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My brother tested positive Wednesday. Entire fam has been quarantined as we spent all last weekend together.

So far only he has been positive.

I’ve had some congestion since last Sunday, but have not tested positive. Will stop quarantining tomorrow, but will still wear a mask.

I’m ready for the vaccine the military has been working on that is universal.
 
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My brother tested positive Wednesday. Entire fam has been quarantined as we spent all last weekend together.

So far only he has been positive.

I’ve had some congestion since last Sunday, but have not tested positive. Will stop quarantining tomorrow, but will still wear a mask.

I’m ready for the vaccine the military has been working on that is universal.
Stay well good sir and fam 👍
 
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My brother tested positive Wednesday. Entire fam has been quarantined as we spent all last weekend together.

So far only he has been positive.

I’ve had some congestion since last Sunday, but have not tested positive. Will stop quarantining tomorrow, but will still wear a mask.

I’m ready for the vaccine the military has been working on that is universal.
Home tests have been showing a good amount of false negatives starting with omicron, if it's positive you can bet you are positive but negative isn't such a safe bet after the omicron mutation.
 
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This is why I'm almost tempted to wear gloves at work, I hate when I hand something to a customer and they grab my hand or fingers, they have plenty of space but still touch me anyway lol. There is one woman with a fairly heavy accent I think she's from Africa but I could be wrong, anyway she almost purposely seems to be grabbing me whenever she comes in and I hate it lol. I always sanitize my hands right after dealing with people that do that but still I don't know if that's always enough.
 

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Home tests have been showing a good amount of false negatives starting with omicron, if it's positive you can bet you are positive but negative isn't such a safe bet after the omicron mutation.

I know. Why I am still masking up haha. I've taken 2 so far and both have been negative. Unless I start having a fever, I think I am alright.
 
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I've been sick off and on since lasts week. We've got a stack of home tests since we always got them when they are free. Been taking them constantly (expiring soon anyway) and so far nothing. There's apparently no free testing anymore through pharmacies, so you have to go through insurance, which means going to a doctor. No fever or anything major so they probably won't even do anything.

I can only imagine how under-reported numbers are.
 

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Experts rue simple steps not taken before latest COVID surge

With new omicron variants again driving COVID-19 hospital admissions and deaths higher in recent weeks, states and cities are rethinking their responses and the White House is stepping up efforts to alert the public.

Some experts said the warnings are too little, too late.

The highly transmissible BA.5 variant now accounts for 65% of cases with its cousin BA.4 contributing another 16%. The variants have shown a remarkable ability to get around the protection offered by infection and vaccination.

“It’s well past the time when the warning could have been put out there,” said Dr. Eric Topol, head of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, who has has called BA.5 “the worst variant yet.”

Global trends for the two mutants have been apparent for weeks, experts said — they quickly out-compete older variants and push cases higher wherever they appear. Yet Americans have tossed off their masks and jumped back into travel and social gatherings. And they have largely ignored booster shots, which protect against COVID-19′s worst outcomes. Courts have blocked federal mask and vaccine mandates, tying the hands of U.S. officials.


 
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Imagine that, people actually use their insurance. The horror.
That's why the whole thing is a scam and we should be doing universal healthcare. From a provider perspective they are a nightmare to deal with a lot of the time, I worked in a hospital business office for 9 years and the only thing worse than dealing with commercial insurance is workers comp lol Medicare and Medicaid are fairly straight forward.
 
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Because people are stupid garbage and aren't intelligent enough to take care of themselves and others around them even though they have the knowledge and means of doing so.
 
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Why is pandemics suddenly happening one after the other?

We've actually been really lucky in the past, and groups managed to keep outbreaks from spreading to Europe and the US. Places like Asia have had massive outbreaks in the past, but we managed to avoid them mostly.

People didn't see the threat until it was too late. People have been warning of this kind of thing for decades, but it was easy to ignore them. People are really bad at dealing with new threats. Just like people don't understand global warming, until they've seen it, they don't fear it.

Covid came and was highly contagious and often times asymptomatic, meaning people had no idea they were spreading it, so it was everywhere. By the time people acted, it was already too late.

To be fair too, people are on edge from Monkeypox, but it is not covid. Monkeypox needs the WHO to stay on top of it, but it is a physically transmitted thing, not something you're going to catch standing next to someone at work or at the grocery store.
 
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We've actually been really lucky in the past, and groups managed to keep outbreaks from spreading to Europe and the US. Places like Asia have had massive outbreaks in the past, but we managed to avoid them mostly.

People didn't see the threat until it was too late. People have been warning of this kind of thing for decades, but it was easy to ignore them. People are really bad at dealing with new threats. Just like people don't understand global warming, until they've seen it, they don't fear it.

Covid came and was highly contagious and often times asymptomatic, meaning people had no idea they were spreading it, so it was everywhere. By the time people acted, it was already too late.

To be fair too, people are on edge from Monkeypox, but it is not covid. Monkeypox needs the WHO to stay on top of it, but it is a physically transmitted thing, not something you're going to catch standing next to someone at work or at the grocery store.
Plus a lot of people still don’t believe an outbreak even happened or believe in what helped. Know a lot of people IRL like this that still rant about it often.
 
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I'm not a scientist but I know a guy who is. He's been telling me all along that this was not man made. A new study reinforces that it likely came from animals in a market in Wuhan.

Understanding how severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in 2019 is critical to preventing zoonotic outbreaks before they become the next pandemic. The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China, was identified as a likely source of cases in early reports but later this conclusion became controversial. We show the earliest known COVID-19 cases from December 2019, including those without reported direct links, were geographically centered on this market. We report that live SARS-CoV-2 susceptible mammals were sold at the market in late 2019 and, within the market, SARS-CoV-2-positive environmental samples were spatially associated with vendors selling live mammals. While there is insufficient evidence to define upstream events, and exact circumstances remain obscure, our analyses indicate that the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 occurred via the live wildlife trade in China, and show that the Huanan market was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The danger from the bacteria vibrio vulnificus is even more apparent tonight. A local man died after being infected.

75-year-old Joe Pledger passed away two weeks after coming into contact with the flesh-eating bacteria off Pensacola Beach. His daughter-in-law, Crystal, says a small cut on Pledger’s leg became infected.

Vibrio is common and found naturally in warm waters along the Gulf Coast. The Mobile County Health Department advises people to be aware of possible symptoms.

“Seek treatment early. Don’t wait and think that it’s just a normal bout of food poisoning- in some of our older and more fragile community members it can be a serious illness, so we want you to seek treatment early,” said Rendi Murphree, Epidemiologist of the MCHD.
 
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