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

dancinstallion

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The sister, of dh's friend that died of covid, showed him the pics of his friend before he went to the hospital. His fingers were blue. :( Apparently he had been fighting covid for a month and didn't tell dh.

That's the thing. People are STILL suffering in silence. Nobody told me they had covid until I told them I tested positive. Why is that? :pullhair: My brother said he had it for 3 weeks a month ago. The symptoms he had were bad, it triggered his asthma and he hadn't had an asthma attack in 12 years! He said he was off balance and could barely walk. Another friend had it the same time I did but didn't tell me her sister had to tell me,
dh' friend told me her whole family had it only after i told her we couldn't get together because I am positive.

I think covid is so common that the stigma should be lifted yet it isn't lifted. We are talking about covid yet we are not talking about covid when people test positive :nono:
 
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oneastrocurlie

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I hope they used our taxes adequately and did all the proper quality assurance testing and are using top of the line servers so this thing doesn't crash day one.
 

Black Ambrosia

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The sister, of dh's friend that died of covid, showed him the pics of his friend before he went to the hospital. His fingers were blue. :( Apparently he had been fighting covid for a month and didn't tell dh.

That's the thing. People are STILL suffering in silence. Nobody told me they had covid until I told them I tested positive. Why is that? :pullhair: My brother said he had it for 3 weeks a month ago. The symptoms he had were bad, it triggered his asthma and he hadn't had an asthma attack in 12 years! He said he was off balance and could barely walk. Another friend had it the same time I did but didn't tell me her sister had to tell me,
dh' friend told me her whole family had it only after i told her we couldn't get together because I am positive.

I think covid is so common that the stigma should be lifted yet it isn't lifted. We are talking about covid yet we are not talking about covid when people test positive :nono:
I don’t think this is about the stigma at all. I think people are keeping it to themselves because they don’t want to be called out for not quarantining and aren’t interested in your suggestions for improving their health.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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It doesn’t stop transmission. So why be mandated?
Its never been about transmission. Its always been about slowing down the worst symptoms and reducing hospitalization rates--which is what's actually killing the medical system right now.


But OTOH---it was marketed as some CURE or shield and that was never right. Obviously if we can slow down the worst symptoms you can in turn actually slow down transmission. But this whole thing has been FUBAR from jump (the way the vaccines were discussed) so no one believes anything anymore....
 

naturalgyrl5199

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^ it doesn’t stop transmission 100%, but there is, and have been now, plenty of evidence that having a covering is better than nothing. What they need to be doing is providing N95s for everyone.
Yes.

I'd prefer a mask mandate over a vaccine.

But check it: Had they made vaccines seem "scarce" then I wonder what the excuse would be then "Oh the Gubmint hiding the cure!"
and so forth.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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The sister, of dh's friend that died of covid, showed him the pics of his friend before he went to the hospital. His fingers were blue. :( Apparently he had been fighting covid for a month and didn't tell dh.

That's the thing. People are STILL suffering in silence. Nobody told me they had covid until I told them I tested positive. Why is that? :pullhair: My brother said he had it for 3 weeks a month ago. The symptoms he had were bad, it triggered his asthma and he hadn't had an asthma attack in 12 years! He said he was off balance and could barely walk. Another friend had it the same time I did but didn't tell me her sister had to tell me,
dh' friend told me her whole family had it only after i told her we couldn't get together because I am positive.

I think covid is so common that the stigma should be lifted yet it isn't lifted. We are talking about covid yet we are not talking about covid when people test positive :nono:
Several of my relatives had COVID last year and while not hospitalized, it had them very unwell. No one said a thing. My cousins on round 2 of COVID have not said a thing to me, but they are probably ashamed to tell me, knowing what I do.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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There is this thing where people come to your home to administer the test.. Idk about that one.
They do that in foreign countries to test for flu outbreaks. Its pretty effective but those are communities where health advocates WITHIN said communities have been tapped to respond to local flu outbreaks to find possible clusters. We are talking communities that are the equivalent to favelas....like tin roof, tin walls, very poor communities where people live on top of each other. Third world communities. I was watching a documentary that came out in 2019 about how they respond to outbreaks in India and found it very interesting.
Which is why I get so aggy because many many countries, down to the township level has/had all the infrastructure and plans prepared to respond to such an outbreak but then WE in the Western world mess it up so royally thanks to politics.
 

BrownBetty

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Several of my relatives had COVID last year and while not hospitalized, it had them very unwell. No one said a thing. My cousins on round 2 of COVID have not said a thing to me, but they are probably ashamed to tell me, knowing what I do.
I have relatives who have done the same. What pissed me off is they were still letting folks come over.
 
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