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How worried are you about catching Covid?

  • 14-11-2021 1:43pm
    Registered Users Posts: 27,468 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn

    I wanted to ad more poll option but I was limited.

    This poll is for how worried your about Covid yourself and not about concerns for your family/friends.

    How worried are you about catching Covid? 206 votes

    I'm young healthy and vaccinated and not worried
    StarkPete M.Zhanebeansbig sykescargillThephantomsmaskvictor8600DannoCushtieelefantyoyobarry181091StrummsRobbieTheRobberDSNleexo1s1ndubrovtheteal 92 votes
    I'm young healthy, Vaccinated and worried
    hollypinkcuriosityNaked Lepper[Deleted User]Acostachristy cUndertowyourdeadwrightBigmac1euroMinier81Acey10[Deleted User]Cailin CoisFarraigeucsieReatijohn whyKevhog1988divillybitBabysCoffeenearzero 35 votes
    I'm young healthy and not vaccinated and not worried
    [Deleted User]sozboxWallyGUFCgizabeer123balltvnoraosRisteard81MileyReillyParachutestommybreesI see sheepgary550SnuggyBear 13 votes
    I'm young healthy, not Vaccinated and worried
    I'm older/in at group and vaccinated and not worried
    opusSkerriesgubbyDaemonicDvBnamloc1980murpho999NozebleedFrank JnrdublinceltSuperS54paddysdreamacequionArnold LayneSCOOP 64robbie67[Deleted User]Pulsating StarGeuze[Deleted User] 38 votes
    I'm older/in at risk group and vaccinated and worried
    Supercellniallbmelekalikimaka[Deleted User]howamidifferentHells BellesCinammonGirlLeilakd15udecbreezesushisushimessrslocohoboJP Liz V1SkygordkathuneFoggy JewtallaghtjoeLillyfaeRaichu 25 votes
    I'm older/in at risk group and not vaccinated and not worried
    johndanielmooreTenorioFazorb 3 votes
    I'm older/in at risk group and not vaccinated and worried



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 2,960 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Raichu

    I'm older/in at risk group and vaccinated and worried

    wasnt too concerned before, but recently diagnosed with lymphoma waiting to begin treatment and a little more concerned now due to the likelihood of immune response dropping on the back of cancer treatments.

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,445 ✭✭✭✭ Strumms

    I'm young healthy and vaccinated and not worried

    Not worried... If I get covid it’s not because I’ve gone looking for it. I’ve been in complete adherence to restrictions since minute one of the pandemic. I’m fully vaccinated for the last 5 months... I literally cannot do any more...

    social contacts have been limited to meeting up for outdoor dining / drinks etc, everyone I meet is vaccinated ... literally everything has been done in my own life... sanitizer on hall table by the door at home, in the car, I even take a mini spray bottle to the gym...they have industrial sanitizer for machines and hand sanitizer at the doors... hardly any fûcker was using it and there is poor adherence to mask wearing now, you don’t need a mask when exercising but moving between equipment you do, but feck all are doing it, and no staff oversight in fact there are fûck all staff on the gym floor since they reopened, big time cowardly, just posters everywhere telling people to distance, sanitize etc and an automated PA every 10 minutes saying the same it’s the only environment where picking up covid is more likely but I’m careful there..

    so in hindsight if I get covid it won’t be because of me...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,818 ✭✭✭ c.p.w.g.w

    I'm young healthy and vaccinated and not worried

    I am Double Vaxxed, at a healthy BMI and have good amount of HDL cholesterol which is important for immune function

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,398 ✭✭✭ storker

    Not too worried here too...but because I follow the rules/guidelines. The biggest concern I would have at the moment is a return to the office and having to use public transport. I commuted by train, so close proximity with four strangers in a poorly-ventilated environment where there is (reportedly) a high level of non-compliance with mask-wearing doesn't really appeal to my sense of self-preservation.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,512 ✭✭✭ Multipass

    I'm older/in at group and vaccinated and not worried

    I’m way more worried about being forced to take a booster. I didn’t get on well with no.2

  • I'm young healthy and vaccinated and not worried

    I think I am not worried because to be honest I do not remember ever being sick at all. I see not to get ill. So I kinda hope that I have a really good immune system - and after years of work and research I have settled on a health and diet regime that I think maximises this too.

