COVID-19: How Are You? (Your Personal Notes; Queries; Reports)

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Whilst packing up the papers last night I saw a headline (in the Express? Can't remember) about PETS now needing a vaccine!! They can, according to the headline 'be SUPERSPREADERS.' I managed to read a bit of guff about the virus transferring to animals and then back to humans so we can catch it off our cats and dogs and wondered if someone had half-read a scientific paper and then gone off on one.

My dog might be a danger to the public, but it's not Covid they have to worry about! Nobody but me could get close enough to catch anything off her!

The article was illustrated with a (photoshopped ) picture of an adorable little dog wearing a mask. I really hope this doesn't upset all the older people out there who are relying on their dogs and cats for company.
 

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My immediate locality is suffering from elevated rates of COVID-19 cases, however the majority of people are taking the lockdown seriously. There's significantly reduced vehicular traffic, and a lot of people are working from home or furloughed. That said the nearby M5 motorway, which had such low traffic as a single car at a time during the first lockdown, is currently roaring away in the background (I am about 500m from it) and I can tell that the traffic is possibly even higher than usual. Where are all these vehicles going? I can't understand why people just don't stay put, at least for a few weeks.
 

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Whilst packing up the papers last night I saw a headline (in the Express? Can't remember) about PETS now needing a vaccine!! They can, according to the headline 'be SUPERSPREADERS.' I managed to read a bit of guff about the virus transferring to animals and then back to humans so we can catch it off our cats and dogs and wondered if someone had half-read a scientific paper and then gone off on one.

My dog might be a danger to the public, but it's not Covid they have to worry about! Nobody but me could get close enough to catch anything off her!

The article was illustrated with a (photoshopped ) picture of an adorable little dog wearing a mask. I really hope this doesn't upset all the older people out there who are relying on their dogs and cats for company.
Every qualified advice is that while your cat or dog can catch c19 as a minor illness, and I suppose someone could sneeze on your cat and the cat could run home and spread the disease, no one has documented an infection from them to a human. The article probably was the result of needing a new c19 headline and building on the fact the minks, which are not closely related to domestic dogs and cats, do need vaccines or the industry will die. Which would be perfectly fine with me.
 

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Whilst packing up the papers last night I saw a headline (in the Express? Can't remember) about PETS now needing a vaccine!! They can, according to the headline 'be SUPERSPREADERS.' I managed to read a bit of guff about the virus transferring to animals and then back to humans so we can catch it off our cats and dogs and wondered if someone had half-read a scientific paper and then gone off on one.

My dog might be a danger to the public, but it's not Covid they have to worry about! Nobody but me could get close enough to catch anything off her!

The article was illustrated with a (photoshopped ) picture of an adorable little dog wearing a mask. I really hope this doesn't upset all the older people out there who are relying on their dogs and cats for company.
Probably sound advice not to take anything in the Express as gospel.

Excluding Amanda Holden stories obviously.
 

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Probably sound advice not to take anything in the Express as gospel.

Excluding Amanda Holden stories obviously.
To be honest it was just nice to see a headline that didn't exclaim 'Arctic Blow on the Way! Worst Winter Since (whatever year they decided was worse than 1963)'
 

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Some nice "Arctic Blow" might be just the thing we need right now. :rofl:
Gah, the news. Canada can't even get a proper supply of any type of vaccine.
 

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Had 4 texts off the doctors yesterday, 3 saying to ignore the previous ones. Now had a phone call booking my covid jab for Thursday and to use a backdoor into the surgery as I'm extremely vulnerable. More news as it happens.
 

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Dr. Fauci has brought up the fact that some people are getting scared of the mutant virus, and are now wearing two masks.

Dr.Fauci feels if a person is comfortable wearing two masks, that would offer more protection.

Personally, I have trouble wearing one mask and not thrilled about it.
 

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My test confirmed that I have Covid, I got it back this afternoon.

I'm feeling a little stronger now but over the last 6 days it really put me on my back.

Work tells me that everyone who comes back after ten days feels quite weak.
 

