[News] Coronavirus

A place to discuss the now-global coronavirus outbreak.

Sorbicol wrote:

2 and a half years after all this started and I’ve tested positive for the first time. Balls.

Sorry to hear that, hope it's mild. Welcome to the covid club, I guess?

fangblackbone wrote:

My wife tested positive on the 11th.
There is no one stop shop for what I'm supposed to do.
She continued to test positive and I for whatever reason continued to test negative.
She isolated. I mostly remained at home. I always wore an n95 mask when I did things like go to the grocery store. We did nothing but order in for at least 3 days. At some point I decided to wear the n95 and do 5-10 minutes in the store.
We are both double vaxed and boosted.

But finding all the "If I am repeatedly negative, can I still carry enough disease to infect someone?"
"After how many days do the risk of infection drop?"

I saw that people with more severe infections can stay infectious up to 20 days.

The fact that we are not keeping up with informing the public is a tragedy.
And we just in the last week have started seeing commercials for the antiviral, which would have been helpful last week...

2 weeks after no symptoms most places you are deemed okay even for a hospital setting.

Sorbicol wrote:

2 and a half years after all this started and I’ve tested positive for the first time. Balls.

Think of it this way; you won the COVID contest. It's absolutely clear this is part of life now, and everybody's goal really should have been to avoid it as long as possible so the virus could mutate to a less deadly form. That's where we're at, and, yes, it's still worrisome, but getting it now for the first time means you didn't get it two years ago when it was a much scarier thing.

JohnKillo wrote:
fangblackbone wrote:

My wife tested positive on the 11th.
There is no one stop shop for what I'm supposed to do.
She continued to test positive and I for whatever reason continued to test negative.
She isolated. I mostly remained at home. I always wore an n95 mask when I did things like go to the grocery store. We did nothing but order in for at least 3 days. At some point I decided to wear the n95 and do 5-10 minutes in the store.
We are both double vaxed and boosted.

But finding all the "If I am repeatedly negative, can I still carry enough disease to infect someone?"
"After how many days do the risk of infection drop?"

I saw that people with more severe infections can stay infectious up to 20 days.

The fact that we are not keeping up with informing the public is a tragedy.
And we just in the last week have started seeing commercials for the antiviral, which would have been helpful last week...

2 weeks after no symptoms most places you are deemed okay even for a hospital setting.

Lol. If you are in healthcare you won’t be waiting two weeks. My wife was cleared for return to work(RN) 5 days after testing positive.

My idiotic employer makes us fill out a COVID questionnaire every morning, any "Yes" answer to any of the ten questions would result in us taking a ten business day unpaid vacation. So if I ever find myself answering "Yes" I will not be able to pay rent.

I am a VERY low paid employee in the parking department as a contractor. At a MAJOR hospital.

F-ck this country, and everyone in it. Even me.

Need a coding degree to type here. haha

Drazzil wrote:

My idiotic employer makes us fill out a COVID questionnaire every morning, any "Yes" answer to any of the ten questions would result in us taking a ten business day unpaid vacation. So if I ever find myself answering "Yes" I will not be able to pay rent.

I am a VERY low paid employee in the parking department as a contractor. At a MAJOR hospital.

F-ck /s this country, and everyone in it. Even /s me.

No strikethru eh?

Put the square brackets around each one.

Drazzil wrote:

My idiotic employer makes us fill out a COVID questionnaire every morning, any "Yes" answer to any of the ten questions would result in us taking a ten business day unpaid vacation. So if I ever find myself answering "Yes" I will not be able to pay rent.

I am a VERY low paid employee in the parking department as a contractor. At a MAJOR hospital.

F-ck this country, and everyone in it. Even me.

Need a coding degree to type here. haha

I really wish I didn't have a job that makes me choose between potentially becoming homeless or potentially killing others if I get sick. I'm looking for something else but for someone at my end of the experience and ability spectrum, the choices are pretty thin.