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CoVID Resources / Help for Aspirants staying away from home

I think forum as a community can be helpful for pooling resources for aspirants away from home for preparation. 

Any leads for medicines / doctors / home care especially in Delhi will be very helpful 

curious_kid,Just_restlessand21 otherslike this
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@Tarkikyogi Yep, same medications and after a week she’s totally fine now. Had a RAT test done and it came negative for all of us. Wanted a RTPCR too but the person conducting the test said that it isn’t needed + isn’t as reliable during this wave. 
Now 2-3 buffer days just to be safe then I feel it would be safe to say the ordeal is over (for now, forever hopefully). 


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This is just a thank you note to everyone who has contributed to this thread. Reading through it helped me formulate a good enough plan for me and my family. Although still in room isolation, things are definitely looking better. I showed mild symptoms on 27th. But they subsided on 29th itself. For dad it was a bit longer from 28th to 2nd. Now feeling much better. vitals all good. thanks to you guys i didnt have to scramble for info and knew the simple dos and donts without any confusion. And the biggest take away- Being positive in attitude to be negative in corona! :)
@Villanelle @Rewl1 @Usain_bolt @12432TrivendrumRajdhani @whatonly @AlexanderSupertramp  and others

Aurora,Just_restlessand11 otherslike this
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This is just a thank you note to everyone who has contributed to this thread. Reading through it helped me formulate a good enough plan for me and my family. Although still in room isolation, things are definitely looking better. I showed mild symptoms on 27th. But they subsided on 29th itself. For dad it was a bit longer from 28th to 2nd. Now feeling much better. vitals all good. thanks to you guys i didnt have to scramble for info and knew the simple dos and donts without any confusion. And the biggest take away- Being positive in attitude to be negative in corona! :)
@Villanelle @Rewl1 @Usain_bolt @12432TrivendrumRajdhani @whatonly @AlexanderSupertramp  and others

This is the least that we can do in these uncertain times. Take care everyone bhailog.

# HUM_HONGE_KAMYAB_EK_DIN

NOLEisGOAT,
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@NOLEisGOAT Glad to know that everyone has mild symptoms. Keep track of oxygen level ( very imp). Wish you and your father a speedy recovery !


NOLEisGOAT,
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@NOLEisGOAT happy to hear you didn't have too bad an experience and that both of you are doing better! Take enough rest now and keep taking care friend :D

NOLEisGOAT,
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Got vaccinated today in Sarvodaya Bal Vidyala in west patel nagar. The process is seamless and the support and behavior of the staff was very good there. In morning today (by 12 when I reached) the arrangement was little jittery but later it was streamlined and under control. So I suggest everyone to get vaccinated soon.   
chamomile,upsc2020and2 otherslike this
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Amid all this chaos let me share some positive things regarding my experience with covid( till now).

At the very outset let me clarify that I am not a medical professional. My learnings with health and fitness is more on grounds of experience rather than knowledge of books and technicalities.

I have been infected twice till now, first in September last year and then March this year. Both times I recovered  within 24 hours . Loss of smell and taste continued for 10-12 days but physically I was completely normal. Both times I didn't go for test even, not out of my ignorance but because I knew this fever and cold will normalise.

May be I was lucky but I believe the main reason for my quick recovery was my involvement in sports since childhood. I am a sprinter and I have won multiple medals at national level in school and college. I played my first state level in class nine. After my graduation in 2019 although I left professional athletics but I have tried to maintain shape with regular running and gyming.

By no means I am suggesting anyone to take this virus lightly,  but I want to say that even if you get infected DON'T PANIC! Most experts are suggesting that there is 80-85% probability that you will recover naturally.

If possible engage yourself in some form of physical workouts. Wheather its jogging or gyming or dancing... do whatever the hell you want to do but for god sake keep that blood pumping in your body for one hour. There are thousands of videos and websites available for home workouts.. Search online, if you don't find anything just DM me I am always there for you.


In my training days my coach used to tell me that the discipline which you put on your body gets reflected on your mind. In those days I never understood what he was saying (jab khoon garam hota hai toh dusron ki batein kam samajh ati hain) but today I understand those words. It all starts with the mind.

If you are thinking that by doing nothing you are ' saving time ' and ' protecting yourself ' let me tell you that you are badly mistaken. If you don't believe me ask a guy who couldn't do anything for 20 odd days after infection. By doing nothing we are making our body vulnerable to all sorts of diseases. Workouts will boost your immunity, decrease your mood swings and improve overall productivity.

There is nothing more powerful than human spirit. If you have to go out of your home for any reason don't step out with fear in you. Use all protective gears and have that conviction in your heart that this virus is temporary but I am here to stay!

P.S- This post is for normal people. If you develop complexities plz seek professional help as soon as possible. 

Aurora,EiChanand8 otherslike this
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Vaccinated. 


Never got into Oxford, but this time Oxford got in my veins. 


Leke dekho, achha lagta hai !

thewinner,
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Vaccinated. 


Never got into Oxford, but this time Oxford got in my veins. 


Leke dekho, achha lagta hai !

