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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:38 AM

Let's get some baseline CV19 numbers for DU

What is your Covid 19 status? Please answer for yourself only.
If someone in your household has tested positive please indicate in comments.

Please keep kicked



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I've not been tested and asymtomatic
323 (92%)
I've not been tested and I have symptoms
22 (6%)
I've been tested and awaiting results
4 (1%)
I tested positive
0 (0%)
I tested negative
2 (1%)
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Reply Let's get some baseline CV19 numbers for DU (Original post)
Sedona Thursday OP
dchill Thursday #1
htuttle Thursday #2
GreenPartyVoter Thursday #3
DownriverDem Thursday #30
Ms. Toad Thursday #4
lostnfound Thursday #5
Amishman Thursday #6
keepthemhonestO Thursday #7
Tess49 Yesterday #39
keepthemhonestO 15 hrs ago #49
Tess49 14 hrs ago #50
patricia92243 Thursday #8
patricia92243 Thursday #9
coeur_de_lion Thursday #10
Turin_C3PO Thursday #11
TryLogic Thursday #12
oldsoftie Thursday #16
flibbitygiblets Thursday #27
bill Thursday #13
mtngirl47 Thursday #14
TryLogic Thursday #22
mtngirl47 Thursday #25
McCamy Taylor Yesterday #45
oldsoftie Thursday #15
Proud Liberal Dem Thursday #17
MojoWrkn Thursday #18
joanbarnes Thursday #19
ancianita Thursday #20
GoneOffShore Thursday #21
Nitram Thursday #23
wyldwolf Thursday #24
Dave in VA Thursday #26
Liberty Belle Thursday #28
klook Thursday #29
milestogo Thursday #31
wysimdnwyg Thursday #32
Mira Thursday #33
TomSlick Thursday #34
3Hotdogs Thursday #35
orleans Thursday #36
generalbetrayus Thursday #37
McCamy Taylor Yesterday #44
mostlyalurker Yesterday #38
pecosbob Yesterday #40
Canoe52 Yesterday #42
Meowmee Yesterday #41
McCamy Taylor Yesterday #43
Stryst Yesterday #46
James48 21 hrs ago #47
Sedona 21 hrs ago #48
Kaleva 14 hrs ago #52
gldstwmn 14 hrs ago #51
stillcool 14 hrs ago #53
cate94 11 hrs ago #54
Demonaut 11 hrs ago #55

Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:40 AM

1. Kicking.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:42 AM

2. 40 year old Stepson is/was symptomatic, no tests available

He seems to be on the mend finally, but has been on self-quarantine for the last week and this week. It got pretty bad last weekend.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:46 AM

3. Not tested, but not necessarily asymptomatic either. I always have GI issues,

a stuffy, drippy nose that veers into sinus infections, and a frequent sore throat. Iím assuming, this being Maine, that my odds of getting Covid are lower than in a large metropolis, but since I work in a school, have a kid home from our stateís largest campus, have a hubby who continues to make house calls, and have been out for groceries and to the doctor that I should keep an eye on things.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:42 PM

30. I can relate

We call it Michigan sinuses here and it affects me!

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:50 AM

4. Daughter has fever of 103

Doctor believes it is the flu.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:05 AM

5. Great idea nt

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:08 AM

6. I am fine as is everyone I know. 12 cases in my county

Being rural has its benefits right now

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:18 AM

7. I do ultrasounds

I work in a private practice had all my normal allergy stuff starting runny nose and a headache, also had a dry nagging cough for 1 week. Our office is very strict now which I am thankful for and said eventhough you don't have a fever don't come in. Somehow they managed to get their hands on some tests and tested me though out in the parking lot. It took exactly 1 week to the day to get result back btw. Testing Tuesday morning had to stay home until results came back the following Tuesday morning.

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Response to keepthemhonestO (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:58 AM

39. I also do ultrasounds. Frightening times for us, isn't it? n/t

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Response to Tess49 (Reply #39)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 08:22 PM

49. Yes it is!

We are so close to people and touching them for way too long😳Be safe!!

