Corona kind of Life.

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Lord Rother » 08 Jan 2021, 14:10

After much talk recently about the level of bureaucracy that was getting in the way of a speedy vaccination programme it was nice to hear a little positive anecdote from my Mum yesterday.

She has had her "invitation" to get the vaccine - when the caller gave her details they indicated she would need to go to a location about 12 miles away - being 87 she expressed concern about how she would get there. She then mentioned a friend (also elderly but "only" in his late 70s and still a driver) who might be able to give her a lift.

The lady on the line said if she could give her his details she could arrange an appointment for him to have his dose at the same time.

And that was all sorted within the next few minutes.

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby souphound » 08 Jan 2021, 17:09

Lord Rother wrote:After much talk recently about the level of bureaucracy that was getting in the way of a speedy vaccination programme it was nice to hear a little positive anecdote from my Mum yesterday.

She has had her "invitation" to get the vaccine - when the caller gave her details they indicated she would need to go to a location about 12 miles away - being 87 she expressed concern about how she would get there. She then mentioned a friend (also elderly but "only" in his late 70s and still a driver) who might be able to give her a lift.

The lady on the line said if she could give her his details she could arrange an appointment for him to have his dose at the same time.

And that was all sorted within the next few minutes.


Well, here's something nice to read this morning. Good for them.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Jan 2021, 17:59

Indeed!

This is a very, very very long read and is one of the best articles I have read about the year gone by and Trump’s role in it. There is some wonderful detail and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021 ... lague-year
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby John aka Josh » 09 Jan 2021, 00:36

Lord Rother wrote:After much talk recently about the level of bureaucracy that was getting in the way of a speedy vaccination programme it was nice to hear a little positive anecdote from my Mum yesterday.

She has had her "invitation" to get the vaccine - when the caller gave her details they indicated she would need to go to a location about 12 miles away - being 87 she expressed concern about how she would get there. She then mentioned a friend (also elderly but "only" in his late 70s and still a driver) who might be able to give her a lift.

The lady on the line said if she could give her his details she could arrange an appointment for him to have his dose at the same time.

And that was all sorted within the next few minutes.




Good.

Hope you and your family are still OK.


Pleasingly, my mother received her first vaccination yesterday, sounds as if the procedure was well organised. I hadn't known that she would have to stay under observation for 15 mins after the jab in case of a severe reaction. She didn't sleep that well last night due to the soreness in her arm but that has passed. The programme seems to be rolling out smoothly so far.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Charlie O. » 09 Jan 2021, 00:54

An overdue update on my family: Dad is now covid-free and only ever had relatively mild symptoms - and he has received his first vaccine shot; brother and his wife (and her parents) DIDN'T catch it; one nephew got it, as did his (significantly older) wife's son-in-law (you guys keeping all this straight?), but they're both okay now and didn't suffer much more than a wracking cough.

LR, here's hoping your wife and kid fare at least as well!
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 Jan 2021, 01:16

Charlie O. wrote:An overdue update on my family: Dad is now covid-free and only ever had relatively mild symptoms - and he has received his first vaccine shot; brother and his wife (and her parents) DIDN'T catch it; one nephew got it, as did his (significantly older) wife's son-in-law (you guys keeping all this straight?), but they're both okay now and didn't suffer much more than a wracking cough.

LR, here's hoping your wife and kid fare at least as well!


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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Lord Rother » 09 Jan 2021, 10:57

Thank you Charlie O. All good.

Wife and daughter are both fine (having had no escalation of very mild symptoms) and out of isolation period, and I tested negative yesterday.

On another forum I have frequented for 20 years a couple of regular posters who I have come to “know” and respect over the years due to a common interest in football, have stopped posting in recent weeks.

It leaves an odd empty helpless feeling.

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Jimbly » 09 Jan 2021, 11:30

Great news Roth and Chas.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Samoan » 09 Jan 2021, 13:01

Very heartening to hear this news.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Minnie the Minx » 22 Feb 2021, 16:09

I was reading something this morning written by one of Baron’s friends about the ludicrousness of expecting people to enter a normal Monday with expectations of productivity and work effort when much of the country has undergone massive structural, emotional and emergency trauma in the space of a week. This on top of a pandemic. So many people had it worse than us, but I still feel like earth’s rug is being pulled from under my feet. This is all extremely hard to process. My get up and go is going.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Jimbly » 23 Feb 2021, 11:00

One of my friends Dad died last night. He had had a stroke but was recovering well. Was given the covid test as a normal part of his care. He turned out to be positive and lasted a few days. Family weren't able to get in to see him in the last two weeks.

If it wasn't for Covid he was well on the road to recovery and getting home. So can we please stop this nonsense about underlying issues and cause of death. He wasn't going to die from the stroke, he died from the virus.

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Rorschach » 23 Feb 2021, 13:40

Sorry to hear that Jim. I hope your friend and the rest of the family are OK.

Jimbly wrote:If it wasn't for Covid he was well on the road to recovery and getting home. So can we please stop this nonsense about underlying issues and cause of death. He wasn't going to die from the stroke, he died from the virus.


Quite. I read somewhere that the average life expectancy of people dying from Covid was about ten years. As we know, it mostly affects older people with underlying conditions. These two facts certainly make them more likely to die if they catch Covid but, without it, they could have expected to live an average of ten more years.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Samoan » 23 Feb 2021, 13:57

I'm very sorry to hear about your friend's Dad, J.
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Postby Belle Lettre » 23 Feb 2021, 15:44

Sad news, Jeemo. :(
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby kath » 23 Feb 2021, 20:30

ah, jeemo. condolences to yer friend and family.

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby toomanyhatz » Yesterday, 22:55

Condolences to Jeemo's friend from me as well.

My mom recently got a positive test, but remained symptomless. Her assisted living place has had no new cases for about a month running and they're almost at 100% with vaccination rate. They're a good example of precautions done right.

I'm on guard against the new strains and so forth, but for the first time in a long time I'm feeling pretty optimistic that we're at the back end.

No longer having a Toddler-in-Chief is another reason for optimism, though the red tape is ever-present.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Jimbly » Yesterday, 23:16

Thanks for all the kind thoughts, I've passed them on.
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