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  • MichaelGMichaelG Seattle
    edited March 26
  • MichaelG said:


    I finished cleaning the kitchen last night and was really excited to watch Devs and Picard .... And then realized it was Wednesday, not Thursday. What day is it indeed.
  • MrX said:

    I finished cleaning the kitchen last night and was really excited to watch Devs and Picard .... And then realized it was Wednesday, not Thursday. What day is it indeed.

    Dude, that's almost half.

    MrX
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    Well, my PCP decided not to test me. They're only testing fever/cough, apparently. I feel a little better today. None of the chest pain bullshit. Thank you for all the sympathy. The phrase, embarrassment of riches? That was embarrassment of sympathy!  :)
    CoryGanFlukesMichaelGJoshuaHeterCapeGabeGiovanniMarciNoelMichelleand 8 others.
  • CoryCory New Scotland
    JaimieT said:
    Well, my PCP decided not to test me. They're only testing fever/cough, apparently. I feel a little better today. None of the chest pain bullshit. Thank you for all the sympathy. The phrase, embarrassment of riches? That was embarrassment of sympathy!  :)
    Great to hear J-L.

    I forget your middle name, so now I just call you Jaimie Lee Curtis.
  • Not a New Yorker...but Wow. It feels weird watching NY Gov Cuomo's press conference. Actual factual coherent information. Much better than donalds daily mini rallys.
    JaimieTMarciDeeTeresa from Concordmostlywright
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    Cory said:
    JaimieT said:
    Well, my PCP decided not to test me. They're only testing fever/cough, apparently. I feel a little better today. None of the chest pain bullshit. Thank you for all the sympathy. The phrase, embarrassment of riches? That was embarrassment of sympathy!  :)
    Great to hear J-L.

    I forget your middle name, so now I just call you Jaimie Lee Curtis.

    Whenever there's a female Jamie/Jaime/Jaimie there's a 75% chance her middle name is Lynn/Lynne.
    Flukes
  • MurderbearMurderbear Cold Spring, Ky
    edited March 26
    Gan said:
    Not a New Yorker...but Wow. It feels weird watching NY Gov Cuomo's press conference. Actual factual coherent information. Much better than donalds daily mini rallys.
    So, I live in Kentucky. Do you know how nice and reassuring it has been to live in this crisis with a warm and compassionate man like Andy Beshear as Governor? Our last one, Matt Bevin, would likely be spouting Trump's nonsense talking points and somehow figuring out a way to blame it on school teachers by now. Thankful for Andy and the millions of memes that are coming out of this
    tom_gMarciFlukesDeeChrissy1125
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    So I just scored 4 of these puppies.  I put a spray nozzle on it because it's a thinner style where a little goes a long way, and put it in the lobby at work for everyone to use.  Cool of these guys to re-tool and crank out hand sanitizer.  On their first run they donated 13,000 bottles to local hospitals and first responders.   


    MarciMurderbearNoelJaimieTFlukesDeeGanweeniegirlChrissy1125
  • Gan said:
    Not a New Yorker...but Wow. It feels weird watching NY Gov Cuomo's press conference. Actual factual coherent information. Much better than donalds daily mini rallys.
    So, I live in Kentucky. Do you know how nice and reassuring it has been to live in this crisis with a warm and compassionate man like Andy Beshear as Governor? Our last one, Matt Bevin, would likely be spouting Trump's nonsense taking points and somehow figuring out a way to blame it on school teachers by now. Thankful for Andy and the millions of memes that are coming out of this

    Governor of Mississippi has been sending mixed (wrong) messages.
    Murderbear
  • JoshTheBlackJoshTheBlack Atlanta, GA
    Okay, it's crazy conspiracy talk time right now.  Hear me out please.  I know this is unlikely, and I only half believe it myself.

    The first currently known case of SARS-CoV-2 was November 17, 2019.  I believe this case has no connection to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market of Wuhan where this whole thing was believed to have started.  The next known case was December 1, with no known connection to HSWM.  The next group of 7 cases are believed to have originated between December 8 and 18, only 2 of which are linked to HSWM. 

    The above are facts.  Below, you will find more facts that are probably unrelated.

