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Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 6:20 am
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I hope 🙂 

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A great ‘grey area’ would have been for the government to open things up around July. But, the economy… frown

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Here’s the news and some observations from where I am:

Some businesses may open up May 1st, then some counties May 8, but with restrictions on the public’s behavior, and not all businesses by any means. Elective surgeries are now ok. Hospitals that were empty and losing money because there was no run on them will survive. (Where I am, we have a lot of nursing homes, and that is where the majority of issues/deaths are.)

News items published talking about the return to school in the fall: students and teachers will wear masks all day, some students will do distance learning, some will be on a staggered schedule, etc. My question is how are you keeping masks on kids (let alone teachers) all day? They need to breathe, they have phys ed, oxygen is important for the brain, and what about sports? Theater? And what about the kids just having a childhood? Is this worth it? (These are my questions)

There are a number of people who were content with “15 days to slow the spread” and the 4 weeks added on to that, but even they are now getting fed up with it. 

We were told to not overwhelm the hospitals, but now it’s stay home until we can trace you and test you. That’s ringing alarm bells in a lot of people’s minds.

Playgrounds still have caution tape around them. I saw someone jogging, alone, with no one else but me around, in a mask. I see people driving in their cars in masks. It’s still eerily quiet in most places. The grocery store I go to stopped playing music and is now only a loudspeaker reminding everyone to “social distance” and “keep our customers safe.”

When I think of the elderly, many who are isolated and have no family or friend gatherings to look forward to, I wonder if continuing this is best for them, really. How much time does my grandmother have left? What if the isolation kills her, and she’s alone at the end? Would she and others prefer to spend the ends of their lives this way? Or do they want to have the chance to go out? 

Case in point: my neighbor just died and had tested positive for CV. His wife is alone in their house now, but her family knows that will be the death of her, and someone is over there everyday to see her, risk be damned.

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Went to town today. Noticed the State Park I pass on the way, is now open. Same situation in grocery stores as it has been.. one entrance. I think Kroger is making employees wear masks.

Also went shopping for vegetables, with the Mennonites. None of them wear masks. They’re super friendly and they don’t distance themselves either. They provide the most human interaction, I’ve had since this began.

I did notice the huge orthopedic /neurosurgeon offices had re-opened. They have about 10 doctors there. Surgeries restarted on Monday. I have not seen an open hair salon, but when I do, I’ll stop in. Not for color, just a cut.

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The last time I went to Kroger for grocery pickup, the only person wearing mask, besides me, was the guy loading up my groceries. Oh well, people do what they want. (I do wish n95 masks were plentiful for everyone–they’re much easier to talk and breathe in than those smothering cloth masks.)

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I take 4,500 IUs Vitamin D3 daily. Since older people have lower levels, my doctor tests my levels, at my request. I also have the test in the winter when levels are lower from lower sunlight intensity. 

Considering all this, I will make the jump to a suggestion not made in the article.  Perhaps older people are more sickened from Covid-19 due lower Vitamin D3 levels seen in older people. 

I add that I have taken more Vitamin C, Vitamin A (not daily), and biotin this spring to boost my immune system. 

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Hair salons can open here, next week.

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KY has issued potential reopening dates for Phase 2 of US recommendation. Medical offices started opening under Phase 1.
There are 3 dates for 3 categories. All openings should provide daily temp checks, masks, distancing, etc.  

All people in public shall wear cloth masks starting May 11.

Opening dates are May 11th, May 20th, and May 25th. 

Barber shops are May 25th. 

Things not opened in Phase 1 are daycares, swimming pools, gyms, cinemas, summer camps. 

There is an odd thing about the medical offices. Temperatures are taken at the door. If fever is noted, admittance is not allowed. The only time I see my doctor is when I am sick, or have a regular checkup. I assume directions will be given at the door for treatment of sick people.

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I am fortunate that in my country (Australia), because of early intervention, we have managed to well and truly flatten the curve and reduce cases to on average 5 a day. Despite our success, my nanny state still will not “let us out”. Meanwhile the economy is getting worse by the minute. The person that governs my state wants zero cases and deaths, which is unrealistic. I am so over this unnecessary imprisonment. I want my freedom back aquariusuranus.

On the topic of vitamins, I too, take vitamin D and vitamin C. I also take Zinc has its apparently good for immunity and lung protection.

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All of our county (in central NC) is required to wear masks (on going since 3 week’ish). I saw somewhere Costco customers have to wear one. Here or everywhere? On lock down till May 15th in our county.  Dick’s sporting goods has curbside pick up. No schools open for remainder of school yr. I can see us in masks for a loooong time.

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Costco will require all its customers to wear a mask, starting on May 4th. There are exceptions for kids under 2 and people with medical conditions.

I read the comments under the news article. People are NOT having it. Restriction of freedoms and all that. They are cancelling their memberships and raising hell. Some people are bragging that they will lie about having a medical condition to get out of wearing a mask. 

In a way, I can see their point. NOW they want to mandate masks?? The horse is already out of the barn! Too late! 

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The healthy food (s) at the markets are selling out fast. People are quarantining, but they also don’t want to get fat! So, they are buying the health foods and salads fast.

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Very true. There is hardly any vitamins on our pharmacy shelves atm.

I think there may be 2 types of people in quarantine; the losers and the gainers (weight wise).

No doubt the weight loss and cosmetic surgery (liposuction, bariatric) sectors will benefit when this is over.

Personally, I’m opting to remain healthy (most days 🙂).

I empathise with anyone who is struggling though, it is not easy.

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The canned healthy foods are very popular as of right now! cool

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