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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has resulted in an ongoing pandemic. The first case may be traced back to 17 November 2019. As of 13 June 2020, more than 7.66 million cases have been reported across 188 countries and territories, resulting in more than 426,000 deaths. More than 3.64 million people have recovered.Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and loss of smell and taste. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) possibly precipitated by cytokine storm, multi-organ failure, septic shock, and blood clots. The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is typically around five days, but may range from two to fourteen days.The virus is primarily spread between people during close contact, most often via small droplets produced by coughing, sneezing, and talking. The droplets usually fall to the ground or onto surfaces rather than travelling through air over long distances. Less commonly, people may become infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their face. It is most contagious during the first three days after the onset of symptoms, although spread is possible before symptoms appear, and from people who do not show symptoms. The standard method of diagnosis is by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) from a nasopharyngeal swab. Chest CT imaging may also be helpful for diagnosis in individuals where there is a high suspicion of infection based on symptoms and risk factors; however, guidelines do not recommend using CT imaging for routine screening.Recommended measures to prevent infection include frequent hand washing, maintaining physical distance from others (especially from those with symptoms), quarantine (especially for those with symptoms), covering coughs, and keeping unwashed hands away from the face. The use of cloth face coverings such as a scarf or a bandana is recommended in public settings to minimise the risk of transmissions, with some authorities requiring their use. Medical grade facemasks such as N95 masks should only be used by healthcare workers, first responders and those who care for infected individuals.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are no vaccines nor specific antiviral treatments for COVID-19. Management involves the treatment of symptoms, supportive care, isolation, and experimental measures. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID‑19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred in most countries across all six WHO regions.

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  1. Prefrontalmedialcortex

    COVID-19 vaccine #16 & general vaccine conversation

    Previous thread - Keep it friendly. 🤗
  2. Prefrontalmedialcortex

    COVID-19 vaccine #15 & general vaccine conversation

    Previous thread - Keep it friendly. 🤗
  3. Em_

    Covid Vaccine for Children aged 5-11

    I've received a letter from the NHS that my child is now eligible for the covid vaccine for 5-11 year olds. My daughter (7) and my 2 year old had covid at the end of last year and she was ill for 2 days and my 2 year old wasn't ill at all. It made me think that the vaccine wasn't necessary for...
  4. Prefrontalmedialcortex

    COVID-19 vaccine #14 & general vaccine conversation

    Previous thread - Keep it friendly. 🤗 Moderator edit; . If you can’t keep it civil hit ignore on the thread . Do not attack other members for their view . Do not argue with members based on other thread...
  5. 1001 others

    Covid - Did anyone break out in hives (or, raised bumps which are grouped together ... three here, four there, etc.)?

    Did anyone break out in hives (or, raised bumps which are grouped together ... three here, four there, etc.)? I have Googled and it doesn't seem to be a reported symptom, but would just like to check! (I also have the tiredness, fatigue, shortness of breath, etc.).
  6. Prefrontalmedialcortex

    COVID-19 vaccine #13 & general vaccine conversation

    Previous thread - Keep it friendly! 🤗
  7. justheretoread99

    Stomach Cramps after COVID

    I’ve had COVID twice. First time in August 2021 (assume it was the delta variant) & second time more recently earlier this month (assuming it was omicron) I was quite ill during but didn’t have any lasting affects after delta apart from my sense of smell took a couple of months to return. Was...
  8. Blahblahahaaa77

    Travel after having covid

    Random one, but has anyone been to Dubai after having covid within 90 days? The Emirates website says you must have a PCR test but the PCR company have said they wouldn’t recommend doing a test as it will likely come back positive. Any ideas?
  9. forgotmyacc

    Siobhan O'Hagan #25 mould in her hair, picking her face, spreading covid all over the place

    Thanks to @Ruokannie for the title!
  10. Prefrontalmedialcortex

    COVID-19 vaccine #12 & general vaccine conversation

    Previous thread - Keep it friendly otherwise fig rolls will make an appearance. 😅
  11. irishjen

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    New thread for meJulie thanks to @Seratago for the title....carry on
  12. CeeCeeBloom

    Dominique Nugent #3 Dim Dom and “him” hit the slopes, ended up with Covid, pair of dopes!

