Life Under Coronavirus

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Make it [b]bold[/b] and click "Disable BBCode" "Disable smiles"" "Do not automatically parse URLs" for a new post.

[b]God some bad warning message came up. Is that okay?[/b]
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[quote="Jersey Girl"]Make it [b]bold[/b] and click "Disable BBCode" "Disable smiles"" "Do not automatically parse URLs" for a new post.

[b]God some bad warning message came up. Is that okay?[/b][/quote]

DT saved us. :surprised:

*experimenting.

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Still experimenting.
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Holy crap, DT. You crazy geek boy!

Thanks!!

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Testing...

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Wow, it works.

I guess that's something.

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EAllusion, where are you at? Worried about you and your partner, man.

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[quote="Jersey Girl"][quote="Jersey Girl"]Make it [b]bold[/b] and click "Disable BBCode" "Disable smiles"" "Do not automatically parse URLs" for a new post.

[b]God some bad warning message came up. Is that okay?[/b][/quote]

DT saved us. :surprised:

*experimenting.[/quote]

But it is not necessary to make it [b]bold[/b] and click

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These were our national numbers a week ago and today as of this posting.

We went from this:

14250

To this:

80,021

Stay home.

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DT I used make it bold as you stated in your original post here. I noticed that you removed it.

DT Shades can not fix the board himself. He has 2 people that do it and one owns the board. Still...email him and tell him what you think should be done. He can pass that input on to those who do the tech for MormonDiscussions.com.

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Thanks, DT. I had tried disabling the code but that alone wasn’t the trick.

I notice that a dire warning comes up on submitting, but the message still posts.

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I don't doubt you, Thomas!

'-)

...now we get to make emojis from the olden days....
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[quote="Jersey Girl"]These were our national numbers a week ago and today as of this posting.

We went from this:

14250

To this:

80,021

Stay home.[/quote]

That's a factor of 5.6. If infections are following an exponential curve, which they would do if they spread freely through a largely non-immune population under constant conditions, that would predict around 400,000 in a week's time. If however

(a) people take serious measures to limit the spread (by STAYING HOME, as Jersey Girl rightly urges, amongst other things)
and/or
(b) the initial count of cases was too small because they were not yet being logged consistently, so the real increase factor was less than 5.6
and/or
(b) the population contains lots of now immune people who have had mild cases of the disease without noticing it

Then the number could be a lot less. And since (a), (b) and (c) are all likely to some degree, it probably will be a lot less. I hope.
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[quote="Jersey Girl"]DT I used make it bold as you stated in your original post here. [/quote]

Yes, sorry. It was my mistake in the original post.

[quote="Jersey Girl"]DT Shades can not fix the board himself. He has 2 people that do it and one owns the board. Still...email him and tell him what you think should be done. He can pass that input on to those who do the tech for MormonDiscussions.com.[/quote]

I see. I did email Shades.
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[quote="Chap"][quote="Jersey Girl"]These were our national numbers a week ago and today as of this posting.

We went from this:

14250

To this:

80,021

Stay home.[/quote]

That's a factor of 5.6. If infections are following an exponential curve, which they would do if they spread freely through a largely non-immune population under constant conditions, that would predict around 400,000 in a week's time. If however

(a) people take serious measures to limit the spread (by STAYING HOME, as Jersey Girl rightly urges, amongst other things)
and/or
(b) the initial count of cases was too small because they were not yet being logged consistently, so the real increase factor was less than 5.6
and/or
(b) the population contains lots of now immune people who have had mild cases of the disease without noticing it

Then the number could be a lot less. And since (a), (b) and (c) are all likely to some degree, it probably will be a lot less. I hope.[/quote]

83,836 since I made the previous post.

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[quote="Gadianton"]Nice find, DT.[/quote]

Thanks.

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A very unpleasant British video showing you how to annoy your neighbors in these difficult days of critical shortages:

https://www.tikagram.com/user/craig.tv/video/6806701972754910470

... but maybe they are the kind of neighbors who deserve a bit of annoying?

