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Both the wife and I had a bad cough for about 3 weeks November/December 2019. We did not sleep well and our appetite was affected. We have been lucky in the fact we have not had Covid.
How do you know you haven't had it.
It was prevalent in the UK in sept 2019. And the symptoms that everyone was displaying at the time all point to covid. The original government leaflet highlighting the main symptoms to look out for were symptomatic of what people were suffering from back then.
 
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I have Secondary Progressive Multiple sclerosis. In the height of the pandemic i caught covid. My wife was working in the nhs, but like a lot of NHS workers, was under great pressure at the hospital where she worked.. We both became infected, despite all the precautions we took, not everyone where she worked did the same, a lot of staff became infected. A lot of people thought it was nothing to worry about, yet people were dying. We both became very ill. I was really ill, i was coughing badly and at times, struggling to breathe, as well as having dreadful symptoms. High temperature, all joints aching and painful, terrible headaches. I had never felt so ill. My g.p. came to see me in what looked like a nbc suit. My lips and fingers and toes were going blue at times and I struggled for breath, but I refused to go to the hospital ,as he advised.

To be honest I felt so ill, if my number was up I'd rather be at home with my beloved than in the hospital, where no family visitors were allowed. I managed to struggle on but it was 17 weeks before I could venture outdoors. Even now I still have a troublesome cough and associated weakness. Symptoms, I'm told are known as long covid. I had further vaccinations. Only 2 weeks after my 3rd Jab I contracted covid again. The Omnicom variant. I was again ill for 13 days, but nowhere near as bad as the first time. Whilst recovering i was offered a 4 th Jab but cannot receive it, untill some 16 weeks after testing clear of covid. I never had the 4th injection as only 1 week after my second covid infection i received a phone call from the Nuerology department at the Royal Hallamshire hospital, i was asked to attend Doncaster Royal Infirmary to have a drip feed of anti virals overnight.

They said, because I have a compromised immune system i am at risk of dying from covid. As I was still suffering the effects of covid and unable to get to the DRI, they asked me to go to Bassetlaw District Hospita! and collect some anti viral medications. I could not have gone to either the Hallamshire nor the DRI, as my missus had gone to Lincoln to care for her parents. Her dad had recently had a stroke and her mum recently diagnosed with myeloma. Unfortunately she recently lost her battle with that dreadful disease. As I was on my own and struggling to get around, I was told if, I couldn't attend DRI for the drip feed of anti virals, then the anti viral tablets at Bassetlaw would not be available to me untill I was 16 weeks clear of my second infection of covid.

They also said as I have M.S. I was a high risk of being severely ill or even dying of covid. ( No s##t ! )....So here I am, still waiting for the NHS, to give me my appointment for my 4th jab. I wear a mask when I go to get fuel. I wear a mask when I go shopping, as does my missus. Hand cleanser is in both our vehicals, on the kitchen window sill and in our bathroom. The fear of re infection is a constant worry but life goes on. I will take the 4th jab, when I am able to, and any other immunisation, the NHS offers. I will carry on, but am very aware of the risks involved. Thankfully, fishing is my main therapeutic practise. We are distanced from each other but I am still able to socialise with my fellow anglers. The crack between anglers is fantastic. Laughs galore....The best medicine. It's great for my well being, my mental health and hopefully, my future.
 

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I do not think I had Covid 19, although the virus was first recorded in November 2019 in China.. I had a cough and did not sleep well but my breathing was as normal as COPD allows.
 

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How do you know you haven't had it.
It was prevalent in the UK in sept 2019. And the symptoms that everyone was displaying at the time all point to covid. The original government leaflet highlighting the main symptoms to look out for were symptomatic of what people were suffering from back then.
Fact check: Covid-19 wasn't prevalent within the UK in September 2019, it was first discovered and reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
However, the Coronavirus from which Covid-19 mutated could have been present some months prior.


More than likely what you experienced was Influenza, also a coronavirus, of which there are many.

As you stated...

Four out of same six people in the office myself included, all fully vaccinated get the weakest strain of covid doing the rounds (allegedly). Exact same symptoms as before but three of us off sick this time. It put me on my arse for 8 days and Im still suffering fatigue and coughing now.
...the coronavirus you experienced a fortnight ago, the Omnicron variant of Covid-19, even though a milder variant compared to Delta still has the potential to cause serious illness with or without the vaccines, however the risk is lessened with vaccination.
 

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Yeah. That was quoted off the gov website.
However it still doesn't detract from the fact that deep down I just know we had c19 back then and weren't half as bad without a vaccine. Too much of a coincidence for it not to be c19. Some office staff losing their sense of smell and taste as symptoms. Others coughing like a don't know what. The amount of ppl going to the doctor's with the same symptoms and then before you know it, boom. Major pandemic on our hands. Strangely. The doc didn't say to me I had flu. When I rung up before Xmas. Just said I had a virus that would go on its own.

This time around with a vaccine and the weakest variant I felt awful.
Not decrying it. I just think it's 50/50 each and every time. With or without. You'll win or lose so to speak.
 

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Yeah. That was quoted off the gov website.
However it still doesn't detract from the fact that deep down I just know we had c19 back then and weren't half as bad without a vaccine. Too much of a coincidence for it not to be c19. Some office staff losing their sense of smell and taste as symptoms. Others coughing like a don't know what. The amount of ppl going to the doctor's with the same symptoms and then before you know it, boom. Major pandemic on our hands. Strangely. The doc didn't say to me I had flu. When I rung up before Xmas. Just said I had a virus that would go on its own.

