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Coronavirus
#1
We're probably all going to die.

So just self isolate yourselves with new fm and a big box of tissues.

covid
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#2
Haha.

Joking apart though, I did contract the coronavirus back in mid March when physical distancing was only getting started in the UK, let alone going into Lockdown. Luckily my case was only milder and didn't have to go to hospital.

However, since then I've had setbacks every four to six weeks or so when I've experienced asthma type symptoms in my lungs, especially at night time.

So I've now got a Ventolin inhaler to use for the first time in about 25 years. I had asthma as a kid growing up but grew out of it when I started playing football at uni.

I'm hoping this going back to effectively being asthmatic is only temporary, but for sure a lot of people with milder cases are taking months to shake off the effects of coronavirus...
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#3
here's to your speedy recovery, bassman
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#4
I've don't know anyone (except online fwends) who have actually had it. A couple of suspecteds that turned out to be negatives but nobody I know so far. Miracle as I live in now what is UK Covid Central.

Most people I know know someone though.

Its like the 6 degrees of Coronavirus
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#5
(07-08-2020, 03:05 PM)ladsnet Wrote: I've don't know anyone (except online fwends) who have actually had it.  A couple of suspecteds that turned out to be negatives but nobody I know so far. Miracle as I live in now what is UK Covid Central.

Most people I know know someone though.

Its like the 6 degrees of Coronavirus

Indeed!

A mate of mine lost his dad to coronavirus 2 weeks ago. His dad lived in the States and we all know how it’s going there  Confused
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#6
My sister and her husband had it back in March. My brother in law was very ill, admitted to hospital for a few days, but luckily he was not put on a ventilator. He is still suffering from the after effects now though. My sister just had mild symptoms and quickly recovered.
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#7
Wait, what? Covid is here too? I thought the whole point of moving to an new board was because it was safer and virus free. I'm blaming the residents of Greater Manchester and Aberdeen. Thanks goodness I didn't take my hazmat suit off.
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#8
Unfortunately, I work in a critical care unit in a hospital [too much information.Smile] so have witnessed Covid only too clearly over the past few months. Its a hidden killer in the wrong hands. the symptoms can so easily be dismissed for too long and then it becomes an issue. Stay safe folks, wear a mask when asked. please remember, you might feel ok, but who was around that area before you.....yep, you donw know and this virus can stay active for over 72 hours on most surfaces.....no joke. Smile
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#9
(07-08-2020, 08:06 PM)deegee178 Wrote: His dad lived in the States and we all know how it’s going there  Confused

For sure.  Dot NOT let any Americans into the country until we get our act together.  If Trump is re-elected in November then that means for another four years, at least!
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#10
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#11
I had a close relative of mine contract the virus in a hospital, who was only in for a broken leg (this is in West Midlands) and is only 33. Thankfully he recovered, but he spent four weeks in an ICU unit.

As for the impact on life - yeah, it's a little weird. I've family and friends who've lost jobs and in one case a home. The facemasks, they're murder with a tash and beard but it's worth it as we need to be safe. I really hope we don't get a second wave.
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#12
Washing hands, not touching face, distancing, etc. - all these measures weren’t just made up, pulled out of thin air. They are what we knew about preventing contagious respiratory illnesses: colds and flus.

Cold and flu season comes every winter, because colder weather has us crowding indoors, at work and elsewhere. Children in school inevitably share their colds and flus when they are learning, playing and socializing together as usual.

There is bound to be a second wave, if we are grouping together indoors, unless everyone is as scrupulously careful as medical crews wearing full PPE gear. (Of course it’s impossible to get everyone to be that disciplined.). Frankly, it would be better if authorities told everyone now to stock up and prepare for four weeks of stay-at-home lockdown starting on date X in late September, say. Drive the active cases in the population down as low as possible, before the weather forces us all indoors.
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#13
(07-08-2020, 02:55 PM)RSL Wrote: here's to your speedy recovery, bassman

Thanks RSL I appreciate it.
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#14
Here in Guernsey we've been COVID free for 100+ days & life has returned to normal with one expcetion - the borders remain shut, unless you want to isolate on return for 14 days, very few do so in effect we are being held hostage on the island, however I have no complaints about that, but come Oct/Nov I will be going stir crazy if I can't get away on holiday! If we have to go back to lockdown it will be a HUGE struggle for all, fingers crossed COVID stays away...

Best Wishes Bassman, hope you are back to normal before too long. Smile
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#15
The Daily Fail strikes again:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...kdown.html

NZ have FIVE NEW CASES! I don't see the headline saying that the UK has had 1148 new cases in the past 24 hours.

It really does make you wonder what the UK government are up to though - NZ have enforced a lockdown after a handful of cases, and over here, we're still trying to figure out where we should wear masks.
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#16
(12-08-2020, 08:14 AM)rahulsen Wrote: over here, we're still trying to figure out where we should wear masks.

I wear mine on my face, is that not right? covid
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#17
(12-08-2020, 09:37 AM)9in Wrote:
(12-08-2020, 08:14 AM)rahulsen Wrote: over here, we're still trying to figure out where we should wear masks.

I wear mine on my face, is that not right? covid

Dammit, that's where we're going wrong!!

To be honest, after seeing the story about the McAfee boss wearing a thong on his face instead of a mask, anything could be possible.
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#18
(12-08-2020, 08:14 AM)rahulsen Wrote: The Daily Fail strikes again:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...kdown.html

NZ have FIVE NEW CASES! I don't see the headline saying that the UK has had 1148 new cases in the past 24 hours.

It really does make you wonder what the UK government are up to though - NZ have enforced a lockdown after a handful of cases, and over here, we're still trying to figure out where we should wear masks.

I suspect that's because there are so few cases in NZ, a temporary lock down will enable them to contact trace, isolate and once again eradicate. It's too prevalent and dense (in more ways than one) in the UK for that to be effective, it's all about suppressing the virus here, until a treatment is in place.
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#19
(07-08-2020, 01:41 PM)bassman Wrote: Haha.

Joking apart though, I did contract the coronavirus back in mid March when physical distancing was only getting started in the UK, let alone going into Lockdown. Luckily my case was only milder and didn't have to go to hospital.

However, since then I've had setbacks every four to six weeks or so when I've experienced asthma type symptoms in my lungs, especially at night time.

So I've now got a Ventolin inhaler to use for the first time in about 25 years. I had asthma as a kid growing up but grew out of it when I started playing football at uni.

I'm hoping this going back to effectively being asthmatic is only temporary, but for sure a lot of people with milder cases are taking months to shake off the effects of coronavirus...
I hope you have a speedy recovery.
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#20
So UK death numbers have been reduced by 5k due to England aligning its calculation with most other countries.

But any interesting stat on US vs UK. The US has roughly 5 times the population of the UK. So you could reasonably expect 5 times the cases - but no it’s closer to 16 times the cases! (Just for consistency though, the US deaths are only 4 times the UK).
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