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Discussion in 'News - Breaking News & Political Forum' started by Black Ambrosia, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Black Ambrosia

    Black Ambrosia Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. No trash collection will lead to a new set of health crises.
     
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    Here on the news in South Florida, they mentioned shutting down a few of the drive-up corona testing locations because they ran out of the actual swabs to do the tests :nono:
     
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    I 100% feel you, but I'm on the other side. I'm a college professor and converted all of my classes to an online format last week. It is truly crazy because students are worried, stressed, lacking focus, etc., and yet and still, there's got to be a path to help them finish out this class. A global pandemic was on nobody's radar when we started this class in January.

    I canceled a few assignments, altered others, and extended out due dates. In speaking with students, some are juggling work, homeschooling kids, and finishing my class; others are suddenly without a source of income as businesses have been closed; and then other students are working on a near constant basis keeping our grocery stores and hospitals up and running. And a lot of them going stir crazy from being stuck inside all the time.

    Shoot - I'm all over the place and having trouble concentrating too. Super annoyed about the college administration harping on about this as if it's "business as usual." It's just NOT. I was up front and told my students why I canceled a paper that was due. I said if they're having trouble concentrating, imagine having to read and grade 150 of these mugs... LOL. Nah. We're good with *more than enough* work to do before the end of the semester. And no one objected either, lol.
     
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    My sister just texted me. A Tampa
    Police officer tested positive and they quarantined 35 others. 10 awaiting results and 3 had international travel.
     
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    Thanks @naturalgyrl5199

    I love stuff like that.

    Also, for whoever needs to complain about a specific UPS driver, if you know the location of the building you don't need the car number. The PDS or even one of the clerks can pull who and which driver by address. Also, center manager and on road sups know too. The best time to call and ask for a center manager or on road supervisor is after 430 when the drivers are getting back or before 730 for a more direct solution. Even if you get the Customer Center for the building, ask for which center services your address. They should put you right through an office. Don't let them tell you to call the 800 number, demand a center manager or on road supervisor. If I still had friends there, I could atleast find names of numbers of who you can call but I've been gone nearly 10 years and most of my peeps left not too long after me.

    Another backdoor option is to ask to be transferred to the IE or PE office and then from there find out which center and find numbers. Most of the time, they'll transfer you and/or give you the number to get you to leave them alone. Lol.
     
  6. lavaflow99

    lavaflow99 In search of the next vacation

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    Hate to harsh but how the hell you are going to take medications due to the advice of Drump?

    Sorry but you got to go.

    #survivalofthefittest
     
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    Wow. These fools in NJ just don’t care. They having parties and weddings receptions.

    wth is wrong with these people??? My God!
     
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    What happened?
     
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    Unacceptable!! Babies especially go down so fast. I wouldnt be able to sleep. They would have had to search high and low for a solution before I took my baby home. If a baby goes down unless they have a preexisting heart issue it almost always starts with a respiratory problem.
    Hope the peanut feels better.
     
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    I don’t think they are mandated to lift anything inside buildings or to help you guys lift ( I will ask my hubby) It’s a slippery slope calling in the truck numbers with them. They can be petty.. and trust me they communicate with each other about drop areas that are difficult. This is a difficult situation for everyone. Your right.. They probably want to just do their job and leave.

    I highly recommend finding an area for them to drop and not escalate. Just my opinion.
     
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    Something good just happened from this. this is kind of unrelated but remember how i told yall im handling the distribution of testing equipment and medical supplies?

    Well the chief called me in his office and said hes going to create a position doing some type of budget analysis/ statistics and data analysis. He had compliment after compliment to give me! Im so excited.

    Now let's hope i don't die. Lol

    @Chicoro
     
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    It didn't sound like she was asking them to lift for them, it sounded like she wanted to check his temperature before entering the building and she feels forced to find another drop off location because he refuses to accommodate them.

    In the same way, drivers have special requirements for stops that require IDs, buzz in/sign in, security checks, domestic/wild animal avoidance, package drop locations, etc, they can make accommodations for a temperature check before entering a building. Some drivers can do whatever for a residential stop (within reason of course), but when it comes to commercial stops not so much. Its a simple communication for a UPS driver to be informed of a new procedure before entering a building, no different than any new protocol for a commercial stop. I can't speak for FedEx since they are contractors, but UPS drivers cannot and should not just do willy nilly at commercial stops just cause or be petty in retaliation, especially not a government building.
     
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    We currently have a total of 928 deaths, of which 223 occurred on Wednesday.


    Wednesday has been deadliest day in reported coronavirus deaths in US
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/health/coronavirus-state-actions-wednesday/index.html

    The dramatic spike brought the number of novel coronavirus deaths since the outbreak reached the United States in late January to at least 928. Sunday morning -- less than four days ago -- the nationwide total was 326 deaths, according to CNN data derived from state reports.

    Officials reported 223 deaths Wednesday, an increase higher than any other day. Tuesday saw 164 reports. Experts have said numbers will rise dramatically as more tests are administered and analyzed.
     
