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Re: Chinese Virus

Post by maz » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:20 am

:shock: :shock: :lol:
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Re: Chinese Virus

Post by Janey Dal » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:57 pm

So just to really put the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons - a hospital doctor who is a relative of a member of my staff has had COVID (confirmed by a positive test) and subsequently recovered.

When he returned to work he was put on the COVID ward because they thought he would be bulletproof. He has tested positive again 6 weeks later :( . He has slightly different symptoms: the first time was respiratory symptoms, this time it is more gastro problems. The hospital have got a specialist immunology team involved to see if they can work out why he has caught it a second time within such a short timeframe.

I don't want to alarm anybody because there has been a suggestion that the viral load is commensurate with the severity of your symptoms and also that your immunity from these type of viruses is lower if you have had the virus than if you have been immunised against it.

Nonetheless it is not what anybody wants to hear. I am advising you of this simply so that you continue to take precautions and don't assume that if somebody has had it they can't get it again.

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Re: Chinese Virus

Post by maz » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:17 pm

That is very sad Jane, I hope the doctor recovers well this time and becomes properly immune. Yes, there is so much the experts don't yet know or understand about the virus. I had heard that some were testing positive again, though of course we don't know how many as they won't re-test everyone and unless they have actual symptoms you might not ever know. That of course is another issue that many can be positive and not have symptoms. Great for them, but not for the hundreds of contacts they will have. John was just saying they don't know how long it takes for people to gain immunity, when they do, how long for, and indeed if they will in the first place. Time will tell, but still scary till we get a successful vaccine.
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Re: Chinese Virus

Post by paul...m » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:05 am

isn't cold sores a virus once you have had it it lurks about then strikes again or am I wrong again .

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Post by maz » Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:13 am

You are correct Paul, and is something I hadn't thought of as far as Covid-19 goes. Let's hope that isn't the case.

I have had cold sores for as long as I can remember and can go for years without a cold sore and then......boom. My mother had them and must have passed the virus on to me when I was a baby, no doubt from kissing me when she had a sore (Though I can't ever remember her kissing me, lips or anywhere :lol: ) I never kissed my babies/small children on their lips for that reason, I didn't want to pass it on, and none of them have the cold sore virus.
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Re: Chinese Virus

Post by Janey Dal » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:36 pm

I am also of the mindset that this will not go away until there is a vaccine. That’s pretty depressing to be honest.

But we are where we are and we have to deal with it.

To add insult to injury I had a text message to say my Amazon account had been hacked. Luckily Amazon clocked it and I was able to stop any transactions. However, the hacker was from Wuhan province. How bloody rude is THAT? haven’t they done enough damage? :lol: :lol:

Sadly I am finding that many people, who I would say under normal circumstances are not in the least racist, are really angry at China. And I will admit to being one of them. They had plenty of warnings about their lifestyle with the previous 2 viruses which ended up being fairly benign.

This one is a step too far.

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Re: Chinese Virus

Post by maz » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:48 am

It is ok to be angry at the Chinese rulers, I am, and I think much of the Western world is and I don't call that being racist. But it is not ok to abuse the Chinese in our country(or anywhere), or go and damage property etc. There was a Chinese practice nurse on the news yesterday who had had abuse. Just not on. That is racism and needs to stop.
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Post by Janey Dal » Sat May 02, 2020 4:02 pm

Absolutely! I agree 100%.

I do fear a backlash though from the ignorant. I only hope our government has the guts to challenge trade agreements once this has calmed down.

Probably not but I do think people will vote with their feet. I personally would be happy to avoid buying Chinese products if that is a way of making them realise that if they want to be a world power they need to make some changes. If we all did it across the world then their economy would crash.

I do wonder if they are embarrassed? :lol:

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Re: Chinese Virus

Post by paul...m » Sun May 03, 2020 5:23 am

Stop buying Chinese products may as well go back to the dark ages loads of things have a little sticker "made in China" . All the fish and chip shops apart from 2 around here are run by Chinese .

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Re: Chinese Virus

Post by maz » Sun May 03, 2020 9:23 am

I think we could begin to manufacture more things in our own country. We do import so much, and yes much is needed, but a lot is complete and utter rubbish. I will be looking at where items are manufactured in future, though of course Chinese stuff is often necessary and cheap. But we don't need all the plastic rubbish they manufacture.
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Re: Chinese Virus

Post by Janey Dal » Sun May 03, 2020 11:25 am

I see Trump is up to his usual shenanigans! :evil:

Last week it was injecting yourself with bleach :roll: . This week he is insisting that the virus was manufactured in a laboratory. He is beyond idiotic!

It has been proven that it comes from bats. The trouble is that so many Americans are uneducated that they are likely to believe him.

I remember him saying some months ago that the people in the UK loved him. Goodness only knows who he was talking to :shock: . I’d find him funny if he weren’t so bloody dangerous.

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Re: Chinese Virus

Post by maz » Mon May 04, 2020 10:23 am

But it is suspicious that the virus was found just a few miles away from the virus laboratory :wink: But I agree, it will be the bats. They need to stop eating these wild animals. I am not going to eat any more bats.
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Re: Chinese Virus

Post by Janey Dal » Mon May 04, 2020 11:54 am

:lol: :lol: Good plan Marilyn! I’ve stopped eating them too. A shame because they were rather tasty :shock: :shock: .

Seriously what would you WANT to eat a bat? Are they a delicacy or is it that there is not enough other food? Having watched programmes on the TV as to what the Chinese people eat it is quite disturbing.

Toads are included :shock: :shock: . Until they change their disgusting gastronomic choices I am voting with my feet and won’t buy anything that is manufactured in China.

And no by the way I won’t eat frog’s legs either :lol: :lol: . What’s wrong with chicken and beef? :roll: :roll:

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Re: Chinese Virus

Post by paul..m » Thu May 07, 2020 2:05 pm

Had a mate who used to work for fire brigade in London got a call to a flooded basement next to a Chinese . They said any drowned rats they would pay him for .
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Re: Chinese Virus

Post by maz » Thu May 07, 2020 8:30 pm

^^^ :shock: :shock: :shock: ^^^
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