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live love laugh

(12,856 posts)
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 12:13 PM Dec 2021

I know four very close people who have the "sniffles" today.

All are vaccinated.

To a person they just think they’re under the weather.

Lines for tests were blocks long yesterday but only one of them attempted to get tested.

I’m staying in, staying away and staying safe as I can.

Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄

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I know four very close people who have the "sniffles" today. (Original Post) live love laugh Dec 2021 OP
Glad you are staying safe! SheltieLover Dec 2021 #1
People still do get colds, you know. former9thward Dec 2021 #2
And sinus problems, the flu, body aches from cold weather, etc. MarcA Dec 2021 #4
Yes, they do. former9thward Dec 2021 #7
It is now- we've seen first hand how masking helps prevent disease. Better get used it. Blues Heron Dec 2021 #11
afaik Asians started masking because of Sars and Bird Flu. /nt radius777 Dec 2021 #23
And Omicron causes cold like symptoms. LisaL Dec 2021 #18
❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️ Lucinda Dec 2021 #3
I have a huge dinner at 3. jimfields33 Dec 2021 #5
We are seeing RSV, adenovirus and Influenza showing up at the hospital ismnotwasm Dec 2021 #6
I have the sniffles and a cough every day! beaglelover Dec 2021 #8
Now You Know A Fifth ProfessorGAC Dec 2021 #9
My daughter has it. and she's fully vexed and bolstered. bif Dec 2021 #10
Not every case of "sniffles" or "head cold" is a sign of Covid FakeNoose Dec 2021 #12
Not necessarily... I nearly died with Covid and had very little fever JCMach1 Dec 2021 #13
OK I hope you had a complete recovery my friend! FakeNoose Dec 2021 #14
Not having a fever is not an exception with Omicron. LisaL Dec 2021 #17
My temp was 104 for almost a week. Dropped during the day, then skyrocketed at night. BlackSkimmer Dec 2021 #15
What you claim is completely inaccurate. LisaL Dec 2021 #16
OK then let's all swamp the testing sites every day so they can't get any real cases tested FakeNoose Dec 2021 #19
There is a really nasty cold going around here I. Southern Oregon. MerryBlooms Dec 2021 #20
Thanks for warning me I am Tree Lady Dec 2021 #21
My grandson's wife was diagnosed yesterday. tavernier Dec 2021 #22
Proper masking, ventilation and distancing is still the key radius777 Dec 2021 #24

SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)
1. Glad you are staying safe!
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 12:42 PM
Dec 2021

This new variant is spreading like wildfire!

I'm home, too, with no intention to go out anytime soon.

MarcA

(2,195 posts)
4. And sinus problems, the flu, body aches from cold weather, etc.
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 12:51 PM
Dec 2021

Of course, I really don't want those either. Serious question:
Do masks help prevent the spread of "common colds" and the flu?

former9thward

(31,526 posts)
7. Yes, they do.
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 01:03 PM
Dec 2021

Which is why I have seen many people in far eastern asian countries wearing masks in pre-Covid times. That is not part of American culture though and never will be.

Blues Heron

(5,852 posts)
11. It is now- we've seen first hand how masking helps prevent disease. Better get used it.
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 02:17 PM
Dec 2021

I’m not giving up my mask unless you pry it off my cold dead face!

LisaL

(44,956 posts)
18. And Omicron causes cold like symptoms.
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 06:51 PM
Dec 2021

Since home tests are sold out everywhere, how can one know?

ismnotwasm

(41,858 posts)
6. We are seeing RSV, adenovirus and Influenza showing up at the hospital
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 01:01 PM
Dec 2021

Covid has plateaued in Seattle for the moment, but every hospital is very full. Lots of “normal” (not Covid) droplet isolation though. We didn’t have that last year.

Right now it depends on where you live, and the vaccination status of your community. There are a number of breakthrough cases from what I’m reading.

