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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2021, 04:09:54 pm »
I went to my parents' house yesterday evening with two of my brothers and their partners to celebrate my dad's 84th birthday, so there were seven adults in one closed room, and I spent much of the evening opening a door, any door, to increase airflow - after ten minutes someone would close it again. I pointed out that I'd shared a vehicle every day last week with a different person, two of whom had self-isolated recently, and that we were still technically in a pandemic, but it didn't seem to stick. Two of the people there wouldn't enter the house last time I saw them, and stood in the garden for their whole visit. Last night they were pretty much sitting on my knee, and I was the one backing away. The only difference is that we're all double-jabbed now, but as I pointed out earlier, that's not immunity, just less risk.

I'd quite like us to celebrate my dad's 85th birthday, but if he carries on like this we may not - I was glad to get home, frankly, and that's depressing on all sorts of levels.

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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #51 on: September 13, 2021, 05:16:51 pm »
I have not had it as far as I know. I know at least 8 people who have had it recently 6 of whom are double jabbed adults. I know one person who died of it earlier this year - but COVID was only part of he cause. She became alcoholic during lock down and  it was that which took her into hospital - where she caught COVID and died.

I take it very seriously although I am not paranoid. I wear a mask in busy places and use sanitiser.  My step mother is 77 and an x nurse. Last January she asked at her local heath clinic if she could help. They offered to employ her as she is qualified - but she opted to volunteer. She started by doing 4 mornings per week at the covid jab clinic. She is still doing it  and for nothing.  She is an example of selfless dedication. I take of my caving helmet to her
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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #52 on: September 13, 2021, 05:18:43 pm »
Neither myself or my wife have had it.

My youngest daughter and her partner had it very early on around May 2020. She works in a care home. Said she wouldn't have known if she hadn't been tested, just had a slight tickle in her throat for a day or two.

Youngest daughters area manager had it and was in a coma (not sure that's the correct term) for months, has only just learnt to walk again.

Several of the neighbours in our close have had it, none with serious symptoms, nothing worse than a mild cold.

Auntie and Uncle in Derby both had it, Auntie was in intensive care but not on a ventilator and better now. Uncle didn't have it so bad but is still experiencing the after effects over a year later.

Our receptionist at work looked after her grandson the weekend after having her second vaccine, he had a positive test at nursery the Monday after and she subsequently tested positive. Was fine for a couple of days but was then bedridden for two weeks. Previously a bit of a fitness freak she couldn't walk up one flight of stairs on her return to work and had to call me down to carry any deliveries about. 4 months later she is just about back to normal.

We are only 16 miles north of Derby and it was awful in Nov last year and now Mansfield which as you probably know is not far away is the second highest infection place in the UK   :o  :(
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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #53 on: September 14, 2021, 06:17:41 pm »
Yes; I read this just after reading about talk of gongs for some tennis player.

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Well put   :thumbsup:
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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2021, 06:41:28 pm »
My family have been careful (and lucky) and thankfully none of us have been infected. A number of my caving friends and colleagues have not been so lucky and have lost family members.

My office was initially careful but is gradually starting to ignore their own rules. Thankfully I am working mostly at home or at customers sites. The latest piece of stupidity involves them organising a Christmas party involving a pubs a restaurant and night club that will probably be full of intoxicated and badly behaved people with no thought of social distancing. I will not be attending.


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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2021, 08:30:42 pm »
Yes; I read this just after reading about talk of gongs for some tennis player.

Ponder on who the real heroes are.

Well put   :thumbsup:


It's not really Radacanu's fault - it's just politicians wanting some of the glitter to waft over themselves. There's already a kickback in the Daily Mail with commenters harumphing about migrants coming in an doing well and there's a deeply unpleasant (but predictable) undercurrent about mixed race people (again this is the commenters; the DM itself is positive about her). I say well done her.

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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #56 on: September 14, 2021, 08:56:53 pm »
Mmm yes Xmas parties that will be interesting   :'(
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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #57 on: September 14, 2021, 08:58:31 pm »
Yes; I read this just after reading about talk of gongs for some tennis player.

Ponder on who the real heroes are.

