Covid: Seven symptoms should trigger virus test, study says
17/02/2021 | news | other | 1,152
Fatigue, headache, sore throat and diarrhoea are also warning signs of the virus, research suggests.
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All roads lead to Covid.
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17/02/2021 11:49:00 114 14
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It's the only show in town...
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17/02/2021 11:53:30 7 12
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you get tested...

you might as well go ahead and spin the narritive and say you have HIV too if you really lack common sense.
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17/02/2021 12:51:36 16 5
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If we all have it, we don't need to worry about passing it to others!
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its all covid
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Covid is the dog's bollocks :D
18/02/2021 10:21:20 0 0
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all roads ( especially Covid) lead to The Great Reset
My wife will be getting tested daily..... she's got an headache every night..... Removed
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17/02/2021 11:26:28 34 12
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Haha!
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17/02/2021 11:54:22 11 3
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That's because you have no sense of smell . . ;-)
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17/02/2021 12:33:28 9 2
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Not for me she hasn't. ;-)
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17/02/2021 12:53:07 0 1
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it won't be cold or flu it will be covid
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17/02/2021 13:12:28 1 1
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Sounds like the vaccine she needs is a new partner! ;-)
I suggest you tell her it's a new vaccine and to close her eyes and expect a small prick Removed
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JGC
17/02/2021 11:26:07 45 37
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So basically if you are feeling a little teeny tiny bit unwell, then it must be Covid.
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17/02/2021 11:35:32 25 9
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No, it might be, and testing will confirm

"However, this would mean many more people who don't have the virus being tested."
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17/02/2021 11:35:16 10 3
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No, if you have any of those symptoms, they suggest you should get tested to find out IF you have Covid.
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17/02/2021 11:39:07 7 14
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Totally! I think these tests are all being marked as Positive regardless of the result, we are not being told the % of negative tests when people just have a sniffle from the cold weather, tonsillitis, etc. As the common cold is also a corona virus you can't tell me these super reliable PCR tests can differentiate?!
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17/02/2021 11:52:22 3 5
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YOU GET TESTED !!!!
ffs, you all really dense??

do you all really refuse people discussing symptoms of infections?
My wife will be getting tested daily..... she's got an headache every night..... Removed
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17/02/2021 11:26:28 34 12
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Haha!
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17/02/2021 11:27:04 2 21
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Pity this article doesn’t list the 7
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17/02/2021 11:32:41 10 1
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It's in the first two paragraphs! Did you read the article?
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17/02/2021 11:34:42 10 2
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"Researchers want the government to add fatigue (1), headache (2), sore throat (3) and diarrhoea (4) to the existing three symptoms which trigger a Covid test.

Currently, anyone with a cough (5), fever (6) or loss of smell or taste (7) qualifies."

First two paragraphs, I've numbered them for you to make it easier.
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17/02/2021 11:41:52 4 3
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Is bad eyesight a symptom, as you appear to have it, or does that only apply to people travelling to Barnard Castle?
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17/02/2021 11:27:05 15 26
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More BS. Triple masks next?
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17/02/2021 11:34:52 5 4
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Yep there's that or we can all start wearing motorcycle helmets lol
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17/02/2021 11:27:35 36 33
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Ah yes. So it begins. Basically if you have any sort of illness, at all, you 'have covid'. I guess that's a nice way to further Inflate those figures eh?
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17/02/2021 11:34:44 20 8
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No, their proposal is that those symptoms suggest you should get tested, to find out IF you have COVID.
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17/02/2021 11:50:31 2 7
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NO!
You get tested!! ffs...

this is why you dont read the damn news and ask your doctor who is FREE!!!

at this rate, yall gunna go round and claim aids because your lack of understanding.
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17/02/2021 13:05:08 1 2
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cold and flu symptoms
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17/02/2021 14:25:17 1 1
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Sound the "didn't understand the article" klaxon!
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17/02/2021 11:28:01 13 23
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Serco simply wants to steal even more money from we taxpayers by increasing the number of tests it processes. This is criminal exploitation of fear hyped up by the Government.
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17/02/2021 11:28:27 13 7
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"A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: "An expert scientific group keeps the symptoms of Covid-19 under review."

End of story.
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17/02/2021 11:29:22 213 27
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Fatigue, headache, sore throat and diarrhoea, sounds like some-ones had a good night out on the town and it's now the morning after.
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17/02/2021 11:40:10 74 22
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Where do they go for a good night out? The Covid Bar?
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17/02/2021 11:48:40 1 2
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Nandos liver chicken is pretty good ??
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17/02/2021 12:28:04 8 16
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Good nights out do not and will not exist anymore.
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17/02/2021 12:42:21 9 2
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Sounds like they've been drinking too much corona
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17/02/2021 12:55:18 1 3
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reminds you how Corona viruses are spread at nightclubs
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17/02/2021 14:51:21 5 5
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I've never had a good night out where I've ended up shitting myself constantly.
You could see this coming a MILE off..!!

As soon as it looks like we're getting on top of things:

New symptoms
New strains
Vaccines not as effective

Honestly, whoever is pulling the strings on all this must think we're absolute MUGS.

Eventually a critical mass of people will wake up and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, but some will never admit they got it wrong.
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17/02/2021 11:36:54 7 2
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Assuming people are "pulling the strings" behind the complex interaction of humanity and nature is classic conspiracy theory thinking.

It is so difficult to comprehend the vast complexity of the many different factors, actors and forces in such major events that the brain looks for patterns that short cut to simpler understandings. And nothing is simpler than looking for someone to blame.
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17/02/2021 11:48:07 1 1
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tell me how you're contributing and helping by being in denial ??
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17/02/2021 11:29:47 35 32
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So people can scream and panic....there's covid everywhere ... better keep locked down forever.
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17/02/2021 11:33:14 30 32
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This does appear to be what people for begging for on here. But then why would they want lockdown to end. Been on a paid holiday for almost a year, who wants to bet we now have huge swathes of people too used to being on holiday to want to go back to work?
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I don't understand why people equate a sensible "don't open up too quickly" with "lockdown forever". Opening up early at this stage could spike covid cases, and also (because vaccinated people are now significant) encourage strains to survive that beat the vaccine.
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It's behind you!!
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17/02/2021 13:03:16 1 1
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its all over the world
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Bob
17/02/2021 11:30:23 10 10
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What if you have a cold and covid at the same time?

