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Joker

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  1. I've been wondering about the reports that this could possibly spread just via talking. Didn't we have several NBA teams who tested all of the team members and didn't we only have about a dozen test positive? Wouldn't there have been a higher number of positives (even if asymptomatic) if it was that easily spread?

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  2. Yeah, we were going to NYC but not anymore. We will reschedule whenever things are better.

    Ds' summer abroad in London was just canceled by his University last week and dd received an email this week that her freshman orientation this summer would be online instead of at the University. We're all now just waiting to see if there will actually be in person classes for the fall semester.


  3. We tried to watch but bailed about half way through the fourth episode. Even though it wasn't completely focused on the actual animals, it still shows too much for us. It just made us sad. 

    Also, I know we didn't finish but I also do not at all understand the weird love for Joe. He's awful. 

     

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  4. I've only ordered online the past few weeks but I have been able to get almost everything. I may not get the normal brand or type but nothing has been completely out except apple sauce. I was able to get chicken, beef, bread, eggs, veggies, fruit, milk - but no apple sauce. Weird. 

    I haven't tried to get paper products, flour, or water though as we're good for a while on those. 


  5. I go back and forth on continuing to get groceries delivered because I do feel rotten about it. In the end, I feel we're all safer the less people there are going so I'm still having them delivered. I am tipping way more than usual though and only choosing delivery early in the morning so hopefully less people and stores have just been cleaned.

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  6. Yeah, the NPR map has my state at just around 650 cases but we had a jump overnight and are nearing 1000 now. Our total deaths jumped as well. 😥

    ETA: And we're a state that's barely testing. We've tested less than 7000 people and have 981 positives so far. The first death in my county was community spread so I know our numbers are much worse. 


  7. 1 minute ago, SKL said:

    Not to be cynical, but the fact is that we have had and will continue to have other new viruses etc that don't have vaccines.  Some of them have been and will be pretty deadly.

    I'm not saying today is the same as any other day, but this idea that we never go out unless vaccinated against every possibility is new.

    But our hospitals don't become completely overwhelmed with every new virus, and not even with the flu during bad years. This one is different.

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  8. 8 minutes ago, SKL said:

    Not today, but once this disease passes its peak and there are no shortages like today, it won't be different from how this country was before Coronavirus this year.  Lots of kids spreading flu, strep, and other things at a higher rate than normal.  Some schools even temporarily closed because of it.  Flu kills tens of thousands (including vaccinated people) even in a good year.  And we will have and have had other bad viruses worse than the average flu, and for which there were no vaccines.  So I am trying to get a feel for what is triggering this zero tolerance attitude for this particular virus.

    It's not just the virus. I would not get good medical care now for anything where I live so I am being cautious. News here is only talking about positive cases and deaths but conveniently leaving out conditions in our hospitals. My mom works in the largest hospital group here, though, and I know from her that it is an awful situation right now. They are overwhelmed.

    Also, anyone who thinks they aren't high risk for this virus isn't really paying attention. None of us know how it will affect us as there are young healthy people on ventilators and dying from it. 

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  9. 3 minutes ago, square_25 said:

    I would absolutely reject that premise. Half the reason NY has so many cases is that it's running MANY more tests per capita. That's because it has in-state labs that can do so, which most states do not. 

    The other half is that it IS, in fact, a hot spot. But I'm sure many, many states are vastly undercounting. 

    Yes, my Midwest county only has 12 cases listed but we've had 3 deaths. I'm not sure about the 2 overnight but our first death was community transmission (no travel and no contact with anyone known positive), so we obviously have many more people with this thing but no one can get tested here unless you end up in the hospital.

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  10. Indiana also has a stay at home starting midnight tomorrow. Everyone is confused though because our idiot Governor made it out like the only difference is government employees will now be allowed to stay home. It seems like most other businesses are still working. Most I know are upset and feel it isn't enough.

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  11. Do we know what the truly mild symptoms are? It seems like many of the wealthy/celebrities say they have really no symptoms but are positive.

    I'm just curious because I started with a sore throat and bad headache last week (which I've seen many recently mention as symptoms) them I had two days with an uncomfortable tickle in my chest. Never had that before. Now it's still a tickle when I take a breath but not as bad. I also have been coughing but not constant, just more than normal. I don't know if I've ever had fever but I also honestly can't remember the last time I did as I normally don't get one. It just seems like there isn't a lot of info about the really mild cases and some things I've read recently have me wondering. 

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  12. We're not a gun family due to some mental health issues in the past but dh did come home with pepper spray and a baseball bat the other day. He's obviously a bit worried. We have no security system either but many around us have Ring so I'm thinking of getting one just so we're not the only house without it. It's honestly not something I'm too worried about at the moment though.


  13. 1 hour ago, Joker said:

    My college kid is with five friends playing D&D today. I'm mostly disappointed that they're being so stupid as they are usually quite level headed. Dh and I aren't sure what to do. We can say no more (don't even know if he has future plans yet) but he's 20 and we feel he would probably just go stay somewhere else then. I go back and forth but I'm thinking if he plans to come and go after today I will just tell him to stay elsewhere. It stinks and is frustrating. 

    Quoting myself in case some think we're awful. He has an apartment an hour away near campus that we're still paying for. He would rather not be there because he doesn't drive and all his friends are here, so it's not like he has no where to go. Youngest was born with a messed up lung, so that takes priority over ds wanting to hang with friends while staying home. We're trying to avoid this virus for as long as we can.

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  14. My college kid is with five friends playing D&D today. I'm mostly disappointed that they're being so stupid as they are usually quite level headed. Dh and I aren't sure what to do. We can say no more (don't even know if he has future plans yet) but he's 20 and we feel he would probably just go stay somewhere else then. I go back and forth but I'm thinking if he plans to come and go after today I will just tell him to stay elsewhere. It stinks and is frustrating. 

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  15. 2 hours ago, whitehawk said:

    My nearest grocery store has a 2-day wait for delivery, 3 days for pick-up. Previously I could get either in 2-4 hours. I've chosen the delivery rather than sending DH out--if DS and I do have it, he has definitely been exposed. The CDC advice about isolating a sick person is neither suited to our house nor our family (read: I'm the only one who can cook decently).

    I've noticed that if I get on Instacart between 7:30-8:30am I can get delivery within a few hours. By 9am until bed it will list a wait of several days. So, it might help to try at odd or different times.

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  16. 4 minutes ago, Violet Crown said:

    A covid case just reported in Belton, Texas (Killeen-Temple-Ft. Hood area). 

    Austin public schools and University of Texas are closed today. UT has extended Spring Break to 2 weeks; after that classes will be on-line. 

    Yeah, all my family is in Texas and I didn't think it was hitting hard there yet but just heard from niece that A&M is online for rest of semester as well.


  17. So, we made it through the appointment. Doctors office was fine but the lab was packed.

    Hopefully it wasn't all for nothing as we found out quickly this doctor has very little experience with thyroid issues. He was very concerned that she had lost six pounds over the past 8 months though. She didn't need to lose weight and wasn't trying. She also eats and snacks all the dang time so I was surprised by it too.

    Hopefully have the lab results by early next week.

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