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Dobre

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Texas: 'Like a Horror Movie': A Small Border Hospital Battles the ********

********* cases reported as schools reopen in Georgia

North Carolina has an outbreak in the 4th grade at Thales' Academy's Wake Forest Site. I'm not registered for the News & Observer, but there is an article there if you want to register. (I think it's free).

University of Idaho confirms nine athletes have tested positive for *********-19

Oregon launches ********-related assistance program for agricultural workers
A new fund will provide up to two weeks' financial assistance to ag workers 18 and up, regardless of immigration status. :)

Missouri's *********-19 case average dips for 5 days straight, St. Louis hospital admissions see uptick

ETA: That small cruise ship that left Juneau yesterday has already turned around due to a passenger receiving word of a positive test result while on board. Everyone is now headed for testing & quarantine at a hotel. (Paid for by the cruise ship. Not anyone's idea of a vacation).
 
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misskarne

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Victoria's still not having a good time: over 720 cases today and another 15 deaths including a young man in his 30s. They've gone full Stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne, only essential businesses open (supermarkets/pharmacies etc). Hoping it gets under control there soon.

The state border closures appear to be doing their job...but I just don't trust Sydney.

Trivia: the Australian journalist in that Trump interview is the son of Dr Norman Swan, who is the ABC's chief health reporter and a paediatrician. No wonder Jonathan was so well-prepared!
 

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Victoria's still not having a good time: over 720 cases today and another 15 deaths including a young man in his 30s. They've gone full Stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne, only essential businesses open (supermarkets/pharmacies etc). Hoping it gets under control there soon.

The state border closures appear to be doing their job...but I just don't trust Sydney.

Trivia: the Australian journalist in that Trump interview is the son of Dr Norman Swan, who is the ABC's chief health reporter and a paediatrician. No wonder Jonathan was so well-prepared!
Aaaaand Queensland has finally shut the border with NSW again and all the southerners are losing their minds.

Our premier is doing the job we elected her to do 😎
 

misskarne

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Aaaaand Queensland has finally shut the border with NSW again and all the southerners are losing their minds.

Our premier is doing the job we elected her to do 😎
Unsurprised to see it; honestly thought it was a little overdue.

Surprised and annoyed to find out why ACT is included in the ban: some selfish asshole from Sydney drove to Canberra and got a flight from Canberra to Cairns to avoid the quarantine requirements. Goddammit.
 

BlueRidge

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I've been thinking about this. I have been getting the flu shot at CVS in recent years; it was simple as pie but I don't suppose that's going to be the case this year. I hope it isn't going to be a huge hassle.

OTOH, if I stay as isolated as I am doing now how much do I have to worry about the flu? If there is a shortage of flu shots, people who have to go out and people with kids should have the priority. The only reason I'm concerned is my age, really.
 

Prancer

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I've been thinking about this.
I have, too, and I expect that my pulmo will start sending me nagging reminders soon, as he always wants me to get a shot is September. I usually get one at work if they offer it in September (they usually don't), but I've been wondering if they will do the flu shot program this year, given that sp many people are WFH for the semester and it's always a mob scene. Otherwise, I get one at CVS; I've found that going in around midnight is the best plan for that even in normal years :p.

There have been years where I've had a hard time getting a shot. I'm guessing this won't be one of those years, as I think I will be ordered to appear by multiple doctors who will insist I get one, but I wonder if, say, my daughter will be able to get one.
 

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Yeah, I would prioritize you.

If CVS is doing shots this year, its possible it could be quite easy to go downtown since so many people aren't down there. I have had no problem, no wait at the CVS near my office in prior years; its not residential I guess that's why its easy. Last year I got mine when they first started advertising them in August.

I suspect if I can't get it at CVS my doctor's office will have them. But if there's any kind of shortage, I just don't think I'm a priority given how good I am at staying away from other human beings.

I'm definitely not going to be first in line for C O V I D vaccine when there is one, just because I'm able to stay quite safe as long as I can work from home.
 

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California is having a problem getting accurate CV19 numbers.


Health officials in multiple California counties say the electronic system used by most local health departments statewide to report data on infectious diseases is currently experiencing “serious” technical issues, resulting in ******** cases being significantly undercounted.

The California Department of Public Health confirmed the undercounting in a Tuesday morning update to its data dashboard, after individual counties including in the Sacramento area and Southern California reported earlier in the week that they’d been made aware of the problem.

“Due to issues with the state’s electronic laboratory reporting system, these data represent an underreporting of actual positive cases in one single-day,” the note attached to the CDPH graph on daily lab-confirmed case increases reads.
 

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Numbers in Colorado have been declining again for the past week; hospitalizations are decreasing and positivity has been below 5% most days. Data show that the increases from mid-June to late July were primarily among 20-somethings.
 

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Our new-cases numbers in Massachusetts are starting to rise slightly, which is depressing.

In regard to flu shots, I've gotten mine at my doctor's office the last couple years, and it's usually a quick in-and-out involving the lab technican only (no doctor or nurse), so I'll likely do the same this year. P.S.: One year I got the shot at Target, and that actually took a lot longer, as they made me stay in the store for a half hour after I got it to make sure I didn't have a reaction.
 

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Yeah, I would prioritize you.

If CVS is doing shots this year, its possible it could be quite easy to go downtown since so many people aren't down there. I have had no problem, no wait at the CVS near my office in prior years; its not residential I guess that's why its easy. Last year I got mine when they first started advertising them in August.

