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

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Jesus India are getting totally battered now with nearly 170k new cases today.

Hopefully they can ramp up the dosing over the coming weeks.
 

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Collected my free rapid tests earlier with no problem at all. Seems like they are available at quite a number of places.
 

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Anyone see the video of all the traveler's rocking up to the Pfizer factory in Dublin in all their caravans and camper vans demanding vaccines? Couldn't make it up.
 

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Anyone see the video of all the traveler's rocking up to the Pfizer factory in Dublin in all their caravans and camper vans demanding vaccines? Couldn't make it up.
Idiots. Don't they know that outlet stores are where Pfizer send their seconds and out of date stock at knock-down prices?
 

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Nothing wrong with it. Nice to see people outside after a miserable 6 months.
Nothing wrong with it? The pm is still saying be cautious. The experts are still saying to socially distance. Standing practically on someone’s heels in a queue is far from what they are urging.
 

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Ordered some lateral flow tests yesterday and they arrived this morning, very quick.

Negative :)
 

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Just popped out to grab lunch, Piccadilly Gardens is heaving and there are people everywhere carrying multiple Primark bags in each hand.

What the feck is wrong with people getting all giddy to queue up to buy shit cheap clothes?
 

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Where did you order them from?
I just googled it and there’s a gov.uk link, took however long it’s been since my above post to create an account and order some.
 

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Just popped out to grab lunch, Piccadilly Gardens is heaving and there are people everywhere carrying multiple Primark bags in each hand.

What the feck is wrong with people getting all giddy to queue up to buy shit cheap clothes?
The queues for Primark blow my mind man. Absolute tramps buying that shit.
 

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Are you obliged to do one before going to the gym? Or just being a good citizen? What’s the general guidance about using these?
Nope, not required so I guess I'm just being a good citizen :lol:

I don't think there is much guidance, the government just want people to start testing themselves as much as possible as things open up.
 

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A bit of good news on the early treatment front. A clinical trial run in Oxfordshire has found a type of asthma inhaler helps people to recover faster (when given soon after covid positive test) and reduces instances of serious disease. The thing that triggered the trial in the first place was that certain groups of asthmatics and people suffering from COPD seemed to be coping better with covid infections than their doctors had expected.

https://www.gponline.com/common-ast...k-patients/respiratory-system/article/1712535

Small scale trial and not enough hospitalisations in the trial to say how effective it is with severe cases, but enough to be statistically convincing that it helps people recover faster. And it's (relatively) cheap, available and they already have safety data for it.
 

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Seen some people saying herd immunity is approaching and a few other people saying some infections will reoccur in those vaccinated ('breakthrough infections'), especially with the SA variant. What's the overall consensus?
 

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Why are you all ordering those lateral flow tests? How will you be using them?
They've asked people to test themselves twice a week. Also I'm seeing a friend soon to get suits fitted for his wedding and I thought I'd be safe and get tested before potentially being around his baby and also his fiancee who has a pacemaker.
 

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A bit of good news on the early treatment front. A clinical trial run in Oxfordshire has found a type of asthma inhaler helps people to recover faster (when given soon after covid positive test) and reduces instances of serious disease. The thing that triggered the trial in the first place was that certain groups of asthmatics and people suffering from COPD seemed to be coping better with covid infections than their doctors had expected.

https://www.gponline.com/common-ast...k-patients/respiratory-system/article/1712535

Small scale trial and not enough hospitalisations in the trial to say how effective it is with severe cases, but enough to be statistically convincing that it helps people recover faster. And it's (relatively) cheap, available and they already have safety data for it.
I'm on a daily dose of budesonide/formoteral and had very mild symptoms after contracting covid. I take 4 puffs a day and was expecting to be really poorly as a 54 year old asthmatic so could be something in it.
 

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Nothing wrong with it? The pm is still saying be cautious. The experts are still saying to socially distance. Standing practically on someone’s heels in a queue is far from what they are urging.
Nothing wrong with it. fair enough if you can tell which people from that camera angle are from different support bubbles as well as which ones ones aren’t standing far enough away from each other outside in the fresh air. Seems like a very minor thing to worry about
 

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They've asked people to test themselves twice a week. Also I'm seeing a friend soon to get suits fitted for his wedding and I thought I'd be safe and get tested before potentially being around his baby and also his fiancee who has a pacemaker.
Cool. It’s an interesting idea. Just struggling to see what will motivate people to do it on a regular basis. Especially after the initial novelty wears off. Unless you’re visiting vulnerable friends/relatives anyway (which might still make it a worthwhile initiative)