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Yikes.

https://mtstandard.com/news/lo...87-30658e2e8cbe.html

The Butte-Silver Bow Health Department on Wednesday issued a new request to the community: Even with mild COVID-19 symptoms, don’t get tested. Stay home.

The health department asked those in close contact with the mildly symptomatic to stay home, too.

“The paradigm has shifted in our community,” Butte-Silver Bow Health Officer Karen Sullivan said. “It’s come to a point where we’re telling the community that the infrastructure we’ve built is not capable of handling what we need to do in regard to testing. Hopefully this is a wake-up call to the community.”

The request comes as the Southwest Montana Community Health Center, responsible for testing in the county, faces a staff shortage after 20 staff members tested positive over the last week.


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Around here they've been asking people not to get tested just so they can have holidays together. The lines for testing are unreal.

Yours is way scarier though.

And in Minnesota...

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More than 900 Mayo Clinic staff in Minnesota and Wisconsin have contracted COVID-19 in the past two weeks.

According to Dr. Amy Williams, Executive Dean for Practice at Mayo, 93% of the cases are due to community spread. The other 7% are getting the virus at work, but not from the patients. Instead, staff contract it when they “let their guard down” in the break room or the cafeteria when they eat or take off their mask.

As a result of COVID cases and quarantines, the Mayo health system is experiencing a staff shortage of 1,500 people. This impacts sites in Rochester in addition to locations in greater Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,981 Mayo employees have been diagnosed with the disease. The 905 additional cases in the past two weeks make up 30% of the total.

“There are three things you need to take care of any patient, but especially a patient with COVID-19 because they need very specialized care. You need space, supplies, and staff,” said Williams. “What we are worried about is staff, because we see our staff being exposed and getting COVID-19, mostly in the community.”


https://minnesota.cbslocal.com...-covid-in-two-weeks/


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Yikes Eeker !


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That seems to be the real temptation now... Something like "I've been safe and I believe you've been safe so we can just hang out for a while..." Such a recipe for disaster!


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I was planning to get tested a few days before heading west in December, just to be sure, and to have a document for anyone in NM who wants to keep me cooped up for 14 days. The test scarcity might derail that plan.
 
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That seems to be the real temptation now... Something like "I've been safe and I believe you've been safe so we can just hang out for a while..." Such a recipe for disaster!


No kidding.

Arne Duncan (former Secretary of Education under Obama) and his entire family got COVID recently. He tweeted this a few days ago:

https://twitter.com/arneduncan.../1328050018004193280

As careful as I am, it was a real jolt to read that. It's *waaaay* easier to catch this than you might think.


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Time for better masks if you are concerned! Notice the fit - if you feel you are breathing AROUND the mask, rather than through it, the material can't filter. While I am heartened by near-universal mask-wearing in the city, (even outside) the fit on so many people is obviously sloppy.

Initially, PPE were in such short supply that it was recommended that everyone make cloth substitutes. Now it is pretty easy to find level 3 surgical masks or KN95 of a few styles to find the one that fits your face the best. It took some tries, but I was able to find ones that work with glasses.

My go-to supplier through the pandemic has been primo dental online.


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Shortly after getting my flu shot, I got some sniffles and congestion - thought it best to get a test - but alas - even with "symptoms" - was asked if I had contact with someone with Covid - and refused a test. I probably could have found a place - after trying 6 locations - but I gave up trying.
 
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Did the sniffles go away?

You probably had it ... Wink
 
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I was planning to get tested a few days before heading west in December, just to be sure, and to have a document for anyone in NM who wants to keep me cooped up for 14 days. The test scarcity might derail that plan.


Have been through New Mexico twice since August. Stayed at a La Quinta in Albuquerque. No quarantine was mentioned.
Stayed in Taos and Truth or Consequences in October going south.
There were plexiglass shields and masks on everyone at the Old Pueblo Inn in Taos. Check in was online only.
Restrictions were only mentioned at the Comfort Inn in Truth or Consequences. We were told that once we checked in we could not leave the room. I walked the dog. We had a pizza delivered.


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Just saw on the local news that a grocery store chain is offering a 15 minute antibody test for $25.

https://wgntv.com/news/coronav...id-antibody-testing/

FAQs at Mariano's:

https://www.marianos.com/health/pharmacy/covid-care


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Well, North Dakota is likely to get to herd immunity before any vaccine is available ...

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Originally posted by rontuner:
That seems to be the real temptation now... Something like "I've been safe and I believe you've been safe so we can just hang out for a while..." Such a recipe for disaster!


No kidding.

Arne Duncan (former Secretary of Education under Obama) and his entire family got COVID recently. He tweeted this a few days ago:

https://twitter.com/arneduncan.../1328050018004193280

As careful as I am, it was a real jolt to read that. It's *waaaay* easier to catch this than you might think.


Holy he!!.

I've been inside Trader Joe's a couple of times, Target a couple of times, both during early morning "senior" hours, and now I wonder if even that is too much contact with the world.
 
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