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[ - ] Do you isolate your child in their room for a slight fever just to be sure it is not corona? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:39 PM Flag
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ED MD mom. Yes - that's what we have been advising people who are not sick enough to be tested. They need to be isolated until 72 hours fever-free without use of temperature lowering meds like ibuprofen or tylenol, no other persistent symptoms (like cough, sore throat), and at least one week since the onset of symptoms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:25 PM Flag
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^^The 14 day quarantine is for people possibly exposed, to see if symptoms develop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:26 PM Flag
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Got it. Thank you ED Mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:52 PM Flag
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So ds has 99 fever but only yesterday - do i isolate him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:32 PM Flag
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We consider fever above 100.3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:07 PM Flag
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Thank you ED mom. I think we had it last week and I was wondering when I could go get some groceries [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:51 PM Flag
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Last fever for any family member was 7 days ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Saw psychiatrist for dd for antidepressants after she struggled for 2 years and therapy alone unsuccessful. Initial eval was 1300 and just had first "follow up", it was 22 minutes and charge was 375. Westchester. I just asked and doc says follow ups are 20-30 minutes. Insurance will cover a chunk but I am outraged at $1000 an hour - yet not many choices, can't find someone who actually takes insurance. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:32 PM Flag
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anyone think this is in line with what psychiatrist do in terms of follow, both for cost and time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:53 PM Flag
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My kids’ initial was around $2k and follow-ups $750 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:24 PM Flag
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^^first session was 2hrs. Second session 45min. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:25 PM Flag
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wow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone heard about the rates of non-coronavirus related deaths going up or non-coronavirus related illness care going down because of lack of space/equipment at hospitals? For example, if there's a bad car accident do those patients suffer because there's not enough space for them or there's no free ventilators? I'm starting to worry about non-COVID related emergencies. What are hospitals doing about this to ensure everyone else gets proper care? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:18 PM Flag
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In NYC, that's why they sent the military boat. You would go there for emergency care if you are in a car accident, have a non-COVID related heart attack, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:25 PM Flag
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np: I thought the military ship was for COVID cases? Guess I got it backwards [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:37 PM Flag
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I thought the ship was brought in specifically to receive the overflow of COVID-19 patients [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:37 PM Flag
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It's relieving the overflow by making a safe place for non COVID patients and keeping exposure down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:43 PM Flag
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Np: it is specifically for non-cv patroness, exactly for the reasons or stated below. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:50 PM Flag
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ok thanks...Sounds like they really should've done this the other way around. I'm certain they won't be able to operationalize this without getting COVID cases coming there anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:54 PM Flag
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I'm an ER MD. We are definitely sending patients home who would be, under normal circumstances, better served by hospitalization. A lot of these are frail elderly patients. The risk-benefit ratio just tends too high toward risk. Contracting covid at over age 80 confers something like a 20% mortality if it's contracted. We are also deferring certain tests and procedures that under normal circumstances would be performed a lot sooner - like cardiac stress tests. We even had a surgeon send an appendicitis patient home on antibiotics (which isn't terribly unusual, but there's not much of a follow up plan since the surgery outpatient clinic isn't open). "Return to ER if worsening." Everything is suffering. These are just the behind the scene samples that I witness day to day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:28 PM Flag
[ - ] I had/have the corona virus. Experienced total loss of taste and smell, which is a symptom many professionals are asking to be recognized. Slight fever the first night and sharp (like being stabbed) chest pains that went away after the first night. I contacted a number of urgent care facilities and hospitals about testing and they wouldn't test me. It has been 10 days. I'm praying for no other symptoms. I can't tell you how dangerous it is that we are not testing widely. Corona does not only mean people obviously sick. Apparently, people like me are equally contagious as someone relying on a ventilator to breathe. 61 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:11 PM Flag
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If you're showing all the symptoms, just assume you have it. Save the tests for people who are unsure. DH and I have the same symptoms as you and are just assuming we have it and acting accordingly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:19 PM Flag
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It's not even about the tests at this point. It's about 1) overstretched medical facilities and staff, who should not waste time and resources to test those with mild symptoms 2) if you don't have it, you are very likely to contract it there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:21 PM Flag
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I am OR and I agree with those points too. There are loads of reasons we decided not to get tested - basically it's just not worth taking the resources. We know we likely have it, and so we're acting responsibly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:25 PM Flag
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It sucks all around. If we had the capacity to test a lot of people many folks may feel better mentally. I am not freaked out at all and a pretty sane person, but I constantly think if I have it. Throat pain and 99.5, mostly likely not but not knowing is stressful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:27 PM Flag
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I wasn't totally sure I had it until I lost smell and taste. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:34 PM Flag
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Me too. No congestion or mucus when I had it, but I'm on my third week of no taste/smell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:27 PM Flag
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OP here: On no! I thought it went away relatively quickly. I got a few very strong (amplified) smells the other day and since then almost nothing :-( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 03:30 AM Flag
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Testing capacity is getting better now. You need a referral from your primary care physician. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:50 PM Flag
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^^^meant to add: your points are correct but identifying mild cases actually will help drive this down. If there was a safe way to test widely that would help stop this virus sooner. Btw some companies are working on at home testing kits that patients can fedex to the lab. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:53 PM Flag
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OP here. you sound preachy. they are not testing people who are "unsure"-- they are testing people on their deathbeds. tests should be widely available. I only found out that these symptoms were a subset of the coronavirus recently. my point is that the lack of access to tests and limited messaging around symptoms is very dangerous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:47 PM Flag
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recently? Where've you been? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:59 PM Flag
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when I googled it ten days ago after experiencing it, there were almost no mainstream articles about this symptom. it was only starting to be discussed on twitter. stop being a bitch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:06 PM Flag
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Seriously, stop acting like anyone had really heard of this symptom before last week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:12 PM Flag
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You are right. Things would be very different if we had widespread testing available FAST and in a safe way. There is very little drive through testing. This was a major f- up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:27 PM Flag
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And here's the reminder - First US patient tested positive for coronavirus on Jan 19. First S. Korea patient tested positive Jan 20. We could be safe with only 158 deaths like S. Korea but instead we will have thousands and tens of thousands of deaths, maybe several hundred thousand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:29 PM Flag
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Maybe if we also did everything else South Korea did, like shut everything down at the sign of the first case and take social distancing seriously. That did not happen in New York,and even today NYC parks and playgrounds are full of people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:34 PM Flag
