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The Covid-19 Thread: News, Preparation Tips, Etc

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
I bet you they change their minds about military school lol
Nope, Pop Dukes cannot stand the sight of his boy right now and sent him to an isolation center for (Jews) who have tested positive for Covid that need a place to stay away from family that has tested negative. His mother is less mad but I haven't heard a peep from her about not packing her hell spawn off. I think they been talking about military school for a while and this latest situation just pushed the decision off the cliff.
 

sunshinebeautiful

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Still Covid free over here. God is good as it seems that most people in my family are managing just fine. With the exception of my cousin who works for NYC Transit none has reported the Rona. ...some of these folks be lying though; and of course if you're asymptomatic you will never know without testing. But from Europe to the Americas my fam is Ok.
How have your families fared during Corona?
Are we still quarantining hard or only slightly?
I'm living in South Florida, the new epicenter for rising COVID cases. Been working from home, avoiding going out, staying masked up every time I do go out. The only person I have contact with on a regular basis is my BF. I've sworn him to stay masked up and 6 feet away from other people as much as humanly possible.

My extended family lives in North Florida. I've been up to visit a few times. They, too, have been super careful, especially because of my two 65+ year old parents and 100 year old grandmother. I've stayed with them a few days at a time, and thankfully, no problems.

Other than that, I saw my best friend for the first time since this all started on July 4th (her birthday). We were both 6 feet apart, masked up, etc.

I've been declining social events. I cannot believe folks are around here actually going out to bars, clubs, eating in restaurants, and traveling *to* Miami for 4th of July vacation (one of my sister's friends did :nono:). I got invited on 2 road trips and declined both because I didn't feel comfortable, especially not being around these people and not knowing where they had been.
 
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Chromia

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Ganjababy

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Has anyone worn a mask all day? What is that like? I finally got a job. I’m reviewing the new PPE policy and I will have to wear a mask all day while on shift. I’m glad that’s the policy but I’m wondering what that will be like.

also are they still putting the swabs halfway up to people’s brains when they are testing them I wonder...
 

dicapr

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Has anyone worn a mask all day? What is that like? I finally got a job. I’m reviewing the new PPE policy and I will have to wear a mask all day while on shift. I’m glad that’s the policy but I’m wondering what that will be like.

also are they still putting the swabs halfway up to people’s brains when they are testing them I wonder...
It’s hot and uncomfortable. Eventually you get used to it.
 

Kanky

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Chile...my oldest is on his way to Vegas tomorrow. This is how he wants to celebrate his 26th bday. Ive already talked to him. All I can do now is pray.
At 26 he will probably be fine if he gets it, but if I were you I wouldn't let him in my house until he'd quarantined for two weeks. My friend is a middle aged mother with high blood pressure. I told her that she needed to KHAITH but these flights are cheap and she has a vacation home out there. :nono:
 

dicapr

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At 26 he will probably be fine if he gets it, but if I were you I wouldn't let him in my house until he'd quarantined for two weeks. My friend is a middle aged mother with high blood pressure. I told her that she needed to KHAITH but these flights are cheap and she has a vacation home out there. :nono:
Hopefully he will be.

Younger adults need to stop being so cavalier with their health. Latest research shows that even asymptomatic infections result in some organ damage. They were saying they have no idea what this means in terms of long term consequences or life expectancy.
 

B_Phlyy

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Has anyone worn a mask all day? What is that like? I finally got a job. I’m reviewing the new PPE policy and I will have to wear a mask all day while on shift. I’m glad that’s the policy but I’m wondering what that will be like.

also are they still putting the swabs halfway up to people’s brains when they are testing them I wonder...
Congrats on your new job.

The masks are uncomfortable but you get used to them. We have air conditioning in our building so it's not too bad. I also try to take longer bathroom breaks to get some slightly fresher air.

And yes, they are still shoving the swabs up the nose and halfway down the throat. Testing is really a pick your poison situation (no pun intended).
 

ScorpioBeauty09

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Hopefully he will be.

