Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

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I appreciate that this is pretty minor in the grand scheme of things but a concern for me was that Covid had ruined one of my highlights when staying at a hotel…..the buffet breakfast!! Over the last 12 months the traditional buffet has been replaced with placing your order and having it brought to your table. However, I am pleased to report that this weekend domestic management and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and decided to get a hotel in London and have some child free time. This morning I was greeted by the spectacular sight of the silver domes of the buffet breakfast and we were free to go up and choose our breakfasts. My excitement hit fever pitch as I took my 3rd hash brown without feeling embarrassed when placing that order with the waiter and not feeling that I should balance my sausage and bacon mountain with any vegetables. A small win but one I am happy with!! :):)
 
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@road2ruin I feel this should go in 'Gladden the Heart' 😄.

I'm also a huge fan of a buffet breakfast and used to stay at a hotel in Harrogate that offered one. It was always a highlight of the stay, the range and quality was very good. My in laws stayed there once on my recommendation and afterwards I asked my FiL if he enjoyed the breakfast. 'No, there was far too much on my plate', came the reply. 'Was it not a buffet, you serve yourself?', I replied. 'Yes' he came back with, poker faced o_O:ROFLMAO:.
 

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Not quite the thread topic, but a little related - had a message today that the booked flu jab appointments were cancelled due to delays. Mum had similar note a couple of weeks ago.
 

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Chatting to a work colleague a couple of days ago, he was telling me that he had to leave work early to pick his kids up as he has them while his ex gets over a dose of covid. Get in to work today and find out he is giving me a lift to where I'm due to meet a coach. He's coughing a lung up the whole way. I asked if he's ok, his reply 'oh yeah its not covid definetely not'. I'm fuming tonight as I reckon its 100% covid but he won't get tested. Thinking I should say something to the boss tomorrow, don't want to be a snitch, but...
 

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Chatting to a work colleague a couple of days ago, he was telling me that he had to leave work early to pick his kids up as he has them while his ex gets over a dose of covid. Get in to work today and find out he is giving me a lift to where I'm due to meet a coach. He's coughing a lung up the whole way. I asked if he's ok, his reply 'oh yeah its not covid definetely not'. I'm fuming tonight as I reckon its 100% covid but he won't get tested. Thinking I should say something to the boss tomorrow, don't want to be a snitch, but...
It's not being a snitch, it's being socially responsible. It's keeping people safe, alive, not being a spreader. Speak to your boss, no question. (Let's hope it's something else but just in case........)
 

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Chatting to a work colleague a couple of days ago, he was telling me that he had to leave work early to pick his kids up as he has them while his ex gets over a dose of covid. Get in to work today and find out he is giving me a lift to where I'm due to meet a coach. He's coughing a lung up the whole way. I asked if he's ok, his reply 'oh yeah its not covid definetely not'. I'm fuming tonight as I reckon its 100% covid but he won't get tested. Thinking I should say something to the boss tomorrow, don't want to be a snitch, but...
If you don’t, and it spreads through the office and your boss find outs. You will on for a grade one bollockin.
Ok it may be if and but. But if I had gone to both my parents and I n law’s Christmas Day. They would of caught COVID off us which we did not know we were carrying.
 

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The people commenting are not really epidemiologists or infectious disease experts, but it seems reasonable to say it could all settle down in a year or so. On the other hand, it may not. I think I said much the same here months ago.

Covid is different from the common cold, which is caused by a bunch of different viruses including some coronaviruses, in that as well as causing an initial respiratory illness, it can cause a severe systemic inflammatory condition rather like sepsis. This is what kills most people who die from Covid.

With flu, over years, people have acquired a layered immunity through multiple exposure to wild viruses and, in some cases, vaccines, and that immune response is now quite elaborate for most people, not so much for older people whose immune response is not as good. So the immune system has "seen" quite a few variations of flu, and has figured out enough to recognise most new variations. We have not yet reached the same place with Covid, but in time will get there. A combination of vaccination, perhaps boosters, and exposure (hopefully asymptomatic or mild) to wild virus will add to the immune systems ability to respond flexibly. As with flu, every now and again, a variant will come along which beats the immune system.
 
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Tested positive on Sunday. Only really have a sore head and lost a lot of my sense of smell and taste. If this is as bad as it gets for me I'll he happy enough.

A guy who I work with tested positive and I went for a test 2 days after his result. Sure enough, positive.
 

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Tested positive on Sunday. Only really have a sore head and lost a lot of my sense of smell and taste. If this is as bad as it gets for me I'll he happy enough.

A guy who I work with tested positive and I went for a test 2 days after his result. Sure enough, positive.
Get well soon Gary, it’s not pleasant when it affects you.
 
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Strangely comforting that in Scotland we are having to wear a mask in all indoor settings, and to see pretty solid compliance places we have been, as similarly getting asked to register presence for T&T by scanning QR code or writing name and phone number. Disturbingly easy to forget to wear a mask even although we still wear masks in most, but not all and not always, indoor settings at home, and no need to register for T&T.
 

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Must say they have really got this testing right

Booked drive through appointment

Picked test myself

In and out in 10 mins zero contact with anyone. They dropped test on passenger seat and called them for what to do

Then dropped test in a box afters

As I have no symptoms and was because of close contact and I'm double jabbed I carry on as normal until I hear otherwise
 

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Not quite the thread topic, but a little related - had a message today that the booked flu jab appointments were cancelled due to delays. Mum had similar note a couple of weeks ago.
Our surgery isn’t giving flu jabs until your due your booster which puts us well behind other surgery’s in the area, think I’ll have mine through the chemists.

We do however have stacks of fuel and no queues :love::love:
 
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