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Old 04-10-2020, 02:20 AM
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My stepmother seems to be recovering very slowly. They extubated her a day or so ago, but she is still hooked up to the ventilator through a hole in her trachea? Not quite sure how that works. She has been weaned off the sedation but Dad was informed that it may take her some time to wake up because she was sedated for so long.

Honestly, this outcome is much better than I expected. Given her general health and how hard it hit her, I was sure she was a goner. She's still got a long way to go, though.
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Old 04-10-2020, 04:10 AM
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Some friends in Spain. Our friend, his husband and his mother.

Our friend is Spanish, but we knew him from Japan. His husband is Taiwanese and they moved to Spain to get married because Taiwan didn’t recognize gay marriages at the time.
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Old 04-10-2020, 08:49 PM
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I've read some speculation that this may explain the difference in fatality rates between the west coast and the east coast. There was a spike in 'flu' complaints on the west coast a few months back, and maybe that was actually coronavirus and many people picked up an immunity from the earlier strain?

Probably not. It was probably just the flu.
Odds are just the flu. There were a couple of nasty strains going around.

IMNAEpidemiologist, but haven't seen anything reputable to suggest there is a mild and a severe strain going around. Genome sequencing is showing small differences. Hence, the NY epicenter came from Europe instead of from China.
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My oldest son lives at home and was tested today. There are a few confirmed cases where he works. My wife works at assisted living so I called her immediately. She was promptly escorted out the door and given the weekend off. We should find out in a day or two the results.
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Old 04-11-2020, 12:22 AM
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She's in her mid 30's, married, one-year old daughter (her first), lives in San Francisco. Biologist, works in a lab doing research on I can't remember what.
Early on, she came down with the telltale symptoms, her Doctor diagnosed COVID, she self-isolated at home. I don't how sick she got, but she recovered fully. Her isolation apparently was executed properly (not surprising considering her field of expertise) because husband and infant daughter never caught it.
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Old 04-11-2020, 05:15 PM
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My wife’s uncle was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with Covid about a week ago. His wife tested positive but no symptoms so far. The uncle is 80 years old but in really good health. Used to be a boxer and always did his best to stay in relatively good shape. Never smoked. He wouldn’t even drink wine at his daughter’s wedding. According to my wife this is the first time he’s ever been hospitalized. Sounded like he was improving but last night he was put on the ventilator and went downhill fast. I watched a video a few days before he was diagnosed and the statistics are pretty grim for those needing to be put on the ventilator. The wife just informed me his family was told to prepare for the worst. My wife’s father is not in very good health suffering from COPD for the last 5 years so I know this whole thing is really concerning to her.
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The contractor fixing a drainpipe in our yard today said his uncle has died of it.
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Old 04-11-2020, 09:21 PM
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I just heard from an old friend that her son, 31 years old, had it and fortunately has recovered. He's always been a healthy kid; they live in NYC. Unfortunately another young man, also in NYC, 34 years old, the son of friends of friends, died of it last week.
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Old 04-11-2020, 09:33 PM
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Update regarding my wifeís uncle. He passed away a couple hours ago. I really expected him to pull through and live past a hundred.
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Old 04-11-2020, 09:48 PM
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I'm very sorry.
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Old 04-12-2020, 01:30 AM
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mako88sb, so sorry to hear the bad news.
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Old 04-12-2020, 03:07 AM
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Thanks Susan & gkster. Apparently heíd been complying with the isolation protocols and only left the house once the last 3 weeks to get a few groceries. His wife hadnít left the house during that time. It really does make you realize how dangerous this virus can be.
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Old 04-12-2020, 03:15 AM
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I think I have it. Low grade fever (38.2 average) for over a week now. Might be longer, but I only felt shitty enough to take my temp back then.

Landed in Sydney from HCMC on 09/03, stayed in a backpacker hotel that night in the Syd CBD before my flight from Syd to FNQ the next morning.

I don't meet the criteria for testing though...
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Old 04-12-2020, 04:37 AM
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Old 04-12-2020, 04:44 AM
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Good news first: my former landlord's son has had it and recovered - the medical types want him to donate plasma and now that his strength is back he's planning to, hoping that will help other people.

Meanwhile - the son of one of my friends, a healthy young man in his 30's with no chronic health problems, has been on a ventilator since March 25. Apparently they've been able to turn the settings down and he's showing some small signs of improvement, but he's still on the vent. That's 19 days and counting.

I have several co-workers in quarantine and awaiting test results. This is worrying, but the salt in the wound are customers at the store bitching about why more cash registers aren't open. Because we are getting SICK you inconsiderate bastard, we are risking ourselves so you can finally get that package of toilet paper you're clutching like a frightened child with a teddy bear and whine about customer service. So pay for your stuff, STFU, wash your hands, wear your damn face mask properly, wash your hands, and keep your six foot distance or next week we might not have enough healthy staff to open the store at all!

