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COVID 19 - Part 9
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Contributors to this thread:
crestedbutte 07-Dec-20
KsRancher 07-Dec-20
Quailhunter 07-Dec-20
Trebarker 17-Dec-20
keepemsharp 17-Dec-20
crestedbutte 18-Dec-20
writer 18-Dec-20
Antlerhog 18-Dec-20
drbonner 18-Dec-20
ksq232 18-Dec-20
Chief 19-Dec-20
be still 19-Dec-20
Thornton 19-Dec-20
Sand man 28-Dec-20
Thornton 28-Dec-20
Thornton 29-Dec-20
KS Flatlander 30-Dec-20
Thornton 30-Dec-20
writer 31-Dec-20
Thornton 31-Dec-20
Thornton 31-Dec-20
writer 01-Jan-21
crestedbutte 01-Jan-21
Thornton 01-Jan-21
Thornton 01-Jan-21
Catscratch 01-Jan-21
Thornton 01-Jan-21
Chief 02-Jan-21
MDW 02-Jan-21
Thornton 02-Jan-21
Matte 02-Jan-21
Thornton 02-Jan-21
ksq232 02-Jan-21
Shawn 07-Jan-21
Shawn 07-Jan-21
From: crestedbutte
07-Dec-20

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From: KsRancher
07-Dec-20
I looked like before the mask. I hate to see what I look like when it's all over

From: Quailhunter
07-Dec-20
Same here. My ears are already big... and that man appears to have lost weight. I have not evolved in that general direction....

From: Trebarker
17-Dec-20
Was notified this morning that the man who taught me how to effectively hunt pheasants with just the two of us, no dogs, no blockers, had passed away overnight due to Covid. His son that I went to high school and played football with is on oxygen for the same but is recovering. His wife and youngest daughter have had it as well, both recovered with no issues nor obvious symptoms when tested and confirmed positive. Marvin had self isolated in his home to avoid it due to his age and pre-existing medical issues. Unfortunately, it is likely the family brought it to him when caring for him and bringing him food.

From: keepemsharp
17-Dec-20
Its a real crime what the ChiComs have done to us without firing a shot. We have heard of biological warfare for a long time, here it is?

From: crestedbutte
18-Dec-20

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From earlier stories I have heard....this might not be too far from the truth?

From: writer
18-Dec-20

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Funny....or not.

Still waiting for Bodyman to explain his "it'll be gone the day after the election."

A friend's daughter is on her 41st straight day of a high fever. No clue who spit in the back of her throat. Should be in a hospital but she can't leave two special-needs kids, who also have it but are improving. 41-year-old cousin had it in late-October and she still has some pretty serious short-term memory problems and is now to where she can walk a quarter-mile.

Today's Facebook pop-up was from five years ago, last anniversary dinner we had with some old friends. He died four days later, in the nursing home, of the cancer we'd fought for five years. (I never missed an oncology appointment with him over a five-year span) I stayed behind as my family traveled to be with him when he died on Christmas Eve.

If it were now, he'd have had to die alone instead of with family and friends. I promised him I'd watch out fo this wife. She's 97, in a home for the fourth year...and I haven't seen her since March and I'm the closest thing she has for family.

We put in three weeks of 16-22 hour days when my dad was leaving in 1997. Great closure for all involved, especially him. Can't imagine the pain of not being with someone you love, as they take their last breaths.

Yep, whole thing was dreamed up by the liberals to make Trump look bad...didn't know American liberals controlled Germany, too.

18-Dec-20
Mike,

There was a great opinion piece recently in the WSJ discussing the hardship on all involved when a loved one dies alone. Really tough for sure!

At some point our country must come together. The hatred is the worst in my lifetime. Trump could have done better early on, but those wanting to destroy the lives of small business owners seem out of touch to me as well. Glad I am not one that is charged with making these tough calls!

I feel for our medical folks like Jason who are exhausted mentally, physically and no doubt emotionally. Glad these front line people will receive the vaccine first. Risking their health and life daily has to make them numb after some time in the thick of it all. Thanks to all of them!

From: Antlerhog
18-Dec-20
Writer shut the hell up. So tired of you posting nonstop about its just the flu or it will go away after the election. We get it you are super smart and predicted how dangerous this was back in March. Good grief after 30 posts barging about it let it go dumb ass.

