COVID-19: How Are You? (Your Personal Notes; Queries; Reports)

Patrick30

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Being retired I’ve just hunkered down at home the past yr, only going out for essentials, masking, washing hands, avoiding gatherings, etc. so far I haven’t had so much as a sniffle.
Last Monday I got my 1st Maderna, and promptly went into anaphylacxis. So I got an ambulance ride, 4 hrs at the emergency room, and pumped full of epiphedrine and predesone. No more vaccines for me according to all the Drs.
So y’all get your shots and get er done. I’d like to resume living ASAP.
 

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Being retired I’ve just hunkered down at home the past yr, only going out for essentials, masking, washing hands, avoiding gatherings, etc. so far I haven’t had so much as a sniffle.
Last Monday I got my 1st Maderna, and promptly went into anaphylacxis. So I got an ambulance ride, 4 hrs at the emergency room, and pumped full of epiphedrine and predesone. No more vaccines for me according to all the Drs.
So y’all get your shots and get er done. I’d like to resume living ASAP.
That must have been an awful ordeal, Patrick30. I hope you're feeling better now.
 

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Being retired I’ve just hunkered down at home the past yr, only going out for essentials, masking, washing hands, avoiding gatherings, etc. so far I haven’t had so much as a sniffle.
Last Monday I got my 1st Maderna, and promptly went into anaphylacxis. So I got an ambulance ride, 4 hrs at the emergency room, and pumped full of epiphedrine and predesone. No more vaccines for me according to all the Drs.
So y’all get your shots and get er done. I’d like to resume living ASAP.
Glad to hear that you're ok. Unfortunately, sometimes you find that you react to something only by trying it. Hope you're feeling better soon.
 

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So I did pop in here for a sec just to post some covid relief. I heard this in the car while I was driving home:
Funny that he wrote and performed this way before current times.
 

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Being retired I’ve just hunkered down at home the past yr, only going out for essentials, masking, washing hands, avoiding gatherings, etc. so far I haven’t had so much as a sniffle.
Last Monday I got my 1st Maderna, and promptly went into anaphylacxis. So I got an ambulance ride, 4 hrs at the emergency room, and pumped full of epiphedrine and predesone. No more vaccines for me according to all the Drs.
So y’all get your shots and get er done. I’d like to resume living ASAP.
A sore shoulder is very small beer compared to your ordeal. Hope you've sufficiently recovered. Get your vaccines, don't put @Patrick30 at risk!
 

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So I did pop in here for a sec just to post some covid relief. I heard this in the car while I was driving home:
Funny that he wrote and performed this way before current times.
Off-topic, but that's a really nice album the song is from.
 

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Glad to hear that you're ok. Unfortunately, sometimes you find that you react to something only by trying it. Hope you're feeling better soon.
Thanks everybody for the well wishes. Yea I’m fine other than being all nervous and roided up from the predesone pack all week. Indeed it was a big surprise, this kind of reaction is apparently extremely rare. I certainly wasn’t expecting it cause in the last 18 mo I’ve received flu, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations with no problems. Hopefully I’ll get some immunity from 1 shot. Please everyone get yours and don’t let my one in a million experience deter you.
 

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My great aunt of 101 has passed away one week after her second vaccination, no major health issues and had no major reaction to either. As far as we know it was "just" age - fine one minute , gone the next...
My condolences to you and your family, Lobeydosser.
 

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Had the jab a few weeks ago but seem to have caught the 'rona anyway. :(

Like 'flu. I've also had the 'flu and pneumonia jabs so I dunno.
Bloody hell - just noticed this. Hope symptoms are not too bad & that you can shake it off speedily.
 

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My great aunt of 101 has passed away one week after her second vaccination, no major health issues and had no major reaction to either. As far as we know it was "just" age - fine one minute , gone the next...
Please accept my condolences. fx
 

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I just did an antibody test. It would appear the fever I had around Valentine's Day was Covid, not love.
Now I have to break off that engagement.
Hope you are OK now.
 

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It can be a puzzle. I had a mystery fever-cough bad enough to send me to bed for a few days and keep me off my feet for a few weeks in Nov 19. I've assumed that it was just some weird virus because, well, November. But the dates keep getting pushed back.
 

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It can be a puzzle. I had a mystery fever-cough bad enough to send me to bed for a few days and keep me off my feet for a few weeks in Nov 19. I've assumed that it was just some weird virus because, well, November. But the dates keep getting pushed back.
Same here.
 

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It can be a puzzle. I had a mystery fever-cough bad enough to send me to bed for a few days and keep me off my feet for a few weeks in Nov 19. I've assumed that it was just some weird virus because, well, November. But the dates keep getting pushed back.
Me and the missis had this after a December holiday in the Lake District. She was sceptical saying where would we have caught it? I said how about that day we spent on a mini-bus full of chinese tourists?!
 

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It can be a puzzle. I had a mystery fever-cough bad enough to send me to bed for a few days and keep me off my feet for a few weeks in Nov 19. I've assumed that it was just some weird virus because, well, November. But the dates keep getting pushed back.
Me and my wife both had flu like symptoms in December 2019. It wasn’t as bad as flu but a lot worse than a cold. We both had to take time off of work and were bedridden for some days. We are both convinced it was Covid.
 

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Can you get a COVID antibody test !

In the U.S. the cost range is 25 to 70 dollars depending if it is a instant or send to lab test.
 
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Yes, cost me about 50 dollars for a home test kit. It was called Primacovid.
 

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Can you get a COVID antibody test !

In the U.S. the cost range is 25 to 70 dollars depending if it is a instant or send to lab test.
On the news in England today it was announced that from friday, everyone can get 2 free covid tests a week

"Everyone in England is to be given access to two rapid coronavirus tests a week from Friday, under an extension of the government's testing programme."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56632084
 

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Can you get a COVID antibody test !

In the U.S. the cost range is 25 to 70 dollars depending if it is a instant or send to lab test.
I think that it's less expensive if you go through Labcorp, they have a website. The problem is that it does not indicate whether the vaccine actually took (ie are you in the 5%) and no one is sure how long after infection the antibodies will last so going back over a year may well be meaningless.
 

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On the news in England today it was announced that from friday, everyone can get 2 free covid tests a week

"Everyone in England is to be given access to two rapid coronavirus tests a week from Friday, under an extension of the government's testing programme."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56632084
Work (University) was already recommending free in-house testing (only for those not showing symptoms) twice a week since we came back from Xmas. Can only find time for one a week and I cannot say how accurate the testing is.
 

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Can you get a COVID antibody test !

In the U.S. the cost range is 25 to 70 dollars depending if it is a instant or send to lab test.
No exclamation mark needed charlie .. my Sister was diagnosed with the antibodies last year and is still rocking an NHS ward, cleared to continue to help others. We are going to starve this prick. Trust. KBO.
 

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On the news in England today it was announced that from friday, everyone can get 2 free covid tests a week...etc
The problem there is that, if you estimate for a False Positive Rate of even only 0.4% (below the estimated 2%) it will still lead to many non-cases.

Assume 40 million UK residents decide to self-test in the first week.
40m x 0.4% = 160,000
That will most likely be taken totally out-of-context and used as an indication of a new wave of infections.
 
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