- Aug 16, 2016
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Son is working as a guide out in the "bush" for day hikers. Next to no inside time, very little up close and personal exposure. They are all wearing masks and he is a fanatic about stuff anyway. No commute to speak of as he lives right close to there at the house his mom bought for future retirement.Ok, here‘s a way to look at this: Son is working at a high risk (forCovid19 exposure) job. He is doing his best, wearing the best mask available to him (likely not an n95), which filters out less than half of the virus in the air he breathes (I believe a surgical mask or a very good multi layer tight cotton weave mask filter around 30%), and protects him from droplets should somebody sneeze, or cough or yell in his direction (though he‘ll also have to shield his eyes as another entry point for droplet infection - he may or may not have worn a protective shield or goggles). He probably couldn’t stay 6ft apart from everyone he was around at work (or possibly on his commute). Or he was indoors and shared the same air with others over longer periods of time (more than about 15 to twenty minutes). With a virus it matters how much of the virus one is exposed to, and if the exposure amount exceeds a threshold , a person gets sick. They have found that people get sicker the more virus they have been exposed to. The rest is up to personal immune response.
Now the mom is working in a feed store. There might be better air circulation, customers that could bring the virus might not hang out long, and the rest can be pure luck. Just a matter of time.
As for the testing. To the best of current knowledge (that I am aware of), people are infectious before they show any symptoms (there are other common viruses where that is the case). They are not infectious anymore after a certain time period once they have started showing symptoms, so yes, no more testing needed.
I wish your friend‘s son well! They are now finding so many terrible issues show up later, heart attacks, kidney failure, strokes.... And a lot of people are feeling sick for months. I, for my part, am doing my utmost to avoid this bug - and am hoping for a vaccine!
The feed store has people in and out daily, she is in the front "office part" . Haven't seen one farmer in there with a mask yet.... We both believe in the herd immunity and she has animals at home and is exposed to vaccinations and such with them.
Where has it been proven that someone is not not infectious after the 14 day quarantine thing? "THEY SAY" seems a little ambiguous to me. Especially since another friend has a neighbor that was tested positive in a random sampling that they are doing around our county, totally no symptoms.... OVER 6 weeks ago. She has had 4 tests since, all positive, and they will not allow her to go back to work, or do anything until she has 2 negative tests. No one says she is contagious.... OR NOT.... but she is not allowed out with the general public. No one in her family has tested positive for it yet and they are all still living there.
So I don't believe one small iota of all this, restrictive stuff. How can they attribute "terrible issues showing up later" when this is barely 6-8 months into it? Who is to say these things are not just because other health issues got ignored with the shut down.... or that some of these people weren't going to have these issues anyway.... and if they had had a chance to at least try some other treatments when they were first sick, maybe they wouldn't have so many "after effects " anyway?
We are on different sides of this fence. I respect that you have a right to your opinion.... but I will be d@#mned if I will trust the government with a vaccine when they were not even willing to allow for the possibility that there might be other things out there to do and basically shut down the doctors that are trying to help those that come to them. If they said try it, try anything you think will help and shorten this, then I would be willing to consider alot more.... but they have hamstrung so many doctors, and in places like NY, the governor ought to be strung up for putting elderly people back into nursing homes to infect other VULNERABLE PEOPLE.