Sn0waddict

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  1. 1 hour ago, MJO812 said:

    Alot of areas aren't going to be like it use to be.  Once the hot weather comes , people will be out in drones.

    There were a lot of house parties this weekend  . My co workers were working and  had to do overtime. 

    Drones? I guess that’s not a bad thing. Just fly your drone around instead of actually going outside.;)

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  2. 23 hours ago, Sn0waddict said:

    So I got a coronavirus test yesterday since I woke up with a fever, chills and a headache. Feeling a little better now thankfully , hopefully that continues. But the test Cuomo got where they hardly went into his nose... that’s not the test I got lol as that image someone posted suggested they stick the swab very uncomfortably far down your nasal passage.  It’s a very uncomfortable five seconds. But overall the drive thru process is very quick and easy. You call the covid hotline, you tell them you tell them your symptoms and then they schedule a test time for you. Mine was two hours after I called. 

    So test results came back negative.  Not sure what I have but pretty relived to know it’s not corona. 

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  3. 1 hour ago, pasnownut said:

    hope you feel better soon.  Must you quarantine even if its negative??

    They said just to stay at home for 7 days or until I’m 72 hrs symptom free. If I test positive then it would be 2 weeks plus 72 hrs symptom free.


  4. So I got a coronavirus test yesterday since I woke up with a fever, chills and a headache. Feeling a little better now thankfully , hopefully that continues. But the test Cuomo got where they hardly went into his nose... that’s not the test I got lol as that image someone posted suggested they stick the swab very uncomfortably far down your nasal passage.  It’s a very uncomfortable five seconds. But overall the drive thru process is very quick and easy. You call the covid hotline, you tell them you tell them your symptoms and then they schedule a test time for you. Mine was two hours after I called. 

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  5. Surprised how long it’s taking for hospitalizations to fall off in new haven county.  But congrats to Tolland county which officially has zero hospitalized covid patients.


  6. 24 minutes ago, snowman21 said:

    Connecticut is the only state that has not begun reopening to some degree. One of the first to shut down and the last to start reopening.

    I mean we do start our reopen on the 20th. I actually already made a reservation for Saturday to go to a new waterside brewery in town that has a huge outside porch area (making it easier to social distance).  My memorial weekend trip to block island was cancelled so this will have to do. 

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  7. 49 minutes ago, BrianW said:

    Stamford Hospital is treating most of its critically ill coronavirus patients with blood plasma from people who have recovered, after stunning turnarounds in several patients who were gravely ill.

    https://ctmirror.org/2020/05/17/cautious-enthusiasm-for-plasma-treatment-in-covid-19-cases/

    Yep, I posted a while back that my mother’s boss was on a ventilator for at least a week and was doing worse. He received a plasma injection and 72 hours later he was out of the hospital returning home. There should be a lot more supply as well as more and more people recover within the coming weeks.

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  8. 6 minutes ago, Damage In Tolland said:

    Was never on it. Was being realistic then just like now. It was as bad as could be at that time, now we are about at the end of this . It’s time in June and beyond to move back towards normalcy.. safely 

    Wow

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  9. 27 minutes ago, Great Snow 1717 said:

    Many of the newer developments in Ma and NH have the same cookie cutter style homes. And the homes are being built very close to one another. 

    I know why builders/developers do it, and idk maybe people like simplistic design, but to me everyone getting the same house with the same plot of land just looks awful. Didn’t realize that was going on up north too. 


  10. 7 minutes ago, MJO812 said:

    Hell no

    Those people are insane. Not only that  but no snow down there.

    Depends on where you go, for example the suburbs of Charlotte are mostly just a bunch of transplants from up north who wanted more house for less money. Personally I can’t stand the numbers of “housing communities” there. They are all brand new houses at good prices but they all just look the same. Charleston is nice as well, but you would be kissing snow goodbye.


  11. 1 hour ago, kdxken said:

    I hear that is nasty.

