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littlemissmartypants

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Gender: Female
Current location: Top of a hill.
Member since: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:58 PM
Number of posts: 12,163

About Me

I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

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Coronavirus is not the flu, YouTube

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Apr 2, 2020, 04:09 AM (3 replies)

Have you heard of #pinksocks?

https://pinksocks.life/about-us/

WELCOME TO THE PINKSOCKS TRIBE!
Pinksocks Life, Inc. is a nonprofit organization focused on promoting human connection around the world by socially supporting other public charities. The pinksocks movement empowers people from all walks of life to connect with anyone, anywhere, by creating a global tribe of pinksocks-wearing people who are focused on empathy, caring, and love. The movement has been decommoditized from its beginning in 2015 – all pinksocks are gifts. Every connection made between the gift giver and recipient is based on an authentic connection, not a transaction.

We’re a community of over 100,000 happy smiley people who are united in changing the world from the ground up, with heart speak, hugs, and gifting. The pinksocks movement began in healthcare, and is now growing in all kinds of industries around the world! We’re all about working together to activate solutions to help move us forward. Politics, bureaucracies, and legacy systems have unfortunately done the polar opposite of what each of us as humans want……which is to be connected!
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Much more at the link.

❤ lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:14 AM (1 replies)

If I am infected with Covid 19 ... which I am doing everything to avoid...

I have a nice peaceful suicide planned before I am left drowning in my own secretions which will most likely be bloody. I have too much experience as a medical professional, mostly with those who suffered from aspiration pneumonia, to let myself suffer that way.

As for the hair, I'm lucky that the last cut I got, my stylist went overboard and left me with barely enough to comb.

I have no children or relatives who are likely to miss me. So, I'm good to go.

Otherwise, I plan to be still standing when President Psychopath either keels over or takes his final exit by frog-march. That's what keeps me positive, the hope of seeing him suffering.

All the best to everyone. I plan to see you on the other side. I love you.

❤ lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:22 AM (1 replies)

How Covid 19 kills, I'm a surgeon and why we can't save you...

Dr. Duc C. Vuong



ETA Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/doctorvuong/
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:51 AM (7 replies)

How to Deal With a Psychopath...

https://www.inc.com/amy-morin/advice-from-a-therapist-5-ways-to-with-a-psychopath-at-work.html

How to Deal With a Psychopath...snip...

If you must deal with a psychopath, try these five strategies:

1. Keep Your Emotions in Check

No matter how frustrated or upset you feel, keep your emotions in check. Losing your cool gives a psychopath more power over you, as he'll see that he can manipulate your emotions. Present a calm demeanor at all times.


2. Don't Show That You're Intimidated

Psychopaths often use intimidation to control others. A psychopath may make subtle threats, stand over you while you're talking, or use aggressive language to get you to back down. Stand your ground in an assertive manner, and report incidents of bullying or harassment to human resources.

3. Don't Buy Into Their Stories

Psychopaths often use long-winded tales to paint themselves as victims. They often blame other people and refuse to take any responsibility for their wrongdoing. Showing sympathy for them plays into their hand, so keep discussions centered on facts only.

4. Turn the Conversation Back on Them

Pointing out a psychopath's flaws can be the best way to disarm them. So when a psychopath blames someone else, turn the conversation back on them. Say something like, "Are you doing OK today? I saw how you responded in the meeting today and I wonder if you might be stressed out."

5. Opt for Online Communication Whenever You Can

A 2016 study published in Personality and Individual Differences found that psychopaths excel at negotiating when they're communicating face-to-face. Online conversations make it difficult--if not impossible--for them to charm their way into a better deal. So consider requesting all communication occur via email if you can.

Build Your Mental Strength
If you can't escape daily interaction with a psychopath, it's especially important to work on building your mental muscles. Get proactive about taking care of yourself and managing your stress.

