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    David is way more smarter than I are is.........
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDoctor View Post
    David is way more smarter than I are is.........
    No, Mark.

    However, this lands directly into my wheelhouse. I receive direct information from several health and government agencies regarding the pandemic

    Unfortunately, I find myself less patient in dealing with the opinion of others, which runs counter to my normal.

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    My active/current wife (one of many) and I tested positive for covid last week. The only downside for me is shortness of breath. Wheezing and coughing. I got off easy so my doctor/vet says. I'm old (Vietnam war) so agent orange with covid are screwing my lungs over big times.

    My 34th wife/lamb said she finds the gasping for air in the middle of the night sexy. When I wake... I find she has a pillow in her hand over my face. Should I bee concerned?

    Hi David!
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Sorry to hear about the Covid MD. I have two relatives who have it currently, and a nephew who had it previously.
    Try to be careful with the O2 levels, and get some blood work plus an X-Ray, from what I've heard the most common complication (in more seasoned individuals ) is a "silent" pneumonia that's hard to hear with a stetoscope. I've also heard the following otc vitamins/meds help:
    Vitamin C, Vitamin D, B-complex, Zinc, Selen, Aspirin

    Get better!

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    Hang in there MadDoc! My wife has been trying to kill me over the years too. She figures the longer she can drag it out the more natural it will look..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDoctor View Post
    My active/current wife (one of many) and I tested positive for covid last week. The only downside for me is shortness of breath. Wheezing and coughing. I got off easy so my doctor/vet says. I'm old (Vietnam war) so agent orange with covid are screwing my lungs over big times.

    Best wishes to both of you.
    You should've made those sheep wear masks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    You should've made those sheep wear masks.
    Now you tell me.
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easto View Post
    My wife has been trying to kill me over the years too. She figures the longer she can drag it out the more natural it will look..
    ... and she gets the 401K. Darn they be smarter than I are is.
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Paper trails, always paper trails (electronic now).

    Not to be confused with skid marks.

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    Covid-19 has definitely turned into a joke at the VA hospital I just started work at. The doctors and nurses by and large resent the mask protocols and the social distancing protocols, a good number of them even going so far as to say, "These do not work; we see just as many if not more cases of people who think they're suddenly immune because of a cloth mask instead of being careful without one."

    Me? I don't have a dog in the fight and will follow the orders given by my state and the federal government. It's just telling to hear medical professionals "behind the camera," so to speak, in a place they feel safe to speak freely.

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    Paft.

    The protocol is specific to the types of acceptable masks. To say that they do not work runs counter to what would be acceptable to general antiseptic/aseptic protocols. I certainly would not be performing surgery without a mask and shield, nor would my patients accept it.

    At the Hunterdon County Medical Hospital (closest facility to me) laxity in following directions created an outbreak among the the staff and a number of patients.

    As for the population, we are having issues in NJ with restaurants allowing near capacity crowds as well as gyms. High School students at three of our regional schools had also been ignoring rules, and subsequent outbreaks.


    It is unfortunate that the epidemic has become a matter of political opinion rather than science and medicine. Those who choose not to comply or do so lackadasically are worsening the situation.

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    I took the Moderna vaccine on the 29th of December. Thankfully, there are no side effects to note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    I took the Moderna vaccine on the 29th of December. Thankfully, there are no side effects to note.
    Lucky, I want one too!

    Do you get any type of document/proof that you've been vaccinated and date for your second shot?
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    I'll take one as soon as I can get it. Here in California they're talking about problems in getting the "last mile" logistics figured out. Heck, just keep it where it is, I'll go to it!

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    I will as well, even though it would likely be a while before they get it to the general public :/
    I imagine by "last mile" they mean the logistics of storing it, making appointments, verifying people are eligible and trained personnel to administer it.. Although they could've set all that prior to the vaccine actually sitting i their laps. Oh, also, in my county after giving you a shot of the Moderna vaccine they make you stay for 15 minutes to monitor you to make sure you have no adverse reactions before they let you go.
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    This is probably way out of sequence, I see people have been posting about this since back in April. Hereís my 2 cents on it. Iíve had to work pretty much since this kicked off, I donít work with the general public but work with about a dozen people. As of today about a third of them have gotten and recovered easily from it. I have some family that have allowed this to devastate their life. They watch the news non-stop and live in constant fear about leaving home despite not being in any high risk group. For the most part I think everyone needs to just do what they are comfortable with but when a 3 week flatten the curve has turned into a almost year long lockdown I think people need to really get realistic about the risk. For most healthy young people you have a higher risk of dying in a car crash. If they were posting and reporting about those deaths daily on a counter on the news would people not drive anymore? My opinion on it is risk mitigation. Do what you can to minimize risk and go the heck in living your life.

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    Meggie, of course it is about risk mitigation. However, to put it into perspective there are about 10 times more deaths from Covid-19 than car crashes in the US (369k Covid related deaths in 10 months, vs. 38k from car crashes annually). Covid-19 deaths in the US are 5 times more than the all military fatalities in the Vietnam war, 3 times more than WWI fatalities. I know of 2 people (relatives of friends) that died from Covid-19. Most people that have complications have some other medical condition, or are elderly, however this doesn't make it less deadly. Also, healthy people can have complications or lasting effects from it, even months after recovery.

    This doesn't mean we have to hide away and wear hazmat suits while out of bed, just that we do have to take it seriously, and reduce risk by taking some basic precautions. It's good that they're vaccinating high-risk groups and first responders, hopefully this will help to finally put this behind us and get back to normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDoctor View Post
    My active/current wife (one of many) and I tested positive for covid last week. The only downside for me is shortness of breath. Wheezing and coughing. I got off easy so my doctor/vet says. I'm old (Vietnam war) so agent orange with covid are screwing my lungs over big times.

    My 34th wife/lamb said she finds the gasping for air in the middle of the night sexy. When I wake... I find she has a pillow in her hand over my face. Should I bee concerned?

    Hi David!
    Whoa!!! Glad to hear you're on the mend! This virus is diabolical in what it can do!
    The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, and prejudices to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children and the children yet unborn and the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    I took the Moderna vaccine on the 29th of December. Thankfully, there are no side effects to note.
    I had the same one a few days before that. Sore arm for about 2-1/2 days. My second dose is next week. I heard the second dose side effects are a little worse.

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