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Coronavirus.

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

  1. Perrier

    Perrier Well-Known Forumite

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    @Cue Yes the C-19 ZOE app , other than the basic questions they ask daily , there will be days they require more info. i think i triggered a swab test because they needed to know how many times i had left the house in the last 10 weeks. i replied i hadnt left the house at all .
    if you registered your interest when/if they ask if you would like to take part , you give your consent . they already should have your details and will be in touch.
    I got an email to advise what happens next.
    i've been using the app since its launch.

    @Lucy there are varied groups they are looking at , looks like you triggered one of them then.
     
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  2. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    If someone works out how to make them give you an antibody test please do let me know.
     
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  3. Perrier

    Perrier Well-Known Forumite

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    If you get selected for the initial test , theres an option to be included in any further testing that they do. should there be one they would get in touch.
     
  4. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    They are starting to test us at work, see if we've had it,be A symptomatic or whatever.
    It's normally very rare anyone manages get blood out of me, today was no exception. I lay on the couch thing, bared my left arm, she stuck the needle in and said -
    ''Oh.'' Nothing was forthcoming. She had a poke about (they aren't meant do that at all, if blood isn't flowing when they first go in, they're meant stop)
    I goes - ''Arrrgghh!''
    ''Oooh'' says her, ''Did that hurt'', won't tell you what I said, but a friend in the queue waiting said they all heard me, and I wasn't being a lady.
    Then, another appeared, '' Let's have a look'' she goes. Right arm with this one, The queue learnt more language than they had previously.
    I have to go back tomorrow, when someone else will try to extract a vial of my precious red stuff.
    I shall keep you informed................
     
  5. BobClay

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    My Mum was a nurse at the SGI, St Georges and Fernleigh back in the day. She was Irish, so had a fairly blunt way of describing things she didn't like:

    "Sod em I call em."

    I learned much from this, although I'll be the first to admit I changed the first word to something a bit more Anglo-Saxon (as far as I know its origin.) :heyhey:
     
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  6. Cue

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    Ugh. I had a shedload of blood tests when I was like 12/13 over a few months, and it really solidified a phobia of needles for me, mostly due to the amount of times I went through that process: can’t draw blood, poke around, try the other arm a bit...

    I don’t keep on the up with people’s day jobs around here, I assume you’re a healthcare worker of some form if you’re getting an antibody test?
     
  7. Withnail

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-52910303

    Can we just settle on July now?

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    Lisa Nandy
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    This is just awful. The government stopped MPs from working from home and asked us to return to a building where social distancing is impossible. MPs are travelling home to every part of the country tonight. Reckless doesn’t even begin to describe it.
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    This is what you do if you want people to think you are a f**king joke.
     
  8. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    When not distracted by the assistant you're more aware of the strings on the puppet.
     
  9. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    [​IMG]



    Not sure exactly where it is, possibly in a stable that no longer has any horses in it?
     
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    I had a similar experience in the doctors surgery a few years ago , when both nurses on duty couldn't get any out of me. (The normal blood nurse doing my yearly tests manages just fine first go ). After over half an hour sticking it in all kinds of places , including my leg (even more of an ouch!) , they gave up after me refusing suggestions of harpooning my groin :o By this time I had passed out and lying on a couch.... a doctor was called into the room, and he got the blood out of the usual place in my arm first go! I've always asked who's on blood taking duty when going for my yearly blood tests since.

    Good luck for tomorrow @Glam . Hope you get someone good who can get it out first go and painlessly next try..
     
  11. staffordjas

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    I was born in Fernleigh..
     
  12. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I have reasonably 'good' veins and a limited* experience of being stabbed/jabbed, but my personal League Of Hypodermic Users is led by male practitioners, both in terms of making an effective connection at the first attempt and a reduced pain level, both at the time and subsequently.

    * I would estimate no more than about 200 perforations.
     
  13. Glam

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    I'm a Healthcare Assistant/ general dogsbody at St.Georges.
    Thanks duck. Luckily, 1 of our own Phlebotomists was helping today, soon as I was told she was there, I immediately said that was who I wanted. She took 1 look at my arms, said no chance, then at the back of my right hand and found a good vein. I was heading back to the ward within minutes.
    I know we can't always have a choice, but i'm glad I did. Was so happy I could have kissed her!
     
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  15. Cue

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    Need some antibody tests really, not more PCRs...
     
  16. Withnail

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    What we need is a competent Government, but in the absence of that, what we have is a competent people.

    Your Government is failing you - they are 'winging' it, at best.

    You are doing what you need to be doing - one more month.
     
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    If anybody still has any doubts about whether you should 'hitch your wagon' to the Cummings 'way' of actually being a decent human being -



    OK
     
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    Some bald-headed bloke that might be better for your overall health?

    Gotcha fam...
     
  19. Lucy

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    The ZOE app has again asked me to do a test, so I've ordered one.
     
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    WHO are now recommending medical grade masks for sections of the general population. Yet the government are saying don't, make your own instead. if you must ware masks in certain conditions by law why would you not use a medical grade mask as the evidence now suggests these offer the best protection for yourself and others.
     

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