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Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 7:44 pm
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COVID-19 could be a vascular disease, not a respiratory one.

This would certainly be a game-changer if it’s true and doctors can connect the dots on the mystery box assortment of freak symptoms their patients are presenting with. It might also explain why obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease can lead to a higher chance of complications from COVID-19. Hopefully we’re turning a corner on this thing and will soon have much better outcomes, acute and long-term.

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Not being just a respiratory disease makes a lot of sense!  There was a comment above about a belief that a hospital was in good shape because X% of ventilators were available.  I read a few weeks ago that ventilators was no longer the equipment of need doctors were turning to for treatment.

There’s also a lot of people who have recovered who report that they continue to have ongoing issues.  Recovery does not = full recovery!  To further this information, the US military will not accept new recruits that have tested + for covid-19 – regardless of their recovery status.  If they had covid-19, they are permanently disqualified from serving. There’s a huge question about how those currently in the military who tested positive will be dealt with when it’s time to re-enlist.

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“Recovery does not = full recovery!”

Thank you! I’m so tired of hearing yahoos on social media, pulling random recovery rates out of their butts to justify their need for a haircut, a trip to a crowded beach, church or whatever. They act as if a few unfortunate souls who died were on their way out anyway but the rest of us will be just fine if we catch it! It’s just like a mild flu, right? No biggie, we got this! 😖

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I think the military might change their mind once more is known about the virus.  We don’t know enough about it right now except that its very contagious.  I’m not surprised that it would take a long time to fully get it out of your system, especially if you’re older or have other health issues (like a lot of people do).

That being said, its time to go back to living for all the states that are locked down.  We have to because people’s emotional health is at stake.  There are ways we can do things safely, like get a haircut.  We’re going to have to live with the threat of the virus for awhile, but if you follow safety protocols you’ll be okay.

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I thought about this post recently because when I first started hearing about this I had no idea how bad this virus was. Boy was I wrong. 

I’m in NYC so to anyone who was thinking this was a hoax… Oh really! I know about 10 people that have passed and so many who were at the hospital for weeks without anyone being able to visit or check on them. It’s remarkable. People couldn’t even mourn their loved ones. SO brutal. 

At this point I’ve been working from home for almost 3 months while teaching my kids via remote learning. Although it’s been tough at times it’s been a good time for giving us endless family time which I’ve loved. Something positive always seems to happen even during sad times. 

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It’s not a hoax. Both my housemates have family members who’ve had it. My former roommate just lost her brother to it, and asked me to stay safe. One of my clients lost his MIL to this recently. His wife is still very upset that she couldn’t attend her own mother’s funeral, but she is trying to make peace with it. Eventually she and her sisters will hold a celebration of her life.

I’m sorry you’ve lost so many people to this. COVID-19 is no joke. Ask any nurse or doctor working with these patients–they will tell you it is NOT like the flu or the common cold, at all. Maybe it feels that way for some people who get it, but many others are saying that it is nothing like they have ever experienced before. 

I wish more focus was done on how this virus hits the vascular system. Apparently it causes microclotting in the small blood vessels of the lungs, which would not be detected on a CT scan. This microclotting is probably what leads to the strokes, neuro problems, kidney problems, etc. patients are dealing with. 

Another thing people who downplay this don’t realize is the longterm impact of the virus on the body. Neurological problems, aftereffects of stroke, dialysis, eye issues, etc. Many former victims of COVID will never fully recover, and the healthcare system has to be prepared for this. 

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Correction: My client’s MIL didn’t have it. She died of old age. However, she was in a nursing home. Her children could not visit her (the home was closed to visitors), even while she was dying. Due to state restrictions at funeral homes, they could not all attend the funeral, so none of them went. This whole situation has caused their family huge amounts of stress.

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Yes, my cousin and friend are nurses and they both told me how they have never seen something so horrid. One of them was contemplating quitting because she was really having a hard time seeing all this. Specially in late March when they were fearing for their lives because they didn’t have enough PPE and all this was new. 

It’s just one sad thing after another.

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Before COVID-19 came along, I considered becoming a nurse. After hearing about doctors and nurses dying of it, and after seeing hospitals (including my local one!) making staff reuse dirty masks and gowns for days or weeks, while being hailed as heroes? OMG…..NO. Our health care workers are being sacrificed. 

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So much for the protests cancelling coronavirus. One member of the Minnesota National Guard has now tested positive, and several others are showing symptoms. So all of them will be getting tested. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/0…..mbers.html

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I wonder how big of a nightmare this will be. There were a lot of people out there running amok. Thousands and thousands… zero social distancing. Masks hanging off chins… 

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George Floyd tested positive for coronavirus. So all those officers who piled on and sat on him for almost 10 minutes til he died….well, they’d better go get tested. 

As for those protesting, all it takes is one. Remember the stories of people gathering in crowds for Memorial Day? At one gathering, a person tested positive for coronavirus. Who knows who all they mingled with that day. 

I’m getting annoyed with people letting their masks fall off their nose and on their chins. If you’re by yourself, that’s one thing. But pull that mutha up when you’re around other people, for the love of God. Otherwise, it’s just for show and helps no one. May as well take it off then!

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National Guard tests positive now eek One of them… now they are testing all of them. 

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Despite the Coronavirus, riots, and quarantine, I feel like the 21st century has finally arrived. But hopefully, there will be more positive experiences in future years, and decades, with better energy! It reminds me of the idea that the 20th century didn’t truly begin until the 1920’s with Jazz, flappers, cars being more affordable, the radio becoming more prominent, and the economy booming.

The thing is, there was a small economic depression in the early 1920’s, so I don’t think the 1920’s truly began until 1922!

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Tonight I learned that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem closed earlier this year, for the first time in almost 700 years!! 

Wanna guess when the last extended closure happened? 

The Black Death, that’s right. 1349.

 

That’s how serious this thing is. 

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