Discussion in 'Coronavirus - Covid-19' started by Amonet, Jan 17, 2020.
Also - hardly divisive and negative. Quite the opposite.
You have me thinking..... I have a very effective air filter (rabbit air) that I run 24/7 in my family room because of my African Grey. She produces a great deal of dander and I need to keep it under control (I have asthma). I don't have a second one for our bedroom in the event one of us becomes ill. I also don't have a humidifier. I think it's time I remedy that situation.
Thanks for the reminder!
Where I live you can't be in a grocery store without a mask and people are very compliant. In fact, I've not seen on person inside a store without one. I have seen people walk up to the door (my husband) and realize they didn't have one on and have to go back to the care to get it! lol If people want to support one thing or another via their mask I really don't care. I only care that they are wearing one.
I just spent a night in the hospital. Mask was required until I got my room, then I could take it off but if I stepped outside the room, I had to be wearing it. Naturally I forgot about it as I was leaving.
We need a massive education push on masks. Half of the people I see in masks have their noses hanging out. Or they pull it down to talk. It's maddening. I tell people in the library to pull their mask up, but I can't tell every ignorant person I run into on the street to do this. I feel terrible for store clerks who come into constant contact with these people.
Yes, I understand that. Where my good friends live they must wear a mask in the grocery store as well. And they do.
Are they wearing masks everywhere else? No. They post pics all the time of being in bars, hugging friends, maskless. Being in each others homes, maskless. Being in many other places, with other people all around, maskless.
Yeah, they told my step dad he didn't need one on in his room, either. I was wishing he would put his on when doctors or nurses came in, though. This was a few weeks ago. I thought they should have recommended it.
My daughter also tested positive today. I am in a complex feeling of dread, and partially hopeful, because she is young and healthy. I started crying when she told me, but didn't let her know.
Even more complex, normally, when your child is sick, you immediately want to "be there". Making soup, tucking them in, getting them crackers, whatever. In this case, I know that this disease would be absolutely deadly to my husband. So, I stay home, leaving her alone.
I never thought I would ever do that to my child. Ever. (She is 26, but still...).
I've stopped looking at my Facebook newsfeed because you are right - people are posting pictures of their reckless behavior constantly and it just leaves me feeling frustrated. So it's not enjoyable to keep up with people right now.
Guess if I thought I could save lives by wearing a mask, by staying home (bars, restaurants, events) for a few weeks or even a couple of months, I would do so. Maybe anti-maskers or anti-lockdowners might think more about this rather than it being an inconvenience.
you're doing what you can
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When DH spent a night in the hospital a few months ago, he was required to put on his mask whenever a staff member entered his room.
I don't know if article linked below is considered main stream media but I found it on Brianne Keilar's CNN twitter page which is mainstream media. It's got great visuals.
A room, a bar and a class: how the coronavirus is spread through the air
Oh, that's tough on you to be in this position. I'm sorry. I hope she will have only minor symptoms (if any).
I'm so sorry. As parent that's something we would never think we would need to do. But I bet your daughter would agree you are doing the right thing.
She is young and healthy. So, probably no drama. Thanks.
Her "positive" spin was that she could donate convalescent plasma, and possibly help someone else.
Bless her for thinking of others. Is she near you? Maybe you could leave her a care package. Home cooked meals she could microwave, snacks or something to read / do to pass that time. (I bring colored pencils and adult coloring books to my patients who are stuck in the hospital for weeks or months. They seem to enjoy them). If she feels up to it of course.
I think you're exactly right. I also think that when new tech like spit tests come out that it takes time to work out where they'd be most effective in impeding spread but also be cost-effective as opposed to social distancing, handwashing, surface disinfection, etc. And it takes time to roll that tech out to the places where it can make a difference and safe money rather than cost more than the simpler measures. It is preferable to not over-complicate measures.