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Post 581

Baron Grim

smiley - ok


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Post 582

Caiman raptor elk - Melting on a regular basis


You are right about Long-COVID (my brother has that since march 2020-ish, so probably related to the alpha or delta variant. Omikron set him back a few months worth of recovery).

Since the govenmernt bulk testing sites shut down monday last week, I don't know what the current numbers are (last official daily cases count was around 4000, down from a peak of 189000). Current policy is self testing with 5 days quarantine if positive, but no quarantine for vaccinated close contacts.


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Post 583

paulh. Don't accept substitutes

Our conservative judges in Florida voided the mask mandate on airplanes. This had a domino effect throughout the country


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Post 584

Caiman raptor elk - Melting on a regular basis


Planes and public transport were the last to lose the mask mandate around here.


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Post 585

Baron Grim

I don't think it was exactly a "domino effect". It was a federal judge invalidating a federal CDC rule.


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Post 586

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Where is everyone? This place is a desert.smiley - sadface


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Post 587

Teasswill

Still working from home perhaps, so h2g2 isn't the same break from work it was if in an office? Or down with COVID?
I have a hay fever cough instead!

Interested to see our Parish Council put chairs out a token half metre apart, but hadn't got round to opening any windows when I arrived to join the audience.


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Post 588

paulh. Don't accept substitutes

If you're on an island with coconuts and dates, then it's a dessert island


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Post 589

Caiman raptor elk - Melting on a regular basis


We had a two week school holiday around here. Now I'm back.


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Post 590

paulh. Don't accept substitutes

I hope the school enjoyed its holiday. The elementary school I went to basically wore out after about 50 years.


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Post 591

Caiman raptor elk - Melting on a regular basis


I suppose it did (never asked)


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Post 592

Teasswill

Just back from Italy, where I thought they were behaving pretty well, mandatory masks on public transport & most restaurant & hotel staff wore them (although not always adequately).
However, managed to catch Covid while there, just confirmed today after return late late night. Feel a bit peeved, given that we were more conscientious about mask wearing than most of our party.


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Post 593

Bald Bloke

Sod's law applies, I've only just got over a dose of covid, after managing to avoid it for two years.
No idea where I caught it and others who were with me at the most likely sources didn't catch it this time.


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Post 594

paulh. Don't accept substitutes

Luck and variations in immunity are the main factors.

I've just seen a youtube video about the covid deaths in every country. The U.S. has had the most. Not a record to be proud of


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Post 595

You can call me TC

I haven't had it yet, at least I don't think I have. I felt unwell earlier in the year but tests were negative. I fear I might be getting complacent now.

The problem is, they say that building up immunity by actually having a mild dose of the disease in conjunction with vaccinations is the best protection. But if you do get it, how sure can you be that it will only be mild?


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Post 596

Caiman raptor elk - Melting on a regular basis


You can't be sure...


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Post 597

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

We had it but after all the vaccinations we never noticed until the pre-hospital Covid test for the OH's 4 monthly scan said so. smiley - smiley


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Post 598

Teasswill

That was lucky. I thought most asymptomatic cases were young people. Had you been unwell at all?

Several people I know have reported negative tests which were probably false, given that another family member tested positive.

I thought it odd that no-one in our group queried if we might have Covid, nor was concerned about being near us while travelling home. Perhaps because there were quite a few coughs & sniffles abounding anyway. Our symptoms only partly fitted, but they seem so varied anyway. I was very careful testing, even though we feel past the worst, but got the red line straight away.


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Post 599

Teasswill

Day 15, still have residual covid cough & lack of stamina.
In the supermarket today, counted only 6 people wearing masks. I felt like going up to people & saying 'do you know the risk you are taking?' - or I could have done lots of loud coughing.


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Post 600

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Well had an appointment at the hospital for a breast scan.They are no longer handing out masks at the door although nearly everyone did mask up so I guess we are going to be living with it from now on.


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