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

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
She died in four days. I want to know more details as to why.
I'm seriously not being mean in any way because this is a topic near to my heart.
This is the lady who passed.

If your BMI puts you in the obese category, there is a laundry list of co-morbidities, specifically those affecting the heart and lungs, that a respiratory virus can trigger that will have you in trouble fast. The reason is because now your body which was in overdrive to do the basics to fuel a larger body now has to split its efforts to fight a virus that is actively making those functions harder to do.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
I have a very small social group of women in my neighborhood. We would gather each week for dinner, social distancing, but ditched the masks once we wevaccinated.

I recently discovered one of them never got vaccinated. She has a problem with it. My other good friend told her about herself .I am really disappointed. She had some crap excuse about not putting unnatural things in her body or some such song and dance. My friend said, “Well what makes you so special? Don’t you think we ALL would rather not inject something foreign into our bodies?” Other friend said she didn’t want to talk about it anymore.
Needless to say, I won’t be hosting dinners anymore, and will not be participating. At least not without my mask.

I was JUST starting to be okay taking my mask down in stores. But it didn’t feel right. I feel most comfortable keeping my habits of shopping online and using instacart.

Y’all even my cousin got vaccinated and she’s Jehovah Witness!!

edit: forgot to mention, that lady knew I thought she was vaccinated and never said anything. It has really changed how I view her. You put my life at risk WTF.
It's too much like right for people to not selfishly put other people at risk when they don't have to. Honestly I want to punch this broad in the throat on your behalf. She has committed a friendship/acquaintanceship ending act as far as I'm concerned.
 

B_Phlyy

Pineapple Eating Unicorn
So our COVID testing nurse came in today and started coughing up a lung. Said she's had the cough for 10 days :oops: and went to urgent care and all they gave her was some mucinex and tylenol. And oh yeah, she had 2 positives during the clinic yesterday :nono:. First time in almost 2 weeks.

I'm need you to get out, right now. I of course said this in a polite and professional tone.

Upper management is now like "but, but... who will do the testing?"
Me: Don't know, and don't care but it's not her. She's leaving. And if she stays, I'm going then.
Mgmt: We'll find a replacement.

She's been getting worked up for the past 45 minutes and then she's going home. I waiting for her to gather her things so I can bomb her station with some Cloralen and Lysol.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
So our COVID testing nurse came in today and started coughing up a lung. Said she's had the cough for 10 days :oops: and went to urgent care and all they gave her was some mucinex and tylenol. And oh yeah, she had 2 positives during the clinic yesterday :nono:. First time in almost 2 weeks.

I'm need you to get out, right now. I of course said this in a polite and professional tone.

Upper management is now like "but, but... who will do the testing?"
Me: Don't know, and don't care but it's not her. She's leaving. And if she stays, I'm going then.
Mgmt: We'll find a replacement.

She's been getting worked up for the past 45 minutes and then she's going home. I waiting for her to gather her things so I can bomb her station with some Cloralen and Lysol.
The most disturbing thing that I keep reading in this thread is nurses testing positive fully symptomatic showing up to work looking at everybody like "what?"
 

ScorpioBeauty09

Well-Known Member
Last weekend FH and I went to a housewarming party for his best man's sister. We were masked up but no one else was wearing masks. We were really nervous until people started talking about which vaccines they got. I'm glad we didn't stay long because it still felt weird. Then I go meet my college BFF = bridesmaid at an indoor/outdoor bar and no one. is. wearing. masks. And social distancing? Forget it. My college BFF, her sister, and her other friend are vaccinated but it was creepy AF. We sat outside but it started getting cold since the sun was setting so I left. FH and I went to get dinner, we order food to go at an outdoor burger joint and everyone is wearing masks and social distancing.

It's like being on different planets.
 

Leeda.the.Paladin

Well-Known Member
The most disturbing thing that I keep reading in this thread is nurses testing positive fully symptomatic showing up to work looking at everybody like "what?"
And this is unfortunately something that's been ingrained in a lot of nurses, that they need to show up as long as they are not noticeably dying. Even before COVID, I was penalized by management for staying home sick (with documented positive strep test). When I was last working, they refused to take doctor's excuses anymore, just giving everyone a blanket number of call in instances every year.

