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  1. Covid 19 is a serious illness which is likely to tip the balance in people with underlying conditions.
  2. But would they have died at this time? probably not.
  3. Would they all have died of something else if they had not developed Covid?
  4. Who is eligible and how you can get an appointment Child aged 6 months to 2 years with an eligible pre-existing health condition Children in this group will be identified and the local Pre-School Immunisation Team, will contact the parent/guardian with an allocated appointment for their child. Child aged 2 to 5 (and not yet at school)* child must be aged 2 on 1st Sept 2020 All parents/carers of 2-5 year olds will receive a letter with an allocated appointment in the next 8-10 weeks. Primary school aged children When schools returned in August all primary school aged children should have received a consent pack to take home and parents / guardians were asked to complete and return completed consent forms to school within seven days. Flu immunisation sessions will be delivered in school from the beginning of October until mid-December. If a child misses their flu immunisation at school, for whatever reason, a flyer will be sent home with information about how the parent / guardian can arrange an appointment for their immunisation. For all children in the above three groups, we are asking parents/guardians to make every effort to attend their allocated appointment so that we can do everything possible to help maintain physical distancing at clinics and ensure that all children can be vaccinated ahead of this year’s flu season. Please be aware that GP practices will not be able to arrange appointments for your child, so if an appointment needs to be rearranged, the parent / guardian should call 0141 201 4190 from 23rd September onwards. 12 to 17 years old with an eligible health condition If a child / young person in this age range has an eligible health condition they should telephone 0141 532 8768 from 23rd September onwards to make an appointment for their flu vaccination. 18 - 64 year old with an eligible health condition Individuals in this group will be contacted by your GP practice or the Health Board with appointment information. If you have not been contacted by the end of October with details of an appointment for your flu vaccination, you should contact your GP practice. Pregnant women All pregnant women will be offered flu from maternity services. If you are pregnant, please speak to your midwife for more information about getting a flu vaccination. Aged 65 years or over Housebound If your GP practice has identified that you are permanently housebound and are aged 65 years or over, you do not need to attend your allocated appointment. It would be very helpful if you or your support worker / carer telephone 0141 201 4180 from the 23rd September onwards and advise that you will not be attending you appointment so that the slot can be released. 55 - 64 year old (not yet otherwise eligible) If you are in this group, you will receive a letter with an allocated appointment within the next 8-10 weeks. Please make every effort to attend your allocated appointment so that we can do everything possible to help maintain physical distancing at clinics and ensure that we can vaccinate all eligible individuals in a timely and safe way. There will be no drop-in clinics as we need to manage the number of people at each clinic to ensure physical distancing. Please do not contact your GP practice, as they will not be in a position to give you an appointment. Unpaid adult and young carers If you are aged 18-64, you can get your free flu vaccine from one of the participating Community Pharmacies. Look up the list of participating pharmacies, choose a pharmacy and call them to make an appointment. If you are aged 12-17, you (or your parent/guardian) should telephone 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment for your flu vaccination. Household members of someone who is shielding If you are aged 18-64 and live in the same house as someone who is shielding, you can get your free flu vaccine from one of the participating Community Pharmacies. Look up the list of participating pharmacies, choose a pharmacy and call them to make an appointment. If you are aged 12-17 years old and live in the same house as someone who is shielding, telephone 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment. Social Care workers If you are a Social Care worker who provides direct personal care in: Adult Care Homes Children’s residential or sec...
  5. Community Vaccination Centres – where will I get my vaccination? If you are to have your vaccine at a community vaccination centre, you will be assigned a venue within your Local Authority area. Please remember that a drop-in service will not be in operation at any of the sites as they will be appointment only. The venues are as follows: East Dunbartonshire Kirkintilloch Town Hall Milngavie Town Hall Bishopbriggs War Memorial Hall East Renfrewshire Eastwood Health & Social Care Centre Avenue Shopping Centre, Newton Mearns Barrhead Health & Social Care Centre Glen Community Hall, Neilston Glasgow City Utilising Health & Community Centres at: Springburn Bridgeton Shettleston Easterhouse Baillieston Drumchapel Maryhill Possilpark Woodside Pollock Govan Thornliebank Pollockshaws Govanhill Gorbals Castlemilk Inverclyde Port Glasgow Town Hall Greenock Town Hall Gourock Gamble Hall Kilmacolm Community Centre Renfrewshire St Mirren Park West Dunbartonshire Alexandria Community Centre Concord Community Centre, Dumbarton The Hub, Clydebank Only one centre for all of Renfrewshire.
