Do you believe you've been infected?

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Do you believe you've contracted covid-19?

  1. Yes (I think so)

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  2. Yes (I've been tested postive)

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  3. No (I don't believe I've got it)

    11 vote(s)
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  4. No (I know I haven't got it I've been tested and it came back negative)

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  1. The Rhetoric of Life

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    Yeah, no, you're only meant to go out if you need food or medicine and can't get it delivered; not if @crank says it's okay.
    Last time I went out, I was in a queue for 20 minutes just to enter the store last Friday and there were people coughing in the queue (so I wasn't exactly having fun).
     
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    Bummer. How are people getting tested then? You can't go to your GP here, at least not in cities or any reasonably sized towns. GPs are needed for their usual healthcare.
     
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    You have it wrong. If you are sick, you should not be going out at all - period. If you are ill, you have to assume you have COVID, and if you have COVID, you are quarantined.

    I'm sorry to be so rude about this, but it's this misunderstanding (or lack of concern) causing all the problems. Do you want this thing over with or not?
     
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    No, that's why people keep their distance if they have to go out; I'm well within my right in my lockdown to leave once a day for exercise too; only I don't want to as one symptom is lethargy and I've seen one too many sports related injuries this week with people I know going out for their exercise, so I'm taking it easy, nursing myself till Tuesday my 14 day anniversary of my suspect infect.
    I've no cough and people had that cough last time I went out, wasn't exactly fun.
     
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    What you're doing is wrong. Please stay at home.
     
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    here if you called, they woudl probably just say stay at home and self-quarantine unless was serious enough to go in

    they don't want to risk you going in, unless absolutely necessary... for their safety and ours
     
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    I think I over estimated how long I was to self isolate by about a week.
    I'm 13 days into my 14 day watch and I should have stopped worrying 6 days ago.
    I'm watching the news now telling me this.
    Turns out it's only 7 days, not 14; I believe I've had it. Not sure though, would love a test to confirm this for me.

    News also says people who've had this are immune for a few months, pending further studies, it could be years, they don't know yet.
     
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    I'm still liable to scare myself into catching it if I go out if what I had wasn't it; but gosh darn it, I was coughed over by someone who should have self isolated and felt rough from then, so, it could have been it; IDK.
    I don't know if I want to risk it in case it wasn't it either; so I'm still not in a hurry to go out unless I have to; and that means food toiletries medicine and kitty litter.
     
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