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    avatarFyodor
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    It’s not really clear how long the immunity lasts anyway (which is one of the big vaccine questions). So it’s not like anyone would be able to confidently return to their old lives.

    #886865 Reply
    avatarKate
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    Right, that’s what I mean, I wish they could figure out IF you’re immune and for how long.

    #886882 Reply
    avatarFyodor
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    My layperson’s understanding is that there is a consensus that people get some kind of immunity. It’s how it works for other coronaviruses, recovered patients have antibodies in their blood, and there have been millions of infections but no documented cases of reinfection. But with other viruses immunity time can vary significantly so you might not be immune in six months.

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    avatarFyodor
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    I mean, the vaccine candidates have triggered successful immune responses in macques that have allowed them to fight off the illness under challenge so the macques can definitely get immunity. If you have pet monkey you can send it back to work.

    #886888 Reply
    avatarktfran
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    @kate, that’s the issue here with returning to work. Our Chicago office is going to be one of the first to open across the nation (Dallas, LA and Phoenix are also in the first phase). Our office is downtown and most commute via public transportation. Our informal poll showed about 20% wanting to come to the office. Most others site transit the major hurdle.

    To note, nobody will be required to go into the office. I know the people who report to me will stay home.

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    avatarktfran
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    CurlyQ, I hope your brother is doing ok.

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    avatarHelen
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    Thinking we have some immunity after having CV is the only thing keeping my anxiety at bay. My husband is resuming traveling next week (by car thankfully, but his travels involve visiting jails) and trade shows next month. I know the small southern town sherrifs attending the trade shows will not wear a mask. Hundreds of essential employees cramed indoors, mask less, all day….I have to force it out of my mind or I’ll go crazy.
    On a happier note, I’ve been symptom free for about 6 weeks and sober for 4 weeks today. Feeling pretty good about that today

    #886963 Reply
    CopaCopa
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    @CurlyQue How are your brother and SIL? I hope they are well.


    @ktfran
    My sister bought a new bike (REI was (is?) having a great sale that she took advantage of if you’re still in the market!), which means I will be inheriting her old bike if I like it. If the lakeshore trail reopens, which it sounds like it will sometime next month, I’ll probably go back to the office as soon as it reopens. I WANT to go back, at least a couple days/week, and would feel safe at my office with how we’re set up, but yeah, public transit during rush hour is the only major barrier.


    @Helen
    I am so glad you’re feeling better — and sober!

    #886967 Reply
    avatarktfran
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    Thanks @Copa!

    I did visit my sister last weekend for a day. I met my baby niece!!! Since my sister won’t be riding her bike for a few months, I brought hers back into the city to see if I even like having one before I buy! I’m glad she thought of it.

    #886971 Reply
    CurlyQueCurlyQue
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    Aww thank you ktfran and Copa. He seems to be doing fine. He did mention that he’s allowed to go back out once he hasn’t had symptoms for 3 days, in which case he might go to work (instead of working from home which he’s currently doing). I told him the clock would be 3 days with no symptoms for his wife, since she’s now sick and they obviously live together. He didn’t like that response.

    It’s exciting to hear about all of your bike plans! The weather has been gorgeous and it’s such a great idea.

    #886973 Reply
    Dear WendyDear Wendy
    Keymaster

    Helen, congrats on the four weeks of sobriety!

    #886976 Reply
    avatarhelen
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    Thanks guys!! I really appreciate it!

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