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

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My only concern about not having the flu jab is that 'they' might assume I'm anti vax in general and not worry too much about offering me the corona jab as a result (because the health secretary said on the news last week that they were doing these jabs as a 'double package' kind of thing) .. but if I have the flu jab, this new job is numeric and technical and I could do without being monged while I'm trying to learn it.
 

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I've received a letter saying I qualify for a free flu jab. I'm all for it except I'm possibly about to start being trained up for a new job and I don't want any side effects to mess up my chances ..
My only concern about not having the flu jab is that 'they' might assume I'm anti vax in general and not worry too much about offering me the corona jab as a result (because the health secretary said on the news last week that they were doing these jabs as a 'double package' kind of thing) .. but if I have the flu jab, this new job is numeric and technical and I could do without being monged while I'm trying to learn it.
My advice (for what it's worth) is to do what you feel is right. If you feel it might affect your training then that to me, is reason enough to avoid (or at least postpone, if you really want it, until after the training).

I wouldn't worry about anyone assuming you're 'anti vax', people choose to have / not have a vaccine all the time, depending on circumstances. Unless you're in one of the initial groups of people, from what I've heard, the 'average person' will be a long way down the list by which time they wouldn't be giving flu vaccines at the same time anyway, if you see what I mean (like, if it's next summer or 2022 or something before the average population is offered it).


Good luck with your new job and training by the way. :)
 

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My advice (for what it's worth) is to do what you feel is right. If you feel it might affect your training then that to me, is reason enough to avoid (or at least postpone, if you really want it, until after the training).

I wouldn't worry about anyone assuming you're 'anti vax', people choose to have / not have a vaccine all the time, depending on circumstances. Unless you're in one of the initial groups of people, from what I've heard, the 'average person' will be a long way down the list by which time they wouldn't be giving flu vaccines at the same time anyway, if you see what I mean (like, if it's next summer or 2022 or something before the average population is offered it).


Good luck with your new job and training by the way. :)
Ta .. I haven't got the job yet so thanks for the good luck. X
 

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There has to be a better plan. Here, we’re coming out of lockdown2 into a Tier 3 lockdown and after that, there’s the chance of a spike after Xmas and more restrictions. Especially as it’s likely that the usual winter flu death toll will be categorised as covid. I’ve not got much in the way of a social circle anyway but I haven’t been out of the house for 2 months now and it’s really depressing.
 

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I've received a letter saying I qualify for a free flu jab. I'm all for it except I'm possibly about to start being trained up for a new job and I don't want any side effects to mess up my chances ..
Normally it's just a stiff arm for a day or two, been having them for over 20 years. If not getting or passing on flu to someone is important to you in your own particular situation it's worth considering. Good luck with the new job!
 

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There has to be a better plan. Here, we’re coming out of lockdown2 into a Tier 3 lockdown and after that, there’s the chance of a spike after Xmas and more restrictions. Especially as it’s likely that the usual winter flu death toll will be categorised as covid. I’ve not got much in the way of a social circle anyway but I haven’t been out of the house for 2 months now and it’s really depressing.
This may sound trite but I'd go out for a brisk walk every day for some exercise & fresh air. It may seem pointless if you don't have a destination but you can find articles advocating the benefit of walking for as little as 30 minutes a day. Make it a regular thing. There's no reason why you should stay in your house all the time.

Admittedly it doesn't address the socialising aspect but could improve things a little..
 

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This may sound trite but I'd go out for a brisk walk every day for some exercise & fresh air. It may seem pointless if you don't have a destination but you can find articles advocating the benefit of walking for as little as 30 minutes a day. Make it a regular thing. There's no reason why you should stay in your house all the time.

Admittedly it doesn't address the socialising aspect but could improve things a little..
Thanks but I’m working from home and have to keep in touch throughout the day. By the time I’m finished, I’m mentally knackered, it’s gone dark, I have to cook dinner and I don’t fancy a walk around here anyway.
 

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Do you not even get half an hour for lunch, Analogue Boy? I am very lucky and am back in work now, but during August I was starting to get quite agoraphobic and it was not good. Now it's so dark and cold I regret not getting out in my lunchbreak more when I was at home. I hope you can at least stick your nose out the door for some air. It sounds very difficult for you at the moment. Self-care is important, I think a lot of people have realised that this year. I appreciate that you say your surroundings don't inspire a walk. I quite like unpromising spots though, sometimes weirdness turns up when you least expect it. best of luck
 

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It's certainly not the best time of year to be stuck indoors all the time; wasn't quite as bad in summer when at least one could go out for a walk/drive in the evening. But now... well it's all dark an' 'orrible.

@Analogue Boy I second the advice to try and get out from time to time, even if just ten minutes at lunchtime, and try to do something at weekends if you can? Then you've got something to look forward to?