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I go to the park to walk my dog and stay in areas where there aren’t people around. Are you saying I shouldn’t walk my dog? I don’t understand statements like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:38 PM Flag
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Also if people get to walk their dogs several times a day, I would argue that it's not such a terrible idea to bring small children out to get some sunlight and fresh air [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:29 PM Flag
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Small children are not plants leave them inside. They are likely to touch stuff in park and be super spreader to other small children and their families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:58 AM Flag
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And dogs don’t touch stuff? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 03:58 AM Flag
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We handled H1N1 very well, but that was handled by the pandemic team at CDC. We don't even have them anywhere - the team was disbanded. This is on TRUMP 100%. He has not given clear directives to states, he hasn't handled it well and continues to not handle it well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:20 PM Flag
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Sorry, but the problems in NY are due primarily to decisions by NYers, from the gov and mayor on down to all the people who still refuse to stay home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:40 PM Flag
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Red state Ohio shot down before New York. Insane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:41 PM Flag
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we have people in government making public policy who dont believe in science. trump just rolled back all of the climate change progress from obama. the entire country is dying because white people voting to uphold racism rather than voting w integrity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:56 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:01 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:18 PM Flag
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+1000 but not just white people, all kinds of people vote for trump, I know from personal experience. let's say "dumb people" instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:50 AM Flag
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white people put him in office. the fact that you are even arguing this point shows a lack of accountability for and to your community of white women [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 04:46 AM Flag
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Well said! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:53 AM Flag
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Did you speak with your primary care physician? I called mine yesterday and he referred me to a testing site. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:36 PM Flag
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^^ and I agree, mild cases are the reason people get sick even if they only leave the house for groceries once a week. This virus is everywhere now in NYC and has been for at least two weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:38 PM Flag
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this. thank you. this is the point I was making. even a saint is less vigilant when they dont have a diagnosis or the symptoms that are being tracked. a lot of people like me think it is perfectly fine to go to grocery store, pick up fruit and put it back if it doesnt look good, etc., or interact w the many cashiers not wearing gloves because "they aren't comfortable". If I lived in china, I would be forcibly carted off and quarantined. If I had an "essential" job that could not be done remotely, I would be infecting co-workers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:53 PM Flag
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Way longer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:29 PM Flag
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sadly I dont have one. (yes I have insurance). can I start seeing one now?? virtual appointment? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:49 PM Flag
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Isn't it more dangerous to go to the testing site? That's where you would get a huge viral load being close with people who actually most likely have it. I think that's why so many people aren't getting tested until they know they need hospital help and have nothing to lose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:21 PM Flag
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I got tested in my doctor’s office. It was by appointment. There weren’t a lot of people. Everyone was with masks and gloves. I felt perfectly safe. Much safer than in my building. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:35 AM Flag
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Wow. Good for you. Negative or positive? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 03:28 AM Flag
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Still waiting to hear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 04:14 AM Flag
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I hope you have good news. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 04:47 AM Flag
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What difference does it make if you’re tested or not? They will not do anything for you even if you test positive. Unless God forbid you can’t breathe unaided, they will send you home, positive test or not. You basically KNOW you have it, so act accordingly. What is a positive test result going to give you, other than being outside your home, potentially exposing others? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:53 PM Flag
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I'm sorry but this is such a lazy, sloppy perspective and I am sorry people are accepting this without thinking about the implications. China did not protect its population by saying "who cares if you have the coronavirus or not". They aggressively tracked and treated people. I understand that in my case, I dont need to be in an ICU but many of the celebrities who were tested early and inly had mild symptoms were receiving aggressive proactive drug cocktails. First, obviously, if there was any level of organization or an attempt to track the virus, "they" would find out everyone I came in contact w for the past two weeks then test and possibly quarantine those people. I would also be quarantined and my symptoms would be recorded and studied. Second, I only know this is a symptom because I researched it and found out. The messaging is inadequate. We have such incredibly low expectations of our governement. No country with such a half assed approach and no public healthcarehas dealt w corona. Its frightening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:05 PM Flag
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yep!!! THIS!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:20 PM Flag
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It is because we have a moron running the show and all his moron employees who literally know jack shit about their jobs and are only there because they are yes men. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:21 PM Flag
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I assure you I’m not lazy nor sloppy; I take every precaution. Your argument would be logical in a different world but in the reality we live in, OP getting a test would make zero difference in her treatment or care. Since it’s clear she has something, Covid or not, she should self quarantine. Your point about lack of govt organization is a different story and of course it’s valid, but OP is not a celeb and isn’t getting any drug cocktail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:29 PM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:06 PM Flag
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I am OP and I wrote that. I called your perspective lazy and sloppy. Not you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:09 PM Flag
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My son (age 19) was sick for 5 days, 2 1/2 weeks ago. He was only mildly ill and recovered easily. We kept him isolated according to CDC guidelines and behaved as if he had Covid-19. But we couldn't be sure what he'd had. Now I WISH we could have had him tested because we would know for sure that one of us had had it. He could be the one to do the shopping for the family. If another in the family falls ill, DS could take care of giving them things and everyone else could avoid. We need easy access to tests! This is the USA ffs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:20 PM Flag
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I wouldn't be so quick to have your son running around doing errands for other families. People can get it a second time. there is evidence the virus has mutated rapidly so the next time he catches it could be fatal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 04:49 AM Flag
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ED MD. There are two sides to this coin, IMO. Clinically, it isn't going to change much if you are positive or not, as you should be practicing self isolation. But you are also right that we need to be making these tests more available. It's the only way out of this hole of mass quarantine and social isolation. Knowing how many people have it, or have had it, can be incredibly liberating to not only know who needs to stay isolated, but who can be helpful on the front lines or in the economic sector. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:30 PM Flag
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I think we all agree with this. I think I have it and am acting accordingly. I still think we need easy tests to see who recovered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:07 PM Flag
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This. They are working on rapid test rollout that also should be less dangerous to administer to nursing personnel. The most important test is also anti-bodies test to determine who already had it and recovered - these people are practically immune and vaccinated in a way for many months to come and can return to normal lives. It will not only be liberating to people, but also provide more people who can join front lines without risk of getting ill, volunteers and those reviving now depressed industries. I hope all these tests are not more than 2 weeks away and they just quick-approved malaria drug for anti-viral, which gives me hope in conjunction with rapid tests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:25 PM Flag
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At-home test and antibody test is about to come out next week; it’s being tested now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:48 AM Flag
