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On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 04:18:17 -0400, RCE wrote:On 6/19/2020 10:26 PM,
wrote: On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:07:08 -0400, RCE wrote: On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM, wrote: On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400, wrote: On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote: Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught a flu type virus earlier this week. I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no. Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued. By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches, coughing and everything else that comes with the flu. Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing only worse. No appetite. Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced myself to drink as much as I could. Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning. Stayed in bed anyway. This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though over a week. Flu is not nice to 70 year olds. I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better. === Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however. It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both middle aged and previously healthy. I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot, long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting germs from across the globe, maybe even worse. That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-) It didn't work for a decade in DC. My worst bug was some bronchitis I had the whole time I was in FT "A" school. Lots of us had it. In retrospect I wonder if it was something in those nasty "temporary" WWII barracks. The USCG allowed beards back then?At sea but the 10 years I was referring to (more like 11, 73-84) I wasworking for IBM.I remember when the Navy first started allowingbeards and mustaches. It was in the Zumwalt days(1970 or so). You had to submit a request chitto grow even a mustache. When Zumwalt relaxedthe Navy grooming policies everyone was submittinga request chit. I remember an old, crusty CPOsaying he couldn't understand why people wantedto purposely grow something under their nosethat grew wild around their assholes. :-)I had a Maynard G Krebs goatee on my "Bravo" patrol and they pointedout trimming a beard defeated the purpose of growing it in the firstplace (no shaving). It was still OK. When I started the current one in1973 it was full and still is. With the lock down I haven't reallydone anything with my hair so I am looking like the GEICO cave manright now. Now that the novelty has subsided I may go to a barber soontho. There was a 5 hour wait, then by appointment only, when theyfirst opened. I assume by now you can just walk in.

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On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 04:20:47 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 10:10 PM, Alex wrote:
RCE wrote:

Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop.* Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms.* Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets.* Wednesday night same thing
only worse.* No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid.* Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better.* I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse.* Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it.* Much better.





Get tested again.* I know people that got a positive result on try #3. I
hope that isn't the case for you!



I never got tested for covid-19. If it had lasted a day or two
longer without signs of improvement, I planned to. But, it followed the
typical course of the flu and I am on the mend.


An antibody test might still be in order. In spite of all the scary
rhetoric, for most people, this is just the worst flu you can remember
or maybe just a mild cold. Fauci said early on he expected 80% to get
over this spontaneously and now they are bumping that percentage
higher. We really only hear about the ones who end up being really
sick or dying. That Marion prison thing was interesting. The infection
rate was extremely high but 95% didn't even know they had it.
My wife said she was reading that certain blood types were having a
harder time with this. "O+" was the best to have and "A" was the worst
according to what she read. We are both O+ so it gives us a little
more hope.
The news had a story about the testing here last night. It turns out
our county is a little over 7% positive on the tests and the county
just north of us is 5 sumpin. It starts getting pretty grim as you
move east across the sugar cane country tho. The worst was Palm Beach
County at over 20% (Belle Glade, not the "old Jews in the condos on
the beach" that Bill Maher talks about).


Talked to our primary MD and she said, antibody testing is a crapshoot.
True false maybe are the results and not repeatable.

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On 6/20/2020 3:47 PM, Bill wrote:
wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 04:20:47 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 10:10 PM, Alex wrote:
RCE wrote:

Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop.* Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms.* Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets.* Wednesday night same thing
only worse.* No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid.* Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better.* I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse.* Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it.* Much better.





Get tested again.* I know people that got a positive result on try #3. I
hope that isn't the case for you!


I never got tested for covid-19. If it had lasted a day or two
longer without signs of improvement, I planned to. But, it followed the
typical course of the flu and I am on the mend.


An antibody test might still be in order. In spite of all the scary
rhetoric, for most people, this is just the worst flu you can remember
or maybe just a mild cold. Fauci said early on he expected 80% to get
over this spontaneously and now they are bumping that percentage
higher. We really only hear about the ones who end up being really
sick or dying. That Marion prison thing was interesting. The infection
rate was extremely high but 95% didn't even know they had it.
My wife said she was reading that certain blood types were having a
harder time with this. "O+" was the best to have and "A" was the worst
according to what she read. We are both O+ so it gives us a little
more hope.
The news had a story about the testing here last night. It turns out
our county is a little over 7% positive on the tests and the county
just north of us is 5 sumpin. It starts getting pretty grim as you
move east across the sugar cane country tho. The worst was Palm Beach
County at over 20% (Belle Glade, not the "old Jews in the condos on
the beach" that Bill Maher talks about).