Because it felt more like a mild cold to me.
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17/02/2021 11:46:44 5 7
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both at the same time would be uncommon given the flu is not greater transmitter than covid (mainly due to its structure being inferior). hence why current lockdown has minimised influenza rates.

never the less, if you had the double combo and you were a risk catagory or old age, you'd most likely be dead.

from your explanation, you sound you are below 50 years old, so i dont see the point.
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Bob
17/02/2021 11:31:30 12 19
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Can't wait for the day they let people choose to wear a mask or not.
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17/02/2021 11:34:58 20 10
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wearing a mask protects others more than you, so please look on it as being considerate to others not a hinderance
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JGC
17/02/2021 11:36:32 8 9
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It will never come. The only way mandated mask wearing and "social" distancing will end is when the public and businesses at large simply ignore it. The "scientists" would like it forever and the Government is now too scared to ignore their "advice".
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17/02/2021 11:27:04 2 21
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Pity this article doesn’t list the 7
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17/02/2021 11:32:41 10 1
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It's in the first two paragraphs! Did you read the article?
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17/02/2021 11:32:49 104 60
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I've had covid for the last 10 months then if they are adding fatigue in.
What about ingrown toenails and backache.
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17/02/2021 11:34:00 22 36
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Ha ha love your comment
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17/02/2021 11:43:48 10 15
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This is why you have no degree in the medical sector. you lack any critical thinking.
You also fail to do basic scientific research.

but continue, it sure is getting you somewhere ??
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17/02/2021 11:55:22 11 6
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Its not the same as just feeling like you need to go to bed early. Its not being able to wake up and sleeping 17 hours straight. Its a weird feeling, you actually sleep continuously for days on end. They need to change the word fatigue.
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17/02/2021 15:42:41 1 2
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Try having M.E. and living with TRUE fatigue every day of your life
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17/02/2021 15:44:38 4 1
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Making fun of fatigue (I got the joke) is actually no joke. I felt utterly wasted about a month ago. Spoke to my GP who said "Get a test anyway". It was positive. I accept the cause of the fatigue may not have been Covid but assuming it was it is most certainly no joke. I have had colds, flu, gastric flu and can honestly say that none of them came close to making me feel THAT bad
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17/02/2021 11:29:47 35 32
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So people can scream and panic....there's covid everywhere ... better keep locked down forever.
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17/02/2021 11:33:14 30 32
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This does appear to be what people for begging for on here. But then why would they want lockdown to end. Been on a paid holiday for almost a year, who wants to bet we now have huge swathes of people too used to being on holiday to want to go back to work?
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17/02/2021 12:08:01 5 1
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It won't be a PAID holiday much longer, though ...
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17/02/2021 12:58:11 3 4
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You are so right here. Quite honestly this is the only reason I can give for people begging to be locked down for longer. There is a syndrome that the longer you have not been to work the greater your fear of returning. I fear this is more widespread than the virus!
WOW....ok let's just add EVERYTHING and then we can bump up the case numbers more and more. This really is beyond ridiculous now. Let's not forget that nobody has had Tonsilitis and the common cold this year either LOL because that's already been counted as Corona. The figures are fake and this is very transparent Removed
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17/02/2021 11:42:12 7 4
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If you worked in the hospital at all (like me) we do not record it as corona because they display symptoms. they get tested you like any other disease.

how dense can you people be?
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17/02/2021 11:45:20 3 2
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You are aware that they don't count something as covid just from having the symptoms don't you? They do a test that verifies it is covid.

Don't be a covid-denier-idiot.
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17/02/2021 11:33:27 6 12
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Been saying for months that these tests pick up cold and flu symptoms a local football manager tested positive and they asked him what were his symptoms and he said it felt like a bad cold he had no cough, no high temperature and people I know have said the same. Flu seem to have disappeared this winter!!!!
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17/02/2021 11:40:45 12 3
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the flu has not disappeared. just because you're incapable of any research skills and rely on celebrities on tv as your main source of information, does not mean influenza has disappeared.

Influenza is still being reported as we speak.

Let me be clear. Influenza and covid19 may share some similar symptoms but the lethality and transmission differ greatly.
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17/02/2021 11:43:11 5 2
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The tests are not looking for symptoms. A positive Covid test is Covid, not something else.

Flu is less transmissive than Covid. It is any surprise that lockdowns and other restrictions have also had a massive effect on flu numbers?
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17/02/2021 11:33:51 54 44
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So now the restrictions look set to continue until we are under 1000 positive tests a day, out come the scientist's with a load of new reasons to take a test. Given the tests aren't 100% accurate anyway this looks very much like an attempt to keep the positive test count artificially high in order to keep the restrictions going for as long as possible.
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17/02/2021 11:40:41 16 39
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Blame the Tory government. It’s their mess
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17/02/2021 11:59:01 10 7
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Nothing in life is 100% accurate, but to claim that this will artificially raise the number of positive cases is a very ill informed position to take. The idea is to try to prevent cases slipping through the cracks. They even state that it will vastly increase the number of negative tests, but we now have the capacity to cope with the extra requests for tests.
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17/02/2021 12:52:09 3 1
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Look the daily figures of cases v tests - stretching back to when mass testing began and you'll see there's no correlation between the two. During the lockdowns, cases fall rapidly while testing generally rises or stays static. More tests doesn't equally more cases.
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17/02/2021 13:04:37 1 1
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No Pathology test is 100% accurate. If anyone claims they are they are lying. 80-95% is usually acceptable.
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yeah well they refuse to test for covid at borders
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17/02/2021 13:36:51 1 3
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Yup. And while we have idiotic police officers harassing people for doing the right thing and walking in remoter areas rather than on crowded pavements, lets try to recruit thousands of new police officers to control the people. But there's nothing to worry about.
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17/02/2021 16:59:22 0 0
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Very few false positives with PCR tests. If the number of infections remain high, before the level of vaccination gets way up, we risk another lockdown, cos we’re not going to let people die because the NHS is overwhelmed, people are dying while queuing to get in and morgues are being overwhelmed. What that starter number is now, we should hear next Mon. It will go up as vaccinations rise
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Bob
17/02/2021 11:33:55 12 12
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If you have coped the week after a music festival then you will be fine with Covid
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17/02/2021 12:42:47 4 2
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Yes but it's not all about you is it. You could be fine, no symptoms and pass it onto someone else who would become ill ...
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I've had covid for the last 10 months then if they are adding fatigue in.
What about ingrown toenails and backache.
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Ha ha love your comment
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17/02/2021 11:34:37 2 6
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Is Gillian Mckeith working for Sage
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17/02/2021 11:27:04 2 21
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Pity this article doesn’t list the 7
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17/02/2021 11:34:42 10 2
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"Researchers want the government to add fatigue (1), headache (2), sore throat (3) and diarrhoea (4) to the existing three symptoms which trigger a Covid test.

Currently, anyone with a cough (5), fever (6) or loss of smell or taste (7) qualifies."