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During first lockdown the specialist gastroenterologist nurse phoned me and when she ascertained that I was at work she went ballistic and bollocked me stating that I should be shielding. I had not received anything from the NHS advising me to shield, the only info was from said specialist nurse which stated that I was at increased risk due to the immunosuppressants I am on but only medium risk. It transpired that taking blood pressure pills on top meant that I was at high risk.
At the GP’s surgery today I questioned if I should be getting the Covid vaccine early due to my high risk. I was then advised that they didn’t know my risk was higher as they prescribe the pills and the hospital prescribed the immunosuppressants. Apparently they don’t talk to each other.
The practice nurse has said she will now place me on the “high risk” register and I should be getting the vaccine fairly quickly. I am concerned how widespread this breakdown in communication is, and how many others are not getting the treatment they should have in a timely manner.
Good news fellow Fortean's. I got a call from the surgery late this afternoon and have been told my Covid vaccination is scheduled for Friday. Woohoo, pays to ask the right questions.
 

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My test confirmed that I have Covid, I got it back this afternoon.

I'm feeling a little stronger now but over the last 6 days it really put me on my back.

Work tells me that everyone who comes back after ten days feels quite weak.
Hope you don't have to go back too soon. Sounds like you're turning the corner which is great news. And now you should have some immunity til it's your turn for the jab, which is just as good news.
 

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Whilst packing up the papers last night I saw a headline (in the Express? Can't remember) about PETS now needing a vaccine!! They can, according to the headline 'be SUPERSPREADERS.' I managed to read a bit of guff about the virus transferring to animals and then back to humans so we can catch it off our cats and dogs and wondered if someone had half-read a scientific paper and then gone off on one.

My dog might be a danger to the public, but it's not Covid they have to worry about! Nobody but me could get close enough to catch anything off her!

The article was illustrated with a (photoshopped ) picture of an adorable little dog wearing a mask. I really hope this doesn't upset all the older people out there who are relying on their dogs and cats for company.
See, now, this sort of thing is just guaranteed to make people more divided and wary of each other. :mad: It's bad enough that dog walking is no longer the genial pastime it used to be because so many people don't want their dogs to meet other ones anymore (have you seen the dejected look on ZebraPup2's face when she sees another dog but it's owner won't let them greet?), but now we'll have people convinced that dogs are "plague carriers" and will be utterly terrified if they even see someone walking a dog, or demand that the owner keeps it indoors instead.

Yes that sounds dramatic but after the overreactions that some people have had in the last few months, I can well believe it.

Thank you once again, media. :rolleyes:
 

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See, now, this sort of thing is just guaranteed to make people more divided and wary of each other. :mad: It's bad enough that dog walking is no longer the genial pastime it used to be because so many people don't want their dogs to meet other ones anymore (have you seen the dejected look on ZebraPup2's face when she sees another dog but it's owner won't let them greet?), but now we'll have people convinced that dogs are "plague carriers" and will be utterly terrified if they even see someone walking a dog, or demand that the owner keeps it indoors instead.

Yes that sounds dramatic but after the overreactions that some people have had in the last few months, I can well believe it.

Thank you once again, media. :rolleyes:
From the PDSA website

Overview
  • During the pandemic we have learnt that some species of animal have been infected with Covid-19 after close contact with an infected person. However, this is extremely rare.
  • Fortunately, most animals found with Covid-19 have had no (or very mild) symptoms and we are confident that they don’t play a major role in its spread.
  • However, just like any other surface, animal fur can carry the Covid-19 virus, so if you own a pet, it’s important to maintain good hygiene, and keep them socially distanced from people outside of your household.
  • As usual, contact your vet for advice if your pet becomes unwell.
  • If you develop symptoms of Covid-19, it’s best to minimise contact with your pets, just as you would any people in your household. Read more about ferrets and letting your cat outdoors below.
https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care...b/conditions/coronavirus-and-covid-19-in-pets

From the Government website
Animals with coronavirus
It is rare for an animal to contract coronavirus, and they may show only mild clinical signs and recover within a few days.