    On November 1, 2019 I started feeling relatively unwell.  My symptoms were a sore throat.  Over the next several days, I developed a dry cough.  My throat continued to get worse and worse and a high fever set in.  I started off going to an instant care facility.  They tested for flu and strep and prescibed amoxicillan. 
    I went to see my PCP on November 6th.  The tested me for the flu and strep and both were negative.  The NP gave me a shot of Rocephin (strong antibiotic), and prescribed Clindamycin on top of the amoxicillan.  They also gave me a steroid injection to try and reduce the swelling in my throat.  They recommended I see an ENT specialist if it didn't get better in a few days. 
    Over the next few days, it continued to get worse and worse.  November 8th, I went to the ER because my throat had swollen so much I couldn't eat anything.  Drinking was excessively painful and I was severely dehydrated.  I was concerned it might swell enough to keep me from breathing.  The ER prescibed me opiods and prednisone (steroids).  They gave me several bags of IV fluids.  I think it was around 6.  They did an xray of my chest to make sure I had no pneumonia, and a CT of my throat.
    Over the next 2 days my fever WITH alternating doses of Acetaminophen and ibuprofen tended to stay around 100.4-101, but would occasionally hit higher.  By 9/10, my fever had reached a high of 106 while I slept, but was quickly reduced to 103.6 with some ibuprofin and as much pedialyte as I could stand to drink.  By the 14th, my fever had subsided completely.
    By the 17th, I felt well enough to return to work, though I still wasn't fully well.  My fever was completely gone, throat not too sore anymore.  Dry cough persisted, and even worsened.  My GF would consistently threaten to smother me in my sleep if I didn't stop coughing.  I had zero appetite, and eating anything would bring about a mild nausea.  Everything tasted considerably duller.
    On or around November 20th, I started getting dizzy, and noticed when I stood up my vision would black out for a few seconds.  I have high blood pressure, managed with low doses of medicine.  I took my blood pressure and got 60/30.  I made an appointment with my PCP for 11/22, and skipped my BP meds the next few days.  
    November 22, my PCP is unable to get an accurate BP from me.  He tells me I need to go to the ER and get more fluids.  He's worried that as low as my BP is, I'm severely dehydrated and on the verge of having my kidney's shut down.  He said he couldn't believe I had driven there, or was even capable of standing with how low my BP is.  If his BP had been that low, he would have been unconscious.  I head to the ER where they give me 2 bags of fluid and give me an EKG.  They do some blood work to check my kidney functions.  Everything looks good.  They tell me I'm relatively healthy and just have to give it time and stay hydrated.  By this point, I have lost 30 lbs since the beginning of the month.  
    Within another week, I'm back to good in every way except for a dry cough, which persisted until a week or two into December.

    The above are facts as accurately as I can recall them, backed up by records available from my PCP and my stupid smart-phone connected thermometer (where I tracked medicine intake alongside temperatures.)  Below is where I start to sound like a conspiracy theorist.

    I think I already had Covid-19.  I was consistently told I tested negative for the flu and strep.  Antibiotics did absolutely nothing for this thing.  I was consistently told it was a viral infection, and it had to run its course.  All of my symptoms are reflected in the possible symptoms of Covid-19.  I drive Uber/Lyft in and around Atlanta, so I'm constantly exposed to people travelling from all over the world. Close exposure generally lasts from 15-75 minutes depending on where they're going, and they are always less than 6 ft from me.  This thing knocked me on my ass.  I almost couldn't get out of bed for 2 weeks.  If it was SARS-CoV-2, I would have been exposed somewhere between 10/17 and 10/30.  It will be interesting when antibody testing becomes readily available and I can see if I have the antibodies in my system, though I suppose I could have gotten it more recently and been asymptomatic.  
    JaimieTFlukesCecilyDoubleA_RonJSDCAbruwm237weeniegirl
  • I feel like keeping up with this thread is a part time job. @JaimieT I hope you don't have it and I hope what you've been dealing with subsides. It sucks they don't have many tests out there and are only testing the severely ill people. I'm in Minnesota and they just announced a "shelter in place" order which is great and all but it really isn't enforceable. I think the biggest thing that will come from it is it will force people's places of work to send people home if they aren't considered an essential business. 

    As far as the stock market side of things go I think it's best to ride out the storm. I'm still very far from retirement so I have the benefit of that on my side. Right now is the perfect time to up your 401k contributions IF it won't cause any hardships. It's clearly a buyer's market right now.

    I hope everybody remains healthy and safe. Much love to everybody on the forums as I see so many of you that I interact with regularly as friends. 
    JaimieT
  • Almost certainly to have been one of these other 16, or others.

