Virus Testing in England

across the UK there is no effective testing programme for the voronavirus

Yesterday a friend of mine was told to go to a COVID-19 testing centre in a hospital car park about an hour’s drive away.  After she had struggled to get there, queued in line in the car park for another hour, she was told there were no testing kits left and sent home in tears.

My friend Pam is in a high risk group because of her chronic asthma, and is extremely worried about this pandemic.

Personally, I have been very ill on-and-off since my birthday over a month ago.  I haven’t been tested, haven’t been in hospital, and have no support at home ~ other than my friend Pam who buys groceries for me and leaves them outside my building’s street door.  I am officially quarantined.

The UK has the third highest COVID-19 death rate after the USA and Italy.  Some 27,000 have died here from the coronavirus.

Doesn’t look like we will be getting out of lockdown any time soon.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

happier days with Marmaduke

21 responses

  1. I believe there are talks of easing the lockdown?
    My best friend is in the UK, unwell and locked in at home. She hates ut but right now it’s safer for her, given her compromised immune system. She cancelled her travels and was deeply upset. Tough times, even here Jack.

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    1. I wanted to be in California right now, a little upset that I’m not.
      Things should get easier here soon, we are expecting an announcement from Boris on Sunday.
      I hope your friend is safe and well.
      Hugs Sweetheart 🌹🌹🌹

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      1. My friends condition has improved, shes safe. Thanks to her, im at the cctw church. Helps ease my heart.
        You will get to California. In the meantime, stay safe and know that you’re valued. 🤗🤗

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  2. May you be happy!
    May you be healthy!
    May you be inspired!
    May you be safe!
    May you be at peace!
    ❤️

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  3. Anything for you…you are always there for me 😘❤💜 I am always here for you sweetheart ❤💜😘

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    1. Oh thank you for being so kind 🌹🌹🌹

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    1. Thank you Angel 🌹❤🌹

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  4. Sorry to hear you are ill again, Jack. Sending healing energy!
    (One of my friends and her husband had the flu earlier this year and it took them over a month to recover. )

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  5. What everyone above said.

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    1. You are kind and caring 💞

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  6. Sending you my love Jack! Always here for you!! Kisses and hugs and love ❤😘💜

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    1. Thank you Angel ❤❤❤

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  7. Poor you!!! Please take care and I am glad that Pam, your neighbor is helping you with groceries. You must see a doctor and hopefully get tested. Rest and take hot drinks as am told, Covid does not thrive in the throat when you drink hot or warm drinks.

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    1. No doctors here unless you go into hospital 🌹🌺💕

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      1. Perhaps you should go to the hospital💕💝

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        1. People die in there 🌻

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          1. 😱 In our hospitals, we get better and we get care. I am sorry UK healthcare has become so bad.

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  8. Please stay safe! I hope you’re feeling better!

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    1. I get well for a few days, and then I feel lousy again. Horrible 🌹

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      1. That’s not good 😓

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