Limited evidence available at present suggests that coronavirus:
  • may pass from infected humans to certain pets such as dogs, cats and ferrets following close contact
  • does not easily pass between cats or most other pets, but this cannot be ruled out
  • may pass between ferrets and humans based on the evidence from mink infections
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-people-with-animals
 

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My test confirmed that I have Covid, I got it back this afternoon.

I'm feeling a little stronger now but over the last 6 days it really put me on my back.

Work tells me that everyone who comes back after ten days feels quite weak.
My thoughts are with you. I had the extreme tiredness and lethargy that continued beyond the isolation period, then upon my return, being the super human I am, I walked up to level 11on my construction site. Big mistake, nearly keeled over. Moral here is take it easy once you are on the mend and don’t over do it. Take care.
 

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My test confirmed that I have Covid, I got it back this afternoon.

I'm feeling a little stronger now but over the last 6 days it really put me on my back.

Work tells me that everyone who comes back after ten days feels quite weak.
Mind yerself,
 

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The trouble is that moderate people will read those articles and think 'yeah, that's fine, my dog/cat is always with me anyway and very unlikely to either catch or carry anything, I will just carry on doing what I do already and has worked so far.'

The people who are prone to throwing wobblies will be busy 'sanitising' their dog by tieing it up outside all day, never letting it into the house ("the children might CATCH something!") and generally behaving as though all pets are one step up from Satan himself.
 

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Get well soon @Spudrick68

Keep taking Vitamins C and D, Zinc and Selenium.

If you have breathing trouble, try to get hold of an asthma inhaler.
 

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Dogs have owners.
Cats have staff.
We have 2 cats that visit "not ours" we give then a little treat and off they go likely to the next house,
you hear of many more animals being seen about getting braver due to less people or wondering were the hell
people have gone and coming looking? lots of wild life along the sea front that we never saw before.
Back on the Covid front I get my jab a week Monday so they have got to the over 70's round here.
 
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My sister-in-law phoned yesterday to speak to my wife, and I could tell straightaway that she was angry. And I mean ANGRY with a full set of capitals – and I knew what it was about.

A few days ago my wife took their 90-year-old mother for her first Covid jab and sister-in-law wasn't told first so she went BALLISTIC. Sister-in-law doesn't believe in Covid; she thinks the side-effects of the vaccination will kill their mum (technically, of course, she is right, it could) but even vaccines rushed through like these have to pass certain tests. "Don't you know how ****in' dangerous this is?!" All I could hear was the effin' and jeffin'. Apparently she's part of a Facebook group of Covid-deniers, 911 conspiracy theorists etc (it was the US Government that blew up the WTC etc), so there's little point reasoning with her as rationality, science and facts don't matter in their world.

Sadly, she reminds me all too much of this tragic story, versions of which are being repeated in the UK and USA (possibly elsewhere, I just haven't come across stories like this from other countries, not that I've looked for them).

https://www.theguardian.com/comment...lying-anti-vaxxers-his-death-is-at-their-door

On a personal level, my brother thinks he may have the virus; he's been in contact with somebody diagnosed with it, and he has a cough and some loss of taste. He's self-isolating and I've told him to get tested ASAP. He's 61 with no underlying health conditions.
 

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Have you ever had a pet cat then?
I've got a cat. He's adorable. It's the dog that's evil in this house.

Hope your brother makes a swift recovery, Cycleboy. My ex whose had it had barely any symptoms but, three weeks later, is still suffering from occasional 'very tired' days.
 

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I ordered my home test today. I haven't been isolating as such but I have avoided all unnecessary contact with people outside my household - only leaving to do some grocery shopping. But for the past few days I've had the sniffles, a mild headache and a sore throat. It's probably just a head cold but I've also been extremely lethargic and exhausted. Time will tell.
 

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So I've had the jab. Not too different from getting the flu jab apart from a load of questions you have to go through and you get a card at the end with the vaccine batch number and a few personal details. No side effects so far apart from an overwhelming urge to buy Microsoft products.
 
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