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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:24 PM

Well, tonight we got the call that we've been dreading. Our plumber was over today to fix our

badly leaking kitchen faucet. We maintained six feet separation but he was in our house! He was with someone two days ago who was diagnosed today. Iím not sure how to feel. Has anyone else gotten The Call? Holy crap.

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Reply Well, tonight we got the call that we've been dreading. Our plumber was over today to fix our (Original post)
Cousin Dupree Mar 2020 OP
bullwinkle428 Mar 2020 #1
Cousin Dupree Mar 2020 #7
Squinch Mar 2020 #2
sheshe2 Mar 2020 #4
Squinch Mar 2020 #6
sheshe2 Mar 2020 #19
Squinch Mar 2020 #20
sheshe2 Mar 2020 #21
KentuckyWoman Mar 2020 #22
sheshe2 Mar 2020 #23
flying_wahini Apr 2020 #31
cannabis_flower Apr 2020 #36
Squinch Apr 2020 #39
cannabis_flower Apr 2020 #45
Squinch Apr 2020 #47
Squinch Apr 2020 #38
Cha Apr 2020 #35
Squinch Apr 2020 #40
Cha Apr 2020 #41
Squinch Apr 2020 #42
Cha Apr 2020 #43
Squinch Apr 2020 #44
Phoenix61 Mar 2020 #3
Cousin Dupree Mar 2020 #9
onecaliberal Mar 2020 #5
Cousin Dupree Mar 2020 #10
eleny Mar 2020 #8
Cousin Dupree Mar 2020 #13
eleny Mar 2020 #18
FarPoint Apr 2020 #28
sheshe2 Mar 2020 #11
Cousin Dupree Mar 2020 #16
Baitball Blogger Mar 2020 #12
Cousin Dupree Mar 2020 #14
zackymilly Mar 2020 #15
Cousin Dupree Mar 2020 #17
subterranean Mar 2020 #24
Raine Mar 2020 #25
pecosbob Apr 2020 #26
Raine Apr 2020 #37
Demonaut Apr 2020 #27
Kablooie Apr 2020 #29
HipChick Apr 2020 #30
LoveMyCali Apr 2020 #32
HipChick Apr 2020 #33
Midnight Writer Apr 2020 #34
superpatriotman Apr 2020 #46
JudyM Apr 2020 #48
Cousin Dupree Apr 2020 #49

Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:27 PM

1. Oy vey...good luck. PLEASE call your doctor immediately if anyone in the house experiences

any kind of potential symptoms!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:38 PM

7. Thanks. I will.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:28 PM

2. I've gotten 5 such calls so far. On Thursday it'll be 14 days since the last exposure

and I'll be pretty much out of the woods.

New York is not fun these days.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:35 PM

4. Stay safe, Squinch.

As much as we shelter we still need food.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:37 PM

6. I think I am safe now but it was shocking how many contacts came down with this thing

between when we first went into isolation and now. And we all thought we were distancing well, being careful.

But my job puts me in contact with thousands of people in a given week.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:45 PM

19. I hear ya.

When I have to go out, I do things as quickly as I can. I look around, yet you can't see the danger as it is invisible.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:47 PM

20. I've started wearing a mask when I go out. I get more cautious by the day.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:59 PM

21. I don't have a mask.

I did wear my leather gloves the other day and just threw them on the passenger seat floor to sit for a few days. Today I wore my white cotton gloves that I wear at night when I put cream on my hands. At least It was something. A have a small amount of purell while I only have a 1 container wipes....everything else was sold out.

My sister had 2 N95's before she retired last year. She gave them to my niece who as of last week was floated to the CCU where she took care of 15 virus patients, all were intubated. It is not a huge hospital, yet they are already running out of masks. Proper use of the masks, you must be fitted for them. Better than nothing.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:05 PM

22. Bandanna and hair ties or rubber bands

No it isn't ppe but it is better than nothing.

We used it when my husband was on chemo and for 3 years he did not catch anything. You tube gas the video if you need.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:17 PM

23. I will check that out, Kentucy Woman.

Stay safe.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:23 AM

31. Stitched in shoestrings work much better because you get a much better fit. IMO

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 01:09 AM

36. I'm planning on using

A bandana with a Poise pad (used for bladder leaks). I think that will be better than just the bandana.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #36)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 06:38 AM

39. That will be very hard to breathe around.

Also, any other time, that would be very funny.

I'd suggest just regular paper rather than the pad.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #39)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 10:23 AM

45. Actually, no it wasn't.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #45)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:21 PM

47. Really! I'll try it!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 06:35 AM

38. I found 2 left from a home construction project. When they wear out I'll

use a large scarf folded in two with a piece of regular paper pinned in the middle of the fold. Tie it so the paper covers the nose and mouth and is tight to the sides of the face.

Not medical grade, and its hot, but good enough for mu daily walks and grocery runs.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:41 AM

35. Awww, Squinch.. Best of Good Health Luck!

New York!

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Response to Cha (Reply #35)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 06:40 AM

40. Thank you, Cha, and thank the Goddess the closest of those 5 to me

seems to be recovering, as does her elderly father. Still watching him for that rebound thing they talk about but so far so good.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #40)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 06:48 AM

41. That's wonderful and

encouraging!

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Response to Cha (Reply #41)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 06:54 AM

42. Yes. In all the cases in my widest circles (including this job that

brings me into contact with thousands of people including many disabled people) I have so far only heard of one death. I imagine that will change as we all come out of our homes when this is over, but I am finding that encouraging.

