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Do you know anyone who *hasn't* had COVID?

Everyone has danced with the Rona at least once by now, right?

by Anonymousreply 229May 25, 2023 2:38 PM


by Anonymousreply 1April 2, 2023 11:44 PM

I haven't had it.

by Anonymousreply 2April 2, 2023 11:44 PM

Nor I, so far as I know,

by Anonymousreply 3April 2, 2023 11:45 PM

Haven't had it. I never went back to work after lockdown and haven't been sick in 3 years.

by Anonymousreply 4April 2, 2023 11:47 PM

I haven't had it and, up until a few months ago, got tested every other week. My brother is unvaccinated and he hasn't had it either. Neither of us have had so much as a cold in the last three years and, no, we're not shut ins.

by Anonymousreply 5April 2, 2023 11:48 PM

To the best of my knowledge, I have never had it.

by Anonymousreply 6April 2, 2023 11:48 PM

I know quite a few people who haven't had it

by Anonymousreply 7April 2, 2023 11:49 PM

I’ve never had it and I have frequent gentleman callers.

by Anonymousreply 8April 2, 2023 11:49 PM

I've never had it, either. As far as I know.

by Anonymousreply 9April 2, 2023 11:50 PM

Not that I'm aware of, Sarah.

by Anonymousreply 10April 2, 2023 11:51 PM

I never got it despite having to be at work everyday in NYC in the worst of the pandemic. I was "essential". Vaxed 5 times since March 2021, 2 original doses, 2 boosters and one variant booster. Everyone else I know had Covid at least once.

by Anonymousreply 11April 2, 2023 11:51 PM

I've received every covid shot offered for a total of five. So no, I haven't had it, and I better not get it.

by Anonymousreply 12April 2, 2023 11:51 PM

As far as I know I've never had it, and I worked in an COVID ICU for two years!

So either I never got it due to my outstanding understanding of correct anti-transmission precautions, or I got it and never had symptoms, or an accurate test. And no, my employers didn't offer us hands-on workers regular testing, the only employee testing was extremely inconvenient, way off-site, rarely available because appointments were always full, and clashed with my work schedule. Fortunately I live in an area that had easily available free community testing, and I got tested about once a week through the whole crisis.

by Anonymousreply 13April 2, 2023 11:52 PM

I did not get Covid before or after being vaxxed, but one of the boosters (the 2nd or 3rd) gave me the symptoms people describe when they have the Rona: intense body aches, fever, and fatigue that lasted a few days. but then it abruptly ended.

by Anonymousreply 14April 2, 2023 11:52 PM

I’ve never tested once for it

by Anonymousreply 15April 2, 2023 11:54 PM


by Anonymousreply 16April 2, 2023 11:57 PM

I haven't had it.

by Anonymousreply 17April 2, 2023 11:58 PM

I had it twice in 2022 (albeit a mild case each time) and my husband never got it. We did wear masks in the house and I slept in the spare room, but we ate together, etc.

by Anonymousreply 18April 2, 2023 11:59 PM

I know plenty of people who haven’t had it. I’ve been working entirely in person since August 2020 and I’ve had it once, quite mild.

by Anonymousreply 19April 3, 2023 12:01 AM

No, but i smoke and drink. I fear the virus is afraid.

by Anonymousreply 20April 3, 2023 12:02 AM

Only my dad. Everyone else in my family has had it. But my dad hasn't left his house in 3 years and we treat him like the boy in a plastic bubble. My sister makes everyone test before we see him.

He's got several chronic illnesses and heart disease so we're handing him like he's the original copy of the Declaration of Independence.

by Anonymousreply 21April 3, 2023 12:03 AM

I haven't had it, and I plan to continue every way I can to continue staying free.

by Anonymousreply 22April 3, 2023 12:06 AM

I had it last week after avoiding it for three years. Thankfully, it was mild. My main symptom was fatigue.

by Anonymousreply 23April 3, 2023 12:09 AM

I do suspect that some people are naturally resistant, perhaps even immune. My cousin's wife and two young children all got it last year, but he didn't. And then earlier this year the same thing happened all over again -- wife and kids got it, but not him.

I also have a friend who, although she got the first 3 shots, has become rather dismissive and hasn't taken precautions besides the ones that her work made her do. She wasn't careful even during the worst of Omicron. In a couple months, she will be taking a plane ride that's over 8 hours, and I doubt she'll mask, so I consider that the ultimate test.

by Anonymousreply 24April 3, 2023 12:18 AM

I had Covid even before it was declared a pandemic. I got it in January 2020. I was sick for 3 weeks, vomitting, swearing, dry throat. I got it from my aunt who had a really bad cold weeks before on new years eve.( btw She was at the casino that NYeve night spreading germs, hopefully nobody caught what she had!)

by Anonymousreply 25April 3, 2023 12:27 AM

Are you the one that started that, "There's a really bad cold going around thread" R25?

by Anonymousreply 26April 3, 2023 12:37 AM

I haven't had it, knock on wood. Also my parents, thank goodness. Assorted other relatives.

by Anonymousreply 27April 3, 2023 12:39 AM

I haven't

by Anonymousreply 28April 3, 2023 12:39 AM

No, r26

by Anonymousreply 29April 3, 2023 12:40 AM

I haven't had it nor have the majority of my friends and family. I'm in Toronto and while we have anti-vax loons up here too, I think they weren't such a big problem as down in the states. Perhaps that's why so few people I know have had it.

by Anonymousreply 30April 3, 2023 12:42 AM

I haven't had it. I'm vaxxed, 4-5 shots. I work from home & have always tried to be "out and about" when fewer people are doing things, anyway.

My sister, who is more paranoid than I am about catching Covid, caught it earlier this year.

by Anonymousreply 31April 3, 2023 12:43 AM

[quote] I was sick for 3 weeks, vomiting, swearing, dry throat.

Maybe you had Tourette’s on top of Covid.

by Anonymousreply 32April 3, 2023 12:43 AM

My husband hasn’t - as far as he knows, even though I had it in October 2022. He never wears a mask but has had all the shots, as have I.

by Anonymousreply 33April 3, 2023 12:44 AM

I'm a professor who went back to teach in person in the fall of 2020. I still haven't had it, to my knowledge. Minor miracle.

by Anonymousreply 34April 3, 2023 12:44 AM

R32 🤣

Typo , I meant *sweating

by Anonymousreply 35April 3, 2023 12:45 AM

Never had it - have had to be tested a lot for work, always negative and never been symptomatic:. Been exposed a ton and also dropped mask wearing as soon as it was allowed.

