Coronavirus

Are you worried about contracting coronavirus?

  • Yes, I am absolutely terrified

    Votes: 13 18.3%
  • Yes, I am slightly concerned

    Votes: 33 46.5%
  • I am neither concerned or unconcerned

    Votes: 7 9.9%
  • No, I am slightly unconcerned

    Votes: 4 5.6%
  • No, I am totally unconcerned

    Votes: 6 8.5%
  • Bring back the old poll

    Votes: 2 2.8%
  • Charlotte Awbrey tits out doing the Macarena

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • I believe VoR is evil

    Votes: 9 12.7%

  • Total voters
    71

Queen of the Bay

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I'm amazed I haven't been infected again with the numbers we're sporting these days. my immunity from Nov 2020 should be long gone
Back then I remember reading that the antibodes that were built from whatever variant was going on then (can't remember if it was the original or the british one) lasted up to 8 months at the most, so yes.
 

RaspberrySwirl

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I’ve also been everywhere (and we don’t even wear facemasks here) and I’ve been fine so far. Hopefully I didn’t jinx it now.

The reaction to the vaccine has been tough though, especially after the second dose.
 

Kratz

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I’ve also been everywhere (and we don’t even wear facemasks here) and I’ve been fine so far. Hopefully I didn’t jinx it now.

The reaction to the vaccine has been tough though, especially after the second dose.

No masks! Jacob Rees Mogg would be on the first flight to Sweden if it wasn’t for all that pesky social democracy.
 

Phoenix

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So it’s more likely that I have covid. Woke up today with fever and my throat is so bad I lost my voice. Went to the ER and they said probably covid (took a swab for strep, no pcr). So I have to isolate until my symptoms are gone.
 

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So it’s more likely that I have covid. Woke up today with fever and my throat is so bad I lost my voice. Went to the ER and they said probably covid (took a swab for strep, no pcr). So I have to isolate until my symptoms are gone.

get well soon, Phoe :love:
 

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Masks no longer mandatory soon, despite a reasonable amount of cases still floating around. Have this government really not learnt anything?
 

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Masks no longer mandatory soon, despite a reasonable amount of cases still floating around. Have this government really not learnt anything?
Still recommended in settings like public transport and theatres etc where you’re in close proximity to strangers, but they want them not required in schools. FFS though, it just means hardly anyone will wear them at all. Evenings are worst on the tube - yesterday I swear only 10% of people had a mask.
 

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So it got me at last! :eyes:

Took PCR test two days ago because I’ve had a mild cold and coughing starting from Saturday despite getting the third jab last Wednesday. So glad it was really mild (not even a soar throat or loss of any senses, it’s only boring that I have to stay home a couple more days. :)
They’re dropping like flies!
 

Star

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So the rules change from tomorrow about mask wearing, I'm struggling to find if they are still mandatory in healthcare settings as it was before. @lolly do you know?
 

lolly

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So the rules change from tomorrow about mask wearing, I'm struggling to find if they are still mandatory in healthcare settings as it was before. @lolly do you know?
One of my surgeries posted something on their Facebook page a day or two ago. Let me find it...
 

lolly

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Following the Government announcement that from Thursday 27 January face coverings will no longer be mandatory in public places, please be aware that the infection prevention control (IPC) guidance remains in place for patients and staff in all healthcare settings.

Thank you for your support.
 

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Following the Government announcement that from Thursday 27 January face coverings will no longer be mandatory in public places, please be aware that the infection prevention control (IPC) guidance remains in place for patients and staff in all healthcare settings.

Thank you for your support.

So is that saying we have to wear masks but not them? IPC is what we do?
 

lolly

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At the surgery that posted that, I work in fairly large rooms, easily big enough to sit 2m apart. I've been told that I can tell patients they are allowed to remove their masks (and me mine), as long as we are 2m apart, and I have the window open. I still have to do all the covid questions when I collect clients from the waiting room, though.

Obviously I don't need to examine people in the way GPs, nurses or HCAs do, but I do have to do dry blood spot tests frequently, so staying 2m apart isn't possible. But I'm not literally right in their face for extended periods like you are.
 
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Star

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To be honest it's all a bit moot anyway as I've noticed the past few days so few people wearing a mask. I was just wondering what the legal stand on healthcare was. All I could find was that it's still mandatory on the tube.
 

Pingu

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I haven’t found myself in any of these situations people speak of with crowded tube carriages and nobody wearing masks, but surely in terms of stopping spread, there is no difference whatsoever between 10% compliance and 0% so it does beg the question what the point of the rule is if nobody is enforcing it.
 

lolly

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Not sure what the figure is nationally, but I think ours has levelled off at about 950 locally.
 

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I haven’t found myself in any of these situations people speak of with crowded tube carriages and nobody wearing masks, but surely in terms of stopping spread, there is no difference whatsoever between 10% compliance and 0% so it does beg the question what the point of the rule is if nobody is enforcing it.

I agree with there's no point in rules if no one is enforcing it. Like many others I just don't know what the rules are right now and can't even find any proper answers online!

But on a individual level I don't think it's fair to say there's no difference between 10% and 0%. I've seen countless people over the last 18 months dealing with having lost someone to covid. Last week someone who used to work with us came in and she'd lost her husband to covid. We all knew him really well and she was in floods of tears as she'd just been on a bus and someone next to her wasn't wearing a mask and was really rude to her when she tried to move. Maybe if that one single person who had infected him had just worn a mask, he might not have got it and might not have died. Yes it's a minute difference, but to the person who has lost someone, that difference absolutely matters.
 

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