    I got shingles while I was in college at the age of 21 lol. Hardly felt a thing, it was just a singular line like rash on my back. Went to the campus doc, they told me it was shingles and that I would need to go in medication, and my first question was “I can still drink while on this medication right”?    It was hardly anything for me at that age but it definitely can be tough for older people.

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  12. 12 minutes ago, Brian5671 said:

    Wow-great news there both for new positive % and hospital loads....saw yesterday 90% of deaths last week were nursing home patients....

    Where did you see that? Not doubting it just curious .


  13. One more interesting thing about CT is that Fairfield county and new haven county now almost have the same total # of hospitalizations, despite 4,000+ more total cases in Fairfield county.  


  14. 35 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

    Lol. He’s actually pretty hilarious. It’s gotta be an act. 

    Never cared for him until Kev posted his ramblings every day, but now it’s just funny reading his posts. I wish someone would call him out on it but I have a feeling he is the type who just deletes the post and then blocks that individual. 


  15. 16 minutes ago, Lava Rock said:

    From reddit

     

    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-scientific-team-unique-mutation-coronavirus.html

    "Now, using a pool of 382 nasal swab samples obtained from possible COVID-19 cases in Arizona, Lim's team has identified a SARS-CoV-2 mutation that had never been found before—where 81 of the letters have vanished, permanently deleted from the genome. "One of the reasons why this mutation is of interest is because it mirrors a large deletion that arose in the 2003 SARS outbreak," said Lim, an assistant professor at ASU's Biodesign Institute. During the middle and late phases of the SARS epidemic, SARS-CoV accumulated mutations that attenuated the virus. Scientists believe that a weakened virus that causes less severe disease may have a selective advantage if it is able to spread efficiently through populations by people who are infected unknowingly."

    The researchers sequenced the genome of a number of COVID19 viruses from a series of infected patients from Singapore. They found that the viral genome had a large deletion that was also witnessed in past epidemics of related viruses (MERS, SARS), especially later in the epidemic. The form with the deletion was less infective and has been attributed to the dying out of these past epidemics. In other words, COVID19 seems to be following the same evolutionary trajectory.

    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.11.987222v1.full.pdf

    The researchers sequenced the genome of a number of COVID19 viruses from a series of infected patients from Singapore. They found that the viral genome had a large deletion that was also witnessed in past epidemics of related viruses (MERS, SARS), especially later in the epidemic. The form with the deletion was less infective and has been attributed to the dying out of these past epidemics. In other words, COVID19 seems to be following the same evolutionary trajectory.

     

    I was watching a pandemic documentary prior to this outbreak, and I remember they mentioned during the last SARS outbreak that we as people didn’t really do much to slow it down.  But rather it just eventually died off on its own, despite being very contagious. It also mentioned that we should take it as a lesson to improve our response time, which we didn’t. But still interesting.


  16. Hospitalizations up 36 in CT today. Guess it’s just a blip since we have been trending down for a while now. At least Windham county is down to 1 person hospitalized with covid.


  17. 20 minutes ago, Damage In Tolland said:

    The Drs today said expect today’s number to be lower and the next two days to greatly spike. This is now week 8. Everyone knows the drill 

    Which drs said that today? Just curious. As wiz said it’s not like the # of tests was down.


  18. 7 minutes ago, Baroclinic Zone said:

    Really feel like we have turned the corner on the worst of this and are trending in the right direction towards opening up pieces of the economy.  No need to rush things though.  Keep with social distancing practices and work on implementing standards that will keep the health of our workers/citizens in the forefront.

    I thought so too until all these models are suddenly projecting the amount of cases to triple by the end of May. 

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  19. 11 minutes ago, dan11295 said:

    Looks like MA is finally heading in the right direction. We need to start seeing sustained drops in the hospital numbers.

    CT looked good too. I am hoping the higher case numbers just mean the are catching more mild cases. The drop in hospitalizations would seem to bear that out.

    Hoping it’s catch up as well. I’m not sure how we could still be getting a thousand brand new cases a day while hospitalizations are decreasing and stay at home orders have been in effect for weeks.