This is obviously a big assumption by me, but it seems like everywhere this virus goes, there is a pretty consistent amount of time from when hospitalizations start surging to when they peak. Here's some examplesHospitalization and ICU data from around Houston suggest they may have peaked as well. Would likely put Alabama about 2 weeks away from the peak here.
Might have ended up being a plateau or temporary plateau for the Houston area, they've seen hospitalizations resume a slow rise the last 2-3 days.Hospitalization and ICU data from around Houston suggest they may have peaked as well. Would likely put Alabama about 2 weeks away from the peak here.
Just as an update here, my very mild symptoms lasted in total about 7-8 days. Best way I can describe how I felt was a mild flu, just without fever. Lot of muscle/joint aches and tired a lot.Will pray that your symptoms stay mild and go away soon. Take care
Glad you and your family are feeling better. I'm sure it wasn't fun, but thankfully none of you developed any serious complications.Just as an update here, my very mild symptoms lasted in total about 7-8 days. Best way I can describe how I felt was a mild flu, just without fever. Lot of muscle/joint aches and tired a lot.
I never did get a test, but everybody else in the house got sick as well. My wife got sick about 3-4 days after I started showing symptoms, and hers lasted about 7-8 days as well. Both kids developed low grade fevers (right around 100.0ish) and got a little cranky, but otherwise were normal.
If it wasn't COVID, I suppose it could've been a weak flu strain.
Not saying this is the driver of our poor response to getting COVID spread under control, but I fully believe the American lifestyle this is ONE of the reasons why the U.S. is getting hit harder than many other developed countries. We are one of, if not the unhealthiest, developed nation. 43% of the U.S. adult population is obese...with another 30% overweight (per the CDC). Obesity and heart disease are directly linked and happen to be the top co-morbidity in COVID deaths...second is diabetes (because COVID is a vascular disease not just respiratory like the flu). About 10% of the U.S. population has type 2 diabetes...a largely preventable disease. Another 88 MILLION Americans are prediabetic due to unhealthy lifestyle choices. I hope this is a wake-up call, not only about how poorly our government has handled preventing the spread, PPE shortages, and healthcare inequities, but also address that the American lifestyle choices are hugely detrimental to our health as a country.No other modern country, particularly one with our resources, power, and technological advantage, is currently seeing anything like our continued daily case growth or our rising death toll. Why can't we get this under control? Why is the United States of America handling this so poorly?
At least one underlying medical condition was reported for 8,134 (76.4%) of decedents for whom supplementary data were collected, including 83.1% of decedents aged <65 years. Overall, the most common underlying medical conditions were cardiovascular disease (60.9%), diabetes mellitus (39.5%), chronic kidney disease (20.8%), and chronic lung disease (19.2%) (Table 2). Among decedents aged <65 years, 83.1% had one or more underlying medical conditions. Among decedents aged ≥85 years, 69.5% had one or more underlying medical conditions. Diabetes was more common among decedents aged <65 years (49.6%) than among those aged ≥85 years (25.9%).
I must've been looking at the wrong metric, as Houston peaked 10-14 days ago, and had a considerable drop over the weekend.Might have ended up being a plateau or temporary plateau for the Houston area, they've seen hospitalizations resume a slow rise the last 2-3 days.
Makes no sense to me, but Greg Sankey is leading the show, so no shock.SEC won’t start football games until Sept. 26 and conference only. One in season bye week and a bye before SEC championship on Dec. 12. (That’s plan for now)