daily COVID sitrep where you are

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Ever (Zombiepreparation)

This thread is for your own COVID sitrep where you are in your own part of the world: What you're seeing, what you're experiencing, how you & yours are doing, offering support to & being supported by this community of ufozs-ers.











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sheddi

Great to see you here, and to see this thread again!

Things are pretty quiet here in the UK. I'll give a better sitrep this evening once I've got time to pull info together.

RoneKiln

Last week I drove from my far NW corner of the continental US to Billing MT. The moment I got east of the Cascades it was as if COVID never happened. Nobody had masks, and "Help Wanted" signs were EVERYWHERE. All my family in Billings were vaccinated months ago and they were highly skeptical of my claims that many people in my area are still waiting for the vaccine. Other than a vague awareness India is struggling, they think it's been over for months. They're far more concerned with the wave of urbanite immigrants driving up the property values beyond what the region's economy can sustain.

As soon as I got back to the western side of the Cascades everyone was wearing masks again.

Our entertainment and indoor fitness industries are barely open with very limited numbers allowed to enter, but otherwise life seems pretty normal now.

I'm curious if dance venues will ever open again. The idea seems so foreign now.
"Seriously the most dangerous thing you are likely to do is to put salt on a Big Mac right before you eat it and to climb into your car."
--Raptor

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Ever (Zombiepreparation)

Quote from: RoneKiln on June 09, 2021, 10:59:41 PM
Last week I drove from my far NW corner of the continental US to Billing MT. The moment I got east of the Cascades it was as if COVID never happened. Nobody had masks, and "Help Wanted" signs were EVERYWHERE. All my family in Billings were vaccinated months ago and they were highly skeptical of my claims that many people in my area are still waiting for the vaccine. Other than a vague awareness India is struggling, they think it's been over for months. They're far more concerned with the wave of urbanite immigrants driving up the property values beyond what the region's economy can sustain.

As soon as I got back to the western side of the Cascades everyone was wearing masks again.

Our entertainment and indoor fitness industries are barely open with very limited numbers allowed to enter, but otherwise life seems pretty normal now.

I'm curious if dance venues will ever open again. The idea seems so foreign now.
Thanks for this picture of pandemic life in different regions from mine. While I intellectually understand different places 'are' in different stages I still didn't quite get it.

Your post brought it home for me.

RoneKiln

#5
Quote from: NT2C on June 09, 2021, 11:11:02 PM
Quote from: RoneKiln on June 09, 2021, 10:59:41 PM
I'm curious if dance venues will ever open again. The idea seems so foreign now.



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"Seriously the most dangerous thing you are likely to do is to put salt on a Big Mac right before you eat it and to climb into your car."
--Raptor

Ever (Zombiepreparation)

Wednesday June 9, 2021
Kansas
My county

(14 day rolling average)
- ↘ Average daily case count. 1.07
- ↗ Average positive rate. .7%
- ↘ Current active cases. 108
- Current hospitalized. 0
- ↗ Total deceased 88
- ⬇ Incidence rate per 100,000. . . 12.47

wee drop o bush

NI has a reasonably good uptake of Covid19 vaccinations, we've been able to book vaccinations online or by phone as soon as our age band was applicable. As a result our Covid19 rates aren't too bad.   
In March I was called in to get an Astra Zeneca vaccine by my GP as I have asthma. It does look like the positive test rate is increasing but, as yet Covid19 hospital beds are remaking low, with no ICU beds needed.
2020 Bingo was interesting.
Quote from: flybynightThat's pretty hardcore. Marry a guy, just so he buys you a gun.

MPMalloy

Quote from: RoneKiln on June 09, 2021, 10:59:41 PMThe moment I got east of the Cascades it was as if COVID never happened. Nobody had masks, and "Help Wanted" signs were EVERYWHERE. All my family in Billings were vaccinated months ago and they were highly skeptical of my claims that many people in my area are still waiting for the vaccine. Other than a vague awareness India is struggling, they think it's been over for months. They're far more concerned with the wave of urbanite immigrants driving up the property values beyond what the region's economy can sustain.
For some reason, this appears so peaceful & relaxed.

Wow

MPMalloy

Quote from: wee drop o bush on June 15, 2021, 03:11:24 PMNI has a reasonably good uptake of Covid19 vaccinations, we've been able to book vaccinations online or by phone as soon as our age band was applicable. As a result our Covid19 rates aren't too bad.   In March I was called in to get an Astra Zeneca vaccine by my GP as I have asthma. It does look like the positive test rate is increasing but, as yet Covid19 hospital beds are remaking low, with no ICU beds needed.
Wee!!! :D

You made it! :awesome:

Lambykins

Currently, no mask mandate here.
A few deaths while it was going on last year, but most were 75+, so, any illness could have taken them off.
I know probably a couple dozen people that had Covid. All recovered well, with the exception of a young (20 yr old) named Dylan who still hasn't fully recovered his sense of smell 3 months later.
Vaccination rates here are high.
If you see someone wearing a mask, they fall into one of the following categories:
1) Health care worker. From LNAs to unit secretaries, to aides for the elderly, etc up to RNs and a few doctors. (most Dr.s here don't wear masks when out and about)
2) People who have gotten their FIRST shot but not their second shot. For some reason it is recommended they wear a mask after their first shot until they get their second one.
3) Elderly or otherwise medically vulnerable.

