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  1. We had flights rolled over from Spain last summer to this one but took the decision a couple of weeks ago to book a couple of weeks away in the UK instead. When the flights for next year open we'll hopefully move them again. It was a combination of factors for us. The risk of going somewhere and then either being locked down there or on return. The fact that we didn't really fancy being somewhere quite hot and being in a situation where you have to wear masks on the beach. Also, we had a really nice time in the UK last year, went somewhere we probably would never have gone to. yes, this may ha
  2. So myself and three colleagues had our second dose of Pfizer yesterday morning. I’m fine other than a sore arm that kept me awake when I rolled over on to it. Pretty much the same affects as the first shot and still managed my early morning 8k run. one of my colleagues has had to take the day off though with flu like symptoms. She had the same reaction to the first shot but was also had a bad reaction to Covid a few months ago. The other two are fine but just moaning 🙂
  3. So second dose is booked in for Monday. I’ll let you know how I feel come Tuesday
  4. Will do. We haven’t got dates yet but I’m hoping it’s soon.
  5. Had the Pfizer one back in December. Sore arm 24 hours later that hurt if I slept on it. No headaches, fatigue or other symptoms. Colleagues all said the same
  6. Glad I'm not the only one thinking his voice sounds like Jarvis. I really like it, listened to it a few times now and it really grows
  7. That the kent strain is developing a mutation similar to the Brazilian one whereby the spike protein is altered. I think
  8. We have army medics working alongside us at the minute actually to help staff our expanded ITU's. Some of their senior medics are very skilled and still work in the NHS alongside their army commitments. They could easily have helped staff the Nightinglaes if needed but they really were never set up to provide the correct kind of care. The fact they didn't have the facilities to perform a tracheotomy is very telling.
  9. I'm glad a decision has been made and we can move on. It does feel like the goalposts are constantly being moved and there was no chance of a festival in 2021 being like that in 2019. It has to be all or nothing with Glastonbury and here's hoping all will be good in 2022
  10. I guess if you have a GP surgery that has got through their entire over 80's it makes sense to start the invites to the next group otherwise you're just waiting? And Eastbourne in East sussex is know for it's elderly population so it's going to take longer?
  11. Very true. We’re 45% up on last March for number of inpatients. Going to take a couple of weeks to plateau I think.
  12. Hospital admissions haven’t been updated since the 7th though I think?
  13. with us it's mostly because the people vaccinating are volunteering away from their normal day jobs. Off duty docs, office based nurses and there's just more of these people around during the week.
  14. Thank you. I had the first shot of the Pfizer vaccine on Christmas Eve, it was a nice early Christmas present. It has provided myself and colleagues who've had it with some sense of relief which is needed right now. I've always tried to remain optimistic and I can see a point next summer where we'll be back at the pub without a substantial meal and meeting friends and family again. I do have a hunch that we won't be at the farm in June though, not so much that it won't be safe then but it's too much of a gamble to proceed with all the build up work right now. But that's off topic a bit and ha
  15. Haven't dropped by here in ages. My view from ITU in a large central london hospital is that patient numbers have doubled in the past week and we're on a par with the last peak. It's different to march in that we know how to treat it better so more people are in HDU beds rather that ITU but are staying longer. About a third less invasively ventilated patients than at that time. If you walk round the rest of the hospital it does look quite because of the cancelled elective services and lack of visitors. It's amazing how many people just wonder the hospital at normal times. Also seems to be more
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