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Safety concerns in a road trip - what are you doing differently?

Old Jun 27th, 2020, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by capecod73

During the trip, as we do at home, we wore masks and social distanced. We washed our hands religiously. But for us, after having a few months of data, we are not concerned about our teens or either of us if we get COVID. We are concerned about our relatives over 70, our immune compromised friends, etc. So we are in a quarantine for those folks for the next 10-14 days now that we've returned home. But based on our health and ages we were not afraid to travel.!
I'm glad you are OK, but I wouldn't be so cavalier about being OK with getting COVID because of your age. I personally know a 26 year old fitness trainer who is on a respirator because of the virus. My nephew's best friend is 38 and is also on a respirator. There are many other serious cases of the virus in otherwise healthy people in the younger age ranges. I know the virus is usually more serious in older people, but please don't give people the idea they are safe from serous illness because they are young.
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Old Jun 27th, 2020, 09:03 AM
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Use caution around younger people, they are the new "super spreaders" and less likely to be observing the protocols such as face masks and social distancing.
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Old Jun 27th, 2020, 10:42 AM
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If you are following the story of Broadway actor Nick Cordero (age 41), you'll understand that age can be irrelevant. Cordero has been hospitalized for Covid for nearly 90 days, has lost a leg to blood clots, has received a stem cell transplant, and would benefit from a lung transplant (if they thought he could survive the surgery). Cordero had no pre-existing medical conditions.

People who survive Covid face the potential of changes to several organs that could be permanent. Kidneys, heart, liver, lungs, brain, vascular system...


To not be concerned about getting Covid at any age is just nuts.
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Old Jun 27th, 2020, 03:50 PM
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Our daughter just told me today of a college friend of hers (they are late 20's) who does ironman's etc, so very fit, and also had been very careful regarding Covid. Well, turns out she has been I the hospital for the last 3 months with it. She hesitated to post that one social media, but finally did just to show people that nobody is immune to this. She is thankfully trying to educate people.

I agree, it is crazy to not be concerned about getting Covid.
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Old Jun 28th, 2020, 10:29 AM
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Again, my husband has spent months on the front line of this. Now that we have data, in a state that was top 5 (not an award anyone wants) in Covid cases, we focus on hospitalization rates out of infected individuals as well as death rates.

Comorbidities are consistent amongst those under 60 who become hospitalized. I understand the general public does not get this info, which is why I'm not going to sit here and list the most common. I think it's a disservice to the general public to not release that info and people should be pushing their state governments to release that info. Please note - being healthy as in, working out, has nothing to do with the comorbidities that are commonly seen with those who end up hospitalized.

So no, based on our personal health issues and medications we are not a family concerned about the implication of getting covid. We are in a self-imposed quarantine after returning from our trip because we don't want to spread to others who are more susceptible. We are also, as I stated before, people who wear masks and wash our hands religiously.

The original question was what are you doing differently, which was the focus of my original answer.

Again, stay safe.
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Old Jun 28th, 2020, 11:17 AM
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Why would I purchase produce that I had not personally inspected?

Ummmm, yes, exactly what I thought also. But after having my knuckles rapped, the market lady pointed to an apricot and I said "okay". It was the single worst apricaot I've ever had. We found the same thing in clothes stores--let the salesperson hold it out for you. I finally did ask in paris if I could hold a handbag and was told yes.
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