Walz Should Be Locking Things Up Right Now - COVID

John Galt

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I learned today that a friend of my dad's passed away just over a week ago from a heart attack. He had a heart attack at his home, was brought to the ICU, and officially died the following day. Evidently, they are ruling his death as caused due to Covid, since others in the ICU had Covid and they didn't perform a test on him to rule it out. Unbelievable that this would be happening...
 

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Letting Osterholm decide this is like having Mothers Against Drunk Drivers setting legal blood alcohol levels.
Letting Osterholm decide this is like having PJ Fleck establish limits on acronyms.
Your opinion has been proven wrong.

That'll just make you triple down on your wrong opinion, even harder.
 

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I learned today that a friend of my dad's passed away just over a week ago from a heart attack. He had a heart attack at his home, was brought to the ICU, and officially died the following day. Evidently, they are ruling his death as caused due to Covid, since others in the ICU had Covid and they didn't perform a test on him to rule it out. Unbelievable that this would be happening...
And it's been happening A LOT since March. You can not trust the numbers for cases or deaths
 

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Still playing hockey without a mask?
Yep, but I am going down to once a week next session.😎😎😎

Pulled our kids from gymnastics because they have like 70 kids in there unmasked and we didn't think it was worth the risk.

Aside from hockey and work(usually masked unless eating) I interact with no one without a mask and really only go out for essentials. Have not seen my parents indoors since March. If hockey gets shutdown I won't complain, it is what it is, might be a little relieved actually.

My cousin is a nurse at Regions, they are swamped, she worked a 20 hr shift yesterday/today. She had extremely close interaction with a few covid positive people and they told her to keep coming to work they are so short.

My kids school said they are not shutting down unless they have no teachers or the state forces them to, so thats good.
 
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It's like Ronald McDonald telling you when you should eat a Whopper.
It's like an anonymous, lay person coming on the politics board of a college sports team fan website, and telling everyone else which takes are real or fake!
 

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It's like an anonymous, lay person coming on the politics board of a college sports team fan website, and telling everyone else which takes are real or fake!
It's like an anonymous, lay person coming on the politics board of a college sports team fan website, and telling a person who provides expert analogies that he's wrong.
 

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Yep, but I am going down to once a week next session.😎😎😎

Pulled our kids from gymnastics because they have like 70 kids in there unmasked and we didn't think it was worth the risk.

Aside from hockey and work(usually masked unless eating) I interact with no one without a mask and really only go out for essentials. Have not seen my parents indoors since March. If hockey gets shutdown I won't complain, it is what it is, might be a little relieved actually.

My cousin is a nurse at Regions, they are swamped, she worked a 20 hr shift yesterday/today. She had extremely close interaction with a few covid positive people and they told her to keep coming to work they are so short.

My kids school said they are not shutting down unless they have no teachers or the state forces them to, so thats good.
Most of us (outside of basement dwellers on fake disability like Mpls 😆) interact with COV+ all the time whether we realize it or not. The faith in non-sealed masks feels a little shaky though. Your cousin, for instance - why send her home if she’s geared up?

Thats said, complacency is setting in everywhere even with people that know better. Everyone slips up here or there.
 

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Most of us (outside of basement dwellers on fake disability like Mpls 😆) interact with COV+ all the time whether we realize it or not. The faith in non-sealed masks feels a little shaky though. Your cousin, for instance - why send her home if she’s geared up?

Thats said, complacency is setting in everywhere even with people that know better. Everyone slips up here or there.
I only wear N95 masks, I hate cloth ones suffocating when it sucks back on your face.
 

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Your cousin, for instance - why send her home if she’s geared up?
Her interaction was in and out of work, no masks outside work. The guidance says to isolate and get tested if you have close contact.

On another note, a guy I was working with told me a story of someone at the last place he worked selling people his Covid positive spit for $20 so they could infect themselves and get two weeks off paid. 3 or 4 guys actually did it and took his spit and rubbed it in their noses.😆
 

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Look at that.

Bars must close at 10. I guess the Republican Governor of NoDak didn't check with spoof.
 

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When you look at where MN is heading, I think it is entirely possible that there will be more restrictions put into place. More schools are going to distance learning and shutting down activities. I don't see any way that they let winter sports begin on time.

I covered a Volleyball match on Saturday. The team I cover had 6 players, including 4 starters, on quarantine. They lost.

From the Strib on Saturday:

The Minnesota Department of Health reported a record 8,703 new cases Saturday, a one-day tally that surpassed the previous record by nearly 1,500.

Another 35 deaths were reported Saturday, adding to the total of the deadliest week yet and putting November on pace for the most fatalities in one month since the pandemic’s start this spring. On Friday, Minnesota set a record for hospitalized patients, including nearly 300 who required intensive care.

Doctors are troubled by the current spike in cases because it often takes weeks for patients to develop serious disease, said Dr. Matthew Prekker, an emergency and critical care specialist at Hennepin Healthcare.

“We know we’re sort of staring down the barrel of the gun in the ICU, so to speak,” Prekker said. “I worry there’s going to be a more intense surge — and need for critical care in the coming weeks — than there has been even so far.

Dr. Andrea Boehland was startled earlier this month when she treated, in one day, three COVID-19 patients who were all relatively young.

“It really shook me, actually,” said Boehland, an emergency medicine physician with Essentia Health in Duluth. “[They] all had very life-changing consequences from their COVID and they were all young, healthy people.”

At St. Cloud-based CentraCare, about 28% of all hospital patients have COVID or COVID-related illnesses, doctors say. Nearly one-fourth of coronavirus tests are coming back positive, which suggests the virus is spreading faster than increased testing.


 

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Her interaction was in and out of work, no masks outside work. The guidance says to isolate and get tested if you have close contact.

On another note, a guy I was working with told me a story of someone at the last place he worked selling people his Covid positive spit for $20 so they could infect themselves and get two weeks off paid. 3 or 4 guys actually did it and took his spit and rubbed it in their noses.😆
Wait a sec, your cousin is in healthcare and socializes with high risk exposure outside of work?

Is this one of those folks I’m supposed to take responsibility for/feel bad for?
 

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I only wear N95 masks, I hate cloth ones suffocating when it sucks back on your face.
And they have unknown efficacy.

If only our public health experts have advocated for better community masking practices. When a lie is told often enough by enough people there is plausible deniability of liability.
 

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Wait a sec, your cousin is in healthcare and socializes with high risk exposure outside of work?

Is this one of those folks I’m supposed to take responsibility for/feel bad for?
I am just stating facts, she is a Trumptard in her 20's you think she took/takes the virus seriously. I think its funny her dad was critical of the lockdowns but he has grown silent on it lately.
 

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And they have unknown efficacy.
Its safe to say they are better than a bandana or cloth mask.

I just read in the paper a woman let into her dieing husbands room with an N95, you think the hospital would do that if they didn't think they worked?
 

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PE would love to sell you $1k worth of 3M made N95 masks. It's his job.

Too bad companies couldn't/can't make them fast enough for everyone. Wish government would use some kind of act to force factories to make them.
 

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PE would love to sell you $1k worth of 3M made N95 masks. It's his job.

Too bad companies couldn't/can't make them fast enough for everyone. Wish government would use some kind of act to force factories to make them.
The problem is the lines making the material for them are the limiting factor and its not easy to set up more production
 

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The Biden Vaccine {tm} will be here in the Spring. It'll disappear. Like a miracle. :cool:
You won’t have to wait that long. Jan 21 the Chicom Flu goes off the airwaves and to page 53 of the Washington Compost. Just like that all gone
 
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