Find your diamond
Find your jewelry
shape
carat
color
clarity

Coronavirus updates January 2021...please add yours.

missy

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
45,839
Starting a new Coronavirus thread since we are in a new month and a new year.




 

maryjane04

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Nov 21, 2013
Messages
1,052
So Melbourne had a few more cases yesterday (10). It looks like the other states are planning to close their borders to Victoria. My dad, sister and sister in law are visiting from Brisbane and fly back tonight. Hopefully they won't have to hotel quarantine as it's going to be a very expensive trip.
 

Karl_K

Super_Ideal_Rock
Trade
Joined
Aug 4, 2008
Messages
11,144
Things that make you go wth.
Covid vaccinations at a local hospital are mandatory for administration staff but optional for all but the covid area medical staff.
I know someone who works the phones from home who was required to come in and get the first of 2 vaccine shots, while a nurse I know at the same hospital was given the option to opt out and did so.
 

Ibrakeforpossums

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Mar 21, 2019
Messages
496
Healthcare logic at work. It's the most insanely wasteful and senseless industry on the planet. I'm going to die on a gurney on a hallway while someone waits for a phone call to "go ahead with that."
 

missy

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
45,839
Things that make you go wth.
Covid vaccinations at a local hospital are mandatory for administration staff but optional for all but the covid area medical staff.
I know someone who works the phones from home who was required to come in and get the first of 2 vaccine shots, while a nurse I know at the same hospital was given the option to opt out and did so.

Outrageous.


So Melbourne had a few more cases yesterday (10). It looks like the other states are planning to close their borders to Victoria. My dad, sister and sister in law are visiting from Brisbane and fly back tonight. Hopefully they won't have to hotel quarantine as it's going to be a very expensive trip.

Wishing them a safe journey.
 

Modified Brilliant

Brilliant_Rock
Trade
Joined
Mar 24, 2005
Messages
1,510
Update....Massachusetts...statewide total cases 367,987 since start of pandemic with 12, 236 deaths. We are at 25% capacity limits for most businesses including restaurants and gyms.
 

DAF

Shiny_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jan 7, 2012
Messages
459

DAF

Shiny_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jan 7, 2012
Messages
459
I qualify as a Type 1A healthcare worker and just signed up to get vaccinated on January 22 with the Moderna version. I can't wait. I'm fearful of catching it, but couldn't live with myself if I gave it to someone and they died.
 

House Cat

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Feb 22, 2009
Messages
4,466
I heard this. So when the paramedics arrive at a home, they'll assess the patient and say "Sorry, too sick to be treated, your outcome has been predetermined"?

I guess that’s the case. I can’t imagine having to be the person to make that decision. Even worse, I can’t imagine being the family, watching my loved one suffocate and die.
 

wildcat03

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Apr 11, 2011
Messages
609
I heard this. So when the paramedics arrive at a home, they'll assess the patient and say "Sorry, too sick to be treated, your outcome has been predetermined"?

They've been asked not to transport out of hospital cardiac arrests who aren't revived quickly. No requests to leave living patients (yet). Ambulance offload times in Southern California are reaching 8 hours some days, so it's pretty much a moot point because I'm sure lots of calls are just going unanswered.

This has generated a lot of press but this is a common policy in many parts of the country prepandemic.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
Joined
Apr 30, 2019
Messages
10,663
They've been asked not to transport out of hospital cardiac arrests who aren't revived quickly. No requests to leave living patients (yet). Ambulance offload times in Southern California are reaching 8 hours some days, so it's pretty much a moot point because I'm sure lots of calls are just going unanswered.

This has generated a lot of press but this is a common policy in many parts of the country prepandemic.

This is starting to sound like a humanitarian disaster
 

Karl_K

Super_Ideal_Rock
Trade
Joined
Aug 4, 2008
Messages
11,144
Signed up online today to be put on the list for a covid vaccine in my county at the county health department.
They are saying it will be at least 2 weeks but could be as long as months depending on what your answers are to the questions.
 

