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free-money- 16 points ago

Yeah, I imagine it may have been here before the big media boom (they were busy with the peach mint at the time). To be fair, though, it seems like people complain about flu shot not working every year.

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Schiffblower 10 points ago

I thought I was going to die. Hit me the day after christmas. All respiratory. I think I’m going to go back to my Dr because he said it was the worst bronchial infection he’d ever seen

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LikeAWombatScorned 13 points ago

Would be great if you could get a test for the antibodies, because if you have them then you're off the hook. You would be able to go anywhere without too much fear (I think you could get re-infected but your body would fight it off very quickly).

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HockeyMom4Trump 1 point ago

They are developing a finger prick right now that will be able to tell if you’ve had Covid-19

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OnlyTrump20 2 points ago

That would be a test for antibodies.

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IcculusBased9 5 points ago

Jan 2 for me. Laid me low for 2 weeks. Tested negative for influenza. Dr couldn't believe it. "Some kind of nasty virus" she said.

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fazzman23 2 points ago

glad ur OK pede

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HockeyMom4Trump 1 point ago

Soon there will be a test coming out that can tell you if you had Covid-19. It will be a finger prick.

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Proud_American 10 points ago

Huge threads here with dozens of people sharing their experience with a mystery sickness in December and January. Not sure how you would find it, but we spoke about it at length.

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BasedMedicalDoctor 4 points ago

Yep. First diagnosed case was January 22 in the USA I believe, but it likely has been here since late November to early December.

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LordTancretus 10 points ago

Yup

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LikeAWombatScorned 6 points ago

Maybe a different strain. I know a couple of people who are getting over COVID-19 and they both said they would wake up gasping for air. Both of them in their late 20s. I've never heard anyone else describe a flu that way.

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HockeyMom4Trump 1 point ago

I had pertussis a few years ago and that’s what happened to me. I woke up gasping for air and felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest, I broke ribs coughing so much. It was a nightmare and lasted over three months.

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OnlyTrump20 2 points ago

I had something like that, but I had the vaccine as a child, so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. I never ate so many cough drops. The worst dry cough ever.

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Stain 5 points ago

Early Jan I had what I thought was the flu, but it only lasted three days which is unusual from anything I've ever had in the past. Talking with a waitress last week and she and her roomate both had flu like symptoms in Jan. that she believed was the coronovirus after putting 2 and 2 together.

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Sneker 2 points ago

She got it late January on a flight thru Detroit, got back sick. I got it a week later, took us both about 4 weeks til good. Tough flu, but no hospital or doctor shit required.

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ShempAllah 1 point ago

I had that same thing and my nose is still running 6 weeks after. I don't know if its possible to be kung flu if we didn't hear about it.I live 15 miles from a college packed with chinee so who knows? If this is what the panic is about it's a joke. I have had much worse flus than this.

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Stain 5 points ago

My guess is China was lying about it long before the current time frame.

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jdovejr 4 points ago

Yup I had it. Took 2 weeks to get over. My wife wanted me to go to the doctor. She thought I had pneumonia toward the end.

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OnlyTrump20 4 points ago

My last cold was before Thanksgiving and I was bummed because I couldn't taste the food properly. But it recovered enough to enjoy some leftovers.

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rn10950 5 points ago

A cold can cause loss of taste and smell, but from what I hear about WuFlu, you can't smell anything. I saw a post on a nameless site from somebody who had it that said that he opened a bottle of bleach and put it near his nose and still couldn't smell it.

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OnlyTrump20 1 point ago

Good to know because I would have been able to smell bleach at that time. It was just a head cold and I had no fatigue, so I felt normal except for wanting to chop off my snot-filled head.

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SD_Pede 3 points ago

Yes, my family, 4 out of 4 in January.

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DONTRUMP 3 points ago

yes.....

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werdzishard 3 points ago

My mother, 90 years old, passed away Feb 20th. Pneumonia, then bowel obstruction etc... I spoke with the nurses often as I was constantly at the hospital from Dec thru Feb.

One nurse was telling me at the time, they had many more flu patients this year. She also said that it just kept returning.

Interesting now that I think about it.

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OnlyTrump20 1 point ago

There are a lot of seniors dying in nursing homes from pneumonia and they won't test them for a virus as the main cause of pneumonia in nursing homes is aspiration of food and liquids.

If your mother had a stroke or other dementia condition, then aspiration was likely going to happen eventually.

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fuqdup 2 points ago

My wife had it from Christmas eve for 2 weeks, worst flu she ever had. So, what does this mean as to why we are shutting down now? Were there more flu deaths in Dec/Jan?

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rn10950 1 point ago

To be fair, the flu shot barely works anyway.

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homefreckles 1 point ago

I concur.

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polish_snausage 1 point ago

Yup. I want the test to see if I had it. It was Jan 25 for me

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27Sandino 1 point ago

I caught a bug late last year that turned into pneumonia, I was out a long time and I started to get really worried. I've never been so sick. I've thought it could have been the kung flu since then, I think that's normal human reaction.

But here is another way to think about it- at any point in time there are going to be people who have recently experienced the worst illness of their life. It's a type of selection bias.

Anything is possible, I could have had it already, and it's just so damn odd that I had a flu that nearly killed me and then this happens, but thinking logically, it's more likely I was just really sick.

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BidenSmellsKids 1 point ago

This also echo's what doctor Fauci was saying about how you're always behind the virus's timeline

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thewordwolf 1 point ago (edited)

Happened to me.

Had regular flu, and a week later, got hit with a whopper. Just pure upper respiratory. I know I had pneumonia.

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maddog_dad 1 point ago (edited)

The wife and I got it in the middle of January after my trip to Toronto. Headache, fever, and hacking cough that went to the lungs. Dr. diagnosed URI and pre-pneumonia and put us on z-pac. We got better after 2 weeks, but the cough lasted 2 more weeks.

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Russian-bot_2point0 1 point ago

I e heard this theory and the first time I heard it I said OK China. This is definitely Chinese propaganda

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kidfromtheplayground 1 point ago

Yes I do remember because I started off with walking pneumonia diagnosis, and was given antibiotics, and it wouldnt clear up, and they couldnt figure out why, and I ended up with full blown pneumonia diagnosis and literally felt like I was going to die, worse case of crap I ever had, but the drugs were not working to ease it, they couldnt figure it out. I ended up after 3 weeks getting better on my own.

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cook_does 0 points ago

I remember this. I was traveling with my kids and had it the entire time. Lasted about 7 days right through Christmas

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SJBHamilton -3 points ago

I consider such claims from the holidays BS until everyone sick during that time gets their antibodies tested.

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rn10950 2 points ago

I would take it with a grain of salt, but definitely not pass it off as BS. It was a problem in Wuhan in early December. With modern international air travel, and especially during the holiday season when many people travel, I could see a potential for cases here then.

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thewordwolf 2 points ago

So I guess me being sick, by your logic, was "BS."

I consider your post Chinese shilling until you can prove otherwise.