My grandma being casual about COVID

posted 2 months ago in Wellness
Post # 16
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8991 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Remind her that it’s not about her and by potentially spreading the virus she’s being extremely selfish. 

My dad was still having clients come to his house despite being 68 and severely immunocompromised. I spoke to him on the phone yesterday and he mentioned yesterday clients were still “stopping by” and I flew off the handle and straight up mom-voice lectured him in a way he has never even yelled at me! He still thinks I’m overreacting but I’m pregnant and have told the grandparents they will absolutely not meet their grandson when he arrives in a few weeks unless they’ve been in complete isolation for at least 2 weeks before any potential visits. If you want to be stupid I can’t stop you – but you aren’t putting my family in danger. 

Post # 17
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1560 posts
Bumble bee

You should remind her that if she gets covid due to her age and underlying health issues she’s highly likely to die and it’s highly unlikely she will be given a ventilator, that might scare her a bit. My fiancée’s grandfather tested positive for it last week and we were told it’s best to sign a DNAR as he wouldn’t be given a ventilator and a bed on ITU due to him being 77, having diabetes and heart problems. He died 6 hours later. He was not an unwell man prior to this, he was active and the sole carer for his wife with dementia, he got admitted into hospital with a fever and breathing difficulties and the same evening he stopped breathing and was dead. This was when we only had 20 something confirmed deaths in the UK, so we all assumed the chances are he wouldn’t have it, but we were wrong. 

Post # 18
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299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

It’s so hard to convince somebody. I live in Asia and have been trying to convince my family for at least a month to wear a mask and take this seriously. Everyone was chill until a family member ended up in ICU with Covid today. They they all want to wear masks now. I don’t know why people won’t listen or take this seriously.

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