V is Vision

A2Z2020For this year’s A to Z Challenge I’m going to attempt to post an old saying or adage each day of the month of April (except for Sundays). I’m going through the alphabet, with the first letter of the adage beginning with the first letter of the alphabet (A) and continuing for 26 adages in alphabetical order until I get through the entire alphabet by April 30 — from A to Z.

I don’t know if it can be done, but I’m going to give it the old college try. Here’s my April 25th adage and it starts with the letter V.

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

13 thoughts on “V is Vision

  1. Sadje April 25, 2020 / 11:32 am

    The second part is very accurate if you see the political scenario today.

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  2. Marleen April 26, 2020 / 1:11 am

    There seems to be no coherent vision for contending with the covid-19 symptoms individuals may experience or have experienced. Here are two fairly new articles, and, still, not all the symptoms I’ve heard of are mentioned… to say nothing of the fact that some known symptoms aren’t listed as “official” symptoms even if they are named or noticed. And some symptoms are only given as something to be “wary” of if encountered in someone else.

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article241463776.html
    Red eyes and tears may be another symptom of coronavirus infection, experts say

    Red eyes and tears could be an early symptom of a coronavirus infection, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

    As a result, the academy is warning ophthalmologists to be wary of patients with conjunctivitis (pink eye), combined with “fever and respiratory symptoms, including cough and shortness of breath.”

    All are symptoms of the potentially fatal COVID-19 virus (along with diarrhea), which can be transmitted by close contact with an infected person or by touching objects they touched, experts say.

    Just this brief article doesn’t avoid being weird. It points to simply tears, and maybe red eyes (which isn’t always conjunctivitis, or may not seem like conjunctivitis in this matter even if it is, and which I had after having only watery or teary eyes for a couple days). Then it says to be wary of conjunctivitis, not teary eyes. Additionally, it doesn’t note the possible red eyelids yet. Incidentally, it was an eye doctor — I’m pretty sure — who first noticed an infection in China.

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    • Marleen April 26, 2020 / 1:17 am

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tripled the number of coronavirus symptoms it lists on its website.

      The federal organization previously listed fever, cough and shortness of breath as symptoms of COVID-19. The CDC has added six additional symptoms as people “have had a wide range of symptoms reported,” it says on its website.

      Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article242260231.html#storylink=cpy

      Read what the newly recognized six are (total nine). Then go on reading.

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      • Marleen April 26, 2020 / 9:23 am

        Reported the morning of April 24.

        New symptoms for the disease now include “chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell,” the CDC said.

        … this is the first time the CDC has increased the number of signs of the disease. [There were three recognized, now there are nine recognized.]

        Those who have “trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in their chest, new confusion or inability to arouse or have bluish lips or face” should seek immediate medical attention, according to the CDC. [But not all of these are among the nine.]

        The new symptoms have been reported by many people who have had the virus. …

        Cara Vidano, a California woman who suspected she had the virus last month after her boyfriend had a confirmed case, said her legs “were so sore.

        “It was like we had run a long-distance race,” she told the Press Democrat.

        CNN reporter Chris Cuomo was among those who reported having chills. …

        Other symptoms for coronavirus may include diarrhea, skin rash, runny nose, red eyes, and fatigue. [Again, these are not all officially recognized by the CDC, even if the CDC and/or others with expertise make mention of them. And there are additional symptoms reported by nurses and so on; they don’t apparently count as reasons to get tested.]

        Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article242260231.html#storylink=cpy

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      • Marleen April 26, 2020 / 11:08 am

        Bill Gates was on a special, this past week, like he’s some expert (more truly because he has a lot of money and talks and behaves as a lobbyer). He echoed what the administration has been saying when it says something more definitional. When Trump says everyone can have a test or that we’ve had more testing than anyone else, we know this is false. When he says anyone who needs a test can get it, it sounds like he’s making more sense… but, then, who “needs” a test? It’s a “qualifier” you might not think through until it pertains to someone you know.

        It should have been the case than anyone coming into the country (or back into the country) from anywhere should’ve gotten a test early on. Anyone and everyone, by requirement. But it didn’t happen. The next idea a lot of people had was to inform all contacts when there was any confirmed case. Then, any contact with symptoms could go get a test. Turned out not to be something that was honored. So we were all on the honor system to care about our fellow man and not go out if we were a contact. There were no instructions, yet, to not go out.

        So, who knows what anyone else was doing. Actually, I think we know, a lot of people weren’t staying home or away from making more people into contacts. But, back to Bill Gates: he responded to a question about whether people should be tested, very mildly like it wasn’t very important to him, that people with symptoms should get tested. That was when only three symptoms were recognized by the CDC as official. Even exposed health care workers couldn’t get tests, even early on when there were fewer cases.

        On top of all that, we know asymptomatic people can spread the virus. And, certainly, people who have symptoms that are not among the initial three or the current nine could add to the spread. Yet, even when not all states had recommended or enforced a safeguard that large gatherings not take place (most immediately* affecting concerts, restaurants), Trump fans were already doing the chicken little dance and “wondering” if we will end up with totalitarian government. A more ordinary woman was made a face of this with a rich woman pulling the strings.

        * Sports venues decided to act responsibly of their own accord instead of waiting for the federal government under Trump to make sense or waiting for any state trying to take cues from the administration to make confident decisions.

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    • Marleen April 26, 2020 / 4:53 pm

      😂 Okay, I know I’ve been doing this too long when I’ve ended up on AOL 😷 but you can’t stop me now. 🤣

      https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2020/04/21/coronavirus-is-causing-hives-and-4-other-skin-reactions-heres-what-dermatologist-warn-you-to-look-for/24058112/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_5121129&ncid=txtlnkusaolp00001361

      Coronavirus is causing hives and 4 other skin reactions — here’s what dermatologist warn you to look for

      Apr 21st 2020 11:36AM
      If you’re struggling to keep up with the constantly evolving coronavirus symptoms, you’re not alone. While COVID-19 seems to primarily affect the lungs, doctors are sharing reports of it wreaking havoc on other parts of the body too, including the heart, the senses, the brain, the gut and — based on a growing database of case reports from dermatologists worldwide — the skin.

      “We don’t really know what’s happening,” Carrie Kovarik, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania tells Yahoo Life. “We know that most people who are fighting this [virus] are seeing it for the first time, so the immune system is going crazy.”

      Kovarik is a part of a nationwide COVID-19 task force created in early April to track and study the many skin reactions that have been linked to the coronavirus. As a part of that effort, experts at Harvard University and the American Academy of Dermatology have joined forces to create a database where clinicians can submit case reports on what they’re seeing. One of the most common thus far is what’s being dubbed “COVID toes” — but that’s not the only one.

      “What I would want to emphasize is that there are multiple skin reactions at this point of COVID-19 infection,” Dawn Davis, MD, chair of the clinical dermatology division at the Mayo Clinic tells Yahoo Lifestyle, adding that it’s unclear whether multiple rashes can appear at once. Davis says individuals should be aware of these rashes “even if they have no other symptoms consistent with COVID-19” and should contact their primary care provider to determine whether an evaluation is needed.

      Here, Davis unpacks the newest potential signs of the virus and how to spot them early on.

      [See the list.]

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    • Marleen April 28, 2020 / 12:04 pm

      This isn’t really about symptoms but more of vision.

      After the Lockdown (with Prof. Bill Hanage)

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