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49 minutes ago, StephenFord said:

I have no fear of needles (being a diabetic with daily insulin injections), but a combined flu/booster would certainly be very handy for me.

In the press conference yesterday JVT said that while they would ideally do flu and Covid jabs together (one in each arm) that may not always be possible in practice because the flu jab is a quickie but there's the 15 minute wait after the Pfizer or Moderna. So a combined shot would be a big help to vaccinators and save us at least one trip to the surgery/chemist/mass vaccination site.

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34 minutes ago, Eric Bloodaxe said:

... because the flu jab is a quickie but there's the 15 minute wait after the Pfizer or Moderna. So a combined shot would be a big help to vaccinators and save us at least one trip to the surgery/chemist/mass vaccination site.

I have never waited in my life after a vaccination - despite any recommendations to do so, waste of time! LOL

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1 hour ago, Guy Heaton said:

What I find fascinating is that 80% of us have had both shots.  8/10.  That's a lot.

But my god how vocal are the other 2! 😁

Full ONS story here which looks pretty kosher to me despite David Icke and co.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/articles/coronaviruscovid19latestinsights/vaccines

I'm not a great fan of compelling people to do things and I guess normally we'd say "ok, its your choice, take your chance" Trouble with Covid is treatment consumes a heck of a lot of resources that would be better used treating other things which can't be avoided and we have no vaccine for.

Also on yesterday's briefing was Professor Lim of the JCVI who is also a practising A&E clinician. He was saying how sad and frustrating it is to hear non vaccinated patients (assuming they survive) say the first thing they'll do after discharge is to go for the jab. If only they'd thought that in the first place.

So I do wonder how we can tackle the problem without some from of compulsion either directly or by severe limitation on what you can do without proof of vaccination to put the squeeze on.

It certainly doesn't help when you continue to see reports of a significant number of NHS staff who are unvaccinated (I've seen up to 15% quoted in some regions). Obviously you'll never convince the vociferous anti-vaxxers but what sort of message does that send out to those who are just nervous of vaccinations?

 

 

 

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These rapid lateral flow tests are just a waste of time,i was given 3 boxes (7 in a box) one week and did some and wait 30mins now the New ones its only up your nose and don't wait 30mins.

If that's the case that 1 in 3 have no symptoms of it, you could think you have a cold as a lot do this time of year have a test and all fine negative so you go out (as it won't read if you have covid) and you could have it just mild or early stage.

The old one sticking that swab to the back of your throat,makes you heave up.

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23 minutes ago, StephenFord said:

I have never waited in my life after a vaccination - despite any recommendations to do so, waste of time! LOL

Lol, I'm amazed you can be persuaded to take your medicine, Stephen, your doctors have my deepest sympathy! Mind you, I'm forever getting told off by doctors and nurses so I guess we're similarly impatient patients!😀

Joking apart, I didn't wait either, but I walked to the vaccination site and I got the impression they were more concerned about people who'd driven some distance to get there. Though I'm thinking now that not waiting may have been a mistake as I missed out on a free cuppa and choccy biccies. I will have to assess the freebie position carefully when we are boosted.

I only know one couple who waited - they had the Pfizer - and It was right at the start of the programme and nobody really knew what to expect. Once they told everybody they didn't keel over, no-one else bothered,  and we had a bit of a contest amongst our friends as to who was in and out fastest!

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Just now, Eric Bloodaxe said:

Lol, I'm amazed you can be persuaded to take your medicine, Stephen, your doctors have my deepest sympathy!

 

I actually take in excess of 100 x tablets/week. I have no issue following sensible advice - it's the stupid advice I have big issues with LOL

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14 minutes ago, StephenFord said:

I have no idea why the government insists on wasting literally £Billions on testing healthy people...

I’ll be celebrating two months of freedom not wearing a mask this weekend😀Finding a lot of snotty face masks at the kerbside though,which is disappointing. Mask wearers please dispose of safely if you insist on them👍

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1 minute ago, williamweb said:

I’ll be celebrating two months of freedom not wearing a mask this weekend😀...

I stopped wearing one on 21st June, BoJo's original 'freedom day', turns out I was exempt from wearing one all along, who knew LOL

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