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Post# 428809   7/20/2020 at 17:07 (188 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


I just heard some terrible news from a good friend of many years. He owns a small business here in L.A. One of his three employees has come down with covid-19.


My friend said he may have to close his business which has been in his family for more than 70 years. This is very sad and troubling.


I am not concerned about myself, as I haven't been to his shop in a couple of months. But I do feel great concern for him and his employees and the future of his business.

Post# 428901 , Reply# 1   7/22/2020 at 07:14 (186 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        

Very sad news indeed. I hope by some miracle your friend and the remaining employees will test negative or recover if they become ill. Covid is striking close to home. I know someone who had lost two family members last month, the youngest was 18.Devastating. Hope you and your friends and family can stay safe through out this scary scary time.

Post# 428942 , Reply# 2   7/22/2020 at 22:33 (186 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Well it struck my home. I tested positive the 10th of June. I was quarantined for 17 days. My wife and mother in law didn't test positive. My wife works with special needs and covid would likely kill most of her clients. It would have killed my mother in law too.
I have not told many people about it. Its bad I got flu symptoms pretty severe for a few days. I have not gained my sense of smell or taste either. I'm just happy I didn't pass it to anyone.
I can say wear masks when around anyone. Wash your hands often. Do not rub your face or eyes with your hands. This is how I'm told gets people infected.
I didn't wear a mask and I got it. If I were to be responsible for others getting it and dying I don't know what I'd do. Its bad and I encourage everyone to wear a mask because yes you can get it. If you get it would you want someone's life on your concience.
I wish your friend a speedy recovery. I hope everyone tests negative for it.

Post# 429007 , Reply# 3   7/24/2020 at 19:10 (184 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


And another - albeit indirect - strike: Arlee, my spouse, just found out that he has been laid off from Screen Actors Guild due to the pandemic.

He has been on furlough for two months but his lay-off has now been finalized.

He has been trying and trying and trying to collect unemployment, so far to no avail. It's just a crazy mess.

Meanwhile, this obviously impacts both of us so I am asking for your prayers.

Post# 429030 , Reply# 4   7/25/2020 at 10:49 (183 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That's terrible news.

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Hopefully, you still have your job and benefits. You're musician, right? a music ministry in a church. You could always rely on your computer/art skills. And, I mean that seriously.
I hope things work out.

Post# 429156 , Reply# 5   7/28/2020 at 09:27 (180 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It will all work out, I'm sure.

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Relationships are give and take. When something happens to one, the other steps up.
I'm sure, Charles, you'll pick up and it'll be your turn to sustain.
We've all had to take turns, etc in relationships.
You just have to. We all have.Best of luck.

Post# 429235 , Reply# 6   7/29/2020 at 19:25 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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This too shall pass. I will offer advice. It was days 10-14 I was pretty bad borderline being hospitalized. I freaked out and made an appointment with my doctor. I had a sore throat heavy congestion and it was hard to breathe and talk. He asked if I wD taking medicine I said yes I was taking DayQuil and Mucinex for the congestion. He told me to stop taking it it was keeping the virus in my body. I stopped taking and 2 days letter I felt better than I had since having it. I was trying to fight the congestion but your body filters out the virus and medicine keeps the virus in you. Its the only advice I can give and it's not if you get over this it's when. The mind is a powerful thing. My prayers and blessings go out. This isn't a death sentence.

Post# 429245 , Reply# 7   7/29/2020 at 21:43 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Yeah those kinds of cold remedy medications only mask the symptoms anyway. The only time I ever use stuff like that is when I'm sick and having a hard time getting to sleep. Idk if they keep the virus in the body per se, but they do suppress the body's response to the virus (congestion, fever, etc)... and that response is designed to fight the virus, so...

Post# 429522 , Reply# 8   8/4/2020 at 21:53 by tazcatsdad (Buffalo, NY)        

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Charles, I’m praying for you, Arlee, your friend, and his employees.  I hope that everything goes well for all of you.

Bill W.

Post# 430738 , Reply# 9   8/27/2020 at 01:28 by ridgidwd0670 (se wood co ohio)        

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I stayed home & did grocery shopping online thru Walmart bcuz its too risky to drive to the store (I had a near-fatal heart attack about 6 yrs ago) which puts me in 'high-risk'

Ever since that heart attack I've been unable to work & rarely drive despite living in a rural area

Wood County Covid totals as of 08-26-2020:

60 deaths

100 positive cases

Most are from towns in Wood Co; but I don't know if rural areas in Wood Co are counted too

Covid testing sites nearby are in Fostoria (about 3 miles from my house) or Bowling Green


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