- Aug 22, 2010
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- Northeast Texas
Oufff. We have been basically sheltering in place since the beginning of March now. Hubby is over 65 and I have hashimoto‘s, which is an autoimmune disease. Oldest back from college doing all work online, younger one doing Junior year in highschool remotely. We don’t even go out to shop, it’s all delivery or curbside pick up. Thank God we have the farm to move around in the open air - I feel so bad for people stuck in apartments in crowded cities... I feel worse for the doctors and nurses...Covid is back at sickening thousands daily, many are not making it. We have had friends with it, a dear friend that is like a daughter to us is in the hospital now, she has kidney disease and is high risk. She is doing better and may get to go home soon.
Our daughter is a college professor, son in law is an assistant principle, 13 year old grand daughter in 8th grade, the whole 9th grade got sent home because of Covid cases, 5 year old is in kindergarden, 4 year old in day care, they are ALL exposed daily to the risk of Covid. They are in Odessa, Texas, surrounded by hot spots and shut downs. It is just a matter of time before Odessa shuts down too. We are very worried about them.
Our county is exploding with Covid cases, as are surrounding counties. We have a friend that is a nurse, working the Covid floor(s). This stuff is bad. The medications have at least gotten better, rapid response and treatment gets better results than the previous "go home, if you get worse, come back" of last year.
So....... how's it going for everyone? Hope all are well and suffer no sickness.
Thanksgiving? What are your plans? We were planning on gathering at my sister's house in Conroe, now not so sure. Her husband died this year, she has been in a funk and looking forward to Thanksgiving. She has COPD, polymyocitus and other conditions that make her high risk. Our daughter is afraid to go, with all their exposure, she doesn't want to take Covid to her favorite relative. She is thinking that Christmas might be better, they can all get tested and have time to get the results. Maybe.
It's all up in the air, hard to make plans. We want to get together to solidify family ties, visit and enjoy each other, buuuut........ It is scary, sure don't want to sicken our host and worse, she succumb to Covid and die. Yes, this is real and the reality is not pleasant.
Flu is still 'out there,' of course, which is why they've been pushing harder than ever for people to get a flu shot this year. Could you imagine the ghastliness of trying to fight two respiratory infections at the same time? Plus, with a health care system already dealing with a surge of coronavirus patients, anything to reduce the total case load is to the good. Of course, you get influenza the same way as you get Covid -19 (from other people), so the same measures that help to protect you from one (masks, handwashing, keeping your distance, limiting exposure to other people generally) work for the other as well.My current thoughts as covid cases are rising locally...
what happened to the flu?
And I have heard from medical staff that the quicktest is only 40% accurate, the one that takes a day is 60%...
Does this not alarm anyone of the false positives?
I believe your fact is incorrect.1. 99.9% recovery rate