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Reply posted without comment (Original post)
Celerity Mar 27 OP
saidsimplesimon Mar 27 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 27 #2
FM123 Mar 27 #3
DENVERPOPS Mar 27 #4
Stryst Mar 27 #12
Skittles Mar 27 #28
Stryst Mar 27 #29
Skittles Mar 27 #31
Mr.Bill Mar 27 #5
Celerity Mar 27 #7
Mr.Bill Mar 27 #9
Celerity Mar 27 #11
stage left Mar 27 #18
Mr.Bill Mar 27 #22
stage left Apr 2 #32
yonder Mar 27 #19
RVN VET71 Mar 27 #20
AllaN01Bear Mar 27 #6
MontanaMama Mar 27 #8
DemoTex Mar 27 #10
malaise Mar 27 #13
Celerity Mar 27 #15
malaise Mar 27 #17
Celerity Mar 27 #21
malaise Mar 27 #23
Celerity Mar 27 #24
malaise Mar 27 #25
malaise Mar 27 #27
stage left Mar 27 #14
Celerity Mar 27 #16
Hav Mar 27 #26
Celerity Mar 27 #30

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 03:04 PM

1. Our survival depends on them.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 03:08 PM

2. A big, fat K&R!

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 03:35 PM

3. Love this!

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:57 PM

4. Health workers everywhere

are the ones to be worshipped in our country.

Thank you all, our thoughts are focused on you as angles and our saviors.......

A friend tells me that the FAA is having such an illness absentee problem in NY air traffic control that the ones that show up are getting 25% extra pay.........

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:44 PM

12. As an in home health worker in Florida

I made $195/month, working ten hours a day, six days a week. Maybe if this attitude was more prevalent in the past might have meant that our health systems weren't currently critically undermanned.

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Response to Stryst (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 10:28 PM

28. I absolutely agree

yes INDEED

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Response to Skittles (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:31 PM

29. Maybe as a reaction to all of this....

... we might get better pay and education benefits for those going into health care.

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Response to Stryst (Reply #29)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:50 PM

31. you would hope

but I guarantee you after a Democrat has had to clean up all this mess, people will go right back to voting for conservative assholes

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:02 PM

5. I love nurses so much

I married one.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:23 PM

7. one of my older cousins from Barbados just moved from London to NYC last year and is now an ER

nurse at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. So far she is ok but her co-workers are dropping like flies.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:34 PM

9. My wife is retired from nursing,

but we both volunteer at the hospital. The hospital shut down volunteer operations two weeks ago so my wife has organized a group of ladies from her quilting club and they are making masks for the doctors and nurses. They are using virus grade furnace filter pieces for filters. Today we got a major donation of fabric (100% cotton is the best to use) and I drove over to the other side of the county to pick it up. Several hundred yards still wrapped in bolts.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:37 PM

11. wonderful to hear you are helping! NYC is clusterfuck of epic proportions, and that is with

great leadership from Cuomo and de Blasio. If NY had a Trump-style prat in charge, the devastation would be insane. It still may well be, despite all the efforts.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:54 PM

18. That's great.

Can you give me a bit of detail about the furnace filter pieces? I'm a quilter and I could make these, too, for hospitals here in S.C. We're about to have trouble here because Guvnah McMaster is a Trumper idiot. Plus we're filled with Trumpers who will not keep their butts at home. Thanks.

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Response to stage left (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 06:18 PM

22. I would say step one is

to contact hospitals in your area to see if they are accepting masks and if they are, chances are there is already a network of people working on them and they can put you in touch with them. This way there would be some uniformity in the masks. Just google Face Mask Patterns and you will find all the information you need.

We are using furnace filters with a MERV 13 rating. We take the filter apart, get rid of the cardboard and wire (this is a bit tedious) then take the corrugated material and iron it flat. You can get 50+ filters from one furnace filter. They slip into a pocket in the mask. Around here home improvement centers and hardware stores are classified as essential businesses and are still open.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 11:42 PM

32. Thanks

I'll do that.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:59 PM

19. Same here. She's a PICU nurse and a year away from joining me in retirement.

Which wouldn't have made any difference because she would absolutely answer the call if she were retired. We're both anxious about what she might bring home. Two weeks ago we decided to change our living arrangements by sleeping in separate rooms, use separate showers, etc., anything to avoid getting this thing.

However this pans out, I could not be more proud of her and every other health care provider on the front lines.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 06:01 PM

20. Me too!

49 years ago and still going strong!

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:12 PM

6. ""

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:24 PM

8. Kick.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:34 PM

10. Queen for a Day? No ..

Queen for a Lifetime.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:46 PM

13. Lovely

Rec

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:47 PM

15. Thankies malaise. How is JA doing?

hugz,

Cel <3

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Response to Celerity (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:49 PM

17. It's so quiet

It was 26 with one death up to noon. We're almost completely locked down. They actually closed our walking venue. That hurts but whatever.

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Response to malaise (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 06:06 PM

21. I would think it would be insanely hard to enforce social distancing in places like Tivoli Gardens,

Mountain View, Trenchtown, etc.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 06:27 PM

23. You are 100% correct

Most of downtown is ignoring the social distancing. It is shocking.

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Response to malaise (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 06:34 PM

24. dog help you all if the 'VID really gets a claw in there



stay safe!!!

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Response to Celerity (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 06:37 PM

25. The good news is none is down there so far

but how do people who live on top of one another practice social distancing.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 07:42 PM

27. Up to 30 now n/t

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:47 PM

14. They are the best of us.

My sister's neighbor is a nurse.

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Response to stage left (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:48 PM

16. +1

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 06:46 PM

26. Yesterday, there was a thread

about the high percentage of workers in the healthcare sector that got the virus. That was very alarming and tragic. And yet, there is no alternative for those who are healthy and afraid to get infected as well, they can't just do the job from home.
They are our final line of defense and I had to think how catastrophic it would be if that line would fall. At the very least, it is shameful that a wealthy country cannot even guarantee them the proper equipment so that they receive the best possible protection when doing their work.

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Response to Hav (Reply #26)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:40 PM

30. +1

They are our final line of defense


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