Covid: UK Biobank scans aim to reveal health legacy
11/03/2021 | news | health | 256
A major study by biomedical database UK Biobank will examine the long-term impacts of coronavirus.
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11/03/2021 19:03:17 29 14
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I think they need a study into the effects the lockdown has had on people, especially the young.
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11/03/2021 19:08:00 30 9
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Why especially the young? We have all suffered, regardless of age.
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11/03/2021 19:45:58 1 3
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Why? Are you planning another one?
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11/03/2021 20:28:40 6 7
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Totally agree. Time to focus on those who need a future, rather than those who have had a past.
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11/03/2021 20:59:50 5 5
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Will never happen, sadly.
Young people are just viewed as cash machines by great swathes of society.
Second class citizens to be abused and vilified, but also expected to pay their taxes to fund state pensions and other benefits that they will never receive themselves.
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12/03/2021 15:02:19 0 0
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Yes - but what if it turns out to have been overall beneficial?
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11/03/2021 19:03:54 17 3
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Will be interesting to see the long term effects of this virus as we will have to live with it for years to come
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11/03/2021 19:44:53 18 27
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We'll be living with the government's mishandling of this pandemic for longer...

Lockdown - useless and damaging.

Border restrictions - useless and damaging.

PPE contracts - mismanaged cronyism.

Test and trace - expensive and useless.
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11/03/2021 19:06:49 98 4
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Let's hope those suffering here get a bit more help and sympathy than those who've suffered from ME and similar issues over the years and who've been resolutely disbelieved by doctors until doctors themselves got the same symptoms and problems from 'long covid'. A treatment for all off the back of this would be welcome indeed.
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11/03/2021 21:32:45 9 0
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And ME is NOT yet included in the Group 6 list of conditions for vaccination, despite it being recognised as a neurological condition, with symptoms very similar to what people with Long Covid experience. Green Book says that GPs can use discretion to include ME patients in Group 6, but that’s grossly unfair due to variable attitudes & level of knowledge about it. Postcode Lottery!
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11/03/2021 23:14:56 2 0
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The sad reality is that many choose to disbelieve any illness that they can't understand or see. I've been lucky enough to never have ME but I've got no right to assume how the condition affects people. Rather than choosing to remain ignorant of the condition, maybe the down voters should learn more about it - easy enough to find out some facts if you search on a reputable health website.
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12/03/2021 13:11:08 0 0
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Oldies, youngies, babies, teenies, child geniuses, prodigies, retirees, midlifers with crises, addicts, drunks etc etc etc. ALL AGE GROUPS affected in some way.
ALL have problems. Me? I’m caring for someone at home dying of terminal lung cancer. Anyone listening? Offering total holistic care. Very tiring.
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12/03/2021 13:12:57 0 0
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“Chronic fatigue syndrome” is NOT the same as ordinary tiredness. Those with autoimmune diseases eg SLE, DLE, fibromyalgia, lupus in all its forms etc. know about this. Sufferers know about this.Check out Lupus. UK.
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12/03/2021 13:14:37 0 0
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“ Some of the reported symptoms of Long COVID-19 include: anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, joint pain, muscular pain, light sensitivity, hair loss, skin rashes, brain fog etc. Infact just like having lupus or systemic lupus erythematosus and many other incurable AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES 24/7 whereby the immune system ATTACKS ITSELF.???????? Covid turns your immune system on itself!...”
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11/03/2021 19:03:17 29 14
bbc
I think they need a study into the effects the lockdown has had on people, especially the young.
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11/03/2021 19:08:00 30 9
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Why especially the young? We have all suffered, regardless of age.
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11/03/2021 19:21:37 9 11
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True but the Young especially not getting out to meet their peers. That is why we must build social houses for the young. We are unfair to the young in this country. I have seen shocking drunken NHS wasting behaviour among wealthy benefit grabbing pensioners my own age BTW.
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11/03/2021 19:08:16 13 5
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The mental side, not just the physical side, needs to be looked into, as a lot of people are suffering mentally and may take a long time to recover.
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11/03/2021 19:15:04 10 3
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100% correct.

I have noticed mental faculties (mostly memory) have degraded over the lockdowns.

The only thing that helps is to go out and do voluntary work. Only 2-3 hours a week, but it is a god-send!
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11/03/2021 19:17:46 2 1
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I’m not sure that there is a big data set of people’s mental health pre covid as there is physical.
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12/03/2021 13:11:30 0 0
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Oldies, youngies, babies, teenies, child geniuses, prodigies, retirees, midlifers with crises, addicts, drunks etc etc etc. ALL AGE GROUPS affected in some way.
ALL have problems. Me? I’m caring for someone at home dying of terminal lung cancer. Anyone listening? Offering total holistic care. Very tiring.
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11/03/2021 19:03:17 29 14
bbc
I think they need a study into the effects the lockdown has had on people, especially the young.
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11/03/2021 19:08:16 13 5
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The mental side, not just the physical side, needs to be looked into, as a lot of people are suffering mentally and may take a long time to recover.
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11/03/2021 19:15:04 10 3
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100% correct.

I have noticed mental faculties (mostly memory) have degraded over the lockdowns.

The only thing that helps is to go out and do voluntary work. Only 2-3 hours a week, but it is a god-send!
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11/03/2021 19:06:49 98 4
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Let's hope those suffering here get a bit more help and sympathy than those who've suffered from ME and similar issues over the years and who've been resolutely disbelieved by doctors until doctors themselves got the same symptoms and problems from 'long covid'. A treatment for all off the back of this would be welcome indeed.
They're all just malingerers Removed
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11/03/2021 19:23:41 20 5
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David......you show such a lack of compassion and understanding regards CFS/ME as to be bordering stupidity. Keep your trolling where it belongs, under a bridge!
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11/03/2021 19:45:21 2 9
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And Brexitears therefore
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11/03/2021 20:57:07 11 1
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Have a dose of long covid, then come back and say that.
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11/03/2021 21:21:28 10 1
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How sad are you having to post such rubbish to draw attention to yourself, did mummy not love you?
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11/03/2021 19:15:59 25 6
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If my GP is anything to go by, we will all be ignored. They actually told my daughter her chronic tiredness was all in her head. She suffers from Chronic fatigue and can barely walk. There may be some good GPs out there but I haven't met one that can actually be bothered to do anything, they just want to blame it on us making it up.
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11/03/2021 20:25:09 4 5
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The good news is, it often gets better with time. It hit me in my youth, decades ago, and took about 6 months for them to reach a diagnosis. But once I got past the initial phase that wiped me out completely, it's not really been that noticeable, apart from a short subsequent period.
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11/03/2021 23:30:05 0 0
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Agree. This has been my personal experience since 1994.
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12/03/2021 13:14:53 0 0
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“ Some of the reported symptoms of Long COVID-19 include: anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, joint pain, muscular pain, light sensitivity, hair loss, skin rashes, brain fog etc. Infact just like having lupus or systemic lupus erythematosus and many other incurable AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES 24/7 whereby the immune system ATTACKS ITSELF.???????? Covid turns your immune system on itself!...”
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11/03/2021 19:16:53 35 5
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We get daily stats on cases, hospitalisations and deaths but there is a huge unknown as to the long term effects for survivors.