Also the numbers the last few days for NY have been very encouraging.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #42)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 07:08 AM

43. You sound right in the thick of it.. New York is fortunate to have Gov Cuomo

in Charge from what I hear.

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Response to Cha (Reply #43)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 07:12 AM

44. OMG yes! He's making some unpopular decisions right now

like canceling spring break to keep the kids and their families at home and engaged, but I get it.

I wish Joe Biden fabulous health and a long life, and I assume he is taking every precaution, but at this point in history, I am glad we have a B team that could step in if need be.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:29 PM

3. I have not. I'm so sorry you're having to deal

with this.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:39 PM

9. Thank you.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:37 PM

5. I'm so sorry.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:39 PM

10. Thanks

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:39 PM

8. Antiviral room spray if you have it and wipe down surfaces

Take a shower and suds down well.

You can do this!

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Response to eleny (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:40 PM

13. Thank you. Actually wiped everything down after he left. And then coincidentally took a

shower.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:44 PM

18. Good for you!

He may not have caught it. But you've done a lot. The virus is easy to catch but easy to render ineffective, too. So until the two weeks pass I hope you can keep your chin up. Sudsy, grease killing dish soap is our friend as well as bath soap.

We want testing!

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:09 AM

28. You did fine....

The disinfectant to surfaces and you guys preforming hand washing.. excellent practice.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:39 PM

11. No call.

We are sheltering as much as we can. My sister and I are doing home care for a 94 year old. We had to cancel hospice and all our home care. Even the nurse checks on her by phone. We no longer have any help here.

Be safe. Be well, Dupree.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:42 PM

16. You too! Thank you!

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:40 PM

12. Everyone can relate to how you're feeling right now.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:41 PM

14. I'm not sure whether to cry, throw up, or both! That was a bad joke but mostly true.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:42 PM

15. A co-worker was sent home today

We found out his wife was in the emergency room over the weekend and she was in contact with someone who tested positive.
He knew this before he came in Monday morning, and we are all mad. Several of us had close contact with him today and yesterday.

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Response to zackymilly (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:43 PM

17. I'd be mad too. Stay well!

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:02 PM

24. I had a refrigerator repairman in my house recently.

Our refrigerator picked an inopportune time to start having problems, so we had to call in a professional after I failed to fix it myself.
The first thing he asked when he arrived was, "Is anyone in the household sick?" He also asked me to keep my distance, and I was, of course, happy to oblige.

It's been 12 days since then, and we haven't received The Call, fortunately.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:59 PM

25. Oh gee

sending you positive vibes as you wait this thing out

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:02 AM

26. I will face a thousand customers at the register during my shift tomorrow

I have nitrile gloves but no mask. I'm sixty and I'm a bit scared to be honest.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #26)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 01:55 AM

37. Hope you can stay safe

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:06 AM

27. wipe, sanitize, and repeat, wash your clothes and take showers

anything he touched is suspect. and he touched a lot.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:11 AM

29. We had to call the plumber last week.

They put on fresh rubber gloves and booties over their shoes before working.
We all kept apart too.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:22 AM

30. nope, but my dishwasher broke..

I will be washing by hand and using paper plates and plastic forks before I let someone in to fix it

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Response to HipChick (Reply #30)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:26 AM

32. That's how I'm feeling about it

I feel more justified in my decision to not call the landlady about my leaking bathroom faucet right now. It's not that bad of a leak and I really don't want to let anyone into my apartment.

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Response to LoveMyCali (Reply #32)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:29 AM

33. Anything else that breaks..

will be staying unfixed...

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:35 AM

34. Actually, I'm glad people are getting calls. It shows that someone is tracking this thing.

Apparently there has been some testing, and an exposed person has been interviewed and listed his contacts.

And then someone called and warned the potentially exposed people.

Exposures are being tracked, and that tracking information is being used to warn contacts. This is what needs to be done.

I know it is scary, and I hope you and yours are well. But at least you have been warned, so you know not to expose your friends, family, neighbors. And to be alert for symptoms.


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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 10:26 AM

46. I caught Zika from a carpenter a few years ago

It was brutal. He was sick when he came over, and I thought I stayed away but ended up sick, too.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:59 PM

48. Some things you can do

Based on research Iíve been closely following on a daily basis, these could help if you want to take action. The sooner the better, seriously.

Get a lot of sleep and as much exercise as youíre comfortable with. Drink a lot of water.

Take elderberry, zinc, vitamins C and D3, and if you can afford it, Asian mushrooms or an Asian mushroom supplement/tincture (reishi & maitake especially, even shiitake) to strengthen your immune system to find and start killing the virus. Itís likely that melatonin will also help fight the virus.

Start using saline rinse in your nose and also gargle with salt water a few times a day. This is important because the virus starts its course in your nose and throat for at least the first several days and you want to lower your viral load to have an easier time of it. Doing this also makes you less likely to get anyone else sick from shedding live virus.

Avoid sugar/simple carbs and saturated fats to the extent you can

If you take an ARB or an ACE inhibitor, contact your doctor to see if you can be put on an alternative drug for several weeks.

Also get the air circulating in your house as much as possible.

IMO itís crazy that CDC and the states arenít putting this info out there.

Good luck, Cousin!

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Response to JudyM (Reply #48)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 02:52 PM

49. Thank you!

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