Coronavirus

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Coronavirus - The Poll

  1. Not had test

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  2. Tested negative

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  3. Tested positive

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  1. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    Ah, apologies; I didn’t know that. I was under the impression that it had to be both parents.

    I was merely using my own school as an example, where the percentage of students in school is apparently incredibly low (i.e. well under 10%); I appreciate that I am in secondary school/sixth form, however, and the situation is probably very different in primary school, where the students probably need far more care than those in secondary school.

    Out of interest, are you a primary school teacher or secondary school teacher?
     
  2. Pleasure Beach Valhalla

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    From what i've seen in America Biden and Harris nd a few others have had the vaccine! Highest deaths since April recorded today over 1,000
     
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    It returns...

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    The rules are here

    It was a really tough decision sending the kids back to school today. I am not 100% sure its the right thing, just like I was not 100% sure it was the right thing to keep the kids at home last time (The eldest went back for the last two weeks of the first lockdown for two days). We are not sending them on Friday, and I have taken half a days leave for the next six weeks so we can share looking after them while they do their online learning. I felt guilty for not sending them to school last time, and now I feel guilty for sending them to school.

    It was certainly not made any easier by the government.

    Home schooling is really difficult to do at the same time as working, its like trying to do two jobs at the same time. During the first lockdown, I often found myself not working during the day and then having to catch up with hours in the evenings. As the weeks went on, it ended up with the kids doing less and less Joe Wicks and spending more and more time on the iPad which is not ideal and makes you feel like a bad parent. Everyone at work was really good about it, but its not ideal, and you still feel like you need to do your hours. I do feel for parents who both work, and are not critical workers, and have to help with the home schooling. The stress and exhaustion of it all is not a nice place to be.

    Our school feels like it was a lot more prepared this time round, with school being more like school, rather than "youtube school where you can wear your merch" as our eldest described it I did mention she spends to much time on YouTube above. Not sure how the youngest will get on with the zoom lessons, but hopefully the older one will manage better as she has spent a lot of time using FaceTime to keep in touch with her friends.

    Schools are very much not closed, and to all the teachers and staff who work at schools to keep them open, thank you for doing a brilliant job. You work is very much appreciated by us and I wish their was something more I could do to support you all.
     
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    Primary, in a deprived area.

    Our school will be fuller than most.

    But it is by no means an outlier.
     
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    How is the LF testing going in your education establishment.



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    It isn't.
     
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    Let's clap for all heros *who other than NHS workers have been told not to expect a pay rise in line with inflation for the foreseeable as a reward. Yeah, clapping will make up for it. No.


    I know we've had issues at work with the education authority putting up resistance to accommodating some staffs children when they've clearly had no choice but to send them in. I imagine that's a good indication they have more attending than they really want.
     
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  11. Dave

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    That’s encouraging, with the volume of people already infected on top of those getting vaccinated we might have a hope of some infection suppression this year.
     
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    Two family members have received their Pfizer vaccine. My dear grandmother in her 90s with cancer, has had both her doses (within the three week window). Another family member in their 60s who works in a hospital has had their first today and has been given an appointment in mid-March for their second.

    Things are moving along, suspect they can get quicker and they likely will as things fall into place.
     
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    My mum received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, and she’s without doubt our closest link to COVID at the moment (she works in a hospital, whereas me and my dad are both at home currently), so once her immunity builds, our family should be reasonably safe, to a degree.

    I’m glad to see so many others receiving vaccine doses too; the vaccine rollout should only accelerate in the coming weeks, what with the AstraZeneca vaccine as well as the new mega vaccination centres that Boris unveiled today!
     
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    Great to hear this guys! My Nana has had her 2 doses of Pfizer's finest recently too!
     
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    Yes they are moving quickly. I can not say much however there is a lot of people having/had vaccinators training.

    Logistics are falling nicely into place. And i have seen some vaccination centres have been announced on the bbc news.


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    Quite sobering to think that the number of deaths announced in the UK today is more than all deaths in Australia throughout the pandemic.
     
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    But surely taken with a pinch of salt? the way the countries are recording deaths all vary
     
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    Sure, it's not like for like by country and even if it was, the circumstances of population, density, age profile etc all play varying roles.

    Australia's method for certifying Covid deaths isn't too dissimilar to ours, as best as I can tell from the data here.
     
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    Ive given up with that side of it, its all headline grabbing and a lot of people i know fall for it :(
     
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    On a brighter note, Moderna’s vaccine has been approved in the UK, meaning that we now have 3 vaccines to use.
     
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