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Demovictory9

(32,647 posts)
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 12:40 PM Aug 2021

What is your covid status?


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Had covid and recovered
5 (8%)
Have covid
0 (0%)
Might have had covid. never tested
11 (17%)
Have not had covid
48 (75%)
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What is your covid status? (Original Post) Demovictory9 Aug 2021 OP
Assume I have not had it, vaxxed. GPV Aug 2021 #1
Likewise...n/t bluecollar2 Aug 2021 #6
Also me Dorian Gray Aug 2021 #34
I had COVID very early on gopiscrap Aug 2021 #2
Same. Cracklin Charlie Aug 2021 #4
Were you in Wuhan before that? All of the eight US cases in January 2020 were directly related to Celerity Aug 2021 #5
At that stage there were so few tests, you could only get one if you had travel links to China. meadowlander Aug 2021 #10
The odds of having COVID in the US in January 2020 are staggering low, especially if not Celerity Aug 2021 #13
We don't know what the odds are because the data is rubbish because there were no tests. meadowlander Aug 2021 #14
I'm sticking to the science, & documented epidemiological data, not contrarian anecdotal conjecture. Celerity Aug 2021 #15
Doesn't the science show covid was here in the fall of 2019? Waste water samples show that, no? boston bean Aug 2021 #27
Show me documented human infections from then and I will gladly retract that part. Celerity Aug 2021 #29
Waste water to predict covid waves. boston bean Aug 2021 #32
That is not in the the US, nor does it list any documented human cases. Celerity Aug 2021 #36
Right, and the science says we don't know because there were no tests. meadowlander Aug 2021 #28
see my other posts, this entire thing is veering off into the weeds Celerity Aug 2021 #30
No. Cracklin Charlie Aug 2021 #20
I believe you were really sick, I did not mean to imply that at all, sorry if it came off like that Celerity Aug 2021 #25
I believe you were really sick, I did not mean to imply that at all, sorry if it came off like that Celerity Aug 2021 #26
It's okay. Cracklin Charlie Aug 2021 #33
I thought I had COVID ItsjustMe Aug 2021 #3
Glad you are ok Demovictory9 Aug 2021 #7
Not had it, twice vaxxed with Moderna, not letting down our guard one bit. DFW Aug 2021 #8
I had COVID in January 2021 before vaccines were available for my age group. JoanofArgh Aug 2021 #9
Pretty sure I had it this March Raine Aug 2021 #11
If there was an antibody test, I'd have been interested to have one before I got vaccinated. meadowlander Aug 2021 #12
I'm surprised how few seem to have had it so far.. cadoman Aug 2021 #16
Um, PCRs are most certainly not "pretty unreliable" Maru Kitteh Aug 2021 #18
I've been tested between 100 and 130 times. No COVID. Maru Kitteh Aug 2021 #17
Asking that question is a violation of HIPPO! NurseJackie Aug 2021 #19
😀 Demovictory9 Aug 2021 #21
Might have had it very early, shortly before the alarms went off publicly in the US. smirkymonkey Aug 2021 #22
Had Covid, permanent damage... JCMach1 Aug 2021 #23
I'm sorry Demovictory9 Aug 2021 #37
I'm fully vaxxed and wear a mask everywhere FormerRepukeR Aug 2021 #24
I don't know many anti-vaxxers FakeNoose Aug 2021 #35
I don't even know anyone who has Covid Victor_c3 Aug 2021 #31

Dorian Gray

(13,578 posts)
34. Also me
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 09:37 PM
Aug 2021

unless a really weak case snuck past me in the beginning. I started testing every other week last fall through spring when I got vaccinated.

Cracklin Charlie

(12,904 posts)
4. Same.
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 01:45 PM
Aug 2021

There were no tests, or treatments when I had it. January 2020.

Until I saw Chris Cuomo reporting his experience, I thought I had just been really really sick with flu, and had maybe gone a little kookoo. Some of those symptoms, at least mine, were kinda weird.

Celerity

(44,576 posts)
5. Were you in Wuhan before that? All of the eight US cases in January 2020 were directly related to
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 02:45 PM
Aug 2021

Wuhan travel. 6 direct and then on January 30 and January 31, two person to person spreads.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_early_cases_of_COVID-19_in_the_United_States

Celerity

(44,576 posts)
13. The odds of having COVID in the US in January 2020 are staggering low, especially if not
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 03:13 PM
Aug 2021

coming from Wuhan, or having direct contact with one of the 6 who did bring it in. If a person does think they did have COVID in January 2020, surely they would wanted to find out, once the pandemic really kicked off, and to find out, as that literally could change the entire paradigm of the origin of the US spread.