It’s interesting.

by Anonymousreply 36April 3, 2023 12:45 AM

I have not had it.

by Anonymousreply 37April 3, 2023 12:47 AM

I haven't had it. Also a smoker, and there was some weird reports about nicotine deterring the virus from taking hold. Who knows.

by Anonymousreply 38April 3, 2023 12:48 AM

To my knowledge, no, and no minor illness that matched the symptoms.

by Anonymousreply 39April 3, 2023 12:50 AM

Neither my kid (12) nor I have had it. My best friend hasn't either. [italic]Everybody[/italic] else I know has had it! Most of them twice.

by Anonymousreply 40April 3, 2023 12:50 AM

I'm the only one I know now who hasn't had it. My sister was the same until the beginning of March, then she finally got it.

Go figure...

by Anonymousreply 41April 3, 2023 12:55 AM

Vaxxed 5X. Never had it.

by Anonymousreply 42April 3, 2023 1:13 AM

One of the places where I was tested regularly emailed me yesterday and said they were closing down and sent me a link to all of my test results if I needed to download them. IT'S OVER, KIDS!!!!!! jk. It will never be over.

by Anonymousreply 43April 3, 2023 1:14 AM

I haven't had it and will continue to take precautions to keep it that way. My husband had it last summer.

by Anonymousreply 44April 3, 2023 1:15 AM

They say there is a correlation with blood type and Covid susceptibility.

Type O seems to have better resistance than the other blood types.

by Anonymousreply 45April 3, 2023 1:15 AM

I know many people who haven't had covid - starting with me, but could name at least 10 people all without trying and each residing in different part of the US in different households.

by Anonymousreply 46April 3, 2023 1:19 AM

My partner and I haven’t had it. We’ve been careful, but not overly cautious. We went out to dinner recently with another couple who said it was the first time they had been out since the beginning of Covid. I can’t even imagine.

by Anonymousreply 47April 3, 2023 1:40 AM

[quote] Type O seems to have better resistance than the other blood types.

So it's useful for something besides the Red Cross hounding me for donations like my college alumni organization? Yay!

I haven't caught Covid yet, but I've had 5 shots, still mask up when I go out, and have socialized with friends on maybe three occasions since the start of the year.

by Anonymousreply 48April 3, 2023 2:20 AM

As far as I know I haven't had it, and my partner hasn't had it.

I do know friends and relatives who have had it multiple times. I don't think we completely understand immunity, both natural and acquired. I have been careful, but no more careful (vax, boosters, masks) than some I know who have had it three times.

by Anonymousreply 49April 3, 2023 2:30 AM

Vaxed 7 times (in different states). Haven't had it.

by Anonymousreply 50April 3, 2023 2:58 AM

I have not had it.

by Anonymousreply 51April 3, 2023 3:09 AM

I have had it once (2021). Most people I know haven’t gotten it best to their knowledge. But seems of the ones who got the Rona, many got it more than once.

by Anonymousreply 52April 3, 2023 3:33 AM

Me. I recently went to a labcorp clinic and took a COVID-19 serology test to see if I had antibodies which would indicate that I'd caught it at any time in the past.


by Anonymousreply 53April 3, 2023 3:44 AM

I haven't as far as I know.

by Anonymousreply 54April 3, 2023 3:47 AM

the vast majority of people I know, friends, family, neighbors, coworkers have not had COVID.

by Anonymousreply 55April 3, 2023 3:52 AM

One of my former coworkers hasn’t. She’s near 60 & is very scared of catching it bc she’s diabetic, though not very overweight. I finally caught it this November, & felt like I was one of the last holdouts.

I don’t get her fear though, it seems like so many people over 50 are diabetic. It’s manageable, not the end of the world.

by Anonymousreply 56April 3, 2023 4:15 AM

Have never had it

by Anonymousreply 57April 3, 2023 4:21 AM

I’m type A so I don’t know if that blood thing holds any water (haha) - I’ve heard it was O, too.

Also, I’m only triple vaxxed, as are most people I know.

by Anonymousreply 58April 3, 2023 4:42 AM

I don’t know anyone—does that count?

by Anonymousreply 59April 3, 2023 4:52 AM

I never had it as far as I know. Neither has a couple if others I know, including a doctor in a hospital.

by Anonymousreply 60April 3, 2023 4:52 AM

We haven't had it yet. And that's with all the dumb as ass, deplorables surrounding us. When the hell is the new bivalent booster coming?

by Anonymousreply 61April 3, 2023 4:56 AM

This thread is so interesting!

by Anonymousreply 62April 3, 2023 4:59 AM

I had it last year. It was like a moderate cold for me and only lasted three days. The friend I got it from was very sick for almost a month. I have had three shots, two before I got it.

by Anonymousreply 63April 3, 2023 4:59 AM

I've never had it. Worse I've got in past three years is a cold.

by Anonymousreply 64April 3, 2023 5:01 AM

[quote]I do suspect that some people are naturally resistant

I suspect the same thing, but keep in mind that estimates are that 40% or higher of people with COVID have no symptoms and are walking around and can potentially expose others to it. 😳

by Anonymousreply 65April 3, 2023 5:05 AM

Is it me or do many people subconsciously enjoy spreading it? I know several people who caught the virus, but for whatever reason, didn't warn me before exposing me to Covid. It's one thing to not take precautions, another thing to harm others.

by Anonymousreply 66April 3, 2023 5:06 AM

Nope, all vaccines, still mask, eat at estaurants with outdoor areas only, frequent use of hand sanitizer and hand washing. Not so much as a cold.

I do entertain though, but on my patio only.

by Anonymousreply 67April 3, 2023 5:11 AM

Nope, not yet. I do wear a mask on PT still mind you

by Anonymousreply 68April 3, 2023 5:12 AM

Most of you have had it and didn't know it and asymptomatic, some people aren't showing any antibodies either. Read the article, everybody seems not to have had it, except they're ignorant.

It's seems so strange that so many of you haven't had COVID. You actually you all had it and were asymptomatic, then you spread it around and possibly killed someone. Lying gays and probably fat frauen blowing out their asses.

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by Anonymousreply 69April 3, 2023 5:12 AM

How could I spread it around always masked, asshole?

by Anonymousreply 70April 3, 2023 5:14 AM

I haven’t had it, nor have my adult brother or sister.

I guess my family’s just smart?

by Anonymousreply 71April 3, 2023 5:15 AM

R71, that’s what we all said before we got it, too.

by Anonymousreply 72April 3, 2023 5:46 AM

I got it in the absolute best way possible. At the first out of town work meeting. A public health conference. About COVID.

It happened on the last day, but I told my boss who told the conference organizers. They sent out an email advising that a conference participant had been diagnosed with COVID and recommended everyone be careful and get tested (and the email very kindly said "first, our thoughts are with the attendee who tested positive and we wish them a safe and speedy recovery")

But I exposed 75 people. I was so embarrassed. The insane part of my brain that always comes up with the worst idea wanted to reply all to the email and say "Oh, that's awful!! I hope they get well soon and no one else got infected!"