Talked to our primary MD and she said, antibody testing is a crapshoot.
True false maybe are the results and not repeatable.


Plus, a negative test today doesn't mean I couldn't catch it tomorrow.

I think the only proven benefit of all the antibody testing is to
generate more data as to how many people have been infected with covid.

Many apparently have been but never knew it. The "immunity" thing is
still being debated by the experts who have basically been wrong about
just about *everything* so far.

For a while ol' doc Fauci and doc Birx were the heros of the day with
all their data collection, algorithms and resultant predictions.
Seems they have pretty much dropped out of sight.

If it were up to Fauci, the nation (and world) would stay in an economic
lockdown until a safe and proven to be effective vaccine is developed.

Even if that happened, who's gonna foot the bill to distribute it?
Nobody will have any money.

Science is great but so is logic and common sense. Unfortunately,
academics don't view things that way.




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On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 16:30:31 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/20/2020 3:47 PM, Bill wrote:
wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 04:20:47 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 10:10 PM, Alex wrote:
RCE wrote:

Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop.* Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms.* Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets.* Wednesday night same thing
only worse.* No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid.* Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better.* I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse.* Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it.* Much better.





Get tested again.* I know people that got a positive result on try #3. I
hope that isn't the case for you!


I never got tested for covid-19. If it had lasted a day or two
longer without signs of improvement, I planned to. But, it followed the
typical course of the flu and I am on the mend.

An antibody test might still be in order. In spite of all the scary
rhetoric, for most people, this is just the worst flu you can remember
or maybe just a mild cold. Fauci said early on he expected 80% to get
over this spontaneously and now they are bumping that percentage
higher. We really only hear about the ones who end up being really
sick or dying. That Marion prison thing was interesting. The infection
rate was extremely high but 95% didn't even know they had it.
My wife said she was reading that certain blood types were having a
harder time with this. "O+" was the best to have and "A" was the worst
according to what she read. We are both O+ so it gives us a little
more hope.
The news had a story about the testing here last night. It turns out
our county is a little over 7% positive on the tests and the county
just north of us is 5 sumpin. It starts getting pretty grim as you
move east across the sugar cane country tho. The worst was Palm Beach
County at over 20% (Belle Glade, not the "old Jews in the condos on
the beach" that Bill Maher talks about).




Talked to our primary MD and she said, antibody testing is a crapshoot.
True false maybe are the results and not repeatable.


Plus, a negative test today doesn't mean I couldn't catch it tomorrow.

I think the only proven benefit of all the antibody testing is to
generate more data as to how many people have been infected with covid.

Many apparently have been but never knew it. The "immunity" thing is
still being debated by the experts who have basically been wrong about
just about *everything* so far.

For a while ol' doc Fauci and doc Birx were the heros of the day with
all their data collection, algorithms and resultant predictions.
Seems they have pretty much dropped out of sight.

If it were up to Fauci, the nation (and world) would stay in an economic
lockdown until a safe and proven to be effective vaccine is developed.

Even if that happened, who's gonna foot the bill to distribute it?
Nobody will have any money.

Science is great but so is logic and common sense. Unfortunately,
academics don't view things that way.


===

To make matters worse, the whole thing has become politicized like so
many other things.

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On 6/20/2020 5:50 PM, wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 16:30:31 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/20/2020 3:47 PM, Bill wrote:
wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 04:20:47 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 10:10 PM, Alex wrote:
RCE wrote:

Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop.* Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms.* Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets.* Wednesday night same thing
only worse.* No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid.* Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better.* I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse.* Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it.* Much better.





Get tested again.* I know people that got a positive result on try #3. I
hope that isn't the case for you!


I never got tested for covid-19. If it had lasted a day or two
longer without signs of improvement, I planned to. But, it followed the
typical course of the flu and I am on the mend.

