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Fri May 1, 2020, 01:50 AM

My Texan niece who is a trained respiratory therapist

Hasn’t practiced in a number of years lives in Austin just put a fb post up ridiculing social distance practices. A glib ... I guess we are all dead (if we need to be six feet apart). Very disappointed. Just complete lack of curiosity about science which is directly related to her field of study. I replied... “we’re taking it seriously here in Albuquerque “.
Geez

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Reply My Texan niece who is a trained respiratory therapist (Original post)
ALBliberal May 2020 OP
CaliforniaPeggy May 2020 #1
Skittles May 2020 #2
KY_EnviroGuy May 2020 #3
ALBliberal May 2020 #4
StevieM May 2020 #6
ms liberty May 2020 #10
Cha May 2020 #5
Meowmee May 2020 #7
BamaRefugee May 2020 #8
spinbaby May 2020 #9
Alacritous Crier May 2020 #11

Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 01:54 AM

1. Sounds as though she's forgotten a lot of information.

Maybe she didn't work in a hospital, or one that had very busy critical care units.

RT's see first-hand when people are so sick that they need to be intubated.

I'm sorry this niece of yours expressed her opinion. She sure should know better.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 01:55 AM

2. only a deplorable would ridicule the effort of others to stay safe

sickening

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 02:30 AM

3. ALBliberal, just send your niece to this web site.....

Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation (CDC)
Keep Your Distance to Slow the Spread
Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19).


Link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/social-distancing.html

(snip)
Why practice social distancing?

COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet) for a prolonged period. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19.

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. COVID-19 can live for hours or days on a surface, depending on factors such as sun light and humidity. Social distancing helps limit contact with infected people and contaminated surfaces.

Although the risk of severe illness may be different for everyone, anyone can get and spread COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread and protecting themselves, their family, and their community.


Suggest that she practice this if not for herself then for the sake those who are at high risk of death such as the elderly and those with existing respiratory and immunity problems.

Anyone having time to spend on social media surely has the time to educate themselves on the basics of this disease.

KY........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #3)

Fri May 1, 2020, 02:37 AM

4. Thanks for the info

Ironically I have another niece here in Albuquerque that’s a RT. This one is completely taking this seriously. Long hours. She works in ICU. Doesn’t always have access to proper PPE. She gets it. She knows this is deadly.
I have a hard time with willful ignorance.
Thanks for your post. Very informative.

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Response to ALBliberal (Reply #4)

Fri May 1, 2020, 03:10 AM

6. Thank you to your niece for everything that she is doing. (eom)

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Response to ALBliberal (Reply #4)

Fri May 1, 2020, 06:53 AM

10. Maybe local niece could give Texas niece a clue, lol

In all seriousness though, thank your niece for all her hard work. She and her colleagues are saving the world, and nothing is more important right now than their work.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 02:46 AM

5. Good for you, ALBliberal.. we're taking it seriously here

on Kauai, too.. and we haven't had any new cases in 15 days. And, the ones we did have.. have recovered now.

No deaths, either

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 03:22 AM

7. She should be fired nt

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 05:04 AM

8. 6 feet apart or 6 feet under, it's her choice. Problem is, those "don't distance " people are going

To drag a lot of innocent people under with them.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 05:17 AM

9. I have a friend who's a respiratory therapist

She describes her job as having gone from mainly teaching people how to use an asthma inhaler to mainly intubating.

Meanwhile, our local idiots in rural western pa seem obsessed with the idea that face masks are dangerous and keep filling our local Facebook group with articles claiming to “prove” that face masks cause carbon dioxide toxicity leading to coma and death.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 07:58 AM

11. The Kool-Aid is potent! -- nt

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