Must Be Doing Something Right - He Tested Covid Negative

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    Sep 12, 2020 1:14 PM GMT
    He hadda go to the hospital for a procedure last week, and they required a COIV-!9 test there first, during check-in. We haven’t had one previously, no symptoms, and his was negative. I wasn’t tested, but we’re presuming, since we sleep together, if one of us has the virus the other does. Conversely, if one is neg, the other likely will be, too, since we’re always together, never go anywhere alone.

    We’re obviously happy, but then we take all the recommended precautions: wear a mask outside our door, avoid crowds, don’t leave home much at all, and when we do it’s only to places that enforce social distancing and that practice other anti-virus measures.

    It reinforces my belief that many Covid cases are the result of irresponsible social behavior. Not necessarily of the infected themselves, but of those with whom they come in contact, who aren’t taking precautions like mask wearing. Since this is a contagious disease spread by airborne dispersal & skin contact, how else would anyone get it?
  • venue35

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    Sep 12, 2020 1:41 PM GMT
    A covid test costs around 3-400 dollars.
    If it was free you were lucky.
    And you don't have to worry if you have the virus now
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    Sep 12, 2020 4:23 PM GMT
    venue35 said
    A covid test costs around 3-400 dollars.
    If it was free you were lucky.
    And you don't have to worry if you have the virus now

    There are some free tests in our area, but you generally have to get an appointment, wait in line in your car for hours, and not get the results for many days. This test was evidently free, or else covered by his health insurance as part of his procedure prep. It was a nasal swab, the results taking about an hour. Without a negative he wouldn’t have been allowed to have the procedure.

    Why don’t we need to worry about having the virus now? We’re both senior citizens, at high risk if we contract Covid. 1000 US citizens a day are still dying from it.

    BTW, despite some stories we’ve heard, the nasal swab wasn’t horrible, didn’t feel like having his brain scrapped, as some have claimed. He said it didn’t bother him at all.
  • venue35

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    Sep 12, 2020 4:32 PM GMT
    You would be worrying alot more if the results were positive.
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    Sep 12, 2020 4:59 PM GMT
    BTW Mr. Deco, you still haven't responded to this in your Lazy Day topic:

    HikerCamper saidStill no reply...


    Art_Deco said
    NEDC12 said
    The NPR in DC still does both. I listen to it throughout the day and practically all day on Saturdays and Sundays for its classical selections.

    I wish we had classical music here. All we get is talk radio, 24/7 from South Florida NPR.

    I approached them, because I had DJ’d other NPR classical music radio before. It’s one of my college degrees. Even did it when I was an Army Major. And when I was a graduate student.

    In the Army I had to get special permission from the JAG (Judge Advocate General, the Army’s legal guys). I couldn’t mention my full name, couldn’t mention my Army affiation or officer rank, couldn’t do commercials (NPR didn’t do those anyway).

    But KLRN in South Florida wasn’t interested. They knew I have a great voice, they said so. As every station has always said. In fact at one San Antonio, TX, station, KMSU, my nickname among the other DJs was “The Voice”.

    But I think KLRN in South Florida figured out I was gay. And that killed me. Well, I’m too old now anyway, and my voice has deteriorated with age. It’s not what it was. I did a lot of voice work in the day, lots of accents and crazy interpretations, but not today.

    But maybe, if the right voice role came along...


    Something doesn't smell right here because if you actually WERE in radio, you would know that stations east of the Mississippi River start with "W" (though there are exceptions such as KDKA in Pittsburgh and KYW in Philadelphia) and stations west of the Mississippi start with K. How a person who claims to have worked in radio, and "majored in it" would not know that is beyond me.


    Welcome to an Art Deco topic, where he boasts that he is an expert in something and it turns out he isn't at all.

    #ArtDecoIsAFraud

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    Sep 12, 2020 5:03 PM GMT
    venue35 said
    You would be worrying alot more if the results were positive.

