Pandemic: Life on the ground

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Re: Pandemic: Life on the ground

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Jersey Girl wrote:
Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:57 am
Veritas, Gunnar, and MeDot.

When you suspected that you had Covid, what were your next steps? What I'm getting at is did you go to the doctor, call your doctor, and for Veritas and Gunnar, what were the steps you took to getting Paxlovid?

What's the process for that? Because I honestly don't know...
In my family's case, as soon as we had symptoms, we tested ourselves with the home test kits we had on hand. It was far from the first time we ever tested ourselves for Covid -- just the first time we tested positive. We immediately contacted our local county Covid center and got scheduled the very next day to get the more comprehensive tests, which reconfirmed our home tests. They then provided us all with Paxlovid they already had on hand, to be taken twice a day for the next 5 days. I also informed my regular doctor that I had Covid. I was prescribed the lower renal dosage consisting of 2 pills to be taken twice per day and the other 3 in my household got the full dose of 3 pills to be taken twice per day. We all seem to be over it now and all of us had fairly mild symptoms, with mine being the mildest. We all had rebound symptoms a few days after our initial recovery, with my rebound being slightly stronger than theirs, but still fairly mild, in fact milder than almost any common cold I remember having had in the past. I will test again later today to see if I still test positive. I think it likely that our symptoms were so mild because we all previously had 3 doses of the vaccine.

It's more than likely that the process set up for your county will differ somewhat from what we experienced here.
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Re: Pandemic: Life on the ground

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Here’s a thread that is pretty representative of what I’ve been reading about at home tests and being contagious. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1548 ... 37824.html

Also, Mike Ryan of WHO was very clear — if you’re testing Positive on your at home test, you can transmit COVID.
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Re: Pandemic: Life on the ground

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I took another home test for covid a few hours ago. The positive test indicator line was extremely thin and so faint I could just barely see it with the help of a bright light. That is at least somewhat encouraging, I guess. Certainly more comforting than the very clear positive indication I got 4 days ago.
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Re: Pandemic: Life on the ground

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My most recent home covid test on Jul 19 was unambiguously negative.
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Re: Pandemic: Life on the ground

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Gunnar wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:35 pm
My most recent home covid test on Jul 19 was unambiguously negative.
Congrats!🎉🎈🎊🍾
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