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Fri Nov 26, 2021, 12:33 PM

Fully vaccinated, with a booster, and

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I caught a cold

Off to the pharmacy for a Covid test, hopefully it's not a breakthrough-I doubt it, actually, no fever, shortness of breath, or loss of taste-just a sore throat with the soreness heading straight for the chest. Almost two years without even a sniffle using masks. All streaks are made to be broken, I guess!

EDIT-Negative for Covid. And thanks for all the interesting posts!

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 12:44 PM

1. Me too-- first cold in 18 months!

I had a test last week, negative, but am going for another, just to make sure, because this cold sure is hanging on.

I got an oximeter to finger-check my 02 levels (normal).
And goodness knows, I didn't lose my sense of taste (thanksgiving mashed potatoes tasted GREAT).
But it doesn't hurt to make sure.

I hope your cold ends quicker than mine!

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 12:44 PM

2. Vaccines for COVID & Flu most important, but so many are forgetting about strict hand-washing...

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AND That is how you'll pick up a cold (or flu) despite all other efforts you are taking--especially & even if you routinely mask in indoor settings with strangers.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 01:10 PM

4. When I get back in the car, I don't even touch my mask before I use hand sanitizer

I'm noticing more and more people not wearing masks. This, despite most of the stores now requesting everyone wear a mask, while shopping, regardless of their vaccination status.

I'm glad I can get to the stores as soon as they open, in the morning, or early enough to avoid as many people as possible.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 01:14 PM

5. Yup... That's what you have to do. And shopping early when few are around is the way to go, imho.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 01:07 PM

3. I was just thinking, today, will I ever, again, catch a cold and not feel a sense of panic??

This is the longest stretch I've ever gone without even a case of sniffles.

Feeling like I'd caught a cold used to be an inconvenience. Now I believe it would be a major anxiety trigger.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 01:24 PM

6. I feel the same way.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 02:17 PM

7. A friend of mine freaked out yesterday because he had some respiratory symptoms.

He went to Walgreens to get a test kit but they were all out so he went to urgent care to get a test there. They couldn't get any results to him until today, and since my friend didn't want to take any chances he declined an invitation to a Thanksgiving dinner.

As it turns out, apparently he has a cold. He is feeling much better today.

I think most of us are no longer used to getting colds and always assume the worst.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 02:37 PM

8. Husband did, too.

Tested negative for covid. Really kicking his butt, though.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 03:27 PM

9. That's interesting -- I'm also nursing my first cold in two years myself. No fever, no sore

throat, no cough, no loss of taste or smell --- just a head cold.

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