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By Jim Monteton, Citrus Heights–
A lot of talk about counties and what color they are this week. Then we hear a lot about hospital’s and their capacities — not which counties or which hospitals.
For the citizen of the cities in Sacramento county, not much is mentioned about their run-in with the virus and how it has changed them.
There are at least 20 different items that are mentioned and 20 different doctors’ opinions, but no substantial hard information that is consistent and doesn’t change.
Questions like: if you get COVID-19, are the antibodies enough to keep you safe or do you still need the vaccine? If you have had COVID-19 will you test positive – forever? If you are fine, will you still test positive and can you never travel on an airplane?
Right now COVID-19 patients can go to the emergency for one day and then sent home for a 10-day quarantine. Is that really treating them or keeping the ICU numbers up?
I am not basing that this backyard gossip, but on fact. On Dec. 19, I HAD COVID-19. I was rushed to the emergency with COVID Pneumonia and Chronic Heart Failure. Came close to death.
One day later when I was stabilized, they sent me home and told me to “self-quarantine.” In two days, I was rushed back to the emergency – this time for a three week stay.
Can we please hear some factual and consistent information that we can use to build our future on?
*Editor’s note: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccination is still recommended for those who have had COVID-19, due to the rare possibility of getting reinfected (See FAQ). Data provided by the CDC also indicates a person may continue to test positive for COVID-19 up to 90 days after illness onset. (See CDC link)
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