Patients Long COVID
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 23/02/2021 16:33
I've been thinking about this since I had my first jab 3 weeks ago.
I see many advantages in continuing to wear a face mask ~LESS pollution, less bugs leading to chest and other infections, lowering the risk of any other nasties getting in my system and finally not having to smell other peoples bad hygiene.
The disadvantages ~ facial expressions can't be seen (although this also has its positives), can't can't smell candles, new perfume etc. Saying that though it it's not compulsory this isn't really a major problem.
Beginning of the discussion - 23/02/2021Are you going to continue to wear a face mask after you've had both vaccine jabs? https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/long-covid/lets-talk-about-covid19/are-you-going-to-continue-to-wear-a-face-mask-4039
Posted on 23/02/2021 17:29
Hello @KPangela, thank you for opening this discussion! I've moved it to our COVID-19 group for more visibility.
What do you all think? Will you continue to wear your mask after you've gotten both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? Will you wear one when you're sick, for example? Or will you say goodbye to them forever once things are "back to normal"?
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Posted on 23/02/2021 17:32
I think we will be wearing masks for a good while yet, I am more than happy to even when I am fully vaccinated. This winter has seen less flu and common colds so it makes sense.
Posted on 23/02/2021 17:36
yes. we will continue to wear mask even after the 2nd dose of vaccine. The reason being is, that there are many who are anti vacciners, and think that the virus is fake and that there are nano particles, mercury etc in the vaccine. So it would be those people who would continue to spread the virus. Even if you have had your 2 doses, it does not guarantee that you will not catch the virus, and you will not get very sick. So we will not let our guards down straight away, but will continue following the rules with caution.
Posted on 23/02/2021 18:18
I go for my 1st vaccination in mid-March, and even after my 2nd vaccination, will continue to wash hands, social distance, wear my mask when travelling on main bus transport, supermarket shopping etc. I will continue to wear my Sunflower Hidden Disabilities Lanyard and card in the event of a seizure and an emergency.
As @nineteen_gale has said having the vaccination, does not guarantee you will not catch the virus from someone who is spreading the virus. I would rather stick to the rules, together with using my own logic and common sense to remain safe and healthy!
Posted on 23/02/2021 18:22
Interesting point as we isolate and rarely go out beyond medical appointments. But given a choice no I will not continue to wear a mask after my second jab. I hope to be straight off the mark and get to my static in Norfolk for the whole summer once allowed. Can't wait for my wife to get to a hairdresser for a trim, first in nearly 12 months. Us males don't appreciate such enjoyments in life as mine is easy with my own clippers taking the whole lot off myself. But no both my wife and myself consider the matter closed after the second jab as the chances are we would only suffer mild symptoms after the jab. Therefore getting Covid after the vaccine is effectively just giving us extra immunity as this is the only real solution for the country. We need most youngsters to catch the disease to gain maximum immunity for future generations.
Posted on 23/02/2021 19:21
I’ve had my second dose of the vaccine but will still continue to wear a face mask until there is no longer a risk of infection. The vaccine ensures that you are less likely to get seriously ill but does not stop you from being infected
Posted on 23/02/2021 21:56
I've just had my first vaccine but even for some time after the second one, I feel it in everyone's interest to carry on with wearing mask, social distancing, washing hands etc, until appropriate to stop.
Posted on 23/02/2021 22:28
yes i will continue to wear my face mask for quite awhile till i see improvement
Posted on 24/02/2021 01:52
I will have 1st Covid vaccine today 11.10. Then in early March I have my next Ocrevus infusion. Then my second jab. MS Society has said it will be at least 3 weeks after 2nd one that I will have full protection, so I will be wearing mask for quite a while yet 🤞👍