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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,375
Posted By Optimist
A bad flu is no joke. Flu put me in hospital in...

A bad flu is no joke. Flu put me in hospital in my 20's. I was perfectly healthy, fit and active and it wiped me out. I was off work for a month.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,375
Posted By Optimist
That was me and I apologize if I've made you...

That was me and I apologize if I've made you worry but we have to accept that (unless there's a miracle of sorts) it's with us and we will all encounter it. Australia is an excellent example of how...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Optimist
Fingers crossed you're ok. However you will...

Fingers crossed you're ok.

However you will get it at some stage. We all will.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,399
Posted By Optimist
Just go with the current data. No point in...

Just go with the current data. No point in worrying about what might happen.

Models (and the media) are a pot of p*ss.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,399
Posted By Optimist
I sincerely hope he didn't say that.

I sincerely hope he didn't say that.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8,187
Views: 761,636
Posted By Optimist
Yes. I said it here before. Mask arguments seem...

Yes. I said it here before. Mask arguments seem to creep into every thread. I'm sick to the teeth of masks this and no masks that. I see there's another big thread on masks currently and I haven't...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Sep 21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Optimist
Nice example of when strict quarantine failed. ...

Nice example of when strict quarantine failed.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/09/13/china/fujian-covid-outbreak-mic-intl-hnk/index.html
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Sep 21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Optimist
Wasn't much point in it to begin with. Which...

Wasn't much point in it to begin with.

Which variant did this hotel quarantine stop coming into the UK?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58517123
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Sep 21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,246
Posted By Optimist
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58535258 ...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58535258

Vaccines passports for nightclubs and large events out the window (for now) in England.

(Note Mr Javid said he wants to get rid of PCR tests for travel)
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Sep 21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Optimist
Great to hear you enjoyed your time here. ...

Great to hear you enjoyed your time here.

Despite it's past pitfalls (and present politicians) I love my wee country and I'm very proud to be Northern Irish.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Sep 21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,258
Posted By Optimist
Vaccines should be mandatory for those at little...

Vaccines should be mandatory for those at little to no risk of getting them.

Look at what the majority of us did to protect the NHS previously. Strict lockdowns, jobs lost, businesses closed, kids...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Sep 21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,258
Posted By Optimist
The vaccines do not STOP you getting Sars-CoV-2...

The vaccines do not STOP you getting Sars-CoV-2 (the virus).

Vaccines help PREVENT Covid 19 (the disease) which in turns helps prevent (but doesn't always stop) hospitalisations and deaths...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Sep 21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,431
Posted By Optimist
His ratings are down. He's more concerned about...

His ratings are down. He's more concerned about what the American people think of him now than a load of Dibbers lol.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Sep 21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,431
Posted By Optimist
Way too late and somewhat impossible to stop...

Way too late and somewhat impossible to stop Delta. Look at Australia.

Mu is the latest variant of interest and Dr 'i helped fund the Wuhan lab and possibly the pandemic' Fauci has been going on...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 7 Sep 21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,381
Posted By Optimist
Didn't think it would have anything to do with...

Didn't think it would have anything to do with the airport. Why would they get involved in what tests are being used?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 Sep 21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By Optimist
Great to see you had a fantastic time. We...

Great to see you had a fantastic time.

We went to Alton Towers for two days last week. Back to normal/Pre Covid is the way I'd describe it. The place was rammed. I would say less than 5% wearing...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 Sep 21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,400
Posted By Optimist
Well it turns out mum was contacted as she turned...

Well it turns out mum was contacted as she turned up at my door to say I had no business taking him to his nans. Told me she couldn't get out of work there and then. So she expected the child to wait...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 Sep 21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,400
Posted By Optimist
Yes the school is to blame too. He's a quiet and...

Yes the school is to blame too. He's a quiet and nervous wee fella, doesn't say much and probably afraid to speak up at school. They should have at least made a phone call to his mum. I could see the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 Sep 21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,400
Posted By Optimist
Was taking the dog out for a walk this morning...

Was taking the dog out for a walk this morning and my neighbours son had been sent home from primary school first thing this morning due to someone in his class testing positive over the weekend...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 Sep 21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By Optimist
Pre departure PCR tests are as much use as a...

Pre departure PCR tests are as much use as a chocolate fireguard considering you can test positive weeks after no longer being infectious. Whens a positive not a positive?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Sep 21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,709
Posted By Optimist
Both positive but not infectious?

