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Doctors' Best "Asking For A Friend" Stories

Someone on AskReddit asked for doctors to share their best stories of people coming in, and seeking them out to ask for professional medical advice for their "friends." Folks have a funny blindness they apply toward not knowing how obvious it is that they're asking advice for themselves, from doctors. At least the doctors seem to take it in stride, and exercise an understanding of the process. 

Doctors share their best stories about people "asking for friends" when it was probably for them | Freyja_the_derpyderp 9h My father is doctor and he got call once middle night his call share doctors patient man asked do about bump on his "friends" arm he scratched and something came out. He mentioned leaking little oil now zit. He scratched pimple. Woke whole family up at 3 am because he had page my dad over zit.
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People's Silver Linings To Being Quarantined

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to describe the sliver linings they've managed to find in their lives, amidst the quarantine. The Coronavirus has surely thrown much of the world into a spiral of panic and fear, and amidst that storm of chaos, it's nice when folks are able to find the silver linings when they can. Everyone stay safe out there, and wash those hands!

People share their upsides to being quarantined in AskReddit thread | cwtguy 5h No driving work gives two hours my life back with my son each day and saves few hundred bucks month gas.
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Clearly Conan O'Brien is taking this Coronavirus pandemic in some kind of stride. Not sure what's going through his head at this moment. 

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Quarantine Moment: Limited Food Options Plus Coronavirus Emotions Equals Nickname

People on Twitter are doing what they can to keep it light. This time we've got folks hatching up nicknames that are inspired by their limited food options and emotions being felt, while in quarantine. The results are pretty great. 

Limited food options plus your Coronavirus emotions equals your nickname | tweet by elan gale @theyearofelan quarantine nickname is feel right now last thing ate out cupboard can call angry chili mango"
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Quarantine Moment: Twitter Goes In On Hawaiian Punch

Amidst these strange and troubling times of quarantine due to the Coronavirus, people have decided to go in on Hawaiian Punch. Yes, Hawaiian Punch is being slandered. Twitter yet again finds a way to keep itself preoccupied. 

People on Twitter are going in on Hawaiian Punch drink | tweet by happienatalie love twitter is randomly coming Hawaiian Punch. Isolation really got us thinking
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Quarantine Moment: People Vent About Wanting Haircuts

Due to the Coronavirus barbershops and salons across the globe are shutting down. Makes sense. With that development, people are coming to the terms with the inevitable nature of their hair, and that it will grow, grow, and grow some more. And after all that growing, will come some new and unplanned hairstyles. 

People on Twitter bond over how badly they want haircuts | the simpsons pointing at each other Christopher Maciuba @ChristopMaciuba Replying pattymo First day out quarantine SPRN
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Plans People Cancelled Because Of Coronavirus

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share the various plans they've had to cancel, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. As time passes on by, pretty much everything as we know it seems to be getting cancelled. It's a strange time, and the futility of planning has never been felt more painfully. Everyone stay safe out there, and wash those hands!

People share the various plans that they cancelled in response to the Coronavirus outbreak | reddit posted by Iforgotmyother_name 14h My gym time. And apparently eating since everyone wants buy up everything at stores. pic of a grocery store
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Doctor Debunks Ten Coronavirus Myths

Faheem Younus, is the Chief Quality Officer and Chief of Infectious Diseases at University of Maryland (UCH). He shared a Twitter thread that aims to debunk 10 common myths surrounding the Coronavirus. Hopefully, folks catch wind of this information and work to spread it to others that might be caught up in the otherwise disorienting whirlwind of misinformation. If you're looking for more information about the Coronavirus, check the CDC for regular updates

Doctor debunks multiple Coronavirus myths on Twitter with facts | Separating facts and fiction started this tweet Faheem Younus, MD @FaheemYounus So hearing many myths about #COVID-19 and would like quickly clear record. Coronavirus will go away Sumer months. Wrong. Previous pandemics didn't follow weather patterns plus as enter summer, there will be winter Southern Hemisphere. Virus is global. O137K 12:06 AM Mar 17, 2020
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Quarantine Moment: People Share Their Most Meaningful Possessions

Here we are with a fresh and wholesome self quarantine moment. In this particular case, people on Twitter are sharing images of their most valued possessions. People collect some pretty dang cool things. We're talking armor, swords, strange packs of cigs, stuffed animals, etc. Pretty much anything you can think of. 

