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  • Caroline Brown
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    The problem is that with millions of older people like us getting our jabs, there are bound to be huge numbers of us getting various symptoms and wondering if they are related to the vaccine, when most are likely to be coincidental.

    I'm sorry to hear your arthritis has got worse, Phillip, but please do have that second jab - symptoms of the virus itself could be a whole lot worse!

    Stay safe everyone.

    I don't understand the mentality of all these people now crowding into the outdoor spaces provided by pubs and restaurants. I realise the hospitality sector is really struggling to keep going, but it won't help if there is another huge spike in a few weeks. The virus is not going anywhere, and millions are still waiting for their first jab.

    Love,

    Caz
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  • Phillip Walton
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    I had my first jab in February and since then my arthritis has got a lot worse. I'm aware that some arthritis is caused by the body's immune system attacking the joints. Several people I know who have arthritis have also said theirs is worse since the jab.

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  • Chris Phillips
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    Originally posted by Anna Morris View Post
    Various writers and commentators, especially if they choose to criticize measures against COVID, always cite death toll as being less than or about the same as regular flu. If there is a comment section I point out that SARSCoV-2 has the ability to cause long term disability. Death is one thing and disability another.
    And in any case the fatality rate for COVID-19 is a lot higher than the fatality rate for flu. It's disturbing if people are still making that claim, because it was exposed as nonsense a long time ago.

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  • Anna Morris
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    Like I have said in earlier posts, I had COVID in late December 2019. It was a much milder illness for my household and I, than the regular outbreaks of 'unknown viruses'. However I began having more severe migraine, frequently affecting both sides of my head while regular migraine usually attacks one side at a time. For a couple months this was daily and eventually I have been able to reduce frequency to every 5 to 7 days. The bilateral headache is also similar to viral meningitis.

    I had a brain MRI recently and there are white spots throughout my brain. The specialist believes these are scar tissue from COVID. They are similar to MS but he says I am too old to get that. The doctor said either the virus got in my brain or my immune system attacked spots in the brain for unknown reasons. (I have had MRI's in the past so this is a new development.)

    Even so, I know enough to be thankful I did not have strokes which many have had with COVID. I am also thankful to be physically fit in general.

    My big point here is that it is said about 30% of people who have COVID, even mild cases, will have long term or permanent issues and disabilities. Various writers and commentators, especially if they choose to criticize measures against COVID, always cite death toll as being less than or about the same as regular flu. If there is a comment section I point out that SARSCoV-2 has the ability to cause long term disability. Death is one thing and disability another.

    (Finally, doctors and researchers are admitting other viruses can cause long term disabilities. Where I lived previously, doctors in clinical practice could look you in the eye and seriously pronounce that, 'NO ONE has symptoms of continuing illness beyond 21 days after a virus'. Next stop for the patient is the psychiatrist's office! The good thing we will get from COVID is that doctors and researchers are being FORCED TO LISTEN TO THEIR PATIENTS!)

    My situation is what it is. I have a lot to be thankful for. My thoughts are fuzzy a lot of the time and I have trouble remembering things but I think this will pass. Frequent migraine is debilitating.

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  • Phillip Walton
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    It seems to be a bit of a post code lottery as to when you get your jab here but despite that most have had their jab on schedule and quite a few have had their jab earlier than expected. I had my first six weeks ago and I'm due for the second next month.

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  • Howard Brown
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    Took me two months from the day I registered until now to finally land an appointment for the Big Poke. I go on the 31st to Norristown High to get the jab.

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  • Howard Brown
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    Anna:

    I'm very sorry to hear of your continuing problems with headaches.

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  • Anna Morris
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    As I have said before, doctors say I had COVID in late December, 2019 and January 2020. Additionally the chronic, severe, genetic migraine which I have is a lot worse. It was every day for about two months after the illness and I was able to back that off to every 5 to 7 days. Since the illness I have also had some extremely severe attacks which affected both sides of my head. Usually migraine affects only half of the head. For me the headaches usually last at least 48 hours, 24 hours for each side. I had one of the new headaches that was so bad in November I went to the ED. I had started screaming from pain and couldn't stop. I will see a headache specialist in a couple weeks.

    Today there is some recent news about the severe headaches with COVID possibly being viral meningitis. I am not the only person to get worse migraine from the disease and some people are getting migraine for the first time. Migraine s basically untreatable. There are some things that work for awhile but then the body is able to evade the treatments and perpetuate the hell.

