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Started 11/21/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 15426 views.
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

adwil

From: adwil

Aug-11

Which reminds me I ought to go for a walk in the park.  :-)

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Aug-13

Interestingly here our national flu cases are WAY down.

So we at least did something right.

bml00

From: bml00

Aug-13

Our flu season has yet to start and I am guessing most of us will be taking the flu jab (I had a once in a lifetime Pneumonia jab so that wont get me )

BM

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Aug-24

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