Had a physical this morning and asked to be tested for antibodies. I really think what I had over November and December could have been it. The NP agreed and suggested we test for active infection too. They only took blood, no nasal swab. She said results take 24-48 hours. I had a strongly diminished sense of taste and smell in December.
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I'm hoping the antibody is positive. It would explain a lot, and could mean I have a lowered chance of catching it. Also, I might be able to donate plasma.
awookiee said: Still not sure where that part of the virus is at and if you can even get it again.
Here's an article I read the other day that I thought was pretty useful as far as avoiding risks and where you're most likely to get infected: https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_nn_20200511&instance_id=18384&nl=the-morning®i_id=122332352&segment_id=27239&te=1&user_id=5472af6fc8564a16497d97fa632d0414The&fbclid=IwAR1ir_8qllVMj-fLYhTh_TevtUnKe1qj-EKEGj4gXUMORxSMtcbfXVupdZY
This just in . . . University of Washington model (IHME) bumps up deaths projection by 10,000 - adjustments due to lifting of restrictions.
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Teresa from Concord said:
Now vitamin D will go the way of TP. Another difficult item to get. I better get another 3 months worth
@Michelle How are you and your house mate doing?
Lily was all sad the other day because she hadn’t had a Mum hug in weeks so I made her have a shower and then wrap a scarf around her face and then I gave her a big hug, lol.
@Michelle Yeah, I’m a loner so I don’t think sometimes about how hard other people are taking this. Lily is a social person and also a hugger so she’s been struggling. At least she had her housemate and she was still allowed to visit me (you can visit family here but have to still do social distancing of 1.5 metres), so she’s not been completely alone. Hard for social people who live on their own, though, or people like you who are close with family and can’t visit them. :-(
Just underwent my test. It was the most uncomfortable experience. I’m glad I (hopefully) only have to do it once. The swab being inserted doesn’t hurt, but omg... they swirl it around for what feels like forever on the very back of your nasal cavity and it made me start tapping my feet on the floor really quick (the way you do, you know what I mean) and my eyes watered. I’m glad I had it done, but I definitely would not say it was enjoyable.I should know by the end of the weekend.
If we get any mutations to the coronavirus it opens up a whole other can of worms. We develop immunity to the colds we get, but the viruses that cause a cold change so much the immunity/resistance we gain from one is almost useless to future infections. Immunity is sadly not a simple binary of immune/not immune.
I think I am hearing experts say (congressional testimony yesterday) it is too early.
Anyone know of bonafide experts saying otherwise - please share.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but IHME has been consistently lower in their projections too, and that still seems really low. I'm pretty sure that we hadn't quite hit 80K deaths last Friday, and we're over 83K less than a week later. The death rate is dropping in NYC and other early hot spots, but the infections are also becoming more widespread in rural parts of the country, where there are fewer hospitals and as restrictions are lifted, it seems inevitable that it will accelerate.
If you answer yes to any of these, you're directed to contact your local health provider and take the day off or work from home if possible.
Also, my antibody (IgG and IgM) tests both came back negative indicating I likely did NOT have coronavirus in the winter.
She is still showing no symptoms, still isolating although I've had to stop her from doing things like randomly hanging out in the kitchen when I'm in there or answering the door.
My test is tomorrow morning at 9:00. Physically I feel great, but I haven't been sleeping well and my anxiety has been so high all week. I'm trying my best to remain calm & settled though, trying to distract myself with good tv & good music. I just want this to all be over though. I need some socially distanced hugs for real.
I know how she feels, in a different way though. I haven't seen my nieces since late February, and I'm used to seeing them all the time. We're really close, and this is so hard. At least we can Facetime. One thing about this, it really helps gain even *more* appreciation for the people you love.
I haven't hugged my mom in two months either, maybe when she comes to visit this weekend, it will be our Mother's Day.
I should know by the end of the weekend.