If you're struggling, consider talking to a mental health professional. It's difficult to stay mentally strong when you're working alongside a toxic person.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Mar 28, 2020, 11:08 PM (1 replies)

North Carolina startup gets approval for COVID-19 test that works in 15 minutes

North Carolina startup gets approval for COVID-19 test that works in 15 minutes

https://abc11.com/coronavirus-nc-test-biomedomics-rapid/6046726


By Jonah Kaplan

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:11PM
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Old North State is rich in history, and a biotechology startup is adding its name to that history with one a COVID-19 breakthrough.

BioMedomics, Inc., a small research and development firm in Research Triangle Park, created one of the world's first rapid tests to detect COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The test only requires a small blood sample and can deliver results within 15 minutes.

"I think this type of test certainly is a game changer," Kent Lupino, Director of Marketing & Product Management, tells ABC11. "Antibody-based rapid tests like ours are well-suited for initially screening patients at the point-of-care, because they are fast and don't require any laboratory equipment to conduct the test."

How it works is a big part of why it's fast: instead of trying to detect the virus' genetic signature, or RNA, the BioMedomics test measures how the patient's body is reacting to the virus. In other words, it checks whether the body's immune system is reacting to the virus - or something else.

More at the link.

❤lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:06 AM (2 replies)

Covid Updates

I have made the decision to discontinue the daily reports. The state has now begun to report the data by county and other factors at the state website. Now that the information is available there my work is redundant. I will post reports and press releases as pertinent but not the daily data. Check here for that and other information about Covid-19 in North Carolina:

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc

Good luck everyone.
❤ lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Mar 27, 2020, 10:11 PM (4 replies)

Governor Cooper Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order Until April 29

Governor Cooper Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order Until April 29
Raleigh, N.C.
Mar 27, 2020

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/governor-cooper-announces-statewide-stay-home-order-until-april-29

Governor Roy Cooper ordered people in the state of North Carolina to stay at home for thirty days, until April 29, 2020, in another step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121 takes effect on Monday, March 30 at 5:00 PM and reduces the size of gatherings to 10 people. The Order provides for essential businesses to continue to operate while prioritizing social distancing measures. The Order has the force of law and will be enforced in all 100 counties statewide.

“To continue our aggressive battle against COVID-19, I have signed a Stay at Home Order for the entire state of North Carolina. Though it is difficult we must do this to slow the disease spread,” said Governor Cooper. “We need our medical system to be able to care for the friends and family we know will become seriously ill from the virus.”

The Governor noted today that three North Carolinians have died due to COVID-19 and the state has 763 confirmed cases of the virus in 60 counties. He called on all North Carolinians to protect themselves by staying home and following social distancing guidelines. North Carolina is now considered to have widespread transmission of the virus, which means people who have tested positive cannot trace where they were exposed to the virus.

The Order directs people to stay at home except to visit essential businesses, to exercise outdoors or to help a family member. Specifically, the order bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to physically stay at least six feet apart from others.

“I know this order may lead to even more hardship and heartache. Although we are physically apart, we must take this step together in spirit,” Governor Cooper said.

The Governor’s full [PDF] order is available here: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO121-Stay-at-Home-Order-3.pdf

More at the link.

❤lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:44 PM (1 replies)

Covid 19, Update 28

Updated case count by county:

0056 hours Eastern
Friday, March 27th

Two hundred and four (204) Mecklenburg
One hundred (100) Wake
Ninety-three (93) Durham
Seventy-seven (27) Union
Twenty-four (24) Guilford
Eighteen (18) Cabarrus, deaths: 2
Seventeen (17) Forsyth
Sixteen (16) Orange
Fifteen (15) Buncombe
Fourteen (14) New Hanover
Thirteen (13) Iredell
Twelve (12) Rowan
Eleven (11) Harnett, deaths: 1
Eleven (11) Brunswick
Eleven (11) Gaston
Nine (9) Chatham
Nine (9) Johnston
Nine (9) Catawba
Eight (8) Pitt
Eight (8) Cumberland
Seven (7) Wilson
Two (6) Henderson
Five (5) Franklin
Five (5) Carteret
Four (4) Onslow
Four (4) Cherokee
Four (4) Davidson
Four (4) Alamance
Four (4) Nash
Three (3) Wayne
Three (3) Craven
Three (3) Watauga
Three (3) Moore
Three (3) Montgomery
Three (3) Randolph
Three (3) Hertford
Three (3) Northampton
Three (3) Bertie
Three (3) Lenoir
Three (3) Beaufort
Three (3) Caldwell
Two (2) Hoke
Two (2) Lee
Two (2) Robeson
Two (2) Vance
Two (2) Transylvania
Two (2) McDowell
Two (2) Burke
Two (2) Cleveland
One (1) Sampson
One (1) Lincoln
One (1) Pasquotank
One (1) Stanley
One (1) Hyde
One (1) Granville
One (1) Davie
One (1) Scotland
One (1) Jackson
One (1) Duplin
One (1) Person
One (1) Dare
One (1) Surrey
One (1) Mitchell
One (1) Polk

