Needing a rant and wondering if we should report this. Apologies in advance for the long post.
My son has had stinking cold/flu-like symptoms for a number of days, and has now tested positive for covid.
There are 2 potential sources: his own workplace, where someone tested positive but this is a colleague who he has never crossed paths with, as they go in on different days of the week, on just 1 day of the week each.
The more likely culprit, is a colleague of my son's girlfriend. My son saw her last (for the inevitable amorous temporary farewell) before lockdown started, so the time line fits. The colleague is full of coughs and sneezes, apparently her husband has tested positive, yet she is in denial, spreading her germs to the other staff and apparently also going out socialising. What compounds this behaviour, is their employer is discouraging the staff to get tested and if they do, to be vague about contacts, or the business will have to close if they all have to self isolate.
My son's girlfriend has now tested positive, my husband and I are a few days behind our son in having nasty symptoms (been a really horrible few days of nasty flu-like symptoms) and we've gone for a drive-through test ourselves today. I suspect our tests will be positive as well.
It would be very difficult to find out this bl**dy woman's name and report her, and the employer, without causing problems for our son's girlfriend.
Really angry about it, and the fact that the irresponsible colleague is carrying on infecting people. Also that the employer, admittedly a small independent business, is taking such an ostrich head in the sand approach to this.
Its extremely unlikely we got this from anywhere else, the only places we have been, are in isolation in our caravan, and the supermarket each week, and I do the supermarket run alone.
I suppose the consolation is that we haven't died from it, and will have some immunity pending access to the vaccine.
It just seems so wrong that we've stuck to the rules, yet someone else's poor conduct has caused this.
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