Younger adults need to stop being so cavalier with their health. Latest research shows that even asymptomatic infections result in some organ damage. They were saying they have no idea what this means in terms of long term consequences or life expectancy.
My 21 year old sister told me yesterday she wishes she could be like her friends on IG who are partying regularly, and traveling to Miami and LA etc. Even though a number of them have COVID symptoms now. They literally don't care. I told her she's free to do whatever she wants. But once she leaves, she can't come back home until she's quarantined for 2+ weeks and if she contracts COVID and has to go to the hospital, no one will be allowed to go in with her.
 

dicapr

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My 21 year old sister told me yesterday she wishes she could be like her friends on IG who are partying regularly, and traveling to Miami and LA etc. Even though a number of them have COVID symptoms now. They literally don't care. I told her she's free to do whatever she wants. But once she leaves, she can't come back home until she's quarantined for 2+ weeks and if she contracts COVID and has to go to the hospital, no one will be allowed to go in with her.
My niece is upset because she and her friend can’t hang out right now. Her friend’s mom has been exposed at work. Hanging out was canceled by both sets of parents until the friend and her mom are sure they don’t have COVID. My niece and her friend are both 16 so they just don’t get it.
 

ScorpioBeauty09

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Still Covid free over here. God is good as it seems that most people in my family are managing just fine. With the exception of my cousin who works for NYC Transit none has reported the Rona. ...some of these folks be lying though; and of course if you're asymptomatic you will never know without testing. But from Europe to the Americas my fam is Ok.
How have your families fared during Corona?
Are we still quarantining hard or only slightly?
My family is still quarantining, only leaving for necessities and to take walks in the neighborhood. We're in the Bay Area so masks are required here and staying 6 feet apart. I usually see SO in person once a week for dinner and we get food to go, eat in our cars or outside since it's summer. He went to his parents house when SIP came down so he's been social distancing to avoid exposing them. He got tested a couple weeks ago because his sister came up from LA and then went to Arizona and back. :nono: Everyone came back negative. He's considered an essential worker but the looting destroyed any idea of bringing people back.
 

ScorpioBeauty09

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My niece is upset because she and her friend can’t hang out right now. Her friend’s mom has been exposed at work. Hanging out was canceled by both sets of parents until the friend and her mom are sure they don’t have COVID. My niece and her friend are both 16 so they just don’t get it.
Unfortunately I think a lot of people are going to have to die, or get this and have lingering effects afterward for it to really sink in.

We're on the Titanic right now, and a lot of people are in denial.
 

Jmartjrmd

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Has anyone worn a mask all day? What is that like? I finally got a job. I’m reviewing the new PPE policy and I will have to wear a mask all day while on shift. I’m glad that’s the policy but I’m wondering what that will be like.

also are they still putting the swabs halfway up to people’s brains when they are testing them I wonder...
Yeah while I was recently in the hospital I wore a mask all day except to sleep/eat as the policy was for them to leave us alone at night but if they had to come in I popped my mask on.
Prior to that I've worn one for12 to 13 hours for flu season when I didnt have my vaccine but only when I was on the unit.
You just have to find a place you can occassionally remove it for a break. Other than that most recently I was ok and my oxygen levels stayed up even though at times I have issues with becoming hypoxic ( not related to wearing a mask).
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
Has anyone worn a mask all day? What is that like? I finally got a job. I’m reviewing the new PPE policy and I will have to wear a mask all day while on shift. I’m glad that’s the policy but I’m wondering what that will be like.

also are they still putting the swabs halfway up to people’s brains when they are testing them I wonder...
I've been working with a mask on 8-12 hours since the middle of March. In the beginning, I wouldn't take the thing off except to eat lunch until I got home even in the car. The good part is that since I can't eat snacks through a mask, I lost 30 pounds between March and June. The bad part is I've always had sinus and dehydration problems and the mask makes my nose and throat dry so when I get home I pretty much drink water until I go to bed.
 

UmSumayyah

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I've been working with a mask on 8-12 hours since the middle of March. In the beginning, I wouldn't take the thing off except to eat lunch until I got home even in the car. The good part is that since I can't eat snacks through a mask, I lost 30 pounds between March and June. The bad part is I've always had sinus and dehydration problems and the mask makes my nose and throat dry so when I get home I pretty much drink water until I go to bed.
Good to know you are healthier.
 

awhyley

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I've been working with a mask on 8-12 hours since the middle of March. In the beginning, I wouldn't take the thing off except to eat lunch until I got home even in the car. The good part is that since I can't eat snacks through a mask, I lost 30 pounds between March and June. The bad part is I've always had sinus and dehydration problems and the mask makes my nose and throat dry so when I get home I pretty much drink water until I go to bed.
It's that 'Rona diet. :yep:
Seriously though, I'm wondering how many people are losing weight due to this crisis.
 
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