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2 hours ago, zero000 said:

Completely anecdotal but I don’t think the reduced isolation requirements are going to help very much with the staffing issues. I know 3 people who had covid over Xmas. All were double vaccinated or boosted and in their mid 20s / early 30s and all were still testing positive on LFTs at day 9/10 despite being asymptomatic at that point. 

I'm on day 8 and still testing positive so I'm stuck doing the full ten days as I expect most will.

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12 minutes ago, Gilgamesh69 said:

So what's happening then? Last I heard, there wasn't going to be any new restrictions before the New Year, but we're there now so... are we expecting an announcement soon?

Reviewed tomorrow but no changes expected except for less PCR testing for travel

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My girlfriend (boosted) has tested positive on a LFT with a bit of a sore throat. One of her mates caught it on NYE so we think it’s from there. I live with her and have spent every day with her since and I have done a negative lat flow (including throat swab). This happened last Christmas too and I didn’t catch it despite her and all of my family having it. How does this happen? 

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28 minutes ago, hodgey123 said:

My girlfriend (boosted) has tested positive on a LFT with a bit of a sore throat. One of her mates caught it on NYE so we think it’s from there. I live with her and have spent every day with her since and I have done a negative lat flow (including throat swab). This happened last Christmas too and I didn’t catch it despite her and all of my family having it. How does this happen? 

You got it and was asymptomatic and then gave it her.  So when you did the test it had already passed through.

The presumption it was from the party may well be wrong.

Just one possible route.  

Maybe the LFT didn't detect it.  Maybe you didn't do the test properly.  Maybe you have natural immunity from previous cornovirus infections.  Maybe your one of the lucky ones who immune system dealt with it without a vaccine.

 

Lots of possibilities 

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3 minutes ago, Barry Fish said:

You got it and was asymptomatic and then gave it her.  So when you did the test it had already passed through.

The presumption it was from the party may well be wrong.

Just one possible route.  

Maybe the LFT didn't detect it.  Maybe you didn't do the test properly.  Maybe you have natural immunity from previous cornovirus infections.  Maybe your one of the lucky ones who immune system dealt with it without a vaccine.

 

Lots of possibilities 

Yeah just assumed she had it from the party given it had a confirmed case and other attendees feel a bit iffy since, but as you say the possibilities are virtually limitless. I have also had 3 vaccines for what it’s worth! I had a runny nose last week but tested daily and again negative throughout. 

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1 hour ago, Barry Fish said:

Scotland setting new Infection records.  Bet they are glad they imposed extra restrictions.

I was out having a drink with a couple of friends after Christmas. We were in a bar and whilst one of my friends was at the toilet a Scottish guy approached two of us pretty drunk to ask us which were the best bars in town as he'd decided on a jolly south to beat the restrictions.

3 days later me and my mate who he approached have tested positive whilst the one who was at the toilet negative. That's why they need more restrictions I guess.

I'm only double jabbed but just a stuffy nose thankfully.

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2 minutes ago, lost said:

I was out having a drink with a couple of friends after Christmas. We were in a bar and whilst one of my friends was at the toilet a Scottish guy approached two of us pretty drunk to ask us which were the best bars in town as he'd decided on a jolly south to beat the restrictions.

3 days later me and my mate who he approached have tested positive whilst the one who was at the toilet negative. That's why they need more restrictions I guess.

Oh dear lord.... 

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17 minutes ago, hodgey123 said:

Yeah just assumed she had it from the party given it had a confirmed case and other attendees feel a bit iffy since, but as you say the possibilities are virtually limitless. I have also had 3 vaccines for what it’s worth! I had a runny nose last week but tested daily and again negative throughout. 

I was ill last week but when I got home new years eve I tested negative.

I think they have over stated the if you have a cold it's probably covid thing.

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1 hour ago, hodgey123 said:

My girlfriend (boosted) has tested positive on a LFT with a bit of a sore throat. One of her mates caught it on NYE so we think it’s from there. I live with her and have spent every day with her since and I have done a negative lat flow (including throat swab). This happened last Christmas too and I didn’t catch it despite her and all of my family having it. How does this happen? 

