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New infections

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Daisymae Mon 27-Apr-20 13:55:42

I don't understand why people who are diagnosed now are not asked about their movements about the time of catching the disease. I know that we are not doing contact tracing at the moment, but surely it would be useful to have an indicator of where each age group are most at risk in the community. For instance, are people really becoming infected at the supermarket? On public transport? Or a quick drink with friends? In the street? Just thought that this would be useful if confirmed cases were asked to complete an online form or something? Ok not the full picture but an indicator.

Ilovecheese Mon 27-Apr-20 13:59:46

Incompetence, and lack of clarity from the Government, that's why.

moggie57 Mon 27-Apr-20 14:03:33

when i got my covid virus back in early feb /march ,i just thought it was winter flu except for the fact i had a lot of breathing problems.i did convert to sweet chestnut leaves(country remedy) for the sore throat and hacking cough,but i had to sleep sitting up onv pillows because i had problems breathing .aqnyway i think its public transport thats where we catch the germs ,not having a car.i rely on buses and trains(to see my brother in worthing west sussex. and the dirty trains and buses is awful......

Daisymae Mon 27-Apr-20 14:10:26

Moggie, hope you have fully recovered. Yes, so your case would point to public transport. Most of us know our own movements since lockdown so it would vastly reduce the possibilities. With knowledge individuals could take appropriate action. Plus the government could target resources eg deep cleaning etc

Oopsadaisy3 Mon 27-Apr-20 14:16:34

It would be useful, but as we haven’t closed our borders, I can imagine the paperwork involved in tracing the passengers on a flight in from the USA would be daunting, if we had closed our borders immediately then we could have traced the UK citizens being repatriated much easier.
Even tracing the occupants of a bus that you had travelled on would be impossible.
Anyone going out is at risk, some are more at risk than others.
however, as we know, some people are going out and about and dont catch it.

Callistemon Mon 27-Apr-20 14:58:08

How would you know?

If you caught a bus, a train to work, went to work, went shopping, to the pub , coffee shop, drew money from a cash point, met up with friends and family you then may have been incubating the virus for up to 14 days after contact with someone who may have been symptomless.

Obviously it would be easier to recall after lockdown but, even so, many people are still having to go to work.

Daisymae Mon 27-Apr-20 15:19:04

Exactly, if someone had only been to work then the infection may we have been caught there, so you could look at infection control in the workplace etc. It seems to me that this could be a useful source of information

EllanVannin Mon 27-Apr-20 16:19:38

Taiwan use GPS trackers of each individuals movement. Which is why the disease has been contained there.
Now wouldn't that go down a treat here ? I don't think !