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AxelWolf
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November 24th, 2020 at 8:04:37 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Why? After months of claiming you don't care if you live or die, you now have a chance to show it. Why let a silly little thing like them having the virus affect your plans. You are going to die eventually. Why allow a pandemic to change your lifestyle?

He doesn't want to bring it back to his wife. I thought he made that clear.

He may not care if he lives or dies, but others do, including myself. I hope you care as well.
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November 24th, 2020 at 8:10:20 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

You are correct, I am not concerned about myself. My sister and niece are now quarantined so we would not be exposed to them. The question is has it already been transmitted to my 85 year old parents. Wth my parents age and health conditions it was assumed that this would be the last time that we would all be able to get together. I am taking the cowardly way out. If my other sister and her family still go then I will go. The hard part is the timing of this just coming up this morning and we all have flights scheduled for tomorrow.

While i don't share your casual* approach to infection, I can see the value in what might be an end of life visit. Like yourself, I have immune suppressed immediate family and very elderly family member, neither of which would survive infection. For that reason, we long ago collectively agreed that none of us would risk bringing the infection home. So I have shielded myself even though I'm personally less at risk. No physical Christmas get-togethers planned.

Maybe, in your case, I'd weigh up and compare the value of missing your parent's last Thanksgiving compared to potentially killing your relatively younger wife. I see no contradiction in weighing up values objectively against your own scale.

If it were me, I'd consider the best of both worlds... Make the visit, but isolate yourself from the wife for about a week upon your return as a courtesy to her.

But then I'm suggesting the kind of compromise that you previously eschewed. Oh hum. Your call.

*Not being deliberately judgemental. And when you mention takng a cowardly route: I see no issue with that.
Take care out there. Spare a thought for the newly poor who were happy in their world just a few days ago, but whose whole way of life just collapsed..
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November 24th, 2020 at 8:15:58 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Why? After months of claiming you don't care if you live or die, you now have a chance to show it. Why let a silly little thing like them having the virus affect your plans. You are going to die eventually. Why allow a pandemic to change your lifestyle?



Did you read even read the posts?
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November 24th, 2020 at 8:35:09 AM permalink
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Did you read even read the posts?




There are posts?
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November 24th, 2020 at 8:40:58 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

There are posts?

LOL. Lots.
I think it's fair to say that DRich has posted some opinions about not letting fear of coronavirus disrupt his life. I suspect Billryan is challenging some slight contradictions in DRiches latter posts.
Seems like reasonable conversation to me.

Anyway... Good luck to DRich and his family whatever course they take.
Take care out there. Spare a thought for the newly poor who were happy in their world just a few days ago, but whose whole way of life just collapsed..
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November 26th, 2020 at 1:28:55 PM permalink
Just downloaded the Nevada covid trace app
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November 28th, 2020 at 5:00:43 AM permalink
ChumpChange said:"I'm still coughing 17 years after SARS, so I have to take Advair 250/50 twice a day. I've got a year's supply saved up. If I stop taking it I'll be coughing like I was dying of COVID-19 within a week or two. Small particulates get to me: soot blowing down the street, steam from my chicken noodle soup, not even gonna speculate about bong smoke but the cough is the same."


Catching up on this thread, and about 9 days behind.... but can you elaborate on this?

Strange things initiate a coughing fit for me: namely burning skin- chicken, sausage, etc- once the skin starts to char I hack uncontrollably... including any mixture involving bleach. Steak not so much- can char a steak without missing a beat. Yet a batch of wings and I am hacking almost to puking (sorry for the imagery there)

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