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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 22,037
    I've also recently started wearing varifocals, but I'd only be looking for other explanations if I was 30, not 50.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 51,826

    I've also recently started wearing varifocals, but I'd only be looking for other explanations if I was 30, not 50.

    I fear the day when my optician says I need those, as then I'll be officially old and first against the wall when Rick takes power.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Munsford0Munsford0 Posts: 375
    Pross said:

    Anyone had deteriorating eyesight since having Covid?

    Surely you need to do the standard test for Covid-related eyesight loss and drive to Barnard Castle and back?

  • Stevo_666 said:

    I've also recently started wearing varifocals, but I'd only be looking for other explanations if I was 30, not 50.

    I fear the day when my optician says I need those, as then I'll be officially old and first against the wall when Rick takes power.
    on the plus side I am told that as your eyes adjust it can give you the same feeling as being p1ssed/stoned
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 21,219

    Stevo_666 said:

    I've also recently started wearing varifocals, but I'd only be looking for other explanations if I was 30, not 50.

    I fear the day when my optician says I need those, as then I'll be officially old and first against the wall when Rick takes power.
    on the plus side I am told that as your eyes adjust it can give you the same feeling as being p1ssed/stoned
    I'm afraid that is just wishful thinking.
    Unless you've been drinking or smoking. 😉
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 51,826

    "It's just like flu."

    Actually, its mortality rate is now below that of seasonal flu.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/13/whats-behind-the-mystery-of-thousands-of-excess-deaths-this-summer

    I'm just waiting for someone to start a panicky, doom laden 'Big Flu' thread now :)
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 23,729
    Noticing that the similarities between Long Covid and ME/CFS seem to be finally gaining some traction. A big US study published recently and a piece on Today this morning. Would be good if this leads to a treatment for the latter after years of it not being taken seriously.
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  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 5,069
    Stevo_666 said:

    "It's just like flu."

    Actually, its mortality rate is now below that of seasonal flu.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/13/whats-behind-the-mystery-of-thousands-of-excess-deaths-this-summer

    I'm just waiting for someone to start a panicky, doom laden 'Big Flu' thread now :)
    Yeah in retrospect it was all a lot of fuss about nothing wasn't it.
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  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 12,476
    rjsterry said:

    Noticing that the similarities between Long Covid and ME/CFS seem to be finally gaining some traction. A big US study published recently and a piece on Today this morning. Would be good if this leads to a treatment for the latter after years of it not being taken seriously.


    And post concussion syndrome, I'd suggest. I think many symptoms might well point back to disturbance of brain (autonomic) systems.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 51,826
    pangolin said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    "It's just like flu."

    Actually, its mortality rate is now below that of seasonal flu.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/13/whats-behind-the-mystery-of-thousands-of-excess-deaths-this-summer

    I'm just waiting for someone to start a panicky, doom laden 'Big Flu' thread now :)
    Yeah in retrospect it was all a lot of fuss about nothing wasn't it.
    If you say so. Maybe you should reply to Brian as he pointed out the current mortality rates.
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  • Does nobody ever read articles before they respond?
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 10,594
    rjsterry said:

    Noticing that the similarities between Long Covid and ME/CFS seem to be finally gaining some traction. A big US study published recently and a piece on Today this morning. Would be good if this leads to a treatment for the latter after years of it not being taken seriously.

    Correlation is not causation. The jury is still out on ME, because they can't identify a cause, but it's taken more seriously than fibromyalgia.

    That doesn't apply to long covid, because there's a known cause.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 4,702
    CFS treatment often comes under the Mental Health services of most NHS trusts.
  • Does nobody ever read articles before they respond?

    The answer to that is definitely not and a number of people don't even read articles before they share them.

    If you want any traction you have to share an image or cut and paste
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 10,594
    edited 14 September

    Does nobody ever read articles before they respond?

    It's a two and two makes 5 article. Pretty normal for the guardian. I mentioned the excess deaths thing afew weeks ago and it can't be "most importantly" attributed to covid at all. The data don't support that.
  • Anyone had their autumn booster yet? What did you get?
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,672

    Anyone had their autumn booster yet? What did you get?

    I'm awaiting the call. I am on five now - the last two were Moderna (after Oxford, Oxford, Pfizer).
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  • ProssPross Posts: 34,162
    Wife, daughter and inlaws all had Moderna (the spike one I think)
  • Pross said:

    Wife, daughter and inlaws all had Moderna (the spike one I think)

    you mean the new dual one?
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,552
    Just had the email on Friday
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,162

    Pross said:

    Wife, daughter and inlaws all had Moderna (the spike one I think)

    you mean the new dual one?
    Yep
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,786 Lives Here
    My Mother went to get her autumn jab last week but they weren't doing it that day. Thought she'd go back but hadn't got round to it yet. Called me yesterday to say she was feeling rough so did a test, she won't be having a jab for a while...
    Thankfully she's not feeling too bad. I normally go round there a couple of times a week, as my younger sister was staying with her I hadn't been this week.
    Hoping to get a message about my booster soon. I had the 'spring' one in mid-July so hopefully still have some resistance.
  • Just got the Moderna bivalent… :)
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 2,156
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  • Packs quite a punch this new vaccine. Very sore arm and had a bit of a temperature in the night... didn't sleep very much and woke up with a headache. Didn't have any real symptom with the previous lots... I guess no Tabata intervals today... :(
  • Munsford0Munsford0 Posts: 375
    Booked in for simultaneous Covid booster and flu jabs in a couple of weeks. Sounds like it has potential for a day off to recover...
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 2,156
    Munsford0 said:

    Booked in for simultaneous Covid booster and flu jabs in a couple of weeks. Sounds like it has potential for a day off to recover...

    My Mum (87) had this on Saturday. Fine on Saturday but decicdedly second hand on Sunday.
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  • Munsford0Munsford0 Posts: 375
    Your Mum has 22 years head start on me. Wish her well!
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 12,476
    edited 1 October
    A bit of a surge going on... consultant friend said it's now 60 cases *with* covid in Exeter's RD&E, which is putting an additional strain on managing its control (protocols, and all that). I'll be happy to get my booster in a couple of weeks' time.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/01/latest-covid-surge-a-heavy-straw-on-camels-back-for-every-hospital-in-uk
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