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    Alison and Bill Brundage
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  1. My take is they are inert teeeeny pieces of blob with DNA material that comes ALIVE when they enter the host cell...be it bat or human. It has to be stopped from replicating or it takes over the host. Its the patients immune system in battle . Total systemic sepsis killed many with the virus in Italy. The virus had overwhelmed the patient's immune system...made it so weak the patient was then open for any bacterial infection...an example Klebsiella Pneumonia a common pneumonia that is contagious. You get both rolling in a community you are dead in the water. Lombardy Italy...that was their story. This is serous business stuff here Bud Panama and its citizens are amazingly compliant to my eye. This will buy it time. Some people are recovering...some developing immunity of their own as they recover from low level infection. Eventually I believe the world's best scientists and docs will find a breakthrough. The entire planet depends on that happening. I have enormous hope for Panama.....and Boquete. Meanwhile I am sure loving it here. Us gals had the entire town to ourselves today !!!!!!!!!!!! :-) Tomorrow I trust my husband will do as I told him without me being there to nag him .....
  2. Today 4/1/20 Robert Davey, Virologist ,Boston University announced a HUGE breakthrough ! Just last week a mode of actually visualizing this virus by a "form of dye/revelation " of some sort has happened !. Now this COVID-19 can be seen on culture and the program of finding a drug that stops virus growth is in place. The plan is not a vaccine but a medication..( Like an antibiotic only an anti virus pill.) That's my take on his explanation I saw on the news today. Interview with the virologist gentleman. Humm interesting. Like painting the cabs yellow...now we can see them ! Might be a good thing !!!!. Alison
  3. Check the date....what are they thinking? Are they in coma or something? Where the heck will THAT $$$$$$$$$ come from after this plague is played out. Hard to believe I am reading this
  4. Tragic. The sad thing is this is a doctor who thoroughly understood how to prevent disease,and protect from getting infected. Even fully knowing, (and as well trying hard to do what he knew was correct.) ..this well respected doctor died. The message to me personally is one of concern. The public are expected to practice "as if" they were seasoned docs and nurses with regard to self protection and propagation of disease. There is a learning curve...it takes a desire to learn and then to put that into absolute practice every day. There must be mindfulness that what lurks here can kill somebody. Its unseen. It sure would be nice if they would let us KNOW where they are those viruses ( like painting all the cabs yellow...at least we can see them to get out of the way !) Be mindful....every time you leave the house. Every single correct thing you do with mind-fullness develops habits we will be living by for some time. DON"T TOUCH YOUR FACE WASH YOUR HANDS Alison, RN
  5. YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...great helps. IF we all can consider THE OUTSIDE ( and all things in it living inanimate) as DIRTY and the inside of things ( house, car, lungs) as CLEAN Never the twain should meet. ie: IF you touch something with virus with your gloves...they are DIRTY. Don't put that hand (gloved) on you face or mask or inside your car or purse....discard by carefully taking them off and place in a bag that contains dirty things ( plastic bag in your trunk) Then wash your hands. Alison,RN (like Brandy)
  6. I know, that got your attention, because it sure got mine !!!. https://www.sciencealert.com/virus Here is a little excerpt to wet your whistle .. .( not a politically correct expression these daze): A virus is genetic material contained within an organic particle that invades living cells and uses their host's metabolic processes to produce a new generation of viral particles. Are viruses alive? This is a question scientists continue to discuss as definitions of life and ecology change. Current thinking suggests viruses should be considered part of a complex living system, one that extends between all organisms. 'Virions' are the inactive particles that move through the environment, which we don't tend to think of as alive. Only once they're part of a cell do viruses take on living characteristics of their own, borrowing the host's biochemistry to reproduce. As such, it's more accurate to think of viruses as part of the continuum between chemistry and biology, one that isn't clearly divided into living and non-living.
  7. Under reported. "As if" this is a suggestion . We KNOW it's been a well orchestrated, professionally managed, progressive containment, begun quite early ... by government order under penalty of arrest for violation. News-lite
  8. Why not get crafty. Sew a mask with a pocket and slide in a square of vacuum cleaner bags...some of those bags are HEPA filters right? Toss the filter square after use Wash the cotton mask in chlorine IF we distance .(.. and now men and ladies' days) ...a bandanna (scarf) is better than nothing considering HAND TO FACE is the most common way transmission occurs ( apart from a sneeze in range) ....Its the things you touch and bring to your face. Bandanna does that job...right?
