Is it Time to Worry?

Coronavirus: Waning immunity and rising cases - time to worry?

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Oh dear, doesn’t look good does it Rox,:open_mouth::open_mouth:

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Going up rapidly here too & we were one of the lowest for months. I blame the schools & the holiday makers, Everyone here I’ve heard of who’s had it are youngsters.

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The big unknown - and the thing causing government scientists most concern - is what will happen in the autumn.

Currently, there are 30,000 new reported cases a day (1,000,000 a month) plus 100 deaths (3,000 a month) and 1,000 hospitalisations (30,000 a month).

The numbers have been static for a while so the next few weeks will be indicative.

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My beautician was in contact with someone who had it, so obviously she couldn’t visit me…I don’t go out much , when I do I smother my hands in that antiseptic stuff…you can’t be to careful imo.

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Omar, The thought of what could happen this Winter scares me, really scares me. :eyes: :thinking: :sneezing_face:

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Pauline I’m the same, I keep a bottle of gel in the car and every time I get out of the car I use it and again when I get back in. When I get home I scrub my hands in hot water. :eyes:

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Do you think there will be more deaths when winter arrives?..just speculating obviously.

Yep…keep doing it Rox, it does protect us most definitely ,imo.:+1::+1:

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In a word…YES. :cry:

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I was thinking the same…absolute nightmare!!..:worried::worried:

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The only places I go where there are people are Tesco and the pool. I have been assured that it’s safe at the pool, as the chlorine kills the virus, I also keep my distance from others and won’t share a jacuzzi. In Tesco I keep well away from others at all times, if somebody is at the bit I want then I wait.
Once a month I had started to meet my 2 girlfriends for our monthly pub lunch and catch up, so far there has been good space between tables and we try to sit outside, but that won’t last much longer as it will be too cold.

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I wear a mask in all indoor places outside home. All shops still want you to wear a mask & sanitize hands which I do, though some don’t I noted.
I think it’s breath rather than hands that spread it.

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Yes that’s why I wear a mask and take precautions re distancing .
We especially are all of an age that is vulnerable .

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Hi

It is time to be sensible.

Boris has relaxed the rules and has then done a runner, no more public briefings even though things are bad and getting worse

We are back up to March levels.

The news is being managed, to hide things from the public.

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Yes Governments are good at hiding things from us peasants. :cry:

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Is it time to worry?
:man_shrugging:
They reckon that flu is going to cause major problems too.
But regarding Coronavirus there are at least two mutant strains of Covid-19 surfacing which could prove to be very problematic as it stands now, so it depends upon your POV I suppose.
There’s “MU” (AKA B.1.621) first spotted in Columbia but which is apparently in Europe already and C.1.2 in South Africa, but even without these it was always widely-accepted that Covid-19 would mutate and cause problems because that’s what this type of virus typically does.

Because of that it is entirely possible if not even probable that we will have to live with this virus for many years yet and even isolation is no guarantee that you will escape infection, so while I completely understand the worries in the OP I’m afraid there are likely to be many more such worries ahead.

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19550223.new-coronavirus-strain-declared-variant-interest/

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A person should not have stopped worrying during the past 18 months, go Gut not Hype, this is in the window of a house I have to visit this afternoon. :biking_man:

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On the positive side, from the article Roxy posted, the deaths right now are a tenth of what they were at the peak. That’s largely due to vaccinations. The variants haven’t yet fully broken through vaccinations although fully vaccinated people are still getting it and can get sick, the death rate is lower.

Still important to be vigilant.

For people dealing with “crisis fatigue” (and who isn’t), here’s an article on some self care tips that might help. Things like keeping to a routine, practicing mindfulness, scheduling self care and leaning on your support system.

I’m more stressed than the first time around, it feels like to me. I’m trying to work with some of these ideas.

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It’s definitely worrying and the numbers are rising … again.

But you have to stop worrying at some point or you’ll make yourself ill with worry … all you can do is take as many precautions yourself as you feel you need to and keep your fingers crossed.

You have to … because how do we know it won’t still be around in 2022 or 2023?
We’re going to have to learn to live with it.
After lockdowns , social distancing, the race for a vaccine, shop closures … and furloughs and grants … the government has exhausted it’s arsenal.

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