We know many here in Sweden who thought they had COVID and it turns out not one of the did. That includes a co-worker of my wife, and he WAS in Wuhan. Was sick as dog. Turned out to be regular flu, not COVID. The bloke had shit luck, as he actually did catch COVID later on, in the early fall of 2020, before there were vaccines being publicly distributed. He said the actual COVID was less severe than the earlier flu he had, so he was fortunate there.

meadowlander

(4,426 posts)
14. We don't know what the odds are because the data is rubbish because there were no tests.
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 03:21 PM
Aug 2021

If you only test people who travelled to China or their immediate connections, surprise! you're only going to find cases of people who travelled to China.

It wasn't until March or April that you could get a doctor to order a test if you didn't meet extremely narrow criteria. So there could easily be a lot of people who slipped through the cracks who just thought they had garden variety flu or who suspected, correctly, that they had Covid but weren't able too confirm it.

Celerity

(44,576 posts)
15. I'm sticking to the science, & documented epidemiological data, not contrarian anecdotal conjecture.
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 03:28 PM
Aug 2021

Celerity

(44,576 posts)
29. Show me documented human infections from then and I will gladly retract that part.
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 08:17 PM
Aug 2021

Not theories, but actual fully documented cases. Of the first 2 known human to human transmission cases in the US that are fully documented (they occurred on January 30 and 31st, 2020) the one on the 31st was not confirmed until April, via post mortem. There are some supposed cases back to around Christmas, but the tests done on those could likely be showing antibodies that came from other coronaviral infections (the common cold is often a coronavirus for instance).



https://healthfeedback.org/claimreview/the-first-sars-cov-2-infections-in-humans-occurred-during-fall-2019-but-not-enough-evidence-exists-to-confirm-a-global-spread-before-early-2020/

Celerity

(44,576 posts)
36. That is not in the the US, nor does it list any documented human cases.
Sun Aug 15, 2021, 02:15 AM
Aug 2021

That article is over a year old, yet the accepted scientific consensus still is that it started in Wuhan, whether by random infection or via an accidental lab release.

meadowlander

(4,426 posts)
28. Right, and the science says we don't know because there were no tests.
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:46 PM
Aug 2021

You can't quote data out of context and draw conclusions based on it. That's not how science works.

Any actual scientist would say the data is insufficient to support the conclusion that the first patients identified by tests were the first Covid cases in the US and definitely not that every January 2020 Covid case in the US was identified through testing.

Celerity

(44,576 posts)
30. see my other posts, this entire thing is veering off into the weeds
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 08:24 PM
Aug 2021

I stand by original statement, that the odds are staggering low that it is a January COVID-19 case, especially as there was no direct or close (like a spouse) secondary connection to Wuhan travel.

People are absolutely free to disagree and say, 'Well, yes, yes it was, or likely could have been COVID-19'. I am not one who will say that.

Cracklin Charlie

(12,904 posts)
20. No.
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 04:19 PM
Aug 2021

I have no idea what I had. Many, many people from my area had been having the same symptoms since at least Thanksgiving 2019, some that I knew (older) died. My granddaughter (my exposure) missed pretty much the whole school month of January that year because she kept running fever and getting sent home. The president was on teevee telling everyone it wasn’t coming here. All I know is that I had pretty much all the same symptoms as Cuomo.

High fever for four days, rigors, hallucinations. The virus seemed to be attacking my organs (kidneys), I was dizzy. I didn’t sleep for four days, nor eat for a week. I really couldn’t eat normally for about six weeks. When I stepped on a scale eight weeks later, I realized I had lost about 15 pounds (that’s more than 10% of my body weight). I was really somewhat exhausted until about June.

I don’t care if you believe me, or not. I have lived my life since then assuming I had something else, and not depending on any supposed immunity that my experience conferred upon me. I am fully vaccinated, wear face coverings in public, and pretty much stay home all the time. But my experience completely cured me of wishing this disease on anyone else, antivaxxer or not. I don’t want anybody to feel like I did. It’s horrible.

Celerity

(44,576 posts)
25. I believe you were really sick, I did not mean to imply that at all, sorry if it came off like that
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:04 PM
Aug 2021

glad to hear you are fully vaxxed!

hugz

Cel

Celerity

(44,576 posts)
26. I believe you were really sick, I did not mean to imply that at all, sorry if it came off like that
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:04 PM
Aug 2021

glad to hear you are fully vaxxed!

hugz

Cel

Cracklin Charlie

(12,904 posts)
33. It's okay.
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 09:36 PM
Aug 2021

I shouldn’t be so blunt. I got a dead tree in my yard, and on windy days I’m a nervous wreck. Tree guy coming Thursday.

