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I have a sore throat and fever

#1 Post by a1mamacat » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:21 pm

Have not travelled nor visited with someone who travelled. Fever of 99.5, and some congestion and sore throat,

Yah THINK??????
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Re: I have a sore throat and fever

#2 Post by Ritterskoop » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:46 pm

I don't count a fever until it's 100. Also congestion is not an early symptom of this thing, only fever and cough.

But it will be OK if it is COVID-19. You can nuke it!
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Re: I have a sore throat and fever

#3 Post by a1mamacat » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:49 pm

Ritterskoop wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:46 pm
I don't count a fever until it's 100. Also congestion is not an early symptom of this thing, only fever and cough.

But it will be OK if it is COVID-19. You can nuke it!
Chest congestion, not nasal, but I can hope :shock:
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Re: I have a sore throat and fever

#4 Post by Bob Juch » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:05 pm

a1mamacat wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:49 pm
Ritterskoop wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:46 pm
I don't count a fever until it's 100. Also congestion is not an early symptom of this thing, only fever and cough.

But it will be OK if it is COVID-19. You can nuke it!
Chest congestion, not nasal, but I can hope :shock:
COVID-19 has a dry cough.
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Re: I have a sore throat and fever

#5 Post by mrkelley23 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:28 pm

a1mamacat wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:21 pm
Have not travelled nor visited with someone who travelled. Fever of 99.5, and some congestion and sore throat,

Yah THINK??????
99.5 Celsius? Holy Shit!

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#6 Post by a1mamacat » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:45 pm

mrkelley23 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:28 pm
a1mamacat wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:21 pm
Have not travelled nor visited with someone who travelled. Fever of 99.5, and some congestion and sore throat,

Yah THINK??????
99.5 Celsius? Holy Shit!

You Canucks are all SI, right?
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Re: I have a sore throat and fever

#7 Post by SpacemanSpiff » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:04 am

Ritterskoop wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:46 pm
I don't count a fever until it's 100. Also congestion is not an early symptom of this thing, only fever and cough.
The doctor I was at yesterday said it doesn't count as a fever until it breaks 100.5. Guess that's the medical version of grade inflation.

In any case, take care of yourself.
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#8 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:02 pm

Any news? You doing okay, Saucy? --Bob
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#9 Post by ghostjmf » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:32 pm

Please get well

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#10 Post by a1mamacat » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:56 pm

Fever gone, no more sore throat, regular smokers cough

. Damn, it was probably just a little cold, but the fear these days....
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Re: I have a sore throat and fever

#11 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:25 pm

a1mamacat wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:56 pm
Fever gone, no more sore throat, regular smokers cough

. Damn, it was probably just a little cold, but the fear these days....
Maybe. A lot of people have either no symptoms at all or very mild symptoms. Unless you can be tested, it's probably best (according to CDC) to continue to self-isolate until either 7 days after the first symptoms or 3 days after the fever abates, whichever is later.

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.

I think we switched to a work-from-home model just in time. On Saturday one of our associates came down with a sore throat, fever, and cough. On Monday, one of my partners had the same symptoms. Both are relatively young, so neither is in a high-risk group and both seem to be more or less recovered. But I'm awfully glad I haven't been to my office since Friday. --Bob
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#12 Post by Beebs52 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:29 pm

Yay Sauce.
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#13 Post by Bob Juch » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:33 pm

Bob78164 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:25 pm
a1mamacat wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:56 pm
Fever gone, no more sore throat, regular smokers cough

. Damn, it was probably just a little cold, but the fear these days....
Maybe. A lot of people have either no symptoms at all or very mild symptoms. Unless you can be tested, it's probably best (according to CDC) to continue to self-isolate until either 7 days after the first symptoms or 3 days after the fever abates, whichever is later.

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.

