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Re: Finally antibody testing is available relatively nearby!

Post by technovelist » Thu May 21, 2020 8:30 pm

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Has anybody here taken a SARS-CoV-2 antibody test yet?

I took one a couple of weeks ago (super-accurate one recently developed by a local biotech startup). Result was negative. So apparently the brief fever and head cold I got back in early Feb when I traveled to Germany for work wasn't the Wuhan.
We took one.
Negative for both types of antibodies. :(
So apparently the weird symptoms we had shortly after locking down were something else.
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Re: Finally antibody testing is available relatively nearby!

Post by vnatale » Thu May 21, 2020 9:01 pm

technovelist wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:30 pm
Tortoise wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Has anybody here taken a SARS-CoV-2 antibody test yet?

I took one a couple of weeks ago (super-accurate one recently developed by a local biotech startup). Result was negative. So apparently the brief fever and head cold I got back in early Feb when I traveled to Germany for work wasn't the Wuhan.
We took one.
Negative for both types of antibodies. :(
So apparently the weird symptoms we had shortly after locking down were something else.
I assume that meant leaving your house to do so?

What are you house leaving stats over whatever period of time you want to cite.

For me, I've only left my property twice in the past ten weeks.

But that could change in the not too distant future as there is a possibility one of our softball leagues may start on June 29th!

I really only want to leave my house for softball, basketball, or live music (with quite infrequent food shopping thrown in there). Otherwise quite content to be a homebody.

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Re: Finally antibody testing is available relatively nearby!

Post by technovelist » Fri May 22, 2020 9:58 am

vnatale wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:01 pm
technovelist wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:30 pm
Tortoise wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Has anybody here taken a SARS-CoV-2 antibody test yet?

I took one a couple of weeks ago (super-accurate one recently developed by a local biotech startup). Result was negative. So apparently the brief fever and head cold I got back in early Feb when I traveled to Germany for work wasn't the Wuhan.
We took one.
Negative for both types of antibodies. :(
So apparently the weird symptoms we had shortly after locking down were something else.
I assume that meant leaving your house to do so?

What are you house leaving stats over whatever period of time you want to cite.

For me, I've only left my property twice in the past ten weeks.

But that could change in the not too distant future as there is a possibility one of our softball leagues may start on June 29th!

I really only want to leave my house for softball, basketball, or live music (with quite infrequent food shopping thrown in there). Otherwise quite content to be a homebody.

Vinny
During the plague, I've had to leave my house four times for medical reasons (doctor visits and surgery).
We've also gone to Walmart twice to pick up groceries and a local health food store for supplies.
We also went crazy and bought takeout food one time.
That's not counting going out walking on the road in front of my house, just the times when we had some contact with other people, although not close contact.
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Re: Finally antibody testing is available relatively nearby!

Post by l82start » Fri May 22, 2020 7:07 pm

i have been working every day -no schedule change, shopping every two weeks -down from one small trip every second week and one big buy trip every second week. not much change in social life (another introvert) i am often home weekends anyway. i have had to wear a mask at work + social distancing..
i have found it hard to get all worked up and panicky over this "plague" other than the nuisance value of distancing and protective gear and the profoundly irritating petty tyrants on power trips over the rules , its all a bit underwhelming i don't even know somebody who knows somebody that has had this...
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Re: Finally antibody testing is available relatively nearby!

Post by vnatale » Fri May 22, 2020 7:58 pm

l82start wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:07 pm
i have been working every day -no schedule change, shopping every two weeks -down from one small trip every second week and one big buy trip every second week. not much change in social life (another introvert) i am often home weekends anyway. i have had to wear a mask at work + social distancing..
i have found it hard to get all worked up and panicky over this "plague" other than the nuisance value of distancing and protective gear and the profoundly irritating petty tyrants on power trips over the rules , its all a bit underwhelming i don't even know somebody who knows somebody that has had this...
I think the only report I got is from a friend who I think told me his brother's family in California contracted it.

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Re: Finally antibody testing is available relatively nearby!

Post by technovelist » Fri May 22, 2020 9:14 pm

l82start wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:07 pm
i have been working every day -no schedule change, shopping every two weeks -down from one small trip every second week and one big buy trip every second week. not much change in social life (another introvert) i am often home weekends anyway. i have had to wear a mask at work + social distancing..
i have found it hard to get all worked up and panicky over this "plague" other than the nuisance value of distancing and protective gear and the profoundly irritating petty tyrants on power trips over the rules , its all a bit underwhelming i don't even know somebody who knows somebody that has had this...
My wife's stepdaughter's ex-mother-in law got it.
She was in the hospital and was doing pretty badly, next stop ventilator, until they gave her HCQ.
She started to recover almost immediately and was released from the hospital a few days later.
Yes, it's anecdotal. But I'm going to demand it if I get the plague.
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Post by l82start » Fri May 22, 2020 11:38 pm

but you are supposed to be afraid of it... ^-^
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat May 23, 2020 6:41 am

l82start wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:07 pm
i have found it hard to get all worked up and panicky over this "plague" other than the nuisance value of distancing and protective gear and the profoundly irritating petty tyrants on power trips over the rules , its all a bit underwhelming i don't even know somebody who knows somebody that has had this...
Same. The closest it came for me was overhearing someone say their grandparent in a nursing home (non-NY) died from it, but that they were "in pretty bad shape" and would have been dead soon without it.
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Post by dualstow » Sun May 24, 2020 8:06 am

Still, you guys have to admit, if you lost someone near and dear to you you’d have a very different perspective.

I don’t know anyone who got vaporized at Nagasaki, but somehow I sense it’s a big deal.
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Post by l82start » Sun May 24, 2020 9:12 am

i wouldn't say its not a big deal, the last couple flu pandemics were a big deal to the people effected as well, its the bizarre response society has had to this one that i am struggling to get caught up in.. compounded by the fact that i can say with fair certainty that every single thing i have heard about this, has been followed or preceded by my having heard the exact opposite.
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Re: Finally antibody testing is available relatively nearby!

Post by pugchief » Sun May 24, 2020 6:36 pm

l82start wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 9:12 am
i wouldn't say its not a big deal, the last couple flu pandemics were a big deal to the people effected as well, its the bizarre response society has had to this one that i am struggling to get caught up in.. compounded by the fact that i can say with fair certainty that every single thing i have heard about this, has been followed or preceded by my having heard the exact opposite.
My thoughts exactly. Well said L8
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Re: Finally antibody testing is available relatively nearby!

Post by Xan » Sun May 24, 2020 7:21 pm

dualstow wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 8:06 am
Still, you guys have to admit, if you lost someone near and dear to you you’d have a very different perspective.

I don’t know anyone who got vaporized at Nagasaki, but somehow I sense it’s a big deal.
dualstow, I think that's exactly what they're saying. But the fact that that is not the case, nor is it the case for anyone they know, does seem to indicate this isn't the immediate threat that it's being made to seem.
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