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Thanks everyone for your supportive words. It has been a
very intense/frenetic time. But good to have a chance to help out.
OO, you are
correct. Testing will play a huge role in keeping health professionals on the
front lines and capacity to do the test (it literally takes 2 hrs) for all who
need it would save 2 wks for people not truly infected (or tell those that are
positive to isolate to keep from spreading).
Leslie, I concur.
People are very skittish right now. I was out today during daylight hours (I’ve
been running late at night by headlamp the past few weeks) and people were
jumping off the sidewalk when I’d get near. Lots of panicked looks directed my
way. I think people are really scared right now. But hopefully the word will
get out that transmission will not happen passing someone on a sidewalk!
I had to get my wife’s snow tires changed this AM so a good
excuse for a LR while they did the work (in all honesty, think they finished
long before I returned;) ).
17M at about 7:50 m/m. HR low and effort easy. Body just went brisk and final
miles were 7:20s and felt great. I’ve just started doing a proper LR again over
the past 6 weeks. It is amazing how much fitness that extra bit gives (I was
maxing out at 12-13 before). But man do I get hungry after.
More data today. The new virus test (no RNA extraction) validated
in 55 more patient samples. We captured over 90% known positives shown
previously by the extraction method. We are only missing those few patients
with barely detectable virus by the standard test. So looks like the no
extraction method could be used broadly, particularly for those with strong
symptoms, and reduce the need for the limiting (and expensive and time
compounding) RNA extraction method. Any borderlines that don’t test positive could
have the standard test done after (say 5-10 per every 100). Will be writing furiously
now to get this out.
Gul, good start to the week.
G-Dawg, blimey that sounds pretty rough. So I take it that you consider that you have had this virus then? We have a digital thermometer so I am checking my temp regularly just to make sure I am not perhaps displaying mild symptoms given I have a cold.
My last real public contact for any length of time was last Friday so I am hoping I am now moving away from a risk factor in that regards.
There was an article on the news last night about people being affected differently and it comes down to how much of the virus you take on. Essentially those very ill have taken a lot of it, which is why we are seeing medics, otherwise not in at at risk cat, dying because a person with a heavy dose will expel large amounts of virus on each cough etc and those in hospital are either there because of a heavy dose or underlying conditions, or both .
I tried a run last night. went out largely optimistic. Was a bit sore to start but expected that, then about 1m in it started worsening and at 13 mins I called a stop and walked home. Sore again now. In the absence of being able to have physio, I had a telephone appt with the gp this morning (which was much easier to get than usual) and now have some naproxen prescribed to collect tomorrow. When I saw physio last Monday he said there was a lot of inflammation deep in the si joint, too far for icing to work so this seemed the next logical step.
Doesn't sound too good on the work front Leslie. Take care of your daughter.
Good monthly and YTD totals OO - if only you had a spring marathon to race at!
Hopefully you'll be running before long DT.
More good miles Gul.
7.5 miles easy tonight on very quiet country roads. It's getting so quite you can often run down the middle of road which I don't usually get to do unless it's snowed! Brings up 344 miles for the month and 1,005 YTD. So a reasonable number of miles if nothing else.