[POLL] Have you had Covid-19 before?

Have you had Covid-19?

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That's one of the scary things about it. Considering how COVID can be spread airborne and on surfaces and can survive within hours to days, all the more reason to be careful when touching things or walking around in public spaces. You never truly know if you're infected and/or a carrier until you find out from testing and/or actually getting sick from it.
That’s kind of why I rarely go outside but of course that can be compromised by the need to actually get food and stuff or just the fact that I live with other people who do have jobs and social lives.
None of known immune issues at all. I am also not often sick. Sometimes the cold. But also Covid did not affected me so hard. Can't tell about maybe "long covid" but right now I am feeling good.
Yeah in the shops it is really weird. People are touching / sniffing on stuff all the time. Thousends of people in a big store... and if this stuff stays for hours and can infect... well you can't do anything.
I guess if there’s anything I can learn is just being more careful. Was hoping there was a common ground but I am definitely the stand out with my crap immune system.
 

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None of known immune issues at all. I am also not often sick. Sometimes the cold. But also Covid did not affected me so hard. Can't tell about maybe "long covid" but right now I am feeling good.
At the very least, you should be fine since you're properly vaccinated and got through the second COVID infection without any issues like the first time.
 

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That’s kind of why I rarely go outside but of course that can be compromised by the need to actually get food and stuff or just the fact that I live with other people who do have jobs and social lives.
Yeah, all the more reason for people to get vaccinated so that those that are immunocompromised or similar can live safer during this pandemic.
 
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Yeah, all the more reason for people to get vaccinated so that those that are immunocompromised or similar can live safer during this pandemic.
I kind of wish people would see it that way but it honestly feels like a lot of people either don't care or aren't aware. There's also the anti-vacc crowd that seems blissfully unaware of their damages and even defends the damages they are causing. Either way, my ability to live a healthy life is often compromised when I go outside and that sucks.
 

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I don't have any immune issue, on the contrary. I'm rarely ill.
I also don't act overly paranoid either, like disinfecting items or food I bought at the shop. I just put things I bought directly in the fridge, or closet etc.
I don't care too much, not too afraid, but don't do reckless things either. in 0 to 10, I'd say I care 3 or 4. for example, I wear masks, but don't bleach or wash them every day, even reuse them few days.
 
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I don't have any immune issue, on the contrary. I'm rarely ill.
I also don't act overly paranoid either, like disinfecting items or food I bought at the shop. I just put things I bought directly in the fridge, or closet etc.
I don't care too much, not too afraid, but don't do reckless things either. in 0 to 10, I'd say I care 3 or 4. for example, I wear masks, but don't bleach or wash them every day, even reuse them few days.
Fair enough, I guess the only connection is the occasional outside world visits. Was hoping I wasn’t alone in the potato-ass immune system gang on the Temp
 

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The only times I've been tested for COVID came back negative, and I've never felt any symptoms of it. Then again I'm a person who rarely gets sick from anything so for all I know I could've been asymptomatic at some point.
 
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I kind of wish people would see it that way but it honestly feels like a lot of people either don't care or aren't aware. There's also the anti-vacc crowd that seems blissfully unaware of their damages and even defends the damages they are causing. Either way, my ability to live a healthy life is often compromised when I go outside and that sucks.
Covid proves and re-enforce that most people are just plain selfish. that's just it
 

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If someone views that vaccinating the world as the only way for the world (ie. themselves) to stay safe, then it is understandable that anything that makes it look anything less than perfect (ie. safe and effective™) might be a threat to the process of getting the whole world on board with taking it.

Even if we manage to convince, coerce, or even force people to follow an indefinitely effective regiment of safe injections, we will also have to convince the selfish animals that are capable of contracting it as well.
 
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If someone views that vaccinating the world as the only way for the world (ie. themselves) to stay safe, then it is understandable that anything that makes it look anything less than perfect (ie. safe and effective™) might be a threat to the process of getting the whole world on board with taking it.

