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Are you getting sick a lot more since 2020?

Just having Covid multiple times and all the vaccines, plus the constant stress of the direction the world is going in general, does heavily tax your body and your immune system. It seems like a lot of people are constantly getting sick now, people that I used to remember only being sick once, maybe twice a year, are now sick every two months some people every three weeks. What the hell is going on?

by Anonymousreply 50May 14, 2024 8:40 PM

Yes but nobody cares. I’m sadly done trying to make people care.

by Anonymousreply 1April 19, 2024 12:21 AM

Nope. I haven't been sick in years and years.

by Anonymousreply 2April 19, 2024 12:21 AM

Same R2, fingers crossed.

by Anonymousreply 3April 19, 2024 12:24 AM

No, however, this week I've needed to stay close to the bathroom. It sucks.

by Anonymousreply 4April 19, 2024 12:27 AM


by Anonymousreply 5April 19, 2024 12:31 AM

R1 how have you been sick and why do people not care?

by Anonymousreply 6April 19, 2024 12:31 AM

Look another hypochondriac frau thread.

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by Anonymousreply 7April 19, 2024 12:31 AM

Your immune system had less exposure to common viruses due to the COVID lock-down and mask wearing we needed to do for about two years during the pandemic. Now we are all basically catching up with whatever viruses are out there because we are back to normal social activities again. I didn't have any colds for over 2 1/2 years, between January 2020 and September 2022. Since then I had two common colds, both of them pretty bad. And I had also contracted COVID but the symptoms were somewhat minimal.

The COVID vaccines do not lower your immunity.

by Anonymousreply 8April 19, 2024 12:35 AM

Nope. I got the vaccines. I wore the masks. I respected social distancing. I didn't get sick with any viruses then, and haven't since.

by Anonymousreply 9April 19, 2024 12:36 AM

I've have every vaccine available -and I don't get sick. Not even a cold in the last couple of years.

Is this a stealth anti-vax thread?

by Anonymousreply 10April 19, 2024 1:10 AM

R9 The two colds I got were from known social settings. One was from my office where coworker came to the office with a bad cold that whole week. By Friday I started getting symptoms. The second was from a concert I went to and the person sitting next to kept sneezing and blowing her nose. Two days later I got a cold again.

by Anonymousreply 11April 19, 2024 1:19 AM

I haven’t had COVID but I had some awful respiratory thing all of January till the middle of Feb.

by Anonymousreply 12April 19, 2024 1:21 AM

Your perception OP does not match the health care data out of the CDC aside from emotional and psych issues in children and teens to early 20s who had to isolate during the pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 13April 19, 2024 1:23 AM

Yup. :(

by Anonymousreply 14April 19, 2024 1:24 AM

No, haven't been sick in years.

by Anonymousreply 15April 19, 2024 1:26 AM

Honestly, R6, it’s not even worth discussing. This thread is already filled with people claiming hypochondria or blaming the lockdown rather than the novel pathogen we keep passing to each other.

From my vantage point (NYC), it seems like everyone I know (self included) gets sicker more frequently, and with harder to shake illnesses, and I do believe multiple COVID infections could be the reason. If you saw me, you would never know I have Covid concerns, as I live my life like it’s 2019 and never talk about any of it, but internally I worry about what this shit has done to our bodies.

by Anonymousreply 16April 19, 2024 1:33 AM

I never had COVID symptoms and I was exposed a great deal from the beginning. I know for certain I never got it during the first 6 months of the pandemic (all employees were tested for antibodies). Many of my colleagues (most are in their 20s and 30s) never got COVID symptoms until Omicron, which spread like wildfire in the space of a week or two. I didn't get that either. Except for a bad cold in Nov 2019, with no COVID-like symptoms, I haven't been sick for about 5 years. I'm 63.

by Anonymousreply 17April 19, 2024 1:42 AM

^^Nov 2020, not 2019

by Anonymousreply 18April 19, 2024 1:43 AM

I absolutely am getting more and more sick since I had COVID in early 2021. Sicker for longer and more often.

by Anonymousreply 19April 19, 2024 1:46 AM

Some of these queens are probably on their deathbed saying “nope never been sick”

by Anonymousreply 20April 19, 2024 1:49 AM

6x vaccinated for COVID and, AFAIK, never got it. I caught a cold last September and realized that I had forgotten how to have a cold! I wasted five COVID tests, having convinced myself that I’d finally got it. Nope.

