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.
I agree it could be a possibility, but she is housebound and hasn't left the house for as long as I can remember. Her contact is my brother and her carers. My brother hasn't had it and I would hope that if a carer had contracted it, they would be checking on the patients they care for. So whilst it cannot be certain she caught it in hospital, it is certainly a reasonable possibility.
Bumped into two people at the golf club today, who interestingly had identical experiences. They both had family gatherings scheduled for Christmas and as a precaution had LFTs, one had a sniffle (he couldn't even call it a cold). the other nothing, both tested positive and had to 'cancel' Christmas. Both wives subsequently contracted it but had no symptoms. All were over 70 and all triple jabbed and very thankful for it.
Have to disagree. The country is on its knees financially, people are being forced to stay off work and in a lot of cases lose money, for something which is now no worse than a bad cold in most cases. It will be part of life, probably for ever, there has to be a point where we roll up our sleeves and get on. THe jab roll out has been a huge success, and it is clearly working, so it is time to get the country back to work, and not a minut too soon.