Please Pray For This Family

This was on my Facebook May 25, 2020.

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Please take a moment a pray for this sweet young man.. This is just so sad on a day that wad supposed to be filled with joy.. 😢

Fleming County parents killed in crash on the way home from son’s high school graduation.

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Posted at 8:35 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 1:31 PM, May 25, 2020

FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two Fleming County parents were killed in a car crash on Saturday after leaving their son’s high school graduation.

Also in the car were two of their sons, who are recovering at UK Hospital.

Kentucky State Police say the crash that killed Nancy and Lyndon Barnett happened near the intersection of KY-599 and KY-11.

Dalton Barnett is their youngest son and had just finished getting his diploma at his social distancing graduation celebration when the crash happened on their way home.

Dalton’s principal, Stephanie Emmons says this tragedy is felt not only in the school but throughout the entire community, “being from a tight-knit community any kind of tragedy doesn’t just impact a small portion of the community, it impacts all of us.”

Dalton was one of the first grads to walk across the stage, his mother, Nancy, wore a shirt that read “some people wait their entire lives to meet their inspiration, I raised mine.”

Emmons says Dalton has plans to join the military after graduation.

Dalton and his older brother, Michael, are being treated at UK Hospital.

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To all of my readers, any of you that are praying people, please pray for this young man and the rest of his family, especially his brothers that are being treated at UK Hospital.

This young man and his brothers have a long way to go, and no parents to help to guide them when they need encouragement.

Also, please put this family on the prayer list at your individual Churches.The more prayers the better. Besides, prayers never hurt anybody. Thank you for joining me in my praying for them at the same time as some of you may be praying for them also.

Stay Home – It May Save Lives- Not Just Your Own

This is from Facebook. It reemphasizes what I have said, as well as many others, since day one.

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Let’s say you woke up with a terrible cough, a fever, and severe body aches. Immediately, you rush to the doctor and unfortunately, you’re diagnosed with COVID-19. For the last two weeks, you’ve been unaware that you were infected and you’ve ignored “the rules.” You’ve gotten together with some close friends for pizza, had a few people over, even visited a park and a beach. You figured, “I don’t feel sick. I have the right to keep living my normal life. No one can tell me what to do.”

With your diagnosis, you spend the next few days at home on the couch, feeling pretty crappy; but then you’re well again because you’re young, healthy and strong. Lucky you. But your best friend caught it from you during a visit to your house, and because she didn’t know she was contagious, she visited her 82-year-old grandfather, who uses oxygen tanks daily to help him breathe because he has COPD and heart failure. Now, he’s dead.

Your co-worker, who has asthma, caught it too, during your little pizza get-together. Now, he’s in the ICU, and he’s spread it to a few others in his family, too–but they won’t know that for another couple of weeks yet.

The cashier at the restaurant where you picked up the pizza carried the infection home to his wife, who has MS, which makes her immunosuppressed. She’s not as lucky as you, so she’s admitted to the hospital because she’s having trouble breathing. She may need to be placed in a medically-induced coma and intubated; she may not get to say goodbye to her loved ones. She may die surrounded by machines, with no family at her bedside.

All because you couldn’t stand the inconvenience of a mask; of staying home; of changing your familiar routines for just a little while. Because you have the right, above all others rights, to continue living your normal life and no one, I mean no one, has the right to tell you what to do.

#SocialDistancing = It’s not about YOU!
#WearAMask = It’s not about YOU!
#StayHome = It’s not about YOU!
#GetTested = It’s not about YOU!

Written by Anonymous. Copied from a friend and shared.

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I don’t need to add anything else to this.

COVID-19 Has Changed Things – Maybe For Good

This is from Facebook. It has quite a bit of useful information in it, as far as I can tell. But it’s here for you to read and make your own opinion on how useful or not it is for you.

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New Etiquette Rules in a COVID-19 World

Here’s how the pandemic has changed our manners — maybe for good

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A firm handshake, a kiss on the cheek, the clink of glasses at a dinnertime toast — these are among the polite gestures now on hold indefinitely because of social distancing guidelines intended to keep people safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

But etiquette experts say that doesn’t mean good manners have gone by the wayside. Instead, they point to safer ways of showing respect for one another, like swapping out handshakes for head nods, that have emerged in the past few months — and that will likely remain with us for some time to come.

“Etiquette is always evolving, it’s never set in stone,” says Massachusetts-based etiquette consultant Jodi Smith. “What’s set in stone is the idea of respect for myself and respect for others.”

