Zena’s Online Journal Health Update, Catching Covid.
During my first week back in uni, I catch covid, and worse still my mum has caught it too.
I first noticed the day before I did a test I had a bit of a sore throat but the following day rapidly it turned into a cough.
I thought with all the vaccines I had I would not catch it, obviously, I was wrong because upon doing some research I found that people who have had vaccines aren’t automatically protected from the virus. Vaccines don’t kill the virus or pathogen they target. Rather, vaccines stimulate a person’s immune system to create antibodies. These antibodies are specific against the virus or pathogen for the vaccine and allow the body to fight infection before it takes hold and causes severe disease.
However, some people won’t have strong enough immune such as myself, and won’t respond to the vaccine which may still make people like me who have had their immune suppressed from treatment for Multiple Sclerosis susceptible to developing COVID-19 if exposed to the virus. How a person responds to a vaccine is impacted by a number of host factors, including age, gender, medications, diet, exercise, health, and stress levels.
Impact on your health from someone who has COVID -19.
Patient A – My Daughter who is Fully Vaccinated
Patent B – Myself who has not had one Vaccination
I write two examples of two people living under the same roof with two different immune systems.
Just before Covid became world news I remember the Christmas before going to a restaurant on Christmas Eve with my daughter for a pre-booked Christmas Dinner, feeling like I had been hit by a bus with a very high temperature. I remember not having an appetite and could not wait to come home.
I decided after that not to venture out and not come into contact with anyone with the illness. I did not even go for my vaccinations. Because I suffer from OCD I am more vigilant and am an expert ongerm awareness.
Germ awareness and cross-contamination should be taught everywhere and it should be in social media advertising and on television, radio, and in periodicals. It should be emphasized until we are sick of hearing about it. People who deliberately go out spreading their germs should be punished by law.
I obviously dodged a bullet until last week, when before my daughter could even speak I blurted out “Don’t tell me so you have COVID”?
She has had all the latest boosters and was due her fifth until she confirmed the dreaded news. She reckons she caught it from someone in university and by coincidence one of her tutors has just emailed her saying they too have become ill and all seminars will be online.
There is absolutely no excuse the moment you feel you are unwell to do a test and if you have Covid do not come to work or school, university, etc, or any public place for that matter. Do not be selfish. Obviously, people who only think about themselves and do not care about people around them would spread germs.
God will punish people who do not care about others. Do not go out without testing yourself first especially if you start to develop any of the symptoms below or on the NHS site.
Literally the same day she told me I started having the symptoms:
Feeling Freezing Cold even though I had to put the central heating on full blast.
My daughter who has had nearly all her boosters would be entitled to medication as she would be classed as a priority whilst me being the bad egg would not. I am just riding the tide and believe with willpower I can beat this. In fact, she told me last Tuesday, it is Sunday now, and I am feeling 75% better already.
Mind you I felt like I was hit by a truck and dragged down the road backward. I have little energy and am only now slowly coming back online which is unusual for me and it has only happened twice with the Christmas before the Covid announcement and now.
My daughter’s immune system has been suppressed because she finished her multiple sclerosis treatment earlier this year (www.lemtrada.com) and her body would not be reset until January of next year. Suppressed Immune System: What Is It, Causes, and More | Osmosis I was also concerned for her because she is vulnerable. However, we both experienced the same symptoms and we are both on the road to recovery.
I asked her on a scale of 1 being bad and 10 being good how she was feeling and she said 5 whereas I am feeling 7 or 8.
If any of our symptoms change I will document it here.
Am I angry, of course, I am, I have been off work because of the selfish person that decided to come to a public place to spread germs.
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