First two paragraphs, I've numbered them for you to make it easier.
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More BS. Triple masks next?
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17/02/2021 11:34:52 5 4
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Yep there's that or we can all start wearing motorcycle helmets lol
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Bob
17/02/2021 11:31:30 12 19
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Can't wait for the day they let people choose to wear a mask or not.
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17/02/2021 11:34:58 20 10
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wearing a mask protects others more than you, so please look on it as being considerate to others not a hinderance
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17/02/2021 11:42:12 3 1
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The mask is only 30% effective , it gets in through your eyes and touching things that infected people have touched
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17/02/2021 11:43:32 1 4
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Face coverings don’t protect anybody, as they get in through ur mucus membranes, i.e eyes, nose and mouths
All viruses are airborne, so unless ur wearing a welding mask or deep sea divers helmet,, ur snookered
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17/02/2021 11:26:07 45 37
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So basically if you are feeling a little teeny tiny bit unwell, then it must be Covid.
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17/02/2021 11:35:32 25 9
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No, it might be, and testing will confirm

"However, this would mean many more people who don't have the virus being tested."
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jay
17/02/2021 11:36:01 2 5
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Gohide19
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Bob
17/02/2021 11:31:30 12 19
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Can't wait for the day they let people choose to wear a mask or not.
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JGC
17/02/2021 11:36:32 8 9
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It will never come. The only way mandated mask wearing and "social" distancing will end is when the public and businesses at large simply ignore it. The "scientists" would like it forever and the Government is now too scared to ignore their "advice".
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17/02/2021 11:43:36 5 7
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Correct.
It will be mandatory over flu season, which itself will grow from summer to following spring. And the fines will be more than the most heinous crimes

It's called subjugation, and they've used Covid to leverage it.
You could see this coming a MILE off..!!

As soon as it looks like we're getting on top of things:

New symptoms
New strains
Vaccines not as effective

Honestly, whoever is pulling the strings on all this must think we're absolute MUGS.

Eventually a critical mass of people will wake up and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, but some will never admit they got it wrong.
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17/02/2021 11:36:54 7 2
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Assuming people are "pulling the strings" behind the complex interaction of humanity and nature is classic conspiracy theory thinking.

It is so difficult to comprehend the vast complexity of the many different factors, actors and forces in such major events that the brain looks for patterns that short cut to simpler understandings. And nothing is simpler than looking for someone to blame.
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17/02/2021 11:27:35 36 33
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Ah yes. So it begins. Basically if you have any sort of illness, at all, you 'have covid'. I guess that's a nice way to further Inflate those figures eh?
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17/02/2021 11:34:44 20 8
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No, their proposal is that those symptoms suggest you should get tested, to find out IF you have COVID.
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JGC
17/02/2021 11:26:07 45 37
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So basically if you are feeling a little teeny tiny bit unwell, then it must be Covid.
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17/02/2021 11:35:16 10 3
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No, if you have any of those symptoms, they suggest you should get tested to find out IF you have Covid.
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17/02/2021 13:02:30 1 1
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cold and flu symptoms
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17/02/2021 11:37:06 295 20
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So 1 symptom in 7 and you may have covid.
That's the whole population as near as damn it!
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Cold symptoms basically.
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17/02/2021 12:54:24 37 23
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Don't forget... up to a third of people don't even need ANY symptoms to "have Covid" (just as a catch-all, in case you never come down with a mild cold, have a hangover or eat something slightly dodgy).

Wondering when everyone will wake up...
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17/02/2021 13:41:43 22 5
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Yup. Essentially symptoms of being human and not a super fit 19 year old.
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17/02/2021 14:02:32 6 10
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And therefore, instead of catching 40% more cases, an overwhelmed system will end up missing cases. Not everything that is academically true is useful.
17/02/2021 18:55:58 0 1
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No it isn’t? It means more tests and catching more cases and we’d need to have cases low enough that testing capacity could cope.
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17/02/2021 11:37:56 17 22
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Basically if you're ill you have Covid they're saying. They have to come up with something to keep the fear going now our brilliant vaccine rollout is exceeding expectations. Once you've given you're freedom away, it's a tough job getting it back.
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17/02/2021 11:40:07 5 2
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It’s just about meeting expectations. Only 500,000 have had 2 jabs tho.
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17/02/2021 11:43:24 5 2
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No. That isn't what they are saying at all. That's what you choose to believe. What they are saying is that these common symptoms are also symptoms of Covid. Get a test to prove it rather than potentially spreading the virus to vulnerable people. You may get a negative test and you don't have Covid.
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17/02/2021 11:51:03 5 2
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“Basically if you're ill you have Covid they're saying.“

Are they saying that? It seems to me they’re not saying that at all and you’re making it up.

They’re actually saying that if you have these symptoms, it’s now worth getting a test to see IF you do have Covid. So that we catch more of those who are spreading but currently considered “asymptomatic” so that we can end the lockdowns faster
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17/02/2021 11:41:57 4 2
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No, if you have any of those symptoms, they suggest you should get tested to find out IF you have Covid.
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jay
17/02/2021 11:37:57 4 10
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July , is when you might, might have a bit of freedom, hence Hancock’s holiday plans ....
I told you didn’t I , now suck it up you have been for the last year another 6 months won’t hurt ??
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17/02/2021 11:46:36 2 3
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Your problem is that you're as self-centred as Trump.
Go to places like China and then talk about "freedom".
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17/02/2021 11:38:53 10 10
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Perhaps bring out a test to see if you’re alive? If you’re not, you’re exempt from all Covid restrictions. That’ll keep people off the streets ??
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JGC
17/02/2021 11:26:07 45 37
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So basically if you are feeling a little teeny tiny bit unwell, then it must be Covid.
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17/02/2021 11:39:07 7 14
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Totally! I think these tests are all being marked as Positive regardless of the result, we are not being told the % of negative tests when people just have a sniffle from the cold weather, tonsillitis, etc. As the common cold is also a corona virus you can't tell me these super reliable PCR tests can differentiate?!
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17/02/2021 11:46:58 14 4
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Not only is the proportion of negative tests published but I CAN tell you that the cv19 PCR test can differentiate between Cv19 and other coronaviruses. Stop doing your research on social media!!
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17/02/2021 11:50:15 10 3
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Lab run PCR tests are very reliable.. lateral flow tests less so. The PCR tests look for the RNA sequences that are specific to Sars-Cov-2 and the variants. So YES they can differentiate different viruses.

Source :-

https://fullfact.org/health/coronavirus-pcr-test-accuracy/
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17/02/2021 11:53:42 7 3
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You obviously didn't read the article properly. It stated that there are currently 46 negative tests for every positive one. Also, coronavirus is a DIFFERENT infection to the common cold. It is in the same family of viruses, but that doesn't mean that it would cause a false positive. There are several types of apple, but I'm sure you could tell them apart, can't you? :-D
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17/02/2021 12:00:02 0 1
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You ‘think’....
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17/02/2021 14:20:24 4 1
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"We are not being told the % of negative tests".
It's literally in the article you're commenting on!

