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2020-07-25 Science & Technology
Record numbers of coronavirus cases in every global region
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-07-25 16:06|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6514 views ]  Top

#1 infections =/= deaths

quit rolling around in it
Posted by Frank G 2020-07-25 16:41||   2020-07-25 16:41|| Front Page Top

#2 I'm at the point where I'm starting to tune this all out. What a Charlie Foxtrot.
Posted by Iblis 2020-07-25 17:23||   2020-07-25 17:23|| Front Page Top

#3 There's not one person I know who has or has had the 2019 Chinese plague. What's all this fuss about?
Posted by jpal 2020-07-25 17:28||   2020-07-25 17:28|| Front Page Top

#4 /\ Me, neither. And funny how that Javits Center in NYC (you know, that place that was "hard hit") hardly got used...and that US Navy hospital ship got sent back. Hmmmm.
Posted by Clem 2020-07-25 18:52||   2020-07-25 18:52|| Front Page Top

#5 One of the authors I follow posted the following on her blog yesterday:

On July 12, Kid 2, whom some of you know as “Brandi,” sent a video of herself squirting hot sauce into her mouth followed by “Look at this, I can’t taste or smell anything.” This has never happened before in her entire life, not with colds, not with flu, not with any infection she’s ever had. And that’s how we knew it was COVID.

It’s day 13 now, and she reports that she is feeling much better.

Between July 12 and today, there were several days of extreme fatigue. This is an active 22 year old who does 200 sit-ups a day. Walking across the house to the bathroom was a huge effort. She vomited for 3 days straight, which was followed by 3 days of upset stomach. Her throat hurt. Her chest hurt from throwing up. She slept 16 hours a day. At some point her boyfriend became concerned because as soon as she woke up, she would go back to sleep. She texted me and said things like, “I’m really, really sick, Mom.”

When my kids get sick, they come home. There is an established procedure. They are assigned a couch with a blanket and a pillow and possibly a bucket, so they don’t have to run to the bathroom. They get a ginger ale and saltines, they are given medicine, and their favorite TV show is put on TV, something that they have seen a 100 times, like the Office. I make chicken soup from scratch. They are allowed to whine, and cry, and be sad, and do all the things I couldn’t do at their age because I couldn’t go home to my mom and be babied.

I could do none of that with COVID. All I could do was sent her Pedialyte freezer pops from Amazon and have snacks delivered. It was the most helpless feeling. Our family doctor basically told us to just wait it out, so we all sat around and waited for the next temperature and oxymeter report. My dad called every other day. Gordon’s extended family freaked out over Facebook updates. At some point she texted us that she accidentally bit into the wrong snack and tasted jalapeno, and we all let out some of the breath we’ve been holding. This is what a mild case of COVID was like. We are immensely grateful that it wasn’t worse.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-07-25 23:28||   2020-07-25 23:28|| Front Page Top

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