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Message 2108469 - Posted: 13 Oct 2022, 19:23:33 UTC
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At 11:30 AM I got my seasonal flu shot and a Phizer bi -valent covid booster, woo hoo!
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Message 2108522 - Posted: 14 Oct 2022, 16:49:04 UTC - in response to Message 2108469.  

Good going and very good to be fully boosted!


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Message 2108524 - Posted: 14 Oct 2022, 16:57:30 UTC

Meanwhile... In the real world, no surprises:


Covid cases rise as one in 37 has virus in UK
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... it was "particularly worrying" that the number of infected older people was rising "because they are the age group that are likely to get severe Covid and go to hospital."

She said people over 50 should be encouraged to get their boosters to protect them and help prevent them ending up in hospital, but also to protect the NHS from pressures that are likely to get worse over the winter...


One in 20 suffer long-term Covid effects...
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... those who were vaccinated before becoming unwell appeared to be protected from some long-term symptoms.

The most reported symptoms included breathlessness, chest pain, palpitations, and confusion or "brain fog"...

... Long Covid was more likely in those with pre-existing physical and mental health problems, such as a respiratory disease or depression...



Reading elsewhere, I've seen figures quoted from 1-in-10 to 1-in-20 for "Long Covid" depending on area and for how persisting symptoms are listed.

Note also that over half the population already have pre-existing health problems!



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Message 2108525 - Posted: 14 Oct 2022, 17:07:07 UTC

Meanwhile for just one consequence:


Fewer ops being done as NHS waiting list hits seven million
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... analysis shows the rise is being driven by the inability of hospitals to get back to full strength rather than lots more demand.

Hospitals are carrying out 12% fewer operations and treatments than they were before the pandemic.

Surgeons said it was really frustrating as operating theatres were not being used due to a lack of beds and staff...

... "Without treatment, the health of patients can deteriorate.

"Not only do we need to get back to where we were before the pandemic, we need to do more if we are going to tackle the backlog."...

... The struggle to return services to full strength is why the backlog is growing, because the number of new referrals for treatment has not actually gone up above its average before the start of the pandemic...


Public responds to NHS amber alert over donor blood stocks
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The blood-donation service has been inundated with offers of help after putting out an alert, on Wednesday, warning NHS stocks were running critically low in England...

... The NHS usually has six days' worth of blood to use for operations and transfusions but levels are currently due to fall below two...

... Blood supplies have been challenging since the Covid pandemic, because of staff shortages and sickness, and a change in people's behaviour...

... "This is an amazing response from the public and we have been reminded in the last 24 hours of the incredible goodwill and spirit of the public towards helping patients in times of great difficulty,"...



When do we rescue our health service?

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Message 2108528 - Posted: 14 Oct 2022, 17:19:29 UTC - in response to Message 2108522.  

Yep i'm a vaxer because I belive in the germ theory unlike some others, do they have a death wish?
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Message 2108541 - Posted: 14 Oct 2022, 20:19:29 UTC

A recall on E. coli concerns hit Aldi stores in Florida, Texas and 34 other states.

..The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli infections linked to Earth Grown frozen falafel sold at Aldi stores — including two in Florida.

The FDA’s recall alert listed state counts but not store locations.

There have been 20 illnesses and five hospitalizations related to the consumption of the Earth Grown falafel brand purchased as of Oct. 7, according to the notice. The last illness was reported on Sept. 23.

Based on epidemiological information provided by CDC and interviews conducted by state and local public health officials, of 18 people interviewed, 15 reported shopping at Aldi stores. Among these 15 people who reported shopping at the Aldis, six reported eating Earth Grown brand frozen falafel that they bought at Aldi in the week before they got sick.

On Oct. 6, Cuisine Innovations, the manufacturer of Earth Grown frozen falafel, voluntarily recalled its packages. Recalled products include Earth Grown vegan traditional falafel and garlic and herb falafel distributed and sold exclusively by Aldi.

The stores pulled Earth Grown frozen falafel from its shelves, according to the FDA...
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Message 2108586 - Posted: 15 Oct 2022, 19:03:10 UTC

It has been 2 days since I got my bi-valent covid booster and I question if it is working. I have yet to become magnetic much less metalic.
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Message 2108591 - Posted: 15 Oct 2022, 20:15:57 UTC - in response to Message 2108586.  

You might be one of those that were given the anti-magnet version, you'll know if you suddenly find yourself being propelled backwards out of a door with neither mechanical or human interaction.
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Message 2108597 - Posted: 15 Oct 2022, 21:24:35 UTC - in response to Message 2108591.  

