Corona Virus Now Spreading

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The Smithfield positive tests are up to 644 so now it's the #1 hot spot in the US. An immigrant worker's advocacy non-profit says that an employee has died from the virus, but the media won't confirm that until a death certificate is issued. And the CDC is sending a team to make sure the plant gets properly disinfected.

I wish I knew if this was really unusual or just what happens when you test everybody at a particular workplace.
 

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The Smithfield positive tests are up to 644 so now it's the #1 hot spot in the US. An immigrant worker's advocacy non-profit says that an employee has died from the virus, but the media won't confirm that until a death certificate is issued. And the CDC is sending a team to make sure the plant gets properly disinfected.

I wish I knew if this was really unusual or just what happens when you test everybody at a particular workplace.
I'd bet its what happens when you test better. This is probably a LOT more widespread then we realize. I wouldn't be surprised if we are actually in a second wave that is more severe then the first like what happened in 1918.
 

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So, I used to have a primary care doctor who was absolutely amazing, but he has since retired. I've since bounced around to urgent care clinics and last fall tried to establish a new primary doctor's office - which was just a bad experience all around. I've been trying to contact them to schedule a telehealth appointment as I've had a cough for over a week and am concerned about bronchitis but they've not been responsive at all and I'm just super frustrated. So this morning I called a different office, recommended to me by one of my coworkers, and am going to establish care there. And they scheduled me for an appointment at 1:30 this afternoon.

A big bonus was that the receptionist was very amused by Friday's meow-bombing of my phone call, she says her cat does the same :)
 

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My friend who started feeling sick March 31 is still feeling sick and has a very bad cough and low grade fever. She has been waiting for tests in her area, and will hopefully get tested today.

I was talking to my therapist the other day, who is near school, and he was still mentioning it should be fairly safe there when I need to clean out my rental in NC. I argued, I'm betting there are a lot of people out there that probably have it, but they cannot get tested for one reason or another. My friend is just a couple hours away from my school, and hearing that she was waiting for tests to be available confirms my suspicion.



My brothers friend, who works at a grocery store here in IL was sick, but had been tested and received negative, but my brother wonders how many tests are negative that may actually be positive.
 

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I'm actually really liking my new doctor. Obviously you can't do much through a virtual appointment, but he thinks I have bronchitis. So I'm to wait a couple of days and if I'm not any better Friday to pick up an antibiotic he sent to my pharmacy. He let me know if I get any worse to call again and we'll talk next steps.

But yeah, I'm sure there are many who are sick and just aren't able to be tested.
 

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I remember that one. He had a good one today (for those of us with an offbeat sense of humor :) ).
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That is cute. I read a little comedic article about the TP thing. The author went on a bit about the TP shortage and the fights in the store over TP he then got started on the paper towel shortage. He went on about that for a bit saying that was more baffling then it dawned on him. He said no can't do that, it will plug up the plumbing in your home, no don't do that.
 

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Lord help us if it gets to the rainy season here (extreme heat and humidity in June-Aug) and people are hyper-paranoid about using air conditioners...we already have an electric fan superstition...

Does air conditioner help spread coronavirus? Chinese study suggests so

(Though I believe the key here isn't necessarily the A/C, but the fact that it was a windowless restaurant, meaning there was no ventilation at all!)
 

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There is no way that we are skipping a/c this summer... not when we hit 120 degrees at the height.
No
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Way

Just make sure the HEPA air filters are changed in a timely fashion, for cryin' out loud. That was actually one of the first things I did when this started looking serious.
 

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I have not been able to use the A/C for 2 years since I fractured my humerus. Something in me messed up when I fell. I close the vents to the A/C where I'm at as it's stupid to make Mom suffer because I'm freezing. So I won't be in A/C: not because of COVID 19 but because I freeze all the time now, even in 100 degree weather.

Got my cloth face masks today.
 

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A friend of ours husband is going to the hospital for digestive issues. Even though it's not CoVid, the hospital is a scary place to be these days. I'll be making her a mask so she can hopefully visit him. Hoping he doesn't pick it up while he's there.
 

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A friend of ours husband is going to the hospital for digestive issues. Even though it's not CoVid, the hospital is a scary place to be these days. I'll be making her a mask so she can hopefully visit him. Hoping he doesn't pick it up while he's there.
My mom went in the hospital a few weeks ago. No visitors allowed at all inside the hospital. Even when she went in through the emergency room no one could be with her.
 

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I have not been able to use the A/C for 2 years since I fractured my humerus. Something in me messed up when I fell. I close the vents to the A/C where I'm at as it's stupid to make Mom suffer because I'm freezing. So I won't be in A/C: not because of COVID 19 but because I freeze all the time now, even in 100 degree weather.

Got my cloth face masks today.
Have you had your thyroid checked? I have been hypothyroid for years and I can always tell when it’s worse because I can’t tolerate cold.
 
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