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Corona Virus - How bad is it going to be?

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9 minutes ago, bornontheblue said:

People are burned out on COVID and are not nearly as willing to lock down as they were back in the spring. 

this isn't meant for you personally, but we're all burned out on it.

I'm sure 75 years ago people were burned out with WWII too. The vaccine will start to distribute in 10 short days, the end is in sight. We just need to hang on and do what we can to prevent more sickening, suffering and loss of human life. If you care about the economy lets not cripple it by families having financial health burdens they can't endure.

 

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22 minutes ago, mugtang said:

Hope you tested negative! 

We all ended up positive unfortunately, although my daughter has been completely asymptomatic. I have had extremely mild symptoms so far, but my wife has been hit harder. Thankfully not anything to be hospitalized for as of right now. She’s also started to noticeably improve after a very rough weekend. So, fingers crossed.

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2 minutes ago, SalinasSpartan said:

We all ended up positive unfortunately, although my daughter has been completely asymptomatic. I have had extremely mild symptoms so far, but my wife has been hit harder. Thankfully not anything to be hospitalized for as of right now. She’s also started to noticeably improve after a very rough weekend. So, fingers crossed.

Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery for you guys. 

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16 minutes ago, Del Scorcho said:

this isn't meant for you personally, but we're all burned out on it.

I'm sure 75 years ago people were burned out with WWII too. The vaccine will start to distribute in 10 short days, the end is in sight. We just need to hang on and do what we can to prevent more sickening, suffering and loss of human life. If you care about the economy lets not cripple it by families having financial health burdens they can't endure.

 

I agree with you. We need to all do our part to slow this thing down as much as possible. I agree with social distancing. not traveling, wearing masks, washing hands frequently etc. 

I also see what is going on around me. I was the only one in my office to not have anybody over for Thanksgiving, or travel to a family gathering. 

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17 minutes ago, SalinasSpartan said:

We all ended up positive unfortunately, although my daughter has been completely asymptomatic. I have had extremely mild symptoms so far, but my wife has been hit harder. Thankfully not anything to be hospitalized for as of right now. She’s also started to noticeably improve after a very rough weekend. So, fingers crossed.

Hang in there

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2 hours ago, bornontheblue said:

I agree with you. We need to all do our part to slow this thing down as much as possible. I agree with social distancing. not traveling, wearing masks, washing hands frequently etc. 

I also see what is going on around me. I was the only one in my office to not have anybody over for Thanksgiving, or travel to a family gathering. 

Rely on yourself to avoid Covid, don’t expect the government to do it for you. Stay at home except for necessities. Use pick up services at the grocery store. Don’t go out to restaurants. If you go out for a walk distance yourself from others. It’s hard, but avoid family gatherings. It’s pretty much common sense. 

The only caveat is where your work demands you be in contact with others. Wearing a mask and distancing is your only protection and that’s no guarantee. Those that have to do so have my respect. 

The FDA and CDC need to work 24/7 to get a vaccine approved and distributed. 

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19 hours ago, ridgeview2 said:

Today was my first day of hybrid learning in the classroom and I'm exhausted. Hybrid learning is an entirely different beast from the standard distance learning we've been doing or the traditional face-to-face learning. Our classes are broken up into Cohorts A&B with each class consisting of 9-13 students per cohort. Periods 1-7 Cohort A meet in class with me Monday & Thursday with Periods 1-7 Cohort B meeting on Tuesday & Friday. On Wednesday, everyone is asynchronous learning from home so the school can be cleaned and fumigated. When the students arrive on campus we have to take their temps at the door before allowing them in the classroom and all of the seats are spread out. I have never done this amount of multitasking before in my life with trying to manage the students in the classroom along with checking the Zoom lobby and chat room with my other students online for every class.

I have 160 students total with about 80 of them returning to the classroom, the rest are choosing to stay online. I have 6 special ed. students that push-in to one of my classes 4 days a week which complete negates the reason for cohorts in the first place. I'm glad that I get to see my students, but I'm frustrated and tired.    

Kudos to you for your dedication to your profession of educating the young. There is a marked difference between private and public schools in Boise. Several neighbors have their kids in private schools and they are attending school every day for a normal school day.


The public schools are operating similar to yours. I’m not sure how much difference it has made in regard to spreading Covid. I can’t imagine the private schools going full time if Covid was a huge issue. 

