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Glad you have had it.

I gather symptoms are generally worse after the second jab or if you have had coronavirus. Any nasty colds over 2020?
That's interesting if true. Like many people I have been remarkably free of colds and minor infections for the past year, apart from February 2020 when I had a cough. It was identical to a viral cough I'd had in September 2019, which my GP was dismissive about, and both times it eventually cleared up as these things do. Of course, I do wonder now if it was just a cough ... As far as I know no one I had contact with became ill which I take comfort from.

I feel fine today, so the 24-hour after effect thing seems to apply to me anyway.
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Post by Joan » 3 weeks ago

If you are curious, I gather you can order a lateral flow antibody test for a tenner. Right now, if it's positive, it would indicate you have had coronavirus. In 2 weeks, it will tell you the vaccine is working.

Glad you are feeling better!
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Post by Lullabelle » 3 weeks ago

We work with people who claim they will not have the vaccine because it is the government's way of controlling the population (?)

I understand people who are concerned about the speed at which the vaccines have been rolled out when normally it can take years but I can't help thinking the clever bods have been working on something that fortunately works against covid.
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Post by Joan » 3 weeks ago

BTW, I nearly got a second dose of a different vaccine the other day. They offered me a shot as they didn't know I had been vaccinated. I wouldn't turn down a second dose, if they were happy to give it to me, so I told the nurse I had had Pfizer vaccine on the 8th. She said "that was more than 7 days ago, so that's fine". It took a few more back and forths before I understood that I they were using AZ that day, and she understood that I hadn't had an vaccination but a coronavirus vaccination. I think she needed a break!
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We work with people who claim they will not have the vaccine because it is the government's way of controlling the population (?)

I understand people who are concerned about the speed at which the vaccines have been rolled out when normally it can take years but I can't help thinking the clever bods have been working on something that fortunately works against covid.
I didn't know you worked with Piers Corbyn. 🤭
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I didn't know you worked with Piers Corbyn. 🤭
No idea who he is to be honest.
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No idea who he is to be honest.
I never heard of him until yesterday. Jeremy's older brother, who was arrested for distributing this....
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Post by Lullabelle » 3 weeks ago

My sister is classed as vulnerable due to her health issues so she had her jab last Friday.
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Post by Iris » 3 weeks ago

I've had taste and smell problems on and off for a while. Yesterday I felt awful, but nothing really developed. This morning I started coughing, so I've been for a test and am waiting on results.

If it turns I have been infected, I haven't the faintest idea how - I've barely been near other people except for passing them in the street for weeks.
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Iris wrote:
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I've had taste and smell problems on and off for a while. Yesterday I felt awful, but nothing really developed. This morning I started coughing, so I've been for a test and am waiting on results.

If it turns I have been infected, I haven't the faintest idea how - I've barely been near other people except for passing them in the street for weeks.
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I've had taste and smell problems on and off for a while. Yesterday I felt awful, but nothing really developed. This morning I started coughing, so I've been for a test and am waiting on results.

If it turns I have been infected, I haven't the faintest idea how - I've barely been near other people except for passing them in the street for weeks.

Problem is aerosol spread...

Hope you're OK and the test comes back negative.
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Post by The Real Ravenhurst » 3 weeks ago

Iris wrote:
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I've had taste and smell problems on and off for a while. Yesterday I felt awful, but nothing really developed. This morning I started coughing, so I've been for a test and am waiting on results.

If it turns I have been infected, I haven't the faintest idea how - I've barely been near other people except for passing them in the street for weeks.
Hope you are OK. Fingers crossed for a negative. x
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Post by Iris » 3 weeks ago

Whatever it is, it's not that. Negative result back this morning.
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Post by Joan » 3 weeks ago

That is such good news, and a very impressive turnaround on the test.

How are you feeling this evening?

There are so many things that aren't Covid-19 that can make us sick.

A few weeks ago I delivered a package from a pharmacy to the flat of a woman with a new, continuous cough. I didn't ask if she had coronavirus, but assumed she didn't as the parcel included an antibiotic. That didn't stop me being filled with fear as she cracked her flat door filling the landing with the sound of her paroxysmal cough. It was all I could do not to run down the stairs. It was the one of the rare times I actually removed my mask according to protocol, and discarded it ASAP and sanitised the shit out of my hands!

It was bacterial, and she was well the next time we spoke.

My point is, there are other respiratory diseases, and they need treatment. If you do not start to recover quickly, talk to your GP.
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