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In Missouri 03-20-2020


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Missouri's new cases rose to 28 on Thursday, a stark contrast from Illinois where officials reported 422 cases statewide.

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This is a scary situation. I had just moved to Springfield and I did not think that this area would get hit with it so soon being that it isn't close to a International airport or anything like that, was I wrong. Springfield is close to a Church that travels very often and as of today we are at 8 thats infected. The people here went into a big panic attack and went toilet paper shopping.  If you look on the shelves in stores, its pretty much empty.

All that we can do is wash our hands, keep them away from eyes/face and stay home if you do not need to go out.

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I have an immune disorder and I use a Cpap machine and I have to drink a lot of water.  My Cpap machine uses distilled water and my local stores were out. I had to go to Sam's Club three times to get drinking water because they were out.  Depending how long this will last, we all may have to venture out for supplies. I always try to get what I need and then get back home. The local news also stated that people are also buying guns.  Before it was Hollywood imitating life and now it is life imitating Hollywood. You know the old saying, that it will get worse before it gets better.

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pete,

My wife's respirator uses distilled water also, but I would not hesitate to use regular water for a short time.  I don't think it would hurt it or you.  I live out in the sticks and we don't have any shortages yet, except the 1- week TP panic, which is over.  I also have a well, so my drinking water comes through the filter in my fridge from the ground.

If you need anything specific that you can not get locally, let me know and I will see if I can find it here and I will ship it out to you too quickly.

Let me know,

Hamslice

 

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Pete992 We are having the same issue here as well. I have been looking for distilled water for my CPAP for 3 weeks; I always buy ahead because you use it constantly. For a long time you couldn't get any kind of water, but now, it seems that they are doing ok on keeping the shelves stocked but only with spring water. As Hamslice said, it won't hurt if you use regular water for a while if you have to. Nice offer by Hamslice, by the way. But then, most Army veterans are.

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Yes, thanks for the offer. The last time I went out I got enough distilled water and drinking water to last for a while.  I do have family and friends close by if I can't get out. I guess the only thing we can do at this time is pray.

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