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

Lylddlebit

Well-Known Member
Fauci said the Pandemic is over in the US. For those who care to embrace facts.
I will be the first to tell you I love what you add to this thread, but anytime trusting the science is hinged on something/someone as inconsistent as Fauci and the CDC has been during covid, Imma go ahead and rely on life skills that helped me survive being raised in the hood and let "the science" align with reliability before I trust it...point blank, period. Now I do believe the impact of covid is changing for sure...but sleeping on it is how you get stole.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
"The United States is "certainly, right now, in this country, out of the pandemic phase," Dr. Anthony Fauci"

Unfortunately when scientists use scientific terms that non scientists will interpret without looking up, chaos ensues. A pandemic phase is when there is widespread human infection, which is why Fauci further clarified there aren't 900K infections per day.

From the charts below it's pretty clear that when a pandemic phase ends, that is not the end of a pandemic. I don't expect the average person to look this up but it's troubling that people who pretend to be reporters on the subject couldn't be bothered to take the 10 seconds it took me to find clear definitions and educate the public rather than push conspiracy theories.

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The Continuum of Pandemic Phases - 508 | Pandemic Influenza (Flu) | CDC
 

naturalgyrl5199

Well-Known Member
"The United States is "certainly, right now, in this country, out of the pandemic phase," Dr. Anthony Fauci"

Unfortunately when scientists use scientific terms that non scientists will interpret without looking up, chaos ensues. A pandemic phase is when there is widespread human infection, which is why Fauci further clarified there aren't 900K infections per day.

From the charts below it's pretty clear that when a pandemic phase ends, that is not the end of a pandemic. I don't expect the average person to look this up but it's troubling that people who pretend to be reporters on the subject couldn't be bothered to take the 10 seconds it took me to find clear definitions and educate the public rather than push conspiracy theories.

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And its a shame he had to "walk it back" because the general public takes sound bites and RUNS with it.
 

Evolving78

Well-Known Member
DO NOT QUOTE!!
Well ladies Covid finally made its way into my home. My little one and I are not feeling well. My other two are doing fine, tested negative, and are separated in the home from us for the most part. I know exactly who gave it to us, and I shouldn’t have let my guard down. I was pretty vigilant with trying to avoid contracting it, but not enough it seems..
Covid isn’t over, please be careful.
 

Evolving78

Well-Known Member
DO NOT
Hello ladies!
The past several days was a dark and fearful experience. I believe we are heading into the recovery phase. Please check with your state and county regarding infection rate levels and alerts. Do not go by the CDC.
They do not have updated information. I was extremely ill, but as a mom, I couldn’t rest. I still have to move around and take care of my family. I made sure I stayed on top of our hygiene. We all wore masks, gloves, tried to stay as separated as much as possible, and I ordered groceries and have other essential items delivered to me by a nearby relative. I was so scared for myself and my children, especially my child that is sick too.

My babies and I hug each other everyday and that was tough on us not being able to do that. My middle child and youngest thrive off of that affection and connection from me. We talk, laugh, play, and comfort each other and that virus took that from us. We are a homeschooling family too, so that caused a disruption. All of the families and children that have suffered great losses from this virus have my deepest condolences and empathy, even more for neurodivergent families, adults, and children. These people greatly depend on their caregivers.

Again, please be careful! Go back to the guidelines of 2021 if possible. Avoid crowds and practice social distancing. Stay on top of hand washing and cleaning. You cannot control what other people do, and people will not be forthcoming or honest about their outings and daily habits away from your eyesight. Another wave will come by fall if we all don’t do what is required to get through this.

I’m vaccinated and boosted, so I’m thankful for that. I don’t want to imagine contracting this virus and not having the immunity the vaccines provided.
I just wanted to share this with you ladies to make you aware of what’s going on out here, and doing my part with keeping us informed with each other. This is more than just a forum for me. I have been here for many years and have seen all of us grow and transform in so many different ways. You ladies have inspired me to do so many different things that have had a tremendous impact on my life. Thank you all for your openness as well. Stay well and safe!!
 