Throw them off my scent.

by Anonymousreply 73April 3, 2023 6:03 AM

May I suggest that a thread made up of 73 variations of "not me!" is not very compelling.

by Anonymousreply 74April 3, 2023 6:40 AM

I haven't had it.

by Anonymousreply 75April 3, 2023 6:42 AM

Me. 0 shots of that poison

by Anonymousreply 76April 3, 2023 6:43 AM

I didn't get it, plenty of my family members didn't get it. My sister got it last Summer. I was surprised it took that long, knowing her. Plenty of friends and co-workers didn't get it. If you followed the basic guidelines of staying home unless you really needed to leave the house, wearing a mask outside, and washing your hands, you'd be fine. Because my whole family, plus friends and coworkers is too many people to all be asymptomatic, so we just didn't get it because we followed the rules.

by Anonymousreply 77April 3, 2023 6:46 AM

I haven't had it.

by Anonymousreply 78April 3, 2023 6:56 AM

r69, but I have been tested regularly at work. And when I travel or feel the slightest bit ill I take a test.

by Anonymousreply 79April 3, 2023 6:58 AM

Neither my partner or myself have had it (yet).

by Anonymousreply 80April 3, 2023 7:00 AM

Most people I know have not had covid (self included).

by Anonymousreply 81April 3, 2023 7:05 AM

[quote]Because my whole family, plus friends and coworkers is too many people to all be asymptomatic, so we just didn't get it because we followed the rules.

I followed at all the rules and I still got it. My sister followed all the rules and she got it. It's likely that at least one of your family members had it and had no symptoms. According to researchers at Harvard, 94% of Americans have already had it.

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by Anonymousreply 82April 3, 2023 7:06 AM

My husband hasn’t had it. Neither has my mother. My mother is 80. My husband works in a building where pretty much everyone has had it.

by Anonymousreply 83April 3, 2023 7:12 AM

[quote]Most of you have had it and didn't know it and asymptomatic, some people aren't showing any antibodies either. Read the article, everybody seems not to have had it, except they're ignorant.

[quote]It's seems so strange that so many of you haven't had COVID. You actually you all had it and were asymptomatic, then you spread it around and possibly killed someone. Lying gays and probably fat frauen blowing out their asses.

Read your own fucking article, R69, the one you linked, titled '42% of US adults likely have had COVID, but almost half of them [44%] say they didn't'

42% infected is not most people, nor does the 44% of that 42% who were asymptomatic and otherwise unaware of infection represent anything that could be called 'most' people. But your anxious to blame [bold]'lying gays and probably fat frauen blowing out their asses.'[/bold]

by Anonymousreply 84April 3, 2023 7:31 AM

If I had it, it was asymptomatic. My mom and kids are in the same boat. Although my mom wonders if she had it late 2019/early 2020 when she had a severe cold that lingered. All at least partially vaxxed. Siblings all got it while vaxxed.

by Anonymousreply 85April 3, 2023 8:22 AM

Another here who hasn't knowingly had it.

by Anonymousreply 86April 3, 2023 8:31 AM

This thread is an example of how social media posting is not a sample of real populations. Selective posting, nothing, wrong with that, but does not represent how wide spread infection has been.

by Anonymousreply 87April 3, 2023 8:31 AM

I've been around it a million times and to the best of my knowledge, I have never had it.

I took the vaccine in early 2021, but no boosters.

R87, I don't think anyone thinks this thread is even remotely statistically relevant.

by Anonymousreply 88April 3, 2023 8:35 AM

[quote]"There's a really bad cold going around thread"

I'm still not convinced I didn't have COVID before it was officially in my state. I had terrible flu with bronchitis, and because there were all these stories of COVID on cruise ships, I isolated in my room most of the time, just in case. There's an Army base nearby and many of the soldiers go to California for training, and COVID was already there at the time, so I think they unofficially brought it back long before it was acknowledged.

by Anonymousreply 89April 3, 2023 9:31 AM

Of three married couples I know, each of the women got it and none of the men did. One of the women has received one vaccination (works in a nursing home). She's had covid twice. None of the rest of them are vaxxed.

by Anonymousreply 90April 3, 2023 9:32 AM

R82 I'm European, not American. And considering the health issues my parents have, especially my dad's respiratory issues, if any of us had it but was asymptomatic, my parents likely wouldn't have been and would've ended up in the hospital. So it's unlikely we were asymptomatic, we simply didn't get it. Possible because in Europe people took precautions a bit more seriously than in the U.S.

by Anonymousreply 91April 3, 2023 10:07 AM

[quote]It's seems so strange that so many of you haven't had COVID. You actually you all had it and were asymptomatic, then you spread it around and possibly killed someone. Lying gays and probably fat frauen blowing out their asses.

R69, the only ignorant one here is you. There is no such thing as an asymptomatic viral disease. We are all full of viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms. If you went to school you would know that microorganism make about 50% of our body. When somebody doesn't have symptoms at all it means that they are not ill, that their immunity system is successfully coping with the viruses.

by Anonymousreply 92April 3, 2023 10:15 AM

There are a ton of viruses that are asymptomatic, r92.

[quote]One of the most perplexing and enduring mysteries of the pandemic is also one of the most fundamental questions about viruses. How can the same virus that kills so many go entirely unnoticed in others?

[quote]The mystery is hardly unique to COVID-19. SARS, MERS, influenza, Ebola, dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, West Nile, Lassa, Japanese encephalitis, Epstein-Barr, and polio can all be deadly in one person but asymptomatic in the next.

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by Anonymousreply 93April 3, 2023 10:25 AM

Raising my hand, never had Covid. I do get sick last year and thought that I had gotten Covid, but it turned out to be seasonal allergies for the first time in my life.

by Anonymousreply 94April 3, 2023 10:28 AM

R93 being asymptomatic in fact means that these people didn't get ill.

by Anonymousreply 95April 3, 2023 10:31 AM

[quote]being asymptomatic in fact means that these people didn't get ill.

Asymptomatic means you're infected with the virus. You can't be asymptomatic if you don't have an infection.

But you're the guy I just saw on the Bill Maher thread suggesting that black people are "stealing" white culture if they know English, so I think it's safe to say that you can be fully and thoroughly ignored.

by Anonymousreply 96April 3, 2023 10:41 AM

While I am one of the 'never had it' posters, it is also the case that everyone who I might be expected to know about (family, friends, close colleagues) has had it, sometimes more than once, so I'm pretty surprised I've missed it.

by Anonymousreply 97April 3, 2023 10:50 AM

Yes. My partner and his mother. Neither one got it despite the fact that I came down with it while staying at her house over a weekend.

by Anonymousreply 98April 3, 2023 11:07 AM

I haven't had it.

by Anonymousreply 99April 3, 2023 11:14 AM

If your blood type is A or AB, you are a COVID magnet.

by Anonymousreply 100April 3, 2023 11:25 AM

I haven't had it, nor have most of the people I know. I've remained careful, but I know a few people who have stopped taking precautions and are okay so far.

by Anonymousreply 101April 3, 2023 11:35 AM

There was this one time last summer when I thought I had it. Couldn't breathe, chills, and I just stayed in bed all day. I went to get tested, no Covid. I went to get tested again, no Covid. After March 2021, I really stopped following the rules. I'm not sure about the immunity thing, but maybe some people are just more likely to get it than others.

by Anonymousreply 102April 3, 2023 12:32 PM

I haven't.

