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And the ‘rona moves on

It is Sunday night. Almost exactly one week ago, late in the night of last Sunday, the first symptoms of Covid19 showed up in my life. The timing was sort of a bummer, as this weekend was boomershoot, and I would have been driving over Thursday and camping out. I decided the wisest course of action was to not stress myself, and to not possibly spread it to others or even make them nervous when they were off having a good time whacking boomers, so I stayed home. Continue reading And the ‘rona moves on

The ‘rona comes to visit

The daughter-unit came home early yesterday not feeling well. Several of her co-workers are out with covid. She did the quick home test, it said positive. She threw up not long afterword. Got a little food and ivermectin in her. Her lab test results came back today and also said positive. She’s already feeling a bit better, and is just chilling in bed.

Also, this afternoon, the wife-unit wasn’t feeling great so she did the home test, it also came back negative, but she’s sure it’s only a matter of time before she gets a positive. Ah, bummer. Well, we know the drill. She can work from home if she has the energy for it.

Boy-child and I feel fine, taking ivermectin and upping the vitamins just in case. We are obviously going to be exposed, but with fairly regular D3 and zinc and the rest of it prior to this, and with pretty much all the rest of the treatment protocol already in hand https://covid19criticalcare.com/covid-19-protocols/i-mask-plus-protocol/ , we should be fine and get through it quickly.

Later edit (in response to first few comments): I think I’ll be OK. That’s just most of it, not all of it. Go Team Pony Paste! The half-liter bottle is enough for ~16 people, full course.

Later Edit II:
figured I should test, so I have evidence that the I-mask protocol works. yup. Took less than 90 seconds for those lines to show up. Stable like that at 15 min, through 30 min. This was Wednesday, around 11 AM, less than 72 hours since onset of symptoms, back to 80%+ health; son, who had symptoms show up about 12 hours before mine, claims to be nearly all good (call it 95% or so).

Later Edit III:
Fist symptoms Sunday night, pretty classic flu stuff. Thermal dysregulation, a bit of cough, aches, low energy, slight fever, loose stool. Max symptom severity by Tuesday morning, noticeable improvement by evening, mostly good by Wed night (72hours), and back to ~95% by Thursday noon (call it 3.5 days). Will test tonight to see if I’m officially negative, yet. Talking to daughter about her co-workers, most of them are back to work in a week to 10 days, testing negative but still feeling crappy for a while, while she’s fine. Not rigorous data, but a couple of data-points to consider.

Covid or seasonal allergies?

Slightly odd data-point. A little while ago, my son came down with something that was something like a cross between a cold and normal seasonal allergies. Not bad, just inconvenient and a lot of snot. Something was going around at school (lots of over-the-top coronavirus fears, even though way to many people are vaxxed) and so they went to all-remote teaching for a couple of weeks, so he didn’t miss any school. About the time he started getting better (after a week or so) my wife, and then my daughter, came down with something similar but not the same symptom set. Considering the wife-unit has a history if sinus problems that’s not surprising. a little bit achy, but nothing to write home about.

Then I came down with something. No loss of taste or other normal Covid symptoms, just more like something between a typical sinus infection and a seasonal allergy. Sinus pressure and drainage, sore throat, a bit of coughing and congestion, lots of snot, hard to sleep because when you lay down the angle makes all the snot production make it feel like you are drowning, low energy. No loss of apatite or fever or chills of note.

After a couple of days of that I figure “what the heck, doesn’t feel or sound like any covid case I’ve heard of, but there is no downside to treating it as if it were.” So I bumped the vitamins and NAC, and started a course of Ivermectin. somewhat better in 24 hours, 80% better in 2 days, slept fine and only residual congestion and mucus, and occasional coughing by day 3. Energy more or less normal. Wife and daughter recovering much more slowly. They still have not gotten their covid tests back. from a couple of days ago.

I suspect they will be positive, and I had it. If not, then whatever I had was either nearly identical in symptoms to them but I recovered a lot faster because of the “vitamin I” for something not covid…. In any case, it’s an interesting data-point.

Live births, something to keep an eye on.

Here we have the CDC’s data on basic lives gained and lost in the nation, excluding illegal invasion, etc. since Jan of 2020, there have been on average 301k live births per month. The standard deviation is a bit less than 13k, but let’s call it that. They have ben offering the not-vaxx to women of childbearing age for ~4-5 months now. The early reports on miscarriages if vaxed in the first trimester were indicating something like 4/5 pregnancies were lost, compared to the more typical 1/5. No major stories about any big change if vaxxed in the 3rd trimester. There is a reporting lag in the data of 4-5 months. Pregnancy is, of course, 9 months on average. Continue reading Live births, something to keep an eye on.