Correlation between believing a conspiracy theories and being unable to comprehend simple news articles: very high.
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17/02/2021 11:39:10 15 17
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Might as well announce lockdown forever
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GT
17/02/2021 11:58:52 5 8
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Because of the Covidiots, you may well be correct!
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17/02/2021 11:39:18 37 32
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Let’s add an eighth. Covadiots who are singularly unable to follow the rules, blatantly ignore them, attend illegal raves/parties, throw bottles at the police...

Key sign that Covid has impacted on their thought processes!
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17/02/2021 11:44:02 15 15
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People who attend these raves should have to self isolate for 2 weeks with a huge fine if they break that.
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17/02/2021 11:51:20 15 6
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And a 9th.
Keyboard jockeys who judge everyone else.
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MVP
17/02/2021 11:39:43 62 8
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The problem is that people are not able to get a COVID test unless they declare the have symptoms.

And, as the government has pointed out, one third of people who are carrying COVID and therefore able to infect others, have no symptoms.
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17/02/2021 12:57:27 34 6
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This must be skewing the stats -in December plenty of people I knew declared symptoms in order to get a test before seeing family -many found they were positive without symptoms -but of course they are marked down as positive with symptoms -likewise those who were negative have placed doubt on the accuracy of the list of symptoms.
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17/02/2021 12:57:38 5 7
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Yes, the main symptom is not actually having any symptoms. But don't worry, they are developing vaccines for all these people who are not suffering.
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17/02/2021 13:02:34 7 5
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Everyone should still be distancing!
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17/02/2021 14:01:28 2 8
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1/3 of people carrying the virus without knowing was de-bunked on lockdown sceptics.org. A statistician made a more credible claim of a mean average of 1/32
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17/02/2021 16:38:19 2 0
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In fact people ARE able to get a test if they want one, (and there's certainly no need to pay), if you want a test just go online and put down that you have symptoms, no-one's going to question it. You'll get a home Covid test or a drive through test, whatever you want.
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17/02/2021 11:39:49 11 12
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If you have Diarrhea symptons the advice is to wear double underwear as well as doube mask
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17/02/2021 12:01:22 2 5
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I've noticed a lot of verbal diarrhoeah coming out of the BBC, perhaps it should be isolated from the rest of the world for 10 years as a precaution?
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17/02/2021 11:40:03 23 10
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As cases drop to low levels in a couple of months, it is important to catch small outbreaks to stop a bigger situation from occurring, and this seems one way to do that. Additionally it will reduce the positive test ratio, so the figures will look better for Johnson to waffle about at the podium, so it's a win-win.
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17/02/2021 13:17:20 11 7
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Suppression of collective immunity for a virus that does not threaten 99% of the population is just storing up problems for the future. If we opt out of the viral arms race we will harming our natural resistance.
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17/02/2021 11:37:56 17 22
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Basically if you're ill you have Covid they're saying. They have to come up with something to keep the fear going now our brilliant vaccine rollout is exceeding expectations. Once you've given you're freedom away, it's a tough job getting it back.
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17/02/2021 11:40:07 5 2
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It’s just about meeting expectations. Only 500,000 have had 2 jabs tho.
44
17/02/2021 11:40:10 12 25
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I stubbed my toe this morning and it hurts. Apparently I may have Covid.
68
17/02/2021 11:44:07 14 8
bbc
Stupidity isn't on the proposed list of symptoms.
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17/02/2021 11:44:25 6 2
bbc
No, only stupidity and self-importance.
70
17/02/2021 11:44:25 2 1
bbc
Exactly.
71
17/02/2021 11:45:06 3 1
bbc
Covid is the least of your worries.
10
17/02/2021 11:29:22 213 27
bbc
Fatigue, headache, sore throat and diarrhoea, sounds like some-ones had a good night out on the town and it's now the morning after.
45
17/02/2021 11:40:10 74 22
bbc
Where do they go for a good night out? The Covid Bar?
46
17/02/2021 11:40:39 11 12
bbc
If you have no symptoms, don't get a test.

If you have mild symptoms stsy in bed, don't get a test.

If you are seriously ill, go to hospital, get a test.

Do the above and infection levels will drop through the floor.
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17/02/2021 11:42:19 10 1
bbc
Don't go to hospital to get a test.
55
17/02/2021 11:42:37 2 3
bbc
Infection levels will not change only our knowledge of them.
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17/02/2021 11:59:09 2 2
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This works if you are supported to 'stay in bed'.

People aren't supported. They need money to live. They go to work once their sick leave is used up.

This is the central failing of this government's Covid policy failures.
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JGC
17/02/2021 11:33:51 54 44
bbc
So now the restrictions look set to continue until we are under 1000 positive tests a day, out come the scientist's with a load of new reasons to take a test. Given the tests aren't 100% accurate anyway this looks very much like an attempt to keep the positive test count artificially high in order to keep the restrictions going for as long as possible.
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17/02/2021 11:40:41 16 39
bbc
Blame the Tory government. It’s their mess
424
17/02/2021 13:38:25 3 3
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How about blaming a tiny number in China for putting it out there in the first place. We will never find out how the virus actually came about as scientists from other countries are only now just being allowed in. So that will be around 15 months their Government have had to hide any evidence they did not want found!
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17/02/2021 11:33:27 6 12
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Been saying for months that these tests pick up cold and flu symptoms a local football manager tested positive and they asked him what were his symptoms and he said it felt like a bad cold he had no cough, no high temperature and people I know have said the same. Flu seem to have disappeared this winter!!!!
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17/02/2021 11:40:45 12 3
bbc
the flu has not disappeared. just because you're incapable of any research skills and rely on celebrities on tv as your main source of information, does not mean influenza has disappeared.

Influenza is still being reported as we speak.

Let me be clear. Influenza and covid19 may share some similar symptoms but the lethality and transmission differ greatly.
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17/02/2021 11:41:04 117 18
bbc
Have people actually read the article or just spouting the same 'fake pandemic' spiel?

The key paragraph is
'They spotted this by looking at the symptoms reported by people using their Covid Symptom Study mobile app, who went on to test positive.'

Yes they did have the virus but with different or no symptoms. My wife was one.
319
17/02/2021 13:04:17 105 76
bbc
It's endemic now. Part of the winter landscape like most respiratory viruses. We've got to stop overreacting and use a sense of proportion.
50
17/02/2021 11:41:46 329 206
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You lot need to go outside and "have a word with yourself". Covid 19 is NOT a joke or some conspiracy. My Father died from it, wise up, stay home and stop ridiculing what needs to be done.
How convenient, a relative died to make us who actually can think for ourselves and weigh up the risk guilty.. really! Removed
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17/02/2021 12:03:40 103 36
bbc
Anecdotal is a fallacy argument.