    THE BIOFIRE
    RESPIRATORY PANEL MENU

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    Sample Type: Nasopharyngeal swab in transport media
    BioFire RP Part Numbers: 30 Pouch Kit – RFIT-ASY-0124 & 6 Pouch Kit – RFIT-ASY-0125
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    VIRUSES:

    ● Adenovirus
    ● Coronavirus HKU1
    ● Coronavirus NL63
    ● Coronavirus 229E
    ● Coronavirus OC43
    ● Human Metapneumovirus
    ● Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
    ● Influenza A
    ● Influenza A/H1
    ● Influenza A/H3
    ● Influenza A/H1-2009
    ● Influenza B
    ● Parainfluenza Virus 1
    ● Parainfluenza Virus 2
    ● Parainfluenza Virus 3
    ● Parainfluenza Virus 4
    ● Respiratory Syncytial Virus

    BACTERIA:

    ● Bordetella parapertussis*
    ● Bordetella pertussis
    ● Chlamydia pneumoniae
    ● Mycoplasma pneumoniae

    https://www.biofiredx.com/products/the-filmarray-panels/filmarrayrp/

    Okay, it's crazy conspiracy talk time right now.  Hear me out please.  I know this is unlikely, and I only half believe it myself.

    The first currently known case of SARS-CoV-2 was November 17, 2019.  I believe this case has no connection to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market of Wuhan where this whole thing was believed to have started.  The next known case was December 1, with no known connection to HSWM.  The next group of 7 cases are believed to have originated between December 8 and 18, only 2 of which are linked to HSWM. 

    The above are facts.  Below, you will find more facts that are probably unrelated.

    On November 1, 2019 I started feeling relatively unwell.  My symptoms were a sore throat.  Over the next several days, I developed a dry cough.  My throat continued to get worse and worse and a high fever set in.  I started off going to an instant care facility.  They tested for flu and strep and prescibed amoxicillan. 
    I went to see my PCP on November 6th.  The tested me for the flu and strep and both were negative.  The NP gave me a shot of Rocephin (strong antibiotic), and prescribed Clindamycin on top of the amoxicillan.  They also gave me a steroid injection to try and reduce the swelling in my throat.  They recommended I see an ENT specialist if it didn't get better in a few days. 
    Over the next few days, it continued to get worse and worse.  November 8th, I went to the ER because my throat had swollen so much I couldn't eat anything.  Drinking was excessively painful and I was severely dehydrated.  I was concerned it might swell enough to keep me from breathing.  The ER prescibed me opiods and prednisone (steroids).  They gave me several bags of IV fluids.  I think it was around 6.  They did an xray of my chest to make sure I had no pneumonia, and a CT of my throat.
    Over the next 2 days my fever WITH alternating doses of Acetaminophen and ibuprofen tended to stay around 100.4-101, but would occasionally hit higher.  By 9/10, my fever had reached a high of 106 while I slept, but was quickly reduced to 103.6 with some ibuprofin and as much pedialyte as I could stand to drink.  By the 14th, my fever had subsided completely.
    By the 17th, I felt well enough to return to work, though I still wasn't fully well.  My fever was completely gone, throat not too sore anymore.  Dry cough persisted, and even worsened.  My GF would consistently threaten to smother me in my sleep if I didn't stop coughing.  I had zero appetite, and eating anything would bring about a mild nausea.  Everything tasted considerably duller.
    On or around November 20th, I started getting dizzy, and noticed when I stood up my vision would black out for a few seconds.  I have high blood pressure, managed with low doses of medicine.  I took my blood pressure and got 60/30.  I made an appointment with my PCP for 11/22, and skipped my BP meds the next few days.  
    November 22, my PCP is unable to get an accurate BP from me.  He tells me I need to go to the ER and get more fluids.  He's worried that as low as my BP is, I'm severely dehydrated and on the verge of having my kidney's shut down.  He said he couldn't believe I had driven there, or was even capable of standing with how low my BP is.  If his BP had been that low, he would have been unconscious.  I head to the ER where they give me 2 bags of fluid and give me an EKG.  They do some blood work to check my kidney functions.  Everything looks good.  They tell me I'm relatively healthy and just have to give it time and stay hydrated.  By this point, I have lost 30 lbs since the beginning of the month.  
    Within another week, I'm back to good in every way except for a dry cough, which persisted until a week or two into December.

    The above are facts as accurately as I can recall them, backed up by records available from my PCP and my stupid smart-phone connected thermometer (where I tracked medicine intake alongside temperatures.)  Below is where I start to sound like a conspiracy theorist.