Even if we manage to convince, coerce, or even force people to follow an indefinitely effective regiment of safe injections, we will also have to convince the selfish animals that are capable of contracting it as well.
Vaccinating animals before sale is actually a law in many places and hopefully this incident makes it a law in more places. I hate that animals had to be killed as a result of this but I do hope their deaths aren’t in vain. Hopefully this starts vaccine research and trials for animals as well.
 

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Vaccinating animals before sale is actually a law in many places and hopefully this incident makes it a law in more places. I hate that animals had to be killed as a result of this but I do hope their deaths aren’t in vain. Hopefully this starts vaccine research and trials for animals as well.
Keep in mind humans are animals too, so maybe human experimentation isn't so bad...? :creep:
 

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If someone views that vaccinating the world as the only way for the world (ie. themselves) to stay safe, then it is understandable that anything that makes it look anything less than perfect (ie. safe and effective™) might be a threat to the process of getting the whole world on board with taking it.

Even if we manage to convince, coerce, or even force people to follow an indefinitely effective regiment of safe injections, we will also have to convince the selfish animals that are capable of contracting it as well.
They preach fascism on behalf of the government and pharmaceutical companies while calling themselves antifascist. It definitely is as you say embarrassing and also quite a pathetic abandonment of the values they once alleged to possess.
 

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Yes, I have had it. It is ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! While my family some friends ARE antivax for personal reasons: some of those reasons include how both my own mother and a family friend both have compromised immune systems, as in they get sick by MOST EVERY LITTLE THING, allergies, my mother and I both have had issues in the past with vaccinations. I can't take, I believe, the Polio vaccine, as it contains penicillin, I also can't have tetanus, and possibly amoxicillin, as my leg swollen up all the way up to the hip when I was A LOT YOUNGER. My mother also has HORRIBLE allergies, and is allergic to NEARLY EVERY LITTLE THING! But, even though we have those problems, I HIGHLY RECCOMEND PEOPLE CONTINUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCE, WEAR MASKS, NOT GO ANYWHERE THAT HAS BEEN COMPROMISED OR IF YOU YOURSELF HAVE BEEN SICK, AVOID LARGE CROWDS, GET THE VACCINE!!! I CAN'T STRESS THAT ONE ENOUGH, BUT MOST OF ALL, STAY SAFE. Sorry, for all the bold, italicized words, but I NEED to get my point across, that again, I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH!!!

I am a 30 year old, High-Spectrum Autistic, man who lives with his mother, his younger brother, and a pet black, possibly Maine Coone Mix, cat. We had Covid just last month/last year. My mother and I honestly believe we had it the start of the year back in January, as she was VERY sick, and started losing both her sense of smell and taste. I was also pretty sick, felt BEYOND exhausted, didn't want to move out of bed, couldn't move without body aches, the works. So... once that was over. I took a life skills class supported by an Autism support group, and someone had the virus on its final week (the class was only six weeks). I and my family ended up quarantined for 14 days, no symptoms, no big deal. But then the following week, I had an OTHER life skills class, and THAT final week, I HAD COVID! So, the issue was, my brother felt stomach pains, so he probably had it, and my mother eventually started showing signs. So we were all sick with Covid for several weeks, and that is when unfortunately, my mother's breathing was getting labored. I didn't think much about it, as my mother has REALLY BAD asthma, and sleeping issues. I even asked her one night when her breathing was bad "Are you, okay?" and she replied back with "Yeah, I'm fine! Why do you ask?" and I told her. She just ignored it stating it was just because of her sleeping, but I think she mentioned her chest hurt, which was a bit concerning, but I was NOT READY for what would happen next!

That night my brother comes rushing into my bedroom, around 3am EST, and informs me he had called an AMBULANCE, as my mother's breathing had gotten WAY too labored... it WASN'T Just asthma or Covid. IT WAS COVID PNEUMONIA! They hulled her off to the hospital and she has been there ever since, fighting for her life. That was Dec. 25, Christmas... who would have thought? By then my brother and I were through with this EVIL, INHUMANE, NEARLY NOT SURVIVABLE, DEADLY, DEVILISH THING OF A VIRUS.

