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    The bad guys get theirs sometimes.

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    The issue with the old folks homes, with patients that need a lot of hands on care, is that someone has to do those tasks. That job is stressful and depressing. How do you ask people to do that job without getting to have a life outside of work (also true for hospital staff). My girlfriend can't go visit her daughter, because she would have to be off work for 2 weeks after she got back and they're short staffed as is. The question is how long do people in that profession have to live this way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutash View Post
    Shit is getting real...wife's 96 year old uncle just diagnosed with the covid in Sarnia. Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst. He is in a retirement home and family hasn't been able to visit since March. If he dies, he will die alone, so take this shit seriously. This is our first family member directly affected, but my FIL is 92, but living at home (and we are doing everything we can to keep it that way.

    For those of you who are happy to sacrifice a few old folks so we can go to bars, and the gun store without masks, fuck you!
    Sorry to hear. Fucking sucks.

    Fuck you to all those selfish fucks out there who act like this is just the flu, that itís all fake news and we should just go about things like nothing is different. People like Costco Kevin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiballs View Post
    The issue with the old folks homes, with patients that need a lot of hands on care, is that someone has to do those tasks. That job is stressful and depressing. How do you ask people to do that job without getting to have a life outside of work (also true for hospital staff). My girlfriend can't go visit her daughter, because she would have to be off work for 2 weeks after she got back and they're short staffed as is. The question is how long do people in that profession have to live this way?
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    If everyone had just hunkered down and done the right thing from the get-go, things would already be a lot better. NYT did an analysis in which they stated that had Trump told everyone to hunker down on March first, we would have had about 40,000 less deaths nationwide and this thing would almost be dicked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    If everyone had just hunkered down and done the right thing from the get-go, things would already be a lot better. NYT did an analysis in which they stated that had Trump told everyone to hunker down on March first, we would have had about 40,000 less deaths nationwide and this thing would almost be dicked.
    And the amazing thing is had he done that and been even a half decent leader, and that was the result, heíd be riding the wave right into the next election. Instead the whole administration and the CDC couldnít have fucked this up more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
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    Eeyore makes statements, that are subjective, mostly.

    I qualified a question, before asking said ?.

    Do you have a point amigo?

    By the way, I keep thinking about that area of northern NM you spoke fondly of, aforementioned girlfriend grow up in them parts.

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    Brazil's leader told his people to meet the virus like a man not a boy.

    Jair Bolsonaro undermined Brazilís coronavirus response. Now thereís a political crisis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    I'm in 100% agreement, but your posts have been darker than usual. Keep your chin up. You're one of the good ones.
    Yeah... been feeling demoralized everytime I see HIM on the news and hear the crap coming out of his mouth.

    I did however save a baby bunny from my cat tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Yeah... been feeling demoralized everytime I see HIM on the news and hear the crap coming out of his mouth.

    I did however save a baby bunny from my cat tonight.
    Better not hear any complaints from you when the bunnies start eating your garden. (my wife loves bunnies. her bunnies liked to bite me when I fed them. No more bunnies.)

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    I just got a text from a friend in Illinois:

    ďI spent five days in the hospital last week; got discharged Monday. Tested negative for COVID twice, but was still considered positive because I had ďclassic COVID symptomsĒ
    - bilateral pulmonary emboli, bilateral pneumonia, and something called ground glass opacities.

    Spent my first night in a COVID ICU, then was moved to a unit for non-intensive care COVID patients.

    Most fucking scared Iíve ever been. I swear if I hadnít gone to the ER Iíd probably be dead now.

    Itís one thing to see pictures and clips of nurses and techs on the news, quite another to be in the middle of it. Holy shit. Give your RN wife my best.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Article said all the customers were wearing masks too.
    Recently I brought one of the residents, from the group home where I work, to a Great Clips, they require customers to wear masks and they wear masks themselves. The stylists were spread out, leaving ~10-12 feet between the closest chairs in use. They were sanitizing their stations between customers as well. It seemed they were doing things as would be recommended. Perhaps it's the same there, and though exposed, no one got infected. On the other hand, hair cutting/styling is a up close gig, and often involves plenty of chatting, which would lend to greater potential for transmission if the masks are poorly made and or fitted.
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    Co-worker already tested positive. Incoming "Masks are worthless!!" from the false dichotomy crowd in 3...2...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Nothing is going to happen to him. He is proof there is no god, no karma and no justice. People like him suck but rarely if ever suffer the consequences of their actions. Suffering is reserved for the people they step on as they go about their daily glib lives.
    Of course there is a God, it is written:

    This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. Daniel 4:17

    See my signature for understanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Brazil's leader told his people to meet the virus like a man not a boy.

    Jair Bolsonaro undermined Brazilís coronavirus response. Now thereís a political crisis.
    Iím ready for this guy to lead by example. He seems the type.

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    More from my friend n Illinois:

    ďThanks, and tell (your wife) thanks. A friend of mine is an ICU nurse in the hospital I was in and sheís been telling me about it here and there. She (and a lot of them) are getting therapy. Itís gut wrenching.

    I totally understand (your wifeís) terror. Almost everything that goes into w COVID room stays there. Anything that has to leave the room, like vials of blood, gets put in a biohazard bag that gets wiped down with Clorox wipes before itís passed out of the room. COVID rooms have been retrofitted with window fans to maintain negative air pressure. All the air gets exhausted to the outside.

    I write hospital regulations for a living. One of the emergency rules we adopted when this started was one allowing hospitals to repurpose and retrofit rooms for this.

    I took all this in as I lay there in the ICU. I actually did think of (your wife) and what you told me when we talked a month ago.

    Like I said, itís one thing to see it on the news, quite another to see it first hand. I will never forget it, as long as I live.