As long as showing respect means keeping our distance and avoiding large gatherings, here’s what Smith and others say to expect when it comes to minding your manners in the COVID-19 era:



Handshakes and greetings

Myka Meier, author of Business Etiquette Made Easy, notes that few people are likely to be shaking hands at a time when staying 6 feet apart is the norm.

Even something like an elbow bump means making contact with another person and might not be appropriate in more formal settings like business meetings.

Instead, Meier recommends two totally contactless greetings: what she calls “the grasp and greet” — clasping your hands together and putting them over your heart as you approach someone — and the “stop, drop and nod” — standing still, dropping your hands and putting them behind your back (so you’re not tempted to reach out for a handshake), then nodding to say hello.

Invitations, events and RSVPs

Many large-scale gatherings and events have already been cancelled, but if you’ve RSVP’d “yes” to something that’s still scheduled to happen, international etiquette expert Sharon Schweitzer says the rules around declining have become a bit more flexible.

“Long-standing etiquette and social graces have always dictated that if you accepted the RSVP and said you would attend, you must,” she says. “However, in light of the coronavirus, you can change your RSVP to decline if you cannot attend.”

In the case of events like weddings, she says, be sure to send a gift anyway — and change your response promptly out of respect for the host (you might also want to write a personal note expressing how much you regret having to decline).

When it comes to saying no to casual invitations, like neighbors asking you to join them 6 feet apart in their backyard, the experts recommend having a go-to script to politely decline. Smith recommends something like: “I’m so thrilled that you invited me, but I’m just not ready yet.”

Having a few stock phrases in mind can also serve you well when out and about. Schweitzer’s script for keeping your distance from a friendly passerby while walking the dog is something like: “Fluffy and I are both social distancing. Please greet us from at least 6 feet away. We look forward to seeing you after this resolves. You’ll be more than welcome to pet her then!”

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Masks (and more) in public

With health officials now advising that everyone wear a mask or face covering while out in public, Smith says that fashionable face coverings may become the norm as people start looking to wear masks that coordinate with their clothing.

And, she says, it wouldn’t be the first time fashion norms were shaped by public health concerns. Women of her grandmother’s generation, she notes, always wore gloves in public in part as a way of avoiding germs at a time when diseases like typhoid fever were of concern.

Of course, interacting with others with half of your face covered means losing some of the nonverbal ways we rely on to express ourselves, like smiling.

That’s where gestures come in, Smith says, since something as simple as a thumbs up or a mock salute can help you express yourself in public in the way a smile once would have.

Safety at home

We might also start to see some changes in our homes, Schweitzer says, like asking guests to remove their shoes upon entering, something that she notes is already the norm in many other cultures.

And, she says, there’s really no reason to go back to touching our glasses during a toast or blowing out birthday candles on a cake that is then served to many guests (instead, she foresees alternatives like blowing out an individual candle on your very own cupcake).

Looking to the future

Eventually, however, experts predict that most of our long-standing rituals and habits will reemerge as restrictions on our daily lives are eased.

Smith is certain, for example, that shaking hands — a gesture of goodwill that dates back as far as 5th century Greece — will become the norm in the United States once more.

“We will return to shaking hands,” she says. “It may not be until 2025, but eventually we will.”

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A Jesus Fan With A Jesus Face Mask

This is from Facebook. This really is a great face mask.

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I Would Survive

This is from Facebook. I have seen other signs pointing out the same thing, but there are still people that will not be encumbered with having to put on a face mask and gloves to protect them selves and to protect others. There are many people that are following the quarantine guidelines by wearing the mandated face mask and gloves, yet they and or a member of their family still ends up being stricken by the COVID-19 virus. And when one of the family members or friends has to go it alone, all the way to the very end when they go towards the light, they probably wonder what they did wrong to be inflected by the COVID-19 virus.

Then you see it on TV, or in the news paper, and sometimes even in real life, people that either think they are invincible or just don’t give a hoot about anybody period. Not only do they run the risk of becoming stricken by the COVID-19 virus, but also death. They may not be quite as strong as they thought they were to be able fight off the virus and it ends up not only killing them, but also their family members and friends.