But, I really do think I had covid in January 2020. I really wasn’t sure (mostly) until April of that year. I have never hallucinated before or since, never ever lost at least 15 pounds in one week, and the recovery was just exceedingly long.

I’m old… I’ve had flu several times. This wasn’t flu. Just too many weird things.

ItsjustMe

(11,319 posts)
3. I thought I had COVID
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 01:03 PM
Aug 2021

I had many of the symptoms.
I went to the ER yesterday, Covid test shows I am not positive for Covid.
Doctor said I was dehydrated, but otherwise in good shape.

DFW

(54,920 posts)
8. Not had it, twice vaxxed with Moderna, not letting down our guard one bit.
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 02:53 PM
Aug 2021

Plenty of travel, but no bars, no parties, and lots of spare masks wherever we go.

JoanofArgh

(14,971 posts)
9. I had COVID in January 2021 before vaccines were available for my age group.
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 02:57 PM
Aug 2021

Wore masks everywhere but the cable went out one day, cable guy had on thin loose fitting bandana etc. Don't blame him but called the cable company and told them if their workers were going to be entering people's homes , they needed to have on proper medical masks. COVID was the weirdest sickness I've ever had, bar none. Thank god , I never had to be hospitalized. Am now vaccinated and paranoid as hell. I don't want even a mild , breakthough case of this crap again.

meadowlander

(4,426 posts)
12. If there was an antibody test, I'd have been interested to have one before I got vaccinated.
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 03:11 PM
Aug 2021

I'm not sure I had it but I caught a wicked bug on a Trans-Pacific flight in January 2019 that turned into pneumonia and knocked me on my ass for four months. I've never had anything like that before. It took easily nine or ten months before the brain fog and fatigue cleared up.

Then in April 2020 I had terrible Covid toes to the point where I couldn't even wear shoes. I had unbearable hives and all my toes turned dark purple. I got a Covid test about four weeks in and it was negative but the doctor said I could have had it and it just wasn't in my nasal passage anymore by the time they did the test. I live a few blocks from a nursing home which was ground zero for the outbreak in my city but was in total lockdown at the time so would have had to have caught it outdoors on my daily walk past the bus stop which some of the nursing home employees might have been using. A long shot, but not totally impossible.

cadoman

(792 posts)
16. I'm surprised how few seem to have had it so far..
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 03:49 PM
Aug 2021

Is there a comparable study or poll with this information we can look at?

Might be good to break down between those who got a blood test and those who just got PCR. PCR it was discovered recently is pretty unreliable, and different regions have been using different cycle counts.

Maru Kitteh

(28,376 posts)
18. Um, PCRs are most certainly not "pretty unreliable"
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 04:05 PM
Aug 2021

Especially when conducted properly as recommended.

Maru Kitteh

(28,376 posts)
17. I've been tested between 100 and 130 times. No COVID.
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 04:03 PM
Aug 2021

1st vax shot administered December 26, 2020. I'll get the booster when they recommend it.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
22. Might have had it very early, shortly before the alarms went off publicly in the US.
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 05:11 PM
Aug 2021

Other than that, I was tested on Tuesday and apparently I am negative (was having some Covid like symptoms since last week). First started out like bad allergies and then went into severe body aches, headache, abdominal distress, sore throat and, what scared me the most, extreme lung congestion. However, I seem to be on the mend, so I am not sure what it was.

 

FormerRepukeR

(58 posts)
24. I'm fully vaxxed and wear a mask everywhere
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 05:20 PM
Aug 2021

my friends and family make fun of me, but I just laugh and ask if committing suicide was now the repuke party line?

None of them get it, except maybe for my sister, and that's too bad for them.

Stupid idiots.

FakeNoose

(33,482 posts)
35. I don't know many anti-vaxxers
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 09:51 PM
Aug 2021

... but when I do happen to run into one, I asked them if their life insurance is paid up. I remind them to make sure their will is written and filed. Also they should let their next of kin know whether they want to be buried or cremated. It sort of casts a pall on the conversation, which is fine with me.

Almost everyone I know is vaccinated already.

Victor_c3

(3,557 posts)
31. I don't even know anyone who has Covid
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 08:30 PM
Aug 2021

I have of friends of friends who’ve had Covid, but not anyone I know personally. I guess I’ve just been lucky. Everyone I know is vaccinated and are somewhat good about wearing masks, but I admit I don’t always think to grab one when I run into a store really quick.

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