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

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member
NOT surprised.

Its like a huge circle jerk:

Oh you mean the vaccines aren't working?
There is no herd immunity?
Why get a vaccine? It doesn't work?
We don't NEED a vaccine.
They don't work anyway.
We'll never reach herd immunity.
I don't see the purpose.
COVID vaccine doesn't work....

Rinse
Repeat.

Same people will insist their kids study STEM to get ahead. But don't believe in science.
I'm so tired.
This article isn't a surprise but its heartbreaking.
 

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member
I saw this today in a daily pedi newsletter I get. I had to cut and paste this part :nono: :

Study: Hospital hand hygiene increases during pandemic
Study: Hospital hand hygiene increases during pandemic
(Pixabay)

Hand hygiene compliance rates for some units at the University of Chicago Medical Center hit 90% to 100% at points early in the pandemic, researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. The center, which uses Purell's Smartlink Integrated Monitoring System, found that before the COVID-19 pandemic, monthly hand hygiene compliance was about 55%, but on March 29, 2020, it hit a daily peak of 92.8% across units, and on March 28, 2020, it was 100% in COVID-19 units.
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Maybe coronavirus needs to stay around indefinitely :look: If this what it takes for people to wash their hands.....
I was just saying that we should have BEEN taking germs seriously. Why isn't that the stores are flooded with masks every flu season? Just supplements and cures? Soap, masks, purell should be dirt cheap around flu season. Like it should be normal. A lot of the reason why so many people got sick is cause people really do not have basic hygiene. We work with them (don't eat susan's casserole she don't wash her hands when she leaves the bathroom).....we know them personally (uh uh girl don't use HER bathroom its always nasty), then public bathrooms full of fecal matter. It was all fun and games and jokes when the reality was we were passing non-lethal germs. Passing germs. Kids wearing sandals and shorts in 20 degree weather. Coming out in public with snotty noses and allergies. We are a society that doesn't like to be told to sit down somewhere.
Had we been a society who took this stuff a little more seriously from jump, we could have nipped this in the bud.
I believe these the same people who don't wash their legs, don't wash their feet, don't use rags, and don't bathe regularly. And tell us we are "doing the most" by pushing so much handwashing the kids gonna not be able to fight a germ. But be racist and discriminatory as all get out.
How they heck is hand hygiene in a MEDICAL Center 55%?

Earth is G H E T T O.
 

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member

:sad:

Mystery as 52 passengers test positive to Covid on flight​

Yahoo News Staff
Yahoo News Staff

Tue, 27 April 2021, 6:23 am·2-min read

More than 50 passengers who tested negative for coronavirus prior to boarding a flight have since tested positive in a startling event that has left experts baffled.

The number of positive tests was standing at 47, but has now risen to 52.

Charter flight UK6395, operated by Indian airline Vistara, arrived from Delhi in Hong Kong on April 4 after all passengers returned negative Covid-19 results before flying, Fox News reported.

Six of those with tickets were denied access to the flight, arranged to get people stranded in India home to Hong Kong, due to their test standard not being adequate, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More than 50 people of the 146 passengers have tested positive to coronavirus. Source: Getty

More than 50 people of the 146 passengers have tested positive to coronavirus. Source: Getty

Before beginning Hong Kong's mandatory three-week quarantine period, eight of the 146 passengers tested positive, with a further 44 returning positive results while in quarantine.

Passenger Rashida Fathima was on the flight with her husband and two children, and all tested positive while in quarantine, according to Fox News.

Mrs Fathima told the outlet she and her family wore masks for most of the journey and avoided using the on-flight bathrooms.

Despite their best efforts, they were seated in the same row as another passenger who Mrs Fathima said coughed throughout the flight.

https://mobile.twitter.com/tripperhead/status/1383769373563752455

She said others took their masks off to eat - which was permitted - and parents walked up and down the aisle with their crying children.

The airline told the Wall Street Journal it complied with all health guidelines issued by India and destination countries.

There is widespread speculation over how the passengers came to be infected, with some suggesting they acquired the virus while in quarantine in Hong Kong.

