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    Default Covid first hand experience

    I do NOT have it, yet.
    Inevitably we all, or a large percentage of us will.
    Voluntarily I ask any members who contract it to share what they choose to here.
    All demographics get it seemingly, as well as survive, or not. Very random
    Not wanting to pry or sensationalize but care enough to know what my fellow members are going through.
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    I don’t know anyone who has/had COVID-19 yet, but expect that will change.

    Our daughter is a critical care nurse in the Niagara Health System and she is very afraid. She has told us that they think we won’t hit the peak of infections for another few weeks and the system is already at capacity.

    Their ventilators are being used to serve two patients at once and they are now thinking of putting containers in the parking lot to house those who will likely die soon.

    Nurses and doctors are limited to two masks a day and gloves and gowns are in short supply. Families of patients have been trying to get around hospital security by breaking in through secure doors just to visit their relatives. They are putting everyone at risk.

    It amazes me how so many people refuse to take this seriously.
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    I heard some Dr has figured a way to string 8 people per ventilator safely, which would be fantastic.

    My sister is Director of care at a retirement home in Shelburne already showing cases, and my wife works in a local home, currently still case free.
    My two nieces are also front line nurses, one here in Orangeville, and her sister up in North Bay.
    Both hospitals report cases now and both nieces are still covid free as well.
    I fear for those of us unknowingly spreading it amongst ourselves. Add guilt, to fear, if we inadvertently infect those that we love, to that most dire of results.. to me that’s the scariest thought in this. Not so much my own recovery prospects.

    Calling and texting those I love almost daily, but staying apart, because of that same love.
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    I think this article says what I feel in basic terms about multiple patients on one ventilator.

    https://www.propublica.org/article/d...or-thats-risky

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    I don't know anyone who has tested positive but I have talked to more than one person who says they think they already had it. Personally I think this is like that phenomenon like infectious disease classes where you think you have every disease you study about. It will be interesting to see how that pans out if and when they get an antibody test available to the public.
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    Much of my family lives in NYC and my Uncle has contracted it. They put him on a ventilator last night and no word today on how it is going. Hoping for the best, but he does have lung issues already.

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    I live in the Chicago suburbs. The city is one of the virus hotspots. As of yesterday, there were 4680 cases of COVID-19 in Chicago and 98 deaths. This number has been increasing daily.

    My wife and I have remained healthy. However, one of the elderly members of our church who was confined to a nursing home has died. Her husband and son have also tested positive. I have a friend in his 60s who is in ICU with his lungs and kidneys failing; he has not responded to treatment and they are considering removing life support. His wife is in ICU for observation, but she has not yet been placed on a ventilator.

    I urge everyone, no matter how old old or young they might be, to take this disease seriously. Follow the guidelines of medical personnel and government leaders in your community. Whereas some people with the disease have only mild symptoms, they may spread the disease to others who will not be so fortunate.
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    Statistics haven't changed since this thing started. If your in a high risk group stay out of dodge. 2.5% +/- are seriously affected by the virus. Which means that 97.5% are not. It's a shame they won't be able to save everybody. But life will go on and this too shall pass. I want to know how many heart attacks were caused by this panic? Domestic violence? People are getting stir crazy. I'm not saying I have the solution. But eventually we are going to have to start our lives up again. The world is fighting a war against a virus. The panic will be more detrimental to.our way of life and economy than the virus. What would happen if something really bad made it out there? Imo this bug will end up at under 1% death rate. No way to tell for sure unless you test everyone. A lot of people have it and.have no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill31521 View Post
    Statistics haven't changed since this thing started. If your in a high risk group stay out of dodge. 2.5% +/- are seriously affected by the virus. Which means that 97.5% are not. It's a shame they won't be able to save everybody. But life will go on and this too shall pass. I want to know how many heart attacks were caused by this panic? Domestic violence? People are getting stir crazy. I'm not saying I have the solution. But eventually we are going to have to start our lives up again. The world is fighting a war against a virus. The panic will be more detrimental to.our way of life and economy than the virus. What would happen if something really bad made it out there? Imo this bug will end up at under 1% death rate. No way to tell for sure unless you test everyone. A lot of people have it and.have no idea.
    I believe OP was asking that anyone with actual first hand experience with Covis 19 talk about the experience if they wish. I take that to mean has or had it or has family that has or had it.

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    One cousin had it. Was hospitalized for several days. (60s and diabetic) but has since fully recovered. My niece has it now. Was tested as part of workplace exposure. She is quarantined at home with zero symptoms.

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