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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Nameless » 23 Apr 2020 21:29

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tmesis Or there could be fans back from the Autumn. We don't know yet.



If social distancing I’ll be required until at least the end of the year I would be interested in an explanation of how any sporting events will take place with more than a token number of spectators present.
County cricket should be ok to start on May 1st though.


But we don't know that.

History suggests that pandemics come in waves, peaking, then dropping to almost nothing, but really, all anybody is doing at the moment is guessing.

It's perfectly acceptable to say "if a, then b..." but if 'a' is speculation, then so is 'b'.


The person ‘guessing’ is pretty qualified to make a highly educated guess. It’s not like picking lottery numbers, there are scores of people who actually know about this stuff and how it is most likely to pan out.
Your ‘we could be back to normal in the autumn’ isn’t even a guess, it’s just disagreeing with what the best opinion says....

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Royalwaster » 12 May 2020 15:48

I've just volunteered and been selected for this study which is looking for participants living in the following area:

We are currently recruiting participants in Oxford (postcode regions OX1, OX2, OX3, and OX4), the City of Westminster, and Reading (postcode regions RG1, RG2, RG30, RG31, RG4, RG5 and RG6).

https://covidstudy.zoo.ox.ac.uk/#section1

The study involves weekly tests for the virus or antibodies although they will not tell you your results ... but I think this is a very important study to support.

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Uke » 12 May 2020 16:12

Royalwaster I've just volunteered and been selected for this study which is looking for participants living in the following area:

We are currently recruiting participants in Oxford (postcode regions OX1, OX2, OX3, and OX4), the City of Westminster, and Reading (postcode regions RG1, RG2, RG30, RG31, RG4, RG5 and RG6).

https://covidstudy.zoo.ox.ac.uk/#section1

The study involves weekly tests for the virus or antibodies although they will not tell you your results ... but I think this is a very important study to support.


Looks like they're going to save the samples for batch analysis once its all blown over and the Winchester is re-opened.

If you want to help more real time fill in the symptom study App

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Royalwaster » 12 May 2020 17:26

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Royalwaster I've just volunteered and been selected for this study which is looking for participants living in the following area:

We are currently recruiting participants in Oxford (postcode regions OX1, OX2, OX3, and OX4), the City of Westminster, and Reading (postcode regions RG1, RG2, RG30, RG31, RG4, RG5 and RG6).

https://covidstudy.zoo.ox.ac.uk/#section1

The study involves weekly tests for the virus or antibodies although they will not tell you your results ... but I think this is a very important study to support.


Looks like they're going to save the samples for batch analysis once its all blown over and the Winchester is re-opened.

If you want to help more real time fill in the symptom study App


I'm doing that as well ...

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Jagermesiter1871 » 12 May 2020 18:05

Why wouldn't they tell you your results?


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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Uke » 12 May 2020 18:07

Jagermesiter1871 Why wouldn't they tell you your results?


Because they are freezing samples then batch analysing them, the results will too late to be of any clinical use.

They could tell you that you had it today in a year's time

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Royalwaster » 12 May 2020 18:13

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Jagermesiter1871 Why wouldn't they tell you your results?


Because they are freezing samples then batch analysing them, the results will too late to be of any clinical use.

They could tell you that you had it today in a year's time


Not that late ... it's more likely in a few weeks or a month's time; and the samples are also anonymised as is standard practice in this kind of research. I'm not sure I'd take part if they could link the sample with a name - that's what is known as participant confidentiality and anonymity. I'm not doing it to know if I have it or not, but to help the research into this virus. If I was worried I have, I'd go and get tested.

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Linden Jones' Tash » 12 May 2020 19:10

Is Snowball still MIA?

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Uke » 12 May 2020 20:14

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Jagermesiter1871 Why wouldn't they tell you your results?


Because they are freezing samples then batch analysing them, the results will too late to be of any clinical use.

They could tell you that you had it today in a year's time


Not that late ... it's more likely in a few weeks or a month's time; and the samples are also anonymised as is standard practice in this kind of research. I'm not sure I'd take part if they could link the sample with a name - that's what is known as participant confidentiality and anonymity. I'm not doing it to know if I have it or not, but to help the research into this virus. If I was worried I have, I'd go and get tested.


It’ll be months away, when there’s spare capacity.

Clinical trials are my job 8)


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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by muirinho » 13 May 2020 00:17

Royalwaster I've just volunteered and been selected for this study which is looking for participants living in the following area:

We are currently recruiting participants in Oxford (postcode regions OX1, OX2, OX3, and OX4), the City of Westminster, and Reading (postcode regions RG1, RG2, RG30, RG31, RG4, RG5 and RG6).

https://covidstudy.zoo.ox.ac.uk/#section1

The study involves weekly tests for the virus or antibodies although they will not tell you your results ... but I think this is a very important study to support.


