Coronavirus (COVID-19) - information and precautions
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I thought I would open this discussion as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a constant topic in the news and the health community. It's also an important topic for us here, because those with chronic health conditions and/or those who are immunocompromised may be at a higher risk of infection.
As you know, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which cause illnesses ranging from the common cold (some seasonal viruses are Coronaviruses) to more severe illnesses such as MERS or SARS. The virus identified in January 2020 in China is a new Coronavirus. The disease caused by this Coronavirus has been named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization.
For more information about the virus and how to protect yourself, please visit either of these reliable and up-to-date sources:
If you feel like you at are a higher risk or may have contracted the virus, please consult the CDC's guidelines on what to do:
Are you worried about the Coronavirus? Are you taking any particular steps to take care of yourself or your loved ones? Do you have any advice or opinions to share?
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have a friend also recieving Chmo one of her doctors advised to get the shot
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@Courtney_J In January I came down with Covid-19. I was a little surprised that I didn't get any sicker then I did. I slight fever for a couple of days, I runny nose for 10 days, and constantly tired. Sleep 10 to 12 hours each day I was sick. On the 14th day after coming down with Covid-19 I drove the 2000 miles home instead of flying home. Once I was home I took the test and is confirmed we did have the virus at some point. We continued to quarantine for 1 week as our doctor suggested. So far no continued problems except still being tired more then normal.
Now having had the virus, and again I say virus, is it necessary to take the vaccine for the virus. That is like taking the vaccine for the childhood diseases for then once, or taking the vaccine after already having the childhood diseases. Since I never had any of the childhood diseases when I had my first child my doctor told me I should take the vaccine that would stop me from getting the mumps, measles, chicken pocks. Now that was a ONE time vaccine for a virus, that is not required if you already had the virus.
Now I know some doctors say you should take the vaccine for Covid-19, but I know a couple other doctors that say I should not need it. And looking at some of the results of getting the vaccine, I don't know if I want to take that chance.
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