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Mon May 25, 2020, 01:59 PM

after ONE WEEK of re-opened day care in Texas

my 18-month-old grand-niece has tested positive for COVID-19. Last Monday was the first day of newly-opened day care in Bryan-College Station (Texas A&M area), and by weeks' end, the little one tested positive. I don't have all the details yet, but now, my niece and her husband (a firefighter) are quarantining together.

Tell me, how are you going to stop small children from drooling, sneezing, and slobbering all over each other in daycare? And then their parents?

They have "temporarily" closed this daycare facility. I think this is what many parents are fearing right now.

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Reply after ONE WEEK of re-opened day care in Texas (Original post)
RussBLib May 2020 OP
tblue37 May 2020 #1
RussBLib May 2020 #4
KentuckyWoman May 2020 #16
NJCher May 2020 #19
MyOwnPeace May 2020 #2
dalton99a May 2020 #3
MissB May 2020 #5
Mike 03 May 2020 #6
jmg257 May 2020 #7
RussBLib May 2020 #10
unblock May 2020 #8
NJCher May 2020 #20
Wellstone ruled May 2020 #9
iluvtennis May 2020 #11
aeromanKC May 2020 #12
NoRoadUntravelled May 2020 #13
Evolve Dammit May 2020 #14
IronLionZion May 2020 #15
TexasTowelie May 2020 #17
czarjak May 2020 #18
magicarpet May 2020 #38
world wide wally May 2020 #21
Midnight Writer May 2020 #22
Hortensis May 2020 #23
LiberalLovinLug May 2020 #24
marlakay May 2020 #25
roamer65 May 2020 #26
Trueblue Texan May 2020 #27
Ilsa May 2020 #34
BigmanPigman May 2020 #28
MicaelS May 2020 #29
Boomer May 2020 #30
PurgedVoter May 2020 #31
totodeinhere May 2020 #32
aggiesal May 2020 #33
Texin May 2020 #35
roamer65 May 2020 #39
PufPuf23 May 2020 #36
pansypoo53219 May 2020 #37
BrightKnight May 2020 #40

Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:05 PM

1. I wouldn't send my kids to school or daycare if they were still kids. My two grandkids

stay home. Unfortunately, a lot of parents are being forced back to work, and many don't have the option to have one parent stay with their kids.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:37 PM

4. what a dilemma

I mean, for thinking, caring, logical people.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:48 PM

16. Forced back to work....

It breaks my heart that good, hardworking, thoughtful, careful people are being forced to produce wealth for someone else at the risk of personal illness and possibly death.

If this doesn't break the Republican party nothing will.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:19 PM

19. in our area

(NJ), a colleague of mine who works for the Y is operating a school for children of emergency and first responders. So far not a single case. However, they are age 7 and up, I think.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:05 PM

2. And little kids yet - how sad!!!!

I don't care if those yahoos go to the lake and conga dance all night long and float all day with their coolers full of ****-LITE, but, my GAWD, can't you do ANYTHING to help and keep kids safe? Where's your humanity?

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:05 PM

3. Kick

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:39 PM

5. I'm so sorry

I hope they all recover without any complications whatsoever.

Yeah, opening up seems wrong.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:48 PM

6. Sorry to hear this.

This story is going to be repeated all over the country, I fear.

Rec and Kick for importance.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:48 PM

7. Thats tough that they had to send her to day care. Ugh.

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Response to jmg257 (Reply #7)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:09 PM

10. they are already tight for funds

and when they finally get to go back to work, they have to take the little one to daycare, and boom! Sucks that so many families require two incomes these days just to get by.

Her test results are not back yet and he has to be tested by some other entity since he is a firefighter.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:52 PM

8. This is why mini-unblock won't be going to YMCA camp

They're taking a lot of good protective steps, but still, he'd be with a group of 8 or so kids his age all day.

I can trust the ymca itself to be careful, but i can't take the risk that any kid from 7 or 8 households might be infectious.

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Response to unblock (Reply #8)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:21 PM

20. see my post 19

I imagine it depends on they Y in your area. In our area, they are some smart, conscientious people.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:55 PM

9. Just can not believe the stupidity of people.

Sure tell where they got their info from,because if they had looked at the Swedish Data,they would value their Children a hell of a lot more.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:24 PM

11. So sorry to her about you 18-month old grand niece. I'm sending up a prayer for her quick recovery.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:26 PM

12. Is this the goodly positive information Trump was talking about?

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:27 PM

13. I'm so sorry this is happening.

May the little one have only mild symptoms and Mom and Dad remain in good health.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:34 PM

14. Very sorry to hear. This is where we are all headed. Most will face life-threatening "choices."

Sadly, it is simply not a choice for the majority who will be expected to report to work, if they haven't already. And the children have to go somewhwere as one income is no longer an option, thanks to decades of stagnant wages and soaring costs. Both parents have to work, to just get by, and are living paycheck to paycheck. It has changed dramatically in my lifetime and even the middle class is on life support. "They" know it, and love it, cuz they can buy anything they need and expect to be served. A truly disgusting, tragic reality.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:38 PM

15. A friend left his toddlers with his parents in Florida

I asked him if he was worried about the risk of the young kids infecting their elderly grandparents but they felt it was worth it since daycares are closed and would be even more risky if/when they open.

From what I've seen/heard on webex meetings, most everyone has had enough of their kids by now.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:54 PM

17. Yes,

the number of cases in the BCS area exploded within the past week with a jump from slightly over 300 cases to over 400 cases. About 70% of the people I see at the grocery store are not wearing masks so I won't be surprised to see the count over 500 at the end of this week.