    I have other neurological effects as well and I am terrified of the future. Also as I have said before, I have had bad reactions to viruses in the past. Apparently COVID can really mess with stuff in the brain. Interestingly I just found a bunch of scientific information where doctors and researchers say it has been known for a long time that a number of viruses cause long term neurological damage. Amazing, since where I am from*, if a patient fails to completely recover in about 21 days the blame is put on the patient who gets sent to a psychiatrist or the mental health clinic. I have been extremely angry about this for a number of years and have written several articles about mystery viruses that damage people long term and sometimes permanently, asking what is going on?!? I used to write letters to the CDC about some bad outbreaks in my area but no one ever wrote back.

    I remember when I was little, adults used to talk of old time diseases that were so severe it took more than a year to recover. We now have vaccines or antibiotics for most of these. It is incomprehensible to most of us that a modern disease can harm so many for so long. Some sources claim COVID "long haulers" account for about 30% of the people who have been infected. As of yet there is no good profile of who will experience this but it appears to apply to young and old, those who were severely ill and those who were barely ill.

    *(If anyone wonders what kind of place I used to live in, you can catch my last two replies on Patricia Bennett's Q & A. LOL, or not.)

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  • Gary Barnett
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    There are some good songs here:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QjvzCTqkBDQ

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  • Chris G.
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    Originally posted by Gary Barnett View Post
    Just had my jab. Pfizer. Virtually painless. Very short queue. In and out within 20 mins, including 15 min post-jab sit-down.
    DITTO. I drove up to Wilmington to Delaware Technical Community College on N. Orange Street which was designated as a vaccination site as part of the State of Delaware's effort to vaccinate folks over age 65. Donna unfortunately has so far not got an appointment so I went alone. I expected a line of old folks out of the door, but actually I was straight in after I had my temp taken and ID checked, then it was into a chair to get the jab in my right arm. Then I was directed to a second room to sit for 15 minutes to make sure I had no reaction. The nurse, Tabitha, running that second room really helped things along announcing to anyone who entered that it was the "party room" and they would let us know when our 15 minutes were up and if we had no after effect we were free to go home. She said there were extra bonus points if we felt inclined to sing and dance in our seats. I'm due for the second jab on April 5 in three weeks time.

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  • Chris Phillips
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    The big political question that is now splitting the UK down the middle:

    Should NHS staff get a pay rise at least in line with inflation, so they're not actually worse off in real terms?

    Should these suckers be fobbed off with a bit off clapping (not that we're even going to bother to do that for more than a few weeks)? They're hardly likely to go on strike now, are they?

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  • Howard Brown
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    Anna:

    The opposite seems to be true over here. Either the people in my section of the country are perfectly sane without having to congregate or they're just following the guidelines.

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  • Anna Morris
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    Originally posted by jachim3926 View Post
    Maybe some need to be reminded of the old adage.'God helps them who help themselves ' What really peeves me about the people you describe, Anna is the selfishness that almost surpasses their stupidity.Unfortunately this is by no means confined to your country. Stay well.
    What I don't understand is why people seem to need crowds to stay mentally balanced. I look at pictures of packed vacation places, beaches for instance, and am thankful I am not there. I thought it was just supply and demand, thousands of people wanting to enjoy a special place or event. But it seems to be a 'necessary' part of life for many and lack of being able to crowd into places due to lockdowns, etc. has caused mental health issues, supposedly. Every chance people get, they congregate in great numbers. It looks like no one has home life anymore, but that they hop from one crowded venue to another.

    Other than material shortages, my bank going to hell and government offices being closed--forever?-- my life has gone on without much disruption.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Just had my jab. Pfizer. Virtually painless. Very short queue. In and out within 20 mins, including 15 min post-jab sit-down.

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  • Phillip Walton
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    I've just heard of this and it might be true. There was a queue at a supermarket check out and everyone except one woman was masked and keeping to the two metre rule. This woman insisted on standing close behind the elderly guy in front. When he asked her to keep her distance he got a lot of foul mouthed abuse and was told "What are you going to do about it?" His answer was not long in coming, he turned his back to her and let out a long and noisy fart (and smelly by all accounts). She kept her distance after that.

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