CORONAVIRUS! Part 34 (Sat-Sun-Mon)

CORONAVIRUS! Part 34 (Saturday-Sunday-Monday)

Saturday, May 16, 2020

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We woke up too early. The dogs got taken care of and fed.
We got dressed and went to the market.

10:00am: We put it off until today, but we went to the market this morning to replenish the food supply here at the Home Office. And it sucked. We spent a bunch of money and got almost everything we needed. They changed the layout of the market, so we were very confused, as we tried to adjust and find stuff. And there are still too many people who don’t respect “Social Distancing” and staying away! “Personal space” is 6 feet these days. And some people still haven’t figured out how to wear a mask properly. It’s a big market, and we went early on Saturday morning to avoid the crowd, but it’s still scary being around strangers…. and the lady coughing on the produce didn’t reassure us.

So we checked out, drove home, unloaded the car, put the food away, cleaned and sanitized, and took the dogs outside. It’s a beautiful day here in the SFV. The gardeners are here in the yard again and the dogs have to be inside most of the time while they’re working. So now we are going to make something to eat.

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12:34pm: We cleaned and sanitized the kitchen again. Ready for cooking….
And we ate a toasted egg bagel with cream cheese and drank an iced espresso.
And we took the dogs outside again.

4:30pm: How to make 4 hours disappear? We tried to take a nap, but only laid down for a little bit with the pups, before getting back up. Walked across the house and back a couple times. We were outside again. And we put the dogs down for a nap.
And now what?

We decided to finally watch “Lilyhammer” starring Little Steven Van Zandt on Netflix, and it’s great! We watched the first three episodes and was pleasantly distracted for a couple of hours. Does kettle corn count as dinner? Asking for a friend.

NOTE: Saturday night happened.
We hung out with the dogs. Watched TV and surfed the web.
We slept. We woke up. Wash, rinse, repeat.

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Dreaming about a future ROAD TRIP!

Sunday, May 17, 2020 – SUNDAY! SUNDAY!

10:30am: We woke up and took care of the dogs. We were outside and they got fed and we were outside again. And we got the newspapers and ate a toasted bagel with cream cheese and a few strawberries and drank a little orange juice and an espresso.

Sunday Brunch at 12Noon
On The Menu: 2 eggs over medium, bacon, quesadilla with salsa verde, avocado, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, red grapes and an iced espresso

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Sunday Brunch!

5:45pm: We had our afternoon nap. And we woke up about a half hour ago.
6:45pm: Dogs are taken care of, so for the last hour: dogs outside, they got supper, dogs outside, playtime in the office, and now nap time. Drinking another iced espresso.

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Monday after midnight…. 3:30am.

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Monday, May 18, 2020 – HAPPY VICTORIA DAY!

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8:15am: We’re awake on Monday morning. It’s gray and a little wet outside today.
The dogs are fed and we were outside with them. And we got the newspapers.
We made an espresso and drank it. And we just wasted two hours building this Blog Post and surfing the interweb while watching morning news….

And now it is raining!
We ate a toasted bagel with cream cheese, a banana, and some red grapes.

1:15pm: And now the sun has come out.

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We took a shower. We did a load of laundry. We played with the dogs.
We watched TV. We surfed the interweb. We were outside with the dogs.
We almost took a nap, but didn’t. And we almost ate something, but didn’t.

We soaked our feet in hot water. And gave them a good washing too.

6:00pm: Time to feed the dogs.

We fed the dogs, we took them outside, we played with them.
The dogs like to hang out in the Home Office.
We watched TV, we surfed the interweb, we might have slept a little.

We finally got hungry and made dinner at 3:00am Tuesday morning.
On The Menu: Spicy lemon-garlic shrimp and green beans with fried rice.

 

(Continued in our next Blog Post “CoronaVirus! Part 34”)

 

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89600+ Reported Deaths as of Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7:30am PST

89600+ REPORTED DEATHS of UNITED STATES CITIZENS as of Monday, May 18, 2020
315000+ REPORTED DEATHS WORLDWIDE (and the actual number is higher)

38400+ Reported Cases and 1830+ Reported Deaths in Los Angeles County
78800+ Reported Cases and 3260+ Reported Deaths in California

NASCAR is back as of this weekend. There was a race in Darlington, SC with no crowd.
Horse Racing is back at Santa Anita. And Viejas Casino in San Diego re-opened today and hit capacity by 11:00am, and they’re allowing people to smoke inside too!
Beaches and Parks were crowded this weekend.
People are gathering in groups with and without masks!

SOCIAL DISTANCING = SIX FEET IS THE MINIMUM SAFE DISTANCE!
MASKS/FACE COVERINGS/GLOVES DO NOT GUARANTEE YOU WON’T GET INFECTED!
NO ONE CAN OR SHOULD CONSIDER THEMSELVES IMMUNE!

