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I'm sitting here with most of the symptoms, but not an active flu. Hard not to assume you have it and are in incubation time. Sister has the flu, but can't get a test. So we cant be sure she doesn't have it. Which preys on the imagination again. But then, I am high risk. And high imagination.

I know exactly what you're going through, Timothy. I hope you both get better soon.
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The problem with being a writer is you often have too much imagination.

That's true.

I'm sitting here with most of the symptoms, but not an active flu. Hard not to assume you have it and are in incubation time. Sister has the flu, but can't get a test. So we cant be sure she doesn't have it. Which preys on the imagination again. But then, I am high risk. And high imagination.
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Local author here has been going through the same thing. Her test came back negative yesterday.

Interestingly, she looks far sicker than someone who did a series of podcasts from the hospital who actually had the virus.

The problem with being a writer is you often have too much imagination. Anxiety takes a hard toll. I'm glad she tested negative.
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I'm sorry. Insomnia is terrible. Hope you can straighten it out and get some sleep soon.

Thank you - I hope so too.
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I've been sick for about a month, got the test 8 days ago in Washington state, expecting results in a day or two. Although I hope I'm over most of the symptoms now, I developed terrible anxiety and insomnia during this time that hasn't gone away. And every time I cough, I have a panic attack. I've got a phone appointment tomorrow night with a therapist, but I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever sleep more than 2 to 3 hours a night.
So that's how it is for me.

Local author here has been going through the same thing. Her test came back negative yesterday.

Interestingly, she looks far sicker than someone who did a series of podcasts from the hospital who actually had the virus.
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I'm sorry. Insomnia is terrible. Hope you can straighten it out and get some sleep soon.
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I've been sick for about a month, got the test 8 days ago in Washington state, expecting results in a day or two. Although I hope I'm over most of the symptoms now, I developed terrible anxiety and insomnia during this time that hasn't gone away. And every time I cough, I have a panic attack. I've got a phone appointment tomorrow night with a therapist, but I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever sleep more than 2 to 3 hours a night.
So that's how it is for me.
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https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid

In some quarters, good news could derail the hopes of corporations eager for quick cash, particularly those that needed it before the crisis. Somehow, that bill in Congress went from $1 trillion to $2 trillion overnight. Let's say twenty-six million people end up needing assistance over the next couple of months, say, to the tune of $4000 each. That's $104 billion. Where's the rest of the money going?

Who has the most to gain from continued panic?
Oddly enough, no one seems to have answered the questions you posed. This seems to be a good breakdown of where the bulk of the money is going: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trillion-stimulus-package/story?id=69791823

Basically, the plan seems to be four-pronged:
Keep businesses afloat
Provide immediate cash for low to mid-income people, as well as beefed up unemployment insurance for the jobless
Give aid to state and local governments which face unprecedented expenditures and declining revenues
Give aid to hospitals, many of which have already exhausted their own resources

There's other stuff in there as well, but that's the gist of it.


Like Nasa. And the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Has the evidence mounted that a warm spring might deliver a lethal blow to the virus? Imagine if, in the end, it's climate change that saves us.

Not really. Look at Iran. What I would call a hot country.

How high is the humidity in Iran?  The reason other viruses tend to become less of a problem in the summer months is that heat and humidity combined is what tends to do them in.  Heat dries them out and humidity in the air reduces how far they can travel when people cough.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: New Audible changes with Promo codes
« Last post by Denise on March 29, 2020, 06:22:27 AM »

They paid for the old codes (before last year's change) while stating they did not. It didn't blow up, because there was no way to guarantee people taking the codes used them on your books. Back then, the scammers sold the codes on eBay etc., but it wasn't as widespread. The new code system was designed to be exploited in exactly the manner that it has been.

These things don't happen by any accident at all.

Oh, yes, I agree they wanted to increase audiobook production and wanted authors giving codes to their list, etc.

But I think what they didn't expect were the code farms, and people producing trash content, paying 50/h just to get the codes redeemed and make some quick cash.

In the reddit for narrators they mention a lot those scammy projects... I think it was quite widespread.
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