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Old 04-02-2020, 12:26 AM
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Whose family has been touched by this virus?

My daughter is a nurse practitioner in northern Oregon. 20+- patients a day many with flu symptoms.

From just about day one re-using masks, insufficient gowns/face shields/consumables. No tests.....didn't matter really....they were limited to 5 swabs per day.

Amazing that a large health care provider didn't stockpile consumables to protest their front line people. 5 or 6 mutated viruses in the past 30 years or so and the up chain people in her chain of command didn't realize it would happen again? Maybe the bean counters didn't want to incur the cost of buying/storing consumables? There weren't shortages of consumables 2 months ago or 6 months ago.

So, my daughter was tested in late March. Results were positive. After holding my breath......Great news...symptoms remained light and have dissipated. She dodged a bullet.

3 or 4 of here friends/co-workers are infected. No idea at this time regarding their outcome.

These people really are the point of the spear. They're scared and brave and show up every day to do what needs to be done.

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Old 04-02-2020, 12:58 AM
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As of today nobody in my family has had the COVID-19 virus. We done enough grocery shopping to hold us over for a little while. Except for work, my wife and I just try to stay at home as much as possible to try to avoid getting sick.

Really glad to hear the good news about your daughter dodging a bullet concerning the complications that come from this virus.
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Old 04-02-2020, 01:00 AM
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No one in my family but I check in with them on Facebook every Friday to keep tabs on them. Stay put godbless
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Old 04-02-2020, 01:43 AM
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I’m a bit south of your daughter in Salem. God bless your daughter and other medical personnel. So glad she is able to fight off the virus.
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Old 04-02-2020, 07:08 AM
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I don't know anyone family or others that have gotten it.

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Old 04-02-2020, 09:08 AM
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Our closest extended family member was being treated for pneumonia for the week prior to the "emergency"! She was exposed at bible study unknowingly. We had dinner with them 9 days into her exposure when she was contacted by the county and tested. Being tested positive, everyone she was in contact with was mandated to self isolate.

Their symptoms were mild. Fortunately we were not symptomatic after 14 days!

Hopefully we had the virus and are now inoculated!

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Old 04-02-2020, 08:46 PM
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My daughter is a nurse in Raleigh, NC at a large hospital there. It sure is worrisome. She just graduated college last May and started work in July. She's a smart kid and i know she is a big help out there but as a Dad i just wish she was home with her mother and i. But she is doing her part. Pray for all the medical folks.
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:48 PM
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My daughter is a nurse in Raleigh, NC at a large hospital there. It sure is worrisome. She just graduated college last May and started work in July. She's a smart kid and i know she is a big help out there but as a Dad i just wish she was home with her mother and i. But she is doing her part. Pray for all the medical folks.
For all on the front lines. Q-tips daughter first of all!
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:56 PM
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My son in Cartersville, GA has just recovered from it. He got it from someone in the church there that had 41 people get it. Luckily he is in very good shape, does cross fit religiously , and didn't have any serious problems from having it.

