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Anyone not passed it on to other family members?

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Missandra Mon 26-Oct-20 18:02:13

I tested positive last week.

I’ve tried to distance myself from everyone in my family apart from my 10yo.

Has anyone had it but the rest of the household has managed to escape it?

(Sorry for another thread)

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Lilybet1980 Mon 26-Oct-20 18:05:52

Not me personally but one family I know. Only one parent tested positive. Mild symptoms. Others either didn’t get it or were asymptomatic.

Missandra Mon 26-Oct-20 18:07:36

It’s really strange isn’t it. It’s been a week and everyone else in my house has been fine.

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OliveTree75 Mon 26-Oct-20 18:08:33

I know quite a few people who have had it now and none of them have passed it on to anyone in their house. Recently this includes one of the dads in my sons class who didn't infect his wife or 3 kids, and I know a single parent who had it a few weeks ago who isolated with her 2 kids and they didn't have it, or were asymptomatic

ifiwasascent Mon 26-Oct-20 18:08:37

DH sister had a negative covid test but deff had it ( she's a doctor and dealt with a covid positive patient) temp sky high and a cough. Her antibody test came back positive her husbands came back negative.

BIL had covid, positive antibody test and my sister had a negative AB test!

NotAKaren Mon 26-Oct-20 18:09:49

I have heard of many situations like this, husband and wife in the same bed and one positive but the other has not caught it or developed antibodies. I think there needs to be more research done on this and why some catch it but others do not even with the same level of contact.

WhatHaveIFound Mon 26-Oct-20 18:10:20

DH and I didn't catch it from our DD and i'd even given her a big hug on the morning I took her for her test. Just thought she was ill for some other reason until we discovered she was a close contact of someone who'd tested positive.

bookworm14 Mon 26-Oct-20 18:10:51

I had COVID in March, confirmed with positive antibody test in July. DH’s antibody test was negative, so either he never caught it from me or lost his antibodies at some point.

Missandra Mon 26-Oct-20 18:13:03

It’s really interesting. If someone gets a cold in this house we all get it and yet it’s so different with this. My youngest dd is only 10 and u e not stayed apart from her at all. She’s being quite clingy atm too

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whataballbag Mon 26-Oct-20 18:14:38

Stepsons mums partner had it. Stepson and his mum had negative tests and developed no symptoms

HelloMissus Mon 26-Oct-20 18:14:48

OP one of my DS house mates has tested positive and no one else has.
It’s quite cosy conditions and not exactly spotless (students).

HitchikersGuide Mon 26-Oct-20 18:17:08

Yes, though as the testing has been so rubbish, it is of course not possible to tell for sure. A number of people in families I know have had different results. The link seems to have been (and this would correlate with what is known about the preventative effects of oestrogen) that the men have tested positive (for Covid or for antibodies) but the women haven't. My OP had a very strong antibody response and I had none at all but I had the most obviously Covid-like symptoms (change in smell and taste) whereas he had a day long headache and sore eyes.
Like any illness, some people will be naturally immune at least to some strains of it.

Treacletoots Mon 26-Oct-20 18:17:27

Yep. DH had it back in Feb and neither DD or myself got it, or if we did were asymptomatic

RunBackwards Mon 26-Oct-20 18:18:37

My friend worked in an end of life covid ward early in the crisis. Antibody tests show she's had it but her husband, who she lived with throughout hasn't.

NotAKaren Mon 26-Oct-20 18:27:37

I find it fascinating, especially as we are told that the virus is more contagious than flu for example and that people can catch it from a brief period in someone's company yet not catch it from prolonged contact in the same household. Why is this?

Kitcat122 Mon 26-Oct-20 19:15:48

We are a family of six. 5 got it, one didn't or asymptomatic.

Aragog Mon 26-Oct-20 19:20:13

As far as I am aware I haven't.

I tested positive 14 days ago. I have symptoms (not the main 3) for at least 5 days before - but at the time didn't realise they were Covid.

DH was in close contact with me, sharing our bed, sitting next to me both before and after I tested positive. He didn't try to SD as figured he has already spent the best part of a week in close contact anyway.

18y dd came home from university a couple of days before I tested positive. Although I tried to SS a bit she still sat in the same room as me, etc.

Neither have had symptoms before or after. They are now out of their SI and managed to escape symptoms. They weren't tested (as no symptoms) so I guess they could have been asymptotic.

BooseysMom Mon 26-Oct-20 19:20:33

Yes i remember them saying at the beginning it was more contagious than flu. Now it seems to be all about viral load.

Aragog Mon 26-Oct-20 19:21:20

My colleague is currently positive. Her dh had it in the summer and she didn't catch it then. Her two teenage sons haven't caught it so far, either times - well no symptoms anyway.

NotAKaren Mon 26-Oct-20 19:27:18

Is there any research into why this is?

ButterflyBitch Mon 26-Oct-20 19:27:56

My whole family were positive. My husband and I have been quite poorly. My son had a headache and sore throat for a day and my dd was asymptomatic. We were invited to all have tests as part of the Zoe covid study before anyone picks up on that.
If you dont have symptoms but are in the household of someone who’s positive then I’d just assume you’ve all had it. It spreads really easily.

Snugglesandsmiles25 Mon 26-Oct-20 19:31:29

It’s the same as other virus’s my daughter picks them up from school brings them home I don’t always develop them.
Occasionally I will.

Wonderrwall Mon 26-Oct-20 19:37:50

Lots of the recent evidence suggests that 80 percent of positive cases only pass it onto 0-1 other people each. The other 20 percent of cases are "superspreaders" who pass it to multiple people. I guess if you are a low spreader you are unlikely to infect your family but if you are a superspreader you may well infect them all. No way of knowing which though sadly.

buffalowing Mon 26-Oct-20 19:42:40

My husband tested positive on the same day I tested negative. I done another test 3 days later and was still negative. I assume I didn't catch it at all.

Myself and the toddler didn't get symptoms and we didn't isolate from him at all.

PleasantVille Mon 26-Oct-20 19:45:49

I don't know if it's still the case but I'm sure I've seen on other threads asking the same question that the transmission rate within a household is 50% but as everyone knows there's little predictability with covid

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