Covid sort of isn't worth analysing in this respect as it's never a certainty that it's going to infect you at any time. I have heard of countless examples in my social group where one person in a couple is positive and the other doesn't get it at all, despite living/sleeping together. Same with kids who bring it home only ever infecting one parent. It's just the luck of the draw sometimes.

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1 hour ago, jannybruck said:

Covid sort of isn't worth analysing in this respect as it's never a certainty that it's going to infect you at any time. I have heard of countless examples in my social group where one person in a couple is positive and the other doesn't get it at all, despite living/sleeping together. Same with kids who bring it home only ever infecting one parent. It's just the luck of the draw sometimes.

Yeah I agree just find it strange, particularly given how infectious Omicron particularly is. Maybe I’ll test positive later this week. 

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6 hours ago, zahidf said:

Sounds proportionate

https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/just-one-scottish-omicron-patient-22629607?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

 

Just one Scottish Omicron patient required intensive care treatment in last five weeks

Is that true? I assume that person recovered as well? So noone has died of Omicron covid in the past 5 weeks in Scotland, is that what this is saying? Or people have died from covid but they didnt know they were had the Omicron variant? So they all died from other variants or other causes (after a positive covid test). I would be interested to see the data behind that headline

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3 hours ago, jannybruck said:

Covid sort of isn't worth analysing in this respect as it's never a certainty that it's going to infect you at any time. I have heard of countless examples in my social group where one person in a couple is positive and the other doesn't get it at all, despite living/sleeping together. Same with kids who bring it home only ever infecting one parent. It's just the luck of the draw sometimes.

Yeah it sometimes just doesn't make any sense. Me and the girlfriend got ill on the same day after a day at Leeds fest, same symptoms (normal cold) and only got picked up as covid when she did a lateral flow ahead of a festival - mine was negative but i wasn't as bad illness wise. By the time the PCR arrived I was pretty much fighting fit and she had a regular flu type thing - she was positive i was negative. Baffling really. Must've kicked it quick before it became a problem

One thing that did impress me was that her LFTs went negative as she felt better so made me trust them more

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26 minutes ago, hodgey123 said:

It’s also not new and was discovered before Omicron. It couldn’t out-compete Delta and won’t Omicron either, but Feigl-Ding will chuck some emojis about and whip up some hysteria! 

Oh for sure. Anything to keep the scare stories going

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Listening to the BBC news this morning saying the kids will "need" a negative test to get back into school.

Its utter bullshit...  Its not a requirement so why say it is ? 

I haven't given permission for my kid to be tested.  She doesn't want to be tested unless she feels unwell and that is fair enough.  Also they interview the hand full of kids who happy to wear a mask.  Vast majority of kids in my wifes schools hates wearing them and she spends the whole day shouting pull your mask up lol.

Why does the news (typically moslty the BBC) feel the need to paint false pictures ?

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17 minutes ago, zahidf said:

The models were over pessimistic??? Surely not

 

I was reading about this last night and how yet again the models have been proven to be utterly wrong.  Their defence is behavioural change but that means at best the modelling is being used to scare monger.  I don't think people did change their behaviour all that much from the people I know.  Most people did Christmas / New Year as they wanted too in England.

Has the modelling at any point during the pandemic been proven to be right now ?  

We did a full lockdown for the first set of modelling so we will never know on that one.  People have pointed out that because we locked down so late during  the first wave the peak of the first wave may have already passed rendering the first and original lockdown pointless.

Every set of modelling since seems to have totally overstated the potential number of cases / hospitalisations and deaths.

Its very hard to put any trust into this modelling now at all.

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10 hours ago, hodgey123 said:

It’s also not new and was discovered before Omicron. It couldn’t out-compete Delta and won’t Omicron either, but Feigl-Ding will chuck some emojis about and whip up some hysteria! 

That guy is a total disgrace and I don’t know how he can sleep at night. I genuinely loathe him so much. It’s so transparent he’s using the pandemic to speed hysteria and gain a following. Disgraceful.

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