[You may have to download this to view it. Sorry, but I am not much of a Tik-Tok guy]
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Hello! How the heck is everyone? We’re all good in the Ipsa household. We’re on day two of our “stay home” order. I gave a friend a ride to Urgent Care yesterday for a non-COVID problem. I did not go in the clinic. Instead, I walked around the retail complex that the clinic is part of.

Basically, our state-wide restrictions are: stay home unless you need to buy food, medicine, or gasoline or work in an essential business or government office and you cannot work from home. Going Out for a walk is fine. The first thing I learned was that a whole lot of retail is “essential.” The second was, if a retail business is open, people think it’s just fine to go shopping there.

All businesses that are open are subject to reduced occupancy limits. There was a line of about 30 people waiting in line to enter Home Depot. There were orange cones every six feet, and everyone was lined up one beside each cone. As one person left the store, an employee messaged an employee at the entrance, who let another person in. Some of the shoppers were buying plants.

Costco has no lines, but had taped lines on the sidewalk every six feet to accommodate lines. They had three gazillion carts outside the store, where they disinfected them with big sprayers.

One small restaurant appeared to have closed. The rest were open for take out, drive through, or delivery. The hamburger joint had the longest line for drive through that I’d ever seen.

Sporting goods store was open. A sign on the door informed customers that only five customers could be in the line for the gun and ammo counter at one time.

Vacuum cleaner store closed. Yoga studio closed. Pet Smart and Office Max open.

Guy in the parking lot who fixes windshield dings closed.

There were three spots behind the clinic reserved for drive to testing, but I think they were for testing clinic employees.

There was more traffic than I expected. A couple weird moments. I saw small groups of people crossing the street ahead of me. It was mothers and children picking up lunches in a school parking lot. And I pulled over for oncoming emergency vehicles, only to have them turn into a parking lot just ahead of me. For an assisted living facility. A couple months ago, I wouldn’t have thought twice about it.

My county is the proud operator of a drive through testing station. Health care workers and high risk folks with symptoms for now.

Stay healthy.
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Thanks for the report, RI. Glad you're still healthy and well!

My 6yo son had come down with a low-grade fever on 3/18, in the evening. Intermittent on 3/19 and in the morning 3/20. Seemed to clear up by the evening on 3/20, no sign of it 3/21 or 3/22. On Monday, 3/23 at about 3:30 PM, it came back higher than before; 102° F. I took him to immediate care at that point. Negative for flu. No other symptoms and the fever was responding to Tylenol, but they wouldn't test him for COVID.

The weird part is, he lost a tooth very suddenly right after the fever spiked on Monday. The doctor said he didn't think it was the reason for the fever, and Dr. Google gives mixed evidence for whether adult teeth coming in at ages 6-7 cause fevers. Now I wonder.

He's been fever-free all day 3/25, 3/26, and today. Crossing my fingers that this wasn't a mild case of COVID. So far no one else in the family has any symptoms.

I have been working-from-home for 2 weeks now. Work also supplied me with an N95 mask, so I guess that's nice. I've only left my house for walks around the neighborhood and brief trips to pick up fast food or take-out. My husband handles all grocery runs. Trying to limit them to twice a week.

I asked for some Cokes when he went out on Tuesday and he brought back a tiny little 6-pack of mini-Cokes. I want a divorce.

My 32yo sister in Houston has had a sore throat and chest tightness. Of course they won't test her. They're trying to tell her now that her thyroid meds are off; I've never heard of thyroid meds causing sore throat and chest tightness (I'm on them, too). Really frustrating.

30 weeks pregnant tomorrow.

EAllusion, I am still thinking about you and worried about you. If you are out there, please give us an update.

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I'm Ok. I ended up getting sicker, with some chest pain included, but recently got better. Unfortunately, it's hard to know if I had COVID-19 or not.

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[quote="EAllusion"]I'm Ok. I ended up getting sicker, with some chest pain included, but recently got better. Unfortunately, it's hard to know if I had COVID-19 or not.[/quote]

Great news EAllusion. Take care of yourselves.

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