Remember that stupid fucking Bike Rally with the Smash Mouth dingle berries?Turns out that super spreader event has been linked to more than 250,000 covid cases resulting in 12 billion dollars in public health care costs. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-in-south-dakota-in-august-linked-to-more-than-250000-coronavirus-cases-study-finds-2020-09-08?siteid=yhoof2
Color me shocked that people who like to annoy everyone around them with loud-ass bikes are selfish.
Wasn’t sure at 1st whether to share this in “what’s making my day”, “what’s grinding my gears,” or here but: (tldr shortcut - we’re ok) Yesterday my litttlest, ‘O-Bear’, turned 5. On that same day I get a text from my wife that my 8 year old who is remote learning in his 2nd day as a 3rd grader developed a 103.3 fever, sniffles and cough. I talk with my HR about Covid protocol and we conclude I need to go. I was seconds from scanning back a Covid questionnaire for a visit to a customer I’m now not at this morning. High profile PhD level contact I was given a directive as a sales guy to become his best buddy after selling him a system to his lab a few years ago yada yada complicated work strategy shit. As we are home yesterday all 4 of us develop some sort of fever. 8 yr old video conferences with his pediatrician and yep it’s required he get tested. The morning started with me dropping off cupcakes and apple juice along with the 5 year old at pre-k. That’s another complicated Covid story in itself. But we have him going in for the bare essentials pre-k for 3 hours, no after care like normal times. Before picking him up I’m wrapping presents, all from us cause of Covid he doesn’t get a big Pump It Up 5 yr old Bday party like his brother. His snack time with cupcakes is at 10. Pick him up at 11:30. I didn’t get the news until right at 10. So I’m like, shit he’s already there. He went in, I saw him temp checked. After the 8 year old’s pediatrician told him he needed to get tested, she said there is a last chance appointment in 30 minutes at a TX Children’s Hospital 30 minutes away. I rush everyone in a car and we get there in time. That experience was a whole Covid story in itself. I don’t know how many here with young children have maybe had to have one tested, but be prepared with the upcoming flu and cold season. It’s really really rough to have to sort of gently but forcibly assist two nurses in basically hazmat gear in a hospital drive-thru perform the test on someone as young as 8. He was brave, it’s done, and we got a date with ice cream today as a result. This morning his test came back negative. I’m not going into work today since I haven’t been fever free for 72hrs but if he had it then we had to assume we all had it and now we can breath a sigh of relief. Work is a Covid story in itself. Texting with HR yesterday about who I was around on Tuesday if the test were to potentially come back positive. I voluntarily furloughed Friday so this begins my extended weekend. But yeah. Yesterday was a day for everyone. Update: I still have to quarantine 14 days despite his negative test result.
@cdrive thinking of you & your family! Quarantine sucks but it'll pass quickly. Did you get your results yet?
Shit yeah!!!” Your COVID test is negative.”
cdrive said:I don’t know how many here with young children have maybe had to have one tested, but be prepared with the upcoming flu and cold season. It’s really really rough to have to sort of gently but forcibly assist two nurses in basically hazmat gear in a hospital drive-thru perform the test on someone as young as 8.
@mharmless What’s gonna happen when all these elected leaders have no one to elect them because all the old people in Florida who would have voted for them have died of Covid...