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29 May 2020, 8:36 am

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The last thing I want to do is make KraftieK anxious, hence my deferring to you, but I read somewhere that a relapse could be worse. Has that been debunked?


From what I am reading, individuals with COVID-19 will sometimes relapse. A relapse is different than a reinfection. In a relapse, the virus has never really gone completely away. These are people who are having a hard time getting over it. The virus damages many other organs than just affecting their lungs. And this initial damage begins to appear over time.

According to one news article: Scientists have discovered that the virus attacks much more than the respiratory system, identifying circulatory, digestive and neurological problems tied to the virus. An uptick in strokes and heart attacks among otherwise healthy individuals has also been attributed to Covid-19. Ryan said it also appears to be hitting the liver and kidney functions as well as other vital parts of the body. He added that even after people are released from the hospital, “many are experiencing longer-term issues with energy.”

This should be balance with: most younger individuals only suffer minor effects from the virus and quickly recover.


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29 May 2020, 8:47 am

I am fully recovered from COVID with no lingering effects. I’m walking 20 miles a week at 3.5 to about 4.2 miles per hour. I will be 60 in just over 7 months.



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29 May 2020, 9:32 am

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I feel good about testing positive for the reason you stated above.

Congratulations I guess.


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29 May 2020, 10:16 am

I feel good that I have a sort of “closure.”

And know that I have a certain amount of immunity, though how much is unknown.



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29 May 2020, 11:02 am

Sewers: new tool to monitor coronavirus spreading before confirmed cases emerge:
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05 ... outbreaks/

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A smoothed sludge SARS-CoV-2 virus RNA concentration (red) with smoothed COVID-19 epidemiology curve (black).


Tracking coronavirus RNA concentration in sewers gives accurate 7-day prediction of new cases spikes and declines.


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29 May 2020, 7:33 pm

jimmy m wrote:
Pepe wrote:
The last thing I want to do is make KraftieK anxious, hence my deferring to you, but I read somewhere that a relapse could be worse. Has that been debunked?


From what I am reading, individuals with COVID-19 will sometimes relapse. A relapse is different than a reinfection. In a relapse, the virus has never really gone completely away. These are people who are having a hard time getting over it. The virus damages many other organs than just affecting their lungs. And this initial damage begins to appear over time.

According to one news article: Scientists have discovered that the virus attacks much more than the respiratory system, identifying circulatory, digestive and neurological problems tied to the virus. An uptick in strokes and heart attacks among otherwise healthy individuals has also been attributed to Covid-19. Ryan said it also appears to be hitting the liver and kidney functions as well as other vital parts of the body. He added that even after people are released from the hospital, “many are experiencing longer-term issues with energy.”

This should be balance with: most younger individuals only suffer minor effects from the virus and quickly recover.


I may have read something about the "Spanish Flu", or some other disease, and confused it with the CV.
I did a quick Google but couldn't find the article again.
Meh,
Time to move on. :wink:


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29 May 2020, 7:39 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
I feel good that I have a sort of “closure.”

And know that I have a certain amount of immunity, though how much is unknown.


Based on what I have experienced, and now with the knowledge of CV symptoms, I heavily suspect I had the CV last year before it came to mainstream media attention.
I've been meaning to get an antibody test, but procrastination is my buddy, atm. <sigh>


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30 May 2020, 8:19 am

Pepe wrote:
I may have read something about the "Spanish Flu", or some other disease, and confused it with the CV.
I did a quick Google but couldn't find the article again.
Meh,
Time to move on. :wink:


You might have confused the possibility of a "second wave of infections" with "reinfections of individuals". This virus is a seasonal virus and it may return in the fall.

In the viral pandemic of 1918-1919, the infection first struck young healthy soldiers preparing to enter the battlefield in Europe to fight the First World War. It was extremely deadly. But because most of the soldiers either died or were shipped off to war, it generally didn't spread and cause many casualties in the U.S. This was the first wave. The infected soldiers went to war and took the virus with them and it infected the whole battlefield in trench warfare. Thus it is referred to as the "Spanish Flu". But when it returned back to the U.S. in the second wave, it cause a high number of deaths before it eventually died out. This lead some individuals to theorize that the virus mutated. But IMHO, it was extremely deadly from day 1.


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30 May 2020, 8:23 am

I was in a big box store yesterday and there was a pallet. It contain hundreds of boxes of face masks. As I recall each box contained about a hundred and they appeared to be surgical mask. And they were reasonably priced.

