Coronavirus COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #101

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

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  1. Skigh

    Skigh Well-Known Member

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    CoverMeCagney Well-Known Member

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    It’ll only take me 5 hours to get to your house, I’ll be on my way if the north runs dry :p
     
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    HongKongPhooey Well-Known Member

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    Mr Cags better lock up the Baileys now the weather's turned :p
     
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    CoverMeCagney Well-Known Member

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    Ha! You know I love a warm Baileys in a mug, preferably with whipped cream and grated dark chocolate on top.

    Should put this in the Covid recipes section.
     
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    SoCalDavidS Well-Known Member

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    Coming Soon to a hospital near you.
     
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    CoverMeCagney Well-Known Member

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    I sincerely hope not. Meanwhile, from that DM link, a handy and beautifully coloured in list of variants:

    upload_2021-11-24_22-20-35.jpeg
     
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    Decision time. Our family members are all double vaxxed, so will not hesitate to get together at Christmas. I know a couple of families who have taken a stand and will not have unvaccinated members over and that's that, hard feelings or no hard feelings. If you or someone in your family is immunocompromised I would strongly advise you not get together with unvaccinated people indoors.
     
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    Great resource! I was reminded of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith.
     
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    I got COVID and spent 19 days in the ICU last year. You do not want to get COVID. Here's what that was like.
    Christopher Stolarski
    Wed, November 24, 2021, 11:00 AM

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    Christopher Stolarski, a St. Francis man, nearly died from COVID in late 2020, before safe and effective vaccines were available.

    Just over a year ago, I was admitted to the intensive care unit at St. Luke's South Shore with acute respiratory failure.

    Here are 26 things you probably didn’t know about being hospitalized with severe COVID-19 — one for each day I spent in the hospital (19 of them in the ICU).


    1) You can only lie on your stomach or side. This is extraordinarily uncomfortable, and it can cause nerve damage. I now have meralgia paresthetica — permanent nerve damage in my right hip and thigh.

    7) You’ll wear a blood pressure cuff 24/7. It goes off every hour, even when you’re sleeping. I named and talked to mine like Tom Hanks and the volleyball in Cast Away. ("Frank," by the way.)

    15) You’re going to hallucinate — and not in the fun way. You will see and hear things that aren’t there. It’s sometimes horrifying, it’s sometimes just a little unnerving. But it’s always terrible. Eventually it goes away — months later.

    16) Everything itches all the time. First, the room is very dry. But also… You have at least six EKG leads stuck to you 24/7, and those itch. The pulse oximeter taped to your finger itches. Also, you can’t shower, so…itch.

    17) Time, as an entire construct, disappears. Other than the aforementioned 4 a.m. wakeup call from the phlebotomist, you generally don’t know when you are. Days of the week? LOL, not a thing.
     
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    As soon as I hear there is even one single case of this ‘Nu’ variant in the US I’m putting myself in quarantine for the duration! SCARY
     
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    I wish people would understand that if we mess around with Covid and keep refusing to get vaccinated, we're going to prolong the virus' run and increase the chances that deadlier variants mutate.

    The Delta virus has been less deadly so everyone seems to think it's over. Here in Kansas, even Gov. Laura Kelly, who was the first governor to close schools and take preemptive measures, signed a bill that doesn't permit employers to question workers if they claim a religious exemption. That basically takes all the teeth out of an employer who establishes a vaccine mandate. All any worker has to do is say, "I claim a religious exemption," and that's it. The person can be an atheist and get a religious exemption.

    Schmidt to Kansas employers: Questioning religious exemption now illegal

    Not that I think mandates are the way to go, but I think employers have a right to set rules in their own workplaces. This undercuts that.

    Que sera sera...
     
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    Agreed. People have the right not to get the jab, but their families also have the right to ask them to stay home and not put others at risk.
     
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    Schmidt’s an evil troll!
    MOO
     
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    This may encourage you.

    Just 9 fully vaccinated people in ICU over last year: PHO
    The immunization campaign gets underway as a new analysis from Public Health Ontario (PHO)showed that just nine people under the age of 60 who had gotten two doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been admitted to intensive care units in the last year.

    The PHO report, published this week, said that as of Nov. 14 there have been about 17,596 "breakthrough" cases of COVID-19 among fully immunized Ontarians. That is roughly 3.8 per cent of the 11, 565,488 people who had had two doses of vaccine by that time.

    Of those fully vaccinated people under 60 years old who caught COVID-19, 83 were admitted to hospital and nine needed intensive care.

    In the same time frame, 8,355 unvaccinated people under the age of 60 with COVID-19 were admitted to hospital, with 1,722 eventually requiring treatment in an ICU.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toro...nov-25-2021-kids-vaccinations-cases-1.6262143
     
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    gogrannypop Call Me Butter, I'm On A Roll

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    Yup. I'll get a booster every 6 months if that's what it takes not to catch Covid19.
     
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    I would too but I hope we don't have to get it every six months. There is new variant that may evade vaccines. I am going to post that here now. It is very scary. It is a heavily mutated variant.

    Covid: New heavily mutated variant B.1.1.529 in South Africa raises concern
     
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    Is this the same one that’s been found in Botswana? It’s mainly concentrated in the Gauteng region of SA which includes Pretoria and Jo’burg. Bigger cities = higher density = more travel and transmission.

    I’m feeling the need to phone Boris and tell him to stop flights from those at region pronto. We’ve been here before, with Delta flying in from India by the plane load.
     
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