I have not worked through the pandemic so I can't imagine how it is now.
I'm seriously not being mean in any way because this is a topic near to my heart.
This is the lady who passed.

If your BMI puts you in the obese category, there is a laundry list of co-morbidities, specifically those affecting the heart and lungs, that a respiratory virus can trigger that will have you in trouble fast. The reason is because now your body which was in overdrive to do the basics to fuel a larger body now has to split its efforts to fight a virus that is actively making those functions harder to do.
Yes and this is something that we all seem to want to ignore or downplay. Fat acceptance might be cool online but it can hasten the road to death when in the icu. I am overweight myself and the pandemic has been a great motivator to lose weight and make healthier choices in general.

I have a very small social group of women in my neighborhood. We would gather each week for dinner, social distancing, but ditched the masks once we wevaccinated.

I recently discovered one of them never got vaccinated. She has a problem with it. My other good friend told her about herself .I am really disappointed. She had some crap excuse about not putting unnatural things in her body or some such song and dance. My friend said, “Well what makes you so special? Don’t you think we ALL would rather not inject something foreign into our bodies?” Other friend said she didn’t want to talk about it anymore.
Needless to say, I won’t be hosting dinners anymore, and will not be participating. At least not without my mask.

I was JUST starting to be okay taking my mask down in stores. But it didn’t feel right. I feel most comfortable keeping my habits of shopping online and using instacart.

Y’all even my cousin got vaccinated and she’s Jehovah Witness!!

edit: forgot to mention, that lady knew I thought she was vaccinated and never said anything. It has really changed how I view her. You put my life at risk WTF.
People are so selfish. I'm sorry your friend betrayed you all like this.

I know what you mean about starting to get comfortable maskless. I did it a few times at the store, but started panicking at the lack of other people going maskless when I knew that the vaccine stats didn't match.

Online shopping has become problematic for me because half of my order does not get fulfilled, and then they refuse to do substitutions anymore. I end up having to go inside anyway.
 

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member
Two guesses. Florida.


Anti-mask protesters forced a Florida school board to postpone a meeting about back-to-school requirements​


By Liam Reilly and Christina Maxouris, CNN
Published 12:49 AM EDT, Wed July 28, 2021


02:06 - Source: CNN
Fauci: You get vaccinated because you want to save your life
CNN —
About 20 anti-mask protesters gathered at the Broward County School Board headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday, forcing a postponement of a discussion on mask requirements for the upcoming school year, a school board member told CNN.
“Folks weren’t wearing masks and refused to follow the rules – rules that people have followed for the last year and a half,” School Board Member Sarah Leonardi said of the protesters. “It made it very difficult to hold our meeting behind closed doors.”
Healthcare workers at Jacksonville's Baptist Medical Center in Florida. 's Baptist Medical Center in Florida.
Staff at a Florida hospital say they are hearing panic, fear and regret from unvaccinated Covid-19 patients

Leonardi said the group set masks on fire during their demonstration and called the protest “very disturbing.”
Video of the protest from CNN affiliate WFOR showed a protester dousing a catering tray full of masks with lighter fluid before setting it on fire with a lighter.

The protester can be heard saying in the video, “It is time to cast off this symbol of tyranny, this symbol of child abuse – we will not stand for it anymore.”
Anti-mask protesters gathered at the Broward School Board headquarters before a board meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on July 27.

