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8 minutes ago, Normski said:

Why?

Why what? Why have I installed it?

So I can help the fight for Covid. I've read up on it and I think its a great idea. There are a lot of people who are against it and think its the government tracking us. But its not, if you get an alert to self isolate the government do not know you should self isolate, its all about trust so you can ignore it and carry on with your life without getting a £10,000 fine, or you can self isolate. 

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seriously what good can this do. look at it like this. covid 19 is spread the exactly the same way as the flu. it has the same symptoms and is spread exactly the same way so if these apps and lock downs can eradicate covid 19 then it should also eradicate the flu. humans have never been able to eradicate flu so how can you eradicate covid using the same tactics. 

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Just now, UNIQUE said:

seriously what good can this do. look at it like this. covid 19 is spread the exactly the same way as the flu. it has the same symptoms and is spread exactly the same way so if these apps and lock downs can eradicate covid 19 then it should also eradicate the flu. humans have never been able to eradicate flu so how can you eradicate covid using the same tactics. 

No it hasn’t the same symptoms as flu it’s not flu   Lost of taste and smell no runny nose long term heart and lung problems for a fair few people who were fine before it. The apps aren’t about eradicating it but about tracking it 

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2 hours ago, boro_boy said:

Why what? Why have I installed it?

So I can help the fight for Covid. I've read up on it and I think its a great idea. There are a lot of people who are against it and think its the government tracking us. But its not, if you get an alert to self isolate the government do not know you should self isolate, its all about trust so you can ignore it and carry on with your life without getting a £10,000 fine, or you can self isolate. 

My phone location has been turned off for for 2 yrs and will remain so......so useless to me

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4 minutes ago, Makdee said:

No it hasn’t the same symptoms as flu it’s not flu   Lost of taste and smell no runny nose long term heart and lung problems for a fair few people who were fine before it. The apps aren’t about eradicating it but about tracking it 

but the same symptoms you get from flu that kill you are the same as covid. they might not be exactly the same but its pretty much on par with flu. but the most importent thing about my post is that flu is spread exactly the same way as covid. so if you can eradicate covid from a phone app and lock downs why cant you eradicate the flu with the same tactics. if 2 viruses are spread the exact same way then the same tactic should eradicate both of them. why do they not use the same tactics to fight the flu ( that kills just as many people as covid ) as they do to fight covid. 

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26 minutes ago, Makdee said:

No it hasn’t the same symptoms as flu it’s not flu   Lost of taste and smell no runny nose long term heart and lung problems for a fair few people who were fine before it. The apps aren’t about eradicating it but about tracking it 

The flu also has long term lung and heart problems for some

The flu isn’t just a health risk for the seven days or so that you’re physically sick with the virus—it can also have some lasting effects that could affect your health for weeks, months, or even permanently. Here are some of the ways the flu can be a risk factor for health issues, even after you’re feeling better.

Heart attack and stroke risk

A number of studies have linked influenza to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, and scientists have theorized that the inflammatory response triggered by the flu can fuel the development of atherosclerosis, a contributor to heart and artery disease. In a study published this year in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Canadian researchers found that the risk of having a heart attack was six times higher during the week after being diagnosed with the flu, compared to the year before or after a flu infection.

Other research has suggested that this association persists past those initial seven days of infection: A 2004 NEJM study found that while the increased risks of heart attack and stroke were both highest in the first three days after diagnosis, the dangers only “gradually fell during the following weeks.” And in 2008, researchers reported in the European Heart Journal that the risk of stroke after a flu diagnosis remained elevated up to three months.

“Most people who have studied this agree that two to four weeks, and maybe even into that second month, there is an increased risk of heart attack and stroke,” says William Schaffner, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University. But the message hasn’t yet reached the general public, he adds, or even a lot of physicians. “When I mention this to doctors during continuing education classes, they sit up in their chairs; they’ve never heard this before.”

Secondary infections

The flu can also do a number on the immune system, which can leave people vulnerable to other illnesses and infections—like pneumonia, for example. And while pneumonia is often referred to as a complication of the flu, it’s also not unusual for a person to come down with it once their initial flu symptoms have passed.

“It happens quite often,” says Sharon Nachman, MD, chief of the division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. “People feel poorly, then they start to feel better, and all of a sudden they feel poorly again and they wonder why they’re not getting better. And actually it’s because you don’t still have the flu; you have a new, secondary infection.”

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