Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Got over Covid ("Unvaccinated people are up to 60 times more likely to be admitted to intensive care")

My self-isolation according to the NHS Covid app finished 23.59 yesterday. I double checked with this Lateral Flow Test (LFT) this morning which was negative. Previous tests had been positive. It was all a little confusing since NHS Track & Trace told me that my self isolation should end 10 days after my first symptoms - which was Christmas Day but I was still testing positive then.

To complicate matters my wife Gill was also tested positive on Christmas Eve (she thanked me for this very special present to her this year). However, both our symptoms were/are relatively mild "colds" (even though I had forgotten how awful a mere "cold" can be). 

 We don't know which "variant" we had but it seems likely it was Omicron. It was a real shame that we were unable to go to Wales and see my Mum and family but much better to be safe than sorry. We were able to get our money back for the holiday apartment which was a plus. Hopefully we will be able to visit soon.

May I thank all the people who got in touch by social media to offer help if we needed anything. Luckily, we were able to get everything delivered.

Thankfully we are both triple jabbed and hopefully there will be no "long Covid" (I am representing two UNISON members at work who are suffering from this and it is an extremely unpleasant and chronic condition).

While I don't know what would have happened if we had not been fully vaccinated I note these recent reports "Unvaccinated up to 60 times more likely to end up in intensive care"

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