From: drbonner
18-Dec-20
Habitat, I agree. Our country must come together. The problem is the most divisive side of politicians don’t realize they’re the biggest problem

From: ksq232
18-Dec-20
Writer, liberals didn’t dream it up, they used it. “Never let a crisis go to waste.” Without Covid, Trump would have won easily. We may never know the truth of where this virus began; was it foisted upon the world to create chaos and bring about global change and effectively destroy capitalism? Who knows? People are dying, businesses are failing, and the media will continue to blame Trump and praise Joe.

If/when people continue to die after January, how many members of the media will hold Joe to the same level of scrutiny as they did Trump? How many reporters will rudely interrupt the press secretary again and again? If you cannot see the way this pandemic was used this last year, you’re completely and totally blind.

Btw Habitat, many front liners will refuse the vaccine.

From: Chief
19-Dec-20
Don't get me wrong, I wear a mask. I also wear latex gloves and throw them away when I'm done. But give this some thought and watch people in the stores. They wear the masks as told, they breath into them concentrating their breath and any germs they may have in one damn damp spot, THEN, they constantly adjust the mask with their hands and get that vile, despicable, concentrated germ infested crap on their fingers and then they go and finger every chicken breast, carton of milk, clothes, get my point. Talk about a super spreader. I'll give the mask one point for effect as they do stop the snot blowing, spit spewing, lung'er launching sneezing that goes along with respiratory ailment.

From: be still
19-Dec-20
Most of my boy’s basketball games this year after they have fouled, taken charges, hand checks on defense, boxed out, helped each off the floor, pretty much body contact all through out the game and then at the game instead of getting in line and shake hands they stand there and wave at each other and yell out good game. Whoever came up with that idea wins first prize for ignorance and loss of common sense. Finally the other team last night came on through and made us fist bump them after we beat them....it was good to see some sportsmanship at the end.

From: Thornton
19-Dec-20
So we're back to not seeing many covid patients where I work. We had a run of them back in Oct early Nov. when I went to Idaho and Colorado. It was pretty full here in ER for 2 weeks after I got back. They still trickle in. We had 1 this morning. I still haven't seen hardly any critical patients where I work, but I've noticed Wichitans come to ER for the slightest problem. If the patient condition declines, it's often after they are admitted to ICU. Other states with different ethnic groups are experiencing the exact opposite where people stay home til it's too late. The respiratory therapist that's doing a breathing treatment on my patient right now, said Main campus is pretty full on the covid floor. There are currently 12 respiratory therapists out with covid. He also went on to say the giant oxygen tank outside has to be filled every 30 days now. Usually it has to be filled every 100 days.

From: Sand man
28-Dec-20
I tested positive last Sunday. Mostly fatigue and sinus issues until Christmas Eve. Now I have a headache probably 80% of the time accompanied by some dizziness (sensitivity to noise and light). Been doing some research and the headache issues can last for months! I wear a mask as recommended but the result was still a positive. I’m sure some folks don’t want to hear it...I think the vast majority of folks will come down with it at some point (excluding those who are successfully vaccinated). :(

From: Thornton
28-Dec-20
Only have 8 patients in ER right now and 3 are covid. A few days ago when I worked, we got a couple covid positive patients from Wellington.

From: Thornton
29-Dec-20
Had an early 80's covid + patient crash on us shortly after EMS brought him in today. Came from a nursing home and ended up on Bi-pap and meds to bring up blood pressure right after arriving.

30-Dec-20
Top scientists recommend Ivermectin for Covid

This probably the most serious plea for the authorities I have heard since this virus broke out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq8SXOBy-4w&feature=youtu.be

It appears the guy is right on the money – this pre-existing drug knocks Covid flat on its ass!

From: Thornton
30-Dec-20
I've been telling everyone with early covid to try it since August. All reports indicate it has promise but most U.S. doctors won't give it due to lack of proven clinical trials. I took it for the 2nd time, 2 weeks ago when I got real sick. My body aches decreased by half within 6 hours of taking it. I was well in 36 hours.

From: writer
31-Dec-20
Jason - so you think you've had Covid, twice?

Is Ivermectin used on people for other ailments? If so, it would be interesting to compare injection costs between humans and livestock. The anti-venom for my dog was $600. For my cousin, $41,000.

My cousin who was diagnosed around Oct. 25 still has cognitive issues but has mostly recovered breathing issues. A friend's daughter has had close to 50-straight days with fever.

Still, the two friends who had the easiest time with Covid were 82 and 80 years old (married). The wife was fresh out of fairly aggressive chemo. Strange virus.

KS- I've never refuted what you stated. It's the gross exaggerations and conspiracy theories that bother me. Not a fan of some of what Trump's does, but to say he didn't do enough as per Covid is not true. (A common campaign theme.) To say the same about the legislators who wasted so much time with infighting on lost causes (impeachment) would be a different matter. The race issue played into the election, too. Again, false accusations.

