Coronavirus

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Coronavirus - The Poll

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  3. Tested positive

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  1. rob666

    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    Some cruise companies are already insisting on vaccination I think.
    Saga for one.
     
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    As we’ve been discussing the increase in cases on the Zoe app the past few days you may notice an email today coming from them saying they have revised the figures for the past week downwards as they think they have been over counting.
     
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  3. Danza91

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    Businesses will probably insist on 'vaccine passports' in time, however, personally I think it's unlikely it'll be enforced.

    I've been to countries which require you to have certain jabs and never have I been asked for proof upon arrival. Maybe it's only if you've come from a particularly high risk country.
     
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    So Scotland have unveiled their timetable for easing lockdown and it's completely different to England. People can meet outdoors earlier (two weeks before England) and restaurants, shops and pubs are opening potentially on April 26th (three weeks before England). There's also no five week gap between the changes.

    I'm not sure all this disparity between the four nations helps, and I can't help but feel some nationalism plays a part in this.

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    Source: BBC News
     
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  5. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    On a more positive note to do with cases and concerns they’re rising, today’s number was the lowest number of lab-recorded cases since 2nd October, at 8,489, and below 10,000 for the first time I can remember for a while: https://apple.news/Ait4qs4ETTB6K-x7N3ELAZA

    Especially given that today’s a Tuesday, when things are often higher due to the reporting lag over the weekend, it would appear that cases are still very much falling, in terms of a national picture!

    Let’s see how low they can fall before the first lockdown easing occurs on 8th March; that’s still nearly 2 weeks away yet, so there’s still time for further decrease.
     
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    It's probably also their prize for being grown up and their leader actually showing some leadership skills by 'cancelling Xmas' which probably lessened the spread of the virus a bit. I'm assuming they weren't allowed to visit each other as freely over Xmas in the same way that we were in England?
     
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    Im fairly sure that the rules over Xmas were very similar, Scotland or Wales haven’t faired particularly much better than England which given their population density they should of.
    I’m all for criticism of Boris Johnson and his government’s handling but wee Jimmy and Adolf Drayford haven’t exactly done much better despite playing politics from day one.
     
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    I genuinely don't really know, but just remember her saying before Xmas to the press that Xmas was pretty much cancelled in Scotland. If I got it wrong and she didn't follow through on her words then I humbly accept I was mistaken :)
     
  9. Matt N

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    It would seem that the theory about anyone with autism being put into group 6 may have been correct, because despite being under 18, I’ve today had a phonecall asking me to book a coronavirus vaccine!

    I haven’t booked it just yet, but I definitely intend to book it once I can determine a good time.

    I’ll be honest; even though I know the vaccine is completely, 100% safe, and I definitely intend to get it, I’m a tiny bit nervous. It’s probably just because I haven’t really had that many vaccinations before (only the usual childhood ones and a meningitis jab when I was 14), and I’m not really sure what to expect.
     
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    I think you can thank BBC DJ Jo Whiley for that!
    All adults on GP learning disability register will get vaccine priority (msn.com)
     
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    I’ve now got an appointment booked to have my first dose on Monday 8th March. I’m not 100% sure which vaccine I’m having, but based on the vaccination schedule on my local vaccination centre’s website, I think I might be having the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

    I’m feeling mixed emotions; I’m looking forward to getting a fairly substantial level of protection from COVID fairly soon, but I’ll admit I’m also a little bit nervous at the same time, as I’m not really sure what to expect, and also a little bit guilty, as I feel like there are so many more people who are more in need of a vaccine than me.

    I suppose anyone who gets jabbed makes the path to normality come a little bit sooner for all of us, however!

    I’ll admit I wasn’t expecting to get the call so soon; I’m not even 18 yet. I thought the minimum age was 18, but the JCVI threshold is apparently 16. I’ve heard varying things; some saying 18 and others saying 16. Judging by the fact my GP called me, I’m guessing it’s 16...
     
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    Out of interest, is it true that the two different vaccines are licensed for use in different age groups? I could have sworn I heard that the Pfizer vaccine was licensed for anyone over 16, while the AstraZeneca vaccine is only licensed in those over 18, but I’m not 100% sure.

    I was only wondering because that could potentially affect which vaccine I’m getting, as I fall between 16 and 18.
     
  15. spinba11

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    Don’t worry Matt, the first jab only puts the chip in, the 2nd jab turns it on


    Disclaimer, it’s a joke and I don’t believe the conspiracy theory.
     
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    As far as I’m aware both vaccines are only approved for adults so 18+... but I could be wrong.
     
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    The vaccine schedule for the UK has Group 6 as including people ages 16-65 in an at-risk group, if that's any help.
     
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  18. TPJames

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    Sorry @Matt N, I’m talking nonsense. The Pfizer is approved for 16+.

    I don’t know about AZ though. The WHO and Eu only recommend for over 18 so I would assume it’s similar in the uk?
     
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  19. Craig

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    The AstraZeneca one is only authorised for over 18's in the current Patient Group Direction, with the Pfizer one being mentioned as an alternative for those 16-18 (see the footnotes on page 8).
     
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