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#520236 - 07/23/20 03:19 AM How many of us had / have covid?
DonCA Offline
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Registered: 08/14/02
Posts: 55
Loc: Southern California
I don't know if the subject has been talked about already, but I'd like to know how many of us have contracted covid-19 and what kind of course did it take. Some of us are in remission and don't take any medicine, While others are on immune suppressants. The other thing I'd like to know is what are our individual vitamin D levels, I don't think I've contracted covid-19. I have raised my vitamin D levels from 25 to 60, and I'm doing very well now, I can't say the same thing about last year.

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#520267 - 08/22/20 08:49 AM Re: How many of us had / have covid? [Re: DonCA]
Didier Offline
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Registered: 01/12/12
Posts: 210
So far... nobody?

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#520271 - 08/26/20 11:38 AM Re: How many of us had / have covid? [Re: Didier]
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Registered: 03/07/02
Posts: 9513
Loc: Rosario, Argentina
I have not, nor anyone in immediate family. Brother was tested as he went to therapist for back who had tested positive but both had mask and he tested negative.

Know of some people that have tested positive, but no close family or friends yet.

Tim
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#520289 - 09/08/20 10:59 AM Re: How many of us had / have covid? [Re: DonCA]
DANVON Offline
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Registered: 09/05/01
Posts: 2469
Loc: Ontario Canada
No covid for me and I take vitamin D daily.
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#520296 - 09/26/20 01:56 AM Re: How many of us had / have covid? [Re: DonCA]
Inanna Offline
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Registered: 11/15/01
Posts: 18076
Loc: UK
We've managed to avoid it so far. Our dog groomer had it very early on. A friend of ours has lost 12 people.

My niece is a PSW in a care home. There was one case there. A staff member who didn't know he was sick yet gave it to one of the patients. But there have been no more cases. They've worked really hard to keep the facility safe.

Warm hugs,
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#520302 - 09/29/20 04:06 AM Re: How many of us had / have covid? [Re: Inanna]
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Registered: 11/15/01
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Loc: UK
I can also say that Linc, from when I was most active here, had it back in March. And another KAer from that time lost her neighbour to it.
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#520303 - 09/30/20 08:31 AM Re: How many of us had / have covid? [Re: DonCA]
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Registered: 09/05/01
Posts: 2363
Loc: London
From todays Guardian:


Adalimumab could help prevent care home residents from having to go to hospital with coronavirus.
Sarah Boseley Health editor
Wed 30 Sep 2020

A commonly used arthritis drug is to be trialled with care home residents who have Covid, after it was observed that those taking it for their joint pains were less likely to end up in hospital with the virus.

Older people in care homes, who often have some degree of dementia, tend not to do well in hospital, where they become more confused and may pick up infections. The trial will break new ground by giving the drug to people at care homes, where they can be supervised and monitored afterwards by doctors and nurses.

The drug, adalimumab, has been in use for 20 years and there are cheap versions available all over the world. It is an anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drug, which is used to reduce inflammation in arthritis and bowel disease. In the severe stages of Covid-19, patients can suffer from a “cytokine storm” – an overreaction of the body’s immune system, causing an inflammatory response.

“The motivation here was that residents of care homes were particularly badly hit in the first wave of the pandemic,” said Duncan Richards, professor of clinical therapeutics at the University of Oxford, which is running the trial.

He added: “Many residents of care homes have a care plan that does not involve them going into hospital, which for these people is unlikely to have a good outcome. That has led some people to think they shouldn’t be treated and we disagree with that. We need a treatment or an intervention that is appropriate to that environment, in a context where going to hospital is unlikely to be in their best interests.”
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#520306 - 10/04/20 10:31 AM Re: How many of us had / have covid? [Re: DonCA]
sBrian Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 218
My wife lost a friend from work who was in her early 60s, and her brothers father in law. My co-worker has lost 5 friends and family in Mexico, including his sister in law, a doctor.

That is the closest it has come to me.

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#520318 - 10/29/20 08:47 AM Re: How many of us had / have covid? [Re: sBrian]
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Registered: 03/07/02
Posts: 9513
Loc: Rosario, Argentina
Update.. no one in my close family or friends. But on my wife´s side of family 3 confirmed that contracted virus, one needed hospitalization, but all have recovered now.

I do have co-worker, not on my team but I knew her and she was 24 and passed away now 3-4 weeks ago. Happened very quickly... learned on a Thursday, went to hospital on Saturday and passed away on Tuesday.

Know of a few others at work, but we are all WFH yet, we have 2 offices of roughly 250 employees in each. The coworker that passed away was in my office one floor up, but we are both managers and in some trainings together and ate in same lunch room and she used conference room for meetings next to my office space all the time.

Stay safe everyone!
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