    OIC. Yes, why I posted this. And proposed why I think we are negative, despite living in a Covid hot spot (South Florida), and having an idiot Republican governor.
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    Sep 12, 2020 5:33 PM GMT
    ObscureAndFuzzy said
    Welcome to an Art Deco topic, where he boasts that he is an expert in something and it turns out he isn't at all.

    #ArtDecoIsAFraud

    You are correct. Here in Florida it is WLRN. A typo, or a Freudian slip, because I did do work with several radio stations with “K” call signs years ago, in Texas and in Minnesota. And frankly the single-sylabble “K” is more attractive than the triple-sylabble “W”, at least to a voice talent.

    But the rest of what I wrote in that post is accurate. And why would I choose the letters “-LRN” if that wasn’t our local South Florida PBS channel? Knowing that, why would I not make it W, too, other than a simple error?

    But why insert that unrelated thread into this one? You trolls love to disrupt & derail my threads, with whatever crap you can come up with. And yet you’re not as hypercritical and parsing of everything that Trump says or texts. Isn’t that interesting? But then your tactics never change, southbeach.
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    Sep 12, 2020 5:40 PM GMT
    venue35 saidA covid test costs around 3-400 dollars.
    If it was free you were lucky.
    And you don't have to worry if you have the virus now

    Well they are free Down Under in Oz.
    Even though I'm still dealing with the public on a daily basis. I've yet to feel a need to be tested. But then I'm not a drama queen or an alarmist. I've done my best to continue my life as normal, and not lock myself away in a bubble. I'm sure living though and surviving the Gay Plague Era, was good preparation, for another pandemic.
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    Sep 12, 2020 10:29 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    ObscureAndFuzzy said
    Welcome to an Art Deco topic, where he boasts that he is an expert in something and it turns out he isn't at all.

    #ArtDecoIsAFraud

    You are correct. Here in Florida it is WLRN. A typo, or a Freudian slip, because I did do work with several radio stations with “K” call signs years ago, in Texas and in Minnesota. And frankly the single-sylabble “K” is more attractive than the triple-sylabble “W”, at least to a voice talent.

    But the rest of what I wrote in that post is accurate. And why would I choose the letters “-LRN” if that wasn’t our local South Florida PBS channel? Knowing that, why would I not make it W, too, other than a simple error?

    But why insert that unrelated thread into this one? You trolls love to disrupt & derail my threads, with whatever crap you can come up with. And yet you’re not as hypercritical and parsing of everything that Trump says or texts. Isn’t that interesting? But then your tactics never change, southbeach.


    I doubt anything you wrote, boasting about your great radio career and "major" in radio is true. Along with the assertion that they weren't interested in you because you were gay (which on it's face is false, you are bi-sexual). Rather, they would rather not hire a pompous, self-aggrandizing liar.

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    Sep 12, 2020 10:33 PM GMT
    venue35 saidA covid test costs around 3-400 dollars.
    If it was free you were lucky.
    And you don't have to worry if you have the virus now


    Yikes! The tests have always been free here in the U.S. I got tested at the very first testing site and it was free as well. Do people just not get tested who can't afford it?
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    Sep 12, 2020 10:34 PM GMT
    They are free here In Hawaii and they are free in Az too. You can get them at CVS pharmacy-nationwide I think.
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    Sep 13, 2020 12:47 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    ObscureAndFuzzy said
    Welcome to an Art Deco topic, where he boasts that he is an expert in something and it turns out he isn't at all.

    #ArtDecoIsAFraud

    You are correct. Here in Florida it is WLRN. A typo, or a Freudian slip, because I did do work with several radio stations with “K” call signs years ago, in Texas and in Minnesota. And frankly the single-sylabble “K” is more attractive than the triple-sylabble “W”, at least to a voice talent.

    But the rest of what I wrote in that post is accurate. And why would I choose the letters “-LRN” if that wasn’t our local South Florida PBS channel? Knowing that, why would I not make it W, too, other than a simple error?

