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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:46 AM

My nephews girlfriend positive for CV. She has only

mild symptoms. He is positive but completely asymptomatic. He’s been with his family of 5 for ten days. No symptoms. His mom is awaiting her test results.

Bottom line: we need to test test test and gather much information in the process. It’s the only way we can beat this virus.

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Reply My nephews girlfriend positive for CV. She has only (Original post)
ALBliberal Apr 2020 OP
SheltieLover Apr 2020 #1
onecaliberal Apr 2020 #2
pnwmom Apr 2020 #3
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 2020 #8
safeinOhio Apr 2020 #4
denem Apr 2020 #5
nilram Apr 2020 #6
ALBliberal Apr 2020 #9
localroger Apr 2020 #7

Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:55 AM

1. Glad only minor sxs!

Yes! Test, test, test is what needs to happen! I hope they are all ok!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:07 AM

2. Exactly. Hoping everyone is okay.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:37 AM

3. If he's living with 4 other people he and everyone else should always be wearing masks --even inside

He should be in a separate room with its own bath, if possible, and they should try to sanitize everything outside of that room that he might have touched.

The severity of a case can be related to the sheer amount of virus, the "viral load" that a person has taken in. So the idea is to reduce exposure to the virus as much as possible.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 08:48 AM

8. Yep!

Me and my brother foolishly didn’t wear masks while cleaning the “vomit bucket” for our very elderly and weak mother, who had contracted the stomach flu while talking to a man in a hospital waiting room who described his recent “recovery” from it.

She apparently got a small initial load, whereas me and my brother had large initial loads. (We were more focused on sterilizing the bucket and repeatedly washing our hands.)

We got FAR sicker than our mother from it, and she was old with a bunch of health problems.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:43 AM

4. The data we have is useless

until we random test 10% of the population to determine where we really stand and what steps to take.

or we could just go to church and pray.

I'll go with the first one.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 05:21 AM

5. It is the second week that matters,

 

the second week after becoming symptomatic. The median for hospitalization is 8-9 days after the first symptoms.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 05:52 AM

6. I'm boggling that she got a test with while having mild symptoms.

Is she in healthcare? In this state, you basically have to be severely ill to get one.

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Response to nilram (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 09:53 AM

9. In New Mexico you simply tell the testing people

That you were exposed to someone that has it or had it. Doesn’t appear to need verification of the contact. However there is a general feeling that the tests should be reserved for the people most needing the tests.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 08:39 AM

7. But if we test more, numbers might go up! Delay reopening! Make Trump look bad!

Antarctica needs the test kits more than we do anyway. Best to ship them there along with all the PPE and the Ark of the Covenant.

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