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Re: Corona Talk
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2020, 02:41:37 PM »
I came home from work yesterday and got hit with fever/chills/aches basic flu like symptoms.  My job has me in and out of hospitals all day, so who knows what Iíve been exposed to.

Iím at a clinic right now getting a flu test.  I guess I can rule in/out influenzas A/B.  We wonít have a coronavirus testing facility until Monday.

Well, the common flu test was negative, but the doctor thinks I have it anyway.  He said that false positives for the flu test are rare, but false negatives are more common, and since I lack sufficient lower respiratory symptoms common with covid-19 and have upper ones uncommon with it (stuffy nose, etc.) it's probably just the regular flu.  Of course without a test there's no way to be sure, and the only place in town (currently) that can do it has very limited resources.  And they probably wouldn't waste them to test a thirty-something, non-smoker in decent general health whose fever is mild and doesn't even have all the accompanying symptoms.  So, umm, yeah.  Yay?
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Re: Corona Talk
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2020, 02:50:37 PM »

1914: Toronto Argonauts win their first Grey Cup
1915: (due to arcane Canadian rules involving a 12th man and rouges, an extra season is played, in which Toronto does not win Grey Cup)
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1918: Toronto wins its first Stanley Cup
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Re: Corona Talk
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2020, 03:31:06 PM »
I came home from work yesterday and got hit with fever/chills/aches basic flu like symptoms.  My job has me in and out of hospitals all day, so who knows what Iíve been exposed to.

Iím at a clinic right now getting a flu test.  I guess I can rule in/out influenzas A/B.  We wonít have a coronavirus testing facility until Monday.

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Re: Corona Talk
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2020, 04:38:05 PM »
I came home from work yesterday and got hit with fever/chills/aches basic flu like symptoms.  My job has me in and out of hospitals all day, so who knows what Iíve been exposed to.

Iím at a clinic right now getting a flu test.  I guess I can rule in/out influenzas A/B.  We wonít have a coronavirus testing facility until Monday.

Well, the common flu test was negative, but the doctor thinks I have it anyway.  He said that false positives for the flu test are rare, but false negatives are more common, and since I lack sufficient lower respiratory symptoms common with covid-19 and have upper ones uncommon with it (stuffy nose, etc.) it's probably just the regular flu.  Of course without a test there's no way to be sure, and the only place in town (currently) that can do it has very limited resources.  And they probably wouldn't waste them to test a thirty-something, non-smoker in decent general health whose fever is mild and doesn't even have all the accompanying symptoms.  So, umm, yeah.  Yay?

Did your doc mention Tamiflu?
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Re: Corona Talk
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2020, 05:32:57 PM »

1914: Toronto Argonauts win their first Grey Cup
1915: (due to arcane Canadian rules involving a 12th man and rouges, an extra season is played, in which Toronto does not win Grey Cup)
1916: Grey Cup cancelled

1918: Toronto wins its first Stanley Cup
1919: Stanley Cup cancelled

1992-93: Toronto wins its first World Series
1994: World Series cancelled

2019: Toronto wins its first NBA Championship
2020: NBA Championship potentially cancelled

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Re: Corona Talk
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2020, 05:42:08 PM »
Well, my hotel has dropped the Administrative half of the hotel to 4 day work weeks for the time being to save money. It's fine with me as I have plenty of PTO to use for the missed days, but I really feel for our Front Desk, Banquets and Housekeeping staff as their hours are just gone.

I have a three day weekend, which I really need right now. Sliver linings and whatnot.




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Re: Corona Talk
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2020, 06:02:29 PM »
Well, my hotel has dropped the Administrative half of the hotel to 4 day work weeks for the time being to save money. It's fine with me as I have plenty of PTO to use for the missed days, but I really feel for our Front Desk, Banquets and Housekeeping staff as their hours are just gone.

I have a three day weekend, which I really need right now. Sliver linings and whatnot.




Also... Hans' new profile pic is EPIC!

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Re: Corona Talk
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2020, 06:05:17 PM »
I came home from work yesterday and got hit with fever/chills/aches basic flu like symptoms.  My job has me in and out of hospitals all day, so who knows what Iíve been exposed to.

Iím at a clinic right now getting a flu test.  I guess I can rule in/out influenzas A/B.  We wonít have a coronavirus testing facility until Monday.

Well, the common flu test was negative, but the doctor thinks I have it anyway.  He said that false positives for the flu test are rare, but false negatives are more common, and since I lack sufficient lower respiratory symptoms common with covid-19 and have upper ones uncommon with it (stuffy nose, etc.) it's probably just the regular flu.  Of course without a test there's no way to be sure, and the only place in town (currently) that can do it has very limited resources.  And they probably wouldn't waste them to test a thirty-something, non-smoker in decent general health whose fever is mild and doesn't even have all the accompanying symptoms.  So, umm, yeah.  Yay?

Did your doc mention Tamiflu?

Yeah, I turned it down after he went over everything with me.  The possible side effects sound way worse than what I have now.  And since he didn't really try to push it I figured it wasn't that big a deal.  I also have no insurance so that weighed in on my decision too.
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Re: Corona Talk
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2020, 06:30:00 PM »
My job has me in and out of hospitals all day.

Is your job banging hot nurses?  That would be cool.

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Re: Corona Talk
« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2020, 07:44:40 PM »
My job has me in and out of hospitals all day.

Is your job banging hot nurses?  That would be cool.

Different virus

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Re: Corona Talk
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2020, 08:58:25 PM »
Been busting ass in my new(ish) job getting infrastructure in place to expand WFH to everyone. Iíve a compromised immune system and I think Iím done going to the office. Kids are home for at least two weeks but this is not going to be over in two weeks. Shits gonna be fucked up fast.

Not to get all political here but our president is woefully unqualified and it is going to kill a lot more people because of him. Todayís press conference was a fucking commercial for corporations and a sham of a plan.

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Re: Corona Talk
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2020, 09:55:01 PM »

My job has me in and out of hospitals all day.

Is your job banging hot nurses?  That would be cool.

He said in and out of hospitals......not in and out of nurses.  :sbw:
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Re: Corona Talk
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2020, 10:28:01 AM »

My job has me in and out of hospitals all day.

Is your job banging hot nurses?  That would be cool.

He said in and out of hospitals......not in and out of nurses.  :sbw:

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