Well put   :thumbsup:


It's not really Radacanu's fault - it's just politicians wanting some of the glitter to waft over themselves. There's already a kickback in the Daily Mail with commenters harumphing about migrants coming in an doing well and there's a deeply unpleasant (but predictable) undercurrent about mixed race people (again this is the commenters; the DM itself is positive about her). I say well done her.


How that young ladies life has changed in the matter of a couple of weeks   :blink:
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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #58 on: September 14, 2021, 09:18:16 pm »
Mmm yes Xmas parties that will be interesting   :'(

Well, I was at a work event on Friday, with about 500 people (mostly outside to be fair) and the CDG dinner on Saturday with about 70 people (mostly inside) and both were bloody brilliant!

Covid is here to stay, and everyone at risk has either been vsccinated, or has chosen not to be. If we can't get back to normal now, we never will and I, for one, won't be living the rest of my life in a bubble.

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« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2021, 11:40:09 pm »
It's not really Radacanu's fault - it's just politicians wanting some of the glitter to waft over themselves. There's already a kickback in the Daily Mail with commenters harumphing about migrants coming in an doing well and there's a deeply unpleasant (but predictable) undercurrent about mixed race people (again this is the commenters; the DM itself is positive about her). I say well done her.

Hmm, I was wrong about the DM. A couple of new DM articles weaponising Radacanu online already. I 'spose large tree climbing felines do not change their spots.

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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #60 on: Yesterday at 07:15:42 am »
In answer to the OP and re-reading the thread it looks currently like something in the region of 20 members here have had CV19 experiences. Obviously not all the membership read the forum, currently just over 5,000. Even if only 10% are active then 20/500 is 4%.

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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #61 on: Yesterday at 09:17:04 am »
Really, like any other survey, only in the region of 20 members of those who replied to the question have had CV19 experiences...
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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #62 on: Yesterday at 10:38:26 am »
I haven't because I'm generally horribly anti-social by virtue of working from home, but I did get caught up in the pingdemic when someone came to visit me and then within a day had to leave and go into isolation because they had been in contact with a confirmed positive case. Unfortunately it then took a full week for their PCR test result to come back! While I didn't technically have to isolate (as a second-order contact), it seemed reasonable to semi-isolate until the test result came back (given that it didn't really require significant lifestyle changes, just an online supermarket order).

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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #63 on: Yesterday at 11:09:59 am »
In answer to the OP and re-reading the thread it looks currently like something in the region of 20 members here have had CV19 experiences. Obviously not all the membership read the forum, currently just over 5,000. Even if only 10% are active then 20/500 is 4%.

Yes Chris I was thinking just the same and you have done the maths for me  :clap2:, its currently much lower than I had expected    :-\
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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #64 on: Yesterday at 11:24:57 am »
Yes Chris I was thinking just the same and you have done the maths for me  :clap2:, its currently much lower than I had expected    :-\
He's cherry picking his numbers. That's just a percentage of actual respondents.
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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #65 on: Yesterday at 11:29:56 am »
In answer to the OP and re-reading the thread it looks currently like something in the region of 20 members here have had CV19 experiences. Obviously not all the membership read the forum, currently just over 5,000. Even if only 10% are active then 20/500 is 4%.

Yes Chris I was thinking just the same and you have done the maths for me  :clap2:, its currently much lower than I had expected    :-\

Assuming the current ONS infection survey is accurate (to 10th Sept), a figure of about 1 in 60 (Unless all the respondents live in Scotland) should be expected so if the fag packet calc is a good proxy for how far caver/mining types are prone to Covid 19 then the 1 in 25 would appear suggest they are about 250% above the norm, maybe not such a low figure after all!  Such is the joy of stats.

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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #66 on: Yesterday at 11:35:33 am »
In answer to the OP and re-reading the thread it looks currently like something in the region of 20 members here have had CV19 experiences. Obviously not all the membership read the forum, currently just over 5,000. Even if only 10% are active then 20/500 is 4%.

Yes Chris I was thinking just the same and you have done the maths for me  :clap2:, its currently much lower than I had expected    :-\

Assuming the current ONS infection survey is accurate (to 10th Sept), a figure of about 1 in 60 (Unless all the respondents live in Scotland) should be expected so if the fag packet calc is a good proxy for how far caver/mining types are prone to Covid 19 then the 1 in 25 would appear suggest they are about 250% above the norm, maybe not such a low figure after all!  Such is the joy of stats.

