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23 minutes ago, Fujisan said:

Sorry guys but I  remain  unconvinced.

If i  have reason  to  meet Jeijiima during this crisis I would not be surprised if  he asked  me  to keep  my distance but I do not think the lady has  had anymore contact with the virus than me.

And my contact is zero.

COVID-19 spreads through people that never show symptoms & people that are contagious for days before "feeling sick." I can't definitively say that I have not been in contact with the virus unless I have spent the whole day in isolation or with other people in isolation. You're less likely to contract it from surfaces, but there are plenty of documented cases of people touching elevator buttons or doorknobs and contracting it that way.

At this point if you aren't convinced, there's no convincing you. Do you have to see any other viral or bacterial infection for it to exist?

23 minutes ago, Fujisan said:

It is hard  to  take  anything serious  when you dont see it yourself.

I understand why people choose to put themselves in risky situations, to get paid, or to see loved ones, or for mental health. Or whatever. But there's so much documentation on the internet of people's experiences with COVID-19; sick people sharing their experiences, videos of bodies in refrigerator trucks, details of what happens to bodies of healthy people with serious cases. I don't need to see a sick person walking down the street to take this seriously. If you're not seeing it for yourself on the internet, you're in a bubble or you're not looking.

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It might in principle be up to you to take a risk with your own health but not with someone else's.

The woman you thought rude might be particularly worried about catching covid and passing it on to her mother (who you described as an old lady).

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On 03/01/2021 at 08:52, Jejima said:

 All but two members of staff (mother and daughter - they think that they might have had it early in the year, but were not tested at the time) have now also had Covid.

The mother and daughter previously mentioned have now had the antibody test, which showed that both had already had Covid previously - presumably before the weekly tests were started. Both work in the care home, and so take their Covid protection seriously. Both were asymptomatic (or they would have certainly have avoided going to work). Sadly, they might have unwittingly brought the Covid into the care home.

The problem about Covid is that it affects everyone differently. Both of my children had it - but we only knew because the free testing guidelines for where I live (Staffordshire) were less stringent than in other parts of the country, so we could have them tested (after my wife's positive test) based on a mere hint of a runny nose. Otherwise, they looked perfectly healthy - and we would not have bothered. However, we did manage to catch it, which protected their classmates and teachers, and my parents (who live down the road) who are in a high risk categories.   

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A weird story

Tokyo Metropolitan police arrested a 49 year old male college applicant who holed himself in the college restrooms for over three hours. The reason for his holing up there was in protest of the entrance exam having failed the man after he was warned six times to cover his nose with his mask. He had taken two exams in the morning and during the English exam in the afternoon was when the proctor declared his test invalid when he refused to cover his nose for a 7th time. The man returned to the college later that evening and would not leave the restroom when asked by college staff. 

He was escorted off campus by the police after 10pm.

https://www.nikkansports.com/general/news/202101190000135.html

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My wife Gaijingal got a positive test result three hours ago, so the doc said that our son and I both have it, too. She’s the one feeling sick. Soksnshuzan and I are asymptomatic. Good grief- the mighty Gaijingai stuck at the heya for the next 10 days! :-(

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53 minutes ago, Gaijingai said:

My wife Gaijingal got a positive test result three hours ago, so the doc said that our son and I both have it, too. She’s the one feeling sick. Soksnshuzan and I are asymptomatic. Good grief- the mighty Gaijingai stuck at the heya for the next 10 days! :-(

I'm very sorry to hear about your wife.  Have you and your son actually been tested?  I didn't think that because one family member has it that the rest of the family automatically has it, too.  I think you both should actually get tested.  However, I certainly agree with the 10-day quarantine.  If it's okay with you, I will pray for your whole family.  P.S.  I love your wife and son's names!!

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1 hour ago, Gaijingai said:

My wife Gaijingal got a positive test result three hours ago, so the doc said that our son and I both have it, too. She’s the one feeling sick. Soksnshuzan and I are asymptomatic. Good grief- the mighty Gaijingai stuck at the heya for the next 10 days! :-(

Good luck to you all(Bow...)

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On 05/02/2021 at 20:32, sumojoann said:

I'm very sorry to hear about your wife.  Have you and your son actually been tested?  I didn't think that because one family member has it that the rest of the family automatically has it, too.  I think you both should actually get tested.  However, I certainly agree with the 10-day quarantine.  If it's okay with you, I will pray for your whole family.  P.S.  I love your wife and son's names!!

Thank you for the prayers! Fortunately our church is rallying around us. So many people want to bring meals or do Gaijingal's shopping for her. I need to publicize to our friends a chanko recipe. :-)

 

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On 05/01/2021 at 21:19, Fujisan said:

My contact is zero.ard  to  take  anything serious  when you dont see it yourself.

Well,I had to open my big mouth,didn't I.

I mentioned  my friend Mark in the  previous thread and how he couldn't visit his 92 year old mother.

  Now  he told me his mother tested positive for the corona virus.

It doesn't sound like she is in danger though but it was a shock anyway.

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I can share my own experience on that since I got sick in February. Tested positive, then negative after one week. I'm in my 30s and still it was a tough time to live, never felt that exhausted in my life, like my energy level was 0 and persistent muscular discomfort (no sensible pain though) for 3 full days in a row. My partner tested positive as well, but was asymptomatic. Thankfully all our parents and grandparents that we saw in the days preceding my first symptoms tested negative. That was my main concern actually, since they range from age 65 to 95. I wasn't that much worried about myself, my partner clearly was worried for me, and I was worried about infecting others, but I guess it is human nature.

I guess it had to happen at some point, I lived in both Italy and France in the last 12 months, and payed a visit to my beloved San Marino last summer, it is the country that has the highest death rate per million inhabitants (for now, Czechia is on its way to overtake it seems)

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I just got my first of two COVID vaccine shots yesterday.  I filled out the form online, got an appointment for two days later; went to the drugstore, I was the only one in line, got the shot.  Today there's a tender, slightly reddish bump on my shoulder.  Waiting for shot two in four weeks.  Starting next Monday (March 8th), anyone over 55 can get the first shot.

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