winforlose wrote: Jedzz wrote: Dalvin wrote:
I was wondering the same thing too. Would they be more winded easily when they play? That would suck a lot for players who tested positive for it
I'm starting to suspect this exact same highly contageous covid19 was already ripping it's way through this country since November. Anyone remember the "flu" going around and knocking players out earlier in the season? This team got wacked by it. A few players sat out games with a bad flu or something. When Towns came back, I think after a flu or whatever, he looked winded constantly. Early in games completely winded. Maybe not but I think it's possible.
My bro is a primary care doc and he told me influenza A has been big around the country this flu season. Though Minnesota did get hit especially hard by it. I doubt Covid 19 was here in October or November, but anything is possible.
The thing is, how would they really know if they weren't testing for it until after the China event? I assume they do see enough people coming in each year to know what is generally going around. They obviously are well educated in this and so maybe they are more confident about knowing this. But this flu going around this winter was different in symptoms and different in contagiousness from past norms imo. The nasty cough was part of it.
I know so many people that rode this out without seeing doctors for it. In past years when I've gotten the flu or bad colds, I only go in to see a doctor if it gets into my lungs and lingers. Always the same, they check you out visibly, listen to you describe your symptoms, listen to the lungs and if it's bad enough they give you antibiotics to try and clear the lungs out. I always see the tongue swabs on the wall and things like that but have never had them test me for anything specific in these instances. Maybe only the really rough, dangerously fevered or deathly ill at the moment get that treatment level and I've maybe never gotten that bad or went in at that time before? And maybe an assumption is often made based on the masses coming in and if they aren't in danger zones everyone just gets the same thing prescribed for the symptoms if needed.
But just last week I know of people in our area having the symptoms, going to the clinics and not getting tested still. Apparantly this area still doesn't really have tests available for many? As far as I've heard, the doctors aren't saying to them "you have it, but we just can't test for it yet", or "you just have Flu type A or whatever". They were told how to handle symptoms and to self confine themselves. As if it was going to be easy for them to tell the difference between this and normal nasty flu without a test. Because I'm not hearing of tell tale signs to look out for that sound any different from a typical bad flu/cold combo except for the depth of danger possible this time, and apparently this thing impacts people from zero symptoms at all and all the way to ventilators or death bed on the other end of the spectrum. I know this winter I had some concern of getting whatever was going around when hearing the cough and voice of some of these people hit really bad and usually this was during their recovery stage when they came back out of hiding. Maybe there just wasn't many or any cases bad enough to need ventilators or death going around to force the medical community here to look for something new. What is that moment that forces the medical community to look for something different? Do they happen upon these discoveries passively? Or does it take mounting longterm bed ridden and deaths at one time to trigger an indepth search?
I wonder now how many elderly or whoever got severly ill or actually died this winter and had it attributed to underlying desease weaknesses during normal flu virus totals, If any. Could it have been this #19 instead? I'm not thinking in terms of fault, rather I'm thinking in terms of how supposedly no one knew this existed yet. So jump to now, let's say you have definitely had Covid19 a month ago, do you test positive of it now? Does it stay in the system and detectable by test after you have fully recovered for a few months? If it's no longer detectable, how would they ever know? If it is detectable, could many that are testing positive now but exhibit no symptoms now just have gone through it already a couple months ago without having realized it was anything different? These are just things I don't hear people talking about much. Just rambling.