My grandma being casual about COVID

posted 3 days ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

lauralaura123 :  Unfortunately I don’t think you’ll be able to convince her given her comments. She is an adult and is making her own (terrible) choices. If she’s not terrified by reading the news out of places like Italy, I don’t know what would work. Is she at least washing her hands a lot?

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Buzzing bee

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lauralaura123 :  Well that is actually good news – at least she seems to realize there is a real risk.

Question: do you think she is really going out too much, or just saying she is for the extra attention she’s getting from you and your mom? I hate to even bring that up, but my dad would have totally done that.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

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lauralaura123 :  Remind her that her cavalier attitude puts others at risk. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

You could try telling her that while she may feel she’ll recover just fine if she gets CV, she could very well pass it along to someone it may kill. A young child, a  pregnant woman, a man who looks after his disabled child etc. I think the fear of causing someone else’s death might be the only thing that gets through to those with a cavalier attitude.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Well Putin shound be having a press conference at the moment and announcing their plan. I think the trouble with these types of things that it’s “no big deal” until it actually becomes a big deal.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

My grandmother is in a vulnerable category for many reasons, the largest being she’s doing chemo for stage IV cancer. 

Two weeks ago this was a “hoax by the Chinese” and now she’s not leaving the house for anything except essential doctor visits. I’m so mad that it took the world shutting down for her to realize that it was a big deal, but she got the point eventually. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
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Yeah, my grandma told me it doesn’t matter if she gets sick cause she’s just going to die soon anyway. So, ya know, solidarity in the hard headed grandparent department. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

I read a recent article stating TX Lt Gov Dan Patrict believes grandparents are willing to die to protect the US economy (as justification to quickly returning to business as usual).

My FMiL was stubborn at first but is now very cautious. Everyone has their tipping point. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

My dad – in his late 80s – finally decided that it was dangerous. 

His retirement, not so bored, plan includes working at H&R Block during tax season and daily Mass.  Ten days ago, he finally decided to stop seeing clients at H&R Block and then a day later, decided to stop going to daily Mass.  

He hasn’t said what his tipping point was, but he met it and is now isolating himself with my stepmother.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

My Mother-In-Law is like this, she’s 83 and diabetic. She’s already told us that she’s ok because it’s “only killing old people”, and that she doesn’t need to worry because she thinks she’s not high risk. Luckily she doesn’t go out, but she’s still having people come to her house. We’re cutting out all our visits to her unless we’re delivering shopping, but other than that I have no idea what else we can do to make her take it seriously.

She thinks we’re overreacting by staying away.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

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slomotion :  my grandma said something similar. She is not worried cause it doesn’t matter anymore at her age. She is more worried about her kids that are in their early 70’s.

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