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COVID-19 (coronavirus disease)/SARS-CoV-2 virus

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  1. Ziggy

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    It is weird... I took 2 Covid tests, different types, on different days. That along with co-workers being tested. No positives. Sure, it could be the RSV's people are talking about. But Covid was not diagnosed as Covid until, well... it was diagnosed as Covid.

    For all we know Bezos brought back a new space disease. Lulz. But serious... kinda.
     
  2. robbie380

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    I’ll be curious how this looks for the vaccines once we get more data specific to delta, but overall very solid so far. Better than expected efficacy for J&J too


     
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  3. Deckard

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    And that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. To be clear, not feverish.
    Not yet.
    ;-)
     
  4. Buck Turgidson

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    I believe the proper phrase is "hot and bothered"

    ;)
     
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  5. Deckard

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    Oh, you devil you!

    ;-)
     
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    Chef's Kiss
    Mwah

     
  7. rocketsjudoka

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    An article about kids struggling with long term symptoms of COVID-19. It's pretty long so posting some highlights for those who can't get past the pay wall.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/08/health/long-covid-kids.html
    ‘This Is Really Scary’: Kids Struggle With Long Covid
    Lingering physical, mental and neurological symptoms are affecting children as well as adults, including many who had mild reactions to the initial coronavirus infection.
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    As young people across the country prepare to return to school, many are struggling to recover from lingering post-Covid neurological, physical or psychiatric symptoms. Often called “long Covid,” the symptoms and their duration vary, as does the severity.

    Studies estimate long Covid may affect between 10 percent and 30 percent of adults infected with the coronavirus. Estimates from the handful of studies of children so far range widely. At an April congressional hearing, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, cited one study suggesting that between 11 percent and 15 percent of infected youths might “end up with this long-term consequence, which can be pretty devastating in terms of things like school performance.”

    The challenges facing young patients come as pediatric Covid-19 cases rise sharply, driven by the highly contagious Delta variant and the fact that well under half of 12-to-17-year-olds are fully vaccinated and children under 12 are still ineligible for vaccines.

    Doctors say even youths with mild or asymptomatic initial infections may experience long Covid: confounding, sometimes debilitating issues that disrupt their schooling, sleep, extracurricular activities and other aspects of life.

    “The potential impact is huge,” said Dr. Avindra Nath, chief of infections of the nervous system at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. “I mean, they’re in their formative years. Once you start falling behind, it’s very hard because the kids lose their own self-confidence too. It’s a downward spiral.”
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    Nearly 4.2 million young people in the United States have had Covid-19, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Relatively small percentages have been hospitalized for initial infections or developed a condition called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) that can emerge several weeks later. Doctors expect considerably more will experience long Covid.

    At Boston Children’s Hospital, where a program draws long Covid patients from across the country, “we’re seeing things like fatigue, headaches, brain fog, memory and concentration difficulties, sleep disturbances, ongoing change in smell and taste,” said Dr. Molly Wilson-Murphy, a neuroinfectious diseases specialist there. She said most patients were “kids who had Covid and weren’t hospitalized, recovered at home, and then they have symptoms that just never go away — or they seem to get totally better and then a couple of weeks or a month or so after, they develop symptoms.”

    Dr. Amanda Morrow, co-director of the pediatric post-Covid-19 clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, said getting treatment early might help recovery. Post-Covid clinics find they need multiple specialists and approaches including exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, sleep modification and medication for issues such as respiratory and gastrointestinal problems.
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    Much about long Covid remains mysterious. Some symptoms resemble aftereffects of concussions and other brain injuries. Some, like post-exertional malaise — when physical or mental exertion increases exhaustion — echo symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, experts say.

    Some patients develop Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or POTS, which involves lightheadedness and racing heart rates upon standing up.

    Some studies report higher proportions of older children with long-term issues. That might be because adolescents find some symptoms more disruptive or because after puberty, hormones might amplify immune responses, Dr. Nath said.

    An April study by the United Kingdom’s Office for National Statistics found that 9.8 percent of 2-to-11-year-olds and 13 percent of 12-to-16-year-olds infected with the coronavirus reported continuing symptoms five weeks later. After 12 weeks, rates remained significant: 7.4 percent in the younger group and 8.2 percent in the older group.

    In another U.K. study, 4.4 percent of 1,734 children had symptoms more than four weeks post-Covid, over four times as high as the percentage with symptoms four weeks after non-Covid illnesses like flu. About 2 percent of Covid patients had symptoms after eight weeks.
     
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  8. robbie380

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    He starts the discussion at 4 min

     
  9. Air Langhi

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    If people think this is politics I hope they see this chart.
     
  10. robbie380

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    FWIW anecdotally I've seen the vaccine resistant people be more open to taking the 1 shot J&J.
     
  11. superfob

    superfob Mommy WOW! I'm a Big Kid now.

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    Hasn't J&J been widely available since March?
     
  12. Xerobull

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    Today's Covid dashboard from the Texas Medical Center attached
     

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    I tested positive last August and I was sidelined for 2 weeks with loss of smell/taste, physical exhaustion, sore throat and a throat muscle pulled from a dry cough, fevers and cold sweats.. My brother and sister-in-law just tested positive and have been without smell for 4 days—they’d been vaccinated. I got one shot in March and it sort of wrecked me for two days. I’m getting the other in an hour. I think I’d be fine without it for another few months considering my immune response is probably super boosted but family would prefer it so there we have it.

    Not gonna risk permanent impotence:
    https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210513/coronavirus-lingers-in-penis-and-could-cause-impotence
     
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    Damn, no wonder @LonghornFan stopped posting about his bout with Covid.
     
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    Gee, if only this emergency was preventable...
     
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    Are we gonna have another round of layoffs if these increases continue?
     
  19. Invisible Fan

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    Out of state healthcare workers, forgive them.

    For they do not know what they are doing.
     
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