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EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! –
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There will be a “spike” in a week, and another in two weeks, and another in three weeks…. The “re-open protests”, and the premature re-opening of public spaces, are going to spread the CoronaVirus to family and friends and people they come into contact will get infected, get sick, and spread it to others.
And some people are protesting wearing masks: 90000 US Citizens have already died!

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90000 US Citizens have already died!

Trump is a BULLY.
Trump is a COWARD.
Trump is a “NO-NOTHING”.
Trump is a RACIST.
Trump is a NARCISSIST. (Someone with an excessive interest in or admiration of themselves. Symptoms include self-centered, arrogant thinking and behavior; an excessive need for admiration, a lack of empathy and total disregard for others, inability to handle any criticism, and a sense of self-entitlement)

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Trump is a CON-MAN.

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From Yale Epidemiologist, Jonathan Smith:
“As an infectious disease epidemiologist, at this point I feel morally obligated to provide some information on what we are seeing from a transmission dynamic perspective and how they apply to the social distancing measures. Like any good scientist I have noticed two things that are either not being articulated or not present in the “literature” of social media. I have also relied on my much smarter infectious disease epidemiologist friends for peer review of this post; any edits are from that peer review.
Specifically, I want to make two aspects of these measures very clear and unambiguous.
First, we are in the beginning of this epidemic’s trajectory. That means even with these distancing measures we will see cases and deaths continue to rise globally, nationally, and in our own communities in the coming weeks. This may lead some people to think that the social distancing measures are not working. They are. They may feel futile. They aren’t. You will feel discouraged. You should. This is normal in chaos. But this is normal epidemic trajectory. Stay calm. This enemy that we are facing is very good at what it does; we are not failing. We need everyone to hold the line as the epidemic inevitably gets worse.
This is not my opinion; this is the unforgiving math of epidemics for which I and my colleagues have dedicated our lives to understanding with great nuance, and this disease is no exception. I want to help the community brace for this impact. Stay strong and with solidarity knowing with absolute certainty that what you are doing is saving lives, even as people begin getting sick and dying. You may feel like giving in. Don’t.
Second, although social distancing measures have been (at least temporarily) well-received, there is an obvious-but-overlooked phenomenon when considering groups (i.e. families) in transmission dynamics. While social distancing decreases contact with members of society, it typically increases your contacts with family members /
very close friends. This small and obvious fact has surprisingly profound implications on disease transmission dynamics. Study after study demonstrates that even if there is only a little bit of connection between groups (i.e. social dinners, playdates/playgrounds, etc.), the epidemic isn’t much different than if there was no measure in place. The same underlying fundamentals of disease transmission apply, and the result is that the community is left with all of the social and economic disruption but very little public health benefit.
You should perceive your entire family to function as a single individual unit; if one person puts themselves at risk, everyone in the unit is at risk. Seemingly small social chains get large and complex with alarming geometric speed. If your son visits his girlfriend, and you later sneak over for coffee with a neighbor, your neighbor is now connected to the infected office worker that your son’s girlfriend’s mother shook hands with. This sounds silly, it’s not. This is not a joke or a hypothetical. We as epidemiologists see it borne out in the data time and time again and no one listens. Conversely, any break in that chain breaks disease transmission along that whole chain.
In contrast to hand-washing and other personal measures, social distancing measures are not about individuals, they are about societies working in unison. These measures also take a long time to see the results. It is hard (even for me) to conceptualize how on a population level, ‘one quick little get together’ can undermine the entire framework of a public health intervention, but it does. I promise you it does. I promise. I promise. I promise.
You can’t cheat it. People are already itching to cheat on the social distancing precautions just a “little”- a playdate, a haircut, or picking up a needless item at the store, etc. From a transmission dynamics standpoint, this very quickly recreates a highly connected social network that undermines all of the work the community has done so far.
Until we get a viable vaccine this unprecedented outbreak will not be overcome in one grand, sweeping gesture, rather only by the collection of individual choices our community makes in the coming months. This virus is unforgiving to choices outside the rules.
My goal in writing this is to prevent communities from getting ‘sucker-punched’ by what the epidemiological community knows will happen in the coming weeks. It will be easy to be drawn to the idea that what we are doing isn’t working and become paralyzed by fear, or to just‘cheat’ a little bit in the coming weeks. By knowing what to expect, and knowing the importance of maintaining these measures , my hope is to encourage continued community spirit, strategizing, and action to persevere in this time of uncertainty.”

By Jonahan Smith, a lecturer in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and Global Health at Yale University School of Public Health. His research focuses on infectious disease transmission dynamics.



 

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