October 23, 2020 at 1:59 pm #963587MaterialsGirlParticipant
Was just on a call for my university and their positivity rate last week was 0.6%. It hasn’t been over 1% at any week. They are a hybrid of inperson and elearning, the campus/dorms are open, etc, but are fastidious about masks, quarantining etc. They changed the break schedules to discourage anyone from actually leaving /traveling campus. Anyway, why this has worked is that they baselined the population with randomized testing, then continued testing 1/4 of the on-campus population every week. All cases they found were asymptomatic and were quickly quarantined. So it can work (maybe they should be leading the plans for other universities?). I dunno, it’s a virus and there is no “winning,” just trying to minimize the spread while continuing onward until there is a vaccine.October 24, 2020 at 3:49 pm #963618
Maybe it’s just because we’re entering the “record breaking number of cases every day” and “sorry our hospitals are full” stage of the pandemic, especially here in the midwest, but this shit is really getting to me today. I’m never going to get to hug my parents again, am I?
I’m experiencing so much rage when I see mask deniers or herd immunity proponents. I have things to do but I can’t concentrate on any of them because I’m just…so…mad…
My state (MN) has been pretty good about precautions, but we’re literally surrounded by states that have done jack shit. Plus every time Tr*mp visits cases go up from his stupid rallies.October 24, 2020 at 7:08 pm #963622HelenGuest
I’m feeling a lot of rage today too bloodymediocrity. Today was the worst day of the entire pandemic and nobody gives a shit. Everyone’s at the movies & getting their nails done while planning their Thanksgiving parties. I’m extremely anxious about my mom. She has COPD. Been on O2 for 10years. Lives with my dad who doesn’t think CV is worse than the flu. He still does everything he did before CV. Even though I was bedridden with CV for 5 weeks, sick for 7 weeks. I’m wearing a scarf now because all my hair fell out. Still can’t be bothered to protect my mom in the slightest. So fucking over nobody giving a shit. God help us if Trump wins againOctober 24, 2020 at 7:19 pm #963623ktfranParticipant
You guys. We have 10 more days and Covid will magically disappear. Duh!
I’m being facetious.October 24, 2020 at 9:24 pm #963624
@Helen – that sucks. My dad has pretty serious COPD and emphesyma, in addition to being just plain old, so he absolutely CANNOT get it. I’m so very grateful my parents are taking our seriously. My mom broke her foot and needs help, so I can’t be as socially distant as I want. But we ain’t hanging out. Thanksgiving is basically cancelled for us this year.
It sucks a lot, but I’m thankful for them. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to be in your shoes.October 25, 2020 at 5:55 am #963629HelenGuest
Bloodymediocrity I hope your Mom’s fracture heals nicely! I’m glad your parents are taking it seriously. My mom is actually taking all this very seriously, my dad is a die hard fox News junkie. Even his only child having the virus wasn’t enough to break through the misinformation & propaganda he gets from fox. I’ve never felt this helpless before. My mom insists on keeping up visits with my kids. She doesn’t see the point in not seeing them when my dad socializes & eats out daily. She can’t climb stairs or I’d move her in with me. I’m a ball of impotent rage. I don’t know what to doOctober 25, 2020 at 10:19 am #963631
Thanks Helen. My mom is healing up nicely – way better than I expected to be honest. That sucks that your dad has been lost to Fox brainwashing. One of the biggest takeaways through all of this is that I never really fully understood how powerful the far-right propaganda channels really are. It’s absolutely devastating. I can’t imagine how much that hurts for you.
I get where your mom is coming from, wanting to see the kids. My mom adores my daughter. They used to spend a ton of time together and it breaks my heart that they don’t get to do that anymore. I still bring her by for quick, physically distant visits but I know it’s just not the same for either of them.
Impotent Rage is the perfect description of the last 9 months. Nothing to do but talk about our feelings with strangers on the internet.October 25, 2020 at 10:28 am #963633HelenGuest
“Nothing to do but talk about our feelings with strangers on the internet”…It does seem to help though. I’m grateful for the outlet & for the opportunity to not feel so alone.October 26, 2020 at 3:50 pm #963680CopaParticipant
Well, we just got the email about staff changes for our November workforce reduction. A few previously vacant positions will not be filled, a few positions were reduced to part-time, a few were let go (including the one who has not figured out how to use Zoom). I thought I’d feel relieved but it just feels kinda shitty.October 26, 2020 at 4:12 pm #963681KateKeymaster
Yeah it never feels good.October 26, 2020 at 5:28 pm #963684AngeGuest
Melbourne Victoria is just about to ease up in a 15 week lock down after finally recording their first day with no new infections since June. It’s been sweet, the premier got a bit emotional talking about it in his press conference announcing the end and the whole country is sort of patting them all on the back like they’re a roughed up younger sibling. I believe 15 weeks is one of the longest lock downs in the world.October 27, 2020 at 4:57 am #963689HelenGuest
That must have been brutal Ange! What a contrast to what we’re doing here in America. I’m jealous of your decisive leadership