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  1. Im going to wait. I was un fortunate to have been hit with heparin induced thrombocytopenia thrombosis. It was no fun. Nearly killed me if not for a very astute doctor who recognized it. If doc says its safe for me then maybe I will take it. Personal choice I guess. Daughter is an ER nurse, son in law is a fireman, grandaughter is just plain beautiful. They all had it. I believe I had it in late November 2019 a few weeks before it was recognized. It was pretty horrible for over a month. But that thrombocytopenia stuff is no joke either.
  2. This is from a phlebotomist in Chicago. She puts a great perspective on this bug. I am going to try and get tested once more tests for antibodies are available My daughter the ER nurse says that people are coming in with many different symptom that are not on the list of symptoms to get tested. Many no fever, so e with abdominal pain, some with new onset arrhythmias. Good car buddy of mine reached out from the St Louis area to let me know he is getting over the CV. He told me he was very cautious in his day to day but one day he walked in the house and his teeth started chattering uncont
  3. I think this guy knows a thing or two...NY is really getting hit hard. Chicago is growing too. My beautiful daughter is in an ER. I can’t see her now. She is busy but not many cases yet in her county which os 90 miles from Chicago. Its taking a toll on Chicago Police now too just as in NY. Going to be a whole different place when we come out the other side. This one is bad.
  4. Plenty of flour was available but no bread....shelter in place order starting at 5pm here in Illinois. Maybe get a few hours of worry in for my ER nurse oldest daughter.
  5. Who knows. It was late November after Thanksgiving until Jan 1. Whatever it was it was the most brutal thing I have been thru in decades. All upper respiratory but luckily no pneumonia. Its been here that long in my opinion. Whether thats what it was I have no idea. But pretty sure once we get a lot more tests done we are gonna see a whole lot more who have been infected . Probably a staggering amount. Doctors answer was based on no one knowing what it was then. I wish I could get an antibody test.
  6. Today there was a fistfight at the local grocery store . I didnt bother going in. Went to my local little italian deli that I have known the family for decades. They also got swarmed. They dont carry any TP or sanitizers or that stuff. Just meat, lunch meat, dry pasta, frozen homemade dinners etc. I walked in later just before close. They were frazzled and pee’d off. Nearly all the dry pastas, all the frozen dinners, most of the lunch meats and all of the good italian bread was wiped out. They said most of the people they have never seen before. I actually only went in for some Bread but noth
  7. Geoffrey Baer has done a lot of amazing public television. From the architectural shows in Chicago to neighborhood histories, parks, . Basically everything cool about Chicago and its history. Just a real pro at what he does.
  8. I will refrain from posting Zager & Evans song. I cant even imagine what 5 decades will bring.
  9. Must be dried out like turds. He is a politician. His only focus is his own benefit.

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