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Apr 24, 2020 00:36 |  #121

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Corona Virus 2 - what are you up to?
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I was recently informed that I was exposed to SARS-CoV-2.

In the course of my work, I was needed to go into a small apartment that was inhabited by 4 people to help with a crisis there. . The authorities ordered that the residents be tested, and all 4 were positive for COVID-19. . Those among those four who are alive are now under official quarantine. . So I guess that means I am on the so-called front lines or whatever.

I feel great and have no symptoms at all. . I guess suiting up from head to toe did the job.

I don't need anybody to tell me the extremely obvious things that I already know like how I could have it even though I don't have symptoms, or how I could be a danger to others. . Of course I already know all of that. . Everybody in the world knows all of that stuff. . Just wanted to share my experience and current status as one who has been exposed through the course of my "essential" job.


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Apr 24, 2020 00:39 |  #122

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Yes, we have ethanol in Canadian gasoline, usually 10% in the lower octane grades, and sometimes less or zero in the premium grades. What does that say about ethanol as a motor fuel?
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What that says to me is that it is cheap filler, being used under the guise of something that is "better for the environment" ..... which of course is sheer rubbish.


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"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

  
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Apr 24, 2020 00:48 |  #123

Tom Reichner wrote in post #19052000 (external link)
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I was recently informed that I was exposed to SARS-CoV-2.

In the course of my work, I was needed to go into a small apartment that was inhabited by 4 people to help with a crisis there. . The authorities ordered that the residents be tested, and all 4 were positive for COVID-19. . Those among those four who are alive are now under official quarantine. . So I guess that means I am on the so-called front lines or whatever.

I feel great and have no symptoms at all. . I guess suiting up from head to toe did the job.

I don't need anybody to tell me the extremely obvious things that I already know like how I could have it even though I don't have symptoms, or how I could be a danger to others. . Of course I already know all of that. . Everybody in the world knows all of that stuff. . Just wanted to share my experience and current status as one who has been exposed through the course of my "essential" job.

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Glad you are feeling good.


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Apr 24, 2020 01:10 as a reply to  @ digital paradise's post |  #124

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Thanks. . No worries at all :lol:


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"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

  
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Apr 24, 2020 01:18 |  #125

Tom Reichner wrote in post #19052000 (external link)
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I was recently informed that I was exposed to SARS-CoV-2.
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Take care, tom. Good that you are asymptomatic, but keep monitoring carefully. As you now the incubation period varies widely.

EDIT: fixed typos :-).


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Apr 24, 2020 02:03 |  #126

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Fortunately, alcohol consumption in alcoholic beverages is up.

indeed - I've been out twice this week to get my monthly beer & wine shopping. ;-)a


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Apr 24, 2020 03:02 |  #127

I am retired but my other half is working remotely to the university. I decided to record her activities with the help of Boris and Anna (foreground), while partner was on the phone to the dean.

Boris (holding the 2 pails) is concerned that they will make his butt look big. I told him, not at all...


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Apr 24, 2020 05:49 |  #128

Tom Reichner wrote in post #19052000 (external link)
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I was recently informed that I was exposed to SARS-CoV-2.

In the course of my work, I was needed to go into a small apartment that was inhabited by 4 people to help with a crisis there. . The authorities ordered that the residents be tested, and all 4 were positive for COVID-19. . Those among those four who are alive are now under official quarantine. . So I guess that means I am on the so-called front lines or whatever.

That was certainly a concentrated encounter, which may have had different outcomes had you not been geared up. Of course, the best luck anyone can have is to get the virus, and not have complications, and find out that they've had it, but spread it to no one. I'd love to find out that I've already had it, without symptoms, because none of the parks or public transportation that I need to do my normal spring bird migration are actually shut down, and no one is asking people to justify their presence in them. I'd just continue to wear my gear and distance as much as possible for "good example", but otherwise return to as much of my "normal" as possible. Driving into Manhattan is not a nice option in my opinion, but that's where the migrants are most heavily drawn during migration, and where I know lots of other people who can find birds or tell me about found birds. It is nice to get out into the parks in my area, but the area has no features that concentrate migrants in transit like Central Park does; it has open water around it at a mile or more, and is immediately flanked by brick, concrete, and steel, pulling migrants in at a distance in early morning light, and then they pull even tighter over the day into specific areas with the best safety and feeding possibilities.

