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Yesterday and overnight we were in London with 10 other couples, all old friends, the men have had an Investment Club for the past 24 years and twice a year the WAGs are invited for special events ……. we have a garden party at one member’s Manor House in the Summer and in January we stay in London and pull in a show and meal. Last year was messed up with Covid and this year’s trip was a bit touch and go until the last minute.  We all did Lateral Flow Tests yesterday morning before setting off for London , all tested Negative except the member who’d been organising the trip for the past few months!  Felt so sorry for this couple but I do wonder whether if they took the test later in the day it would be Negative.   
London seemed very quiet and very few guests staying in our hotel, maybe because tourists are not coming to the UK, but we WERE in The Dorchester though!  

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Saw the photos on Facebook - very nice!  Pleased you had a good time.  

I’m a bit puzzled as to why the man’s test might have been negative if he’d done it later in the day, though.  Am I missing something?

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Margie, I’m going on what a friend told me today that she’d seen something on TV or Internet that one can take a LFT several times in the same day and each time the result can be different.  I was relieved ours was negative  and wouldn’t have risked having another go at it!  Our 19 year old grandson has tested positive again. No symptoms.   He was isolating  for 10 days in August.  This virus is getting ridiculous now, the economy is being wrecked by what is now nothing worse than a bad cold.  Will this mean that every time someone has a cold they have to self-isolate?  Our sons’ company had the normal construction industry 2 week shut-down for Christmas and New Year, opened up again on Tuesday and lots of employees are not in work ‘due to Covid’.  Businesses and the economy can’t go on like this.   

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2 hours ago, LizzieM said:

This virus is getting ridiculous now, the economy is being wrecked by what is now nothing worse than a bad cold.

 

Lizzie, I suspect it is more than 'a bad cold' that is killing around 150 people per day, hospitalising thousands etc.   Ok, most of those dying seem to be unvaccinated, but not all.

 

It does seem that the Omicron strain is less virulent, but we are not out of the woods yet.

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Yet 450 people are dying each day due to cancer,lack of early diagnosis & treatment. Never mind heart disease & many other serious ailments.

Omicron variant is no more than a cold. Workers are self isolating just to get a paid break. My lad kept taking the test Christmas week until he got a positive result.

Ten days off at Christmas with pay, no questions aked when he was down for working. HAPPY DAYS. Not a sneeze or sniffle in sight.

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Agree Catfan it does feel like a very bad cold. I seem to be worse that my wife & friends who have also tested positive, wondering if it's because I had radiotherapy a few weeks ago & am on ADT treatment for my prostate cancer, cancer nurse didn't seem to know. Did a test earlier today & the T line was solid, my wifes T line was very faint so presume she's coming to the end. I'll be glad when I come to the end as fed up of feeling grob & being in covid prison... 

 

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There is always the possibility that vaccinations are reducing the severity of Omicron, it seems most of those needing hospitalisation are not vaccinated.

This does not mean it is not a serious threat, even if there is an element of over reaction. I'd rather that than no reaction at all.

Those who go blasé without a care in the world  not wearing a mask will, when it's all over, be the first to say “see I told you so”, let's hope they live long enough to crow about it.

 

Some say the masks are not necessary or even useless, quite what evidence they base the opinion on I don't know. Nor do I know  for sure if they're right or not, what I do know is it's a minor inconvenience to wear and it may help

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@colly0410 sorry you’re still feeling a bit grotty, also that you’re not showing negative yet (but you’re only on day 4 or 5 I think?). As I said previously, our grandson wasn’t clear until day 10 !

I hope you’ll be able to leave your ‘Covid prison’ in a few more days x

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Covid Prison is preferable to the possibility of hospitalisation, there is always a positive side of all situations, keep smiling you will soon be out and about soon.

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Due to an hospital addmission  I had to have a covid test, last appointment for going into hospital was canceled. The first covid test came though the post, compleated it and sent back, as opp been canceld had to wait to be contacted for another opp date. One came though and the young lady told me that she would order transport, when text came though regarding transport it seemed that this time i had to go to the city hospital for my covid test.  Told the girl that it said not to use taxi's but she said it was ok as they had arranged it. Now I must live about 5/7 miles from the city hospital what must cost be to NHS? the driver was excellent followed all health and safety. Just talking to him about his job what he told me i could not get my head sround it, yes his firm have contract with NHS, but the other week he had to go to Skegness and pick someone up for a covid test bring them all the was to the city hospital then take them back again. He also did another job same but from Mablethorpe. 

Now doe's this make any sence to you?

I just found it unbelievable.

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Apart from giving England a beating in the Ashes we have now taken over the lead in the covid stakes.

If we adjusted Australia's population to that of the UK our covid infections would be running at 303,000 per day.

All due to the State Premiers following the Prime Ministers mantra of "for the sake of the economy we must open up". Well, hospitals are really struggling, cases in ICU are growing, increasing numbers are on ventilators and sadly more are dying.

Many are now scrambling to try and get the genie back in the bottle by re-imposing restrictions that should not have been taken away in the first place.

Not one of these bastards has had the decency to say to those who have lost loved ones "Sorry we got it wrong"

West Australia which still has its' lockdowns in place had 1 case yesterday not the 50 or 45 thousand that some states had. Please don't comment about WA's isolation as it is not relevant as Tasmania who had all but eliminated Covid as it was isolated by the Tasman Sea now has over 2,200 cases. It will be interesting to see if WA opens its borders on FEB 5th as planned.

