Anyone else test positive for Covid? I tested positive today (10Aug) for Covid after return (07Aug). I am vaxed and boosted so my symptoms are generally like a bad cold.
According to our Facebook poll, we're running at about 10% of respondents testing positive so far.
It is interesting to see how many report positive.
But as a percentage, it really isn't reliable because people who are positive are a lot more likely to go online and 'report' it.
In short, it isn't a random sample necessary to draw conclusions of percentage.
And that's before we even start asking questions about where and when they may have contracted it.
Plus, you should wait 5 days before testing after exposure, according to the CDC. I saw people posting on Monday that they "got COVID at Gen Con". If they tested positive on Monday morning, I'd submit that, most likely, they already had it when they went to the convention, they just didn't know it yet.
Symptoms come up 2-14 days after exposure. The 5 day rule is for testing after a known exposure when you don't have symptoms.
Ugh... tested positive for symptoms just this noon. Symptoms hit hard yesterday, enough so that I took off of work and basically slept all day.
Looking back, I think the start of symptoms was Tuesday, but I simply didn't recognize them as such at the time. Now I know.
A Tuesday onset means exposure from last Sunday to even prior to Gen Con. It's impossible to pin down of course.
I tested positive as well, and I know two others who have.
Testing tonight. Friend who I had dinner with Friday night tested positive. SOoooooo glad my positive sister didn't come to Indy with covid. A warm "thank you" for those to came to GenCon while contagious.
I now have received 3 different exposure notifications totaling 3+ hours of close contact with persons who had Covid at GenCon. Based on the dates vax line and demos seem most likely sources.
Unfortunately I know a few who were knowingly sick yet came anyway.
What good was all the restrictions and mask?
I've got two conventions I'm attending in the next couple months. One is asking for a negitive covid PCR test. To me that makes more sense to reducing the spread by keeping covid positive people out, then banning the unvaccinated. Least then you know people there shouldn't have covid. Look at the numbers of positive attendees this year. Still very high.
Relying on a PCR result could 1) Bar people from entry who pose no danger and 2) Put economic roadblocks up that would also bar entry.
Both parties need to have it installed for the system to work.
Here is an example notification. I received this type on 3-4 & 6-7. I had another one on 6-7 that said 60+ minutes I am surmising the source. I assume if demo leaders or booth operatives tested positive they would inform, but HIPPA may restrict. We
DC CAN uses Bluetooth to communicate with other phones of people you have been near who also have DC CAN enabled. One of those people has tested positive for COVID-19, and you were in close contact for 15-59 minutes.
I got boosted a few weeks before Gen Con because I was pretty certain that cheap cloth masks were worthless against four days of exposure to the virus.
Tested negative on arrival home on Monday, and again on Thursday. Going to give it one more swab on Saturday before plans Saturday evening, have been mostly hiding away from people all week, and barely go outside other than to walk the dog.