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6 hours ago, grapau27 said:

The only meds I have are my regular meds I got after my heart attack December 2011.

Our NHS said they could send oxygen to our home if my breathing became really bad but reality is they would take me to hospital where visitors are not allowed.

All the specialised meds and treatments are only available at our NHS hospitals for extreme cases.

Do you have a primary care physician that you can call?

 

If so, I suggest you ask the doctor about


Famotidine 
Zpack
Prednisone


We are taking Vitamin C, D3, and Zinc. You should always check with your doctor before taking any medications or over the counter meds especially with your heart condition. 

 

M8

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8 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Do you have a primary care physician that you can call?

 

M8

Currently the family doctors(GPs) are only doing telephone appointments.

If I took bad Pauline would ring an ambulance and they would take me to hospital about 4 miles from home.

As there is no visiting currently allowed at hospital that would be last resort for me.

Graham

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3 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Currently the family doctors(GPs) are only doing telephone appointments.

If I took bad Pauline would ring an ambulance and they would take me to hospital about 4 miles from home.

As there is no visiting currently allowed at hospital that would be last resort for me.

Graham

See my updated post. 

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13 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

See my updated post. 

The surgery pharmacist didn't recommend taking anything when I spoke to her on Monday but I have written down your suggestions thanks and see what she says.

My heart prescription includes Lanzoprazol.

I have been taking 2 Vitamin D3 tablet's daily for a couple of weeks

Thanks.

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Bigger question.....I have had it and recovered.  I have a piece of paper I keep with me that says I've had it.  Why do I need a vaccine?  And why should I take one to get a certificate that says so?  I want to get on a cruse too, but some of this nonsense needs to get sorted out and the more the CDC mucks in the way the longer it will take.  Fact.

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18 minutes ago, Tippyton said:

Bigger question.....I have had it and recovered.  I have a piece of paper I keep with me that says I've had it.  Why do I need a vaccine?  And why should I take one to get a certificate that says so?  I want to get on a cruse too, but some of this nonsense needs to get sorted out and the more the CDC mucks in the way the longer it will take.  Fact.

You raise a great point. If you have had it, and you have protective antibodies, why should you have a foreign substance injected into you? Schools and jobs that require immunizations typically require vaccination records OR blood antibody titers that demonstrate probable immunity, OR physician diagnosed history of having had the disease.

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17 minutes ago, Ocean Boy said:

You raise a great point. If you have had it, and you have protective antibodies, why should you have a foreign substance injected into you? Schools and jobs that require immunizations typically require vaccination records OR blood antibody titers that demonstrate probable immunity, OR physician diagnosed history of having had the disease.

I don’t think you will win that battle but you can certainly try.

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I don't think cruising will begin before May or June if cruiselines are going with proof of vaccine.  The thousands of crew members alone will have to be vaccinated and most are not going to be able get the vaccine due to the priority of the phases on who gets them first.  (health care workers, nursing home residents, the older age population, etc.,)  Even by June or July I think very few ships per line will be sailing. I suppose it depends on the number of vaccines that can be ready, and so much more behind the scenes that we are not even aware of yet that must take place.  

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1 hour ago, Ocean Boy said:

You raise a great point. If you have had it, and you have protective antibodies, why should you have a foreign substance injected into you? Schools and jobs that require immunizations typically require vaccination records OR blood antibody titers that demonstrate probable immunity, OR physician diagnosed history of having had the disease.

Let me ask this. If one is vaccinated, and works around COVID19 patients, what’s the probability they can pass COVID19 on to others. 
 

Asking for me. 
 

M8

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1 hour ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Let me ask this. If one is vaccinated, and works around COVID19 patients, what’s the probability they can pass COVID19 on to others. 
 

Asking for me. 
 

M8

I don't think that has been answered definitively yet. I read something yesterday that about the length of immunity being longer than previously reported. It suggested that you might be able to pass on the virus, but in much lower quantities for a much shorter time, or you may never shed enough virus to be infectious.

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On 11/17/2020 at 1:03 PM, ace2542 said:

I think we can all agree that cruise lines will almost certainly insist upon a vaccine to sail/work onboard their ships. It is the only way to truly ensure they don't get any outbreaks onboard, secure port entry and even to protect against false test results in my opinion. Will they be able to dictate what vaccine they require passengers to have to board ie the Moderna as it appears more effective than pfizer? Or will they have to accept the fact that passenger has been vaccinated with name the vaccine.

Are you kidding me? What kind of a question is that? Of course they can't dictate which vaccine someone gets. 

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17 hours ago, grapau27 said:

I read an article yesterday from the US that people who have had covid19 might get years of immunity.

That would be great news for everyone in the US and here in the UK.

Graham

 

I hope you are feeling better soon. I don't think I want to catch it to test the immunity theory. With my luck, I would then contract the mink variant. :classic_rolleyes::classic_smile:

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3 hours ago, Coralc said:

 

I hope you are feeling better soon. I don't think I want to catch it to test the immunity theory. With my luck, I would then contract the mink variant. :classic_rolleyes::classic_smile:

Thanks.

Day 13 so hope I am over the worst.

Hopefully these promising vaccines will be available early next year so you can be protected and look forward to cruising again.

Graham.

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5 hours ago, ReneeFLL said:

Are you kidding me? What kind of a question is that? Of course they can't dictate which vaccine someone gets. 

When I get the flu shot, I have no idea who the manufacturer is or where it's manufactured.

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7 hours ago, OSUZorba said:

I don't think that has been answered definitively yet. I read something yesterday that about the length of immunity being longer than previously reported. It suggested that you might be able to pass on the virus, but in much lower quantities for a much shorter time, or you may never shed enough virus to be infectious.

SARS1 and SARS2 are closely related.  Research on SARS 1 gave us a jump start on SARS 2.  SARS 1 infectees are immune 17 years later.  SARS 1 infectees are immune to SARS 2.  

 

Kommon Kore math is not needed to answer the question, although the truly scientific answer is "we don't know" because it is novel and we dont have a lot of history.  As every day passes we get an extra day of demontrated immunity.

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