Corona Virus: How Are We Doing?

You have the virus

  • Yes

    Votes: 12 5.3%
  • I've been quaranteened

    Votes: 13 5.7%
  • I personally know someone who has been diagnosed

    Votes: 63 27.6%
  • Clear as far as I know

    Votes: 153 67.1%

  • Total voters
    228

Julia9054

Guru
Location
Knaresborough
My boss tested positive on Friday. Given that she does nothing but work, she undoubtedly caught it from one of the pupils.
Fortunately for me, as all meetings etc are now on Teams and it's a big school, I haven't actually seen her in person in the last week.
She is feeling tired and headachey with a very mild cough. The sort of symptoms you would, in normal times, just soldier on with
 

lane

Veteran
Just looked into Dom's moonshot debacle and it's costing the same as it cost to send a man to the moon converting to today's money -astounding.
 

lane

Veteran
My boss tested positive on Friday. Given that she does nothing but work, she undoubtedly caught it from one of the pupils.
Fortunately for me, as all meetings etc are now on Teams and it's a big school, I haven't actually seen her in person in the last week.
She is feeling tired and headachey with a very mild cough. The sort of symptoms you would, in normal times, just soldier on with
Hope it gets no worse - at least 4 people where I work are very ill
 

Rezillo

TwoSheds
Location
Suffolk
We buy our eggs from the farmgate stall/shed of this man's farm:

https://www.eadt.co.uk/business/far...d-occold-farmer-dies-of-coronavirus-1-6937045

From fit and healthy 69 year old active farmer to dead in 5 days - just shocking.

Meanwhile, Ipswich Hospital has closed four wards to admissions because of Covid ( "an undisclosed number of new cases") yet locally we have one of the lowest rates in the country.
 

Specialeyes

Veteran
Location
Essex
My son and his GF, living with us at the moment, tested positive this past weekend. They noticed they couldn't smell anything while walking through Debenhams perfume department. 'Phoned home, I booked them a test within 30 minutes in Southend.
Muggins here noticed I couldn't taste a hot chocolate on Monday - test Monday afternoon (still 120 appointments available that day), positive result by breakfast time on Tuesday.
A colleague who was pinged by my app and was worried about symptoms booked and got a test this morning with no problem. Wife and daughter went to book a test this afternoon, coincidentally just a few seconds after Matt Hancock announced that London and Essex schoolkids should get tested, and there were 5 slots left... If 5 of us in a household all test positive, what does that do to the local R-number, I wonder? :sad:

Really don't want to tempt fate, but so far, so good. The youngsters seem to be doing fine nearly a week in. I'm a little paranoid about my chest tightening but it isn't really - can still max out the wife's peak flow meter. But I do have the aches, listlessness and fuzzy-headedness. All the cycling this year will, with luck help keep it at bay. But it does seem to be a bit of a lottery as to how ill one gets...
 
the ironies of covid do not cease

from the beginning, when we were told to stock up & hunker down, staying away from crowds, forcing us into stores w/ crowds to stock up

& as recently as yesterday, finding out that our adult Son who just returned from Virginia for a 10-day stay w/ his girlfriend's family. we were worried about his exposure at airports & on airplanes, etc. he told us the plane had only about 7 ppl aboard yesterday & the airports were ghost towns. then when he returned to his apartment, which he shares w/ 3 friends, he found out one of them had a high fever. so the bigger danger may have been at his own home. but even more ironic, this house mate, works for Pfizer, one of the companies that is making a vaccine. Wifey says he gets tested weekly. the fever is down, his Mom is a nurse, so we're hoping for his negative test & our Son is struggling to get one scheduled after his trip

regardless we just can't escape this dam bug
 

cyberknight

As long as I breathe, I attack.
I think i posted this in another thread as i couldnt find this on but i will repost as it belongs here :smile:
Mini ck 1 sent home from school monday as someone in his class tested positive so the whole class is in 14 day isolation if you can call it that , they expect them all to go back for 2 days of last term haha !
 
I think i posted this in another thread as i couldnt find this on but i will repost as it belongs here :smile:
Mini ck 1 sent home from school monday as someone in his class tested positive so the whole class is in 14 day isolation if you can call it that , they expect them all to go back for 2 days of last term haha !
we're seeing similar occurrences in the schools our company serves. postponing events & hoping we can get our service done while they are open. many companies in our industry (school portraits) have folded. I never know when the other shoe will drop for me. I'm one of very few hanging on, in the office
 
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Unkraut

Master of the Inane Comment
Location
Germany
I would suggest pointing the finger instead at the toxic economic conditions caused by all those pro-lockdown idiots who want to suspend daily life for years just because there's a virus going around.
A good friend of my sister-in-law had his prostate cancer treatment suspended in the summer due to the hospital lacking capacity - due to covid. By the time they saw him again a couple of weeks ago it had spread and become terminal. Hospice space was sought but not found because of overloading there too. To cap it all, he became infected with corona whilst in hospital, and I assume this hastened his death. His wife bought him a new musical instrument a few days ago - just couldn't take in the reality, couldn't face it, pretending it won't happen.

The pro-lockdown idiots are trying to slow the spread of the virus so this kind of situation won't arise. It is becoming reality to tens of thousands of people now. The virus itself may not always be lethal, it is in any event nasty, but many are now dying or suffering due to hospitals being overloaded. I believe the hospital concerned in north Kent cannot take any new patients.

How many lives is it worth sacrificing in return for the 'normal' enjoyment of Christmas shopping, getting together in the pub or eating out in a restaurant?
 
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raleighnut

Legendary Member
Location
On 3 Wheels
A good friend of my sister-in-law had his prostate cancer treatment suspended in the summer due to the hospital lacking capacity - due to covid. By the time they saw him again a couple of weeks ago it had spread and become terminal. Hospice space was sought but not found because of overloading there too. To cap it all, he became infected with corona whilst in hospital, and I assume this hastened his death. His wife bought him a new musical instrument a few days ago - just couldn't take in the reality, couldn't face it, pretending it won't happen.

The pro-lockdown idiots are trying to slow the spread of the virus so this kind of situation won't arise. It is becoming reality to tens of thousands of people now. The virus itself may not always be lethal, it is in any event nasty, but many are now dying or suffering due to hospitals being overloaded. I believe the hospital concerned in north Kent cannot take any new patients.

How many lives is it worth sacrificing in return for the 'normal' enjoyment of Christmas shopping, getting together in the pub or eating out in a restaurant?
Quite.
 

Landsurfer

Über Member
I seem to be wrong we already have 367 deaths just today - unfortunately things seem to be worse than I expected.
367 deaths out of 67,000,000 ..... wow, that is one deadly disease .... How many over 80 ? ... what were the total deaths for the day 17-1800 ??
JW !
 
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