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

naturalgyrl5199

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An unvaxxed employee planned a trip to a foreign country and asked me if they needed to do anything before coming back to work. I checked the CDC website and told them the unvaxxed requirement is to quarantine for 7 (PTO/unpaid) days before returning to work and sent them the link. I also sent them a link to the country's travel advisory that required 10 day isolation upon arrival. This genius bought the ticket not factoring into the 17 extra days required to go and come back. Not to mention that this country is Level 3 and has a recommendation that says "Please don't come here unvaccinated".
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The thing that really gets me is the conspiracy theorists who think a virus that is touching almost every nook and cranny of the globe is some kind of hoax. The whole world cannot have been in on a conspiracy this long without some kind of leak. Even if you think U.S. hospitals are in on some billing scam to get paid off the vaccines, how do you account for random country on the other side of the world having the same thing happening.

I don't know why I keep tryna understand crazy.
wow. Just WOW.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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Yep. That is exactly why I got my vaccine in July while pregnant. I had been hesitant about getting it only because I was pregnant (DH had gotten his since April) but at a certain point I just could not take the risk. We are very careful but I could not bear the thought of catching COVID and giving birth prematurely, losing the baby, or losing my life and not being here for my children. Reading about so many pregnant women who had gotten the vaccine and gave birth to healthy babies helped a lot. I just couldn’t take a risk on something that “might” happen from a vaccine when I could see numerous example of things that have actually happened to pregnant women with COVID.

I have more peace of mind now and we are still as careful as we were before getting the vaccine. The vaccines went fine, baby is fine, and I am now 28 weeks along.

And I am so glad that I will be able to pass antibodies on to baby when I breastfeed. (I want to try to give some pumped breastmilk to my 3 year old though I stopped breastfeeding her at 17 months- I want her to get some antibodies too!)
So glad you were okay. I had a Board meeting this afternoon for a State breastfeeding coalition that I chair and one of the nurses is in L&D and is a lactation consultant. She said she'd never think she'd see the day she is friends with the ICU Director. She says women are delivering babies IN the ICU now. My poor board member is BURNED out.
 

Black Ambrosia

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You and me both.
I actually said I was going to stop reading and commenting in this thread because the news posted is too tragic and I swear I ain't got time to be depressed, but depressed I am, nonetheless. It kind of breaks my heart that we are going through all of this at a time where we must stick together and do what we need to do for everyone, just not ourselves.
I get it. Sometimes I feel that way about the stuff here and the stuff I post. I think we're a well informed group so I try to capture things that may be missed in casual observation of the news. My motivation is for us to continue being vigilant. I wish it wasn't so depressing.
 

Kanky

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My 26 year old pregnant patient had it, symptoms were sore throat, voice changed, cough, chills, body aches, diarrhea and 5 days after giving birth couldnt breathe and had to be hospitalized and intubated. A month later now is recovering. We believe the husband gave it to the wife cuz he was positive first while she was negative.

Her husband only had a sore throat, headache, fever, then a mild cough. he only took aspirin and he felt better after a week and tested negative.
So the more symptoms one has the severity increases and more likely to be hospitalized.





But why didn't she take ivermectin BEFORE she went to the hospital. You can't demand a hospital give you anything.


How it started. .How it ended
She probably did take ivermectin before she went to the hospital. These nutty people went and bought ivermectin from the livestock supply stores if they couldn’t get a doctor to prescribe it.
 

LostInAdream

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Was exposed to someone who was in direct contact of someone who tested positive today. Going to get me and my child tested in the morning.
We are both negative :woot: Thank y’all for the well wishes!! The person who was the direct contact also tested negative. I’m so happy as she is 5 months pregnant. I’m not going anywhere or being around anyone until this ish is done. The anxiety is too much for me. So thankful I will be going fully remote as soon as my computer equipment comes in.
 

Everything Zen

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^^^ I ain’t got my feet done since before the pandemic started, my brows have been touched even longer than that because I swear these people left me one higher than the other so I always had this surprised one eyed look one my face. I’ve gone to my beautician maybe 3 times.

I guess I have to go get that stuff taken care of now to attend my little cousin’s wedding and represent our side of the family because my parents definitely can’t go since our beloved dog suddenly went blind/has an unknown infection a little over a month ago and my mom now has 2 glaucoma patients between him and my dad whose grown behind can’t put a single drop in his eye by himself. There are seven drops/ointments between the two of them. Since they’re older and can’t get around anymore, I’ve been driving them back and forth to a vet ophthalmologist in IL. Poor babbthad to have one eye removed it was a mess. I have lost 10 pounds from stress in the past month.

I’m irritated because the bride and groom just decided I had a part in the wedding without telling me until I declined the rehearsal dinner- I am supposed to read a poem/scripture. Like when we’re y’all gonna say something - bc over ummm this whole pandemic thing I was planning on sending a big check and not coming. :look:

I really wish people would be more sensible during this time and rethink weddings and celebrations. I can’t help but feel a sense of selfishness about it.
 

dancinstallion

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Dh tested negative twice. He hasn't called his sister nor has his sister called him. I think she knows what's up and hence the quietness. Dh and ds had 7 of the 11 symptoms we screen for at work. I am little pissed/upset that he is taking it lightly because he is negative and feels better. I told him people die in 3 weeks or less with these symptoms or get intubated. I told him to call his sister because I can't believe they are passing covid around all willy nilly, and everybody is acting like everything is OK, and trying to forget about it, also how is her sick husband and MIL doing? If they are so close why isn't anyone checking on each other when they know family members are sick. He said no he isn't calling her just to feed my ego and he thinks he had the flu.. Da fuq?
 
