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Sun Nov 15, 2020, 09:25 PM

My Unfortunate Encounter with a MAGA COVID19-SARS2 Survivor

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The doctor wanted blood work so she sent me up to the local medical lab. I first saw him ahead of me, another slightly older white guy, at the door looking at his phone and wearing a "support the police shirt".

Still looking at his phone he motions its ok to pass him.

I go in and he follows sitting next to a woman he seemed to know in the waiting area and started to chat her up.

At this point he pulls his mask down below his nose and tells her the story about him having short-breathing etc. and that the doctor sent him to the hospital because he was positive for Covid. Complaining like hell that they isolated him. After telling her, and all of us in the waiting room about more symptoms he suffered for over a week in the hospital, he made his conclusion.

He said it was, "no worse than the flu."

At that point I was staring at both of them with my jaw down to the floor. Then the receptionist called my name.

So I tell the kind woman who is taking my blood about him and she shook her head adding, "we are so stupid". I knew immediately what she meant by the "we..". Because we live in a dead red PA county where people think wearing a mask is a result of a moral failure to unseat our great Gov. Tom Wolf and our cool Lt. Gov. John Fetterman.

Around here, "Impeach Wolf" lawn-signs are as common as Trump signs that are still, even now, standing next to since added "Stop the Steal" signs.

The lab worker said people come in "all the time" wearing a mask, only to have them "pull it down" to talk. She said they, "don't understand they are breathing it towards us".

I had to agree and added, shaking my own head, "we are so stupid".

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Reply My Unfortunate Encounter with a MAGA COVID19-SARS2 Survivor (Original post)
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 OP
Laelth Nov 2020 #1
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #2
BigmanPigman Nov 2020 #3
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #4
wnylib Nov 2020 #5
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #7
MustLoveBeagles Nov 2020 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2020 #8
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #9
Liberty Belle Nov 2020 #10
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #12
Woodwizard Nov 2020 #11
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #14
Freddie Nov 2020 #40
Beartracks Nov 2020 #13
disalitervisum Nov 2020 #15
Trueblue Texan Nov 2020 #16
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #20
Trueblue Texan Nov 2020 #21
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #27
retread Nov 2020 #41
cannabis_flower Nov 2020 #17
pnwmom Nov 2020 #30
Celerity Nov 2020 #38
MontanaMama Nov 2020 #18
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #19
MontanaMama Nov 2020 #22
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #23
MontanaMama Nov 2020 #24
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #26
Acornsouth Nov 2020 #35
live love laugh Nov 2020 #37
panfluteman Nov 2020 #25
Skittles Nov 2020 #28
yuiyoshida Nov 2020 #29
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #31
yuiyoshida Nov 2020 #32
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #33
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #34
live love laugh Nov 2020 #36
Meowmee Nov 2020 #39
Fyrefox Nov 2020 #42
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2020 #43
Ahpook Nov 2020 #44
JoeOtterbein Nov 2020 #45
Ahpook Nov 2020 #46

Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 09:42 PM

1. Nice to hear that a little sanity persists ... everywhere.

Even in blood-red rural PA. Kudos to you and to the medical staff that treated you.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 09:46 PM

2. Thanks...

...from all us sane ones!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 09:46 PM

3. I read this post on DU last night...

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 09:49 PM

4. This guy was saying that he "knew...

...it would not be bad".

Like I was telling Holly today; they are in an insane death cult.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:01 PM

5. Wonder how he'll feel in a few months or

couple years when the lung and heart aftereffects kick in. No doubt he'll deny that covid19 was the cause, but by a strange coincidence, other people he knows who also had covid 19 will have similar heart and lung problems.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:03 PM

7. He should have a clue by now because he was also complaining that he had to go back to...

...the blood lab!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:02 PM

6. K&R

Thanks for sharing. It's depressing how stupid some people are about this.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:05 PM

8. Why the fuck isn't the lab insisting people

wear their masks and wear them correctly?

There need to be giant signs and pictures on the door and inside. And the staff needs to speak up anytime someone pulls down the mask.

And people just don't understand how they are getting this, since they think they "are doing everything right."

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:09 PM

9. Of course they did all of that, including another kind woman who let us in...

....checked our temps, questions etc. He had it on correctly when he was looking at his phone. I never saw him after I was done. By the lab worker I had said to me, I'm sure they told him to cover his nose.

Like we both said, "people are so stupid".

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:15 PM

10. Signs should say "No mask, no treatment. Pull it down, and you wll be ordeed to leave.No exceptions"

Our lives depend on it.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:19 PM

12. Then they get angry, leave and then...

...infect others by being even more stupid.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:16 PM

11. I live in a 68% Republican area and most are serious about masks

Catskills NY

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Response to Woodwizard (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:21 PM

14. I would agree that here in York it's about the same 32% of completely...

...stupid people!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 05:00 AM

40. I have a cousin in York

Sheís the only Trumpie in the family. Retired teacher. Owes her comfortable life to public education and the teachers union, 2 things her party hates. We donít communicate much.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:21 PM

13. My stepdaughter's customers will pull down their masks to place an order...

... then pull it back up.



