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Old 03-20-2020, 11:25 PM
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That is what the media says will happen. I’m having trouble with all the news saying they are going to fill 10,000 beds in next few weeks and looking at crazy places to put people. Am I the only one here?


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Old 03-21-2020, 02:40 AM
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No, your not the only one. I struggle with this news too. Itís constant and I canít even look at the news coming out of Italy anymore. My DH talks about it constantly and has very cynical political ideals and it drives me nuts. However, places like PT and all the time Iím getting to spend with my son are helpful.

I hope and pray this ends soon and weíre okay as a world soon.
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Old 03-21-2020, 03:57 AM
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I was OFF the news before Covid-19. The political/election stuff had done me in. The TV news works hard to scoop the news have the biggest, latest to report and they tend to repeat over and over.
Usually I am a news junky...Maybe I have my head in the sand, but I watch the local weather on my computer then catch the headlines on national/local news and then turn the TV off.

If you have ever been in an ER on a weekend it wouldn't take much to overwhelm them. We need to focus on self-care. Keep to ourselves and encourage others to do the same. (((distant hugs)))
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Old 03-21-2020, 04:25 AM
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That's why it's not good to stay glued to the news. We watch just enough to stay informed, but not all day and all night. It will start to affect even a strong-minded person.

I'm going to continue praying for world healing, for my loved ones and I not to get ill, and try to be as happy as I can during this time.

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Old 03-21-2020, 04:57 AM
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Someone in WA even told me they're thinking of doing what they've done in Italy...letting the very ill and elderly just go ahead and die. If they start that in 1 state, they'll gradually do it in the rest, so that really hit home for me amongst other things.
I know we're all worried and nervous, but it is IMO not helpful to say things like "someone told me". That is not news, its hearsay.

Also, a clarification about what's happening in Italy - they DON'T have enough doctors, nurses, beds, ventilators, or space, and they are treating the people who have the BEST chance of survival. That is very different than saying they're just letting elderly and ill die.

This is why we need to stay home and flatten the curve.


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Old 03-21-2020, 06:05 AM
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Honestly, I'm choosing to not watch the news. I get my text alerts so I am very aware about what's going on but can't/don't want to deal with "what if's" and projections that may or may not come true. I know part of the media's job is to talk and deal with chatter about what might happen and different scenarios. They do this all the time so this is nothing new.

I now have time for a bible study class that I started but was going to drop. I'm doing it all from home and I'm enjoying that. I'm catching up on reading, dealing with work and online stuff, going out for walks daily and just chilling.

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Old 03-21-2020, 06:21 AM
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I am careful about where I get news. I trust Lester Holt and Jake Tapper. I know that they are only putting out the facts. They are not downplaying the pandemic but they also aren't sensationalizing it.
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Old 03-21-2020, 07:33 AM
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The factual news has been very helpful to me. News that told the public that the virus wasn't anything to worry about has been harmful. I watch international news on BBC and my local news station . Hopefully this country will bring back the Fairness Doctrine in order to keep our country safe.
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Old 03-21-2020, 07:53 AM
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We watch the governor's address at 5:00 every day. Other than that, we don't search out news. We don't have cable or broadcast television, so that helps.
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:21 AM
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Thank you!!


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Old 03-21-2020, 09:26 AM
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Limit your news intake, nothing is going to change so drastically that you need to know it immediately. Avoid articles that are opinion and analysis, which seem to be the headline articles these days Stick to factual information.

In Washington they are discussing worst case scenarios in which it may be necessary to triage. Itís always better to be prepared and hopefully those plans wonít need to be implemented.

Saw this chart recently, thought it was a good one. Control what you can control and donít obsess over what you canít.
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Old 03-21-2020, 12:17 PM
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I like that chart, pooh, thanks for taping.
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Old 03-21-2020, 04:47 PM
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I dont watch,
And i pray a lot. God has calmed many of my fears.
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