Just_restless,GaryVeeand4 otherslike this
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hey guys im still under room isolation since 27th. no symptoms now. will it be safe to get vaccinated now? will it even be allowed? read somewhere that those who recover need to wait 4-5 weeks before getting vaccinated. somewhere else the figure is 2-3 weeks. what would you advise?
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@NOLEisGOAT Don't go by our advice. Go by professional advice. Do what the doctor says!


NOLEisGOAT,
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@NOLEisGOAT I had moderate symptoms when I contracted COVID, but the doctor recommended me to wait for a minimum of 6 weeks post recovery. Same for my dad, who had a much higher viral load than me.
We were told vaccination must be delayed to avoid any reaction in the body. Hope this helps. 


GaryVee,chamomileand2 otherslike this
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When to get the jab!
When it's safe!
I will try to shed some light here
It isabsolutelysafeto get vaccinated after you are getting no symptoms. But it is better advisable to take some gap.
For better understanding i have tried to explain-
If you have tested Positive then your immune system have now produced well enough antibodies against the virus.These antibodies stay in blood for quite sufficient time of approximately 30-60 days (few research claim it upto 6 months and more).
In case one have recieved monoclonal antibodies and convalescent plasma, they stays for more time.
How vaccine work?
The vaccine does not contain the whole virus. Instead vaccine simply get your cells to produce spike protein that is typically found on the surface of the virus, against which antibodies are produced by our immune system.
Covishield use nucleic acid for cell to produce spike protin same as of virus while covaxin use attenuated viral antigen to produce antibodies.
Why it is said to take a sufficient duration gap between vaccination ?
If you are getting vaccinated , natural antibodies produced by your body during infection which may remain in your body for upto three months can encounter or  bind to spike protine produced by the vaccine. This could in turn reduce your immune systems exposure to the spike protine and thus reducing the response.
However there is no exception to vaccine. 
At last what is best advisable from this side is to wait for some time and let the most vulnerable people come first.
Best is to come forward and donate plasma
Ps-One have to wait for some time to donate plasma after getting vaccinated.







 


GaryVee,
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Amid all this chaos let me share some positive things regarding my experience with covid( till now).

At the very outset let me clarify that I am not a medical professional. My learnings with health and fitness is more on grounds of experience rather than knowledge of books and technicalities.

I have been infected twice till now, first in September last year and then March this year. Both times I recovered  within 24 hours . Loss of smell and taste continued for 10-12 days but physically I was completely normal. Both times I didn't go for test even, not out of my ignorance but because I knew this fever and cold will normalise.

May be I was lucky but I believe the main reason for my quick recovery was my involvement in sports since childhood. I am a sprinter and I have won multiple medals at national level in school and college. I played my first state level in class nine. After my graduation in 2019 although I left professional athletics but I have tried to maintain shape with regular running and gyming.

By no means I am suggesting anyone to take this virus lightly,  but I want to say that even if you get infected DON'T PANIC! Most experts are suggesting that there is 80-85% probability that you will recover naturally.

If possible engage yourself in some form of physical workouts. Wheather its jogging or gyming or dancing... do whatever the hell you want to do but for god sake keep that blood pumping in your body for one hour. There are thousands of videos and websites available for home workouts.. Search online, if you don't find anything just DM me I am always there for you.


In my training days my coach used to tell me that the discipline which you put on your body gets reflected on your mind. In those days I never understood what he was saying (jab khoon garam hota hai toh dusron ki batein kam samajh ati hain) but today I understand those words. It all starts with the mind.

If you are thinking that by doing nothing you are ' saving time ' and ' protecting yourself ' let me tell you that you are badly mistaken. If you don't believe me ask a guy who couldn't do anything for 20 odd days after infection. By doing nothing we are making our body vulnerable to all sorts of diseases. Workouts will boost your immunity, decrease your mood swings and improve overall productivity.

There is nothing more powerful than human spirit. If you have to go out of your home for any reason don't step out with fear in you. Use all protective gears and have that conviction in your heart that this virus is temporary but I am here to stay!

P.S- This post is for normal people. If you develop complexities plz seek professional help as soon as possible. 

Hey, I had a experience similar to yours. BUT, the thing is the people who do end up loosing their smell and taste - are classified as milder cases. Which is what I think most of us would fall into. 

Its the rest we need to be careful about. The worst thing one can do is to try to "ride it out" at home. I think always having a doctor on call is the most sensible thing to do. In this wave, people have been increasingly having pneumonia, so timely medical intervention can make a day/night difference. We have had a BIG health scare at home last week with someone infected from COVID, so I can only advice people to be proactive in recognizing warning signs of a possible lung infection - which are fever lasting longer than a few days, or oxygen dipping below 94. Keep an eye out for these. Rest, need not worry.

Also, username checks out :P Completely agree on the exercise part.

