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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 03:47 PM

any site recommendations?

I have read coronavirus symptoms lists, but remain unfamiliar with the range of symptom severity, especially in the median scale,. I understand the range of the common cold, from mild to life-threatening via secondary infections. Everyone I know has survived one or two. That knowledge helps me to manage any anxiety I might have about catching a cold.

But the coronavirus appears, from what I've read so far, to be a certain death sentence for a reasonably experienced man of my age, sixty-four.

Have you read any first-person accounts of coronavirus survivors? I believe I might be less panicky if I hear from them.

I appreciate links to anything relevant.

Thank you very much.

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badseedboy Mar 2020 OP
samnsara Mar 2020 #1
badseedboy Mar 2020 #8
sheshe2 Mar 2020 #2
badseedboy Mar 2020 #7
sheshe2 Mar 2020 #9
gibraltar72 Mar 2020 #3
badseedboy Mar 2020 #6
emmaverybo Mar 2020 #4
badseedboy Mar 2020 #5

Response to badseedboy (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 03:49 PM

1. A 90 yr old woman just recovered here in Washington State..

...she was in one of the nursing homes that had been hit hard.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:24 PM

8. Wow.

I wonder what experience she referenced to help her out. There are so many opportunities to hone survival skills in ninety years.

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Response to badseedboy (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 03:50 PM

2. World Health Organization (WHO)

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:21 PM

7. Thank you, kind s.

I've bookmarked your suggestion.

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Response to badseedboy (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:38 PM

9. You are welcome.

So much conflicting information out there.

One suggestion, don't listen to a thing that trump and gang have to say. I pay more attention to Cuomo.

There is this:

FDA will allow doctors to treat critically ill coronavirus patients with blood from survivors

Experts say the treatment might be the best hope for some patients until more sophisticated drugs are developed.

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The FDA's decision comes a day after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state's health department planned to begin treating the sickest coronavirus patients with antibody-rich plasma extracted from the blood of those who've recovered.

More: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fda-will-allow-doctors-treat-critically-ill-coronavirus-patients-blood-n1167831

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Response to badseedboy (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:06 PM

3. A drag racers tale was posted here earlier.

He said he asked to die in it's 2nd hit.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:19 PM

6. I will check it out.

Any illness that subsides to rest up for its second round is a nightmare.

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Response to badseedboy (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:09 PM

4. It is not an automatic death sentence for 64 and older. True, the immune system is not as hearty

in elders, but stories of people in their nineties recovering. It seems that the steeper decline in the efficiency of the immune system begins at eighty, but also varies so that some elders’ immune system is more like a forty year old’s.

Hang in. Some kind of strength got us this far—genetics, moxy, luck?

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:17 PM

5. Yes! Thank you, e.

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