Covid-19 Lounge Thread - No Politics, No Conspiracy Chat, No BS.

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Did I ever say well done Broxi for highlighting Covid January wasnt it. Impressive m8 u were following the virus in China. I dunno what happened with me Ebola I followed very closely. MARS didnt care the swine flu how old was I 25-26 thought it was a joke to be honest. Not a hoax but nah its just flu.

Yes would be nice if politics could be kept out of this. I am genuinely interested on how people are getting on wherever u live around the World.

I am glad people on here have started to get the vaccine.

I will try my best and keep the UK goverment out of this thread.

Wales have double the numbers in hospital with Covid than in the 1st peak.

But numbers are starting to fall infection wise
 
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steviebruno

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@steviebruno

Do any of the vaccines help in the early stages of the virus. Say you catch it, test positive a couple days later and then take the vaccine.... would it help in dealing with symptoms and severity or has the horse bolted by that stage?
If you're COVID positive, you're actually supposed to wait 90 days from your first negative test to get vaccinated.
 
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Did I ever say well done Broxi for highlighting Covid January wasnt it. Impressive m8 u were following the virus in China. I dunno what happened with me Ebola I followed very closely. MARS didnt care the swine flu how old was I 25-26 thought it was a joke to be honest. Not a hoax but nah its just flu.

Yes would be nice if politics could be kept out of this. I am genuinely interested on how people are getting on wherever u live around the World.

I am glad people on here have started to get the vaccine.

I will try my best and keep the UK goverment out of this thread.

Wales have double the numbers in hospital with Covid than in the 1st peak.

But numbers are starting to fall infection wise
This thread already has a better feel than the other one. Let's all try and keep it that way.
 
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steviebruno

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Great that we now have a first hand account. Give us the lowdown on the injection. Fine needle? Did they ask which arm you wanted it in? Hurt much? Wait in a long queue? Did they give you any specific instructions afterwards?
I always take my shots in the left arm; I can afford for that one to go a bit numb. The nurse was great, I didn't feel a thing, honestly... needle seemed quite long... probably 1 1/2 inches.

I didn't have to wait long, but I'm a healthcare worker and I got mine in the same hospital I do my business in. They were giving the Moderna shots to the community people aged 65 and up.
 
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@steviebruno l am guessing you are not in the high risk category? Have you recieved your shot early because you are in health care? Or is it just a matter of turning up for a shot and first in best dressed?

UPDATED : I think you just answered that above while l typed this.
 
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I always take my shots in the left arm; I can afford for that one to go a bit numb. The nurse was great, I didn't feel a thing, honestly... needle seemed quite long... probably 1 1/2 inches.

I didn't have to wait long, but I'm a healthcare worker and I got mine in the same hospital I do my business in. They were giving the Moderna shots to the community people aged 65 and up.
I have found with injections the best thing to do after having them is just carry on as normal and make a point of not complaining about them to anyone. Went overseas years ago and had multiple shots in both arms. The nurse told me l wouldn't be able to do anything taxing for a few days. I went home and had a good stretch and got on with things. Not saying l am a tough guy. Just saying you can be talked into being soft sometimes.
 

steviebruno

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Are you in a high risk category?
I work in healthcare. Although I don't do direct patient care, I've been quarantined twice, but never tested positive (although it's possible that I may have gotten it at the very beginning). The thing is, the hospitals use rapid tests for their patients and there's been a couple of instances where those tests turned out to be false negatives.

I've adopted the practice of just using COVID PPEs for every single patient that I encounter.
 

Clarence Worley

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Why would you want to talk politics with the likes of "Clarence Worley"?
Because I’m always right


I intend to duck this thread as the covid safe space for you guys

so hopefully this is my only involvement or mention
 

Johnstown

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Here in America at least it's pretty much impossible to separate politics (and party politics at that...or more accurately cult of personality politics) from the governmental response (or non response).

I realize it's less manifestly political in a horse race sense in much of the rest of the world...
 
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Here in America at least it's pretty much impossible to separate politics (and party politics at that...or more accurately cult of personality politics) from the governmental response (or non response).

I realize it's less manifestly political in a horse race sense in much of the rest of the world...
If we discuss what has or hasn't been put in place rather than who put it in place it should help keep politics out of this thread.

This pandemic is man versus virus.
 
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Broxi

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If we discuss what has or hasn't been put in place rather than who put it in place it should help keep politics out of this thread.

This pandemic is man versus virus.
Yeah it's hard to not talk about government response because that's a very big part of everything but so long as we don't have pages on pages arguing with some fantasist who lives in his own little planet where the government is trying to destroy their own economies and kill (but not really because it's all a lie) thousands of people in order to "control us" for some undefined reason... then I'm happy.
 

ant-man

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I know a couple who have had the vaccine (both jabs). He's 90, she's 92. Absolutely no problems whatsoever. Exactly like having the flu jab. So we can stop fretting on that part already.
 
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Johnstown

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Side note: if I may respectfully suggest @Broxi ...

If any known Covid trolls post with the same stale arguments about "fake deaths" or "the increase in suicide is greater than the covid deaths" I would suggest we just totally ignore them. Not at them, not respond to their post. Not even reference them in a side angle way.
 
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Broxi

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Side note: if I may respectfully suggest @Broxi ...

If any known Covid trolls post with the same stale arguments about "fake deaths" or "the increase in suicide is greater than the covid deaths" I would suggest we just totally ignore them. Not at them, not respond to their post. Not even reference them in a side angle way.
Yeah I agree there actually.

I was thinking when I typed that post that it's giving them bait to start arguing.
 

Johnstown

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I know a couple who have had the vaccine (both jabs). He's 90, she's 92. Absolutely no problems whatsoever. Exactly like having the flu jab. So we can stop fretting on that part already.
There has been one death in a doctor who got the vaccine a few days after he got the shoot. They are currently looking into if it could be related.

Thing is...even if it is...there have been about 25 million Covid vaccinations given.

If the "death rate" is 1 in 25,000,000...I'm not too worried.

My chance of dying in a car wreck on a particular drive on my way to the local store is a good bit greater (you have on average a one in 20,000,000 chance of dying in a typical 5 mile round trip drive).
 
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I know a couple who have had the vaccine (both jabs). He's 90, she's 92. Absolutely no problems whatsoever. Exactly like having the flu jab. So we can stop fretting on that part already.
My dad is over 70 and has been worried about taking the vaccine as he had the flu jab in 2014 IIRC which has gave him some health issues.

He still has problems with his left arm which he has movement issues with and general aches but even he is coming around to taking the vaccine.

He was vocal to the family and friends about not taking it but now he has some family members who have Covid around his age and in hospital struggling, He's done a 180 in the last week or so on his thoughts on taking a vaccine .
 
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