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Old 07.07.2021, 22:51
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That is the issue. Correlation does not equal causation. You can take VitD, I think there is no harm, but I have arrived at the conclusion that it very likely is also no help.
Yeah, maybe it depends on each individual. My doctor told me that it's very important that I try to maintain proper vitamin D levels because I have asthma and so it's especially important because of the virus/pandemic. My vit D score has been so low before that she said my immune system was probably compromised because of it.
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Old 07.07.2021, 22:59
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Yeah, maybe it depends on each individual. My doctor told me that it's very important that I try to maintain proper vitamin D levels because I have asthma and so it's especially important because of the virus/pandemic. My vit D score has been so low before that she said my immune system was probably compromised because of it.
Probably makes sense, independent of Covid. I have to say that my confidence in GP's advise re Covid has been weakened considerably. I know several cases where someone's GP (incl my own) is advising against Covid vaccination, and the arguments are weak. The sorts of "we don't know enough, why don't you take some natural, homoepathic pills in the mean time". Which is great advise as long as you don't get sick.
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Old 07.07.2021, 23:58
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Probably makes sense, independent of Covid. I have to say that my confidence in GP's advise re Covid has been weakened considerably. I know several cases where someone's GP (incl my own) is advising against Covid vaccination, and the arguments are weak. The sorts of "we don't know enough, why don't you take some natural, homoepathic pills in the mean time". Which is great advise as long as you don't get sick.
My opinion of GPs was already at rock bottom. I'm sure there are some decent ones but most of them are completely useless other than as a way to get access to a specialist. Their assessment of my condition has been dire.

At least the ones advising against the jab have clearly advertised their total lack of competence.
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What is left to open up? Other than masks.
Tourism, borders, I still find it very restrictive.
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Re: Coronavirus

Should we criminalise those who don't play by the rules - singling out the who's to know & who's going to tell them brigade ?

Three questions ?

Namely should governments together with the mobile phone providers be actively seeking out those people who don't
download and install their host nations Contact & trace Covid App or have a habit of not carrying their mobile with
the said Mobile App on them at all times; namely they left it at home before going shopping without it or left it in
the car upon reaching their destination, etc, etc.

Should nations spy on the movements and activities of all those who have a mobile phone or even legislate
the compulsory need to possess and carry a mobile phone at all times, using the Covid-19 pandemic as a 'needs must'
example where such legistlation is implemented & brought into law for the common good of the people.

Would you ever envisage a time where it would become law for people to own a mobile & be fined if stopped on
the street or questioned at a Police road block - if the said person is found to be out & about but not carrying
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Surely the time has come for Boris to 'circle the wagons' for a bit of herd immunity ?
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Old 08.07.2021, 02:06
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So infuriating how almost no controls were made when it was first discovered and now here we are, just when we should be getting on with things.
Switzerland is merely following Texas' lead, the state you keep comparing Switzerland to.

I guess I never told you, but after your repeated complaints I advised the federal council to cut some corners and take the direct route.
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What were they supposed to do though? Viruses gonna virus. Much of the EU closed borders with the UK which was basically pointless. Delta was already on the continent and all it’s taken is time for it to dominate.

Ultimately this is why it’s looking as if we finally may be at the end of the cycle of lockdown restrictions as governments grasp that it’s unlikely to get much better than the situation that we have now. Vaccines help but aren’t as effective as many believe, variants are always going to be around, Covid is always going to be around. Time to learn to live with it.
Closing to UK was pointless ... controls form the origin, India, should have been done much much earlier. In an earlier post of mine back when it was first discovered, I posted an article highlighting how at Heathrow travelers from India were crammed in with all other travelers.

I get virus is going to virus, but we could have slowed it down substantially to the point where more people were vaccinated. I also believe we have to learn to live with it, but shouldn’t just allow a free for all and chaos to ensue.
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Switzerland is merely following Texas' lead, the state you keep comparing Switzerland to.

I guess I never told you, but after your repeated complaints I advised the federal council to cut some corners and take the direct route.
lol UrsMax, what’s your problem my dear? I’ve never compared Switzerland to Texas - as if I ever could.

As I’ve said before, it would nice if some of the Swiss could understand that immigrants will never forget their experiences or origins & talking about them doesn’t mean we want to live elsewhere.
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Old 08.07.2021, 12:42
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Tourism, borders, I still find it very restrictive.
EU has just approved CH's Covid certification as from tomorrow (as predicted). (20 Minutes ticker). According to the report PCR testing is currently pretty much booked out ... not really surprising with this awful weather. Hopefully this will make life easier and cheaper.
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Old 08.07.2021, 13:51
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Re: Coronavirus

Todays published numbers 268 out of 23 k tests

0 (33*) hospitalisations
0 (3*) death

*Adjusted numbers from previous days

https://www.20min.ch/story/das-ist-d...z-136662375229

Compared to last thursday 172 out 8f 22 k tests

19 (1*) hospitalisations
5 (2*) death

* Adjusted numbers from previous days
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Old 08.07.2021, 14:02
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Re: Coronavirus

Weeks average is +89%. Almost doubled.
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Old 08.07.2021, 14:35
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Weeks average is +89%. Almost doubled.
Bülach hospital just announced that for the first time in over a year they have no coronavirus patients, hope this is not the calm before the storm
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Old 08.07.2021, 14:45
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Re: Coronavirus

Cases have gone up in the Netherlands as apparently people have been sharing their codes to go and party..... in Jedburgh (Scotland) 3 pubs and 1 restaurant have closed as several people were infected who went to Wembley to watch soccer.


