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Thanks for that reassurance Engineer.  I had Pfizer for my first two jabs and not even a sore arm, unlike the flu jab I had a month ago when my arm felt bruised for several days.   I’ll get us booked in for the booster but expect we’ll need to wait a while anyway.  

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Margie is right. I keep popping in to see how you all are. Thankyou all so much for your posts.   I'm afraid we are not very well the pair of us. This must be the 'Long Covid' that we hear a

I really wish that more people were afraid. For their own safety.    I don't think anyone who hasn't witnessed in reality a person down on their hands and knees gasping  with a chest full of

Am in total dismay at the human race. It's becoming more like Mad Max at the moment.        This me me society we have created cares only about themselves: I'm alright Jack, the rest of you can f

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I volunteer as a steward at Richard Herrod.  It is never too busy, quite the opposite.  When I booked mine I could have got in the following day but left it a few days until I was there for my next shift.  I think they are open 8am to 8pm daily but are shutting down middle of next week.  Don't know what other centres are doing.  I know they closed Forest rec for a bit.

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I did look to book the booster before I got the txt from my doctors surgery but there was a big banner telling you not to book until you are contacted. I was surprised my doctors, well the nurses really think our doctors have gone into hibernation,  are doing them. I know they did AZ in the initial vaccination push but it makes it easier being local. it means I will have had it just over a week before I start invigilating at the school again. 
I have read that some are getting a reaction the day or so after the jab, some mild but some quite severe. I just felt a bit “off” for a day after the second jab, didn’t stop me from doing anything though so I will take that over covoid. 
 

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Saw that UK cases are still rising fairly rapidly in UK. I hope everyone is ok and not taking any risks. As regards vaccinations UK was well ahead and we thought by now you would be quite low with new cases. It seems that no one seems to be taking it seriously judging by the photos we see. Today regarding green pass has come into force for work places. Those that dont have it dont work and dont get paid. There are demonstrations everywhere but on the news just now in various interviews people have thought twice and are getting their first vaccination and therefore entitled to the pass. In fact in the last 24 hrs there has been 860 million passes been downLoaded for those who are entitled to it. Watching these demonstrations it seems as though everyone is against the pass but lorry drivers in particular are happy to get it because it means they can work and earn. In my opinion it really has been a good thing ( it doesnt appeal to everyone though) If the public hasnt understood this new law they obviously havent understood that they are restricted to where they can go. I dont think they realise that their IDs are compulsory and they didnt apply for them  and they weren't voluntary. That ID can let them travel anywhere in Europe but not worldwide they need a passport.( was in UK too a while ago but stopped when Brexit was announced) So whats the difference between ID and green pass, The ID wont let you enjoy the freedom you have as you cant travel without certain tests and you cant go to concerts, cinemas, museums etc at full capacity but the green pass will. I cant understand why so many are against the vaccinations apart from those who cant get it through various reasons. The results that we have show that these restrictions we have suffered in this last year have clearly shown results.

I am probably upsetting some of you but believe me being British I worry about my "home " country. 

Keep safe everyone.

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I was called out once to look at their electricity backup system, the place was disgusting, adsolutely filthy.

I think they painted the entire interior black so punters don't notice.

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Almost a month ago I saw my grandchildren one of who unbeknown to us had coronavirus picked up at school. He became ill and 3 days later I tested positive for it. I have health issues which class me as ‘clinically vulnerable and have been careful but not paranoid. I have been extremely unwell. Without going into detail which I’m sure you don’t want to know I could hardly move due to extreme pain in joints to the point of being prescribed morphine. I am testing clear now and am up and about but am still far from well. The skin on my hands peeling, coughing a lot now where as I didn’t have a cough until the last few day. Feeling breathless and tight across my chest and generally completely shattered at the slightest effort and still a lot of joint pain. It has been very unpleasant to put it mildly and it seems likely that the long term effects will be with me for an undetermined time. My grandson was only mildly unwell for a couple of days. The other grandson tested positive yet had no ill effects at all and my wife has tested clear throughout.

RR, go where you want but I would recommend you avoid Covid at all costs. It is not good.

