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28 Jun 2020 7:06 a.m. PST
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pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2020 6:57 a.m. PST

Just found out I have the COVID-19 antibodies. I'm pretty sure I know when I had it. Early Dec 2019, had a severe cold, stuffed up head, felt lousy and a bad, dry cough, with a couple of days when I was feverish. Wife had same thing. No hospitalization, but did go to doctor for the cough after a couple of days---probably lasted just over a week.

Wondering if anyone else here had it? ANd how bad was it for you? Know any other gamers who have had it?

14Bore28 Jun 2020 7:23 a.m. PST

No, and know of no one who actually had it
But think your lucky as you should be immune and suffered no worse for wear.

lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2020 7:51 a.m. PST

My son-in-law a very fit late 30s guy got it in April. He said it was the worst he's ever felt. He lost his sense of smell, which still has returned to normal but he alive and except for not smelling stuff is in good health now.

lkmjbc328 Jun 2020 8:09 a.m. PST

Know eight people.
4 couples.
In two both husband's (in their 40s) were pretty sick, down for two weeks. Wives had a few days of fever and cough.

In another, both tested positive multiple times. Completely asymptomatic.

Last couple in their mid 70s. He has a very serious in uncurable/chronic fungal lung infection. We were very worried. For both it was just a bad cold.

Go figure…it is very random on how it affects people.

Joe Collins


HMS Exeter28 Jun 2020 8:09 a.m. PST

I "heard" that after the fiasco with getting Covid 19 test kits approved and distributed, the CDC sort of "overcorrected" on approving antibody tests, and that many turned out to be unreliable.

Not saying you didnt have it, nor that your test was faulty. If you have confidence in the provider doing the test, I'm sure theyd be using a test they had vetted. If, however, you had the test done at a pharmacy,…I'd be thinking about a challenge test with your primary care provider.

Safety first.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut28 Jun 2020 8:15 a.m. PST

My kid had it.

Max Schnell28 Jun 2020 8:17 a.m. PST

No to both.

cfielitz28 Jun 2020 8:18 a.m. PST

A friend of mine from graduate school contracted it and died from it.

Andoreth28 Jun 2020 8:28 a.m. PST

A former work colleague contracted it at her new job along with all nine of her co-workers, two required hospitalisation and intensive care but fortunately have now recovered.

Dagwood28 Jun 2020 8:48 a.m. PST

I haven't had it AFAIK … YET !!

Korvessa28 Jun 2020 9:34 a.m. PST

We think my son (18) might have gotten it last November. Worst flu ever – Most of high school basketball team got it. My wife and I did not.
Fully recovered.

Perris070728 Jun 2020 9:47 a.m. PST

No. And I don't personally know anybody who did.

ashauace6970 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2020 9:56 a.m. PST

Yes my grandson

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2020 10:23 a.m. PST

just one friend.,but okay…Nebraska being sparsely populated helps..most of COVID in Beef packing plants among Hispanic workers,.luckily only 5 deaths so far at Plants..

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2020 10:38 a.m. PST

A friends wife, and a minor radio personality I follow on FB. Friends wife was quite sick, the other was like the flu. Not had it that I am aware of. Nor my wife. Daughter just immigrated from China she has not either.

Personal logo timurilank Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2020 10:47 a.m. PST


On Thursday, the 20th of February, low energy for a couple of days followed by a weekend with severe dry coughing. Monday, less coughing but with each successive day energy levels increased so I could resume working out after nine days.

Information about Covid-19 was scarce at that time, but following the YouTube channel of Dr. John Campbell, I was surprised of all the symptoms (cough, sputum, shortness of breath, fever, sore throat, runny nose, ear pain, wheeze, chest pain, myalgia, joint pain and fatigue) I contracted only two; fatigue and cough.

At 73, a winter cold usually lasts 2 or 3 days, but this was a different experience and not one I wish to repeat.

The border with Belgium and Germany have opened recently, but restrictions are still in place; face mask mandatory when using public transportation, hand sanitizers and 1.5 meter distance are the rule.

Stay healthy.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2020 11:15 a.m. PST

Wondering if anyone else here had it? ANd how bad was it for you? Know any other gamers who have had it?

No; not applicable; not as far as I know.

NickNorthStar28 Jun 2020 11:38 a.m. PST

Yes. A couple I know caught it, a wargamer friend lost his pal to it and family member's work colleague has just got it. Thankfully they isolated quickly so it hasn't spread.

In each case, they were tested positive and those still with us said it was an illness like they'd never experienced before.

jdpintex28 Jun 2020 11:44 a.m. PST

Nope, but a guy at work died early on. Other tan that I don't know anyone personally that has had it (I'll or not)

rmaker28 Jun 2020 11:53 a.m. PST

Not yet.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2020 12:02 p.m. PST

No, not yet.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2020 3:52 p.m. PST

Not yet. My wife and I and most of gaming buddies are taking precautions as we are all high risk due to age and conditions. Now they've said my blood type is also a risk!

Buck21528 Jun 2020 7:11 p.m. PST

Me, nor anyone else in my family got Covid-19, thank God. Even though my blood type (O-negative) may be a shield from the Virus, I still must be careful as my other family members do not have a supposedly protective blood type like I have. In the meantime, we are doing what we can to stay safe. Please stay safe, everyone!

cherrypicker28 Jun 2020 7:13 p.m. PST

We live in Queensland and have not met anyone who has had it here, and if things continue in this state are going to be VERY lucky and only the few deaths that have sadly happened.

Howler28 Jun 2020 8:40 p.m. PST

Me, my wife, and daughter think we got it around December. My wife was especially hard hit. All of us thought it was the flu. Shortness of breath and incredible fatigue were the two symptoms that struck me. However, we weren't tested so we really aren't sure.

21eRegt28 Jun 2020 8:47 p.m. PST

I've not been tested or formally diagnosed, but I firmly believe I had it before we had heard of it in the US. Thankfully I don't know anyone personally who has had to deal with it.

M1Fanboy29 Jun 2020 9:47 a.m. PST

My Grandmother in Law had it, and I was at a game in Feb with you at PW @pzivh43. I have been fine for the most part, and you probably weren't contagious, but it's making the case for remote gaming!

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2020 12:49 p.m. PST

My cousin had it. He's a deputy in a jail and found out when they tested everyone after a couple of inmates came down with it. He didn't know he had it until he was tested.

Greg G129 Jun 2020 1:40 p.m. PST

Lost a friend to Covid-19 who use to run the wargames club here in Harlow in the 70's and 80's, back in April. Also a guy I work with lost his aunt in Ireland to Covid. As I'm in my sixties I have made sure I keep the 2 metre gap and wear a mask when I go shopping, I trust the WHO's advice before I trust Boris.

COL Scott ret01 Jul 2020 9:58 p.m. PST

No but at my work I am involved with the contact tracing and followup. So I know several who have – because I have to as part of work. Most have been fairly light symptoms or no symptoms but tested positive.

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