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Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
I want to SCREAMMMM!
really.
I already had anxiety, bc in Public health I know what's coming. I didn't sleep much last night...my anxiety is up and my cycle is raging. So I'm eating a lot.
But I get to work this morning, my staff are in an uproar, they want to shut down public access bc the State is shutting down public access EXCEPT essential services...like ours....so we stay open which I had to remind them.
Then one of my staff members (a supervisor) piggy backs (reply all) an email to my boss' boss and our community partners some incorrect, non-CDC guidelines on what SHE thinks we ought to do to protect ourselves. My boss' boss rang my phone off the hook for 1/2 hour asking if I co-signed on that---which I didn't and had to chew my staff member out. All this is going on while I'm fielding emails from the public, agreeing to interviews, and seeing a client here and there. Then the ball drops.
ANOTHER community partner who's offices house my field staff sends and email chastising another supervisor of mine out there about not telling her---wait for it....that one of my staff members took their :angry2::swearing: out to ground zero California where there is community spread for a wedding this past weekend.....A WEDDING that someone REFUSED to cancel....Has been back in Florida since Monday....Comes to work YESTERDAY, and then only today, her and her supervisor asked if she could isolate while working phones. The local nurse for that clinic calls the CDC and of course sends her home to quarantine for 14 days. Not to mention I just found out one of my staff has cancer and isn't doing too good...and is older....and another one wants to take a leave of absence because she doesn't want to engage with the public.

All this before 10 AM this morning.
I want to use a bow and arrow Robin Hood style and line them all up. The 2 supervisors, my assistant, the boss, the one who is threatening to leave....save California girl for a kick in the rear then bow and arrow.
I'm tired.
A bet you handled everything with aplomb and professionalism. That's why we here girl, for you to VENT!
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
I’ve muted the Presidents presser. He can’t get his narcissistic supply at his rallies so he’s taking Pence’s one little job. I’ll wait for highlights after it’s over. Doubt he’s saying anything helpful.

Also, where is Dr. Fauci? He wasn’t there yesterday either.
He was on a JAMA podcast on March 18th, 2020.

 
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Ganjababy

Well-Known Member
It must be a nightmare to manage people now. I was thinking about this yesterday. Then there are those people who are only there for a pay check and take every possible sick day leaving the team short staffed.


I want to SCREAMMMM!
really.
I already had anxiety, bc in Public health I know what's coming. I didn't sleep much last night...my anxiety is up and my cycle is raging. So I'm eating a lot.
But I get to work this morning, my staff are in an uproar, they want to shut down public access bc the State is shutting down public access EXCEPT essential services...like ours....so we stay open which I had to remind them.
Then one of my staff members (a supervisor) piggy backs (reply all) an email to my boss' boss and our community partners some incorrect, non-CDC guidelines on what SHE thinks we ought to do to protect ourselves. My boss' boss rang my phone off the hook for 1/2 hour asking if I co-signed on that---which I didn't and had to chew my staff member out. All this is going on while I'm fielding emails from the public, agreeing to interviews, and seeing a client here and there. Then the ball drops.
ANOTHER community partner who's offices house my field staff sends and email chastising another supervisor of mine out there about not telling her---wait for it....that one of my staff members took their :angry2::swearing: out to ground zero California where there is community spread for a wedding this past weekend.....A WEDDING that someone REFUSED to cancel....Has been back in Florida since Monday....Comes to work YESTERDAY, and then only today, her and her supervisor asked if she could isolate while working phones. The local nurse for that clinic calls the CDC and of course sends her home to quarantine for 14 days. Not to mention I just found out one of my staff has cancer and isn't doing too good...and is older....and another one wants to take a leave of absence because she doesn't want to engage with the public.

All this before 10 AM this morning.
I want to use a bow and arrow Robin Hood style and line them all up. The 2 supervisors, my assistant, the boss, the one who is threatening to leave....save California girl for a kick in the rear then bow and arrow.
I'm tired.
 

Guapa1

Well-Known Member
Y'all, I think I've got this thing. I didn't think that I did because I haven't got a fever. I started off with a sore throat and it turned to a cough which is getting worse. If I talk to anyone on the phone I get breathless to the point I've stopped answering the phone. Not able to get tested and can't call the helpline unless "I'm so ill, I can't do anything". It's keeping the number artificially low here in the UK.
 

Ganjababy

Well-Known Member
China Is Avoiding Blame by Trolling the World

Beijing is successfully dodging culpability for its role in spreading the coronavirus.


The evidence of China’s deliberate cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan is a matter of public record. In suppressing information about the virus, doing little to contain it, and allowing it to spread unchecked in the crucial early days and weeks, the regime imperiled not only its own country and its own citizens but also the more than 100 nations now facing their own potentially devastating outbreaks. More perniciously, the Chinese government censored and detained those brave doctors and whistleblowers who attempted to sound the alarm and warn their fellow citizens when they understood the gravity of what was to come.

