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Offline Stinkerbell

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COVID-19 Study
« on: May 29, 2020, 07:54:25 pm »
My health insurance company contacted me a couple days ago asking me if I would be willing to participate in a 10 week study. They're trying to better understand how the virus is spread and why some carriers become very ill and others don't. 

I agreed to participate and they'll be sending me an initial blood draw and nasal swab kit. Then, depending on what they see, they may ask me to continue the full 10 weeks study by testing weekly.  They said I'd get the anti-body test results within 10 minutes. I'm looking forward to finding out the results.

Has anyone else been asked to participate in a study like this?

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 03:24:57 am »
No, I haven't.  My health insurance just wants to make sure I send them the premium.

I got the COVID test early this week.  I'm clean!  No cooties.


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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 12:46:02 am »
I have not heard of this. We can't get tested here unless we have symptoms.
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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 03:53:43 am »
Last week, they opened it up in my state.  You don't have to have symptoms and you don't have to have a prescription.  They take your insurance information but if your insurance doesn't pay, it's free.


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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2020, 12:26:51 am »
The worst part of it is that they are not stating if anyone has tested positive in our community.

I'm assuming no news is good news ...
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2020, 02:58:20 am »
If that's so, good for you!  Stay safe.


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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2020, 12:30:54 am »
I only leave the house to go grocery shopping. I'm doing everything I can, I just wish others in this area would do the same ...
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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2020, 02:54:02 pm »
I have not left my apartment since this whole thing started since I am at high risk due to me having asthma and my age is over 50. I just have not wanted to take the risk. My hubby only goes out to run errands.

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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2020, 03:10:31 pm »
The results of my week one test were negative. Week two is negative also.

I donít blame anyone for not wanting to go out. People are being such idiots about not wearing masks. I even saw a post on Facebook calling for a revolution if they try to enforce masks or lock us down again. I need to get off of Facebook. Itís an online looney bin. That said, some days I fit right in!  blink.gif

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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2020, 12:38:07 am »
The theaters are opening soon here .. I'd sure like to know how they plan to enforce all the social distancing guidelines for that one.

I personally won't go there until a vaccine is available. What bothers me the most about this whole mess is that I had 9 movies on my watch list for this year.
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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2020, 06:18:25 pm »
Greetings,
Being from Idaho...I/we do not trust the government.  Until the 2016 elections, I thought all of the news was truthful...wow was I wrong.  Do you remember Jennifer Wilbanks the runaway bride (2005), what about "Balloon Boy" hoax (2009), how about Gary Adrian Condit (born April 21, 1948) is a former politician and a Democrat who represented parts of California's Central Valley in the House of Representatives from 1989 to 2003. He gained significant national attention for an extramarital affair with intern Chandra Levy, which was exposed after Levy's disappearance in May 2001 and Gary Hart and the Monkey Business.

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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2020, 06:50:48 pm »
Greetings,
Being from Idaho...I/we do not trust the government.  Until the 2016 elections, I thought all of the news was truthful...wow was I wrong.  Do you remember Jennifer Wilbanks the runaway bride (2005), what about "Balloon Boy" hoax (2009), how about Gary Adrian Condit (born April 21, 1948) is a former politician and a Democrat who represented parts of California's Central Valley in the House of Representatives from 1989 to 2003. He gained significant national attention for an extramarital affair with intern Chandra Levy, which was exposed after Levy's disappearance in May 2001 and Gary Hart and the Monkey Business.

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Don't get me started.... too late!

I don't think the US invented the Corona Virus, but I am positive they started taking notes on the best way to "protect" us now, and when they need to "protect" us in the future. And by "protect" I also mean control.

100% I think the "shelter in place" and wearing of masks is vital to controlling this virus. Sadly, many people have had enough of that and are refusing to follow the guidelines. A few days ago there was even a post on FB being shared over and over calling for a revolution against the gov't for trying to take away our civil liberties and unalienable rights because they were closing down businesses and making us stay home and actually talk to our families.

Anyway....

I submitted weelk 3 of my tests. I'll know in a few days what the results are.

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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2020, 12:45:49 am »
I'm hearing we are supposed to brace ourselves for a big second wave of infections after all the protests / riots.
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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2020, 01:39:41 am »
I live in Washington State and cases are going up here. We are now required to wear masks when we cannot maintain the six feet apart rule for outside and inside. The county I live in has seen an increase due to the fact that we are in phase 2 of reopening.

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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2020, 06:41:27 am »
I'm hearing we are supposed to brace ourselves for a big second wave of infections after all the protests / riots.

Gov. Nuisance, in his press conference, said that they're allowing the reopening of all businesses and they are aware that cases will rises, probably dramatically. Translation: Survival of the fittest.

That said, I'm planning a trip to Upstate New York soon. It's a necessary trip, but thankfully we will have a house to stay in and not have to stay in hotels. I'm worried about air travel though. There have been lots of reports of lunacy on planes... people refusing to wear a mask... and I don't want to be around anyone crazier than me!  cheerleading.gif

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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2020, 06:42:12 am »
Oh, and week 3 COVID 19 tests came back negatory!

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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2020, 12:41:42 am »
I don't think too many people are flying right now, are they? I've seen a few YouTube videos of people literally having a plane all to themselves.
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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2020, 04:08:05 am »
I don't think too many people are flying right now, are they? I've seen a few YouTube videos of people literally having a plane all to themselves.
That happened to me once.  I was on a 777 with the seat configuration of 2-5-2.  There were about 10 people on the flight.  I lifted the arms of the center section and was lying down during the flight.  The flight crew was great to us... whatever we wanted.


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Re: COVID-19 Study
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2020, 12:42:22 am »
That happened to me once.  I was on a 777 with the seat configuration of 2-5-2.  There were about 10 people on the flight.  I lifted the arms of the center section and was lying down during the flight.  The flight crew was great to us... whatever we wanted.

That must have been nice!
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