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KathyInAR

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andrew.jpgRepresentative Andrew Collins
· Yesterday ·

Arkansas was the #1 state for coronavirus growth last week. Our policy response has slowed, public adherence to health recommendations has waned, and our attention has moved elsewhere. But the gaze of coronavirus remains locked on us.

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We picked up 2,088 new cases last week, easily our highest total ever, and the worst by percentage of any state last week.
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I expect in the next couple of weeks there will be a whole lot more states added to this "highest total ever" ... I have noticed that in many cases protesters are actually wearing mask, even though social distancing is being ignore.

P.S. For those who think that protesters and looters are one-in-the-same, they are not. Protesters protest...Looters loot.
 

ROOT

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What are the variables in that unlabeled and likely exaggerated graphic.
I personally haven't gone anywhere i didn't have to go. but when I do it appears there's more idiots every time and not less.
 

KathyInAR

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What are the variables in that unlabeled and likely exaggerated graphic.
I personally haven't gone anywhere i didn't have to go. but when I do it appears there's more idiots every time and not less.
The chart was posted by an Arkansas State Representative. It was also report by one of the Little Rock TV stations (I don't recall which one). I too haven't gone anywhere I didn't have too. In fact the only places I have been "inside" since this whole mess started was my doctor's office, the hospital a couple of weeks ago for a knee procedure and in my house and my son's house in the presence of my DIL and grandboy. After my cleaning lady comes (she comes every 2 weeks), after she leaves I use disinfecting wipes on all my door knobs, faucets, vacuum handle and other places that she would have touch with her naked hands. Every place else I have been, it is to pick up groceries, prescriptions or food from either a drive-thru window or brought out to my car. I have also visited with a couple of neighbors outside keeping our distances.

To use the Representatives own words, "Our policy response has slowed, public adherence to health recommendations has waned, and our attention has moved elsewhere. But the gaze of coronavirus remains locked on us." IMO, these are the reasons for the increased higher percentage of cases.

I think people who have stayed well and/or without any obvious symptoms have gotten brave and are taking a lot of chances that end up in infections. They've opened gyms--there is no way I would trust that every piece of equipment, locker rooms and bathrooms would be totally sanitized between uses, even with the best intentions. I think that there are just plenty of cases where people have just "enjoyed" an unsupported sense of security. I expect there will be a lot of cases after a couple of weeks of the protests and other gatherings both for good and for bad. However, I suspect that the majority of the protesters and looters are younger and more healthy people to start with. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that many of those attending the funeral/memorial services for George Floyd will have contacted COVID-19 when it is all said and done.

Here is an article re: Arkansas/COVID-19 case increase that was published today. Fortunately, Arkansas' numbers were never real high all things considered; while the state was never given an all-inclusive lock-down order, I do think that the state government used good sense and made good decisions. It was reported in the beginning that people were mostly compliant; however, like most things as times goes on and people realize that the Earth is still spinning they get careless, lazy or just tired of it all.

 

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Four Michigan public health experts assess the risk various activities pose to spreading coronavirus. Dr. Matthew Sims, Beaumont Health director of infectious disease research, Dr. Dennis Cunningham, McLaren Health Care medical director for infection prevention, Dr. Mimi Emig, retired infectious disease specialist with Spectrum Health, Dr. Nasir Husain, Henry Ford Macomb medical director for infection prevention.

The list, below, assigns a score for activities from 1 to 10, with a 10 being the riskiest and a 1 being the least risky. The score is an average of scores given by the health experts, rounded to the nearest whole number.
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KathyInAR

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It ain't over by a long shot and I expect we are going to see a whole lot more. I saw where someone, I forget who, predicted 180,000 dead by September. These large/close gatherings can't be good.

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sundealer

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This is how the info should be given.
Not just the PANIC number of how many more cases. It's bogus because there is nothing to compare it with.
This is STATEWIDE for GA.
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KathyInAR

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It is not bogus to say “731 new cases yesterday”. It is a simple statement and stands alone. Yes It does not shows how many were tested, etc. ...but that statement alone, providing it is an accurate statement, is not bogus. The fact remains that it is still an active and still spreading virus.
 

KathyInAR

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Apparently there is no cure for simple stupidity.


 

KathyInAR

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KathyInAR

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Not being a person trained in medical issues I neither endorse nor poo-poo the following information...but, I do believe that information in the hands of reasonable and intelligent individuals is just that much more ammunition that helps in a world gone wild...

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Need a medical excuse not to wear a mask? You can't breathe with it?

Actually, YOU CAN breathe. As an experiment, I wore a cloth mask, surgical mask AND N95 mask, one on top of the other, for the first thirty minutes of my day today. And guess what... my oxygen level is 99%, same as without it. Yes, it was hot and a tad uncomfortable but I survived. I wear a mask ALL day and I am just fine. You can do it too.

I have heard every excuse under the sun why some people don't want to wear masks. I have gotten requests to write notes excusing patients from wearing masks to work, on a plane or wherever because they "can't breathe". I get it- its summer and its hot. They are uncomfortable. We aren't use to it. I don't disagree. Wearing a mask is about you protecting others. I get it- you feel fine but as we all know, you can spread the virus while feeling just fine and the person(s) you give it to may not have it so easy. There isn't a medical condition that excuses you from wearing a mask. If you truly feel that your condition limits your ability to wear one, please call your doctor. If you have asthma or COPD, you should really be staying home as much as possible and these conditions are all the more reason TO wear a mask. Pick a comfortable mask that is fit well for you and wear it correctly. A mask that doesn't correctly fit your face can be more uncomfortable then it needs to be. Find a mask made from moisture wicking and breathable fabric. A three layer cloth mask is best for being out and about. They work. When you breathe, droplets from your mouth and nose spread about 6 feet. The mask contains these droplets.

Unless you are under 2 years old, are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without help, you need to wear a mask.

Surgical and fabric masks do not add resistance while inhaling. They simply decrease droplet spread. Mask do not effect respiratory mechanics. If you feel you can't breathe, you need a new mask. If you truly can't find one that is comfortable and you MUST go out, wear a face shield that drops down below your chin. Theoretically, since the mask is acting as a shield not a filter (only N95 can also filter), the shield should also stop the droplets from being dispersed. There isn't any data on shield vs. mask currently. Masks should contain the droplets better though.

The bottom line: Wear your mask, you can breathe. Sorry it's not as comfortable as without it, but a ventilator is a whole lot more uncomfortable. Do it for others. We have to.

Have a great day!
Gloria Guptill, M.D.
 

KathyInAR

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If you care about anyone other than yourself, wear a mask or shield or whatever you can tolerate when you are out and about...

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WVaKay

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No one could have dreamed up a nightmare like this one and we all have to be on the same team now, and be willing to wear a mask when out in public places and distance, etc. we need to protect each other now or it is going to be much too late.
 

ROOT

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Exactly, I stopped listening, I'm naturally avoidant of public, now I am even more reserved about unnecessary trips im not wearinga mask unless required an i will avoid visitingwere it is.
This is how the info should be given.
Not just the PANIC number of how many more cases. It's bogus because there is nothing to compare it with.
This is STATEWIDE for GA.
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