I should consult with Q about that.
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Message 2108608 - Posted: 16 Oct 2022, 0:50:09 UTC - in response to Message 2108334.  

Covid?! That's a nothing in the scheme of things...

Strangely enough... (Or not...)

See:

Eating well and avoiding the news gave the best mental health outcomes during COVID

Good exercise helps also.


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Message 2108623 - Posted: 16 Oct 2022, 3:39:01 UTC

It must be getting close to time for me to get my dose of the new beaut stuff that's out now. ;-)
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Message 2108774 - Posted: 19 Oct 2022, 14:59:30 UTC
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This is looking starkly worrying:


Respiratory illness may take up half of NHS beds this winter
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... half of all hospitals beds in England could be occupied by patients with respiratory infections, including Covid and flu, NHS England says.

The warning came as NHS bosses set out further details of its plans to help the health service cope this winter.

This includes rapid response teams to help people who have fallen at home and "data war rooms"...

... The return of normal winter viruses along with Covid will place huge strain on hospitals...

... Areas such as London and Hull have set up systems whereby teams including non-paramedics such as firefighters attend to patients...



Something is going very badly wrong...

Don't look up?...


Whatever happened to healthy ventilation and all the other knowledge and tech that we have to stay healthy?...

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Message 2108802 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 1:03:00 UTC - in response to Message 2108774.  

Whatever happened to healthy ventilation and all the other knowledge and tech that we have to stay healthy?...
PooTin and no energy to heat cold fresh air, hence you have to recycle the hot but dirty air.
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Message 2108828 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 14:47:27 UTC - in response to Message 2108802.  

Whatever happened to healthy ventilation and all the other knowledge and tech that we have to stay healthy?...
PooTin and no energy to heat cold fresh air, hence you have to recycle the hot but dirty air.

That needn't be so... Only for the sake of aircon systems that are too cheap and dumb and lax decrepit regulations that permit aircon and buildings to be a very profitable con...

Aircon is not even needed for good efficient ventilation. We have various "Energy Recovery Ventilation" systems that heat the incoming air with the heat from the expelled dirty air...


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Message 2108829 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 14:50:01 UTC

There are some rather stark parallels:

Black Death 700 years ago affects your health now
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... Up to half of people died when the Black Death swept through Europe in the mid-1300s.

A pioneering study analysing the DNA of centuries-old skeletons found mutations that helped people survive the plague.

But those same mutations are linked to auto-immune diseases afflicting people today...



Note that each new wave of covid variant is successful precisely because it subverts our immune systems...

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Message 2108846 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 19:09:05 UTC

A week ago I got a bi-valent Pfizer covid booster and I am firmly convinced it is no better than the Moderna series I previously had. It has not made me magnetic much less metalic!
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Message 2108847 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 19:23:38 UTC - in response to Message 2108846.  

This is because it's bi-valent, so the two opposing magnetic poles cancel each other. ;^)
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Message 2108861 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 23:16:15 UTC - in response to Message 2108828.  

We have various "Energy Recovery Ventilation" systems
All require energy to turn fans ... energy which PooTin won't sell.
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Message 2108885 - Posted: 21 Oct 2022, 15:14:02 UTC - in response to Message 2108861.  

We have various "Energy Recovery Ventilation" systems
All require energy to turn fans ... energy which PooTin won't sell.

Indeed so... But that's for another thread...

Meanwhile, just to note that the "Energy Recovery Ventilation" systems are much lower cost to install and run than the much more complicated and expensive Aircon units, and yet can recover up to 80% of heating/cooling to fully keep a domestic sized room well ventilated for a mere 6 Watts of fan power. All too good not to do!

... Except there are no health or building regulations requiring such good health for business spaces let alone residential...


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Message 2108886 - Posted: 21 Oct 2022, 15:22:21 UTC - in response to Message 2108774.  

And so it begins, early:


Flu comes early in England, with hospital cases rising
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Cases of flu have climbed quickly in the past week in England, suggesting the season has begun earlier than normal, say officials.

People may have little immunity to flu after a break from the disease during Covid pandemic restrictions.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) says hospital and ICU admissions for the respiratory disease are rising the fastest in children under five. Hospital rates are going up among the elderly too...

... health experts are urging anyone who is eligible for a flu shot to get one.

Many southern hemisphere nations have just had their most rampant influenza season for years and officials have been warning that the UK must prepare for a big, early wave of flu too...


Meanwhile:

Good news as Covid rates fall...
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20 Oct 2022 This week, Tim shares the latest on slowing COVID rates and why that’s likely to continue into winter...



We may yet be saved by some people taking heed, and some people feeling a financial squeeze, to stay cautious about socializing...


Stay safe but also stay mentally healthy!
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