delirium I posted that link a few pages ago! ! 😜
Did you? whoops
Edit: just realised the BIL is a non vaxxer - believes Sept 11 was a conspiracy too. Has also been known to smoke the odd bit of weed which may have something to do with his poor choices (not sure if he still does).
Last edited by VicPark; 13-04-2015 at 19:16.
A potential perfect storm of transmission if you like.
However because pretty much everyone I know is vaccinated, no one caught it.
Not even my husband who is about as exposed as you can get with me coughing night and day.
Their vaccines protected them and stopped it from going further with potentially very serious consequences.
With higher general levels of vaccination, the 15% for whom the vaccination doesn't provide protection (like me) won't have as much of a risk of getting it or passing it on.
I have been thinking about this all day. I think hitting payments first was a bad idea.
I have a 5 year plan:
Year 1- anyone who starts a new job needs to be fully vaccinated, current employees are an employer's decision (except child-related work, that should be mandatory)
Year 2- all kids attending any care before primary (daycare, preschool, etc) need to be fully vaccinated
Year 3- all kids attending primary need to be vaccinated
Year 4- high school
Year 5- cut CCB/CCR and/or look at other payment cuts
Medical grounds excepted.
This puts the initial pressure on adults, and doesn't affect children, and will hopefully encourage adults to "do the kids while doing us anyway".
All I could think about was the women from my antenatal class, some of whom had had babies in the days before i came back positive, and my family member who is a midwife working in the postnatal ward. So terrifying, just the worst feeling thinking i might potentially have passed it on.
All i can say is, if you get a persistent cough, that feels like it should turn into a chesty cough but doesn't, ask your GP for a swab.
I hear you, I got whooping cough in 2004 while travelling around the UK, planes, trains, tubes - everything. I went to the hospital and they accused me of being a hypochondriac and basically told me to get lost. I had the classic whoop, turning purple with each spell, burst blood vessels in my eyes, vomitting the whole bit - and they still didn't diagnose me. I was diagnosed the day I got home and went to my regular GP - was pretty awful feeling, knowing that I had been backpacking and spreading it around - I was sick for about 9 weeks by that point.
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