NWR new zero tolerance covid thread

Our daughter very kindly arranged an evening for us at the Duchess Theatre tonight. We couldn't possibly say no but I will be really surprised not to have picked up Covid-completely full with no thought of social distancing, very little mask wearing, 50% children, 1930s ventilation. It seems like madness to me.
 
I am sadly down with it now since Tuesday (I assume having been to the 6 nations at Twickenham last Saturday) and while my wife somehow stayed ok she has tested positive this evening. Both of us being this sick and having a 9 month old to look after is testing.

Feels like flu + cold and seems to be taking its time! Hate to think what earlier waves without the vaccine were like.

Stay safe all
 
I've had it for the last few days (the WIMPs 150 Italian variant) and have experienced it as a fairly modest cold (not in the same league as flu). The symptoms are mostly gone now, although I expect to test positive today. Not sure if 3 days is "taking its time", Peter? (although it must seem like it with the baby!) Surely fairly normal? I guess if it goes on longer than a week, even someone without a child would feel miffed.
Anyhow, my wife seems to have escaped catching it from me, even though I'm not wearing a mask, so some people do seem to have stronger immunity - maybe you have that, Tom?
 
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I've had it for the last few days (the WIMPs 150 Italian variant) and have experienced it as a fairly modest cold (not in the same league as flu). The symptoms are mostly gone now, although I expect to test positive today. Not sure if 3 days is "taking its time", Peter? (although it must seem like it with the baby!) Surely fairly normal? I guess if it goes on longer than a week, even someone without a child would feel miffed.
Anyhow, my wife seems to have escaped catching it from me, even though I'm not wearing a mask, so some people do seem to have stronger immunity - maybe you have that, Tom?
Everyone’s different Alex. My first time with any variant. My experience is so far somewhere between a nasty cold and full blown flu. Feeling much more chipper this morning, although woke up this morning in a pool of sweat for the second time in this bout. The sore throat and constant coughing of the last day or two has been the most annoying aspect.

I can well imagine that the earlier variants might have been really nasty even for those who recovered well.
 
Yes, that's the aspect of Covid that Lauren finds fascinating - the degree to which people are affected differently (compared to, say, flu). Hope you all get well soon!
Recovery is also patchy - I think my brother thought he was over the worst of it, only to be sucked back down. Guess that might yet happen to me. I would say I was 90% better this morning at about 7am, but now I'm back down to 80%.... (obvs % only a guide)
 
Interestingly, last week and this week is the time I heard most of people I know (including forum people) getting it, even more than in January.
Last week I saw the UK Covid number still getting lower and was slightly puzzled, now it seems like it's finally reflected in statistics (case number going up 17%).

I visited a close friend and he said he "got a cold" from his dancing parter, who had his whole household having this "cold" whilst all tested negative. I said, it's slightly unusual to have every single person in one household getting cold at the same time; do you want to get a test?
So he did a test in the toilet, and walked out to me: "Po, it's negative, right?"
I looked at it, said "erm, it looks positive to me."
I put my mask on. Five minutes later, the testing card showed a clear positive band, as positive as a proton. And I ran away from him. :p

I tested everyday after that, luckily all negative.
 
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I know many who haven't reported their infection, which makes me doubt the statistics.
It is an issue even for those who want to report, as to do that requires a NHS test number, home-kit doesn't seem to be accepted. So one has to order a NHS kit. Some people don't bother I guess, as it makes no much difference to them.
 
Hope everyone who has it is feeling better soon, not nice. I'd say my experience was roughly what Mark describes and am relieved there have been no longer term effects...

I note Hackney Council are still running a mobile test centre in Clissold Pk. I don't know if that is gov money or their own initiative.
 
I note Hackney Council are still running a mobile test centre in Clissold Pk. I don't know if that is gov money or their own initiative.