Datalounge is an elite group. Can't get it having tea in mother's sitting room surrounded by antique dolls.

by Anonymousreply 103April 3, 2023 12:34 PM

My brother hasn't had it, even though his flatmate has. I can't think of anyone else I know who hasn't had it, though.

by Anonymousreply 104April 3, 2023 12:35 PM

I haven't had it. I've been tested twice, once at the HMO & once at home. I'm over 75 & not real healthy -- I've had all the shots & have always lived like a hermit, so that probably helps. But I do wonder if there's such a thing as natural resistance for some people.

by Anonymousreply 105April 3, 2023 12:50 PM

Yes, both me and my 88 year old dad. Pretty much everyone else around us did, at least once, but we never caught it. And no we did not live in a cave or wore masks to eat or drive in a car alone.

by Anonymousreply 106April 3, 2023 1:00 PM

I had allergy like symptoms and tested frequently since I planned to visit some elderly people in a hospital. I tested negative for four days before travel.

The day after I arrived, I bought a test kit on a whim. Both positive. Starting the following day, the next 8 tests were all negative. No one who had been near me tested positive at any point.

I was positive on only one day and never would have tested if I weren’t traveling to vulnerable people. Based on my experience, I think a lot of people probably had Covid without knowing it.

by Anonymousreply 107April 3, 2023 1:08 PM

Haven't had it yet, as far as I know.

by Anonymousreply 108April 3, 2023 1:12 PM

Haven't had it. Had 5 shots. Caught a 3-day cold 3 weeks ago, that's the only time I have been sick at all since early Nov. of 2018. I usually get at least one bad cold every year. I've worked from home since March '20. It does seem that every person I know, otherwise, has had Covid at least once, some up to 3 times already. I know several elderly people who died from it.

by Anonymousreply 109April 3, 2023 1:14 PM

I don't think I have.

I know for a fact I wasn't infected during the first six months because the hospital I work in did mandatory blood test for all staff. I was exposed many times during that time and since. I haven't had any illness or symptoms, even mild since then. Most of my colleagues seemed to have been uninfected until Omicron which spread through the staff like wildfire in a matter of two weeks. Though they were only moderately ill, it was frightening to see something spread so quickly and completely.

by Anonymousreply 110April 3, 2023 1:15 PM

[Quote]How could I spread it around always masked, asshole?

Masked during sex or are you an INCEL?

by Anonymousreply 111April 3, 2023 1:21 PM

I have never been vaxxed, and I have never gotten covid. But I no longer eat out, not anymore.

by Anonymousreply 112April 3, 2023 1:25 PM

Just to break into this thread, perhaps inappropriately, but in response to some of the comments here that suggest that COVID wasn't that serious: I had two friends that got COVID and died. Dead. I'll never see them again.

Yes, they were older.... but still....

by Anonymousreply 113April 3, 2023 3:15 PM

In the latter quarter of 2019, I was quite ill, so much so that I later speculated that it might have been Covid, but realistically it was too early for me to have had it. As far as I'm aware, officially I've never had it. I've been tested for it periodically, and have had four vaccinations (three Pfizer and one Moderna).

by Anonymousreply 114April 3, 2023 3:33 PM

[quote]42% infected is not most people

No, but 94% is, and that's what the link at R82 estimates.

I don't think I've had it, but I did get a low-grade fever for 36 hours after a gathering last November. Just about everybody else there got quite sick for 2-3 weeks. I tested myself several times and it came up negative. My doctor thinks it may have been covid, I just never became infectious. I was the only one at the gathering who was vaccinated. (And none of them bothered to test themselves.)

by Anonymousreply 115April 3, 2023 3:48 PM

I got quite sick in January of 2020. I remember thinking it was the flu, not a cold. Was in bed for a couple of days. But I am asthmatic and not as thin as I would wish. I expected to get sicker based on what we knew then and long before vaccines were available. The only way to know is to get the blood test, but I don't suppose it really matters.

by Anonymousreply 116April 3, 2023 3:50 PM

For the asymptomatic queens.

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by Anonymousreply 117April 3, 2023 4:08 PM

WHO walked that back the very next day, R117.

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by Anonymousreply 118April 3, 2023 4:10 PM

R118 strange. Usually WHO is not that hasty and neglectful. Could it be that some pressures were involved?

by Anonymousreply 119April 3, 2023 4:15 PM

My cousin. She says that she's remained CoVIRGIN.

by Anonymousreply 120April 3, 2023 4:18 PM

Howard Stern

by Anonymousreply 121April 3, 2023 4:18 PM

A few people. Everyone I know is vaccinated. Most people I know have had it at least once. In 2022 there were a few months were it seemed like everyone was getting mild cases. I've had 5 shots and I can't count how many tests I've taken. I've only had one pcr test (before a medical procedure in 2021) but I've taken countless at home tests.

by Anonymousreply 122April 3, 2023 4:21 PM

Most of the people I know have had it. One had it before vaccines were available and was terribly sick. The rest were vaccinated and it was mild. I haven’t gotten it, even though I have traveled by plane several times in the USA and in Europe. I’m vaccinated & boosted, but I still expect to get it eventually.

by Anonymousreply 123April 3, 2023 4:28 PM

Yes. I know quite a few who never had it - they all work in hospitals (still wearing their N95) and have been vaxed, but not boosted.

by Anonymousreply 124April 3, 2023 4:39 PM

I spent lockdown working for the NHS on T&T. We'd have people who'd tested positive and laughed in our faces at the idea of "symptoms". A recurrent theme was they'd had worse hangovers than their covid symptoms. Other people I'd speak to were so ill I'd have to call an ambulance for them. Also called some people and a nurse would answer because the patient was on a ventilator. Other times the phone would be answered by a bereaved son or daughter whose parent had died.

by Anonymousreply 125April 3, 2023 4:40 PM

For the record... research has identified many "asymptomatic" COVID people who have gone on to have "long-term" COVID anyway. Long-term COVID is the mostly untold story of the pandemic now. Weakness, cardio-vascular issues, mental "fog", headaches, loss of smell and taste, muscle aches.... even people who have had minor or no symptoms when first infected can and have developed these long-term effects.

by Anonymousreply 126April 3, 2023 4:47 PM

We just got a call from my mom’s hardcore repub cousin, reporting that my 90 yo great-aunt who’s in a nursing home has Covid. She claims that my aunt can eat on the dining hall, socialize, & have visitors with no restrictions whatsoever. They’re in Ohio, but I call BS on this, I bet it’s a prologue to my cousin’s blaming everything on Biden, as per usual. She’s one of the pro-Ivermectin people.

by Anonymousreply 127April 4, 2023 4:47 AM

thought i had it, turns out it was the accutane i was taking, rly good for oil control but plenty of side effects

by Anonymousreply 128April 4, 2023 7:52 AM
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by Anonymousreply 129April 4, 2023 3:28 PM

[quote]Yes. I know quite a few who never had it - they all work in hospitals (still wearing their N95) and have been vaxed, but not boosted.

