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Old 07-07-20, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
I do worry there are a substantial number of people who say "oh, I already had it, so no need for me to worry." I think the hopsitalizations and death toll are the only really clear metrics.
I have a housemate that got sick in March, right as COVID was sweeping into the region. I didn't get hit hard, but felt a little "off". Anyway, because I have also had a longterm cough, and will need to be around Mom shortly, I decided to get checked out a couple of weeks ago. Nope, no COVID, & No Antibodies... I still need to take care with my interactions.

Anyway, for public health, one could do the antibody test, and it would let people if they can let their guard down.

Most estimates indicate that the the documented cases were 1/5 to 1/10 the actual cases in March/April/May. So there are a lot of people who had it, and either don't know, or aren't sure.

And, likely a lot of people who had a cold or flu, and thought they had COVID.
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