Total Suspected Cases Reported Statewide: 738, deaths: 3

64/100 counties
up from 62/100

This is a change of 104 additional cases from the last update, of cases statewide. That number was 635.

Case number discrepancies continue to emerge as some of those suspected positive, but proven otherwise, are dropped from the count, while others are added. I am using the higher numbers until the counts are otherwise adjusted. Deaths are reported at the county level and with the statewide case total.

Reported range today is from 636 to 739 cases.

NCDHHS has graph count and map, showing the affected counties here:

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc

Updated daily by 11 a.m. each day. Last updated 12:36 p.m., March 26, 2020.

Press releases can be found here: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/press-releases

Comments and suggestions on these updates are welcome and deeply appreciated. We are all in this together.

Good luck everyone.
❤ lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:56 AM (0 replies)

Covid 19, Update 27

Updated case count by county:

0417 hours Eastern
Thursday, March 26th

One hundred seventy (170) Mecklenburg
Eighty-four (84) Wake
Eighty-four (84) Durham
Seventy-four (24) Union
Twenty-two (22) Guilford
Eighteen (18) Cabarrus, deaths: 2
Seventeen (17) Forsyth
Fourteen (14) New Hanover
Thirteen (13) Orange
Twelve (12) Buncombe
Eleven (11) Iredell
Ten (10) Harnett
Ten (10) Brunswick
Eight (8) Johnston
Eight (8) Cumberland
Six (6) Chatham
Six (6) Wilson
Six (6) Pitt
Six (6) Rowan
Five (5) Gaston
Five (5) Franklin
Five (5) Carteret
Four (4) Onslow
Four (4) Cherokee
Four (4) Catawba
Four (4) Nash
Three (3) Wayne
Three (3) Craven
Three (3) Watauga
Three (3) Davidson
Three (3) Alamance
Three (3) Randolph
Three (3) Bertie
Three (3) Caldwell
Two (2) Moore
Two (2) Hoke
Two (2) Henderson
Two (2) Robeson
Two (2) Vance
Two (2) Hertford
Two (2) Transylvania
Two (2) Lenoir
Two (2) McDowell
Two (2) Burke
Two (2) Cleveland
Two (2) Beaufort
One (1) Sampson
One (1) Lincoln
One (1) Pasquotank
One (1) Lee
One (1) Stanley
One (1) Hyde
One (1) Granville
One (1) Davie
One (1) Montgomery
One (1) Scotland
One (1) Jackson
One (1) Northampton
One (1) Duplin
One (1) Person
One (1) Dare
One (1) Surrey

Total Suspected Cases Reported Statewide: 635, deaths: 2

62/100 counties
up from 60/100

This is a change of 123 additional cases from the last update, of cases statewide. That number was 512.

Case number discrepancies continue to emerge as some of those suspected positive, but proven otherwise, are dropped from the count, while others are added. I am using the higher numbers until the counts are otherwise adjusted. Deaths are reported at the county level and with the statewide case total.

Reported range today is from 504 to 635 cases.

NCDHHS has graph count and map, showing the affected counties here:

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc

Updated daily by 11 a.m. each day. Last updated 11:20 a.m., March 25, 2020.

Press releases can be found here: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/press-releases

Comments and suggestions on these updates are welcome and deeply appreciated. We are all in this together.

Good luck everyone.
❤ lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:17 AM (0 replies)
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