When this happens, there is no telling how many people will end up with the virus and dying, when it could have all been avoided if they would have only followed the mandated guidelines of the quarantine, and put on a face mask and gloves. So simple of a procedure when compared to all that has to be done when anybody dies. what with the autopsy, the clothes they have to be buried in, the casket they have to be laid to their final rest in, the vault to put the casket in, and finally the burial plot the vault with the casket inside of it has to be placed in. You’re talking about thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars that has to be spent on each one of the avoidable victims you caused to catch the virus,

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Watch Out For Copperheads

This was on Facebook. It’s that time of year to watch out for different things. There are snakes, spiders, wasps, hornets, and any number of different crawling and flying living things, and this year I have even heard about the Killer Bees. They are really powerful and pretty big as far as the film where one attacked a wild mouse. When the Killer Bees get other flying bugs, they catch them and bite off their heads. Their sting is so poisonous that it can kill a grown up, let alone what they can do to a small child. Just beware of your surroundings.

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Every State’s Risk of Severe COVID-19

This was on Facebook. It’s interesting, but scary too. Especially if you are in a state and of the age to be of high risk.

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How Every State’s Population Ranks for

Risk of Severe COVID-19 Cases

West Virginia has biggest share of at-risk adults based on age and health; Utah has smallest

A masked woman in quarantine looks out the window of her home.

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En español | A few states that have announced plans to relax restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus are among the 15 states with the largest share of adults at risk for severe illness from a coronavirus infection, according to data compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).

Over 41 percent of adults 18 and older in South Carolina and Tennessee — two states that have started the gradual process of returning to life as it once was — face an increased risk of hospitalization, even death, from COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, due to age (65 and older) or an underlying health condition. In Florida, where some beaches have reopened to the public, the share of adults at risk for serious complications is just more than 42 percent. The national average is 37.6 percent.

Share of Adults 18 and Older At Higher Risk of Serious Illness If Infected With Coronavirus

united states map showing what states have more adults at higher risk of serious illness if infected with coronavirus

“It’s a major challenge to figure how to ‘reopen’ and when, but the stakes are high, particularly for people at higher risk of severe disease,” explains Robert H. Shmerling, a rheumatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. And easing up on stay-at-home orders and physical distancing guidelines too soon in areas with large high-risk populations could lead to an uptick in infection rates among those who are less able to fight off the disease.

COVID-19 could be bad news for more than 90 million adults

The majority of people who become sick with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath, and are able to recover at home. Sometimes, however, these symptoms worsen and can become life-threatening. And public health experts say older adults and people with chronic health conditions are more likely to experience severe symptoms from the illness if infected.


In the U.S., that adds up to 92.6 million people, or more than one-third of the adult population, who are 65 and older or who have a heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma or obesity.

There isn’t one single reason why these health conditions can lead to more severe illness from COVID-19, Shmerling says, but rather a few likely explanations. Older adults, for example, tend to have less physiologic reserve, or the ability to “bounce back from damage caused by a disease the way it used to,” he explains. Eight out of 10 deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. have been in adults 65 and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.

Then there’s the increased demand on the body’s organs during the illness. The heart, for example, has to work harder when a person has a fever or is dehydrated, Shmerling notes. This can be especially taxing for someone who has pre-existing organ damage.

10 State Populations Most at Risk for Severe COVID-19

  • West Virginia, 49.3 percent
  • Kentucky, 43.6 percent
  • Arkansas, 43.5 percent
  • Alabama, 43.1 percent
  • Maine, 42.5 percent
  • Mississippi, 42.5 percent
  • Florida, 42.1 percent
  • Louisiana, 42.1 percent
  • Tennessee, 41.6 percent
  • South Carolina, 41.4 percent

Percentage of residents 65 and older, or with underlying conditions.

West Virginia has the highest share of adults at increased risk from COVID-19 complications; 49.3 percent of the state’s population is more likely to get seriously ill if infected. Kentucky is second with 43.6 percent of its adult population at high risk for severe illness. Utah has the smallest share of high-risk adults at 30 percent.

The count of 92.6 million high-risk adults doesn’t include people living in nursing homes, KFF Senior Vice President Tricia Neuman points out. This population is also more vulnerable to worse outcomes from a coronavirus infection, according to the CDC. About 1.3 million Americans live in nursing homes; an additional 800,000 live in residential care communities, according to CDC data.

“So in some ways [the data presented in the KFF report] understates the population at risk, because we know that COVID-19 is moving like a wildfire through nursing home facilities. And once one person gets infected, it’s hard for others not to get infected,” Neuman says. An added concern, she says, is that “many of these nursing homes and assisted living facilities still don’t have sufficient capacity to do testing or have PPE [personal protective equipment] on-site or even know best practices when it comes to where to move patients and how to move patients when they get sick, or to protect the staff and to protect the other residents.”