Or in the evenings after work, find something interesting to watch on YouTube or do you like reading books? Or just stick on some of your favourite music videos.

I absolutely understand it isn't at all easy to 'keep going' with all these damn restrictions. I think 'seasonal affective disorder' is going to be far worse for many people this year... :(
 

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There has to be a better plan. Here, we’re coming out of lockdown2 into a Tier 3 lockdown and after that, there’s the chance of a spike after Xmas and more restrictions. Especially as it’s likely that the usual winter flu death toll will be categorised as covid. I’ve not got much in the way of a social circle anyway but I haven’t been out of the house for 2 months now and it’s really depressing.
I've been out of the house less than 10 times in the past 14 months now, my own personal lockdown and then the 'official' ones. I suppose I'm better equipped than most people to deal with this situation but yes it does get you really down sometimes. I've basically said stuff the official guidelines and I'll follow my own rules, friends and family know not to come near me if they even think they're ill so I'm ok on that score and I do get visits even although it's 'illegal'. I find that playing online games where I can at least interact with other people helps to alleviate things and I also read shed loads. I've also got 2 dogs and a dragon to keep me company and the dragon at least is a good listener. Keep your chin up and try and find your own outlets to keep boredom at bay.
 

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Do you not even get half an hour for lunch, Analogue Boy? I am very lucky and am back in work now, but during August I was starting to get quite agoraphobic and it was not good. Now it's so dark and cold I regret not getting out in my lunchbreak more when I was at home. I hope you can at least stick your nose out the door for some air. It sounds very difficult for you at the moment. Self-care is important, I think a lot of people have realised that this year. I appreciate that you say your surroundings don't inspire a walk. I quite like unpromising spots though, sometimes weirdness turns up when you least expect it. best of luck
Hmmm work. There’s a room in my house that’s now work. This is a problem in that separation from work and home is less tangible. Tight deadlines to meet and constant revisions means it’s pretty much play to the whistle. But I’m lucky I am working.
I get an hour for lunch but by the time I’ve done lunch, had another coffee and caught up with emails, there’s not really much time to go out for a walk.
Believe me, we have a beautiful reservoir walk around here that’s a good 5 miles around and I used to do it religiously every weekend. Even bought a folding bike to stick in the boot but they closed it in lockdown 1. I think it's still closed now.

I quite like unpromising spots though, sometimes weirdness turns up when you least expect it.
Be careful what you wish for. But thanks.
 

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Hmmm work. There’s a room in my house that’s now work. This is a problem in that separation from work and home is less tangible. Tight deadlines to meet and constant revisions means it’s pretty much play to the whistle. But I’m lucky I am working.
I get an hour for lunch but by the time I’ve done lunch, had another coffee and caught up with emails, there’s not really much time to go out for a walk.
Believe me, we have a beautiful reservoir walk around here that’s a good 5 miles around and I used to do it religiously every weekend. Even bought a folding bike to stick in the boot but they closed it in lockdown 1. I think it's still closed now.


Be careful what you wish for. But thanks.
That's stupid if a reservoir walk is closed. It's outdoors for crying out loud. :rolleyes:

I hope you find something soon that helps lift you out of the gloom a bit. (Even if it's just larking about on 'ere). :group:
 

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It's certainly not the best time of year to be stuck indoors all the time; wasn't quite as bad in summer when at least one could go out for a walk/drive in the evening. But now... well it's all dark an' 'orrible.

@Analogue Boy I second the advice to try and get out from time to time, even if just ten minutes at lunchtime, and try to do something at weekends if you can? Then you've got something to look forward to?

Or in the evenings after work, find something interesting to watch on YouTube or do you like reading books? Or just stick on some of your favourite music videos.

I absolutely understand it isn't at all easy to 'keep going' with all these damn restrictions. I think 'seasonal affective disorder' is going to be far worse for many people this year... :(
Ok. During lockdown 1 I needed an MOT but realised the car wouldn’t pass so I decided to bite the bullet and buy a new one. The showroom had just opened and Sis was giving me lift down and we were crashed into and shunted from behind 50 ft actually resting 2ft off the ground onto the barrier outside the showroom.
The sales guys walked out actually rubbing their hands. However, I have a new car now and this is the console wallpaper...


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As for weekends. It’s lockdown.

Of course there’s games to play. I recently took my PS4 apart to defluff it and it’s working fine now so I play lots. But what many of you may consider escapism can be described as more work for me.
 

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Shame we can’t make this place pay the bills.
 
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'Avoid family board games at Christmas'...

In TESCO and someone has just donated to their charity Christmas box..

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Who is that sitting at the table with Horace? A visitor to the household? Either that or Daphne isn't aging well.
I'm.sure that's a pal of Horace. Looks like a slightly older version of Fat Boab.
 
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