Every hospital worker I know has had it. I have a friend who is an NP in cardiology. She's had it four times. Vaxxed and making the whole time.

by Anonymousreply 130April 5, 2023 5:19 AM

Shithead r92 obviously didn't read the article that clearly stated that asymptomatic people spread it around, are you batshit crazy r92? Is everyone a nut case now?

by Anonymousreply 131April 5, 2023 6:26 AM

Neither my boyfriend nor I have had it. I had to take him to ER about a week ago for an eye injury. They're all still masked there and required one to enter. The check-in nurse asked us about COVID and thought it was pretty iamazing that neither of us have had ti. (I thought, oh great, we'll probably get it now ...lol) It's been 8 days, so far neither one of us have any symptoms.

by Anonymousreply 132April 5, 2023 6:38 AM

I don't think that I had it. The only thing that was close was months before Covid was officially named I had a cold of some sort for a few days, I got a slight fever ( I never get fevers with colds) and I just felt unwell. It went away and I never thought about it until about a year into Covid and I started to wonder if I had it back then. 90% of the people I know have had it, most diagnosed and some just seemed to be Covid. I never had anyone close to me or a relative get seriously ill from it and have to go to hospital etc.

by Anonymousreply 133April 5, 2023 9:49 AM

I am freaking pissed right now.

I rarely go out to eat in restaurants anymore, but a good friend of mine was in town yesterday and asked me to grab dinner last minute.

I got a call this morning from him - he's sick and tested positive for covid. He was blowing his nose all night, but claimed he had hay fever, so droplets EVERYWHERE, I'm sure. I also shook hands both when he arrived and when we parted.

He's fully vaxxed up through last Oct, as am I. I'm hoping I didn't get infected and don't get sick.

by Anonymousreply 134April 5, 2023 4:11 PM

My kid and her surrogate did not get it. Neither did my ex. Unfortunately, I got it at gay pride last year, but it was worth it!

by Anonymousreply 135April 5, 2023 4:14 PM

R134 My brother was in a similar situation, a friend dropped by a month ago for a chat (in freezing weather so they were inside) , was congested, sneezing, said it was alergies. My SIL who is a nurse asked him to put on a mask. He left after 30 minutes, and informed them the next day he had just tested positive. They had to cancel their flight and holiday bookings for the following day out of precaution and started testing, negative fortunately. They are still upset about this clueless friend. Bro had it last year, never wants to go through that again.

My partner and I have avoided it, but we are probably considered extreme by most. He has chronic heart disease.

Wishing you the best.

by Anonymousreply 136April 5, 2023 5:52 PM

I haven’t had covid. 5 shots of vaxx so far.

In December 2019 though, I’d only gone Xmas shopping at 3 stores in a mall. One of them was Chinese-owned. A day after Xmas I felt a slight tickle in my throat and had a bit of sinus congestion. The next day, BAM, very ill and non-stop coughing. Coughed so hard the memories still hurt. It was diagnosed as pneumonia.

Never ever in my life have I ever twinged minor symptoms one day, and full blown something else the next. It was a very bizarre way of becoming ill. That is the only possible way I may have had it.

by Anonymousreply 137April 5, 2023 6:00 PM

Nice detail of the Chinese owned mall store.

by Anonymousreply 138April 5, 2023 6:07 PM

AFAIK, I haven’t had it or if I did, it was so mild that it was “just allergies”. Still wear a mask in the grocery store. Have been in close contact with two different people, ie sitting next to them, who tested positive the next day. I’ve only taken two or three home tests though. Fully vaxxed but the bi-valent was 6 months ago…is it time to get another? I’ve heard no news.

by Anonymousreply 139April 5, 2023 6:11 PM

[quote]Fully vaxxed but the bi-valent was 6 months ago…is it time to get another? I’ve heard no news.

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by Anonymousreply 140April 5, 2023 6:13 PM

I Never got Covid, not once, and I'm unvacinated as well, I just follow all other health protocols since the lock down in March 2020... I'm as healthy as horse, and hung like one, too! ;-)

by Anonymousreply 141April 5, 2023 6:13 PM

You're an idiot for being unvaccinated, R141. And at 59? Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 142April 5, 2023 6:17 PM

Thanks r140.

by Anonymousreply 143April 5, 2023 6:24 PM

Vaccinated 4x. Got it a little while after the fourth time. It was worse than I expected after four vaccinations but the symptoms completely stopped after two full days. I had to stop working as I could not focus on my computer and thought to myself this is odd and took one of the lateral flow tests I had in a cupboard. I dread to think about badly I would have been affected without the vaccinations.

by Anonymousreply 144April 5, 2023 6:56 PM

Yes, I know several people who haven't had it yet.

by Anonymousreply 145April 5, 2023 7:41 PM

FYI COVID is still around, even though the official response to the pandemic is over. There are still a few people in the local ICUs with COVID pneumonia, and others with "Sepsis, origin unknown, incidentally COVID positive", although nobody has actually died of COVID in ages. My job involves analyzing information from ICUs in a local network of hospitals, and this is what's going on in my area.

COVID is now like Influenza, it's here to stay. It's in the population, it's going to mutate and spread and take on forms that are more or less deadly over time, and it may become lethal again the way Influenza does. Make your choices accordingly.

by Anonymousreply 146April 5, 2023 7:43 PM

Not had it but expect to at some point.

by Anonymousreply 147April 5, 2023 7:44 PM

Mother and son have not had it. They both figure their time is coming

by Anonymousreply 148April 5, 2023 7:46 PM

I have had it 3 or four times and 3 boosters. I live in an elevator building and no one wears masks in the building. Each time I got it it was really mild. I think most of the people who died were over 75 and many with diabetes. I'm 73 but it didn't seem to cause me much trouble. A lot of people got it and didn't get symptoms. I got it the first time just before they declared it a pandemic. Feb 2020 I live in a red county.

by Anonymousreply 149April 5, 2023 7:56 PM

I haven't had Covid, The flu, or even a cold since I retired 11 years ago. I am Covid vaxxed, I refuse to get the flu vax because I it makes me just as sick as if I had gotten the flu for a week to 10 days. I lead a pretty solitary life but I am not a hermit, I go out unmasked but I make a point not to touch my face until I can get home and wash my hands or use hand sanitizer.

by Anonymousreply 150April 5, 2023 8:30 PM

R150 you've never had the flu then. Once you have it, you'll never go another year without getting the vax. I've had Covid and the flu and the flu was much, much worse than Covid.

by Anonymousreply 151April 5, 2023 9:02 PM

To the best of my knowledge, I never had it. I'm fully vaccinated and boosted. I live alone, and during the lockdown I followed the mandates about masking and maintaining social distancing. When my gym reopened, I went back, but I waited a few weeks before I started showering there. I teach at a small university. When classes began, I masked until the university discontinued masking regulations. I do not use a mask anymore. In the past year, I've begun socializing more.

