June 30, 2020 at 7:49 AM #22939
I wear a mask and plastic shield out and about nowadaysJune 30, 2020 at 8:52 AM #818549svelteParticipant
Can’t say I’m surprised. When we went to Temecula virtually no one was wearing a mask.
If you’re wearing a mask and shield, you’ll be easy to recognize!June 30, 2020 at 9:03 AM #818550
im the only one double deckeredJune 30, 2020 at 9:25 AM #818551CoronitaParticipant
Things are bad in Florida right now. My company is headquartered there, we are a small company, and each day, there is a email that goes about about someone taking medical leave due to covid. The latest was a PM that got infected, along with 20 family/relative members, I think because they decided to do a summer get together, and one person was infected and asymptoticJune 30, 2020 at 9:56 AM #818552
Coronavirus: could it be burning out after 20% of a population is infected?June 30, 2020 at 9:57 AM #818553svelteParticipant
[quote=Coronita]Things are bad in Florida right now. My company is headquartered there, we are a small company, and each day, there is a email that goes about about someone taking medical leave due to covid. The latest was a PM that got infected, along with 20 family/relative members, I think because they decided to do a summer get together, and one person was infected and asymptotic[/quote]
I thought states opening was a good idea, but that was under the assumption everyone would wear masks.
Since folks aren’t doing that in many areas, especially when around family, it is probably a good idea to shut back down.
My family in Northern CA went through similar…they were starting to hold gatherings then one person got it and all family gatherings are now canceled. Luckily that one person didn’t spread it to the rest of the family as near as we can tell. We got lucky.June 30, 2020 at 10:02 AM #818554
[quote=The-Shoveler]Coronavirus: could it be burning out after 20% of a population is infected?
LIKE A MIRACLE, IT WILL GO AWAY.
article itself says that it is “speculation”, based on some pretty loose array of facts.
but i guess it’s possible. it does seem to be spreading in weird ways with different levels of mortality.
i doubt it thoughJune 30, 2020 at 10:41 AM #818555sdrealtorParticipant
Found out Sunday night my beloved big sister (62) tested positive. She’s a Child and Family Case Social worker at a hospital in rural Northeastern AZ. Nicest person on the planet , Ive never heard her utter a single ill word about anyone ever.
She’s the universe’s way of apologizing for PITA that is me. She has history of an immunodeficiency incident that occured about 10 years ago. She’s asymptomatic but if she comes down with a serious case it would be problematic. Her husband is a recent cancer survivor and would not fare well either.
Think you cant get it? Think everyone wearing a mask even if it has a chance of helping is unecessary?
They live on over 50 acres in a town with a census listed population of 38 people (Concho, AZ). They have been wearing masks when out which is rare and social distancing is pretty much a way of life for them. She recently went back to work at the regional hospital and was exposed through a co-worker despite taking precautions.
If that’s not a wake up call that this can impact anyone anywhere I don’t know what it is?
No symptoms yet and hopefully stays that way. Gonna be a tough couple weeks for me. I havent seen her since last Summer when she stayed with me for our mother’s final days. Id hate that to be the last time I saw her 🙁June 30, 2020 at 11:15 AM #818556outtamojoParticipant
If your sister is immunocompromised/high risk she could ask her doctor about possibly doing the convalescent plasma treatment as a prophylaxis. I dont know about it’s availability in AZ but in Ca. it is available.
Eating a meal in a small breakroom next to an asymptomatic coworker is the biggest weak link in the whole masking scheme imo.June 30, 2020 at 11:24 AM #818557
IMO Family gatherings are highest risk.
Studies say you’re more likely to get coronavirus from family than strangers
Walking on beach probably fairly low risk.June 30, 2020 at 11:32 AM #818558
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.June 30, 2020 at 11:35 AM #818560barnaby33Participant
We’re all going to get this, full stop. Herd immunity is the only known cure. I hate to sound like a dick as I have no wish for anyone to be ill. However with no cure and no real treatment on the horizon the absolute best we can hope for is to keep our hospital system and most vulnerable protected while the rest of us get it.
Think I’m wrong, great! Show me the path to a cure, please!
That being said, any region with 98.7% of it’s ICU full should be locked back down and hard.
JoshJune 30, 2020 at 11:37 AM #818559CoronitaParticipant
The environment we are in is almost a perfect storm for getting taken out. Social unrest, economic unrest, chaotic government.
I don’t see us finding a vaccine. I think this is probably a Darwin selection process in the making….
I keep saying, take care of yourself and your loved ones. Nothing is really that serious and no amount of money will help if you’re dead.
We just got to survive the rest of 2020… that’s it.June 30, 2020 at 11:47 AM #818561
IMO hard lock downs (other than Bars and party type places) unlikely at this point.
IMO closing beaches does little good.June 30, 2020 at 11:51 AM #818562spdrunParticipant
Meanwhile, we’re down to 0.7 hospital admissions per day per 100k people in NYC – about 50-60 per day, with ICU cases being only about 10% of that. Despite protests, people “hanging out” outdoors, businesses reopening (legally and otherwise).
Actual scientists have been saying that the risk of outdoor transmission is next to zero for months now … beaches should remain open so people have a safe(r) place to do fun stuff and socialize.
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