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Covid 19 - are we in high risk?

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Ames37, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My husband and I went bulk buying this afternoon
    2 chains for the chainsaw ( we have to have something to do when isolated !)
    1weedkiller spray(ditto !)
    2 jars of coconut oil ( to cook the roast celeriac and swede )
    We over 70s are unprincipled

    Carol
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I found out today a friend is going to be a grandparent, for the first time too.
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I didn't realise there was a 40 year window in the age groups.
    I thought pretty much much anyone with a pulse could contract it, pending on exposure?
     
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  4. lozy

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    I'm 66, type 2, heart disease, high blood pressure - should I be staying in?
     
  5. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    We all know by now, that the older generation are being hit the hardest. Read my post again, you seem to have missed this.
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  6. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi @Iozy, It would be down to you to make that decision, but have you talked to your GP about your concerns or your employer if you work ?
     
  7. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yep, did a doubletake & it is still quite possible to live beyond 89 years of age.. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I do know and it was just a number, my dad lived until he was 94.
    Anything else you would like to cherry pick today ?
     
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  9. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Here's how i'm handling it.. I had a cold a little while back. The only time i went out was off peak to walk the dog?
    Of course, i'm over the cold now.
    But what i am doing is distancing myself from anyone considered vulnerable on the "flu jab list?"

    To be fair the distancing is what i would have done anyway with any form of lurgey..

    Covid19. New territory. What else can one do..
     
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  10. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    Put it this way. I wish I had stayed home today and not taken groceries to a 94 year old. I now know she has been in contact with someone who's partner has the virus. Playing the waiting game now.
     
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  11. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    @zand ,

    All you can do sometimes, is the right thing..

    You have my best wishes.
     
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  12. lozy

    lozy Type 2 · Member

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    I'm a musician, most of my concerts have been cancelled but I'm still required to go into a school this week to play for an exam. I don't want to give backword but I'm wondering if I'm being stupid and should cancel.
     
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  13. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    Thanks.

    ****** doing the right thing. I so wish I had been selfish and not bothered. Hubby sleeping in spare room now and using different bathroom and working from home.
     
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  14. lozy

    lozy Type 2 · Member

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    I don't work regularly - this is a one-off voluntary thing for a kid's practical musical exam and I'm sure my GP has enough on his plate at the moment. I thought here was a more sensible place to ask. I've now made contact with the school explaining my position but without actually saying that I won't do it. I'm awaiting a response.

    Thanks all for the responses.
     
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  15. Jaylee

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    Hi,

    I play in two bands myself.. so understand that situation.
    Here's a thought regarding the exam. can you not livestream via webcam?
     
  16. lozy

    lozy Type 2 · Member

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    Sadly, no - it's a practical ensemble exam
     
  17. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Is the gen advice to give this thing 7 days?
    If you suspect the point of contact, the best option is to ride it out.
     
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  18. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    Yes. I will be happy if I am still well in 7 days. Not prepared to put anyone else at risk. I have told my aunt's neighbours...by text...unfortunately they visited my aunt on Saturday...and they are in their 70s so they are self isolating now too.
     
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    philchap1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Did I miss it but didn't hear Diabetes mentioned in the most vulnerable groups.
     
  20. Catsymoo

    Catsymoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been in touch with my doctor last week and he said we are vulnerable. I am signed off to work from home until the end of the month. After the update today I will assume I have to stay in for 12 weeks. Better safe than sorry. Plus my Hba1c is rubbish at 74, so I am probably higher risk.
     
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