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yamilee21

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Just venting… I am so disgusted at how Covid is basically being ignored in New York City now. My son has gotten multiple exposure notices every. single. day. since they returned from Spring break on April 25th. They aren’t even bothering to give the kids testing kits regularly anymore. The more cases spread, the more Mayor McSwagger downplays the situation, as if he wants everyone to catch this thing. Fewer and fewer people are wearing masks, but more people are walking around coughing and sneezing openly. Screw the elderly, the immunocompromised, those at high risk, etc. :mad:
 

Brownie

Well-Known Member
Just venting… I am so disgusted at how Covid is basically being ignored in New York City now. My son has gotten multiple exposure notices every. single. day. since they returned from Spring break on April 25th. They aren’t even bothering to give the kids testing kits regularly anymore. The more cases spread, the more Mayor McSwagger downplays the situation, as if he wants everyone to catch this thing. Fewer and fewer people are wearing masks, but more people are walking around coughing and sneezing openly. Screw the elderly, the immunocompromised, those at high risk, etc. :mad:
This is probably becoming the norm in multiple states…only one thing in the news right now, and it’s not Covid…might be a different story come fall/winter.
 
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Evolving78

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This is probably becoming the norm in multiple states…only one thing in the news right now, and it’s not Covid…might be a different story come fall/winter.
You literally have to go looking for information at this point. Like we all said before, this is an election year and all of these politicians will not allow the virus to be the focal point. They know they can’t mandate these people to do anything, so they are quietly recommending indoor masking. A few months back, we saw the writings on the wall when they started telling us to get better quality masks and pushing the vaccine hard. I knew it was going to be bad and that’s why I got my oldest two boosted. They don’t test at the schools anymore, unless there is a reported outbreak.
 

Evolving78

Well-Known Member
Yup. 101.8 fever today with muscle aches, headache and dizziness starting yesterday.
I know you know what to do, but imma gonna suggest what helped me anyway! IBUPROFEN helped to bring my temp down and Theraflu (nighttime-syrup=yuck! Not the hot liquid drink) worked big time for me! You might have access to some prescription meds, but the OTC meds were extremely helpful! Oh and try to get some popsicles!!
 

lavaflow99

In search of the next vacation
I know you know what to do, but imma gonna suggest what helped me anyway! IBUPROFEN helped to bring my temp down and Theraflu (nighttime-syrup=yuck! Not the hot liquid drink) worked big time for me! You might have access to some prescription meds, but the OTC meds were extremely helpful! Oh and try to get some popsicles!!
I have been taking Motrin! And notice a huge improvement in how I feel when it is on board :yep:
And I do have popsicles already at home :scratchchin:

I will have to look into Theraflu. Though I like to keep meds to a minimum. I don't have cough/congestion/runny nose/sore throat (at this time) so may not benefit from it.

I had to call the job to let them know. They have a whole call center for COVID positive employees! They offered to see if I was interested in/qualify for the monoclonal antibodies or prescription COVID meds (paxlovid). I declined. :lol:
 

lavaflow99

In search of the next vacation
And I think of the times when I thought I may had it last year. This was before home testing was available and it was hard to get tested (though I could have had one thru my job). A sore throat lasting a day here or a low grade fever there. Nah ain't no way! :nono: Didn't feel like I do now.

COVID is another beast. And I haven't gotten sick in my adult life like this. And I have worked in ERs and urgent care centers and inpatient units when I stay around sick kids with their gross germs :lol:

The muscle aches are next level. Unable to sleep and it kept me up. Didn't want to take Motrin on an empty stomach but it was 4 AM and I had to do something. That's when I decided to test and got the lovely news. Le sigh.

And to imagine what it would have been like to not have the vaccine on board. I can't even fathom. :nono:
 

lavaflow99

In search of the next vacation


I'm back! :lachen:

 
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