I think we switched to a work-from-home model just in time. On Saturday one of our associates came down with a sore throat, fever, and cough. On Monday, one of my partners had the same symptoms. Both are relatively young, so neither is in a high-risk group and both seem to be more or less recovered. But I'm awfully glad I haven't been to my office since Friday. --Bob
But they are in a high-risk group! Half the patients are under 65.
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Re: I have a sore throat and fever

#14 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:48 pm

Bob Juch wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:33 pm
Bob78164 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:25 pm
a1mamacat wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:56 pm
Fever gone, no more sore throat, regular smokers cough

. Damn, it was probably just a little cold, but the fear these days....
Maybe. A lot of people have either no symptoms at all or very mild symptoms. Unless you can be tested, it's probably best (according to CDC) to continue to self-isolate until either 7 days after the first symptoms or 3 days after the fever abates, whichever is later.

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.

I think we switched to a work-from-home model just in time. On Saturday one of our associates came down with a sore throat, fever, and cough. On Monday, one of my partners had the same symptoms. Both are relatively young, so neither is in a high-risk group and both seem to be more or less recovered. But I'm awfully glad I haven't been to my office since Friday. --Bob
But they are in a high-risk group! Half the patients are under 65.
You're assuming that only half the people who have contracted the virus are under 65. That is extremely unlikely to be the case, for both demographic and socialogical reasons. --Bob
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#15 Post by Bob Juch » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:13 pm

Bob78164 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:48 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:33 pm
Bob78164 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:25 pm
Maybe. A lot of people have either no symptoms at all or very mild symptoms. Unless you can be tested, it's probably best (according to CDC) to continue to self-isolate until either 7 days after the first symptoms or 3 days after the fever abates, whichever is later.

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.

I think we switched to a work-from-home model just in time. On Saturday one of our associates came down with a sore throat, fever, and cough. On Monday, one of my partners had the same symptoms. Both are relatively young, so neither is in a high-risk group and both seem to be more or less recovered. But I'm awfully glad I haven't been to my office since Friday. --Bob
But they are in a high-risk group! Half the patients are under 65.
You're assuming that only half the people who have contracted the virus are under 65. That is extremely unlikely to be the case, for both demographic and sociological reasons. --Bob
If you mean that there's a difference between patients and people who have contracted the virus, I agree. I'm sure there's far more with the virus than have been diagnosed.
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Re: I have a sore throat and fever

#16 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:52 pm

Bob Juch wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:13 pm
Bob78164 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:48 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:33 pm

But they are in a high-risk group! Half the patients are under 65.
You're assuming that only half the people who have contracted the virus are under 65. That is extremely unlikely to be the case, for both demographic and sociological reasons. --Bob
If you mean that there's a difference between patients and people who have contracted the virus, I agree. I'm sure there's far more with the virus than have been diagnosed.
I mean that if 90% of the people who have contracted the virus are under 65, but only half of the people in the hospital due to the virus are under 65, then the risk to people under 65 is a lot lower than the risk to people over 65. --Bob
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#17 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:20 am

Bob78164 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:52 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:13 pm
Bob78164 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:48 pm
You're assuming that only half the people who have contracted the virus are under 65. That is extremely unlikely to be the case, for both demographic and sociological reasons. --Bob
If you mean that there's a difference between patients and people who have contracted the virus, I agree. I'm sure there's far more with the virus than have been diagnosed.
I mean that if 90% of the people who have contracted the virus are under 65, but only half of the people in the hospital due to the virus are under 65, then the risk to people under 65 is a lot lower than the risk to people over 65. --Bob
Well, that would mean there are a lot of people under 65 that are not in the hospital but could be out in public infecting others.

By risk, it seems you mean "risk of having a life-threatening case." Right?
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#18 Post by Bob78164 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:06 am

Bob Juch wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:20 am
Bob78164 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:52 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:13 pm

If you mean that there's a difference between patients and people who have contracted the virus, I agree. I'm sure there's far more with the virus than have been diagnosed.
I mean that if 90% of the people who have contracted the virus are under 65, but only half of the people in the hospital due to the virus are under 65, then the risk to people under 65 is a lot lower than the risk to people over 65. --Bob
Well, that would mean there are a lot of people under 65 that are not in the hospital but could be out in public infecting others.

By risk, it seems you mean "risk of having a life-threatening case." Right?
Yes. --Bob
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