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    Has anyone been to PA sands/windcreek in january and got sick?

    Quick question for the forum even though I know its a longshot. I have been in contact with so far 8 people who visited Sands/Windcreek in January and got sick including myself. For those that don't know, the casino has a huge asian crowd that take the bus in from various cities. Of the people I have spoke to, all had a high fever and various other symptoms. Three, including myself, actually ended up in the ER, all flu negative. I didn't give this much thought until recently because it did not fit the timeline of the coronavirus but now I am not so sure. It took a good three weeks until I was feeling 100 percent. I am just wondering, mostly out of curiousity if any other pennsylvania gambler has had a similar experience.

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    My son in law is a weekly player and experienced exactly what you are describing in the same time line that you did. He would spend 3-4 hours every Sunday and Tuesday night ( high prime attendance ) using his free play. Went to Doctors on several occasions and they said he didn't have the Flu, but experienced high fever and extreme weakness.. His job has him working remote from home all week as he oversees a global network and it did take him 3+ weeks to shake it..
    Glad you both are okay, or as well as any of us can be right now... Take care, partner.

    I was LUCKY and had no free play weekly for Dec-Jan as I missed 3 months out with a broken left leg and ankle, and 6 collapsed discs in my neck.
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    I wouldn’t call that lucky haha but I know what you mean. Glad you are feeling better

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    Was not sick from those places... but, hubs and I did go on a cruise in mid February. We went to Miami on February 16th... flew in a plane. Stayed two nights in a hotel there, and both nights visited different casinos, ate in restaurants, etc. Our cruise left on the 18th. Guess where our little, sweet, room attendant was from? You guessed it... CHINA. The last night of the cruise I began to feel ill... and it advanced FAST. In a matter of hours, I went from feeling just a little under the weather to a full blown high fever, chills, a cough that would not stop, and a headache from hell. The following day... hubby got it. We had two more days in Miami, and got off the ship, wasted 6 hours on some bus tour ( we sat on top outdoors) and was finally allowed into our hotel room. We closed those curtains, and literally dove into those two queen-sized beds, and did not get up until it was time to get on our plane home two days later. It took another two weeks before either of us felt "up to par". Who knows what we had? We were all over... casinos, an international boat show with people from all over the world in attendance, a cruise with 3000 other music lovers, a boat tour, and lots of restaurants. All I can say is that I have not been this ill ( neither has hubby) in a long time. Who knows??

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    These mystery illness stories are becoming common. My 59 year old sister died in November after experiencing corona type symptoms starting last September. They had her on a ventilator and after a week her organs just shut down. Then I got mildly sick and my 90 year old aunt more seriously so... and we had close weekly contact with the deceased sister. I have been trying to get a clue on these coincidences. The medical people who cared for my sis and my aunt were mystified and wouldn't or couldn't define their illnesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feelinlucky? View Post
    These mystery illness stories are becoming common. My 59 year old sister died in November after experiencing corona type symptoms starting last September. They had her on a ventilator and after a week her organs just shut down. Then I got mildly sick and my 90 year old aunt more seriously so... and we had close weekly contact with the deceased sister. I have been trying to get a clue on these coincidences. The medical people who cared for my sis and my aunt were mystified and wouldn't or couldn't define their illnesses.

    Very sorry for the loss of your sister, please stay safe and take all precautions possible.

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    Sorry to hear about your sister. I am glad you recovered. I hope you stay well.
    Have a great week.

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    We were out there a couple of times and haven't been sick. It is possible you had COVID-19. A lot of people think they did also earlier than end of Jan but we won't know until they look into the past to trace and I doubt that will be anytime soon. And what that would entail is sort of unspeakable right now.
    If you did, I'll tell you why it was less likely from the Chinese crowds from NY than someone else:
    The Chinatown areas -Lower Manhattan Chinatown being the best know but Brooklyn and some of the outer boroughs with their 'Chinatowns' - have much lower rates of cases than the hot spots.
    While it is true that Northampton County (Wind Creek) and Lehigh County have higher case rates, that's more likely the case because they sit between two large populations: NYC and Philia. There are also major commuter routes between Northampton Cty and NYC heavily traveled each day back and forth. I-78 east into NJ and NY is packed starting early in the morning, getting heavy around 5am. These people came into contact with numerous people so the odds were higher. Most of those people weren't Chinese. Whatever their ethnicity, they brought it west into eastern PA and spread it around their areas.
    If the number of cases in the Chinatowns were higher than others then I'd believe that the virus was being spread from there but as I said, those areas are lower in numbers.

    The 'experts' still say they traced the genome from the NYC area and patient zero there was an Iranian who came in via a NYC area flight. We'll see if that changes if they ever exhume and test 'flu' patients who died prior to Jan...
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    Thank you Thelma. I was about to "spout off" on a couple of the earlier comments and gotten myself in trouble.... You said it better than I would have!

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    Quote Originally Posted by warmsunshine View Post
    Thank you Thelma. I was about to "spout off" on a couple of the earlier comments and gotten myself in trouble.... You said it better than I would have!
    @warmsunshine If I had to guess where it spread in Manhattan then outward, I'd guess the East Side: the UN. Funny thing, you'd think Midtown would be a big hot spot in the HOT spot of NYC because so many go through Penn Station each day, every day (at least M-F) but that's a cooler spot. It looks like you just come into contact with it wherever but then spread it around on your home turf. Makes sense really.
    I don't blame people for wondering if they got it and where. But I'd bet -being a gambling woman haha- that out in Eastern PA it wasn't from the bus people, whatever their ethnicity. More likely locals who went back and forth daily to their jobs into one of the high population areas. And that area I'd say is NYC and not Philia - just from looking at the maps of current hot spots.
    Hope everyone stays well. I hope I already had it and didn't know it. When they start testing to find those people, maybe they can use my serum to help out others! I've heard this possibility thrown around. Who knows what they'll come up with.

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