Sorry, that sort of got away from me....
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Agree with you Broomstick re customers with little overall appreciation of the situation.
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Old 04-12-2020, 06:36 AM
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Shit, Broomstick. I would like to thank you for your service in this time of crisis. Without people like you, we would all starve. So Thank You.
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Old 04-13-2020, 04:55 PM
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Karl-Anthony Towns from the Minnesota Timberwolves revealed that his mother is in a medically induced coma right now. I know the entire family.
It was announced today that she has died. Although Iím friends with her husband more than her she is the first person I know on a direct personal level that has died. She was a very nice woman.
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Old 04-13-2020, 06:27 PM
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Broomstick, yes, thank you for your service!

Someone I work with has just died. Not a friend, just an acquaintance, but still sad to hear. 68 years old, he was diagnosed with liver cancer last year and on Saturday he passed away after surgery from complications due to the coronavirus.
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Old 04-13-2020, 06:31 PM
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My stepmother was extubated a couple of days ago and is due to be transferred tomorrow to a specialized rehab facility that specializes in weaning people from ventilators. They were going to transfer her over the weekend, but her heart rhythm went wonky at the last minute so they cancelled the transfer. Fingers crossed that it works this time. Dad seems to have escaped infection, thank goodness.
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Old 04-13-2020, 09:35 PM
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...there seem to be a lot of people saying they had a 'weird flu' with severe symptoms in December and January. So I have to wonder if possibly an earlier strain of this went through the population and it had milder symptoms and was just constantly misdiagnosed as flu.

I've read some speculation that this may explain the difference in fatality rates between the west coast and the east coast. There was a spike in 'flu' complaints on the west coast a few months back, and maybe that was actually coronavirus and many people picked up an immunity from the earlier strain?

Probably not. It was probably just the flu.
My own data point:

Late January I was part of an extended family gathering for my grandmother's funeral. 23 of us. On the flight home I started feeling awful. A couple of days of fever and chills; throat/cough issues; then body aches and a weakness and fatigue that lasted 3 weeks. I was thinking "not the flu" b/c I had gotten my annual flu shot last fall.

I went to the doctor. They took a swab. Came back "Flu Type A."

It was the flu.
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Old 04-14-2020, 09:15 AM
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I think I have had it for several days now, not sure. Dry cough, slight fever 1 day, tightness in my chest I have never experienced that went on for about 4 or 5 days. This morning feeling more back to normal but still breathing slightly heavier than normal. Only symptoms I had, no body aches or extreme weakness. I am also sneezing which I know is not a symptom, sneezing just started this morning and went on for about 20 minutes. If I did have it I think I am just coming out of it. 71 yrs old here.
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My cleaning lady has it, tested and verified. I'm worried for her because she's in her late 60s and diabetic, and probably has other health issues I don't know about
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To inject a note of optimism here...

"Increased risk" is not the same as "doomed". Despite her age and diabetes there is still a good chance of her getting through the disease. Be hopeful until that is impossible.
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My girlfriend has had dry non productive cough for several days now also. Coughing seems to go in spurts a few hours apart. She won't allow me to take her temp but she doesn't feel like she has a fever. She has been tired and weak sleeping at least 12 hours a day.
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...She won't allow me to take her temp ....
And her reasoning would be...?
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A man from my church, who I have also done several community theater plays with, had a heart attack a few weeks ago. He was doing well, and was moved from the hospital into an assisted living facility, the idea being that he would recuperate there until he was well enough to go home.

Unfortunately, that facility turned out to be the center of a COVID outbreak. 22 people there have died. He has tested positive for the virus. According to his wife, he has a fever and is throwing up a lot, although so far no breathing issues and his oxygen level is good. I don't know his exact age, but he's in his 70s, and as I said, just had a heart attack. Still, so far the news is not as bad as it might have been.
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Good news - my cousin's wife is doing better. Still in ICU, still in respirator, but apparently she is clearly improving.
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Old 04-15-2020, 08:13 AM
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If it is the flu (the west coast strains), would they show up on an influenza A and B test? Or are those just the common ones... I believe I got "it" on the west coast but my A and B tests were done on the other coast.
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A man from my church, who I have also done several community theater plays with, had a heart attack a few weeks ago. He was doing well, and was moved from the hospital into an assisted living facility, the idea being that he would recuperate there until he was well enough to go home.

