Caught covid on the ferry (1 Viewer)

Aug 20, 2018
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Just thought I’d put this out there. We’ve just come home from two months in Europe mainly Spain and France. Caught the ferry from Hook of Holland (6 hours) and we’ve been in sick bay at home since. Two days after returning my husband started cold/flu/virus symptoms then me two days later and yes, we’ve both tested positive with covid. In hindsight knowing the position now, I think I might of worn a mask on the journey.
 
Sep 17, 2017
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You’re more likely to have caught it by touching something. Masks probably won’t stop it either. Door handles, stair rails etc are rife with covid germs, better to wear gloves.
Almost all COVID transmission is via airborne particles. It's rarely spread via surfaces. It was a massive misstep at the beginning of the pandemic that hasn't gone away.

There was a report in the US that estimates that more people died from accidental poisoning from all the cleaning products that were used, than died from COVID caught from surface transmission.

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Almost all COVID transmission is via airborne particles. It's rarely spread via surfaces. It was a massive misstep at the beginning of the pandemic that hasn't gone away.

There was a report in the US that estimates that more people died from accidental poisoning from all the cleaning products that were used, than died from COVID caught from surface transmission.
I don’t believe the mask stops transmission, but I’m convinced that touch is the main factor. 🤔
 

DT

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Masks help they stop you touching your face. Plus they stop people sneezing over you.
 
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Aug 20, 2018
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You’re more likely to have caught it by touching something. Masks probably won’t stop it either. Door handles, stair rails etc are rife with covid germs, better to wear gloves.
Yes I agree, but I think it’s important to raise the profile of the risks as I think like us, we are dropping our guard down and forgetting it’s still out there and probably in the air conditioning
 
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Aug 20, 2018
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How do you know you did not have it before you boarded the ferry???
You may have spread it to everyone else!
How do you know you did not have it before you boarded the ferry???
You may have spread it to everyone else!
Think it’s unlikely we were self contained wild camping for a few days travelling up to the ferry
 

Coolcats

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Just thought I’d put this out there. We’ve just come home from two months in Europe mainly Spain and France. Caught the ferry from Hook of Holland (6 hours) and we’ve been in sick bay at home since. Two days after returning my husband started cold/flu/virus symptoms then me two days later and yes, we’ve both tested positive with covid. In hindsight knowing the position now, I think I might of worn a mask on the journey.
Unfortunately Covid is not over it’s still possible to catch it. Really sorry to hear this has happened to you.
 

Coolcats

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Almost all COVID transmission is via airborne particles. It's rarely spread via surfaces. It was a massive misstep at the beginning of the pandemic that hasn't gone away.

There was a report in the US that estimates that more people died from accidental poisoning from all the cleaning products that were used, than died from COVID caught from surface transmission.
Wasn’t that Trumps fault recommending Bleach
 

bigtwin

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my husband started cold/flu/virus symptoms then me two days later and yes, we’ve both tested positive with covid

I think it’s important to raise the profile of the risks

Yes, there remains a risk of catching Covid. However, the important factor is not the risk but rather the consequence.

You said that you experienced cold/flu symptoms, were you bedridden or just mildly inconvenienced?

Unfortunately Covid is not over it’s still possible to catch it.

Yes, entirely possible to catch it, but, mostly inconsequential. 👍

Ian
 

suavecarve

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I think that goes against most thinking. I suspect the emphasis on touch in the early days was just to avoid people panicking because it was so difficult to get masks.
Me and you agreeing on something Covid.
Whatever next !
 

Coolcats

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Yes, entirely possible to catch it, but, mostly inconsequential. 👍
You cant say that, well you can but it is not true. Friends who have caught it recently have been floored with fatigue, they are early 40's and fit, So no its not inconsequential and is still an issue for those with underlying health issues.
 
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Yes, there remains a risk of catching Covid. However, the important factor is not the risk but rather the consequence.

You said that you experienced cold/flu symptoms, were you bedridden or just mildly inconvenienced?

Yes bedridden for a couple of days apart from D & V events!!

Yes, entirely possible to catch it, but, mostly inconsequential. 👍

Ian
 
Nov 30, 2009
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We caught it 2 weeks ago. Probably in our local pub , but we shall never know.
This strain is different it’s worn both of us out. We had 3 days of feeling tired and having a temperature, sweaty then cold, Ralph was worse than me. Neither of us lost taste or smell or had bad coughs. We both got headaches.
2 weeks later both clear but still get tired easily . Up shot is we’re sleeping like logs through the night. I’m scoring excellent on my fit bit nightly.
It’s still out there. We’ve still got tests so we know we had it. There’s plenty folk walking about with “a stinker of a cold I can’t get shut of”
I’m with the masks won’t stop you getting it group. Unless they’re the ones we use that Ralph uses for work.
But they’ll help stop you spreading it.
I do think sanitising hands helps lots. But we still got it. I’ve had it twice now. Ralph just the once.
 
Apr 3, 2019
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Sure is about had it 10 days testing still positive
In my last job , some of the lads were testing positive weeks after they had it. Im sure the guidance was not to test with LFT kits for 90 days afterwards.

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bigtwin

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You cant say that, well you can but it is not true.

But, as I said, it is ‘mostly’ true.

@Gardenpotter Yes bedridden for a couple of days apart from D & V events!!

Similar to us when we caught it (well, except the D & V); unpleasant for a few days and a loitering hangover type headache for about a week but, in reality, of no real consequence.

I had flu some 30 years ago and I know which one I’d prefer to catch again and it isn’t the one I caught when I was much younger.

Ian
 
Oct 18, 2022
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In my last job , some of the lads were testing positive weeks after they had it. Im sure the guidance was not to test with LFT kits for 90 days afterwards.

My 92yr old mother recently tested positive at the same time as she was being admitted to hospital for hip fracture. She had very few symptoms and tested negative after 10 days with LFT. However, according to nursing staff, it’s not unusual to test positive for up to 30 days on PCR test.
 

lorger

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We suspect we caught it on the ferry last year, we were returning from Germany via Rotterdam to Hull. All seemed fine for the first 3 days then Lor came down with it then me 2 days later, the funny thing is we had been there to collect Susanna a Ukrainian refugee we sponsored. Our whole household is vaccinated and Susanna isn’t, guess who didn’t catch it out of the 4 in the house.
 
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Live in France. Still wear mask in supermarkets, and disinfect hands and shopping trolleys. So sorry you got sick. A friend leaves for the US on the 8th and I suggested she still wears a mask.

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