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McDonald’s, COVID-19 & Much Handled CREDIT CARDS — It Is NOT Hygenic!

by Anura Guruge


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I had, as I said in these two posts, stopped doing TAKE OUT during COVID-19 — after having got some, during the early days, on March 22nd (which happened to be somebody’s birthday).

Well, it was Maya’s 9th birthday yesterday, and kind of against my will, we ended up going to the Alton (NH) McDonald’s — because that is the tradition (and I had already established that we were just getting cheeseburgers for the DOGS & nothing for us).

I, being a Brit, NEVER use drive-throughs! Do not like them. Actually hate them. I like to go in an order & of late I can use the self-serve kiosk with aplomb.

Well, I was forced to use the bloody drive-through. NEVER AGAIN — and definitely not during COVID.

They do NOT have outside credit card readers. YIKES.

So, I have to hand my card over to an UNGLOVED kid.

Then get it back. No spraying.

Not funny.

This is NUTS.

Plus his mask did NOT cover his nose.

This is CRAZY.


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Why I Am So Glad I Stopped Having Restaurant TAKEOUT During Coronavirus COVID-19 ‘Stay-At-Home’.

by Anura Guruge


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From my Facebook (timeline). You can SEE the NAME. 


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They might be within CDC Code.

Doesn’t matter. Made I feel queasy and OUTSIDE of this virus I have never really worried too much about how food got prepared — coming from a third-world country and having bummed around quite a few other third-world countries.

This just did NOT sit well with I.

SADDEST THING. The SUPREME IRONY.

They were preparing this for ER personnel at the local hospital.

People taking care of other people!

If one person in ER gets it …

Ahhhhhh.

This has to be happening all over the place.

YIKES.


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I Am NOT Going To Do Restaurant TAKEOUT During The ‘Stay-At-Home’; I Did, But NO More.

by Anura Guruge


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I am SORRY. But, this has been bothering I.

Yes, we ordered a LOT of takeout, recently — Sunday, March 22, to be exact — and we enjoyed it for the next 3-days. It was good. It was from our favorite restaurant.

Some of YOU know that I am friends with AT LEAST 4 restaurant OWNERS — and countless folks that work at restaurants.

I sure want to help them and support them.

But, ordering and eating takeout seems counter-intuitive.

Yes, I checked the online reports that claim it is SAFE.

That Sunday we got takeout we ate it — OUTSIDE — WITHOUT first microwaving it. That was a mistake.

If you do get takeout MICROWAVE it — ZP IT GOOD — for a few minutes.

Just imagine. Somebody, asymptomatic, coughs on YOUR takeout as they are packing it.

Yes, microwaving will help. Yes, that will kill the virus (I am sure).

OK. I checked with a DOCTOR. Honest. I did. I do have cousins (who still speak to I) who are doctors. SMILE.

She, who lives in the US, tells me that she will NOT get takeout. That is good enough for I.

I had been thinking about Easter, April 12, 2020.

Where to get takeout.

Now … NO.

SMILE.

Sorry.


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Google Developing Coronavirus COVID-19 TESTING APP Using The Pixel 3/4 Camera AI.

by Anura Guruge



It is EXTREMELY clever and creative — as one has come to expect from Google.

No swabs. No blood tests.

You just cough onto the rear-facing camera. That is IT. You cough on the camera.

The APP software, using the powerful AI built into the camera module, will then ENLARGE and analyze the cough particles. It basically acts like a powerful microscope. Once it has your cough particles enlarged enough the AI software scans it to see if it matches the ‘fingerprints’ of COVID-19. It does this in seconds.

The test is said to be 76% accurate. So, not foolproof BUT better than nothing.

It is already being tested by the FDA and CDC for approval. The goal is that it will be available for download, from the Google Play Store, by this weekend. WOW.

Yes, and ALAS, it will initially only work with Google Pixel 3s & 4s. That is a shame. It is just that most other cameras do not have the hardware or software to support the necessary magnification.

P.S., It is recommended that you use a disinfectant wipe to clean the camera after the test.


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by Anura Guruge