Have you, or anybody you know, got the virus yet?

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  1. purplenose

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    Each day that passes the more I am convinced millions have had and got it. Many with few or no symptoms.
     
  2. blueinsa

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    In a thread thats about to get pulled.
    Again just yesterday CMO for Wales said that before this is out 80% in the UK will have had the virus.
     
  3. An excellent articulate poster and by all accounts a cracking lad to boot. Get well soon chap.
     
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  4. cleavers

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    I've had a "cold" about this time of year for probably 30 years, it usually comprises a mild sore throat especially in a morning, dribbly nose, and a (worsening of) persistent cough. I've always put it down to a hay fever type reaction to tree pollen, as many trees are now flowering, how would I know if I have "mild symptoms" of this virus instead ?

    I've only been out for a walk this Tuesday (with brief visit to a supermarket) since Tuesday last week, and I've pretty much had the same symptoms the whole time, I've got to go to a supermarket today as we're out of most perishable goods.
     
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    Brilliant, in bad taste obviously, but we do need to keep our sense of humour up.
     
  6. jay_mcfc

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    I don’t know but in most countries there seems to only be around a 10% positive test rate. For example the UK is around 100,000 tested with 12,000 positive.

    It doesn’t tie in with what most leaders are saying about 60/70% of the population getting it but it does show that there are an awful lot of people that think they have it but don’t.
     
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  7. worsleyweb

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    Totally agree - it has been rife for weeks.

    I think we are approaching the peak as they say. We will get through this. Another month and we are hopefully over the worse.
     
  8. worsleyweb

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    Or have had it and it has passed.
     
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  9. B\connellblue

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    Similar figures over here. 9-10% of those tested are positive. Because of this the HSE have changed the criteria for testing. You now need to have 2 of the recognised symptoms to be tested.(duck test)Most test centres are drive thru. Sports stadiums, equestrian centres etc. I believe the only way to get a handle on this is to send out home testing kits for everyone, yes I know its a huge task logistically, and sourcing these kits as well as their accuracy is a problem. Need to know who's had it though and protect the vulnerable as best we can.
     
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  10. purplenose

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    Fair point but I dont think the tests used tell if a person has had it...I stand to be corrected of course.
     

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