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Wed Apr 22, 2020, 10:22 PM Apr 2020

Do you think you might have had COVID-19 before we knew it was in the country? [View all]

Two people who died in California in February apparently had it and were infected through community spread, not travel. If this is true, than there might be many more people who had it and died or recovered without knowing what it was.

32 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
No, its impossible
0 (0%)
No, I haven't been sick with a flu like illness in the last 6 months
10 (31%)
Yes, I had a flu like illness that was worse than the flu
16 (50%)
I had the flu this year
0 (0%)
I'm really not sure because I was never tested.
3 (9%)
Who knows?
1 (3%)
2 (6%)
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My daughter and her friends had a bad bout of flu in january... FirstLight Apr 2020 #1
I had a flu-like illness that lasted almost 3 weeks Dec-Jan. milestogo Apr 2020 #2
Same here intrepidity Apr 2020 #23
Hmm milestogo Apr 2020 #24
I had just had a visit intrepidity Apr 2020 #25
I do know two people who think they had it in January Skittles Apr 2020 #3
I voted "other." I had an odd illness that lingered most of January, but Mrs. Overall Apr 2020 #4
If you did have it, you probably have some immunity. milestogo Apr 2020 #5
Same and pink eye GoneRonin Apr 2020 #10
I had pink eye as well! I forgot to add that to my description. It was very light, but I definitely Mrs. Overall Apr 2020 #15
All definite symptoms. Why did you vote other Iwasthere Apr 2020 #11
Because the main "yes" answer indicated that the illness was worse than the flu-- Mrs. Overall Apr 2020 #14
Your description pretty much matches mine. Progressive Jones Apr 2020 #22
I voted other as well for most of the same reasons EllieBC Apr 2020 #28
Yes northlake9 Apr 2020 #6
In early March my husband spent 4 days in the hospital with all the symptoms. broiles Apr 2020 #7
No, but I think a far less contagious version was circulating around the country ecstatic Apr 2020 #8
Exactly... when the flu or the norovirus goes around its not considered an epidemic. milestogo Apr 2020 #12
I had a flu-like illness back in February, despite a flu shot. Goodheart Apr 2020 #9
My daughter and I both had something in early-mid Dec., constant sinus drainage, fever (top was 101) woodsprite Apr 2020 #13
In mid December I went to the pharmacy to get a flu shot. milestogo Apr 2020 #17
I have no idea qazplm135 Apr 2020 #16
I had spent 3 weeks in Florida and got back home on March 1. I had a very, very strange Nay Apr 2020 #18
Early January my wife and I had terrible, dry cough Jersey Devil Apr 2020 #19
I had a headache in February and was developing a sore throat. Blue_true Apr 2020 #20
I had those symptoms too. They came and marybourg Apr 2020 #33
For me the headache was the key. I never have headaches, even stress ones. Blue_true Apr 2020 #34
Second week of January BusyBeingBest Apr 2020 #21
So far 1/3 say yes, but somehow I seriously doubt 1/3 of the population had covid in February Flaleftist Apr 2020 #26
We've had this thread on DU several times now jberryhill Apr 2020 #30
There are now confirmed cases of people who died from coronavirus before it started in Washington. milestogo Apr 2020 #36
1st known case was Jan 19th; 1st known death is now Feb 6th muriel_volestrangler Apr 2020 #38
I do. Had many of the symptoms in February. BlueTsunami2018 Apr 2020 #27
This is about the fifth go-round for this nonsense. jberryhill Apr 2020 #29
Not me, but my father. phylny Apr 2020 #31
I was in Las Vegas for a conference at the end of Jan JDC Apr 2020 #32
I voted "other." I think Mr. Maru had a mild case, so I could have been asymptomatic. Maru Kitteh Apr 2020 #35
Yes in Feb. I was tested for flu and it was negative but was worst sickness I've had in decades cbdo2007 Apr 2020 #37
1st known case was Jan 19th muriel_volestrangler Apr 2020 #39
on the news in Indiana this morning forthemiddle Apr 2020 #40
I Suspect It, Yes ProfessorGAC Apr 2020 #41
Sis (NY state) & daughter (Calif) think so. I believe my sis more than my daughter for various.... Hekate Apr 2020 #42
Why have "Not really sure because I was never tested?" If the illness... LAS14 Apr 2020 #43
I was sick as a dog not long after flying from LAX to Dulles in mid-January. 11 Bravo Apr 2020 #44
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