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I haven't had any experiences, but my nephew and his wife did last year while she was pregnant with their first child. They both got it. My sister had gastric bypass surgery in the same town at the time/ Her son and daughter in law did not know they had it and was at their baby shower. My sister was there but she was hurting and didn't stay very long and never got close to anyone. Then she found out that they had it and it scared her. Everyone at the shower got it but my sister and everyone survived which we all was thankful of! Then this week, I was outside and seen a neighbor drive up to my house and rolled down her window. She told me that her stepdad had passed away. I was shocked. I asked what happened and she told me she had gotten covid and since she lived with her stepdad and mom, then they contracted from her. Her mom was ok now but her stepdad didn't make it. When I made an appointment to get my driver's license renewed next week, then I realized that I put it on Monday, the same day as the funeral of my neighbor. The appointment is at 11 am and the funeral is at 2 pm. Hope I am through at the DVM office before 2 pm since I promised to be there! 

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Today I found out that a close friend of mine and my sister's from school passed away from pneumonia from Covid! I hope this pandemic will hurry up and get over with! It is getting bad! I feel like a prisoner in my own home and also one when I go anywhere since I have to wear a mask, even though I have been vaccinated. I wear one for my own peace of mind.

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My grandmother contracted it last year in her long term care facility, she's 95 years old and survived it. Her nursing home though is now understaffed for normal operations due to the needs of a specialized COVID wing. However, she still lives and struggles through all of this. She survived World War II British Burma under Japanese occupation, survived Nationalist Pogroms in Burma to cleanse Ethnic Chinese in the late 1940's, survived Communist rule in Mainland China and Cultural Revolution as a Teacher, and survived losing family including her father, mother, and my late aunt through these major and minor events in the 20th century. My grandmother does not know when to stop fighting for survival, which is a blessing and a curse at times.

I hate this pandemic, I hate what it has done to our daily lives. I still work from home, but I would rather be back in my office, where I can see the results of my efforts rather than spreadsheets telling me the results. Despite the stereotype, Accountants are not people who only care about numbers, we actually care about what we dedicate our time and energy to keep organize and process.

 

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20 hours ago, Story Reader said:

Today I found out that a close friend of mine and my sister's from school passed away from pneumonia from Covid! I hope this pandemic will hurry up and get over with! It is getting bad! I feel like a prisoner in my own home and also one when I go anywhere since I have to wear a mask, even though I have been vaccinated. I wear one for my own peace of mind.

Today I found out even though my sister had her 2nd dose of phizer in April that she is now quarantined at her apartment with Covid!

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We've been fortunate.  My niece and nephew both contracted the virus, but we have been able to keep my ninety-year-old father safe, so far.  He has repeatedly tested negative, as have my sister and I.  A dear friend of mine, who is a nurse-practitioner, came down with the virus a few weeks after her second shot, and she credits the vaccine with her survival (she is in her seventies, still working, and still going strong).  I am hoping that, should Dad become infected, he will be equally fortunate and also have a mild case.

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My boyfriend and I both got it about a month and a half ago, despite the fact we are both fully vaccinated. The weekend before we tested positive, we had been to a packed nightclub one night, and then a 2,000 person party two nights later. He started showing symptoms less than a week after that, and then I started showing the same the next day. Even though I am vaccinated, I still had a fever, headache, fatigue, and body aches for the first couple days. Being quarantined in an apartment for 10 days in the dead of summer when everyone else is out having fun really sucked. 

Because I live in New York, I'd say probably 60-70% of my friends have been infected, but luckily none of them seriously. I'm surprised it took me this long to get it.

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@TetRefine  Glad you didn't have to go to the hospital!  The Covid-D variant is notorious for putting out huge amounts of virus and that large viral load is the reason for the increasing number of breakthrough infections and why the CDC recommends masks and social distancing even for the vaccinated in hotspots.  However, I'm surprised at the large percentage of your friends who have been infected and glad none of them got seriously ill. 

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