Others have suggested there may have been a particularly virulent strain of the virus on the plane, which could explain why so many people became infected.
No offense to the people but folk lie, they can cheat tests.
"Mystery" is laughable.
 

Everything Zen

Well-Known Member
^^^ Which is another reason I will be wearing a N95 when I go to this outdoor concert in June and the devil may care. I don’t care that it’s in socially distanced pods of 4-6 people. I’m fully vaxxed and want to start some attempt at life again. The people I’m going with all say that they’re fully vaxxed but I don’t trust ANYONE.
 

Lute

Well-Known Member
^^^ Which is another reason I will be wearing a N95 when I go to this outdoor concert in June and the devil may care. I don’t care that it’s in socially distanced pods of 4-6 people. I’m fully vaxxed and want to start some attempt at life again. The people I’m going with all say that they’re fully vaxxed but I don’t trust ANYONE.
I hope you get some cute goggles to go with your outfit too.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
In more I hate people news.....

Wed, May 5, 2021, 12:14 AM·2 min read

Covid: Reused nose swab scam busted in Indonesia airport​



Several employees of a pharmaceutical company have been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly washing and reselling used Covid nasal swab test kits.
Up to 9,000 passengers at an airport in Medan may have been tested with the reused swab sticks, say police.
State-owned company Kimia Farma is now reportedly facing a potential lawsuit launched on behalf of the travellers.


Police said they believed the scam had been happening since last December at Kualanamu airport in Medan, North Sumatra.
Passengers are required to have a negative test if they want to fly, and the airport offers the option of getting the swabs done on site. Airport authorities had used antigen rapid test kits supplied by Kimia Farma.
Following complaints from passengers that they had received false positive test results, police sent an undercover officer to pose as a passenger last week, reported local news outlet Detik.

When he was swabbed and received a positive test result, other officers swooped in and raided the test site, where they found a used test kit that had been recycled.
Last week, five Kimia Farma employees - including the company's Medan manager - were arrested. The suspects are accused of breaking health and consumer laws by washing nasal swab sticks and repackaging them for sale. Local media said authorities have compiled reports from 23 witnesses, and are investigating whether the profit from the scam - estimated to be around 1.8bn rupiah (£89,700; $124,800) - was used to fund the construction of a lavish house for one of the suspects.

In a collective lawsuit, they hope to get 1bn rupiah for each passenger who has been affected by the scheme. Earlier this week, Indonesian authorities said they had identified two cases of the new Covid variant first seen in India. Last month, Jakarta stopped issuing visas for foreigners who had been in India in the previous 14 days. The Muslim-majority nation has also banned domestic travel at the end of Ramadan this month, a period which traditionally sees people travelling across the country to visit relatives, and introduced heightened restrictions for other dates.
Indonesia has seen one of the worst Covid outbreaks in Asia, and overall has recorded about 1.7m positive cases and more than 46,000 deaths linked to the pandemic.
Stuff like this is why I don't believe these mysterious cases of covid popping up where everybody was supposedly doing everything right. Now Indonesia has the Indian mutation floating among their population. I don't think it will be long before something similar happens with a charter plane company that brings the mutation to the states.
 

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member
In more I hate people news.....

Wed, May 5, 2021, 12:14 AM·2 min read

Covid: Reused nose swab scam busted in Indonesia airport​



Several employees of a pharmaceutical company have been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly washing and reselling used Covid nasal swab test kits.
Up to 9,000 passengers at an airport in Medan may have been tested with the reused swab sticks, say police.
State-owned company Kimia Farma is now reportedly facing a potential lawsuit launched on behalf of the travellers.


Police said they believed the scam had been happening since last December at Kualanamu airport in Medan, North Sumatra.
Passengers are required to have a negative test if they want to fly, and the airport offers the option of getting the swabs done on site. Airport authorities had used antigen rapid test kits supplied by Kimia Farma.
Following complaints from passengers that they had received false positive test results, police sent an undercover officer to pose as a passenger last week, reported local news outlet Detik.

