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  • People who've been double vaccinated, caught it and were sick - how long did it take you to get your energy back?

  • Chronomics fucked up our day 2 tests. They gave us two identical passenger locator numbers (they're supposed to be unique apparently). Because the website is shit this meant we had to submit both tests for the same testee. We sent an email early on Monday and the service person's advice many hours later was "refresh the page" - big fucking surprise when this did not magically change the internal locator reference numbers - then the customer service person immediately closed the ticket and asked for a positive review so that they can have a performance bonus. After several more emails that received no response we had no choice but to post off the tests anyway. I hope I get a fine so that I can force them to pay it, fucking dickheads.

    The website is dogshit as well. I clicked the "go back a step" button three times which is apparently too many - this broke my account for half an hour and registered my test without any kind of confirmation. Don't dare use your back button or refresh unless you have no choice.

    Fortunately for everyone else Clown Command announced the rule change in the middle of my holiday so day two PCR tests will no longer be required. Either way, highly recommend you don't use fucking Chronomics.

    C19testing.co.uk were fine for the lateral flow

  • We are now 4 LFTs (all positive) and 3 PCRs (void, negative, negative).

    There may be something going on: https://twitter.com/Kit_Yates_Maths/stat­us/1445674420513636356

  • Interesting if true - is that guy legit? He seems to be a mathematician and hasn't revealed the source of that email...

    I found the Tim Spector tweets which @greentricky was talking about

    https://twitter.com/timspector/status/14­43591038958915609

    https://twitter.com/timspector/status/14­43135845251358720

    Based on these it seems I should assume I had it.

  • Do any of you have full access to Jstor articles and feel inclined to sort me out with a PDF copy of a book I need from there?

    .
    (cross post from 'any question..')

  • I can't verify the source and PHE doesn't exist anymore but then someone might be using PHE as shorthand for whatever has replaced that bit of it.

  • I started to feel normal again about 5 weeks from onset of symptoms. Was speaking to someone about it recently who downed tools completely for 2 weeks whereas I tried to keep working for various reasons, he suggested if you still don't feel normal after a few weeks just take 2 weeks off and rest.

  • Oof, that was longer than I was expecting anyone to say :/

    I had gone back to work but was feeling worse again so I've taken the rest of the week off and not planning to go back until I'm actually feeling better this time.

    We're supposed to be going to Italy on holiday the week after next so I'd really like to be better for that but I suppose if necessary I can treat it like Victorian-style recuperation at the seaside sort of thing.

    Still churning out those positive lateral flows, lol. Sending off another PCR today but not expecting much.

  • PHE doesn't exist anymore

    Hah, I hadn't spotted that bit. A few people have asked him on Twitter where that came from and he's not replied which is a bit suspicious, although maybe he's just busy...

    Edit: He is on Indie Sage which I hadn't clocked. The i have now covered the story, it seems to be a very lazy cut and paste of Twitter posts (including not actually seeing the original email, which is some very shonky journalism!) but they did get a comment from PHE the UK Health Security Agency:
    https://inews.co.uk/news/covid-lateral-f­low-tests-negative-pcr-1236141

    In a statement, Susan Hopkins, Chief Medical Adviser at the UK Health Security Agency, said: “We have been made aware of some areas reporting positive LFD test results with subsequent negative PCR tests and we are looking into the cause.

    “If you get a positive LFD test it’s important to make sure that you then get a follow up PCR test to confirm you have COVID-19. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolate and take a PCR test.

    “With any test it is important to carefully read and follow the instructions for use on the test kit so as to avoid any incorrect readings.”

  • Well they're going in to my daughter's secondary school (SW20) to vax the 12-15 year olds on Monday 11th. A few months to go until my daughter's 12 though, so she won't be done yet.

  • Just went to GP's surgery thinking to get a flu jab. But the GP's surgery looked rammed, spilling out onto the street. Maybe another day!

    On the main road I saw a guy riding an electric scooter who was wearing a face mask, but no helmet.

    Risk asssessment is difficult!

  • Started to get ill 11 Sept, and only just getting my energy back. Although have now also caught the cold that's going around. Hope you're getting your vim back soon.

    On the plus side, assume I'm pretty bullet proof until early next year.

  • My completely arbitrary markers were
    3 weeks I cut a desk top out from ply and was absolutely spent afterwards - sofa bound after
    4 weeks I walked up the stairs in waterstones and and could feel my heart really thumping but not out of breath
    6 weeks I walked up a munro and felt 95% a little tight chested

  • On the main road I saw a guy riding an electric scooter who was wearing a face mask, but no helmet.

    I walked to the local Sainsbury, I only have a mask on, but no helmet.

  • It's fine as long as you do not lean.

  • helmet thread >>>>>>>>>

  • if someone has to isolate "for 10 days from the 8th" does that include the 8th, ie if feeling well, return to work on the 18th, or is it 10 clear days from the 8th, so returning to work 19th?

  • The day of exposure is day 0 and you have to isolate for 10 days so if contact was on the 8th then it is back to work on the 19th.

  • Chronomics fucked up our day 2 tests. They gave us two identical passenger locator numbers (they're supposed to be unique apparently). Because the website is shit this meant we had to submit both tests for the same testee.

    Thanks for posting this. We're off to Italy on Saturday morning, used medicspot as they were recommended by @Brommers - had all been very smooth but just realised they've done exactly the same to us - one reference number for two people!

    I've just emailed them, hopefully I'll get a better response than you did.

    When you say

    Because the website is shit this meant we had to submit both tests for the same testee.

    Did you mean the gov.uk site?

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