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Return of the common cold: infections surge in UK as autumn arrives | Common cold

Return of the common cold: infections surge in UK as autumn arrives | Common cold

lionator27

I’ve got one at the moment. I don’t know if it’s ‘worse’ or whether it’s just been so long since I’ve had one that I’ve forgotten how frustrating having a cold is.


EdwinIsButters

The thing that worries me, is that how can we confirm this isn't a new variant that evades PCRs?


lionator27

Have you seen the surveillance levels that Public Health England do? They’re not missing a thing. It’s cold viruses.


wewbull

Damn corona-viruses! Going back to their old form just to evade us.


Baisabeast

Ahahahah Id love it if covid just became an annoying cold. That’s a brilliant end result


NoMoreBuch

My friend, you are going to love what Prof. Dame Sarah Gilbert said yesterday - https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/covid-coronavirus-vaccine-common-cold-astrazeneca-oxford-sarah-gilbert-b956846.html


centralisedtazz

Coronaviruses really seems to fancy us quite abit. It just won't take no for an answer


Rendog101

😂😂😂 Fuck sake man


Biggles79

If that worries you, you're in for a difficult rest-of-your-life.


Rg100802

Grow up , being sick is normal get on with life


Regis_Alti

I had a cold last week; minor headache, continuous runny nose. I felt utterly awful. Worst cold I’ve had in quite awhile. Probably thanks to all the lockdowns, this pandemic has been the healthiest time for me ever. Not been unwell at all until that cold.


Venombullet666

I had one after coming back from Bloodstock this August, I thought I might have had Covid but I've been testing religiously since restrictions were eased and not once have I been positive I also had what felt like a hard cold earlier this week but I'm feeling so much better now, the whole house has had it this week including me, usually I'm either the only one who's ill or the only one who isn't!


hunnywoo

My daughter and I have the worst cold I have ever experienced. Negative PCR's. I haven't had a cold since Aug 2019 so I think it's why it's so bad. It's the worst cough I have ever had and our throats are so sore. Day 7 and only feeling marginally better. It's reminded me very much of when I had glandular fever. We both had covid last December and we never felt as ill as we do now.


Traher666

I had this from a couple of days after my wedding on the 9th (I assume because I was hugging hoards of people), up until about two or three days ago. I felt horrendous for some of it, and wildly, far worse than when I had covid in July.


Scratch-N-Yiff

I'm not at all looking forward to when Freshers flu hits!


NoMoreBuch

I remember my first fresher flu - I was waking up every day for a week kind of short of breath until I coughed up this green phlegm, then I'd take a deep breath or two and finally catch my breath. Freshers' Week is that perfect cocktail of everyone coming from all over the country/world bringing their bugs and then everybody goes out every night just to suppress their immune systems. The first week or two of lectures everybody is coughing like mad every year, particularly noticeable if you have video recorded lectures that you go back and watch some of as part of your end of year revision. I honestly had my lecturers pause at times to allow the coughing to die down because it was drowning out their voice. Uni is mental, but fun, honestly you'll love it :)


Daniekhk90

That feeling when you clear it and take a breath is so nice


NoMoreBuch

Yes agreed! I've always been weirdly hoping for it to happen again when I get a cold, just so I can have that feeling again. Sorry that's weird.


Scratch-N-Yiff

During my freshers when I was an undergrad, hit me so bad I ended up being admitted to hospital.


Spid1

> then I'd take a deep breath or two Then shower and get ready to go again?


babyhalloween

I thought I had freshers flu when I started uni, but it was actually glandular fever. Not so fun!


Baisabeast

Glandular fever is absolutely brutal Leaves your immune system destroyed for months after


babyhalloween

Yep, I still get flare ups now 8 years later!


TweetyDinosaur

Masks might help reduce it a bit, or am I being too optimistic?


AnyaSatana

Very, very optimistic. I've been doing inductions this week face to face in teaching rooms with new students. None of them wear masks.


read_r

My uni (UCL) makes us wear masks indoors on campus :(


AnyaSatana

They don't where I work 😣. Plenty of staff and lecturers are very worried about this including me. I've been the only person wearing one this week in the sessions I've done.


SquiggleWings

Yes and me! I feel awkward being around people in case they have forgotten about colds and assume it’s the Rona


Biggles79

Colds can get fucked. I've had COVID once and zero colds since The Event, despite not Remaining Indoors all that much since the last lockdown ended.


Fckforever

Can confirm, got a cold 😷🤧


itsaride

Apparently the common cold can result in the inability of coronavirus to take hold : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56483445


Hot_Recognition1781

Cold symptoms are also the most common symptoms of covid but the government won't update the symptoms they list to get a PCR test.if you get these symptoms fgs lie and get a PCR test and please don't go anywhere you don't have to, just in case


HotPinkLollyWimple

This is driving me mad! My doctor’s phone system has not been updated since the very beginning - asks if you’ve been abroad, describes original symptoms. Plus several of my kids’ friends have ‘not qualified’ for a PCR and have had to lie to get a test. I don’t really understand why they won’t update the symptoms.


MK2809

I went to the Doctors the other week and it had notices saying if you had travel from China don't come in.


espionage64

My mum’s got it at the moment, avoiding her as much as pos as it’s been sooo nice not being ill.


nath707

my whole family has gone down with it including me.. oh well, i mean at least this is giving my immune system some working out after so long of not falling ill


GhostCanyon

I worked at a music festival in August and woke up with a sore throat the day after I got home and just got worse and worse I did a PCR test as soon as I got symptoms and did LTF tests at home every day after all negative but it felt like I'd been hit by a truck for about 2 weeks!


Nanakis-Dad

The really worrying thing here is children, who will have not encountered things they ordinarily would have. Our three year old was *scarily* knocked out with a cold this week.


saiyanhajime

You realise in order to gain immunity they'd have had to catch it and get knocked out the first time? The delay makes zero diff.


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byjimini

Let me guess, this is just man flu right? Man up and get on with it?


SimpleWarthog

Cold suddenly came on last thing Friday and all I've heard since then is "man flu lol" hah. Sucks having a cold


Arsewipes

##'Return of the Common Cold: Sneeze Harder"


ufhek

Where is the cold coming from. Does it develop in the UK or come from travel?


SimpleWarthog

I'd presume both


iwassayingboourns__

I'm a snot machine at the moment. Diabolical. 3x LFs and 1x PCR confirms it's not Covid. I felt *very* self-conscious coughing away on the train all the same.


Unicornification

After not even having a sniffle in 18 months I went out maskless for the first time on Tuesday and now I've got it. I'm normally a pull yourself up and crack on kinda person but I've spent the past two days in bed and only got out to get a PCR test (negative). Nose streaming, sneezing, my lungs feel like velcro and I've pulled the muscles round my chest from coughing, I'm just gasping for breath. This isn't a normal cold, it's been brewed in the hell mouth.