I think those are part of the £37bn Test and Trace that regularly gets thrown about. Saw lateral flow tests in B&M recently at £4 each retail. Makes you wonder what the government paid (with bespoke packaging etc)
 
They are still (or were a week ago) handing them out for free in Clissold Park (you can get 2 boxes) so one can stockpile a bit. 4 quid each seems ridiculous to me.
 
Saw lateral flow tests in B&M recently at £4 each retail. Makes you wonder what the government paid (with bespoke packaging etc)
I am quite curious about the break down number for that £2bn monthly cost claim. £2bn sounds quite expensive. It should include PCR test, and PCR test (including human labor) costs much more than LF test. How much they can save by charging LF test home kit?
 
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well be it the red wine consumption (perhaps it was the extra couple of sips sent over at lunch?) the efficacy of the vaccines or something else, I remain resolutely and blessedly covid free. I fervently hope to stay that way.
Have you already had covid, Chris?

My symptoms are still worsening, sore throat and generally feeling a bit grotty, perhaps a mild headache. Not much like a cold though. Sonia has a full on sore throat today.
 
I guess I'm cured, finally, after well over a month being "recovered". I was finally able to run 100 meters to catch a bus that arrived early to its stop. My covid experience itself wasn't too bad: flu and fever but nothing worse than that after two shots. But I was very tired and got out of breath quickly during recovery. If normally 7,5h sleep is what I need, I suddenly needed 12-14h. If pre-'rona I mostly moved with a bicycle (averaging 1,5h-2h / day no problem), after the 'rona I couldn't even climb a flight of stairs without taking a break half way. I'm now hoping that spring in a couple weeks will mean that I can start biking again.
 
I think those are part of the £37bn Test and Trace that regularly gets thrown about. Saw lateral flow tests in B&M recently at £4 each retail. Makes you wonder what the government paid (with bespoke packaging etc)
You would imagine less in more recent times with such good availability but who knows. I’m sure I saw a deal go through and calculated it at £1.80 - £2-50 but then there will be postage costs on top, though I may have made that up.
 
I am quite curious about the break down number for that £2bn monthly cost claim. £2bn sounds quite expensive. It should include PCR test, and PCR test (including human labor) costs much more than LF test. How much they can save by charging LF test home kit?
Yes I wondered that also. At the peak Royal Mail we’re doing 900k test per day so allowing for Sundays perhaps 5 million per week. Pharmacies also had 5 million to 10 million per week at one point around Dec and New Year.
Add PCR onto that then which is currently around 1 million per week ?. 120K - 200K per day over recent weeks.
 
I am quite curious about the break down number for that £2bn monthly cost claim. £2bn sounds quite expensive.
More than "quite expensive" IMO - It's literally incredible - a spending at the rate of around 10% of the total for the Department of Health and Social Care, which is roughly £200bn per annum.

Any tenuously related expense must have been bundled into that £2bn, and any potential saving from people testing themselves ignored. I wonder for example if it includes lost work because people tested positive?
 
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I guess I'm cured, finally, after well over a month being "recovered". I was finally able to run 100 meters to catch a bus that arrived early to its stop. My covid experience itself wasn't too bad: flu and fever but nothing worse than that after two shots. But I was very tired and got out of breath quickly during recovery. If normally 7,5h sleep is what I need, I suddenly needed 12-14h. If pre-'rona I mostly moved with a bicycle (averaging 1,5h-2h / day no problem), after the 'rona I couldn't even climb a flight of stairs without taking a break half way. I'm now hoping that spring in a couple weeks will mean that I can start biking again.
Sorry to hear. How long has it been since the covid? Have you seen a doctor to check lung and cardio capacity?
 
It is an issue even for those who want to report, as to do that requires a NHS test number, home-kit doesn't seem to be accepted. So one has to order a NHS kit. Some people don't bother I guess, as it makes no much difference to them.
Just got an email from NHS, actually we CAN report LFT result here using your NHS log-in:
 
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