Both positive but not infectious?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Sep 21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,709
Posted By Optimist
Could be. I've never had reason to be tested but...

Could be. I've never had reason to be tested but that makes sense.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Sep 21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,709
Posted By Optimist
Lateral flow tests better than we think?

I'm not sure what to make of this one.

Could be if you are not seeding virus (infectious) then lateral flow should give negative result. If you are infectious then you should get a positive. Now...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Sep 21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,576
Posted By Optimist
Sorry I haven't looked at other places. I'm not...

Sorry I haven't looked at other places. I'm not really a figures and graphs person, I just looked at Northern Ireland to compare as that's were I live.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Sep 21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,576
Posted By Optimist
Population of Israel is 60.8 fully vaccinated...

Population of Israel is 60.8 fully vaccinated. Infection rate is 768 per 100k.

Population of Northern Ireland is 61.9 fully vaccinated.
Infection rate in parts of Northern Ireland is as high as...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Sep 21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,158
Posted By Optimist
I'm optimistic that everyone will get Covid at...

I'm optimistic that everyone will get Covid at some stage lol

Does the vaccine stop Covid entering your system? I thought vaccines helped prevent disease, not infection.

Edit: Digging deeper...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Sep 21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,158
Posted By Optimist
Hopefully it weakens to something like the common...

Hopefully it weakens to something like the common cold.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Sep 21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,158
Posted By Optimist
Is it inevitable all of us will be infected?

Vaccinations do not stop you getting Covid, they do not stop the virus entering your body albeit you may not become sick or transmit in the same way as an unvaccinated person. How well the vaccines...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Aug 21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 29,470
Posted By Optimist
Australia have lost the plot. If this is what...

Australia have lost the plot. If this is what happens because of a zero Covid strategy it's a big no thanks from me.

In other news and poles apart from what's going on down under I see Michael...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Aug 21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,511
Posted By Optimist
A woman has died in NZ after her Pfizer vaccine...

A woman has died in NZ after her Pfizer vaccine. Although she might have had underlying conditions this isn't going to help those on the fence about getting their vaccines in NZ, Australia and...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Aug 21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,544
Posted By Optimist
Too late for this fella and his poor family. ...

Too late for this fella and his poor family.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-58376709
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Aug 21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8,187
Views: 761,636
Posted By Optimist
I'm from Northern Ireland. No idea why it's so...

I'm from Northern Ireland. No idea why it's so bad here. Loads of festivals and the like possibly. I know of a dozen or so that have tested positive in this past few weeks. Most of those only got...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Aug 21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By Optimist
He's more like Candyman. Listen to him and you'll...

He's more like Candyman. Listen to him and you'll end up gutted.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Aug 21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By Optimist
Me. We are due to fly from Heathrow to Orlando on...

Me. We are due to fly from Heathrow to Orlando on Thanksgiving. Now that Busch Gardens have confirmed they're not opening Iron Gwazi until early 22 I've little interest in November now. I'm hoping...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Aug 21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,378
Posted By Optimist
Agreed. I highly doubt it's the vaccines...

Agreed. I highly doubt it's the vaccines. Millions have had them and millions would be complaining if it made them feel like this.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Aug 21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,378
Posted By Optimist
Thanks. I've seen DW and myself walk almost...

Thanks.

I've seen DW and myself walk almost 10 miles at Alton Towers in one day and not even realise it until she looked at her health tracker. We go every year and Fastrack all the rides so don't...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Aug 21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,378
Posted By Optimist
Weather is much similar here in Northern Ireland...

Weather is much similar here in Northern Ireland but that's what it's like here most of the time lol. We're going to Alton Towers for a couple of day's in early September while I'm off work and...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Aug 21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,378
Posted By Optimist
Anyone else feel completely drained?

This past few weeks I'm knackered all the time. I'm sleeping ok but when I get up in the morning it feels like I haven't slept and I'm just tired all day. I'm not down or depressed just physically...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Aug 21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,673
Posted By Optimist
This. It was the Randox facility in Northern...

This. It was the Randox facility in Northern Ireland where that filming of cross contamination took place. Covid has been a licence to print money for these testing companies.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Aug 21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8,187
Views: 761,636
Posted By Optimist
Big difficulties are possible if there's no...

Big difficulties are possible if there's no restrictions in place and flu takes off. I hope it doesn't come to that.
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