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Re: It’s official…
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 21, 2022 10:17AM
Data is starting to come in on boosters. Today's (Fri) NYTimes is reporting stats that show both Moderna and Pfizer are highly effective in moderating COVID effects, that both are succeeding in preventing hospitalizations and serious side effects.

It'll be some time before they have any reliable data on the aftereffects of long COVID.

Take care Harbourmaster, let us know when you're out from under.



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Re: It’s official…
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 21, 2022 10:58AM
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Harbourmaster
Despite being fully faxed and boosted, and wearing an N95 mask EVERYWHERE, I just received a positive Coronavirus test result from SCDHEC.

Have had the sniffles, body aches and chills for the last 5 days. Yesterday I spent most of the day in bed sleeping and feel much better today

Glad I’m faxed,

So glad you are on the mend.
It seems that with Omicron the vast majority of people will get it, vaxed or not.
Thankfully the vaxed will mostly have a mild/moderate illness.

This may be what it takes to get us out of the pandemic phase





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 21, 2022 10:30PM
Harbourmaster, I’m glad you are having a relatively easy course. But be sure to stay on top of things until it is all behind you. A lot of diseases can get a second wind although usually it’s brief and mild.



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Re: It’s official…
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: January 26, 2022 08:56PM
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Harbourmaster
Despite being fully faxed and boosted, and wearing an N95 mask EVERYWHERE, I just received a positive Coronavirus test result from SCDHEC.

Have had the sniffles, body aches and chills for the last 5 days. Yesterday I spent most of the day in bed sleeping and feel much better today

Glad I’m faxed,

Hope you are feeling better now! Yes, glad you are vaxxed.
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Italian priest gets his wish
Posted by: pdq
Date: February 03, 2022 10:31AM
Daily Beast via Google News:

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[Priest] Don Paolo Romeo had resisted pleas to get vaccinated from friends and colleagues who tried to talk sense into him… Romeo, who served as parish priest at Santo Stefano Abbey in Genoa, had clung to the conspiracy theory espoused by followers of French Catholic Archbishop Marcel François Marie Joseph Lefebvre: that vaccines are made using cells from aborted embryos.

(This claim is false and has been debunked even by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops…)

The Santo Stefano Abbey paid tribute to him on social media, …writing Monday that he “has risen to heaven.”

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…[Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò], former Vatican ambassador to the United States…recently has been on a tear about the pandemic supposedly being a plot by a “globalist oligarchy” to enslave humanity. He recently addressed protesters in Rome and told them to defy vaccine mandates.

…That has not worked out too well for other members of the Catholic Church who fell ill. Cardinal Raymund Burke, who spewed conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines and referred to the coronavirus as the “Wuhan virus,” was placed on a ventilator after falling ill with the virus last year. He survived but admitted during a Mass in December that he has still not made a full recovery.

It occurs to me that we’ve actually been living through two pandemics, one of which is disinformational.
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Re: Italian priest gets his wish
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 03, 2022 05:47PM
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pdq
It occurs to me that we’ve actually been living through two pandemics, one of which is disinformational.

Three pandemics.

Don't forget the rise of fascism throughout the world.



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Re: Italian priest gets his wish
Posted by: Ted King
Date: February 03, 2022 06:04PM
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Tiangou
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pdq
It occurs to me that we’ve actually been living through two pandemics, one of which is disinformational.

Three pandemics.

Don't forget the rise of fascism throughout the world.

Seems like the disinformation pandemic and the rise of fascism/authoritarianism pandemic are probably closely correlated.



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Re: Italian priest gets his wish
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 03, 2022 06:09PM
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Tiangou
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pdq
It occurs to me that we’ve actually been living through two pandemics, one of which is disinformational.

Three pandemics.

Don't forget the rise of fascism throughout the world.

Seems like the disinformation pandemic and the rise of fascism/authoritarianism pandemic are probably closely correlated.

Interesting thing about that: Historically, global unrest quickly follows a pandemic.

[www.newsweek.com]



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Re: Italian priest gets his wish
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 03, 2022 06:20PM
so there is no chance I will wake up tmrw and this will all be a bad dream?

I think red wine with dinner.



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Re: Italian priest gets his wish
Posted by: Ted King
Date: February 03, 2022 07:43PM
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pdq
It occurs to me that we’ve actually been living through two pandemics, one of which is disinformational.

Three pandemics.

Don't forget the rise of fascism throughout the world.

Seems like the disinformation pandemic and the rise of fascism/authoritarianism pandemic are probably closely correlated.

Interesting thing about that: Historically, global unrest quickly follows a pandemic.

[www.newsweek.com]

So all three are interrelated.