Unfortunately, that facility turned out to be the center of a COVID outbreak. 22 people there have died. He has tested positive for the virus. According to his wife, he has a fever and is throwing up a lot, although so far no breathing issues and his oxygen level is good. I don't know his exact age, but he's in his 70s, and as I said, just had a heart attack. Still, so far the news is not as bad as it might have been.
Sad update to this. My friend passed away in the early hours of this morning.
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Sad update to this. My friend passed away in the early hours of this morning.
Oh goodness. I am so sorry.
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Oh goodness. I am so sorry.
Thanks. He was a very nice man--a retired teacher--with a larger than life personality, which made him wonderful in community theater. This makes the pandemic real in a way it hadn't been before.
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Old 04-15-2020, 11:02 AM
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As far as I know, no one I know in meatspace nor am related to has come down with this. I don't expect that grace to last.

(I haven't got it either, but even before I went into self-isolation, I had fairly minimal public contact. I take my temperature every day now that I have a battery for my thermometer, and it's been within normal parameters if a smidge high for the average of what I've seen for years.)

My heart just breaks for all the people who know someone who is sick or who has lost someone.
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Old 04-15-2020, 11:12 AM
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Old 04-15-2020, 01:03 PM
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I know a cluster that happened around March 21- 22nd. That was the date they were together. So far they have recovered. 3-4 in hospital, 1 is still there. I have not seen them since the 15th, (whew).

I am so worried about her. They do have her at the lowest vent setting, but when they try to remove it ( over the weekend) she runs into trouble. She is responsive when they lower the sedation, and of course, tries to get at the tube.

So worried.
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Old 04-15-2020, 02:43 PM
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I know of two families that have had to isolate as a precaution - used to be work colleagues but I have since retired. Glad of that too or I would likely have had to isolate too.

One of those families had a grandparent who passed, however UK testing is not methodical or logical, so although they have now all cleared the isolation period they have not been tested so they have no idea if they were ever positive.

They also have key worker roles that could easily see them in contact with carriers in a work environment that is absolutely made for transmission.

It would be really useful for them to know their Corvid status, in fact more than that, its really essential since they might end up having to isolate again and thus deprive the employer of their extremely necessary labour.
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Today went I went into work I found out four people in my company have died of covid-19. They were in the Detroit area and not my local area, but still.... they were frontline grocery store workers who probably picked it up at work.

We have about 20 people from our staff out, either sick or in quarantine. Don't know which are confirmed to have covid or showing symptoms because by and large they don't share details. But yeah, some familiar faces are no longer being seen at work.
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Today went I went into work I found out four people in my company have died of covid-19. They were in the Detroit area and not my local area, but still.... they were frontline grocery store workers who probably picked it up at work.

We have about 20 people from our staff out, either sick or in quarantine. Don't know which are confirmed to have covid or showing symptoms because by and large they don't share details. But yeah, some familiar faces are no longer being seen at work.
I'm so sorry. That's scary.
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I just found out that the secretary of my department was diagnosed as Covid-19 positive.

I last had contact with her on March 18, and she was feeling quite unwell then. She blamed it on a abscessed tooth. We were furloughed beginning Mar. 19, so I have not had any contact with her for 4 weeks as of about 3:30 today. As of today she is feeling better and working remotely.

I had a cough and sporadic headaches a couple weeks ago but passed it off as allergies -- my usual spring allergies manifest themselves similarly. I never bothered to take my temperature because I didn't feel feverish or have any other symptoms. Now I'm wondering (worrying?) if I had it all along.

I'm isolating with my family. None of them have had any symptoms of Covid-19. I've gone grocery shopping a couple of times since Mar 19, and picked up dinner at a local drive-in, but otherwise have stayed home. My wife has not left the house and neither have my boys.

I'm wondering if we all dodged a very big bullet here.
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Yay! The Missus and I are in the club now! Over the weekend she came down with a wicked fever, bouncing between 100-103 for a couple days, then started with the real heavy coughing and chest pain yesterday. To get tested (this was awesome!) she spent about 20 minutes on the phone with her doc Monday morning, who gave her a location about an hour away from where we live--and we're not rural--that she could go to on Tuesday. So we get there, they swab her nose up to the eyeball, and then announce the results will be available hopefully within a week, and that the test is yielding false negatives 30% of the time. So even if it's a no, there's a good chance it's really a yes. Her doc is pretty convinced the test is just a formality in her case. She was coughing up a bit of blood last night (she didn't tell me that bit until this morning) and damn near coughed herself out at one point. Scary for a few minutes but she got it under control. I haven't been able to smell or taste anything for over a week but am otherwise normalish--little fever, occasional sputtery cough. And we've been super careful about staying away from people and whatnot for a bit over a month now. Seems like if it's gonna get you it's gonna get you.

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Broomstick, I'm so sorry.