[Read: We were warned]

Some American commentators and Democratic politicians are aghast at Donald Trump and Republicans for referring to the pandemic as the “Wuhan virus” and repeatedly pointing to China as the source of the pandemic. In naming the disease COVID-19, the World Health Organization specifically avoided mentioning Wuhan. Yet in de-emphasizing where the epidemic began (something China has been aggressively pushing for), we run the risk of obscuring Beijing’s role in letting the disease spread beyond its borders.

China has a history of mishandling outbreaks, including SARS in 2002 and 2003. But Chinese leaders’ negligence in December and January—for well over a month after the first outbreak in Wuhan—far surpasses those bungled responses. The end of last year was the time for authorities to act, and, as Nicholas D. Kristof of The New York Times has noted, “act decisively they did—not against the virus, but against whistle-blowers who were trying to call attention to the public health threat.”

This is what allowed the virus to spread across the globe. Because the Chinese Communist Party was pretending that there was little to be concerned about, Wuhan was a porous purveyor of the virus. The government only instituted a lockdown in Wuhan on January 23—seven weeks after the virus first appeared. As events in Italy, the United States, Spain, and France have shown, quite a lot can happen in a week, much less seven. By then, mayor Zhou Xianwang admitted that more than 5 million people had already left Wuhan.

If that weren’t enough, we can plumb recent history for an even more damning account. In a 2019 article, Chinese experts warned it was “highly likely that future SARS- or MERS-like coronavirus outbreaks will originate from bats, and there is an increased probability that this will occur in China.” In a 2007 journal article, infectious-disease specialists published a study arguing that “the presence of a large reservoir of SARS-CoV-like viruses in horseshoe bats, together with the culture of eating exotic mammals in southern China, is a time bomb. The possibility of the reemergence of SARS and other novel viruses from animals or laboratories and therefore the need for preparedness should not be ignored.” It was ignored.

[Anne Applebaum: The coronavirus called America’s bluff]

The political scientist Andrew Michta has drawn controversy and accusations of racism for stating what any measured overview of the evidence makes clear. “The question about assigning agency and blame is pretty straightforward to answer,” he writes in The American Interest. The Chinese state, he says, is culpable.

But is this a time for blame? Yes, it is. Accounting for responsibility when a disaster happens—particularly one likely to devastate entire countries, leaving thousands dead—is not beside the point, particularly as Chinese officials move to take advantage of the crisis and launch a disinformation campaign claiming that the U.S. Army introduced the virus.

Well before the new coronavirus spread across American cities, the Chinese regime was already rather creatively trolling U.S. publications, expelling American journalists, and “weaponizing wokeness” over anything it perceived as critical of China’s role in mishandling the epidemic. To hear Chinese spokespeople use the language of racism and prejudice is somewhat surreal, considering this is a regime that has put more than 1 million Muslims and ethnic minorities in “reeducation” camps.

Of course, Americans will have to be vigilant against scapegoating Asians in general or the Chinese people in particular. With one of the highest infection rates and death tolls, Chinese citizens have suffered enough. The Chinese leadership, however, is another matter. A government is not a race. It’s a regime—and easily one of the worst and most brutal in our lifetime. Criticizing authoritarian regimes for what they do outside their own borders and to their own people is simply calling things as they are. To do otherwise is to forgo analysis and accuracy in the name of assuaging a regime that deserves no such consideration.

[Lizzie O’Leary: The modern supply chain is snapping]

Those American critics who raise the racism canard are themselves inadvertently collapsing the distinctions between an authoritarian regime and those who live under it. Too many also seem comfortable drawing moral equivalencies between the Chinese regime and Donald Trump. This attitude is hard to take seriously. Trump didn’t block the media from reporting on the coronavirus; he did not disappear his critics. The nature of a regime matters. And this is why I, for one, am glad to live in a democracy, however flawed, in this time of unprecedented crisis.

After the crisis, whenever after is, the relationship with China cannot and should not go back to normal. Nothing, in any case, will go back to normal after the sheer scale of destruction becomes clear. Of course, the rest of the world will have to live with the Chinese leadership as long as it remains in power. But this pandemic should, finally, disabuse us of any remaining hope that the Chinese regime could be a responsible global actor. It is not, and it will not become one.
https://apple.news/Av5Wex4bISnC1Q_wZRVaJvQ
 

shelli4018

Well-Known Member
Y'all, I think I've got this thing. I didn't think that I did because I haven't got a fever. I started off with a sore throat and it turned to a cough which is getting worse. If I talk to anyone on the phone I get breathless to the point I've stopped answering the phone. Not able to get tested and can't call the helpline unless "I'm so ill, I can't do anything". It's keeping the number artificially low here in the UK.
Oh no! I’m sorry. How long have you had symptoms? Are you in quarantine?
 

awhyley

Well-Known Member
Y'all, I think I've got this thing. I didn't think that I did because I haven't got a fever. I started off with a sore throat and it turned to a cough which is getting worse. If I talk to anyone on the phone I get breathless to the point I've stopped answering the phone. Not able to get tested and can't call the helpline unless "I'm so ill, I can't do anything". It's keeping the number artificially low here in the UK.
You need to see a doctor. How do they expect to cure people when you have to get to the point where you can't do anything? :confused: If you can't talk on the phone, you're going to trouble communicating on that helpline later. Call while you can still get words out.
 

sheanu

Well-Known Member
Y'all, I think I've got this thing. I didn't think that I did because I haven't got a fever. I started off with a sore throat and it turned to a cough which is getting worse. If I talk to anyone on the phone I get breathless to the point I've stopped answering the phone. Not able to get tested and can't call the helpline unless "I'm so ill, I can't do anything". It's keeping the number artificially low here in the UK.
Girl I hope you're able to get treated soon.
 

