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(The New York Times)   Some coronavirus survivors are now feeling shunned by relatives and friends and feel like outcasts. For some the 'relatives' part is a bonus   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2020-05-21 10:41:11 AM  
They Beat the Virus. Now They Feel Like Outcasts.

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2020-05-21 2:47:32 PM  
Look, it's simple. Practice social distancing and wash your hands. It's something so easy that even King Leopold of Belgium can do it.
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2020-05-21 2:52:33 PM  
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2020-05-21 2:54:35 PM  
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the sick teenager whose solace during his long illness was the thought of fishing with friends, only to have them ghost him when he recovered.
 
2020-05-21 2:56:34 PM  
It's like that weird uncle that comes by for Christmas. Sits in the corner, says nothing to no one.

It's him isn't'? He's got the covid-19?
 
2020-05-21 2:56:59 PM  
I once saw Andre 3000 at a restaurant.  He was wearing khakis and a plaid button down shirt that was tucked in.  The woman he was with just looked like a regular girl.  He basically looked nothing like what I thought a rapper out on the town would look like.  The waitress told me he went there all the time.  I didn't bother him.
 
2020-05-21 2:58:05 PM  
Well considering they probably have scarred lung tissue and will die of some secondary infection sooner than normal why get too close? See ya at the funeral, cousin.
 
2020-05-21 2:58:10 PM  
BURN THEM! BURN THEM AT THE STAKE!

KEEP THEM LOCKED AWAY!

COVER THEIR ASHES WITH CONCRETE!

how dare put others at risk for existing.
 
2020-05-21 3:01:15 PM  
flart blooger:

how dare put others at risk for existing.

I understand those words, but not in that order.
 
2020-05-21 3:12:10 PM  
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2020-05-21 3:14:14 PM  
Ate you still shedding virus? Drop by every Repuglican politician you can find for a handshake. Volunteer at their local HQ.
 
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2020-05-21 3:17:09 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I once saw Andre 3000 at a restaurant.  He was wearing khakis and a plaid button down shirt that was tucked in.  The woman he was with just looked like a regular girl.  He basically looked nothing like what I thought a rapper out on the town would look like.  The waitress told me he went there all the time.  I didn't bother him.


There was video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02cSc​5​a49LA
 
2020-05-21 3:19:26 PM  
The veterinarian who refused to treat a recovered woman's dog. The laundromat worker who jumped at seeing an elected official whose illness had been reported on the local news. The gardener who would not trim the hedges outside a recovered man's home. The neighbor who dropped off soup, and said not to bother returning the Tupperware it was in. And the sick teenager whose solace during his long illness was the thought of fishing with friends, only to have them ghost him when he recovered.

One of these things is not like the others.
 
2020-05-21 3:22:08 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I once saw Andre 3000 at a restaurant.  He was wearing khakis and a plaid button down shirt that was tucked in.  The woman he was with just looked like a regular girl.  He basically looked nothing like what I thought a rapper out on the town would look like.  The waitress told me he went there all the time.  I didn't bother him.


Username does not check out.
 
2020-05-21 3:24:27 PM  
Sorry Ms. Jackson.
 
2020-05-21 3:24:43 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I once saw Andre 3000 at a restaurant.  He was wearing khakis and a plaid button down shirt that was tucked in.  The woman he was with just looked like a regular girl.  He basically looked nothing like what I thought a rapper out on the town would look like.  The waitress told me he went there all the time.  I didn't bother him.


you're 1000 less than him, so keep to yourself.
 
2020-05-21 3:35:23 PM  
I am willing to bet there are thousands more who had it and have recovered and don't know due to most likely lack of testing in this country.
Or there are several as I know there family doctor is sure the test was either inaccurate or not taken properly and showed they did not have when they probably did.
 
2020-05-21 3:39:50 PM  

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the sick teenager whose solace during his long illness was the thought of fishing with friends, only to have them ghost him when he recovered.


So, standard teenager behavior.
 
2020-05-21 3:54:27 PM  
"The Experts" keep telling us they don't know if someone who has had it a) is immune and b) can no longer transmit it to others.

Ghost them all!!!!

/WoooOOoOoOOOoooooOOOoo
/Boo
 
2020-05-21 3:55:57 PM  
Well, I'm not gonna hang around someone so stupid they caught a hoax.
 
2020-05-21 3:57:22 PM  
This sounds familiar, I remember similar articles in the 80s/90s about people with HIV.
 
2020-05-21 4:00:14 PM  
Well, crisis acting is a shameful career choice.
 
2020-05-21 4:02:03 PM  
Poor Mrs. Eel has been in full Worried Mom WE'RE GONNA DIE mode for two months. It took four different professionals to explain to her satisfaction that that one idiot's "wash all your groceries with soap" video was dangerous bullshiat. She's not anti-vax or anything like that, but any reasonable assessment of risk has gone -poof- during this outbreak. Trump freestyling his way through press briefings doesn't help. His briefings often coincide with my return home from work, so she's already loaded for bear by the time I walk into the garage.

