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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by tex View Post

    No, Coronaviruses have been around for a long time, Covid 19 is a particularly nasty strain of CV, uncommon until recently.
    As early as 1980 it was mentioned in the Times archive.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by tex View Post

    George, have you so far CHOSEN not to have the jab or have you been low down on the priority list?
    I haven't chosen not to, but I am in touch with my GP surgery to get information - I believe that there are people who are of higher priority than myself, but that doesn't mean to say that it isn't a priority. My lifestyle has changed so much in the past 18 months or so which means that I don't go out as often as I used to - travelling to a covid vaccine site wherever it is can be an experience. I hope that I can have it done at my GP surgery as if feels familiar to myself.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by HG View Post

    It doesn't give you immunity, hopefully it makes the symptoms less serious.
    At least it's something positive about it.

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  • tex
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    Originally posted by amethyst View Post

    A shortened version
    No, Coronaviruses have been around for a long time, Covid 19 is a particularly nasty strain of CV, uncommon until recently.

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  • tex
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    After a lengthy telephone conversation with a friend yesterday evening, I am going to bow to the inevitable and plan to get my first jab - I have emailed my local GP surgery to see if they can do it there, or whether they can tell me where the nearest vaccine jab site is. I am going to Liverpool over the August Bank Holiday weekend so I feel pressured into getting on with it at last.
    George, have you so far CHOSEN not to have the jab or have you been low down on the priority list?

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  • HG
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post

    but at the end of the day, being immune is better than getting it.
    It doesn't give you immunity, hopefully it makes the symptoms less serious.

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  • HG
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    Originally posted by amethyst View Post

    How did you both catch it?
    Either from son's nursery or a shopping trip she did. She got it first and then me.

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  • amethyst
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    Originally posted by HG View Post
    Despite being double vaxxed both me and Mrs have caught Covid, fairly minor symptoms so far. Worst thing is I'm now confined to the house for nearly 2 weeks with 2 kids.
    How did you both catch it?

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by HG View Post
    Despite being double vaxxed both me and Mrs have caught Covid, fairly minor symptoms so far. Worst thing is I'm now confined to the house for nearly 2 weeks with 2 kids.
    I am grateful for the feedback, HG - I am obviously interested in how others have reacted after having the vaccine. My friend had a very numb arm after having her first one a couple of months ago - I hope that it isn't a case of "out of the frying pan" when it comes to having the jab, but at the end of the day, being immune is better than getting it.

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  • HG
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    Despite being double vaxxed both me and Mrs have caught Covid, fairly minor symptoms so far. Worst thing is I'm now confined to the house for nearly 2 weeks with 2 kids.

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  • amethyst
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    After a lengthy telephone conversation with a friend yesterday evening, I am going to bow to the inevitable and plan to get my first jab - I have emailed my local GP surgery to see if they can do it there, or whether they can tell me where the nearest vaccine jab site is. I am going to Liverpool over the August Bank Holiday weekend so I feel pressured into getting on with it at last.
    Good for you George

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  • George 1978
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    After a lengthy telephone conversation with a friend yesterday evening, I am going to bow to the inevitable and plan to get my first jab - I have emailed my local GP surgery to see if they can do it there, or whether they can tell me where the nearest vaccine jab site is. I am going to Liverpool over the August Bank Holiday weekend so I feel pressured into getting on with it at last.

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  • Cartimand
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    Originally posted by beccabear67 View Post
    My understanding is that the Pfizer vaccine is more artificial or synthetic than the Moderna one, so people who might not tolerate it (I have an allergy to latex rubber and wonder if I might be one) might be fine with the other(s). I do trust Pfizer, am on a medication they make for years now and have no complaints.

    We watched the 20:00 news on France 2 tonight.
    One very interesting fact to emerge was that, to prevent serious illness after contracting the predominant Covid infection, the Pfizer vaccine is, by some margin, the least effective, with only a 78% efficacity,
    Astra-Zeneca is some 10% better, but the Moderna vaccine, at 96% effectiveness is apparently the pick of the bunch.
    This news must be somewhat embarrassing for President Macron, who was rubbishing the AZ vaccine not so long ago!
    I'm glad we had the AZ one!

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by amethyst View Post

    Get rid of it for good
    Exactly.

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  • amethyst
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post

    If only we could shorten the virus itself.
    Get rid of it for good

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