I'm surprised I haven't gotten it. Colleagues have gotten it at work. I receive notices of students getting it. This Sunday evening I had dinner in a local tavern/restaurant. I sat at the bar surrounded by strangers...a few of whom I'm sure were Flat Earthers.

No doubt, it's dumb luck.

by Anonymousreply 152April 5, 2023 9:13 PM

For the most part, it took out the old. Mostly 75 and up. I know there are a lot of outliers but it didn't seem serious for most people. It ended up being a really bad cold. But I hate to think what will happen if we really get a serious pandemic, like Sars that kills 10% or something terrible like Marberg. Even a 10% kill rate would collapse the civilization. America is probably the worst country for compliance. We should never have politicized the virus. Viruses don't care about politics. They are opportunists.

by Anonymousreply 153April 5, 2023 9:58 PM

[quote]For the most part, it took out the old. Mostly 75 and up.

As of Feb 1, 2023, the 1.1 million deaths in the US by covid were roughly 25% each among those under 65, 65-74, 75-84, and 85+.

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by Anonymousreply 155April 5, 2023 10:51 PM

R26 I remember that thread about the “really bad cold.” It was COVID, I think.

My husband has had it 2x but I never got it.

After the variant vaccine I had horrible muscle pain for about 30 hours.

by Anonymousreply 156April 5, 2023 10:59 PM

My elderly parents, who still live independently, have never gotten it. Dad is 90; Mom is 85.

by Anonymousreply 157April 6, 2023 1:32 AM

One of the worst things to come out of the pandemic was Eric Topol. Fucking grifter.

by Anonymousreply 158April 6, 2023 4:43 AM

What exactly is the nature of Topol's grift, R158, and how much money is he making at it?

by Anonymousreply 159April 6, 2023 11:02 AM

Yeah I do. Me. I have been meticulously careful about wearing a mask when around other people in public and sanitizing my hands anytime I touch anything outside my house.

by Anonymousreply 160April 6, 2023 11:06 AM

What’s really weird to me is I can’t remember ever getting the flu. I have gotten the flu shot these last two years though but not before.

by Anonymousreply 161April 6, 2023 12:25 PM

It’s always been a good idea to wash your hands when you come home, but transmission of Covid through the touching of surfaces “is possible upon extensive moistening, but it is unlikely to occur in real-life.”

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by Anonymousreply 162April 6, 2023 12:33 PM

Fully vaxxed, have not had covid. I tested for antibodies recently, none. I live in a single family home, retired, no public transportation. So, it was easier for me to take every precaution for most of the last three years. I decided to forgo travel and socialized outdoors when it was possible.

This last six months I have gone to restaurants, socialized more at friends homes. I have travelled by train twice, flown once, masked of course. At this point, I monitor cases in my area, and step up my precautions during surges. I do still mask in stores and public settings and have yet to attend a concert or theater.

I seem to be the last one standing among the people I know, most have abandoned precaution and adopted a fatalistic attitude.

by Anonymousreply 163April 6, 2023 12:47 PM

My luck may have run out, as I had to take my mother to the ER this past week and both of us were too frantic over a TIA to think about masking up until it was far too late. So far neither of us have symptoms; we'll probably have to wait some time until testing rules it out for sure. Back to the now standard masking and distancing just in case.

by Anonymousreply 164April 9, 2023 12:26 AM

I haven't that I know of, which I find almost weird at this point.

My aunt came down for business and my parents and I had lunch with her at a local Mexican place.

It was a booth, and we are all heavy to fat (point is, we were in close quarters). My aunt does does not speak really but yell at people. She has always been like this. I love her, but she is loud and obnoxious.

Side note - she is a nun.

She sends a text the next day - she has Covid. My Mom, who is a drama queen, and was completely ready to milk her Covid "journey" for all it was worth, is fine.

My Dad is fine.

I'm fine.

We were sitting 30 millimeters away from this loud nun. I do not get how we didn't get it.

My parents have 4 shots and I have 3.

I'm not complaining but I'm genuinely surprised. My parents are smokers and I wonder if that has something to do with it (there was early anecdotal evidence that smokers had a lower rate of infection).

by Anonymousreply 165April 9, 2023 12:34 AM

I haven't heard anything about studies being done to find out whether some people might be naturally immune to COVID &, if so, to determine the cause of their immunity & whether that cause could be replicated & conferred upon everyone else. This thread shows that a lot of people might fall into that category, so a study wouldn't be a waste of resources.

by Anonymousreply 166April 9, 2023 12:41 AM

Got it right before Xmas 2022 and was so pissed. Did a favor for a friend driving them to Xmas errands on the coldest night of the year. They hadn't had it either but two days later got an "oops" text.

To date - an immuno-compromised friend who walks around with the equivalent of a hazmat rig on and has yet to eat in a restaurant where the adjacent table is occupied has not gotten it. My cancer-survivor brother who is similarly vigilant hasn't gotten it. And my sister who is not only a health nut but sort of lives in a bubble with her husband in Maine hasn't gotten it. That is it. Still pissed about driving my friend/neighbor on her errands.

by Anonymousreply 167April 9, 2023 12:43 AM

[quote]I do not get how we did not get it.

[quote]My parents have 4 shots and I have 3.

Do you think maybe these two things are connected?

by Anonymousreply 168April 9, 2023 12:44 AM

[quote]Still pissed about driving my friend/neighbor on her errands.

Why are people like this? You don't mention that they had any symptoms. Are you really still mad at a friend for exposing you to Covid 4 months ago? Why? Do you believe they made you sick intentionally?

by Anonymousreply 169April 9, 2023 12:46 AM

Neither my husband nor I have had it. In fact, not even a cold since COVID started. We work from home, we mask when we go out, and we're fully vaccinated.

by Anonymousreply 170April 9, 2023 12:47 AM

Neither my husband nor I have had Covid.

We generally don’t mask anymore so may get soon

by Anonymousreply 171April 9, 2023 12:48 AM

My Husband and my 87yo mother have not had it. I did have it once in 2022.

