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    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    That’s scary that she could get it without having really been out and about. I hope she has a quick recovery.

    I was just on a zoom with someone who has it. Why she’s working rn, I don’t know. She said she took a few days off last week. She’s around 50, early 50s, and her case sounded relatively ok, like a flu. No difficulty breathing.

    #968950 Reply
    avatarVathena
    Guest

    I’m so sorry, Fyodor – I share your frustration that people can be doing everything right and still somehow get it, while others blithely go to f*cking destination weddings and 50-person Thanksgiving gatherings and somehow don’t. We had a similar situation in September when my daughter tested positive. NO IDEA where it came from. The few kids she’d been allowed to sporadically play with (outdoors, mostly masked) got tested and were negative. Their parents all tested and were negative. My husband and I tested a bunch of times and never got it. I am still not sure it wasn’t a false positive (it was a rapid test, and her symptoms were very mild). We didn’t end up doing antibody testing because we wouldn’t have changed our behavior anyway, and it didn’t seem worth the potential exposure to do the blood draw!

    One thing about following all the rules is that it seems that people who receive a smaller viral load to start with end up with milder cases. I think I remember I read that on the internet, so it must be true. Sending good vibes to your family!!

    #968960 Reply
    avatarLisforLeslie
    Guest

    Man, that totally sucks! The likely scenario is that she touched something with active virus and then touched her face. Remember when we had all the stats about how long it can survive on metal, plastic, paper? You did everything right, but when we were told it was airborne, we reduced focus on touch transmission.

    In industry news – J&J has 28K patients in their single dose trial and expect final Phase III data in mid-January. Remember, all other vaccines are 2 doses spread across 3 weeks. I’ve not seen any info on what happens if someone misses their second dose and when do they have to start over.

    UK is supposed to start giving patients the vaccine this week.

    #968968 Reply
    avatarHelen
    Guest

    Sorry about your wife fyodor! She probably has a mild case because she’s been so careful. Its dose dependant. I had an infected 2 & 5 year old to care for so I think that’s why I got so sick for so long. Can’t exactly isolate from a toddler. Keep us updated. I hope you and your child stay healthy!

    #968975 Reply
    avatarMoneypenny
    Participant

    I’m so sorry, Fyodor! I’m glad, at least, that she has a mild case. I hope she recovers really quickly!! Also that is so frustrating that you have been so good about staying away from people and yet somehow she caught it. It just makes so sense. The vaccine can’t come fast enough.

    #968977 Reply
    avatarveritek33
    Participant

    Oh I’m so sorry Fyodor! I hope the Bride recovers quickly. I was fortunate mine was a mild case but was still pretty rough and I’m still experiencing some headaches. I hope Spawn and Hound and you are doing well as you can.

    #968989 Reply
    avatarhfantods
    Participant

    I’m so sorry Fyodor. I wish her a speedy recovery. I hope you and your kid stay healthy.

    #968992 Reply
    avatarCopa
    Participant

    Also wishing BoF a speedy recovery and no lingering symptoms. I share in everyone’s frustration that there are some people are living their lives as if COVID isn’t real with seemingly no consequences, while there are some who have tried their absolute best and still get sick. This is the second instance I’ve heard of today where someone who has really been hunkering down has contracted COVID, which is scary!

    #969017 Reply
    avatarMiss MJ
    Guest

    So sorry to hear that, Fyodor! I hope she makes a full recovery. My brother had hoped that they could all get through his son’s run with it without getting sick, but he (my brother) has now tested positive. He’s not feeling too bad, but this thing is the (unwanted) gift that keeps on giving.

    Meanwhile, I have neighbors who go out to eat every other night (indoors), traveled for Thanksgiving, go shopping (indoors), barely wear masks at all and they’ve been fine this entire time. It’s infuriating!

    #969062 Reply
    avatarbloodymediocrity
    Participant

    My daughter’s mother (whom I share 50% custody) just tested positive. Only mild symptoms so far but crappity crap. This sucks. We might have been exposed over here – can’t say for sure when exactly she caught it. Got my first test tomorrow.

    #969106 Reply
    avatarFyodor
    Guest

    I just tested positive. I am currently feeling fine (other than terror and anxiety). PCR tests are super sensitive. so possible that I had COVID symptoms last week when I was feeling headachey and nauseous. Possible also that I just got it from the Bride and I am about to get sick. The future is full of exciting possibilities. We are waiting for results for the Spawn.

    #969107 Reply
    avatarFyodor
    Participant

    I just tested positive. I am currently feeling fine (other than terror and anxiety). PCR tests are super sensitive. so possible that I had COVID symptoms last week when I was feeling headachey and nauseous. Possible also that I just got it from the Bride and I am about to get sick. The future is full of exciting possibilities. We are waiting for results for the Spawn.

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