  17. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    "This is Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett, a viral immunologist, working with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), taking the lead to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus." from Chrissie on YouTube



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    Dr Kizzmekia Corbett, left, senior research fellow and scientific lead for coronavirus vaccines and immunopathogenesis team in the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory, talked with President Donald Trump as he toured the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the NIH in Bethesda, Md. – Pic Credit: AP


    Dr. Corbett and her team are using the template for the SARS vaccine since the Coronavirus comes from the same family, swapping genetic code to make it more palatable for the current virus in a strategy that Corbett calls “plug and play.”

    Corbett is a viral immunologist by training whose research interests entail elucidating mechanisms of viral pathogenesis and host immunity as they pertain to vaccine development.

    She graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and another one in Sociology in 2008. She is an NIH scholar and also a Meyerhoff Scholar. In 2014, she earned her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014.

    Currently, Dr Corbett and her team have begun running the first human trials of the vaccine in Seattle, just 66 days after the initial viral sequence release, which according to her is “a testament to rapid vaccine development for emerging diseases.”

    Volunteers will receive two doses of the vaccine – mRNA-1273 – that are monitored 28 days apart in an effort to see how well the medicine “stimulates an immune response to a protein on the virus’s surface.”

    “Phase 1 will only test on 45 patients but the second phase of the trial will require a larger number of participants,” Forbes reports.

    “Finding a safe and effective vaccine to prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2 is an urgent public health priority,” Anthony S. Fauci, head of the NIAID said. “This Phase 1 study, launched in record speed, is an important first step toward achieving that goal”.

    https://face2faceafrica.com/article...-developing-a-vaccine-against-the-coronavirus

    Looking like a regal queen and goddess upon her throne. (I think this is the same lady.)
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    Designer Makes 500 Masks Per Day

     
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    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Dr. John Campbell: Making the Invisible Enemy Visible


    How to make the invisible corona virus visible:

    1. Testing: Swabs, tests to determine who is positive for Covid-19 and who has Covid-19 (anti-gen)
    2. Testing: Mass antibody testing to determine who may be asymptomatic and had Covid-19 exposure (anti-body)
    3. Quarantining those infected
    4. Isolating and Social Distancing of the uninfected
    5. Tracing back the path of the infected
    6. Identifying those in contact with the infected
    7. Identifying clusters
    8. Breaking the chain of infection
    9. Repeat


     
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  21. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    I thought this had been resolved: Competition on State, National and International Level for Supplies

     
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    You still don't get it! You have been prepared for this 'hour'. I personally don't think anything is going to happen to you. You are much too valuable to your organization right now.

    Please make sure you RECEIVE in writing the name of the position, the duties associated with it and the pay and keep a copy AT HOME.

    Compliments are fabulous, but don't allow them to distract you from receiving the tangible and financial benefits that you have ALREADY earned and deserve.

    Stay focused:
    The ball is in your court if and when he follows through with this analysis. I want you to know that when the ball is in your court, the POWER to negotiate is in YOUR hands. When he makes the offer, you have the permission to negotiate and ask for what you want. You can choose to invoke that power and negotiate for what you want. That includes more money, a specific way or wording your title and position, etc. Or, you can choose to not invoke YOUR power. It is, of course, up to you.

    I know that you will make the best decision for you. My goal in saying this is to ENSURE that you REALIZE the opportunity that has been layed before you and that you realize the POWER that you wield. Your intelligence, education, work-ethic and that which makes you - YOU- have prepared you for this moment. Seize the moment and grab that ring. You may never get an opportunity like this again.

    You wield the power to lift yourself.
    You wield the power to lift others.​

    Step into your power, baby! We all already know your hair and skin look beautiful while doing it.
    Keep us posted.​


    Bravo, @Layluh !
     
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    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    President D. Trump: We cannot let the cure, be worse than the problem.

    Benjamin Franklin: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

    Ms Lil' Chicoro: Sigh...
     
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    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    A record, documentation for this thread:


    Trump timeline about the virus, from: it's only 1 person, to it's going away soon... Never forget this.

    Dr. Fauci says that the coronavirus is 10x more deadly than the flu. Never forget this.


    Don Lemon says Trump is gaslighting you and rolls the tape
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    •Mar 18, 2020

     
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    Went outside to get my laundry detergent out of the back of the truck at 840 pm last night. Police Officer in his car was sitting right on my corner. Lights flashing and all.
     
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    My husband found 1 locally at Best Buy thank you
     
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    Okay thanks
     
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    Hmmm, this is really getting bad. The time for Mr. Nice Guy is over. Even if you have to barracade some of these people in their homes, it sounds like that's going to be the only option in short order. Over here, we're under 24hr lockdown until Mar31, which they might extend for another 30 days, because some (alot of) idiots went to (crowded) the beach last weekend. What is it with people and the beach anyways? So on Monday, we'll know the verdict. It's already sounding like,

    Another month.jpg

    It's only day 4, and I'm already stir crazy. :dizzy:
     
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    This was a good interview. "You don't pick the timeline, the virus picks the timeline." Yep.

    Interesting that all these people need to tap dance around the President's foolishness vs. giving us straight, direct messaging on what we need to be doing to stop the spread. Gov. Larry Hogan in MD is another one that's been giving good interviews. He was on CNN the other night talking about imaginary countdown clocks, and how MD would focus on the guidance of health experts and the smart people at SME agencies. Shading Trump without using his name and giving the media the chance to turn this into a war of words between the two.
     

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