First we had the lockdown, then masks and social distancing. Hands, face, space. Now it's Vitamin D and more recently mouthwash. Any use or are we just clutching at straws? Now it's looks like we have a vaccine. Will you be first in the queue?
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I think the vitamin D (or D3) is a good avenue as it builds the immune system anyway, especially for older people and people in this country due to our climate and lack of strong sunshine for 6 months of the year. The vaccine, one can only hope it covers all the strains. I think the fact that a vaccine has been created in such a short space of time (noting how long vaccines usually take to make) is a tribute to all those who have worked tirelessly over this.
There is a lot to be said for being part of a group, and the support and friendship that is gained from this.
I totally understand your reluctance Linda, bearing in mind your recent health experiences, and possibly the clinicians treating you would not recommend it for you initially anyway.
I would definitely have it myself, if it means getting back to some kind of normal life then it's worth the risk to me (even though I am a complete needle-phobe!). As well as the scientists who have worked tirelessly to come up with a vaccine, I really take my hat off to all the amazing volunteers who have taken part in the clinical trials, putting aside any risk to themselves for the sake of humankind, as I heard someone on tv yesterday say "you don't need to wear a cape to be a hero". I will encourage my 90 year old Dad to have it as soon as it's offered to him, again it should mean he can start seeing people again without fearing the consequences - I have noticed a deterioration in him over the last 6 months or so which is no coincidence I'm sure.
There's been a lot of discussion in the media today about what the Government will decide to do about Christmas - will families/households be able to gather, and if so will this mean a further January lockdown?
My thoughts at the moment are that we are potentially so close to getting a solution to this (ie the vaccine) that it's just not worth putting the lives of my loved ones at risk. I appreciate not everyone will share this view, we are not religious so much as we love getting the family together over the festive period that is not an element of it and I'm sure it will be very disappointing for people who want to go to Church etc. I am thinking of maybe having the whole family over in the Summer - assuming the vaccination plans have all gone well - and having Christmas in July? We could have a bbq and celebrate like an Australian Christmas - or maybe if things are looking good in the Spring we could have a big Sunday roast instead.
Post by Lancashire Lass on Nov 20, 2020 9:24:30 GMT
This third vaccine has brought even more hope for us all. A young family friend who is at uni got COVID-19 a few weeks ago and yesterday went to A&E having suffered chest pain through the night. She’s been told she’s got long COVID. She’s a fit young lady so that has scared me. I will now be first in the queue.