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Israel    Africa and the Middle East

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Aug-11

I'm sorry to hear that.

Are you at least in a safe neighbourhood?

Are you in any sort of lockdown?

bml00

From: bml00

Aug-11

Tel Aviv is a GREEN ZONE there are a infections but limited and contained

Jerusalem and all areas were religious people (Jews Arabs and Christians) colelct for worship or learning are heavily infected

The problem will become far worse in the Winter with the onset of the regular ailments which beset people and then it will become mad and bad as nobody will know what they have

BM

adwil

From: adwil

Aug-11

bml00 said:

The problem will become far worse in the Winter with the onset of the regular ailments which beset people and then it will become mad and bad as nobody will know what they have BM

You're probably right. All the experts expect a second wave when winter comes. It's what happened in the last pandemic. Us more mature citizens will just have to even more careful. Stay safe, BM.

bml00

From: bml00

Aug-11

I wear a mask out and I guess most others here do as well , the Police are strict with fines of 100 pounds (500nis) if you are caught without a mask.

You are checked before entering the malls each shop and you are told to stand apart which it appears most people respect - those that dont appear in the religious community and of course they are the toughest hit

This Winter I believe will see further major lock downs and I am guessing we are in reality at least 1 year of more from a true vaccine - it took years to get the better of AIDS and I am guessing this is as difficult to understand as well

BM

adwil

From: adwil

Aug-11

bml00 said:

This Winter I believe will see further major lock downs and I am guessing we are in reality at least 1 year of more from a true vaccine - it took years to get the better of AIDS and I am guessing this is as difficult to understand as well

I fear that you're right, though since the whole world is working on a vaccine, they might come up with something that 'works'. If the virus remains stable, then one jab would protect you but if it mutates then we'll need vaccination every year, as with flu. The trials show that the jabs do cause antibodies against coronavirus to form, but we have no idea yet of how long the antibodies last.  As yet, I'm unaware of anyone who has caught the virus for a second time which is good news. However, there's probably some way to go before we have a safe, effective vaccine.

On a related topic, Scottish schools re-open this week. I'm really impressed by the efforts to make the schools safe places for children and staff. What concerns me is that all this preparation will come to nothing if the kids travel to school on crowded buses or mingle with friends that they haven't seen for ages.  I've worked in two medium sized (750-1000) country schools which bused in all their students from surrounding farms and villages. It strikes me as a great opportunity to spread the virus, but I don't have any solution. :-(

bml00

From: bml00

Aug-11

I now know 5 people personally who caught COVID 19

Father / Mother / 2 daughters all came out of it unscathed nothing really happened to any of them

Pal of mine 77 coma 15 days since released apparently now well EXCEPT has now got sores on his feet which are proving incredibly difficult to treat

BM

adwil

From: adwil

Aug-11

Sores on his feet!!!  At least he's alive.  I've just checked and there are several skin problems caused by the virus. Poor circulation makes foot lesions much worse.

bml00

From: bml00

Aug-11

His problems stem from being a Diabtetic who after taking his daily insulin eats anything / everything with no care in the World - biscuits/cakes / fruit anything

I learn he has just had a toe removed as it went black

It is interesting how intelligent men do stupid things

BM

adwil

From: adwil

Aug-11

That'll be bad circulation. Like frostbite when the toe freezes or the blood is so thick it can't flow through the extremities. Type 2 doesn't help.

bml00

From: bml00

Aug-11

If you eat correctly and take some form of exercise you will keep yourself ahead of the game if you eat all the wrong food , sit and do nothing then you are heading for trouble

BM

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