How has Coronavirus impacted your life and your lifestyle?

LVLoveaffair

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Jul 16, 2009
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It’s ALMOST back to reality here in South Florida regardless of what you hear and see on the news. So many people are moving here from other states it’s crazy. The cases are down, hospitals are fine. Disney etc is open and people are going! Many places are mask free and a covid passport is not required. As of August 10th masks are not required in schools. Right now I can take it off outside the building. as a teacher I always told my students - stay at home if you’re sick. Wash your hands!! I don’t want your cooties! Off topic, it made national news here in Royal palm Beach - some dude shot his wife and baby and then himself in Publix (supermarket) - I shop there often…this pandemic has driven all the people with social emotional needs to do bad things.
 

LVLoveaffair

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Jul 16, 2009
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It’s ALMOST back to reality here in South Florida regardless of what you hear and see on the news. So many people are moving here from other states it’s crazy. The cases are down, hospitals are fine. Disney etc is open and people are going! Many places are mask free and a covid passport is not required. As of August 10th masks are not required in schools. Right now I can take it off outside the building. as a teacher I always told my students - stay at home if you’re sick. Wash your hands!! I don’t want your cooties! Off topic, it made national news here in Royal palm Beach - some dude shot his wife and baby and then himself in Publix (supermarket) - I shop there often…this pandemic has driven all the people with social emotional needs to do bad things.
I apologize- Some people with SEL needs
 

LVLoveaffair

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I had Covid in early February 2020 (I knew I had it but doctors wouldn’t confirm) so I was a bit daring- my stylist came to my house to do my hair (roots). Plus I’ve been working since August. I haven’t felt sick at all since then - 16 months ago!
 

Chagall

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Feb 20, 2010
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To everyone who replied to my post about my reluctance to see the dentist for a cleaning, thank you. I phoned yesterday and someone had cancelled for noon today, so I (reluctantly) took that appointment. The hygienist, who will be getting her second shot in a week, greeted me in only a light gown and a mask. No visor. She said I needed X-ray’s and told me to take off my mask. I asked her if she could put on her visor as she was getting close to me. She complied but I don’t think I should have had to tell her. She then exited and put on a heavier gown. After an hour she told me I would have to return to complete the cleaning as she had run out of time. Oh great another dental visit.:crybaby:Just as I was leaving she said she had a cancellation and could finish my teeth. Crossing my fingers and counting down the days to see if I survive this.:biggrin:
 

pixiejenna

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Apr 5, 2009
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I find it odd that the hygienist didn’t use a face shield in general. My dentist has always worn face shields and masks in cleanings (pre covid). Because stuff splatters all over the area they’re working. Once I wore my glasses during a cleaning and I had to clean them afterwards because of it. Now I take them off and tuck them in my neck of my shirt under the bib so they stay clean. I didn’t go at all last year due to covid and I will be going in a few weeks it was the soonest I could get in on my days off. I have had both shots so I feel better about going.
 

whateve

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May 10, 2010
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To everyone who replied to my post about my reluctance to see the dentist for a cleaning, thank you. I phoned yesterday and someone had cancelled for noon today, so I (reluctantly) took that appointment. The hygienist, who will be getting her second shot in a week, greeted me in only a light gown and a mask. No visor. She said I needed X-ray’s and told me to take off my mask. I asked her if she could put on her visor as she was getting close to me. She complied but I don’t think I should have had to tell her. She then exited and put on a heavier gown. After an hour she told me I would have to return to complete the cleaning as she had run out of time. Oh great another dental visit.:crybaby:Just as I was leaving she said she had a cancellation and could finish my teeth. Crossing my fingers and counting down the days to see if I survive this.:biggrin:
Sorry you had a bad experience. We had our cleanings a few months ago after not going for nearly 2 years. Everything went well. The dentist's office looked like a level 4 lab.
 
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TC1

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I find it odd that the hygienist didn’t use a face shield in general. My dentist has always worn face shields and masks in cleanings (pre covid). Because stuff splatters all over the area they’re working. Once I wore my glasses during a cleaning and I had to clean them afterwards because of it. Now I take them off and tuck them in my neck of my shirt under the bib so they stay clean. I didn’t go at all last year due to covid and I will be going in a few weeks it was the soonest I could get in on my days off. I have had both shots so I feel better about going.
They don't wear face shields at my clinic. They wear plastic googles and give you some to wear as well.
 

hermes_lemming

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My dentist wears glasses so maybe that’s why he always wears a face shield but he also wears a mask under the face shield too.
Its out of our hands. I caught covid when I was wearing a face mask under a face shield.

Btw the Indian variant (aka delta variant) is now picking up steam in the US. The delta variant has increased from 2.7% of all cases in May to 9.7% this month, primarily in Texas and Missouri
 
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