    I think I already had Covid-19.  I was consistently told I tested negative for the flu and strep.  Antibiotics did absolutely nothing for this thing.  I was consistently told it was a viral infection, and it had to run its course.  All of my symptoms are reflected in the possible symptoms of Covid-19.  I drive Uber/Lyft in and around Atlanta, so I'm constantly exposed to people travelling from all over the world. Close exposure generally lasts from 15-75 minutes depending on where they're going, and they are always less than 6 ft from me.  This thing knocked me on my ass.  I almost couldn't get out of bed for 2 weeks.  If it was SARS-CoV-2, I would have been exposed somewhere between 10/17 and 10/30.  It will be interesting when antibody testing becomes readily available and I can see if I have the antibodies in my system, though I suppose I could have gotten it more recently and been asymptomatic.  


    JaimieTFlukesMichaelGGiovanni
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    That's not crazy to me @JoshTheBlack - we don't know much about this. It's too fresh and we're in survival mode. If we were 10 years out from this and had all the same information we do now, then it's conspiracy. God, I thought you were about to tell us that China planted it or something.  :D
    Cory
  • JaimieT said:
    That's not crazy to me @JoshTheBlack - we don't know much about this. It's too fresh and we're in survival mode. If we were 10 years out from this and had all the same information we do now, then it's conspiracy. God, I thought you were about to tell us that China planted it or something.  :D
    That's exactly what I was waiting for too. Some kind of crazy government kind of conspiracy. I'm with you that it certainly sounds like it's possible you had covid-19 or as @Doctor_Nick posted any of those. I don't know anywhere near enough about this to even begin guessing.
    Flukes
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    Here are a few words about anxiety/depression, for anyone it could help. I've been going through some medical shit since April 2019, including a vast amount of self-isolation, and I've gotten pretty good at finding the light. Everyone is different, so YMMV.

    #1 When you feel anxious or sad, investigate it. Sometimes it's impossible to figure out what caused it, but sometimes something has caused it, or something is aggravating it. Once you figure out what is aggravating it, try to cut it out. This can be a small thing like a repetitive noise, or it can be something larger, like relationships! Limit your exposure to someone, and look up strategies to do that if you don't know how. If it's current news (which a lot of people are aware of lately), before you click on a link, ask yourself why you want to read it. Sometimes we want information to help us plan better. If so, click away! But if it's not helping you plan, consider avoiding it. If you're afraid you're missing out, put that link in a Word document of links to look at once a week. And congratulate yourself for being so responsible. 

    If you can't get rid of a relationship, try communicating about what you're trying to accomplish. I've asked several friends to stop talking to me about certain shit. It's been fine; no one is upset.

    #2 Think about the moment more. What are you doing right now? Is something annoying you? If yes, see #1. Is something good? If yes, think about how awesome it is. Feel the goodness of it. Feel happy. Take that shit however it comes and soak it up. I'm listening to some music right now and it's just brilliant, the lyrics. It makes my brain float. Do a self-assessment of your moment. There's usually something good in it. And how incredible that we're alive right now to feel good things. A lot of people are dead or not born yet. Enjoy it for as long as you get to. Consider it your mission as a person.

    #3 You're going to feel down sometimes. You're going to be keenly aware of how shit everything is. That's okay too. Feel the shittiness. Try and sludge through it: keep moving forward, keep showering, finding food somehow, etc. Do your duties. Survive. Become a badass survivor of your brain's apocalypse. It's going to pass, one way or another! You'll eventually stop feeling it. Once you've done a good job at #2, you'll become better at sludging through the shitty sludge because you'll have experience with the abundance of happiness that awaits you in the small things, when you're ready. One practice can help another.

    (BTW, how cool is it that I can play whatever music I want immediately? A few hundred years ago it was only in the realm of the rich to leave their homes in formalwear and mill through thick crowds and wait in tiny seats to listen to music, every so often.)

    #4 Right now, things are colossally difficult. This is the mental health Olympics. Treat it like that. Here's what I did: I felt really bad for about 5 days, and I whined a lot, and I'm sure I'll feel bad again in the future, but I want to say it's important to feel bad when you feel bad. Once you're tired of that, then figure out how to feel better. Every human being has the capacity for feeling bliss. There's probably between 1-100 things that make you feel larger than yourself. What are those things for you? For me, I thought back on the things that have made me happiest in my life. Media might be a good place to look. TV, movies, novels, music, podcasts, etc. I'm rereading a novel that made me feel peaceful and hopeful, and it's scratching that itch again. I'm rewatching Star Trek. I'm relistening to the music I used to have on repeat; it's on repeat again. Go all out! Now's the time for it! What if your doctor told you you were dying of cancer? What's the shit you would want to do? Surely some of it can be done during a quarantine. Or if none of it can, try planning it out for afterward. Or bite off whatever part of it you can. If seeing the ocean makes you feel transcendent, put a picture of the ocean where you can see and play waves sounds. Do that while you make dinner. Be silly with it.