An antibody test might still be in order. In spite of all the scary
rhetoric, for most people, this is just the worst flu you can remember
or maybe just a mild cold. Fauci said early on he expected 80% to get
over this spontaneously and now they are bumping that percentage
higher. We really only hear about the ones who end up being really
sick or dying. That Marion prison thing was interesting. The infection
rate was extremely high but 95% didn't even know they had it.
My wife said she was reading that certain blood types were having a
harder time with this. "O+" was the best to have and "A" was the worst
according to what she read. We are both O+ so it gives us a little
more hope.
The news had a story about the testing here last night. It turns out
our county is a little over 7% positive on the tests and the county
just north of us is 5 sumpin. It starts getting pretty grim as you
move east across the sugar cane country tho. The worst was Palm Beach
County at over 20% (Belle Glade, not the "old Jews in the condos on
the beach" that Bill Maher talks about).




Talked to our primary MD and she said, antibody testing is a crapshoot.
True false maybe are the results and not repeatable.


Plus, a negative test today doesn't mean I couldn't catch it tomorrow.

I think the only proven benefit of all the antibody testing is to
generate more data as to how many people have been infected with covid.

Many apparently have been but never knew it. The "immunity" thing is
still being debated by the experts who have basically been wrong about
just about *everything* so far.

For a while ol' doc Fauci and doc Birx were the heros of the day with
all their data collection, algorithms and resultant predictions.
Seems they have pretty much dropped out of sight.

If it were up to Fauci, the nation (and world) would stay in an economic
lockdown until a safe and proven to be effective vaccine is developed.

Even if that happened, who's gonna foot the bill to distribute it?
Nobody will have any money.

Science is great but so is logic and common sense. Unfortunately,
academics don't view things that way.


===

To make matters worse, the whole thing has become politicized like so
many other things.



That be true. Both sides. The more I listen to Trump the more I dislike
him. He's the biggest bull****ter out there.

But come November who are you gonna call? Bad situation we are in.



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On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:07:08 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400,

wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:

Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.
===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.
I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold
since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot,
long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or
something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer
thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me
to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting
germs from across the globe, maybe even worse.

That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-)

It didn't work for a decade in DC. My worst bug was some bronchitis I
had the whole time I was in FT "A" school. Lots of us had it. In
retrospect I wonder if it was something in those nasty "temporary"
WWII barracks.


I've had bronchitis twice and both times were within days after getting
off of a plane.

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RCE wrote:
On 6/19/2020 10:10 PM, Alex wrote:
RCE wrote:

Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop.* Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms.* Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets.* Wednesday night same thing
only worse.* No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid.* Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better.* I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse.* Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it.* Much better.





Get tested again.* I know people that got a positive result on try
#3. I hope that isn't the case for you!



I never got tested for covid-19.* If it had lasted a day or two
longer without signs of improvement, I planned to.* But, it followed
the typical course of the flu and I am on the mend.




Good to hear!

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On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 12:03:56 -0400, wrote:

On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 06:42:26 -0400, John wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 22:26:51 -0400,
wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:07:08 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400,

wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:


Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.

===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.

I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold
since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot,
long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or
something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer
thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me
to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting
germs from across the globe, maybe even worse.


That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-)

It didn't work for a decade in DC. My worst bug was some bronchitis I
had the whole time I was in FT "A" school. Lots of us had it. In
retrospect I wonder if it was something in those nasty "temporary"
WWII barracks.


I spent a lot of time in those old WWII barracks. My bronchitis was from
smoking.


That was one bad habit I managed to avoid. I smoked a cigar now and
then but I never had the "cigarette every 10 minutes" thing. I doubt I
have smoked more than a couple dozen cigarettes in 73 years. That only
really happened when I was in a gang of smokers and they kept offering
me one. (usually under the influence of copious amounts of ethanol). I
figured out early on, you can go on a "smoke break" and not smoke. I
did keep a cigar or two in the butt of my M1 tho (boot camp), in case
some NCO bitched that I wasn't smoking in the smoke pit. Those were
cheap drug store cigars. It was later that I figured out what a real
cigar was. They were too expensive to smoke a lot of and hard to come
by in regular stores.