    But why insert that unrelated thread into this one? You trolls love to disrupt & derail my threads, with whatever crap you can come up with. And yet you’re not as hypercritical and parsing of everything that Trump says or texts. Isn’t that interesting? But then your tactics never change, southbeach.

    Oh Bob stop being a whiny hypocrite.
    All the threads of mine you'd hijacked, yet you narcissistically, don't see yourself as the troll you are. You simply project that onto those you hold contempt for.
    The threads I created for us Bonafide Homosexuals, the Gold Star Gays. That never included you, simply because you never made the grade; standard, as the breeding bisexual, you are. So you had to interrupt them like a petulant child, losing a board game.
  • venue35

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    Sep 13, 2020 7:33 AM GMT
    Radd said
    venue35 saidA covid test costs around 3-400 dollars.
    If it was free you were lucky.
    And you don't have to worry if you have the virus now


    Yikes! The tests have always been free here in the U.S. I got tested at the very first testing site and it was free as well. Do people just not get tested who can't afford it?
    if you have symptoms you will not be charged for testing (public hospital),but if you have no symptoms and just go to a private clinic yes it costs that much.
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    Sep 13, 2020 8:32 AM GMT
    BigBanana saidThey are free here In Hawaii and they are free in Az too. You can get them at CVS pharmacy-nationwide I think.

    I think those are rapid tests.
    Not as accurate as having one taken in a clinic. They are also free but mandatory if you work in a school or hospital and have travelled recently. I went to a hospital last week for a check-up and had my temperature taken before entering.
    Also at the mall they have this infrared machine that checks everyone before entering. If your temperature is too high you cannot enter and masks are mandatory.
    But I'm sure it's the same in the states
    Let's just hope they find a vaccine soon.
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    Sep 13, 2020 9:58 PM GMT
    Doing something right, while doing nothing at all, is easy.
    I must be doing something right too, not being locked away in a condo bubble.
    Ive6been out working in an essential service. Dealing with the public on a daily basis, and not locked away in the safety of my home.
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    Sep 13, 2020 10:05 PM GMT
    venue35 said
    BigBanana saidThey are free here In Hawaii and they are free in Az too. You can get them at CVS pharmacy-nationwide I think.

    I think those are rapid tests.
    Not as accurate as having one taken in a clinic. They are also free but mandatory if you work in a school or hospital and have travelled recently. I went to a hospital last week for a check-up and had my temperature taken before entering.
    Also at the mall they have this infrared machine that checks everyone before entering. If your temperature is too high you cannot enter and masks are mandatory.
    But I'm sure it's the same in the states
    Let's just hope they find a vaccine soon.


    Personally I do not trust the Big Pharma bros to take a vaccine when I can control most, if not
    all issues with a rock solid immune system. It's not easy to do, but I have a pretty good understanding
    of my body and how to to it. I'm not too fanatical, but I do know what's best for me. Now, older and sickly
    people should do what's best for them. Face Coverings? Sure, no worries! I get most things delivered anyway.
    Just my perspective here.
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    Sep 14, 2020 1:03 AM GMT
    BigBanana said
    venue35 said
    BigBanana saidThey are free here In Hawaii and they are free in Az too. You can get them at CVS pharmacy-nationwide I think.

    I think those are rapid tests.
    Not as accurate as having one taken in a clinic. They are also free but mandatory if you work in a school or hospital and have travelled recently. I went to a hospital last week for a check-up and had my temperature taken before entering.
    Also at the mall they have this infrared machine that checks everyone before entering. If your temperature is too high you cannot enter and masks are mandatory.
    But I'm sure it's the same in the states
    Let's just hope they find a vaccine soon.


    Personally I do not trust the Big Pharma bros to take a vaccine when I can control most, if not
    all issues with a rock solid immune system. It's not easy to do, but I have a pretty good understanding
    of my body and how to to it. I'm not too fanatical, but I do know what's best for me. Now, older and sickly
    people should do what's best for them. Face Coverings? Sure, no worries! I get most things delivered anyway.
    Just my perspective here.