Social distancing still pretty much the norm.
Restaurants are open and busy.
Tourists that couldn't come up last year came up this year and brought ALL their family and friends.


Help wanted signs everywhere. Even at our store.
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wee drop o bush

The daily Covid19 figures are (relatively) bad here today. The UK total is 11,000+ which is a 49% increase on this day last week. Here in Northern Ireland we have 179 new cases. There is going to be surge testing for the Delta Variant in my local area. The ROI hasn't yet released it's daily figures.
I'm now fully vaccinated so I feel a bit safer, thankfully.
2020 Bingo was interesting.
Quote from: flybynightThat's pretty hardcore. Marry a guy, just so he buys you a gun.

EBuff75

Quote from: wee drop o bush on June 17, 2021, 10:56:36 AM
I'm now fully vaccinated so I feel a bit safer, thankfully.
My parents said that they were surprised at how much getting vaccinated reduced their anxiety.  They hadn't really thought that they were stressed out all that much, but once the shots were done, they felt much better / more confident that they were safer as a result.
Information - it's all a battle for information. You have to know what's happening if you're going to do anything about it. - Tom Clancy, Patriot Games

wee drop o bush

Quote from: EBuff75 on June 17, 2021, 11:03:31 AM
Quote from: wee drop o bush on June 17, 2021, 10:56:36 AM
I'm now fully vaccinated so I feel a bit safer, thankfully.
My parents said that they were surprised at how much getting vaccinated reduced their anxiety.  They hadn't really thought that they were stressed out all that much, but once the shots were done, they felt much better / more confident that they were safer as a result.
Me too, I had to shield at home due to my asthma. Then my father died of Covid19 this January last, so I'm aware of how deadly it can be.
2020 Bingo was interesting.
Quote from: flybynightThat's pretty hardcore. Marry a guy, just so he buys you a gun.

Ever (Zombiepreparation)

Quote from: wee drop o bush on June 17, 2021, 06:39:48 PM
Quote from: EBuff75 on June 17, 2021, 11:03:31 AM
Quote from: wee drop o bush on June 17, 2021, 10:56:36 AM
I'm now fully vaccinated so I feel a bit safer, thankfully.
My parents said that they were surprised at how much getting vaccinated reduced their anxiety.  They hadn't really thought that they were stressed out all that much, but once the shots were done, they felt much better / more confident that they were safer as a result.
Me too, I had to shield at home due to my asthma. Then my father died of Covid19 this January last, so I'm aware of how deadly it can be.

I am so sorry for your loss. Like you, I have lost family members to this virus.But neither were immediate family, and while my grief was like yours in that it slammed home the deadliness of this pandemic, I can only imagine what it might be like to have lost a parent to it.

I am so sorry for your loss, @wee drop o bush.

Halfapint

Quote from: wee drop o bush on June 17, 2021, 06:39:48 PM
Me too, I had to shield at home due to my asthma. Then my father died of Covid19 this January last, so I'm aware of how deadly it can be.

Damn I'm sorry to hear that. I personally didn't lose anyone I was close to. Acquaintances I lose a few and friends of friends a few dozen.

I recently heard King County, WAs largest was the first in the nation to hit 70% vax rate. That's kind of exciting, Seattle was the first city in the country to hit that rate. My county is lagging behind even though we are directly to the south. There's a lot of rural areas that are a bit hesitant. And WA although being the first reported case, and initially getting hit hard, really shrugged off the pandemic.
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Ever (Zombiepreparation)

#16
I'm concerned about the laissez-faire attitude my national stats seem to be evoking right now.

Our nat'l deaths and cases per day have definitely nose dived 90+% since the winter. But our national situation is ueven. [edited for correction>>]
RoneKiln spoke of driving from 'here' to 'there' and it was like different worlds with this virus.

For example, the state two states south mine has rolling average of newly confirmed infections that has climbed from just under 1,000 per day on May 31 to nearly 2,000 this week. That's a big jump for just 18 days.

And the state just an hour away to the east is seeing a big rise in cases and hospitalizations as tourists eager to get out after being cooped up for a year flocked there.

Their health officials report more than 200 people were hospitalized with the virus in their tourist area. Which is nearly double the number at the start of May, with the number of patients in intensive care units in the region tripling.

That's concerning.

My country topped the 6000,000 confirmed COVID deaths mark last Tuesday.

