Covid Vaccine - Temporarily locked

Whittakerr replied on 09/11/2020 12:10

Posted on 09/11/2020 12:10

Some good news. It seems one of the trial vaccines offers 90% protection against the virus. The developers have applied for an emergency approval to use the vaccine by the end of the month. UK has an order in place for 30m doses.

Cornersteady replied on 20/01/2021 08:44

Posted on 19/01/2021 22:09 by AnnB

Much as I hate to jump in on a private ‘discussion’...

Surely the recommendation following a positive test result is to isolate for 10 days. I know that’s what my niece’s partner had to do.

Posted on 20/01/2021 08:44

Indeed it is Ruffs you are correct, from the NHS website

If you had a positive swab test that was sent to a lab (PCR test):

you do not need another test
you and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you're no longer infectious (usually until 10 full days after your symptoms started or you had the test) 

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 20/01/2021 08:55

Posted on 20/01/2021 08:44 by Cornersteady

Indeed it is Ruffs you are correct, from the NHS website

If you had a positive swab test that was sent to a lab (PCR test):

you do not need another test
you and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you're no longer infectious (usually until 10 full days after your symptoms started or you had the test) 

Posted on 20/01/2021 08:55

I realised that was fact too👍🏻-

PS-CMO is Chief Medical Officer.

Rufs replied on 20/01/2021 09:17

Posted on 19/01/2021 21:42 by LLM

Where do you get the idea that after having contracted the virus they only need to self isolate for 10 days before they can return to work?

Why do you understand 'all took over three weeks before they tested negative' to mean they recovered in 10 days?

In fact after the 60 year old tested positive it took about seven days for the fever to break, about another week for him to recover to a reasonable extent (he is still not 100%) and about another two weeks before he tested negative.  The test was done at the insistence of T&T because his wife is a nurse in a care home and because she had also contracted the disease.  Her progress was similar but less dramatic.

 

Posted on 20/01/2021 09:17

I will repost this in case you missed it, this is fact no fiction

"

well my mother in law, who has been in hospital since before christmas, was covid-negative on entry, but has now been covid positive since approx Christmas day, and is still positive as of yesterday, but we were told by her doctor/occupational health who want to move her to a community hospital, that she would not have be contagious after 5/10 days. I should say that she is now asymptomatic.

This sorts of fits in with current policy e.g.

you get a test prove positive

isolate for 10 days

without another test, provided you are well, you can go about your daily life, no need for test to prove you are negative"

brue replied on 20/01/2021 09:26

Posted on 20/01/2021 09:26

If you actually develop Covid after a positive test the regulations change according to your situation. There is "infection stepdown control" info on the gov.uk web site. There's a whole raft of protective measures out there.

JVB66 replied on 20/01/2021 09:47

Posted on 20/01/2021 09:47

Interesting bit of  information that has come out of Israel and it seems has made this Medical experts sit up and take notice ,,In that one Jab of the Phyzer vacine has been found to only give 33%? protection against the virus rather than much higher as was first thought

SteveL replied on 20/01/2021 10:10

Posted on 20/01/2021 09:47 by JVB66

Interesting bit of  information that has come out of Israel and it seems has made this Medical experts sit up and take notice ,,In that one Jab of the Phyzer vacine has been found to only give 33%? protection against the virus rather than much higher as was first thought

Posted on 20/01/2021 10:10

According to the report in this mornings telegraph, there were two studies. One returned 30% the other 60%.

cyberyacht replied on 20/01/2021 10:17

Posted on 20/01/2021 10:17

It seems that "the jab" is not the panacea we had all hoped. If it 'merely' reduces the possibility of death but nothing else, then social distancing and other preventative measures are going to be with us indefinitely and Covid19 is possibly going to be part of the landscape on a permanent basis. A depressing thought.

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