The conditions described in the Newsweek article that tend to happen as a result of a medical pandemic are just the kinds of conditions Steve Bannon wants to happen so that his ilk can take over the world. Therefore, that's proof that Bannon started the Covid pandemic.



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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 15, 2022 08:19AM
overheard in restaurant in Fla.

couple older ladies discussing.
one had just come back from a long stay in hospital with covid having not vax'd.
"lucky to be alive", she said to the doc. "I could have died."
To which he said. "You were dying."

Meets another anti-vax friend a few days after being out who said.
"you just a have weak immune system. I'll never get covid cause I'm in better shape and healthier."
The friend was dead from Covid 2 weeks later.


when reality stares one in the face and one still denies.



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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 16, 2022 09:05PM
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Fritz
overheard in restaurant in Fla.

couple older ladies discussing.
one had just come back from a long stay in hospital with covid having not vax'd.
"lucky to be alive", she said to the doc. "I could have died."
To which he said. "You were dying."

Meets another anti-vax friend a few days after being out who said.
"you just a have weak immune system. I'll never get covid cause I'm in better shape and healthier."
The friend was dead from Covid 2 weeks later.


when reality stares one in the face and one still denies.

Antvaxxing has become a religion to many people with the onset of COVID45 and Pres. Trump.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: pdq
Date: February 16, 2022 09:16PM
Another sad story, with a (only kinda) happy ending:

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When the vaccines came along, Chris became outspoken against them, espousing views that were common in his workplace and much of Texas but that put him at odds with his mother, sister and the close friends he had grown up with… Despite his family’s pleading, Chris and Diana [his wife] were adamant they did not need to be vaccinated.

Chris felt that vaccine mandates infringed on personal liberties, a perspective promoted by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other prominent Republicans…As he liked to say, “God gave us our immune system and we can fight the viruses with our own immune system.” Diana, meanwhile, was leery of anything that might hurt the developing baby she carried.

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Now…he was in a hospital intensive care room…as his wife lay unconscious, hooked up to a tangle of machines keeping her alive. Diana was 20 weeks pregnant, and he had a decision to make.

If doctors delivered the baby now, they told him, she would have the best shot at surviving. But the baby was so premature that it would almost certainly die. If Chris waited, he could lose them both.

He couldn’t decide, so he watched as his wife deteriorated. They finally put her on ECMO, where they take blood out of your body to oxygenate it because your lungs don’t work anymore.

In the end: 51 days on ECMO. Diana suffered 3 strokes and one heart attack - known complications. Her child was born prematurely. But after 139 days in the hospital, and millions in medical care, incredibly both mom and baby survived.

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She was still attached to an oxygen tank and had three tubes in her lungs to keep them inflated that were pretty painful… and she’s still weak on her left side because of the strokes.

More happy ending:

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Most of their extended family who had resisted vaccines have now gotten them after learning of Diana’s ordeal…

…umm, kinda happy:

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…but a few remained reluctant. In January, they got word that Gilbert, one of Diana’s favorite relatives on Chris’s side who was also unvaccinated, had covid… Shortly before Gilbert was put on a ventilator…Diana texted encouraging messages. “God is going to hug you very tight,”

He died in late January, and Diana cried all night.

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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 16, 2022 09:51PM
Caught a story earlier today (not sure where maybe NPR) about a 16 year-old from a seriously anti-vaxx family who got himself across the state line to where he could get vaxxed.

Kid had the whole life ahead of him threatened by family ignorance; hope he lives long and prospers, at age 16 he deserves.
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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Janit
Date: February 17, 2022 05:50AM
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RgrF
Caught a story earlier today (not sure where maybe NPR) about a 16 year-old from a seriously anti-vaxx family who got himself across the state line to where he could get vaxxed.

Kid had the whole life ahead of him threatened by family ignorance; hope he lives long and prospers, at age 16 he deserves.

Maybe this one: [www.npr.org]

Kid traveled from Bucks County PA to Philadelphia PA
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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 17, 2022 09:43PM
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pdq
Another sad story, with a (only kinda) happy ending:

cry smiley

Hated reading that. Yes it was his fault. Yes he endangered his wife and unborn child. Yes he caused her suffering. Yes he caused her aftereffects. Yes his wife is even more of a moron, stating "I wouldn't change a thing." @#$%& you, and @#$%& your sickness, and @#$%& your trite "God will hug you" disgusting @#$%& said to the dying cousin.

@#$%& all ya'll.
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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 18, 2022 08:08PM
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pdq
Another sad story, with a (only kinda) happy ending:

cry smiley

Hated reading that. Yes it was his fault. Yes he endangered his wife and unborn child. Yes he caused her suffering. Yes he caused her aftereffects. Yes his wife is even more of a moron, stating "I wouldn't change a thing." @#$%& you, and @#$%& your sickness, and @#$%& your trite "God will hug you" disgusting @#$%& said to the dying cousin.