The number of people suffering impaired lung function and neurological changes may not be properly quantified for years to come, but they are possible long-term side effects of the virus that many seem to be oblivious to.
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11/03/2021 19:45:48 27 31
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Long COVID - not a thing ( medically) . It's post viral fatigue and has been around forever.
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11/03/2021 19:17:34 3 18
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I do hope that in addition they also look into the long term unintended effects and adverse reactions of temporary emergency approved novel vaccines which have no prior regulatory history. The AZ batch in EU has been suspended pending checks, no evidence linking the thrombosis issue, since Covid-19 itself causes clots in lungs. I have had some interesting responses from both MHRA & EMA .
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:20:47 1 1
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It's easy to tell whether someone with clots had Covid. More relevant is whether the incidence of clots, deaths etc is greater than in an equivalent unvaccinated group.
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11/03/2021 19:08:16 13 5
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The mental side, not just the physical side, needs to be looked into, as a lot of people are suffering mentally and may take a long time to recover.
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11/03/2021 19:17:46 2 1
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I’m not sure that there is a big data set of people’s mental health pre covid as there is physical.
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11/03/2021 19:18:07 1 9
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I recently learned how to segment CT and MRI to export parts of the body as a 3D models. Yet. My last MRI was 20 years ago after my parents paid for it. They don't even xray my chest, when I am a smoker. I wish to see those MRI scans.
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11/03/2021 19:43:46 7 3
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When you finish growing up you will hopefully stop smoking
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Who ever the journalist is who decided to shout at prince William asking if they were a racist family needs to be sacked and banned from doing his job again. It’s not about freedom of speech it’s about respect. The problem isn’t the royals the problem is the media. The media are racist. Changes are happening not because they want them but because they have too. I have no trust in the media. Removed
The rightwing media are semi racist yes and as I say the 'British media'
BTW there are liberal news media not contaminated so get your news from a respectable and more informed source.
BBC is still one despite the fascists pressurising them and has excellent health news.
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Was it not Williams grandfather in the past who mentioned picannies and bongo bongo land. Removed
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11/03/2021 19:30:03 3 1
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Wrong article?
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11/03/2021 19:41:40 2 3
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I genuinely thought it was a planted question to give William the opportunity to state his position. After all most of the press is right wing and supports the archaic concept of a monarchy
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11/03/2021 19:42:19 2 1
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By respect you really mean sycophancy.
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11/03/2021 19:43:53 3 2
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The royal aren't racist...They hate everybody including themselves. It's all that inbreeding don't you know.
Shouldn't the concern not be about the colour of the bab but the amount of excess fingers or pronounced lip
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11/03/2021 19:08:00 30 9
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Why especially the young? We have all suffered, regardless of age.
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11/03/2021 19:21:37 9 11
bbc
True but the Young especially not getting out to meet their peers. That is why we must build social houses for the young. We are unfair to the young in this country. I have seen shocking drunken NHS wasting behaviour among wealthy benefit grabbing pensioners my own age BTW.
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11/03/2021 19:36:55 8 7
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Sorry I don’t agree. We have all suffered. I have not been able to meet my friends either. No different for the young or the older.

“Wealthy benefit grabbing pensioners”? Proof please?
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11/03/2021 19:22:03 7 4
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11/03/2021 19:22:39 60 2
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This is interesting research. If this corona virus has long term effects in a significant number of infected people then other corona viruses might well have had a similar effect. This could be the trigger for ME for example.
Are you ok under that foil hat? Removed
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11/03/2021 22:20:50 3 0
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I have M.E., which came after 2 viruses within 6 months (or a re-emergence of the 1st). My symptoms were a little different to some ME sufferers...and a little closer to some of the odder neuro symptoms connected with Covid such as eye involvement.
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11/03/2021 19:23:41 20 5
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David......you show such a lack of compassion and understanding regards CFS/ME as to be bordering stupidity. Keep your trolling where it belongs, under a bridge!
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11/03/2021 19:25:06 2 20
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I see the 12 weeks vaccination interval has been questioned yet again. Back in December 2020, it was set 4-6 weeks, they then extended it unwisely to 12 weeks, exposing patients to possible infection, mid vaccination, also it invalidates the consent to vaccinate and is contrary to manufacturer's instructions. Pfizer say not more than 6 weeks. I do not trust a vaccinator who goes "off label".
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11/03/2021 19:40:10 13 2
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You keep on spouting this rubbish don't you? Read up on the efficacy of the extended period. A small study of 200 people can't compare.
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11/03/2021 20:14:17 4 1
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Why do you have so many negative comments? You are entitled to your choice but stop trying to influence others against taking the vaccine.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:18:31 4 1
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The decision to move to 12 weeks could still make sense, if it enables you to drive the case count down faster, and thereby reduce people's exposure to the virus. For example, if vaccine is only 2/3rds as effective, but chances of exposure quickly drop by 80 percent because you single dosed more people, then you've not lost out.
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11/03/2021 19:25:53 25 4
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CFS / ME will hopefully now be better supported. This will simply come about as more of the population have been affected and doctors can no longer ignore the debilitating affects of CFS / ME. Call long covid for what it is.....CFS / ME!
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:15:23 3 2
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A subset of long Covid is CFS/ME but a large subset is not, and relates more to elevated incidence of steps acute respiratory, circulatory, or neurological issues.
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12/03/2021 13:18:04 0 0
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“ Some of the reported symptoms of Long COVID-19 include: anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, joint pain, muscular pain, light sensitivity, hair loss, skin rashes, brain fog etc. Infact just like having lupus or systemic lupus erythematosus and many other incurable AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES 24/7 whereby the immune system ATTACKS ITSELF.???????? Covid turns your immune system on itself!...”
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12/03/2021 14:24:33 0 0
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I wish I shared your optimism.
I suspect long Covid will remain a different illness until it is no longer newsworthy . Only then will the diagnosis become CFS/ME and safe to ignore.
After all, we've managed 30 years without worthwhile treatment, why would anyone think we'd like a bit of attention now?!
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11/03/2021 19:26:54 13 1
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Pity systemic lupus appears to be no longer part of the UK Biobank. There are so many similarities between severe AND long-Covid and lupus (SLE): 'scarring on the lungs, inflammation and muscle damage of the heart, and kidney injuries'...and of course the enigmatic brain fog and fatigue. The page now returns a 404 error, Page not found: https://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/tag/systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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12/03/2021 13:21:45 0 0
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Absolutely!????????
Plus over 100 other incurable autoimmune diseases, AI.??????eg SLE, DLE, vasculitis, Sjögren’s, MS, type1 diabetes, ME, fibromyalgia etc etc etc.
Who ever the journalist is who decided to shout at prince William asking if they were a racist family needs to be sacked and banned from doing his job again. It’s not about freedom of speech it’s about respect. The problem isn’t the royals the problem is the media. The media are racist. Changes are happening not because they want them but because they have too. I have no trust in the media. Removed
The rightwing media are semi racist yes and as I say the 'British media'
BTW there are liberal news media not contaminated so get your news from a respectable and more informed source.
BBC is still one despite the fascists pressurising them and has excellent health news.
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11/03/2021 19:28:45 10 8
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Sounds like a good plan, but all those symptoms occur after other viral infections.
So is there, or will there be an equally thorough control study for flu, for example.
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11/03/2021 20:13:21 5 7
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Not all the symptoms do. Post viral fatigue, yes. That can. But the elevated frequency of acute life threatening or changing health issues will after the infection appears to be much more significant here.
Who ever the journalist is who decided to shout at prince William asking if they were a racist family needs to be sacked and banned from doing his job again. It’s not about freedom of speech it’s about respect. The problem isn’t the royals the problem is the media. The media are racist. Changes are happening not because they want them but because they have too. I have no trust in the media. Removed
Was it not Williams grandfather in the past who mentioned picannies and bongo bongo land. Removed
Who ever the journalist is who decided to shout at prince William asking if they were a racist family needs to be sacked and banned from doing his job again. It’s not about freedom of speech it’s about respect. The problem isn’t the royals the problem is the media. The media are racist. Changes are happening not because they want them but because they have too. I have no trust in the media. Removed
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11/03/2021 19:30:03 3 1
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Wrong article?
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11/03/2021 19:30:44 7 22
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Great. But what about scans and treatment for the many people with non-covid illnesses. Oh I forgot, they don't they count any more.
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11/03/2021 19:31:54 14 4
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All being looked after. Just because it's not headlines doesn't mean it's not being done.
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11/03/2021 19:40:57 5 1
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Fatuous comment.
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11/03/2021 19:45:17 7 1
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Nope everyone counts its just we have a terrible pandemic going on. Concentrate on going green and ignoring the rightwing media and staying safe.
Its good for your health friend. Take care.
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11/03/2021 19:53:06 0 6
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Only COVID deaths matter. You get an itemised daily breakdown on the BBC.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:11:57 4 1
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Actually, this stuff is relevant to a lot of conditions besides Covid.
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11/03/2021 19:30:44 7 22
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Great. But what about scans and treatment for the many people with non-covid illnesses. Oh I forgot, they don't they count any more.
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11/03/2021 19:31:54 14 4
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All being looked after. Just because it's not headlines doesn't mean it's not being done.
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11/03/2021 19:38:12 2 3
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An illness is an illness, COVID or otherwise. The media have almost completely ignored anything else as if it's irrelevant. This fact in itself is unpalatable. The recent serious illness of the Duke of Edinburgh is a good example. "Not COVID related", why not "Not brain injury related" or "Not cancer related"? The 500,000 other deaths last year not due to COVID.......unworthy of reporting.
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11/03/2021 21:41:26 0 0
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Agreed. I have had 2 cataract operations in lockdown. I had to wait a couple of months but once I got the appointment I had both operations within 5 weeks.
The hospital were not at full capacity due to the need to socially distance (hence no crowded waiting rooms) and you needed a Covid test 3 days before, but I couldn't fault the service.
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11/03/2021 19:31:56 4 5
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Read the patient experience of Anne Cahill with long covid-19.