    Number 3 for Dominique! She's moved in with 'him' and told us she's mortgage approved but renting for now. Moved while isolating from covid, she picked that up in Andorra where she went skiing strictly for the gram pics. Him is hunky but appears to love eye fucking himself on camera like dim...
  13. Blahblahahaaa77

    Covid positive for Christmas 🤦🏼‍♀️

    Hey all, Just making a separate thread for all of us that have tested positive in the last week or so and now Christmas is ruined 🤦🏼‍♀️. How’s everyone feeling? I’m on day 3 and have no smell or taste, my head feels like cotton wool and I can’t hear a thing! Has your family come down with...
  14. StrawberryCream

    COVID-19 vaccine #10 and general vaccine conversation

    Continue here
  15. Notgonnalie

    COVID-19 vaccine #9 and general vaccine conversation

    As we enter a new thread, England enters a new plan of restrictions introducing masks in all indoor areas again, working from home advised, and vaccine passports for events and some venues in a bid to tackle the latest variant for which we don’t know how serious or indeed non serious it may be...
  16. B

    Covid positive housemate - help

    Hey all - I’m hoping someone will be able to give me some sound advice on a house share situation I’m currently in. One of my housemates (not a close friend FYI, just a house share) tested positive for covid-19 via two lateral flows on Sunday and is awaiting a PCR result. My issue at the moment...
  17. Oohthedrama

    Weather; Storm Barra. A destructive Mini break from Covid.

    Gosh it’s blowing a fierce wind out there…. get the essentials ready…. Bí slán!
  18. Notgonnalie

    COVID-19 vaccine #8 and general vaccine conversation

    ⚠No arguing, fighting or being disrespectful⚠ ⛔Remember to follow the rules of tattle⛔ Since the last thread this is the latest developments in the covid vaccine rigmarole🪡 ⚠Booster shots to be offered to all over 18s 3 months after their second covid vaccine ⚠4th vaccine to be offered to the...
  19. Oohthedrama

    Covid and Christmas plans.

    This was a conversation I listened to on the radio last week. obviously a lot of restrictions have been lifted, so that’s not the topic here, And unlike last year it’s not a ‘Christmas dinner for one’ alone, with one government approved gift from Santa 😐 but if you’re having people over, how...
  20. T

    Covid commiseration

    I’m double-jabbed (February and May) and tested positive for covid yesterday. I did a PCR to placate my child’s nursery because my sister had also tested positive and we’d had contact and our kids attend the same setting. Our nursery ask you to keep kids at home if anyone in the household tests...
  21. O

    How long does it take COVID pass to appear on app?

    We are travelling abroad on Saturday and have just verified identity on the nhs app to get a COVID pass. It says it can take up to 7 days! Does anyone have experience? thanks
  22. Instagram Sham

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    Has anyone else experienced this please? Been up all night feeling like I was in Labour, honestly awful. Wondering how long before I’m functioning again. Read online that this is a common issue when I saw this article by chance yesterday after4 days of dull lower back pain and now two days of...
  23. Notgonnalie

    Refusing the Covid 19 Vaccine #3 & general vaccine conversation

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  24. Notgonnalie

    To COVID vaccine, or not to vaccine? #4

    Previous thread Continue here 😁
  25. OnlyHereForTheLolz

    how concerned should I be that he might have spread it to us?

    Hi my fellow tattlers I have a stupid question but figured there’d be some Covid experts here 😁 A guy at work has let us know today that his son has tested positive for covid, I think he’s 9 or 10. The guy has tested negative. They took the test this afternoon. So my question is, how...
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