Went outside today and almost no one had on masks.
People will deny and deny. One of our faculty is in quarantine because a restaurant had positive employees. They all eat out and they all crowd into tiny elevators. Our county doubled reported cases overnight and the governor just fired his infectious disease person because he didn't like what she was telling him about mandatory quarantining for people who'd been to the beach. It is more dangerous right now to be out and about than it was 3 months ago. I'm staying close to home for the next few weeks. Our hospital just reopened fully and nobody wants them to have to furlough again, but people are just stupid sometimes.
I'm awaiting a refund for Dear Evan Hansen tickets from my local theater. Since I bought them from the theater in a presale, no extra fees, so I should get back the full amount. Initially, they said they were trying to reschedule (it was in early May) for the fall, then said they couldn't, but it would be on the schedule for the 21-22 season (fine with me, maybe we'll have a vaccine by then). They offered a credit or refund and if we wanted a refund, we had to click through and fill out a form, and then wait until some date in mid-July. But I should be getting a refund eventually.
I have been running statistics on this outbreak since it began in February and have numbers all the way back to then.
I have no explanation at this time but the numbers are beginning to indicate that the crud maybe undergoing some kind of change. The crud seems to be more contagious but not as lethal and the median age of the infected is dropping. This trend has gone on now for about a month, both on the worldwide numbers as well as the US numbers.
Like I said, I have no explanation but the numbers are saying something is definitely changing....
I'm hoping that if I get it, high dose steroids and remdesvar is available for me. One article I read from Nebraska Med Center staff said they didnt know who was getting remdesvar and who wasnt, but it was pretty easy to guess by the course of illness.I hope it's become less lethal but I wonder if it's just younger patients with fewer comorbidities so they're handling the ***** better? That being said, we know patients that get sick are going to start to deteriorate about a week in and can languish in the ICU for weeks so the ICU rate/mortality rate will lag. It's anecdotal but we admitted a 27 yo and one of my colleagues admitted a 36 yo last night. Then a 46 yo with hypertension/diabetes/obesity that I admitted on 24th who was just breathing a tad fast ended up in the ICU yesterday despite having received convalescent plasma and the various experimental meds as his oxygen requirements progressively increased. He hadn't required a ventilator yet but wasn't doing great on high flow oxygen. I hope he does okay.
Last week the provincial health officer announced that an employee at a fast-food restaurant in [name of health region] had tested positive. This health region is a large region and of course there are lots of fast-food restaurants in it, so I didn't think much of it. Nearly all of the fast-food restaurants are only open for drive-through.
Yesterday it was revealed that the restaurant is a McDonald's about five minutes away from me. A McDonald's that I went to last week for a latte. The health region noted the time and day of the last shift that the employee worked, and said that anyone who went through the drive-through that day should self-isolate. Also the restaurant will be closed for "deep cleaning".
Thankfully the employee with the v*r*s was not working on the day I went there, but fcuk that place, I won't be going back again
I guess I'm missing something here, but what exactly is the logic of fcuk that place? There are MANY places that are having employees test positive- they can't control what people are doing outside of work. Maybe the employee wasn't even showing any symptoms. But they are taking the steps necessary now to get back to business. This isn't the first nor anywhere near the last time this is going to happen in the next few months.
This is scary. As one article I read..we have only 22-24 weeks of experience with it and we really dont know a lot about it. We used to think those under 40 didnt get it or only had mild disease. New numbers, new cases are telling us something different.The mixed messaging on asymptomatic/presymptomatic/unsymptomatic carriers of YKW contributed to the spread.
Symptomless transmission makes the ******** far harder to fight. But health officials dismissed the risk for months, pushing misleading and contradictory claims in the face of mounting evidence.tinyurl.com
Act as if you have it.
Yeah and everybody going to a McDonalds or any other place as customer could end up being the person who causes a whole place to be closed down temporarily, when it turns out he was infected and didn't know it yet.
It's not going to help businesses being responsible and informing authorities and customers about infections , if the customers then react with "yuck, I'm never going to go there again!".
This particular McDonald's has a lot of employee turnover, the employees that are working there are exceptionally grumpy, and it wasn't the cleanest place at the best of times. I don't trust the owners' ability to "deep clean" sufficiently, and I don't trust how the owners are treating the employees. I don't think this is a corporate issue, as there is another McDonald's nearby with different owners that has much less turnover and is cleaned much more thoroughly and regularly.
So, yes, I won't be going back.
This particular McDonald's has a lot of employee turnover, the employees that are working there are exceptionally grumpy, and it wasn't the cleanest place at the best of times. I don't trust the owners' ability to "deep clean" sufficiently, and I don't trust how the owners are treating the employees.
Went outside today and almost no one had on masks.
I'm going to celebrate my birthday in a few days.
I'll go for a distanced hike with my sister earlier in the day.
Then I'll have a meal and cake outdoors in her yard, with sister and her husband and son sitting at their regular outdoor table and me and one other friend each seated at a separate little side table, so we can maintain at least 6 ft distance between people who don't live together.
Also we'll have Zoom call with extended family members in other parts of the US.
This isn't a milestone birthday, but this year I couldn't do much more than the above even if it were.
With luck it will be possible to do more next year, but time will tell.
So it really wasn't C-19 that was the issue. You were just looking for something to blame for not returning to that McDonald's.This particular McDonald's has a lot of employee turnover, the employees that are working there are exceptionally grumpy, and it wasn't the cleanest place at the best of times. I don't trust the owners' ability to "deep clean" sufficiently, and I don't trust how the owners are treating the employees. I don't think this is a corporate issue, as there is another McDonald's nearby with different owners that has much less turnover and is cleaned much more thoroughly and regularly.
So I won't be going back.
What worries me when "an employee" at a grocery store or any establishment tests positive is the probability that they've infected other employees. While the store may announce they closed early for "deep cleaning", I would assume that the positive employee has had close contact with other employees and while they might all be asymptomatic now, they may very well have it and not know it. They obviously can't quarantine everyone while continuing to operate b/c then they would have no employees. I wish there was a law/order that required stores to close for as long as it takes each employee to be tested and get the results.