Thanks for the info, have applied

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Old Man Andrews » 13 May 2020 08:05

Linden Jones' Tash Is Snowball still MIA?

He got destroyed by his own stats.

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Royalwaster » 13 May 2020 17:28

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Royalwaster I've just volunteered and been selected for this study which is looking for participants living in the following area:

We are currently recruiting participants in Oxford (postcode regions OX1, OX2, OX3, and OX4), the City of Westminster, and Reading (postcode regions RG1, RG2, RG30, RG31, RG4, RG5 and RG6).

https://covidstudy.zoo.ox.ac.uk/#section1

The study involves weekly tests for the virus or antibodies although they will not tell you your results ... but I think this is a very important study to support.


Thanks for the info, have applied


Did you get selected? I got an email within a couple of days saying I'd been selected ...

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by SCIAG » 13 May 2020 18:17

Eniola Aluko says that the furlough scheme has created a culture of do-nothing entitlement.

Presumably she knows a lot about that given her brother has done nothing for nearly three years.


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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Sutekh » 14 May 2020 12:48

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One87One Could be no fans at football matches next season until the new year. This will have a devastating impact on football if so.

Or there could be fans back from the Autumn. We don't know yet.



If social distancing I’ll be required until at least the end of the year I would be interested in an explanation of how any sporting events will take place with more than a token number of spectators present.



As fans of Reading we should all be unaffected then.

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Royalwaster » 18 May 2020 22:01

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Because they are freezing samples then batch analysing them, the results will too late to be of any clinical use.

They could tell you that you had it today in a year's time


Not that late ... it's more likely in a few weeks or a month's time; and the samples are also anonymised as is standard practice in this kind of research. I'm not sure I'd take part if they could link the sample with a name - that's what is known as participant confidentiality and anonymity. I'm not doing it to know if I have it or not, but to help the research into this virus. If I was worried I have, I'd go and get tested.


It’ll be months away, when there’s spare capacity.

Clinical trials are my job 8)


In fact the test, included an antibody test that was self administered - so I know now that I am very unlikely to have had COVID, which I didn't think I had (apart from a few hypochondriac moments no real symptoms), so has been useful to be part of this trial.

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by muirinho » 19 May 2020 00:00

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Royalwaster I've just volunteered and been selected for this study which is looking for participants living in the following area:

We are currently recruiting participants in Oxford (postcode regions OX1, OX2, OX3, and OX4), the City of Westminster, and Reading (postcode regions RG1, RG2, RG30, RG31, RG4, RG5 and RG6).

https://covidstudy.zoo.ox.ac.uk/#section1

The study involves weekly tests for the virus or antibodies although they will not tell you your results ... but I think this is a very important study to support.


Thanks for the info, have applied


Did you get selected? I got an email within a couple of days saying I'd been selected ...


Nothing yet, so I guess not.

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Franchise FC » 19 May 2020 05:07

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Thanks for the info, have applied


Did you get selected? I got an email within a couple of days saying I'd been selected ...


Nothing yet, so I guess not.

You’ve probably been accepted as a contact tracer, though

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by 10539.4 Miles Away » 19 May 2020 07:10

SCIAG Eniola Aluko says that the furlough scheme has created a culture of do-nothing entitlement.

Presumably she knows a lot about that given her brother has done nothing for nearly three years.


This deserves more acclaim :)

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Old Man Andrews » 19 May 2020 08:17

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SCIAG Eniola Aluko says that the furlough scheme has created a culture of do-nothing entitlement.

Presumably she knows a lot about that given her brother has done nothing for nearly three years.


This deserves more acclaim :)

Not really. It was an easy joke copied from someone on social media.

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Re: Coronavirus outbreak

by Uke » 19 May 2020 08:59

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Not that late ... it's more likely in a few weeks or a month's time; and the samples are also anonymised as is standard practice in this kind of research. I'm not sure I'd take part if they could link the sample with a name - that's what is known as participant confidentiality and anonymity. I'm not doing it to know if I have it or not, but to help the research into this virus. If I was worried I have, I'd go and get tested.


It’ll be months away, when there’s spare capacity.

Clinical trials are my job 8)


In fact the test, included an antibody test that was self administered - so I know now that I am very unlikely to have had COVID, which I didn't think I had (apart from a few hypochondriac moments no real symptoms), so has been useful to be part of this trial.


You took your own blood sample? The only approved tests need you to take blood.

The pinprick test is not validated and has been rejected for false results.

Therefore the trial data will be suspect.

Tell more about the “antibody test” did you use blood or swab your nose?

And why are you the special one that has been selected to know your result, when the trial says you won’t be told

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