https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2213-2600%2821%2900092-8
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11/03/2021 21:02:36 3 2
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And at the end of that article she is "looking forward to her vaccine".
Yet from other posts you appear to be a vaccine denier.
I don't quite understand what you are trying to achieve with these posts?
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11/03/2021 19:34:37 21 13
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For all those non mask wearing macho men out there... Do you feel lucky! Research shows that there is "Rising Concern on Damaged Testis of COVID-19 Patients" "The possibility of COVID-19 induced testis damaged and functional dysfunction could not be erased and ignored." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7194680/ ... Well do ya punk!
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11/03/2021 19:39:42 23 6
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Let's hope they are out of the gene pool.
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11/03/2021 19:48:02 1 6
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Not when non-symptomatic
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11/03/2021 20:17:44 1 3
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Yeah ok, so you think most of the people who caught Covid were mask avoiding macho men?
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11/03/2021 21:05:34 4 1
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That's a study from April 2020 that has had no further corroboration since.
You're rehashing ancient and defunct history to promote your own beliefs on masks.

It's people like you spreading deceit that conteibutes to the problem we have with so many people thinking it's all a conspiracy amd not taking basic safety measures.

You think you're helping, but you are part of the problem.
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11/03/2021 19:35:35 45 9
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I hope this survey will take into account obesity in its investigation. The WHO report from the 23/03/21 identified that countries with obese populations were impacted far more seriously than those countries with healthier lifestyles. The report was briefly mentioned on BBC R4 news but was given no exposure at all on BBC News website in the News, Coronavirus or the Health section...very odd.
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11/03/2021 19:45:30 39 6
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Indeed, South Koreans are and have been working normally, going about their business and recording a fraction of the cases of covid compared to us.

Go there and try to find just one obese person. It is nigh on impossible to do so.
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11/03/2021 20:09:19 3 2
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You seem to be implying sooner sorry of conspiracy to hush up something that is widespread knowledge.
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11/03/2021 20:39:38 2 2
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Sorry but we have not got 23 03 21 yet today is the 11th
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11/03/2021 21:17:57 0 6
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and bame so shall we get rid of all obese people which includes muscle bound and the bame? Anthony Joshua would be classed as double obese
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11/03/2021 21:36:27 14 4
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Obesity should be taxed. Not the food the people.

Everyone should be put on the scales once a year and if your BMI is over 30 it should be an additional 1% above the basic rate of income tax to compensate for the additional burden on the NHS fat people cause.
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11/03/2021 21:47:36 7 2
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The UK’s problem has been an aged population, a large non compliant group and too many whoppers! The obscenely obese have been draining the NHS for years and Covid is just another example where we’re paying for their self indulgence and total lack of self discipline. A good cull would have benefited everyone in the long run??
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11/03/2021 23:54:47 0 0
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The BBC have mentioned obesity as a contributory factor almost every day for months. There is no "hiding" this information away.
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11/03/2021 19:36:45 68 25
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I seem to remember sections of the Right-wing media a few years ago, referring to any one who was sick a malingerer. Of course there are some and we see some in the House of Lords as well. But most people who are sick are actually genuine. A way to fight bad health is a fairer society and fighting poverty with decent housing. It will save us a fortune long-term.

Rolling back the Right-wing.
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11/03/2021 20:48:02 5 8
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Exactly. But why worry about the simplistically obvious and cost effective way to create a healthy nation and economy. The conspiracy theory drivel is in full flow, that’s what people really want. It’s not what us under our noses that matters!
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11/03/2021 21:03:54 3 2
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Only way to fight poverty........ education
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11/03/2021 21:46:27 4 6
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What's politics got to do with this? Just more utter utter utter left wing drivel. Get a life!
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11/03/2021 19:21:37 9 11
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True but the Young especially not getting out to meet their peers. That is why we must build social houses for the young. We are unfair to the young in this country. I have seen shocking drunken NHS wasting behaviour among wealthy benefit grabbing pensioners my own age BTW.
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11/03/2021 19:36:55 8 7
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Sorry I don’t agree. We have all suffered. I have not been able to meet my friends either. No different for the young or the older.

