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post #1401 of 1440 Old 04-26-2020, 05:12 PM
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Some bad news today, one of my dearest friends has been sick with covid for the past month and doesn't seem to be improving. She has been testing positive continually during this time and thinks she's going to have to go to the hospital today she's feeling so bad. Fortunately she has a big support network and her husband, who was also sick, has recovered enough to be the primary caregiver for their 6 year old son. She's had very bad asthma since she was a child, and a host of allergies (e.g., so allergic to any kind of animal that in the 20+ years we've been close, she's never been inside a house I've lived in since I've always had at least a cat as a pet), so the respiratory impacts are magnified for her. She's in New Orleans and as much as I dearly love the city, the hospitals there don't exactly inspire confidence even on a good day. It sucks being so far away and not being able to do anything but wait for other friends who live there to update the rest of us.
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post #1402 of 1440 Old 04-26-2020, 05:20 PM
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Welp, we're now at 3253 cases and 195 deaths.

A perfect example of why I'm not comfortable with throwing it all wide open again is the gain of over 100 cases/day and people still can't get tested. Where my husband works, is up in the NW section of the state, heavily agricultural and ASSUMED not heavily affected. But, how would they know? He works for the largest healthcare provider in the state and they are not testing. They are not referring to the ER for testing. Private labs are not testing and the county scheduled one day to test by appointment and have not repeated it since. So they are reporting 11 cases. Obviously, people so sick they got transferred to a more equipped acute facility down in OKC that IS testing but testing up where he works is pretty much nonexistent.

Based on first hand reports, I don't trust the numbers, and we're still gaining over 100 cases per day in the state which obviously is low, so why on earth are they in such a rush to open everything back up? I suspect this is going to cause a HUGE surge in cases once they do.

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post #1403 of 1440 Old 04-26-2020, 05:59 PM
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@egrogan . . . . I am so sorry for you and your friend. I will pray that she gets the best care possible and recovers with nothing more than a great story to tell.
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post #1404 of 1440 Old 04-26-2020, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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@egrogan , my NOLA health administration friend was scared to death when she was given the CDC projection about 5-6 wks ago. They had quite a scramble in the beginning, but last week she told me that things are going much better than expected. I hope your friend gets the care she needs.

If it is any consolation, my husband's co-worker who was recovering from cancer treatment when she got it has come out of hospital after about a week, and my neighbor's 80-yo mum has just been released after a 3-week hospitalization. We have been receiving more good news lately than bad, which makes me more hopeful.
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Welp, we're now at 3253 cases and 195 deaths.



A perfect example of why I'm not comfortable with throwing it all wide open again is the gain of over 100 cases/day and people still can't get tested. Where my husband works, is up in the NW section of the state, heavily agricultural and ASSUMED not heavily affected. But, how would they know? He works for the largest healthcare provider in the state and they are not testing. They are not referring to the ER for testing. Private labs are not testing and the county scheduled one day to test by appointment and have not repeated it since. So they are reporting 11 cases. Obviously, people so sick they got transferred to a more equipped acute facility down in OKC that IS testing but testing up where he works is pretty much nonexistent.



Based on first hand reports, I don't trust the numbers, and we're still gaining over 100 cases per day in the state which obviously is low, so why on earth are they in such a rush to open everything back up? I suspect this is going to cause a HUGE surge in cases once they do.
"why on earth are they in such a rush to open everything back up? I suspect this is going to cause a HUGE surge in cases once they do."
I'm so glad I'm 68, retired 6 years ago. I was self employed and had a business for many years. If I was 48, it would really be rough if I was unable to open up. I would rather risk getting the virus!
There are safe ways I or any business could have re-opened. Distance, mask if necessary.
The neighborhood restaurants we still patronize for take out are hanging on by a thread. Even at half capacity (distancing) I don't know if they could make it even if they reopen.
There's no easy answer, but another Great Depression at the expense of "keeping everyone safe" isn't the answer.
We try keeping busy with projects distancing from the news broadcasts which helps keep our sanity.


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post #1406 of 1440 Old 04-26-2020, 08:41 PM
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Some bad news today, one of my dearest friends has been sick with covid for the past month and doesn't seem to be improving. She has been testing positive continually during this time and thinks she's going to have to go to the hospital today she's feeling so bad. Fortunately she has a big support network and her husband, who was also sick, has recovered enough to be the primary caregiver for their 6 year old son. She's had very bad asthma since she was a child, and a host of allergies (e.g., so allergic to any kind of animal that in the 20+ years we've been close, she's never been inside a house I've lived in since I've always had at least a cat as a pet), so the respiratory impacts are magnified for her. She's in New Orleans and as much as I dearly love the city, the hospitals there don't exactly inspire confidence even on a good day. It sucks being so far away and not being able to do anything but wait for other friends who live there to update the rest of us.

I'm so sorry @egrogan . I do hope she gets through this ok! My thoughts are with you, and everyone whose lives are being risked because people think the economy is more important.
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We had 706 new cases state wide for a 24 hour period Saturday. But hey you can get your hair and nails done. Or a tattoo.
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post #1408 of 1440 Old 04-27-2020, 12:02 AM
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A good friend in a neighboring state has covid. He's in the hospital on a vent. His wife and two small kids are terrified. He works in a grocery store where customers have been openly disregarding their 'please wear a mask' request because 'this is America, and we still have freedom.'

Apparently the freedom to risk someone else's life because you don't want to be bothered with the inconvenience of a mask is A-OK in the United States. Makes me livid.
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post #1409 of 1440 Old 04-27-2020, 07:35 AM
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Thanks everyone. She did go to the ER last night and got a CT scan because shes really worried about blood clots. Fortunately she was discharged after tests coming back looking ok. Shes still feeling awful and doctors are telling her shes one of the unlucky ones who seems to be relapsing and definitely not gaining immunity.

Im just so frustrated at our willful failure of science here. The idiotic ongoing statements that we have plenty of tests, that people should go out and do whatever. We need serious, sustained investment in testing, in understanding how antibodies are built and how long they last, why some people are floored by this and others walking around asypmtomatic. We need to understand who is healthy enough to get some things moving again and who needs to be isolated and/or receiving care. But instead were just wasting time with distractions like the pros and cons of drinking Lysol and leaving individual states to fend for themselves. Its all so stupidly unnecessary because theres such a deep void in leadership.
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Im just so frustrated at our willful failure of science here. The idiotic ongoing statements that we have plenty of tests, that people should go out and do whatever. We need serious, sustained investment in testing, in understanding how antibodies are built and how long they last, why some people are floored by this and others walking around asypmtomatic. We need to understand who is healthy enough to get some things moving again and who needs to be isolated and/or receiving care. But instead were just wasting time with distractions like the pros and cons of drinking Lysol and leaving individual states to fend for themselves. Its all so stupidly unnecessary because theres such a deep void in leadership.
Exactly. It's a complete failure on SO many levels. Infuriating incompetence, willful lies, and the celebration of ignorance reigns supreme.
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