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COVID 19 Poll For the New Year

2021 Covid 19 Poll   41 members have voted

  1. 1. How I feel heading into year 2 of the Global Pandemic

    • I feel positive heading into 2021, because vaccines are being rolled out and/or because a certain elected official is about to be escorted out.
      13
    • I fear that this new, more transmissable strain is going to outrun vaccine distribution. More cases inevitably = more death. So, worse before it gets better.
      7
    • I'm in between. We'll muddle thru ... I think.
      16
    • as usual Gould you never get the options right.
      4
  2. 2. For Me Personally (NO "Facebook friends") (again its two separate questions please answer both)

    • I know no one who has been diagnosed or died of COVID 19
      2
    • I know someone who was diagnosed, had minor symptoms and is recovered
      24
    • I know someone who was diagnosed, had serious symptoms but survived
      15
    • I know someone who died of COVID 19
      14
    • I have not been tested for COVID 19
      21
    • I have been tested and the result was negative
      13
    • I have been tested and the result was positive - my experience was asymptomatic or very modest symptoms
      1
    • I have been tested and the result was positive - I have/had serious symptoms but ain't dead ye
      1
  3. 3. "Normalcy" will occur:

    • This right now looks like normal to me.
      0
    • By Spring 2021
      1
    • By summer 2021
      3
    • Fall 2021
      20
    • Winter 2021
      4
    • 2022
      9
    • "Normalcy" will never return. The end is near-ish.
      3

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Looking back now, my wife and I seriously doubt if we did not have Covid already. Last year we were skiing in Austria at the end of February. On that moment little was known about the virus and the first case in The Netherlands had yet to come up. But it was already in Italy those days. There were no rules yet, no masks and no lockdown. 
 

A few days after our return we both got sick: sore throat, lots of coughing and a fever. The coughs were pretty heavy and I was really gasping for air sometimes. The only people we visited directly after our return were my parents. They also got sick a few days after with the same symptoms. It took them a week or so to recover.
 

it might as well been the flu but who knows.... I’ll take the vaccine anyway. Time to kill this virus for once and for all.

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I continue to wonder if I had a relatively mild case back in January/Feb, if only because its the only time I've ever had a (short-lived) loss of taste with a flu/cold. I remember munching on salted peanuts and could barely sense the saltiness.

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1 hour ago, Dan Gould said:

I continue to wonder if I had a relatively mild case back in January/Feb, if only because its the only time I've ever had a (short-lived) loss of taste with a flu/cold. I remember munching on salted peanuts and could barely sense the saltiness.

It's really unfortunate that antibody tests are unreliable on an individual level.

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On 1/2/2021 at 6:51 PM, Dave Garrett said:

A friend of over 35 years has been in the hospital for close to six weeks after testing positive. It looked like he was improving to the point where discharge to a rehab facility was being discussed, then he took a sudden turn for the worse right before Christmas. He was moved to ICU and placed on a ventilator, and came very close to death on Christmas day. The last update I had was that his oxygen levels had significantly improved since then, but he appears to have suffered damage to his lungs and possibly other vital organs. It seems likely that if he is able to survive (and that is still a big if), his life will be far different from what it was previously.

My friend did not make it. The damage to his lungs was too great, and his heart ultimately gave out. His memorial service was yesterday (it was limited to family but was livestreamed so I was able to watch it). He probably had the broadest musical taste of anyone I've ever known - he had been music and choral director at a local church for most of the past two decades, and was equally at home conversing about sixteenth-century liturgical music, Art Tatum, or Frank Zappa. He was one of a kind, and his loss is keenly felt by all who knew him. 

Two weeks ago, my wife's mother passed. She was 92 and had been in a long-term care facility for the past four years, so her passing was not a complete surprise but was also not really expected right now. She had tested positive for COVID a couple of months ago but remained asymptomatic. She had some underlying health issues, but one still wonders about the lingering effects of COVID even among those who are asymptomatic.

Yesterday, my oldest friend's mother-in-law passed. She was 89 and had been in poor health for quite some time (cardiac issues, and had previously had at least one full-blown heart attack). She had recently tested positive for COVID and did display symptoms. I expect that, at a minimum, complications from COVID will be listed as a contributory factor in her death. 

The point at which we are able to dispense vaccines immediately and on-demand to all who require them cannot get here quickly enough.   

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I’m sorry to hear about your friend and the other people who died.

On the vaccines, there appears to be very low inventory, if any, so who knows when there will be adequate inventories. We received notifications that we could make appointments but unfortunately none are available, probably due to inadequate supply. 

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4 hours ago, Dave Garrett said:

My friend did not make it. The damage to his lungs was too great, and his heart ultimately gave out. His memorial service was yesterday (it was limited to family but was livestreamed so I was able to watch it). He probably had the broadest musical taste of anyone I've ever known - he had been music and choral director at a local church for most of the past two decades, and was equally at home conversing about sixteenth-century liturgical music, Art Tatum, or Frank Zappa. He was one of a kind, and his loss is keenly felt by all who knew him. 

Two weeks ago, my wife's mother passed. She was 92 and had been in a long-term care facility for the past four years, so her passing was not a complete surprise but was also not really expected right now. She had tested positive for COVID a couple of months ago but remained asymptomatic. She had some underlying health issues, but one still wonders about the lingering effects of COVID even among those who are asymptomatic.

Yesterday, my oldest friend's mother-in-law passed. She was 89 and had been in poor health for quite some time (cardiac issues, and had previously had at least one full-blown heart attack). She had recently tested positive for COVID and did display symptoms. I expect that, at a minimum, complications from COVID will be listed as a contributory factor in her death. 

The point at which we are able to dispense vaccines immediately and on-demand to all who require them cannot get here quickly enough.   

Ugh, so sorry to hear this.

And Dimitry, get well soon.

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Get well soon Dmitry!  Prayers sent!

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