I'm sure in reality there aren't that many people who think covid 19 in itself is a conspiracy but many do think the response to it is disproportionate.
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me
17/02/2021 12:34:48 88 10
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I’m sorry for your loss and want to reassure you many of us do take Covid seriously and take appropriate self preservation actions. Personally I haven’t been outside now for several days and haven’t step foot in a supermarket for months now. However humour is also a vital self preservation in order protect our sanity
589
17/02/2021 14:35:13 7 0
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No, they need to stay inside and have a word with themselves.
656
17/02/2021 14:57:58 1 0
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Agree. I had covid. Symptoms were not like a cold or flu. Tiredness strange blocked nose loss of taste. Unlike I’ve ever had. Tickling cough
666
17/02/2021 15:01:40 2 2
bbc
With or from?
785
17/02/2021 15:58:22 3 4
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Sorry to hear that but realistically how many years did he have without covid anyway?
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Pip
17/02/2021 17:19:38 1 1
bbc
Jeez, get a life, a little smile goes a long way at the moment, you didn't need to answer them...........?
17/02/2021 19:12:07 1 3
bbc
I'm sorry about your father but we can't imprison everyone forever because some old people die from a virus.
17/02/2021 18:42:28 2 4
bbc
Nope. How old was your father? My kids are 15 - 22 and their life has been stolen from them. This needs to end and the deaths of elderly people cannot be allowed to wreck the lives of the young.
17/02/2021 19:24:18 2 0
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It’s a joke ~we have list 2 however they were over 80 and living in a home ~ biggest shame was my mum could not go to the funeral because of the crazy rules ~it was a last two sister to pass away
17/02/2021 20:39:34 0 0
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Yeah cos having a joke on line is a sure fire way of killing millions. Have you got a silly beard and live in sussex by any chance?
17/02/2021 23:11:04 0 0
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Sorry for your loss.
18/02/2021 21:10:00 0 0
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Under lying health conditions
5
17/02/2021 11:27:04 2 21
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Pity this article doesn’t list the 7
51
17/02/2021 11:41:52 4 3
bbc
Is bad eyesight a symptom, as you appear to have it, or does that only apply to people travelling to Barnard Castle?
WOW....ok let's just add EVERYTHING and then we can bump up the case numbers more and more. This really is beyond ridiculous now. Let's not forget that nobody has had Tonsilitis and the common cold this year either LOL because that's already been counted as Corona. The figures are fake and this is very transparent Removed
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17/02/2021 11:42:12 7 4
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If you worked in the hospital at all (like me) we do not record it as corona because they display symptoms. they get tested you like any other disease.

how dense can you people be?
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17/02/2021 11:34:58 20 10
bbc
wearing a mask protects others more than you, so please look on it as being considerate to others not a hinderance
53
17/02/2021 11:42:12 3 1
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The mask is only 30% effective , it gets in through your eyes and touching things that infected people have touched
779
17/02/2021 15:54:51 2 0
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but its meant to stop infections getting from your breathe to others not the reverse
46
17/02/2021 11:40:39 11 12
bbc
If you have no symptoms, don't get a test.

If you have mild symptoms stsy in bed, don't get a test.

If you are seriously ill, go to hospital, get a test.

Do the above and infection levels will drop through the floor.
54
17/02/2021 11:42:19 10 1
bbc
Don't go to hospital to get a test.
46
17/02/2021 11:40:39 11 12
bbc
If you have no symptoms, don't get a test.

If you have mild symptoms stsy in bed, don't get a test.

If you are seriously ill, go to hospital, get a test.

Do the above and infection levels will drop through the floor.
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17/02/2021 11:42:37 2 3
bbc
Infection levels will not change only our knowledge of them.
81
17/02/2021 11:47:51 6 3
bbc
It's the knowledge of them that is keeping restrictions in place, indefinitely, if they keep moving the goalposts.
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17/02/2021 11:33:27 6 12
bbc
Been saying for months that these tests pick up cold and flu symptoms a local football manager tested positive and they asked him what were his symptoms and he said it felt like a bad cold he had no cough, no high temperature and people I know have said the same. Flu seem to have disappeared this winter!!!!
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17/02/2021 11:43:11 5 2
bbc
The tests are not looking for symptoms. A positive Covid test is Covid, not something else.

Flu is less transmissive than Covid. It is any surprise that lockdowns and other restrictions have also had a massive effect on flu numbers?
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17/02/2021 11:37:44 157 47
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I have a 25yr old that tested positive along with her 25yr boyfriend. She had no other symptoms but headaches , sore throat and fatigue. Her boyfriend has had no symptoms whatsoever. This is real and the symptoms need updating and more testing needs to be done. They both could have been spreading this but thankfully mandatory test at work picked this up. If the tests are available then use them.
Every girl has a headache I find. Removed
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17/02/2021 11:59:00 10 15
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They could have, but we need to get a grip on all the unnecessary fear. It's far less likely that they either have a build up of the virus in their nose/throat to infect others, and what is there won't be projected so far (unless they are shouting).
And for whatever risk that they could spread still remains - this is what the masks are for.
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17/02/2021 12:10:56 4 24
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How did she trigger a test then?
194
17/02/2021 12:25:38 36 3
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Given that a large proportion of cases are asymptomatic maybe we should add no symptoms to the list as well.
326
17/02/2021 12:59:08 3 9
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its just cold and flu symptoms
357
17/02/2021 13:15:46 5 4
bbc
"I have a 25yr old that tested positive along with her 25yr boyfriend. She had no other symptoms but headaches , sore throat and fatigue. Her boyfriend has had no symptoms whatsoever."

What we can't tell from this though is whether she also had symptomless Covid and something else causing the headaches, sore throat and fatigue.
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17/02/2021 13:28:42 8 3
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Same here, the whole house had a bit of a sniffle and felt a bit headachy, but we thought nothing of it until my 21 year old lost her sense of smell. She got tested and was positive, I assume we all had it and we self isolated, but none of us had any other symptoms and while we were all behaving ourselves with masks and distancing etc. I would imagine we would have spread it about.
408
17/02/2021 13:33:52 1 1
bbc
"This is real...and more testing needs to be done."

No, you are kidding...is this the fabled common sense we've been hearing so much about?
794
17/02/2021 16:05:06 2 0
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you dont think people have spread stuff for millenia with or with out symptoms this is just being highlighted by the media hysteria
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17/02/2021 17:36:30 1 6
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No asymptomatic spreading. It does not exist
18/02/2021 07:30:02 0 1
bbc
Classic cold symptoms, hardly a concern to a 25 year old. Really old and sick people protect yourselves as you should from flu, everyone else should step off the fear train and get on with their lives as normal. That's 'normal', not new normal.
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17/02/2021 11:43:24 14 15
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If you have far**d in he last seven days, stay isolated seek medical attention and avoid social media.

