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    Quote Originally Posted by emarcano View Post
    I once heard mandolin player Avi Avital telling about a joke going around among mandolinists, that they spend half their time tuning their instruments and the other half playing out of tune. I guess the same will apply to a 10 string charango :-)
    That’s how I feel about my 36 string harp. :-)

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    Cooking lots of low sodium foods because since gaining weight, my blood pressure is up. Playing my new bamboo uke and my new converted electric mini bass. Also spending a lot of time helping the leader of my seniors uke group get going on her Zoom paid account to conduct online meetings twice a week. There have been three so far that went very well.

    Also cleaned out closets and cabinets to make room for all the things that have been sitting around my music room, very happy with that. Plus doing much more Facetime calls to my family, especially my cousin in New Jersey who's a teacher in the synagogue that had many cases of the virus. Her family is under house quarantine for three weeks, but gladly no one is showing any symptoms. I watched the CBS Sunday morning show that a had segment saying that if you are diagnosed with the virus but show no symptoms, your body built a resistance to it and don't need to isolate yourself.


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    First week of January my Doctor upped my meds for blood pressure to bring it down a little more. Same time I thought that I would go on a diet, not because of my blood pressure, just because I thought that I could lose some weight. Ten or fifteen pounds, that's all, nothing drastic. So last week I was sixteen pounds down and feeling a lot better. I went back to the same meds as before January. Dr. told me to if it went down too much. I'm not just doing it because I think I should.

    Musically I've been learning to play the guitar, which I started a few months ago but got waylaid with some ukulele stuff I was going to do. But that is all cancelled, so it is back to guitars for now. I've also been working and I work from home, so nothing new there and it has nothing to do with ukuleles.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    CBS Sunday morning show that a had segment saying that if you are diagnosed with the virus but show no symptoms, your body built a resistance to it and don't need to isolate yourself.



    What? BS, you're still a carrier! Gotta love MSM....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtoolie View Post
    Finally going to get around to changing strings on my ten string charango.
    "My Charango"... loved that song. Oh wait, that was "My Sharona"...

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    Pretty much what I do normally. Watching TV, playing my various instruments. Only difference is the kids are here too because the schools are closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Sheehan View Post
    "My Charango"... loved that song. Oh wait, that was "My Sharona"...
    You beat me to it, Bill. I was gonna use that one. On the plus side, now I know what a charango is. I googled it, after seeing Oldtoolie's post. Live and learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    CBS Sunday morning show that a had segment saying that if you are diagnosed with the virus but show no symptoms, your body built a resistance to it and don't need to isolate yourself.
    What? BS, you're still a carrier! Gotta love MSM....
    I just read this on a medical web site. "The main way the disease spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing. The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms at all is very low."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    I just read this on a medical web site. "The main way the disease spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing. The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms at all is very low."
    I'm sorry, but that is simply NOT true.

    Any time you breathe or even speak, you also expel droplets. So, yes, coughs and sneezes spread droplets farther, but you absolutely can be exposed to the virus by somebody who is not coughing. In a recent study in Science magazine (link below), they suggest the "lion's share of transmission" has been by people who didn't even know they were sick because they were largely asymptomatic. While these people are less contagious, they are great in number and were not careful because they didn't know they were sick.

    Second, the virus can survive in the air and on surfaces for hours to days, depending on the surface. So you don't even need to be around somebody with COVID to catch it -- can get it from their droplets on surfaces or in the air. This is why they are asking people to keep six feet and also why they are asking anyone who recently left NYC to self-quarantine.

    People who are highly symptomatic are likely shedding more droplets, but again, they need not cough or sneeze near you to expose you to the virus. See this article:
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/health/us-coronavirus-updates-wednesday/index.html

    While there is no reason for panic, there is reason for an abundance of caution.

    https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/03/24/science.abb3221/tab-pdf

    Last edited by Ukulele Eddie; 04-01-2020 at 05:22 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    CBS Sunday morning show that a had segment saying that if you are diagnosed with the virus but show no symptoms, your body built a resistance to it and don't need to isolate yourself.

    What? BS, you're still a carrier! Gotta love MSM....
    I didn't see the segment, but there is a key point missing. If you were diagnosed (and then whether you ever had symptoms or not) and then you have recovered as demonstrated by at least two successive negative tests, you have recovered and therefore you have resistance.

    This is THOUGHT to be true but not known for certain yet insofar as I have read. It is thought to be true because it is the case for most similar viruses. However, there have been a couple of cases where people appeared to be recovering, still in the hospital but had negative tests who then suddenly after a day or two died. However, these people could have had cytokine storms (as I understand it, the body goes into overdrive to fight the infection and but overdoes it and causes fatal pneumonia -- lung inflammation and fluid build-up). It could also have been that the negative test was a false negative.
    More an appreciator of the ukulele than a true player. My motto is: "Don't matter how good it ring if it ain't got some bling."

    Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.—Voltaire

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