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Yes, the joy of stats manipulation, interpolation and extraction; my quick calculation was that we appear to be 2-3 times more likely to catch it!!
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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #67 on: Yesterday at 11:41:00 am »
Statistically, and I mean no offense, won't most of the readership have been shielding/at home most of the pandemic, and have been vaccinated earliest, purely because of demographics?

Among my peers is way higher than 4%, principally because they all work in hospitals, teaching, care, prisons etc etc. Not that many could WFH

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« Reply #68 on: Yesterday at 03:44:03 pm »
I tested positive for it on Monday 5th January 21, my wife and son soon after. My daughter had gone back to uni on the preceding Saturday and avoided it. I think we must have caught it from the local Asda and thought I'd just feel a bit shit for a few days. Anyway, on the next Friday, an ambulance was called for me after I collapsed and started fitting. A day or so later, I was walking into ICU and calling my wife telling her not to worry as I was sure it would only be for a matter of a few days. Some time in February I woke up on a renal ward in a completely different hospital. I remember none of what happened to me in the preceding few weeks apart from some seriously trippy dreams. I remember during one dream texting my wife to warn her that she shouldn't believe her eyes as I didn't think this was reality. I thought that was all part of the dream but she tells me she received it.  :shrug:
I'm not sure if being unaware of events was a blessing or not, but I have been told that I am extremely lucky to be alive today. My wife had the call a few times telling her to expect the worst. By all accounts everything was failing with oxygen levels falling into the 30s (is that possible?), infections, sepsis, cellulitis etc. as I rode the 'covid rollercoaster.'
Waking up on the renal ward, I was still slightly mad but could realise what had happened and immediately checked my fingers and toes to satisfy myself I still had them all (I did). I was a weak as a newborn and had to learn to walk and talk again. It took several more weeks before I would be discharged upon showing that I was able to climb a flight of stairs.
So here I am now in September and I'm still not fully recovered. I have come a long way but going underground is probably still a long way off. I walked the length of Trago Mills on the weekend and had to sit down. I am nowhere near as strong as I used to be and I tire very easily and can fall asleep suddenly at any time. Mentally, things are 'different' but it's hard to say in what way apart from it's best not to let me watch The Repair Shop without a box of tissues.
I'm a lot more careful than I was. I have had both jabs but appreciate that it may not protect me forever or that new variants may be able to circumvent it, thus I'll do my best to avoid it but at the same time I'm not going to miss out on life by being scared of leaving the house or meeting people.
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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #69 on: Yesterday at 06:55:34 pm »
On statistics, you'd really have to also ask how many haven't been affected to get any comparative data.

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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #70 on: Yesterday at 07:02:00 pm »
Thanks for sharing that mudman and so in depth  :thumbsup: o2 sats in the 30,s man you are lucky to be here bro  :o
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« Reply #71 on: Today at 09:53:57 am »
I managed to catch it in early August, just to show what it can do - I went from running a 2hr 40 Olympic triathlon to losing my breath walking 10m up a very shallow incline within a week. Needed a couple of days in bed, but thankfully nothing further. This despite being double vaccinated and in my mid 30s.

Happily I seem to have shaken off the worst of it within a few weeks and am hoping to get back running soon!

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« Reply #72 on: Today at 11:08:42 am »
The thing that hurt the most for me was my wife had hardly breathed her last when she became a statistic. Why did they have to give exact figures? I coulld imagine every number being just one digit different and my wife still being alive. The media just didn't think. In the end I just stopped wtching/listening to news broadcasts. Eighteen months on it still hurts enough to make me leave the room when they start quoting numbers. They treat it with as little sensitivity as they do reading out the football results
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Re: Just How Many Members Here Have Had COVID Experiences ?
« Reply #73 on: Today at 05:21:56 pm »
I managed to catch it in early August, just to show what it can do - I went from running a 2hr 40 Olympic triathlon to losing my breath walking 10m up a very shallow incline within a week. Needed a couple of days in bed, but thankfully nothing further. This despite being double vaccinated and in my mid 30s.

Happily I seem to have shaken off the worst of it within a few weeks and am hoping to get back running soon!

My cardio output is still way down after almost a year . I used to smash my cycling targets now I can only sometimes get up to my desired heart rate .
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