I’m kind of scared

I’m a high-risk person when it comes to Covid. I’ve had no choice but to go shopping in the past week because I live alone. So...I’ve been having a few minor symptoms that I’ve been assuming are just seasonal allergies. Except I woke up today with a bit of a sore throat. Maybe it is just the allergies, right?

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Lovely L.

Apr 5, 2020 at 6:19pm

I really hope you are alright and have medicine. Please be brave and find out for sure so things don’t get worse. I will keep you in my prayers.

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You are in my Prayers

Apr 5, 2020 at 7:29pm

Or, if you prefer the words, Positive Affirmations. With real Love intention, Its all the same. Many of us are challenged at this time. I find music is my comforter. The song 'Three Little Birds' comes through. "Don't worry bout a thing, every little thing's gunna be alright."

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Sure

Apr 5, 2020 at 7:38pm

... Maybe. But if you go to the clinic, they'll give you (generic) sage advice and send you away.
Only if it gets to hospitalization, will they test you.
BC doesn't test most ppl. Not even medical staff.
Take your vitamins and hope for the best. Because in case sh*t, your death certificate is almost certain to list some other cause.
This is Wuhan 2.0, they just hide things better here.
My partner is in medicine. That's how I know - "don't call us, we'll call you".

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Watch

Apr 5, 2020 at 9:49pm

for the fever ...

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@sure

Apr 6, 2020 at 7:53am

Not true. As a health worker I can get tested right away if I have any symptoms with results in 24 hours.

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@sure

Apr 7, 2020 at 8:16pm

If you think you have COVID and aren't so sick you require hospitalization, you absolutely should NOT be going out and endangering other people. Sounds like your partner should have a talk with you.

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Anonymous

Apr 7, 2020 at 8:17pm

It's allergy season, and regular old cold and flu are still a thing. Use the government COVID self-assessment tool and call 811 or a clinic if necessary.

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Sure

Apr 8, 2020 at 12:58am

@the both of you
Some can get tested, many can't. They're told to go home and self-isolate, because testing is still too limited. And Canada hasn't even approved a serological test. Ironically, India announced a universal serological testing program. But not here, no.
Maybe you're one of the lucky ones. One person is not statistical - you're an anecdote, aka noise.
Also, some have to wait days and even weeks for their test results.

My partner doesn't need to have a talk with me. It's about half of everything we talk about, and she gets updates straight from Fraser Health.
I'm quite familiar with the bug, and being asymptomatic is irrelevant. Half of the infected (or more) never show symptoms. And yet they're infectious (thus the silent spread). Since you're so fond of caps, it may be helpful FOR YOU to read some more before telling me what's up.
No symptoms, but it doesn't matter. I go out to get food and supplies, and to walk dogs. And then have to dodge all the clueless, entitled mouth-breathers who don't know what 6+ feet look like.
I was socially distant before it was cool, as my personal space has always been about 6 feet. And keep disinfectant in the car. Good to go.

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