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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #75 on: July 03, 2020, 05:16:24 PM »
Does the virus ask what you think?
I know  you're convinced there's a wave of reinfections.  So far has not happened. 
We'll have to wait and see.  Would be wonderful if antibodies meant long term immunity.

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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #76 on: July 03, 2020, 05:24:11 PM »
Does the virus ask what you think?
Luckily for @ckmk47 the virus doesnt care what you think either.
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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #77 on: July 03, 2020, 05:24:52 PM »
I know  you're convinced there's a wave of reinfections.  So far has not happened. 
We'll have to wait and see.  Would be wonderful if antibodies meant long term immunity.

I don't know if you've been paying attention, but in more than half the country, there is a wave of infections. Regarding the Jewish communities of the Tri-state area, no one thinks there is a wave of infections yet. That includes @biobook. What I'm not understanding, and I don't believe I'm alone in this, is why anyone in their right mind would wait for a wave in order to start to think about taking any precautions.

To your point on reinfections, there's a good chance you won't know 100% if you can get infected until it's too late. There have been a bunch of cases in CH this week of people testing positive with symptoms after having been sick months ago. It could be that it's not a reinfection, but just a flare-up of dormant virus. (Personally, that scares me a lot more, because once it's in you there's no avoiding it.) But if you're waiting for confirmation that it's a brand new infection, you'll likely only find out for sure if half of Brooklyn gets it again. And by then, it's too late.
Please wear a mask.

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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #78 on: July 03, 2020, 05:30:07 PM »
I don't know about any long-term vision issues, but I can definitely tell you that going shopping today, and I definitely had vision issues as a result of wearing a mask and having my glasses constantly fogged up....
I haven't left home without contact lenses in months!
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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #79 on: July 03, 2020, 05:33:22 PM »
I know  you're convinced there's a wave of reinfections.  So far has not happened. 
We'll have to wait and see.  Would be wonderful if antibodies meant long term immunity.
No, not at all.  There's no evidence that there is a wave of reinfections. 
But there's also no reason for confidence that there won't be in the future.

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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #80 on: July 03, 2020, 05:34:54 PM »
I haven't left home without contact lenses in months!
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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #81 on: July 03, 2020, 05:40:39 PM »
I assume you had it but have no antibodies?  I don't think you'll get it again.  Sorry.

How did you get to that assumption? I definitely did test positive for IgG antibodies, but I don't have a positive COVID-19 PCR test. I really would like to have one.

And I promise that I would self isolate once I get one, to satisfy the concern that:
Transmission is highest a day or two before symptoms appear, so they need "common decency" before they know they're infected.
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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #82 on: July 03, 2020, 05:44:40 PM »
How did you get to that assumption? I definitely did test positive for IgG antibodies, but I don't have a positive COVID-19 PCR test. I really would like to have one.

And I promise that I would self isolate once I get one, to satisfy the concern that:
Why?

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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #83 on: July 03, 2020, 05:45:33 PM »
Why?

1. Why not?
2. So that I can go to EY without having to quarantine for 14 days.
3. Who knows? There might be other benefits down the road that I can't think of right now. So far having childcare issues did allow me to take CARES Act withdrawals even though I didn't have a positive PCR test, but who knows what opportunities might be available in the future. It just seems like a good arrow to have in my quiver.


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4. I can get to post all about it on DDF.  ;)
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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #84 on: July 03, 2020, 05:55:30 PM »
Fold up a piece of tissue and put it by the nose clip/clamp/thing.
Speaking of masks not looking respectful....
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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #85 on: July 03, 2020, 05:56:32 PM »
Speaking of masks not looking respectful....
Doesn't need to be a big piece and it's on the interior; shouldn't be too noticeable.

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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #86 on: July 03, 2020, 05:59:18 PM »
Speaking of masks not looking respectful....

Exactly! As long as masks look or seem like they're providing some sort of required protection, it's OK.
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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #87 on: July 05, 2020, 12:02:35 AM »
1. Why not?
2. So that I can go to EY without having to quarantine for 14 days.
3. Who knows? There might be other benefits down the road that I can't think of right now. So far having childcare issues did allow me to take CARES Act withdrawals even though I didn't have a positive PCR test, but who knows what opportunities might be available in the future. It just seems like a good arrow to have in my quiver.


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4. I can get to post all about it on DDF.  ;)

Forgot to mention another good reason (though it's highly doubtful, as if I understand correctly reinfections are asymptomatic): During my bout with COVID-19 I managed to shed about 20lbs of bodyweight (and regained about 5 since). Dropping another 15lbs will get me even closer to my target weight.
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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #88 on: July 05, 2020, 12:13:07 AM »
And I promise that I would self isolate once I get one

How would you self isolate in 770?
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.

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Re: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
« Reply #89 on: July 05, 2020, 12:16:50 AM »
How would you self isolate in 770?

Good question. It's unbelievable what these past few months have caused. Prior to this it would have been totally אפגעפרעגט that I would be in Crown Heights without being in 770 every day.
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