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OP here again. This undercounting/under testing a also the reason why people were outside in clumps looking at the new boat in NYC and why some person actually asked if we were flattening the curve. It is not being taken seriously. Also, I was proactive in looking for symptoms. I happened to already be self isolating but if I worked in a drug store or a HOSPITAL, there would have been days when I believed I was fine and was interacting w large numbers of people. There is so much fear that a lot of people will realize they have corona that we have set the bar irrationally high for when to take it seriously [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:12 PM Flag
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Do you know how long after recovery they will be able to detect the anti-bodies and know you in fact had covid in the first place? Is there a period of time beyond which you won't know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:57 PM Flag
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I dont know about this virus specifically, but there are IgG and IgM antibodies, one shows current/ very recent infection and one shows long term immunity. You can get IgG/IgM for measles, varicella, etc and I believe they are trying to be able to do it for covid too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:48 AM Flag
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^^meaning just like you can get this bloodwork done and it will show that you have immunity to chicken pox that you had 35 years ago, it should show immunity to covid too if you were infected at any point in the past [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:49 AM Flag
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Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:08 AM Flag
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But you can get it a second time, Mille chicken pox [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 03:26 AM Flag
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I also had all of the symptoms and was told to isolate. I was not tested but was treated by MD as if I was (medicine wise - advair, albuterol, nebulizers, steroids/antibiotics). The only advantage a test/ positive confirmation would have given me would have been the OK to have hydroxychloroquine prescribed as well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:05 AM Flag
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Did you copy and paste this into a few threads or am I losing my mind? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 03:27 AM Flag
[ - ] Should I move in with my ex during the quarantine? We have a six year old dd together and obviously don't want to be shuffling her back and forth during this time. Also, honestly, it's mind numbing to have no social contact with an adult. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:10 PM Flag
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For what it's worth, it's mind numbing to only have adult contact with my DH (and we're not even divorced). But for the sake of safety for your daughter, it might be best. Would you feel like a guest there though? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:13 PM Flag
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I'm honestly not sure, I've never lived in the apartment he lives in now but I do imagine it would be a little sucky not to be in my own home. I do not want our dd to be exposed any more than necessary nor do I want her to miss out on time with her father. Selfishly, I also think I will go insane if I don't see another adult for two months but at the same time I can see this going very badly if we're cooped up together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:22 PM Flag
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Just act like a guest and be on your best behavior. Ignore any missteps from him. Remember your doing it for dd and this isn’t forever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:43 PM Flag
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For the social isolation/adult social contact: Do you work? Can you you schedule zoom happy hours with your friends? I'm on video conferences, group chats and phone calls with coworkers all day, and have joined a couple of happy hours which honestly feel the same as hanging out in person (without the expense or having to get dressed!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:21 PM Flag
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I do work but my role is very segmented, we've been having maybe a half hour of conference calls a day at this point. My college friends and I have been having facetime conversations but it really isn't the same thing as being with another living breathing person who doesn't believe in santa. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:24 PM Flag
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Why do you have to live together if you are both isolating yourselves. My ex and I share custody, we are isolating ourselves, and kids go back and forth as usual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:34 PM Flag
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How are the kids getting there? Do you have a car or live walking distance? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:37 PM Flag
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Driving. We live about 10 minutes apart by car. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:39 PM Flag
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hi-- my ex and I have moved to a rental 3 h north of the city together with the kids for the duration. I was very dubious about doing this, but we are good coparents and honestly, it's been working better than I would have imagined. We preagreed on rules (who does what around the house, etc.) and so far we've both done a good job of sticking to our commitments. Never, ever, would I have predicted this (or wanted it), but it is nice to have 2 parents (we have two teenagers) and I feel much safer. Hope that helps. And no, we are not reconciling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:55 PM Flag
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Thanks for sharing! Ex proposed doing something similar as well, he wants to go out east. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:01 PM Flag
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please stop leaving the city for smaller communities. it is obnoxious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:04 PM Flag
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If it's possible to do without driving each other crazy, I would do it for my kid. It'll be so much better for her not to be moving around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:08 PM Flag
[ - ] I placed an Instacart order from Costco. If 5 days out stead of today. I want to increase the tip, but how. I originally had 12 items and putt in $20. Of course now finding more things to add but I can’t figure out how to increase tip. I did flat dollar cause I originally thought 15% was low for my few items. First one doing this and don’t want to loose my spot Thanks! 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:09 PM Flag
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Sorry all typos on phone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:11 PM Flag
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have you heard of something called "cash" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:12 PM Flag
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I live in a huge building with 500 apartments and are not allowed in. I was summing they would drop it in lobby and I may not see them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:20 PM Flag
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np. Figure out how to give cash. I was told the IC counts tips towards total compensation so it pays them lower hourly rate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:23 PM Flag
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You will have the driver's contact info I guess, just put in an envelope and leave 6 ft from him/her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:23 PM Flag
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Np: I leave an envelope with cash with my doorman and the doorman gives it to the delivery person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:54 PM Flag
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You can increase the tip after the stuff is delivered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:13 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 07:02 AM Flag
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That's ok. They aren't coming anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:17 PM Flag
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Why? Never tried this before [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:21 PM Flag
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They’re striking today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:26 PM Flag
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mmh, well i guess it will be in the news if they stop by Wed, so I'll have notice to do a shopping trip [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:23 PM Flag
[ - ] I eat every single meal as takeout. I'm not an idiot, I know how to follow directions and cook, but everything you can cook at home is blander and less diverse than takeout. It's really annoying on top of all of this stuff going on right now. Anybody else having this problem? Any fixes like frozen meals? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:48 PM Flag
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It sounds like you just don't really know how to cook. Cooking is not just following directions. Home cooked meals can be better than restaurant food and there is no limit to the range of food you can prepare at home if you know what you're doing. Frozen meals are not good. If you're interested, there are sites that can help you learn how to become a better cook. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:53 PM Flag
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This. I mean, I miss sushi and Indian food, because I don't have the necessary ingredients for either readily on hand, but otherwise we've been varying up our home cooked/home prepped meals fairly easily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:58 PM Flag
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I think for me it is more about the variety and number of ingredients that have to go into a good takeout meal, not a lack of skill per se. I'm sure I could be a cook but I can't compensate for that aspect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:06 PM Flag
