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

HappyAtLast

2021 Simplicity & Peacefulness
I am so annoyed by this story. Just look at the time, effort and other resources that went in to saving this probably Trumpy white dude while black people who actually have reasons to be suspicious of the healthcare system die at home.
So this doctor is saying NO ONE in CT or nearby states needed ECMO? So you reach out to this chump in FL. Whatever. I hope every family member who lost someone in that area because they couldn't get ECMO at that time comes for that doctor and his hospital with a fiery vengeance!
 

TrulyBlessed

Well-Known Member

Lions and tigers at DC's National Zoo test presumptive positive for Covid-19​



(CNN) — Animal keepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC, are keeping a close eye on their lions and tigers after the big cats tested presumptive positive for Covid-19.

Six African lions, a Sumatran tiger and two Amur tigers are being treated with anti-inflammatories and anti-nausea medication to help with their discomfort and loss of appetite, the zoo announced in a news release. They're also getting antibiotics to treat presumptive secondary bacterial pneumonia.

Several of the lions and tigers displayed symptoms last weekend, including decreased appetites, coughing, sneezing and lethargy, the release said.

Fecal samples from the lions and tigers were tested and came back with presumptive positive results. Final results are expected in the next few days, the zoo said.

The zoo will remain open and the lions and tigers will be able to go outside in their outdoor habitats.

"Given the substantial distance between the animals and visitors, the public is not at risk," the statement said.

The zoo said no other animals have shown signs of infection.

"The Zoo has conducted a thorough investigation of all staff that were in close proximity to the lions and tigers. There is no evidence to pinpoint the source of the infection," the statement said. "While it is possible the infection was transmitted by an asymptomatic carrier, it has been standard practice for all animal care staff and essential staff to mask indoors in all public and non-public areas."

Sumatran tigers are listed as critically endangered, with a population of less than 400, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Amur tigers are classified as endangered and African lions are vulnerable on the IUCN Red list.

Last week, a group of lowland gorillas at Zoo Atlanta tested positive for Covid-19, according to zoo officials. Only two of the 20 gorillas are still symptomatic, the zoo said in a statement Friday.

The US Department of Agriculture has authorized a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for zoo animals, and the National Zoo said it would administer it to susceptible animals once it becomes available.

Zoo Atlanta says it has vaccinated its orangutans, lions, tigers, and clouded leopard.

 

yamilee21

Well-Known Member
So this doctor is saying NO ONE in CT or nearby states needed ECMO? So you reach out to this chump in FL. Whatever. I hope every family member who lost someone in that area because they couldn't get ECMO at that time comes for that doctor and his hospital with a fiery vengeance!
Vaccination rates are higher in the northeast, so hospitalization rates are lower. There isn’t a crisis with hospital rooms in Connecticut or the neighboring states, so it isn’t as if he was taking a space someone local needed. Plus it is good publicity for the doctor and hospital. This particular person might not have been deserving of having mountains moved to save his life, but at least his story prompted others to get vaccinated.
 

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member
I am so annoyed by this story. Just look at the time, effort and other resources that went in to saving this probably Trumpy white dude while black people who actually have reasons to be suspicious of the healthcare system die at home.
Yep. You know they had the money and insurance. My daughter's PE teacher and his wife were just teachers. They had called over 20-30 hospitals looking for ECMO and even the Mayo Clinic said YES, as soon as a bed was available. But.....
Now 60+ people are vaccinated and they will take it seriously. I saw this story on GMA as well. This man looked like he was near death.

see privilege I tell ya
 

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member

We are almost there!
We are going to get the oldest (now back in school) vaccinated. She literally asked for one again. I will see if I can get an antibody test soon per my Cardiologist friend's recommendation but she has to wait at least 3 months anyway.
 

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member
The reporter clarified via Twitter that her words were misconstrued. She explained via twitter that she was trying to tell her that CNN will exploit you and your families address, however the Guardian will protect your family's privacy. Nikki went apesheeeeet and had that lady doxxed. Shortly after that lady tweeted the clarification she removed her social media accounts because of the harassment. And that's why ppl hate the so called "Barbz" because their leader encourages harrassment. Thats how low IQ Nikki really is. No one is trying to silence her.

I stand by the fact that she unintelligently repeated hearsay and if the person REALLY had what's technically an adverse reaction event to the vaccine, it NEEDs to be reported. That way the vaccine company can investigate and pull the vaccine if this is more than a one-off. Johnson and Johnson had a sprinkling of people with a specific cluster of the same adverse event and pulled the vaccine until they could investigate further....because that's what is SUPPOSED to happen. But she so busy with the faux outrage rather than doing the responsible thing. (whispers: cause it was likely never true)
 

Black Ambrosia

Well-Known Member
I’m on the fence about the reporter’s text message to her family. I think it’s definitely a form of intimidation. Even though she wasn’t saying that they’d harm her family, it’s implied that something bad would happen if they didn’t work with her instead. This is where context matters. I’d probably feel threatened (or at least intimidated) if I was a regular person living my life who didn’t ask for any of this. Nicki however should know better. All it would take is a call from her attorney and the threat of legal action might be enough to have the reporter reprimanded.

