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    Now that I am recovered from my coronavirus illness, I guess I am fortunate to have gotten it early and got past that. Tomorrow my brother and I are have appointments for the antibody test which will confirm that we both had it and now have antibodies. They can't say definitively that having had the virus and recovered and having antibodies means some level of protection, but it likely does based on other viruses.

    I am convinced this talk of a vaccine by years end that would allow for a complete return to normalcy, is one hell of a lot of optimism and hoping. the last time they were rushing as fast as they could to come up with a vaccine for a virus was aids and 35 years later we still don't have a vaccine, (although we do have effective treatments). Before that it was small pox I believe and it took a full 4 years before they found the vaccine. So there is no guarantee that a vaccine is on the horizon by years end or even next year.

    It may just be that this virus has to make its way through the community until 70% have been exposed and there is some sort of herd immunity. I am still confused as to how that works. And of course we would lose a lot of people during that process. 100's of thousands? a couple million? who knows. Mickey posted youtube video of the coronavirus horserace and the winner was "who fucking knows".

    So again, if we all have to get or be exposed to the virus, I guess in a backhanded way I am fortunate to have gotten through it early. But what exactly does that mean going forward? I and others have antibodies now that afford us some protection of getting the virus again. So I go out to a restaurant and am exposed to the virus. I am not going to get sick again, but am I a carrier transmitting to others? What if I go visit my mother who hasn't had it or spend time with a neighbor or friend, am I exposing them? So many unanswered questions and none of it good.
    Dan Druff: Rob is trolling everyone hard. Anyone with sense knows that there's no Newell, and if he did ever take advantage of the double up bug, he did so on a smaller scale. I'm voting that he never took advantage of it at all. The situation is clear as day.

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    Originally Posted by kewlJ View Post
    Now that I am recovered from my coronavirus illness, I guess I am fortunate to have gotten it early and got past that. Tomorrow my brother and I are have appointments for the antibody test which will confirm that we both had it and now have antibodies. They can't say definitively that having had the virus and recovered and having antibodies means some level of protection, but it likely does based on other viruses.

    I am convinced this talk of a vaccine by years end that would allow for a complete return to normalcy, is one hell of a lot of optimism and hoping. the last time they were rushing as fast as they could to come up with a vaccine for a virus was aids and 35 years later we still don't have a vaccine, (although we do have effective treatments). Before that it was small pox I believe and it took a full 4 years before they found the vaccine. So there is no guarantee that a vaccine is on the horizon by years end or even next year.

    It may just be that this virus has to make its way through the community until 70% have been exposed and there is some sort of herd immunity. I am still confused as to how that works. And of course we would lose a lot of people during that process. 100's of thousands? a couple million? who knows. Mickey posted youtube video of the coronavirus horserace and the winner was "who fucking knows".

    So again, if we all have to get or be exposed to the virus, I guess in a backhanded way I am fortunate to have gotten through it early. But what exactly does that mean going forward? I and others have antibodies now that afford us some protection of getting the virus again. So I go out to a restaurant and am exposed to the virus. I am not going to get sick again, but am I a carrier transmitting to others? What if I go visit my mother who hasn't had it or spend time with a neighbor or friend, am I exposing them? So many unanswered questions and none of it good.
    Kj, itís called life. It comes with risks and unanswered questions. How old are you? Iím surprised you donít understand this.

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    I am middle aged Bob. Well I guess I should say in my 30's since middle aged can be 50s now that people are living to 100.

    So maybe that is the problem. I haven't had horrible viruses in my life time that people had to make a decision as to just how much they wanted to risk their own lives AND the lives of family members and friends. We have had aids and HepC viruses in my lifetime, but neither is transmitted just by being near someone. You have to chose a behavior, mostly sex or drug use that puts you at risk.

    So no I don't like the idea that I go about my life now and visit a restaurant, I could be putting my mother's life at risk. If you want to be so cavalier about it and don't give a shit about your family members and friends (especially older), so be it. I have concerns and don't like having to make that risk choice.
    Dan Druff: Rob is trolling everyone hard. Anyone with sense knows that there's no Newell, and if he did ever take advantage of the double up bug, he did so on a smaller scale. I'm voting that he never took advantage of it at all. The situation is clear as day.

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    Originally Posted by kewlJ View Post
    So no I don't like the idea that I go about my life now and visit a restaurant, I could be putting my mother's life at risk. If you want to be so cavalier about it and don't give a shit about your family members and friends (especially older), so be it. I have concerns and don't like having to make that risk choice.
    Then don’t go to a restaurant with your mom. I’m not being cavalier about it. If my parents were alive, I wouldn’t be takeing them to restaurants or out and about.

    At this stage of the pandemic, everybody pretty much knows the situation, and if they are in the risk category. If they are, they should still stay in lockdown mode.

    You say you “don’t like having to make that risk choice”, but at some point you’re going to have to put your big boy pants on and do this. You can’t rely on the government your whole life to make decisions for you.

    Now if Bennie Sanders gets elected, you’ll be in luck. Because he wants the government to make every decision for you. I guess this is what you’re hoping for.

    That’s not my cup of tea. I like freedom and making my own decisions. I guess this is why you and I are so different.

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