Since then, I’ve “been sick” and was told to stay home from work a few days on two occasions. 🤫

by Anonymousreply 21April 19, 2024 1:56 AM

No, OP.

by Anonymousreply 22April 19, 2024 1:57 AM

OP is fat and watches MSNBC all day.

by Anonymousreply 23April 19, 2024 1:58 AM

R20, some of us queens have lived through shit you could never imagine...and still didn't get sick.

by Anonymousreply 24April 19, 2024 10:15 AM

Nope just the opposite. I got so sick with Covid I wanted to die. I was really early on the Covid list.

And every normal year before 2020 I got at least one cold maybe two a few GI issues and the flu every year. Since Covid 4 years now I have not had one sick day.

But then I am not sucking face with strangers, I am not eating random ass, I don’t spend times in bars breathing others and sucking face, I do mostly take out for eating (saves money on booze as well)

I realized it was not bad luck making me sick it was other people making me sick. Infectious diseases can be avoided but you must try to do so. And if you can’t avoid then you will be sick.

by Anonymousreply 25April 19, 2024 10:44 AM

[quote]From my vantage point (NYC), it seems like everyone I know (self included) gets sicker more frequently, and with harder to shake illnesses, and I do believe multiple COVID infections could be the reason.

"Some studies suggest that SARS-CoV-2 infections—particularly severe ones—can trigger changes to the immune system, including reductions in the number and performance of T cells; disruptions to B cells; deficiencies in dendritic cells, which regulate the immune response; and altered gene expression linked to increased inflammation. Some of these changes seem to last months after a serious case of COVID-19.

For people who had mild cases and no long-lasting symptoms, though, the scientific literature does not support the idea of widespread immunosuppression after COVID-19."

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by Anonymousreply 26April 19, 2024 10:51 AM

Nope, havent been sick at all in years bar a couple of fairly minor colds. Not sure if I've had covid or not, some people have it and dont know, my oldest brothers mother in law was like that. Went to the doctor for a sprained ankle, they tested her and she had covid and didnt even realise

by Anonymousreply 27April 19, 2024 12:59 PM

I've never had Covid but have had other bugs more frequently in the last five months or so. It's down to working more, higher stress levels.

The world is a harsher place than it was before Covid. The lockdown, the war in Ukraine - and I want Ukraine to win - and other factors are impacting on the economy.

by Anonymousreply 28April 19, 2024 1:10 PM

I've had two horrible colds since 2020, one that turned into bronchitis and a sinus infection. The same thing also happened in 2012 and 2001. I tested positive for COVID once in 2022, and other than a runny nose and a slight fever and not feeling well for a day, I had no other symptoms. Knock wood,

by Anonymousreply 29April 19, 2024 2:25 PM

[quote] The world is a harsher place than it was before Covid. The lockdown, the war in Ukraine - and I want Ukraine to win

MAAAARY! Time to get a life, hon.

by Anonymousreply 30April 19, 2024 2:26 PM

Yes. I had been vaxed 4 times (got covid anyway) and I'm super tired all the time and often sick-ish since the pandemic. That damn fatigue is the worst.

by Anonymousreply 31April 19, 2024 3:05 PM

I haven’t had so much as a cold since 2019, whereas I used to have two or three a year. It’s right around that time that I stopped having to take the train and the subway and sit in a crowded office for ten hours a day five days a week.

by Anonymousreply 32April 19, 2024 3:18 PM

I think a lot of its just more severe allergies. I think with climate change all the pollen, ragweed, etc is off the charts. You'd be surprised how fucked up allergies can make you feel.

by Anonymousreply 33April 19, 2024 3:25 PM

[quote]I think a lot of its just more severe allergies.