“Wealthy benefit grabbing pensioners”? Proof please?
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12/03/2021 12:58:28 0 0
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Fact is ALL age groups have suffered the lockdowns. But if one is naturally misanthropic, reclusive, clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 infection and illness and totally believes in STRICTLY SHIELDING FOREVER does it matter if one has NO matey mates??????
Pubs?????????????????????
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11/03/2021 19:31:54 14 4
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All being looked after. Just because it's not headlines doesn't mean it's not being done.
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11/03/2021 19:38:12 2 3
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An illness is an illness, COVID or otherwise. The media have almost completely ignored anything else as if it's irrelevant. This fact in itself is unpalatable. The recent serious illness of the Duke of Edinburgh is a good example. "Not COVID related", why not "Not brain injury related" or "Not cancer related"? The 500,000 other deaths last year not due to COVID.......unworthy of reporting.
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11/03/2021 19:34:37 21 13
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For all those non mask wearing macho men out there... Do you feel lucky! Research shows that there is "Rising Concern on Damaged Testis of COVID-19 Patients" "The possibility of COVID-19 induced testis damaged and functional dysfunction could not be erased and ignored." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7194680/ ... Well do ya punk!
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11/03/2021 19:39:42 23 6
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Let's hope they are out of the gene pool.
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11/03/2021 19:25:06 2 20
bbc
I see the 12 weeks vaccination interval has been questioned yet again. Back in December 2020, it was set 4-6 weeks, they then extended it unwisely to 12 weeks, exposing patients to possible infection, mid vaccination, also it invalidates the consent to vaccinate and is contrary to manufacturer's instructions. Pfizer say not more than 6 weeks. I do not trust a vaccinator who goes "off label".
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11/03/2021 19:40:10 13 2
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You keep on spouting this rubbish don't you? Read up on the efficacy of the extended period. A small study of 200 people can't compare.
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11/03/2021 19:40:51 1 34
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The JCVI say a winter booster will be necessary. I trust they will have given all 66m+ two doses by October beforehand and the booster should be the same brand as the other two, mixing vaccine brands compromises the manufacturer guidelines, the approval and the consent to vaccinate.

I am waiting in the wings until I am satisfied on safety & efficacy.

https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n664
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11/03/2021 19:46:39 26 4
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Do you need s new foil hat or have you got a few with you behind that sofa?
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11/03/2021 21:52:42 1 0
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I'm not a fan of Pally Parton's singing, but she certainly summed you anti-vaxxers up accurately, didn't she? I thought "cowards" was a bit harsh, until I read your post.
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11/03/2021 23:34:55 2 0
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People like you will never be satisfied. You'll always find an excuse to keep wearing the tin hat.
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11/03/2021 19:30:44 7 22
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Great. But what about scans and treatment for the many people with non-covid illnesses. Oh I forgot, they don't they count any more.
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11/03/2021 19:40:57 5 1
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Fatuous comment.
Who ever the journalist is who decided to shout at prince William asking if they were a racist family needs to be sacked and banned from doing his job again. It’s not about freedom of speech it’s about respect. The problem isn’t the royals the problem is the media. The media are racist. Changes are happening not because they want them but because they have too. I have no trust in the media. Removed
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11/03/2021 19:41:40 2 3
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I genuinely thought it was a planted question to give William the opportunity to state his position. After all most of the press is right wing and supports the archaic concept of a monarchy
Who ever the journalist is who decided to shout at prince William asking if they were a racist family needs to be sacked and banned from doing his job again. It’s not about freedom of speech it’s about respect. The problem isn’t the royals the problem is the media. The media are racist. Changes are happening not because they want them but because they have too. I have no trust in the media. Removed
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11/03/2021 19:42:19 2 1
bbc
By respect you really mean sycophancy.
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mm
11/03/2021 19:43:17 18 12
bbc
As I recall 'ordinary' flu frequently left longer term side effects. In fact I think ME was thought to be such a condition at onetime. However, was there intense and long term study of this connection? Well no.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:07:20 12 1
bbc
Almost every major virus of this type has a long term effect on some. But people don't necessarily connect it because the name used, in some cases, is foreign. And actually, there has been research into these things. Medical science has evolved though so new research can yield a lot more.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:07:48 5 1
bbc
And yes, ME is similar to a subset of long Covid conditions.
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11/03/2021 20:37:45 2 1
bbc
I had pneumonia as a sports mad 18 year old. It took me 8 weeks before I could climb a flight of stairs without getting out of breath.

I eventually recovered to go on an run a half marathon and row competitively in national competitions but it took time.

I wish anyone with Long Covid well.
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11/03/2021 22:32:40 0 0
bbc
It was a gut bug with a mutation on its spike protein that did me in. 6 months of acute illness, including partial blindness. Doctors treated me like rubbish at first as they couldn't believe a usually harmless norovirus could cause such havoc. They told me it was all 'stress' till I finally couldn't see.
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11/03/2021 19:43:22 11 10
bbc
The most annoying thing is as in this article, it gives no figure to the 'some'. Meaning many reading who had covid can suddenly think they have a damaged heart, for example.

It really is unprofessional to do this as all it will achieve is 1) people can't be bothered reading more or 2) people get more stressed and depressed thinking the 'some' is 'most' and has to include them.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:04:50 15 1
bbc
The point is that you can detect empirically things that otherwise are assumed to be made up, or in people's heads. Given the potential prevalence of Covid issues that persist, this is important research.
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11/03/2021 19:18:07 1 9
bbc
I recently learned how to segment CT and MRI to export parts of the body as a 3D models. Yet. My last MRI was 20 years ago after my parents paid for it. They don't even xray my chest, when I am a smoker. I wish to see those MRI scans.
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11/03/2021 19:43:46 7 3
bbc
When you finish growing up you will hopefully stop smoking
Who ever the journalist is who decided to shout at prince William asking if they were a racist family needs to be sacked and banned from doing his job again. It’s not about freedom of speech it’s about respect. The problem isn’t the royals the problem is the media. The media are racist. Changes are happening not because they want them but because they have too. I have no trust in the media. Removed
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11/03/2021 19:43:53 3 2
bbc
The royal aren't racist...They hate everybody including themselves. It's all that inbreeding don't you know.
Shouldn't the concern not be about the colour of the bab but the amount of excess fingers or pronounced lip
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11/03/2021 19:03:54 17 3
bbc
Will be interesting to see the long term effects of this virus as we will have to live with it for years to come
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11/03/2021 19:44:53 18 27
bbc
We'll be living with the government's mishandling of this pandemic for longer...

Lockdown - useless and damaging.

Border restrictions - useless and damaging.

PPE contracts - mismanaged cronyism.

Test and trace - expensive and useless.
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11/03/2021 19:30:44 7 22
bbc
Great. But what about scans and treatment for the many people with non-covid illnesses. Oh I forgot, they don't they count any more.
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11/03/2021 19:45:17 7 1
bbc
Nope everyone counts its just we have a terrible pandemic going on. Concentrate on going green and ignoring the rightwing media and staying safe.
Its good for your health friend. Take care.
They're all just malingerers Removed
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11/03/2021 19:45:21 2 9
bbc
And Brexitears therefore
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11/03/2021 19:35:35 45 9
bbc
I hope this survey will take into account obesity in its investigation. The WHO report from the 23/03/21 identified that countries with obese populations were impacted far more seriously than those countries with healthier lifestyles. The report was briefly mentioned on BBC R4 news but was given no exposure at all on BBC News website in the News, Coronavirus or the Health section...very odd.
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11/03/2021 19:45:30 39 6
bbc
Indeed, South Koreans are and have been working normally, going about their business and recording a fraction of the cases of covid compared to us.

