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Old 01-21-2021, 12:36 PM   #21
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I know personally 5 people who have had covid.
two required hospitalization and one of them died.
My condolences.

I lost my father in law and my aunt.

It has really shaped my response to all of this and my desire to go to anti-mask/lockdown rallies.......
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Old 01-21-2021, 12:50 PM   #22
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my condolences guys. Such a ####ty disease.

My brother got tested positive today. No symptoms so far, hope it'll stay that way. He caught it at work, despite wearing FFP2 masks ... they had one worker test positive yesterday and three today. ####'s really contagious, you really can't let your guard down even for a moment I guess.
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:11 AM   #23
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My aunt in Ireland died of it back in the early days in March. She was in her 80s, already had a lot of health issues and was living in a nursing home. It was tough on my cousins who were the only three people allowed to see her in the hospital (in the hazmat-type suits) and be at her funeral.
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Old 01-22-2021, 12:05 PM   #24
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A friend who works at a Calgary hospital and has privilege to lots of info mentioned that for some patients the CoVID seems to turn their blood thicker resulting in major clotting and resultant issues. Says it's super creepy and like nothing they've ever seen or heard of before.


On a different note... I've had a few family members come back with positives, but they live outside of Canada. Majority recovered fairly quickly. The eldest, who was already in hospice and nearing the end, just had an accelerated decline (perhaps by a week?)... so one could argue they died WITH but not FROM Covid.
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Old 01-22-2021, 05:45 PM   #25
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I’ve known a few people that had it, all in their 40’s. Nothing too bad except my cousin who had pre existing lung issues, who said it was the worst chest cold/cough she’s ever had. All recovered.

I will admit I get a kick out of people on TikTok that have it, and eat full onions covered in wasabi because they have no sense of smell or taste. So bizarre.
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Old 01-22-2021, 06:09 PM   #26
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Got a call from my kids preschool - his teacher is positive so we needed to bring him home until the 1st.

Here's to another COVID test..

I did receive vaccine dose #1 a week ago but my wife has not.

Had a 2 day sore throat Tuesday-Thursday, very minor.. all good now.
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Old 01-23-2021, 12:29 AM   #27
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One of my best friends' in Shanghai is an American who has been there with his family for eight or nine years. His wife is from Georgia and her dad got COVID and ended up in hospital with it a couple of weeks ago. She was able to get the vaccine in Shanghai and travelled back home to see him in hospital in case he passes away, but he's now in a condition where he can't move anything but his eyes and if he makes it through will require 24 hour care for the rest of his life. There's really no other family there in Georgia to take care of him, so my friend's now in Shanghai with three kids while his wife is back in Georgia with a dad who's either going to pass away or need 24 hour care the rest of his days. If they move back to Georgia, they're taking three kids to a state they don't want them to grow up in and a job market where they're going to struggle to even support them, but if her dad survives there won't be anybody else to care for him if they're not around. Meanwhile, Shanghai is just starting to go back into lockdown and if her dad does pass away it's not even certain when she would be able to get back to Shanghai. All of this came up just as she was changing to a great new job in Shanghai too, and with the uncertainty it looks like she'll very possibly lose that opportunity too no matter what happens. Just an awful situation. Breaks my heart. #### COVID.
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^^ Wow that is heartbreaking.

My 13 year old daughter tested positive last Monday after quite a big outbreak at her school. There were so many positive staff members they actually shut the school down. Fortunately she had a mild case, mostly sore throat and tired/achy and she’s completely over it now. She isolated to her room for 10 days and managed to not spread it to the rest of the family. My wife and I both had mild symptoms too but tested negative twice. It’s been stressful but we feel very lucky overall.
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I only know of close family friends who got it and lost their sense of taste. Nothing major.

That said, Last January I got really sick... sickest I have ever been and got prescribed some narcotics to help me sleep/rest. Had fever, headache, achy joints... lasted about a week. This was before COVID became a huge deal I believe... so my theory is I had COVID then.
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Old 01-28-2021, 11:28 AM   #30
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I only know of close family friends who got it and lost their sense of taste. Nothing major.