I suspect if I can't get it at CVS my doctor's office will have them. But if there's any kind of shortage, I just don't think I'm a priority given how good I am at staying away from other human beings.

I'm definitely not going to be first in line for C O V I D vaccine when there is one, just because I'm able to stay quite safe as long as I can work from home.
Check to see if any local hospital will be doing a drive thru vaccine event. Both hospitals in my small city do. Our students typically help direct traffic. I suspect it will be even bigger this year as people won't have to even leave their vehicle. And sometimes getting students to move away from the wall they're holding up is like herding cats. I may be ill that Saturday morning.
 

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I am listening to a nurse who is being interviewed about her experiences.

She was saying what I've been saying for months. She said we now have ventilators but you have to have trained staff and they can't get it. One nurse who has reused her N95 mask so much that the elastic is breaking. That nurses are leaving their jobs because they don't feel safe.

Beirut/Lebanon has had an increasing ***** spread before the explosion and all the rescue stories show no one wearing masks.

I want non mask wearers to be charged with manslaughter.
 

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As someone who literally looks up to figure skaters, I celebrate this recent piece of research.

A new survey undertaken in the UK and US has revealed that tall people are more likely to contract ********...

According to the study authors, taller people would not face an increased risk of being infected if *********-19 was only transmitted through saliva droplets, as these do not linger higher in the air but fall to the floor after being expelled. However, aerosolised particles can be carried by air currents, accumulating in poorly ventilated spaces.
 

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As someone who literally looks up to figure skaters, I celebrate this recent piece of research.

A new survey undertaken in the UK and US has revealed that tall people are more likely to contract ********...

According to the study authors, taller people would not face an increased risk of being infected if *********-19 was only transmitted through saliva droplets, as these do not linger higher in the air but fall to the floor after being expelled. However, aerosolised particles can be carried by air currents, accumulating in poorly ventilated spaces.
Did they control for age and sex, or is this going to turn out like that study on bald dudes being more likely to get CV in which it turns out that they didn't control for age?

It's pretty clear by now that ventilation is an issue that needs to be addressed.
 

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Today has been a particularly anxiety ridden day, my ********* gray hair is distressing me, my husband is having a colonoscopy on Friday which means i'll be in a Healthcare facility waiting to be his driver. Surrounded by people I have no idea about their risk factors, and I'm freaking bored.
I had to go to the hospital to see a specialist and was not allowed to drive myself home (laser treatment for a torn retina). No one was allowed inside the building with me. 'Drivers' had to wait outside the building.
 

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I've been thinking about this. I have been getting the flu shot at CVS in recent years; it was simple as pie but I don't suppose that's going to be the case this year. I hope it isn't going to be a huge hassle.

OTOH, if I stay as isolated as I am doing now how much do I have to worry about the flu? If there is a shortage of flu shots, people who have to go out and people with kids should have the priority. The only reason I'm concerned is my age, really.
I'm definitely not high risk, but my school is requiring them for anyone who goes to campus. I don't plan on being on campus much if at all -- I don't even plan to be back in town before the end of hurricane season -- but I want the option.
 

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So the Lamb Weston plant that I knew would be a disaster is now, indeed, a disaster, with 74 cases in three different locations within the same community.

They might as well test the entire town because probably everyone in it has been exposed.:cry:
 

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British Columbia: 47 new cases, no new deaths. But 9 people in hospital (close to double digits), 6 of whom are in ICU (it was just 2 last week).
 

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Over 100 students quarantined in Mississippi school district after several individuals tested positive for *********-19

North Carolina warns funeral attendees they may have been exposed to ********

Gov. Inslee recommends most Washington schools use distance learning in fall
(This article has details on what he is recommending for high risk, moderate risk, and low risk counties).

'We are no less American': Deaths pile up on Texas border

Flood of eviction filings expected after DeSantis quietly changes Florida’s moratorium wording

Georgia governor signs new law to protect police
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.co...rgia-governor-signs-new-law-to-protect-police
 

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The Big 10 College League has announced its football schedule. Nebraska's first opponent? Rutgers...whose football team has suspended any practice/weight training etc because of an outbreak of C-19 within its football program. Maybe they will play, after all the game is still 31 days away. Doesn't seem likely though.
 

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The Big 10 College League has announced its football schedule. Nebraska's first opponent? Rutgers...whose football team has suspended any practice/weight training etc because of an outbreak of C-19 within its football program. Maybe they will play, after all the game is still 31 days away. Doesn't seem likely though.
I wouldn't be optimistic about college football.

8 UCLA football players tested positive.
 

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My county surprised me. They set up a fund for people who have been diagnosed with C19 and can't stop working to pay them to stop working. You have to live in one of the county's hotspots and not be eligible for unemployment.

It's only a one-time payment. The idea is that it would last the two weeks you'd be staying at home quarantining instead of going to work with mild or no symptoms and spreading it around.
 

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Super spreader event in Ohio church:

That was one of DeWine's examples Tuesday. I don't know about today's scheduled briefing. Either it will be postponed because of the Householder hearing or that's all people will want to talk about. And Thursdays are supposed to be the "look at what's changed on the map" day. It was already changed to 3 from 2:00. Would he have known the hearing was going to be today? Too much bad stuff going on everywhere.

I have 2 books on hold at the library so I'll do that and go to Meijer for yogurt after. The weather is so nice. I didn't have to wear shorts to pick up my prescription at CVS yesterday. And the mask didn't make me sweat. 90* again by the weekend though.
 

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