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Old 22.09.2020, 18:01
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Well, I’ve been careful and tried to be a thorough as I could with my mask and hands washing. I sincerely hope I haven’t contaminated a student or a colleague! But I’ve learned today that they have several students a staff sick, and I’m pretty sure I caught it at work (haven’t gone anywhere else actually), so I don’t know if they’ll have to go for stricter measures.

Except that, Vaud has basically given up on tracking, yes. Only the people living with me are quarantined. They didn’t care about anything else.
Don't feel guilty that you've put your health at risk for the well-being of your students!
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Old 22.09.2020, 18:05
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Re: Personal experience contracting corona?

Thanks for this.

I often wonder if people have a kind of light bulb moment they think back on as the likely place they contracted the virus, but it's often pretty sketchy, so it's interesting to read.
Wishing you a speedy, full recovery
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Old 22.09.2020, 18:09
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I often wonder if people have a kind of light bulb moment they think back on as the likely place they contracted the virus, but it's often pretty sketchy, so it's interesting to read.
I've wondered the same. Yesterday, I was down at the lake with my son, walking out on a long dock and a guy had to walk past us. He coughed just before walking past us and didn't cover his mouth. I intentionally held my breath for a while until we were past him. A cashier at Migros did the same thing a few days ago while I was standing in line, and she wasn't wearing a mask. I've been noticing lately that more and more cashiers in the grocery stores aren't wearing masks, and I guess I find that a bit odd, considering that they're mandatory here in the canton of Zurich now.
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Old 22.09.2020, 19:21
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My sister tested positive this week. She has had a fever, headaches, trouble breathing (she is asthmatic as well), cough. Yesterday she lost her sense of smell. She has zero Energy. I.e. to tired to even sit up. I just hope she does not have to go to hospital. My brother-in-law strangely tested negative yesterday. My sister has no idea where she got it from, public transport or a course she attended?
That sounds frightening, Swisscanmom. Best wishes for your sister's recovery, and here's hoping the rest of the family stay healthy.
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Old 22.09.2020, 19:35
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I thought I would revive this thread as I’ve had mild cold-like symptoms over the weekend. I decided to get tested yesterday, and they called my with my results at the beginning of the afternoon: COVID positive.

About 20 minutes later someone from the cantonal doctor office called me on the phone. Hubby, the kids and I are on quarantine for the next 10 days.
I hope your symptoms don't get worse and the rest of your family will be ok.

We managed to contain a very bad flu in 2018 to 50% of the household. It involved bedroom quarantine for my husband and I (the infected) and a lot of dettol spray for door handles and toilet flush buttons after we used the bathroom. Best wishes.
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How are you & family doing?
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Old 03.10.2020, 15:02
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How are you & family doing?
Is it me you’re asking to?

Quarantine finished yesterday, yeah! Being stuck inside with three kids was probably the hardest lol.

My symptoms were quite mild, but 2 weeks later I still don’t have any sense of smell at all, and I have an almost permanent headache which can be debilitating at times. Apparently this can last for months

Nobody else at home got it, or they were asymptomatic and we don’t know about it.

All in all, I’m quite happy I got it and it’s done with. The cantonal doctor office told me I’m immune for at least three months, so I won’t have to worry of I get the sniffles during the winter.
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Old 03.10.2020, 15:27
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Ahhh thats good news!!!!
Sorry to hear abour the headache, hope it passes soon
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Old 03.10.2020, 16:45
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Re: Personal experience contracting corona?

So glad to hear that you and your family are doing okay, Mélusine! AND that quarantine is now over.

I am sorry to hear about the headaches, though. I wonder what the cause of the COVID-related headaches is exactly (I don't think it's due to sinus congestion, right?). I just looked it up and it says that they're often "tension headaches." So maybe magnesium could help. I know magnesium is great for preventing migraines at least and is also good for tension in general.

Anyways, again, I'm so glad you're doing well now, and I hope the headaches go away very soon.
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Old 03.10.2020, 17:43
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So glad to hear that you and your family are doing okay, Mélusine! AND that quarantine is now over.

I am sorry to hear about the headaches, though. I wonder what the cause of the COVID-related headaches is exactly (I don't think it's due to sinus congestion, right?). I just looked it up and it says that they're often "tension headaches." So maybe magnesium could help. I know magnesium is great for preventing migraines at least and is also good for tension in general.

Anyways, again, I'm so glad you're doing well now, and I hope the headaches go away very soon.
I have zero nose congestion, so it’s definitely not the cause of my headaches. From what I googled it seems to be a very common post-Covid symptom. It looks like both headaches and loss of smell are neurological side effects linked to the virus entering the brain through the nose. Quite scary when you think about it, but apparently benign (if disagreeable).
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