Stay safe, mask up, avoid inconsiderate assholes

beaglelover

(3,340 posts)
8. I have the sniffles and a cough every day!
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 01:24 PM
Dec 2021

Due to my allergies. Since I’m vaxed and boosted if I get Omicron I probably won’t even know it! Oh well.

ProfessorGAC

(63,855 posts)
9. Now You Know A Fifth
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 01:52 PM
Dec 2021

I have a cold. Peaking today (congestion) but was sneezing more yesterday.
I went to doctor, tested negative, and all of the problem is in the head; nothing in bronchial region.
Doctor said drainage was clear so it's not a sinus infection. No fever at all, either. (97.8° on our ear thermometer, which is normal for me.)
Just a cold.
Bad timing, as it ruined my cooking plans.
Feeling better than I did a few hours ago, but it's definitely not over.

bif

(22,444 posts)
10. My daughter has it. and she's fully vexed and bolstered.
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 02:00 PM
Dec 2021

She's in town for Christmas and she and her fiancé are quarantined in one room in our house. One weird Christmas, that's for sure.

FakeNoose

(32,087 posts)
12. Not every case of "sniffles" or "head cold" is a sign of Covid
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 02:31 PM
Dec 2021

We need to be sensible about this. At least take your own temperature. If it's normal - 98 degrees - there's little chance it's Covid. If you're already vaccinated, and have been using a mask and social distancing, and if you aren't experiencing a sore or scratchy throat, no cough or difficulty breathing - it's probably not the virus.

Why overload the Covid testing sites when you most likely don't have Covid?

If you are NOT vaccinated, not wearing a mask not social distancing, well ... Make sure you've written out your will and you've given your funeral and burial wishes to a family member or a close friend.

JCMach1

(27,529 posts)
13. Not necessarily... I nearly died with Covid and had very little fever
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 06:16 PM
Dec 2021

I also had almost no cough, but crashed with Covid pneumonia.

It's an extremely idiosyncratic illness.

FakeNoose

(32,087 posts)
14. OK I hope you had a complete recovery my friend!
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 06:40 PM
Dec 2021

Always there are exceptions, and especially with Covid, we don't even know how far this can go.

I just learned that my nephew in Minneapolis has Covid. We had a family zoom-call yesterday and he didn't come in to the call. So we were all concerned and my sister spoke with him this morning. You just never know.



LisaL

(44,956 posts)
17. Not having a fever is not an exception with Omicron.
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 06:50 PM
Dec 2021

Omicron causes cold like symptoms, such as scratchy throat, sneezing, headache, fatigue. Fever is not one of the most common symptoms.

 

BlackSkimmer

(51,308 posts)
15. My temp was 104 for almost a week. Dropped during the day, then skyrocketed at night.
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 06:45 PM
Dec 2021

No breathing problems, but body pain like nothing I’ve ever experienced.

LisaL

(44,956 posts)
16. What you claim is completely inaccurate.
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 06:48 PM
Dec 2021

Covid doesn't always cause fever. In fact fever is not even one of the most common symptoms of Omicron.

MerryBlooms

(11,685 posts)
20. There is a really nasty cold going around here I. Southern Oregon.
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 07:19 PM
Dec 2021

The 3 folks I know that have it have tested negative for covid at the hospital. We've been masked while interacting, so far, 2 weeks since they've been symptom free, and I'm not sick. Whew.

tavernier

(12,271 posts)
22. My grandson's wife was diagnosed yesterday.
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 10:40 PM
Dec 2021

She is pregnant and has had only one vaccination. My grandson had it last week so no doubt got it from him. He was fully vaccinated but got pretty ill for 3 days. She said her symptoms have been mild. We are hoping for the best.

radius777

(3,624 posts)
24. Proper masking, ventilation and distancing is still the key
Sat Dec 25, 2021, 10:58 PM
Dec 2021

to avoiding infection. Too many people are still wearing inferior or dirty masks that don't fit their faces properly. Many people also remove their masks or pull them down while talking to people, while wearing them when nobody is around. Just observe people even in a blue area and you'll see why the virus spreads.

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