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You had a really bad time of it, glad you are much improved, although still having some problems. I have a friend here, picking up the virus, never did know how she got it, but was ill for over 2 months. She actually scared us at one point, thought we might lose her. It can be a dreadful illness that takes some getting over.  Others have little to no symptoms.

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It's reared It's ugly head because folks have been very lax this last few months. Government lift restrictions and people think it's all done with. Been watching local news down here and watching the figures climbing daily (in Lewes) from low double figures to 224 on last night's news. Suspect a City like Nottingham will be a lot higher.

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Letsavagoo, So sorry to hear you have been unwell and hope you will have a speedy recovery.. We tend to think if we dont hear the word Corona Virus, it has slipped into oblivion. Its only when we hear about someone close or just an aquaintance it really brings it home to check your own

" not feeling very well". Keep well and I hope the same for your grandchildren.

A pertinent question, have you been vaccinated?

Sorry but I wondered as most seem to have been vaccinated in UK.

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Letsavagoo has been in touch with me during his illness and it sounded pretty horrific. I know he's had his vaccinations and it does make you wonder what he might have suffered if he hadn't done so.

This thing is still very dangerous. Don't be fooled into a false sense of security.

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Thanks Jill. Its good to know we should still be careful even if vaccinated.

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@letsavagoo  really sorry you have been so unwell and hope you’ll soon be back to full health.  
It really is a horrible virus.  I hope all those younger than me will go and have their flu jabs ASAP because getting flu and Covid at the same time would not be good.

best wishes, Margie x

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Hope you'll be feeling better soon Lets. Mind you take care and look after yourself. Best wishes to the grandkids too. B.

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3 hours ago, Beekay said:

It's reared It's ugly head because folks have been very lax this last few months. Government lift restrictions and people think it's all done with. Been watching local news down here and watching the figures climbing daily (in Lewes) from low double figures to 224 on last night's news. Suspect a City like Nottingham will be a lot higher.

I think a major source now is schools. At my grandsons school there are up to 25% isolating. I think the powers that be are just going for heard immunity and letting the schools get on with it which I don’t see as a bad thing. Home schooling was terrible for the kids let alone parents and guardians etc. I’ve been no more or less careful recently than I have been since the start. If anything I’ve been quite relaxed throughout about it. I’ve not worn a mask unless it’s absolutely required but keep myself to myself and don’t mix or socialise much and not had any problem until this. 
Thank you all for your messages. 

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7 hours ago, Cliff Ton said:

Hope you're getting better Letsavagoo.

 

It's a reminder that Covid is still around and causing problems, even though it hardly gets a mention in the media these days.

 

Kev..I'm not sure what media you watch but BBC News do an update every night in the Six o Clock News.

 

Currently, infections per day are running at about 40000, hospitalisations at about 7000 and deaths at about 150 per day.

 

50000 people per year are still dying.

 

It is not over.

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Best wishes for your recovery Letsavagoo. As someone who had the virus, along with husband last Nov/ Dec, I know how ill you can be. It truly is a dangerous illness.

I had first vaccine in Feb, and due the second one in  April, but spent eight days in hospital with Pancriatitis instead, putting my second vac late to the end of April. Husband had his booster  last week, and today at 9am we are off down the surgery (open today just for Vaccs) for our Flu jab, I will ask about my booster because I must be due by now. Probably be told to wait for them to contact me, but no harm in asking. 

Be vigilant everyone, take care, we still wear our masks and use hand gel when out and about.

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8 hours ago, DJ360 said:

I'm not sure what media you watch but BBC News do an update every night in the Six o Clock News.

 

I don't usually see that. I was thinking more of various news website which I see. Covid news now tends to be further down the page. The same figures which made headlines a year ago are now just given a passing mention. 

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Carni hope you get your booster soon. We are having to wait 6 months after second vaccination so anxiously await the call. Hope you are on the way to complete recovery but along with the problems you have had it will take its time and hopefully doesnt take its toll out of you. Look after yourselves. All the best.

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I watch our tv on news 24. 5.30-6.00 pm the update is reported. They also give updates for the various regions which is helpful for people that have to travel. The green pass demonstrations etc apparently went smoother than expected and people were queueing to get vaccinated. So something is working, thank goodness. Our cases are about 2500 per day and 20-40 deaths. The ports are packed but moving slightly.

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