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1 minute ago, grandjean87 said:

Elementary schools in the larger Boise area district are full on traditional w/full classes attending daily.  Secondary is modified with A/B days. 

This seems logical.

Glad you are retired, friend.

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1 minute ago, grandjean87 said:

Elementary schools in the larger Boise area district are full on traditional w/full classes attending daily.  Secondary is modified with A/B days. 

Elementary schools in Washoe County are traditional full day.

Today is the last day of A/B hybrid for middle and high schools; full distance learning until further notice. :(

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20 hours ago, ridgeview2 said:

Today was my first day of hybrid learning in the classroom and I'm exhausted. Hybrid learning is an entirely different beast from the standard distance learning we've been doing or the traditional face-to-face learning. Our classes are broken up into Cohorts A&B with each class consisting of 9-13 students per cohort. Periods 1-7 Cohort A meet in class with me Monday & Thursday with Periods 1-7 Cohort B meeting on Tuesday & Friday. On Wednesday, everyone is asynchronous learning from home so the school can be cleaned and fumigated. When the students arrive on campus we have to take their temps at the door before allowing them in the classroom and all of the seats are spread out. I have never done this amount of multitasking before in my life with trying to manage the students in the classroom along with checking the Zoom lobby and chat room with my other students online for every class.

I have 160 students total with about 80 of them returning to the classroom, the rest are choosing to stay online. I have 6 special ed. students that push-in to one of my classes 4 days a week which complete negates the reason for cohorts in the first place. I'm glad that I get to see my students, but I'm frustrated and tired.    

I’ve said this many times, but I picked a good year to retire. I know it’s a lot deal with.  My wife has a full class of 1st graders now, and it’s easier on her than the modified.  She didn’t have to do synchronous days, but when A/B days were in place, after a full day she would spend the evening evaluation on-line assignments and communicating w/parents. 

My niece teaches HS, w/multi-preps. Exhausted. 

Best wishes and I’m sure you will find some efficiencies in due time.  Cheers. 

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5 minutes ago, halfmanhalfbronco said:

This seems logical.

Glad you are retired, friend.

It was time.  I have enjoyed reconnecting w/former students especially ones now in their  mid-years w/families, businesses, successes and struggles.  Had a great exchange yesterday. 

I’m still open to a return in 2021 or 2022 for a year or two. Would have to be the right job and not full-time. 

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7 minutes ago, grandjean87 said:

Is the Reno area in a major spike?

 

Yes.

https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2020/11/30/week-covid-19-deaths-grow-exponentially-washoe-county/6452731002/

The wave of deaths that follows a surge in COVID-19 infections continues to push through Washoe County.

For the second week in a row, the number of deaths has doubled— an exponential increase in the number of coronavirus fatalities that prompted the county coroner to warn the region's funeral homes are about to run out capacity for safely storing bodies.

Between Nov. 20-27, 39 people died. That's more than twice the 15 people who died the week prior, which was nearly twice the eight people who died the week before that. 

The average number of cases per day continues to rise at an alarming level, with 47 percent more new cases reported the week ending Nov. 27 than the week prior. The number of active cases also crested to 9,000— a new pandemic record for Washoe County.

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4 hours ago, Del Scorcho said:

not those who are concerned about the greater good, believe science and care about there fellow man. Its like some people believe that Newsom is just trying to f_ck with people

I mean... if he actually believed in the shit coming out of his mouth he would adhere to it, right?

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2 hours ago, soupslam1 said:

Kudos to you for your dedication to your profession of educating the young. There is a marked difference between private and public schools in Boise. Several neighbors have their kids in private schools and they are attending school every day for a normal school day.


The public schools are operating similar to yours. I’m not sure how much difference it has made in regard to spreading Covid. I can’t imagine the private schools going full time if Covid was a huge issue. 

I'm teaching high school in Arizona. I have over 32 students packed into every class. Today I had 34 students absence. They either have covid-19 or are quarantined. It's ridiculous.

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8 hours ago, Del Scorcho said:

not those who are concerned about the greater good, believe science and care about there fellow man. Its like some people believe that Newsom is just trying to f_ck with people

With the exception of his major French restaurant blunder I think Newsome has done a good job through all this. 

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