April 3, 2020
Apr 3, 2020

The CDC is starting to say that wearing cloth masks is a good idea 😷. I have a feeling they really think we should be wearing real (e.g. N95) masks, but they know that supplies are currently so constrained on them that people won’t be able to get them and it would make the dire situation a lot of our health workers and health systems are already in, worse if the public starting clamoring for them.

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April 2, 2020
Apr 2, 2020

One of the interesting things is time seems to have, at least in some way – and not really a good way, slowed down. I know each week, basically every day feels like Monday. It’s just like the week doesn’t progress. Others have joked, and I agree, it still feels like early/mid March. I think it’s been 23-24 days since I started working from home. Time definitely hasn’t slowed down in the sense that I can patiently move from task to task.

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April 1, 2020
Apr 1, 2020

Been playing with generating my own collations of COVID-19 data. Here’s a first shot at it: COVID-19 U.S. Stats for 2020-4-1 Total Cases: 224,418 Total Recoveries: 8,474 Total Deaths: 6,539 COVID-19 U.S. Stats by date

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March 31, 2020
Mar 31, 2020

Hoping folks can just let “April Fools” go tomorrow for this year. We don’t need that crap at the moment. COVID-19 U.S. Stats for 2020-3-31 Total Cases: 192,177 Total Recoveries: 7,024 Total Deaths: 5,278 COVID-19 U.S. Stats by date

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March 30, 2020
Mar 30, 2020

The Governor of Virginia declared a “Stay at Home” order today for the state. People should only leave the house if it is essential. As he put it, me paraphrasing, there is a difference between needing to do something and wanting to do something. You should only leave your house if you need to. To the people congregating on our beaches and completely ignoring what everyone else is doing—you are being selfish.

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March 29, 2020
Mar 29, 2020

Still improving but not sleeping well at all. Fever has stayed gone, so I think it’s safe to say it wasn’t COVID-19 at this point. Not sure what was going on. Hoping I can sleep tonight though. Reports all over Virginia and the Richmond general area of people seeing full parking lots still, etc. Folks aren’t taking this seriously. I am worried about what this will mean for us all long term.

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USNS Comfort departs Norfolk, VA
Mar 28, 2020

On the way to support New York. Source

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March 28, 2020
Mar 28, 2020

Yesterday I woke up in the early morning (~4am) and was feeling cold and had uncontrollable shakes. Took my temperature and it was normal. Decided to move to the guest bedroom to be safe and limit exposure for my wife. I started to feel nauseous and ended up throwing up within the hour. I got a little sleep in and woke up with around a 101.6 degree temperature. My fever broke later in the day after some rest and Tylenol and, I mostly feel better so hoping I’m alright, but I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t a little scary.

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March 27, 2020
Mar 27, 2020

COVID-19 U.S. Stats for 2020-3-27 Total Cases: 105,293 Total Recoveries: 869 Total Deaths: 2,263 COVID-19 U.S. Stats by date

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March 26, 2020
Mar 26, 2020

Senate approved a 2 trillion dollar relief package, 96-0 Honestly … I don’t have much more to add. We haven’t left the house since last Friday. I went out and mowed the lawn today, mostly to get rid of leaf debris, etc. Other than that – work during the day, watch TV at night, go to sleep, repeat. COVID-19 U.S. Stats for 2020-3-26 Total Cases: 86,613 Total Recoveries: 681 Total Deaths: 1,742 COVID-19 U.

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