Are we really expected to believe that CNN is out here exposing addresses of private citizens? If so they must be doing it covertly because I’ve never seen anything to support that. I think it was an empty threat that the reporter hoped would cause the family to talk to her but it triggered Nicki and here we are.
 

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member
I’m on the fence about the reporter’s text message to her family. I think it’s definitely a form of intimidation. Even though she wasn’t saying that they’d harm her family, it’s implied that something bad would happen if they didn’t work with her instead. This is where context matters. I’d probably feel threatened (or at least intimidated) if I was a regular person living my life who didn’t ask for any of this. Nicki however should know better. All it would take is a call from her attorney and the threat of legal action might be enough to have the reporter reprimanded.

Are we really expected to believe that CNN is out here exposing addresses of private citizens? If so they must be doing it covertly because I’ve never seen anything to support that. I think it was an empty threat that the reporter hoped would cause the family to talk to her but it triggered Nicki and here we are.
This is a good point. Maybe Nikki saw through it. Put in that context, she didn't clarify. Just set her dawgs on someone. The reporter isn't innocent. She should have had "her people" reach out to "Nikki's people." But responded as if they LADY HERSELF was threatening her family. Then responded with a threat saying "COUNT your days." At most the reporter was sneaky and unprofessional. SHE herself didn't threaten that girl.

Plus, WHO can prove a real threat now? Nikki or the reporter? Who's threat is more credible now? With real evidence? With thousands of people joining in. Nikki has built a case for T&T to sanction her and refuse her entry onto their lands now. She has caused so much more harm.

Nikki's mistrust is Well put and the reporter isn't making this up. Oh and News Outlets have been known to reveal people's location all the time. Shaun King's home, pictures and everything with the house number showing was literally on the front page of a VERY well read paper that I believe he used to work for or has done work for years ago--that's affiliated with so many legit BIG news outlets. Just a few months ago (maybe 2). So it CAN happen and it has. CNN won't do it directly, but they can take pictures, show up at the house to "interview" with all their affiliates. I mean even FOX was looking to interview her. Pretty sure they landed right there in Trinidad digging around.
 

Black Ambrosia

Well-Known Member
I understand a celebrity not trusting the media but I consider CNN to be credible as I think most people do. CNN has bias toward liberal topics but isn’t known for tabloid journalism. That was my only point. Would other outlets do that? Of course. Would CNN do it covertly? It’s possible. My point was that the reporter’s claim seemed dubious.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
I can't see if anybody else posted this but this broad is a disgrace. How you a whole black Mayor out here risking it all for Tony Toni Tone. And THEN she pulled a Nicki Minaj talking about how she isn't going to wear a mask between bites and swallows when she know good and damn well that's not related to what's going on in this video she got busted in.

Also, how you thought in an age of cellphones nobody was going to post this to social media?
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
I didn't say much about Obama's party because while I expected him and Michelle to have more sense, Obama's no longer in office. Democrats in office today violating their own health department orders are derelict and I won't forget them in the future when they have viable Democrat competitors. I'm looking at you Gavin Newsome, you :censored:
 

Peppermynt

Defying Gravity
I can't see if anybody else posted this but this broad is a disgrace. How you a whole black Mayor out here risking it all for Tony Toni Tone. And THEN she pulled a Nicki Minaj talking about how she isn't going to wear a mask between bites and swallows when she know good and damn well that's not related to what's going on in this video she got busted in.

Also, how you thought in an age of cellphones nobody was going to post this to social media?
She sounded like a complete plumb fool. She know she was drunk up there and threw caution to the wind, along with a healthy helping of her germs. GTFOWTBS. :confused:
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
Trump supporters are out of their rabbit :moon: minds.

So wait...
begging them to
get vaccinated
was a Jedi
mind trick to
keep them from
getting vaccinated?

Is anyone else
getting a headache
trying to follow
dumb logic?
What is wrong
with these people?
Wait wait wait....using reverse psychology to do what now?
These test tube babies just said whatever "the left" says they go do the opposite and it's "the left's" fault cuz you know, reasons. Not only are they admitting to being petulant children, they added in juicier bits of sheep behavior on top.

You'd think that feeling like a cuck beats feeling like you can't breathe but this new breed of batspit crazy has rules I'm not meant to understand. All I can say is
 

PatDM'T

Well-Known Member
The schools really are a mess. We got an alert today that there was an exposure at my niece’s school. She’s in pre-k. Her class wasn’t exposed but 5 other classes were and are quarantining for 10 days. 3 other classes had a potential exposure but no direct contact.