    I was told back in February that therapeutic high-dose Vitamin D when symptoms present is the key to managing CV-19, and a new randomized controlled trial seems to back it up:

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960076020302764?via%3Dihub
  • venue35

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    Sep 14, 2020 3:26 PM GMT
    I find it strange how so many people have gotten well after being infected yet I have no idea what kind of treatment is being used..you never hear about that.
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 14, 2020 7:55 PM GMT
    venue35 saidI find it strange how so many people have gotten well after being infected yet I have no idea what kind of treatment is being used..you never here about that.


    That's because the virus hits different people in different ways. And some people's bodies can just shake it off. In the hospital, almost everybody has something from their past that interacts with the virus and different treatments help in different ways. They're figuring out palliative care as they gain more experience but ultimately your body has to deal with it. THERE IS NO CURE.
  • venue35

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    Sep 14, 2020 9:33 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    venue35 saidI find it strange how so many people have gotten well after being infected yet I have no idea what kind of treatment is being used..you never here about that.


    That's because the virus hits different people in different ways. And some people's bodies can just shake it off. In the hospital, almost everybody has something from their past that interacts with the virus and different treatments help in different ways. They're figuring out palliative care as they gain more experience but ultimately your body has to deal with it. THERE IS NO CURE.

    Yeah I know that there is no cure-yet.
    But the media just focus on the negative side of things.
    They show mass graves and other things that are scary but you don't hear about so many other people who have gotten well.
    But I do understand that things are really bad in other places like south america and mexico.
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    Sep 16, 2020 7:04 PM GMT
    A 95 yo neighbour contracted Covert19, ended up in hospital, and is now back home, healty and well.
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    Sep 16, 2020 8:14 PM GMT
    venue35 said
    Destinharbor said
    venue35 saidI find it strange how so many people have gotten well after being infected yet I have no idea what kind of treatment is being used..you never here about that.


    That's because the virus hits different people in different ways. And some people's bodies can just shake it off. In the hospital, almost everybody has something from their past that interacts with the virus and different treatments help in different ways. They're figuring out palliative care as they gain more experience but ultimately your body has to deal with it. THERE IS NO CURE.

    Yeah I know that there is no cure-yet.
    But the media just the negative side.
    They show mass graves and other things that are scary but you don't hear about so many other people who have gotten well.
    But I do understand that things are really bad in other places like south america and mexico.


    Pretty bad here with the worst survival rate of any first world country. And before any troll pretends that isn't true, it is. I might add that a very good friend of mine, a fine woman who took a terrible divorce, raised three boys on her own, had her own business, a condo in Florida and a house (!) in Sundance just died of Covid19. She suffocated slowly and in pain upside down eventually put into an induced coma until death.
  • venue35

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    Sep 17, 2020 7:16 AM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    venue35 said
    Destinharbor said
    venue35 saidI find it strange how so many people have gotten well after being infected yet I have no idea what kind of treatment is being used..you never here about that.


    That's because the virus hits different people in different ways. And some people's bodies can just shake it off. In the hospital, almost everybody has something from their past that interacts with the virus and different treatments help in different ways. They're figuring out palliative care as they gain more experience but ultimately your body has to deal with it. THERE IS NO CURE.

    Yeah I know that there is no cure-yet.
    But the media just the negative side.
    They show mass graves and other things that are scary but you don't hear about so many other people who have gotten well.
    But I do understand that things are really bad in other places like south america and mexico.


    Pretty bad here with the worst survival rate of any first world country. And before any troll pretends that isn't true, it is. I might add that a very good friend of mine, a fine woman who took a terrible divorce, raised three boys on her own, had her own business, a condo in Florida and a house (!) in Sundance just died of Covid19. She suffocated slowly and in pain upside down eventually put into an induced coma until death.

    That is just horrible