Whatever next? All this 'if you have symptoms' stuff is just going to make people more paranoid and we have enough nutters out there already.
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17/02/2021 11:37:56 17 22
bbc
Basically if you're ill you have Covid they're saying. They have to come up with something to keep the fear going now our brilliant vaccine rollout is exceeding expectations. Once you've given you're freedom away, it's a tough job getting it back.
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17/02/2021 11:43:24 5 2
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No. That isn't what they are saying at all. That's what you choose to believe. What they are saying is that these common symptoms are also symptoms of Covid. Get a test to prove it rather than potentially spreading the virus to vulnerable people. You may get a negative test and you don't have Covid.
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17/02/2021 11:43:24 7 6
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The UK is one of only ten countries that have completed more tests than population size. All the other countries in this category have a population under 10 million.

The suggestion here is that we test a minimum of an additional 350K people a day, all based on 1200 positive tests.
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17/02/2021 11:34:58 20 10
bbc
wearing a mask protects others more than you, so please look on it as being considerate to others not a hinderance
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17/02/2021 11:43:32 1 4
bbc
Face coverings don’t protect anybody, as they get in through ur mucus membranes, i.e eyes, nose and mouths
All viruses are airborne, so unless ur wearing a welding mask or deep sea divers helmet,, ur snookered
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JGC
17/02/2021 11:36:32 8 9
bbc
It will never come. The only way mandated mask wearing and "social" distancing will end is when the public and businesses at large simply ignore it. The "scientists" would like it forever and the Government is now too scared to ignore their "advice".
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17/02/2021 11:43:36 5 7
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Correct.
It will be mandatory over flu season, which itself will grow from summer to following spring. And the fines will be more than the most heinous crimes

It's called subjugation, and they've used Covid to leverage it.
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17/02/2021 11:32:49 104 60
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I've had covid for the last 10 months then if they are adding fatigue in.
What about ingrown toenails and backache.
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17/02/2021 11:43:48 10 15
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This is why you have no degree in the medical sector. you lack any critical thinking.
You also fail to do basic scientific research.

but continue, it sure is getting you somewhere ??
712
17/02/2021 15:17:25 3 0
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You reckon. My patients are buggered then ????
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17/02/2021 11:43:54 11 17
bbc
I've got a pimple on my finger. Does that count as a symptom? I'm really worried.
83
17/02/2021 11:47:59 4 1
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You should be. But not about covid.
65
17/02/2021 11:43:56 15 17
bbc
Bad feet, broken finger nails and greasy hair should all be added to the list.
84
17/02/2021 11:48:05 4 7
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And spots. All the teenagers have got it . . . . and we've all had it!
100
17/02/2021 11:51:10 1 1
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And memory er.....thingy
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VEE
17/02/2021 12:50:17 0 1
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And long grumpy after 11 months in single household
66
17/02/2021 11:43:57 8 5
bbc
Nottingham case figures has remained consistently high, why is there no surge testing for the new mutations there?
106
17/02/2021 11:52:22 4 2
bbc
Because they haven’t found any of the new mutations there?
348
17/02/2021 13:04:37 0 3
bbc
all the areas with airports near are always hit first
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17/02/2021 11:39:18 37 32
bbc
Let’s add an eighth. Covadiots who are singularly unable to follow the rules, blatantly ignore them, attend illegal raves/parties, throw bottles at the police...

Key sign that Covid has impacted on their thought processes!
67
17/02/2021 11:44:02 15 15
bbc
People who attend these raves should have to self isolate for 2 weeks with a huge fine if they break that.
199
17/02/2021 12:27:30 0 1
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Yeah, if they catch them when the Police turn up and the crowd spills out trying to evade them ...
335
17/02/2021 13:01:59 1 1
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what about people who fly abroad or come into the country
44
17/02/2021 11:40:10 12 25
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I stubbed my toe this morning and it hurts. Apparently I may have Covid.
68
17/02/2021 11:44:07 14 8
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Stupidity isn't on the proposed list of symptoms.
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17/02/2021 11:49:51 4 1
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Stupidity will be added next week.
44
17/02/2021 11:40:10 12 25
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I stubbed my toe this morning and it hurts. Apparently I may have Covid.
69
17/02/2021 11:44:25 6 2
bbc
No, only stupidity and self-importance.
44
17/02/2021 11:40:10 12 25
bbc
I stubbed my toe this morning and it hurts. Apparently I may have Covid.
70
17/02/2021 11:44:25 2 1
bbc
Exactly.
44
17/02/2021 11:40:10 12 25
bbc
I stubbed my toe this morning and it hurts. Apparently I may have Covid.
71
17/02/2021 11:45:06 3 1
bbc
Covid is the least of your worries.
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17/02/2021 11:45:14 54 18
bbc
Seems the only way to get normal life back is to fit everyone with a Covid monitor patch on their forehead which changes colour according to which of todays fashionable mutations it detects. Match colours and bingo! you can hug each other.
157
17/02/2021 12:06:58 13 5
bbc
... except that isn't 'normal life' ...
245
17/02/2021 12:41:03 1 1
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Hahahahah!!!
17/02/2021 19:48:22 1 0
bbc
I want..... a coat of many colours.
Useful at Xmas and waterproof, for walking in Wales.
WOW....ok let's just add EVERYTHING and then we can bump up the case numbers more and more. This really is beyond ridiculous now. Let's not forget that nobody has had Tonsilitis and the common cold this year either LOL because that's already been counted as Corona. The figures are fake and this is very transparent Removed
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17/02/2021 11:45:20 3 2
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You are aware that they don't count something as covid just from having the symptoms don't you? They do a test that verifies it is covid.

Don't be a covid-denier-idiot.
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17/02/2021 11:45:20 291 9
bbc
I didn't know about the diarrhoea, until I phoned a clinic about something else, and the lovely lady made me an appointment for next day, then I mentioned I had diarrhoea and it was all cancelled. I was gobsmacked! And it seems that all those people who panic bought the toilet rolls last year actually knew something the rest of us didn't ????
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Bob
17/02/2021 11:57:08 127 5
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In February last year the WHO published their report from their first mission to Wuhan. In it they listed all the reported symptoms from over 50k cases.

