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Both my parents ended up getting COVID. My mom had only minor symptoms, but my dad ended up going to the hospital. The day after my wife and I got home from the hospital with our new baby, my mom call

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15 hours ago, Dleg said:

It's not an emergency, until it is!!!

I'm hearing that there is a supply chain issue with gloves now. So don't expect to find any, any time soon. And I honestly don't know why people would be using them so much, outside of health care. I don't see any real protective advantage to wearing them to ward off COVID-19. You don't catch it through your skin, and you will catch it just as easily from touching your face with a contaminated glove as you will an ungloved hand. So just wash your damn hands, people, and leave the gloves for the health care workers and DIY-ers.

Yeah I mean.....if they paid even a little attention, then they would know that there is low risk of fomite transmission. We've known this for........months now.  😒

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you still see quite a few of the older folks wearing them around here - the purple ones too

 

When I see wait staff wearing gloves it sort of makes it obvvious they are not washing hands and just transmitting stuff from table to table - I suppose that protects them as long as they can refrain from touching themselves, which we all know is pretty much impossible...

I indulged in a "Slurpee" on the car ride home yesterday, there was an old guy in there who grabbed a napkin and then was trying to get a coke and an ice cream out of the freezer without touching anything, it was a comical site and I just wanted to say dude if you are really that worried then you really should not be in a 7-Elevan cause these places are dirty shit holes...

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Look at all these Eurpoean Countries trying to be like Merica!:holyness:

 

Gonna be a weird cycle, right now we cant go there, soon they wont be able to come here, see saw see saw..

But what made me look at these is my niece is a Delta Flight Attendant who has been flying overseas since air traffic here is still pretty dissmal  but she said most European countries they arent even requiring masks on the plane?  Not sure if it was just the booze talking but anyone been overseas lately by chance?

Stole these from the google but left row, Spain, The French, UK, Right side, USA, Germany, meant to grab Canada's it looks a little on the uptick too

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Yeah I didn't know that was happening, either, until I saw a headline today. Looks like they're on their way to a second wave that looks to be bigger than the first....

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13 hours ago, Dleg said:

Yeah I didn't know that was happening, either, until I saw a headline today. Looks like they're on their way to a second wave that looks to be bigger than the first....

But isn't that was predicted/expected?  A triple wave, with the middle wave more intense due to it also being flu season?  That's one of the things I was told when the facility first started going into lock-down/what a bunch of the nurses were saying.

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I'd be interested in seeing how the flu season impacts the COVID pandemic. I saw headlines for a couple of articles over the past couple of weeks that indicated some southern hemisphere countries essentially had no flu season this "winter", probably because of social distancing/lockdowns. But where I am, we have already begun to see lab-confirmed cases of influenza showing up at the hospitals. 

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26 minutes ago, Dleg said:

I'd be interested in seeing how the flu season impacts the COVID pandemic. I saw headlines for a couple of articles over the past couple of weeks that indicated some southern hemisphere countries essentially had no flu season this "winter", probably because of social distancing/lockdowns. But where I am, we have already begun to see lab-confirmed cases of influenza showing up at the hospitals. 

I think we'll see a small spike in the numbers.  People who would not normally go for COVID testing due and otherwise be mild/asymptomatic will get tested when they have the regular flu and increase the number of positives.

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It will be interesting to see how compliance with health directives goes in 2021 with many growing weary of the masking, social distancing, waiting in long lines, etc.  There have been many protests against this in countries like Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Great Britain.  Probably more that are not being covered by the media.  Locking down entire populations was a mistake that will be paid for one way or another in the future.  Quarantine is for the sick and those at serious risk, NOT for every citizen!  If national leaders cannot think of a better way to handle a viral outbreak in the future, they are not smart enough to hold office and should be removed, bodily if necessary.  This has become enforced socialism with government money in virtually every business and almost everyone has become a government employee in the process.  Either paid not to work or subsidized by government due to reduction in working hours.  Very poor worldwide response to something that was never as dangerous as had been predicted.  

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next years vacation was going to be international (new zealand most likely), but since this years vacation got cancelled we need to do this year's trip next year.  hopefully things will be better by then

  

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