I live right in the US epicenter of SARS-2. The first explosion of the virus happened in the neighborhood that I do most of my grocery shopping, a 4 minute walk outside the 1-mile radius that was quarantined with the help of the US National Guard back in early March. An employee in my local Trader Joe's died from COVID-19-related complications. I was shopping for weeks in those stores before I started wearing gloves and a mask, and carrying a spray bottle of alcohol and using it on my gloves frequently. I am certain that I have had many individual copies of the virus on my clothes or skin, or even in my eyes, mouth or nose, but whether or not any of them actually got to an ACE-2 receptor and actually started replicating, is another story. Many probably get stuck somewhere and fall apart, or wind up in swallowed food and are degraded in the stomach. The more copies you take in, though, the more of a chance that one of them will make it to an ACE-2 receptor and begin replication.




  
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Apr 24, 2020 07:32 |  #129

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I was recently informed that I was exposed to SARS-CoV-2. . . .

I don't need anybody to tell me the extremely obvious things that I already know like how I could have it even though I don't have symptoms . . .

At the risk of offending you, I'll ask an extremely obvious question. Have you been tested since that exposure?


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Apr 24, 2020 07:33 |  #130

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I can imagine the novelty value wearing off pretty fast.


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Apr 24, 2020 07:44 |  #131

Just found out we actually do have a family member that has COVID-19. Not actual member to us. My wife's sister's mother in law. She got it while in Ireland or while travelling back to Canada. She said the first week it was pretty bad and started to recover. Then it came back and again she felt like a truck ran over her. She is better again and tomorrow is her day to come out of her room but is worried she may still be infectious.


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Apr 24, 2020 07:45 |  #132

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At the risk of offending you, I'll ask an extremely obvious question. Have you been tested since that exposure?
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No, no test. . And I'm not offended at all by questions. . Ask away! . It's when people start telling me what they think I should do, or explaining why I should do this or do that, that offends me, because they speak as though I haven't already considered things that I most certainly have considered.

With all of the briefings that we've had at work, given by healthcare professionals and government authorities such as Pubic Health Department personnel, plus all of the things I've read on my own on the internet and in print, I can't imagine anyone on a photography forum telling me something I haven't already considered in great depth.


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Apr 24, 2020 07:48 |  #133

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I can imagine the novelty value wearing off pretty fast.

Oh yes. Verrrrrrry quickly. The snowmobiling, etc is still a lot of fun but I only need that much snow once in a lifetime. I think I cleared the roof only 3 or 4 times over 30 years. No forest fires that spring :-)


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Apr 24, 2020 07:50 |  #134

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I am retired but my other half is working remotely to the university. I decided to record her activities with the help of Boris and Anna (foreground), while partner was on the phone to the dean.

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Tell Boris his butt looks fine. The camera adds 10 lbs.


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Apr 24, 2020 08:30 |  #135

digital paradise wrote in post #19052117 (external link)
Just found out we actually do have a family member that has COVID-19. Not actual member to us. My wife's sister's mother in law. She got it while in Ireland or while travelling back to Canada. She said the first week it was pretty bad and started to recover. Then it came back and again she felt like a truck ran over her. She is better again and tomorrow is her day to come out of her room but is worried she may still be infectious.

Corona19 has become very personal for me as well. I lost my aunt last week due to complications from Corona. She had surgery just before the virus took off, back when doctors were saying that it was not going to be a big deal. Got the virus in the hospital and never recovered. My cousin also has it but is now on the mend she has been sick for weeks, maybe over a month now. We figure she got it from my aunt, her mom, probably on her daily visits. Even though my cuz was very sick, she was never hospitalized so they never tested her. They just told her to go home and if she felt she was going to die, come into the hospital. (direct quote from the doc. Gotta love Chicago hospitals.). My aunt was tested so she is an official statistic. My cuz is not I suppose.


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