Taking up smoking was the most stupid thing I ever did. My lungs, teeth, and
heart are paying for it now.
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On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 11:45:55 -0400, wrote:

On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 04:18:17 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 10:26 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:07:08 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400,

wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:


Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.

===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.

I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold
since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot,
long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or
something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer
thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me
to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting
germs from across the globe, maybe even worse.


That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-)

It didn't work for a decade in DC. My worst bug was some bronchitis I
had the whole time I was in FT "A" school. Lots of us had it. In
retrospect I wonder if it was something in those nasty "temporary"
WWII barracks.


The USCG allowed beards back then?


At sea but the 10 years I was referring to (more like 11, 73-84) I was
working for IBM.

I remember when the Navy first started allowing
beards and mustaches. It was in the Zumwalt days
(1970 or so). You had to submit a request chit
to grow even a mustache. When Zumwalt relaxed
the Navy grooming policies everyone was submitting
a request chit. I remember an old, crusty CPO
saying he couldn't understand why people wanted
to purposely grow something under their nose
that grew wild around their assholes. :-)


I had a Maynard G Krebs goatee on my "Bravo" patrol and they pointed
out trimming a beard defeated the purpose of growing it in the first
place (no shaving). It was still OK. When I started the current one in
1973 it was full and still is. With the lock down I haven't really
done anything with my hair so I am looking like the GEICO cave man
right now. Now that the novelty has subsided I may go to a barber soon
tho. There was a 5 hour wait, then by appointment only, when they
first opened. I assume by now you can just walk in.


Ours still require appointments.
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On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 18:23:33 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/20/2020 5:50 PM, wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 16:30:31 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/20/2020 3:47 PM, Bill wrote:
wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 04:20:47 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 10:10 PM, Alex wrote:
RCE wrote:

Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop.* Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms.* Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets.* Wednesday night same thing
only worse.* No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid.* Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better.* I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse.* Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it.* Much better.





Get tested again.* I know people that got a positive result on try #3. I
hope that isn't the case for you!


I never got tested for covid-19. If it had lasted a day or two
longer without signs of improvement, I planned to. But, it followed the
typical course of the flu and I am on the mend.

An antibody test might still be in order. In spite of all the scary
rhetoric, for most people, this is just the worst flu you can remember
or maybe just a mild cold. Fauci said early on he expected 80% to get
over this spontaneously and now they are bumping that percentage
higher. We really only hear about the ones who end up being really
sick or dying. That Marion prison thing was interesting. The infection
rate was extremely high but 95% didn't even know they had it.
My wife said she was reading that certain blood types were having a
harder time with this. "O+" was the best to have and "A" was the worst
according to what she read. We are both O+ so it gives us a little
more hope.
The news had a story about the testing here last night. It turns out
our county is a little over 7% positive on the tests and the county
just north of us is 5 sumpin. It starts getting pretty grim as you
move east across the sugar cane country tho. The worst was Palm Beach
County at over 20% (Belle Glade, not the "old Jews in the condos on
the beach" that Bill Maher talks about).




Talked to our primary MD and she said, antibody testing is a crapshoot.
True false maybe are the results and not repeatable.


Plus, a negative test today doesn't mean I couldn't catch it tomorrow.

I think the only proven benefit of all the antibody testing is to
generate more data as to how many people have been infected with covid.

Many apparently have been but never knew it. The "immunity" thing is
still being debated by the experts who have basically been wrong about
just about *everything* so far.

For a while ol' doc Fauci and doc Birx were the heros of the day with
all their data collection, algorithms and resultant predictions.
Seems they have pretty much dropped out of sight.

If it were up to Fauci, the nation (and world) would stay in an economic
lockdown until a safe and proven to be effective vaccine is developed.

Even if that happened, who's gonna foot the bill to distribute it?
Nobody will have any money.

Science is great but so is logic and common sense. Unfortunately,
academics don't view things that way.


===

To make matters worse, the whole thing has become politicized like so
many other things.



That be true. Both sides. The more I listen to Trump the more I dislike
him. He's the biggest bull****ter out there.

But come November who are you gonna call? Bad situation we are in.


And I don't think he helped himself at all last night. Seemed more like a
narcissists wet dream.
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