Pandemic: Life on the ground

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Jersey Girl wrote:
Sun May 01, 2022 8:45 am
Physics Guy wrote:
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Yikes! Covid?
No, I asked to be tested and came back negative. I went in to get electrical cardioverted they kept me for observation overnight, and during that time they discovered that I had a mild case of bronchitis. Now on short term course of steroids...I don't do well on those. Had to delete and then rewrite this post because the first version was crazy...did I mention I don't do well on steroids? ;)
Sorry to hear about the bronchitis. I hope you are feeling better soon.
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K Graham wrote:
Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:15 pm
States with the worst COVID death rates:

1. Mississippi
2. Arizona
3. Alabama
4. Tennessee
5. West Virginia
6. Arkansas
7. New Jersey
8. Louisiana
9. Michigan
10. Oklahoma
11. New Mexico
12. Georgia
13. New York
14. Indiana
15. Pennsylvania
16. South Carolina
17. Florida
18. Kentucky
19. Nevada
20. Rhode Island


States with the lowest COVID death rates:

1. Hawaii
2. Vermont
3. Utah
4. Alaska
5. Washington
6. Maine
7. Oregon
8. New Hampshire
9. Washington D.C.
10. Nebraska
11. North Carolina
12. Minnesota
13. California
14. Colorado
15. Virginia

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
Since states have different mixes of old and young people, and Covid kills old people at *much* higher rates than young people, do you think the numbers should be adjusted to account for which states have more old people?
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Res Ipsa wrote:
Sun May 01, 2022 1:56 pm
Jersey Girl wrote:
Sun May 01, 2022 8:45 am


No, I asked to be tested and came back negative. I went in to get electrical cardioverted they kept me for observation overnight, and during that time they discovered that I had a mild case of bronchitis. Now on short term course of steroids...I don't do well on those. Had to delete and then rewrite this post because the first version was crazy...did I mention I don't do well on steroids? ;)
Sorry to hear about the bronchitis. I hope you are feeling better soon.
What an experience! I went into the ER in the very throes of adjustment to altitude with AFIB in the wee hours and I mean, wee. :o In the hospital for 2 full days and discharged with supplemental oxygen! :shock: Feeling much better now.

Long story short (I am not sure if I posted about this) my sister had mentioned before I left that she had just finished a second course of steroids for bronchitis. Uh oh...apparently (according to the ER docs I saw) she could have infected me with viral bronchitis. :o

crap. crap. crap.

So I had that on top of the AFIB and on top of the adjustment.

Anyway I appear to be alive now though not entirely risen yet. :) And...covid free!

Upside: The hospitals here have amazing food. I got a piece of cheesecake each day!
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Jersey Girl wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 6:08 pm
Res Ipsa wrote:
Sun May 01, 2022 1:56 pm


Sorry to hear about the bronchitis. I hope you are feeling better soon.
What an experience! I went into the ER in the very throes of adjustment to altitude with AFIB in the wee hours and I mean, wee. :o In the hospital for 2 full days and discharged with supplemental oxygen! :shock: Feeling much better now.

Long story short (I am not sure if I posted about this) my sister had mentioned before I left that she had just finished a second course of steroids for bronchitis. Uh oh...apparently (according to the ER docs I saw) she could have infected me with viral bronchitis. :o

crap. crap. crap.

So I had that on top of the AFIB and on top of the adjustment.

Anyway I appear to be alive now though not entirely risen yet. :) And...covid free!
Good to hear it all, especially the last part!
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Res Ipsa wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 6:10 pm
Jersey Girl wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 6:08 pm


What an experience! I went into the ER in the very throes of adjustment to altitude with AFIB in the wee hours and I mean, wee. :o In the hospital for 2 full days and discharged with supplemental oxygen! :shock: Feeling much better now.

Long story short (I am not sure if I posted about this) my sister had mentioned before I left that she had just finished a second course of steroids for bronchitis. Uh oh...apparently (according to the ER docs I saw) she could have infected me with viral bronchitis. :o

crap. crap. crap.

So I had that on top of the AFIB and on top of the adjustment.

Anyway I appear to be alive now though not entirely risen yet. :) And...covid free!
Good to hear it all, especially the last part!
Thanks very much! I don't know how much longer I need this oxygen. I've named the hose Nagini.

As in...Nagini. Come. :lol:
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Jersey Girl wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 6:11 pm
Res Ipsa wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 6:10 pm


Good to hear it all, especially the last part!
Thanks very much! I don't know how much longer I need this oxygen. I've named the hose Nagini.

As in...Nagini. Come. :lol:
You crack me up. I should name my CPAP hose. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Res Ipsa wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 6:14 pm
Jersey Girl wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 6:11 pm


Thanks very much! I don't know how much longer I need this oxygen. I've named the hose Nagini.

As in...Nagini. Come. :lol:
You crack me up. I should name my CPAP hose. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I named it when I was out of my mind at the start of the Prednisone! Actually talked to it out loud when I said, "Nagini. Come."

I wish I had a video camera on me the first 2 days at home, it would have made for a very interesting show! Complete raving loon. :lol:
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True Pandemic Death Toll More Than Double Official Count, Says World Health Organization
Scientists tasked by WHO with calculating the actual number of COVID-19 deaths between January 2020 and the end of last year estimated there were between 13.3 million and 16.6 million deaths that were either caused directly by the coronavirus or were somehow attributed to the pandemic’s impact on health systems, like people with cancer unable to seek treatment when hospitals were full of COVID patients.

The figures are based on country-reported data and statistical modeling. WHO did not immediately break down the figures to distinguish between direct deaths from COVID-19 and others caused by the pandemic.

“This may seem like just a bean-counting exercise, but having these WHO numbers is so critical to understanding how we should combat future pandemics and continue to respond to this one,” said Albert Ko, an infectious diseases specialist at the Yale School of Public Health who was not linked to the WHO research. For example, Ko said, South Korea’s decision to invest heavily in public health after it suffered a severe outbreak of MERS allowed it to escape COVID-19 with a per-capita death rate around a 20th of that of the U.S.

Accurate numbers on COVID-19 deaths have been problematic throughout the pandemic, as the figures are only a fraction of the devastation wrought by the virus, largely because of limited testing and differences in how countries count COVID-19 deaths. According to government figures reported to WHO and to a separate count kept by Johns Hopkins University, there have been more than 6 million reported coronavirus deaths to date.
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