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21 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

I think a lockdown would go a long way to help slow community transmission of the virus.

A nurse at my facility, on day shift, has contracted it. Luckily, I was not exposed to her.

I am very cautious. Haven't eaten restaurant food since March. Have visited with two friends, since March.

I go to work, the barn and my riding lesson. I need my lungs! It takes lung capacity to ride horses.

Don't miss restaurant food. Bought an amazing Le Creuset Dutch oven, a few weeks ago, and plan to use it tomorrow.

And after draining, 12-hour shifts, I don't miss hanging out with people. Do miss potential travel, as I would love to be planning and taking a riding trip to France or Iceland or New Zealand.

You probably miss travel too, Tweety.

I definitely miss travel.  I was supposed to be in California this week and canceled it because of the surge.  I was going to drive Charleston, SC in the summer and canceled that during that surge.  

I'm glad you've been safe.  We've had a lot of covid cases in the nurses staff where I work.  One unit had 11 nurses in the spring (seven of whom went to a crew party), and another in late summer had 5 because they don't social distance from each other.  

I have had at least three exposures.  Two from patients I've had that tested negative but later got symptoms and found to covid.  Somehow, not sure because of my behavior or dumb luck, I've tested negative and negative for the antibodies.  I do not want to get covid because of my age even if I'm in excellent health currently, but more so because I wouldn't want to spread to vulnerable people.  I actually care about people, what a concept.   People that won't wear a mask or fight mitigation efforts are really saying they don't care about others.

 

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The NY Times today has an analysis of states, and surprise, surprise, those who have not enacted mask mandates, etc., are getting SLAMMED by Covid-19.

States like mine, KY, with a governor who supports mandates are in trouble, but not to the extent of the Dakotas or Iowa.

Travel nurses willing to go to the Dakotas, can earn $109 an hour.

No thank you!

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I watched a news story of the incoming administration introducing some of their nominees and was filled with a sense of relief that we will have actual subject matter experts running our government. A diplomat nominated for ambassador to the United Nations; a former deputy secretary of state named to Secretary of State; an immigrant who has worked at DHS to head that agency, a national security advisor to head the National Security Council. 

I am looking forward to having competent adults running our country as opposed to a bunch of grifters and nincompoops. 

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I agree J22.  Biden seemed to have a though process of "how to I get diversity that reflects America but mostly find qualified people with experience and expertise" as opposed to "how to I find the most offensive, most unqualified people".  

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Fox News in their anti-Biden/Harris agenda again is posting and has been well known to the anti-protestor combined both with an article entitled "as the city burned...." criticizing her for supporting small businesses while calling for bailing out of "rioters" in June.  

It's an interesting spin on her support of small business day.  I have been quite disturbed with the idea that the protestor is the enemy and that they are still presenting the idea that America is aflame with rioters despite hundreds of thousands of protestors during the summer just protesting which is as American as it gets.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kamala-harris-slammed-tweet-small-businesses-bailing-out-rioters

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1 hour ago, Tweety said:

Fox News in their anti-Biden/Harris agenda again is posting and has been well known to the anti-protestor combined both with an article entitled "as the city burned...." criticizing her for supporting small businesses while calling for bailing out of "rioters" in June.  

It's an interesting spin on her support of small business day.  I have been quite disturbed with the idea that the protestor is the enemy and that they are still presenting the idea that America is aflame with rioters despite hundreds of thousands of protestors during the summer just protesting which is as American as it gets.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kamala-harris-slammed-tweet-small-businesses-bailing-out-rioters

What?! No mention of Right-Wingers, including a former child actor, bailing out an alleged underage murderer?

Fox is so silly, with their propaganda.

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1 hour ago, Tweety said:

Fox News in their anti-Biden/Harris agenda again is posting and has been well known to the anti-protestor combined both with an article entitled "as the city burned...." criticizing her for supporting small businesses while calling for bailing out of "rioters" in June.  

It's an interesting spin on her support of small business day.  I have been quite disturbed with the idea that the protestor is the enemy and that they are still presenting the idea that America is aflame with rioters despite hundreds of thousands of protestors during the summer just protesting which is as American as it gets.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kamala-harris-slammed-tweet-small-businesses-bailing-out-rioters

A week or so before the election, I was in a patient room, and Fox was on.