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Response to keepthemhonestO (Reply #49)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:18 PM

50. You, too!

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:16 AM

8. k/r

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:57 AM

9. I was swabbed March 17 - still no results. I called the doctor

yesterday and they called the Department of Health who said they had not got anything from the lab yet. So much for living in a small town.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:23 AM

10. Keep it kicked!

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:26 AM

11. I have a slight sore throat

and itchy eyes which I chalk up to seasonal allergies. The pollen count is high right now. Iíll be watchful, though, and take my temperature every morning.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:14 AM

12. Never tested, BUT...

A visitor to our home (Colorado) January 17 - 19 had all the symptoms except it never developed into pneumonia. She (female mid 40s) had a fever for about 48 hours, felt sick, very fatigued, weak, had a horrible dry chest based cough, said she felt/heard a crackling sound in her chest when she took a breath; no runny nose. She had been at a conference in Denver attended by people from all over the world and had been in airplanes and airports a week before arriving at our house. After two days, with rest and some herb tea, she improved enough to travel home to Maine.

About 3 days after she left my wife an I (in our 70s) both developed some flu/cold like symptoms. It was obvious we had been exposed so we had started taking immune support supplements before our visitor left. I had a mild soar throat, a mild headache, fatigue for about a week. My wife had a lot of fatigue and was in bed for most of two days.

We took elderberry extract, triple doses of vitamins A&D, a probiotic, drank lots of water and herb tea. I sprayed my nose and throat with a nasal spray containing grapefruit seed extract (which is anti-microbial). I also used a homeopathic anti-cold/flu medicine. I take/need no pharmaceutical chemicals and have no ill-health "conditions" -- because I make a serious effort to be healthy and have done so for years. I suggest that vitamin D with support from the other health products and a healthy lifestyle is a bit of a wonder drug. Except for the healthy lifestyle advice, we never hear about any of this from the so-called health care community, which is really a disease management industry serving the pharmaceutical companies.

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Response to TryLogic (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:39 AM

16. I've always referred to Vit D as "God's drug'. Since we make it ourselves.

I've been taking it for years.
I dont believe our bodies make any other vitamin, so that is enough for me to think it might be a little important

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Response to TryLogic (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:34 PM

27. "healthy lifestyle advice" is something we need to hear a lot more of right now!

Eating a healthy diet, including immunity-boosting foods, herbs and spices. Exercise and lung-strengthening activities.

We USED to have a first lady who emphasized the importance of food as medicine. She was ridiculed by the right, and much worse. Now we have a useless boob with an inane "cause" that seems intended to rub her husband's cyber-bullying in our faces.

It's up to us to keep ourselves as healthy as possible, and that means eating as much healthy food as we can. (I realize not everyone can do this, but it bears repeating anyway. This is the worst time to be consuming junk food, especially those most at risk.)

If anyone's wondering "what can I do to help?" consider it a patriotic duty to eat as healthy possible.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:26 AM

13. kicking

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:31 AM

14. My 33 year old son had symptoms two weeks ago--low grade fever, dry cough

Hospital tested for flu and said he had Influenza B.

He's better now, but during that time he lost sense of smell and taste, so we figure he had it.

Thankfully he stayed away from me and others.

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Response to mtngirl47 (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:44 PM

22. I think lost sense of smell indicates need for increased vitamin A.

Temporarily due to cold/flu.

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Response to TryLogic (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:56 AM

45. My nose is not even congested. This is neurological. The virus goes through

The cribiform plate into the olfactory part of the brain.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:37 AM

15. A friend of many of my friends died of it yesterday. Our areas first death.

He was 64. No idea how he caught it

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:48 AM

17. No test and no symptoms

Been monitoring self obsessively

Had a co-worker who sits (moderate distance) next to me at the office get sick but later tested positive for Flu. Was really worried though because his husband had just been in China around January/February. His husband smartly voluntarily self-isolated immediately when he got back.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:08 PM

18. My RN daughter was exposed by a co-worker (another nurse) at work on Mar 12.

My daughter was swabbed yesterday. The other nurse went on a cruise in Feb and subsequent to that went to Colorado (another hot spot) and then came home and went to work within days. She was asymptomatic but exposed everyone on her floor to include patients!

