mixed_biscuits

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Yes, that was definitely a lot worse.

That said, I think we would proportionally treat it with more equanimity if it came back as we've had it before and so is part of the natural order of things...whereas a weird bat-virus from a Chinese market that itself supposedly shouldn't exist is de trop
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
That's true: even I, with my mild case, have been left with an apparently permanent significant impairment in smell and my dry cough is still chuntering away, three months on.

Had been part of a COVID-survivors group on FB for a while, on which there were many stories of an endlessly turning carousel of both recurrent and novel symptoms heaped month upon month. Obv. major self-selection bias but had to leave that group for my own psychosomatic sanity nonetheless.

Almost all of the people I personally know who had it have recovered completely (they assume).
Shit, that's rough. Sorry to hear that.
 

Leo

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I know a thirty-something woman previously in decent shape who "recovered" from COVID back in mid-May but gets wiped out after walking five or six blocks. she basically runs a few errands and then comes home and crashes out for hours. not sure if it will be permanent but not a promising situation.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
If I'm understanding correctly, yesterday the US had more new infections than on any other previous day of the pandemic. So definitely not past the peak then I guess.... at least Trump weighed in with some considered, powerful and reassuring words that will surely convince everyone that they do have a strategy and that they can get this thing under control.
Well obviously he didn't do that, in fact he completely ignored this rather inconvenient fact, but actually that's probably the best option as every time he opens his hole he sticks both feet in up to the knee.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Interesting debate about the efficacy of masks and the morality of enforcing wearing of masks inside. Many thought provoking points made here by a lot of very fine people.

 
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mixed_biscuits

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The fact that no-one wears goggles (proven benefit, no disadvantages) shows that no-one is actually thinking these things through for themselves...same applies to the absence of any clamour to wear masks in the home, where transmission is most likely

Masks have clearly been introduced only to encourage the people who the government scared to death to emerge from their burrows once more...
 

luka

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The fact that no-one wears goggles (proven benefit, no disadvantages) shows that no-one is actually thinking these things through for themselves...same applies to the absence of any clamour to wear masks in the home, where transmission is most likely
Lots of visors, particularly among train staff (legacy of the spitting murder)
 

mixed_biscuits

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Lots of visors, particularly among train staff (legacy of the spitting murder)
That's more like it...now I require gloves, gowns, proper masks that seal properly, humidity monitoring to prevent rebreathing particles in an aerosol, electrified face to prevent increased face-touching and loudspeaker system so that interlocutors don't need to approach the muffled voice.
 

luka

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these kinds of dilemnas are interesting arent they

'Jacinda Ardern has decried as “dangerous” her detractors’ calls to open New Zealand’s borders – or present a plan for how she will do so – as the country remains largely free of Covid-19 while the virus spreads abroad.


Telling reporters on Tuesday that she had heard “calls for our borders to be opened to the world”, the New Zealand prime minister referred to “a world where the virus is escalating not slowing and not even peaking in some countries yet, where cases exceed 10 million globally and deaths half a million, where countries are extending and returning to lockdown”.


“All of the while, we get to enjoy weekend sport, go to restaurants and bars, our workplaces are open, and we can gather in whatever numbers we like,” she said.'
 
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