So it may be another sign that things may be winding down.


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30 May 2020, 10:18 am

Citing Rise In COVID-19 Cases, Alameda County Officials Leave Current Health Order In Place

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Health officials in Alameda County on Friday confirmed that they would not be easing the current coronavirus shelter order as much of California progressed towards Stage 3 reopening, citing a recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

County officials cautioned residents that data indicated it would be unsafe to relax the requirements of the most recent health order that was issued on May 18.

“We currently have the highest rate of case increases in the Bay Area alongside a large increase in
hospitalized cases. It is imperative that we proceed with caution. In-person gatherings are prohibited at this time,” said the release issued by the Alameda County Health Department Friday.

Under the existing order, only essential businesses, outdoor businesses and activities and curbside and delivery retail allowed to operate. Outdoor vehicle-based gatherings are also allowed. A full list of allowed businesses is available on the Alameda County Health Department’s website


Alabama, Mississippi Coronavirus Cases Hit All-Time High as States Move Through Phased Reopening
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Alabama and Mississippi recently saw record highs in the number of coronavirus cases, as those two states move through their phased reopening plans.

On Friday, the Mississippi Department of Health reported a new single-day high in COVID-19 cases with 418, topping a previous high of 404 on May 8. This number brings the total number of cases in Mississippi to over 14,000, as well as at least 710 deaths.

In addition to Mississippi, Alabama also saw an increase in the average number of coronavirus cases over the past seven days. On Thursday, the state's department of health reported an average of 446 cases over the past week, which is a record high for the state.

According to the Alabama Department of Health, there were 406 new cases reported on Thursday, 464 on Wednesday, and 679 on Tuesday, which marked a single-day high number of cases reported in the state. This brings the state's total number of cases to over 16,000 as well as at least 605 deaths.

"We've had this week a couple of the highest days we've seen in number of cases, and that's certainly concerning to us," said Alabama Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris on Thursday.


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30 May 2020, 12:52 pm

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Health officials in Alameda County on Friday confirmed that they would not be easing the current coronavirus shelter order as much of California progressed towards Stage 3 reopening, citing a recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

County officials cautioned residents that data indicated it would be unsafe to relax the requirements of the most recent health order that was issued on May 18.

“We currently have the highest rate of case increases in the Bay Area alongside a large increase in
hospitalized cases. It is imperative that we proceed with caution. In-person gatherings are prohibited at this time,” said the release issued by the Alameda County Health Department Friday.

Under the existing order, only essential businesses, outdoor businesses and activities and curbside and delivery retail allowed to operate. Outdoor vehicle-based gatherings are also allowed. A full list of allowed businesses is available on the Alameda County Health Department’s website


So is this because there has been an increase in the infection rate or is it due to the fact that more people are being tested and as a result more positives are being recorded?


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30 May 2020, 2:12 pm

COVID-19 sniffing dogs are being trained by a company called 'Medical detection dogs'.

"If our research is successful, COVID-19 detection dogs could be deployed in public places such as airports and sporting events. Once trained, detection dogs could be deployed in airports or other venues to screen large numbers of people, providing a rapid non-invasive screening for COVID-19. A single dog can screen up to 250 people per hour"
https://www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk ... e-to-help/

The "Super Six" dogs to be trained.
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30 May 2020, 8:32 pm

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/29/asia/cor ... index.html
Vietnam's contact-tracing effort was so meticulous that it goes after not only the direct contacts of an infected person, but also indirect contacts. "That's one of the unique parts of their response. I don't think any country has done quarantine to that level," Thwaites said.
All direct contacts were placed in government quarantine in health centers, hotels or military camps. Some indirect contacts were ordered to self isolate at home, according to a study of Vietnam's Covid-19 control measures by about 20 public health experts in the country.



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30 May 2020, 8:36 pm

Vietnam was fortunate that they had relatively few cases to begin with.

Most New Yorkers, probably, would be considered “indirect” contacts. New York has 8.5 million people within its limits.



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30 May 2020, 9:01 pm

Vietnam had few cases because they didn't wait for anyone to tell them there was a problem.

By early January, temperature screening was already in place for passengers

On January 23, Vietnam confirmed its first two coronavirus cases.
The next day, Vietnam's aviation authorities canceled all flights to and from Wuhan.

On February 1, Vietnam declared a national epidemic -- with just six confirmed cases recorded across the country. All flights between Vietnam and China were halted, followed by the suspension of visas to Chinese citizens the next day.



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