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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:47 AM

This 23-year-old Texas woman took precautions and still got the coronavirus

CNN
Jason Hanna, CNN
Updated 11:30 AM EDT, Wed July 01, 2020

Peyton Chesser wasn't taking chances when the coronavirus pandemic locked down the country in March. The 23-year-old Houston woman stayed home, even conceding grocery pickups to her roommate.

After Texas' stay-at home order ended April 30 and some businesses opened, she cautiously ventured out. Even though early data showed Covid-19 was most dangerous for older people, she was careful, told CNN's Erica Hill on Wednesday.

"I wasn't going to crowded restaurants. I wasn't going to crowded places in general (or) social settings," she recalled.

She resumed grocery trips and even went back to a gym. And right around then, to her frustration, she came down with Covid-19. She still doesn't know where she picked it up.

"That was one of the first things that I said, was, 'How could I have possibly gotten this?'" Chesser said. "I was so anxious about getting it since this all started in March, February."


Read more: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/01/health/peyton-chesser-coronavirus-texas/index.html

My money's on the gym.

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Reply This 23-year-old Texas woman took precautions and still got the coronavirus (Original post)
Mike 03 Jul 2020 OP
Beringia Jul 2020 #1
Johnny2X2X Jul 2020 #8
LisaL Jul 2020 #10
Baitball Blogger Jul 2020 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #2
LizBeth Jul 2020 #25
fleur-de-lisa Jul 2020 #3
LisaL Jul 2020 #7
Nevilledog Jul 2020 #4
cwydro Jul 2020 #5
LisaL Jul 2020 #6
GulfCoast66 Jul 2020 #9
LisaL Jul 2020 #11
GulfCoast66 Jul 2020 #15
LisaL Jul 2020 #17
GulfCoast66 Jul 2020 #19
HotTeaBag Jul 2020 #22
HotTeaBag Jul 2020 #12
LisaL Jul 2020 #16
Initech Jul 2020 #27
Initech Jul 2020 #13
gratuitous Jul 2020 #18
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2020 #20
Raine Jul 2020 #21
SoonerPride Jul 2020 #23
LizBeth Jul 2020 #24
RobinA Jul 2020 #26

Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:48 AM

1. Isn't a gym high risk

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Response to Beringia (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:51 AM

8. Yes

High risk because people are breathing heavily and throwing off virus. Sweat might even be a transmitter for all I know.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:52 AM

10. It's also an enclosed space.

Virus is transmitted inside much more easily.

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Response to Beringia (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:05 AM

14. Gym would be high risk.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:49 AM

2. She still doesn't know where she picked it up?

Could it have been the gym?

Seriously, of all the places in the world other than a bar or a Trump rally, a gym is probably one of the most virus-infested places imaginable.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:43 AM

25. Right? Lol

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:49 AM

3. I would also worry that the roommate wasn't being as careful as Ms. Chesser.

So glad I live alone and can work from home.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:51 AM

7. I dunno if I would call going to a gym right now as being careful.

Gyms are high risk.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:49 AM

4. Going to the gym wasn't being overly cautious.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:50 AM

5. Gyms still not open where I am.

I don't think I'll be going back to the gym anytime soon.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:50 AM

6. Grocery trips, going to a gym. Not exactly complete isolation, is it?

A number of places she could have picked it up.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:52 AM

9. Roommate?

Thinking thatís probably it.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:53 AM

11. Did you read the article?

She stopped staying home, and started going to stores and even gym when lock down ended. She wasn't exactly sitting at home.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:06 AM

15. Yes. That could have been it as well.

In fact, The title of the article is misleading if not flat out wrong.

It should have said Ď Woman stops taking many precautions and gets coronavirusí

In my mind going to the gym is not being cautious.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:09 AM

17. The article doesn't even mention if she wore a mask.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:19 AM

19. Good point. I assumed she was. But then, she went to a gym. So not real careful.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:35 AM

22. Not only that, but who knows what the roommates were doing

 

and where they were doing it.

She could have taken every precaution in the world (though clearly she wasn't), and then one roommate does one thing wrong and boom - COVID City.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:54 AM

12. More than likely she did a lot more than just the grocery store and the gym.

 

If she was actually willing to go to the gym then she probably didn't take mask wearing all that seriously either and may have hung out with friends and such - which in Texas is not too surprising because of the 'leadership' she was looking to for guidance.

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Response to HotTeaBag (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:08 AM

16. I know someone who likely picked it during grocery shopping. Because they weren't doing anything

else risky.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:52 AM

27. Same, I know someone who got it at a 99 cent store.

Took every precaution otherwise. But man let your guard down once and then bam.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:59 AM

13. Don't go to a fucking gym!

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:11 AM

18. And that's the point

There is no magic talisman that's going to protect you 100%. Leaving aside the gym, anyone can get infected, even if they take all the precautions. What the precautions do is lower your chances of getting infected, but they aren't proof against infection. Take the precautions anyway, because it's all we've got. For all the sacrifices we made in March, April and May, the Trump administration pissed it all away. Through a herculean effort, we bought Trump weeks of time to come up with an effective plan, and he squandered every last bit of it by fomenting pointless fights over wearing masks and bragging about his non-accomplishments. That is, when he wasn't ignoring Putin's pay-for-slay program against our military or going golfing.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:23 AM

20. As GulfCoast66 said: Woman stops taking many precautions and gets coronavirus.

Plus, there were roomates.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:27 AM

21. The gym, duh

or something else she didn't take anymore seriously then she did going to the gym.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:39 AM

23. Enclosed space with lots of heavy breathing, ummmm maybe?

Maybe don't go to a gym.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:42 AM

24. Gym? Then seriously asking where she could have gotten it? Inside, lots of bodies, long period, lots

of fluids. Hmmm, where could she have gotten it. Touching things others touched, sweated on, spit on. Lol. I am stumped.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:50 AM

26. I Think People

have an unrealistic belief in how much they can actually control whether they get a virus. Can you lower the odds? Probably. Totally eliminate the possibility? Doubt it. That's why I laugh when people start acting like wearing bandannas and other half-assed face covering is going to solve the problem.

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