From: Thornton
31-Dec-20
Writer- the first time I took it was simply because I had been exposed to some significantly sick patients and I was eager to go on my NM antelope hunt. My symptoms were subtle and nothing to speak of. The 2nd time I took it, I was seriously ill and could barely get out of bed. Body aches like I'd been beaten with a bat that migrated into joint pain, headache, and bilateral kidney pain. I slept constantly, all day and all night due to the weakness and fatigue. I was back deer hunting within 48 hours. Lots of promise from ivermectin since they discovered it stops viral replication. Unfortunately, most US physicians will not even try it due to lack of proven US clinical trials. Other countries are reporting over 35% improvement in patient treatment compared to the 15% in the hydroxychloroquin. There's still no rhyme or reason to who this kills. If 100 people get it, the one who dies might be 40 or he might be 80 years old. I will say for a fact , this virus is killing a whole lot of older people. Last I heard, it is 80 deaths per 100,000. Not sure if that is correct or not.

From: Thornton
31-Dec-20
Actually that is not accurate for here at least. 266 deaths in Sedgwick County and I think the last census was over 400,000. All that being said, we are seeing quite a few cases now. It took 9 months for it to happen though.

From: writer
01-Jan-21
Jason - is Ivermectin already used to treat human ailments?

From: crestedbutte
01-Jan-21
The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel recommends against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19, except in a clinical trial.

Ivermectin is not approved for the treatment of any viral infection, including SARS-CoV-2 infection. The FDA issued a warning in April 2020 that ivermectin intended for use in animals should not be used to treat COVID-19 in humans.

I don’t think I would be willing to become my own clinical trial?

From: Thornton
01-Jan-21

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It's an anti parasitic. Crestedbutte, you'd take it if you were dying, and if you were smart, you'd take it before you got that bad. These experimental drugs don't work once you're in the ICU proned out on a vent. India and Australia have actually been using this drug coupled with doxycycline and having fairly good results

From: Thornton
01-Jan-21

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Here's for the guys too scared to take it *Crested Butte

From: Catscratch
01-Jan-21
Jason, I remember the description of your first shot of it... Intense pain summed it up if I recall correctly. How was the second treatment?

From: Thornton
01-Jan-21
I drank it. Burned like bad whiskey. If I ever inject it again, I'm definitely numbing the area with lidocaine first..

From: Chief
02-Jan-21
I always thought that the GOOD whiskey burned, you know the good $15.00 a 1.75 liter stuff. Maybe Jason, give me a shot of Ivermectin and whiskey bar keep, just thinking.

From: MDW
02-Jan-21
Had a visit with a lady neighbor yesterday, she had gotten a notice that she would be able to get a covid vacine shot. She then asked her daughter & granddaughter, (both in health care field) about getting the shot. Both of them thought she should wait a while to see more test results. Are they aware of something we aren't?

From: Thornton
02-Jan-21
They rushed the vaccine. One week it had too many adverse reactions, 2 weeks later they are saying it's 94 % effective. Hard to believe, considering the influenza vaccine was only 29% effective in 2018.

From: Matte
02-Jan-21
All I know is have been running a fever for four days. Going in soon if i dont get to feeling better

From: Thornton
02-Jan-21
Matte- I work with a doctor that doesn't treat fever until it gets high. The fever is your body trying cook the pathogen. Your brain doesn't start to denature (cook) until it gets around 105 F. Too many people start tylenol and ibuprofen with a low grade temp and end up with the virus for a week or more. Lots of folks getting blood clots out of this deal so many are taking a baby aspirin a day and staying hydrated.

From: ksq232
02-Jan-21
My daily ration includes a baby aspirin, vitamin d, vitamin c, multi-vitamin, and fish oil gel cap. I’ve been doing this for years for various reasons (I don’t take the vitamin d in the summer); hopefully it will help me stay virus free.

From: Shawn
07-Jan-21
We have 31 residents

From: Shawn
07-Jan-21
Sorry we have 31 residents with Covid right now. I am receiving the shot this morning at 11, although my doctors and I believe I am immune and have been tested to show I have some anti bodies present. It's been rough the last month as my daughter for it right around Christmas and I have been quarantined twice for 14 days for exposure. The first time was good as the rut was still on. I just hope they figure out a way to immunize more people faster. At the rate the country is going it will take over 240 days to vaccinate just those that want it!! Shawn

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