SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

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New strain in SA likely to be more resistant to vaccines :nervous: :nervous:


Virus gonna virus.

Not really groundbreaking news, yet obviously unfortunate.

Couple this with abject vaccine rollout abortions in many countries, we will have a tough time corralling the virus in coming months. Just in time for the populaces to start mingling outdoors which could help stop the spread some.
 

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Is there an estimate for how many people in the UK have had Covid? Not the official case number as mass testing started half way through.
 

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Precisely what happened in Ireland. With the UK variant super-charging our cluster-feck. From a handful of cases to 70% dominant in about three weeks. Are you screening for the variant? Might be a factor too?
Yes, estimated 30 thousand cases of it, becoming dominant fast.
 

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Fecking thing is a nightmare. Full lockdown here for three weeks now and the initial decline is flattening out with a caseload that is still way too high. Where do we go from here?!
Vaccinate like crazy and hope spring arriving makes a difference? What does full lock-down look like? Are there further restrictions that will help?
 

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Is there an estimate for how many people in the UK have had Covid? Not the official case number as mass testing started half way through.
A virologist on the radio yesterday said "it's likely that 30% or more have been exposed to the virus".

Unsure what that was based on but the 8-9% figure I believe doesn't account for those whose antibodies have waned (is my understanding).
 

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Just got back from taking the old lady next door for her vaccine. What an emotional experience.

We went to the Derby Velodrome and there were hundreds of elderly people, some, like my neighbour were in wheelchairs, some with frames, and others just standing and queueing patiently.

The army of volunteers, helpers and NHS workers were so brilliant and i found the whole massive operation so humbling that I was feeling genuinely emotional. It was the most people I’ve been around for nearly a year and I couldn’t help but feel that all of their lives were facing similar challenges as the lady next door.

Whatever shambles our government has been and however many idiots there are out there, I couldn’t help but marvel at the size of this operation and feel like I was amongst the good people, the patient and the helpful. Really got to me and a lady pushing another wheelchair next to me was trying to talk to me and could see my lip wobbling.

It all restored my faith a little.
My neighbour is very poorly today. Phoned to check at lunchtime and she’d gone to bed with flu like symptoms.
 

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The new requirements for a negative Covid test before entering the UK are all well and good, but the authorities only accept results written in English, French or Spanish, and they won't accept an original-language result together with a translation.

So ... how do we get a test in Italy? Medical people write test results in the language of the country where the test has been done! Of course, the complicated Italian word "negativo" is obviously too difficult to understand ...
 

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My neighbour is very poorly today. Phoned to check at lunchtime and she’d gone to bed with flu like symptoms.
The same one who you took to get the Vaccine?
 

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The new requirements for a negative Covid test before entering the UK are all well and good, but the authorities only accept results written in English, French or Spanish, and they won't accept an original-language result together with a translation.

So ... how do we get a test in Italy? Medical people write test results in the language of the country where the test has been done! Of course, the complicated Italian word "negativo" is obviously too difficult to understand ...
That's so typically English you have to laugh.

What a bizarre country we are.
 

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The new requirements for a negative Covid test before entering the UK are all well and good, but the authorities only accept results written in English, French or Spanish, and they won't accept an original-language result together with a translation.

So ... how do we get a test in Italy? Medical people write test results in the language of the country where the test has been done! Of course, the complicated Italian word "negativo" is obviously too difficult to understand ...

It's easy to change an 'o' to an 'e'
 

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1290 deaths, 37892 cases and 3709 patients admitted.

Bit of reduction in patients by about 300
 

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Priti Patel giving Press Conference

Says from next week, anyone attending a house party - fifteen people or more, they will be hit with an £800 fine
 

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Priti Patel giving Press Conference

Says from next week, anyone attending a house party - fifteen people or more, they will be hit with an £800 fine
Fifteen people?! That gives out such a mixed message.
 

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The new requirements for a negative Covid test before entering the UK are all well and good, but the authorities only accept results written in English, French or Spanish, and they won't accept an original-language result together with a translation.

So ... how do we get a test in Italy? Medical people write test results in the language of the country where the test has been done! Of course, the complicated Italian word "negativo" is obviously too difficult to understand ...
Sorry for being unsympathetic but I would support going a lot further and insist on 14 days quarantine except for certain exemptions as per the Australian system. Posters on this board seem to want it both ways. Hammer officials for not being tough enough in respect of border controls then hammer them again for being too authoritarian.
 
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Priti Patel giving Press Conference

Says from next week, anyone attending a house party - fifteen people or more, they will be hit with an £800 fine
Brilliant, that means you can still have a big group of mates over to your house as long as you don’t go over 15
 

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Hopefully we reached peak deaths yesterday and it’s a slow downward curve from here on in.
 

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That's so typically English you have to laugh.

What a bizarre country we are.
To be fair, in most countries the options are the national language(s) or English. Apart from Switzerland, I doubt there are many countries where you can turn up with a certificate in Italian.
 

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Fifteen people?! That gives out such a mixed message.
Can only imagine they have picked a size that couldn't possibly be one family.
Just so they don't stumble into some political sh!tstorm of accusations about "targeting" any multi generational families.
 

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Just got back from taking the old lady next door for her vaccine. What an emotional experience.

We went to the Derby Velodrome and there were hundreds of elderly people, some, like my neighbour were in wheelchairs, some with frames, and others just standing and queueing patiently.

The army of volunteers, helpers and NHS workers were so brilliant and i found the whole massive operation so humbling that I was feeling genuinely emotional. It was the most people I’ve been around for nearly a year and I couldn’t help but feel that all of their lives were facing similar challenges as the lady next door.

Whatever shambles our government has been and however many idiots there are out there, I couldn’t help but marvel at the size of this operation and feel like I was amongst the good people, the patient and the helpful. Really got to me and a lady pushing another wheelchair next to me was trying to talk to me and could see my lip wobbling.

It all restored my faith a little.
Top man.
I hope all elderly people have someone helping them out like you.
 

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Some people with certain habits might try snd get COVID just to get £500
I was going to say the exact same thing, to some that is a risk worth taking for £500, but if it massively increases the people willing to get a test, then I guess it's worth the risk of the minority seeing it as an opportunity for a bit of free money.
 

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Priti Patel giving Press Conference

Says from next week, anyone attending a house party - fifteen people or more, they will be hit with an £800 fine
Perfect, I'll keep my illegal house parties to fourteen.