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Old 04-06-2020, 08:42 AM
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Thank you for sharing your story.

I am so sorry you had to be subjected to an inquisition, along with the casting of aspersions.

I do not understand why you came under attack, but it is not the first time I have seen that happen around here. No wonder so many are unwilling to post. I appreciate your doing so. I consider what you did as a public service. My thanks.

I wish you and yours the best of health going forward.

I echo these thoughts and appreciate your kindness in sharing your experience. There are still those unwilling to make any sacrifices to reduce the spread. Perhaps your first-person account will make them think twice.
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Old 04-06-2020, 12:58 PM
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Thank you for sharing your story.

I am so sorry you had to be subjected to an inquisition, along with the casting of aspersions.

I do not understand why you came under attack, but it is not the first time I have seen that happen around here. No wonder so many are unwilling to post. I appreciate your doing so. I consider what you did as a public service. My thanks.

I wish you and yours the best of health going forward.
My sentiments exactly
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:32 PM
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My appreciation to the OP and hope he continues in good health.

If anyone would like to listen to or read an account of the first coronavirus case in New Jersey, it is here, and it is rivoting: How New Jersey’s First Coronavirus Patient Survived - The New York Times

There is nothing political in this account.
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:38 PM
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In most places, unless you are hospitalized they are not testing for covid 19. There are still not enough tests and the processing of what they have done is behind. The account is consistent with how the virus attacks the body.
Additionally, physician specialists have told us that the rate of false negatives is %30.
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:48 PM
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Your symptoms are not consistent with COVID-19. You didn't even check with a doctor and chose instead to self-treat with homeopathy, which isn't proven to treat anything at all, other than anxiety over the possibility of being sick when you aren't really sick in the first place (it's a 100% placebo effect, good for any non-illness).

Sounds to me like an ear infection - which can cause vertigo and nausea - and the dehydration resulting from vomiting can cause chills. Mild ear infections usually resolve by themselves, with no treatment at all - and many people don't even know they have them because if they're mild, there's often no actual pain in the ears.
When you say "self treat" I can't help but wonder how the treatment is any different upon consulting with a physician. There is no treatment for COVID now other than treating for the symptoms if at home. If in the hospital, intubation and ventilating machines are used, as we all know, for the severest cases. If you contract the virus, you will also be self-treating unless you need the help of respirators etc.
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Old 04-06-2020, 02:33 PM
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Thank you for posting your experience. For me, it only reinforces the absolute need to take this virus very seriously and stay home. Only go out if you absolutely need to and wear gloves and a mask.
Just a reminder for those who wear gloves when out of the house......the virus lives on gloves and you can spread the virus with everything you touch. Only the wearer of the gloves is protected. BUT........be careful not to contaminate your hands when removing the gloves. There is a specific way to remove gloves. You may want to see if there is a video on YouTube on how to remove and discard gloves without contaminating your hands. To be safe, always thoroughly wash your hands immediately after removing gloves.

I have started to wear a home made mask when I go to any store however, I'm not bothering to use gloves when I'm out of the house. I just wash my hands thoroughly as soon as I enter my home. I open the door handle with my elbow.

While I'm in my home, I'm wearing gloves for the sole purpose to protect my skin from falling off my hands. I wash so often that my skin is suffering terribly. I wash my gloved hands so I can reuse the gloves as often as possible.

I have found that it is impossible to purchase disposable vinyl powder free and latex free gloves. They are all going to the government and health care workers so I am trying very hard not to ruin the ones I have on hand.

I have found that these vinyl gloves do not perform well in hot water. They get very sticky and are very vulnerable to getting holes in them. I also found that doing any food prep with a knife is not a good idea either. I have punctured a hole in one of them so will not longer do any cutting with them on. I do apply a heavy dose of hand cream every night but my hands are not responding like they usually do.
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Old 04-06-2020, 06:32 PM
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When I am in the store I take a couple of the plastic bags in the produce department and use them to pick up pick my produce, etc.
I continue to use them right up to the groceries in the car. Then turn them inside out and dispose.
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:58 AM
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My sister's neighbor got confirmation this last Sunday he had covid 19. He was fine by Thursday. 55 year old male.
And it took 8 days after testing to get the results?
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Old 04-07-2020, 08:32 AM
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I realize that CNN is not the channel of choice for many reading this.

But, for now, may I suggest not cutting off your nose to spite your face. It might be worth going to the website and finding the video of Chris Cuomo talking about how he is fighting the virus.

Chris Cuomo has been broadcasting from his basement where he is quarantined. Last night he talked about a phone call from a pulmonologist who gave some straight forward advice.

In summary:

No matter how exhausted you are, do not lie down for this virus.

It wants your lungs. (Cuomo showed his lung x-ray. There was some infiltrate.)

Stretch your torso with hands above your head.

Take deep breaths and hold those breaths. (I think this is to try to expand the alveoli.)

Doing these things will hurt like hell but could mean survival.

(I think the pulmonologist said to control fever spikes with Tylenol, but I need to look at the video again to be sure.)

I suggest that you find Cuomo’s short video and see this info for yourself, no matter how you feel about CNN. It is surreal to see Cuomo documenting his illness on television. But historical research librarians would call this info a primary source.
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