Usain_bolt,NOLEisGOAT
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When to get the jab!
When it's safe!
I will try to shed some light here
It is absolutely safe to get vaccinated after you are getting no symptoms. But it is better advisable to take some gap.
For better understanding i have tried to explain-
If you have tested Positive then your immune system have now produced well enough antibodies against the virus.These antibodies stay in blood for quite sufficient time of approximately 30-60 days (few research claim it upto 6 months and more).
In case one have recieved monoclonal antibodies and convalescent plasma, they stays for more time.
How vaccine works?
The vaccine does not contain the whole virus. Instead vaccine simply get your cells to produce spike protein that is typically found on the surface of the virus, against which antibodies are produced by our immune system.
Covishield use nucleic acid for cell to produce spike protine same as of virus while covaxin use attenuated viral antigen to produce antibodies as immune response.

Why it is said to take a sufficient duration gap between vaccination?
If you are getting vaccinated , natural antibodies produced by your body during infection which may remain in your body for upto three months can encounter or  bind to spike protine produced by the vaccine. This could in turn reduce your immune systems exposure to the spike protine and thus reducing the response.
However there is no exception to vaccine. 
At last what is best advisable from this side is to wait for some time and let the most vulnerable people come first.
Best is to come forward anddonate plasma
Ps-one have to wait for some time to donate plasma after getting vaccinated.


AyushVashistha,NOLEisGOAT
1.7k views

Amid all this chaos let me share some positive things regarding my experience with covid( till now).

At the very outset let me clarify that I am not a medical professional. My learnings with health and fitness is more on grounds of experience rather than knowledge of books and technicalities.

I have been infected twice till now, first in September last year and then March this year. Both times I recovered  within 24 hours . Loss of smell and taste continued for 10-12 days but physically I was completely normal. Both times I didn't go for test even, not out of my ignorance but because I knew this fever and cold will normalise.

May be I was lucky but I believe the main reason for my quick recovery was my involvement in sports since childhood. I am a sprinter and I have won multiple medals at national level in school and college. I played my first state level in class nine. After my graduation in 2019 although I left professional athletics but I have tried to maintain shape with regular running and gyming.

By no means I am suggesting anyone to take this virus lightly,  but I want to say that even if you get infected DON'T PANIC! Most experts are suggesting that there is 80-85% probability that you will recover naturally.

If possible engage yourself in some form of physical workouts. Wheather its jogging or gyming or dancing... do whatever the hell you want to do but for god sake keep that blood pumping in your body for one hour. There are thousands of videos and websites available for home workouts.. Search online, if you don't find anything just DM me I am always there for you.


In my training days my coach used to tell me that the discipline which you put on your body gets reflected on your mind. In those days I never understood what he was saying (jab khoon garam hota hai toh dusron ki batein kam samajh ati hain) but today I understand those words. It all starts with the mind.

If you are thinking that by doing nothing you are ' saving time ' and ' protecting yourself ' let me tell you that you are badly mistaken. If you don't believe me ask a guy who couldn't do anything for 20 odd days after infection. By doing nothing we are making our body vulnerable to all sorts of diseases. Workouts will boost your immunity, decrease your mood swings and improve overall productivity.

There is nothing more powerful than human spirit. If you have to go out of your home for any reason don't step out with fear in you. Use all protective gears and have that conviction in your heart that this virus is temporary but I am here to stay!

P.S- This post is for normal people. If you develop complexities plz seek professional help as soon as possible. 

Hey, I had a experience similar to yours. BUT, the thing is the people who do end up loosing their smell and taste - are classified as milder cases. Which is what I think most of us would fall into. 

Its the rest we need to be careful about. The worst thing one can do is to try to "ride it out" at home. I think always having a doctor on call is the most sensible thing to do. In this wave, people have been increasingly having pneumonia, so timely medical intervention can make a day/night difference. We have had a BIG health scare at home last week with someone infected from COVID, so I can only advice people to be proactive in recognizing warning signs of a possible lung infection - which are fever lasting longer than a few days, or oxygen dipping below 94. Keep an eye out for these. Rest, need not worry.

Also, username checks out :P Completely agree on the exercise part.

Hey, thanks for your words.

In that phase I was constantly in touch with some of my schoolmates who are practicing doctors now. They also gave me some prescriptions. I kept them with me. Its just that I usually refrain from taking any kind of medicines until I really feel down. Plz don't misunderstand my strong conviction on natural recovery as any sort of casualness. I take utmost care of every minute details, specially when its about health.

I completely agree on seeking timely professional help part.

Villanelle,
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hey guys im still under room isolation since 27th. no symptoms now. will it be safe to get vaccinated now? will it even be allowed? read somewhere that those who recover need to wait 4-5 weeks before getting vaccinated. somewhere else the figure is 2-3 weeks. what would you advise?

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NOLEisGOAT,
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@Usain_bolt heard something similar from dr guleria just now. consulted own family doc as well. he advised waiting for a month after thursday (10th day)


Usain_bolt,
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@Usain_bolt heard something similar from dr guleria just now. consulted own family doc as well. he advised waiting for a month after thursday (10th day)


Great bhai🤗

NOLEisGOAT,
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Which vaccine should we prefer covaxin or covishield ?

both are available. Some reports are saying covaxin is better.

Please suggest

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