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  • My dad, age=old, was wiped out by both in one day. Dude doing mine said “come back next week for flu. It’s fine to have both, no dramas, just wipes you out for a day or two” (paraphrasing anectdata)

  • Yeah did the double, flu & Covid…had my first day off sick in years

  • A friend of mine, who works for a large company, was doing a site visit of a petro chemical plant in Germany last week. To protect operations, inspectors are COVID tested regularly. There was an outbreak in his team and they all tested positive.

    There's a 5 day isolation requirement for positive tests in Germany so they all had to stay in their hotels. Hadn't realised that this was still a thing anywhere in Europe.

  • @hats I wonder if you are still in China or have got back to the UK?

  • Anyone under 50, not high risk and had an email inviting you to book a covid vaccination? I had one last week but when I book it asks if you are over 50 or high risk (i am neither but 50 in Jan)

  • I think you get put on the list if you turn 50 by March next year - is there either small print, or a secondary question when you say you're not 50 yet?

  • I'm in Singapore now but following the news in Shanghai closely (as much as I can - I find it really upsetting). Friends of friends were arrested yesterday. The protests are continuing today. New covid restrictions announced today.

  • @jsabine - Thanks for that, I will try and book one up

    @hats - It is great to see the people protesting, but you do fear what might happen to them. Hope all of your friends are OK.

  • Thanks for that, I will try and book one up

    I got a booster a few weeks ago by going with my wife to have her flu jab. I was sitting there minding my own business, having decided not to try to blag one, but they wouldn't let me say no ...

    • Have you had your booster?
    • No, I'm not eligible yet
    • You're not 50? [Cheek!] Are you 50 by March?
    • No
    • Would you like it?
    • Well, yes, but I'm pretty sure I'm not eligible
    • Go and see the nurse. She'll sort you out. She'll find a way.

    Sure enough ...

    • Are you sure you're not 50? [!!!]
    • Um ...
    • 50 by March?
    • No, but, um, my mother's quite elderly
    • Do you live with her?
    • No, but ...
    • Are you her carer?
    • Er, no, um, I suppose I provide some care
    • That'll do. Do you know your NHS number?

    They didn't ask, and I didn't say, that any care I offer my mother is by phone, from 400 miles away. (Though I have been to stay with her twice since getting the jab, and I didn't feel remotely guilty anyway.)

  • I'm in Singapore now but following the news in Shanghai closely (as much as I can - I find it really upsetting). Friends of friends were arrested yesterday. The protests are continuing today. New covid restrictions announced today.

    I had my monthly catch up with a team of engineers I work with in Chengdu yesterday. I didn't want to ask them anything too invasive so just asked is everybody ok?

    They basically answered "yes but its pretty bad in places". First time they've ever said anything vaguely negative about their circumstances in the last two years or so I've been working with them.

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