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6 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

I just saw a car with a busted side mirror that was held together by a jock strap :wow:

It is designed for support...

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49 minutes ago, Sirithiliel said:

Dallas (where i Live) is now in a Shelter in Place order

That happened over the weekend. 

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1 minute ago, Cyradis said:

Probably for the best. ::(:

 

most likely, dallas seems to be pretty pro-active in regards to trying to reduce spread of the virus, compared to how many reported cases we have

 

meanwhile, my cousin in El Paso just got a plane back from being stuck in Dominican Republic and apparently isn't required to have any quarantine at all, which i'm absolutely shocked at

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I finally get to work from home... my sister doesn't. So she's not allowed to visit mom, and I've moved in with mom full time.

 

Life is going to be rough for a bit.

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1 hour ago, Sirithiliel said:

Dallas (where i Live) is now in a Shelter in Place order

I'm in Fort Worth, I expect Tarrant County to follow suit soon, they've been following Dallas's lead about 24-48 hours behind on every step of this....

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2 minutes ago, Sirithiliel said:
4 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

Probably for the best. ::(:

 

...most likely, Dallas seems to be pretty pro-active in regards to trying to reduce spread of the virus, compared to how many reported cases we have...

 

Pro-active. :rock:

 

I heard a TV report that said they are trying to set up Drive-Up testing. (I guess it is just a cheek swab ?)

 

But I saw a different TV news source say that CDC wants to “prioritize testing” by restricting it to people in hospitals.

 

If true, what is the point of the drive up fiascos? Also Drive-Up Testing is a really annoying misnomer. All they are doing is taking a sample (of some kind). It is actually drive up sampling. The testing is done in a lab. If they can be bothered and are not too swamped. 

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8 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

Pro-active. :rock:

 

I heard a TV report that said they are trying to set up Drive-Up testing. (I guess it is just a cheek swab ?)

 

But I saw a different TV news source say that CDC wants to “prioritize testing” by restricting it to people in hospitals.

 

If true, what is the point of the drive up fiascos? Also Drive-Up Testing is a really annoying misnomer. All they are doing is taking a sample (of some kind). It is actually drive up sampling. The testing is done in a lab. If they can be bothered and are not too swamped. 

 

Pro active In implementing these restrictions is better than doing nothing at all 

 

Some other cities aren't doing squat. Still people gathering and doing things normally. Dallas has told everyone to shelter in place and closed lobbies of restaurants, among other restrictions, which is more than other cities or states are doing. Pro active in that aspect even if failing in others 

 

Still better than doing squat and thinking it will all blow over and get better on its own 

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People were so enthralled by how efficiently South Korea seemed to pull off the curbside testing on what amounts to a very limited scale that they determined we needed to do it here nationwide, despite our much larger population spread across a wildly vaster space. And don't get me wrong--I love the idea. Beats the pants off loading people into a clinic's waiting room, but it's of limited practical value unless targeted appropriately, probably. Hospitals and the like should be the first priority imo. 

 

Testing isn't in general quite the panacea some folks seem to think. It's key to establishing the most efficient quarantines, and the more we do then largely the better, but there are strategies and factors beyond just swabbing as many people as possible, especially with a quickie-style test that will be given to less accurate results. If you're sick, experiencing only mild coronavirus symptoms, and you can isolate and don't require immediate medical intervention, it's probably safer for you, and especially for others if you indeed are infected, to avoid adding to the load as we enter the peak of the curve.

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21 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Today is a stroopwafels kind of day.

 

Every day is a stroopwafels kind of day!

 

 

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Well, got laundry done. Washed my car afterwards. At first Sephy was enjoying, but then the blowers turned on and she hated it. So the car didn’t get much of a blow dry.

 

And, Sephy has a new game: pulled books off the shelf and shoving them under the door. She’s a weird critter.

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12 hours ago, Pingo said:


PLEASE be careful about that.

 

The evidence that chloroquine is effective in humans against COVID-19is not as clear as doctors would like, and it’s one of those drugs where the effective dose is only a little less than the lethal dose. There are already reports of chloroquine poisonings coming out of Nigeria in the wake of the story of its efficacy being spread.

Frightened people will grasp at rumors, and sometimes rumors kill. Please be very very VERY careful about listening to medical advice in these perilous times and please be VERY careful to check the sources of your information.

In addition to the anecdotal narrative in the popular press I also have access to the report published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 

[linked].

Like all prescription medications, it must be used in accordance with the instructions of the prescribing medical professionals.  Places like Nigeria have widely available black market sources outside of the medical supply chain and most of the OD situations are from that area.  Same as the OD situation with any drug obtained from questionable sources.

GEM

Stay Safe - Stay Well

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My work is officially 'business as normal*'

 

 

 

*For a given value of normal, public areas area all closed, and depending on what happens with schools, and depending on what decisions are made elsewhere etc. 

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