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    Share your Corona experience

    Hello, I decided this would be a good place to share how are we doing during this pandemic. I live in Panama, as of tomorrow we are in total lockdown. We have only one hour a day to go get supplies. The last number of your ID tells you during which time slot you are allowed to go out for essentials. All businesses except supermarkets, farmacies and hospitals are closed. Some government offices are open, most are closed. Our beaches are closed. No flights in or out. Borders closed. My business unfortunately is one of those ordered to be closed. Everybody home.
    My husband is a heavy smoker (40 yr old) I am 61. So we are both health risks. In addition, I take care of my mom, who is 87. She lives next door, but I do all her shopping.
    On a positive note, I have food for 2 weeks, and we are all healthy.

    Take care you all.
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    We had a few anxious days when our daughter went down with covid-19, but she is recovering well. She is an A&E nurse and had treated elderly patients brought in with acute respiritory failure which turned out to be due to it, and presumably contracted it from one of them. She felt rotten for two days then perked up, and now five days later is a lot better, but can't go back to work until she is out of isolation. Her partner and children have had to into isolation with her, but that has made little difference with schools and workplaces shut anyway.

    The College where I teach has dispersed and all teaching and assessing is now online, so I'm writing online study guides instead of lesson plans, but the courses should finish on time.
    We are on 'social distancing' rather than a full 'lockdown' - staying at home mainly but can go out occasionally (no set times) for shopping and daily exercise, keeping 2m away from other people.

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    I see only four of us; SLK, Inamorata, myself and Tamar12, have visited in the past nine days. AGL is truely a pale shadow of it's old self.

    Hello Tamar12, I see you have been a member of 18 months but never posted. What brings you here?

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    I live in Dallas TX. I teach preK. All schools are closed indefinitely and are online learning only. We have a shelter in place order and fines can be given for failure to follow social distancing. We can still do take out, but Mark and I are not. We do not trust the workers. Both Mark and I are high risk: he has kidney disease and I have asthma. We only go out for groceries or to get ex. I do the shopping wearing a mask and gloves. We disinfect groceries, our shoes, mail, and hand wash. I am teaching online. We have our doggie babies who are here with us.

    My Mom is 71 living with my bro and his wife. She is in NM. She is scared being older. My bro is considered essential. My sister-in-law is laid off until coronavirus bottoms out
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    Take care all of you. Several people I know have contracted Covid. So far they are all ok. My family is in the high risk group, starting with my mom, who is 87, I am 61, Nick is a smoker, and my son suffers from asthma. We now have only 3 days a week to go out, Mon-Wed-Fri for women, Tue, Thurs-Sat for men. But I have to go to work tomorrow on men's day, so I have a pass. I hope I do not end up in court.
    You know it's love when the pain of being apart is greater than the pain of being together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Worm View Post
    I see only four of us; SLK, Inamorata, myself and Tamar12, have visited in the past nine days. AGL is truely a pale shadow of it's old self.
    Thought I would respond after seeing this...I've been a member for a while but never posted

    My corona experience has been rough for me...though I am very very lucky considering the world. I can work from home, have kept my job, and though I know a couple people who've gotten sick, they've all recovered. My main problem is being bored from being cooped up all the time. I haven't been able to exercise like I like to. I've done some videos and some running but I miss swimming and weights a lot. My eating hasn't been great either. I'm trying to count my blessings though...things could be a lot worse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian25 View Post
    I've been a member for a while but never posted
    ...things could be a lot worse!
    Welcome Ian25! You must the the first new poster for some weeks. This used to be a very lively site.
    I'm also missing swimming. Just as you say, there is that awareness that it is much worse for some.

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    It's been quite positive for me to be honest. I get to work from home now which is awesome as I save 2-3 hours on commute time as well as not having to deal with crowded trains, trains that run late, get cancelled etc.

    I love that when I sign off at the end of a shift I am already home. I think that will be the way of the future for businesses and work types that can do that.

    I don't go out much anyway and live cheap so overall, no real damage for me.
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    I thank God I have a job for 2020-2021 as I just signed my contract. I really couldnít tell you what school will look like in August, but until the rates go way down, I believe we should stick to online learning. All my summer training will be virtual webinars. I would not mind online teaching at all except it is difficult with the age I teach 3-5 year olds.

    I do not have children, but I do have doggies. Itís been great spending time with my hubby and doggie babies. The hardest part for me is I would love to get some take-out, but donít trust anything right now. I rarely go out, but when I do I wear a mask, gloves, and have plenty of disinfectant.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie28 View Post
    I would not mind online teaching at all except it is difficult with the age I teach 3-5 year olds.
    Yes, that must be very different indeed to dealing with my older teenage and adult learners....... Fortunately the examining boards have decided to go for 'calculated grades' for this term: we extrapolate from their grades for term 1 and 2 work and assume there might have been a slight improvement, rather than expect the students to produce their normal term 3 work. Naturally with 3 - 5 year olds the aim will be broad developement rather than specific grades, so you don't have that way out.

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    Does summer vacation start soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian25 View Post
    Does summer vacation start soon?
    Mid July, for me (technically, this year).

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    I contracted covid in April and went on to develop pneumonia. I was on oxygen for about 2 months and took the hydroxy/azithro/zinc cocktail. I developed other health issues that I'm still dealing with. I'm told to expect a 6-12 month recovery. Our grandmother died of covid after spending a week on a vent and our grandfather has it currently. Part of our family is quarantined since they had direct contact with her because they transported her to the hospital. We cannot even have a funeral until they release her body which they won't do until they are sure there is no risk of her body being contagious. Covid has been brutal for our family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel View Post
    Covid has been brutal for our family.
    I am so sorry for your loss, and I hope you are able to recover your pre-Covid health. So far 2 members of my family have gotten it, and are back to health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel View Post
    I contracted covid in April and went on to develop pneumonia. I was on oxygen for about 2 months and took the hydroxy/azithro/zinc cocktail. I developed other health issues that I'm still dealing with. I'm told to expect a 6-12 month recovery. Our grandmother died of covid after spending a week on a vent and our grandfather has it currently. Part of our family is quarantined since they had direct contact with her because they transported her to the hospital. We cannot even have a funeral until they release her body which they won't do until they are sure there is no risk of her body being contagious. Covid has been brutal for our family.
    Angel, I am so sorry to read of this. Brutal indeed! This is terrible news, but I am glad that you are recovering.

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