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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:42 PM

It's all crazy. Nothing makes sense.

So I've a daughter and her small family living with us. She works in health care. She does P.T. She can't get a CV-19 test to be assured that she's not spreading the virus when she's working and seeing patients. Her supervisor for a big health care outfit can't authorize for her to get a test, even though a few weeks ago she was running a fluctuating fever with a cough and couldn't work for over a week because of her cold symptoms, not because of CV-19.

About four weeks ago I noticed that I'd lost my sense of smell. Couldn't smell anything, and food didn't taste as it should. It was odd. I love to use my sense of smell and appreciate it all the time. Couldn't smell anything. I also got a "cold" with a cough and at one time, a fairly mild fever. I've come to understand that one of the early symptoms of CV-19 is the temporary loss of smell and taste.

Now, my wife is down with a fever and she's bedridden. Her fever fluctuates, but got as high as 101.7. She has extraordinary body aches and for three days now has no interest in being mobile.

During a telephone conference with her doctor this morning, we were virtually begging for a CV-19 test. The doc says that it's likely that both my daughter had the virus and my wife presently has it. (We still don't know the probability that anyone who presumably has the virus can get infected again.) But at the same time, the doc says that her symptoms AREN'T SEVERE ENOUGH TO WARRANT A TEST.

WHAT??? This is when it gets crazy. I could be an active carrier. My daughter could be an active carrier. My son-in-law could be an active carrier. My wife can, right now, be experiencing symptoms of CV-19. And WE CAN'T GET TESTED! No one knows what she has and she can't find out! Because there's a severe shortage of tests, those who should get tested cannot, and those who should get tested ARE spreading the virus. They are leaving CV-19 everywhere, especially if they are asymptomatic.

Yeah, quarantine this, quarantine that. I get it. But being quarantined means that we're acting on a hunch. WE DON'T KNOW AND WE WON'T FIND OUT, unless me, my wife, my daughter, or my son-in-law get so sick, we need to go to the ER. If one of us goes to the ER and end up being hospitalized, we have about a 40-50% chance of needing a ventilator. And then the odds of the virus becoming fatal or causing severe, permanent damage rises dramatically.

So for now, we have to assume the worst and my wife has to isolate, my daughter has to assume that she can get it even if she already had it, and I have to do the same.

So WE CANNOT GET A DIAGNOSIS (This is still difficult to believe.) because the feds didn't order the tests to be manufactured three or four months ago. Why didn't they order them when the White House knew about the pandemic predictions in January? Because Trump was trying to parlay the spread of the pandemic into a money making opportunity and a political victory. I've written this over and over: Trump doesn't care who he pains or kills, as long as he benefits from it. It's a statement of plain fact.

My anger at Trump is normally on the cusp of being out of control. I've followed this wave of evil since the very beginning. But this personal family illness is different. And it's what MILLIONS of people are now experiencing, as CV-19 has touched millions who are either personally infected, or have family members or close friends who are infected.

Trump's evil has touched me personally. It's come all the way down to my level. It's TRICKLE-DOWN EVIL.

Now we have to live with a mass killer who is running the nation. He's acting like a Dictator who treats death like a business opportunity. No one can stop him. No one wants to stop him.

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Reply It's all crazy. Nothing makes sense. (Original post)
Eyeball_Kid Apr 2020 OP
uponit7771 Apr 2020 #1
brer cat Apr 2020 #2
global1 Apr 2020 #3
MiniMe Apr 2020 #4
keithbvadu2 Apr 2020 #11
Chainfire Apr 2020 #5
Eyeball_Kid Apr 2020 #13
spinbaby Apr 2020 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2020 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2020 #8
Tetrachloride Apr 2020 #9
mwooldri Apr 2020 #15
TNNurse Apr 2020 #10
BarbD Apr 2020 #12
Eyeball_Kid Apr 2020 #14
saidsimplesimon Apr 2020 #16

Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:55 PM

1. K&R, the only thing that makes sense is ***MIS*** production of millions of test by DJT cronies

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:22 PM

2. Wishing the best for you and your family.

It is criminal how trump has allowed this virus to go untested and unchecked to kill our people.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:22 PM

3. Exactly.....

TRICKLE-DOWN EVIL

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:26 PM

4. But but, everybody who wants a test will get one

I'm sure that is what the orange buffoon said

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:17 PM

11. It certainly sounded that way.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:45 PM

5. I am so sorry for your family's situation

I wish you all speedy and complete recoveries.

You must remember, we must keep "his numbers" low. That is what the immensity of this disaster is all about. You have to keep in mind that the whole virus thing is a hoax to attack the Trump presidency. It is all about him, not you, not your family.

You can not expect Trump to do the right thing. You can not expect Trump to have any empathy for the people; empathy was removed from him at birth and replaced with greed, tempered by meanness and protected by lies. He is incapable of caring about anyone but Trump just as he is incapable of telling the truth or admitting error. He does't give a rat's ass about you, or any other American. He is a simple minded little heathen who gets his energy from mass adulation of his crowds who are intoxicated by hate. He is a sexual predator and a thief who despises his victims as being weak. He can now add mass murder to his resume. He is evil incarnate.

We can only hope that he will reap his just rewards, but only time will tell; sometimes justice prevails and sometimes it fails. Trump claims to be a wartime president. He is guilty of crimes against humanity in the war. What justice would look like for Trump would be for him to have to climb the thirteen steps to the gallows, whining, crying and pissing his pants all the way.

But, other that all that, I think he is OK.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:48 PM

13. Trump will NEVER reap his just rewards.

There isn’t enough suffering that can befall him to come close to the pain and death he’s caused others. Millions of others. Any “just desserts” he gets will be a small fraction of what he deserves.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:48 PM

6. I know, it's infuriating

At the end of February, I flew cross country with a connection in Atlanta. My six-year-old grandson was with me and got sick with a high fever and a cough a week later. I babysat him that week and the next week, I was sick. Was it CV-19? Who knows. Now he’s not visiting because quarantine, but, for all we know, he’d be fine to visit because we’ve already had it.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:29 PM

7. "Trickle down Evil", a phrase destined for immortality, one that characterizes Trump-Republicons. nt

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:30 PM

8. Best wishes for best outcomes. . . . nt

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:37 PM

9. Perhaps other hospitals can do a free test.

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:21 PM

15. I believe the only way to be assured of a test...

... is to drag oneself to the emergency room with Covid symptoms and have difficulty breathing.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:59 PM

10. Fevers in an adult over 101 are a very big deal.

We do not tolerate it like kids.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:22 PM

12. Not to worry, Pence is in charge...or is it Jared?

Soon they'll be throwing out paper towels at the press conferences.

It's just plain bat shit crazy.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:49 PM

14. Thank you all for your kind words. n/t

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:12 AM

16. One way or another, the blob will

be stopped. While we can't be sure where or when.

Now we have to live with a mass killer who is running the nation. He's acting like a Dictator who treats death like a business opportunity. No one can stop him. No one wants to stop him.

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