WFOR
Anti-mask protesters gathered at the Broward School Board headquarters before a board meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on July 27.
The protest comes as the dangerous Delta variant has fueled another Covid-19 surge in the US. Hospitals in parts of the country are filling up again and reporting younger patients than ever, the majority of whom are unvaccinated. With children under 12 not yet eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine in the US, schools across the country are navigating what the start of the academic year will look like and whether they’ll require face masks.
A student writes on a divider which is used for learning in a socially distanced protective desk at Westwood STAR Tutoring & Enrichment Center on September 2, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
CDC recommends encouraging everyone to wear a mask in school, regardless of vaccination status

In response to the surge, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday recommended that localities encourage everyone in schools to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. The American Academy of Pediatrics made a similar recommendation earlier this month.
Florida is currently experiencing high community transmission of Covid-19, according to data from the CDC. The state is one of 35 with a more than 50% increase in new cases during the past week compared to the previous week, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis met privately with a panel of experts Monday, who effectively reinforced his anti-mask position in schools, warning that if the federal government and school districts push for masks in classrooms, a special session of the legislature is not out of the question.
Los Angeles, CaliforniaJune 23, 2021Students wearing masks head to lunch break during summer school at Hooper Avenue School on June 23, 2021. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
The 3 largest school districts plan to require masks. But other big districts are banned from issuing mask mandates

“Parents know what’s best for their children; therefore, parents in Florida are empowered to make their own choices with regards to masking,” DeSantis’ spokesperson Christina Pushaw said Tuesday.
Barbara Rodas, who was at the Broward County protest, told WFOR she doesn’t want her 6-year-old daughter to have to wear a mask in school.
“I’m here to advocate for her and for her school friends,” she told the local station.
The mask requirement workshop has been postponed until July 28, Leonardi said, noting there will be new security.
Classes in the district will begin August 18, according to its website.
CNN’s Giovanna Van Leeuwen, Rosa Flores, Kacey Cherry, John Couwels and Tina Burnside contributed to this report.
I grew up in this county. Good old Ft. Lauderdale FL. Note the demographic of protesters.
 

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member
I'm seriously not being mean in any way because this is a topic near to my heart.
This is the lady who passed.

If your BMI puts you in the obese category, there is a laundry list of co-morbidities, specifically those affecting the heart and lungs, that a respiratory virus can trigger that will have you in trouble fast. The reason is because now your body which was in overdrive to do the basics to fuel a larger body now has to split its efforts to fight a virus that is actively making those functions harder to do.
Also-she could have been a smoker. Which can be a kiss of death for many diagnosed with COVID. In my line of work of child bearing age, often obese women, I am shocked by the number of BW who ARE indeed smoking SOMETHING. She fits the profile of someone who could ABSOLUTELY be a smoker. Or, she cold have underlying heart problems, or blood pressure problems...which I am seeing more than I'd like in the under 30 black women population
She looks young and pretty and its a sad waste. :(
 

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member
The most disturbing thing that I keep reading in this thread is nurses testing positive fully symptomatic showing up to work looking at everybody like "what?"
Its because the CDC allows essential workers to continue to work if they have a positive or been near a positive but are asymptomatic. The problem is also is that testing has decreased a lot. So if they are vaccinated or don't lose their sense of smell or taste they think they are just sick with allergies. So they rarely test. Many get better after rest and a few days off but some have so little sick time they'll dope up to suppress symptoms or claim/lie they are negative and just suffering from allergies.
 

PatDM'T

Well-Known Member
Its because the CDC allows essential workers to continue to work if they have a positive or been near a positive but are asymptomatic. The problem is also is that testing has decreased a lot. So if they are vaccinated or don't lose their sense of smell or taste they think they are just sick with allergies. So they rarely test. Many get better after rest and a few days off but some have so little sick time they'll dope up to suppress symptoms or claim/lie they are negative and just suffering from allergies.

Re: the bold...
Except what
@Crackers Phinn
posted is she is
seeing fully
symptomatic
personnel
showing up to work.

How sway? :angry2:

Also if they have
been near a
positive person,
how can they
be sure they
are asymptomatic
therefore not
contagious and
not pre-symptomatic
and therefore
very contagious?

People need to
quit with their
acting illogically
and irresponsibly
and making others
pay for their
callous way.

And you all
wonder why I
prefer cats to humans.
 
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vevster

Well-Known Member
Yes and this is something that we all seem to want to ignore or downplay. Fat acceptance might be cool online but it can hasten the road to death when in the icu. I am overweight myself and the pandemic has been a great motivator to lose weight and make healthier choices in general.
Exactly.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
Except what
@Crackers Phinn
posted is she is
seeing fully
symptomatic
personnel
showing up to work.

