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Dealing with COVID-19

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by Mia, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. It is making it easier

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  2. It is making it harder

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  1. Progster

    Progster Gone sideways to the sun V.I.P Member

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    I don't like wearing the mask, though I understand the necessity to do so. I find it uncomfortable and feel like I can't breathe easily, and then keep touching it to readjust it, which you are not supposed to do.

    Now there have bee a few covid cases detected in the place where I have to go to have the tests. Joy! (not).
     
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    You don't or shouldn't even have to wear them in places were sufficient social distances are quite easy to maintain.
     
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  3. Progster

    Progster Gone sideways to the sun V.I.P Member

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    Where I live, you only have to wear a mask in indoor public spaces.
     
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    I still feel like I'm struggling with it, like the annual Christmas Market just south of town, it's still happening with Covid restrictions... I really wanted to go, maybe trying to engineer some cheer in my life... With restrictions fewer people can go, and with my dumb luck and I guess because I'm too slow, it's sold out so I can't go! I'm not happy, I feel like I needed that this weekend... Now every major holiday/event for 2020 has not really happened, it gets me a little depressed sometimes...
     
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  5. QueenOfFrance87

    QueenOfFrance87 Let them eat tuna! V.I.P Member

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    My uncle is diagnosed with Covid-19 now. Just months before, he had an unknown heart problem. I wonder if the two are related somehow?

    Anyway, I am keeping him in my prayers.
     
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    What my local grocery store looks like.... again.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. QueenOfFrance87

    QueenOfFrance87 Let them eat tuna! V.I.P Member

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    Once again, people chose to be stupid again, and now we have to stay home for a month. I am worried my 10 person Xmas party will be affected. I feel that my family and friends are the only smart ones here, but everyone else had to make poor decisions like they don't care. WEAR A FREAKING MASK, PEOPLE! HOW HARD IS IT TO DO THAT!?

    EDIT: I think I have it now. My throat is full of mucus, my nose is acting up, and I have urges to cough. My mom is at the store buying things for my throat, but I doubt it will help. I will get sent to the hospital alone, without anyone to talk to but the stupid nurses, and I will die.

    We don't have a thermometer in the house, but I just know that I won't make it. I will miss my family, friends, and imaginary BF if I go. I am angry that people have no regards to my safety.

    EDIT 2: I don't have coronavirus after all, but the party may not happen. My mom says it will regardless, but this stay-at-home order will last until halfway through December, and there will be a chance that it will be extended. If Christmas is ruined for me, I might as well tell every kid that Santa isn't real, because that's the truth. My life sucks...
     
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  8. oregano

    oregano Your time will come...

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    California Governor Newsom hasn't issued a general stay at home order yet but he and other officials are telling people to not do any nonessential travel and not to have big Thanksgiving gatherings since covid is being spread in big privately held parties. We can only have Thanksgiving with our immediate households.

    I have decided not to go out unless necessary until at least after the new year because people are deliberately driving like maniacs due to boredom and wanting to be edgy and rebellious any way they can and I've almost had my car totaled at least twice by drunks going bonkers, both times in the slums on the north side.

    I also told my mom that I will be spending my Thanksgiving alone this year. She will just have my aunt and uncle and their son and his GF over, but I still feel it's too risky since I have diabetes and if I catch it I will die. So I bought a seasoned turkey breast and will be cooking and eating that. I suck at cooking instant stuffing so my mom said she will cook a box for me the day before so I will have it to heat and eat.

    My 46th birthday is the day after and I will not be celebrating it at all, I will be home alone. Then I have noted the days I have to go out for doctor appts (four, maybe five), and then tried to figure how long I can stay indoors (two or three days in a row, but I'm shooting for four). So by the time the current restrictions are relaxed, likely mid-January, I hope I will have more money saved than I had thought I would. Then it is only a month til move.
     
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    I was in a supermarket buying food, this man approached and tried to stand right next to me and coughed! I think the police should warn these people and if they repeat it, they should take further action
     
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    I try very hard to maintain that physical distance between me and everyone. But if I hear anyone cough, I immediately go in the opposite direction. I won't stay there and risk inhaling the same air if I can help it.

    Meanwhile people are hoarding toilet paper again. Guess everyone thinks our governor will shut us down again in another week or so. Though I suspect it will pertain only to targeted things like bars, restaurants and social gatherings of any kind.

    The governor is supposed to give another public address to the state. Since he has the virus I'm just wondering how he's doing. Guess we'll find out soon.
     
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    I am currently unemployed because of covid and that is affecting my mental state badly i think.

    I feel like i am so behind my peers who work.
     
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  13. Mary Terry

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    We will certainly get covid vaccinations when they are approved by the FDA as safe and efficacious. It is the only way the US will ever achieve herd immunity without an enormous death rate from widespread infection.
     
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  14. QueenOfFrance87

    QueenOfFrance87 Let them eat tuna! V.I.P Member

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    I feel so sad. I read about a dying mother whose last words were "I don't want to die like this". It breaks my heart so much. Even though she was in her 70s, it still feels painful.

    My cousin and her boyfriend were supposed to visit here on Friday, but can't make it after all because of how severe the outbreak is where I am living. She is scared to death of it, and so am I.

    We're supposed to get a vaccine here in a month, but medical personnel are going to be the first to get it. I personally don't think it's fair because many people died from coronavirus, and for those dying from it, it sounds more like a kick in the privates.

    Not fair...
     
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  15. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    I feel trepidation when l am at work. Will we be shut down? I keep hearing of members canceling due to health concerns. Because of the shaky economic market, l decided to buy a place because many people are leaving lock-down states and moving to this state. Which means property values will go up, and jobs will disappear- very major concerns at my late age. l wish to be debit free.
     
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  16. Aspergers_Aspie

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    You could make that into a meme, I would ask your permission to use it, very funny!!
     
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    Go ahead, I found it on the internet and copy/pasted it here.
     
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  19. Mary Terry

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    Medical personnel will be among the first to receive the vaccine in the US, probably followed by nursing home residents, then followed by the general population which may start with the oldest first. That strategy makes sense to me. Medical personnel and first responders are highly trained to save lives and we need to keep them safe so they can do their jobs. Older people are much more vulnerable to Covid than young people. The hospitals are filling up with Covid patients again, and it is not a problem with space. We could put patients in tent hospitals which is being done in various places. The problem is the shortage of qualified nurses, technicians, respiratory therapists and other specialists to staff ICUs and wards. We need to keep them working to save others' lives.
     
  20. QueenOfFrance87

    QueenOfFrance87 Let them eat tuna! V.I.P Member

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    I understand that you are trying to help, but it doesn't change the fact that I am scared to DEATH of the virus. I am at high risk also because I am classified as obese at around 270 lbs. I almost freaked out last week because I thought I have the virus; I was coughing a little, and had stuff in my throat for a while.

    I'll be blunt, I missed going out to places without being afraid, and I felt like having a meltdown at times. I have friends who are both scared and outraged because nobody is taking the necessary precautions. I also had three relatives, the oldest being 54, who had coronavirus, even though they are okay now.

    Some days, I wonder if I will make it to the end of the decade without dying or having a total meltdown. I apologise if I sound selfish, but that is how I feel at the moment.
     
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