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Do you think those meal ordering kits you cook at home would help? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:07 PM Flag
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Learn to cook. Get a good basic cookbook like Bittman’s How to Cook Everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:00 PM Flag
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If she cares about it. It's not really that important unless you think civilization will never come back to normal and this is how we will live forever. Restaurants will open again and many are still operating take out. And you can live perfectly well and healthy off simple meals that don't need a cookbook or a stocked kitchen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:45 PM Flag
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I can cook but I REALLY don’t like to cook. Now I have 3DCs who want a hot meal 3x/day. I woke up Sunday morning and was aching for a nice sit down lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:04 PM Flag
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I was feeling overwhelmed and needing to actually prepare the 3x/day but now only actually cook dinner. Breakfast and lunch have to be easy things (bagels, cereal, fruit, simple sandwiches, soup). They don't need 3 freshly cooked hot meals each day; save your sanity! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:14 PM Flag
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NP - I posted below about the avocado toast. So ridiculously simple and tasty/filling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:25 PM Flag
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I dislike cooking intensely. I can cook, but do not want to as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:15 AM Flag
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Not having much cooking experience is a handicap right now. Do you have the interest in/time for cooking? Because if you have the interest, there is no end to the things you can make at home that are better than takeout. It can be fun and very rewarding. But if you're not interested, you'll just have to wait this out. Frozen meals suck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:16 PM Flag
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Not OP, but I get her. I have no interest in cooking, never had never will. But we are surviving just fine without any takeout. I know how to make simple things like plain toasts, salads, smoothies, boil some pasta, eggs, make an omelet, etc. I use frozen foods for something more complicated like curry dish or dumplings or pizza while they are available, but we ration them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:42 PM Flag
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Trader Joes has good frozen food [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:40 PM Flag
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I've been making some simple things like hard boiled eggs, sauteed vegetables, I make avocado toast for breakfast/lunch. We'll pick up salmon burgers and steak and DH will go outside and put it on the grill. Oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, cheese cuts, nuts are good things to have on hand. Then at least if you order, its only here and there and not every meal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:24 PM Flag
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its only blander and less diverse if you make it that way. i have in my kitchen, among other things, red curry paste, soy sauce, tomato paste, sambal oelek, fish sauce, pomegranate molasses, a ton of spices, lemons and limes, curry leaves -- seasoning your food will make it less bland. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:14 PM Flag
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You sound like someone who loves to cook, those who hate it or don't care about it won't have interesting recipes and ingredients, just not their cup of tea. Doesn't mean they will starve and die, we just learn to enjoy simpler foods and not feel deprived. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:43 PM Flag
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Frozen meals are great if you want more exotic flavors or you can try delivery if it's available, hot food should be safe if you can safely get rid of containers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:46 PM Flag
[ - ] I keep seeing people on my block with kids out in front of their buildings playing. What is wrong with these people? I wish they would get fined or something. 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:20 PM Flag
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There is nothing wrong with this as long as they are 6 feet from others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:22 PM Flag
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yes, yes there is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:33 PM Flag
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This is why Italy had to finally go to a strict lock down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:36 PM Flag
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They are not able to control themselves to stay 6 feet apart. A group that I watched was passing a remote control for a car back and forth. 5 kids playing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:38 PM Flag
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It's up to parents to control, we don't allow our kids to play with other kids, we only play together as a family and find space where we would not be in proximity to others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:14 PM Flag
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in their front yards or what? don't you feel that kids can go out for walks, etc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:22 PM Flag
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NP: We're in Brooklyn, and no, I no longer feel that we can go out for walks, etc. We were trying to go out once a day when the schools first closed so the kids could run around and exercise, but the sidewalks don't all allow for 6' of separation with so many people still out and about, and parks are too risky (other kids keep coming over, touching my kids' ball, standing too close, etc.). Even just taking the elevator and walking through our lobby has its risks. Just not worth it. But nobody listens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:29 PM Flag
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Well, looks like you'll be the only one left when this is all over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:57 PM Flag
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sarcasm and taking this lightly is why we are where we are right now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:06 PM Flag
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Seriously, you self-righteous people are a boring, broken record. Really, try focus on the things you can control. It's healthier for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:18 PM Flag
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omg, i'm sooooo not self righteous! i'm freaking scared and want this shit to end. i CAN control my not leaving the house, and i'm doing it. go watch fox news. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:22 PM Flag
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Ok, enjoy your daily dose of propaganda. MAGA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:25 PM Flag
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np: I think you've got this wrong. The MAGA people are the ones who think it's a hoax [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:49 PM Flag
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exactly. the "go watch fox news" comment was a directive to the poster who is accusing me of overreacting to a very, very real threat (i'm the "self righteous" poster) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:01 PM Flag
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*a sarcastic directive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:03 PM Flag
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I agree. Also, the information they are giving is wrong. Saying to stay inside to flatten the curve so we can get this over with is an oxymoron. Flattening the curve actually causes the peak to be later and we will be inside longer because of it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:00 PM Flag
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We are scrambling trying to get adequate supplies to healthcare workers right now to keep up with the exponential rate of new cases. Flattening the curve makes that peak number much lower (so hospitals aren't overrun all at once) and more importantly, buys us time to get better testing, and potentially treatments and vaccines developed and tested. In your Trumpian scenario, you basically want a shitload of people do just die right now to get everyone else's life back to normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:10 PM Flag
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I sort of agree, I just hope that spreading it for longer would allow us to test antivirals and roll out rapid testing. If we can medically handle this better then we would end it faster [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:29 PM Flag
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we are in manhattan and feel the same. My two elementary aged kids cannot social distance. And they are tired of listening to me yell at them about giving people space. The only days we go out at this point are when it's grey and raining. We also have a roof deck I bring them to where they can jump rope. I agreed to remove all breakable items from one bedroom and they play dodgeball in there now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:57 PM Flag
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we did this too! we put the mattresses on the floor and stored the frames -- home Sky Zone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:20 PM Flag
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Well, then stay home. Mine can control themselves and one of mine doesn't even want to go outside, she is afraid to get the virus. We wear masks in elevators and don't come in contact with others. We don't go outside frequently, maybe once every 3 days. But honestly you have higher chances of getting it doing laundry or going down elevator to throw out recycling/boxes than playing outside with your kids for 30 min in fresh air. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:17 PM Flag
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ok taking an elevator is not reasonable. going to an open park is. I am also in brooklyn and the streets are almost empty. people cross to avoid walking too closely. No grabbing kids balls etc. maybe I have been lucky but we are able to go out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:56 PM Flag
