How is The Coronavirus affecting your life?

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  1. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Walgreens had a box for 'no insurance' on their form. I think you get the test free that way. Not sure.

    We went at the appointed time. Snowing like hell, had to dig out. Got there and sat. 'And sat. And sat. Computer problems' come back later.

    That's code for someone banged in because of the snow and those two doofus don't know how to do it. I don't need a test to confirm that I feel like crap right now and hope they can unf**k themselves sometime soon.
     
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  2. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Turns out the walk in place across the street does it. In, out, thank you very much. Zero wait, went right in. Very fast and professional. I like that better than sitting in my truck jamming a swab (probably not far enough) up my own nose.

    Since when does the drive up at Walgreens ever work right for anything much less this?
     
  3. Sheltie

    Sheltie good to the last drop

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    Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Look at this way though, at least going to the drug store for a covid test or shot is still not as bad as going to Labcorp for a piss test.
     
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  4. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    It's free in my area, there's a drive thru testing location set up, I used it once before, they send a text when the result is ready, usually in 48 to 72 hours, and I got a text in about 36 hours...

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  5. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Waiting on the results to appear in a web portal. Thursday or Friday.

    Bad cold or The Rona my wife's already past it. I'm not enjoying whatever it is but I've been sicker. Banging, clanging headache.
     
  6. Kchoo

    Kchoo At Peace.

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    Been avoiding contact with people for 11 months... Disappointed some family and friends along the way, but remained vigilant in keeping any of them from visiting in person. It is The Way.


    Got my second dose of Pfizer a few hours ago. Supposedly my system is 95% protected from getting sick from covid. I like those odds, and with masks etc, I will call it closer to 97%, leaving some doubt due to African version is here now.
    Ooof.

    Boosters in the future I suppose.
     
  7. michael59

    michael59 Celestial

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    Well, this is going to sound a little petty... I'm losing sleep over this. Please let us know as soon as possible. :friends:
     
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  8. michael59

    michael59 Celestial

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    It's been one year and it's mutated how many times now? This has got to be man made.
     
  9. Kchoo

    Kchoo At Peace.

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    I am not dismissing that. SUPPOSEDLY it simply came from bats... but where did the bats get it? ARE we really supposed to believe the super virus just started by itself from bats? I have a hard time with that.

    I do believe in the vaccine, however. I do trust in the science of that. I have no issues. A little soreness in the arm for a day on the first dose... so far thats all I feel with the second dose.
     
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  10. August

    August Metanoia

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    They just said on the news that WHO says it wasn't from a Pangolin or Bats or Pigs but maybe a Snake did it. Sweeping it under the carpet I think. x30
     
  11. Kchoo

    Kchoo At Peace.

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    Dang'd old 'snakes'
    Wonder WHO it was...
     
  12. August

    August Metanoia

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    WHO did it is right.
     
  13. Kchoo

    Kchoo At Peace.

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    I think it is very interesting that they say animals gave it to people, but animals can't catch it from us... whaaaaat? My lie detector started buzzing right there...
     
  14. August

    August Metanoia

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    I read a report that said people were being advised to have their chickens vaccinated against Covid 19.
     
  15. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Aaaaaayup. I got the 'rona for sure.

    Woke up actually feeling better than I have in days - that banging headache is gone and so are the chills. My wife is completely asymptomatic.
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  16. wwkirk

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    So, what's your prognosis, given the seemingly contradictory evidence?
     
  17. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Not contradictory at all. I have it with mild symptoms. The guy I got it from is totally asymptomatic.

    I set the marker at Monday 2/7 for when I first was notified and noticed symptoms so I'll give it two weeks. I have to have a negative PCR to return to work and their recommendation was to wait the full 14 days before retest. She said many of them come back positive even after that and many employers aren't even requiring the retest just quarantine. If true doesn't that speak volumes about this whole goddamned thing. What is a little weird is that my wife is negative ! Doesn't really matter since she lives with me she has to quarantine too.
     
  18. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Been thinking about this quite a bit. Can't help it. Before I say anything I am well aware of the deaths that have occurred.

    Subjectively it seems that you need to have quite a lot of very direct contact to get this. Three of us had very direct physical contact - showering, walking, using the toilet with the asymptomatic Patient Zero and we all got it. The two that were right around us in the same room in close quarters for several hours did not. We all used masks.

    I've been working right through this in retail and encounter thousands upon thousands of people regularly in far less than 6' contact and often with people who flaunt the mask rules. Zero. Zip. Nothing. I grab by buddy and maneuver him to the bed - no easy or quick task this man is huge - and I ring the bell. My wife tests as negative and that was a surprise as I am certainly not socially distant from her.

    I think it's about as contagious as anything else, the masks probably do help keep your airborne spooge in. I'm not worrying about it flying thirty feet across the room and up my nose and think the shopping basket handle is a unsanitary as it always has been. It's nastier than the flu but like that proof load seems most dangerous to those with some underlying problem.

    We've all been whipped up into a frenzy both naturally and deliberately. I have friends and in-laws that are still in full blown panic.
     
  19. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Yes animals do get infected with covid from us, apes in zoos, farmed minks, some dogs and cats have also got covid from humans so far as we know right now...

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  20. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Glad you don't have severe symptoms, it sure does hit people differently...

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