Diarrhoea was listed, it just went unreported.
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17/02/2021 12:59:51 5 3
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Myself and other members of my family think we had it in March last year(before lockdown and mass testing). 5/6 of us had diarrhoea. A nurse I know who worked in a Covid ward also mentioned that many patients on her ward were suffering from diarrhoea.
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17/02/2021 12:54:40 6 7
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covid is spread from sharing toilets and bathrooms
482
17/02/2021 14:00:11 2 3
bbc
You are right, the whole thing stinks, but at least no more Captain Clingon.
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JCR
17/02/2021 14:15:33 7 3
bbc
The first person I knew to die from Covid, last April, hadn’t had any of the publicised symptoms. He and his wife had both been shielding but had had ‘upset stomachs’ the week before. One morning she couldn’t wake him up so she called an ambulance. The next day she received a phone call to say he had tested positive on admittance to hospital and subsequently died. She also tested positive.
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17/02/2021 15:31:42 3 0
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Difficult one. I have IBS but was much better over a year and a half, then a few days ago had one of my 'severe' attacks. Couldn't link it to food as I usually can and had some strange gut spasms for 2 days after. Staying in anyway just in case.
754
17/02/2021 15:40:29 0 0
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Brilliant
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Me
17/02/2021 16:22:22 4 0
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I hope everything followed through for you in the end. 💩
75
17/02/2021 11:45:39 11 11
bbc
Boris blunders and his ineffectual leadership as a PM is enough to give anyone a headache.His roadmap strategy should be straight out the door of N10 and not return .
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17/02/2021 11:46:20 11 19
bbc
They really are desperate to increase the cases numbers. Vaccines have rolled out, R number below 1, NHS not overwhelmed. The three criteria have been met. Why are we still in lockdown?
120
17/02/2021 11:56:08 4 5
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Because the lockdown is working, as it has every time. But look what happened in December after the November lockdown was relaxed, and that was a minor relaxation. Vaccines have not rolled out, 70+ have had 1 dose, the majority will not be done until September, and long covid is a major issue that affects these people (and will cost the NHS a lot long-term to treat).
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GT
17/02/2021 12:01:06 2 2
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Because the daily case numbers are still so high.
145
17/02/2021 12:02:49 0 2
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Duh...
165
17/02/2021 11:57:56 1 2
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theres are covid variants that will flare up in autumn
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jay
17/02/2021 11:37:57 4 10
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July , is when you might, might have a bit of freedom, hence Hancock’s holiday plans ....
I told you didn’t I , now suck it up you have been for the last year another 6 months won’t hurt ??
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17/02/2021 11:46:36 2 3
bbc
Your problem is that you're as self-centred as Trump.
Go to places like China and then talk about "freedom".
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Bob
17/02/2021 11:30:23 10 10
bbc
What if you have a cold and covid at the same time?

Because it felt more like a mild cold to me.
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17/02/2021 11:46:44 5 7
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both at the same time would be uncommon given the flu is not greater transmitter than covid (mainly due to its structure being inferior). hence why current lockdown has minimised influenza rates.

never the less, if you had the double combo and you were a risk catagory or old age, you'd most likely be dead.

from your explanation, you sound you are below 50 years old, so i dont see the point.
775
17/02/2021 15:53:19 0 0
bbc
The original question was about cold and covid - nothing to do with flu
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Bob
17/02/2021 11:46:44 14 17
bbc
Clearly the Vaccine is going to work so open the damn pubs already!
88
17/02/2021 11:48:30 5 6
bbc
Here here!
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17/02/2021 11:52:46 1 3
bbc
Most people have not had the vaccine.

And if you want to open the pubs for boomers who had it, then expect unrest from the rest of us expected to sacrifice ourselves once more for the selfish generation.
125
17/02/2021 11:48:20 2 2
bbc
pubs spread covid as do schools
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17/02/2021 11:39:07 7 14
bbc
Totally! I think these tests are all being marked as Positive regardless of the result, we are not being told the % of negative tests when people just have a sniffle from the cold weather, tonsillitis, etc. As the common cold is also a corona virus you can't tell me these super reliable PCR tests can differentiate?!
80
17/02/2021 11:46:58 14 4
bbc
Not only is the proportion of negative tests published but I CAN tell you that the cv19 PCR test can differentiate between Cv19 and other coronaviruses. Stop doing your research on social media!!
55
17/02/2021 11:42:37 2 3
bbc
Infection levels will not change only our knowledge of them.
81
17/02/2021 11:47:51 6 3
bbc
It's the knowledge of them that is keeping restrictions in place, indefinitely, if they keep moving the goalposts.
119
17/02/2021 11:56:00 2 3
bbc
People are infected or not. Test and you'll know how many. Giving advice about symptoms doesn't change the infection rate. Knowing who's infected and where is the quickest way back to 'normal'.
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W 6
17/02/2021 11:47:53 15 7
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Is such a broad list of symptoms actually useful? I'd say between the start of the pandemic and now the entire country would have had at least one of the symptoms listed. It's almost as bad as that ONS study which listed every symptom under the sun as long covid and gave us that ridiculous one in every 10 infections figure.
105
17/02/2021 11:51:35 10 4
bbc
It's not useful when you want to ensure you catch the most likely cases, when you are limited by available tests for example (like last year).

It is useful when you want to track down and eradicate the remaining cases once numbers have dropped. You don't leave one mouse alive when de-infesting a house for example, otherwise you'll be back where you were eventually.
343
17/02/2021 13:02:54 0 1
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all they have to say cold and flu symptoms
64
17/02/2021 11:43:54 11 17
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I've got a pimple on my finger. Does that count as a symptom? I'm really worried.
83
17/02/2021 11:47:59 4 1
bbc
You should be. But not about covid.
65
17/02/2021 11:43:56 15 17
bbc
Bad feet, broken finger nails and greasy hair should all be added to the list.
84
17/02/2021 11:48:05 4 7
bbc
And spots. All the teenagers have got it . . . . and we've all had it!
You could see this coming a MILE off..!!

As soon as it looks like we're getting on top of things:

New symptoms
New strains
Vaccines not as effective

Honestly, whoever is pulling the strings on all this must think we're absolute MUGS.

