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post #101 of 860 Old 03-09-2020, 05:10 AM
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It seems many people weren't even too worried about washing their hands or using hand sanitizer during shopping trips before this outbreak, despite the many viruses we have in public environments.
Yeah, funny that - I was using soap & exercising hygeine practices well before it became fashionable - not like me to be ahead of fashion!
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post #102 of 860 Old 03-09-2020, 10:38 AM
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Yeah, I find this sort of thing curious, as, well... nothing says unconditional faith like your church leaders inducing such worry!
It's called being prepared. It's isn't causing worry at all. If an when this virus hits hard here.

It will take only a day maybe two for grocery store to be emptied when people run out to stock up. Because of the fear the media is putting into people about this virus.

We always have at least 2 weeks worth of food usually more. In the event of a bad storm and we can't get out we have what we need to survive. It can happen don't kid yourself.

I'm not all worried about this virus but I'm not going to be caught unprepared, I've got kids so I make sure they will be provided for
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post #103 of 860 Old 03-09-2020, 11:37 AM
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...and my dad, who has congestive heart failure and has been having issues with fluid around his lungs who has been practicing social distancing and self-quarantining himself for the most part all winter went for some required tests last week at the hospital and picked up a cold/flu. Now he's coughing, full of phlegm, has shortness of breath, but his doctors are trying to decide whether to risk him going to the ER/being admitted or hoping he can survive at home because of all the flu and potential COVID-19 going around in our area and the risks at the hospitals-- if someone tests positive, he'll be stuck there and family will be quarantined at home for two weeks. He can't catch a break. He is scheduled for some more testing with his cardiologist and pulmonologist that took weeks to arrange to figure out why they can't get the fluid to stay away this coming Thursday, but now they don't even know if they want to risk doing that or if he can even do the tests if he's not feeling well. I'm terrified we will lose him
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I'm so sorry @SilverMaple . That sounds like a terrible situation to be in.
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Sorry @SilverMaple - will keep your Dad in my prayers.

On another note, AQHA has cancelled their convention in Vegas (at South Point) this Weekend. The NRCHA's Stallion Stakes is at South Point starting 3/27. Unless there is a drastic turn of events, it is unlikely they will cancel - but you never know. Crazy ...
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...and my dad, who has congestive heart failure and has been having issues with fluid around his lungs who has been practicing social distancing and self-quarantining himself for the most part all winter went for some required tests last week at the hospital and picked up a cold/flu. Now he's coughing, full of phlegm, has shortness of breath, but his doctors are trying to decide whether to risk him going to the ER/being admitted or hoping he can survive at home because of all the flu and potential COVID-19 going around in our area and the risks at the hospitals-- if someone tests positive, he'll be stuck there and family will be quarantined at home for two weeks. He can't catch a break. He is scheduled for some more testing with his cardiologist and pulmonologist that took weeks to arrange to figure out why they can't get the fluid to stay away this coming Thursday, but now they don't even know if they want to risk doing that or if he can even do the tests if he's not feeling well. I'm terrified we will lose him

I totally get it. My Mom is on oxygen/CPAP and has all sort of health issues with her lungs and heart too.......pacemaker, retaining fluids, side effects from diabetes, etc. So sorry to hear your Dad is stuck between a rock and a hard place like that. Best wishes for his full recovery.


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post #107 of 860 Old 03-09-2020, 03:08 PM
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Thanks. My dad and I are very close. He's so frustrated in amongst not feeling well! Mom said he was breathing a bit better and his O2 level was up this afternoon, so maybe he's getting over his cold. We shall see. Still, driving 2 hours and then sitting in a waiting room at the big cardiac hospital with the sick and coughing masses for his tests later this week doesn't sound like the world's best idea, either.

Because we have confirmed cases of COVID-19 not that far away, our local clinic has now instituted a policy that anyone with respiratory symptoms/cough/fever or who has been at an event/around a suspected coronavirus patient is asked to call when they arrive in the parking lot for an appointment, and someone will send them a text and or go out to their vehicle to let them know when the doctor is ready to see them, and they enter via the side door to avoid people contaminating the waiting room where everyone else sits. That's a good idea that is relatively simple to implement in smaller communities that may do a lot to help quell fears of contagion.

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post #108 of 860 Old 03-09-2020, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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An update on our situation in Spain:

There are now several foci across the country, mostly in metropolitan areas, although there is a northern village under quarantine after more than 20 people became infected at a funeral. Nationally, there are now 1000-odd cases in the country (size of Texas, pop. 48 million). The cases in Madrid have doubled from 200+ to 400+ since Saturday, which is not a big number given the population of 6 million. However, my husband has started to cough and become progressively worse since Sunday after attending meetings in Madrid last week, which has us on edge. I am sleeping in another room, but that is something we now do when one of us is sick after passing pneumonia back and forth between us 2 yrs ago. He worked from home today, and will continue to do so.

The problem is that my son and mother are here visiting from the US this week. They are leaving on Monday and will self-quarantine if necessary.
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post #109 of 860 Old 03-09-2020, 03:15 PM
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Oh, I hope your husband is ok and you get a good visit with your son and mom.

20 cases infected from a funeral? That sounds like the strain may be much more virulent than thought. Yikes. One person with the flu is unlikely to infect that many at one event. I saw a report today that an entire church congregations is being quarantined after an officiant tested positive. Large group gatherings are really not wise... it only takes ONE infected person to cause hundreds of others to be quarantined, at best, or ill.
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post #110 of 860 Old 03-09-2020, 03:50 PM
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Who keeps Aloe vera gel around the house all the time? I doubt I have anything like that in the house.

People with fair skin and a penchant for falling asleep in the pool on a floaty while drinking rum and listening to Jimmy Buffett...


Ahem.


Anyway... yes. The US is a republic, consisting of states who do have some autonomy. If the Feds ordered a quarantine, people would raise Aych EE double Hockey Sticks. If they don't, as they're doing now, people are going to raise Aych EE double Hockey Sticks. It's a no win situation.


Me, I'm washing my hands more, using hand sanitizer more, and no, I'm not stocking up on toilet paper.
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