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Our building said only one person/family at a time in the elevators and people have been respectful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:00 PM Flag
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ours didn't. it's easy to manage going up (stepping aside, wait for the next one), but going down (we're on a high floor), if someone steps in, what do we do, get out? stairs are an option, but we're up in the high 20s so impossible to do coming up with groceries, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:11 PM Flag
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Yeah, that's tough. Low floor FTW I guess. not a big deal for us to walk down 5 flights. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:21 PM Flag
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I have actually just said "do you mind, we are supposed to maintain social distance. Please take the next elevator." People usually wait. One woman huffed and got in so I got out and waited for the next elevator. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:43 PM Flag
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I live in North Brooklyn and a lot of the sidewalks on the side streets are empty. when I do pass people, we all seem to be giving each other a ton of room and staying 6' apart. walking around outside is perfectly fine. it's not the same thing as being inside with extended contact with a sick person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:18 AM Flag
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We got out for walks or runs but my kids are tweens and can manage it fine. I told them to leave enough space between them and another person for Daddy to lie down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:01 PM Flag
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tweens arent able to understand "six feet"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 04:42 AM Flag
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Where in BK are you? I'm in Fort Greene and haven't seen this at all. We go to the park every few days and I don't see any multiple families hanging out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:59 PM Flag
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We're not far from Fort Greene so maybe should head that way. Seeing it in the small green spaces and ball fields around Prospect Heights (basketball hoops were removed so the groups of teens there have at least broken up a bit). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:04 PM Flag
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I see this in Park Slope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:26 PM Flag
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Plus there's the food coop in PS. No way to social distance in that cramped space. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:22 PM Flag
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We're in lower Manhattan and I still take my four kids out. We don't get close to other people leaving our building, in our lobby or outside. The police have actually stopped us a few times thinking we were from different families and there's still several kids we know having slumber parties and playdates in the neighborhood which is freaking scary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 05:46 AM Flag
[ - ] Can someone help me with Fresh Direct Reserve Delivery? When I placed an order last Wednesday for this Wednesday, I checked the box that asked if I wanted the time to be reserved. It was my understanding that as long as I order every week, I have that time slot. But when I go to try to place my next order, I don't see how to use my reserved delivery slot. I'm getting the normal button asking me to select a delivery time, and of course there are no times available. What am I doing wrong? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:18 PM Flag
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I went through this. It's maddening. I have had a regular spot for years and kept losing it. You need to put something in your cart and check it out for it really truly to be held. Even if it's one item and you go back later and add to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:22 PM Flag
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feeling entitled [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:23 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:32 PM Flag
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? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:37 PM Flag
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NP: Literally every single person is dealing with this. But OP assumes that she must be doing something wrong for this to be happening specifically to her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:41 PM Flag
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NP I have been a weekly customer for years and years. I don't shop anywhere else. I did no hoarding. None. I've officially run out of toilet paper. Why shouldn't I get my weekly groceries that I always get? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:40 PM Flag
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This isn't about brand loyalty. It's about serving an exponentially higher demand load with a reduced workforce and hiccups in the supply chain. Right now, nobody is entitled to anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:43 PM Flag
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I could say the same thing about my local Stop & Shop. Should they have special hours/rules just for me? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:44 PM Flag
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this. people paying the same money for groceries think they should own a Wednesday at 7pm slot while everyone else starves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:50 PM Flag
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Go to Duane Reade, you will find some. Our local grocery has been selling individually wrapped rolls when they sell out of the packs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:46 PM Flag
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this. why do people feel entitled to zero risk from going out while others should have to deal with exposure? because you bought there previously? ridiculous. get on line at trader joes an hour before they open or pay one of the delivery services popping up but dont feel like you should have a weekly delivery and others can j [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:53 PM Flag
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Why should other people with the SAME needs have zero access to groceries because you are an existing customer. Make that make sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:49 PM Flag
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Did you check: make this a weekly delivery? Did you check out prior to the deadline? Once you lose a weekly reservation for one week, you don't have it. They jsut updated their procedures today FYI [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:09 PM Flag
[ - ] If you suspect you have COVID-19 you should do start breathing exercises. They can really make the difference. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:10 PM Flag
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You can look up breathing exercises for pneumonia (I'm not an expert on this). The only one I remember is to purse your lips in an 'o' and breath in deeply through your mouth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:12 PM Flag
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Agree. Emotional freedom technique by gary craig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p329t40gk78&t=236s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Has the choir in Washington state been discussed? That story is really unnerving. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:52 PM Flag
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Makes sense that singing would be an activity that expels more particulates into the air. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:54 PM Flag
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Yes, but we have been hearing so much reassurance about not really worrying about the virus being in the air unless we are healthcare personnel performing procedures. I feel like the story keeps changing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:09 PM Flag
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They’ve been saying a while it travels through droplets in the air, and that is prolonged close contact. The practice lasted two and a half hours. It’s very different than being 4 feet from somebody in an elevator or a grocery store for a couple minutes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:13 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:32 PM Flag
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Sure hope so, but the story keeps changing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:40 PM Flag
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And especially passing someone quickly outside in fresh air, which is what people are freaking out about saying we should never go outside under any circumstances. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:26 PM Flag
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The relatively low R0 should reassure you here. It's between 2-3 which suggest that this virus is hard to get without close physical contact. Measles which is truly airborne was an R0 of measles is between 12-15. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:14 PM Flag
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The story does keep changing. Of course it keeps changing. It's just not well understood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:23 PM Flag
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It's easy to say "of course it keeps changing." But that's why people err on the side of caution. And often get grief for doing so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:42 PM Flag
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I don’t really think the story keeps changing. They’ve always said it can spread through droplets in the air. I think the nuance is that some people spread more droplets when they breathe or speak, and that rapid virus shedding occurs at a certain point in the illness, for some people right before they show symptoms. If you happen to be near a rapid shedder who also emits a lot of droplets, that’s when it could happen most easily. It’s still unlikely it would happen if you got within 4 feet of that person when passing them in a hallway [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:35 PM Flag
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That's why we need masks for everyone, DUH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:27 PM Flag
