- Aug 21, 2014
Sucks man ..... I really hope everything goes well for you. Wife and baby are number 1. Im in NJ and shits starting to hit the fan here. Im working also but not in healthcare, in utility construction so fortunately im able to mostly stay away from others. Best of luckI’m a health care worker in the greater NYC area. My facility, as of today, has over 50 confirmed cases and 78 awaiting results. The PPE situation is horrendous. We’re given one n95 to store in a paper bag at the end of the day, a gown and some of us are given face shields if available.
Currently I’m on quarantine from exposure and symptoms related to Covid. I’m feeling all types of shitty, but no fever. Worst part is I have a 1 year old and wife with autoimmune diagnosis. Those two are my life and would hate for them to get sick.
I’m awaiting my results and hoping for the best. Although I’m not sure what that is.
Sorry for your loss.Was deemed essential business so been working......a lot. Couple people I work with are older and worried about catching it so they haven't been around for the past 3 weeks and counting and that's put more stress/hours on the ones who do/can work. Combined with a couple more people being off due to coincidental things, work has fried my brain, beyond fried. Work with the public a lot too, and the longer this whole thing drags out the weirder it seems like some people get.
Only thing that's kept me somewhat sane is planning gun projects in my head but there's only so many things I can come up with
On a positive note, gas is like $1.39 here so filling the truck up isn't a $55 kick in the nads each time
A family member of mine tested positive for it, late 50s just had mildish flu systems, by the time he was diagnosed officially with it he was getting over it. Another family member passed away a couple Sundays ago (heart issues), can't even have a proper funeral for him (30+ years law enforcement, couple years DHS).
I could be working but that would mean buying materials. Most of my materials comes from Northern Italy.
Northern Italy has a considerable amount of imported Chinese workers from Wuhan in China. All working in my industry.
This is why they were hit so hard so fast.
So I'm not ordering new materials. Just doing some personal projects with pre-bug materials.
I'm a bit wary of going to the post office too.
A healthy 47 year old from a nearby village died the other day.
I go out once a week for supplies. We have to queue but stock isn't too bad. Nobody talks to each other. It's very strange.
I have 5 boys in the house. There's a lot of gaming going on
All my MRE's from the millennium bug and mayan doomsday are out of date. One lot by 17 years. I'm tempted to try some. If you never hear from me again it's probably because I did.
I hope you all stay safe!
Fear is the REAL pandemic.
Fear is not the real pandemic. A real and serious pandemic is the real pandemic and people not taking it seriously is a big part of the problem. Remember all those pictures of people in NY not taking it serious? Two weeks later it's the world epicenter.
There is currently 189,000 confirmed cases in the US (probably over 1 million unconfirmed) with 7,000 known recoveries and 4,000 fatalities. Here in the USA right now. Those numbers are growing exponentially. I can recall a bunch of people just a few weeks ago saying this is media hype, nothing burger, it's bullshit that's going to go away. "We won't follow in Italy's footsteps, that's all bullshit". In retrospect it appears those people didn't know WTF they were talking about. And I think they still don't know WTF they're talking about.
"do you even know anybody who has it". Yes. Jo and I now know someone who has died from it. And there's now community spread where I live killing people my age.
"It's nothing worse than a flu season" <--- bullshit
When there's 100 million sick Americans and hundreds of thousands dead, and my mom is one of them, and it's because young people who aren't likely to die from it didn't take it seriously I'm going to look at the assholes who spread this very critically.