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(CNN)   As we approach 2 million world wide confirmed cases of Covid-19 here an updated list of potential symptoms which basically boils down to you'll never know if you have/had Covid-19 unless you get tested   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Influenza, Common cold, Symptoms, Disease, Fever, Infectious disease, Respiratory system, Sanjay Gupta  
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2020-04-13 4:33:33 PM  
So...


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2020-04-13 4:45:16 PM  
Well, the tests aren't free, lots of people are out of work and broke, so we're farked?
 
2020-04-13 5:21:49 PM  
Even if you have no other symptoms, loss of sense of smell is a bad sign
 
2020-04-13 5:52:35 PM  
Good thing I can drive up to a Wal-Mart parking lot and get tested when I want. Thanks Tru...

What?

You can't?
 
2020-04-13 5:53:26 PM  

elvisaintdead: So...


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It's a superposition of both test results until you open the envelope and the doctor looks at the print-out, collapsing the wave function.
 
2020-04-13 5:54:28 PM  
I got it and the symptoms were so mild I wouldn't have even realized I was sick if not for my partner testing positive and having a worse go of it. She was bed ridden for almost a week. All I felt was a little light headed and slightly nauseous and everything tasted weird. I also had shallow breathing but I'm a heavy smoker so that's just Tuesday. If not for her diagnosis I would have chalked it up to bad takeout and ignored it.
 
2020-04-13 5:57:16 PM  
I suspect I had it a couple months ago but will never know.
 
2020-04-13 5:57:54 PM  

mjjt: Even if you have no other symptoms, loss of sense of smell is a bad sign


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I'd imagine so.  Other than this what's the only thing that can cause that?  A stroke?  I'd say that's bad.

The other bad one is shortness of breath.  Ask any medical professional what the most universally bad symptom to get is and I imagine all of them will answer shortness of breath.  A good number of things cause shortness of breath.  Some are really bad.  Some are really really really really bad.
 
2020-04-13 5:59:29 PM  

mjjt: Even if you have no other symptoms, loss of sense of smell is a bad sign


Oh Lord. You gone smellblind?
 
2020-04-13 6:00:27 PM  
In mild to moderate cases of coronavirus, a loss of smell and taste is emerging as one of the most unusual early signs of Covid-19.


Joke's on them.  I've been tasteless for years.
 
2020-04-13 6:00:35 PM  
Some of those are really random.  Like someone playing Pandemic 2 just unlocking symptoms willy nilly.
 
2020-04-13 6:01:01 PM  
I read this on Twitter today:

"I woke up having a horrible headache, tiredness, and my taste felt off. I was for sure I had Covid-19 but no way to get tested. I haven't been around anyone in 10 days so I didn't think I could have caught it. Went to do my morning routine, turns out I've been drinking decaf-coffee for the last 3 days."
 
2020-04-13 6:01:41 PM  
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2020-04-13 6:03:12 PM  

elvisaintdead: So...

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I think it's fine if you don't get it, but if you thought it was funny you probably shouldn't be talking about science.
 
2020-04-13 6:04:07 PM  
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2020-04-13 6:04:45 PM  
On March 15th I woke up with body pains, agitated asthma and a few other things. I hit a fever of 102 on the 17th, by the 21st I was doing OK. I would love a test to see if I had it or just something else. Because I don't know I just act like I haven't had it yet.
 
2020-04-13 6:05:49 PM  

Marine1: elvisaintdead: So...


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It's a superposition of both test results until you open the envelope and the doctor looks at the print-out, collapsing the wave function.


Well, I subscribe to the many-whirls interpretation, so some sucker in another timeline got the covid-19.
 
2020-04-13 6:07:23 PM  

Short Victoria's War: Marine1: elvisaintdead: So...


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It's a superposition of both test results until you open the envelope and the doctor looks at the print-out, collapsing the wave function.

Well, I subscribe to the many-whirls interpretation, so some sucker in another timeline got the covid-19.


Yeah but that means a version of you in an alternate timeline got to nail Jennifer Lawrence.

You win some, you lose some.
 
2020-04-13 6:07:48 PM  

elvisaintdead: So...


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Schrödinger's virus: simultaneously a hoax and miraculously defeated by great leader.
 
2020-04-13 6:08:04 PM  
It's a hangover that lasts for weeks.
 
2020-04-13 6:08:44 PM  

Marine1: Good thing I can drive up to a Wal-Mart parking lot and get tested when I want. Thanks Tru...

What?

You can't?


Drive up, out of pocket, testing is available here in Cali.
 