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The information has been there but people talking about it were called paranoid, and the CDC wasn't honest about the mask thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:38 PM Flag
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What they should have said was - medical workers doing procedures need N-95. Everyone else in health care needs surgical masks. Everyone should be wearing (ideally surgical masks) masks but since we have a shortage (!!!!!) people not in health care or emergency services like police, fire etc (and I would put grocery store checkers and delivery people as next right after this group) then regular people should make DIY masks. They were not honest about the mask thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:41 PM Flag
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The main purpose of masks is to remind you not to touch your face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:23 PM Flag
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blocks large droplets too, especially multiple layers. The problem with homemade masks is not that they don't filter out as much as surgical masks - because they can get very close. The problem with homemade masks is that they are not breathable and therefore are easier to use for only short periods (running errands etc). https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/best-materials-make-diy-face-mask-virus/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:35 PM Flag
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And if everyone were wearing homemade masks, the virus wouldn't be spreading as much. That you can be asymptomatic and have it and be spreading it is a huge problem that homemade masks would address. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:35 PM Flag
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It's not true. Masks do filter out a lot of particles, while some may still penetrate, the viral load is reduce significantly and you are also protecting others if you are asymptomatic and will never be tested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:33 PM Flag
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What if you cannot make DIY masks? Not everyone has skills, equipment and materials. We need to get the industry jump started on this and have them available for sale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:35 PM Flag
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Have you ever sat up close at a Broadway show and had the actors spit on you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:10 PM Flag
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I'm in Seattle. I can't imagine what these people were thinking to continue rehearsals. My DD is in a choir and it was canceled weeks ago. I think they had the impression that it wasn't "in their area" which is unnerving because I think it's what a lot of people (including my parents) believe. They don't seem to realize that just because these things tend to start in higher-density areas doesn't mean it won't spread to less populated areas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:04 PM Flag
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It is why we need to stop shaming people for wearing masks FFS! Not having enough masks for medical professionals is not an excuse for people to not use and re-use a couple of masks they may have at home. I have old surgical masks I sanitize and keep using and I don't care what people think of me wearing it in indoor places. We are now taking care of delivering masks to medical field, which is #1 priority and #2 priority should be making them available to population as well especially when sharing indoor public places you cannot avoid sharing if you are an urban dweller. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:29 PM Flag
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Singing is sort of like exercising, you will be inhaling larger volume of air, breathing deeper and also exhaling a lot more than just standing still in the elevator or walking by someone on a sidewalk. I wonder if running is similar, I avoid running these days and just walk. But this was also indoors and they were there for quite a long time, there was enough time for droplets to circulate I guess. And who knows if I believe all the people in there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:37 PM Flag
[ - ] I was talking to a neighbor in the street, at least 6 feet apart. I could smell the gum she was chewing. Does that mean her breath was going up my nose? This is not a panic question, I'm just curious about the scientific explanation. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:52 PM Flag
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Not a scientist, but are you in the city? Maybe it's just the lack of cars/pollutants that making things smell stronger than usual? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:12 PM Flag
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no, we're in the distant suburbs, air is pretty fresh here normally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:21 PM Flag
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stress heightens your sense of smell too. I have been noticing smells on coats, blankets etc that I never noticed before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone seen that video on the homepage of the Daily Mail of dead bodies on a forklift being loaded into a truck in Brooklyn? Please tell me that's not real. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:41 PM Flag
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Of course its real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:43 PM Flag
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NP: yes it is! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8167283/Horrifying-moment-dead-bodies-loaded-refrigerated-truck-forklift.html I even believe the video was first taped by a NYC city official who was taking it from his car. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:48 PM Flag
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People are dying, we cannot get away from that, yes, it is difficult and disturbing but maybe it will convince people to isolate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:58 PM Flag
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It's two blocks from my house. It's real. A few days ago it was mentioned that hospitals would be using freezer trucks because the spaces available for corpses wouldn't be able to accommodate the increase. Very sad, but definitely happening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Pls help me out, single mom freaking out here: so, I have been home w 14 yo dd since March 15 (not NYC) I live in an apt building w no doorman so when I order grocery delivery I have to go down to lobby to get bags. I would never send dd, I do that and since we only have 4 surgical masks, I have been wearing a coat (to protect clothes) and usually tie a scarf around my nose/mouth. I of course wear gloves (not many left though) and then disinfect items w a wipe while still in foyer. Then I wash my hands carefully (leave coat in foyer) and I was thinking this was good precaution... but today I was reading a live Q&A with a doctor and he was saying that virus could even get through air filters in apartments?? This is truly scary - or that even a surgical mask does not provide much protection? And so a scarf? Even though I only quickly pick up grocery from lobby?Pls tell me this is OK. I am 50 and in good health, but really pray I don't get this virus. I have no family or close friends and need to take care of dd! I don't know what other precautions to take. I am doing my best here, but every day I read something else that terrifies me. I hope someone has the patience to read, understand and perhaps reassure me. Thanks. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:41 PM Flag
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^also, I maybe take a short walk once a day (suburbia and almost no one walking these residential streets) and of course wear gloves to push buttons and also wear scarf in elevator (until I am out of building) dd refuses to wear gloves if she goes out for a walk, but immediately washes hands when she returns. I am on her case all the time, but honestly it only seems to do worse as she acts as if I am her enemy. This is so frustrating! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:45 PM Flag
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The virus isn't absorbed through the skin on your hands, the important thing is to wash your hands before touching your face or anything else. Save your gloves for now, just wash your hands as soon as you've carried up and emptied the bags, and wipe down your doorknobs, fridge handles, phones, and other high touch areas. You're right that there are no guarantees but we can all only do our best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:56 PM Flag
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op- thanks. Its a terrible feeling that whatever I do is not enough... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:04 PM Flag
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You're doing fine! And most people feel like you do & are worried/anxious they're not doing all of the right things. This is a very scary situation and it's especially stressful to deal with because there's so much we don't know or have control over. The trick is to focus on those things you can control - like what you're doing - & follow the precautions which are known to help like hand washing, not touching your face, social distancing, disinfecting frequently used areas in the house like faucets/door handles/phones etc. You can also try to help your immune system stay strong by getting adequate sleep every nite, eating healthy food, exercising (walking is great!), meditating etc. Also, try to limit the amount of news you watch to maybe once or twice a day, it really helps not to have a continual stream of bad news broadcast to your living room. Also, try to focus on doing things you & your daughter enjoy - watching movies/tv shows/games/baking/reading good books/redecorating rooms etc. It's ok for her not to wear gloves outside - don't sweat that - as long as she washes her hands right after she comes back inside. Hugs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:55 PM Flag
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op- just came back and read your reply. Thank you so much. You are right, I have to do better at staying calm. Hugs to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:35 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm so disappointed with DC's school's approach to "distance learning". It's a joke. It's minimal, basically the same amount as homework. DC is in 6th grade, and was finished by 9am today. I appreciate that we all have to be flexible, and teachers are not trained and/or ideally set up to teach remotely. But I have yet to see any change, and this is week 3. DC's school also decided that they would only assign work M-Th, and Fridays would be off. I emailed 1 teacher and the principal last Thursday morning asking for additional assignments, and still haven't heard back. Can any teacher help me understand why/how this is so difficult to organize? I feel like the teachers are essentially getting an extended paid vacation. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:28 PM Flag
