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COVID-19 NH: Testing STILL NOT Available To All In N.H.; Even If You Are In Hospital!

by Anura Guruge


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We are over 2-months into THE pandemic & TESTING in New Hampshire is FAR from available to all.

Just to a very limited SUBSET.

So here is the kicker.

I heard from somebody who is IN HOSPITAL — at New Hampshire’s FAMED ‘Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center‘ (DHMC) in Lebanon. A research & teaching hospital no less. They don’t have enough tests. You have to meet the age or employment criteria or have symptoms. IF not, you can’t have it. That is STUPID. That is crazy.

I heard that New York is now doing a MILLION tests a week.

Well, a million tests would just about cover ALL of New Hampshire.

But, we don’t have enough tests!

And NOBODY is mentioning this.

I meet the over-60 criteria. So, I can get one.

I don’t want one. Don’t see the point. Right now, I have no symptoms.

They can tell me I am negative & I could be positive 24-hours later. I could have caught it by going for the test.

Would be SLIGHTLY more interested in the antibody test. But, even that, right now, would be a waste. I really haven’t had any symptoms. So, very UNLIKELY I had it without I realizing it. Given my age & poor heath, I would have KNOWN it even if I had a touch. So, I am not going to deprive a more worthy person from getting a test.

But, thought YOU should know.

 


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COVID-19 NH: Hardly Any Outdoor Dining In State Capital, Concord (N.H.)

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It was 11:30am, on a Sunny (but a tad mild (@60F)), Tuesday — 2nd day that New Hampshire restaurants were open for outdoor dining.

But, it was ALL empty or NOT set up.

We just saw two folks, a mother & daughter — & I drove up/down North & South Main St. as well as Loudon Road.

‘Red Arrow’ diner had picnic tables outside but was only doing takeout — and they were NOT busy.

I was sure (that my friend) Alex Ray’sCommon Man” would not only be all set-up, BUT BUSY. I was wrong. It was empty. Not set-up for outdoor dining. That makes no sense. They have a huge car park ideal for it.

So …

So?

What gives?

Just time?

This week, from what I see, will be kind in terms of weather. No heavy rain. Doesn’t look good.

Stopped by “Dominick’s“, in Chichester, on the way back. Another joint with a HUGE car park. EMPTY with a sign on the door that said “CLOSED”.

I was amused by her (and yes, it is a ‘her’) message on the sign.

Does SHE realize the coded message that was in THE SONG?

Help from my friends‘. HHHmmmm. SMILE.

I am sure. That would definitely help. SMILE.


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Marked Slowdown In U.S. Google Doodles Since The Pandemic — & Makes No Sense.

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I like ‘Google Doodles‘. There was a time when I did posts about them. I no longer have the time.

But, I still watch out for them everyday. Even check the archives, now & then, for interesting International ones.

I noticed that there has been a MARKED drop-off in new Doodles over the last 2-months.

Makes no sense. Google’s designers most likely all work from home — virus or no virus. So, the ‘stay-at-home’ should not have had any impact.

But, something is up.

Just wanted to make sure that you were aware.

Now you know.


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Having Genuine Google Doodle, For Dame Jean Macnamara, On ‘April 1’, Was Stupid!

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Yes, I know it was her birthday — after I looked her up. She is by no means a household name — and I suspect that that is even the case in her how country of Australia.

So, what was Google THINKING?

Yes, Google as we all know has a long and storied history of doing clever April 1st jokes.

Yes, we all know about the ongoing pandemic. Yes, I worked out that Google MIGHT refrain from joking around this year — given the gravity of the situation.

So, it would have been BEST not to do ANYTHING.

Do the Google Doodle for her the next day. That would have been better.

This was STUPID — Google.

Say it after I. “This was STUPID Google”.


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