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Buzz

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Non essential businesses are reduced to curb side pickup while malls, gyms, hairdressers etc are ordered closed. Meanwhile Ontario had 1418 new cases with 393 in Toronto and 8 new deaths.

 

skatfan

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My dad is being discharged to his facility’s medical center tonight; although extremely weak, he has no fever or respiratory symptoms. My mom was still in ER as of 2 hours ago, fever 101, oxygen only 92 with oxygen support, but not in miserable pain or gasping for breath. Once she’s admitted I can consider whether I can visit her from 10 feet away with PPE which apparently is an option.
I hope you’ll be able to go. Remember to breathe.
 

Susan1

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I just saw on the news we had another record number of cases today - 8,808. Still incomplete because of the antigen tests. I'm not even going to look at the website.

reply from cousin -
"We just had the visit with the hospice nurse.
Mom is on a steroid and antibiotic, just in case, due to her history.
Yes, they'll taper them off - it's all carefully thought out and prescribed.
She's doing pretty well overall.
The nurse also noted, this is the first of her patients that has C-19, so she's very interested to see how it goes with her and so glad that she is home with us instead of being in the hospital."
 
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FGRSK8

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US has 196,000. One of the local doctors fears with all the traveling and thanksgiving dinners, we may be kicking the hornet’s nest.

Make that 200,397.
 
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once_upon

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MSNBC reporter talked to a smaller hospital in Iiwa who did not (does not) have an ICU, was setting up an area for an "ICU" and waiting for the (1) respirator they had ordered.

This is what's coming folks. A makeshift ICU and healthcare staff, maintenance staff who have no idea how to use a vent. Who knows if they can incubate. Or has a pharmacist who has experience all the medications needed to support your sedation needs, vasopresser needs, heparin drips, nutrition needs. Or enough IV pumps to regulate all those drips.

A Zoom Thanksgiving is better than a Christmas ICU - the meme I've seen for the last week
 

Orm Irian

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One new case here in SA today - a close contact of a previously identified case. The contact tracers are working full-blast catching up with all the new contacts from security-guard-pizza-maker-person... (the reward for a job well done is another job: it was the contact tracers who noticed that something about this person's story didn't add up right and went digging further into it, and found out about their second job).
 

skatingguy

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MSNBC reporter talked to a smaller hospital in Iiwa who did not (does not) have an ICU, was setting up an area for an "ICU" and waiting for the (1) respirator they had ordered.

This is what's coming folks. A makeshift ICU and healthcare staff, maintenance staff who have no idea how to use a vent. Who knows if they can incubate. Or has a pharmacist who has experience all the medications needed to support your sedation needs, vasopresser needs, heparin drips, nutrition needs. Or enough IV pumps to regulate all those drips.

A Zoom Thanksgiving is better than a Christmas ICU - the meme I've seen for the last week
I don't know if they can incubate, but I assume you intubate, but holiday get togethers will certainly give the ***** time to incubate in more people.
 

PRlady

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I hope you’ll be able to go. Remember to breathe.
Nope. Presuming mom’s test (still not back and neither are ours) is positive, no visitors permitted. The nurse called me to find out best way to give her pills (answer, crushed in applesauce) and I’m again struck by how much even the best medical professionals need family to tell them what’s what. Especially with a very old lady with dementia.
 

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California reports record-breaking 13,005 *********-19 cases in single day:cry:

California turned red on the NPR map yesterday.

******** cases rising in Alabama K-12 schools: 2,261 new cases reported this week​


"******** cases are on the rise in Alabama’s K-12 schools, and for the second week in a row, that number jumped by a lot.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health dashboard, a total of 2,261 new cases of *********-19 were reported in 125 school districts and three public charter schools. That’s up by 669 cases over last week’s report of 1,592 cases.

The increase comes as cases surge across the state, as Alabama’s 7-day average for new cases has hit new highs several times this week. A number of Alabama schools and districts have temporarily shifted to remote learning due to difficulties staffing classrooms and lunchrooms in the face of rising cases."

CT (Connecticut) Student Cases of *********-19 Up 70 Percent in a Week


New Mexico had a huge spike yesterday of 3,675 cases, which was almost 2,000 more cases than their previous high.

Utah had 4,588 new cases today. A new high by about 600.


Wisconsin Coroner Prepared for the Worst. It Wasn’t Enough.

This one is an in depth, personal story.

36 members of the National Guard heading to work in El Paso mortuaries as ******** cases soar


120 nurses coming to North Dakota to help with ********* response


Polis: 1 in 49 Coloradans is contagious with *********-19​


Idaho had a new high of 1,786 cases today.

Oregon had a new high of 1,300 cases today.

New Hampshire had a new high of 527.

Kentucky had a new high of 3,825 today.
"'This is exponential growth. It is shattering records over and over until we stop it. That’s why we are taking action – we have to,' said Gov. Beshear. 'We’ve got more than 10,000 students quarantined right now just based on the last two weeks alone. We’ve got to do so much better.'"
(There is another article about a Kentucky chief justice ordering courts to go virtual. It is behind a paywall so I couldn't link it).

Three school districts have gone virtual in Georgia until after Thanksgiving due to active cases among students/staff. Nine other counties have school buildings that have gone virtual for the same reason.

School Districts in South Carolina are getting rapid tests.

Arkansas had over 2,200 cases yesterday for the second time above 2,000.
 

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The history and current lack of success of contact tracing apps.

