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Kaga simpson
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451 of 511  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
Another Coventry kid
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452 of 511  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
Perth Western Australia
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453 of 511  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
Another Coventry kid
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454 of 511  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
Warrington
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455 of 511  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
Perth Western Australia
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456 of 511  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
Holbrooks
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457 of 511  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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458 of 511  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
Coventry
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459 of 511  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
Warrington
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460 of 511  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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461 of 511  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
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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462 of 511  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
Warrington
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463 of 511  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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PeterB
Mount Nod
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464 of 511  Wed 18th Nov 2020 2:53pm  
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Not necessarily covering up. You have to have the disease before you can get a diagnosis. You need several patients in the same hospital for people to realise it may be a new disease and not just someone having a bad reaction to an existing disease (none of the symptoms are that unusual). They then had to identify it as a Coronavirus with sufficient confidence to report it to WHO. It might have been in Italy since September, but they didn't pick it up either. I was speaking to somebody from Wuhan in Rotterdam on New Year’s Eve , the day the virus was notified. People are (were) very mobile and the virus will always get a head start.
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Disorganised1
Coventry
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465 of 511  Sun 22nd Nov 2020 7:51pm  
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Now they say that asymptomatic people don't transmit the disease. As the majority of the "cases" are asymptomatic, why are we wasting billions on vaccines that won't actually protect the ones at risk ? Maybe this isn't about a virus ? The Professor of EVIDENCE BASED medicine at Oxford, Carl Heneghan, is censored by Facebook. For sharing EVIDENCE. The post in question was about the Danish mask study, which says masks are pretty much useless against a virus, - Facebook says "False information - checked by independent fact checkers." That's the thing about suppressing free speech. It starts with the extremists then pretty soon becomes anyone you disagree with. If you're not scared yet - you should be.
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