My brother has had it 3x. He lives in Manhattan and got it in the first wave in March 2020. He has had it once a year since then.

by Anonymousreply 172April 9, 2023 12:49 AM

Me.. until two weeks ago when this fucker finally got me.

by Anonymousreply 173April 9, 2023 12:50 AM

My aunt has had 5 R168 (2 shots, 3 boosters - she is old).

I'm sure there are reasons (age, she has diabetes, etc.), but I found it interesting.

by Anonymousreply 174April 9, 2023 12:51 AM

Not yet! And I only had the 2 shots- No Boosters.

I never did mind about the little things....

by Anonymousreply 175April 9, 2023 1:29 AM

"I haven't heard anything about studies being done to find out whether some people might be naturally immune to COVID"

How do you test for that, without undue risk?

But yeah, I'm the one who spent 2 years working in a COVID ICU without knowingly catching it, which might be due to being really great with transmission precautions, inadequate testing, asymptomatic disease, or... natural resistance. My blood type *is* Type O, BTW, the one that's rumored to confer a degree of resistance.

by Anonymousreply 176April 9, 2023 3:17 AM

I live in Hell's Kitchen and I've never had Covid.

by Anonymousreply 177April 9, 2023 5:26 AM

Yes, everyone who died before 2020.

by Anonymousreply 178April 9, 2023 5:29 AM

Amazingly the thirty percent of people who haven't gotten COVID appear to have all ended up on DL!!! Stupid people are not funny.

by Anonymousreply 179April 9, 2023 6:01 AM

Amazingly the thirty percent of people who haven't gotten COVID appear to have all ended up on DL!!! Stupid people are not funny.

by Anonymousreply 180April 9, 2023 6:02 AM

I got it at the end of 2022 at the ballet. Specifically at the Nutcracker in San Francisco. That's how gay I am, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 181April 9, 2023 6:41 AM

Hey, R181! Did I just see you at "Cinderella"?

If you weren't there, it was fabulous!

by Anonymousreply 182April 9, 2023 6:43 AM

I never got it (or anything else either) since sometime before 2019.

by Anonymousreply 183April 9, 2023 7:05 AM

I remember reading a profile of a nursing home at the height of the epidemic. Covid ran rampant through its halls, killing many and infecting almost all – but a fair portion of the infected had no symptoms at all, including a 101-year-old resident.

So I wouldn't be so sure that you haven't had it just because you've never had any symptoms.

by Anonymousreply 184April 9, 2023 11:55 AM

[Quote]Neither my husband nor I have had it. In fact, not even a cold since COVID started. We work from home, we mask when we go out, and we're fully vaccinated.

and have no friends or social life

by Anonymousreply 185April 9, 2023 2:14 PM

Right, R177, but in fairness when it comes to biological threats there's so much competition in Hell's Kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 186April 9, 2023 3:07 PM

I haven’t had it, and haven’t even had a cold/flu since it started.

Thanks, social distancing!

by Anonymousreply 187April 9, 2023 3:21 PM

[Quote]I live in Hell's Kitchen and I've never had Covid.

COVID would seem to be the least of your worries

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by Anonymousreply 188April 9, 2023 3:25 PM

On the same block as Thursday's attack on a gay man

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by Anonymousreply 189April 10, 2023 7:09 AM

I myself have never had COVID. Or at least I've never had any symptoms, and in any home tests I've taken, have never had a positive result.

by Anonymousreply 190April 10, 2023 7:29 AM

[quote]I wouldn't be so sure that you haven't had it just because you've never had any symptoms.

I suppose you also believe symptom-free Long Covid is also a thing. So much suffering with symptom-free diseases.

Do you have fibromyalgia by chance?

by Anonymousreply 191April 10, 2023 8:27 AM

[quote] and have no friends or social life

Fuck you, R185. That's not true, but you keep slutting around and looking for validation from acquaintances rather than having a great spouse, good family, and equally-careful friends.

by Anonymousreply 192April 10, 2023 4:38 PM

[quote]I am freaking pissed right now.

[quote]I rarely go out to eat in restaurants anymore, but a good friend of mine was in town yesterday and asked me to grab dinner last minute.

[quote]I got a call this morning from him - he's sick and tested positive for covid. He was blowing his nose all night, but claimed he had hay fever, so droplets EVERYWHERE, I'm sure. I also shook hands both when he arrived and when we parted.

[quote]He's fully vaxxed up through last Oct, as am I. I'm hoping I didn't get infected and don't get sick.

Well, r134 here again - finally, after being down with covid since my post. Within a day of my post last Wednesay, I started having symptoms and by Friday it was full blown flu symptoms and misery. I was fully vaccinated up through last fall. Not as bad as the last time I had the flu, but still miserable. I'm still coughing, achy, sore throat, and congested.

What I'm most surprised about is how casual the contact with an infected person was that resulted in my getting sick, so quickly. It was like Outbreak in a movie condensed format.

by Anonymousreply 193April 10, 2023 7:51 PM

I've relaxed on a number of precautions – but I still have no intention of sitting inside an enclosed space like a restaurant or a concert venue for an hour or more. I hope you feel 100% soon, R193.

by Anonymousreply 194April 10, 2023 8:04 PM

R192 don't knock slutting around till you've tried it. BTW this isn't the Ladies Home Journal which like you has been out of circulation for a while and has lots of issues..

by Anonymousreply 195April 11, 2023 1:17 AM

[quote]I myself have never had COVID. Or at least I've never had any symptoms, and in any home tests I've taken, have never had a positive result.

Same for me. And I only had one Covid shot. And I live my life exactly as I did in 2019 before Covid.

by Anonymousreply 196April 11, 2023 1:21 AM

Can I ask people who've had multiple infections were the progressively milder? Third worse than first? Any patterns?

by Anonymousreply 197April 11, 2023 2:12 PM

My husband has never tested positive, which is incredible, because he is a Family Practice Physician and sees about 30 patients per day.

by Anonymousreply 198April 11, 2023 2:14 PM

R198, is he still masking at work?

by Anonymousreply 199April 11, 2023 2:16 PM


by Anonymousreply 200April 11, 2023 3:07 PM

Me. I still mask, and only eat in restaurants or go to bars when I can sit in the open air.

by Anonymousreply 201April 11, 2023 3:22 PM

“Project Next Gen” — the long-anticipated follow-up to “Operation Warp Speed,” the Trump-era program that sped coronavirus vaccines to patients in 2020 — would take a similar approach to partnering with private-sector companies to expedite development of vaccines and therapies. Scientists, public heath experts and politicians have called for the initiative, warning that existing therapies have steadily lost their effectiveness and that new ones are needed.

The new effort will focus on three goals: creating long-lasting monoclonal antibodies, after an evolving virus rendered many current treatments ineffective; accelerating development of vaccines that produce mucosal immunity, which is thought to reduce transmission and infection risks; and speeding efforts to develop pan-coronavirus vaccines to guard against new SARS-CoV-2 variants, as well as other coronaviruses.