The number of cases in my town of about 21,000 has stayed unchanged at 9 for the past six weeks. The deaths in my region have been almost exclusively at nursing homes that were forced to take COVID patients by Golden Boy Andy. This phenomenon he now blames on the health department director he appointed. Wait, no, he's blaming Trump too. So I come home and my wife is raging at both Trump and Cuomo, because between the two of them and the click-whore media throwing fear at the wall. some of it sticks.

It's every time I come home from work, and I'm only working every other day in a mostly-empty office building, with no in-person meetings and no contact whatsoever with the general public. Home, work, home, and that's it.

I get the treatment even after I change out of my clothes in the garage and hustle off to the shower for a steam-cleaning. I was getting lectures about not rinsing out my sinuses until I showed her the guidance that indicates it doesn't do much of anything, other than maybe clear out some pollen. Still, at dinner I get "Can you please sit way down there at the end of the table?"

I made the mistake last night of telling her there's no prize for the person who prevents the most imaginary catastrophes.
 
2020-05-21 4:03:10 PM  
I wouldn't want neighbors stopping by to tell me they had COVID and don't anymore, unless they were an infectious disease specialist whose journal articles I respected. Call or leave a note. People are dumb, and prone to self-diagnosing diseases and recoveries based on symptoms, or misinterpreting test results.
 
2020-05-21 4:08:46 PM  

Gulper Eel: It took four different professionals to explain to her satisfaction that that one idiot's "wash all your groceries with soap" video was dangerous bullshiat.


Yeah, that seems to be the accepted ratio.

It takes four experts to counter one idiot.
 
2020-05-21 4:09:33 PM  
I survived it back in mid March. It was hell for a few weeks but I pulled through. I'm in my early 40s and have immune system issues. I likely picked it up in midtown Manhattan in early March before the shut down.

Since then I've been uninvited to upcoming several family events including a cousin's second wedding this fall and another cousin's bridal shower. Fine by me. Less money I have to spend on travel and gifts and less time I have to spend around people who didn't even bother to check in with me when I was sick.
 
2020-05-21 4:26:26 PM  

Gulper Eel: Poor Mrs. Eel has been in full Worried Mom WE'RE GONNA DIE mode for two months. It took four different professionals to explain to her satisfaction that that one idiot's "wash all your groceries with soap" video was dangerous bullshiat. She's not anti-vax or anything like that, but any reasonable assessment of risk has gone -poof- during this outbreak. Trump freestyling his way through press briefings doesn't help. His briefings often coincide with my return home from work, so she's already loaded for bear by the time I walk into the garage.

The number of cases in my town of about 21,000 has stayed unchanged at 9 for the past six weeks. The deaths in my region have been almost exclusively at nursing homes that were forced to take COVID patients by Golden Boy Andy. This phenomenon he now blames on the health department director he appointed. Wait, no, he's blaming Trump too. So I come home and my wife is raging at both Trump and Cuomo, because between the two of them and the click-whore media throwing fear at the wall. some of it sticks.

It's every time I come home from work, and I'm only working every other day in a mostly-empty office building, with no in-person meetings and no contact whatsoever with the general public. Home, work, home, and that's it.

I get the treatment even after I change out of my clothes in the garage and hustle off to the shower for a steam-cleaning. I was getting lectures about not rinsing out my sinuses until I showed her the guidance that indicates it doesn't do much of anything, other than maybe clear out some pollen. Still, at dinner I get "Can you please sit way down there at the end of the table?"

I made the mistake last night of telling her there's no prize for the person who prevents the most imaginary catastrophes.


before golden boy andy's "put em back in the nursing home" policy had gained traction, one of our local nursing homes had 79 out of 80 residents test positive for the rona. about a month ago. yesterday, now that the policy is big news, a nursing home just a few miles away from the first had 0 positive residents.

what a coinckie-dink.
 
2020-05-21 5:11:29 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Ate you still shedding virus? Drop by every Repuglican politician you can find for a handshake. Volunteer at their local HQ.


So edgy.

I remember puberty, you'll get through it kid.
 
2020-05-21 7:59:07 PM  

vert0: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Ate you still shedding virus? Drop by every Repuglican politician you can find for a handshake. Volunteer at their local HQ.

So edgy.

I remember puberty, you'll get through it kid.


Are you sure of that? A lot older Farkwits here haven't.
 
2020-05-21 9:51:25 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: The veterinarian who refused to treat a recovered woman's dog. The laundromat worker who jumped at seeing an elected official whose illness had been reported on the local news. The gardener who would not trim the hedges outside a recovered man's home. The neighbor who dropped off soup, and said not to bother returning the Tupperware it was in. And the sick teenager whose solace during his long illness was the thought of fishing with friends, only to have them ghost him when he recovered.

One of these things is not like the others.


They probably left it on the curb by their mailbox or something?
 
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