It’s important to note that people with compromised immune systems, including people undergoing treatment for cancer, also face an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Advice for people at high risk

Experts stress that it’s critical for everyone to wash their hands often, stay home as much as possible and keep at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others. But for people at high risk for serious illness, “it’s also important to take care of the medical conditions you have,” Shmerling says.

If you have diabetes, “now is the time to be even better about not skipping doses of medication and not going off your diet,” Shmerling suggests. Also: Stay in touch with your doctor by phone or video chat, and make sure you have “an ample supply of your medications.” Finally, don’t forget to let friends and family know if you’re feeling sick or need food or other supplies, he adds.

In Kalamazoo – April 20, 2020

This is from Facebook. I hope that all the people will finally start following the quarantine guidelines set down over a month ago. If only people that think they are invincible and don’t have to follow the STAY-AT-HOME order would realize that nobody is invincible, and they would follow the order, this thing just might be over soon. But as long as the people don’t follow the STAY-AT-Home order, this will just keep on going and infecting more and more people. I guess they don’t care if anybody in their family or any of their friends, or even if they get sick and die. It’s hard to believe that so many people could have such a lack of regard for life.

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Kalamazoo-area nursing home reports 10 coronavirus cases including 2 deaths

 

Genesee County residents tested for coronavirus at first Flint drive-thru site

Medical workers log information into the computer at Flint’s first drive-thru testing site on Monday, April 15, 2020 at Atwood Stadium. (Jake May | MLive.com)The Flint Journal, MLive.com

KALAMAZOO, MI — An assisted living facility near Kalamazoo has seen 10 cases of the coronavirus, including two deaths.

Park Village Pines in Oshtemo Township has tracked 10 cases of coronavirus at the facility so far, including two deaths, and is taking steps to stop further spread of the virus, Executive Director Dave Bos said in a letter to residents’ families that he shared with MLive.

The facility opened a triage center for those who tested positive for the virus, which currently houses six residents. Two more residents are hospitalized and two others have died from the virus, Bos said.

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I hope that all the people will finally start following the quarantine guidelines set down over a month ago. If only people that think they are invincible and don’t have to follow the STAY-AT-HOME order would realize that nobody is invincible, and they would follow the orders, this thing just might be over soon. But as long as the people don’t follow the STAY-AT-HOME order, this will just keep on going and infecting more and more people. I guess they don’t care if anybody in their family or any of their friends, or even if they get sick and die. It’s hard to believe that so many people could have such a lack of regard for life.

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Until everybody pays attention to ALL OF THE CONDITIONS OF THE QUARANTINE, this thing won’t stop, and we will have wave after wave of this. We have to do the preventative things like they said.   If you have to go to the store for food,or the pharmacy for medicine, stay the six feet apart, wear a mask and gloves, wash your hands after everything you do and everywhere you go, no groups larger that 10 people and even then stay six feet apart.

 

It’s Not The End Of The World – It’s Love In Action

This too is from Facebook. I can’t help it if the information is so good that I want to share it wilt my readers. So here it is. There is just no way that I will understand why everybody that is complaining about the quarantine seems to feel like it’s a punishment. My biggest wish is that all of the complainers would finally realize that the quarantine is a GOOD THING. It was put in effect to save lives, not to punish anybody. And YES, I know that it’s hard not to be able to see those we love, that are in hospitals or nursing homes. But it’s to possibly save your own life, and to potentially to save their life also. How would you feel if you were a carrier, and didn’t even know it, and you gave it to your loved one and they died. Well, I know how I would feel. For the rest of my life, I would carry it with me that I had  been the one that killed whatever friend or family member by giving them the disease that had ultimately killed them.

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No Better Truth Was Ever Spoken During COVID-19 Pandemic

This is from Facebook. I just wish that there was a way to make sure that all of those selfish people, that have been griping since the quarantine began, HAD TO READ THIS. They might just realize that by them going out, the next victim could be them, one of their family members or one of their friends. If that was to happen and the person not get it but be a carrier and give it to all of his family and all of his friends, and God forbid that they would die, then how would that selfish person feel. And to think is was all because that person did not have the sense to find things around the house to keep them busy. All I can say after that, is that if that person does go out and the COVID-19 spreads on account of it, then that person has to be the most selfish person there is!!!!!!!

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