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Author Topic: 2024 Summer COVID wave  (Read 449 times)

Skatastrophy

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2024 Summer COVID wave
« on: June 25, 2024, 01:05:03 PM »
Cases aren't tracked anymore, but deaths are on the rise again.

The wife and I are down for the count right now, but it's not nearly as bad as it was the first couple of times I got it. Out of breath going up the stairs, feel stupid and tired, hard to keep warm. My wife has it in her chest already so she's struggling with sleeping. We're young and fit so we're not so worried, but we're keeping away from the world so we don't get our friends sick too.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/covid-summer-wave-002454161.html

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Re: 2024 Summer COVID wave
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2024, 02:53:37 PM »
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Re: 2024 Summer COVID wave
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2024, 03:23:56 PM »
Thank you for being responsible about exposing others. Hope you both recover soon..

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Re: 2024 Summer COVID wave
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2024, 04:08:28 PM »
Sheep

You're damn right. Imagine having to do all of your own science from scratch.

Plaque Lives Matter!

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Re: 2024 Summer COVID wave
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2024, 04:51:05 PM »
Cases aren't tracked anymore, but deaths are on the rise again.

The wife and I are down for the count right now, but it's not nearly as bad as it was the first couple of times I got it. Out of breath going up the stairs, feel stupid and tired, hard to keep warm. My wife has it in her chest already so she's struggling with sleeping. We're young and fit so we're not so worried, but we're keeping away from the world so we don't get our friends sick too.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/covid-summer-wave-002454161.html

I got it in late May and still am just on the lethargic and bad cardio end. Not enough to be freaked out but noticely still in workout recovery time.


Weirdest part when having it was the worst sore throat of my life, cause me to drop ten lbs. from sheer pain from eating. Taste loss was at tail end when the other symptoms were subsiding but was too extreme
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Re: 2024 Summer COVID wave
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2024, 09:07:59 PM »
I finally got it a few weeks ago. Not bad, sore throat, runny nose, just felt a little off. Actually the worst part was the awful taste that the Paxlovid left in my mouth, especially the first 5 or 6 doses.

Hope the president’s case is as minor as mine was.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2024, 10:58:39 PM by Lennys Tap »

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Re: 2024 Summer COVID wave
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2024, 09:53:40 PM »
I finally got it a few weeks ago. Not bad, sore throat, runny nose, just felt a little off. Actually the worst part was the awful taste that the Paxlovid left in my mouth, especially the first 5 or 6 doses.

How the president’s case is as minor as mine was.

Yeah, paxlovid is terrific, but it makes the back of your throat taste so bad.

Glad you're feeling better

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Re: 2024 Summer COVID wave
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2024, 10:59:25 PM »
Yeah, paxlovid is terrific, but it makes the back of your throat taste so bad.

Glad you're feeling better

Thanks, Skat!

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Re: 2024 Summer COVID wave
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2024, 09:35:29 AM »
I finally got it a few weeks ago. Not bad, sore throat, runny nose, just felt a little off. Actually the worst part was the awful taste that the Paxlovid left in my mouth, especially the first 5 or 6 doses.

Hope the president’s case is as minor as mine was.

I think my wife had the exact same comment on Paxlovid, 2 years ago when she was taking for Covid.

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Re: 2024 Summer COVID wave
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2024, 09:42:48 AM »
A new study adds to evidence that the shots can reduce the chances of developing one of the most dreaded consequences of Covid.

https://www.nytimes.com/article/long-covid-vaccine.html?

A summer wave of Covid is surging in many parts of the nation. Infections, emergency room visits and hospitalizations are all on the upswing.

Recognizing that Covid is now a permanent respiratory threat, as are influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, federal officials have recommended that everyone 6 months and older receive the newest vaccine this fall.

If last year is any indication, many Americans may pay no heed, opting instead to take their chances with another bout. Nearly everyone has layers of immunity acquired from prior illnesses and immunizations. For many, another go-round with Covid just means a few days of misery.

But for some people with certain risk factors — age, pregnancy, chronic conditions or a compromised immune system — an infection may bring serious illness. “It’s very, very important that they get vaccinated,” said Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly, the chief of research and development at the V.A. St. Louis Health Care System.

In every age group, even a mild illness may trigger a lasting set of problems. Nearly 14 million Americans, or about 5.3 percent of adults, may now be living with long Covid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A study published on Wednesday offers strong evidence that vaccination reduces the odds of getting long Covid.

“It’s very clear that no demographic group is spared,” Dr. Al-Aly said. ...

Hospitalization and death should not be the only factors considered, Dr. Al-Aly said. Long Covid is most likely following a severe illness but can also develop in people who only had mild symptoms.

A healthy 30-year-old may not be at risk of severe disease or hospitalization, and the “risk of death is really very, very, very, very small,” he said. But “we still see tons of people in the clinic who are young and previously healthy coming down with long Covid.”

In the new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Al-Aly and his colleagues provided persuasive evidence that vaccines cut the risk of long Covid.

Before the vaccines were introduced, about one in 10 people had long Covid one year after being infected. After the shots were available, 9.5 percent of the unvaccinated developed long Covid after an infection with the Delta variant, and 7.8 percent did so after infection with the Omicron variant.

But among vaccinated people, only 5.3 percent developed long Covid after infection with the Delta variant, and 3.5 percent after infection with the Omicron variant.

The average age of participants in the study was 64, but it included more than 63,000 people under 40 — about 14 percent.


My wife and I, for two, will be getting the newest vaccine when it's available in a couple of months. I don't want long Covid. But for those willing to roll the dice, I wish them good fortune.
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Re: 2024 Summer COVID wave
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2024, 04:09:15 PM »
My lethargy is almost gone from my May case but dang was that a drag during the nice weather. Behind on all my yard work. It has been flying around work for a while now.

 

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