2020-04-13 6:10:46 PM  
I always like the medicine where the list of possible side affects are the exact same as the symptoms. And I'm paying for this???
 
2020-04-13 6:11:17 PM  
Why isn't every elected leader demanding this?  Why does it seem like this is a difficult decision to arrive at?  Is this not blatantly obvious to anyone in power?
 
2020-04-13 6:11:55 PM  
I feel like I have Corona every morning.  Couple of cups of a coffee, few smokes, I'm good to go.

I think I have Tito's virus.

I did get dropped on my ass for about four days in January after a short domestic trip.  I never get sick.  Maybe a cold once in a while, never knowingly had the flu.

Went to a minute clinic or whatever on a Saturday morning after three lousy days.  He said "its viral, not the flu."  Suck it up buttercup. Now I wonder.
 
2020-04-13 6:12:04 PM  
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2020-04-13 6:13:32 PM  
Everyone in my family got sick in mid-January, and we assumed it was ordinary flu.  My (adult) son shrugged it off in a day or two, Mrs. Eaton was sick for two weeks, and I lay in bed for about 10 days feeling like I'd been hit by a truck.  No fever or respiratory symptoms for me, just nausea, exhaustion and all-over body ache.  Mrs. Eaton had a cough so bad she had to get codeine cough syrup.  No sign anyone we know got similarly sick, and it was a couple of weeks before the first COVID-19 case detected in our state (a guy who had just returned from Wuhan), but it could have moved in before anyone knew to look for it.
 
2020-04-13 6:17:35 PM  
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2020-04-13 6:19:33 PM  

Marine1: elvisaintdead: So...


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It's a superposition of both test results until you open the envelope and the doctor looks at the print-out, collapsing the wave function.


Even then there is a high false negative rate. Testing negative doesn't mean much unless they find something else to explain the symptoms.
 
2020-04-13 6:20:17 PM  

Snapper Carr: Some of those are really random.  Like someone playing Pandemic 2 just unlocking symptoms willy nilly.


Stupid virus mutation trait.
 
2020-04-13 6:21:23 PM  
Yup. My wife swears she had it first in our house (weeks ago). Mild case that didn't show "normal" symptoms (at the time). She self quarantined even before they were really talking about it anyway. Then a couple weeks after, she started seeing people online who tested positive with the same symptoms.

Despite being married, I ended up getting the same symptoms, albeit even milder.

/ we'll never know
 
2020-04-13 6:23:39 PM  

mjjt: Even if you have no other symptoms, loss of sense of smell is a bad sign


That could be an asset in my house.
 
2020-04-13 6:25:10 PM  

Nick Nostril: Yup. My wife swears she had it first in our house (weeks ago). Mild case that didn't show "normal" symptoms (at the time).



Oh great, now we've got COVID-19 hipsters.

"It's different, it's COVID-19.47X. You've probably never heard of it."
 
2020-04-13 6:26:36 PM  

Nick Nostril: mjjt: Even if you have no other symptoms, loss of sense of smell is a bad sign

That could be an asset in my house.



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2020-04-13 6:37:05 PM  

mjjt: Even if you have no other symptoms, loss of sense of smell is a bad sign


So the only symptom I had/have is a ton of phlegm, snot, and sore throat if i didn't remove enough phlegm.

I have now known 6 people that have had it that i was in contact with before they got tested.
 
2020-04-13 6:41:16 PM  

mjjt: Even if you have no other symptoms, loss of sense of smell is a bad sign


Not in my house.
 
2020-04-13 6:44:02 PM  
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at least i don't gots the covid...too bad I can't
go to the hospital for my pp...i'd gets the covid
 
2020-04-13 6:49:48 PM  
We know who has the virus because we know who doesn't. This is possible because we also know where the virus has not been, telling us where it was. We use this to know who was not where the virus was, which means that they are not able to get the virus from people who were also not there.

It is all pretty simple
 
2020-04-13 6:51:20 PM  
I have 5 kids living at home that range for elementary school all the way up to college so at any giving time someone is always inflected with one or more of the symptoms listed so I would be very curious if one of the random illness that ran through our house was Covid-19
 
2020-04-13 6:51:41 PM  
Let's see, about 2M... and one guarter of the confirmed cases are in the US, which has a quarter? a fifth? of the population of China.

We're #1, all right.
 
2020-04-13 7:04:27 PM  

dkulprit: mjjt: Even if you have no other symptoms, loss of sense of smell is a bad sign

So the only symptom I had/have is a ton of phlegm, snot, and sore throat if i didn't remove enough phlegm.

