Putting it here because it is related to a different kind of anti-vaxxer.
Wow really? My former mother-in-law told me she had polio although not a serious case. She had her baby toe adhered to the next toe. Unfortunately we got interrupted and I kept forgetting to ask her later on about it.And now, the resurgence of Polio is being detected in the sewage water in London! In the early seventies when I was working as a rehab nurse, we were trying to help those who survived and were seeing the aftereffects of the virus due to post-polio syndrome. Some patients' trunk muscles were so compromised that orthopedic surgeons were inserting steel rods into their spines so they would not collapse. Without them, their chests would collapse, thereby suffocating the patients. This and other manifestations were the reason behind my becoming so upset when people poo-pooed this pandemic. Not to be so pessimistic, but I'm worried that we have yet to see the downstream impacts of this more recent virus.
We also thought that polio was a thing of the past until one of our residents who came from Brazil reported still caring for a polio-affected population.
The cases I've referenced were among the most extreme. An ex of mine had both upper and lower extremity manifestations that partially got in the way of mobility/functionality, but not terrible. The worst obviously are those patients who were on iron lungs and later were on respirators.Wow really? My former mother-in-law told me she had polio although not a serious case. She had her baby toe adhered to the next toe. Unfortunately we got interrupted and I kept forgetting to ask her later on about it.
London though .
Wow that’s an incredible story. to the three month old.Polio was (is) kind of like Covid. It's a crap shoot as to how it affect someone.
Like the 3 month old I took care who got polio from the activated polio vaccine (early 80's when activated polio vaccines were still used). She died. To our friend who had polio in the mid 1950's who has significant leg issues to people who slight cases, no issues. Or like the man who.has been in an iron lung for 70 years https://www.kake.com/story/46350238...n-is-one-of-the-last-people-with-an-iron-lung
Just like any communicable disease, you are less than 24 hours away from being potentially infected.
(I forgot till I turned on the 4:00 news) 4 of the counties, including mine, that are the highest are right next to each other. And one day this week, the first story was about how they don't know how many people actually have "it" because people don't turn in their tests results and they aren't always reliable because people don't do it right. The story right after that was that Greene county was giving away free tests. Alrighty then.COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The Ohio Department of Health on Thursday reported 17,225 new COVID-19 cases for the past week, putting the virus back on the rise in the state. Ohio’s…tinyurl.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Columbus Zoo announced Wednesday that a 14-year-old Amur tiger died on Sunday from pneumonia that was caused by COVID-19. This is the first animal at the Columbus …tinyurl.com
New York City will offer Paxlovid at mobile testing sites, a first in the U.SMayor Eric Adams says that offering immediate prescriptions to people who test positive at the mobile sites will help address concerns over inequities in distributing antiviral treatments.www.nytimes.com
All those people at risk because, I guess, she didn’t want to risk finding out she had it and not being able to fly herself.
CDC guidelines say DON'T TRAVEL if you are sick. You are right, they're wordy. But it says very clearly, IIRC, DON'T TRAVEL.Curious - is there any legal requirement not to fly if Covid positive? There are no laws in the UK, and Covid-positive people can get on planes the same as anyone else. I work with someone who tested positive while abroad and flew home while symptomatic . (They did wear a mask.) I read the CDC guidance, which is wordy and seems to boil down to judgment.
I think something Covid has shined a light on is that many people do things when they are sick that they shouldn't. Like coming to work, traveling, anything where staying home invokes a penalty (lost wages, lost money, boss getting mad at you).CDC guidelines say DON'T TRAVEL if you are sick. You are right, they're wordy. But it says very clearly, IIRC, DON'T TRAVEL.
Most airlines also ask you to certify that you don’t have symptoms during the online checkin process too.CDC guidelines say DON'T TRAVEL if you are sick. You are right, they're wordy. But it says very clearly, IIRC, DON'T TRAVEL.
These days, if you're having symptoms, I think it is unethical to travel without at least checking if you have Covid. She probably wore a mask, I hope anyway. I would have faced the same issue if I'd tested positive while I was in Ireland, but if I had been having symptoms I would have tested, and if I tested positive I would not have flown. It's not clear to me if she tested while she was abroad or not. Regardless, she's still positive 8 days after her initial symptoms, which suggests she has a significant viral load, I think.
What rules? We just had 3 people tell stories of people who flew while sick.Who wants to travel anymore when you can't be sick? I always get sick when I travel. I guess I won't be giving my hard earned money to other countries/states and airlines if these rules persist which I think is forever.
I don't know but here in Europe a hotel room costs about 100 euros per night. A flight might by several hundred euros or over thousands when it's a long flight.I think something Covid has shined a light on is that many people do things when they are sick that they shouldn't. Like coming to work, traveling, anything where staying home invokes a penalty (lost wages, lost money, boss getting mad at you).