The patient remarked that she felt sorry for Biden. I asked why, and she said because nobody was coming to his rallies.

I tried to hide my amazement at such an ignorant remark, as I explained that Biden didn't want large rallies because of Covid-19.

My patient, a Trump Fan Girl, seemed completely oblivious to the concept of global pandemic.

At this point, I view Trumpsters as mass casualty victims that must be triaged. Some are beyond saving, and you simply have to tag, and move on.

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3 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

What?! No mention of Right-Wingers, including a former child actor, bailing out an alleged underage murderer?

Fox is so silly, with their propaganda.

Yes.  They were pretty matter of fact in their reporting.  Not a lot of bias.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/kyle-rittenhouse-makes-bail

But they are giving press time to one of his benefactors Ricky Schroder

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/ricky-schroder-defends-helping-bail-out-kyle-rittenhouse

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1 hour ago, Tweety said:

Yes.  They were pretty matter of fact in their reporting.  Not a lot of bias.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/kyle-rittenhouse-makes-bail

But they are giving press time to one of his benefactors Ricky Schroder

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/ricky-schroder-defends-helping-bail-out-kyle-rittenhouse

And this is just part of the reason why I will never treat Trumpsters in a way that validates their point of view.

The kid is a teenage murderer, caught on video, gunning down innocent people. Oh, and he admitted his crime to police.

Yet to Trump fans, he is a hero.

Nope. You have no valid point of view, Trumpsters. Just because you can utter words, doesn't mean those words are worth listening to.

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Lil Nel, better cross New Zealand off your travel list for now; there have been stories of the possibility of a major shut-down ...

AND that their entire population is supposedly going to be forced into taking the COVID vaccines ---

which some folks are touting as containing little-bitty microchips 'so the government can keep track of you' ...

all followed by speculation that this is either Big Brother coming after you, OR, is The Mark Of The Devil, a modern-day 666, prior to the Apocalypse.

My-oh-my. So many folks getting tied up in knots and arguing. But who REALLY knows? I sure don't. 

All I can do is be as conscious and conscientious as I can be to keep myself and others from coming down with COVID. Meanwhile, as I see and read all of it ricocheting around; it's like a roulette wheel that has yet to stop spinning... 

Where will the little ball drop ... roux or noir?

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17 hours ago, No Stars In My Eyes said:

Lil Nel, better cross New Zealand off your travel list for now; there have been stories of the possibility of a major shut-down ...

AND that their entire population is supposedly going to be forced into taking the COVID vaccines ---

which some folks are touting as containing little-bitty microchips 'so the government can keep track of you' ...

all followed by speculation that this is either Big Brother coming after you, OR, is The Mark Of The Devil, a modern-day 666, prior to the Apocalypse.

My-oh-my. So many folks getting tied up in knots and arguing. But who REALLY knows? I sure don't. 

All I can do is be as conscious and conscientious as I can be to keep myself and others from coming down with COVID. Meanwhile, as I see and read all of it ricocheting around; it's like a roulette wheel that has yet to stop spinning... 

Where will the little ball drop ... roux or noir?

Oh, no, cases up in NZ? I hadn't heard that.

If the vaccine(s) are deemed safe, I will happily get one or two, if that is the protocol.

Stars, I think the government can track me in a hundred other ways, that a vaccine would be highly inefficient.

License plates, anybody?

Crazy, crazy times in this country, and other parts of the world.

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I had a patient that was completely convinced the vaccine will contain tracking devices and it's all because of Bill Gates.   I didn't ask him to elaborate.   

I agree Nel, there are a gazillion ways for them to track us.  By our phones, by surveillance cameras, credit cards, etc.  Plus, really is the average person doing anything that interesting to the government?  Frankly I don't care.  

New Zealand is posting usually 5 or less cases a day and. is under no threat.  They are extreme that when they get a few cases they will go after them.  They locked down Auckland over four cases a while back.  Being able to ban travel and being an island nation, strict lockdowns and a cooperative population pretty much has solved the covid problem there.  Today they posted three positive cases.  

Today my home state had the honor of joining two other states with over one million cases.

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