Do You Know Anyone Who Has/Had Covid-19?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by StyleOverShow, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. No, No One I know personally

    46 vote(s)
  2. Yes, Someone in my primary household has/had Covid-19

    17 vote(s)
  3. Yes, Someone I know has/had Covid-19

    107 vote(s)
  4. I'd rather spend my time arguing the merits of P's versus J's

    8 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    As America opens up again and we get active playing I'm wondering just how many of us have had the virus or known someone who has. Given the world wide reach of TB we may get a view of the infection not seen elsewhere.

    In my own experience I've a Californian third cousin, a FB friend in reality, that contracted the bug from her son after a restroom break at a nursing home. Both had mild symptoms and recovered except for their senses of smell and taste that continue to be diminished. I know another band mate that I worked with decades ago whose father passed from the virus.

    So in this poll I would check option 3 indicating someone I know has had the bug, BUT NOT in my primary household (Option 2).
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I know several someones personally whose relatives have / have had it, but nobody I know directly has been confirmed that I know of.
  3. BigDanT

    BigDanT Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2011
    Unfortunately I know several people who have contracted COVID. For one, it was like a severe flu. For another, a relative, it was much worse and eventually fatal. Fortunately, no one in my immediate family has contracted it.
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  4. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Someone that rents space in the office suite where I work had it. Sadly, he did not survive.
  5. The plumbing company I work for (over 100 employees) had five people out with it a few weeks ago. All recovered. Last week , three more went out with it. All doing OK as far as I know.
  6. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    An employee in our apartment building contracted it. Sadly, he did not survive.:(
  7. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    I don't know anyone who has it, nor do I know anyone who knows anyone that has/had it.
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  8. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    A cousin of mine had it. He's my age, so early 30s, it was nasty but he survived. He lives three states away though.
  9. Don’t know anyone who has contracted it, nor anyone who knows of someone who’s had it. In Texas.
  10. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Two co-workers in Dublin Airport, both recovered.
    Another three guys I work with have had grandparents affected, one fatality there so far, and at least one more imminent. They're currently back home in Spain caring for family.
    Another former colleague, who retired just a year ago, got it and has died...but he had heart issues so it's unclear what exactly killed him.
    One of my oldest friends' parents both got it. His father died, mother still in recovery.
    My brother-in-law in Florida has an aunt suspected of having it, but having a damn hard time getting her reliably tested.
  11. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I knew quite a few folks who had it. Some survived it. Some others died from it. 2 were very good friends of mine.
  12. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Well, first of all; my condolences to everyone who lost family and/or friends. That really has to suck....
    I honestly don't know if anybody I know has had it. No one in my family has had it; neither has my ex-wife (who's still a friend). There's a good chance that my boss, a 69 yo smoker, and his wife - both of whom spend a lot of time in the casinos here, may have had it. The timing was right; no one was taking precautions at the time; and both of them were really sick with COVID-like symptoms for about a 10 days. And, since we work in a small space, there's a possibility that I might have caught it from him. I usually get a good, solid cold at that time (late February/early March) every year, and this one was a real doozy. Lasted twice as long as usual, but it never got anywhere near as bad as my boss. I never felt sick enough to stay home, in fact; and nobody was thinking about that at the time... I haven't been tested -and neither has he or his wife; so, who knows...? :eyebrow:
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2020
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  13. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    You know, I had one hell of a cold/flu in late Feb/early March. Lasted almost a month. I played a gig (before the shutdown) and I recall feeling absolutely horrible and couldn't wait for the gig to be over. I hightailed it outta there!! I'm wondering if I had it. I'm also in the at-risk group and have had a Pneumococcal Pneumonia shot so that may have averted the Pneumonia aspect of Covid-19....if I in fact had it.
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  14. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Personally, no one, but that could always change; a friend of mine who is active in the NJ/NY music scene was close to two people who did. One died, one had been in a coma, and a leg was amputated from complications; it’s not looking too good for him.
  15. I know of some people that had it and did not survive, but thankfully no friends or family.

    I have allergies and am prone to sinus infections. A couple times I thought oh boy, is this it? But turned out to be.....allergies and sinus infections.
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  16. Mike JV

    Mike JV

    Mar 19, 2019
    Exact, same story with me.
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  17. TOOL460002


    Nov 4, 2004
    Santa Cruz
    Me neither. Maybe I should expand my social circle. However, there are two people I know who need antibody tests, because I would be surprised if they didn't get it (multiple risk factors and a 2wk, really bad respiratory thing).
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  18. Sursonique


    May 17, 2020
    One of my co-workers is currently in the hospital due to Coronavirus, he's been in ICU for over a week now. I really hope he recovers (he's young but has asthma). His whole family got infected and his mom is also in the ICU. It's horrible.
  19. I tested negative but I was exposed to someone who had it, right in the timeline to have caught it from them, so mathematically I think it likely I had it.
  20. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    My cousin succumbed to COVID-19 but her mother caught it and survived.