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TUI Zante to Cardiff - Covid

Old 12th Sep 2020, 09:53
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There is no second wave... You can't have a second wave until the first is gone.

In march the virus was spreading like a virus does and infecting millions across the UK, and we were testing 10,000 a day, now we have massively ramped up the testing to over 25 times that, and some local infections are appearing as expected with the relaxation of lockdown rules, as long as those numbers are manageable which for now they appear to be.

I just don't think people appreciate how many infections were active during March and April in the UK

If you are clinically vulnerable to this then you're doing the right thing shielding to keep safe but the other 99.74% are going to be just fine and need to carry on with their lives and learn to live with it
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Old 12th Sep 2020, 10:07
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Agreed, "infected does not mean suffering from the virus."

"All it means is that you have tested positive, not that you are in danger, require hospital care or indeed die from the infection." also agreed.

However, if you have tested positive you are a risk to everyone that you come in contact with as you could be passing on an infection that could mean to them that they could be "in danger, require hospital care or indeed die from the infection." This is important as I have seen a criticism, by a medical professional, of a Risk Assessment that had put the risks of the consequences of infection as 'medium' whereas it should be assuming the worst-case individual becoming infected where the risk of the consequence is logically high.

We know someone (in another country) who was tested as positive but with no symptoms (she was in close contact with two family members who were ill and had tested positive) -- her primary concern was that she could have already passed it on to work-mates.


People should behave sensibly and avoid the risk of spreading this nasty virus, that is the only way that we will be able to get back to normal and save airline jobs.
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Old 12th Sep 2020, 10:21
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The issue I have with testing (happy to be corrected)...if you have no reason to suspect you have the virus said person will not get tested, Once symptoms develop they may get a test and be told yes you have it, which by then you will have infected countless numbers of people, If you have symptoms its wise to assume you have the virus and isolate, my point is once you have symptoms is there really a need for a test

Add to this that you could be tested at 9am and be negative and tested again at 3pm and be positive, I suspect that is one of many reasons why they are not bothering with airport testing in the UK right now
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Old 12th Sep 2020, 10:31
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Which all emphasises the importance of maintaining hygiene and 'social distancing', doesn't it? And could people please get it into their heads that just because they are 'wearing a mask' they are not protected (they are primarily protecting others from them), so bloody keep your distance!
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Old 12th Sep 2020, 13:23
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"If you feel at risk anywhere, don’t be there!! Simple"

Not so simple after the plane is airborne.



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