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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Than-Most View Post
    but yo guys remember... we are overreatcing and should let people decide on what they want and if they want to risk it to hell with they who infect.... IMAGINE?
    ....and get rid of that darned netting!

  2. #62
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    Opening Day pushed back till Memorial Day at the very earliest.


  3. #63
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    Hopefully if things do get better & the goal is set for memorial day. Teams can play "spring training games" prior to opening day. Play them against other teams with no fans. Being a non contact sport I don't see how this should be an issue. Greater issue is players just hanging out.

  4. #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by catman View Post
    "Written by an ER nurse:
    Here is some advice from an ER RN
    I know weíre all tired of hearing/talking about it, but one thing I HAVENíT really seen going around is advice for what happens if you DO get coronavirus (many of us will), we're only seeing advice for how to try to AVOID it. So as your friendly neighborhood RN, here we go:
    Things you should *actually* buy ahead of time (Um, not sure what the obsession with toilet paper is?): Kleenex, Acetaminophen (Tylenol) in 325 mg tablets, Ibuprofen (Advil) in 200 mg tablets, Mucinex, Robitussin or DayQuil/NyQuil, whatever your cough medicine of choice is.
    If you donít have a humidifier, that would also be a good thing to get. (You can also just turn the shower on hot and sit in the bathroom breathing in the steam). Also a good time to make a big batch of your favorite soup to freeze and have on hand.
    If you have a history of asthma and you have a prescription inhaler, make sure the one you have isnít expired and refill it/get a new one if it is.
    You basically just want to prepare as though you know youíre going to get a nasty respiratory bug like bronchitis or pneumonia. You just have the foresight to know itís coming.
    For symptom management, use the meds I mentioned. For a fever over 101, alternate Tylenol and Advil so youíre taking a dose of one or the other every 3 hours. Use both cough suppressants and expectorants (most cough meds have both). Drink a ton, hydrate hydrate. Rest lots.
    If you're sick, you should not be leaving your house except to go to the doctor, and if you do, wear a mask (regular is fine, you donít need an N95). You DO NOT NEED TO GO TO THE ER unless you are having trouble breathing or your fever is very high and unmanaged with meds.
    90% of healthy adult cases thus far have been managed at home with basic rest/hydration/over-the-counter meds. We donít want to clog the ERs unless youíre actually in distress. The hospital beds will be used for people who actively need oxygen/breathing treatments/IV fluids.
    If you have a pre-existing lung condition (COPD, emphysema, lung cancer) or are on immunosuppressants, now is a great time to talk to your PCP or specialist about what they would like you to do if you get sick. They might have plans to get you admitted and bypass the ER entirely.
    One major relief to you parents is that kids do VERY well with coronavirusó they usually bounce back in a few days, no one under 18 has died, and almost no kids have required hospitalization (unless they have a lung disease like CF).
    Just use pediatric dosing of the same meds."

    I have been a nurse for 25 years and have dealt with a lot of diseases of this nature. My daughter is an ICU physician and we had a chat about this the other day. She said the at the good news was that, in her words, "My children will not die of this disease." I am 65 and have a few health problems. She told me that I know enough about medicine that I should be fine as well.
    Stay safe. Hope you don't get it.

    Avoidance within limits and mitigation is the way to go. I don't have any signs of cold, flu, or fever but is aspirin recommened? I have full strength in the cabinet. Haven't had trouble with upset stomach. I'm was planning to get some flu meds just in case, but things have been getting scarce.

    My strategy was to get one of those no touch thermometer guns to take temp daily and maybe a bidet for tp shortages. I don't think the common face masks work. They're to prevent the wearer spreading it. What do you think?

    I had a best friend die of pneumonia and a good friend's brother die of same while they were young ages. It could happen to anybody at any age, so I agree those with underlying conditions have to be especially careful.

    I'm hoping to get tested soon even though I have nothing so far. Knock on wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonbourne View Post
    Stay safe. Hope you don't get it.

    Avoidance within limits and mitigation is the way to go. I don't have any signs of cold, flu, or fever but is aspirin recommened? I have full strength in the cabinet. Haven't had trouble with upset stomach. I'm was planning to get some flu meds just in case, but things have been getting scarce.

    My strategy was to get one of those no touch thermometer guns to take temp daily and maybe a bidet for tp shortages. I don't think the common face masks work. They're to prevent the wearer spreading it. What do you think?

    I had a best friend die of pneumonia and a good friend's brother die of same while they were young ages. It could happen to anybody at any age, so I agree those with underlying conditions have to be especially careful.

    I'm hoping to get tested soon even though I have nothing so far. Knock on wood.
    You won't be able to get tested unless you show symptoms, at least from what I've read/heard.

  6. #66
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rush View Post
    You won't be able to get tested unless you show symptoms, at least from what I've read/heard.
    We MUST have the testing. I think it's FREE. I mean it must be free. Hope it's drive-thru. Santa Clara and San Mateo counties first. The Google tool is up now, but has some problems. Link is within the article if you are in those counties.

    You'll have to sign up with Google first tho .

    https://dnyuz.com/2020/03/16/coronav...nto-confusion/
    Last edited by jasonbourne; 03-16-2020 at 04:57 PM.

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    Just so you know, I moved your latest post over to the Coronavirus thread in the GD forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonbourne View Post
    We MUST have the testing. I think it's FREE. I mean it must be free. Hope it's drive-thru. Santa Clara and San Mateo counties first. The Google tool is up now, but has some problems. Link is within the article if you are in those counties.

    You'll have to sign up with Google first tho .

    https://dnyuz.com/2020/03/16/coronav...nto-confusion/
    You really don't need to be tested unless you have symptoms. If you are healthy, don't worry about it. Follow the CDC guidelines and you should be fine.

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    remember when multiple people in here said this is to much and no way everything should be shut down because all we need to do is wash our hands and some of us responded with that is idiotic because people are idiotic and we can be as clean as we want but it only takes one *** hat to cough and not cover their mouths..... welcome to this sad story... this bus driver took all the precautions in the world and took this more seriously then anyone... woman gets on bus coughing and not covering her mouth.... bus driver died 4 days later.

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/20...etroit-vpx.cnn

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