Coronavirus Thread (Off Topic, Politics) (7 Viewers)

fatso

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Am I the only one who's never had a flu jab?
Nope, ove never had a flu or covid jab, I haven't had any jab of any description since my BCG jab around 45 years ago.

I drink plenty of Guinness though, the alcohol kills all viruses and the iron makes me hard as fuck!
 

skyblue1991

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I'm 32 in a couple of weeks. Never had a flu jab and had three COVID jabs

I feel I'm fit and healthy enough not to have anymore and would rather someone more vulnerable than me to be vaccinated

If for whoever reason there is another pandemic or there is a huge COVID spike and the recommendation is for my age range to be jabbed then yes I would take it if offered to me

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Saddlebrains

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Scaremongering's ramping up in the media I see.........................


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'Dry Cough, Runny Nose and Fatigue. So a cold then???


Also, if the NHS is overwhelmed by a cough runny nose and tiredness we may aswell give up
 

skybluetony176

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Scaremongering's ramping up in the media I see.........................


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'Dry Cough, Runny Nose and Fatigue. So a cold then???


Also, if the NHS is overwhelmed by a cough runny nose and tiredness we may aswell give up
Who’s scared? You? No one I know is scared. Sounds like the government is going to be proactive for a change so well done them. Pretty sure that the NHS has been overwhelmed for over a decade now, be nice if the government started being proactive about that for a change.
 

Bertola

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I've currently got it... first time ever.

Felt fine Sunday, played cricket and had no symptoms. Went up to bed and felt a bit achey and in the next couple of hours it got worse.

Tried working on Monday but got worse as the day went on, then Monday night was horrendous. Sweats, shivers, heart pounding, chest felt like it was in a vice and getting tighter all the time. My Fitbit said I did three hours of exercise Monday night based on my heart rate alone!

Yesterday continued in the same manner, but there's been some improvement today. Hopefully I'm over the worst of it
 

chiefdave

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I'm getting over my second bout of covid. Far worse this time. I started feeling rough just before bank holiday weekend, bad enough to cancel all plans but not bad enough to be off work. Stuggled on when I probably should have stayed off and rested, test after test coming back negative.

Then 5 awful days where I finally tested positive, fever which peaked at over 40, chest pains, coughing so much I could hardly breathe. Over the worst now and testing negative so back at work but still feel like shit. Basically go to work come home and go to bed.
 

skybluetony176

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Not long had it for the second time, I assume this new strain given the timing. I get the impression that despite being an overweight, asthmatic 50 year old I’m quite lucky and don’t seem to suffer as much as some. Had the banging headache, sore throat, sweats and aches. The fatigue is the worst part for me especially the first time, literally struggled to get out bed for a week, went back to work the second week but struggled to do more than a half day and it took a couple of more weeks on top of that before I felt somewhere back to normal. Although I swear that my strength never 100% came back. This time though I got over it a lot more quickly, back to work after a week with no issues. I did get more symptoms this time though, taste and smell went haywire although I never lost them, I had tingling hands and feet which apparently is one of the rarer symptoms and I was also slightly tight chested this time but nothing as an experienced asthmatic worried me, I get a tighter chest in the peak of my hay fever season. What surprised me was how quickly I recovered this time especially compared to the first time I had it. Can only put it down to being fully vaccinated and still having at least some antibodies left from my first bout 12 months ago so my immune system was as prepared as it could be to fight it. Just had an invite for the autumn booster but I think it’s advised to wait for 3 months after a known infection so that’s December or January I guess now.
 

SBT

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I mean. Hes not wrong though is he?🤷
I think the median age is correct, but it's hardly a stat on which you can hang public health policy during a pandemic. The implication is that 80+ year-olds should just be hung out to dry - that's something like 2.5 million people in England.

Of course, Boris wasn't even prepared to stick to his guns on this for more than a few weeks, as we see-sawed between opening up and locking down. There were more than 1400 people dying from Covid every day within a few months. That's leadership for you.
 

shmmeee

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Yes he is. It’s a basic misunderstanding of what life expectancy means.

Oh he’s also wrong about the stats. Median age is completely pointless in this scenario, fatality is higher among old people, this isn’t news.

So on both sides of the “get Covid and live longer” equation he’s incorrect.
 

Colin Steins Smile

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The evidence being highlighted in the enquiry demonstrates the PM's lack of care and intelligence to grasp the scope of elements to be considered.
It seems to me that focus was on economy first, without realising that late lockdowns led to increased economic damage. Old people are dispensable ...they cost the country money for pensions and apart from buying the Daily Mail and voting Conservative they're of "no value".
PM's own personal agenda was write a book to pay for his divorce and running the country got in the way.
 

Hertsccfc

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The evidence being highlighted in the enquiry demonstrates the PM's lack of care and intelligence to grasp the scope of elements to be considered.
It seems to me that focus was on economy first, without realising that late lockdowns led to increased economic damage. Old people are dispensable ...they cost the country money for pensions and apart from buying the Daily Mail and voting Conservative they're of "no value".
PM's own personal agenda was write a book to pay for his divorce and running the country got in the way.
Yes and let's not discount our current PM's role in this. It truly was appalling that they kept schools closed but opened pubs and encouraged people to eat out to spread the virus about. Allowing his mates to make money was more important than our children's education and welfare.
 

Sky_Blue_Dreamer

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Oh he’s also wrong about the stats. Median age is completely pointless in this scenario, fatality is higher among old people, this isn’t news.

So on both sides of the “get Covid and live longer” equation he’s incorrect.
He's happy to use the median for this scenario, but wouldn't touch it with a bargepole for economics.
 

skybluetony176

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Sorry. If you’re PM you should not be consuming YouTube videos.
I always remember it being said that Maggie Thatcher survived on 4 hours sleep a night because she was getting on with the job. Boris was surviving on 4 hours because he was sitting up in bed watching YouTube until the early hours. Like a petulant child.
 

Sky_Blue_Dreamer

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I always remember it being said that Maggie Thatcher survived on 4 hours sleep a night because she was getting on with the job. Boris was surviving on 4 hours because he was sitting up in bed watching YouTube until the early hours. Like a petulant child.
I'm just surprised it wasn't porn.
 

wingy

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Anyway internally how does a relustance or advice to shift our doing deals the Chinese or buy from them tie itself in with petrodollars?
 

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