Juneteenth was today, Father's Day is in two days, July 4th in seventeen days. Three big gathering days. With the most transmissible variant known thus far, Delta, spreading fast.

This is concerning to me.

Although my own county just passed 50% vaccinated and has fared better than others, our 14 day rolling average seems stalled, even ticking upward sometimes.

In my apartment building, housed with way over a hundred at risk people, 30% of whom chose a pass with vaccination, and except for a small segment of us, this virus is now considered to be over, entirely in the past, irrelevant.


ROTFLOL

RoneKiln

Quote from: Ever (Zombiepreparation) on June 19, 2021, 12:47:22 AM
I'm concerned about the laissez-faire attitude my national stats seem to be evoking right now.

Our nat'l deaths and cases per day have definitely nose dived 90+% since the winter. But our national situation is ueven. [edited for correction>>]
RoneKiln spoke of driving from 'here' to 'there' and it was like different worlds with this virus.

*snip*

I don't disagree, but at the moment I am even more concerned with the impacts caused by my country's response to the pandemic. Right now I have far more friends going to funerals for suicide than for all other causes combined. I am seeing issues with drug use among friends and acquaintances I never imagined to see that be an issue with. A really close friend had to be taken to the emergency room last night due to a mental breakdown.

I don't say this to argue precautions shouldn't be taken, and I believe all our leaders were in a very bad position last year and did the best they knew how. I'm not leveling criticism at anyone. I do honestly think the secondary and tertiary damage from this pandemic will be far worse, and not nearly as visible, as the upfront impact from the virus.

I don't think I lost anyone important to me from either COVID or suicide yet. But I'm not on social media anymore either, and all my friends just assume everyone hears everything there. So I could have some heavy hitting surprises coming.

I don't blame people for getting out and trying to find a sense of normalcy and joy. I think not doing so will prove more dangerous to many people.

That said, I think people could still get out and be much smarter about doing so.
"Seriously the most dangerous thing you are likely to do is to put salt on a Big Mac right before you eat it and to climb into your car."
--Raptor

Ever (Zombiepreparation)

#18
Quote from: RoneKiln on June 19, 2021, 08:17:49 PM
Quote from: Ever (Zombiepreparation) on June 19, 2021, 12:47:22 AM
I'm concerned about the laissez-faire attitude my national stats seem to be evoking right now.

*snip*

I don't disagree, but at the moment I am even more concerned with the impacts caused by my country's response to the pandemic. Right now I have far more friends going to funerals for suicide than for all other causes combined. I am seeing issues with drug use among friends and acquaintances I never imagined to see that be an issue with. A really close friend had to be taken to the emergency room last night due to a mental breakdown.

<snip>

I do honestly think the secondary and tertiary damage from this pandemic will be far worse, and not nearly as visible, as the upfront impact from the virus.

<snip>

I don't blame people for getting out and trying to find a sense of normalcy and joy. I think not doing so will prove more dangerous to many people.

Yeah. I appear to be exhibiting the effects of extended trauma from this pandemic year and a half. Being ill from childhood developed a heightened awareness personal health danger anyway. Then raising the health stakes so much higher for over a year, self isolating for many months because it was in the building, then combined with the having skill for & deriving pleasure in ferreting out current best available medical data... I'm finding that on this end of the pandemic, now totally vaccinated, and overly informed... I'm struggling. Not Even the same thing, but in a very distant sense related to serving in some way in a volatile and unsafe area, then being released.

And that can be a tricky time now that you're in relative peace & safety trying to unwind those heightened defense and survival skills that helped keep you safe, alive.


Fortunately for me in Feb of 2020 I was proactive in reconnecting with a therapist I knew, for the duration, because I had an inkling of the toll this could have on people. Didn't necessarily know what the toll might entail


In my earliest researching I detected what would eventually be recognize by the medical community as Long Hauler Syndrome. I took the data to my therapist, who took it to her community, who spread it to their networked wider community and became the needed first responders to those as yet unrecognized people while the medical community, that was busy beyond belief, was catching up to be able to start recognizing and caring for them. Setting up telecounseling for the nurses. The trama there is horrendous. Many of them will be the invisible walking wounded.


I completely agree that me/others getting out to embrace a better sense of normalcy and joy has just got to happen now for our well-being.  😄 I tried a wee bit of that last weekend. With a mask of course but relaxing my guard re social distancing. Such a good day.

Caught something that had me in bed for several days with a fever and respiratory infection. Just now beginning to feel like I'm getting better.

Am back to being skittish again, awareness heightened again, self defense mode.

😂





Ever (Zombiepreparation)

Monday June 21, 2021
Kansas
My county

(14 day rolling average)
- ↗ Average daily case count. 1.57
- ↗ Average positive rate. .8%
- ↘ Current active cases. 46
- ↗ Current hospitalized. 2
- ↔ Total deceased 88
- ⬆ Incidence rate per 100,000. . . 18.29

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