Coronavirus Megathread

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undeadmonkey
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Re: Coronavirus Megathread

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Have gone to the theater several times this summer, To see old films, jurassic, Harry Potter etc, havent had a chance to see tenet yet. Life just lately busy again.

Its a local theater chain, has only a few locations. They've been super clean, and honestly they've been mostly empty showings, you meet more people going to Walmart.

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The nearest Regal closed again. Can't say I'm surprised, as every time I've been there since August, it had been near empty.

They were the only theatre in my area to get Fathom Events titles though, so I won't get to go to the TCM shows unless the AMC picks them up.
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Yeah my local Picturehouse (the UK's version of Drafthouse, minus the systematic sexual abuse) is closing as its owned by Cineworld too. A real shame, although from what I can tell Tenet was the only film that drew an audience.

Fortunately I've a 2-screen independent cinema 10 mins walk, and hopefully that will remain open. I might catch the La Haine restoration just to support it.

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I can confirm that this virus sucks. I came down with it October 4 and got tested the next day and it came back negative. Then I learned people I knew (but hadn't seen) tested positive. After a week I went back to get tested and yesterday I was confirmed positive. I was basically told by the local and state health people that I didn't need quarantined anymore even though they told me a few hours before I was positive. This is because I'm not running a fever anymore, it's ten days after my symptoms started, and my symptoms are getting better. That makes me not contagious anymore, I guess, but I still don't feel like I should be around people. I mean I took the test two days before.

In my experience the government sucks. The first time I tried to get tested was the first day they changed the system you're supposed to use to get tested, but it still said the old company they used on the official health department website (two weeks later, it still says this). So they're telling me to drive an hour each way to a tiny city's fire station to get tested. I end up going to the hospital where I may get a bill because I had to see a doctor before they administered the test. I didn't really want to take the chance I'd pass out during the two hours of driving. Then it takes 3-6 days to get the results back and then it's a false negative.

I had all the symptoms except the lack of taste. I even lost my sense of smell, though it's about 10% back. After the first couple days it was relatively mild, but those first couple days were the worst cold/flu I'd had. I went from feeling drunk to hungover and back. My brain still is pretty foggy after a minimal amount of working and breathing is slightly labored. I couldn't even watch the few movies I had on tap. All I could really do was watch some brainless movies or tv that I'd seen multiple times already.

For someone that works with the public five days a week I'm pretty good about doing everything you're supposed to. Work, home, grocery store, gas station. My car was in the shop and borrowed one from a family member and that's where I was exposed. I'm very fortunate that I contracted it Friday just after work and got super sick that Sunday night, so didn't go into work that Monday. So I saw nobody from the minute I was exposed to the virus until today. The person I was exposed to didn't show symptoms until two days ago (they were quarantined when a friend of theirs tested positive). I couldn't live with myself if I accidentally killed one of the older people that come in to my work.
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Man, sorry to hear that, W. Sounds awful, especially as it seems you were only briefly exposed. But at least you're doing the right thing and avoiding spreading it around. And hopefully now you're immune.

I'm certain I had it in December, as it was the worst flu I've experienced in years, where I couldn't stand up for long without having to lie down and sleep (and the only thing I could watch was The Mandalorian as it was so glossy and shallow and easy), and had a bad cough for 2 weeks in early Jan. Maybe I had it, maybe I didn't. But I've friends who had it in March who still are struggling with their lung capacity and it's really frustrating them. This is not a pleasant virus. I've already lost one family member to it, and with rates skyrocketing in my home country I'm concerned about my parents and my grandfather.

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My sister tested positive earlier this week, after being exposed at a sports bar while watching a football game. Previously, she'd thought she had twice before but she can become overdramatic.

Now my family is taking these things seriously, needless to say.
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Sorry to hear that W, but glad that you're trending in the right direction now. This next stretch of the calendar is going to be fucking brutal for all of us. It's not lost on me how fortunate I am to have not lost anyone close to me or contracted it myself (that I know of at least) yet and can only hope that run of luck continues for however much longer this ends up lasting.
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I knew zero people that tested positive until about ten days ago. Now six. The craziest thing is now our entire county health department closed today for two weeks because every single person that works there is quarantined.
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Holy shit, that's insane and awful.
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