This time around with a vaccine and the weakest variant I felt awful.
Not decrying it. I just think it's 50/50 each and every time. With or without. You'll win or lose so to speak.
A good friend of mine fires off abroad most weekends ( he's away in spain this weekend getting rat assed) and is always picking up colds through doing so.
Anyhow, I think it was late November/early december 2019 that he had a very nasty cold/flu. I remember telling him to keep the chuff away from me as he approached me telling me about it ! He shouted to me it was the worst flu he'd ever had and couldn't breath properly and was dog tired and how he'd never had a cold so bad.
He has his own buisness and has never had a day off sick, but that flu forced him to have a week off.
Not long after it was revealed that there was a new bug in China and would most likely arrive soon 🙄.
 

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I just know that aliens landed last year in America, because I know does not make it true!!!!

Facts, facts and more facts are needed to prove a supposition.
 

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Well we will never know Geoff will we. Hindsight and LFTs are wonderful things after the event.
It's just so implausible that anyone could believe that that's what everyone had back then.
I wonder why not one of us suffered the same prior to this each year for the last 15 years before this 🤦🏻‍♂️
 

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I have never had a cold or flu for 25 years. Lucky I know. 👍 between Xmas and new year 2019 I became bad/ill. Then my son got the same. But his only lasted about 10
Days.
Never been as bad in my life.
Trouble breathing. Chesty cough.
2 lots of antibiotics did nothing
3 chest X-rays
No energy etc etc.
Eventually and gradually I got better but didn’t have the energy I usually had.
Had to have a afternoon nap for months.
Then covid started in the feb and March time. .
Did I have covid or a flu. 🤷‍♂️
But since then. (2 years ) I haven’t caught covid when plenty around me have.
Guess I will never know.
Ps. Also know plenty who say they have had covid early days but before testing was around.
But exactly same symptoms.
 

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Doesn’t really matter who thought they had what & when really. People will see either the pros or cons of vaccinations depending on there own views & I, for one, couldn’t care less. We need to just get on with living now.
 

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Well we will never know Geoff will we. Hindsight and LFTs are wonderful things after the event.
It's just so implausible that anyone could believe that that's what everyone had back then.
I wonder why not one of us suffered the same prior to this each year for the last 15 years before this 🤦🏻‍♂️
Just, for arguements sake, we didn't have a pandemic, yet you still had your illness prior to 2020. What would you have put it down to or would you not have paid as much attention to it as you do now?

It's quite a rational thought as people naturally try to attribute illnesses and bad events to other occurances.
 

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I didn't put it down to anything other than the fact a virus might be doing the rounds that caused persistantent coughing and a really sore throat.
Then when I spoke to my Doctor about it he said it was more than likely a virus because if it was flu I'd probably be on my arse. Drink plenty of liquids and take paracetamol.
Then heyho. Shortly afterwards we were in a pandemic due to a really bad virus that was contagious and doing the rounds which was also causing respiratory problems like persistent coughing, sore throats, loss of taste and sense of smell.
What would you have thought?
 
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The fact of the matter in my opinion is this.
People were suffering the same symptoms as myself. The ones with symptoms they couldn't shift were going to the doctor's .
Don't forget the 2 week cough campaign that was out around the same time. It could be cancer so see your doctor.
Well, I can imagine loads did up and down the country and there in begins the pattern that Doctors will have noticed and no doubt reported.
Then before we know it. There's a country wide pandemic along with a world wide pandemic. COVID-19.
 

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Finally had my extra booster today, Moderna vaccine. Previously I had the Pfizer vaccine for the two main jabs and the booster with no side effects. Headache after having this booster but I know that will soon pass.

I have never had symptoms of Covid, taken numerous lateral flow tests which have all come back negative. Being over 70 with COPD I still do not go to places where there are hordes of people, except shops where I always wear a mask. Not been to a pub for well over a year.

I am going to Welford Road on 24th April to watch The England Womens Rugby team play Ireland and I will wear a mask while I am there just to be cautious. I will be taking lateral flow tests before I go and a couple of days after my return. We get the flow tests free of charge due my my wifes chronic asthma condition and my COPD.
Hi Geoff ... the incubation period is supposed to be 3-5 days now with the Omicron variant and derivatives, so you may be best advised to test for a little while longer after returning.
 

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Been negative for 2 weeks now and struggling with breathing at the gym infact just walking upstairs. Weights are a bit down as wel,l going to wait a couple of weeks before i start running again as i dont think i would get very far.
 

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Had to cancel my Spring Booster as I tested positive this weekend. I'm weak but OK so long as I don't talk, which starts me coughing. But no fishing of course.
 

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I didn't put it down to anything other than the fact a virus might be doing the rounds that caused persistantent coughing and a really sore throat.
Then when I spoke to my Doctor about it he said it was more than likely a virus because if it was flu I'd probably be on my arse. Drink plenty of liquids and take paracetamol.
Then heyho. Shortly afterwards we were in a pandemic due to a really bad virus that was contagious and doing the rounds which was also causing respiratory problems like persistent coughing, sore throats, loss of taste and sense of smell.
What would you have thought?
I had the same sort of virus then along with others in my family, could hardly breathe and coughing all the time ,felt very weak and lethargic, covid ,flu ,i dont know . I personally think it was here before they said .
 

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Only had the one jab that was enough for me. Don't know about anyone's else but since taking the shot I have had more flu,colds than ever before. One after another something not right
 

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It's not on offer over here yet but I've had it with the whole episode. Unless it becomes a requirement that I have to take it to board a plane home from here I won't be bothering. They can shove it!
 
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