There may be less hospitalization, but still......
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Old 08.07.2021, 15:24
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Re: Coronavirus

If the numbers continue to climb (and I expect they will), I can't decide if we should cancel our camping trip next month. It's for one week in Ticino, at a huge campground that will be completely full (the website is showing that it has no more spaces available for the dates we'll be there). We'll be staying in a tent, which means we'll have to use the shared bathrooms, showers, etc. and also will be sharing a crowded pool.

I've been fully vaccinated and my husband will be by then as well. But I know that doesn't mean that we can't still get the virus, and as far as I know, it also doesn't really 100% guarantee that I couldn't become very sick if I do get it (I'm high-risk due to asthma).

I'm curious what others here would do in my situation. I don't want any arguments about it or anything. It's just that I really can't make up my mind. I was really looking forward to this trip, as are my husband and our son. But a big part of my intuition is telling me that it's "better to be safe than sorry," I guess.

How likely is it, do you think, that it is for someone with asthma who has been fully vaxxed to become quite ill if they catch the Covid virus?
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Old 08.07.2021, 15:36
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lol UrsMax, what’s your problem my dear? I’ve never compared Switzerland to Texas - as if I ever could.
You know that's not true. "they'd never be allowed to behave like that in the country I come from, they'd get the crap beaten out of them" or something similar is the instance I called you out for, and that's far from the only time.
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As I’ve said before, it would nice if some of the Swiss could understand that immigrants will never forget their experiences or origins & talking about them doesn’t mean we want to live elsewhere.
That's an entirely different thing. I guess you miss the BBQs, and that's Ok. It's an entirely different thing however to pick some some arbitrary, and rather irrelevant, details and compared those to "where I come from" and claim that it's handled far better "there", as if that had even the slightest relevance. It doesn't.
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Old 08.07.2021, 15:36
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If the numbers continue to climb (and I expect they will), I can't decide if we should cancel our camping trip next month. It's for one week in Ticino, at a huge campground that will be completely full (the website is showing that it has no more spaces available for the dates we'll be there). We'll be staying in a tent, which means we'll have to use the shared bathrooms, showers, etc. and also will be sharing a crowded pool.

I've been fully vaccinated and my husband will be by then as well. But I know that doesn't mean that we can't still get the virus, and as far as I know, it also doesn't really 100% guarantee that I couldn't become very sick if I do get it (I'm high-risk due to asthma).

I'm curious what others here would do in my situation. I don't want any arguments about it or anything. It's just that I really can't make up my mind. I was really looking forward to this trip, as are my husband and our son. But a big part of my intuition is telling me that it's "better to be safe than sorry," I guess.

How likely is it, do you think, that it is for someone with asthma who has been fully vaxxed to become quite ill if they catch the Covid virus?
Its your decision but I think if you cancel this (largely outdoor) activity you'll never be doing anything again. There are never any guarantees but it's really unlikely you will be hospitalised.
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Old 08.07.2021, 15:44
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If the numbers continue to climb (and I expect they will), I can't decide if we should cancel our camping trip next month. It's for one week in Ticino, at a huge campground that will be completely full (the website is showing that it has no more spaces available for the dates we'll be there). We'll be staying in a tent, which means we'll have to use the shared bathrooms, showers, etc. and also will be sharing a crowded pool.

I've been fully vaccinated and my husband will be by then as well. But I know that doesn't mean that we can't still get the virus, and as far as I know, it also doesn't really 100% guarantee that I couldn't become very sick if I do get it (I'm high-risk due to asthma).

I'm curious what others here would do in my situation. I don't want any arguments about it or anything. It's just that I really can't make up my mind. I was really looking forward to this trip, as are my husband and our son. But a big part of my intuition is telling me that it's "better to be safe than sorry," I guess.
I've been to some full campsites in the pandemic and it's been surprisingly easy to keep apart from other people.

Anyone staying in a cabin/caravan or motorhome seems to be using their own cramped bathrooms rather than the more spacious communal ones and the loos/showers have not been crowded at all - in fact the opposite.
Every campsite has also employed full time cleaning staff so all the shared facilities have been spotless.

You could avoid using the pool and swim in the lakes or numerous rivers like we did.

I wouldn't worry.
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Old 08.07.2021, 16:00
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Thanks, guys. 🙂 I am starting to feel a bit less worried now. I think I'll still wait and see what the #s are doing then, but it looks like we may very well still be able to go. So thank you again for your input on that! 🙂
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You know that's not true. "they'd never be allowed to behave like that in the country I come from, they'd get the crap beaten out of them" or something similar is the instance I called you out for, and that's far from the only time.

That's an entirely different thing. I guess you miss the BBQs, and that's Ok. It's an entirely different thing however to pick some some arbitrary, and rather irrelevant, details and compared those to "where I come from" and claim that it's handled far better "there", as if that had even the slightest relevance. It doesn't.
I’m sorry it is such a struggle for you to comprehend simple comments made ages ago, blow things completely out of proportion and have the inability to let things go. Must be a painful existence for you, take care.
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