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  1. Hopefully you also learned that there might be no meaning behind it other than this is not a person who regularly responds immediately to texts; maybe not a person who habitually looks at texts when they come in or even every day. I don't have my phone set to notify me when texts come in. It's just not how I function. Has nothing whatsoever to do with my attitude towards any individual who may text me.
  2. No, I wouldn't think something was wrong if someone didn't answer a voice mail within a day. I check voice mail way less often than texts, and I've already mentioned that I don't check texts every day. If I don't get a response to a communication of any sort and I need a response I will eventually follow up.
  3. I don't expect immediate responses. And I almost never respond immediately. Often I don't even notice a message until a day or more after receiving it.
  4. I have one honeywell, two large levoits and one small levoit. The honeywell is a lot louder, maybe that means it is pushing more air through.
  5. That is interesting about your husband; maybe he has had an asymptomatic infection then? When was his antibody test?
  6. (((Mrs Tiggywinkle))) Have you looked into anxiety medication, maybe just for the immediate future?
  7. This is a very real concern. Anxiety, especially ongoing, long-term anxiety, is I think at the base of many mental health issues--and this year has caused so much anxiety in so many ways--pandemic, job-loss, having to juggle kids in online school, an incredibly fraught election, and on and on. And now we've got winter and shorter days. And then viral infections themselves can absolutely trigger anxiety and depression. And so can some medications.
  8. Yeah where's the fun in always agreeing? 😁
  9. Thanks again for sharing your experiences. Lingering fatigue is awful 😢 I'm glad the rest of your family hasn't gotten sick, I hope you make a full recovery soon. Sending many hugs.
  10. She was responding to multiple tested covid+ cases per day or multiple people having symptoms they thought could be covid? I don't remember seeing that information. I remember her reporting very very low covid in her area later in the year (summer maybe?) but don't remember any specifics from April. Most of New York state did not have super high covid spread in April. Thanks for reporting in! I want to make it clear I'm not questioning your account at all nor the very real probability you had covid in April, I just don't think the facts of the case allow us to confidently a
  11. It could certainly be a reinfection, I just don't consider the case for that strong enough to use as a solid data point. Possible or even probable reinfection is still a long way from known reinfection. I'm skeptical not in a "I really don't think this is true" way but in a "I can't be certain this is true" way; there remains plenty of room for other explanations. How many people with non-covid viral respiratory infections also rode in that ambulance? Most viral infections in April were not covid. Most viral pneumonias in that part of New York state in April were probably not covid
  12. Ground glass opacities occur in other viral pneumonias, including those caused by adenovirus: https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/rg.2018170048
  13. Antibodies plus pneumonia is suggestive, but the relatively high false positive rate of many antibody tests combined with the low infection rate at that point of time in most of New York state (not NYC) means it really isn't confirmative. Could be that most people who tested positive for antibodies in her area had not had covid.
  14. It means they are still finding the kinds of antibodies that ought to be protective in blood drawn 5-7 months after the reinfection, but they don't know whether their study sujects have had subsequent exposures and avoided getting sick because of those antibodies.
  15. If it's who I am thinking of, the first infection was not test confirmed so only a probable re-infection. I certainly hope the re-infection rate is low; individual immunity certainly varies, and viruses mutate into new strains so some level of reinfection is not surprising. We aren't used to having so little information, but watching the research process play out in accelerated real time is quite interesting.
  16. Data is actually showing that immunity on average lasts at least 5-7 months, and we'll have data on whether it lasts longer than that in time. Some antibodies fade but that's normal with any illness, and a virus that is still circulating tends to re-stimulate the immune system and keep immunity up. https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-long-does-immunity-last-after-covid-19-what-we-know#What-we-currently-know-about-COVID-19-immunity
  17. One vaccine in testing requires a complex cooling chain, not every vaccine in testing. At the rate we are going, a significant percentage of the population will have had the virus by next summer. That percentage combined with those who are willing getting vaccinated might be enough to approach herd immunity. I'm getting my family vaccinated as soon as possible.
  18. In my area, kids who have to quarantine because of a close school contact (say, the kid who sits nearest them, both in masks) testing positive are allowed back in school after seven days, no symptoms, and a negative rapid test. Is there any chance you could access rapid tests, even if you have to pay for it yourself? They've tested I think several hundred kids following this protocol and only three have tested positive, so the chance even after a known exposure of being covid positive but asymptomatic after seven days is quite small (kids who develop symptoms have to follow a different protoco
  19. Good night. My bed is in the basement. It's coldish down here. Everything I've read about sleep science says people sleep better in a cool room but I don't sleep well if my nose is cold. This is why I have a space heater by my bed.
  20. Setting up a plex server on a home computer seems to be one option: https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-plex?amp=true
  21. I want to figure out how to do this! Is there some cloud service that you can store CD tracks on then get Alexa to play them? I'm hoping someone knows a way to do this!
  22. I've been cleaning out drawers. A marvelous variety of stuff accumulates in drawers.
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