Covid-19 / Varsity Response

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  1. catlady

    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Good to know. I had heard about the multiple testing counts only because we have several healthcare workers in our subdivision stating the same.

    Folks, in the past 27 days my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer (stage 1), my husband was diagnosed with colon cancer (they believe is stage 1). My independent 86 year old mother began hallucinating and has significant memory loss they're attributing to her 6 weeks of isolation. My very stable oldest is now taking anxiety meds, as needed. And, my youngest's ex-boyfriend, who was never violent, pushed her down in anger 10 months after their break up and she has a significant sprain. Coincidence? Perhaps, but I strongly believe the stress of COVID19 is just as dangerous, if not more, than the actual virus. If people feel a mask is needed for their kids to go back to school and activities, so be it, slap those suckers on everyone and let's get back to life. My only other advice to the masses, if you're behind on your preventative tests get them scheduled and don't think those new personality changes are just going to go away.

     
  2. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    1. I’m so sorry you’re going through all that. Fortunately those cancers are common with well-established treatments. And the fact that your sister and husband have caught them early is half the battle. It’ll be a scary time for you, but it really sounds like things are recoverable from what you said.

    2. We’re ALL on anxiety meds. Lots of us from before COVID. This is nothing to worry about :)

    3. Your kid should probably cut that ex off. She’s in for an emotional time with all this family cancer stuff. The last thing she needs is a guy who sounds a tad unbalanced.

    4. Good luck with everything. FWIW, I really do believe your husband and sister will be fine. As I said, those cancers are common with proven treatments that have been effective for years. I’m not sure what kind of insurance you have, but I do know that Kaiser took care of every single one of my mom’s medical bills when she had cancer. So if you already have them or can switch, just know I’d highly recommend them. Stay strong!
     
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  3. CheerItFullOut

    CheerItFullOut I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Wow ... I’m so sorry to hear this
     
  4. catlady

    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    @Sterling von Shimmer @CheerItFullOut Thank you. We are blessed with good insurance, good doctors, treatments, a temporary protection order, and catlady’s cure for everything, a new kitten. I know several families that are starting to feel the fall out of COVID19 in different ways, it’s not just us. Jobs, sleep, routine, structure, socializing, activity, time away from screens, routine healthcare, it’s all important.
     
  5. CLynn

    CLynn Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    So sorry to hear this and yes such good advice. Prayers to your whole family.
     
  6. cheer36mom

    cheer36mom I text ACEDAD all the time

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    So Philadelphia, PA has just banned all large gatherings until February 28, 2021. I am going to go ahead and assume cheer comps are included in this.
     
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  7. CheerItFullOut

    CheerItFullOut I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    good assumption...
    In seeing social media feeds, I see only a handful of teams practicing in any significant capacity. It would be wise to make everything virtual this year - EVERYTHING
     
  8. Lower Level Queen

    Lower Level Queen They call me Susie

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    I’m very interested to see how things work since not every state is following the same precautions or in the same stages. Where I am (Indiana), it doesn’t seem unreasonable to have small comps this year, especially around Dec/Jan. Obviously that’s very different than how other places are doing and I’m curious if Varsity will have competitions in some places but not others, or if they will wait until everybody feels “ready”, even if that is not for a while.
     
  9. Keep_Believing

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    Most Texas gyms are open and wear mask while stunting.
     
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    Atxmom I shimmy daily

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    UIL and our district at least has also given ok to start stunting. Football (I’m not entirely sure on the rules) is allowed one to one contact.

    I actually feel that we should (at least in most large cities) be scaling back, even moving towards lock down. I think most hospitals will be overwhelmed soon. That won’t happen though until it’s too late though
     
  11. catlady

    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Today, my kids and I all tested negative for the virus, my husband tested positive on July 10th. Pre his positive COVID19 results, my husband gave us a hug or kiss any time we left the house or went to bed, so we are all kind of surprised on our negative results. He is still asymptomatic. On June 28th, 60 Minutes did a piece on faulty antibody tests. On July 8th, the FDA came out with a warning on faulty COVID19 tests. Just to be clear, I do believe this virus needs to be taken seriously. With that said, I also believe human, product and tech testing error can and does happen, especially when it is done quickly, in massive quantities and when huge money is involved. Faulty tests do not negate deaths, however, they do mess with data on the healthy and dead. While they say it is only 3%, is that 3% of the people that went out and retested came up negative, OR did they retest every lab sample and it came up 3% wrong. The way they came up with that 3% matters, as well.


    Faulty COVID-19 antibody tests now complicating efforts to know reach of virus 60 Minutes - CBS News
    False Positive Results with BD SARS-CoV-2 Reagents for the BD Max System - Letter to Clinical Laboratory Staff and Health Care Providers | FDA
    FDA warns labs of COVID-19 test with false positives
     
  12. 123jump4!

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    I did wonder if the result could be wrong. Of course it’s possible to get it even if careful but it seems a little strange in your case. I usually wear a mask in drive throughs, did he do that? Can he get retested? Sorry you have to go through all this.
     
  13. cheer36mom

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    i am interested to see what Varsity does with this as well i really wonder though how long they will wait to make those announcements i know many gyms aren’t really practicing but i believe in the flip side many are because in different areas there are different rules so hoping some guidance comes out soon from the powers that be
     
  14. catlady

    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Thank you and he can get retested, but they have already postponed surgery for 30 days so he's just going to isolate until then. No, we didn't wear masks in drive thru's. Sadly, the girls and I found out this morning our antibody testing has to wait for 2 weeks after our COVID19 negative result, so we will update on antibodies later.

    Our niece called yesterday and her husband's grandfather was found unconscious Friday night and he passed away on Sunday. They found out yesterday he was COVID19 positive, but his wife tested negative and they lived together in the same room in a nursing care facility. COVID19 was originally said to be extremely contagious and no one had immunity, but now we are seeing people within the same close quarters with differing test results. Hopefully, that's good news and it's mutating and weakening. I read the following article this morning where the SARS coronavirus of 2003 mysteriously burnt out after 7-8 months, but scientist aren't yet convinced that's what is happening here. I am hoping they're wrong.

    Is the New Coronavirus Getting Weaker? What to Know

    ETA: I failed to note, the grandfather was 89 and lapsing into a coma before death is not unusual. The nursing facility did not suspect or expect him to test positive, he appeared to also be asymptomatic.
     
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  15. 123jump4!

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    Oh no! :(

    I think I read that SARS was more deadly but less contagious than Covid.

    Covid is pretty contagious but not as much as for example measles.