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  • Dumb/Funny Things That You Thought Were True When You Were a Kid....

    My grandfather was a blue collar worker (sanitation, parks cleanup etc.) and always voted Republican. As a kid I always thought the Republican party cared about the working class. What a sweet summer child I was. 
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  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    Really sorry about your job @JaimieT. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help. 

    Update on my health. We're in day 18 of our quarantine. Week two I developed some chest pains, started on my left and then right side. Luckily, breathing never got too bad. We're about 95% recovered now. Hope there will be a test one day to check immunity. 

    Hope you all are staying healthy and sane through these times. My heart goes out to anyone who's struggling with thier job situation. 
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    US now has the most cases in the world. That's saying something being on how hard it is to actually get a test for some of us. 

    But our president said it would soon disappear right? lol
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    Denmark's stimulus plan:

    Basically, if a company keeps a worker on the payroll rather than lay them off, the government will pay 75% of their salary.

    Based on GDP the same cost in the US would be 2.5 trillion dollars. Yet the US is proposing a 2 trillion dollar plan with a one time check of 1200 dollars for people. I don't even understand. The odds are so in favor of corporations in this country that it's laughable. I say this as someone who will not lose my job. 

    I'm so sorry for all the people who need help and the government failing them. :(
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    MichaelG said:
    Jim said:
    Giovanni said:
    My wife is getting better, but both my kid and I have fevers. Wish there was a way to get tested, but our state took the stance of only testing those who end up hospitalized. I understand the logic, but not knowing really sucks. 
    I hope you and your family are going to be ok. If it you start feeling much worse, definitely go to the hospital and try to get tested. I also just read that @Garthgou81 had a power issue. I'm really glad you made it through that, buddy. It sounded rough. Everyone be safe! Take the precautions seriously and we'll get through this in time.
    How are you guys doing @Giovanni? What state are you in?

    Maybe this is implied in Jim’s comment, but don’t just go into the hospital if things get worse. Stay in contact with your health care provider and seek direction from them. If you or they think you should be hospitalized, call ahead so they can prepare to intake safely and reduce exposure to/from others. Hospitals are also high risk places to get the virus from others, intensity varies based on location. Out here in the PNW I’m not going near a hospital unless my provider says it’s absolutely necessary. Right now health care workers and hospital patients are the majority of people being tested, which kinda sucks. 

    On the bright side, our slope of cases isn’t rising aggressively, and rate of positive results for tests is relatively low compared to the rest of the country. We did upwards of 4000 tests in WA yesterday. 

    Edit: we now have drive through testing for high risk population and health care workers! It’s bit much but it’s a start:

    @Jim @MichaelG Thank you both for your concern. We're doing okay. No problems breathing or anything like that. My kid's fever seems to have gotten better today. I still have a fever for about three days now. Main issue is the persistent headache and feeling tired. 

    We live MN. I've been reading our department of health website, so I know what to do if things suddenly got worse. Luckily, we don't have any pre-existing conditions or anything that would put us the high risk group. Hopefully we'll all be feeling better in a few days!  Thank you again for your concern. 

    Hope everyone is able to stay safe and healthy through this.