Go there and try to find just one obese person. It is nigh on impossible to do so.
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11/03/2021 20:00:28 15 12
bbc
Low obesity wasn't the reason South Korea only had 1,600 deaths. They had track and trace that worked right from the start, when a case was discovered the business was closed and sanitised and the Govt treated the population like adults.
We on the other hand have a far higher death toll and refused to learn from anyone else.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:10:46 11 4
bbc
It's nothing to do with that. It's that they had a great testing program early on, and a population that were almost universally sensible in an effort not to spread the virus.
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11/03/2021 21:28:11 2 1
bbc
The South Koreans are also on a permanent defence footing with regard to China. Lessons learnt from Sars etc. We should all be the same. They were prepared from the off.
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11/03/2021 19:16:53 35 5
bbc
We get daily stats on cases, hospitalisations and deaths but there is a huge unknown as to the long term effects for survivors.

The number of people suffering impaired lung function and neurological changes may not be properly quantified for years to come, but they are possible long-term side effects of the virus that many seem to be oblivious to.
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11/03/2021 19:45:48 27 31
bbc
Long COVID - not a thing ( medically) . It's post viral fatigue and has been around forever.
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11/03/2021 20:04:27 10 2
bbc
NHS seem to give it some recognition and are providing clinics to specifically deal with it :-

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/10/nhs-to-offer-long-covid-help/
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:22:53 11 3
bbc
No. Whilst long Covid is not defined, it covers much more than just post viral fatigue. Many with long Covid are far more likely to suffer further serious acute episodes of all sorts of things unrelated to fatigue.
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11/03/2021 21:11:49 21 2
bbc
When someone (such as you) makes a didactic statement such as this, the rest of us are entitled to enquire of the tertiary education, professional achievement and research basis that underpin the statement and are necessary to give it a vestige of credibility.

Without this, the weight of your opinion is.....pftt.....chaff in the wind.
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11/03/2021 21:13:02 8 2
bbc
Yet the symptoms are rather different to other post-viral syndromes aren't they?
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RPH
11/03/2021 21:35:58 11 0
bbc
I hope you have passed your insights on to all the research scientists who are wasting their time researching the issue.
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11/03/2021 22:24:45 1 0
bbc
Yes, but that does not mean it is not life-changing. And it is now seen in huge numbers whereas ME struck more randomly. (Large amounts of post viral syndrome happened after Spanish flu too.)
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11/03/2021 22:46:54 7 1
bbc
As someone with long covid who was hyper fit prior to the disease I’d disagree. It’s wrecked my lung capacity, and my heart rhythm. That in a human being who had a low heart rate, and epic cardio vascular fitness. Oddly who was not obsese, or had other medical challenges.
This disease dangled me over the edge of life, in a wilderness between this and the ever after.

For some reason I survived.
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12/03/2021 13:16:36 0 0
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“ Some of the reported symptoms of Long COVID-19/post viral fatigue?include: anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, joint pain, muscular pain, light sensitivity, hair loss, skin rashes, brain fog etc. Infact just like having lupus or systemic lupus erythematosus and many other incurable AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES 24/7 whereby the immune system ATTACKS ITSELF.???? Covid turns your immune system on itself”
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11/03/2021 19:03:17 29 14
bbc
I think they need a study into the effects the lockdown has had on people, especially the young.
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mm
11/03/2021 19:45:58 1 3
bbc
Why? Are you planning another one?
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11/03/2021 19:40:51 1 34
bbc
The JCVI say a winter booster will be necessary. I trust they will have given all 66m+ two doses by October beforehand and the booster should be the same brand as the other two, mixing vaccine brands compromises the manufacturer guidelines, the approval and the consent to vaccinate.

I am waiting in the wings until I am satisfied on safety & efficacy.

https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n664
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11/03/2021 19:46:39 26 4
bbc
Do you need s new foil hat or have you got a few with you behind that sofa?
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11/03/2021 20:15:12 2 7
bbc
Voice of the low IQ masses
The booster must be the same brand they cannot change it. I am a biomedical scientist idiot. Removed
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11/03/2021 19:34:37 21 13
bbc
For all those non mask wearing macho men out there... Do you feel lucky! Research shows that there is "Rising Concern on Damaged Testis of COVID-19 Patients" "The possibility of COVID-19 induced testis damaged and functional dysfunction could not be erased and ignored." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7194680/ ... Well do ya punk!
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mm
11/03/2021 19:48:02 1 6
bbc
Not when non-symptomatic
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11/03/2021 19:50:29 2 9
bbc
Save the money and post the scans on HYS ????
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11/03/2021 19:22:39 60 2
bbc
This is interesting research. If this corona virus has long term effects in a significant number of infected people then other corona viruses might well have had a similar effect. This could be the trigger for ME for example.
Are you ok under that foil hat? Removed
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11/03/2021 19:30:44 7 22
bbc
Great. But what about scans and treatment for the many people with non-covid illnesses. Oh I forgot, they don't they count any more.
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11/03/2021 19:53:06 0 6
bbc
Only COVID deaths matter. You get an itemised daily breakdown on the BBC.
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11/03/2021 19:45:30 39 6
bbc
Indeed, South Koreans are and have been working normally, going about their business and recording a fraction of the cases of covid compared to us.

Go there and try to find just one obese person. It is nigh on impossible to do so.
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11/03/2021 20:00:28 15 12
bbc
Low obesity wasn't the reason South Korea only had 1,600 deaths. They had track and trace that worked right from the start, when a case was discovered the business was closed and sanitised and the Govt treated the population like adults.
We on the other hand have a far higher death toll and refused to learn from anyone else.
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11/03/2021 19:45:48 27 31
bbc
Long COVID - not a thing ( medically) . It's post viral fatigue and has been around forever.
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11/03/2021 20:04:27 10 2
bbc
NHS seem to give it some recognition and are providing clinics to specifically deal with it :-

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/10/nhs-to-offer-long-covid-help/
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11/03/2021 21:40:09 11 0
bbc
There’s also a HUGE amount of money being allocated to study Long Covid. Hopefully people with ME might benefit too, though ME should have had far more research in its own right.
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11/03/2021 19:43:22 11 10
bbc
The most annoying thing is as in this article, it gives no figure to the 'some'. Meaning many reading who had covid can suddenly think they have a damaged heart, for example.

It really is unprofessional to do this as all it will achieve is 1) people can't be bothered reading more or 2) people get more stressed and depressed thinking the 'some' is 'most' and has to include them.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:04:50 15 1
bbc
The point is that you can detect empirically things that otherwise are assumed to be made up, or in people's heads. Given the potential prevalence of Covid issues that persist, this is important research.
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11/03/2021 19:59:06 1 25
bbc
Too early, a strain 90% lethal is just around the corner, with all the International travel that is no being reported.
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11/03/2021 20:07:45 21 3
bbc
No virus is 90% lethal. It would wipe itself out in days. It’s the one between 5-10% that are the buggers
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11/03/2021 20:15:13 10 1
bbc
You must be a cheerful soul to share a pint with.
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11/03/2021 20:19:27 9 1
bbc
Absolute nonsense. So gullible
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11/03/2021 20:20:07 8 1
bbc
So you must be building your bunker and stockpiling already.
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11/03/2021 20:36:46 0 1
bbc
Some people will be immune to any strain you throw at them.

