Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

GB72

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Intersting one. One of my friends who was at the NYE party tested positive a few days later. Her husband tested negative every day and on a PCR test (he works on an RAF base and needed the PCR test after contact to be allowed on base) until this morning, 11 days after the event. Now has the dreaded second line on hsi LFT. Goes to show the importance of keeping testing.
 

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Had my booster at 9.45am yesterday. Felt fine all day. Started getting cold about 11pm. Spent all night shivering again and got little sleep. Head like a busted sofa this morning.

Starting to come round a bit now.
 

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It's getting really depressing here. People who've had all three jabs are getting it.
That, in turn, is encouraging the anti vaxxer / anti masking miscreants to act up.

It's been a real mess.
Whilst I understand what you are saying, nobody ever said vaccines would stop us getting Covid, merely that they would lessen the symptoms.

Overnight at the moment I have a throat like razor blades but otherwise feel fine. I’m not sure how this second brush with Covid would pan out for me if I hadn’t had all three jabs - I’m just pleased I haven’t had to find out.

I have had far worse colds.
 

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I understand that. Can they force employees to show them? Health workers and care workers I understand for patient reasons but this is about whether someone is entitled to sick pay or not. They must have run this past their employment specialists but even so I am surprised that they can ask for this info from their employees.
Everyone gets sick pay, they just won’t give enhanced sick pay topped up by the company.
 

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It's getting really depressing here. People who've had all three jabs are getting it.
That, in turn, is encouraging the anti vaxxer / anti masking miscreants to act up.

It's been a real mess.
To be honest I can understand where they're coming from.... All along we've been told to trust the science and get our multiple jabs in a timely manner, keep away from people, wear masks etc etc

Then we're at the stage now where we're told that using alcohol rubs on our hands was pointless as it was an air borne thing. Then we're told that most of the masks people were wearing were little more than face fashion and offered no protection.

But I understand it from both sides, it's been an unprecedented thing, people have done what they perceive to be the best thing to do, yet it wasn't enough or the right thing to do. Now we're at the stage where it appears to be coming to and end and so much of what we thought was true is being discredited.

Talk about confusion.
 

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Tested negative today so after 7 days I can think of coming out of isolation tomorrow if a get another clear then. Wife is still negative even being around me the whole time I've had it. Both triple jabed.
 

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Whilst I understand what you are saying, nobody ever said vaccines would stop us getting Covid, merely that they would lessen the symptoms.

Overnight at the moment I have a throat like razor blades but otherwise feel fine. I’m not sure how this second brush with Covid would pan out for me if I hadn’t had all three jabs - I’m just pleased I haven’t had to find out.

I have had far worse colds.
And I must now be positively bursting with antibodies. Anyone who has seen that pesky creature emerge from John Hurt’s abdomen in Alien will understand when I say I fear for my sculpted six-pack 😉.

All those antibodies have got to go somewhere.
 

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Whilst I understand what you are saying, nobody ever said vaccines would stop us getting Covid, merely that they would lessen the symptoms.

Overnight at the moment I have a throat like razor blades but otherwise feel fine. I’m not sure how this second brush with Covid would pan out for me if I hadn’t had all three jabs - I’m just pleased I haven’t had to find out.

I have had far worse colds.
i couldn’t of put it better.
 

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Whilst I understand what you are saying, nobody ever said vaccines would stop us getting Covid, merely that they would lessen the symptoms.

Overnight at the moment I have a throat like razor blades but otherwise feel fine. I’m not sure how this second brush with Covid would pan out for me if I hadn’t had all three jabs - I’m just pleased I haven’t had to find out.

I have had far worse colds.
Get and stay well, 'boots.
 

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Spain (PM Pedro Sanchez) has come out as the first major Euopean nation to explicitly suggest the prospect of living with covid and evaluate the move from pandemic to endemic and assess the disease on different parameters than those used so far
Careful, "political" posts not allowed, particularly if they mention a PM :)
 

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My Mum (98) had a fall at home a week ago and was taken to hospital. She was put into a restricted ward to try and prevent her getting Covid but was tested yesterday and found to be Covid positive, but no symptoms as yet. The problem is that on arrival she was in A&E in a corridor for hours, and it may well be possible she picked it up there. Annoying as she has not contracted it living at home with care visitors every day.
 

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My Mum (98) had a fall at home a week ago and was taken to hospital. She was put into a restricted ward to try and prevent her getting Covid but was tested yesterday and found to be Covid positive, but no symptoms as yet. The problem is that on arrival she was in A&E in a corridor for hours, and it may well be possible she picked it up there. Annoying as she has not contracted it living at home with care visitors every day.
This is my concern for the future. I feel that we are getting closer to the point re what the Spanish prime minister said yesterday, that we have to look at COVID as an endemic and not a pandemic. If that is the case ( and I do believe with him to an extent that we will have to live with it). It still leaves my parents, in laws and others who have underlying health issues in a situation where they have to be as careful as possible to try not to catch COVID, when the world has returned to normal.
Hope all turns out well Robster me man.
 

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This is my concern for the future. I feel that we are getting closer to the point re what the Spanish prime minister said yesterday, that we have to look at COVID as an endemic and not a pandemic. If that is the case ( and I do believe with him to an extent that we will have to live with it). It still leaves my parents, in laws and others who have underlying health issues in a situation where they have to be as careful as possible to try not to catch COVID, when the world has returned to normal.
Hope all turns out well Robster me man.
Thanks. There's a bit more to it so I've posted War and Peace in the Dementia thread. ;)
I've also just got off the phone to Social Services to make sure they know not to mess me around.
 

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Bowls club closed for a week. We had a number of visitors on Monday, practicing for the regional pairs that were due to start tomorrow. One of them has tested positive today. No inter-club league match this afternoon and no regional pairs.
 

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Bowls club closed for a week. We had a number of visitors on Monday, practicing for the regional pairs that were due to start tomorrow. One of them has tested positive today. No inter-club league match this afternoon and no regional pairs.
Must be Karma for your 26 degree centigrade post :D:p
 
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