How sway? :angry2:
On top of that this broad was the Covid tester! If she ain't got no ack right.....

Listen, I was at the store running away from masked people who were standing too close to me that weren't coughing, sneezing or talking. I can NOT picture myself sitting close enough to a nurse who is full on coughing while I got to take my mask off for her to do a Covid test.
 

winterinatl

All natural!
The most disturbing thing that I keep reading in this thread is nurses testing positive fully symptomatic showing up to work looking at everybody like "what?"
I work in schools and my direct supervisor gave me crap and insinuated I was faking whenever I proactively self quarantined (as our rules and policies mandate) and tested. Basically bc she didn’t want to be the only admin on campus, and bc she’s one of those who assumes work from home means I’m not doing anything. If anything I work even more- less interruptions.

Get this - her job before being principal at that school was COVID Safety Director at the district level.

Edit: Four times it was due to chronic cough and once I had a cold. Snot everywhere. At work. It was gross and she talked about me behind my back. I may report her to HR.
 

B_Phlyy

Pineapple Eating Unicorn
The most disturbing thing that I keep reading in this thread is nurses testing positive fully symptomatic showing up to work looking at everybody like "what?"
And this is unfortunately something that's been ingrained in a lot of nurses, that they need to show up as long as they are not noticeably dying. Even before COVID, I was penalized by management for staying home sick (with documented positive strep test). When I was last working, they refused to take doctor's excuses anymore, just giving everyone a blanket number of call in instances every year.

I have not worked through the pandemic so I can't imagine how it is now.
Apparently this is what her situation is as well.

Our clinic received federal grant money for a COVID nurse for so many hours a week until the end of the pandemic (my guess is we'll be in this until at least fall next year). So if she calls off, even though she has PTO, the absence counts against the grant. When they trained her, they basically drilled into her that if she misses work, especially if it's unscheduled sick, 'you're costing us all this money.' Once the cases started going down, they still needed to justify her being on the grant payroll so they shoved her under my team for cross training even though she spends majority of her time doing COVID admin activities.

Anyway. Because she had the cough after known exposure, they gave her a rapid test, which was negative. She can come back tomorrow if she wants. :pullhair:

I have her a cubicle set up on a different floor with some Cavi wipes, a box of mask and gloves, and a small legal pad. She works there now because I'm not dealing with that. There's a phone so she can overhead page if she needs something.
 

sunshinebeautiful

Well-Known Member
Its because the CDC allows essential workers to continue to work if they have a positive or been near a positive but are asymptomatic. The problem is also is that testing has decreased a lot. So if they are vaccinated or don't lose their sense of smell or taste they think they are just sick with allergies. So they rarely test. Many get better after rest and a few days off but some have so little sick time they'll dope up to suppress symptoms or claim/lie they are negative and just suffering from allergies.

:nono: And I definitely had COVID and *never* lost my sense of taste or smell
 

Melaninme

Well-Known Member
"Many fully vaccinated people told USA TODAY they’re relieved the CDC is recommending them to wear masks in indoor settings, again, where COVID-19 transmission is high. They’re more frustrated the mask guidance was lifted two months ago, which may have contributed to the high transmission rates among the unvaccinated.

“I didn’t really agree with taking the masks off in the first place,” said Candace Howze, 28. “We all know America at this point, and everyone was going to stop wearing them.”

"In a briefing Tuesday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said the agency’s guidance was triggered by new science that showed some people infected with the delta variant after vaccination can spread the virus to others.

According to the new science, she said, fully vaccinated people with breakthrough infections from the delta variant have a similar viral load to infections in unvaccinated people, which means fully vaccinated Americans can spread the virus more easily than previously thought."

 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.

All 37 people for whom data was available were infected by an unvaccinated person, usually within their homes.

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Plague carriers I tell ya. But it's also some of that when couples are out the woman has her mask on meanwhile dude inhaling all the virus in the air.
 
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