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Alok Sharma tests positive for C-19

Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. modelmaker

    modelmaker Lead commenter

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/en...d8e23cc5b6513fdffd5460?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics

    "Sharma is currently in self-isolation after displaying a high temperature while at the despatch box, but his test result has not yet been received, the spokesperson said."

    So he hasn't yet tested positive for coronavirus. Given Johnson's promise to Starmer yesterday of a 24 hour turnaround on tests, it will be interesting to find how long Sharma's results take to turn up. I would imagine it will have been sent by special courier at huge cost.

    However if it turns out he does test positive...

    "Boris Johnson and chancellor Rishi Sunak could be forced to go into 14-day self-isolation."

    How convenient.
     
  2. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    They could always join a BLM protest which seems to have an exemption on CV19 restraints.
     
  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Mr Johnson does seem very keen to self isolate.

    He'd self isolate for the next 4 years if he thought he could get away with it.
     
  4. rararasputin

    rararasputin Lead commenter

    Would anyone notice the difference?
     
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  5. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    NHS Covid-19 tests are normally picked up by courier (Amazon, Yodel and others). I expect they'll be very careful not to lose the package, though. ;)
     
  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Johnson has had the virus - he should be immune.
     
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  7. ajrowing

    ajrowing Lead commenter

    Was he self-isolating in November and December and is that why no one knew where he was and what he was doing?
     
  8. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

  9. Spoofer4114

    Spoofer4114 Lead commenter

    Idiot has corona virus like symptoms yet still goes to work. The incompetence of this government knows no bounds. They are the keystone cops of government and it would be amusing but for the fact that their stupidity costs lives.
     
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  10. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

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  11. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    It’s okay he tested negative
     
    Jamvic likes this.
  12. nervousned

    nervousned Senior commenter

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  13. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    It seems that James Felton (who is, after all, just a comedy writer and author and poster on Twitter) is not a reliable source of information.
     
  14. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

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  15. abwdSTEM

    abwdSTEM Occasional commenter

    That is normally the case but not always. Some viruses mutate and the mutations have a slightly different structure to the previous form. This reduces the effectiveness of the antibodies generated in the first infection.

    At the moment there is insufficient data to be sure that a previous infection gives the victim immunity or partial immunity to future infections of Covid 19.

    Actually people don't strictly have immunity anyway. What happens is that the bodies immune response is so quick thanks to antibodies the disease is knocked out before the victim has any signs or symptoms,
     
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  16. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Another panic in a teacup.
     
  17. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Thankfully the idiot is negative for Covid.

    Shame he also tests negative for common sense.

    #gotoworkonavirus
    #notanegg
     
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  18. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Good news that he has tested negative (unless it's one of the 30%+ false negatives - time will tell) but I think the idiot here is Rees-Mogg.
     
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  19. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Honestly?
     
  20. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    He tested NEGATIVE.
     

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