Coronavirus good news thread

Cambsred

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Some more news been reported.


Will be interesting to see how that would be administered nationally for the testing process. Drive through testing on the way to work?

Postal testing is > 48 hours turn around currently which would mean you are still potentially contagious for 2 days before being contacted.

If the infrastructure and access is right this would be an amazing step forward.
 

Randy

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Will be interesting to see how that would be administered nationally for the testing process. Drive through testing on the way to work?

Postal testing is > 48 hours turn around currently which would mean you are still potentially contagious for 2 days before being contacted.

If the infrastructure and access is right this would be an amazing step forward.
I still don't know why we haven't used South Korea's testing booths.
 

Liamo

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So NHS Blood.co.uk have contacted me to say my antibody levels in my Plasma is still high enough to donate, 8 months after infection. Somewhat surprised.
Sample size of one though, so not completely probative I guess. It is encouraging news though, indicating that perhaps immunity is going to last longer than some people have been saying - and in line with the findings announced by Oxford University the other day.
 
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Jonny_Rondos_Disco_pants

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That's awesome news, what were your symptoms like out of interest?
stabbing pain under rib, ticklycough, fever over 40, clouded lungs, coughing up clear thick mucus, diarrhoea (think Guinness), loss of appetite. Now i'm at the point with shortness of breath but lungs seem to be not far off feeling like they did pre covid.
 

Tommy_Dickfingers

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stabbing pain under rib, ticklycough, fever over 40, clouded lungs, coughing up clear thick mucus, diarrhoea (think Guinness), loss of appetite. Now i'm at the point with shortness of breath but lungs seem to be not far off feeling like they did pre covid.

That sounds like a hangover after a 3 day bender :)

Seriously, glad you're on the mend.
 

borolad259

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stabbing pain under rib, ticklycough, fever over 40, clouded lungs, coughing up clear thick mucus, diarrhoea (think Guinness), loss of appetite. Now i'm at the point with shortness of breath but lungs seem to be not far off feeling like they did pre covid.

The thick, clear or white mucus/phlegm has been unreal. When I first started, it wasn't a recognised symptom, so I just thought I had a cold (though the lung pain made me suspect covid). But I'm still coughing that **** up 7 months down the line .... though not as bad. And constantly having to clear the stuff from the back of my throat, where it is incredibly sticky and clingy.
 

Jostler

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The thick, clear or white mucus/phlegm has been unreal. When I first started, it wasn't a recognised symptom, so I just thought I had a cold (though the lung pain made me suspect covid). But I'm still coughing that **** up 7 months down the line .... though not as bad. And constantly having to clear the stuff from the back of my throat, where it is incredibly sticky and clingy.

stabbing pain under rib, ticklycough, fever over 40, clouded lungs, coughing up clear thick mucus, diarrhoea (think Guinness), loss of appetite. Now i'm at the point with shortness of breath but lungs seem to be not far off feeling like they did pre covid.

It's interesting you mention this with mucus. We've had a few mild illnesses over the pandemic, mainly around the beginning, but nothing crazy. But for the vast majority of the year I've been having to hack/clear my throat.

My missus keeps telling me off and has tried to blame it on everything from Anxiety to Dairy, but when I mentioned Covid she wouldn't have it
 

borolad259

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It's interesting you mention this with mucus. We've had a few mild illnesses over the pandemic, mainly around the beginning, but nothing crazy. But for the vast majority of the year I've been having to hack/clear my throat.

My missus keeps telling me off and has tried to blame it on everything from Anxiety to Dairy, but when I mentioned Covid she wouldn't have it

There's a Long Covid support group on facebook. If you type "phlegm" into the search bar in that group you will find that hundreds of people are experiencing exactly the same. It's actually embarrassing, especially when I am out running ... hacking up phlegm the whole time. It is unbelievably sticky and hard to shift from the throat at some times .... catch some in a tissue and you'll see why. It's like glue.
 

bear66

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There's a Long Covid support group on facebook. If you type "phlegm" into the search bar in that group you will find that hundreds of people are experiencing exactly the same. It's actually embarrassing, especially when I am out running ... hacking up phlegm the whole time. It is unbelievably sticky and hard to shift from the throat at some times .... catch some in a tissue and you'll see why. It's like glue.
Have the NHS long covid centres been set up yet?
 
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