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Those who have had COVID or lost someone to COVID or lost your job to COVID, what was your experience and do you have any insights for the rest of us?

I always see people disassociate with this pandemic or even minimize it, so I feel it would be impactful to hear real anecdotes of how this has affected people.

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A family member was super careful but couldn’t police her husband or convince him to take the same level of care, and got it from him. His case was mild, hers had her moments away from the hospital and afraid for her life

It shook me because my partner has a more flexible risk tolerance than I do — and I felt grateful that we didn’t have to battle every step of the way. We have to care for and meet our micro communities at their base of need, and same goes for the broader communities we’re in

& I am so mad that this person we love got so sick bc her husband wouldn’t stop going on fishing trips and going to car shows

& I could also go ON AND ON about how infuriating it is to see this sitch over and over again, where the dude in a couple is whatevs despite guidance, regulations, science, *and their own partner’s pleas*


I had one extended family member pass away from it in April. He was 63 years old, had diabetes but was otherwise healthy and still working. He would not have died but for the covid. I have another family member from my husband’s side, also in his 60s, currently in the ICU with covid and covid induced pneumonia. I had a 42 year old family member die of covid in July with no pre existing conditions. That was the scariest of all to see. I have had over a dozen friends test positive and fully recover with varying levels of severity in their symptoms ranging from as mild as loss of smell & taste to as extreme as losing 28 pounds in 2 weeks from non stop vomiting + fever and low oxygen saturation levels.

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I lost my job right before covid hits around March. Trying to switch career from accounting to IT. Took a full stack programming boot camp and got the A+. Hopefully I’ll get something by early next year. 🤞I’m also fortunate enough to stay healthy, got unemployment benefits, can put food on the table, and roof over my head 🙏 The darkest hour is just before the dawn. Everyone stay safe and have a happy new yr.


Our family said goodbye to my wife’s father a few months ago, as he needed to go to a nursing home, due to non-COVID issues common in 80 y o men. And that was the last time we saw him. We couldn’t visit, or even talk on the phone. A few weeks later, he was gone. As difficult as it is to be with someone you love when they die, I think not being able to be there is worse.


I agree and am so sorry you had this experience.


I got covid for Xmas this year 😬


Me toooo! Working it’s way through my family now. I was patient 0 and feeling much better today- hope you are too.


Mine was the mildest sickness I’ve ever had. 99.6 deg “fever” for <24 hrs. Slight body aches during that period. No cough. Felt 100% after a day. 2 rapid tests said I was negative but a PCR said I was positive.


I lost someone in April and I had it in March. Very scary - physical was bad, though was able
To stay home so was lucky. Lasted about 10 days - the first time I went outside for 30 minutes to sit on the front steps, I came in and slept for three hours. Still have lingering effects. Mental part of not knowing what to expect, long term effects was almost worse than physical impact.


My husband was laid off in April. It took over 2 months to get approved for unemployment. He had a very hard time finding a job and is still unemployed, but our expenses have not gone down. We’ve had to cut every single extra thing in our budget and live on barebones- and we’re the lucky ones who can afford to feed ourselves and pay rent. It has not been easy.


At this point, 1/25 people have tested positive at some point or another in this country. Pretty much all of us should know someone, no?


Director 1, true. I guess just fortunate that no one in my immediate circle or anyone I work with has come down with it. Also at the age where friends are pregnant or have young babies so even more reason to prevent getting covid if possible

Got covid in march and got laid off in april. Have been unemployed for about 10 months it is brutal. I am thankfully recovered my s.o. got covid too and he is older and was in bad shape. He still can't breathe all the time well and has fluctuating heart rates/ fevers (he exhbits signs of long haulers). I am okay from what I gather on a health sense and young (early 30s) but have no idea what I will do long term and after several interviews I cant find a job. I fear my career has been derailed and emotionally not sure where I stand some days. I have my health which I'm very grateful for. My sense of taste is still a bit off many months later but I haven't had any of the other symptoms that long haulers have. Happy for 2021 but hopeful things turn around.


For those people that got Covid and recovered, are you worried about potential long term impact/future health issues? Seems that younger folks tend to care less about getting it because of recoverability rate in their age group.


My best friend is 27 with no underlying conditions. She had a mild case early on, and now has lung damage, heart problems, and a whole host of unexplained symptoms like randomly passing out and low grade fevers.


It wasn’t bad at all


I haven’t been able to exercise like I used to and get weird numerological symptoms still but have good days and bad days

My mom lost her sister in Mar, right at the initial peak. It was really rough. I “ran” a Zoom funeral with my sister alone, and my mom & dad (elderly & both immune-compromised) watched on her iPad in the parking lot. I had to buy the outfit my aunt was buried in at the dollar store on the corner because we didn’t know if it was safe to go into her house, and stores were closed then.

I spent a lot of the summer cleaning out our family vacation home that she owned. I was “ok” until the dumpster pulled away, then I broke down crying.

Thanksgiving and Christmas were rough for the family, she always cooked.

I’m doing all right, but this has all been very impactful to our family. I’m going to visit her grave tomorrow actually for the first time since.

Just realized my phone autocorrect neurological to numerological🤦🏻‍♂️

My family all got it around Christmas and have it right now. Mild cases for now but still feeling not great at all. My dad was patient 0 and seems to be totally recovered (lucky guy) but not out of the woods yet. The scary part is no clue how he got it - he had done grocery shopping and some retail shopping but no one traveled for the holidays, no one socialized or hosted anyone, truly had to have been from a grocery or retail store.

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