    Lasting effects? Iím on blood thinners for the pulmonary emboli. My mother had them in the 90s so I have to get tested for something called factor 5 to see if Iím genetically pre-disposed. If not, fine. If so, then Iíll be on blood thinners the rest of my life.

    Iím also going to get tested for antibodies. Despite two negative tests, having all those symptoms is too much of a coincidence.

    My best to your friend in Havasu. Iím glad sheís better. I had body aches too. It fucking sucks. This virus is brutal. I saw ďbefore and afterĒ pictures of a COVID survivor the other day. It was worse then pictures of AIDS patients back in the 80s.

    Iím on quarantine until Thursday - two weeks from when I went to the ER.

    About a week prior to that, I thought to myself, ďI should do some light exercises. Some jumping jacks, alternate toe touches, push-ups, etc.Ē

    Iíd get winded, worse than I thought was normal. I have asthma, but this didnít feel like an asthma attack. And my inhaler didnít work. It got worse on the 12th. On the 14th, I put in for a sick day (working remotely from home and needing a sick day) and spent the day in bed.

    In the evening I went to the grocery store and thought I was going to die. I just couldnít fucking breathe. When I got home Michael took one look at me and almost started crying. I told him I was ok, but after another hour I told Julie I was going to shower, get dressed, pack, and go to the ER. Then I started crying.

    ďWhy are you crying?Ē

    ďBecause Iím afraid.Ē

    I had her drive me because I figured I was too deprived of oxygen to drive. She was not allowed in the hospital. They screened me at the entrance and my heart rate was 160. The nurse did a double take. Eight weeks of COVID and the nurse did a double take. Fuck me sideways.

    So thatís why I went."

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    From my friend:


    ďThanks, and tell Ann thanks. A friend of mine is an ICU nurse in the hospital I was in and sheís been telling me about it here and there. She (and a lot of them) are getting therapy. Itís gut wrenching.

    I totally understand Annís terror. Almost everything that goes into w COVID room stays there. Anything that has to leave the room, like vials of blood, gets put in a biohazard bag that gets wiped down with Clorox wipes before itís passed out of the room. COVID rooms have been retrofitted with window fans to maintain negative air pressure. All the air gets exhausted to the outside.

    I write hospital regulations for a living. One of the emergency rules we adopted when this started was one allowing hospitals to repurpose and retrofit rooms for this.

    I took all this in as I lay there in the ICU. I actually did think of Ann, and what you told me when we talked a month ago.

    Like I said, itís one thing to see it on the news, quite another to see it first hand. I will never forget it, as long as I live.

    Lasting effects? Iím on blood thinners for the pulmonary emboli. My mother had them in the 90s so I have to get tested for something called factor 5 to see if Iím genetically pre-disposed. If not, fine. If so, then Iíll be on blood thinners the rest of my life.

    Iím also going to get tested for antibodies. Despite two negative tests, having all those symptoms is too much of a coincidence.

    My best to your friend in Havasu. Iím glad sheís better. I had body aches too. It fucking sucks. This virus is brutal. I saw ďbefore and afterĒ pictures of a COVID survivor the other day. It was worse then pictures of AIDS patients back in the 80s.

    Iím on quarantine until Thursday - two weeks from when I went to the ER.

    About a week prior to that, I thought to myself, ďI should do some light exercises. Some jumping jacks, alternate toe touches, push-ups, etc.Ē

    Iíd get winded, worse than I thought was normal. I have asthma, but this didnít feel like an asthma attack. And my inhaler didnít work. It got worse on the 12th. On the 14th, I put in for a sick day (working remotely from home and needing a sick day) and spent the day in bed.

    In the evening I went to the grocery store and thought I was going to die. I just couldnít fucking breathe. When I got home Michael took one look at me and almost started crying. I told him I was ok, but after another hour I told Julie I was going to shower, get dressed, pack, and go to the ER. Then I started crying.

    ďWhy are you crying?Ē

    ďBecause Iím afraid.Ē

    I had her drive me because I figured I was too deprived of oxygen to drive. She was not allowed in the hospital. They screened me at the entrance and my heart rate was 160. The nurse did a double take. Eight weeks of COVID and the nurse did a double take. Fuck me sideways.

    So thatís why I went."

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    Really sorry F.

    Godspeed to us all.

    We must Rage, rage against the dying of the light and those who would risk our lives with their cavalier ignorance
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Really sorry F.

    Godspeed to us all.

    We must Rage, rage against the dying of the light and those who would risk our lives with their cavalier ignorance
    Thanks KQ, and I agree; keep doing the right thing.

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    Rage against the dying light, because that's you have.
    Hold it tight, scared as I am.

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    @flyover, i wish you iceman immortality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiballs View Post
    @flyover, i wish you iceman immortality.
    Man, thatís a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Iceman gets to carry that torch until he decides heís done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyoverland Captive View Post
    Man, thatís a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Iceman gets to carry that torch until he decides heís done.
    Nice chuckle.

    Sorry about your friend. When it hits younger folks it can hit them hard. But most under 60 barely get grazed.

    The covid nurse I hugged two days ago is in her 40s.
    20 workers on her floor tested positive and quarantined. One was admitted, he is only 50. Sucks.

    The other 19 had minor symptoms.
    She had a slight loss of taste and slight lower body muscle ache. Not much.
    ďLife has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.Ē
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Have you seen him in white golf gear? He's, what, 74, does shit for exercise and stretching, and sits on the throne for an hour or maybe more every morning rage tweeting while he tries to expel fast food from last week. I'm seriously amazed he can stand and walk and talk at this point. It's really unfair on a macro personal fitness level. Hopefully, he drops like a stone from stroke or cardiac failure soon.
    Naaa he's one of those outliers that can punish their body without issue. Part of being mostly evil.

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