Spanks45

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  1. I had almost an inch in the morning that melted for the most part, followed by another 2 inches with the second round. Probably ended up with around 3 inches here in Newtown....
  2. Giant flakes mixed with sleet 32.6° and about 2" on the snowboard, even the roadways are starting to cave.....
  3. Just got a message from our town's leader, first confirmed case in town...obviously it has been here for a bit. He did mention seeing large groups of people getting together being irresponsible and if we don't start taking precautions now that further measures will likely be taken. So many people still not taking this seriously. Gov. Cuomo gave an exemption to my wife's company during his press conference yesterday, so it looks like it will be off to work for her tomorrow, finger's crossed they have something good coming up soon! Might have to set up a quarantine room for her in the meantime....
  4. at this point we need to know who has had it and recovered. They can then temporarily take over the functions while the rest fight it off, need some sort of antibody test to make this work...
  5. I hope so, the point is the fact that it is so freaking contagious, we are not going to stop it...My mother has severe asthma and an autoimmune condition, my grandmother is 83 and has COPD and Emphysema. The only thing they can do is stay home for who knows how long I told them to assume everyone they see is infected and stay away from them as if they were.....Scary stuff
  6. I think the issue is asymptomatic transmission from people flying in abroad...If we think we are all going back to normal in 2 months, baseball, beaches, etc I think many are going to be highly disappointed. Hopefully science can catch up so we can help those with serious infections because we are not going to stop this virus, it is way too contagious. Seeing that studies show it lives up to 8 hrs on cardboard, I could get an amazon order from UPS that has the virus on it and get infected....
  7. This would actually be great for the Healthcare sector...Doctors and nurses could get back to work knowing they have an immunity. This is only a possibility of course knowing that we can not be immediately re-infected due to the virus overload they would be facing.
  8. It does worry me a bit with our younger population that thinks this won't affect them, the same ones that have been vaping non-stop....Did they not just have all sorts of lungs issues that developed from this?
  9. All of these spring breakers are going to go home after contracting the virus, 75% will be asymptomatic and then give it to their parents who are 50+ years old and who knows how many have underlying health conditions. Unreal, they should have just shutdown anything that had to do with spring break this year.....
  10. I do think the world is going to change and maybe for the better (fingers crossed). We need to start looking at things differently and stop taking things for granted. One of the immediate positive effect is on the environment, Mother Nature is taking a huge breath of fresh air right now....Which will in turn help us out as well...
  11. I feel if we can get a few of these drugs by a few companies around the world to help with the most critical cases, we may be able to help with the hospital overflow. Thus lowering the fatality rate. I mean if a few companies could come together and focus on something as deadly/scary as ebola and effectively slow it to a crawl in Africa within a short period of time, then I think we can do it with Covid as well. We just need people to take scientist's/local official's recommendations seriously and help slow this down so the scientist's can do what they do best as soon as they can.....
  12. I know it isn't for right now, but even more reason to isolate and go into hiding until we can get something to help fight back. At least some good news out there. My wife works here and like health care providers will need to go to work regardless.... https://investor.regeneron.com/news-releases/news-release-details/regeneron-announces-important-advances-novel-covid-19-antibody
  13. Hopefully there is positive news from this, press release from this morning...Starting right in our "backyard"...not a cure all, but something to help the most critical cases. Wonder if something like this would have helped out back during the spanish influenza time? https://investor.regeneron.com/news-releases/news-release-details/regeneron-and-sanofi-begin-global-kevzarar-sarilumab-clinical
  14. My great grandmather was 3 months old when the second wave came through, half her family had already died and she had the flu. They put her outside as they expected her to die as well, but here I am today, she lived to be 94 years old, her sister was 96....
  15. I have three kids and probably 5 thermometers that I just bought new batteries for a couple days ago thankfully. It all started Monday morning when I woke up with a headache/sore throat. I assumed a full blown cold was coming, as I have not been sick this entire winter (benefits of homeschooling my kids). Each day since has been similar, headache, sore throat from time to time, but I have never gotten the full blown sinus issues that colds always have. Then the dry cough came a few days ago, but nothing out of control. I have checked my temp, 3 times a day(3x per time interval) the highest temp has been 98.6....It is just a little odd and the timing couldn't be anymore perfect!