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  • Kettering = Corby in my mind.

    Still some broad Scots accents in Corby, due to the steelworkers who were lured down south
    in the '50s/'60s?
    Assuming some went 'back home' to see extended family and ran into the surge in cases in Scotland.

  • Kettering = Corby in my mind.

    They couldn't be more different at this point.

  • A friend who regularly travels to Germany and back says that the German border authority will take a "certificate of recovery" (e.g. positive test, recovered, and lasts for ~180 days) in preference to a pre-travel test and vaccination status.

  • I've been in a similar situation a couple of times. Positive LFT (but a faint line that some people would possibly ignore) followed up by negative PCR (and a negative LFT later the same day). 3 months later exactly the same thing happened again - so even if I did have Covid one of those times it seems at least one of them must have been a false positive (albeit the internet says this is a 1000/1 shot). No symptoms either time.

    Also weirdly, a few of my other old LFT tests, that were definitely negative 30mins after doing the test, have a 'positive' line several hours later. My wife's never do this - and as far as I can tell this shouldn't really happen - but it might explain some of those 'positive' tests the press found lying around the tents at the summer festivals!

    Given you can spook these tests with orange juice I'm wondering if I'm just abnormally acidic!

  • Hah, that's helpful, thanks. Was it just one LFT that was positive each time (3 months apart) for you?

    Because I did another this morning and it's also positive! Line is faint but I'd be kidding myself if I said it's negative.

    LFTs can develop a positive line later on, that's not that uncommon I think. That's why you're told to read them between 15 and 30 mins later and not to read them after half an hour. Although none of my negatives (or other half's) have done this.

    I'm going to do another PCR as apparently that's the thing to do and that makes sense to me.

  • LFTs can develop a positive line later on, that's not that uncommon I think.

    IME it depends on the make a bit. The Flowflex (NHS nose only) ones develop a faint line if left long enough, the older NHS throat and nose ones don't.

    Still not found a box of the green ones.

  • @ Fox ^

    Yes, just one positive LFT each time (3 months apart), the ones I did later in the day were all negative both times, as were the PCRs. No one else in my household has ever had anything resembling a faint line (even when checked retrospectively - but I've had about 3 of those too).

    The only thing they had in common was they were both early in the day, pre-breakfast etc..

  • Hmm mine have been early in the day too...

    But we've been doing LFTs twice a week (normally before breakfast) and I've never had a faint line before I got sick.

  • Daughter's school mate PCR has come back positive (confirmed to by her mum). Will school contact us? Will Test and Trace be in contact? Will anything happen?

    place bets now!

  • Booked a flu jab at my local pharmacy. Did check whether I was taking it away from someone who needs it more than me (I don't get one automatically) but pharmacy are happy (to take my £20).

  • I had my company paid for flu jab at Boots this morning

  • 3rd jab for me tomorrow.
    Hoping to get flu sorted too.

  • didn't realise you were that old

    :-)

  • he's not old. just fragile.

  • dad: "yeah we can't come round this weekend because your [stepmom] has got a nasty chest cold"

    gh: "you really need to go and get tested"

    dad: "no she spoke to her doctor on the phone and she [doctor] doesn't reckon it's covid and if it is, she's probably not contagious anymore"

    gh: "... your doctor fucking what?!"

    i'm fucking livid.

    i've managed to convince them to go get tested.

  • Will be interesting if you or the doctor are correct.

    I was at a wedding with a GP this weekend. They are adamant they and their practice are doing face to face again.... despite my personal experience and online media story's.

  • Finding both those statements weirdly oppositional:

    Will be interesting if you or the doctor are correct.

    A negative test doesn't invalidate the need to get tested? (Or that going for a test is 'correct'.)

    I was at a wedding with a GP this weekend. They are adamant they and their practice are doing face to face again.... despite my personal experience and online media story's.

    You think they were lying? Are they actually your GP / a GP at your practice? (Can't both your experiences be true?)

  • Our GP (Stratford) are still doing video calls only, receptionist confirmed this afternoon when I popped in to use the health monitor machine.

  • I didn't think any practices were doing video only? I thought they were doing video/phone consultations and then calling you in if needed.

  • Different GPs are doing different things. It's almost like they are a thousand individual private businesses making up their own rules rather than a national service.

  • I'm not !
    (under 50, on the shielded list)

  • Flu jab 9.30am Friday
    COVID jab three 10.30am Friday
    Looking like Tetsuo from Akira c.11am


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  • @Rod_Munch you might find this interesting!

    [The researchers] added daily testing is best done first thing in the morning, prior to any food or drink, and under supervision where possible.

    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/hea­lth/1496895/covid-test-false-positive-dr­inks

  • Both on the same day?

    Ufff...

    Hopefully it's not too bad.

  • Haha, yeah I always figured that would be most accurate time to do it - and if it had only happened once I would just assume that I probably did have it and the subsequent PCR was wrong. After the second time though.. I don't know what to think really.

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