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Mon Aug 16, 2021, 01:11 PM

I am literally still in the highest per capita county for Covid in the worst state in the country

2 weeks ago I posted about an emergency trip to Florida to help my dad who had to be hospitalized for excruciating back pain. After 4 days at Mayo Clinic pain under control and after a week in a terrible rehab center in Jacksonville Beach he is now in a much better rehab center in his home town in Columbia County. Below is the top story in the paper of his small rural town.

Hoping to have him out of rehab by Friday and on a plane back to my home in AZ by Sunday, but time will tell.

Meantime I’ve ripped into two rehab employees that pulled down their mask to talk to dad. They were both unvaccinated. I forcefully, but pretty calmly told them I don’t want them to kill my dad. They looked surprised that I said anything. I spewed facts, told them all the Fox assholes were vaccinated and thought their audience was stupid et al.

I won’t ride in the elevator in my hotel with anyone. Less than 10 percent outside the facility are masked. I was relieved that out of my many, many relatives my two favorite uncles were vaccinated so I visited them but still wore my mask. No restaurants, loaded up on a single trip to grocery store.

Cross your fingers for me, I’m living in a Petrie dish of equal parts covid and stupidity.





https://www.lakecityreporter.com/local/covid-capitol-florida-columbia-county-has-states-highest-case-rate-capita-over-past-week

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Reply I am literally still in the highest per capita county for Covid in the worst state in the country (Original post)
MLAA Aug 2021 OP
elleng Aug 2021 #1
MLAA Aug 2021 #2
Lochloosa Aug 2021 #3
MLAA Aug 2021 #4
Lochloosa Aug 2021 #23
ProudMNDemocrat Aug 2021 #5
MLAA Aug 2021 #7
ret5hd Aug 2021 #9
Dreampuff Aug 2021 #16
blm Aug 2021 #6
MLAA Aug 2021 #8
electric_blue68 Aug 2021 #10
MLAA Aug 2021 #11
halfulglas Aug 2021 #12
MLAA Aug 2021 #13
Dreampuff Aug 2021 #17
sheshe2 Aug 2021 #14
MLAA Aug 2021 #34
sheshe2 Aug 2021 #35
FakeNoose Aug 2021 #15
MLAA Aug 2021 #33
Warpy Aug 2021 #18
MLAA Aug 2021 #27
jayschool2013 Aug 2021 #19
MLAA Aug 2021 #29
LuckyCharms Aug 2021 #20
MLAA Aug 2021 #30
Native Aug 2021 #21
Maru Kitteh Aug 2021 #24
Native Aug 2021 #26
Maru Kitteh Aug 2021 #37
Native Aug 2021 #38
Maru Kitteh Aug 2021 #42
Native Aug 2021 #43
MLAA Aug 2021 #32
Maru Kitteh Aug 2021 #36
MLAA Aug 2021 #28
Heartstrings Aug 2021 #22
MLAA Aug 2021 #31
Maru Kitteh Aug 2021 #25
MLAA Aug 2021 #40
malaise Aug 2021 #39
MLAA Aug 2021 #41

Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 01:15 PM

1. Fingers crossed for you.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 01:17 PM

2. Thank you elleng

your pics soothe my soul!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 01:18 PM

3. Jacksonville is borderline red, but your in one of the worst parts of it.

Pointe Vedra area is full of self entitled assholes

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 01:23 PM

4. We were able to leave Jax Beach /Ponte Vera last Thursday now in a small rural town in

Columbia County which is the highest Florida County per capita covid cases in the last week…eek!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 04:23 PM

23. Yeah, it's real red there.

We have a saying down here...the more North you go in FL, the more South you go.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 01:24 PM

5. Mayo mandates Vaccines snd Masks at their facilities..

Was this a Mayo Rehab facility? All employees of Mayo have to follow these mandates.

So sorry for your dad to be treated this way. Mayo here in Rochester would not tolerate such carelessness.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 01:27 PM

7. Unfortunately after we left Mayo Clinic we had to go to an non-affiliated

rehab center.

There was not a mandate at Mayo Clinic on August 4th when we arrived because on the 5th or 6th of this month I shamed a nurse into getting the vaccine one morning. That afternoon they came in and showed me their arm with bandaid. Hopefully since then They mandated the vaccine.

This was Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 02:33 PM

9. I'd still ask to see the card...

A healthcare worker who has to be “shamed” into doing the logical/scientific/healthy thing probably wouldn’t be above lying.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 03:45 PM

16. There are a few offshoots of mayo and even those who claim to be affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

But they are nothing like the original, real, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Sending best wishes to the o p.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 01:26 PM

6. 🤞🏽

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Response to blm (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 01:29 PM

8. Thank you!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 02:38 PM

10. Trying times! Good luck to your dad & you. 🤞

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 02:54 PM

11. Thank you, I appreciate the kind wishes

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 03:05 PM

12. You would think the employees would have it down pat by now.

That is if they have been wearing their masks long enough. You MASK UP when you are near people and want to talk to them and can take off the mask when alone again or outside. They must have been living on a cloud for the past 18 months. They wouldn't even have had to bother with that if they had gotten their vaccinations months ago!! They don't want to be criticized because they're "not sure the vaccine is safe." All these people who don't want to be judged have never had trouble judging other people before.