Matata

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Sep 10, 2003
Messages
7,708

Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
Joined
Apr 30, 2019
Messages
10,663
Signed up online today to be put on the list for a covid vaccine in my county at the county health department.
They are saying it will be at least 2 weeks but could be as long as months depending on what your answers are to the questions.

Good luck Karl
hopefully its weeks not months
 

missy

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
45,839
I am surprised that 30% of healthcare workers in NY are refusing the Covid vaccine.



I am disgusted they haven't opened up vaccination to other vulnerable groups just waiting for healthcare workers to decide.

"In New York City, health officials have thousands of shots available “without arms to give injections to,” Mitchell Katz, chief executive officer of NYC Health and Hospitals, said in a separate Thursday briefing.

He said every eligible worker in the city’s public hospital system, the largest in the U.S., who wants to be vaccinated has received a shot. That’s left the city with thousands of vaccinations in storage.

The initial batch is reserved for health-care workers, and Cuomo doubled down on his decision not to open up vaccines to other vulnerable cohorts until all people in the first group get it.

The 11 hospitals have “almost no one left to vaccinate within its employee base,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in his Thursday briefing. “We could be reaching folks this minute who are vulnerable. I’ll speak to our law department further, because I think what’s happening here makes no sense.”

Around 30% of health-care workers in New York City have resisted getting vaccinated, either because they distrust the shot or believe they have become immune through prior infection, said Katz. “All of a sudden, we have appointments available.”
"
 

missy

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
45,839
FYI those who want to learn more about the different types of vaccines and the mechanisms by which they work.






 

Asscherhalo_lover

Ideal_Rock
Trade
Joined
Aug 16, 2007
Messages
5,042
@missy it's so ridiculous. If they opened it up to the next "phase" we could keep this ball rolling. I would gladly get it TOMORROW so I could go back to work in the building after my maternity leave. I would have NO hesitation going back if I were able to get the vaccine first.
 

missy

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
45,839
@missy it's so ridiculous. If they opened it up to the next "phase" we could keep this ball rolling. I would gladly get it TOMORROW so I could go back to work in the building after my maternity leave. I would have NO hesitation going back if I were able to get the vaccine first.

Exactly. I’m so frustrated. I hate when common sense is lacking and that’s the norm over rational thinking more often than not. #dirtypolitics

Imo teachers should be in the first group!
 

Asscherhalo_lover

Ideal_Rock
Trade
Joined
Aug 16, 2007
Messages
5,042
Exactly. I’m so frustrated. I hate when common sense is lacking and that’s the norm over rational thinking more often than not. #dirtypolitics

Imo teachers should be in the first group!

Thank you! So many of us would happily go back in the buildings if they would just give us access to the vaccine. Once I get the shot I'll consider it the same threat level as the flu for myself (my whole family gets that shot annually). I'll continue to mask and be careful but just knowing that the main threat of death is so greatly lessened I'll feel much more confident going to work. Especially since my students cannot socially distance and many cannot tolerate a mask.
 

missy

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
45,839

Very interesting to see what might develop, thank you @Austina
@MMtwo linked us a month or two ago to a study showing some promise regarding a xylitol nasal spray IIRC.


 

whitewave

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Feb 29, 2012
Messages
10,951
Well, unfortunately for her, the nurse we fired in part because she was actively advocating against mask usage now has flu and Covid at the same time.

What a pity because masks could have helped, if only in reducing viral load of both. Too late now. I’m sure she feels like crap.
 

seaurchin

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Nov 2, 2012
Messages
1,920
Well, unfortunately for her, the nurse we fired in part because she was actively advocating against mask usage now has flu and Covid at the same time.

What a pity because masks could have helped, if only in reducing viral load of both. Too late now. I’m sure she feels like crap.

It's hard to believe a practicing nurse could be that dumb!
 
Be a part of the community It's free, join today!
    F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre's Wedding
    F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre's Wedding
    Diamond Prices - April 2021
    Diamond Prices - April 2021
    The Unconventional Jewelry Hunt
    The Unconventional Jewelry Hunt

Need Something Special?

Get a quote from multiple trusted and vetted jewelers.

Holloway Cut Advisor



Diamond Eye Candy

Click to view full-size image.
Top