Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

D-S

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I'm sure people aren't bothering to test as much as they were - but that aside, personal testing data isn't collated anywhere is it? Or is it? Certainly the data for any tests I've done hasnt gone anywhere outside my home. So it won't feature in any collated statistics?
I believe the figures are taken from the ONS who have been testing the public throughout the pandemic whether they have COVID or symptomscor not. These are consistent over the time and do not rely on people reporting or on the availability of tests.
 
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Covid has taken away my patience, I just can't put up with the idiots any more.
What are the ‘idiots’ doing?

Like most I am no longer wearing a mask unless in a hospital, but have wondered whether mask-wearing might have reduced the spread of the flu that has been going through the population like a wildfire these last couple of months.
 
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SaintHacker

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I must be a rare beast, but so far I've avoided it.
I thought I had until boxing day. Started to feel a bit off during the evening, woke up with a full blown snot cold the next day but just didn't feel quite 'right' like with a normal cold. Wouldn't have botheres testing but we were due to go out for a meal that evening with a couple of people who could do without it, nice big thick positive line came straight up. Nothing worse than a very heavy cold/touch of flu which lasted about 3 days, but the minor symptoms like tiredness and the annoying cough took weeks to shrug off
 

theoneandonly

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What are the ‘idiots’ doing?

Like most I am no longer wearing a mask unless in a hospital, but have wondered whether mask-wearing might have reduced the spread of the flu that has been going through the population like a wildfire these last couple of months.
I'd say mask wearing is pretty much back to zero again now . That suits me fine.
 

RichA

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I'm still wearing a mask on the London Underground, but mostly because I've realised how much airborne brake dust and other muck it prevents me from inhaling.
 

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TBH, I feel sanitising my hands as often as I do is more important than wearing a mask. You see people wiping their nose with their hands all the time, and the hands are never washed but will touch a solid surface anyone else can touch and pick up the germs left.
 
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