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

Ganjababy

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Not sure what he died of but one of my favourite family members died before his time and I cannot go to the funeral because of covid obviously. He lives in another country. He had a compromised immune system and was poorly anyway. But I have been crying all day. But it’s a weird cry. It’s one of sadness but without depression. My cousin was one of my faves. He was such a lovely and decent chap. May he RIP...
 
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Ganjababy

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Another reason I have been crying is that my meemaw is in her 90’s and she is going senile and I don’t know if I will ever see her again.

But a thought entered my mind. Most of the patients I care for are elderly. I feel honoured that I have been able to care for them. They never see their own grand/great/great-great grand kids because of covid. I am giving them the love I cannot give my own grandma and they so appreciate it. I have to remind them we are not allowed to hug as so many of them always want to hug me.

So in a way it’s okay. It will be okay...
I'm sorry for your loss.... I went to a zoom funeral for my relative. Unfortunately, someone got the pw and was calling all of us F****** N******.

It was so bizarre.
JC! What is this world coming to!!! I think I heard something similar before... some people are soooo hateful
 

Everything Zen

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My town has 1 ICU bed left out of both hospitals. Outside of my town, the closest hospitals are 2+ hours away north, west, south east, and east of here (In the city of J'ville and Gainesville), and only 2 of them have the infrastructure, ICU and staffing (Jax and G'ville---Univ of Fl) to deal with this kind of stuff. Both are college towns so ain't nobody getting transported. My town is at the HIGHEST level of alert right now.
I live with people that think this is a lie and I can’t convince them otherwise unless they see it for themselves.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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Not sure what he died of but one of my favourite family members died before his time and I cannot go to the funeral because of covid obviously. He lives in another country. He had a compromised immune system and was poorly anyway. But I have been crying all day. But it’s a weird cry. It’s one of sadness but without depression. I suffered from depression and would cry everyday for no known reason and plan my death if things did not change. So now that I have been “fixed” it’s weird when I feel sad because it’s for a concrete reason. My cousin was one of my faves. He was such a lovely and decent chap. Always showed me warmth, made me feel loved, special and welcomed and he was not a perv. I know that sounds weird but when one comes from dysfunction one is grateful for some sort of normalcy. He will be missed and I am crying because his family abroad cannot have the closure of a funeral and wake like we usually do because of covid and travel restrictions. Not that I would have risked it if I was allowed to travel. May he RIP...
I'm so sorry for your loss....
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
Ya'll know I don't go no place but home and work but I had to drop my car off at the the body shop that is walking distance from our warehouse. I get in there and everybody is spread out and wearing masks with protective barriers at their desk between them and the customers and the place seemed ventilated so I was "ok bet!" As soon as I had an INKLING of feeling kind of safe, I hear the kind of chewing where you know food is flying out of somebody's mouth. I look around and see dude three desks away with his mask free mouth eating an apple like everybody else in the room ain't there inhaling his possibly seasoned by covid food breath! :mad: I got up, walked out and called from outside and told the girl to bring my paperwork out when she was done cuz I can't be in no place with unmasked people.
I reported this to my insurance company and they told me they spoke with the body shop about it. Fast forward 1 month when I went back to pick my car up, same dude came out from the back with no mask on at all, sat at his desk like whatevs. I took a picture of the setting showing everybody with masks on and then another zoomed in on dudes mask free face and sent it to the insurance company. Generally, I don't like the concept of taking random peoples pictures but I'm like the insurance company needed to see this with a time stamp to know both me and them weren't being taken seriously. Not to mention, we are almost a year deep in a pandemic with a super catching strain out here. :mad:
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
Somebody from the insurance company called me and said the mask less dude was the manager! He said he was surprised because they have had people test positive at that location and I told him, the manger setting the example of not wearing a mask is probably why! :mad: . The insurance guy kept apologizing but he tried to sneak in that the place was normally good with masks and that that they only messed up the two times I was there. :mad: Oh so they just waited for me to get there for the manager to not wear a mask and I'm a customer? HOW SWAY? This insurance guy is Hispanic and I suspect the body shop is a Hispanic run place. The person handling my claim is Asian so she wasn't defending the place at all.

