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MacMadame

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Our county hospitalizations have gone up. A month ago we had no one hospitalized, and now over the last week or so, we have 12. Most of the hospitalizations are from a congregate care facility, which means it's either an assisted living/nursing home, jail, homeless shelter, or group home, but the health department would not specify.
They've sent a bunch of the infected guys from San Quentin to hospitals in my counties.
 

FGRSK8

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After the initial reaction of Holy Shit, there is some hopeful signs here. First it is not a novel *****. Second, It is a mutation of the ***** family which means that a vaccine can be developed fairly quickly To at least partially protect people.

Third, With people practicing all the social distancing and other measures for the crud, this could reduce the spread of this flu bug as well....
 

BittyBug

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Yet another zoonotic disease likely exacerbated by the horrific and inhumanely confines conditions in which farm animals are kept. When will people learn to stop torturing animals?
 

allezfred

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Got an email to say am going back to work in the office from Monday day on/day off and then full-time from 20 July. Have to say that I am a bit anxious about it......
 

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The Big Three of Been There Done That are doubling the number of states whose residents would have to quarantine if they come for a visit.

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut doubled the number of quarantine-restricted states to 16 Tuesday as the rate of new U.S. ********* infections surges to a level the CDC warns may be beyond the nation's ability to control.

The quarantine order was initially announced last week, a joint effort by Gov. Phil Murphy, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont to protect the progress they've made in fighting ******** as more than half of U.S. states wage war anew. It asks travelers to self-isolate for 14 days if coming to the region from states where the seven-day rolling average of positive tests or positive cases exceeds a certain threshold. Violators may face heavy fines.

As of Tuesday, the tri-state area is restricting access to travelers from 16 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.


The article is full of interesting stuff including the following:

Meanwhile, the five boroughs' 14 miles of public beaches are still scheduled to reopen for swimming on Wednesday, while New Jersey's amusement parks, boardwalk rides and playgrounds will return the following day. Casinos are also permitted to reopen Thursday at 25 percent capacity, though a late-night executive order from Murphy's office has wreaked havoc on some of their plans.

That executive order banned smoking on casino floors, which has long been a draw. It also prohibited the serving of beverages of any kind as well as food consumption within New Jersey casinos in line with the indoor dining delay.

Atlantic City's top-performing Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa was the first to say Monday it would stay closed in light of Murphy's indoor dining decision. Steve Callender, head of the Tropicana casino and president of the Casino Association of New Jersey, told the Associated Press the smoking ban likely would be a deal-breaker for additional casinos.
 

morqet

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Haircut booked for the weekend :rollin:I can't wait. Payment has been done in advance to minimise contact, the salon has fitted lots of sanitization stations, the hairdresser will be wearing a face visor and customers are advised to wear masks.

I've moved jobs in the last month, and it's given me a whole new perspective on whether working from home would work long term. When it started for us back in March, everything felt easy. No problems communicating with the rest of the team, and I felt so much less stressed without the daily commute. There was barely anything I missed about the office, apart from a good printer.
But starting a new job has really highlighted the social importance of the office. It's much harder to get to know my new team, or work out how they fit with the wider organisation, easy to feel like I've been forgotten by my manager, and there's no opportunity to ask quick questions. I have to save it all up for formal catch ups. Working from home was only good at my old job because we had years of accumulated social capital in the team, which I don't have any more. We've been told that potentially the office won't reopen until the end of the year. I am really struggling to imagine working with a team that I've never met in person for that long. And I'm just one new hire! How on earth would companies taking on a whole new cohort of graduate hires, who don't know the company and also don't have much office environment experience manage?
 

missing

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This is an early article about what is going to be a significant issue in the months to come- are parents willing to send their children back to school (in this case, Michigan).

A report from the University of Michigan found one-third of parents surveyed don’t plan to send their children back to class in the fall...

U of M’s study found two-thirds of parents will be sending their children back to school. But Black, Hispanic and Asian parents were less likely to say they will send all of their children to school, compared to White and non-Hispanic parents...

The study also found 40% of low-income households were unsure or had decided against sending all of their children to school.
 

Susan1

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Well, crap. Bad first - they can't use my frames. The Manager said once they heat up and bend the plastic to get the old lenses out and the new ones in, it gets more brittle and easier for the new lenses to fall out. They only had two columns of really ugly free frames. Caresource gives you $75 for other frames, but the other ones, that were not as pretty as my 2014 ones, are upwards of $200. (How did I get so lucky with these? I tried on frames for an hour then, they had so many to choose from.) The only other close Caresource eye doctor was Walmart, and I wasn't going to go there for the eye exam, especially now, but I figured they would have a lot of frames. So on the way home, instead of turning left before the mall, I turned right. I even got a place four from the door. Got to the eye thing and they are only open from 10-2. It was 2:15. I could see the prices on the frames back along the wall, and they were like $50 - 100. So I will have to go back there in a couple days between 10 and 2.

Good - first thing - leave it to a eye place to suggest twisting the mask elastic (to make an X on the side of your face) to make them lay closer on your face and not fog up glasses, and pull the bottom part of the X under the chin. I did that and I couldn't see the mask out of the bottom of my left eye at all. And not as much out of the right eye. (Remember, my head is crooked. My right eye and ear are slightly lower than the left.)

Anyway, I could see how really dark it was down there on the way and I figured it would storm as soon as I got there. I actually parked in the only diagonal spot left right in front of their door. Everything was sanitized and wiped, including me and my glasses. She only (I've never had a "lady eye doctor" before) took a tiny bit of prescription out of my right eye (I told her I didn't used to need a right contact) and added a tiny bit to my left. When I was reading the lines inside the machine, I could even read where it said 20/20 in smaller print underneath the letters I read.

