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It just got real for me - confirmed Next Door

Mad Mike

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CP24 trucks are outside my place, turns out an elderly neighbour just got COVID19 confirmed. I can't imagine what it's like inside the Srs home.

Knowing it's 50' from us (pic shot from my garage) is a touch unnerving to say the least.

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905

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What area are you in?


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bigpoppa

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seniors home? damn, im sensing a pattern here, identical situation to Vancouver
 

Lightcycle

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I think a lot more people are infected than what's reported.

Of course an old person suffering from intense flu symptoms will be tested and found positive. But what about younger people who have lesser symptoms, or are entirely asymptomatic. Those people are still infected and contagious, but are flying under the radar because they haven't been tested yet.
 

GreyGhost

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My wife works in a place with covid cases. A co-worker had direct contact prior to the positive test. As far as we know it hasn't spread within the staff (no testing being done, isolate the direct contacts, nobody showing symptoms).
 

GreyGhost

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I am slightly surprised they haven't placed all seniors care homes on outbreak as a precaution (or at the very least, ban all visitors and be more proactive with potentially sick staff). The outlook is grim if it starts to tear through there.
 

jc100

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Do you have delivery personnel that deliver to your address and theirs? You need to play a game of who touches what and just get a disinfectant wipe on doorknobs and mail boxes etc. No need to get paranoid about it but just think sensibly. We wipe down the front door knob, doorbell and any packages that come in every day. Unfortunately it does seem like droplet to surface to touch transmission is a big deal here.

To be fair no one likes to be in danger from what they can’t see. I worked with radioisotopes in the past and just assumed it could be anywhere on the surfaces I was using so swabbed them all down accordingly. Laborious, tedious, but necessary.
 

PrivatePilot

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I am slightly surprised they haven't placed all seniors care homes on outbreak as a precaution (or at the very least, ban all visitors and be more proactive with potentially sick staff). The outlook is grim if it starts to tear through there.
They did...about a week or more ago.
 

Mad Mike

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The home next door to me houses palliative and advanced Alzheimer’s patients. They are not typically mobile so that means the rarely leave their rooms. Hopefully this contributed to containment, however it’s hard to say whether custodial and medical staff carry the virus from room to room. I guess we will see.
 

Trials

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doesn’t show up a virus...only shows up molecules that absorb in the UV area of the spectrum
Brilliant, you deduced that a black light will not allow you to see a bug that is so small you need an electron microscope to view it (y)
... get a black light, darken your room and go check out your kitchen stove or your toilet.

And how do you know what light wavelength won't make this thing fluoresce?
... and it is reflections that you see not absorbed anything.
 

miggs

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One of my co-workers has a family member in long term care at one of the identified nursing homes.

They are terrified about a potential outbreak.
 

Roadghost

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I think a lot more people are infected than what's reported.

Of course an old person suffering from intense flu symptoms will be tested and found positive. But what about younger people who have lesser symptoms, or are entirely asymptomatic. Those people are still infected and contagious, but are flying under the radar because they haven't been tested yet.
This is pretty much the whole problem. Many people only have minor cold or allergy symptoms. They just shrug it off and spread the virus not realizing what they have. They get over it in a couple of weeks but spread the seeds of destruction everywhere.
 

jc100

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Brilliant, you deduced that a black light will not allow you to see a bug that is so small you need an electron microscope to view it (y)
... get a black light, darken your room and go check out your kitchen stove or your toilet.

And how do you know what light wavelength won't make this thing fluoresce?
... and it is reflections that you see not absorbed anything.
No, certain bond types (conjugated multiple bonds most often) absorb light at a certain part of the spectrum. What you see is the result of the absorption, the resultant light that is left over is what you see. So for example carotene (a molecule with multiple conjugated double bonds) absorbs in the blue/green area of the visible spectrum and you see orange as the colour "left over" from this absorption. Hence why carrots are orange. Back to why you see things with a black light....it's not dirt, it's just bodily fluids with the same characteristics described above in terms of molecular structure but this time they are absorbing in the UV area of the spectrum rather than the visible.
 

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