18 replies on “C-19 Chat Post – May 19 2020”

    1. Excellent article and makes a lot of sense. Thank you, OS.

      What I cannot figure out is how SO FAR neither my sons girlfriend or his son got it. I’m thinking there is another factor at work there.

      1. Just a thought, but even though technically we don’t have immunity to this virus, some people just have a better immune
        system than others and their bodies can get rid of the virus before
        full onset of infection. Makes sense to me, but I am not a Doctor nor am I am I an Immunologist.

        1. I might add, assuming the viral load is not too great.
          If it is, then I don’t think there is a human immune system that could ward off this virus.

        2. My thoughts also. Son said he was horribly ill but it also lasted a shorter time than I’ve been hearing (about 3 really bad days and maybe five days all told). He watches his food and is in really good shape physically. His GF is a pescatarian but their apartment is small with one bathroom.

          His son tested negative. His GF was not tested. I will suggest maybe they talk to someone. It could be an interesting study.

  1. Thanks JPD for sharing that info. While health does probably play a role, it is mostly all about being “exposed” to the virus as it seems to have no rhyme or reason regarding infection. It’s a wonder that there haven’t been much greater exposure among grocery store employees. Thankfully there haven’t been many massive store closures as a result so far.

  2. I received my rather large box of Bounty paper towels from Amazon yesterday.
    16 family sized rolls. That ought to last about a week around here. 🙂

  3. Continued significant improvement here in CT today…

    -Another decline in hospitalizations. That has fallen now every day for 4 straight weeks except one day. Goal for Phase 1 reopening of the State was 14 days in a row.

    -Only 314 new cases Monday and 23 deaths which was one of the lowest single-day number of deaths since the pandemic arrived in CT

    -The state conducted more than 7,800 tests, with less than 5-percent coming back positive. That was the lowest percentage in months, according to Gov Lamont.

    -The state has exceeded the goal set for # of tests to allow for a reopening. Over the past seven days, the state has conducted 45,000 COVID-19 tests. The goal was 42,000 per week.

    This all per NBC CT.

    State re-opens tomorrow with restaurants (outdoor seating), retail stores, malls, and non-essential offices allowed to open with restrictions in place.

    Lamont pushed back the opening of salons from tomorrow to June 1 at the last minute and is getting a fair amount of flack for that.

    But overall, tons of improvement here. Phase 2 reopening is set for June 20 and will include gyms, movie theatres, indoor dining, and outdoor sports and summer camps will be allowed to resume.

  4. A little lighter fare:

    The Man Who Gave Up Sex for Golf:

    A golfer is in a competitive match with a friend, who is ahead by a couple of strokes. “Boy,I’d give anything to sink this putt,” the golfer mumbles to himself.

    Just then, a stranger walks up beside him and whispers, “Would you be willing to give up a quarter of your sex life to sink the putt?”

    Thinking the man is crazy and his answer will be meaningless, the golfer also feels that maybe this is a good omen, so he says, “Sounds good to me,” and promptly sinks the putt!

    Two holes later, he mumbles to himself again, “Gosh, I wish I could get an eagle on this one.”

    The same stranger is suddenly at his side again and whispers, “Would it be worth giving up another quarter of your sex life to make an eagle?”

    Shrugging, the golfer replies, “Okay.” And, amazingly, he makes the eagle.

    On the final hole, the golfer needs another eagle to win. Without waiting for him to say anything, the stranger quickly moves to his side and says, “Would winning this match be worth giving up the rest of your sex life?”

    “Definitely,” the golfer replies, and sure enough he makes the eagle and wins the match.

    As the golfer is walking to the clubhouse, the stranger walks along beside him and says,”I haven’t really been fair with you because you don’t know who I am. I’m Satan, and from this day forward you really will have no sex life at all.”

    “Nice to meet you,” the golfer replies. “I’m Father Escardó”

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