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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:42 PM

15. Fifty years of allowing the Texas Board of Education

 

...to determine what textbooks can be used in our schools.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:45 PM

16. Ladies, let's all go to church topless...

...if they tell us to put on some clothes ("Ethyl! Git yer clothes on!" we'll just tell them we are done with being oppressed! We don't wear masks and we don't wear tops! What'd ya think?

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:56 PM

20. Great Idea!

Or, maybe it would be more effective if us old white guys refused to wear pants?

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:02 PM

21. Oh, now...THAT'S the ticket!!!

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:15 PM

27. H.....

....eeee...LOL! (with pants still on so as not to ruin anyone's clean thoughts) Haaaaahaaa.....!!!!!!

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 06:25 AM

41. Not the ticket just the STUB!! n/t

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:46 PM

17. If I see.....

people not wearing masks or wearing them wrong I give them a wide berth and tell management. Iím not brave enough to say anything to them but Iíll be sure and report them to someone.

Same with Facebook. Sometimes itís better just to report the post as fake news, hate speech or abuse. After all, they wonít know who reported them.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:46 PM

30. I succeeded once in a lab waiting room to get a chin-mask-wearer to pull it into place.

I asked her to, and she said that she'd gotten tired of it. And then I pointed to another woman in the small room -- who WAS wearing a mask -- and said, "But she's pregnant."

Instant compliance.

And I think most people wouldn't knowingly take the chance of exposing a pregnant woman. But the thing is, almost any woman under 45 might be early on in a pregnancy. You can't tell by looking.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #30)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 03:40 AM

38. Cult of foetus guilt, brilliant

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:47 PM

18. So the racist POS tRumper didn't get it

bad enough to kill him....bully for him. Tell that to the quarter million dead Americans that werenít as fortunate.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:54 PM

19. I did not get the feeling that the guy was...

... smart enough to get it.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:02 PM

22. He probably wasn't.

But these folks spread the misinformation that this is nothing worse than the flu and other people believe it.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:05 PM

23. Plus the fact that the "flu" they are referring to kill...

...way to many. And could become another pandemic.

They are so stupid.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:08 PM

24. 100%.

I hope youíre okay after being around typhoid MAGAt. Their stupid is lethal.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:12 PM

26. Thanks for thinking of that. I've been...

...worried ever since even though I had a surgical mask on right the whole time there. I plan to get re-tested real soon. Thanks again!

Now I'm even more worried about the workers!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 12:11 AM

35. I dont believe he ever actually got Covid-19...

I think he had a bad case of pneumonia...same symptoms and easier to treat than Covid. yet claim he had Covid ... Months back, remember when he said he was on hydroxychloroquine, on a daily dose?...Well when you take this medicine, you only take one dose a week, and usually before you go into places with Malaria. If he took this stuff on a daily basis, he would be laying six foot under the ground, which makes his claims bogus... The meds he got would clean up pneumonia in a week or so....only thing that throws a monkey into this theory, everyplace he went, Covid broke out.....

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Response to Acornsouth (Reply #35)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:03 AM

37. I don't either--I believe he tested positive as in false positive

They never revealed his other test results IIRC.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:11 PM

25. Quote Overheard from a MAGA COVID Survivor: I Was Almost Killed by a Hoax!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:28 PM

28. I would have risked Covid to give him a royal ass kicking

I am NOT kidding

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:46 PM

29. stay safe.

n/t

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:56 PM

31. Thanks. I will and...

...you too!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #31)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:58 PM

32. oh I have to....

If I were to get COVID19 I am done for, finished...

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #32)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 12:03 AM

33. Me too...

....(tears).

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #32)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 12:10 AM

34. Thanks. I corrected the headline.

I was in a little too much of a hurry to get my story out. Thanks again.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:01 AM

36. Words escape me ...

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 04:40 AM

39. First thing I would have done is complain

To the receptionist and the office manager and eventually upper management that they are not enforcing the mask policy. There is no way they should be allowing that. Take photos for evidence.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 06:48 AM

42. In rural PA...

I find the attitude expressed, "It's not about COVID, it's about control!" The fools need to realize that it's not a "rights" issue, it's a public health issue. As long as we allow health issues to be politicized, the body count will continue to grow...and Trumpers seem to learn little, even after direct observation and personal experience of COVID.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 09:33 PM

43. Pulling the mask down to talk, yeah. We need more PSAs and they need to explain the point of the

mask, because people are just damn ignorant.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 09:41 PM

44. So sad!

I was talking to a person I was friends with for years and is now a nurse. When Trump was selected, he went stupid, and I had to cut it off.

We started talking again because of the mutual love for Eddie Van Halen and his passing. I asked him about how he is doing during covid. Pretty much what I expected!

Washing hands is normal, but masks or anything else are worthless according to THIS nurse.

WTF, man? Masks can only help, and coming from a nurse is insane to me. I hope nobody has to deal with him in a life threatening situation.

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Response to Ahpook (Reply #44)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 09:44 PM

45. Jeeze!...

I hope he is never allowed to change a bandage!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #45)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 09:49 PM

46. It's fucking Tennesse and not surprised

I live here for the time being as my mother has dementia, and taking care of her.

I plan to split this shithole sooner or later!

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