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Started 3/23/20 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 130583 views.
LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Nov-26

I had a thought earlier this morning ... yes, I'll wait for the laughter to die down ... LOL

Gee, just think of all the young ... and maybe some middle-age ... cooks* making Thanksgiving dinner for the very first time thanks to Covid. My daughter who is 45 is one of those because they've always gone to her husband's family for Thanksgiving. She sent her husband to the grocery - he cooks as well - and he came back with a 23-lb turkey. She said he wanted leftovers. They're going to be eating turkey forever! LOL

*Notice I said "cooks" ... I didn't want to discriminate. LOL

In reply toRe: msg 669
LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Nov-28

Governor Andy Beshear announced on Friday that the number of COVID-19 reported on Thanksgiving was a new record high - 3,870. Friday's positivity rate was 8.85%. There were 1,714 people hospitalized as of Friday, 390 in the ICU and 216 currently on ventilators. 

These numbers may not seem high compared to other states but KY only has a projected population 4.6 million.

The second highest number of confirmed deaths - 32 - was also announced. I don't know how other governors announce these things except for the state of Indiana. Since Indiana is right across the river from Louisville they are considered local news. When they were having live broadcasts the governor left it up Dr. Kris Box, the Indiana State Health Commissioner to announce the number of cases and deaths, etc. And that's all that they were ... numbers.

In KY, each day Gov. Beshear is the one who gives the numbers. He said from the beginning he would not put the responsibility off onto someone else - especially the number of deaths.  And when he announces the number of deaths this is how he does it -

The 32 deaths include:

  • A 73-year-old man from Barren County
  • A 66-year-old woman from Bell County
  • A 48-year-old woman from Jefferson County
  • A 67-year-old man from Graves County

... and so on. He can't give out any more information than this, but he wants you to know these were people, not just numbers.

Anyway, we set record numbers this week in KY. We can only wonder what the numbers be like 2 to 3 weeks from now after Thanksgiving ...

Newest update:

On Nov 23rd I got a message from work, we had 1 resident test positive. He was transferred to our sister facility because they had their covid unit activated.  

Yesterday I got to work and found out that 2 staff and another resident tested positive.  This time we had to activate our covid unit because our sister facility's unit was full. We were testing staff twice a week and residents once a week, but now we will probably have resident testing twice a week now that we have active cases. Hopefully this doesn't turn into a widespread outbreak.

Stay safe and wear your masks....................

RoyKCarroll

From: RoyKCarroll

Dec-1

Good luck to everyone in the UK over the next few weeks.

I am glad that someone else sees the deaths as people, not just numbers. I see on our news every night the "numbers", and I think to myself how many families are now broken. We can not allow ourselves to become 'desensitized' by the numbers. These are people, fathers, grandmothers, people that we have seen every year or every day of our lives. They will no longer be coming home, cooking dinner, going off to school...etc I don't want to depress anyone, it's just the way that my mind works. 

I'm very lucky, I don't have any family anymore to lose...save for some cousins-the best I can figure. Never had children, left my husband 4.5 years ago...no siblings, mom or dad, and now no aunts or uncles. Just me. I have left my apt only 4 times all this started. Twice to go see my doctor, once back in June to go to the grocery store-I just had to see what the World was up to. And the 4th time was to go drop my ballot in to vote. I only go downstairs to get my mail once a month...always wearing a mask and my latex gloves to boot!

I don't understand what is so darn hard about wearing a mask?  When I first heard about COVID, I thought this is my LIFE. Not hard to do at all, then. I'm 69 years old and have asthma, sleep apnea, pre-diabetic, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia...yep. I am staying home, not answering the door even!

I just had to post all that. Thank you. Lady Diane

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
Host

Some times you need to vent.

The worst part is if these states had done the right thing, they would be celebrating Christmas, instead of dreading it.

Our borders have pretty much all come down now.

Contact tracing measures are being put in place in the event of another outbreak.

And our economy has survived.

misstracy22

From: misstracy22

Dec-3

Thank you, your post is such a good one. To show how things can be done, when living on your own. Keep up the good work.

hugs Tracy tropical_fish

misstracy22

From: misstracy22

Dec-3

Thank you  for your post. It is something I’ve said to myself and my hubby. When watching or reading the news when people have been disregarding safety measures. You put it in such better words.

hugs Tracy elephant

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Dec-3

By "popular" request, a re-post!

Fish News and Political Cartoons

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Dec-3

Thanks, PTG! We tend to be a little "gloom & doom" here and a little humor can't hurt at all. I got a good laugh from the cartoon and I just can't help but wonder where that little fish is going. I'm sorry, but wherever it is, I don't think his mask is going to be enough if it's outside his fishbowl. LOL ... Oh, I'm sorry, animal-lovers, maybe I really shouldn't be laughing. disappointed

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