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He hasn't had any symptoms resembling that sense. When antibody tests are finally available, we are both getting tested.

If he turns up positive for antibodies on that test, it will be evidence that community spread was happening in the US *over three months ago*.

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The nurse was utterly confused, because he looked like he had stereotypical flu: dry cough, intense fatigue, muscle aches. But the fever was low grade.

He was excused from work for a week, and mostly recovered, but had to go back to work as a firefighter a week later.

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On December 24, 2019, I drove a delirious friend, who works as a first responder near the Atlanta airport, to a clinic.

He came back negative for flu and for bacterial infection tests.

It's looking a lot more likely he had . In *December*. The symptom profile matches.


So, Bernie supporters. I know you're scared right now, and I know you feel like you're being let down by the Democratic Party, by the media, by everyone around you.

But your fight does matter, and it will result in change. I know that because I've lived this story. (thread) 1/


I have O-negative blood, I'm HIV-negative, and I've been on PrEP continuously for years.

I'm basically a Sure Thing. You'd think they would have wanted me to donate long before now.


The personal is political.

Everything is political.

Never let anyone - advocate or government - tell you that our individual choices and actions have the same level of influence as structural change and industrial action.

We WANT to give blood. We aren't ALLOWED to.

2020 is the Karen of years and she wants to talk to the manager

unfortunately the manager is Donald Trump

We might all be stuck at home but we can still recognize the today. Reach out to your gender non-conformant friends, trans, non-binary, genderfluid, and everyone else.

You are loved. ❤️

Social distancing: finally making respect of personal space a requirement

first time out to get gas for the car and a couple of groceries after exiting quarantine and

holy shit

Stats. Testing rates in most states are still terribly low (it's why I didn't have a snowball's chance in Atlanta summer to get one here), but the more alarming stats show up *per capita*. Mississippi and many Plains states are in deep trouble.

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It's safe to say that I'm emotionally numb to it all now.

That's a pretty standard coping mechanism, and why I tend to be the one in my friend group to take the torch in crisis situations.

I can fully grieve and let it out when the world is closer to normal again.


So let me get this straight: the Trump administration is willing to hand out $500B to corporations to save executives, but isn't willing to spend $1 billion on more ventilators to save the American people?


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