Asked by Dear Abby 11/29/2021 814 Votes Have you or someone you know contracted COVID-19? 80% Yes WINNER 36 20% No 4 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Copy Link 80% Yes Add Comment Comment Share with friends 36 Comments 1 Barbara Roose Cox A good friend of mine got the disease and so did her husband. She recovered at home, but her husband was hospitalized. They are both well now thank goodness. Reply Reply 1 Shellie Garbart Dean A friend's husband died from it on Sunday, and another friend's Mom died of it in Oct.. My granddaughter tested positive early last week but has no symptoms. 6 friends have tested positive, 3 have symptoms but are recovering. Reply Reply 1 David May My dad 93 and stepmother 89 came down with it soon after catching a ride with friends. No one wore masks! So far they seem to be recovering-a miracle-prayers answered. Reply Reply 0 Shelley Green Unfortunately she died in January 2020 before we knew about COVID-19. She had all the symptoms. I miss her. Reply Reply 0 Jane My brother, 60. Month long hassle. Now he has to have his gal bladder removed but other than that he is over it altogether. Another family got it. The teens were not too uncomfortable. Their parents had it several days. They self quarantined. They were all done in a couple weeks but self quarantin Reply Reply 0 LP Simmons I HAD COVID 19 IN JUNE. HAVE LONG HAULERS SINCE AUGUST. HELP. NOTE MY PCP DOCTOR DOES NOT KNOW WHAT LONG HAULERS IS.. Reply Reply 0 Marilyn Fehrenkamp My husband and I caught mild cases in July 2020. No lasting effects, except for the friends we lost because of their fear. (We quarantined from the minute I had a few mild symptoms.) Reply Reply 0 Carol Rademacher My girlfriend and some family relatives families. My other friends mother passed from covid Reply Reply 0 Tammy Monaghan My son 28, grandaughter 7 that live with me. Her mom and baby sister who is 20 months. My Dil 22 married to my other son. My cousin 46 that is going through chemotherapy. Reply Reply 0 JD Manning yee Reply Reply 0 Wanda Woods Several of my co-workers and friends have gotten it. Thankfully, all have recovered, with varying degrees of lingering symptoms. Reply Reply 0 Jen B My hubby contracted it and landed in the hospital for a week. His mother died right after she was diagnosed with Covid-19 and lung cancer- while hubby was still in the hospital. My 29 yr-old daughter and her husband got it- they live in my household. Luckily they had more mild cases of it. Reply Reply 0 Elyse Probst My brother contacted it, he struggled to get over it,,, it was touch and go for a while, he is thankfully over it but the lingering effects are bad, Reply Reply 0 Marijo Weissgerber Almost all of my friends and several family members have had Covid-19. Several had not symptoms, and few had just a cough, a few had high temps & cough & extremely tired. One friend, with health issues, died at 74. I have not had it despite being in contact with all of them, I do wear a mask. Reply Reply Jane Mask probably helps you. 0 Michelle Flora-Parrish Cox Lost my aunt and a few acquaintances to this horrible virus.. Reply Reply 0 Barb Greenland My cousin passed in may after a long battle with covid-19. He was on a respirator for 6 weeks and suffered greatly. My Aunt was inconsolable. This virus is real. Reply Reply 0 Valerie Lantz A friend of my husband and a friend of my mom. Reply Reply 0 Amanda Bruening I had COVID-19 in May Reply Reply 0 Jessica M My brother, my sister in law and their four school age children got it. My brothers father in law got it too which was worrissome for all of us. They got it because my sister in laws teenage sister went to a party and hugged a friend who turned out to be sick. From there it spread like crazy. Reply Reply 0 Robin Cassidy RN Having family members in the medical field, along with both of my daughters who are nurses, the covid19 spread through her entire family. Extremely heartbreaking especially when you can't go to their house and care for them. Reply Reply 0 Vicky VanValkenburg My 94-year-old uncle was living in an assisted living facility. They went on lockdown right away in March were very good about taking precautions but one patient got it in June and the residents started falling like dominoes. My uncle died in July. Reply Reply 0 Dawn I had it, as did my entire hoursehold Reply Reply 0 Bre valenzuela My grandma and uncle but they are better now and I went up and visited them yesterday Reply Reply 0 Cynthia Maxine Bryan Wheelehan - Boo I have several local acquaintances that have been ill... Almost all live in the same community and were all ill early on....All had travelled to the same area on a tour group about a week before. Most had mild or no symptoms for the two with preexisting cardiac and lung disease both passed away... Reply Reply 0 arielnola My mom died of covid on May 6, when US deaths were in the 60,000s. She loved Christmas. It will be hard to get through. I am angry at the fed govt for failing us. I am having trouble finding compassion for those who lay dying of covid, while they still claim it is a "hoax". Reply Reply Jane I’m sorry for your loss. Sincerely. Let’s not blame anyone for this disease and I think all that could be done has been done. Anger is not helping any of us. Robin Cassidy RN I'm so very sorry for your pain. It also angers me when I read that this horrible disease is not real. I'm assuming they haven't had family members or friends get sick from it. My deepest sympathy to you during the holidays. Jessica M I'm so sorry for your loss. Four years ago I lost my grandmother, she has a stroke on Xmas. I know how hard holidays are without the ones we love. Sending good thoughts your way. 0 Joyce Koch I have a cousin and nephew who had it. Reply Reply 0 Bob Pickett two more this morning, concerned I am Reply Reply 0 Jane Yes! Just recently my first friend. She was very cautious, too. But she was working at her kids school parttime and shopping for groceries once a week and going to church social distancing wearing a mask. It’s very contagious. Also she has a weakened immune system. Reply Reply Robert Davidson Hope she gets better soon. Jane Thank you. I’m certain she is on the road to recovery. She’s young and otherwise healthy. I’m told it’s like having flu and a cold. She’s on meds doing fine. Jessica M I have two autoimmune diseases and I'm terrified of catching covid. I wear a mask and rarely leave my home. I hope your friend gets well soon 20% No Add Comment Comment Share with friends 4 Comments 0 Shirley C No. Noone. And I'm a retiree with a lot of contacts in a major city in Florida. My daughter and family have a zillion friends in Washington, D.C. Same thing. She knew of someone who knew someone....that's all. Reply Reply 0 David Adams Only deadbeats, losers and suckers catch corona virus! Reply Reply Jessica M Like soon to be former President Trump? 0 Lrac Snave Nobody we know and nobody in our extended family have gotten the COVID. To put things in perspective, we are in our 70's and "family" stretches from Texas to Ohio to Montana, and all of the West Coast. Reply Reply Shirley C Same here. Strange. The media reflects a different reality.