That's certainly some of it.

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by Anonymousreply 34April 19, 2024 3:37 PM

Knock on wood, I haven't- I got a very mild case of Covid that lasted 2 days. My allergies are out of control, but strangely my seasonal asthma hasn't manifested at all since I got Covid.

by Anonymousreply 35April 19, 2024 3:56 PM

Not having sex with strangers really cuts down on the amount of colds one gets.

by Anonymousreply 36April 19, 2024 4:07 PM

Not sick, but my allergies this year have been really bad. I think it is all the rain we’ve had.

by Anonymousreply 37April 19, 2024 4:13 PM

R32 You are basically a hermit then. No public transportation, no sitting for hours and days next to coworkers. Where are you going to get any exposure to any viruses? Over 95% of the virus we contract are by being in close proximity to other human beings.

by Anonymousreply 38April 19, 2024 6:48 PM

Working from home =/= hermit

by Anonymousreply 39April 19, 2024 6:53 PM

Haven’t noticed it, nor with my family. Mind you, I’m on chemo with a low immune system so I stay the feck away from anyone with so much as a sniffle.

by Anonymousreply 40April 19, 2024 6:56 PM

Nope. In the last 4 years, I had two mild cases of COVID and one mild cold. That's it.

by Anonymousreply 41April 19, 2024 6:58 PM

R39 I was being semi-facetious, but yes, if you do not come in regular contact with other people, of course you are not going to get exposed to the current viruses that are circulating.

by Anonymousreply 42April 19, 2024 7:06 PM

Many of you are now sick in the head —I guess that is a “yes”?

by Anonymousreply 43April 19, 2024 9:28 PM

Yes, MARY!, r30, but are you in business and impacted by shortages/long wait times/massive price hikes on things like steel? Fertiliser prices have only just started to go down after several years of astronomical price hikes. A lot of businesses (clients and specialised suppliers) shut during the lockdown.

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by Anonymousreply 46May 14, 2024 2:04 PM

no. . .

by Anonymousreply 47May 14, 2024 2:05 PM

Since I got Covid in Spring of 2021 after successfully avoiding it despite being in regular public contact, I have not had any respiratory illness at all, and only two issues explained by eating something that disagreed with my tummy. I wasn't even that sick with Covid; it was more like a bad cold for a day and then recovery pretty quickly. I've also had major allergy issues my entire life, but they have mostly abated since my bout with Covid. The air quality where I live has been horrible for months which I usually dread as it means a headache and sinus issues, but nope, not this year, or last. Hubby was talking about this the other day, too, and I realized that I haven't had a cold bad enough to remember for about 8 years when I was out sick for about a week, and I mean really, really sick as in lay in bed all day sick, but hardly the only cold I've had since... excepting the last three years.

I don't chalk it all up to some weird mutation or that getting Covid somehow changed my immune system, but more to simple precautions like generally (still) socially distancing when possible and avoiding contact with sick people. It's one of the positive side effects of a pandemic; people are able to stay home from work when ill a bit more easily than before, which I believe makes a big difference (see: R11). What I wish is that we normalized wearing a mask when you think or feel you might be sick as they do in Asia. People still don't get that the mask wearing wasn't to protect you, but the people around you (but for that we'd have to care about the people around us which is not gonna happen in MAGAt America).

by Anonymousreply 48May 14, 2024 2:38 PM

R48 Most Americans are not altruistic in that regard. When an infected person wears a mask (N95 or NK95) in contains the virus withing the confined of the mask itself, so it does not get exposed to the surrounding air. People who believe they have COVID or some other respiratory virus should be civically responsible by wearing a mask. At my job, employees are no longer required to stay home if they have COVID or another virus. Last year more than half the employees of our floor contracted COVID when some idiot came in knowing he was COVID positive, resulting in over 30 people being out sick for several days or longer. Talk about being bad irresponsible company policy and being counterproductive.

by Anonymousreply 49May 14, 2024 6:02 PM


But I get every flu shot and vaccine available.

by Anonymousreply 50May 14, 2024 8:40 PM
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