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PhilipInCoventry
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436 of 452  Sat 24th Oct 2020 10:45am  
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Hi all, IMPORTANT. THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION. I like most am hopeful for a satisfactory vaccine along with a workable distribution. The evidence points to the young to middle age groups as being the most effective immunisation folk, as we in the over sixties, our immune systems are a bit old hat. If the vaccine is effective in the working age groups, that would take the sting out of the pandemic bulk transmission, but it wouldn't entirely stop the infection. The vulnerable groups will always remain vulnerable. When reading statistics, we have to understand what they are saying. The vulnerable groups are defined as those with pre-conditions & age. One virus control expert stated that if the entire UK population was crammed into one building, like sardines, & then the entire building sprayed with the virus inside, many would still never succumb to the infection even with age or pre-conditions. Currently, I've no idea how susceptible I am or not to this virus. What I do know is that my vulnerability to virus & viral infections is my upper-gut. I had flu in 1998, which wrecked my career. It hardly touched my lungs. It wreaked havoc with my balance mechanism, labrynthitis. That I know is my susceptibility. There is a link between upper gut infections & inner ear infections. I'm fortunate not to have lost my hearing, but it did mess my vision. My motor car left my drive for the last time earlier this month.
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PhilipInCoventry
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437 of 452  Fri 30th Oct 2020 9:02pm  
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Hi all, A seriously worrying development is that the virus, has evolved into a variant, that researchers are calling a Spanish rebound. This lessens the effectiveness of any vaccine. Early days, but I'm hoping that the improvements in treatments, rather than relying on an all eggs in one basket vaccine. Edited by member, 30th Oct 2020 9:04 pm
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Kaga simpson
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438 of 452  Sat 31st Oct 2020 12:15pm  
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A century ago a similar disease spread around many European countries, killing millions - a deadly enemy of the human body. They did not have the equipment or knowledge of today, nor did they have the means of telling the public, as they do today. I believe it died out after a few years. Obviously parents of the twenties were as scared as we are today - for some reason, even the poorest put cod liver oil and malt on their shopping list first before they put food. As soon as I could eat, I was made to have a spoonful last thing at night, as did every kid in my family, tightly watched by my mum. Every autumn since I have taken a spoonful every night - I have never had the flu that my immune system couldn't handle within a couple of days, neither have my family as far as I can remember. Never had a flu jab, can't remember the last time I had the symptoms, but doctors of today don't wish to treat me for other things that have no connection with virus spreading disease because of this. Just a tale of yesteryear.
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Slim
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439 of 452  Sat 31st Oct 2020 11:40pm  
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Earlier today, the headlines in the times, "National lockdown looms", confirmed my anticipation of a few weeks ago that another lockdown was on the cards. I didn't get home quickly enough today, so the news and government have pipped me to it. Lockdown from next Thursday.
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Dreamtime
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440 of 452  Sun 1st Nov 2020 3:21am  
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Slim, everyone must be extra, extra, cautious from now on so all of you on the Forum and families - 'Do take care and stay well.' Wave
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Slim
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441 of 452  Sun 1st Nov 2020 12:34pm  
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The daft thing is, colleges and universities will remain open, unlike the last time. It's the youngsters that are spreading it the most, according to official figures. At one of our local university campuses, there were over 200 students tested positive at the last count! Roll eyes
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Helen F
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442 of 452  Wed 4th Nov 2020 5:58pm  
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If you rely on home delivery, Christmas slots have gone like hotcakes at Morrisons so if you need one, get online and book if there are any left. For other supermarkets keep your eyes peeled for release of slots. Doesn't matter what you put in the trolley, just make the minimum and change later. Rules for Tesco, M&S and Asda
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Dreamtime
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443 of 452  Thu 5th Nov 2020 5:53am  
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Here you are Helen, just to take your minds off the present crisis. Maybe you could place it in its proper thread for me. I couldn't find Bonfire Night.
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PhilipInCoventry
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444 of 452  Thu 5th Nov 2020 9:32am  
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Hi all, Another prevention measure is dental care. Tooth paste contains antibacterial stuff which remains active for several hours, the mouth, throat & nose all benefitting. So my best efforts also include facial mask when in company, hand care, sensible distancing, along with a dose of outdoor vitamin D. Yesterday, in spite of the early frost, sat in our Janet & John seat, in direct sunlight, it was very warm. I even took Pam's exercise wheels out & did some pedalling.
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Slim
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445 of 452  Sat 7th Nov 2020 12:24am  
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David Attenborough states, in his latest book A Life on Our Planet, that "an estimated 1.7 million viruses of potential threat to humans hide within populations of mammals and birds".
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Disorganised1
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446 of 452  Sun 8th Nov 2020 2:14pm  
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I eat as many animals as I can, can't let these vegans allow us all to be killed! However the word potential gives this away as just another scare story. They also have the potential to strengthen us against other diseases. Viruses are the most common form of life on earth, and our bodies have been dealing with them ever since we've been around. The "logic" of the vaccine. Elderly people have weaker immune systems and so respond less well to vaccines, therefore let's vaccinate young people who will have no symptoms and will probably fight the virus off on their own. How many billions are they spending to protect people who don't need protection?
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Helen F
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447 of 452  Mon 9th Nov 2020 2:38pm  
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Some more slots have been released by Morrisons for Christmas week.
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Slim
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448 of 452  Wed 18th Nov 2020 9:35am  
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Heard the latest? "Coronavirus was present in Italy months before its outbreak is known to have started, according to new research. Scientists have found Covid-19 antibodies in blood samples from as early as September last year." So maybe China can't be blamed, as Trump is doing. Maybe we'll never know its true origin. Like the Whitechapel murderer. How many books have been written with titles like The identity of Jack the Ripper, by Donald Mccormick, all naming different people.
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Kaga simpson
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449 of 452  Wed 18th Nov 2020 9:47am  
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Watched a great programme called 'The Plague' last night on Channel 5, real history. There’s more to come.
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Helen F
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450 of 452  Wed 18th Nov 2020 9:50am  
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No, it just means that China was covering it up longer than they admit to. Plus they had the same problem with asymptomatic cases we did. The genetic pattern of the disease relates most closely to that in Chinese bats. China was the first country to have high numbers of deaths. If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and you found it on the duck pond it isn't an Argentinian Racing Pigeon.
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