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bwarbiany

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7714 on: August 03, 2020, 01:38:27 PM »
It's hard. I'm far less worried about contracting COVID myself than who I might spread it to. But it's not emotionally healthy to live in a bubble 24/7. I know it's been wearing on me.


It's about balancing risk. We knew going to Oregon that we'd be spending 5 nights in my in-laws' house as their guests and that we needed to be vigilant before going to make sure we didn't carry the virus up there. But both we and they are very careful about what we do, so we figured it was an acceptably low risk. It was basically two very careful couples social distancing together. 

Going forward, we're hoping to go back at Thanksgiving. My wife misses her mother--they don't get to see each other often enough as it is. We'd love to go spend a week up there. But we also know that my mother-in-law will be roped/guilted into creating her traditional huge Thanksgiving feast and inviting 20+ people to her house. And a number of those people we don't particularly trust to be as careful as we are. So if nothing has changed between now and then regarding cases we simply won't go.  

But per ELA's point, that's what makes it hard. Because it's a lot easier to have a blanket policy for ALL scenarios, given that many people have difficulty dealing with the nuance and accurately evaluating risk. 

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7715 on: August 03, 2020, 02:07:51 PM »

It's hard. I'm far less worried about contracting COVID myself than who I might spread it to. But it's not emotionally healthy to live in a bubble 24/7. I know it's been wearing on me.


But per ELA's point, that's what makes it hard. Because it's a lot easier to have a blanket policy for ALL scenarios, given that many people have difficulty dealing with the nuance and accurately evaluating risk.

this is the issue...

all of us, are doing what we feel is acceptable risk

obviously some of us accept more risk than others

young people in their 20's and 30's  are risky

I don't think most folks of any age are trying to be irresponsible, but apparently we aren't being safe enough because the numbers keep coming

hot spots are the biggest problem, but the hot spot is caused by the same issue of not being safe enough to prevent the spread
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7716 on: August 03, 2020, 02:10:48 PM »
For those of you following my saga, my better half went to the hospital and had an instant test today and it came back negative. Also tested for the flu which also came back negative. So now we are really worried because she’s not really getting any better.
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7717 on: August 03, 2020, 02:14:06 PM »
Sorry HB.

There are definitely cases of false negative on the COVID tests.


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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7718 on: August 03, 2020, 02:15:43 PM »
For those of you following my saga, my better half went to the hospital and had an instant test today and it came back negative. Also tested for the flu which also came back negative. So now we are really worried because she’s not really getting any better.
Can she go see her regular doctor and get a diagnosis?
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7719 on: August 03, 2020, 02:15:58 PM »
For those of you following my saga, my better half went to the hospital and had an instant test today and it came back negative. Also tested for the flu which also came back negative. So now we are really worried because she’s not really getting any better.
Best of luck HB. 

Out of curiosity, is she getting the nose swab test or the throat swab? I've heard the throat swab is less invasive, but also less likely to catch it. 

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« Reply #7720 on: August 03, 2020, 02:16:20 PM »
And HB, if you can't get any kind of medical treatment, I hope you're at least doing what you can with over-the-counter stuff.  Take supplemental Vitamin D3 (2000IU-5000IU/day), Vitamin C, and Zinc at a bare minimum.

You should be taking it as well, to help minimize your own risk even if you're not infected with the same illness.  (we all should be, actually)


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« Reply #7721 on: August 03, 2020, 02:17:36 PM »
And HB, if you can't get any kind of medical treatment, I hope you're at least doing what you can with over-the-counter stuff.  Take supplemental Vitamin D3 (2000IU-5000IU/day), Vitamin C, and Zinc at a bare minimum.

You should be taking it as well, to help minimize your own risk even if you're not infected with the same illness.


Add Iodine and Vitamin A and you've got my regimen.
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7722 on: August 03, 2020, 02:23:20 PM »
Can she go see her regular doctor and get a diagnosis?
If she is not better tomorrow I am taking her to ER.  

thanks for all that had suggestions on vitamins. 
I have been on a regimen for about 20 years:
fish oil, CoQ10, vitamin C, vitamin D3 and a multi with B and Zinc. 

hard to get her to take pills- but I will!
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7723 on: August 03, 2020, 02:24:26 PM »
And HB, if you can't get any kind of medical treatment, I hope you're at least doing what you can with over-the-counter stuff.  Take supplemental Vitamin D3 (2000IU-5000IU/day), Vitamin C, and Zinc at a bare minimum.

You should be taking it as well, to help minimize your own risk even if you're not infected with the same illness.  (we all should be, actually)


Thanks Utee!   Going to do just that- I have them already
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7724 on: August 03, 2020, 02:26:31 PM »
She needs to be taking the pills.  There is some recent research that of all of them, the Viamin D could be the most important.  We should all be above the 30-32 ng/ml range, the severity/length of the COVID illness seems to drop significantly in the cohorts of people whose Vitamin D levels are at and above that level.

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7725 on: August 03, 2020, 02:35:20 PM »
She needs to be taking the pills.  There is some recent research that of all of them, the Viamin D could be the most important.  We should all be above the 30-32 ng/ml range, the severity/length of the COVID illness seems to drop significantly in the cohorts of people whose Vitamin D levels are at and above that level.
Got a link? I'd like to read it.
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7726 on: August 03, 2020, 03:20:52 PM »
Got a link? I'd like to read it.
Some docs on surlyhorns posted it recently.  I'll see if I can dig it up.

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7727 on: August 03, 2020, 03:43:30 PM »
Add Iodine and Vitamin A and you've got my regimen.
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