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Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region ForumsQUESTION  How many people do you know who have died from Covid19?
Earlier in the year, I read a prediction that by the end of this pandemic, every American would personally know someone who had died from this virus.
The first for me was an uncle who died from it in April. Since then, three more people in my life have succumbed to it.
So excluding people like a friend of a neighbor, or your coworker's cousin's whom you've never met, how many people do you personally know in your life have been taken by Covid19?
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Zero  
29 (48%) 

One  
20 (33%) 

Two  
5 (8%) 

Three  
2 (3%) 

Four  
3 (5%) 

Five  
0 (0%) 

Six  
0 (0%) 

Seven  
0 (0%) 

Eight  
0 (0%) 

Nine or more  
2 (3%) 

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hlthe2b
(104,218 posts)Two HCW colleagues from years past.
Phoenix61
(17,270 posts)He had very mild symptoms but it’s been months and it still comes and goes.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)The Velveteen Ocelot
(118,414 posts)And five people I know personally have come down with it, though they are not extremely ill, so far.
progressoid
(50,267 posts)I hadn't seen her for a few years since she moved to Arizona to retire.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)Drahthaardogs
(6,843 posts)Lots of coworkers infected. One hospitalized. Government facility. Upper management did not follow our safety rules, they Infected everyone. Covering it up now.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)MFM008
(19,925 posts)Who even has it.
Many have been quarantined
All have tested negative
Including me 5 times.
I am blessed each day my son
Gets home from work well.
msongs
(68,743 posts)maxsolomon
(34,125 posts)But no dead people except those I read about in the NYT's "Those we've lost" obits.
Maru Kitteh
(28,588 posts)I stayed over at her house all the time. Her mom made amazing homemade pizza with sauce and ingredients cooked with herbs we picked from the garden.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)Freddie
(9,435 posts)Retired teacher, widowed, terrific guy.
My daughter and grandson had it but recovered, although it’s been 2 months she still tires easily (the boy is fine). The rest of the family including DH and myself tested negative.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)Livluvgrow
(377 posts)contains 12 people 4 of whom have died.
progressoid
(50,267 posts)14 and 4. Although two of the 14 have not been tested. They assumed they had it since the symptoms were there (fatigue, loss of taste, shortness of breath etc.). I tried to convince one to get tested to confirm before he went back to work. That was last week, I haven't spoken to him to find out if he did it yet.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)Lucinda
(31,170 posts)mnhtnbb
(31,643 posts)I knew him when he was a resident in pediatrics at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles where I worked.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)ProfessorGAC
(67,450 posts)But I know people who have lost a family member or friend that I never met.
So, I'm only one removed from 4 people that have died of COVID.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)KewlKat
(5,629 posts)the cousin is in the hospital.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)Hortensis
(58,785 posts)That we know of. Most of our friends these days are older, and their friends and relatives also. The stories trickle in.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)mvd
(65,300 posts)Hoping it stays that way.
uponit7771
(90,904 posts)progressoid
(50,267 posts)Lucinda
(31,170 posts)drray23
(7,736 posts)he was in the news the last few days and was an old family friend.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)Retrograde
(10,407 posts)Last edited Fri Dec 4, 2020, 04:10 AM  Edit history (2)
although the county infection rate is going up. The closest I come is the son of a friend who came down with it way back in March but seems to have recovered. Otherwise, it's relatives of friends.
progressoid
(50,267 posts)And it's getting worse.
Quixote1818
(29,795 posts)My nephew.
Lady Freedom Returns
(14,120 posts)Other homeless people. Many have just disappeared. Some, more than likely, went to the desert to keep away from people. Others, I hope, have been put in motels and hotels throughout the city. But the possibility is great that some are no longer with us.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)MustLoveBeagles
(12,210 posts)Two friends were hospitalized and are now recovering at home. The others were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms. No deaths thank goodness.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)greenjar_01
(6,477 posts)A second possibly.
Lucinda
(31,170 posts)Laura PourMeADrink
(42,770 posts)Lucinda
(31,170 posts)Lucinda
(31,170 posts)denbot
(9,905 posts)Fuck, I hate that this is where my mind goes..
Raine
(30,565 posts)LizBeth
(10,350 posts)ChazII
(6,264 posts)tumor that VP Biden son, and senators Kennedy and McCain had. That mean I lost four friends to a rare and incurable cancer that for most is death within two years. One of those friends was my only child. I did a great job raising him because it was his request that his brain be donated to the Ivy Tumor Center at Barrow here in Phx.
progressoid
(50,267 posts)I'm sorry. I have no other words...
ChazII
(6,264 posts)Mom from lung in 2001 and Dad from pancreatic in 2016. But to have my son and three friends all have the same brain cancer (two diagnosed in 2018 and and then two diagnosed in 2019) and then pass this year was tough.
susanr516
(1,425 posts)My husband and I have both tested positive for Covid, and we're waiting on the results for three others in the house. Four of us have mild symptoms; the other person has no symptoms. I was the first person to get sick and I have no clue where I picked it up. I always wore a mask when I left the house.