I have now known 6 people that have had it that i was in contact with before they got tested.


So do I ,but it's spring. And I've gradually been losing my sense of smell for years,which considering how many goddamn catboxes I clean doesn't bother me at all.
 
2020-04-13 7:32:03 PM  

Raoul Eaton: Everyone in my family got sick in mid-January, and we assumed it was ordinary flu.  My (adult) son shrugged it off in a day or two, Mrs. Eaton was sick for two weeks, and I lay in bed for about 10 days feeling like I'd been hit by a truck.  No fever or respiratory symptoms for me, just nausea, exhaustion and all-over body ache.  Mrs. Eaton had a cough so bad she had to get codeine cough syrup.  No sign anyone we know got similarly sick, and it was a couple of weeks before the first COVID-19 case detected in our state (a guy who had just returned from Wuhan), but it could have moved in before anyone knew to look for it.


Same here in Midwest. Lots of bugs going around but the one I had was weird. Fever, aches, couldn't move. No real cough.

I have a feeling I caught it because I'm surprised I have not caught it doing weekly food runs.
 
2020-04-13 7:40:20 PM  
That there isn't free, readily-accessible nationwide testing for everyone NOW is a national scandal.

What keeps us quarantined? What keeps us scared to go out? Not knowing who has it and who doesn't. Operating without knowledge. If people could know whether they had it or not we could make better decisions across the board.

You want people to work? You want productivity to return? Get people tested, both for the virus and their immunity to reinfection. It is absolutely key to getting out of this with our lives & economy intact.
 
2020-04-13 7:46:29 PM  

GregInIndy: That there isn't free, readily-accessible nationwide testing for everyone NOW is a national scandal.

What keeps us quarantined? What keeps us scared to go out? Not knowing who has it and who doesn't. Operating without knowledge. If people could know whether they had it or not we could make better decisions across the board.

You want people to work? You want productivity to return? Get people tested, both for the virus and their immunity to reinfection. It is absolutely key to getting out of this with our lives & economy intact.


I have friends who trumpet the line about flipping on the economy. When I ask them whether they know if any colleagues have it, or how do they know they are not carrying it...silence.
 
2020-04-13 7:55:09 PM  

elvisaintdead: So...


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It's funny because most people making that joke don't have more than a passing knowledge of pop-science.
 
2020-04-13 8:03:46 PM  

jake3988: mjjt: Even if you have no other symptoms, loss of sense of smell is a bad sign

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I'd imagine so.  Other than this what's the only thing that can cause that?  A stroke?  I'd say that's bad.

The other bad one is shortness of breath.  Ask any medical professional what the most universally bad symptom to get is and I imagine all of them will answer shortness of breath.  A good number of things cause shortness of breath.  Some are really bad.  Some are really really really really bad.


Lots of illnesses can cause loss of smell or taste.
 
2020-04-13 8:13:09 PM  

mrschwen: jake3988: mjjt: Even if you have no other symptoms, loss of sense of smell is a bad sign

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I'd imagine so.  Other than this what's the only thing that can cause that?  A stroke?  I'd say that's bad.

The other bad one is shortness of breath.  Ask any medical professional what the most universally bad symptom to get is and I imagine all of them will answer shortness of breath.  A good number of things cause shortness of breath.  Some are really bad.  Some are really really really really bad.

Lots of illnesses can cause loss of smell or taste.


Hell, just being a heavy smoker who's cooped up, and is now chain smoking can cause that.
 
2020-04-13 8:47:33 PM  
Yeah, I think we've enter the pointless area of hiding at home.
 
2020-04-13 8:57:33 PM  
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What just happened?
 
2020-04-13 9:20:25 PM  

Dictatorial_Flair: Marine1: elvisaintdead: So...


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It's a superposition of both test results until you open the envelope and the doctor looks at the print-out, collapsing the wave function.

Even then there is a high false negative rate. Testing negative doesn't mean much unless they find something else to explain the symptoms.


That there is the gist of the COVID-10 testing fiasco. The nasal swab tests and the blood test have significant false positive and false negative results. (When they are available) So in an ideal circumstance, a chest X-Ray or scan is necessary to confirm the diagnosis.
The good news is that it doesn't matter because the disease is treated symptomatically because there are no effective drugs.
So isolate yourself, social distance yourself, scrub your hands, keep your hands off your face, wear a mask when you go out. And help your family and friends at a distance if you can.
 
2020-04-13 10:03:27 PM  

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What just happened?


More testing is rolling out.
 
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