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Sun Mar 8, 2020, 03:17 PM

Coronavirus in PA

A few days ago I posted about my distress concerning contact with my disabled daughter and her housemates in view of the fact that coronavirus had caused closing of schools in my PA county. This had been reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Today's Inquirer tells a fuller story.

Apparently, what happened was this: a 70-year old husband and wife, along with a 50-year old woman, returned from a cruise on the Nile River. They all had some kind of contact with one of the larger school districts and attended a large party which apparently was given for district employees. They later had concerns that someone on the cruise with them had coronavirus and all three asked to be tested. Their doctor(s) agreed that testing was warranted, but the CDC refused to test them because there had been no reports of coronavirus in cruises on the Nile. These three had had close contact with many teachers and administrators at the party, so the school district decided to close the schools in the district whose personnel had attended the party until testing cleared the three people.

Apparently (again), there either was testing or some other judgment was made that the three were not infected, so the schools involved will reopen.

So. "Everyone who wants a test can get a test" was indeed horseshit, and I spent several days and nights fretting about what I was going to do, worrying about my daughter's distress, all for nothing. Because fucking Trump couldn't get enough tests ready and available.

Not to mention the financial and emotional costs to the school district involved, the disruption of lives of students and their families and teachers and staff. All for (apparently) nothing.

The only good thing to have come from this is the confirmation of what we all know: we support each other here at DU with virtual hugs and practical advice. I can't thank you all enough for your help getting me through this. Now I want to punch Orange Fatass in his fat fucking nose.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 03:24 PM

1. Trump isn't the president to make the majority American's lives even slightly better

He is there to shovel our national wealth into the filthy rich's pockets while grabbing handfuls for himself.

All our lives are just collateral baggage to him.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 03:25 PM

2. So... you are in CB?

Sadly, it may make no difference.

Two cases now next door in Montco, one eastern and one western.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 03:28 PM

3. Glad Everyone is OK.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 03:29 PM

4. There are currently 15 confirmed cases related to travel in Egypt. n/t

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Sun Mar 8, 2020, 04:46 PM

5. Colossal failures and loss of critical weeks of testing and containment -- we need answers!

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