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Thanks susan (where's the 'sincere' smiley?). The horror of the situation really jumps at you when you watch your soul-mate's eyes glaze over during a coughing fit, and she's greyed out enough to where she can't catch enough breath to even sob in terror anymore. I mean, yeah disease and death are always going to be troubling but they are natural and it's healthy to anticipate going out that way on some level. There's only a handful of ways off this planet and few are pleasant. But what made it unnaturally bad was the uncertainty of what would have happened if we'd gotten her to a hospital. Maybe she dies horribly in a hall filled with chaos and misery when the alternative would have been to die horribly in the relatively peaceful company of her fur babies and me. And the uncertainty doesn't need to be so certain. Our nation's response--one of the wealthiest and most technologically advanced nations in the history of humanity--has been intentionally hamstrung and mal-directed multiple times by the same small group of people who seem to be trying their hardest to get as many people as possible to croak this way, and there's not even a clear motive apart from cruelty for its own sake--but that's Evil, and I don't believe in Evil. Sorry, I'm still a little fucked up by it. But she's sleeping well at the moment.
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Inigo Montoya, wishing you both health and recovery!

Here's a recovery story that hopefully you'll find helpful:
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/202...mment_76940842
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My next door neighbor is an ER nurse. I haven’t seen her in weeks, we’ve been keeping an eye out to ask her if she needs anything. Last night I could hear her coughing all night through the wall.
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An ex-colleague of mine had it. He is recovering at home now after eight days in the hospital. His wife, a doctor who forced him to go to the emergency room when he didnít think his symptoms were Covid-related and thus saved his life, has it now.

A colleague of mine died last week after weeks in the ICU. Her symptoms seemed very Corona-like, but we are told it was an unrelated respiratory infection and it was a recurrence if a prior illness. So Iím not counting her but I am kind of counting her because emotionally and mentally it just seems all tied up. We had an online memorial for her yesterday. I knew her only for a short time but she was well-loved in the office.
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Broomstick, I'm so sorry.

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Thanks susan (where's the 'sincere' smiley?). The horror of the situation really jumps at you when you watch your soul-mate's eyes glaze over during a coughing fit, and she's greyed out enough to where she can't catch enough breath to even sob in terror anymore. I mean, yeah disease and death are always going to be troubling but they are natural and it's healthy to anticipate going out that way on some level. There's only a handful of ways off this planet and few are pleasant. But what made it unnaturally bad was the uncertainty of what would have happened if we'd gotten her to a hospital. Maybe she dies horribly in a hall filled with chaos and misery when the alternative would have been to die horribly in the relatively peaceful company of her fur babies and me. And the uncertainty doesn't need to be so certain. Our nation's response--one of the wealthiest and most technologically advanced nations in the history of humanity--has been intentionally hamstrung and mal-directed multiple times by the same small group of people who seem to be trying their hardest to get as many people as possible to croak this way, and there's not even a clear motive apart from cruelty for its own sake--but that's Evil, and I don't believe in Evil. Sorry, I'm still a little fucked up by it. But she's sleeping well at the moment.
Are there any intermediate options? Can you talk with her doctor about getting supplemental oxygen at your home, for instance? Or a CPAP machine? CPAP does similar stuff to a ventilator, except that it spews virus all around the patient. (so be REALLY careful yourself if you go that route.)
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Oh, and my aunt is now hospitalized. (My uncle died about a week ago of covid.)
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:34 PM
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I have been in isolation for the past few weeks with girlfriend. She stays 4 days a week with me and she isolates at her home in between. We both have a dry cough with no fevers. Mine is becoming somewhat productive and I can hear a rattle in my chest. A very odd tightness in my chest that is relieved by my albuteral inhaler. Not really sure what to think or if I need to get tested. neither of our coughs seem to be getting any worse but I do seem to be increasingly short winded. My temp is lower than normal at 96.2. No other symptoms besides tightness in chest. Girl friend has no tightness, just the dry cough.
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I'm on day 11 with it, though I too could not get tested to confirm. Nearly two weeks of the most intense headache I've ever experienced, and a persistent fever in the 100-103 range that's just worn me out. I had some minor, intermittent breathing issues on nights 3-5, but I got lucky on that score. The symptoms have slowly started to ebb since the 8th day, but without Tylenol they roar back. I've been on lockdown from work since mid-March and only left the house 3 times for grocery runs. I assume I caught it during one of those times. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. I caught chicken pox when I was about 22 years old that sent me to the hospital, and my current condition is second only to that in terms of sickness.
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A guy I sorta knew died on Sunday from it. I worked with his wife from 2003-2013, I taught his kids, he was still a teacher in my district. The sort of person I would see somewhere and probably not say hi to, but I would know I knew him from somewhere. So I am not really sad, but it does make it feel more real. I was quite friendly with his wife, if not friends, and his daughter, in particular, was a great kid.
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