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:58 PM

19. I have not been tested but I believe I had it 2 months ago when I lost my sense of smell.

Its been here far longer than they admit. Came over on airplanes from China. The lack of testing protected no one and the growing numbers now are a false distraction.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:02 PM

20. This is very good. With a large enough sample, this might get ad buy.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:13 PM

21. I may not be a good part of your statistical sample. I live in France.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:45 PM

23. Feeling good.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:49 PM

24. I have symptoms... but I've had them for years

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I check for fever daily because I've gotten paranoid... kinda like discovering fleas on your dog suddenly makes you itch.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:26 PM

26. Low grade fever

Been running a temperature between 99 and 100 for four days. Stuffy nose and fatigue, too. Called doctor yesterday. Said he didn't think it was serious, but if fever gets worse or difficulty breathing to go to the ER. He started me on Tamiflu 2X/day for 5 days. Took my flu shot back in October. Hoping for the best.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:39 PM

28. I was exposed and briefly had mild symptoms,

self-quarantined and now they are gone, thankfully. My healthcare system's nurse told me I would not be tested unless I developed severe breathing problems in which case I should go to the ER. I only had a slight sore throat, swollen glands, maybe a day or so of low-grade fever, and feel fine now so could've been something else.

The person I interviewed on election night remains in the hospital on a ventilator, unfortunately.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:05 PM

29. Got over symptoms a couple of weeks ago, was not tested.

So I have no idea if I had the covid-19 virus ó I hope to find out some day. I had a fever for 5 days (as high as 102 at one point) and a dry cough, which isnít entirely gone yet.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:44 PM

31. How about I've not been tested and I'm paranoid.

I wake up with a dry, slightly uncomfortable throat in the morning and I cough once in a while. Normally I wouldn't think twice about it, but now I'm worried.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:46 PM

32. Symptomatic (albeit lightly) and not been tested

Tuesday night I started feeling poorly, with some minor chest "heaviness" (I won't say it was difficult to breathe, but my chest felt "heavy", and a very minor dry cough. By Wednesday morning, it had evolved into a fever (highest was 98.7 vs my normal of low 97s), but the other symptoms were still minor. I contacted my dr's office, and they said I did not yet reach the level where testing is warranted, but to call if the symptoms got worse (notably if my temp got over 100). Thankfully I feel a lot better today, with no fever and the remaining symptoms easily falling into the "could be allergies" category.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:11 PM

33. My 19 year old nephew has it

He lives in Germany. Is basically strong and healthy. I hope for a good outcome.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:25 PM

34. kick

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:30 PM

35. I checked the second one, but I have frequent sinus infections. at least 4 per year.

Main thing, right now, my breathing is unhindered and area around my eyes is not red.

I can't get tested.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:33 PM

36. cough. but it's getting better finally

i've had it for 3 weeks (maybe 4)

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:42 PM

37. I was symptomatic starting on March 11,

but tested positive for influenza A. They said they would test me for COVID-19, initially, but changed their minds after I tested positively for influenza A. Symptoms lasted 10 days or so. And I had the flu shot last September.

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Response to generalbetrayus (Reply #37)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:52 AM

44. Flu shots only 30% effective this year. I got the shot and caught flu 3 times.

Just got over Flu A when this hit me. I wonder if having flu close to the same time makes it worse.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:53 AM

38. The waiting is yeti g longer and longer. First they said 3-5 days now it's 10 days.

I was tested on the 18th and still have no results. i started self quarantine as soon as my symptoms started but i have no idea if iíve been blithely espousing people before I developed fever, cough, achiness and fatigue. i canít believe itís taking this long to get results.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:09 AM

40. I'm not in the proper tax bracket to know anyone who has been tested

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #40)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 03:54 AM

42. I tried to laugh but i ended up getting pissed off instead. Well put!

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:10 AM

41. I have been sick on and off since late January

three docs and no test. Worse lung involvement started last week. I have been resting and doing what I can. One of my docs did bw last week and wbc is good so he thinks it is not covid. He said if I have an emergency for what he treats me for he can treat it without going to hospital.