    It's really a cool time to be alive. If you're like me and deep down you felt how boring life was becoming, this is a mix-up. This is a vacation from the normal. Take advantage of that, if you can.
    FlukesChinaskiMarciken hale
  • It's really a cool time to be alive. If you're like me and deep down you felt how boring life was becoming, this is a mix-up. This is a vacation from the normal. Take advantage of that, if you can.
    Try taking just cold showers and ice baths for a few weeks along with breathing exercises. Works wonders on depression, focus, health and energy levels. Good time to start it.




  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    All the around the UK tonight at 8PM people had organised to come to their front doors and give a round of applause to thank the NHS for what they are doing. It was kinda nice to see everyone for a second!


    DeeJaimieTMarci
  • US now has the most cases in the world. That's saying something being on how hard it is to actually get a test for some of us. 

    But our president said it would soon disappear right? lol
    Elisa
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    edited March 26
    Dee said:
    @MichaelG I don’t have Facebook and Twitter but I had to delete my Reddit app and I’m down to two news sources (The Guardian and ABC Australia, which is the national broadcaster - our equivalent to the BBC). I was just getting so overloaded with information and it was all I was thinking about. 

    I also found a podcast from our ABC that’s only about 10 mins a day and gives concise information from a very well respected doctor/journalist. Some of it is Australia-specific but some is just general information so if anyone is interested in that sort of thing it’s called Coronacast. 
    Agree 100%. It's one thing to be informed and another to hear the same bad news, or wrong news, or rants that everyone else is wrong and killing the planet. Sometimes even this thread is a tough read, except for @Hatorian posts (thanks for making me laugh when it's not so funny out right now.)

    A good podcast IMO is Coronavirus Fact or Fiction. Comes out every day, about 10 minutes, and Sanjay Gupta IS someone you can believe.
    JaimieT
  • Thank you to the BaldMover who suggested watching Gov. Guomo's press briefing.  Gov Cuomo is quite calming even though he is talking about something so scary.  Reminds me that this crisis is human, therefore it is mentionable and hence can be manageable.  
    MichaelGLordByGiovanniElisaChrissy1125
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    Why do many mentioning PCP? Is it a cure? Should we all try PCP? Any concerns on the side effects like, you know, hallucinations, paranoia, and taking on the characteristics of a zombie?
  • PCP = Primary Care Physician
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    Okay, it's crazy conspiracy talk time right now.  Hear me out please.  I know this is unlikely, and I only half believe it myself.

    The first currently known case of SARS-CoV-2 was November 17, 2019.  I believe this case has no connection to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market of Wuhan where this whole thing was believed to have started.  The next known case was December 1, with no known connection to HSWM.  The next group of 7 cases are believed to have originated between December 8 and 18, only 2 of which are linked to HSWM. 

    The above are facts.  Below, you will find more facts that are probably unrelated.