Last week when they reopened the bars on Friday, one of my friends that works at a bar in Dallas went back to work, but instead of waiting for the bar to open on Friday evening, the bar that he works at opened at midnight after Thursday. Apparently, the place couldn't survive without collecting the revenue for two hours between midnight and 2 a.m. I wonder if anyone even showed up at midnight to go drinking after being shut down for more than two months?

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:02 PM

18. What iceberg?

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Response to czarjak (Reply #18)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:46 AM

38. The one we just slammed into....

See the twenty foot gash in the side of the ship.

Oh forget it,... this is the RMS Titanic,.. it is unsinkable. Carry on,... have fun.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:29 PM

21. Take care of yourself now... We'll deal with the tyrant in November!

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:31 PM

22. And just last night FOX news and President Trump announced children are immune from this virus.

We truly live in Bizzarro World.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:40 PM

23. Well, a toddler and two healthy young parents -- about as good

a warning as anyone could hope for. Your family will almost certainly be fine and the safer for it, and hopefully others in that daycare community.

Poor people trying to find ways to stay safe while not being driven into destitution. We have relatives using appallingly dwindling savings to pay their mortgage and other bills. One thing we know, it's going to get much worse for far more before it gets better.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:44 PM

24. Stupid is as stupid does

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:46 PM

25. In my area southern Oregon they did phase one

Reopening last weekend and I just read where we have gone from 50 to 60 cases in this past week. They opened because we had few cases but I saw people out like normal times no masks. And last Saturday the republicans had a protest with 200 people all no masks.

When will they learn? This is not over!

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:47 PM

26. Schools and daycares will ignite the second wave in September.

Just like they do the flu and colds every year.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:55 PM

27. That's where I live...

...just read about 53 new cases reported on Saturday at an assisted living facility. People act like the emergency is over: stores no longer wiping carts or requiring social distancing; half the folks not wearing masks; I don't understand how they can be so stupid. If they were worried about contracting the virus when there were 19 cases in the county, why are they so cavalier when there are now over 300?

Stupidity is all I can think of.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Reply #27)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:52 PM

34. We are still wiping carts in Georgia,

every different grocery store I've been to. Most people wear masks.

We still have new COVID-19 cases, and God only knows how many because Kemp won't keep decent public records.

A family member went to see her doctor. She was examined in her vehicle by the nurse and doctor, and tested positive for Influenza A. She never stepped into the dr office or handled any paperwork or gave a sample of anything except what was up her nose.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:57 PM

28. Students in K-3 are also fantastic germ carriers.

They had me sick 90% of any given year. I feel badly for those teachers who are forced back to work...and on teachers' salaries.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 05:01 PM

29. I feel so sad for that poor baby and her mommy and daddy.

Goddam idjiots.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 06:42 PM

30. Meanwhile there's summer camp

Just saw a news item on local TV station about parents sending their kids to summer camp. Among the mitigation efforts: Limiting cabins to 7 kids instead of 10. AS IF THAT WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

I can't even....

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:16 PM

31. Apparently there are a lot of us from the BCS area on DU

I love this area and a lot of the folk here despite this being a place where you can expect trouble if you put a Darwin Fish on your bumper. We walk carefully among the programmed zombies who can be nice and decent but if their controllers tell them to hate the French or the Islamic or Hispanics, they suddenly will. The have in fact done so.

It has taken Trump to break some of the Hispanics in the area free from the programming and lies. I wonder, just how many people will have to die before these people wake up?

Going to school with them, I remember classmates in history wondering why people in Germany put up with Hitler. Today, most of those classmates I will not talk with because they support putting children in cages.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:19 PM

32. I wish your grand-niece a speedy recovery and I hope that nobody else in her family

gets it. I think this just goes to show that it's much too soon to reopen day care facilities. For the health and safety of everybody they must remain closed until we get a safe an effective vaccine.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:06 PM

33. When my daughter was a little girl, ...

I would not let her play in the fun house structure that restaurants have.
That's a breeding ground for all kinds of germs.

Yet they open up a day care center during a pandemic?

Wait till they start using the Jumpy Castles!
Those never seem to be clean.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:56 PM

35. I haven't worked in an office setting since about 2008.

Viruses spread like wildfire in those close quarter settings. I didn't get sick in the eighteen months I worked in that office, but before that?! Whoo, boy! I worked in the early 2000s and I was sick all the the time. I contracted Whooping Cough then, back in 2005, with absolutely NO exposure by any baby, toddler or child in our family. There was some terrible infection blaring through the office that winter, and I got it, likely contracted from some sick person with a little kid or kids at home, who were ill, but soldiered on and went to work to infect the rest of us. The WORST place for people to be in a viral empidemic/pandemic situation as we have now is at work, at a desk with people surrounding you in a forced-air environment. The WORST. I was sick ALL THE TIME. When I quit, I was not ill for a very long time. I'd get a few short-term minor "bugs", but nothing that sidelined me. The absolute worst place for anyone to be in close quarters is an office environment with forced-air ventilation. The worst.

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Response to Texin (Reply #35)

Tue May 26, 2020, 11:09 AM

39. My office was the same.

Disease of the week from October to March.

Most often brought in by someone with kids.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:00 PM

36. The USA is being led by fools and far too many individuals in the USA are

fools as well.

Sorry Russ. Hang in there. Your interpretation is spot on.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:10 AM

37. kids are so vectors. small + moist.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:35 PM

40. Dear Leader said he wanted to infect everyone's children. nt

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