Created 04.12.2020 00:19:48, read: 204 times
I thought we knew this already. Especially since Doctors were already treating an unknown respiratory disease that wasn't flu. They just knew their patients were really sick.
I am almost certain I had it last year, way earlier than most think it’s been here for. A coworker had gotten sick in May, and they kept coming in (low/small staffed office; with symptoms we now know to be COVID symptoms and being negative for flu and other respiratory viruses) after being treated with antibiotics multiple and never getting better, then being given an antiviral and requirements to stay home. About two weeks after she got better, myself and a coworker came down with “it”, and my PCP treated based on symptoms, while admitting that he had no clue what it was, because every test he ran came back negative, including flu. Gave me two rounds of antivirals, a work excuse to be out until completely better, and after staying “quarantined” for about two weeks, I was better. No one else in my house got it, including the immuno-compromised Alpha-1 (congenital lung disease) stepdad. He actually had symptoms of COVID months before that and was in the hospital for a month for something that was neither pneumonia or flu. So, I am in agreement that it has been here longer than people think. Most probably have had it and didn’t realize it if they had an unknown respiratory disease that wasn’t flu.