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I know someone who got infected

I'm in New Jersey in the US. I have two family members infected (my cousin's wife, who managed nursing homes, then then my cousin), and three friends. One whom is just powering through it and I just finished an online D&D session with. He works deliveries which is busy right now - well, I believe he's not allowed to work right now. The other are a couple with young kids, and they are unable to really care for them, but not having breathing issues yet.
Hopefully everybody pulls through.
 

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Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I wish this statement was true. It feels like reality is becoming increasingly debatable...

We have no control over the world at large, but generally speaking, Morrus' stance is that we are not intending to ding anyone for saying something that is, as best we know, scientifically accurate. That some political party or entity denies it isn't material. But, tying it to a current political debate is problematic.

So, "X is true!" is not political.

But, "X is true, and all those Bull Moose Party people are jerkwads for being against it," is political.

So, right now, noting that large public gatherings are risky enough to be dumb is not political. Pointing out the political affiliations of the people who deny or ignore that risk would make it problematic.
 
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One of my friends from my old goth club days was infected, got sick, and thankfully has since recovered. Other than that, so far everyone I know is taking precautions and is safe. I dearly hope it remains that way.
 



Me too! By his account, it was one of the milder infections, but it still sounded darn harrowing and unpleasant.
Yeah. Respiratory distress (constantly feeling short of breath and/or having difficulty getting those breaths) is pretty crappy. The other symptoms that can come alomg with corona seem unoleasant as well. The one that would really get me is constantly being short of breath though. And i hear that is very common in these cases.

And if i were gonna die of respiratory distress, give me a heart attack instead any day please. Much quicker. I mean, i think all death and disease is awful but due to personal preference i especially hate slow death.

Thats one of the crappy things about diseases like covid. If you DONT recover, it will be a slow death march. Its why there are some diseases i have a lot more contempt for than others. The slow ones (as in diseases that generally dont strike and kill you once they are ready in under an hour) bother me so much more than the ones that take you in an instant.

Covid takes its time.
 
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My friend that had it reported some of the, err, unmentionable symptoms. Poor guy.

I think we're already seeing that there are long-term consequences for many that recover, and that's a doubly horrible thing.

Yeah. Respiratory distress (constantly feeling short of breath and/or having difficulty getting those breaths) is pretty crappy. The other symptoms that can come alomg with corona seem unoleasant as well. The one that would really get me is constantly being short of breath though. And i hear that is very common in these cases.
 

My friend that had it reported some of the, err, unmentionable symptoms. Poor guy.

I think we're already seeing that there are long-term consequences for many that recover, and that's a doubly horrible thing.
True.

Luckily, the long term consequences seem to be generally limited to those who got really bad before recovering (which is at least fortunate). This is why if you get sick, ITS REALLY IMPORTANT to go to the doctors at the moment you realize its getting worse than just a runny nose at least right now. Do not delay too long. Couod be your life. Or your health during the rest of your life.

But people are already showing up with signifficant scarring to the lungs and other long term effects.
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
A couple of friends of mine had it - fortunately, they are recovering now. Both involved trips to the emergency department, but neither was admitted as their vitals, like their pulse-ox, were still OK. One of the two went to the ED more than once over the course of the illness - and he's young and relatively health. So, yeah, COVID-19 has the potential to be very bad even when not serious enough to hospitalize.

Personally, I find it very hard to understand how people can still minimize or dismiss this. Well... I can see how it happens but way too much of this is based on really dysfunctional consumption of information.
 

A couple of friends of mine had it - fortunately, they are recovering now. Both involved trips to the emergency department, but neither was admitted as their vitals, like their pulse-ox, were still OK. One of the two went to the ED more than once over the course of the illness - and he's young and relatively health. So, yeah, COVID-19 has the potential to be very bad even when not serious enough to hospitalize.

Personally, I find it very hard to understand how people can still minimize or dismiss this. Well... I can see how it happens but way too much of this is based on really dysfunctional consumption of information.
Im glad to hear they are getting better.
 

Aeson

Adventurer
My cousin and her family had it. Her husband spent time in the hospital and is recovering. He even made national news. Maybe because he was the first case at a brewery for Budweiser.

One of my neighbors is continuously having visitors over. Just today, I saw several children and their parents there. I believe if we see a drastic uptick in cases in my county it could probably be traced back them. Friday night they had a party with more people. The second weekend in a row that I've noticed.
 

MoonSong

Rules-lawyering drama queen but not a munchkin
The child of my mother's cousin and one coworker's sibling and sibling-in-law are all infected. One of them has only mild symptoms and the other two are hospitalized. Also I live in a county that is considered to be under heavy contagion, so any expedition outside is a coin toss.
 
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Zardnaar

Legend
The child of my mother's cousin and one coworker's sibling and step-sibling are all infected. One of them has only mild symptoms and the other two are hospitalized. Also I live in a county that is considered to be under heavy contagion, so any expedition outside is a coin toss.

What country?
 

MoonSong

Rules-lawyering drama queen but not a munchkin
What country?
In the heart of the moon LOL!!

I'm talking about a real country, that part of Continental North America everybody forgets it is part of Continental North America.

Edit: Ohh, You understood country instead of county. You know, county as in municipality or borough.
 
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