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Fox

Member since Apr 2009 • Last active Oct 2021

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  • in General
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    Sorry to hear that. What was the diagnosis last year?

    @Oliver Schick it can help but it can't fix.

    I should probably document my issues and hopefully resolution in this thread or at the sciatica thread at some point but it's going to be quite long!

  • in General
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    Lumbar MRI as @aggi says but you should be guided by a medical professional/physio on this (you won't get one without doing that anyway).

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Poaching? Is that a sport?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The Chair of my cycling club is a former rugby player which seems to prove your point.

  • in COVID-19
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    Yep it's not just one site. BBC saying South West and to a lesser degree the South East and Wales.

  • in COVID-19
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    Update on Medicspot - I asked them why they aren't following the government's minimum testing standards by giving each testing package it's own reference - their reply was:

    Fox,

    Kits placed under one order will use the same reference number.

    Medicspot.

    Despite the fact that according to the gov.uk page I linked:

    By law, all tests privately provided on day 2 and day 8 for international arrivals must meet minimum standards as outlined in the guidance below.

    Edit: My concern is now being escalated with their product team apparently!

  • in COVID-19
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    This explains the pos LFD and negative PCR anecdata that has been in the press in recent weeks.

    Yep. I had my first negative lateral flow test yesterday, tested positive for about two and a half weeks.

    As my symptoms faded, so did the lines on the LFTs. I've been feeling loads better the last few days.

    Given this and the math behind the issue I think it's fair now to assume I've had Covid.

  • in COVID-19
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    Tim Spector's comments in the Zoe press release published yesterday pretty much sum up my feelings.

    I've found him/Zoe to be a welcome source of sensible info compared with government messaging which pretty much argues black is white.

    1 in 69 people in the UK currently have symptomatic COVID but most people are acting like the pandemic is over.

    “The UK seems to be slowly waking up to the fact that COVID cases are too high, but the reality is they’ve been soaring for months and many countries have put us on their red list. Infections remain high in young people, and look to be spilling over into the 35-55 year olds. If these increases creep into the over 55s it could spell disaster for the NHS this winter.

    This week a major UK Care Home provider has confirmed that based on our research, it’s now including cold-like symptoms on their visitor forms to stop potential COVID cases from entering their facilities. This is a bold move as it goes against the official government guidance, but will ultimately save lives, and hopefully others will follow suit.

    With cases so high, it’s clear that herd immunity isn't happening, and the risk is most people continue to believe they are safe if they have had COVID or a vaccine. ZOE data shows that vaccine protection wanes over time and a natural infection alone only gives 64% protection, so we need to be doing all we can to get everyone double vaccinated and stop waiting for herd immunity to happen through natural infection.”

    https://covid.joinzoe.com/post/third-wav­e-reaches-new-peak

  • in COVID-19
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    Hmm, thanks all. Sounds like it will work but the Gov. guidelines are clear so I have emailed them pointing this out and asked them for a second reference no.

    Said Government guidelines FWIW:

    1. Reference number format

    At the time the test package is booked, the test provider must provide a single test reference number to the person booking the test. If the provider sells multiple test packages to one person, each test package will require its own booking reference.

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/testing-on-d­ay-2-and-day-8-for-international-arrival­s

  • in COVID-19
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    one reference number for two people!

    I've just emailed them

    Well to be fair I got a very fast response from medicspot who said one code for two people is fine.

    Obviously a little sceptical of this given the experience of @frankenbike

    Has anyone successfully completed two passenger locator forms with one reference number recently? It does state very clearly on gov.uk that each passenger should get a unique reference number.

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