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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

sorry millennials

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12 minutes ago, Road Guy said:

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Never understood why she was supposed to be the "big thing" for a while...I never thought she was funny at all.

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5 minutes ago, jeb6294 said:

Never understood why she was supposed to be the "big thing" for a while...I never thought she was funny at all.

What little I have seen of her work, I agree. But she appears to be media darling probably what drives it.

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What is going on in the North/Northwest? 20% of Montana's total cases have been reported in the last week and Wisconsin reported over 20,000 cases in the last week.

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Scores of wealthy people from California who do "summer" in Montana and then it leaps around?

 I dont know - sometimes you just gotta think it sort of moves around in tighter clusters from place to place.  My son is currently living in South Dakota and the spike looks big on a graph, but like everywhere else he said you cant really tell going around town because everything is pretty wide open (spaces) / "The Plains" -  Other than it is the end of harvest season I think in that area - people moving around..

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Surging all over right now, more than half of the states. I know I have seen CDC saying that small, in-home gatherings are one thing causing the current spread but I don't know. Where I am, we are seeing a big surge and it's being driven by some work clusters (probably people eating together on break), a lot of small and large in-home gatherings, and multi-generational homes. And this last one is unfortunately driving hospitalizations and deaths because of the old people living in these homes. 

I've had to crack down on my own staff to prevent workplace spread. I don't get the disconnect. They think they are doing the right thing because they wear their masks and socially distance at their work stations etc., but then when it's lunch time I catch them all together in one small room, masks off, talking up a storm. I really just don't get the disconnect there.  But I am guessing it must be pretty common. 

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9 hours ago, Dleg said:

Surging all over right now, more than half of the states. I know I have seen CDC saying that small, in-home gatherings are one thing causing the current spread but I don't know. Where I am, we are seeing a big surge and it's being driven by some work clusters (probably people eating together on break), a lot of small and large in-home gatherings, and multi-generational homes. And this last one is unfortunately driving hospitalizations and deaths because of the old people living in these homes. 

I've had to crack down on my own staff to prevent workplace spread. I don't get the disconnect. They think they are doing the right thing because they wear their masks and socially distance at their work stations etc., but then when it's lunch time I catch them all together in one small room, masks off, talking up a storm. I really just don't get the disconnect there.  But I am guessing it must be pretty common. 

My coworkers do the same at lunch. I don't understand why. I'm perfectly fine eating by myself at my desk for now.

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I'm hitting a conundrum right now.  I am currently scheduled to travel home from Indiana to New York for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  My flight for Thanksgiving is a non-direct Southwest flight going from the IND airport (which is surprisingly one of the top airports in the US/was super clean and airy when I traveled in July), transfer in Baltimore (which is super clean, though fairly busy when I went through it), and then land in ISP airport (local airport that services Long Island, is super uncrowded even during normal travel).  Right now, my Christmas flight is a direct Delta flight from IND to JFK, but if that changes, which is super likely, I might just rebook a Southwest flight with the same flight path above and go into the local airport with less people vs. JFK.

Usually I'd be fine skipping Thanksgiving/travelling home to see family during the holidays, but I'm worried about my grandparents.  They're both getting up in years and this might be the last family gathering they're there for (grandma has had a few falls/surgeries to fix things and grandpa just had his 90th birthday).  I did travel home in July, and it wasn't too bad, but with cases surging up I'm trying to figure out the best way to do this.  I would drive, but it's a 13 hour drive that I'd have to do by myself...which might not be too safe combined with holiday traffic.  My grandpa and I are really close/he often asks about me to my parents when they visit almost every other day to help them, and I've promised him and my grandma that I was coming home.  I feel like if I don't come home it'll super hurt them emotionally (my grandpa has been waiting for me to come home/it's what he asks me every time we talk on the phone), and I feel like hurting them emotionally is just as bad as physically at their age.

I just...it would fucking kill me if I was the one who brought covid into their home, after they got through the first covid wave in NY.

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You can get lower grade N95’s at Lowe’s and amazon, etc.

should make the airport and plane rides about as safe as you can get. (Relatively)

 

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6 minutes ago, Road Guy said:

You can get lower grade N95’s at Lowe’s and amazon, etc.

should make the airport and plane rides about as safe as you can get. (Relatively)

 

Could you maybe link me the Amazon/Lowe's listings, if you have them off-hand?  I don't want to accidentally order N-95s that should be getting used by healthcare workers.  I want to see if I can maybe get a covid test at work before I travel, but I'm unsure of their lead time/don't want to take a test that would be better used for a veteran.

I'm just kinda freaking out.  I was totally fine with traveling a couple days ago, but with things getting...worse in Indiana (aka: I wear my mask while walking outside and people act like I'm crazy), I'm getting concerned with the holiday travel.

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I bought some of the shelf at Lowe’s, I still see them here available.

all I see now on Amazon are the KN95’s - but they are listed as an alternate even for healthcare when n95’s are not available (I had to fly for work a bunch a few weeks ago) ended up using the ones from Lowe’s - 

 

the hospitals seem to have enough they are just being there useful cheapo self with their supply. But I don’t think is common folk can buy the hospital stuff - unless you buy a truck load from Honeywell 

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