@#$%& all ya'll.

My sentiments exactly.



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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Ted King
Date: March 27, 2022 11:28AM
I'm not sure if this is behind the New York Times paywall since I have a subscription, but it has a lot of good information about Covid antivirals and how you can go about getting them if you get a positive test result:

[www.nytimes.com]

This is from the section on how to get antiviral pills for Covid:

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How do I get antiviral pills for Covid-19?

First, you must test positive with a P.C.R. or rapid test. This can be done at home, at a regular health care provider’s office, at a testing site or at one of the pharmacy chains, community health centers, long-term-care facilities or Veterans Affairs clinics participating in the “test to treat” program.

If you test positive at a participating location that dispenses antivirals and has an authorized medical provider, you can get a Covid-19 pill prescription (if eligible) and fill it on the spot. If you test positive at a different testing site or through an at-home testing kit, you can schedule an online or in-person visit with a provider at a “test to treat” location to get and fill a prescription as well.

And just like with other medications, your regular health care provider can call in a prescription to a pharmacy for you, said Kuldip Patel, the senior associate chief pharmacy officer at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina. A federal “test to treat” website, expected to go live soon, will include locations that test for the coronavirus and dispense antiviral treatments on the spot.



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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 27, 2022 01:00PM
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Ted King
I'm not sure if this is behind the New York Times paywall since I have a subscription, but it has a lot of good information about Covid antivirals and how you can go about getting them if you get a positive test result:

[www.nytimes.com]

This is from the section on how to get antiviral pills for Covid:

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How do I get antiviral pills for Covid-19?

First, you must test positive with a P.C.R. or rapid test. This can be done at home, at a regular health care provider’s office, at a testing site or at one of the pharmacy chains, community health centers, long-term-care facilities or Veterans Affairs clinics participating in the “test to treat” program.

If you test positive at a participating location that dispenses antivirals and has an authorized medical provider, you can get a Covid-19 pill prescription (if eligible) and fill it on the spot. If you test positive at a different testing site or through an at-home testing kit, you can schedule an online or in-person visit with a provider at a “test to treat” location to get and fill a prescription as well.

And just like with other medications, your regular health care provider can call in a prescription to a pharmacy for you, said Kuldip Patel, the senior associate chief pharmacy officer at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina. A federal “test to treat” website, expected to go live soon, will include locations that test for the coronavirus and dispense antiviral treatments on the spot.

You left out the part about needing to be 12 and 40 kgs. My daughter who has a kidney transplant weighs a bit over 35 kgs, is cautioned to not gain weight and her tx center says she cannot receive these antivirals because she isn’t heavy enough. And, no, they won’t do partial doses because they are required to follow the manufacturer’s and FDA’s protocols. @#$%&’em.



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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Ted King
Date: March 27, 2022 02:33PM
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Speedy
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Ted King
I'm not sure if this is behind the New York Times paywall since I have a subscription, but it has a lot of good information about Covid antivirals and how you can go about getting them if you get a positive test result:

[www.nytimes.com]

This is from the section on how to get antiviral pills for Covid:

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How do I get antiviral pills for Covid-19?

First, you must test positive with a P.C.R. or rapid test. This can be done at home, at a regular health care provider’s office, at a testing site or at one of the pharmacy chains, community health centers, long-term-care facilities or Veterans Affairs clinics participating in the “test to treat” program.

If you test positive at a participating location that dispenses antivirals and has an authorized medical provider, you can get a Covid-19 pill prescription (if eligible) and fill it on the spot. If you test positive at a different testing site or through an at-home testing kit, you can schedule an online or in-person visit with a provider at a “test to treat” location to get and fill a prescription as well.

And just like with other medications, your regular health care provider can call in a prescription to a pharmacy for you, said Kuldip Patel, the senior associate chief pharmacy officer at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina. A federal “test to treat” website, expected to go live soon, will include locations that test for the coronavirus and dispense antiviral treatments on the spot.

You left out the part about needing to be 12 and 40 kgs. My daughter who has a kidney transplant weighs a bit over 35 kgs, is cautioned to not gain weight and her tx center says she cannot receive these antivirals because she isn’t heavy enough. And, no, they won’t do partial doses because they are required to follow the manufacturer’s and FDA’s protocols. @#$%&’em.

I'm sorry to hear that your daughter doesn't qualify. That is so disheartening. I hope she is able to stay safe and not get infected.



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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 28, 2022 05:04AM
Ted, thank you for your concern. I’ve been thinking of getting her lead underwear and bags of lead-shot for her pockets.