There is a drive through test near us but by appt only. To be honest I am going to weather this out for now, I think I am feeling a bit better today. I could easily have another emergency and I would be scared to go to the hospital with everything going on. Most doctors are closed now. I am terrified of what things will look like in two weeks. I or my father can easily end up at the er without covid at any time. I wish we were in Canada right now. A lot of people are going to die because of dumpster, not only covid related.

Someone needs to make a cheap at home test that is fast. Available to anyone without rx etc. Then you order it online and test yourself etc.

I am just staying inside and hoping for the best. The weather has been terrible here for lung stuff, I was going for walks before I got worse and I think they made me worse.

My county is up to 2735 pos tests and 20 deaths.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:50 AM

43. Tested/waiting but the test has 40% false negative so flipping a coin would be as good.

I have never had anything like this. Cough nonstop. My chest and abdomen muscles ache! Sometimes I run out of strength to cough. Doing nebulizer treatments at home every 2 hours to keep my oxygen above 95 and then spend 10 minutes in the bathroom hacking up crap and gargling it out. Can not eat anything solid or I choke which sets off another round of coughing so bad I feel that I am going to die. Spent 15 minutes over a toilet attempting to cough up the tiny pieces of noodle that got caught in my right bronchus. Felt like I was trying to bring up a hair ball. Now I am only doing liquids. The family had crawfish ettoufee and collards tonight. I had collard broth and the liquid from the ettoufee.

No sense of smell. Opened a Mexican Coke and all I tasted was sugar water. Canít smell the wisteria in full bloom. Canít sleep due to the cough. Sometimes it feels as if there a hedgehog or cockle burrs in my airway trying to drive me crazy.

Canít talk without coughing.

My throat and upper airways feel like someone has slathered them in menthol flavored Vaseline.

And I make this creepy whistling sound from my left bronchus when I cough as if it is half the diameter it is supposed to be.

I do not smoke I have excellent health and no underlying lung disease. My elderly patients with weak lungs and hearts and neurological issues are toast if they get this no matter what it is.

And I am only at day five. I hear the really bad complications may not set in until day 8 or later. My family cringes every time they hear me go into one of my face turning blue coughing spells. I have seen pertussis patients who did not cough this much. And then I hear that there may be new mutations showing up in Brazil and I think ďI may have to do this again?Ē






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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:20 AM

46. Zero tests, seemingly asymptomatic household

Five adults (four working, me on VA/SSI). North DFW area.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:43 PM

47. None of your business.

That's a medical condition status question, and your poll reveals who voted which way.

Am I the only person who thinks that it is an improper question to link test status with to names?

What if this question asked HIV status instead of Covid-19 testing status? Would you feel the same way disclosing?

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Response to James48 (Reply #47)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:46 PM

48. In my defense...

We're all pretty much anonymous here.

I hope you are well!

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Response to James48 (Reply #47)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:27 PM

52. Answering the poll is optional and no one is using their real names.

Think of it as a bunch of RPCs (Role playing Characters) taking part in an adventure (an on line pol)l.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:25 PM

51. I'm pretty sure I had it 3 weeks ago when

there was zero testing available here. I'm better but I still have days where I feel like I'm running a low fever and am a little short of breath.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:27 PM

53. I'm good..

but slightly paranoid.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 12:30 AM

54. I'll. Be tested Wed.

I have mild symptoms and self quarantine. Hoping to get a neg. test so I can have a small social life. People Iíd been in contact before sore throat and head ache.

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 12:32 AM

55. keep this up

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