That said, Last January I got really sick... sickest I have ever been and got prescribed some narcotics to help me sleep/rest. Had fever, headache, achy joints... lasted about a week. This was before COVID became a huge deal I believe... so my theory is I had COVID then.
I'm pretty sure myself and a couple coworkers had it in February. We all took about 3 weeks from start to finish... and then another few weeks to feel like more normal energy levels. It was brutal. As this was before Covid officially started in Alberta, they never looked for it in several of the blood tests I had done.
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^^^

This kind of thing has come up a few times on the board (colleagues in my office experienced the same thing at the time) but given the contagious nature of COVID-19 you'd have to assume it wasn't COVID-19. Think about it... back then there was no preventative measures in place, people weren't distancing, no masks, no excessive hand washing, nothing. Instead there was hand shaking, hugging, standing next to each other and so on. If it was really COVID-19 you'd have thought that every one you came into contact with would've got it - your family, friends, co-workers, everyone on the bus/train/at the bar/restaurant, etc. We would've had a full blown outbreak spreading through the city, but we didn't.
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There was a really bad flu going around in January and February of last year.
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This kind of thing has come up a few times on the board (colleagues in my office experienced the same thing at the time) but given the contagious nature of COVID-19 you'd have to assume it wasn't COVID-19. Think about it... back then there was no preventative measures in place, people weren't distancing, no masks, no excessive hand washing, nothing. Instead there was hand shaking, hugging, standing next to each other and so on. If it was really COVID-19 you'd have thought that every one you came into contact with would've got it - your family, friends, co-workers, everyone on the bus/train/at the bar/restaurant, etc. We would've had a full blown outbreak spreading through the city, but we didn't.
Some fairly significant assumptions in there bud not least of which is implying a nearly 100% infection rate, which isn’t true at all.
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Old 01-30-2021, 08:39 AM   #34
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Some fairly significant assumptions in there bud not least of which is implying a nearly 100% infection rate, which isn’t true at all.
Sure, it could have been. But I’m sure most people are like me in that the people who have told me they think they had it last winter have outweighed the people I know who have actually tested positive by like 20-1 (myself being one of them). All of whom were really sick, when Covid has produced mild symptoms in most people.
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There's an incredibly close to zero percent chance all these sick people had COVID pre March 2020. If infection were that diffuse already, hospitalization rates would've shown it. It didn't suddenly become more virulent in March, so I can't see it being the case.

The flu is both contagious and causes significant morbidity. The data for perfectly. COVID does not
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There's an incredibly close to zero percent chance all these sick people had COVID pre March 2020. If infection were that diffuse already, hospitalization rates would've shown it. It didn't suddenly become more virulent in March, so I can't see it being the case.

The flu is both contagious and causes significant morbidity. The data for perfectly. COVID does not
This is exactly right, people have a really strong bias for injecting themselves into stories. My grandma was hospitalized with pneumonia last January, and you know what it wasn't COVID. It's actually been a deep form of regret for me, because I had a slight run in my nose during Christmas, and injecting myself into her story I have feared that I had a mild flu that I did not have a strong reaction to, but passed to her. That is far more likely than her having had COVID, also probably not what happened though.
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Just got word that colleague's husbands coworker just tested positive. I sat in a room w/ colleague for ~2.5hrs this morning... approx 6' away the whole time but room had small circulating fan. WTF do I do now?
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I would probably isolate and get tested.
That's some extended close proximity.

Best wishes - fingers crossed for you.

Oh wait it's one contact removed from you. Ugh don't know then.
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Just got word that colleague's husbands coworker just tested positive. I sat in a room w/ colleague for ~2.5hrs this morning... approx 6' away the whole time but room had small circulating fan. WTF do I do now?
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca...Page17221.aspx


This page will give you the information you need. This part will be important for you.

Q: I am a close contact of a COVID-19 case. What should I do?
A: Because you are a close contact of a person with COVID-19 you are legally required to quaratine for 14 days from the time you were exposed. This is mandatory under the Public Health Act.
Q: What does it mean to be a close contact of a COVID-19 case?
A: A close contact is anyone who, during the infectious period:
  • lived with or was within two metres of a person who has COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more of cumulative contact, i.e. multiple interactions for a total of 15 minutes or more, even if a mask was worn during that contact, or
  • has had direct contact with bodily fluids of a person who has COVID-19 (e.g., was coughed or sneezed on), or
  • provided direct care for a person who has COVID-19, or
  • has physical contact with a person who has COVID-19, such as handshake, hugging, kissing, or sexual activity, or
  • shares items with a person who has COVID-19 such as drinks, personal hygiene items, cigarettes, vapes, lipstick, eating utensils, etc.
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