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I can't be the only one concerned about COVID-19

Discussion in 'Slot Machines' started by SIlverGolfer, Jan 24, 2020.

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  1. C-Stud

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    Good grief, man. That’s not even a remotely fair characterization of what he’s been saying here. Why be a dick?
     
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    I know I already quoted this, but guys, let's settle down. I don't us to be in a position where every marginally-political post gets reported, but at the end of the day, this is vegasfanatics.com. I've made some very close friends through this board, including people I disagreed with strongly in terms of politics, but the attitude has always been, "You love Vegas? Me too! We're friends now." Let's not let what is a horrible situation all around get in the way of us being Vegas Fanatics.
     
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    Heard a greatly appropriate analogy on cbc newsworld....it goes something like this: some of the ranging cows on the open prairie will separate and leave their pack when they sense an oncoming storm. The buffalo however stand together as a group and survive. It just means stick together to defend against this storm.
     
  4. MNSlotLover

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    Well said my friend!
     
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    I appreciate @golfer’s posts, lots of good info. I also also know @tringlomane and he is a good guy. In a normal world, they wouldn’t be discussing a pandemic but rather posting pics of daves.
    I hope everyone stays safe and look forward to the day when we can all go back to swearing like sailors and sniffing undies (RIP John Prine) was supposed to see him in concert in a couple of months.
     
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    Both should be arrested, for their stupidity!
     
  7. Texas Steph

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    THIS, exactly!
    So very thankful to hear you are on the mend, and that you didn't have the worst symptoms!

    Why in the world is a traveling nurse any more valuable than any other nurse?? I realize some areas have been hard-hit and need more help than others, but dayum. It sounds like they figure "well, we've already got our regulars and they won't work any harder if we pay 'em more, so screw 'em!" That is extremely short-sighted thinking on their part, and bullshit to boot.

    Sorry Claire. You seem to be handling it pretty well which just says you are definitely the "better person". Which we already knew
     
  8. r2644446

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    Speedy recovery claire! can someone please explain to me how hospitals are cutting benefits and people? seems like they would be making money hand over fist right now?
     
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    I'm certainly not going to be a part of those people pointing fingers at who said what, or who implied what, etc.
    I think we've all heard the saying... "opinions are like assholes, everyone's got one." But I DO agree with @44inarow and @Mr2BOBCATS that we can disagree and still be civil, and remember what brought us to this board in the first place (you get what I mean).

    Just my 2cents.
    Anyway... the reason I quoted part of what Doug said (and ONLY that part), is that I agree that there are people who still think that this is nothing, and those people are more than likely the ones who are, and will continue, to spread the virus. I watch people at my job open the door with their bare hands... some bring in little kids who wander around touching everything, ignored by said parent... they try to get as close to us as possible, even with obstacles we have in front of the counter to keep them a safe distance away from us... a lady came in the other day and when we wouldn't take her car keys from her hand, she said "oh, is it cause of that coronavirus? I'm not worried at all".

    And it's not just at my job.
    I watch people at the convenience store pump gas, open the front door, rifle through the cup lids, rub their face, touch the credit card terminal, etc. No gloves and no hand sanitizer at any point during all this. Same thing (minus gas pump) at the grocery store. It's almost like... "I can't see it, I feel fine, why not be gross like I've always been?"

    I understand we can't wrap ourselves in a bubble and we crave our everyday normal, but just some precautions and a little common sense, maybe?

    Sorry all. My rant is over now!
     
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    Hospitals actually tend to make a lot more revenue with elective procedures, and to prepare for the Covid-19 response, many hospitals have postponed elective procedures for now.

    M will likely get called off on her next shift at work. The children's hospital is way overstaffed right now with no elective procedures. Fortunately, they have made these call-offs paid and don't count against her PTO bank.
     
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    Same thing here in MN. They are postponing elective procedures and diagnostics to clear the deck for COVID patients.
     
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    Hospitals here in upstate NY are half empty because there’s no one getting elective procedures. Though I’m sure they will just increase the price of a Tylenol to $15 instead of $10, to make up for it.

    My problem with all this is we can’t hide forever. There are so many diseases and viruses that there are no cures for, no vaccines for, and yet life has went on. Everyone of us has had someone lost to cancer. Many of these environmental cancers.

    People tend to forget what happens in a depression. War happens and with every country under stress, you don’t think tensions between us are at an all time high? Death and destruction that would make Covid-19 look like child’s play. I don’t want that for my children and our country.

    If we wait until there’s a vaccine, there will be nothing left. I’d prefer to be a “Nothing Burger” than a two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, on a sesame seed bun......
     
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    Good morning all - wanted to share that I spoke with an MGM host last night and was told a few things.

    1. The MGM hotels are all being thoroughly disinfected and cleaned top to bottom
    2. There is security onsite - no trrespassers
    3. Some employees are still working from home while others have been furloughed. This second part is important because it shows that MGM cares about their employees. The big difference between being furloughed and laid-off is that you continue to get medical and other benefits if furloughed..
    4. They don't have any better idea when we do as to when Vegas will reopen
    5. Vegas expects to be slammed once it reopens - but I don't agree. I know that I'd want it to be reopened for at least 2 months before I fly over there

    Stay safe everyone and keep up the cool dialogue :) :) :)
     
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    I've heard several people post that we should have a VF meet and greet once we're able to travel to Vegas. I would definitely be up for it, and I'm not one to really be into this type of thing (i.e. BC Slots group pull). I actually feel like I know many of you and think it would be cool to put faces with the names and posts.

    I actually have a trip(flight) booked for Aug 11th to Aug 15th. The good thing about SW flights is the no-change fee aspect of them - and I can fly direct from RDU to LAS.,
     
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    Man what a boring world if we all saw it through the same set of eye’s. That’s the beauty.... we don’t :)
    Hell my friends, I’ve learned a lot through this thread... wether it’s a “ new” phrase, inside cool stock info, learning to read graphs and charts better lol or even sad info ( ya yesterday was a bummer seeing what some of you good people have been dealing with or dealt with) I’ve learned a little about each and everyone of you. We do not have a choice in what someone may post but we can CHOOSE how we respond or heck , if we even read it. So if you don’t like something STOP reading it. Think whatever you want but winning is learning to agree to disagree. Can I get a HELL YEA from the folks in the back hahahha.
    Friends , we are all some of the most genuine kind people, let’s keep it that way :)
     
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    I did not get another COVID swab, but I’m officially cleared to return to work. They checked my temp, blood pressure, and asked me if I had a difficult time emotionally in quarantine.
     
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    BUFFFFALLLLLLLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Hopefully no permanent damage.
     
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    Damn - you beat me to it. I had the same thought when I read that quote
     
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