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by Anonymousreply 202April 11, 2023 3:52 PM
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by Anonymousreply 203April 11, 2023 3:55 PM


How lazy!

by Anonymousreply 204April 11, 2023 4:12 PM

In November of 2019 a terrible intestinal thing went thro my work and I lost my sense of taste for a couple months. I didn't go to the doctor about it. I had some serious brain fog that still hasn't resolved. Patient zero's boyfriend worked as a bartender in Atlanta that caters to international business travelers

by Anonymousreply 205April 11, 2023 4:23 PM

well, go to the disability office since that's what you are saying.

by Anonymousreply 206April 11, 2023 4:39 PM

I think I MAY have had it once but I dont know for sure. There are many cases like mine.

by Anonymousreply 207April 11, 2023 4:56 PM

SO! After three fucking years, two of them spent caring for COVID patients at the bedside and constantly risking exposure to the deadliest forms... I finally caught it!

So tell me, if you've had it recently, how long did it take the squiggly shits to go away? I'm over the two days of feeling like death, but everything except clear liquids and kefir still goes right through.

by Anonymousreply 208April 27, 2023 2:18 AM

I was just diagnosed Tuesday after after missing the last two boosters. I guess I got complacent. I was also diagnosed with Flu B and unspecified bacterial pneumonia.

by Anonymousreply 209April 27, 2023 9:16 PM

[quote]R165 My aunt does does not speak really but yell at people. Side note - she is a nun. She sends a text the next day - she has Covid. We were sitting 30 millimeters away from this loud nun.


by Anonymousreply 210April 27, 2023 10:44 PM

R208 here, it's five days since I first started having symptoms, and I'm just now starting to feel like a human again. Still coughing and sneezing and staying in, still weak and wobbly, but no longer shitting every 15 minutes or feeling so weak and feverish that getting to the bathroom in time was a struggle. It's like the worst flu I've had in 20 years plus GI symptoms you don't get with the flu, and this is a MILD case of COVID!!!

I don't regret any of the stuff I've done for the last 3 years to prevent transmission. It's a horrible disease, extremely unpleasant even in the mild forms, and with who the hell knows what kind of aftereffects. Fuck this!

by Anonymousreply 211April 27, 2023 10:57 PM

I have not. And I don’t want it.

by Anonymousreply 212April 27, 2023 11:36 PM

Me... until this morning when I woke up chilled and congested, and then tested positive. DAMMIT.

I'm almost certain I caught it on Saturday while riding public transit, which I very rarely do anymore because so few people wear masks. It was the first time in month and only due to the bad weather we were having.

I was double-masked and am 5X vaccinated (bivalent booster a few weeks ago), but was stuck in close proximity to another passenger who was VERY symptomatic -- sniffling, congested, repeatedly blowing her nose, etc. And, of course, she wasn't wearing a mask.

by Anonymousreply 213May 23, 2023 6:20 PM

*in months

by Anonymousreply 214May 23, 2023 6:24 PM

I, for one, has never had covid. No vaxx, no masks, no isolation. My sister has never either, but she was double boosted and masked up.

by Anonymousreply 215May 23, 2023 6:34 PM

A co-worker just came down with covid, she said she's horribly sick with an unbearably painful sore throat among other symptoms.

She has followed all precautions the past few years but recently she was diagnosed with degenerative disc problems and I wonder if the stress from the pain and worrying has lowered her immunity.

I haven't experienced any covid symptoms but I work from home so maybe that has helped avoiding infection.

by Anonymousreply 216May 23, 2023 7:33 PM

Too lazy to look it up right now, but I think I read some months ago that the CDC has determined about 50% of Americans have had COVID-19, but that half of those don't realize it, but would test poz for antibodies were they tested. My sister is one of those. She didn't know until she donated blood and they told her she had covid antibodies.

I, on the other hand, have had it 3x despite precautions and all the vaccinations. I got it in Dec 2022, took Paxlovid, then got it again mid-February.

by Anonymousreply 217May 23, 2023 7:45 PM

Haven't had Covid, haven't been inoculated due to a serious allergy. Type O negative blood, which some say can be a resistance factor..

by Anonymousreply 218May 23, 2023 9:45 PM

R213, you never built up any immunity to the disease. That's why you got sick.

by Anonymousreply 219May 24, 2023 3:49 AM

R219, you might want to brush up.

"Vaccines teach your immune system how to create antibodies that protect you from diseases.

It's much safer for your immune system to learn this through vaccination than by catching the diseases and treating them.

Once your immune system knows how to fight a disease, it can often protect you for many years."

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by Anonymousreply 220May 24, 2023 8:50 AM

My partner had it quite badly. I didn’t get it even though we kissed the day he tested positive, yet I catch every passing cold and have a crap immune system. Yes, vaxxed, but who knows.

by Anonymousreply 221May 24, 2023 9:35 AM

Haven't had it, neither has my partner. However, I know more people who have gotten it this year than during the official pandemic. I still mask a fair amount and meet people outdoors. I don't eat indoors in crowded restaurants. I mask when flying and in airports. Community spread is low in my state right now, so I'm easing up a bit.

I know some people who get a Paxlovid prescription before traveling, just because they figure they'll get it.

by Anonymousreply 222May 24, 2023 10:13 AM

I haven't caught it, at least as of my last blood donation in March. Combo of vaccination, living like a hermit, being careful to follow precautions when going out, and having O-negative blood, I imagine.

by Anonymousreply 223May 24, 2023 6:26 PM


I have taken the same precautions, also have 0-negative blood. Have never had covid. I have just begun to eat in restaurants, and socialize with a small group of friends. I try to frequent restaurants early before the crowded evening hours, perhaps once a week, when they are not crowded. I still mask in crowded stores, public transportation. Luckily, work from home so not forced to mingle unless I choose. Now that the warmer weather is here, I will socialize much more outdoors.

by Anonymousreply 224May 24, 2023 10:13 PM


by Anonymousreply 225May 24, 2023 10:27 PM

I never got it, but my cooter is ITCHIN', YA' ALL!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 226May 25, 2023 3:23 AM

Once, August,2022, had Covid for 2 days..no fever...really bad head-cold-severe body aches.

I added a second double-shot of Irish whiskey or Finnish vodka to my nightly caffeine free tea. Sometimes both, always on the side.

by Anonymousreply 227May 25, 2023 4:25 AM

At R202, regarding the Eric Topol link to the WAPO article, 𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 $𝟓 𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬, it has probably been canceled over current debt ceiling negotiations between the White House and House Republicans.

𝐃𝐞𝐛𝐭-𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞, 𝐆𝐎𝐏 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐮𝐭 𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠

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by Anonymousreply 228May 25, 2023 4:40 AM

I haven't had it.

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