When he was swabbed and received a positive test result, other officers swooped in and raided the test site, where they found a used test kit that had been recycled.
Last week, five Kimia Farma employees - including the company's Medan manager - were arrested. The suspects are accused of breaking health and consumer laws by washing nasal swab sticks and repackaging them for sale. Local media said authorities have compiled reports from 23 witnesses, and are investigating whether the profit from the scam - estimated to be around 1.8bn rupiah (£89,700; $124,800) - was used to fund the construction of a lavish house for one of the suspects.

In a collective lawsuit, they hope to get 1bn rupiah for each passenger who has been affected by the scheme. Earlier this week, Indonesian authorities said they had identified two cases of the new Covid variant first seen in India. Last month, Jakarta stopped issuing visas for foreigners who had been in India in the previous 14 days. The Muslim-majority nation has also banned domestic travel at the end of Ramadan this month, a period which traditionally sees people travelling across the country to visit relatives, and introduced heightened restrictions for other dates.
Indonesia has seen one of the worst Covid outbreaks in Asia, and overall has recorded about 1.7m positive cases and more than 46,000 deaths linked to the pandemic.
Stuff like this is why I don't believe these mysterious cases of covid popping up where everybody was supposedly doing everything right. Now Indonesia has the Indian mutation floating among their population. I don't think it will be long before something similar happens with a charter plane company that brings the mutation to the states.
My co-worker from India keeps me up to date and its terrible. Testing is unreliable anyway due to false positives. However the sheer number of deaths and hospitalized with advanced COVID-Sars proves the infection rate is real. She says they are just telling people to act like a presumptive positive if you have a loved one in the home who tests positive and/or are sick, being hospitalized, etc. She updated me 2 days ago and sure enough, several more friends and relatives died. She says that some of her friends who emigrated to Singapore came back in the beginning to care for relatives, got stuck in town and died.
 

Peppermynt

Defying Gravity
Yet another reason why I am really plotting an exit by 2022. Those nuts are going to have a good chance at retaking the House and I do not feel like I’m being an alarmist by saying Trump isn’t gone and his acolytes are going to turn this country into an authoritarian nightmare. Not sure where I’m going but lord I need to get out before it’s something akin to Gilead.
 

awhyley

Well-Known Member
No offense to the people but folk lie, they can cheat tests.
"Mystery" is laughable.

And if it's here, the tests can be faked. They caught a woman last week/two weeks ago who was selling falsified Covid tests. :nono:

In more I hate people news.....

Wed, May 5, 2021, 12:14 AM·2 min read

Covid: Reused nose swab scam busted in Indonesia airport​



Several employees of a pharmaceutical company have been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly washing and reselling used Covid nasal swab test kits.
Up to 9,000 passengers at an airport in Medan may have been tested with the reused swab sticks, say police.
State-owned company Kimia Farma is now reportedly facing a potential lawsuit launched on behalf of the travellers.

Stuff like this is why I don't believe these mysterious cases of covid popping up where everybody was supposedly doing everything right. Now Indonesia has the Indian mutation floating among their population. I don't think it will be long before something similar happens with a charter plane company that brings the mutation to the states.

Wow, this is the grossest think I've read in a while. I would ask how people could be so nasty and reckless, but the almighty dollar reigns supreme.

Earth is G H E T T O.

You better believe it.
 
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lavaflow99

In search of the next vacation
And if it's here, the tests can be faked. They caught a woman last week/two weeks ago who was selling falsified Covid tests. :nono:



Wow, this is the grossest think I've read in a while. I would ask how people could be so nasty and reckless, but the almighty dollar reigns supreme.



You better believe it.
In more I hate people news.....

Wed, May 5, 2021, 12:14 AM·2 min read

Covid: Reused nose swab scam busted in Indonesia airport​



Several employees of a pharmaceutical company have been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly washing and reselling used Covid nasal swab test kits.
Up to 9,000 passengers at an airport in Medan may have been tested with the reused swab sticks, say police.
State-owned company Kimia Farma is now reportedly facing a potential lawsuit launched on behalf of the travellers.


Police said they believed the scam had been happening since last December at Kualanamu airport in Medan, North Sumatra.
Passengers are required to have a negative test if they want to fly, and the airport offers the option of getting the swabs done on site. Airport authorities had used antigen rapid test kits supplied by Kimia Farma.
Following complaints from passengers that they had received false positive test results, police sent an undercover officer to pose as a passenger last week, reported local news outlet Detik.

