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Covid19 Pandemic

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by HairyAss, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. Grifter

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    That's what happened with me when transformers variant was running rampant. 2 days after I was ko'd.
     
  2. HairyAss

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    They say 5 days here.
     
  3. Matt30

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    I got my PCR results, I’m positive. Fuck.

    On the bright side, no symptoms. So, staycation?
     
  4. KMD

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    I am trying...
    And you bring out his Extreme Far Left side so I guess we balance him out, I am the sane Angle on his shoulder and you are the fucked up devil? :bounce:
    So tolerant....:bowdownro
     
  5. Grifter

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    Extreme far left? Ya'll are nuts. Just can't win! I'm either extreme far right or a tree hugging anti pipeline hippy!

    I'm out!


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  6. chainsaw

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    Lucky bastards with minimal or no symptoms. Most have cleared for me except I developed a cough a couple days ago that’s hanging on and still have 0 energy / stamina. I take the dog out to the yard to pee and literally have to lay down when I get back in. Tested positive a week ago yesterday
     
  7. RoryTate

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    That is shitty. Please get better and stay out of the hospital.
     
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  8. HairyAss

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    I felt exactly the same way a couple months ago and never got a positive covid test. I'm convinced I've actually had it several times but just never time the test properly to trigger a positive result.

    Good luck and feel better soon!
     
  9. LMAC

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    Public board here masks mandatory again effective immediately

    Catholic board not yet but Jesus will save them
     
  10. Grifter

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    Catholics pray to Mary.

    Just saying.
     
  11. chainsaw

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    It’s crazy. I tested positive Tuesday night on a rapid. Went and got a PCR Wednesday that came back positive a day or two later. Wife and youngest went Thursday for a PCR both came back negative. My wife had the exact same symptoms as me. Wife and two kids tested positive Saturday night on rapids. Went for PCR tests on Sunday. Results came back Tuesday, two kids were positive wife still showing negative with full blown symptoms. She went back for a third PCR before it finally showed positive. A coworker and his family had the same situation, two negative PCRs with positive rapids before testing positive. I think this new variant or sub variant is becoming harder to identify with the PCR tests in some people. I think that has a little to do with how it’s spreading here in NS. I know myself up until this past week if I tested negative on a PCR I assumed I was negative and went about my business.
     
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  12. HairyAss

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    I have a friend who is a scientist at Fred Hutch, which is one of the major research centers here in Seattle that developed the technology behind the tests. I made the mistake in a recent conversation with her to cast doubt on the effectiveness of the tests and she got completely defensive saying from a scientific perspective that's not true. So - I dunno what to say to that. Maybe it has to do with "viral load"? At the end of the day, as long as I'm healthy moving forward and have the right protections from a vaccine standpoint, it's part of our lives until a cure gets developed, not just a vaccine.
     
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  13. chainsaw

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    Yeah I definitely think viral load has a big part in it. There’s also some speculation that being fully vaccinated and boosted plays a small part in “fooling” the test a bit because of the body’s response to the virus. It just seems strange that you are hearing of and seeing more people testing positive on rapids and negative on PCRs recently. It is very interesting to watch the symptom progression and regression the girls are having compared to when I did. You can definitely see a delay of a few days from when I tested positive to when they did. The wife’s still doesn’t make sense though as she would have been in closest contact to me
     
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  14. chainsaw

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    So the wife and I just took Rapids for shits and giggles and they are still showing positive. I'll be two weeks tomorrow since I tested +, I though rapids were supposed to go back to showing negative lol
     
  15. Grifter

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    No, I tested positive last week after a rapid and I got COVID during the heydey of the transformers variant. Seem to recall hearing somewhere you can test positive WELL after you've had it.
     
  16. chainsaw

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    I thought the 90 day positive afterwards was only on the PCR tests, that is the info that was released originally. At one point places of employment were demanding a negative rapid after infection to return to work
     
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  17. Grifter

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    I could be wrong. Could be a false positive I got as well? :shrug2:
     
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  18. C. Mike Hunt

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    Well, it finally found me. FML.
     
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    :eek:
     
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  20. Grifter

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    Shit. Get well soon! Hopefully it's a weaker strain.
     
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  21. C. Mike Hunt

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    Or did it?

    So I've had a bit of a sore throat the past couple of days. Did an at-home test Wednesday night, negative. Had a rapid test at work yesterday morning, positive. Went for a confirmation PCR test and I just got the results back - negative. Weird.
     
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    Better safe than sorry isolate for two weeks to be sure
     
  23. HairyAss

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    Argh. My daughter.

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  24. Boots

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    My daughter has been home all week with a cough and some congestion. Seems like just a common cold though. She tests negative and her symptoms haven't changed and seem to be lessening.
     
  25. Wayne

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    My wife and kid were sick the whole week I was in Oregon. They tested negative 3 times.
     
  26. Miss Shawty

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    My husband went through the same thing last week. He got more symptoms so he called 811 and they booked him a PCR test, came back negative. The common cold/flu still exists and it's not always Covid :D
     
  27. HairyAss

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    My older kid is positive now as well.

    I just got back from 3 days of helping to run a summer camp in the woods - the logistics of how to handle Covid issues was a pain - who’s masking? Who needs tested? It was all outside *except* driving to each day’s activities which had up to 15 kids in a vehicle.
     
  28. HairyAss

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    My wife tested positive this morning - good times. Also heard from my brother in Montreal who has it now as well.
     
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    Had a cold over the weekend tested negative maybe had it maybe didn't who knows.. I see NS dropped quarantining if you test positive
     
  30. HairyAss

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    First positive test result for me this morning. Timing is horrible - I just arrived in Amsterdam for a work conference and will be isolating in a hotel room instead. Blergh!
     
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    Here's hoping it's the same variant I had... minor cold at best!
     
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  33. Wayne

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    IBC eh...that sucks
     
  34. Miss Shawty

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    Husband and I got covid back in Aug..... it was TERRIBLE! We were both so so sick for 3 days then finally started to feel a bit better each day... I'm still so tired and getting headaches. :ugh:
     
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    I hope you don't get it that bad HairyAssHairyAss get well soon brother.
    I am going for my latest vaccine shot this afternoon :eek4:
     

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