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  1. I believe that you're correct, however Covid-19 appears to be a slow-mutating virus. The only mutation I am aware of is the 614G mutation (the original virus from Wuhan was 614D but 614G is effectively the pandemic now). The spike protein of the virus contains a long chain of amino acids, it is number 614 in that chain which mutated. This appears to have made it more contagious and some studies have proposed that it has a higher fatality rate, though evidence to support this is inconclusive. In contrast the common cold is a swiftly mutating virus which is why someone can catch more than one cold per year.
  2. Covered by Billy Fury, The Hollies, Child, Showaddywaddy, Glen Campbell and others
  3. I've been to hospital three times since March, once for a routine test and twice to A&E for a more critical condition. On the first occasion in June there was no pre-screening, I went straight into a waiting room with others and awaited my turn for the test. Everyone except one patient was wearing masks. On the second occasion in July I was triaged before being released to waiting, this involved Covid-related questions. Everyone was wearing masks. I was also subjected to a blood test but no Covid-specific test. There were different areas in the hospital for Covid and non-Covid admissions but I didn't see any separation within A&E. Ditto for the third occasion except for the blood test. Thankfully I didn't contract Covid-19 on any of the visits.
  4. I spy with my little eye (sorry Alf, I've been on a bad run)
  5. Fool's game (or Mug's game)
  6. A few suggestions: Do you feel like I feel - Belinda Carlisle Nothing's gonna stop us now - Starship Even the bad times are good - Tremeloes I'm into something good - Herman's Hermits Near wild heaven - REM You ain't seen nothing yet - Bachman Turner Overdrive Fun fun fun - Beach Boys I'm on fire - Bruce Springsteen I'm a believer - Monkees Stairway to heaven - Led Zeppelin The best - Tina Turner Joybringer - Mannfred Mann's Earth Band Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics Golden Years - David Bowie
  7. Well I thought it was hot shower four hours ago but didn't get a 'Nope' - was I getting warmer?
  8. The only one that springs to mind that Webbo hasn't mentioned is shower - so hot shower
  9. We do need improvements in the recording system as the current method as you described reduces confidence in the figures. However Covid-19 does cause some deaths long after recovery from the infection. Many of the hospitalised sufferers contract sepsis, where the body's own immune system overreacts to the virus. Sepsis is not restricted to Covid-19 and studies have been carried out into its long term effects, I'm attaching one. https://molmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s10020-019-0132-z For those who don't want to read the whole paper, this is one notable finding: Of the patients who recover from sepsis well enough to be discharged from hospital: 50% recover 33% die within two years 16% have long term complications
  10. The first one is the toughest I've seen since I started trying these CF. Trouble is I came up with 'Hot pick-ups' and haven't been able to concentrate since.......
  11. Great post Deb. I've seen so many posts that seem to dismiss Covid-19 as simply a problem for the old and frail. In my view it's a potential problem for everyone. I'll add some of my own experiences that I consider relevant. When i was 40 years old I contracted a form of viral pneumonia (which can also be a result of Covid-19). I was healthy at the time and a regular gym-goer. The virus damaged by heart leaving me with a arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation (af). It's not deadly in itself but can cause other problems, e.g. stroke, which have the potential to disable or kill. I saw a cardiologist who advised that if I didn't have it corrected it was likely that I would have a stroke within two years. I did get it corrected but the damage was permanent so I have to take daily medication to reduce the possibility of recurrence. My medication regime means that I have the expectation of a near normal lifespan; however if I contract Covid-19 the likelihood is that further damage would occur. Summary details in the link below from the British Heart Foundation. https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/coronavirus-and-your-health/what-does-coronavirus-do-to-your-body So I can't stress enough to the young and fit that they are not invulnerable and that catching Covid-19 has the potential to affect them for the rest of their lives.
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