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Pandemic log - please only post if you or someone close to you gets the lurgy


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The Masked Tulip

Paramedic turned up at a neighbour's house about 20 minutes ago. Paramedic has since retreated to his vehicle and is sitting outside my house. Could be having his lunch. They park up in various locations in order to give rapid response in areas. But also could be waiting for an ambulance to turn up.

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Two people in the house got into their car and drove off. A short time later the paramedic drove away. I am going to speculate that they were advised to go to the hospital.

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1 hour ago, honkydonkey said:

Phoned doctors today as told to by 111 yesterday as fever of over 40c has lasted 7 days for BIL. Receptionist bumped us up the list mentioning half the people on it requesting a call had only just started coughing. Doctor called back after an hour or so basically said as I expected, how is your breathing, if ok, stay in bed, isolate, could last 2 weeks. Realistically they're only going to help you if you're clearly in a life threatening position, won't prescribe anything to lower the fever.

Told us of a isolation unit setup in a small town we can go to for testing. We're of the opinion of just assuming he has it and work with it. Leaving the house, infecting a car etc just to be told what we already expect isn't worth it.

His symptoms are bit of a cough, not anything you'd normally worry about, eating a banana a day, 40c+ temperature yet feeling cold, can't sleep, bed ridden 7 days. People say it's like the worst flu you've ever had and so far it seems that way here.

No idea where he caught it. My niece (12) told us she had a crazy bad headache a few weeks ago, which was unusual but only lasted a day or so or from a convention 2 weeks prior with lots of drinking and socialising, who knows really.

Bleached the whole house today, luckily me and my sister seem unaffected and we can't all get ill as there are a huge amount of animals here to look after. Taking isolation pretty serious now, children won't be going to school as of tomorrow, only sent them today to get a lay of the land.

Rural Norfolk.

Symptoms sound fairly severe.  Hope he recovers soon and would be interested to know how long it lasts.  How old is your BIL and is he otherwise ok healthwise?  

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2 hours ago, RWJ said:

Symptoms sound fairly severe.  Hope he recovers soon and would be interested to know how long it lasts.  How old is your BIL and is he otherwise ok healthwise?  

41, never ill. This is the first time in 6 years he's not been able to work (self employed).

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TheCountOfNowhere

Friends son, aged 23 has it.

Was in contact with someone from China.

Confirmed

Currently in lock down.

Surrey Area

Says the symptoms are not so bad just a really annoying cough.

Lets hope that's how it is for the majority

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I knew it was going to happen of course. I just got an email from a friend in HK saying that he’s got it but is now recovering. Says it was like the worst flu he’s ever had and then some. The doctor said his case was a mild one, meaning that he didn’t need to be hospitalized. For all those saying they want to have it to get it over and done with, note the definition of “mild”!

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4 minutes ago, TheBlueCat said:

I knew it was going to happen of course. I just got an email from a friend in HK saying that he’s got it but is now recovering. Says it was like the worst flu he’s ever had and then some. The doctor said his case was a mild one, meaning that he didn’t need to be hospitalized. For all those saying they want to have it to get it over and done with, note the definition of “mild”!

It's not flu.

Has he been tested?

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I was on a 2 hour telecon with a colleague this morning who has it.  He kept having to pause to have a good cough/gather his strength.

In answer to your question: I have no fucking clue (why he wasnt in bed and taking it easy).

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4 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

It's not flu.

Has he been tested?

Yes, confirmed by lab test. He was using flu as a comparison of how unpleasant it was rather than as description of symptoms (although there seems to be some similarities in that he had a high fever and coughed uncontrollably for a week).

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1 minute ago, TheBlueCat said:

Yes, confirmed by lab test. He was using flu as a comparison of how unpleasant it was rather than as description of symptoms (although there seems to be some similarities in that he had a high fever and coughed uncontrollably for a week).

How old is he?
Is he in generally good health?
(I measure health by what tablets you take) 

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12 minutes ago, TheBlueCat said:

I knew it was going to happen of course. I just got an email from a friend in HK saying that he’s got it but is now recovering. Says it was like the worst flu he’s ever had and then some. The doctor said his case was a mild one, meaning that he didn’t need to be hospitalized. For all those saying they want to have it to get it over and done with, note the definition of “mild”!

Some people have had it very mild and others with no symptoms.

Your friend was unlucky though some have been unluckier.

I know it's careful what you wish for but I wouldn't mind having it so it's done.

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Just now, sarahbell said:

How old is he?
Is he in generally good health?
(I measure health by what tablets you take) 

Mid 50s, decent shape (runs a lot), no underlying health issues that I’m aware of. 

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Just now, TheBlueCat said:

Mid 50s, decent shape (runs a lot), no underlying health issues that I’m aware of. 

Smoker/ex-smoker (recent or not) 
Blood group?

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10 minutes ago, Melchett said:

I was on a 2 hour telecon with a colleague this morning who has it.  He kept having to pause to have a good cough/gather his strength.

In answer to your question: I have no fucking clue (why he wasnt in bed and taking it easy).

Needs the money maybe? Or maybe trying to take his mind off his imminent demise? 

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1 minute ago, sarahbell said:

Smoker/ex-smoker (recent or not) 
Blood group?

How the hell would I know his blood group?! Definitely never a smoker though, he was the guy who used to insist that we went to the one non-smoking pub in Cambridge back before the smoking ban.

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6 minutes ago, TheBlueCat said:

How the hell would I know his blood group?! Definitely never a smoker though, he was the guy who used to insist that we went to the one non-smoking pub in Cambridge back before the smoking ban.

Ask him :)
and his ibuprofen use? 
Come on we should have a medical questionnaire to send to the recovered.

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34 minutes ago, TheBlueCat said:

I knew it was going to happen of course. I just got an email from a friend in HK saying that he’s got it but is now recovering. Says it was like the worst flu he’s ever had and then some. The doctor said his case was a mild one, meaning that he didn’t need to be hospitalized. For all those saying they want to have it to get it over and done with, note the definition of “mild”!

Yeah, mild seems to include everyone not on a ventilator even hospitalised patients.

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47 minutes ago, TheBlueCat said:

I knew it was going to happen of course. I just got an email from a friend in HK saying that he’s got it but is now recovering. Says it was like the worst flu he’s ever had and then some. The doctor said his case was a mild one, meaning that he didn’t need to be hospitalized. For all those saying they want to have it to get it over and done with, note the definition of “mild”!

Was it Jeff?

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12 minutes ago, This Time said:

Yeah, mild seems to include everyone not on a ventilator even hospitalised patients.

Yes, serious in medical terms means life threatening or life changing, so anything other than that.

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6 minutes ago, The Generation Game said:

Was it Jeff?

Nah, he’s living on his super villain secret island right now and his body double is living his normal life for him until this blows over!

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Democorruptcy
44 minutes ago, TheBlueCat said:

How the hell would I know his blood group?! Definitely never a smoker though, he was the guy who used to insist that we went to the one non-smoking pub in Cambridge back before the smoking ban.

Is he taking paracetamol or ibuprofen?

Does he wear his underpants inside his trousers or outside like Superman?

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