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Public or private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:34 PM Flag
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private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:42 PM Flag
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Which school? I have DCs at 2 different privates in the city and they have pretty full schedules plus regular homework. One adjusted with somewhat shorter classes as they figured kids were getting pretty tired focusing on the screen for so long (quality of videos is not always optimal). One of my migraine-prone DCs was getting headaches from it. I wonder if some of the smaller private schools may struggle with this more as the teachers have less support and resources than in the bigger ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:56 PM Flag
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^ I would add that my kids think their teachers and the admin are putting in a lot of extra hours to make it happen the way it is happening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:58 PM Flag
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We are in a flyover. I get that there is a period of adjustment. Our school has far more resources than the local public, but still don't have their act together the way the public does. Frustrating. I keep getting self-congratulatory emails from the administration saying that they aren't required to do X, y, and z, but because they produce high-caliber students, they are assigning work 4 days/week. I am so over this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:06 PM Flag
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My DC’s school uses Monday as ‘review’ day. Doesn’t make sense to me and he’s in 7th. I have him read and write book reports and I’ve found a few free online resources fo math and geography. I also use him as an assistant teacher for his brother in 5th. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:57 PM Flag
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^^ abcya.com for math and reading. Kids.nationalgeographic.com for geography and animals. Funbrain.com math and reading. It’s hard to find websites for kids in middle school and higher but these are these are ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:03 PM Flag
[ - ] If you need a chuckle today watch this. It's pretty funny. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:21 PM Flag
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There was a similar video of 2 black garbage bags. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:24 PM Flag
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Pretty funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:35 PM Flag
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This made me smile, he is having so much fun with it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:04 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm sorry if this is a really stupid question but most people I know in NYC have been quarantining for at least two weeks. How/why is the virus still spreading so exhaustively? 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:06 PM Flag
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Because they haven't. Every time I look out my window, I can see anywhere between 10-50 people on foot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:07 PM Flag
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Totally this. They are like the modern equivalent of anti-vaxxers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:20 PM Flag
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ILY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 03:53 AM Flag
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There are millions of people you don't know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:07 PM Flag
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Imagine how much worse it would be if we hadn't been quarantining. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:11 PM Flag
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I fear that it is spreading more in poorer communities -- which are more likely to have people still going to work (cashiers, for example) and whose living conditions are more cramped and crowded in general. These are not the usual UB crowd. Also healthcare workers. :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:18 PM Flag
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This. A large amount of cases are healthcare workers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:22 PM Flag
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^^and police officers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:22 PM Flag
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And for the majority of these essential workers, in addition to they themselves getting infected, they inevitably infect everyone they live with (no fault of their own, most people don't have a secondary place where they can go isolate themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:35 PM Flag
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^^and transit workers. I do wonder how people in the projects are faring as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:08 PM Flag
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this plus million [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:40 PM Flag
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they screwed up the subways so much that everyone that need to use it are crammed together [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:20 PM Flag
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most people you know are probably not cops, MTA workers, grocery store clerks, delivery people, or nurses. those people are out and about and getting sick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:23 PM Flag
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but you hear about some of the deaths already and there are chefs, restaurantors a playwright and the CFO of Jeffries [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:27 PM Flag
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NP: they are all people that meet a lot of people in their day to day lives [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:33 PM Flag
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and also who travel. floyd cardoz (chef) got sick after he came back from india, for example. and in addition to the incubation period being long, you don't immediately get very sick in most cases. so it can take even longer before illness is confirmed given who we test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:46 PM Flag
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in my neighborhood in Queens my neighbors are posting about how they are on quarantine but then the go to the grocery store like every other day -ugh... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:34 PM Flag
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They likely got sick a week ago or more, meaning they may have been exposed before quarantining was fully in place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:35 PM Flag
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People dying now likely contracted it 4 weeks ago. 2 week incubation period. Then 2 weeks of being sick before they died. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:24 PM Flag
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A lot of people are still working, i.e. doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, getting tons of exposure to the sick without proper PPE. And MTA workers, grocery store workers, cashiers, delivery people, etc. and shoppers, who may be asymptomatic but still able to infect other people. Then there's the whole "just going out for some exercise" thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:45 PM Flag
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I've wondered the same. Public housing, people living in dense high rise buildings. Plus only a week or so ago, people were still going to parks playing basketball and volleyball etc. Heck, I still see all the addicts hanging around the train station near me, not social distancing at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:47 PM Flag
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workers on construction sites also aren't distancing and they were working last week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:50 PM Flag
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This too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:10 PM Flag
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I've spoke to a lot of people who think they are quarantining yet still have people over for dinner, go for walks with out distancing, are going shopping every day etc. I have a friend whose husband is sick and she isn't telling anyone and still is going out every day. Be careful out there and behave as if you and everyone else already have it. Yet everyone is not doing that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:14 PM Flag
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THIS - people really don't understand what this means and what is needed. I almost had a fight with a friend on Facebook who posted pictures of a "driveway party" with her parents who live in another house and neighbors driving by. She says they are isolating, but then admits they have gone to the supermarket. So each family goes to a separate supermarket, comes in contact with separate strangers and then gathers in a driveway saying they are isolating...yeah, not so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:22 PM Flag
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This. People are not being careful like they think they are, they are doing like 85% of what they're supposed to and writing off the other 15%. Going to the supermarket may be unavoidable but I feel like I've even seen posts here about whether you can have play dates with neighbors if the other family is also "self-isolating" and then it comes out that they're still going shopping and out for walks, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:17 PM Flag
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Because they are going to get milk and doing other errands that they think don’t count [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:15 PM Flag
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You didn’t go out even once for groceries? It’s enough to stand near someone who has it. A week ago there was no distancing between shoppers in supermarket lines. And the cashiers were all working without gloves or masks. UES. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:09 PM Flag
