I complied with all the social distancing, mask wearing, use of sanitizer regulations, etc but didn’t get vaccinated and as far as I know haven’t had COVID - but at its peak there were work colleagues who I had close contact with get it and only the weekend before last (6-7 June) I spent two days in a classroom sitting next to a guy who rang me a few days afterwards to say he had just tested positive.
So far zero symptons or positive tests. Then again I have ony ever had (diagnosed) influenza once in my life and very rarely get the common cold. Maybe the cocktail of vaccinations I received on enlistment with all the booster shots I received over the years has me covered?
Probably not. You were either lucky to not get exposed or you got infected and didn’t notice.
Sorry, that was tongue-in-cheek
That’s what I’m guessing.
This too shall pass. COVID is already not as strong as it was. Infectious, yes, deadly… not like before. I imagine by next year this nightmare will be over.
Get well soon guys!
Mate. Rest up, get well soon.
It makes me feel like a bit of a heel talking about how I aint had it or if I did then meh! especially when you have been hit so hard.
Feel better soon @Clutch hope it eases quickly
Get well @Clutch ! Catch whatever sleep you can between the coughing and fever. Hope to see you flying and building again soon!
I tested positive in January and symptoms were similar. Slow onset, 3-4 days of fever, 3 weeks of cough, and loss of taste that lasted until recently, making it impossible to properly enjoy a beer. I also felt really sluggish through March when attempting a workout too. Happy to report all systems are go now.
What a bugger of a disease is C19.
They also added in there the Gene to operate Ancient technology in the event that we find the Stargate.
It was only deadly because it wasn’t treated properly when it came into the spot light.
Sorry but let’s keep this guessworks and hearsay out of Mudspike.
The early variants were a completely different thing compared to what we have now.
Listen up folks!
Believe what you want but let’s not draw eachothers beliefs in question and start correcting others about what is true or not. One persons truth is another persons hoax.
Use this thread to wish eachother well, but don’t fall out over this.
On the bright side, you can switch to the cheap stuff and have more money for flight sims.
In seriousness though, I lost my sense of taste for a few days, was sure glad it came back quickly. Sense of smell took much longer, and is still a little ‘wierd’/diminished. Considering I had kids in diapers at the time, it was convenient timing.
My sense of smell is still not right, nearly 3 years on. Many days, I cannot smell a meal sitting down to it. To enjoy some favorites, I can sometimes get a result if I put my nose right over (looks ridiculous I’m certain) and take a long 5 to 8 second whiff.
It’s not all sad, though. There is the odd day that I can actually get a delayed, but very distinct whiff of whatever is cooking or going on. What a refreshing experience, even when it’s an unpleasant smell.
Sounds weird, but I have been thinking about whether I can “remember” smells from the past. Things like a cologne someone always wore, or a home or place. And it often seems difficult or even impossible to pull up some “smell memory”, if that makes sense. Anyway, sorry to get off the main topic.
If you reuse low quality masks without cleaning them regularly, getting sick from using them is absolutely a thing. Think of all the bacteria you’ve accumulated in your mouth since the last time you brushed your teeth. Were you breathing hard due to exertion? Did you cough or sneeze at all while wearing it due to any reason whatsoever?
Now did you launder your cloth mask at the end of the day or throw out the disposable one, or did you reuse them multiple days in a row without doing so while that bacteria multiplied in that warm, damp environment (petri dish on your face)?
Improper dosage of a medicine can cause worse effects than the disease it’s meant to treat, likewise using a mask improperly can cause worse effects than the diseases it’s meant to prevent. It doesn’t matter if it’s inconvenient, just like brushing your teeth it’s still necessary (and you better regularly replace that toothbrush, too).
So yes, masks CAN make you sick if you’re not using them properly.
Yet the fact that a heart or brain surgeon can wear their masks for 4, 8, 12 hrs in a row while literally performing some of the most delicate work known to man without issue, day in and day out for decades, means the “masks are bad, period” crowd has no leg to stand on. Unless of course the argument is “well surgeons are superior humans and can take it” that is. Which is ridiculous.
Had it over a year ago. Had three shots and it was a lesser strain so…I’ve had worse hangovers…a statement that is probably more an indictment of my drinking propensity than it is the virulence of the virus.
Hope all recover and remain well. My sincere condolences for those who have not.
I am home now from Madeira but… Fliss took our 14 year old Golden to the vets on what we feared would be a one way trip. He came home with new meds but the vet thinks it is a one week reprieve. I couldnt help because:
My last day on hols I started to feel unwell. Today no appetite despite no food since yesterday am. Stuffed up, dry cough, sneezing and feeling yuck. No dcs tfn
Covid test coming up. Might just be flu but…
tragic news about the retriever, but fingers crossed for you being negative
Wishing the best outcome for you and your Golden Scoop. 14 years is a pretty good stay for that breed, is it not? He’s obviously been loved.
Only got on his paws twice today. Less enthusiastic wagging his tail