That sadly seems to match what I’ve been hearing from people I know working in the medical system. I’m across the street from a Queens hospital, I wonder if it’s the same one. Best wishes to your friend, she’s doing difficult work in impossible circumstances and to say I’m grateful doesn’t even begin to cover it.And now it's personal. My friend who is doing her residency in Queens just got back to me (after a really long stint in seeing COVID patients). She says their hospital is decimated and they're running out of treatment options, and now she's concerned she may have contracted it. Getting tested tomorrow.
Yeah the problem has been the "run on the bank" this possible treatment has presented. There are stories of people taking that drug for it's intended purpose (like your wife's fellow arthritis sufferers, and lupus patients) whose prescriptions are about to run out but have been told by pharmacies that all the supplies are gone. Some were sent to NYC, but most were hoarded by doctors writing themselves and friends/families prescriptions when word first came out that it may have some effect in alleviating COVID-19 symptoms, word of which started circulating (and then was mentioned by the president in a briefing) a week or so ago.Huh... My wife has apparently already been taken hydroxychloroquine -- the drug being talked about for potential treatment of Covid-19 -- for her rheumatoid arthritis for some time now. I hadn't realized until just now while discussing a new article about supposedly successful treatment by a doctor here in NYC area -- I'll post the article in the other thread...
She's the only one in the household going out all that often for both essential (enough) work reasons and errands...
Have you not gone out to shop in a while, Rick, or is your state/city just now starting to issue stay at home orders? I only ask because that's basically been life in Los Angeles for the past 2 weeks. But yes, I agree, it's something that, if we're lucky, we won't have to see again (but likely will).Just did some Food shopping at Shop-Rite I was in and out. People wearing masks and gloves. Cashiers with plexiglass in front of them now. Something new. I never saw anything like this and I hope I Never see it again. Hope it Ends soon.Can't get a Haircut any more. Schools,Stores, Malls, & Libraries all Closed. : ( Terrible....... Life goes on, It's all we Healthy people can do.
I've only watched one, which I think was three weeks ago this coming Wednesday. It was 90 minutes long, and I was just floored that there was maybe 10-15 minutes of actual information sprinkled around in it, with the rest being completely unproductive or even damaging. Postulating, editorializing, so on. I probably need to stop there.So, I am listening only to people like Dr. Fauci and other medical professionals. I stopped listening to the Corona Virus daily briefings because they were awash in misinformation. Building fear or false hopes in people is a bad and likely dangerous thing to do.
How terrible or not terrible was it, for you? Initially you said it was maybe the worst “flu” you’ve had. Then I think you indicated that maybe it wasn’t quite that rough — but not easy, still.Today was my first day feeling meaningfully better. Worked a full day at home from 9:00 AM to around 7:30 PM.