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Offline starlord

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Well, I guess the first thing to do would be a test. After all, you want to be sure whether this is Covid or not. Many things occur during winter.

Incidentally, how’s your kid?
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Mjn, words aren't worth much against something like this.  I'm praying for you and your family.  I really hope that the vaccine gives your wife some protection.

I can't think of anything else to say that is actually worthy of being said.  :(
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The newborn seems to be on the mend today, which takes a lot of a stress off. I can deal with being sick myself. It's much harder watching my kids suffer, especially a 3 month old.
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Thank goodness!  And I couldn't agree more.  Everyone else still seems to be in the clear so far?
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Tests confirmed positive. So my 3 year old, 7 year old, and 9 year old are silent carriers.
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But they're on the mend?

 

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My newborn got symptoms. Her fever finally broke the other night, so that's a good sign.
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My newborn got symptoms. Her fever finally broke the other night, so that's a good sign.

That's good at least. Stay safe!

 

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Hope you get out of that situation with no problems, you and your family.

You should still limit interactions to the strict minimum. I think I recall you mentioning you had more kids than those 4? Any chance they are unaffected? If so, it might be a good idea to send them to a cleared relative if you can for a while.

 

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Lol no. 4 kids only. They have almost certainly been exposed already.

But ya know... All things considered our symptoms aren't terrible. And we live in the US where Covid is a hoax. So we're going to go out to dinner tonight. Masks are the mark of the beast, so we won't wear them. It's time for a vacation starting tomorrow. I think we'll travel DC.
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Oh, sorry! My count was off then.

Well at least you know the meaning of irony, I’ll give you that.

 
4000 doses of the Moderna vaccine are headed to my town.  Neither me nor my kids are eligible at the current phase, but hopefully my wife can.  So far the local government has exercised far more common sense (which is to say any at all) than the state government.  They're pretty much openly stating that if they can't find enough people who meet Phase 1a or 1b requirements by X hours in, they're calling open season and jabbing anyone who'll roll their sleeve up and their window down (they're making a giant drive-through in the parking lot of a large arena just outside town).

Mjn, worried about you man.  How are you and the family holding up?  Especially the little one?
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Yeah, how are you doing mjn? How is the family?

 

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I was pretty dang stressed while my 3 month old had a fever that wasn't responding to tylenol. But she is better now and seems to be healthy. My other kids were asymptomatic. My wife had very mild symptoms which was also good. I spent about a week sleeping with fever and but pretty much recovered now. Smell and taste are gone, though. Here's hoping I get those senses back some day.
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Good to hear. I'm sure you'll be back to smelling and tasting in no time

 
I hope you do too, and I'm very relieved to here you and your family are still in one piece!

Based on what I'm reading, it does not look like the olfactory neurons are being specifically targeted by the virus, but some of the local support cells.  The nervous system is very good at rerouting.  Give it time.
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Back at the beginning of this **** I floated "three million dead Americans" as an absurd worst case scenario. We're up to 400,000! With 100,000 in the last couple weeks alone! So we're only three doublings from exceeding my goal.

Nice!!!!

 

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Mjn, glad to hear that you and your family are on the mend. Here in DC, I'm still waiting to hear about  "priority/front line workers" like myself (grocery store cashier) getting the vaccine. Last I heard is that grocery workers in DC are supposed to be getting our first shots around the week of Jan 26, but that's all I heard. No updates on any time more specific than that yet.

The good news on my end is that my dad (who's over 65 and lives in DC also) just got his first shot of the vaccine about a week ago and will get his second shot sometime in February. Dad and I had to meet a couple of times over the last couple of weeks to run some errands, but we had to do it on the downlow so my sister wouldn't find out. She'd go ballistic on the both of us if she found out that we were both in the same room even if we were both wearing masks and taking every precaution against the coronavirus. Not that me or my dad could ever blame her for that; she's been terrified for both of us: terrified for my dad because he's 80 years old as well as terrified for me because I have a preexisting condition and because I'm on the front lines of this pandemic. Dad and I see no reason to worry her any further.

More good news for me: I've consistently been testing negative for the coronavirus even while working in the supermarket/on the front lines, so I'm happy about that. And I should be getting my vaccine sometime in the next week or two, so that's more good news. I'll keep wearing my mask until the end of this thing, of course. I even ordered a new facemask with the message "REPUBLICANO FACTIO DELENDA EST" which is "The Republican Party must be destroyed" in Latin. I can't wait to wear that one in public, especially after the treasonous insurrection at the Capitol on Jan 6.
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"REPUBLICANO FACTIO DELENDA EST" which is "The Republican Party must be destroyed" in Latin. I can't wait to wear that one in public, especially after the treasonous insurrection at the Capitol on Jan 6.

If those kids could read [Latin] they'd be very upset

 

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