Not many but 1 in a million still leaves a sizeable world population from 8 Billion.
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11/03/2021 20:47:15 0 1
bbc
Conspiracy theory guff.
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11/03/2021 21:03:06 0 2
bbc
Unfortunately you don't understand virology. The biggest problem we had with covid was that many people suffered with health conditions and governments decided to put us all in the same lockdown, instead of letting nature go through healthy people and isolate vulnerable people until the vaccine arrived.

This is why we have many variants, travel would help with herd immunity.
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mm
11/03/2021 19:43:17 18 12
bbc
As I recall 'ordinary' flu frequently left longer term side effects. In fact I think ME was thought to be such a condition at onetime. However, was there intense and long term study of this connection? Well no.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:07:20 12 1
bbc
Almost every major virus of this type has a long term effect on some. But people don't necessarily connect it because the name used, in some cases, is foreign. And actually, there has been research into these things. Medical science has evolved though so new research can yield a lot more.
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11/03/2021 19:59:06 1 25
bbc
Too early, a strain 90% lethal is just around the corner, with all the International travel that is no being reported.
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11/03/2021 20:07:45 21 3
bbc
No virus is 90% lethal. It would wipe itself out in days. It’s the one between 5-10% that are the buggers
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11/03/2021 20:39:28 0 4
bbc
However, she said, "if you don't get treatment, there's a 100% possibility you will die."

Rabies is 100% lethal.
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11/03/2021 20:43:42 3 1
bbc
Erm, Rabies? Lot more than 90% lethal once symptomatic. A fast acting very lethal virus would, indeed, wipe itself out in days. But the deciding factor is how far it can spread before the host dies. If the host is infectious for some time before death (especially without symptoms) then it could be a lot more lethal and still spread. Agree such a mutation of Covid is unlikely though!
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11/03/2021 20:58:34 0 1
bbc
I think people should do some reading up before they comment.

https://www.livescience.com/56598-deadliest-viruses-on-earth.html
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mm
11/03/2021 19:43:17 18 12
bbc
As I recall 'ordinary' flu frequently left longer term side effects. In fact I think ME was thought to be such a condition at onetime. However, was there intense and long term study of this connection? Well no.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:07:48 5 1
bbc
And yes, ME is similar to a subset of long Covid conditions.
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11/03/2021 19:35:35 45 9
bbc
I hope this survey will take into account obesity in its investigation. The WHO report from the 23/03/21 identified that countries with obese populations were impacted far more seriously than those countries with healthier lifestyles. The report was briefly mentioned on BBC R4 news but was given no exposure at all on BBC News website in the News, Coronavirus or the Health section...very odd.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:09:19 3 2
bbc
You seem to be implying sooner sorry of conspiracy to hush up something that is widespread knowledge.
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11/03/2021 19:45:30 39 6
bbc
Indeed, South Koreans are and have been working normally, going about their business and recording a fraction of the cases of covid compared to us.

Go there and try to find just one obese person. It is nigh on impossible to do so.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:10:46 11 4
bbc
It's nothing to do with that. It's that they had a great testing program early on, and a population that were almost universally sensible in an effort not to spread the virus.
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11/03/2021 22:46:51 1 0
bbc
Wrong. Obesity is one of the key factors increasing death rate from Covid (and many other things as well).