People on Twitter share images and updates of their most meaningful possessions | tweet by Isaac Fitzgerald @lsaacFitzgerald l'l go first. This is small) sword given by King Bhutan over decade ago.
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Brit Living In Italy Talks Some Sense About Coronavirus

Coronavirus has inspired all kinds of irrational responses hatched from a place of pure and senseless hysteria. Some folks are trying to spread the logic and the facts amidst the storm of otherwise confusing and conflicting information. This British woman living in Italy, decided to share a Facebook post about what life looks like while living in a place that's on lockdown. 

Brit living in Italy during Coronavirus lockdown talks some sense about the results | As Brit living Italy, here are some things need know: Our supermarkets HAVE STAYED OPEN. They are on slightly reduced hours and have queue get yes s ball-ache) but they are OPEN. EVERY DAY. Deliveries continue arrive so fucks sake, shop like NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS!
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Twitter Thread: A Registered Nurse's Tips On Treating The Coronavirus

A registered nurse pulled through with a seriously helpful Twitter thread on what to do if one gets the Coronavirus. If anything, this information could do wonders for anyone caught up in a stressful predicament of not knowing what to believe, with conflicting information coming from all over the place. 

A registered nurse shares a helpful Twitter thread on how to manage having the Coronavirus | smashingteacups @smasheroteacups know all tired hearing/talking about but one thing T HAVEN'T really seen going around is advice happens if DO get coronavirus (many us will only advice try AVOID So as friendly neighborhood RN wee thread: 7:06 AM 11 Mar 20 Twitter iPhone Tweet reply
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Look at those brilliant, glowing mountains of TP. It looks like this particular warehouse is in no short supply. How about that Dutch laughter? The icing on the cake really. 

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People's Absurd Journal Entries From Self-Quarantine

People are taking to Twitter to share their "journal entries" amidst this self-quarantined time. The resulting insights reflect the wide range of emotions that encircle self-isolation. It can be a strange time. Maybe one of self reflection, and where you are almost forced to slow everything down to such a point where you can find yourself evaluating how you got to where you are; and ultimately, maybe identify what is important to you. 

People share their journal entries from self-quarantine on Twitter | Sir Michael @Michael1979 QUARANTINE DIARY Day 1:1 have stocked up on enough non-perishable food and supplies last months, maybe years, so can remain isolation as long as takes see out this pandemic Day 1+ 45 minutes am supermarket because wanted Twix
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Twitter Thread: Italy's Coronavirus Experience

Twitter user @JasonYanowitz shared a Twitter thread that details the progression of Coronavirus over in Italy, and what's been seen of how it's impacted the area, and the people living there. 

Twitter thread breaks down the progression of Italy's Coronavirus experience | Yano @JasonYanowitz If still hanging with friends, going restaurants/bars, and acting like this isn't big deal, get shit together following thread is taken an Italian citizen. As they put rest world have no idea 's coming." As think everybody knows, Italy is on quarantine because coronavirus outbreak. This situation is bad, but 's worse is seeing rest world behaving as if isn't going happen them know thinking because
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Twitter Thread: Computational/System Biologist Shares Thoughts On COVID-19

Twitter user @BallouxFrancois works as a computational/system biologist, who additionally spent 5 years modeling world class pandemic responses. He proceeds to break down all the things that he (doesn't) know. Just a little bit terrifying. 

Computational biologist breaks down how he sees the Coronavirus shaking out | Francois Balloux @BallouxFrancois should be qualified comment on covid-19 pandemic computational/system biologist working on infectious diseases and have spent five years world class 'pandemic response modelling' unit this thread will summarise believe don't) know 1/12) 10:39 PM Mar 14, 2020 Twitter Web App 19.4K Retweets 46.3K Likes Francois Balloux @BallouxFrancois Mar 14 Replying BallouxFrancois After having spent
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Stupidest Things People Have Done Because Of Coronavirus

Someone on AskReddit asked for pharmacists to share the dumbest things that they've seen people doing in response to the Coronavirus. Basically, people have shed their common sense and traded it for mindless superstition and general stupidity. Apparently, a lot of folks are subscribing to the belief that toilet paper can help them ward off the perils of the Coronavirus. Right on. 

The dumbest things that people have done because of Coronavirus | reddit posted by NyxPetalSpike Buying newborn size disposable diapers use as masks | image of a scientist wearing a hair net looking into a microscope
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