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Old 04-02-2020, 10:32 PM
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My daughter is a Navy doctor in Pearl Harbor. She is in charge of diagnosis, treatment, and isolation. Working 12 hour days, only gets to go home once or twice a week. Thanks to all medical professionals!
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Old 04-02-2020, 10:43 PM
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Dad is a ER doc and also an EMS director and chair member of Ohio health. He is doing fine so far and keeping me well updated
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Old 04-03-2020, 07:57 PM
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Old 04-03-2020, 08:42 PM
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One of my nieces works for Children's Medical in Dallas on the fourth floor where they handle severe cancer patients; thank goodness there have been no cases there, as the chemo they go through has eradicated their immune systems. Every day they wear biohazard suits (the staff), and when she gets home from work she leaves her clothes in the garage, showers immediately, puts her clothes in the washer, washes and sanitizes her hand again, and then spends time with the kids. It is not an easy daily routine for them, and I sincerely salute them for their devotion to helping others.
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Old 04-03-2020, 09:12 PM
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Not family but a good friend who is two houses over had it. He was in my house with his kids a week before he was diagnosed. He’s 46 and in pretty good shape. It kicked his ass. No respiratory issues but very high fevers, like 104, and severe body aches. He was very lucky it wasn’t worse. He’s better now but when this virus hits you hard it’s no joke.
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:14 AM
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My daughter is a nurse in Raleigh, NC at a large hospital there. It sure is worrisome. She just graduated college last May and started work in July. She's a smart kid and i know she is a big help out there but as a Dad i just wish she was home with her mother and i. But she is doing her part. Pray for all the medical folks.
For all on the front lines. Q-tips daughter first of all!
Thanks so much. Spoke with her briefly yesterday. Medical supplies are not plentiful.
She looked and sounded very fatigued but was in good spirits.
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:23 AM
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Well ive debated about sharing this but my daughter told me they are only allowed one mask per 5, 12 hour shifts. Thats pretty damn bad. I try not to think about it. The medical folks are very brave and dedicated. I hope everyones loved ones will remain healthy. Lead by example.
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Old 04-06-2020, 07:51 PM
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My wife's 88 year old invalid aunt in NJ tested positive last Friday. We got word she died this morning.
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:35 PM
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Well ive debated about sharing this but my daughter told me they are only allowed one mask per 5, 12 hour shifts. Thats pretty damn bad. I try not to think about it. The medical folks are very brave and dedicated. I hope everyones loved ones will remain healthy. Lead by example.
Sadly that's not uncommon. Hope you daughter stays healthy.

Mine has recovered and is doing tele medicine from home.

I'm humbled by the courage these front line medical workers are showing.

I recommend the book China RX to everyone........sobering read given current events.
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Old 04-07-2020, 09:45 AM
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Just found out that my aunt and uncle in CT are positive. Both doing "ok" for now... major fatigue and cough are their primary symptoms. Both in 70's so we're thinking (praying) it's the mild version.
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Old 04-07-2020, 10:25 AM
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None in my family yet but my wife does work in the local hospital, not front line yet, but she's ACLS certified and is a backup frontliner if the medical staff gets hit hard, so we've got that potentially to look forward to.

Luckily our area only has a few mild cases thus far and none have needed hospitalization (at least on the radio, wife doesn't mention too much because of HIPPA). We are fairly isolated but do have a large at risk community and apparently poor social distancing grades so it could get bad yet.

I do know the hospital system has been having folks make cloth masks on their free time for the various clean rooms and whatnot to allocate the N95 gear to potential COVID patients, so we've been doing that. Also cutting hours to the bone due to low census in this distancing time, so it's good for the community that she's working less, but not so great for our bank account since she's the single earner as I do full time daycare with our little ones, cheaper than me working and paying for childcare (and useful in these times as I didn't have a job to get laid off from anyway).
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Old 04-07-2020, 10:43 AM
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I live about five miles due west of the Seattle-area nursing home that was the original center of infections in the U.S.
Nobody in my immediate family has contracted covid, and neither has any family member or anyone I know.
Apparently, I know someone, who knows someone, who's related to someone who died as a result of, or from complications associated with covid.

My daughter's campus was closed, so she moved home and is taking classes online.
Our other daughter is "essential" and is still meeting with the public every day, moving to a new location this week, to replace someone who's sick.
I don't know if renting cars is brave, but she could be exposed at any time.

My wife and I have our work computers set up in opposite ends of the house, and three or four of us, five, including the dog, being home at the same time is the new norm.

My office won't be reopening for a month, at the earliest.
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Old 04-07-2020, 12:27 PM
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My wife's 88 year old invalid aunt in NJ tested positive last Friday. We got word she died this morning.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:20 AM
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We have 1 daughter working in Retail another working in the fiber optic field and a SIL that works in an indigent clinic. They are cautious and aware what needs to be done. So far so good.

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Old 04-08-2020, 10:43 AM
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Talked to my daughter last night. Still a shortage of N95 masks......why?....where the hell are they?

then she said she has received over 100 donated factory and home made masks from friends/family and total strangers.

There are graceful deeds being done amid all the confusion.
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