Of course something came up wrong with the car and the path of me not paying for a rental car falls on going back to this place. BOOOOOO!!!!
 

vevster

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A colleague of mine sneaked a vaccine by showing fake paperwork. He was so happy. I was happy for him.

Update: His stay at home wife got the vaccine too. I'm being told if you want it in NY they will give it to you.
 
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meka72

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I'm sorry for your loss.... I went to a zoom funeral for my relative. Unfortunately, someone got the pw and was calling all of us F****** N******.

It was so bizarre.
That’s horrible Vev. I’m sorry your family had to deal with racism at such a vulnerable time.

The potential for “zoom bombing” is one of the reasons I don’t mess with zoom.
 

Transformer

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From Functional Medicine Blog

COVID-19 exposure on flights. Although the United States doesn’t publicly report on COVID exposure on flights, Canada does. And their database suggests that COVID exposure—if not infections—on flights may be more common than the airline industry has suggested. Several industry insiders are suggesting that pre-flight COVID testing may be a viable way to reduce the risk of infection on flights.

Low-carb diets can induce remission in people with type 2 diabetes. A new meta-analysis published in the BMJ found that low-carb and very-low-carb diets can induce remission in patients with type 2 diabetes—especially when adherence is high. This adds to the already strong evidence supporting the use of carbohydrate restriction for blood sugar control.

An alternative to colonoscopy for colon cancer screening? An article in the New York Times reported on new guidelines that suggest the fecal immunochemical test may be as accurate as colonoscopy for detecting colon cancer. There may be some advantages to colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy, as Peter Attia points out in this article, but they have to be weighed against the invasiveness, risk, and cost.

People without symptoms may spread more than half of COVID-19 cases. A new model published by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionsuggests that asymptomatic spread may account for almost 60 percent of COVID cases. This highlights the difficulty of containing this pandemic and the importance of continuing to follow containment measures.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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No one is catching the flu

How are people catching coronavirus and not the flu?
We should be seeing an uptick in flu especially in the areas where people arent wearing masks but that is not happening.
People ARE. But the world is literally staying home more. They won't go to the doctor, they are just out and about way less. So it makes sense that flu isn't hitting too hard. But yes people are still getting the flu AND pneumonia. We are tracking it and its not any worse than a regular flu season. Being that COVID is more virulent than the flu, like most folk, they aren't bothering to go to the doctor to test UNTIL after they got a COVID test. Once they confirm they are COVID negative, unless they are on their death bed or the illness is prolonged, many are riding it out at home. Many folk do this during regular flu season. This is PEAK flu time so we have to wait. Too many other headlining issues.
 

dancinstallion

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People ARE. But the world is literally staying home more. They won't go to the doctor, they are just out and about way less. So it makes sense that flu isn't hitting too hard. But yes people are still getting the flu AND pneumonia. We are tracking it and its not any worse than a regular flu season. Being that COVID is more virulent than the flu, like most folk, they aren't bothering to go to the doctor to test UNTIL after they got a COVID test. Once they confirm they are COVID negative, unless they are on their death bed or the illness is prolonged, many are riding it out at home. Many folk do this during regular flu season. This is PEAK flu time so we have to wait. Too many other headlining issues.

No what I am saying is literally no one is testing positive from the flu. I have been asking nurses and medical professionals at different hospitals and we have had close to zero cases of someone testing positive for any flu strains. A lot of people are not staying home just come to texas and you will see so it doesnt explain why none of our hospitals have any cases of the flu.

A member that is a physician confirmed in another thread that she has had close to zero cases at her hospital.

The flu vaccine was never 100% effective more like 45-50% so even if more people received the shot that still doesnt account for the low cases.

A friend in south Texas said he gave out 4x more flu shots this year. So their flu cases are down.

Yes more people are staying home in general but I tell you to come to Texas, and people are living their lives freely, no mask wearing, no social distancing, no vaccines, still going to clubs, wedding, and parties and house gatherings maskless.
 
