate may rise to 70% with a death rate of 2%.
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But who knows?
Follow common sense and recommended health practices by frequent washing of your hands, keeping your hands away from your eyes and face and if you have to cough, cough into your elbow so that you do not get sneeze droplets on your hand where they may rub off on something that others may touch.
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But, in the main time, lets all get on with our lives and if we follow good practices and in the unlikely possibility that some of may become ill, it is also very likely that we will also fully recover.

So, prepare for the worst, but in the main time lets all get on with our lives and enjoy building beautiful rods and catch lots of fighting fish when the chance arises.

Take care

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