Had that. Called the MN dept of health. Never had a fever. Their take was no fever = no test = no Covid. Wife had it so bad she went to the er. They wouldn't admit her, but had us buy a nebulizer so she could breathe. But, same thing - no fever, no test, "no Covid".
They're starting to find that "no fever" is not as good a differentiation as they thought, specifically looking at Italy's stats. There are a significant number of cases that started with gastrointestinal issues, then moved to respiratory distress without fever, but still tested positive. I don't have numbers. I'm not sure they do.
Monkey sees Bruce able to go out , monkey wants to go out.
Suppose there is one or two percent of the population that can safely go out. So what? Is a factory going to reopen with two percent of the work force? Will a bar open up for two percent of its people? If it did, you can bet some people who shouldn't be out will go anyway.
Its not a bad theory, but putting it into practice simply isn't pragmatic.
We won't even get into false negatives.
Please don't be the weakest link.
We need to figure out who had it already using this method
Btw, did you lose your sense of smell? Never heard of that with the flu.
This sure makes you consider how many people have already had and either died/recovered from undocumented COVID, let's call it "pre-USA-outbreak", during the original cold/flu season this year? Perhaps entire families and other cohorts have been exposed, shared, experienced signs/symptoms and recovered, essentially decreasing the "true-count" (lol, had to refer to gambling) or the "true death rate/count". I recall myself and several friends/family close to me being TOTALLY wiped out by 'something' from a time frame of Christmas Eve through the end of February, during REGULAR flu season. Specifically, I rode the couch HARD for about 3 days, right up to the time I left to go on a 3-4 day work trip in mid-Feb sometime. But I stayed my ass home, didn't go see a physician, drank my OJ and fluids, medicated, laid low, and I kicked it within about a week, which for me is a LONG ILLNESS. For those of you who know me, I'm generally speaking a young and healthy individual with a strong immune system. I'm the "basically have to be next to dying to see the doctor" kind of guy. But I can tell you what I didn't do during that time... go see my elderly grandparents, or visit with friends. I stayed in, and protected myself and got better. I know I'm not the first to think this, but perhaps this ENTIRE issue could have been avoided with just normal, healthy sanitary behaviors? How many times do we as casino-goers and airport-frequenters see folks (esp. Men) leave the restroom without washing their hands at all? Daily...
Sorry, this got more rambly than I meant for it to be. Be well.
I went to the urgent care for the first time in years on Christmas Day. Part of me really hopes it somehow was this. But not counting on it.