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Old 07.05.2020, 15:18
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out of interest is it difficult to motivate yourself to keep following the social distancing rules after having had it.

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Old 07.05.2020, 16:16
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That is precisely how it was for us. In addition, I think it is also the first time I have been to a doctor for a simple flu, which shows what a rough one it was.
Two years ago I had the worst case of flu I've had since a child - and I remember those episodes very clearly.

I wouldn't call flu 'simple though'. As has been discussed many times on this thread - it can be a killer.
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Old 07.05.2020, 16:38
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Re: Personal experience contracting corona?

My SO had the following symptoms at the peak of the outbreak in CH:
  • Dry cough
  • Light fever
  • Chest pain
  • Tiredness

Given the symptoms, it seems likely she had covid. If she had it, chances I got it myself are 95%+. I never developed a single symptom, though. Both in our late 20s.
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Old 07.05.2020, 16:43
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My SO had the following symptoms at the peak of the outbreak in CH:
  • Dry cough
  • Light fever
  • Chest pain
  • Tiredness

Given the symptoms, it seems likely she had covid. If she had it, chances I got it myself are 95%+. I never developed a single symptom, though. Both in our late 20s.
In your late 20s, its more likely than not you are asymptomatic. Might mean you have little immunity though as your T cells may have just blatted it.
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Old 07.05.2020, 16:55
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In your late 20s, its more likely than not you are asymptomatic. Might mean you have little immunity though as your T cells may have just blatted it.
There seems to be a long list of symptoms, though, that people don't even contribute to Covid19. So being asymptomatic, I think, is quite a relative term, too. It is only valid if one tests positive and has absolutely zero signs of illness.

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Re: Personal experience contracting corona?

My hairdresser and her 2 colleagues all had it.
The 2 girls, mid 30's and early 50's were fine. Sore throat, cough for a few days, 1 day of fever each. The hospital tested them, (posittive result) beacuse the third person, male, late 30's, from the middle east, ended up in ICU for 10 days, and lost 20kg overall.

He was a good size, but not that you'd call him obese.
Interestingly, or not, is the hospital only tested them because they said they were colleagues of the guy in ICU, otherwise she said they were not going to do it for those symptoms. This was 6 weeks ago.
They don't know where they caught it originally.

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Old 09.05.2020, 22:02
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Re: Personal experience contracting corona?

Still don't know anybody. And don't know anybody who knows anybody who knows somebody ...... etc. etc.
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Re: Personal experience contracting corona?

My mother's neighbor's son-in-law has died of corona. That was in NL.
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Old 10.05.2020, 12:07
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Parents of boyfriend-in-law #3 had it both , luckily a mild version
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Old 10.05.2020, 15:15
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Parents of boyfriend-in-law #3 had it both , luckily a mild version
You have a boyfriend-in-law?!
Things sure seem to run differently in the vast sticks of Bern.
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Old 10.05.2020, 16:28
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Re: Personal experience contracting corona?

I think a boyfriend-in-law is the unmarried partner of one of one's children, or of one of one's step-children. Patchwork families need all sorts of vocabulary.

For example: A woman married a man who was a generation older and had three adult children from his first marriage. The woman's brother and one of the man's sons (being of the same generation) got along well. One day, when they were out, someone asked how they were related. They both shrugged, trying to find a short way to explain it, until one said: "We're brothers-in-law". There needs to be a term for that relationship.

Here's another case: A woman's daughter married. The daughter's new husband has a mother. The two mothers get along well. They, too, call themselves sisters-in-law, although strictly, that's not accurate. But they don't have another term. And "daughter's mother-in-law" sounds very cumbersome. That case became even more complicated when the daughter and her new husband divorced. So now that makes him the woman's ex-son-in-law, but she is still close to his mother, so doesn't want to call her an ex-sister-in-law. Now, when that "daughter's ex-mother-in-law" starts a new relationship.... perhaps that man will be a boyfriend-in-law, too... it's possible.
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You have a boyfriend-in-law?!
Things sure seem to run differently in the vast sticks of Bern.
Sister in laws boyfriend (presuming heterosexuality)
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Old 10.05.2020, 17:27
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Re: Personal experience contracting corona?

Or brother-in-law's boyfriend (presuming homosexuality).
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Old 10.05.2020, 17:31
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You have a boyfriend-in-law?!
Things sure seem to run differently in the vast sticks of Bern.
I even got three of that kind

Doripfiz got it in one..... bf in law are the partners of my offspring.
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Still don't know anybody. And don't know anybody who knows anybody who knows somebody ...... etc. etc.
+1. Actually, nobody in my immediate family knows anybody who had COVID-19. Then again, I think I'm the only one who knew anybody who was HIV+. "Knew", because they (two men) died of AIDS in the 1980s and 90s.
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I think a boyfriend-in-law is the unmarried partner of one of one's children, or of one of one's step-children. Patchwork families need all sorts of vocabulary.
It’s a new one on me but that would appear to be the case here.

It doesn’t quite work for this situation in my opinion, the ‘in-law’ part is generally used for relatives acquired by marriage (by law rather than by birth) and boyfriends /girlfriends don’t fit that criteria.
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Re: Personal experience contracting corona?

My best friend and her husband. She was ill like for 3 weeks, with very high fever, terrible headache, cough, than lost of smell and taste. Her husband after 2 weeks was taken to hospital because of breathing difficulties. After 4 days on oxygen he was put to sleep and put on tube. He died after 3 weeks without waking up.
Another friend had a very bad symptoms but never tested. Doctor called him every day to check on him. He said that in 3 weeks he lost over 10kg and that it was the worst illness he ever had . All cases in uk. I don’t know anyone in switzerland
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Old 11.05.2020, 10:36
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Re: Personal experience contracting corona?

My surgeon got it working in the NHS and a friend in the UK suspects but not tested.

Neither thought it was a walk in the park. So I know it's real.
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Re: Personal experience contracting corona?

Two friends here in Switzerland got sick and almost went to hospital but after a few weeks they're OK. One of them lost their grandfather, who had infected them.

An elderly relative of mine died of COVID-19 in New York over this weekend.
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Old 11.05.2020, 11:34
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Re: Personal experience contracting corona?

Cousin in New York had it, apparently his whole firehouse had it and it's been working it's way across police precincts as well.

He's late 30's and had a mild case of it, considered it a bad cold, wife never showed symptoms and was not tested.
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