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Ohiosam

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Wife and I got our 2nd moderna shot yesterday. Arm was pretty sore this morning and I’m a little tired today. Not worried about dying from covid but I know enough people who were seriously sick for a week or 2 then have issues for weeks or months after that, ain’t got time for that.
 
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finelyshedded

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Someone splain this to me. My wife had really bad pain,numbness,tingling and achy feeling along her spine and back and hips and thighs for 3-4 weeks about a month or 2 ago(mid to late February). With a coworker having been diagnosed with Covid she immediately went and had a test that came up negative. After a few more discussions with her Dr she was told it was probably Shingles which sounded like a possibility due to the pain she was having on her back. She didn’t however have the nasty rash that typically comes along with shingles but we took the Drs word. My wife does have a strong threshold of pain but got permission to work a few weeks from home followed up with a week of half days working from home. She also finally got the Dr to agree to having MRI’s done from her head/neck down to her tailbone to rule out nerve issues. Although she found out she has several things going on it was all mostly due to aging and prolly didn’t have anything to do with her pain issues. On a gut feeling she decided to go have a Covid antibodies test a few weeks ago and was shocked to see that she tested positive for Covid and it was actually quite high at 33%. 😳
What we can’t understand is that the next week I went and had the antibodies test and I had a big fat 0%. Just 2 days ago I followed it up with a negative on a nasal swab Covid test as well as I’m going in on Friday for the ole RoRo Rooter procedure.
My question is, How did I not contract Covid after living in normal everyday close contact with my wife while not practicing ANY SD or wearing ANY PPE inside our house with her during this month long ordeal?!?!? She still has lingering aches in her lower back if she stands too long but is doing much better but still not back 100%.
Has anybody else had similar thing happen or have an answer? Glad I’m Covid free and knock on wood I hope I stay that way but this blew our minds!
The only thing I’ve dealt with since Covid all started is once in awhile I’ll get a slight headache during the fall and spring which I attribute to allergies.🤷🏻‍♂️
 
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giles

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I remember early on they said only certain people would catch this. I'd say you are one of those people that can't. But it doesn't fit the narrative of fear pushing, so it got brushed aside.
 
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Jackalope

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Got on this conversation with my eye dr. the other day when he found out that I had Covid back in November. After talking about it for a while and me mentioning how it took me so long to feel better as well as a co-worker who is still having side effects he brought up how everyone mentions the survivability rates but very rarely do you hear about those with possible life long issues because of it. He mentioned his neighbor who is 45 and had gotten Covid back in October. Healthy and no pre-existing issues whatsoever. He ended up in the hospital with it, ended up on a ventilator and eventually got healthy enough to go home. He survived but he also will be on oxygen the rest of his life as well as having heart issues from it all. He then talked about two other people in his family with somewhat similar stories to mine and his neighbor. My Dr. on Monday said people tout the survival rate as if it's no big deal if you get it, however he has a practice full of people that had no real health issues that now have lifelong heart and breathing problems and a lot of them are younger than me. Just something to think about as it isn't just like the flu.

There are absolutely lifelong impairments as a result of contracting covid that individuals can experience. Everything we get to include the flu alters our life expectancy and causes things like lung scarring and heart issues. The body's natural reaction to infection which is fever can cause damage to the brain and heart. However, serious lifelong issues are predominately seen in individuals who had severe covid infections requiring ICU or hospitalization and the issues are predominantly due to the treatments like a ventilator. As a whole, this group is a small portion of people in an even smaller subset of people with a severe case. Now that we have a bunch of data and a solid understanding of the mortality data it's pretty hard to continue to use that as a scare tactic, so now we're seeing them flip the narrative to "Well.... well.... there are other health problems that could happen to you" Yes. it's true, it could. But the prevalence rate is pretty dang low in comparison to the general population. For example my hospitalization risk is 1.7% Of the individuals hospitalized a small percentage end up in the ICU and an even smaller percentage require ventilation.

You can run your hospitalization rate calculation here. https://riskcalc.org/COVID19Hospitalization/
 
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Jackalope

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I was in our wal-mart this morning and every 10 minutes they made an announcement "We have Covid Vaccines at the pharmacy, if you would like a no cost vaccine with no wait please stop on by and we'll get you fixed up". It's to the point now they can't even give them away for free at Wal-mart. So why are they still pushing masks. Anyone that wanted the shot could have gotten one by now.
 

Jamie

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rained out today, so I went Krogering this morning. not a ton of people there, but I was the ONLY person in the store or parking lot NOT wearing a mask. it's fucking sad how fearful and easily conditioned people have become. I actually had to interact with four different employees, and none of them were the least bit concerned about talking to me face to face with me not wearing a mask.
 

brock ratcliff

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We still wear them when customers come to the counter. It’s just a matter of playing by the suggested rules. I don’t care if customers do not wear them and I don’t believe anyone is overly impressed that we do. However, we do a lot of things suggested and mandated by the county health department that may or may not prevent illness. To me, it’s just another thing, for now.
 
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Jamie

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We still wear them when customers come to the counter. It’s just a matter of playing by the suggested rules. I don’t care if customers do not wear them and I don’t believe anyone is overly impressed that we do. However, we do a lot of things suggested and mandated by the county health department that may or may not prevent illness. To me, it’s just another thing, for now.
as a business that gets inspected by the health dept., you'd be foolish to not abide by their rules, useless though they may be. I'm guessing that the minute their rules don't mandate employees wearing masks that you will stop wearing them?
 

brock ratcliff

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as a business that gets inspected by the health dept., you'd be foolish to not abide by their rules, useless though they may be. I'm guessing that the minute their rules don't mandate employees wearing masks that you will stop wearing them?
I will. Most of our clientele already have. My daughter will likely wear the dang things until after her grandchildren graduate. Whatever...