Coronavirus COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #100

Discussion in 'Coronavirus - Covid-19' started by Amonet, Jan 17, 2020.

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  1. Teche

    Teche Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the power of words.
     


  2. Teche

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    That doesn't look like a canceled party to me.
     
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    We live in south Louisiana and jab to us means being hit.
     
  4. TootsieFootsie

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    I think I've heard the expression here. in Australia to take a jab at someone, ie to hit them.

    And don't boxers jab at each other ?

     
  5. ZoriahNZ

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    This is so very sad. What a tragedy. 43 ICUs had no room for him due to the strain of COVID cases.

    It's probably worth trying to remember that the problem is not so much the lack of physical beds per se, but a severe shortage of qualified/trained ICU personnel who are needed to staff them around the clock.
     
  6. LadyL

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    depends where you're referring to

    Many Hospitals With No Beds Left Are Forced To Send COVID Patients To Cities Far Away
    COVID surge creates shortage of hospital ICU beds
    London Health Sciences Centre at Capacity - Patients facing long waits and canceled surgeries Heading | LHSC
     
  7. SouthAussie

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    General update (for those who are interested):

    NSW expected to hit 80% vaccinated (at least first dose) today.
    Vic expected to hit 70% vaccinated (at least first dose) on Friday.

    The govt has been throwing every extra available vaccine dose at them. Trying to help ease their outbreaks.
    (While still supplying the rest of the states with our usual per-head-of-population quantity.)

    They are hoping that NSW's covid curve is starting to flatten, as the daily numbers appear to be stabilising. We'll know for sure in about a week. I think that some NSW areas (Sydney) have been in lockdown for about 11 weeks now.

    As a country, we are currently standing at 1,102 covid deaths.

    Source: Ch7 morning TV news

    Sydney COVID-19 infections ease, but unclear if they have peaked
     
  8. TootsieFootsie

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    Me! Me! I'm very interested as NSW is my home state :)

    Yay well done NSWers! Keep it up! And well done Victoria too!

    Thanks for the post, South :)

     
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    Yesterday in France:
     
  10. SouthAussie

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    So, the people who were protesting against the health pass were attacked by others.

    I guess people around the world are really getting sick and tired of the protesters who are holding up progress against covid.
     
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    Posers. Nobody in that vid is worried about Covid.
     
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    At first I cringed hearing/seeing "jab" instead of shot, but I've pretty much gotten used to it. I prefer "getting the vaccine" or getting/being vaccinated (getting vaxxed works too), because that sounds less violent than jab or shot! MOO

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    Me too!! I'm in NSW, albeit regionally where there are no cases. Thanks South.

    Re jab I hate it. I just say vax, or vaxxed and now double vaxxed as I am!!
     
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    WaPo advice columnist Carolyn Hax nails it as usual…

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/life...es-to-mask-get-vaccinated-friendship-survive/

    Hello, Carolyn!
    My close friend of many years and I live about an hour away from each other, but we might as well be on distant planets when it comes to covid.


    Lockdown was extremely stressful for both of us. Since lockdown ended, I have been living carefully: masking up indoors and getting vaccinated ASAP. She has been living confidently, maskless, and refuses to get vaccinated. I think covid safety is a big deal, she thinks it’s not necessary. Her friend got covid-19 while battling breast cancer and died. My friend is convinced her death wasn’t related to covid (how would anyone know?).

    I don't respect her decisions, her logic or her behavior. She doesn't respect mine — she thinks I'm overreacting and overly cautious. When we talk about it, we both dig our heels in. So now we aren't talking. It's been over a month now.

    Now that the delta variant is here, I’m even more worried, angry and frustrated with her. I’m practically obsessed with her lack of safety. How can a friendship overcome these differences?

    — Frustrated

    Frustrated: If you’re wrong about covid (you’re not), then here’s what happens: You feel minor discomfort in your mask and no one else is harmed.

    If she's wrong about covid (she is), then here's what happens: She puts herself at risk of sickness and death; she puts other people at risk of sickness and death; she does her small part to help extend the life and reach of a virus that has brought sickness and death to millions, along with massive emotional, experiential, educational and economic losses to the entire world; and in doing all of these she gives the virus one more living opportunity to mutate into even more dangerous forms.

    (More at link)
     
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    That pretty much sums it up!!!!

    I'm thinking maybe this friendship may not be able to overcome the divergent approaches to Covid---
     
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