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  1. Everything Zen

    Everything Zen Well-Known Member

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    Hydroxychloroquine is an excellent example in risk management. Risk = Severity * Probability. Severity can be as high as death obviously and Probability as we are all learning is the R naught value of infection and as well as the likelihood of how severe are your symptoms going to be to the point of hospitalization and long lasting side effects of the disease (sequelae). Do the benefits of taking this drug outweigh the potential side effects? It’s not like coronavirus is more lethal like ALS or hemorrhagic fever like Ebola. Most people survive with mild to moderate symptoms so hydroxychloroquine is not an appropriate drug to tout to the public at large. An as more drugs are developed with less side effects hydroxychloroquine will go out of favor and the bar for coronavirus drug development will go up. How many drug companies do you hear about are out here competing with Tylenol and Ibuprofen? Not many bc the standards are already so high with minimal side effects.
     
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    I wonder how many dogs have actually died. Most dogs would not have been tested.
     
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    Sorry Fauci. My glasses will have to be enough.

     
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    Crackers Phinn Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.

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    I watched Fauci in an interview with Anderson Cooper and he said he was in a Q&A where someone asked if goggles were helpful as eye protection and he gave that answer which turned into headlines saying he said run out and get goggles.

    I keep goggles in my car and in my office but I stay strapped tho.
     
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    Reinventing21 Spreading my wings

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    We have some cute ones. We wear them.
     
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  7. Everything Zen

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    Face shield? :look:

    I only leave the house if it’s absolutely necessary so I’m on the verge of a mental breakdown anyway. :drunk::cry3:
     
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    Crackers Phinn Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.

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    I wear glasses and I have not found crystal clear face shields yet so the world around me be looking like somebody smeared vaseline on it. Goggles work better but I can't wear them long or they make an impression on my face.
     
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    Shimmie "God is the Only Truth -- Period" Staff Member

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    :rofl: Some folks are so infantile with face mask etiquette. It’s not that hard to wear them correctly. :lol:
     
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    january noir Sunny On a Cloudy Day

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    I purchased my shield from a company called FaceguardUS.com. It's crystal clear.
    https://faceguardus.com/collections/frontpage

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    So we're asked to choose between blended and remote learning for NYC public school children. I chose remote for DD (she's tiiiiight about that) for her 6th grade year and blended for DS#2 who with my foot securely up his butt and God willing will be in the 12th grade. The blended option can be changed at anytime to fully remote.
    What education options are you ladies using for the upcoming school year? What choices have you been presented with? How much risk are YOU taking with YOUR progeny?
     
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    All remote for mine. I have one sprout and two teens. One in high school, one in middle, and one in elementary.
     
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    This blended mess is a farce anyway. In Chicago our numbers are going up and they’re talking about making the kids sit in the same room all day including lunch wearing masks and having the teachers rotate. Can you imagine a bunch of kids with all that energy stuck in one room (let alone the ones with ADHD and other behavioral problems)? I don't think the kids are gonna like it at all! The first time anyone tests positive issa wrap anyway and then we’ll be headed into flu season on top of everything else. Stop the madness.
     
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    Ya’ll pray for me and my children. I haven’t been feeling well and I’m scheduled for a test this week.
     
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    Oh my word. How embarrassing.

    @Theresamonet, did you ever braid up?

    We're probably going to have another lockdown, and I'm thinking about braiding up this time. That way, I don't have a worry about it for a few weeks at least.

    (eta: )
    Hope it all goes well @Evolving78
     
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    What's interesting is the people I know that were most worried/hardcore precautious about this back in March are more out and about now. I'm talking outings outside the house with other people they don't live with.

    On a different note, I'm still working from home. Each month the date we're supposed to come back in the office gets pushed back another month. Now with schools being 100% remote, good luck trying to get parents to fully be in the office. I don't have kids but if they don't have to come in I don't want to either. If I have to be in a mask 8 hrs a day in the office just. leave. me. at. home.
     
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    Lord, these campers with COVID-19. Camp closed within a week.
    Many schools that open this week will be closing NEXT week. Most Florida Schools have been pushed to the 24th or later in August.

    In our district in FL it went from the 10th to the 19th to the 24th, and now the 31st.

    We are going remote for DD. The 2 yr old will stay in her day care as she has been all summer. I'm concerned because the teachers there have school aged children who they are sending to school as long as its open. Otherwise, they will have to attend day care as well. We have a 3rd grade teacher going to the day care TO VOLUNTEER right now to teach the older kids (like mine who is there and other rising 1st graders). If they end up ultimately shutting down, I may see how we can chip in to pay her. She actually has kids in day care there and she actually used to work there. Its a small day care and family owned. I really love it. Or I can see if we can chip in to have her own kids day care fees covered.
     
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    I work for a Federal program and we are supposed to go back Oct 1st when the Federal Fiscal Year starts. Pretty sure it will be extended throughout Dec 31st. The demand from the people we serve will see to that. I may "help them" and "direct them" on who to call to complain about it. Hehe...
     
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    I'm praying they just let us stay home until the end of the year. I call the developers at work cry babies but I'm gonna need them to cry a river this go 'round. Lol. There's more of them then us non-devs in the department. Our scrum master has brought up his asthma several times. Need them to keep that same energy up come next month and the months after that.
     
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    Crackers Phinn Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.

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    As hard as it is to get Clorox wipes, why did I come into the office today and somebody left the cover open on the cannister in the kitchen and an entire roll was almost completely dry? It wasn't like the person pushed the cap down and didn't snap it shut, no no no no nooooo, they left it wide open with a wipe sticking out.

    Luckily, I got a few cannisters that are running low that have liquid in them but MAYNNNNNNNNNNNN!
     
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    I got tested today. I get my results in a few days. I feel better today. Last week and yesterday was rough! I had several symptoms for 5-6 days. The test wasn’t too bad. I didn’t do it myself. The nurse performed the test and she did insert it kind of far up my nose, but not too crazy. Now I gotta deal with a broken toe.
     
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    IKR! Certain people I knew were buying up everything, bought guns, etc.. now they can’t seem to sit down somewhere and have become reckless. I literally only go out for errands and medical appts. I came into contact with one person for 15 mins, then 2 days later I started not feeling well.
     
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    Crackers Phinn Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.

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    If somebody knows how to resize pictures let me know.
    [​IMG]

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    @Crackers Phinn is that the same guy in the photo? Also you can resize in Windows by using the Photos application --. Right clicking on the image and select resize.
     
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    Crackers Phinn Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.

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    Not the same guy. The family of the guy in the obituary say he did that he wore a mask but was exposed to people who refused to wear masks in public.
     

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