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MEXICOWANDERER

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Posted: 03/30/20 04:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes absolutely

Contaigion is a verb

Avoiding contact and sterilization is conducted using the same- exactly the same protocols.

Compared to rubella Covid19 is not as contagious. But far more dangerous. I am trying to pass along tips to avoid contaigion.

Biohazard grade protection needs intense self policing. Strict sterilization. No room for errors. It is neither easy nor fun. But for the most vulnerable it is not an option.

I would like to help save lives.

A question if I may...

Has anyone seen any guidelines by the federal government regarding the safe handling of currency or coinage?

Or the fact that coughing contaminates an area seventeen feet in radius?

Or virus is a much more pervasive contaminate because of it's far lighter mass?

Not time to panic. Or acquire a bad mood. Rather learn and practice safety. China did not incinerate tens of billions of Yuan Renminbi for the heck of it.

My interest in this is solely to see as many smiling words on this site when the contaigion ends.

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Posted: 03/30/20 05:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MEXICOWANDERER wrote:


Has anyone seen any guidelines by the federal government regarding the safe handling of currency or coinage?


Haven't seen guidelines on money yet....but some truckstops will not accept cash.


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Posted: 03/30/20 05:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

turbojimmy - thanks very much for posting your experience. So glad your wife is doing better! Keep us updated on how you two are doing...

DH and I are also sick - we think we have it, but can't get tested. It's been about a week and a half since we started feeling sick. DH has it very light and I have it in the mild zone. I keep worrying that it will all of the sudden get worse with us.

Our county in PA supposedly has only 7 cases - I guess those are the ones that had to go to the hospital.

It's going in waves with me - sometimes I'm so fatigued I can hardly move and other times I'm full of energy (till I'm fatigued again). The weirdest thing with me is I feel best in the evening - each evening I think this is it - I'm getting better. Never had that before with any other cold or flu - evening is usually when I think I'm going to die.

We must have picked it up in the grocery store as that is the only place we've been (we're retired). And we're pretty sure we got it from the air as we have been super careful about keeping our hands away from our faces and washing them a ton. At the time of the store visit (3/11) there were supposedly zero cases in our county.

Everyone stay safe!


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So sorry to hear of your illness. The fear of not knowing and what might be ahead is probably as big an issue as feeling sick. We really do need testing available, not just the PCR test for the virus, but the antibody test to see who has recovered and can safely go back to work.

One ancedotal report I've heard from several doctors dealing with this is that people seem to feel sick for a week then crash, if they are going to get serious. Hopefully you are past the week time frame and that is a real finding.

CDC wrote:

Clinical presentation among reported cases of COVID-19 varies in severity from asymptomatic infection to mild illness to severe or fatal illness. Some reports suggest the potential for clinical deterioration during the second week of illness. In one report, among patients with confirmed COVID-19 and pneumonia, just over half of patients developed dyspnea a median of 8 days after illness onset (range: 5–13 days). In another report, the mean time from illness onset to hospital admission with pneumonia was 9 days. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) developed in 17–29% of hospitalized patients, and secondary infection developed in 10%. In one report, the median time from symptom onset to ARDS was 8 days.


note, I had to take out citations to get this to upload to this site.


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pasusan wrote:

DH and I are also sick - we think we have it, but can't get tested. It's been about a week and a half since we started feeling sick. DH has it very light and I have it in the mild zone. I keep worrying that it will all of the sudden get worse with us.

Our county in PA supposedly has only 7 cases - I guess those are the ones that had to go to the hospital.

It's going in waves with me - sometimes I'm so fatigued I can hardly move and other times I'm full of energy (till I'm fatigued again). The weirdest thing with me is I feel best in the evening - each evening I think this is it - I'm getting better. Never had that before with any other cold or flu - evening is usually when I think I'm going to die.

We must have picked it up in the grocery store as that is the only place we've been (we're retired). And we're pretty sure we got it from the air as we have been super careful about keeping our hands away from our faces and washing them a ton. At the time of the store visit (3/11) there were supposedly zero cases in our county.

Everyone stay safe!


Like I said, I think MANY, MANY more people have it than is being reported simply because testing is sporadic and a lot of people have mild symptoms.

I hope your symptoms remain mild and I think they probably will. They say the symptoms peak (get their worst) 5-7 days after they first start showing up. Then you gradually get better over the next 7-10 days. That's exactly what's happening with my wife. At this point we think the virus is gone. She's now recovering from the pneumonia that was brought on by the virus. She's coughing much less and can breathe well again. She's still very fatigued.

We think we've narrowed down the source to her place of employment. Only she and one other person have it and she shares an office with that person. They went out sick 3/11 - about 4 days before she started feeling sick. At that time there were very few cases in NJ and people weren't self-isolating. This is how it spreads - people don't know they have it.


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Posted: 03/30/20 06:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is some info on handling $$$

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Posted: 03/30/20 08:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks guys for your well wishes... We're pretty confident we'll be OK.


I found a most interesting site if anyone's interested in statistics...

worldometer

Click on a country and find all the numbers and charts.

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For those interested, I'm volunteering with this organization:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rvs4mds/?fref=nf

I offered up my RV and will be helping match medical professionals with RVs in NJ.

The effort is only a week old but it's growing fast. Naturally there are a lot of logistical issues to work out and many considerations for people interested in temporarily living in an RV. I've created a FAQ that they're going to publish to see if "borrowing" an RV is a good option for people.

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My 5 gallon Home Depot bucket gets a workout. Nothing extraneous passes my threshold without getting dunked. Clutching fistfuls of coinage I dunk it

Linen banknotes will dry within an hour.
A bucket of clorine or iodine dilute will remain 100% potent until the water evaporates.

The unfortunate member and spouse who suspect they are infected this is to you. May good fortune cross your path and leave you immune from this monster forever

Use the 5 meter distance rule and be mean about it if you have to. Covid19 in aerosol form hangs persistently in the air. What I have read from the government has zero provenance absolutely devoid of testing. 5 meters.

My homemade masks arrive today. Then they get treated with silver and wait for shopping.

Next week I go north to San Diego COSTCO and WAL MART for a bomb shelter's worth of food. 2 weeks later I am going to know yes or no whether my opinions have merit. I will use a credit card and ride an electric scooter.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

The unfortunate member and spouse who suspect they are infected this is to you. May good fortune cross your path and leave you immune from this monster forever


That would be me - thank you. I don't suspect we're infected - my wife's test came back positive. We are infected.

Most of her symptoms are gone now but she's exhausted. I'm now worried about her sleeping most of the past 24 hours. I'm hoping it's just because she needs the rest to fully recover. Only time will tell.

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