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#191 Post by Lori »

So glad your OH is finally feeling better. Sounds dreadful.

I sit here waiting for my second Covid Test Kit results. Like your OH, I went out Thursday 23 May for a driving lesson and a quick stop in Lidl. Driving instructor did not appear sick at all, but a million people must touch the controls of that car every day ! I also took note of a couple of sick sounding people in Lidl. Hoped for the best. The next evening, a slightly scratchy throat began. It just got worse from there. However, nothing, so far, like what your OH has suffered.

My first Covid test was negative. Doing the second one today.

Sadly, I will have to reschedule my dental appointment to place the permanent crown (which had broken) for this Thursday. God knows how long I'll have to wait for the next appointment. I normally avoid going out prior to medical appointments for this very reason. I took a chance. I lost.

Second test says negative for Covid. Must be a Spring cold..

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#192 Post by Lori »

MAD87 wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 8:48 am What amazed me in hospital was the number of health professionals wh, not wearing masks, coughed and sneezed into the air.
I've noticed that in other medical offices. Seems far too many of 'us' didn't learn much from the Pandemic and/or have little to no respect for the well being of others.

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#193 Post by Bayleaf »

Lori wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 8:59 am Seems far too many of 'us' didn't learn much from the Pandemic and/or have little to no respect for the well being of others.
It does seem that way, "just another illness, so what?" Even my party-hungry clients from London are saying Covid is on the rise (or illnesses very similar), but there's just not any testing done. I doubt it stops any of them travelling or socialising.

I had a couple of iffy days when I thought I was "going down", but that could have been psychosomatic or just tiredness. I warned clients that if I felt well enough to come to work - I would keep well away from them, in case I was a carrier.

Yes, it's just another, rather nasty, illness - but given the choice, I would rather not be ill! Hope your summer cold burns itself out quickly, Lori. :)

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#194 Post by Blaze »

OH caught something that left him with a nasty cough for months and 2 Covid tests were negative. The home tests aren't as reliable as the PCR but they're better than nothing. No-one's doing PCRs today it seems.
Interestingly there's a lot of talk of "coquelouche" which is what we call whooping cough. However, the symptoms don't seem to be the same, i.e. not everyone "whoops".

I saw the doc the other day and she was wearing a mask. I always have a mask with me if I visit a medical place, as much to protect myself as anyone else. The number of people one comes across with coughs and snuffles and no mask is unbelievable. MAD's experience proves the point.
And people have gone back to their old ways, not washing their hands after using the loo etc.

The health services are still recommending vaccination for vulnerable people, along with the flu jab. I understand it's dramatically reduced the symptoms and in many cases, death.

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#195 Post by niemeyjt »

Our local hospital mandated masks during winter due to flu - but now no more.

Talking of vaccines, I have just heard there is a sepsis vaccine now - currently against approx 50% of relevant strains - so may investigate.

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#196 Post by Pathca »

There isn’t a specific vaccine for sepsis,there are vaccines that protect against the infections that can cause sepsis,sepsis is a body’s reaction to an infection so to call it a ‘sepsis vaccine ‘ is a push as few people would actually develop sepsis from those infections

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#197 Post by Chappers51 »

I’m mid way through a course of antibiotics, medicine and nasal spray. It started with a cough and difficulty clearing my nose and throat, the weekend before the Monday holiday, my Covid test was negative, so I made an appointment with the doctor for last Thursday but bought stuff from the pharmacy last Tuesday.
The waiting room had a sign telling everyone with a cough to wear a mask. The doctor told me there were a lot of people locally with similar symptoms.

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#198 Post by Pathca »

Having tested negative for three days,and being started on Antibiotics ,luckily , during that time for a chest infection I tested positive on Thursday TBH I realised I had it despite the negative tests. I have been a lot more Ill than 18 months ago when I first had it There is a lot of it about and the current pattern seems to be intense few days then dragging on
Apparently it is in the TdeF and Gerant Thomas has it. There was a doctor talking on Twitter yesterday not happy about him still racing as they advise athletes to take it easy for a month after an infection no matter how mild due to the risk of complications

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#199 Post by Blaze »

We know several people here that have had it recently. It seems to be more prevalent among older people - none of the youngsters here seem to get it ! Perhaps they've built up a natural immunity.

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#200 Post by exile »

Or they are asymptomatic spreaders.

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