Coronavirus - COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #23

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes Fasten your seatbelts...

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    I mentioned yesterday that two female physical therapists were talking about TP rolls during my therapy session (hip bursitis). One of my alternate therapists mentioned an episode of Seinfeld that has a funny restroom scene. I didn't watch much Seinfeld and didn't see the episode, but this sounds like the episode she described: "Seinfeld" The Stall (TV Episode 1994) - IMDb. I will watch it sometime over the weekend. We can all use a little laughter during this global crisis :)
     


  2. Henry2326

    Henry2326 Well-Known Member

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    GEORGIA

    BREAKING- employee @BrookhavenGaGov has #coronavirus. Workers now being told to self-quarantine. City Hall closed until March 30. Watch @wsbtv this AM for the latest updates. Sophia Choi on Twitter

    Sophia Choi on Twitter
     
  3. Simply Southern

    Simply Southern Well-Known Member

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    @JerseyGirl Thanks so much!!!

    @Elley Mae JerseyGirl found the perfect video...
     
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  4. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Forum Coordinator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Yes. That is why we need a nationwide lockdown like other countries that are not even worse off than we are to control containment and reduce community spread.

    Italy shut down but allowed restaurants and grocery stores open and they still had widespread contamination

    Last I hear yesterday? that they have now closed ALL stores nationwide.

    Here in the US we barely have anyone social distancing.

    I just saw someone on FB who is still going ahead with her daughters 3rd birthday party this weekend and said that she was still going ahead with it. Sigh.
     
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  5. j_in_c

    j_in_c Well-Known Member

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    Kiva.org, Visa Inc. Launch "Kiva City" in Support of U.S. Small Businesses

    Just posting this for concerned small business owners (in the US). Kiva is a microloan non-profit that provides interest-free loans to small businesses around the world. They announced they are ramping up to offer similar loans to US small businesses who may struggle during the outbreak.

    I don't know anything about the requirements, I have used their site to lend in other parts of the world - but I hope they are able to help right here at home.
     
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    My husband and I stocked up on otc cold and cough meds so we could self treat until we got to the point of needing to go to the hospital. Hopefully that won't happen! Most doctors and urgent care here have signs instructing people with even just cold symptoms to turn around and leave the property.
     
  7. Trudie

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    Coronavirus and the NBA: Child tests positive for COVID-19 after getting autographs at Jazz vs. Celtics game
    Police in in Westerley, Rhode Island announced Friday that one of the two children in the town who had been recently diagnosed with coronavirus got an autograph from an NBA player on March 6. The autograph reportedly happened when the Utah Jazz visited the Boston Celtics.

    if this ^^^ is not enough to make people realize how little contact they need to have with an infected person or item, idk what is. This makes me cringe & convinces me touching any item outside my home is a potential risk.
    (It is MOO the autograph/contact to be the culprit)
     
  8. Henry2326

    Henry2326 Well-Known Member

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    SUMMARIZED WELL...

    Three options for exponentially growing #COVID19:

    1/ "Take it on the chin” - *Irresponsible and deadly*
    2/ Total shutdown - *very hard at all levels*
    3/ Keep it under control: Test, isolate, qurantine - break the chains of transmission. *Doable and has been done*.

    Marcel Salathé on Twitter
     
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    Might happen sooner than later. I understand going for groceries. I don’t understand non essential, risky trips for personal entertainment. Just me though.
     
  10. Henry2326

    Henry2326 Well-Known Member

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    NEW YORK

    I'm directing insurers to waive co-pays for #telehealth visits.
    Calling for medical advice and then only visiting the ER or doctor's office if so advised will limit your exposure and keep our medical professionals healthy and able to work.
    It is the best way to keep healthy.

    Andrew Cuomo on Twitter
     
  11. Henry2326

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    Trying to explain asymptomatic transmission and the exponential growth of epidemics to a 5-year-old to explain why he can’t have a birthday party, and it’s...not going well.

    Chris Hayes on Twitter
     
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    This feels with the Twilight Zone (like I feel when I go into Dollar General) but it is real life. It seems too bizarre to be true, but it is true - whole countries are closing their doors. I really do now know the right words for what I am trying to express. It feels like I am watching a movie but this is REAL life.
     
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    Can't spare a square!
     
  14. Elley Mae

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    Never used it either. When you find out about the TP crisis I want to know as well, thought it was just a snow thing.
     
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    WFTV Orlando reports Daytona Beach, Fl. has
    declared a City Emergency and announced no
    public gatherings at city owned facilities.
    Meanwhile on public streets Daytona Bike Week
    is still ongoing w/ crowds and motorcycles going up and down the streets filled w/ vendors.
     
  16. SweetCaroline

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    I work at the front desk in a doctor’s office. It’s a specialty office, so we don’t see patients for cold/flu symptoms, but for years we’ve kept a box of masks in the waiting room with a sign telling people to take one if they have fever or cough. Usually we have to replace the box once a month or so. This past Monday, we started the day with a full box of masks and by lunchtime it was empty. People were grabbing handfuls of masks and putting them in their pocket or purse. We’re down to two boxes of masks and can’t order any more as they’re on backorder. So now we have to keep the masks behind the desk and give them to patients who ask. I imagine it’s even worse at urgent care and primary care clinics.
     
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    Yes !!!! :D That’s the one
    I don’t have a square to spare
     
  18. dotr

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    A favorite!
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  19. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes Fasten your seatbelts...

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    Coronavirus news conference beginning now.
     
  20. Henry2326

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    NEXTSTRAIN

    Thanks
    to #opendata sharing by @UW @UWVirology & @GISAID, we've updated auspice to include 7 new sequences from Washington State.

    Most cluster w prev WA samples, but 2 do not. From the nearby seqs, these may indicate infection while travelling to Iran & Europe.

    Nextstrain on Twitter
    Nextstrain on Twitter
     
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