While researchers have worked for months to develop *********-19 vaccines and treatments, contact-tracing apps like ********* Trace have been touted as one of the technology world’s most promising contributions to the fight against the *********. But seven months into the U.S. outbreak, such apps have made slow progress across the country, hampered by sluggish and uncoordinated development, distrust of technology companies, and inadequate advertising budgets and messaging campaigns.

“People are trying whatever they can think of, and this is one of those things,” says Jeffrey Kahn, a professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University. “Whether it’s worth the investment, it’s really hard to answer that until there’s more information.”
 

once_upon

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We had an officer involved shooting/killing of a black man at a traffic stop on Thursday night. Last night there was an impromptu protest at the Police Headquarters. (From what I saw on TV reports, around 40-50).

This time I bet there will be cases that could be traced back to the event - I saw quite a few unmasked protesters and others masks not worn properly.
 

sk8pics

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So my friend who was going to host Thanksgiving texted me this morning to say she’d decided to cancel it. I totally get it. I’m not sure if she’s still going to have her 84-year-old mother over, but I agree it’s a risk to have me there. Although if my dinner with my friend for tomorrow gets cancelled I may ask her to reconsider, since I will have been effectively quarantined for almost 2 weeks by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, and I could still get tested on Tuesday.

Or not. Meh. Trying to decide if I want to cook something or get takeout. I was thinking I would make a beef stew, but that means I need to go get potatoes for the stew I would make.
 

Susan1

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Ohio Friday -

Care facility -

OSU - The Ohio Department of Athletics says family members will not be able to attend sporting events due to the recently announced health advisory in Columbus...... The advisory starts at 6 p.m. Friday and will remain in place for the next 28 days.

@#@#@#
"Wright State University announced they had made a decision to play non-conference home games without spectators. The decision will impact both men's and women's basketball. The Wright State Athletics department said the decision took into consideration rising ******** case numbers and the health and safety of players, staff, students and fans.

This decision comes in line with the Horizon League Board of Directors announcing Horizon League conference games will be played without spectators....."

Later -
"Due to a lack of available student-athletes as a result of quarantining individuals with positive *********-19 tests and those designated as close contacts, along with injuries, the Wright State men’s basketball team will not travel to Illinois to open the season over Thanksgiving."

There was a story about different Santa things earlier - Here's one they mentioned

They were talking about the online Santa visits and said that would be less traumatic for kids who are scared of Santa anyway.
 

skatfan

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I had been invited to a couple’s house where they’ve been very cautious, and was pondering whether to go forward, but then this week their daughter in law and grands invited themselves (their son has to work that day) so I bailed.

At the Safeway I got some chicken (the turkey breast with bone in was too much), stuffing, gravy sweet potato and cranberry sauce. It won’t be the worst Thanksgiving, which was the year my mom was in the hospital and I had my dinner in the cafeteria.
 

once_upon

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Or not. Meh. Trying to decide if I want to cook something or get takeout. I was thinking I would make a beef stew, but that means I need to go get potatoes for the stew I would make.
I would strategically plan grocery run. We did our weekly grocery curbside pickup last night. The parking lot was full (few parking places left) and curbside pick up - which has 10 spots has waiting lines.

I had completed my order at 10 am, at that time all my items were available, when we picked up at 5, they had to substitute 3 out of 24 items.
 

sk8pics

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Yes, I know. :rolleyes: I have strategically planned all my grocery runs. If I go, it will be late in the evening, around 8 or 8:30 pm on Monday.
 

Skate Talker

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Currently we are under pretty tight restrictions. No socializing outside your household, unless you live alone in which case you may have visits from one designated person and you may also visit them. This is a social visit rule. People who are providing necessary health services, repairs or deliveries may attend a residence to provide the service only.

Only retail selling essential goods may open to the public at maximum 25% capacity. All retail & restaurants may continue to sell for pick up or delivery. Since this was leading to stores like Walmart to be mobbed, they may now only sell said essential goods and must make all non-essential goods inaccessible to in-store shoppers. They were given a couple of days to make that happen before hefty fines would kick in. Stores have put down stacks of pallets to block aisles or literally shrink-wrapped shelves. This is going to cost the stores and therefore all of us in rising prices, but appears to be the only way to deter the crowds and level the playing field for stores that don't sell essentials.

News crews hit parking lots to interview shoppers. One "brilliant" young lady said she didn't think the restrictions were real so she headed to Walmart to buy a TV and Christmas decorations only to be shocked to find out it was all true. She said, "I'm so surprised! I guess the world really has changed. I mean how can you only buy essential things? I'm having anxiety about it." Duh!

There were also 2 other adults in the car with her despite urgings for people to shop solo if at all possible. (Obviously this cannot be a hard and fast rule because people like single parents with young children have little choice in the matter.) I have to say this woman appears to be a prime example of why we have had to be legislated into our current strict restrictions.

Unfortunately not heeding these measures when they were "just" recommendations has cost us in rapidly escalating community spread and, most disastrously, DEATHS of PEOPLE.

So far the schools have not been a source of transmission so they will remain open for now under very strict guidelines and a lot of "blended" learning. This mostly means higher grades are a mix of in person & on line classes.

Non-public-facing businesses may remain open under pretty basic social distancing rules but they are urged to let employees work from home as much as possible.

Masks have been mandatory indoors in public for a while now but I have been wearing them ever since I started going back into stores in the spring. Most non-essential medical surgeries / procedures have been cancelled. (I was very lucky to get mine taken care of during the lull in cases in the summer.)
 

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