Holy condoms, how much is covid costing us?

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Holy condoms, how much is covid costing us?

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I was just looking for a number for another post and one of the links I came across shows the BoE has issued £300bn of QE to help get us through COVID ... :EEK:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15198789

I guess that new pair of trainers Julie just bought is looking pretty cheap now :(

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Half if not more of the people going for testing probably don't need it. And if you think you have got Covid going by the symptoms just isolate yourself for two weeks. If it gets worse then phone 111 or whatever number your supposed to ring.

Too many people are abusing it in my view. And if they followed the guide lines to start with most of them wouldn't have contracted it.

And even if you go for a test just for the hell of it and it comes back clear, it doesnt give you any immunity. All it shows is at that point of time you are clear. Next day, next week or month you could still get it.

The people that really need regular checking are medical staff and carers, which is now being prioritised, and rightly so.
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Have to agree with that Stephen, stay safe old boy.
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Stephen wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 07:16 Half if not more of the people going for testing probably don't need it. And if you think you have got Covid going by the symptoms just isolate yourself for two weeks. If it gets worse then phone 111 or whatever number your supposed to ring.

Too many people are abusing it in my view. And if they followed the guide lines to start with most of them wouldn't have contracted it.

And even if you go for a test just for the hell of it and it comes back clear, it doesnt give you any immunity. All it shows is at that point of time you are clear. Next day, next week or month you could still get it.

The people that really need regular checking are medical staff and carers, which is now being prioritised, and rightly so.
Absolutely, agree with you on all points.
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Stephen wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 07:16 Half if not more of the people going for testing probably don't need it. And if you think you have got Covid going by the symptoms just isolate yourself for two weeks. If it gets worse then phone 111 or whatever number your supposed to ring.

Too many people are abusing it in my view. And if they followed the guide lines to start with most of them wouldn't have contracted it.

And even if you go for a test just for the hell of it and it comes back clear, it doesnt give you any immunity. All it shows is at that point of time you are clear. Next day, next week or month you could still get it.

The people that really need regular checking are medical staff and carers, which is now being prioritised, and rightly so.
I wouldn’t disagree with anything you say Stephen but with the proviso that those who self-isolate for two weeks should still let the authorities know as it would be difficult to trace where infection rates are spiking if they didn’t.

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Onelife wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 10:52
Stephen wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 07:16 Half if not more of the people going for testing probably don't need it. And if you think you have got Covid going by the symptoms just isolate yourself for two weeks. If it gets worse then phone 111 or whatever number your supposed to ring.

Too many people are abusing it in my view. And if they followed the guide lines to start with most of them wouldn't have contracted it.

And even if you go for a test just for the hell of it and it comes back clear, it doesnt give you any immunity. All it shows is at that point of time you are clear. Next day, next week or month you could still get it.

The people that really need regular checking are medical staff and carers, which is now being prioritised, and rightly so.
I wouldn’t disagree with anything you say Stephen but with the proviso that those who self-isolate for two weeks should still let the authorities know as it would be difficult to trace where infection rates are spiking if they didn’t.

Agree, it's called a telephone.

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towny44 wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 10:28
Stephen wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 07:16 Half if not more of the people going for testing probably don't need it. And if you think you have got Covid going by the symptoms just isolate yourself for two weeks. If it gets worse then phone 111 or whatever number your supposed to ring.

Too many people are abusing it in my view. And if they followed the guide lines to start with most of them wouldn't have contracted it.

And even if you go for a test just for the hell of it and it comes back clear, it doesnt give you any immunity. All it shows is at that point of time you are clear. Next day, next week or month you could still get it.

The people that really need regular checking are medical staff and carers, which is now being prioritised, and rightly so.
Absolutely, agree with you on all points.
Can you attend an interview for the Health Secretary's job later today?

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