That was each eye separately. My eyes don't work together. If my right eye is so good, why do I have to have my glasses on to watch t.v. though

After I told them about the posterior vitreous fluid detachment, she said they would dilate my pupils to check, but that would cost $39. I guess you have to have an acute problem for a specialist to do it and not charge. I did have to get a referral for the ophthalmologist and the retina specialist in 2016. But after all the looking at my eyes through the regular thing, she said they looked healthy and I didn't need it. I'd have to find another ophthalmologist (I hate the way that is spelled) if I needed one because they were in the process of closing that office the last time I was there. They had lots of frames there too.

They gave me my prescription to take somewhere else. Tomorrow I will check Caresource to see if they have any just opticians on the list. It never did rain. I hear thunder now.
 

Prancer

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Most People With ******** Won’t Spread It. Why Do a Few Infect Many?

On the other hand, knowing that *********-19 is a superspreading ********* could be a good thing. “It bodes well for control,” Dr. Nelson said.

Since most transmission happens only in a small number of similar situations, it may be possible to come up with smart strategies to stop them from happening. It may be possible to avoid crippling, across-the-board lockdowns by targeting the superspreading events.

“By curbing the activities in quite a small proportion of our life, we could actually reduce most of the risk,” said Dr. Kucharski.


:cheer2: Unfortunately, those activities are often the particularly joyful ones. But avoiding full lockdowns has to be more desirable.
 

canbelto

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Jesus I know Tuesday is a big reporting day but at least 1,100 new deaths reported today according to the Johns Hopkins map. These numbers are not trending the way we need them to be.
 

SkateSand

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They've sent a bunch of the infected guys from San Quentin to hospitals in my counties.
Here they are only allowed to list county residents on the hospitalization lists. They removed someone from the list several weeks ago not because they were released, but because they were from a different county and so have to be listed on that county's list. I think all of the current twelve listed (although today it was down to eleven) are from our county. Since it reduced by one overnight, I'm hoping one of the twelve was well enough to be released and it was not just an incorrect count due to residence county.
 

MacMadame

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Got an email to say am going back to work in the office from Monday day on/day off and then full-time from 20 July. Have to say that I am a bit anxious about it......
Do you have any choice about it?

Most People With ******** Won’t Spread It. Why Do a Few Infect Many?

On the other hand, knowing that *********-19 is a superspreading ********* could be a good thing. “It bodes well for control,” Dr. Nelson said.

Since most transmission happens only in a small number of similar situations, it may be possible to come up with smart strategies to stop them from happening. It may be possible to avoid crippling, across-the-board lockdowns by targeting the superspreading events.

“By curbing the activities in quite a small proportion of our life, we could actually reduce most of the risk,” said Dr. Kucharski.


:cheer2: Unfortunately, those activities are often the particularly joyful ones. But avoiding full lockdowns has to be more desirable.
Unfortunately, church services are a super-spreading event and we already know what happened when states tried to keep them closed. I suspect that will be true of the others as well. I am in despair for my country.

Remember when we were saying things like this pandem*c will bring back science, make mask-wearing fashionable, etc. And now wearing masks is seen as a political statement and the anti-vaxxers are out in full force encouraging people not to wear masks.

Here they are only allowed to list county residents on the hospitalization lists.
I'm not overly worried about that though it was interesting to know how they do the counts. I just thought it was interesting that they sent them all the way down here. Marin is an hour away from us!
 

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British Columbia: 12 new cases, no new deaths. Only 4 in ICU (18 in hospital).

BC is now starting plans to allow people to visit long term care facilities. A relief for so many families.
 

Susan1

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Ohio - 5 employees at Rooster's (wings?) by the mall have tested positive. Anyone who ate there between June 25 and 29th should be tested.
They are still doing the Compliance task force. There have been many complaints, no violations cited.

51,789 total cases / past 24 hours - 743 / 21 day average - 601
7,839 hosp. / 1,994 ICU
2,863 total Deaths / past 24 hours - 45 (second highest single day of the past 3 weeks / 21 day average - 21

Local counties past 24 hours -
Montgomery - 58 cases / 2 deaths
Warren - 7 cases / 1 death
Logan - 2 cases / 1 death
Greene - 7 cases
Miami - 6 cases
Mercer - 4 cases
Preble - 2 cases
Auglaize, Clark, Darke, Shelby - 1 case each

And the Minor League baseball season has been cancelled That was a major news item here because of the Dayton Dragons (and all of the bars and restaurants that count on the income before and after the games).
 

Sparks

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This is astonishing.
Oklahoma Has 100% Positive Test Rate For CO-VID-19 Following Trump's Tulsa Rally. “Yesterday in Oklahoma, they tested 352 people and every single test came back positive. Today they tested another 178 people, and all those tests came back positive, too.”
 

Dobre

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This is astonishing.
Oklahoma Has 100% Positive Test Rate For CO-VID-19 Following Trump's Tulsa Rally. “Yesterday in Oklahoma, they tested 352 people and every single test came back positive. Today they tested another 178 people, and all those tests came back positive, too.”
Link?
 

skatfan

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This is astonishing.
Oklahoma Has 100% Positive Test Rate For CO-VID-19 Following Trump's Tulsa Rally. “Yesterday in Oklahoma, they tested 352 people and every single test came back positive. Today they tested another 178 people, and all those tests came back positive, too.”
Source?
 

MacMadame

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The population of Tusla is 400k. Why are they are testing so few people?

ETA I can't find this story via Google or Politico.

ETA again. On the Tulsa C19 website, they say there were 259 cases day before yesterday (a new high) and 120 yesterday. There was no information about how many tests were conducted. https://tinyurl.com/y99xfpfn
 
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