What you're talking about is measures to control infection rates, completely different thing.
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11/03/2021 19:30:44 7 22
bbc
Great. But what about scans and treatment for the many people with non-covid illnesses. Oh I forgot, they don't they count any more.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:11:57 4 1
bbc
Actually, this stuff is relevant to a lot of conditions besides Covid.
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11/03/2021 19:28:45 10 8
bbc
Sounds like a good plan, but all those symptoms occur after other viral infections.
So is there, or will there be an equally thorough control study for flu, for example.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:13:21 5 7
bbc
Not all the symptoms do. Post viral fatigue, yes. That can. But the elevated frequency of acute life threatening or changing health issues will after the infection appears to be much more significant here.
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11/03/2021 19:25:06 2 20
bbc
I see the 12 weeks vaccination interval has been questioned yet again. Back in December 2020, it was set 4-6 weeks, they then extended it unwisely to 12 weeks, exposing patients to possible infection, mid vaccination, also it invalidates the consent to vaccinate and is contrary to manufacturer's instructions. Pfizer say not more than 6 weeks. I do not trust a vaccinator who goes "off label".
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11/03/2021 20:14:17 4 1
bbc
Why do you have so many negative comments? You are entitled to your choice but stop trying to influence others against taking the vaccine.
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11/03/2021 19:46:39 26 4
bbc
Do you need s new foil hat or have you got a few with you behind that sofa?
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11/03/2021 20:15:12 2 7
bbc
Voice of the low IQ masses
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11/03/2021 19:59:06 1 25
bbc
Too early, a strain 90% lethal is just around the corner, with all the International travel that is no being reported.
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11/03/2021 20:15:13 10 1
bbc
You must be a cheerful soul to share a pint with.
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11/03/2021 19:25:53 25 4
bbc
CFS / ME will hopefully now be better supported. This will simply come about as more of the population have been affected and doctors can no longer ignore the debilitating affects of CFS / ME. Call long covid for what it is.....CFS / ME!
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:15:23 3 2
bbc
A subset of long Covid is CFS/ME but a large subset is not, and relates more to elevated incidence of steps acute respiratory, circulatory, or neurological issues.
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11/03/2021 22:29:34 2 0
bbc
I had neuro issues with the virus that caused my ME. I had optic neuritis. This has been noted in some Covid patients. That means the virus has probably entered your spinal cord. My vision returned to normal, though light sensitive, but my balance is shot.
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11/03/2021 19:34:37 21 13
bbc
For all those non mask wearing macho men out there... Do you feel lucky! Research shows that there is "Rising Concern on Damaged Testis of COVID-19 Patients" "The possibility of COVID-19 induced testis damaged and functional dysfunction could not be erased and ignored." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7194680/ ... Well do ya punk!
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11/03/2021 20:17:44 1 3
bbc
Yeah ok, so you think most of the people who caught Covid were mask avoiding macho men?
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11/03/2021 19:25:06 2 20
bbc
I see the 12 weeks vaccination interval has been questioned yet again. Back in December 2020, it was set 4-6 weeks, they then extended it unwisely to 12 weeks, exposing patients to possible infection, mid vaccination, also it invalidates the consent to vaccinate and is contrary to manufacturer's instructions. Pfizer say not more than 6 weeks. I do not trust a vaccinator who goes "off label".
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:18:31 4 1
bbc
The decision to move to 12 weeks could still make sense, if it enables you to drive the case count down faster, and thereby reduce people's exposure to the virus. For example, if vaccine is only 2/3rds as effective, but chances of exposure quickly drop by 80 percent because you single dosed more people, then you've not lost out.
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11/03/2021 19:59:06 1 25
bbc
Too early, a strain 90% lethal is just around the corner, with all the International travel that is no being reported.
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11/03/2021 20:19:27 9 1
bbc
Absolute nonsense. So gullible
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11/03/2021 19:59:06 1 25
bbc
Too early, a strain 90% lethal is just around the corner, with all the International travel that is no being reported.
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11/03/2021 20:20:07 8 1
bbc
So you must be building your bunker and stockpiling already.
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11/03/2021 19:17:34 3 18
bbc
I do hope that in addition they also look into the long term unintended effects and adverse reactions of temporary emergency approved novel vaccines which have no prior regulatory history. The AZ batch in EU has been suspended pending checks, no evidence linking the thrombosis issue, since Covid-19 itself causes clots in lungs. I have had some interesting responses from both MHRA & EMA .
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:20:47 1 1
bbc
It's easy to tell whether someone with clots had Covid. More relevant is whether the incidence of clots, deaths etc is greater than in an equivalent unvaccinated group.
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11/03/2021 19:45:48 27 31
bbc
Long COVID - not a thing ( medically) . It's post viral fatigue and has been around forever.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:22:53 11 3
bbc
No. Whilst long Covid is not defined, it covers much more than just post viral fatigue. Many with long Covid are far more likely to suffer further serious acute episodes of all sorts of things unrelated to fatigue.
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11/03/2021 22:27:11 3 0
bbc
Chronic fatigue syndrome, I prefer the name ME, is not 'just' fatigue but can also encompass dizziness, nausea, IBS, severe joint pain, heart palps, POTS, tendency to infections, dry eye, brain fog, mast cell activation and more.
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11/03/2021 19:15:59 25 6
bbc
If my GP is anything to go by, we will all be ignored. They actually told my daughter her chronic tiredness was all in her head. She suffers from Chronic fatigue and can barely walk. There may be some good GPs out there but I haven't met one that can actually be bothered to do anything, they just want to blame it on us making it up.
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VoR
11/03/2021 20:25:09 4 5
bbc
The good news is, it often gets better with time. It hit me in my youth, decades ago, and took about 6 months for them to reach a diagnosis. But once I got past the initial phase that wiped me out completely, it's not really been that noticeable, apart from a short subsequent period.
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11/03/2021 21:48:00 6 0
bbc
You seem to be generalising wildly from your own case. You’re lucky to have had only an extremely mild version. Others don’t, and have severely debilitating symptoms for years.
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11/03/2021 23:31:23 0 0
bbc
Suffering since 1994. Initial bout was 1-2 years, now get every 1-2 yearly bouts lasting 4-6 months.
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11/03/2021 20:25:35 1 15
bbc
Maybe the long-term impact of COVID-19 is ‘pointy elbows’? Or how about round knees or squishy ears?
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11/03/2021 20:27:22 51 4
bbc
I have been in the BioBank study since the beginning. As time passes and more data is gathered it delivers more and more, especially in this age of data science.
I may not benefit (I hope I will, but that is wishing myself an illness ??) but I feel privileged to have been able to participate.
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11/03/2021 20:45:05 21 1
bbc
I have been in Bio Bank for ages after benefiting from a new drug for a chronic condition. I would recommend others to take part too. It's just a small thing to do help scientists with their research.
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11/03/2021 21:40:40 4 0
bbc
I am also a BioBank member and have been so since the start. I can't think of a better way to help not only people in this country but other countries around the world.
The medicals and scans are so detailed that researchers all over the world make use of the excellent data and reports.
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11/03/2021 21:49:51 3 0
bbc
Me too, been there for years, sadly no tin the scanning part of the study, but pleased to have been one of 20 000 people who collected samples for antibodies
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11/03/2021 19:03:17 29 14
bbc
I think they need a study into the effects the lockdown has had on people, especially the young.
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11/03/2021 20:28:40 6 7
bbc
Totally agree. Time to focus on those who need a future, rather than those who have had a past.
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pcw
11/03/2021 21:27:02 3 4
bbc
They are the future but It’s us ‘oldies’ who are paying for their future. They don’t pay 40% tax. Yes i earn the money but would they work for £7-50 a WEEK. I did!
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11/03/2021 20:29:40 6 8
bbc
Why do the media always feel the need to pointlessly “colour in” MRI scans and other radiological investigations? These images are produced in grayscale format for a good reason: to facilitate interpretation. Colour may look sexy but actually reduces the information available. Oh and the middle image is upside down.
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11/03/2021 20:36:11 8 8
bbc
no one gives a flying, so please stop being a gi-mp
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11/03/2021 20:38:27 1 2
bbc
I doubt if the BBC actually "coloured in" these pictures, given the image credit to SPL. And since the majority of BBC News website users are probably not neuroscientists or brain surgeons, it doesn't really matter whether they're "coloured in" or not, does it? One last point: if you think images of brains are sexy you probably need to get out more (once we're allowed to) :)
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11/03/2021 20:46:12 1 1
bbc
Matters little as I doubt that your PC, laptop, ipad etc are actualy configured too display DICOM images properly
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11/03/2021 20:29:40 6 8
bbc
Why do the media always feel the need to pointlessly “colour in” MRI scans and other radiological investigations? These images are produced in grayscale format for a good reason: to facilitate interpretation. Colour may look sexy but actually reduces the information available. Oh and the middle image is upside down.
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11/03/2021 20:36:11 8 8
bbc
no one gives a flying, so please stop being a gi-mp
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11/03/2021 19:59:06 1 25
bbc
Too early, a strain 90% lethal is just around the corner, with all the International travel that is no being reported.
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11/03/2021 20:36:46 0 1
bbc
Some people will be immune to any strain you throw at them.

Not many but 1 in a million still leaves a sizeable world population from 8 Billion.
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11/03/2021 20:41:53 0 1
bbc
I see what you're getting it but I hardly think 8,000 people would be a "sizeable" world population!
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mm
11/03/2021 19:43:17 18 12
bbc
As I recall 'ordinary' flu frequently left longer term side effects. In fact I think ME was thought to be such a condition at onetime. However, was there intense and long term study of this connection? Well no.
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11/03/2021 20:37:45 2 1
bbc
I had pneumonia as a sports mad 18 year old. It took me 8 weeks before I could climb a flight of stairs without getting out of breath.

I eventually recovered to go on an run a half marathon and row competitively in national competitions but it took time.

I wish anyone with Long Covid well.
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11/03/2021 20:29:40 6 8
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Why do the media always feel the need to pointlessly “colour in” MRI scans and other radiological investigations? These images are produced in grayscale format for a good reason: to facilitate interpretation. Colour may look sexy but actually reduces the information available. Oh and the middle image is upside down.
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11/03/2021 20:38:27 1 2
bbc
I doubt if the BBC actually "coloured in" these pictures, given the image credit to SPL. And since the majority of BBC News website users are probably not neuroscientists or brain surgeons, it doesn't really matter whether they're "coloured in" or not, does it? One last point: if you think images of brains are sexy you probably need to get out more (once we're allowed to) :)
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11/03/2021 20:07:45 21 3
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No virus is 90% lethal. It would wipe itself out in days. It’s the one between 5-10% that are the buggers
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11/03/2021 20:39:28 0 4
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However, she said, "if you don't get treatment, there's a 100% possibility you will die."