  6. And there's a huge gap between August 26 and Sept 15. Do you suggest they sopped counting during this time.
  7. The statistics for the last week in Sweden suggest something different.
  8. If you had looked at the figures on the gov.scot website you would have seen that the number of positive tests in the 7 days leading up to Sept 8 was 1087 out of a total of 67290 first tests; in the 7 days to Sept 14, 1206 positives out of 48165 tests; in the 7 days to Sept 21, 1877 positives out of 41850 tests - a marked increase in both the number and the percentage of positive tests. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-trends-in-daily-data/
  9. The logic is that people in essential services such as shop workers, delivery drivers, police and emergency services are exposed to frequent contact with many members of the public and, if unvaccinated, are much more liable to spread the virus.
  10. A long and complicated paper which concludes "However, the aim of our paper is to show, in a theoretical context, that rational individual-level preventive measures can have counterintuitive consequences for the population-level. Public health interventions that aim at changing individual behaviour through social distancing could have adverse consequences, for example, school closures could reduce social contacts between children in the school classes but may (partly) be replaced by social contacts outside of school. But similarly, these measures could be beneficial for the population. As our results show, it is not necessarily straightforward what effects such behaviour may have at the population level, where much may depend on the disease and population under consideration. These findings highlight the importance of understanding the properties of disease-specific contact networks and modelling individual-level behavioural changes in response to an epidemic to understand infectious disease dynamics." I love your stress on the word INCREASE wheras the paper says that rational individual-level preventive measures can have counterintuitive consequences for the population-level.
  11. Utter nonsense. If he presented with abdominal pain and rectal bleeding, any GP worth his salt would not have diagnosed prostatitis but would have referred him for investigation under the 2 week rule which is still in existence. Covid was not to blame for the delayed diagnosis.
  12. Do you really believe that the Union is good for "all of"(sic)?
  13. A runny nose is not part of Covid.
  14. The symptoms of a head cold(runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing and catarrh0 bear no relation to the symptoms of Covid 19 and people with head cold symptoms are not being advised to have a Covid test.
  15. Lovely tune but a bit of a dirge. It would be half time before it is finished.
  16. The stream on my PC has been perfect.The blame lies elsewhwere!
  17. Explain to everyone how it is possible to recover from no symptoms. The stupidity is yours that you think it possible.
  18. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000mcpk Listen to this from 33mins. The rate in England is doubling roughly weekly.
  19. Interesting paper in JAMA. It appears that young people don't all get away with minimal symptoms. September 10, 2020 Young adults hospitalised with COVID-19 experienced substantial rates of adverse outcomes By Denise Baez NEW YORK -- September 10, 2020 -- A study of 3,222 young adults aged 18 to 34 years who were hospitalised for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) showed that 21% required intensive care, 10% required mechanical ventilation, and 2.7% died. “This in-hospital mortality rate is lower than that reported for older adults with COVID-19, but approximately double that of young adults with acute myocardial infarction,” noted Jonathan W. Cunningham, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and colleagues. For the study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the researchers analysed data from a hospital-based, all-payer database that included 1,030 US hospitals and health care systems. Among 780,969 adults discharged between April 1, 2020, and June 30, 2020, a total of 3,222 were non-pregnant young adults (admitted to 419 hospitals). Of the patients, 57.6% were male, 57.0% were Black or Hispanic, 36.8% were obese, 24.5% were morbidly obese, 18.2% had diabetes, and 16.1% had hypertension. “Morbid obesity, hypertension, and diabetes were common and associated with greater risks of adverse events,” the authors wrote. “Young adults with more than 1 of these conditions faced risks comparable with those observed in middle-aged adults without them.” Patients who were morbidly obese had more than double the odds of death or mechanical ventilation compared with patients who were not obese (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] = 2.30; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.79-3.12; P < .001). Patients with hypertension also had the increased risk (aOR = 2.36; 95% CI, 1.79-3.12; P < .001). Of the patients who required mechanical ventilation (n = 331) or died (n = 88), 140 (41%) were morbidly obese. Vasopressors or inotropes were used for 217 (7%) patients, central venous catheters for 283 (9%), and arterial catheters for 192 (6%). The median length of stay was 4 days. Among those who survived hospitalisation, 99 (3%) were discharged to a post-acute care facility. The authors noted that COVID-19 diagnosis and comorbidities were identified using ICD-10 codes, which may be subject to misclassification. However, “given the sharply rising rates of COVID-19 infection in young adults, these findings underscore the importance of infection prevention measures in this age group,” they concluded. Reference: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2770542 SOURCE: JAMA Internal Medicine
  20. Are you suggesting that JG said he was recovering from no symptoms? 🤣
  21. It appears that the number of cases is doubling every week and in Scotland trebling every 3 weeks;.
  22. I do know what I'm talking about. He said that the present test is not appropriate for "monshine" testing because it does not give a result within minutes which would be a sine qua non for the moonshine project. It is still useful for present purposes.
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