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BonBon

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I had my vit D measured and started taking supplements maybe July/Aug last year. Progress has been slow. Started with a score of 60 and now it's 73 after 5 months of supplementing. I've increased to taking 2000iu per day and will see how that go. Aiming to get to 100.

DH obliged with getting his level checked this week. We had always assumed he would be in normal range, but I just wanted to see the actual level since he is forced to work in the office. He came back as deficient with a score of 11! Doctor is immediately putting him on 45,000iu two times a week for 7 weeks and said he will probably have to supplement for life. So lucky to have this knowledge.

Just to say if you're very light/pale skinned - get your levels checked too just in case.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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No what I am saying is literally no one is testing positive from the flu. I have been asking nurses and medical professionals at different hospitals and we have had close to zero cases of someone testing positive for any flu strains. A lot of people are not staying home just come to texas and you will see so it doesnt explain why none of our hospitals have any cases of the flu.

A member that is a physician confirmed in another thread that she has had close to zero cases at her hospital.

The flu vaccine was never 100% effective more like 45-50% so even if more people received the shot that still doesnt account for the low cases.

A friend in south Texas said he gave out 4x more flu shots this year. So their flu cases are down.

Yes more people are staying home in general but I tell you to come to Texas, and people are living their lives freely, no mask wearing, no social distancing, no vaccines, still going to clubs, wedding, and parties and house gatherings maskless.
I got you. We have flu cases here (in my red part of FL) so IDK.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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I had my vit D measured and started taking supplements maybe July/Aug last year. Progress has been slow. Started with a score of 60 and now it's 73 after 5 months of supplementing. I've increased to taking 2000iu per day and will see how that go. Aiming to get to 100.

DH obliged with getting his level checked this week. We had always assumed he would be in normal range, but I just wanted to see the actual level since he is forced to work in the office. He came back as deficient with a score of 11! Doctor is immediately putting him on 45,000iu two times a week for 7 weeks and said he will probably have to supplement for life. So lucky to have this knowledge.

Just to say if you're very light/pale skinned - get your levels checked too just in case.
I assume everyone is low. Even with regular supplementation is really HARD to keep levels in the 70+ desired range. We used to think there were toxicity levels but that 40 year old research was wrong wrong wrong. Keep throwing everything at it with respect to vitamins/supplementation. My ex-boss was a regular milk drinker, healthy as a horse and after 3 months of 2000U a day faithfully she barely got it over 25 after being single digits. I told her to get that 50000IU dose for weekly. She did that another 3 months and got it into the 40-something range. Its really hard....but the opposite...having super low levels is worse.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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The face mask that could end the pandemic

And see this is why I want to kick something every time I used to see those stupid Pressers in the early months. A Bunch of bumbling fumbling idiots. We had EVERYTHING we needed to get N95s to the country. That thing Biden just approved to ramp up production---why didn't Trump do it? We discussed that over 5000 comments ago. He send 36000 TONS. TONS of ish to China...PPE and masks, vents, all kind of stuff. The American companies like 3M----with an infusion of gov't funds could have had super increases in production. So many fabric and textile companies could have retrofitted technology to make N95s for medical and general population. I really hate it here.
 

scoobygirl

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And see this is why I want to kick something every time I used to see those stupid Pressers in the early months. A Bunch of bumbling fumbling idiots. We had EVERYTHING we needed to get N95s to the country. That thing Biden just approved to ramp up production---why didn't Trump do it? We discussed that over 5000 comments ago. He send 36000 TONS. TONS of ish to China...PPE and masks, vents, all kind of stuff. The American companies like 3M----with an infusion of gov't funds could have had super increases in production. So many fabric and textile companies could have retrofitted technology to make N95s for medical and general population. I really hate it here.
Completely agree. It’s like people forgot all about the N95 masks. From the beginning they were the only disposable mask that could protect the wearer and not just the people they encounter. It would have made a difference for people in communities with low mask adherence and poor social distancing. Trumps refusal to support production ramp in the US just left me speechless with rage. At the beginning of the outbreak I realized that we had two boxes of N95 masks we kept on hand due to the dust storms in AZ. I gave my immediately one each for the times when they had to be out in hot zones. I’ve been waiting and hoping all year that supplies would restock.
 
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