Rabies is 100% lethal.
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11/03/2021 19:35:35 45 9
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I hope this survey will take into account obesity in its investigation. The WHO report from the 23/03/21 identified that countries with obese populations were impacted far more seriously than those countries with healthier lifestyles. The report was briefly mentioned on BBC R4 news but was given no exposure at all on BBC News website in the News, Coronavirus or the Health section...very odd.
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11/03/2021 20:39:38 2 2
bbc
Sorry but we have not got 23 03 21 yet today is the 11th
87
11/03/2021 20:40:07 3 18
bbc
What about a study to find out the long term affects of the vaccines?
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11/03/2021 20:43:57 7 1
bbc
How do you propose to carry out a 'long-term' study on a vaccine thats been licensed for 3 months?
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11/03/2021 20:46:56 4 2
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That's a brilliant idea i bet the mhra haven't thought about that. Your a genius.
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11/03/2021 20:53:01 1 1
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They are under way.
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pcw
11/03/2021 20:53:32 2 1
bbc
If you don’t get the vaccine and you caught covid you could be a lot more Ill than if you have the vaccine.
You could pass it on either way.

Vaccine, possible long covid or worse. I have opted for vaccine.

Btw do you have flu vaccine? If so that’s had similar testing.
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RPH
11/03/2021 21:47:36 2 1
bbc
How about a study on the corelation between anti-vaxxers and self-centered cowards?
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11/03/2021 20:36:46 0 1
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Some people will be immune to any strain you throw at them.

Not many but 1 in a million still leaves a sizeable world population from 8 Billion.
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11/03/2021 20:41:53 0 1
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I see what you're getting it but I hardly think 8,000 people would be a "sizeable" world population!
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11/03/2021 20:54:19 0 1
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I think perhaps they meant 10 percent of 7 billion, since they were referencing the "90% lethal" comment. Now that WOULD still be a sizeable population!
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11/03/2021 20:07:45 21 3
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No virus is 90% lethal. It would wipe itself out in days. It’s the one between 5-10% that are the buggers
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11/03/2021 20:43:42 3 1
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Erm, Rabies? Lot more than 90% lethal once symptomatic. A fast acting very lethal virus would, indeed, wipe itself out in days. But the deciding factor is how far it can spread before the host dies. If the host is infectious for some time before death (especially without symptoms) then it could be a lot more lethal and still spread. Agree such a mutation of Covid is unlikely though!
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11/03/2021 20:40:07 3 18
bbc
What about a study to find out the long term affects of the vaccines?
90
11/03/2021 20:43:57 7 1
bbc
How do you propose to carry out a 'long-term' study on a vaccine thats been licensed for 3 months?
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11/03/2021 20:44:07 21 8
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No need for this study. Sharon on Facebook has confirmed it’s just the flu.
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11/03/2021 20:27:22 51 4
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I have been in the BioBank study since the beginning. As time passes and more data is gathered it delivers more and more, especially in this age of data science.
I may not benefit (I hope I will, but that is wishing myself an illness ??) but I feel privileged to have been able to participate.
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11/03/2021 20:45:05 21 1
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I have been in Bio Bank for ages after benefiting from a new drug for a chronic condition. I would recommend others to take part too. It's just a small thing to do help scientists with their research.
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11/03/2021 20:29:40 6 8
bbc
Why do the media always feel the need to pointlessly “colour in” MRI scans and other radiological investigations? These images are produced in grayscale format for a good reason: to facilitate interpretation. Colour may look sexy but actually reduces the information available. Oh and the middle image is upside down.
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11/03/2021 20:46:12 1 1
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Matters little as I doubt that your PC, laptop, ipad etc are actualy configured too display DICOM images properly
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11/03/2021 20:46:30 3 18
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How about a study to reveal how many of those 'covid deaths', were actually due to the virus, rather than other causes such as cancer or trauma. The truth will be too revealing for this to happen.
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11/03/2021 20:49:53 14 4
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Conspiracy Theory Syndrome exclusively affects weak-minded individuals with nothing to contribute to society!
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11/03/2021 20:51:12 2 1
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Studies have been done, the answer is 95%.
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11/03/2021 20:51:56 1 3
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And how many caught it in hospital.
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pcw
11/03/2021 20:59:17 0 3
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Why would it be revealing? Stats say People who have died with Covid on their death certificate. That means they had covid at time of death.

If they died with a broken toe but had covid it would be reported. Who knows what killed them, I bet a broken toe wouldn’t have normally killed them!

People complained initially we weren’t saying everyone who had covid. Now Uk are and people still complain
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11/03/2021 21:09:16 4 1
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U for real ? Twonk.
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RPH
11/03/2021 21:45:18 3 0
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But, when you didn't get the result you wanted, you would just claim the result was 'fixed' as part of the conspiracy. So what's the point? Conspiracy theorists want attention, not facts.
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11/03/2021 20:40:07 3 18
bbc
What about a study to find out the long term affects of the vaccines?
95
11/03/2021 20:46:56 4 2
bbc
That's a brilliant idea i bet the mhra haven't thought about that. Your a genius.
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11/03/2021 19:59:06 1 25
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Too early, a strain 90% lethal is just around the corner, with all the International travel that is no being reported.
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11/03/2021 20:47:15 0 1
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Conspiracy theory guff.
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11/03/2021 19:36:45 68 25
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I seem to remember sections of the Right-wing media a few years ago, referring to any one who was sick a malingerer. Of course there are some and we see some in the House of Lords as well. But most people who are sick are actually genuine. A way to fight bad health is a fairer society and fighting poverty with decent housing. It will save us a fortune long-term.

Rolling back the Right-wing.
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11/03/2021 20:48:02 5 8
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Exactly. But why worry about the simplistically obvious and cost effective way to create a healthy nation and economy. The conspiracy theory drivel is in full flow, that’s what people really want. It’s not what us under our noses that matters!
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11/03/2021 20:46:30 3 18
bbc
How about a study to reveal how many of those 'covid deaths', were actually due to the virus, rather than other causes such as cancer or trauma. The truth will be too revealing for this to happen.
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11/03/2021 20:49:53 14 4
bbc
Conspiracy Theory Syndrome exclusively affects weak-minded individuals with nothing to contribute to society!
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11/03/2021 20:56:49 1 9
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It's not a conspiracy that the measurement is within 28 days of a positive test.

You do realise every person in hospital regardless of their illness would be a statistic of covid if they tested positive, regardless of how they died?

Truth can only be realised through evidence based research, blanketing everything as conspiracy is unhelpful in this pursuit.
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11/03/2021 20:46:30 3 18
bbc
How about a study to reveal how many of those 'covid deaths', were actually due to the virus, rather than other causes such as cancer or trauma. The truth will be too revealing for this to happen.
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11/03/2021 20:51:12 2 1
bbc
Studies have been done, the answer is 95%.
94
11/03/2021 20:46:30 3 18
bbc
How about a study to reveal how many of those 'covid deaths', were actually due to the virus, rather than other causes such as cancer or trauma. The truth will be too revealing for this to happen.
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11/03/2021 20:51:56 1 3
bbc
And how many caught it in hospital.