  9. Due to the current financial situation caused by the slowdown in the economy, the Government has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 50 years of age and above on early, mandatory retirement, thus creating jobs and reducing unemployment. This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early). Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to the Government to be considered for the SHAFT program (Special Help After Forced Termination). Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW program (System Covering Retired-Early Workers). A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as the Government deems appropriate. Persons who have been RAPED could get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependents & Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance). Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by the Government. Persons who are not RAPED and are staying on will receive as much **** (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. The Government has always prided its self on the amount of **** it gives our citizens. Should you feel that you do not receive enough ****, please bring this to the attention of your Local Representative, who has been trained to give you all the **** you can handle. Sincerely, The Senate committee on Economic Value of Individual Lives (E.V.I.L.)
  10. My husband ( who kicked and screamed against my harping, came home to report: " You wouldn't believe it. I saw a woman with mask and gloves on, come out of shopping. She took her mask off with her dirty gloved hands and put that mask inside her purse then took her gloves off and toss them on the car seat" My point is...he has developed an awareness, and as well habits. He's getting good at it. Now when he sees these things it makes an impact...and impression. He sees now what he was blind to 4 weeks ago. A month ago he didn't care, he didn't know and he was beginning to start filing for divorce with my harping. This is more than a 15 day gig. We have to develop habits that keep us alive until that vaccine comes on board. So the lady contaminated her mask if her gloves picked up virus on any surface during shopping. it was on the mask which she put inside her purse contaminating that. She contaminated the car seat with her dirty gloves. I do hope re-use of those was not her future agenda. It not being critical. Its developing habits and then you have awareness of others mistakes. IF we help each other we'll as a team get through this alive.
  11. Right here is a GREAT example of habit behavior you do without thinking. Ya gotta see this one ! VIDEO-2020-03-06-08-06-12.mp4
  12. DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE WITHOUT HAND WASHING...be mindful of habits OK so the wind is blowing, my hair is in my eyes and I have allergies and my nose is running. ( I am in my own back yard) I realize how MANY times I have touched my face...nose, eyes. LOTS. I have a habit. I rub my nose. I can not stop even though I try. Now at this point of the COVID infection , we must just cover the face. Pick: fancy mask, bandana... put something over your face. The masks move and are a potential for self infection if loose , mis-fitting or manipulated. TEE SHIRT STRIPS. This works real well and for short term use works fine according to what I had read in medical literature. Take a tee. cut the body across in 6-8 inch strips. Cut one end. So now you have a long 8 inch wide strip. Take that and place over nose and mouth and tie behind the head,. You can double the layer. Experiment. Keeps the hair outta the eyes and hand off your face. It is much better than a mask that is half on or manipulated ( I see that an awful lot) I saw a show yesterday . It was an interview with an ER doc in N.Y. That was the exact message he gave. "Chances are slim you will get this, IF you don't touch your face, frequent hand washing....stop smoking "( hand to mouth) Say it again: AVOID HAND TO FACE CONTACT WHEN OUT SHOPPING This is war.....we will win and have one helluvah party ! ALISON PLEASE PLEASE help others to learn how to handle this. IF you see something say something. I gave the "don't touch your face" speech more times than I can count to a man servicing the cash register at a busy store. Interesting because we were talking about the value of a mask. I told him what I just told you. In that time, he tweaked his nose with his finger at least 5 times. Each time Bill and I said in UNISION ......"Dont touch your face" ( he was NOT aware he was doing it..its a habit HE has an he's not aware he is doing it..like me) Next week we saw him using a mask. Alcohol and hand sanitizer is hard to find now. Put a wash cloth soaked in Clorox solution.inside ziplocks (.I doubt you need 100%...just a solution) Use that for your hands a/o surfaces. Pack a few...off ya go ! When you get home...take care of the hands...hand creme.
  13. I saw a LOT of cars outside MIDAS yesterday. Just a theory I have...but I suspect the "pass" is for Ag workers out in fields that need to plant and harvest the country's produce. I seriously doubt it's for yard work. But I'll have to say...I am impressed by his ingenuity. (something I'd do when I was young and full of mischief...now I'm just old and full of sh**)
  14. Yes Erin...I'm impressed. I mean I handed a doorman at the bank a $ gift for his family and he would not take it...."against the rules he said with a sorta sad look after he asked his boss through the window of the bank...". Everybody is so sweet and you know they are suffering big time.
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