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Kanky

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^^^ I ain’t got my feet done since before the pandemic started, my brows have been touched even longer than that because I swear these people left me one higher than the other so I always had this surprised one eyed look one my face. I’ve gone to my beautician maybe 3 times.

I guess I have to go get that stuff taken care of now to attend my little cousin’s wedding and represent our side of the family because my parents definitely can’t go since our beloved dog suddenly went blind/has an unknown infection a little over a month ago and my mom now has 2 glaucoma patients between him and my dad whose grown behind can’t put a single drop in his eye by himself. There are seven drops/ointments between the two of them. Since they’re older and can’t get around anymore, I’ve been driving them back and forth to a vet ophthalmologist in IL. Poor babbthad to have one eye removed it was a mess. I have lost 10 pounds from stress in the past month.

I’m irritated because the bride and groom just decided I had a part in the wedding without telling me until I declined the rehearsal dinner- I am supposed to read a poem/scripture. Like when we’re y’all gonna say something - bc over ummm this whole pandemic thing I was planning on sending a big check and not coming. :look:

I really wish people would be more sensible during this time and rethink weddings and celebrations. I can’t help but feel a sense of selfishness about it.
I do mani/pedis better than the Koreans now because I have not been in any shop or spa since this mess started. My husband has learned to give a decent massage and I have mastered the at home facial. :lol: I laminated my brows at home because that look requires less precision when shaping. There are too many people pretending to be vaccinated and these kinds of services require too much very close contact for me.
 

Kanky

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My neighbors had a “block party vacation” where they all went to Punta Cana. The street was almost empty for a week. I passed because there is a pandemic and I am not trying to hang out with middle aged white folks like that anyway. They came back and two people (let’s call them Jane and Jim) had breakthrough Covid. Jane and Jim’s spouses did not get breakthrough Covid, but apparently Jane and Jim spent a lot of time together while on vacation. Now there is a for sale sign up at Jane’s house and Jim’s wife is posting cryptic messages about trust and betrayal on Facebook. I kind of wish I’d gone on the trip now. :lol:
 

Black Ambrosia

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This is a reach for Nicki. She said she needed to do more research right around the time she talked about her cousin having an adverse reaction to the vaccine that most people believe was actually an STI. It just makes her look ignorant so her “research” is questionable.

It’s not a good look for Joy to go after another Black woman in front of white people on national tv but I don’t have a problem with what she said. I don’t think she knew it but Nicki is spreading lies and that kind of thing becomes the next uneducated person’s research.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
All the whorish men Nicki be around and it’s easier for her to digest that the vaccine is a more likely explanation for that outcome than an untreated STD.

It reminds me of a Facebook screenshot I posted in the COVID humor thread where a lady was warning others that the vaccine gave her husband a burning sensation when he urinated.

Pro butt shots and anti vaccine is a whole new absurdity low.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
So when people think the vaccine requirements aren't working and covid is still doing it's thing...

It makes me wonder how many of these "break through" infection stories being reported are real. I know that vaccinated people can get Covid and depending on their co-morbidities become ill but if unvaxxed people are actually being registered as vaxxed then their cases are skewing the data.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
This is a reach for Nicki. She said she needed to do more research right around the time she talked about her cousin having an adverse reaction to the vaccine that most people believe was actually an STI. It just makes her look ignorant so her “research” is questionable.

It’s not a good look for Joy to go after another Black woman in front of white people on national tv but I don’t have a problem with what she said. I don’t think she knew it but Nicki is spreading lies and that kind of thing becomes the next uneducated person’s research.
Naw, it's a good look to dispel dumb pooh, especially as elders. The white people are go be fine. We ain't.

I am all for solidarity between black women and there's a lot that I wouldn't say in mixed company but this foolery needed to be checked. That said, going the "sista sista sista" route in the checking wasn't the best choice. Nicki is known for being loud and wrong and I would have expected exactly the response that she gave so there was no point to appealing to sisterhood. Nicki should have got that straight "you dumb" shether venom said with Joy's whole chest.
 

oneastrocurlie

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My neighbors had a “block party vacation” where they all went to Punta Cana. The street was almost empty for a week. I passed because there is a pandemic and I am not trying to hang out with middle aged white folks like that anyway. They came back and two people (let’s call them Jane and Jim) had breakthrough Covid. Jane and Jim’s spouses did not get breakthrough Covid, but apparently Jane and Jim spent a lot of time together while on vacation. Now there is a for sale sign up at Jane’s house and Jim’s wife is posting cryptic messages about trust and betrayal on Facebook. I kind of wish I’d gone on the trip now. :lol:

Don't let Tyler Perry see this lol
 

oneastrocurlie

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It makes me wonder how many of these "break through" infection stories being reported are real. I know that vaccinated people can get Covid and depending on their co-morbidities become ill but if unvaxxed people are actually being registered as vaxxed then their cases are skewing the data.

Yup. I can totally see people saying they are vaccinated when they aren't. It's like when insurance ask you if you were wearing your seat belt when you get in a fender bender. Even if you weren't wearing one, who's actually gonna admit it?
 
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