Eventually a critical mass of people will wake up and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, but some will never admit they got it wrong.
Removed
85
17/02/2021 11:48:07 1 1
bbc
tell me how you're contributing and helping by being in denial ??
86
17/02/2021 11:48:07 86 23
bbc
I have felt fatigue since last March. it's giving me a headache. It is definitely caused by Covid, but I have never had Covid.
123
17/02/2021 11:56:28 16 9
bbc
Join the club!
Having said that I have had many of the symptoms before they were declared the 'Covid symptoms'. Even my toenails ached last March before there were tests to ID it so I'll never know if I am one the asymptomatic cases.
755
17/02/2021 15:41:34 2 3
bbc
Don't trivialise fatigue. You're not fatigued; you're bored. Try living with M.E. or Long Covid--that is REAL fatigue, which isn't 'tiredness.' It's drop to the ground exhaustion.
12
17/02/2021 11:29:47 35 32
bbc
So people can scream and panic....there's covid everywhere ... better keep locked down forever.
87
17/02/2021 11:48:29 9 9
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I don't understand why people equate a sensible "don't open up too quickly" with "lockdown forever". Opening up early at this stage could spike covid cases, and also (because vaccinated people are now significant) encourage strains to survive that beat the vaccine.
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Bob
17/02/2021 11:46:44 14 17
bbc
Clearly the Vaccine is going to work so open the damn pubs already!
88
17/02/2021 11:48:30 5 6
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Here here!
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17/02/2021 11:29:22 213 27
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Fatigue, headache, sore throat and diarrhoea, sounds like some-ones had a good night out on the town and it's now the morning after.
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17/02/2021 11:48:40 1 2
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Nandos liver chicken is pretty good ??
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17/02/2021 11:37:44 157 47
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I have a 25yr old that tested positive along with her 25yr boyfriend. She had no other symptoms but headaches , sore throat and fatigue. Her boyfriend has had no symptoms whatsoever. This is real and the symptoms need updating and more testing needs to be done. They both could have been spreading this but thankfully mandatory test at work picked this up. If the tests are available then use them.
Every girl has a headache I find. Removed
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17/02/2021 12:38:53 21 32
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There is no need for misogynistic comments like this! Your comment is inappropriate and quite frankly creepy!
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17/02/2021 12:37:43 18 5
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Maybe that should be a life lesson for you ?
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17/02/2021 13:01:29 18 3
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That clearly says something about you then.
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17/02/2021 13:47:28 6 2
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Oh dear, ever thought the problem might be you ..
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17/02/2021 11:24:15 179 27
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All roads lead to Covid.
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17/02/2021 11:49:00 114 14
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It's the only show in town...
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17/02/2021 12:56:07 7 3
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Seems quite popular.
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17/02/2021 11:49:04 127 8
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Had covid, but no cough or loss of smell, just headache, fatigue, tightening of chest and strangely copious amounts of saliva, which I needed to spit out every minute or so. The classic symptoms are not necessarily the one ones you get with the Kent variant, so they have to update the list as time and variants progress. From day one, the problem has always been covid presents like many things.
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17/02/2021 12:01:05 61 12
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I dont think its the problem to talk about what infections cause what symptoms.

the problem is people refusing to accept that and get tested when neccercary
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17/02/2021 11:53:13 12 1
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pretty similar to what I had - no temperature either. I would not have had a test as thought it just a bad cold but friends who'd tested positive said theirs was like a cold so i got tested and was +
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17/02/2021 12:56:36 8 4
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that is typical symptoms of past cold and flu...all corona viruses cause similar symptoms
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17/02/2021 14:57:37 6 4
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so lets continue with lockdowns etc until we reach covid zero given all these new variants !!! Nope. Not playing that game! Spanish flu is still here 100 yrs and many variants later - that will never go to zero
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17/02/2021 15:35:04 2 0
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My partner's sister had it--she thought she just had a really bad stomach bug but because of her job she had a test and it was Covid. Her daughter had it too but with more classic symptoms.
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17/02/2021 18:07:47 2 4
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From day one the problem has been a grossly disproportionate reponse to a natural pathogen harmless to probably 98% of the world's population.
Utter madness to restrict people's freedoms on such a scale for that.
17/02/2021 20:21:48 0 0
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Except if you have autoimmune issue and have these symptoms regularly, how do you know if you have Covid or that your symptoms have started to flare up, if you don't get your regular treatment as it keeps being cancelled! I know I have Pernicious Anemia, my body doesn't absorb B12, I have to have this by injection, GP'S are either cancelling appts or asking you to take tablets which don't work!!
18/02/2021 07:14:18 0 0
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You were told by an unreliable test that you had Covid.
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17/02/2021 11:29:47 35 32
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So people can scream and panic....there's covid everywhere ... better keep locked down forever.
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17/02/2021 11:49:48 5 1
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It's behind you!!
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17/02/2021 11:44:07 14 8
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Stupidity isn't on the proposed list of symptoms.
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17/02/2021 11:49:51 4 1
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Stupidity will be added next week.
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17/02/2021 11:58:22 0 3
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You lot are doomed then
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17/02/2021 11:39:07 7 14
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Totally! I think these tests are all being marked as Positive regardless of the result, we are not being told the % of negative tests when people just have a sniffle from the cold weather, tonsillitis, etc. As the common cold is also a corona virus you can't tell me these super reliable PCR tests can differentiate?!
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17/02/2021 11:50:15 10 3
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Lab run PCR tests are very reliable.. lateral flow tests less so. The PCR tests look for the RNA sequences that are specific to Sars-Cov-2 and the variants. So YES they can differentiate different viruses.

Source :-

https://fullfact.org/health/coronavirus-pcr-test-accuracy/
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17/02/2021 11:27:35 36 33
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Ah yes. So it begins. Basically if you have any sort of illness, at all, you 'have covid'. I guess that's a nice way to further Inflate those figures eh?
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17/02/2021 11:50:31 2 7
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NO!
You get tested!! ffs...

this is why you dont read the damn news and ask your doctor who is FREE!!!

at this rate, yall gunna go round and claim aids because your lack of understanding.
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17/02/2021 12:42:00 8 4
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Something so deadly that we've destroyed the economy for it yet you need to be tested to know you have it!
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17/02/2021 11:50:55 4 2
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My ex missus caused me many, many headaches.

Self isolating for more, would not have been an option.
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17/02/2021 11:50:59 4 10
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So I wake up with a stiff neck and a headache - COVID! Feeling a bit tired - COVID! Cough... COVID!!!!!
What isn't a Covid symptom? Breaking wind?
this is why we're not doing well because morons like you self diagnose and refuse to get tested.

this article is just discussing known symptoms.

if your going to be this moronic and dense, claim you have HIV then.
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17/02/2021 11:37:56 17 22
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Basically if you're ill you have Covid they're saying. They have to come up with something to keep the fear going now our brilliant vaccine rollout is exceeding expectations. Once you've given you're freedom away, it's a tough job getting it back.
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17/02/2021 11:51:03 5 2
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“Basically if you're ill you have Covid they're saying.“

Are they saying that? It seems to me they’re not saying that at all and you’re making it up.

They’re actually saying that if you have these symptoms, it’s now worth getting a test to see IF you do have Covid. So that we catch more of those who are spreading but currently considered “asymptomatic” so that we can end the lockdowns faster
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17/02/2021 11:43:56 15 17
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Bad feet, broken finger nails and greasy hair should all be added to the list.
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17/02/2021 11:51:10 1 1
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And memory er.....thingy