Or just stay away from places where there are large groups of people jammed together, i.e. cities. Can't really social distance yourself when people are crammed together. Seems to me it's common sense that the best way to break the chain is to not put yourself in that situation.
Because the kits are being denied to those locations so they can be sent to the designated testing centers.So they say.
If so why are clinics being told they are on indefinite backorder?
Why can medical workers not get tested?
Any idea how rural much of Oklahoma is?
Some from the east central portion of Oklahoma posted their story of having been sent to north west Arkansas as a designated testing center. A good 2 hour drive.
I think it’s just a way to keep the numbers down.
Question in medical personal not being tested shouldn’t have been there, as we found out and my brain forgot to update. :grin2:Because the kits are being denied to those locations so they can be sent to the designated testing centers.
I guess I need to qualify what I am saying. The county I live in has under 27,000, with the largest town (also the county seat) having around 3,800, which is an hour away from me. FTR, my county does not have a testing center.
So yes...I understand rural counties, and the challenges they face, as I not only reside in one, but also assist 19 others with planning as about 70% of my day-to-day duties.
As for testing center locations, there are many rural counties in Tennessee that do not have testing centers, but a neighboring county (or two over for some) will have one.
ETA: As for no testing of medical personnel, I have no idea. That is a Department of Health question.
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How are children, the elderly and disabled supposed to rely on themselves for survival?
Keep asinging and as far as the cut bald men do it better.Well I just took stock of my provisions to ride this thing out: 28 bottles of assorted red and white wines, five bottles of Kentucky’s finest, three cases of Budweiser, plenty of paper towels, toilet paper, bottled water, and plenty of food. While all of this goes on, I plan to barbecue a bunch of baby backed ribs. Deliver some to friends and family, and return to my house and spend time as I have been playing the guitar and singing my favorite Merle Haggard tunes that drive my wife nuts....my favorite is “Let’s Chase Each Other Round The Room Tonight”.
Now if my wife can figure out how to cut my hair I will be in business. If this thing gets worse, I am Just going to buzz my head like a recruit.
@Ikaika your post on staying hydrated to preserve integrity of mucosal membranes:
When having whooping cough as a child I learned to keep a cloth or blanket over my nose while sleeping in cold winter months to soothe dry sinus, and still to this day do so even if visiting relatives who have central heat and air, because it dries out nose and throat.
It would seem for those who Are more prone to have difficulties keep membranes moist, wearing anything over ones face to preserve the moisture while in dry environments would help with inhibiting any virus whose preference is mucus membranes, even if what they used isn’t considered PPE.
Despite how hydrated I know folks whose membranes seem so thin they get nose bleeds in extremely dry environments.
Arm yourself with:
An in-home office (if possible)
Netflix, Hulu, etc subscription
You don’t need to arm yourself with:
Large quantities of toilet paper
Large quantities of canned soup
Guns and ammo
The enemy is a virus we are understanding more and more each day and not each (which I think we don’t understand).
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There is a "QUOTE" button at the bottom right of each post. Click that button. It will open the quoted post in an advance edit window. Then just add your text below the quoted post.OK I'm an idiot and have yet to figure out how to "quote" and add comment.
But my comment is would do/have all of this be OK ? IMHO is the smart thing to do.