It’s going to be an interesting school year.
You ain't lying.

A couple of people
at my job are
quarantining because
their kids tested
positive for Covid.
 

winterinatl

All natural!
The schools really are a mess. We got an alert today that there was an exposure at my niece’s school. She’s in pre-k. Her class wasn’t exposed but 5 other classes were and are quarantining for 10 days. 3 other classes had a potential exposure but no direct contact.

It’s going to be an interesting school year.
Our district is 100% in person with a k-8 online school, which is no longer taking students. At a virtual town hall meeting tonight, all parents wanted to know was what solution the district has if it gets worse. I know these folks are determined to keep schools open so the majority can keep going to work. Meanwhile babies keep getting sick.
 

yamilee21

Well-Known Member
On the schools… my macabre form of “entertainment” is watching the NYC DOE’s Daily Covid Case Map, updated every evening. There have been 5 - FIVE - days of school… 1274 cases have been found thus far just in public schools, including charter schools co-located in DOE buildings. 1137 classrooms have been affected. An entire school has had to close for 10 days. But there is no remote option available, because kids “need” to be in school, in-person, according to the mayor. :rolleyes: And since this situation isn’t unsafe enough; they are no longer going to have kids quarantine if they were masked when they were exposed! :pullhair:

If things are this bad in a city with relatively low transmission rates, relatively high levels of vaccination, a mask mandate in place, and where the numbers are about as transparent as they can get, imagine what is really going in other places. :nono:
 
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Leeda.the.Paladin

Well-Known Member
I can't see if anybody else posted this but this broad is a disgrace. How you a whole black Mayor out here risking it all for Tony Toni Tone. And THEN she pulled a Nicki Minaj talking about how she isn't going to wear a mask between bites and swallows when she know good and damn well that's not related to what's going on in this video she got busted in.

Also, how you thought in an age of cellphones nobody was going to post this to social media?
Why she bringing Tony Toni Tone into this? Her little plug at the end about how the news need to focus on the band and not her being maskless. Lol
 

lavaflow99

In search of the next vacation
Fun stories from working yesterday:

1. A dad brings his son because he was sent home from daycare fo runny nose and he needs to be cleared. “Cleared” usually means Covid tested. Dad talking about they didn’t say that.

I ask everyone who comes in with Covid symptoms if they (if the kid is old enough) or adults around patient are vaccinated. I asked the dad. He says “I don’t want to tell you that.“ :rolleyes: Refuses Covid testing for his son because thinks his son doesn’t have it. Then says why test since it can’t be treated? :huh: I explained that it is because if he does have it he doesn’t spread to the other kids and teachers. He started running his mouth about something else. Then said he paid too much for this daycare and asked for a note letting him back in daycare. All he got was a visit summary. :nono:

2. A preteen comes in complaining of sore throat and congestion. Mother not vaccinated. Covid testing was recommended. At first mother agreed. Then asked how long it takes to get results. I said 2-4 days. Mother said ”oh hell no I can’t be missing 4 days of work!”

Again explained why testing is important. She refused. And only wanted scripts for decongestants.

And this is why we will be in the pandemic for a long, long time…..
 

qchelle

Well-Known Member
I feel really bad for parents who don't have the option of staying home with their kids full time right now. I don't know how people are doing it. Randomly, unexpectedly having to arrange childcare whenever there's an outbreak at their kids' school. Like what are you supposed to do? smh
 

Kanky

Well-Known Member
Fun stories from working yesterday:

1. A dad brings his son because he was sent home from daycare fo runny nose and he needs to be cleared. “Cleared” usually means Covid tested. Dad talking about they didn’t say that.

I ask everyone who comes in with Covid symptoms if they (if the kid is old enough) or adults around patient are vaccinated. I asked the dad. He says “I don’t want to tell you that.“ :rolleyes: Refuses Covid testing for his son because thinks his son doesn’t have it. Then says why test since it can’t be treated? :huh: I explained that it is because if he does have it he doesn’t spread to the other kids and teachers. He started running his mouth about something else. Then said he paid too much for this daycare and asked for a note letting him back in daycare. All he got was a visit summary. :nono:

2. A preteen comes in complaining of sore throat and congestion. Mother not vaccinated. Covid testing was recommended. At first mother agreed. Then asked how long it takes to get results. I said 2-4 days. Mother said ”oh hell no I can’t be missing 4 days of work!”

Again explained why testing is important. She refused. And only wanted scripts for decongestants.

And this is why we will be in the pandemic for a long, long time…..
I am not surprised. People whose kids already have Covid are not trying to take time off work to keep other people’s kids from getting Covid. They were sending kids to school with fevers and stomach issues before Covid. If we don’t make their employers pay them while they are at home and then we will have this kind of gross behavior.
 
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