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Coronavirus.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tilly, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. rudie111

    rudie111 Well-Known Forumite

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    Seems there has been a role reversal. We will be asking all those vaccinated to stay in to protect their kids/grand kids!
     
  2. The Hawk

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    I am consistently seeing data that suggests one vaccine is slightly better than the other.

    The great news is that, as each study's results are produced, the vaccine with the slightly higher efficacy rate keeps alternating between the two. This suggests that, overall there is very little, if anything, to choose between the two.

    We have two, highly effective vaccines, with more to follow soon. No one should be concerned as to which vaccine they receive; if one does eventually prove to be slightly better than the other, I suspect it will be a year or two before we know for certain, by which time we will have moved on to new, improved, modified vaccines anyway.
     
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  3. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Any long terms issues won't be found til we've all had them anyway so may as well just roll the dice, although I'd personally rather have one that has passed EU scrutiny.
     
  4. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    We don't get a choice which one we have in any other immunisation we have so it really frustrates me that everyone has become an expert all of a sudden.
     
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  5. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I agree, but in fairness most vaccines have a lot more rigorous testing and the older generation will have a strong memory of Thalidomide which I'd understand making them wary. Personally I'll take what I'm given, but I am aware that the UK cut corners on testing so knowing those paying closer attention have OK'd it would be reassuring.

    It's like being offered drugs by a bloke in the nightclub toilet, you'd feel happier if your mates could vouch for him but you could do with a livener so :strange:
     
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  6. The Hawk

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    Currently, 3 vaccines have been scrutinised and approved by the EU. They are the vaccines developed by
    • Pfizer/BioNTech
    • Moderna
    • AstraZeneca/Oxford
    The same three as those approved by the UK's MHRA.
     
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  7. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    No, it's nothing like that at all.
     
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  8. Alee

    Alee Well-Known Forumite

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    I have my corona vaccine on Saturday ... I’m really puzzled as to how I’m eligible. I have no underlying health issues that would make me eligible. Are they just vaccinating everyone now ?
     
  9. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    No, but the GPs seem to have surplus. Do you care for anyone vulnerable?
     
  10. Alee

    Alee Well-Known Forumite

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    No no one vulnerable. I have to go to show-ground
     
  11. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    That's the GP set up then, there seems to be a lot of supply given to them in this area.
     
  12. Alee

    Alee Well-Known Forumite

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    Just seems a bit unfair because there’s people I know who are a lot older than me who haven’t had there’s yet. They should have priority.

    edited to add that I am also not overweight or morbidly obese
     
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  13. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    If they are over 65 they can book online or by calling 119.
     
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  14. Carole

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    Apparently they are including in group 6 (the current group) anyone with a BMI of over 40.

    It could explain why some people are being offered it even though they are not in the older age group or don’t have underlying health issues.

    Not saying that includes anyone on here who has been offered it, that could just be because there is left over vaccine or other reasons.

    My husband had his at the County Showground last week, I went in with him to see if they had any left over vaccine but they only had one and they couldn’t give it out that early in the day (3.00pm).

    Everytime the phone rings I rush to it hoping it’s my turn.
     
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  15. Thehooperman

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    Don't worry about whether it's fair or not, think of it as the more people who are vaccinated the quicker we will get back to "normal" and the less chance that your elders will catch the virus.
     
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    My son has just tested positive twice using home test kit and is awaiting results from a full test he took at the Britannia stadium.

    His symptoms are feeling a bit fatigued so hopefully that's as bad as it will get.

    The only place he's been recently is to work at Aldi in Stoke and only been in contact with his mum (apart from customers and colleagues).

    His mum thinks she can go back to work after her leave in 3 days because she has tested negative so I reminded her that the legal requirement is that she has to self isolate for 10 days as well regardless of her test result. This is correct isn't it?
     
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    Yes 10 days. The people son had been in contact with had to isolate for 10 days , even though some tested negative . Track and Trace were constantly checking up on son and a few others as well.

    Sons isolation was even extended by one day , as one of the contacts named him on hers when she tested positive the day after his positive test results, and he was contacted by Track & Trace and the date to isolate til changed . He stayed in isolation for a full fortnight anyway to play safe , and he was feeling rough for most of it.

    Hope your son doesn't get any worse @Thehooperman and gets away with just feeling fatigued.
     
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  18. SketchyMagpie

    SketchyMagpie A few posts under my belt

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    God I cannot wait to get back to never seeing anyone but it being by choice.
     
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    you only has to self isolate by law if:
    • you tests positive for coronavirus
    • nhs test and trace tell you to self-isolate because you’ve been in contact with someone with coronavirus – this doesn’t include being told by the NHS COVID-19 app
    • your school tells you to self-isolate because you’ve been in contact with someone with coronavirus
     
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  20. Lucy

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    Apparently over 60s can now book online.
     
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