Guapa1

Well-Known Member
Oh no! I’m sorry. How long have you had symptoms? Are you in quarantine?
Yes, I've been in quarantine since Monday. The sore throat started Sunday evening and have progressed since.

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You need to see a doctor. How do they expect to cure people when you have to get to the point where you can't do anything? :confused: If you can't talk on the phone, you're going to trouble communicating on that helpline later. Call while you can still get words out.
I'm on the phone to the helpline now.
They aren't trying to cure people. Our Prime Minister stood up and said that people are gonna die while they build up herd immunity.
 

meka72

Well-Known Member
Take care of yourself! :bighug:

Y'all, I think I've got this thing. I didn't think that I did because I haven't got a fever. I started off with a sore throat and it turned to a cough which is getting worse. If I talk to anyone on the phone I get breathless to the point I've stopped answering the phone. Not able to get tested and can't call the helpline unless "I'm so ill, I can't do anything". It's keeping the number artificially low here in the UK.
 

awhyley

Well-Known Member
they say they have enough food to last until June July, do you believe it?
Nope. Headed to the store in a few minutes for a few things. Got the cleaning supplies already, but realizing that actual food (and lots of it) is now required.

my food store is still stocked out I checked the specials this week and there's nothing special about it, I will be getting the marinara sauce 2/$5.00 and spaghetti 2/$3 is not bad.
Hoping to get some "good deals" which here means nothing spoiled.

this maybe the last week for work.
You betcha. I don't forsee them going past March without a lockdown. It might make sense with the lack of cruise and air visitors right now.
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
Y'all, I think I've got this thing. I didn't think that I did because I haven't got a fever. I started off with a sore throat and it turned to a cough which is getting worse. If I talk to anyone on the phone I get breathless to the point I've stopped answering the phone. Not able to get tested and can't call the helpline unless "I'm so ill, I can't do anything". It's keeping the number artificially low here in the UK.
Can you say that you are so ill, you can't do anything, and get some help? Do you have someone to help you?
 

Dposh167

Well-Known Member
I'm supposed to be on diet. I'm working from home and have been eating well the last week. Well today I almost snapped of cabin fever.
Idk why I torture myself listening to trump's press conf. After trump said "chinese virus" within the first minute of his speech I shut the tv off and left for walmart to pick up some frozen veggies. Luckily they had a lot of frozen broccoli and my hot sauce I love.

Oh and I also got a fish sandwich at my local take out spot.
And if I had a wine cooler, I would've drank that at 11:30am.
So i'm munching on candy right now with flavored carbonated water

 

Lute

Well-Known Member
@sheanu
"I view it as, in a sense, of wartime president," President Donald Trump said in a news conference Wednesday. "I mean, that's what we're fighting. It's a very tough situation here."

The quote from the article makes me wanna



can't trust someone who led this country astray just for the likes.... Nah..We had two months.... and he was late to the party....
 
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CurlyNiquee

Well-Known Member
Y'all, I think I've got this thing. I didn't think that I did because I haven't got a fever. I started off with a sore throat and it turned to a cough which is getting worse. If I talk to anyone on the phone I get breathless to the point I've stopped answering the phone. Not able to get tested and can't call the helpline unless "I'm so ill, I can't do anything". It's keeping the number artificially low here in the UK.
It’s also keeping the numbers low in the US. My cousin lives in California and has your exact same symptoms, plus muscle aches. She went to Urgent Care last night and they refused to see her/let her in. They did a “virtual” appointment on the phone and sent her home. No test.

I hope you recover quickly. ((Hugs))
 

sheanu

Well-Known Member
@sheanu
"I view it as, in a sense, of wartime president," President Donald Trump said in a news conference Wednesday. "I mean, that's what we're fighting. It's a very tough situation here."

The quote from the article makes me wanna


can't trust someone who led this country astray just for the likes.... Nah..We had two months.... and he was late to the party....
I appreciate everyone who's directly quoting this man. So inarticulate...
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
My friend, who lives in Nashville, was made aware that one of her coworkers tested positive for C19. She has been sick with cold/flu these last 3-4 days and has steadily gotten worse. She’s gotten a runaround about getting tested and who to contact about testing.
I am sorry to hear this. This is why it is imperative that we protect ourselves and our loved ones.
 
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