When he was swabbed and received a positive test result, other officers swooped in and raided the test site, where they found a used test kit that had been recycled.
Last week, five Kimia Farma employees - including the company's Medan manager - were arrested. The suspects are accused of breaking health and consumer laws by washing nasal swab sticks and repackaging them for sale. Local media said authorities have compiled reports from 23 witnesses, and are investigating whether the profit from the scam - estimated to be around 1.8bn rupiah (£89,700; $124,800) - was used to fund the construction of a lavish house for one of the suspects.

In a collective lawsuit, they hope to get 1bn rupiah for each passenger who has been affected by the scheme. Earlier this week, Indonesian authorities said they had identified two cases of the new Covid variant first seen in India. Last month, Jakarta stopped issuing visas for foreigners who had been in India in the previous 14 days. The Muslim-majority nation has also banned domestic travel at the end of Ramadan this month, a period which traditionally sees people travelling across the country to visit relatives, and introduced heightened restrictions for other dates.
Indonesia has seen one of the worst Covid outbreaks in Asia, and overall has recorded about 1.7m positive cases and more than 46,000 deaths linked to the pandemic.
Stuff like this is why I don't believe these mysterious cases of covid popping up where everybody was supposedly doing everything right. Now Indonesia has the Indian mutation floating among their population. I don't think it will be long before something similar happens with a charter plane company that brings the mutation to the states.

yeah.....with all of this information, I will be staying inside fully vaccinated and all. :nono:

Humans are trash for real.....
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
yeah.....with all of this information, I will be staying inside fully vaccinated and all. :nono:

Humans are trash for real.....

I went to Bristol Farms yesterday for the first time since February 2020 and while there weren't many customers, of course, I see a woman pull her mask down to smell produce. She kept it down until she saw me giving her the stank eye from 15 feet. I cancelled instacart and was so excited to actually be able to pick out my own groceries again but I think I'll just stick with amazon fresh and ride the next wave out cuz if that Indian mutation ain't already here it won't be long.
 

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member
Teens in FL are wanting a vaccine but overall vaccine rates are slowing down.
The 18-26 demographic are REFUSING it at the highest levels....POC, especially blacks are refusing it a lot as well.

So no one can say no one tried to offer it to blacks. If they refuse, its their right. I don't want to hear (in 10 years) how no one tried to help the black community. Sure its still some gaps in equity in that area but where I live the blacks are like "get off my lawn and *** you."


Meanwhile, outside in FL is wide open with no masks.

However companies, stores, nail shops, businesses are still like "no mask, no business" so thats been nice.
 

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member
I went for a pedi yesterday and all staff had on masks and every since patron had on one as well. I like this shop cause from the time they opened they were always super OCD in a good way on hygiene. They were wearing masks anyway. Now there are shields everywhere and they wipe everything down even more. They had always been using these (what looks like) oversized conditioning caps in their pedicure tubs for every client, and its still cleaned and sanitized as well as the seats and remotes. I just remember 5 years ago seeing them cleaning and wiping and was like (yeah the owner has my type of OCD)
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
Teens in FL are wanting a vaccine but overall vaccine rates are slowing down.
The 18-26 demographic are REFUSING it at the highest levels....POC, especially blacks are refusing it a lot as well.

So no one can say no one tried to offer it to blacks. If they refuse, its their right. I don't want to hear (in 10 years) how no one tried to help the black community. Sure its still some gaps in equity in that area but where I live the blacks are like "get off my lawn and *** you."


Meanwhile, outside in FL is wide open with no masks.

However companies, stores, nail shops, businesses are still like "no mask, no business" so thats been nice.
I got a lot of family calls for my birfday and I got more than an earful about Bill Gates and population control when I told the fam I still wasn't travelling after both shots. I'm not arguing with folks no more. The Hunger Games have begun and we all just go have to find out together who chose the path of most survival to the finish line. Just like I don't know what the vaccine will do to me in 5-10 years, folks don't know what symptomatic or asymptomatic Covid will do to them in 5-10 years IF they survive it.
 
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