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Lots of discussion around the detrimental effect on the economy if further lockdown measures are taken nationally.  I totally get the school of thought that says we need to live with this virus and get on with our lives.  However, it’s the fact this may well destroy our ever stretched NHS that worries me.  We cannot just assume that if we get ill there will be appropriate treatment available. These doctors and nurses are human too and can only cope with so much.

I think that we are all probably pleased that 'lockdown' is not re-introduced nationally. That school of thought on living with the virus is fine as long as there is some attempt to contain it as well. The virus is currently endemic in particular societies in some areas so the way to avoid others getting ill is not to stop life but adjust it to avoid high risk activities. That does not stop 'living' but does force changes not only for our own good but also for protecting others from us too! We could become spreaders too!  I too am worried about the NHS and its workers on both counts of exposure and being over-run with more cases again.

I would have liked far more controls on travel to reduce risks of those that do get infected spreading it to others. Containment to me is the only workable solution until we have medical treatments and a vaccine option. Some will complain it is unfair but it is necessary. Better to have that than for many not to be alive next year seems a cruel but true comment. The reductions and increases in cases do correlate most with movement fluctuations so I think it is the way to go. I did wonder about Universities and secondary schools badly influencing infections and this has started in some places.
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I find the COVID situation quite nicely illustrative of the problem with the relationship the UK public has with the NHS. It's entirely backwards: the NHS should be there to protect us, not the other way round.

At the current rate, more people will die from avoidable causes because we are "protecting the NHS" than COVID!
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I find the COVID situation quite nicely illustrative of the problem with the relationship the UK public has with the NHS. It's entirely backwards: the NHS should be there to protect us, not the other way round.

At the current rate, more people will die from avoidable causes because we are "protecting the NHS" than COVID!
And just exactly whose fault is that? 
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Fourty years of politicians screaming about how unique and special the NHS is (it's not)
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Fourty years of politicians screaming about how unique and special the NHS is (it's not)
Totally. Perhaps If they’d paid some attention along the years, things might be different.  Trop tard now.
Thing is that the UK have always felt they’re a cut above.  They’re truly not as is currently evidenced.  Also - can you imagine working in the NHS these days and trying to remain optimistic while we have Bojo Buffoon addressing the nation like an idiotic Churchill.  How much more embarrassing does this have to get...  
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It's only in the last couple of weeks that the NHS has put anything on its webpages for those with 'Long COVID'

Pretty useless advice too. This is understandable to a point - there isn't yet sufficient evidence on the causal mechanisms at working the varied post-viral symptoms.
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Had to go on public transport and onto campus today. Found it all quite stressful having barely been out since 12th March and a member of our household is a vulnerable/at risk person. Wore a mask for about nine hours - changed the mask after about four hours - with the addition of a face shield on the train and underground as an extra precaution. Glad to take it all off when I got back in the car at the station, but it really wasn’t that bad, no headache issues.

The glasses steaming up is still an issue though! Tried various things and none seem to work.
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Yeah, the glasses problem drives me mad.
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It's only in the last couple of weeks that the NHS has put anything on its webpages for those with 'Long COVID'

Pretty useless advice too. This is understandable to a point - there isn't yet sufficient evidence on the causal mechanisms at working the varied post-viral symptoms.

I have some long term effects from Covid and have been getting treatment from the GP but it's all a bit "guess in the dark" just now as they try different things but my blood levels are all over the place and have permanent damage to my lungs.  Although I was really unwell it was a milder dose so it just shows this virus is going to give the population a lot of long term health issues.
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I have some long term effects from Covid and have been getting treatment from the GP but it's all a bit "guess in the dark" just now as they try different things but my blood levels are all over the place and have permanent damage to my lungs.  Although I was really unwell it was a milder dose so it just shows this virus is going to give the population a lot of long term health issues.

really sorry to hear this MM - I hope things stabilise for you and that you have decent quality of life just now.
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really sorry to hear this MM - I hope things stabilise for you and that you have decent quality of life just now.

Still working  (for the NHS) but it does affect life outwith work as I do not have the same energy levels that I used to and have these medical issues to contend with but have been reading up on the benefits of a plant based diet and stuff so going to give that a try - not sure if I am ready to ditch the Gin yet tho  Whistle
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I have some long term effects from Covid and have been getting treatment from the GP but it's all a bit "guess in the dark" just now as they try different things but my blood levels are all over the place and have permanent damage to my lungs.  Although I was really unwell it was a milder dose so it just shows this virus is going to give the population a lot of long term health issues.

Sorry you've had all those long lasting effects from Covid19, I hope you'll be well soon.
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******* hell, sending students back to University campuses was a colossal mistake. The Scottish government has just announced a bunch of restrictions, and I expect the same to happen in England and Wales soon as well (so this isn't my stoking the embers of rationality and logic vs the nationalists lol ):

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*No socialising outside residences
*Widespread lockdowns
*No pubs or bars allowed
*Increased security issuing yellow and red cards
*Very little or no in-person teaching

Christ.
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I was in Exeter today. The streets were crawling with groups (many containing over 6 people) of, I presume, students.
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******* hell, sending students back to University campuses was a colossal mistake.

Literally everyone who does a student-facing job wanted to switch to 100% online teaching and learning, but our dumbass governments bleated on about ‘student experience’ and presurrised HEIs into in-person/on-campus delivery.

I was in Exeter today. The streets were crawling with groups (many containing over 6 people) of, I presume, students.

A colleague who works at Exeter said the management’s approach there is a very gung-ho ‘we’re open for business’. They are far from the only institution taking that approach.
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