    On November 1, 2019 I started feeling relatively unwell.  My symptoms were a sore throat.  Over the next several days, I developed a dry cough.  My throat continued to get worse and worse and a high fever set in.  I started off going to an instant care facility.  They tested for flu and strep and prescibed amoxicillan. 
    I went to see my PCP on November 6th.  The tested me for the flu and strep and both were negative.  The NP gave me a shot of Rocephin (strong antibiotic), and prescribed Clindamycin on top of the amoxicillan.  They also gave me a steroid injection to try and reduce the swelling in my throat.  They recommended I see an ENT specialist if it didn't get better in a few days. 
    Over the next few days, it continued to get worse and worse.  November 8th, I went to the ER because my throat had swollen so much I couldn't eat anything.  Drinking was excessively painful and I was severely dehydrated.  I was concerned it might swell enough to keep me from breathing.  The ER prescibed me opiods and prednisone (steroids).  They gave me several bags of IV fluids.  I think it was around 6.  They did an xray of my chest to make sure I had no pneumonia, and a CT of my throat.
    Over the next 2 days my fever WITH alternating doses of Acetaminophen and ibuprofen tended to stay around 100.4-101, but would occasionally hit higher.  By 9/10, my fever had reached a high of 106 while I slept, but was quickly reduced to 103.6 with some ibuprofin and as much pedialyte as I could stand to drink.  By the 14th, my fever had subsided completely.
    By the 17th, I felt well enough to return to work, though I still wasn't fully well.  My fever was completely gone, throat not too sore anymore.  Dry cough persisted, and even worsened.  My GF would consistently threaten to smother me in my sleep if I didn't stop coughing.  I had zero appetite, and eating anything would bring about a mild nausea.  Everything tasted considerably duller.
    On or around November 20th, I started getting dizzy, and noticed when I stood up my vision would black out for a few seconds.  I have high blood pressure, managed with low doses of medicine.  I took my blood pressure and got 60/30.  I made an appointment with my PCP for 11/22, and skipped my BP meds the next few days.  
    November 22, my PCP is unable to get an accurate BP from me.  He tells me I need to go to the ER and get more fluids.  He's worried that as low as my BP is, I'm severely dehydrated and on the verge of having my kidney's shut down.  He said he couldn't believe I had driven there, or was even capable of standing with how low my BP is.  If his BP had been that low, he would have been unconscious.  I head to the ER where they give me 2 bags of fluid and give me an EKG.  They do some blood work to check my kidney functions.  Everything looks good.  They tell me I'm relatively healthy and just have to give it time and stay hydrated.  By this point, I have lost 30 lbs since the beginning of the month.  
    Within another week, I'm back to good in every way except for a dry cough, which persisted until a week or two into December.

    The above are facts as accurately as I can recall them, backed up by records available from my PCP and my stupid smart-phone connected thermometer (where I tracked medicine intake alongside temperatures.)  Below is where I start to sound like a conspiracy theorist.

    I think I already had Covid-19.  I was consistently told I tested negative for the flu and strep.  Antibiotics did absolutely nothing for this thing.  I was consistently told it was a viral infection, and it had to run its course.  All of my symptoms are reflected in the possible symptoms of Covid-19.  I drive Uber/Lyft in and around Atlanta, so I'm constantly exposed to people travelling from all over the world. Close exposure generally lasts from 15-75 minutes depending on where they're going, and they are always less than 6 ft from me.  This thing knocked me on my ass.  I almost couldn't get out of bed for 2 weeks.  If it was SARS-CoV-2, I would have been exposed somewhere between 10/17 and 10/30.  It will be interesting when antibody testing becomes readily available and I can see if I have the antibodies in my system, though I suppose I could have gotten it more recently and been asymptomatic.  
    I don’t think this is crazy. When we went to visit family during Christmas my entire family me, wife, 2 kids and parents all got the worst flu we ever had in our lives. My wife and kids probably have the strongest immune systems I’ve ever seen. Every flu prior to this they are back and healthy within 48 hours max. This time they were all out for 5 days. My wife didn’t leave the bed for the 5 days. My dad had really bad respiratory issues as well. 

    We had done a lot of travelling too. We went from Singapore Changi Airport to LA airport to three different hotels in LA to Disney to San Diego back to LA airport to Chicago airport to my parents house. 

    I kind of wish there was a way to get tested to see if we did have it and are now immune. 
  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    Hatorian said:

    I kind of wish there was a way to get tested to see if we did have it and are now immune. 
    An at home test like that is being developed in the UK and they are going to have be selling it in pharmacies and online ASAP.
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    amyja89 said:
    Hatorian said:

    I kind of wish there was a way to get tested to see if we did have it and are now immune. 
    An at home test like that is being developed in the UK and they are going to have be selling it in pharmacies and online ASAP.
    I saw that. I imagine it will be sold out immediately though. Is there a way to get notified when it goes on sale?
  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    edited March 26
    Hatorian said:
    amyja89 said:
    Hatorian said:

    I kind of wish there was a way to get tested to see if we did have it and are now immune. 
    An at home test like that is being developed in the UK and they are going to have be selling it in pharmacies and online ASAP.
    I saw that. I imagine it will be sold out immediately though. Is there a way to get notified when it goes on sale?
    No real details as of yet. The British press of course picked it up and were running with the fact that it was going to be available within days, and then in the daily briefing some government official said that definitely wasn't the case.
  • We’re all questioning recent illnesses right now, but based on the behavior of COVID-19 in China, SK, Europe, New York, etc. this virus has not been circulating in the US prior to February of this year.

    I look forward to the antibody tests being broadly available, but if you were sick in the US before February this wasn’t it.
    JaimieTGiovannirhcoop
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