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My friend's son is still hospitalized seven weeks now

Iím sharing this because I want others to know of the devastation it can wreak as a warning.

Heís recently tested negative for Covid though still on a vent. They tested him twice and then even tested the mucus he continues to emit a third time and all tests were negative. At this point it seems heís suffering from the after effect of acute respiratory syndrome. (When he was first hospitalized he tested negative twice with textbook symptoms and only tested positive a third time when on the vent.)

He was briefly taken off the vent several days but couldn't breathe on his own, became extremely agitated and they re-intubated him. He got air pockets in his chest cavity from the initial intubation. They want to do a tracheotomy with him still on the vent but his mother is resisting that.

He was initially given Trumpís drug and subsequently sustained kidney damage. He was then put on dialysis while on the vent. He was given plasma which seems to have helped stop the raging infection as he had a fever for almost a month. Heís 38 and never had kidney problems. Remdesivir became available as well but with the plasma and the dialysis and Remdesivirís possible liver damage as a side effect it was not administered--especially because heís way past the window where itís supposed to do the most good which is shortening the severity and duration of the illness.

The doctor told his mom one lung appears almost completely black. Heís got multiple blood clots. They do periodic video chats and heís managed to blink or shed a tear at the sound of familiar voices.

The most important thing is that heís still alive. Life, with Godís grace, wonít ever be the same for him. But we pray and hang on to hope every time we see a story about somebody else who also was hospitalized for a prolonged period and survived.

This thing can be monstrous.
Posted by live love laugh | Wed May 27, 2020, 07:51 PM (41 replies)

The Covidiots are planning to converge on Chicago Memorial Day

I have seen multiple notices from right wing Facebook groups about that today.

I am so tired of this madness. If itís true, I pray for the city and the police. 🙏🏽
Posted by live love laugh | Sun May 24, 2020, 10:10 PM (19 replies)

There's a tornado warning in my area.

Instructions are to take cover away from windows preferably in a basement to avoid flying debri, hale and lightning.

I choose to proceed with my back yard barbecue instead.

Nobody is going to take away my freeDUMB.
Posted by live love laugh | Sat May 23, 2020, 04:11 PM (22 replies)

Man coughs and spits on woman she dies two weeks later

I heard this on Thom Hartmannís show today.

London, transit worker, 47 years old was spat on, became ill within two days and died after hospitalization.


Mujinga, 47, was working on the concourse at Victoria Station in London on March 22 when she and a colleague were assaulted by a man who claimed to have the coronavirus, according to The Guardian. The man reportedly spat and coughed in their faces before taking off.

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Within days, both women fell sick with the virus.

British Transport Police have since launched an investigation to find the accused spitter, BBC News reported.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article242675046.html#storylink=cpy

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The victimís husband, Lusamba Gode Katalay, told the outlet that his wife and her co-worker were approached by the man who demanded to know what they were doing and why they were there.

ď[Mujinga] told him she was working, and the man said he had the virus and spat on her,Ē Katalay said.

Mujinga, who had underlying health issues, was hospitalized at Barnet Hospital on April 2, according to BBC News. She was placed on a ventilator but died three days later on April 5.

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The incident has raised concerns about worker safety amid the pandemic that, as of Tuesday, has infected more than 227,000 across the United Kingdom and 4 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. Mujingaís family told the UK outlet Sky News that she and her colleague begged not to be sent to work with the masses.

They wished to remain in the ticket office but were denied. Relatives said it didnít help that Mujinga and other workers werenít provided personal protective equipment, putting them at increased risk of contracting the virus.

ďThey werenít given masks, or gloves, so they were exposed to everyone,Ē her husband told Sky News.

Posted by live love laugh | Wed May 13, 2020, 08:27 PM (10 replies)

WHY is it breaking news that 3 million filed for unemployment

when the country is home? Most claims are delayed because of overwhelmed computer systems. CBS is reporting the obvious.
Posted by live love laugh | Thu May 7, 2020, 07:39 AM (2 replies)

Stay home

Social media is rife with RepubLIEclowns quickly shooting down objections to prematurely returning to work.

If you don't like it, they say, "Stay home".

OK. For once, they make sense.

In the coming weeks, I pray for a growing movement of people to make a conscious sacrifice not to make the ultimate sacrifice for the revival of a depressed economy.

It's hard to continue to stay home but not as hard as planning funerals.


Posted by live love laugh | Thu May 7, 2020, 12:05 AM (1 replies)

Testing testing 1 - 2 - 3 ...

Covid tests have been a point of contention ever since we learned of the first death from the disease in Washington State. That was in February and when it was reported to the Trump Administration, the CDC instructed the Univ. of WA & Seattle Dept. of Health to stop testing. There's been a lack of available tests for at least 6 weeks after Trump told Americans March 6th ďthere is no testing kit shortage nor has there ever been." Only this week, April 28th have we heard Trump revisit the commitment he made March 13th when he said ".. top executives from CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Target, have pledged space outside of their stores for drive-through COVID-19 testing."

The administration's been suspected of withholding tests to quash the numbers and the efficacy of tests continues to be questionable as we hear that multiple tests are often needed on symptomatic patients and that the president's son in law's brother somehow has managed to get a testing company up and running to cash in on the carnage.

As Trump announces that everybody is going to be able to get tested, it occurs to me that every individual can be tested now, or could have been tested before now and still will be totally susceptible to infection the moment after they're tested--UNLESS THERE ARE GUIDELINES TO PREVENT INFECTION. Testing is worthless and a waste of money if people aren't compelled to preserve their uninfected status.

If Trump eliminates the very guidelines that are needed free-for-all testing is pretty much a waste of time and taxpayer money.

Posted by live love laugh | Thu Apr 30, 2020, 03:45 PM (2 replies)

Boeing lays off 16,000 workers

But was just given taxpayer dollars as a bailout.

Fuck. Boeing. The corporate equivalent of Trump.


The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Boeing is considering a 10% reduction to its workforce. That could be a sign for investors that Boeing doesnít believe the outlook for commercial aerospace is as rosy as it once was.

Furloughs, layoffs, worker reassignments and buyouts have been difficult to keep track of for investors. Layoffs at Boeing could spread beyond the company, and in turn affect tens of thousands of American factory workers.

The entire aerospace value chain has reacted as quickly as possible to minimize the impact of the severe downturn in air travel. Only about 97,000 people passed through TSA checkpoints on April 7, down about an incredible 95% year over year.

Boeing (ticker: BA) originally suspended Seattle area production around March 23 and said then it would continue to pay workers for 10 days. On April 2, the company announced a voluntary layoff plan for employees that might like to exit from the business permanently. Boeing extended the production shutdown on April 5. There was no timeline given in the most recent release.
Posted by live love laugh | Wed Apr 29, 2020, 04:40 PM (1 replies)

Stimulus: I'm curious

Have you gotten your personal stimulus check or deposit? I havenít. I know I can follow up on the website but I am more curious as to whether thereís any bias associated with delays because I had red state people say itís a lie that some have not gotten their stimulus.

Posted by live love laugh | Sun Apr 26, 2020, 03:09 PM (7 replies)
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