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They're testing much more extensively, there's an incubation period, people spread it to family members who they are quarantined with. It will take another 2 - 3 weeks for the lockdown efforts to pay off. Try to be patient. I know it's hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:24 PM Flag
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Good news, the new cases in the US have started hovering and only going up by 500/per day since March 27 (so last 4 days mar 27, 28, 29, 30). We just crossed 20k new cases today. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 04:20 AM Flag
[ - ] How is it that private school kids have full schedules , and public has so little? Private kids are going to be SO far ahead of public. 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 03:48 PM Flag
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Is this really a question? Obviously the private school teachers have fewer students and better resources. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 03:52 PM Flag
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Those teachers make crap. How is it they are all in , when these high paid / pension teachers can’t be reached ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:12 PM Flag
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Again, because the public school teachers have twice or three times as many students, and way fewer resources. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:39 AM Flag
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np It's not only or even primarily that. Private schools can assume all their students have access to laptops and internet and adults who can help. Public schools are not allowed to make that assumption. Teacher friend in a low-income district is not allowed to introduce new material, grade on homework, or offer anything but videos kid can watch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:59 PM Flag
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not all privates assume that, and it's not true. There is a significant portion of kids in my private (and I assume others) that do not have adequate computer resources and adults who can help. I suppose the school has more resources to help (as in it can offer computers to all) but the problem is this all came upon us very quickly and we didn't think it would last so long, so the school did not have much time prepare the kids with items for home learning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:10 PM Flag
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We live in a public district where the average 3 bed house costs 2 million and they cant teach new material for the same reason: [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:43 PM Flag
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In a public school you can’t assume that everyone is at the average real estate income level. What’s shameful is that we live in such a wealthy country and we have public schools that can’t afford getting devices for all kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:41 AM Flag
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Depends on the public - my dcs public has a full schedule [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 03:54 PM Flag
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what area and what grade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 03:54 PM Flag
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This. We're in a D2 public K-5. Two kids in different grades, but each has a full program of assignments and classes every day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 03:58 PM Flag
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Same, D3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:13 PM Flag
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same for us [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:23 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:28 PM Flag
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I think my DC has more work and he’s in public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:12 PM Flag
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my dd in 2nd grade NYC public has a very full day of assignments every day--almost too much! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:42 PM Flag
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Private: we just did our 1st day back - it was 2 worksheets, that was it. Maybe it will ramp up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 03:55 PM Flag
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you are not using google classroom and zoom meetings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 03:56 PM Flag
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Our d2 public has a full day from 8:15-2:30. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:03 PM Flag
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^^goodle classroom and zoom, grades 3 & 5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:04 PM Flag
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private schools have had 3 weeks to prepare!! public schools had only one week [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:19 PM Flag
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This as well. Private schools closed before publics and many had 1-2 wks of spring break. They SHOULD be better prepared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:13 PM Flag
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This! It must be a troll post, privates just came back from break. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:50 PM Flag
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Public on LI has been out for 3 weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:10 PM Flag
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NP: I have one in private (zoom calls all day) and one in a NYC public (no zoom calls). It's like day and night. But I can't blame the public school, they are doing the best they can under the circumstances, but it does suck for my kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:22 PM Flag
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My public MS student has scheduled class timesand zoom calls, group projects, flipgrid projects, videos to watch, google classrooms. HS student has a ton of work -- schedule zoom office hours, but mostly posted assignments kids do on their own, but A LOT of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:35 PM Flag
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My 5th grader is in private and has zoom meetings and online programs that track work. Middle school DC at charter has google classroom and they were already using it. Oldest DC in public and they’re using zoom, daily emails and prerecorded videos linked to YouTube. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:18 PM Flag
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My kids are in a D2 public and on Zoom multiple times a day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:47 PM Flag
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which privates have full schedules already? Ours is just ending the original spring break now, and we are starting this week. Have no idea how it's going to go. I can't imagine that it's going to go well for my younger one in kindergarten. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:23 PM Flag
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Our private, kid in K, has a schedule from 8.30am - 11.30am this week Mon-Fri. We print out worksheets and he works on them throughout the day. He had four zoom classes today which I felt was appropriate for a 6 year old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:17 PM Flag
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My public school kids have full schedules. Very full and substantive for High school kid. Private schools are just back from spring break today in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 04:33 PM Flag
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My k public schooler has way kite than I think is good for a 5 year old. We have lots. Not even doing it all. I think this is a good chance for him to get play back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:26 PM Flag
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Weird typo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:26 PM Flag
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ITA for 5yo. I would just do some math and read to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:52 PM Flag
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My child at public MS has a full schedule 9-1pm an homework after that. A lot of teachers have video calls, not only give assignments. But the teacher body skews very young, so I think that shows in their use of technology. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 05:45 PM Flag
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DC is in 6th grade in a well regarded public school. Second week of full schedule, which includes zoom sessions for all classes, homework, individual/group projects. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 06:42 PM Flag
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Troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 07:29 PM Flag
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My public on LI has been out for 3 weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 08:09 PM Flag
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So are you OP comparing your public and privates? Because I have 2 in NYC publics and they have full schedules, the teachers are making great efforts to keep them involved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:20 PM Flag
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This is highly dependent on the school, maybe even the teacher (especially for younger grades with one main classroom teacher). It's kind of like commenting on some families being so organized, streamlined, and put together during this crisis while others are so harried, chaotic, dysfunctional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:06 AM Flag
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Shot out to my son's public school PS 183. Children have schedules and the staff is on hand to help with tech issues [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:30 AM Flag
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Private schools = way more resources. At close to $60K tuition, the schedule should be full and then some ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:32 AM Flag
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!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:37 AM Flag
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