I WAS SICK for 2 weeks (and I’ve not been sick for 30 years or more)… in the first week or so of December, 2019. I had the symptoms… a non productive cough, I remember thinking at the time that the sickness I had was very contagious. I had an appointment to see my doctor at the time an cancelled because of the number of children and elderly people who are usually in the sitting room waiting to see the doctor.
I was walking a neighbors dog; my neighbor had a hip replacement in November and after returning home, I walked her dog… and I was never very close to my neighbor when I would come by to get her dog. The neighbor had a nurse from the local hospital assisting with her recovery. The nurse got sick and the hospital placed her on emergency leave because of her illness. My neighbor got the illness from the nurse and I got from my neighbor.
Last week I saw a doctor who got Covid describe being sick. He said that the virus was brutal at night. He would wake up the next morning and during the day think he was getting better and then that night Covid would return brutally and make his night miserable.
During my illness, the nights were miserable… and the days tolerable. A very contagious illness, a hacking dry cough and brutal nights… described my two weeks in early December…
The new fatalities potentially shift the timeline for the virus’s spread throughout parts of the United States.
“These … individuals died at home during a time when very limited testing was available only through the CDC,” the county said in a statement. “Testing criteria set by the CDC at the time restricted testing to only individuals with a known travel history and who sought medical care for specific symptoms.“