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Response to halfulglas (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 03:08 PM

13. Yeah, I added something in my rant about getting medical advice from Facebook and Fox News instead

of their doctor.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 03:47 PM

17. Welcome to deathsantis' new Florida.



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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 03:19 PM

14. Stay safe, MLAA.

I hope your dad improves rapidly so you both can get on that plane and fly home.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 06:03 PM

34. Thank you, sheshe2.

Just finished another good day with dad!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #34)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 06:22 PM

35. Hearts to you and dad.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 03:29 PM

15. Wow, you're a Ninja!

Sounds like it's scary, but going well so far.



Good luck my friend!

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #15)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 06:02 PM

33. That does look just like me, only I'm only 5 feet tall 😜

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 03:48 PM

18. I hate to tell you, but AZ has a lower vaccination rate than FL

Coconino, Apache and Navajo counties are good and Pima's OK, but the middle of the state really sucks for vaccination.

There's an outbreak there but it's not terrible yet. I don't hold out any hope your governor's any smarter than De Satan, but at lasst he's not issuing royal proclamations about masks.

LA is still the hardest hit state and they're not getting the vax, either. People in FL started to wake up a little, probably because their idiot governor got most of the publicity for his temper tantrums. Unfortunately, the northern part pf tje state is still the deep south, and you can't fix stupid combined with ornery and the folks in Liberty, Dixie and Columbia counties would rather die like true rebels than get that damn yankee vaccine.

(Yeah, I've been there)

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Response to Warpy (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 05:55 PM

27. Thankfully I live in Blue Pima County 🙂

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 03:52 PM

19. Be well and stay safe.

Things aren't that much better in Iowa, though I live in Iowa City, the most vaccinated city in the state, though students are coming back to the University of Iowa this week to spread whatever it is they've been getting in their small towns around the state. And our university won't mandate masks. Hell, even as a faculty member, I'm disallowed to even suggest that students should be vaccinated. If I'm asked, I'm supposed to defer the question. I may tell them that I'm vaccinated, but only if asked.

Oy.

FWIW, Lake City, Florida has a population about the same as Iowa City — 70,000. Iowa City is the fifth-largest city in the state, not a small town. If Lake City were in Nebraska, it would be the third-largest city in the state. Lake City would be the largest city in Wyoming.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #19)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 05:58 PM

29. Wow, thanks for the perspective. Funny to think in those states

Lake City would be considered the big city!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 03:55 PM

20. You're doing a great job in supporting your dad. And...

you have the right mind-set to keep yourself safe, and to help to keep your dad safe.

I was a caretaker for my mom for several years, and her advocate when she went into a nursing home. I visited her nearly every day in the nursing home. I conversed with the staff frequently, got to know them, and made them completely aware of what my expectations were concerning my mom's care. I had a firm discussion with a doctor there who really really messed up with treating my mother. I wasn't rude with the doctor, and I was not threatening, but the doctor "coded" me. Right before security arrived and hauled my ass out of there, I looked at the doctor and said "Make sure this doesn't happen again, because I have recourse just like you have recourse. You don't want me to elevate this to the State, do you"? Her care was fine after that.

I admire how you are handling this.

Keep on keeping on... you're going to be OK. Best wishes to both you and your dad.

I don't ride on elevators anymore either.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #20)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 05:58 PM

30. Thank you Lucky Charms.

I appreciate your kind words and I get a lot of joy and laughs from your posts!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 04:04 PM

21. Hopefully you & dad got the Moderna vax - it's highly effective against Delta.

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Response to Native (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 04:33 PM

24. Just tested a guy positive with Moderna 45 minutes ago.

Last edited Mon Aug 16, 2021, 06:08 PM - Edit history (1)

Not seeing much difference between Pfizer and Moderna

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Response to Native (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 06:36 PM

37. Uh huh. Dr. Gupta's smiling face is always welcome. What I see

is an article that ends with bottom line:

"Tests of Pfizer's and Johnson & Johnson's vaccines also indicate they provide at least six months of immunity, and likely longer."

Dr. Gupta will be the first to explain to anyone that a single study of any kind doesn't mean much until you have more to back it up. I'll be surprised if there is any statistically significant difference between the two mRNA vaccines when more complete and relevant data comes in.


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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #37)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 07:08 PM

38. When you consider that the dosage of the Moderna vax is three times that of the Pfizer and

that Israel is showing that a 3rd shot of the Pfizer vax increases protection by 250%, I'd be surprised if there isn't a statistical difference.

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Response to Native (Reply #38)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 09:40 PM

42. That's not at all what the study shows and again,

one study.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #42)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 09:43 PM

43. I know. That's info from other sources.

Just throwing that out there. Gah.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #24)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 06:01 PM

32. I just had my second negative test. The quick one where they swirl the swab around both

nostrils and wait 15 mins. I have to have it twice a week to be able to be inside with Dad. I have no issue following the rules.

Bummer the guy you tested was positive, hope he was vaccinated.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #32)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 06:24 PM

36. He was vaccinated with Moderna, so, as with any of the vaccines

it's most likely he'll be fine.


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Response to Native (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 05:56 PM

28. Yes, thankfully as did I and my husband 🙂

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 04:12 PM

22. 🤞🤞

And healing vibes sent for you dad.

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Response to Heartstrings (Reply #22)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 05:59 PM

31. Appreciate it!

So far so good.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 04:37 PM

25. Tell the rehab you don't want anyone unvaxed near your dad

That’s what I’ve been doing with my own care.


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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #25)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 07:12 PM

40. Right on!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 07:11 PM

39. You take care

It's a mess here these days - numbers are up again

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Response to malaise (Reply #39)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 07:13 PM

41. I'm being super careful! You do the same,

you are a DU treasure and we can afford to have you out of commission for a couple of weeks!

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