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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: mstudio
Date: April 14, 2022 12:49PM
Well, I tested positive the other day. I was hanging some new shades and curtains in our bedroom when I felt very tired so I took a break. Two hours later I woke up feeling warm, 103 fever. I'm fully vaxed and boosted so was hoping for the best. My temp is down to 99.8 and I still feel achy and tired but overall good. My doctor told me to stay home, plenty of liquids and to manage the symptoms and if I start having breathing problems to head to emergency immediately. I'll take another test later today. I think I'll be fine, just not used to laying around. My wife tested negative and feels ok. I fear it would have been way worse had I not been vaxed.
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Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 14, 2022 06:19PM
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mstudio
Well, I tested positive the other day. I was hanging some new shades and curtains in our bedroom when I felt very tired so I took a break. Two hours later I woke up feeling warm, 103 fever. I'm fully vaxed and boosted so was hoping for the best. My temp is down to 99.8 and I still feel achy and tired but overall good. My doctor told me to stay home, plenty of liquids and to manage the symptoms and if I start having breathing problems to head to emergency immediately. I'll take another test later today. I think I'll be fine, just not used to laying around. My wife tested negative and feels ok. I fear it would have been way worse had I not been vaxed.

Good wishes. Keep us posted on your progress.



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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Ted King
Date: April 26, 2022 12:26PM
"About 6 in 10 Americans have signs of previous COVID-19 infection: CDC"

[thehill.com]

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Almost 6 in 10 Americans have signs of previous COVID-19 infection, showing the widespread reach of the virus, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC study shows that the percentage of people testing positive for antibodies — an indication of previous COVID-19 infection — increased from about 34 percent in December to about 58 percent in February.

That period of a sharp increase coincides with the surge in cases from the omicron variant. But the antibody testing shows that even more people than reported have been infected, as has long been estimated, given that not all cases are detected or reported.

One CDC official said a forthcoming estimate will show that at some points there were as many as three total COVID-19 infections for each case that was reported.
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The rate of previous infection was even higher among children, at 75 percent among those age 11 years and under. The level was much lower, around 33 percent, among those over 65.

“These findings illustrate a high infection rate for the Omicron variant, especially among children,” the study states. “[Testing positive for antibodies] should not be interpreted as protection from future infection. Vaccination remains the safest strategy for preventing complications from [COVID-19] infection, including hospitalization among children and adults.”



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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Mr645
Date: May 06, 2022 07:24AM
well, I made it over two years avoiding COVID. It finally got me. Had a slight cough, a little scratchy throat so took a test and crap, positive.
So much for mothers day dinner with family. A little DayQuil seems to be doing a good job keeping symptoms at bay.
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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: mstudio
Date: May 06, 2022 02:48PM
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Mr645
well, I made it over two years avoiding COVID. It finally got me. Had a slight cough, a little scratchy throat so took a test and crap, positive.
So much for mothers day dinner with family. A little DayQuil seems to be doing a good job keeping symptoms at bay.


Bummer. It took two weeks before I tested negative again. Just felt like I had a cold, a mild one. I'm still a little tired in the afternoon, I never was before. Fortunately, my wife never tested positive.

I know what you mean about being good for the last two years, I was, too. I was always the only one wearing a mask at the grocery store and PO.

I hope you have a speedy recovery. Stay in, forget about Mother's Day, everyone will understand and be glad you aren't there!
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Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 06, 2022 07:05PM
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Mr645
well, I made it over two years avoiding COVID. It finally got me. Had a slight cough, a little scratchy throat so took a test and crap, positive.
So much for mothers day dinner with family. A little DayQuil seems to be doing a good job keeping symptoms at bay.

Get well soon. Good thing you got vaxxed.



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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Mr645
Date: May 08, 2022 06:09AM
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Mr645
well, I made it over two years avoiding COVID. It finally got me. Had a slight cough, a little scratchy throat so took a test and crap, positive.
So much for mothers day dinner with family. A little DayQuil seems to be doing a good job keeping symptoms at bay.

Get well soon. Good thing you got vaxxed.

Thanks, and yes, fully vaccinated, received a J&J shot in April of 2020. Dayquil is continuing to be highly effective at keeping symptoms at bay. I'll take another test today to see if I still test positive.
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Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 08, 2022 01:43PM
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Mr645
well, I made it over two years avoiding COVID. It finally got me. Had a slight cough, a little scratchy throat so took a test and crap, positive.
So much for mothers day dinner with family. A little DayQuil seems to be doing a good job keeping symptoms at bay.

Get well soon. Good thing you got vaxxed.

Thanks, and yes, fully vaccinated, received a J&J shot in April of 2020. Dayquil is continuing to be highly effective at keeping symptoms at bay. I'll take another test today to see if I still test positive.

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