Rule of 6

Amity Island

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Without an accurate, effective and vigorous testing programme, I don’t see how we can get on top of things.
I agree and that's my point too really. Without an accurate test how can we have "an accurate, effective and vigorous testing programme"?

At the very least we need a test that shows whether someone is infectious or not? Testing positive doesn't provide that information.
 

Amity Island

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I am not concerned with false positives , I am more concerned how many true positives don't we know of because of failings in the availability of tests, and the time delay if you are lucky to get a test slot.
I am really concerned with false positives, because, as long as we get false positives (which will only increase with more testing) how will we ever get to a zero point? The point where we can get back to normal?
 

Eddy Edson

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I am really concerned with false positives, because, as long as we get false positives (which will only increase with more testing) how will we ever get to a zero point? The point where we can get back to normal?
False positives and negatives are rare and most of them are kind of border line situations, where there will be a routine re-test to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

That's been the experience here, where most states are indeed at zero despite high rates of testing. It's a tiny, tiny issue compared to delays in getting tests and getting results.
 

Anitram

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@atoll *googling COVID toes*

Edit: have googled - ouch!
I saw my GP just before lockdown because the toes on my left foot were turning red. I thought it might be diabetes related, hence the appointment. GP couldn't explain it so asked another GP to have a look and he couldn't either. They decided it must be due to trauma. After a couple more weeks it cleared up.

Covid toes? Who knows.....?

Before that, in late Feb, I had a week dosed up with Lemsip and Strepsils, with a tight chest and sore throat.

Covid, or just a bad cold? Who knows......?

Martin
 

Ditto

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It's man made, they were trying to see us old ones off along with the ethnic peoples. I think I really do believe this! :oops:

Like they've eliminated Downs in Iceland. I'm still not sure what I think about that.
 

atoll

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It's man made, they were trying to see us old ones off along with the ethnic peoples. I think I really do believe this! :oops:

Like they've eliminated Downs in Iceland. I'm still not sure what I think about that.
Boris was lucky to survive,Fifth column or illegal Aliens at work no doubt.
 

grainger

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Personally it is rubbish for us as we had just arranged to see my brother, his wife and their two children for the first time since this began and now we can’t. We also can’t visit any friends who also have kids.

It makes socialising for us very hard. Thankfully I can still see my mum.

Finding it amusing that we are going to a friends birthday party on Friday and only a select few of friends from school can go so that the 6 isn’t breached (all mums/dads have to drop and leave)... all the kids are in the same class at school but they can’t invite more. Makes zero sense.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Personally it is rubbish for us as we had just arranged to see my brother, his wife and their two children for the first time since this began and now we can’t. We also can’t visit any friends who also have kids.
Ah sorry to hear that @grainger - what rubbish timing for you :(
 

Ditto

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Sally71

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I work in a primary school and went back to work on Thursday 3rd Sept. My daughter went back to her school Monday 7th Sept, very excited she has hated being stuck at home. On Friday 10th after only one week at school and despite wearing a visor and PPE the whole time I’m at school, I started getting cold symptoms (thankfully only in my nose so far and no coughing or temperature). On Tuesday 8th we had a message that there had been a confirmed case of covid at one of the feeder primary schools to my daughter’s and all children with siblings there should stay at home the next day until they had taken advice. (They were allowed back the day after.). Yesterday after just one week and one day back at school, we had a message that there had been a confirmed case of Covid in my daughter's year group, daughter knows them and was talking to them outside school one day last week and sometimes sees them at lunch time, so daughter now has to isolate for two weeks and is not happy! She was so excited to be going back, I had a feeling that something was bound to spoil it, I just didn’t expect it to be quite this soon!

We can’t win at the moment. I know Covid is a serious threat and it hasn’t gone away, I’ve seen the TV footage from inside hospitals, I understand why all the rules are there and am doing my best to stick to them and use common sense. But at the same time you can’t stay imprisoned in your house forever and have to start taking small steps back out into the world at some point. We'll all be in trouble if there is nobody working to provide the things we all need. I am beginning to wonder if it was too soon to reopen schools, but at the same time I seriously worry about my daughter's mental health and education if we have to have another lockdown. Her school have tried so hard to keep the children in bubbles and minimise movement around school, daughter’s hands are red raw from all the use of hand sanitiser etc etc. One of the year 2 teachers at my school is basically having to teach the children to write all over again because it seems many of them have done next to no learning at home. I know people are starting to tire of the restrictions, but they are there for a reason and that reason isn’t going away any time soon. Whichever way you look at it, we're in a rubbish situation and trying to work out how best to manage it is not easy. I'm no fan of our current government but don't envy them having to try and work this out, whatever they do someone will complain that it's wrong. I have no idea what the best thing is to do, and everyone has a different take on it :(
 

mikeyB

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I really don’t know why folk are worried about Covid. Just maintain social distancing and hand washing, and wear masks. Since January, Covid only accounts for 1% of deaths in the UK. The most popular causes of death - cancer, heart disease and dementia are trundling along in the 20-30% range as causes of death, just as normal.

The rule of 6 won’t make one jot of difference. It’s a political, not a medical judgment.
 

trophywench

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Just thanking goodness there were only 3 Musketeers (cos that bloke with the French name wasn't one) and only 5 books in the Brentford Trilogy.
 
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