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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 02:22 AM

Believe it or not, Kentucky has been doing reasonably well at flattening the curve.

The Mrs. and I are very much 'staying at home'. We have't left the house in about two weeks, except I made a run to the grocery to get some meds. I stayed in the car and my grandson went in.

We are both in our early 70's and I managed to get diagnosed with something called 'Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis' which in normal English means 'We don't have any idea why you got this but you are developing scar tissue on your lungs'. Of course scar tissue doesn't stretch, so my breathing is compromised. I'm lucky in that I have a fantastic Pulmonologist who I see. The times between visits can be anywhere between a few weeks and a few months, depending on how I am doing. I had a visit scheduled for this coming Thursday. Got a call on Friday. Don't come in. Well, the last place I want to be is in a room full of old folks with pulmonary problems. But we are in the middle of diddling my meds. But, we are going to do an E-visit. That is video computer to computer. We'll skip the blood work this time around, but I will get my Doctor visit, we'll discuss how I am doing, how the meds are working, do we need to make any changes, etc.

There are 4 large hospitals run by one Health Care Co within about 15 miles of where I live, plus a number of Dr's offices. At least the folks up here in Northern KY are listening to our Governor. Yeah, there are still a number of idiots buying all the TP and fresh meat they can get their hands on, and Home Depot sold out of home freezers within two days of the Gov ordering the closing of non-essential businesses, but on the whole most folks seem to be doing their best to 'flatten the curve'. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can keep out of the way of this nasty little bug, since I know that if I get it there is about a 95%+ chance it will kill me.

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Reply Believe it or not, Kentucky has been doing reasonably well at flattening the curve. (Original post)
Stonepounder Mar 2020 OP
blitzen Mar 2020 #1
greyl Mar 2020 #2
Midnight Writer Mar 2020 #3
captain queeg Mar 2020 #4
Stonepounder Mar 2020 #5
sheshe2 Mar 2020 #6
Cirque du So-What Mar 2020 #7
kickitup Mar 2020 #8
Cirque du So-What Mar 2020 #9
kickitup Mar 2020 #11
kickitup Mar 2020 #10

Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 02:27 AM

1. Yes, I saw a graph comparing KY to TN...

The KY curve was almost flattened. Your Governor is doing a good job. Tennessee's...not so much. Stay well!

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 02:28 AM

2. Kentucky confirms 14 cases throughout state on March 14, AM.

16 new KY coronavirus cases found. Total is 103. Non-essential retailers must close. March 22, PM

Read more here: https://www.kentucky.com/news/coronavirus/article241412926.html

and https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/99-cases-of-COVID-19-confirmed-in-Kentucky-569008831.html

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 02:31 AM

3. Glad to hear it's working. The only plan I hear is stay home. Here's to your health.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 02:32 AM

4. Good state government, your federal representation not so much

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 02:36 AM

5. No fooling!

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 02:51 AM

6. ...

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 07:24 AM

7. Steve Beshear took office just in time

Bevin would have brought forth a clusterfuck.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 07:35 AM

8. Andy Beshear. Steve is his father.

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Response to kickitup (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 07:48 AM

9. Oops! Force of habit.

Thanks.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 07:53 AM

11. No problem! I'm just so glad he's the governor.

I can't imagine how the former governor (Bevin) would be handling this. It's terrifying to even ponder.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 07:50 AM

10. One thing to watch is how Beshear will handle Hobby Lobby if they refuse to close.

Our wonderful governor is calling out groups who refuse to follow the exceptions in his daily briefings. He has sent law enforcement to the home of an individual who would not comply with quarantine. Parked law enforcement in front of the man's house.

On top of this, he is gaining an unprecedented swell of respect and adoration from the people of the state, even conservatives, mainly due to the manner in which he conducts his daily briefings. I honestly believe if Hobby Lobby refuses to comply, this very red state will side with the governor.


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