This was me on April 2nd after being sick for 2 weeks. I had never been this kind of sick. Everything hurt. Loss of smell. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t keep food in me. I lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I was confused. Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible. I basically had every Covid symptom. At the very end of march I took two covid19 tests and both were negative. I also took a covid antibody test (the finger prick test) after I was feeling a bit better. NEGATIVE. After living the last 4 months with lingering symptoms like, vertigo, stomach abnormalities, irregular periods, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, zero short term memory, and general malaise, I went and got an antibody test from a blood draw (not the finger prick) from a lab. I am POSITIVE for covid antibodies. I had Covid19. I just want you to be aware that our testing system is flawed and we don’t know the real numbers. I also want you to … [Read more...] about Study Shines Light On ‘Long Haulers’ Fighting Long-Term Side Effects After Being Diagnosed With COVID-19
Long distance weather forecast
To understand this let’s start with the basic ingredients needed to form a thunderstorm. First we need warm surface air temperatures that are at least in the 60s but hopefully in the 70s or higher. The warm air will help provide instability in the atmosphere, allowing clouds to grow big and tall. That is a pretty easy box to check in Colorado. Daily temperatures in excess of 60 degrees occur on most days between late April and the middle of October. … [Read more...] about Weather School With Chris Spears: Why Does Colorado Have So Many Thunderstorms?
The weather service's Marsh said there's a huge concern about power outages that will be widespread across several states and long lasting. Add high heat, people with medical conditions that require power and the pandemic, "it becomes dire pretty quickly." … [Read more...] about Powerful Derecho Leaves Path of Devastation Across Midwest
While a derecho doesn't have an eye like a hurricane and its winds come across in a line, the damage it does is likely to spread out over a large area like a hurricane, as opposed to localized impacts from a tornado. … [Read more...] about Derecho in Midwest traveled 770 miles in 14 hours, flipped trucks and smashed a grain elevator
Many residents would not remember what symptoms to look out for, and if they did, they seldom if ever articulated how they felt. They may not have realized how sick they were — or that they even were sick — let alone that an unprecedented virus now existed and was preying upon them. Family members, though banned from visiting in person since mid-March, would become vital sources of information. When one told the staff that their loved one had worryingly said the food just didn’t taste good, Saunders and Quaresima quickly realized that she must have meant she had lost her sense of smell and taste, telltale symptoms of COVID-19. A daughter alerted them that her mother had developed a dry cough — and she never had a cough. A wife let the staff know that her husband on S Wing strangely made no lusty comments about her body during a video-chat; he then tested positive. … [Read more...] about The Virus and the Dementia Unit