 

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I received a letter on Thursday telling me I should get a fourth jab. I am listed as clinically vulnerable. Yet the news this morning is saying 4th jabs will not be required. Even though I’ve had and continue to have a pretty bad time since I caught covid in September last I don’t think I will have any more jabs for the foreseeable future. 

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On 1/6/2022 at 11:21 PM, LizzieM said:

lots of employees are not in work ‘due to Covid’.  Businesses and the economy can’t go on like this

 

Stop paying sick pay that should get the lazy f**kers back to work

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Red, you seem to have missed the bit where people who test positive are REQUIRED BY LAW to self isolate for a given time... to protect others.

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On 1/8/2022 at 8:16 AM, letsavagoo said:

I received a letter on Thursday telling me I should get a fourth jab. I am listed as clinically vulnerable. Yet the news this morning is saying 4th jabs will not be required. Even though I’ve had and continue to have a pretty bad time since I caught covid in September last I don’t think I will have any more jabs for the foreseeable future. 

 

Letsav, I think you are confusing two different issues here, though the Govt. communication is so poor I don't blame you.

 

As I understand it, around the time the Booster was announced, there was also talk of a 'Third Dose', for the very vulnerable..(of any age) in other words those who are vulnerable for reasons beyond just age. There seems to have been some overlap in time between  'Third Doses', for the very vulnerable (of any age) and the Booster Programme which started, like the first and second  doses, with the older groups, regardless of health.

 

Govt. has stated in the last few days  that a fourth dose for the general population is not yet seen as necessary.  This is separate from the recommended Fourth Dose for the very vulnerable.

 

Up to you obviously, but if it was me, I'd have any dose Govt offered me..

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Two years we've been dealing with Covid and it consequences.. and still people don't  seem to understand even the basics.

 

 Data is STATISTICAL which means it looks at evidence gained  from large numbers of people.

 

-So, we may all know somebody who had it and it was 'a breeze', but there are also 150000+ for whom it was  not a 'breeze', but a death sentence.

 

-We also know from all sensible evidence, that for a given number of vaccinated people, fewer cases will die, than for the same number of unvaccinated cases.  So all the smart arses coming out with 'My mate was fully vaccinated and still died so the vaccine doesn't work', are just wrong.  The vaccine does not work in 100% of cases, but it protects the vast majority. 

 

-The vaccinated even protect the unvaccinated to some extent, as they tend to get the virus less and spread it less even if they do get it.  Of course, in my book that makes the unvaccinated a load of selfish freeloading b@$t@£ds.

 

-And finally. Omicron seems to be generally less dangerous, such that a smaller percentage of Omicron cases get to die.  But Omicron is a lot more infectious, so many more have it, so there will be more deaths.

 

-Masks have been proven to (that word again..) statistically reduce the chance of transmission.  They are not perfect, but they catch a lot of droplets, coming out of mouths, and may prevent some from going into mouths/noses/eyes.    They are worth wearing and they are hardly a big deal except for the vain, the stupid and the terminally awkward.

 

Rant over.

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This is interesting...sort of...  The info in the link below is very techie and scientific but they seem to have estimated the total amount of Covid Virus on the whole planet as somewhere between

0.1kg, and 10kg.  So..it would all fit in a bucket.  I wonder what it would look like?

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1 hour ago, DJ360 said:

This is interesting...sort of...  The info in the link below is very techie and scientific but they seem to have estimated the total amount of Covid Virus on the whole planet as somewhere between

0.1kg, and 10kg.  So..it would all fit in a bucket.  I wonder what it would look like?

 

I wonder what the link looks like ne'er mind the virus.    ;)

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8 hours ago, DJ360 said:

 

Letsav, I think you are confusing two different issues here, though the Govt. communication is so poor I don't blame you.

 

As I understand it, around the time the Booster was announced, there was also talk of a 'Third Dose', for the very vulnerable..(of any age) in other words those who are vulnerable for reasons beyond just age. There seems to have been some overlap in time between  'Third Doses', for the very vulnerable (of any age) and the Booster Programme which started, like the first and second  doses, with the older groups, regardless of health.

 

Govt. has stated in the last few days  that a fourth dose for the general population is not yet seen as necessary.  This is separate from the recommended Fourth Dose for the very vulnerable.

 

Up to you obviously, but if it was me, I'd have any dose Govt offered me..

That makes sense Col. It’s quite confusing but as things stand currently I don’t intend to get a forth. Too easily yet anyway but I may be persuaded otherwise. 

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Wife & myself did a LFT each this morning: she was negative & me positive. She is now free of covid jail as she's done 2 negative's over 9 days. I'm still in the slammer till I do 2 negative tests. Still feeling rough with a muzzy headache, bunged up hooter, sneezing & now a dry cough has fired up, but the sore throat has gone, still taking co-codamol & ibuprofen. A friend tested positive every day over the last week & had no symptoms at all, she's now negative... 

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For those seeking the 'missing link'.. my apologies, and the link:

 

https://www.pnas.org/content/118/25/e202481511

 

 

 

 

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Not doing well at the moment Col....

 

 

 

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