Chat about Novel Coronavirus - 2019-nCoV - COVID-19

Posted on
Page
of 1,056
First Prev
/ 1,056
Last Next
  • Bowl in and ask for a test at the pharmacy desk, they'll give you a box of six then you just take the test at home and it has s QR you use you upload the results on the government website

    They can't verify the results, I could test positive and not bother uploading the results or just report I'm negative but assume they think if you've gone to the effort of a home test you'll report accurately

  • Yeh TUI are selling tests for £20 to those that booked package holidays with them, not sure if they are subsiding the tests or that reflects what they actually cost

  • I was in the far west of cornwall until yesterday.
    The place is awash with tourists coughing their lungs out. The campsite I was in had at least three people with the classic Corona upper chest cough, hacking their way through each night.

    It was grim.

    St.Ives was absolutely packed. Coughing everywhere. I saw a good few shops and cafes were closed with signs taped on their windows saying they were closed due to coronavirus.

    I'm essentially isolating now and testing every other day as a precaution.

  • The place is awash with tourists coughing their lungs out. The campsite I was in had at least three people with the classic Corona upper chest cough, hacking their way through each night.

    Not looking to excuse, but in case you're anxious - after the hot spell in early June we had the downpour which brings a lot of shite down out the atmosphere, I'm now in peak asthma season.
    Had a PCR delivered the Monday after Friday's rain and it came back negative. I LF twice a week for work, but me and the fam are coughing away. Probably looks terrible to everyone else that thinks I just dngaf...

  • Edit - ignore me I see you aren't allowed to use NHS ones for travel

    Why is the NHS one good enough for my customer facing job, but not for travel?

  • Also been a peak time for hayfever which has (at least for me) the classic 'consistent dry cough' symptom

  • This is a wedding so not a package deal but I guess that's nice of them.

  • Because some prick isn't making a fortune off the NHS ones?

  • Anecdata, but my wife and both boys have had cough/virus things, all have had negative lateral flow and PCR throughout as we wanted to regularly check. At the 3yo’s nursery so many have a cough and all parents swear they are tested and negative.

    Edited: obviously on the topic of people with coughs not necessarily having Covid. But I get it, I’d be wary too and uncomfortable in some settings.

  • Similar, I get a cough at this time of year from all of the plane tree spunk.

    I have a monthly PCR test (ONS study, latest one this morning) and do Lateral Flow tests every couple of weeks if we're off to visit people. All negative.

  • Onset of hay fever symptoms this year was literally overnight and so severe it completely caught me off guard.

  • First box of lateral flow tests acquired, cheers all.

  • Yep, Lloyds

  • I understand about hayfever (suffering from it badly) so will temper my negative view in the above post slightly although the coastal wind is pretty good at clearing irritants, but having had coronavirus this cough we heard around was exactly the same.

    The don't give a f... attitude we came across throughout the area was extraordinary though.

    The Big hen do holiday special (20plus people) who all, by complete coincidence, had mask exempt badges for example.

    If Cornwall is spiking it isn't really to do with the G7.

  • does seem there is at least some early evidence to show that deaths are remaining low despite cases rising, even when you offset the typical lag time between cases and deaths.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFos5sQU­dcE

  • Fuck Ru

    Just catching up with this thread. Hoping things have improved.

  • Glad to see on the next page that things improved.

  • does seem there is at least some early evidence to show that deaths are remaining low despite cases rising, even when you offset the typical lag time between cases and deaths.

    Hmm, but the daily death numbers are beginning to rise. Last 7 days is 101 which is up 35 or 53.0%, that's the early signs of exponential growth there too (albeit at low numbers so sensitivity is sky high).

    As with most things like this, we'll have more of an idea in 14 days. If the 7 day death figure is up to or over 200 on the 6th July then we're right back in the thick of it - the question will be whether it plateaus early if the cases/hospitilisations figures continue to rise.

    (Death numbers from: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ )

  • One positive data view is that, when looking at areas such as Burnley and Bedford, that had delta spikes earlier than the rest of the country, there has not been the follow on spike in deaths that would usually appear at week 2 to 3.

  • Am just wondering, were you there when lockdown was eased for last july? Friends who live in Devon and Cornwall said that there were alot more people there and on the beeches with little social distancing and masks back then....but masks weren't compulsory...

  • Haven’t found a PCR for less than €90 here in Germany. Haven’t really looked though, TBF.

    58 euros here in Luxembourg, free if you time your mass-test invites right (I get at least 1 a month). Biggest problem is getting an appointment towards the end of the week as every bastard is traveling so needs a test.

  • Football lads

  • In South Devon, there definitely seems to be fewer people this time around, having said that, the traffic has been pretty horrendous. Last week we did a Thur/Fri/Sat stay at a tiny (6 pitch) campsite in North Devon for the first time in a year, so partner could work on her anxiety exposure therapy, and judging from the number of new tents/rookie camping errors, I think that a lot of people had planned on Portugal then got the rug pulled, and were left with not a lot of options.

  • Team that has been back to the office is now all isolating because one of them tested positive for Covid. #fucktheofficereturn

  • Post a reply
    • Bold
    • Italics
    • Link
    • Image
    • List
    • Quote
    • code
    • Preview
About

Chat about Novel Coronavirus - 2019-nCoV - COVID-19

Posted by Avatar for deleted @deleted

Actions