[Reprinted with permission from Dr. Joe Palsa, IEEE Life Member; wishing all a Happy, Safe and Healthy Thanksgiving]
ARRL VIRGINIA SECTION NEWSLETTER FOR NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2020
Good morning on November 11, 2020. COVID-19 virus appears to be following predictions about a renewed outbreak not only in the USA, but around the world.
PLEASE FOLLOW ALL MEDICAL ADVICE TO HELP SAVE LIVES.
We all pray that the latest announcement of PFIZER concerning their testing and new vaccine will be the first to finally help combat this pandemic. On personal note, I evidently contracted the virus about the August time frame, even though the XYL and had been tested for antibodies, the test was negative. In August within a 12 hour period, my symptoms appeared like falling off of a cliff. Because of my medical history of heart and COPD conditions, my doctors originally thought I was having just some new bouts of problems because I had no fever.
Subsequent testing, med changes, x-rays, and testing by my family doctor, cardiologist, and pulmonologist, it was concluded I did experience a serious COVID-19 infection. Since I already had Oxygen at home, it was instrumental in my not being hospitalized immediately.
I am still fighting lingering effects of respiratory, exhaustion, congestive heart failure, and diminished strength, I am however to feel somewhat better.