Actual proven case you mean? Not me. Not many of my friends or family either. I think my 18 year-old niece has, but that's about it.
My entire household have had it, I was lucky to avoid hospital. It killed my best friend.
Sadly, I lost two of my neighbours to Covid-19 - one a former caver - straight across the road from me. I've also lost a few friends to it since March last year. I've not gone down with the virus but I'd say the above has certainly affected me deeply.I keep testing negative, which astounds me as my job involves close contact with large numbers of people (including many from the higher tiers when they were supposed to be staying at home). Recognising this I've been religiously taking cod liver oil capsules (for Vitamin D), general multivitamins and Echinacea since the start. When the vaccinations were offered I grabbed them gratefully - and gave up alcohol for a fortnight before and after both times, to avoid any chance of compromising their effectiveness. I'm convinced something above has helped me avoid catching the virus.The bloke who services my boiler is a fit fella (very keen fell runner; often does really well in races). He ended up with long Covid for many months. Last time I saw him he was just trying to build up to a feeble attempt at a mere 5 km park run after 6 months of feeling awful (and only being able to to do limited amounts of work).I hope everybody is still taking this virus seriously . . .
As Pitlamp has just said I dont think a lot are still taking it seriously , my wife and cave companion works in ITU and the numbers in ther have rocketed over the last few days and I fear when the colder weather comes we are all in for a shock. The biggest problem is people think when they have had both vaccines that they are 100 % immune this is NOT the case my wifes ITU unit is full of young double vaccinated patients , last night a 29 year old fit young lady passed away from it
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