• IANAD, but if you felt lousy for five days, were having to sleep a lot, and it took you nine days to shift... surely nobody would call that a cold?!

    N.b. anecdotally having to sleep a lot is something people who've had it have reported quite often.

  • No fever at all though...that is the weird thing.

    And a flu is supposed to be so bad you aren't leaving the bed at all. I don't know... can't wait for those tests, once they are accurate enough of course.

    On the upside, with all the distancing/quarantine I guess we all should at least enter a phase of "nearly nobody gets colds/flu"?

  • Probably just a shitty cold that's caught you when you are run down.

  • On the upside, with all the distancing/quarantine I guess we all should at least enter a phase of "nearly nobody gets colds/flu"?

    Randall Munroe (he of xkcd fame) covers something similar in his What if? book where he attempts to answer the question of whether the common cold could be eradicated if everyone isolated themselves for a couple of weeks (or similar).

    Funnily enough he does mention that it would probably cause a serious collapse of the global economy so it was unlikely ever to happen. I don't think he foresaw it ever being forced upon us.

    If it can't be found online I'll take some photos (it's only a few pages) and upload it later. Have do a home-schooling ICT class now...

  • No fever at all though...that is the weird thing.

    18.6% of people with non-severe COVID-19 don't get a fever:
    https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/covid-19-s­igns-and-symptoms-tracker/

    In reality given that most people with it haven't been anywhere near a hospital or tested that's probably higher in reality.

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