Luckily though, they got her on meds that cleared and healed her lungs, and she IS stable. However, they had to take her off of it and/or the machine, as one of them could have caused her to have compromised kidneys!!! She is supposed to rushed to a "cleaner" room by herself so my brother and I can visit her. We will get to see her finally after FIGURIVELY a year, and LITTERALLY a month, almost 2!!! So, between that, and cleaning around our trailer and having to rush around cleaning. My anger (and believe me, I have a DANGEROUSLY FIRERY ANGER, TO THE POINT I WOULD CALL IT "DEMONIC"!), hatred, PARANOIA and PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY OVERWHELMING stress. I'm lost. I am BEYOND HURT AND LONELY, but my aunt and some family friends have been VERY KIND AND SUPPORTIVE, AND I CAN'T THANK THEM ENOUGH!

COVID IS HORRIBLE! MY
symptoms included feeling like had either strep, or bronchitis, with a sore chest and throat, MASSIVE nausea, a MIGRAINE, diarrhea, itchy, watery, eyes. Etc. You can either show symptoms, or NOT HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS AT ALL!
 
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Nothing thus far, but I now think it's just a matter of time.
* boss had it about a month ago. One of his children as well, much more recent.
* then it were the neighbors. About half of the five persons. They're just recovering now
* brother's family has it (brother, his daughter and girlfriend. Just by accident not their son... Yet). Extra scary : they were here just last week to celebrate our daughter's 2nd birthday
* got a call from the daycare center today : two of the staff tested positive.

So... Thus far nothing for me or my family yet (okay, not covid... Just stomach ache). But the way things are going, i believe we're just lucky right now.
 

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I'm pretty confident I have it right now. As to which variant, I don't know. I haven't been tested, however I got it from my Mom, who did test positive. Mom's a frontline worker, so she gets weekly tests and has had boosters, in fact she got it on the day she was supposed to get another booster shot. I am also vaccinated. I've only had it for 3 or 4 days so far, however my symptoms haven't been too bad. Nor has my Mom's, who is also immuno-compromised.

Right now, I have a mild headache, slightly reduced hearing in right ear (kind of like impacted wax or something), a cough, obviously, which leads to sore throat, and my nose is burning. In regards to taste of food, no changes. I can taste and smell everything just fine. If anything changes throughout the coming weeks I'll post an update if anyone cares. Hoping it's not a calm before the storm sort of situation, but we'll see what happens.
 

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I'm pretty confident I have it right now. As to which variant, I don't know. I haven't been tested, however I got it from my Mom, who did test positive. Mom's a frontline worker, so she gets weekly tests and has had boosters, in fact she got it on the day she was supposed to get another booster shot. I am also vaccinated. I've only had it for 3 or 4 days so far, however my symptoms haven't been too bad. Nor has my Mom's, who is also immuno-compromised.

Right now, I have a mild headache, slightly reduced hearing in right ear (kind of like impacted wax or something), a cough, obviously, which leads to sore throat, and my nose is burning. In regards to taste of food, no changes. I can taste and smell everything just fine. If anything changes throughout the coming weeks I'll post an update if anyone cares. Hoping it's not a calm before the storm sort of situation, but we'll see what happens.
Anecdotally, I'm hearing that the headaches are more common with omicron vs. earlier viruses. If it is omicron, and you're vaccinated, this will hopefully be the worst it gets. Good luck.
 

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Vaccinating animals before sale is actually a law in many places and hopefully this incident makes it a law in more places. I hate that animals had to be killed as a result of this but I do hope their deaths aren’t in vain. Hopefully this starts vaccine research and trials for animals as well.
My hamster is triple vaccinated, and screw China's actions in treating its hamsters like its people.
 
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Anecdotally, I'm hearing that the headaches are more common with omicron vs. earlier viruses. If it is omicron, and you're vaccinated, this will hopefully be the worst it gets. Good luck.
I heard the same. My wife and I had delta, both of us experienced headaches and weird lightheaded feeling. It was definitely not a headache either of us have ever felt before and hopefully never again.
 
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No. Never caught it. Me and our family are very careful. I work with people, inside their homes, at their businesses. I always wear a mask and am fully vaccinated. Everyone tests before holiday get togethers and after high exposure scenarios. Gotta say that masks do work, as long as you wear them right.
 
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