Pete Carroll Tests Positive for COVID

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After eluding COVID for two years I finally got it two months back. Even vaccinated, it kicked my ass real good. I don't want to even think about how bad it would have been had I not been vaccinated. Hopefully Pete's symptoms remain mild.
 

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I hope he feels better and is able to get back quickly. I wonder who is going to be leading the practices with Pete out? I know Pete is going to be doing things remotely but who is the guy running the practices?
 

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I hope he feels better and is able to get back quickly. I wonder who is going to be leading the practices with Pete out? I know Pete is going to be doing things remotely but who is the guy running the practices?
Mainly Carl Smith, surely. Tater is Pete's right hand man.
 

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Preemptive warning. Don't let this descend into a vaccination / covid treatment bunfight. Anything of this nature will be pulled.

Similar stories to others, had covid a few weeks back and I still have a lingering cough and hypersensitive airway. Hope Coach Carroll is feeling better soon.
 

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Hopefully, the symptoms remain mild and clear up quickly. Bad timing, but the team soldiers on, I'm sure.
 

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I was watching what I assume was live coverage of Seahawks training camp today on NFL Network and Pete was there wearing a neon green t-shirt, standing next to JS, so perhaps he's already back.
 

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As soon as he has no temperature and the symptoms have subsided for 5 days he's good to go again.

Sad that he got infected after trying so hard with the team and personally to avoid it. Thankfully his symptoms are mild.

Get well soon Coach!
 

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Hopefully coach makes a full recovery. My energy level has not been the same and i still get shortness of breath when i lift heavy things. Got it end of December.
 

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I'm sure that Coach Carroll will be just fine. He's fully vaxxed/boosted, which significantly reduces the risk of serious illness, and he's as fit as any 70 year old that I know of.

What's interesting here is that the Covid restrictions might still have an impact on the season. The league did away with most of the protocols for this season, but players and coaches are still going to have to test, and if they test positive, will have to isolate for 5 days. As we all know, fall is the time of year when the virus spreads more easily.
 

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Boy if there ever was a Super Bowl Champion for COVID protocol and negative tests it's the Seahawks. It's ironic Pete has come down with it as militant as that organization has been from the start. I think however, that I heard eventually everyone will get COVID eventually. Like a common cold. I know I felt pretty high and mighty not catching it for two years until I did a couple months back.

Sounds like Pete will be just fine. Vaxxed and Boosted. Should be back at camp by the end of the week or early next week.
 

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The relative merits of covid detection or other politically based covid discussion is not fir this thread.

That type of content has been deleted including replies containing quoted unwanted content.
 

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"(T)he voice of reason"? You drop an unnecessary piece of anti-scientific disinformation in a thread about the head coach's health, and then declare inappropriate any response to your disinformation. That's a lot of things, but it is most certainly not being "the voice of reason."

I'm trying to respect @UK_Seahawk's warning here, so I'm just going to address facts about testing for viruses. I will avoid the political weeds of how best to deal with COVID-19 and flu outbreaks, and things like vaccination and COVID-19 treatments.

First, just a brief thought about it leads to the obvious conclusion that an assertion like "the covid test can't tell the difference between covid and the flu" is false for multiple reasons.

First among those, there is no "the" COVID-19 test. There are multiple kinds of tests. That immediately makes the assertion very suspicious and very likely to be nonsense (spoiler: it is nonsense).
Then, when we think about the tests, it's clear that there's no way any kind of test currently in use could confuse the two viruses.
The viruses are completely unrelated. They're in different phyla, basically the same taxonomic "distance" as human beings from sponges. The genetics is so different that the viruses use their genetic material (RNA in both cases) in completely different ways, SARS-CoV-2's RNA being positive-sense, that is, able to code proteins directly, and that of influenza viruses being negative-sense, that is, having sequences of complements of codons for amino acids and needing an RNA polymerase to transcribe the virus's RNA to positive-sense RNA that can then code proteins.
The antigens presented by the two viruses are completely unrelated and dissimilar. As a result, the antibodies that bind to them are also dissimilar. This is why a flu shot or a case of the flu doesn't protect against COVID-19 and a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine or a case of COVID-19 doesn't protect against the flu.
The PCR test looks for SARS-CoV-2 genetic material. The rapid tests look for SARS-CoV-2 antigens. And even antibody tests, not relevant here because Coach Carroll wouldn't have taken one of those to determine if he currently had a SARS-CoV-2 infection (a case of COVID-19) or not, look for antibodies specific to one virus. So there's just no way any of the tests currently in use, even the irrelevant-to-this-discussion ones, could confuse the two viruses.

So if the White House said COVID-19 tests couldn't distinguish between SARS-CoV-2 and flu viruses, the White House was wrong. Is there a (non-social-media) reference to the White House saying that the tests can't distinguish between flu viruses and SARS-CoV-2? I didn't find any.

What I suspect the White House actually announced was the new (well, it was new last year) guidance from the CDC, which is to use tests that can detect not only SARS-CoV-2, but also flu viruses. The CDC pulled the temporary EUA for SARS-CoV-2-only PCR tests last year, recommending instead the use of multiplexed methods capable of testing simultaneously for multiple possible viral infections. So it wasn't a matter of the old tests not being able to distinguish, but of them working as designed in detecting only SARS-CoV-2 genetic material (and if the CDC had said anything about antigen or antibody tests, those too, but as I said above, an antibody test doesn't by itself say anything about currently active SARS-CoV-2 infections), but in doing so, leaving the possibility of a flu infection untested.

Any test can have false positives and false negatives, and the SARS-CoV-2 tests currently in use are not exceptions. Since the rapid tests for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests) have some pretty high false-negative rates later in an infection, anyone at high risk for a severe case or close to such a person, and with symptoms that could be COVID-19, should probably take a second test after getting a negative result on a rapid test. A PCR test is more reliable than an antigen test, so getting one of those instead of an antigen test is even better, tho' it requires more-complex logistics and takes longer.

But in any case, SARS-CoV-2 tests do not confuse SARS-CoV-2 and flu viruses.
Well there you have it folks..."The Whitehouse is wrong". That makes your post a conspiracy theorist post.

Did the Whitehouse guess on that one, or use one of those hand held black future 8 ball things?

Nope, they checked the tests with the flu and covid....and they came back and said "Hold up yo, somethings wrong".

So I get the truth doesn't work with your agenda...but you win some and lose some. The covid tests can't tell the difference between the 2.
 

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Well there you have it folks..."The Whitehouse is wrong". That makes your post a conspiracy theorist post.

Did the Whitehouse guess on that one, or use one of those hand held black future 8 ball things?

Nope, they checked the tests with the flu and covid....and they came back and said "Hold up yo, somethings wrong".

So I get the truth doesn't work with your agenda...but you win some and lose some. The covid tests can't tell the difference between the 2.
😂😂you’re full of it.
 

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These guys are now trying to get this moved. "If we can't have it our way...no one gets it".

This is a get well soon Pete thread. Move on.
 

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These guys are now trying to get this moved. "If we can't have it our way...no one gets it".

This is a get well soon Pete thread. Move on.
Then you should practice what you preach and keep your BS out of it.
 
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