    There is a tiny part of me that wonders if I simply have been lucky not to get sick though - and in fact I have an awful immune system which has never really been tested - and when I finally do come down with something it will entirely wipe me out.

    But I think this is unlikely mainly because of the sheer number of people I meet week on week - in pretty much every age group - and often with either very close or highly physical contact. So I have to assume I am being exposed to all sorts all the time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,541 ✭✭✭✭ recode the site

    I'm older/in at risk group and vaccinated and worried

    I’m not that terribly worried about getting getting seriously ill at the moment, but I don’t fancy being unwell with it nonetheless as I live alone and don’t fancy being locked up again, and who likes being sick. Have had way enough of that in my life. I’m not paranoid, but a bit worried and ever more so as news emerges of very high prevalence.

    Do one thing every day that scares you

  • Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭ sekond

    I'm young healthy and vaccinated and not worried

    I had it back in March 2020 and it isn't an experience I fancy repeating - was sicker than I think I've ever been and over 2 weeks later GP was still concerned about my breathing, enough to refer me to A&E (who told me I wasn't sick enough to be admitted and to go home and rest). Even so, I'm healthy(ish - my weight probably puts me into an area of concern, but not full-on risk), vaccinated and being fairly careful - mainly because of elderly relatives, so I wouldn't consider myself particularly worried.

    Family members are paranoid and very concerned though, which can be quite draining.

  • Posts: 18,752 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    I'm older/in at group and vaccinated and not worried

    Don't know whether I'm young or older at my mid forties. But no, I'm not worried about catching it.

    Work in emergency services and worked throughout all lockdowns, haven't even had a day off as a close contact. Never even required a test.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,517 ✭✭✭ theteal

    I'm young healthy and vaccinated and not worried

    I'm not sure if I count as "young" anymore 🤔

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,517 ✭✭✭ theteal

    I'm young healthy and vaccinated and not worried

    if it wasn't for the spreading, I'd probably be ignoring the whole kerfuffle tbh

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,202 ✭✭✭ Chris_5339762

    I'm young healthy and vaccinated and not worried

    Im young(ish) healthy, vaccinated and not worried.

    However I live with two 75 year olds who are old, healthy(ish), vaccinated and worried to the point of hysterics.

    THAT controls what I do, not what I feel I can do.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 168 ✭✭ Bot1

    I'm young healthy, Vaccinated and worried

    I'm middle aged and vaccinated.

    I wouldn't say I'm 'worried' but I definitely do not want to get COVID.

    There is potential long COVID and you still hear of vaccinated people getting very sick and in some rare circumstances dying.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,148 ✭✭✭✭ Donald Trump

    So would plenty of people. (I presume you mean the possibility of you catching it and spreading it on ...... if it wasn't spreading in the first place sure nobody would catch it)

    I would not, in reality, be worried for myself if I caught it but I am trying to behave as if it would be serious for me if I caught it because there are people I have contact with for whom it might be a lot more serious. Although I would also prefer not to catch it of course and maybe be one of the unfortunate few who get long covid or lose sense of taste and smell for a long time.

    Plenty of people are from the "I'm alright Jack" school of society though!

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,170 ✭✭✭ Jinglejangle69

    Had covid.

    Didn't have any symptoms.

    Been more sick from the common cold and chesty cough.

    That's life. Thats why we have an immune system.

  • Registered Users Posts: 168 ✭✭ Bot1

    I'm young healthy, Vaccinated and worried

    You do realise that some quite healthy people with 'immune systems' have had COVID and ended up on ventilators?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,368 ✭✭✭ JimmyVik

    All children are going to get it.

    Talking to a primary teacher friend and it went like this.

    Day 1 - One kid sent home sick.

    Day 2 - Parents called school and confirmed child had covid.

    Day 3 - Another kid in the class is out and parent confirm they have covid.

    Day 4 - SNA out sick - covid is negative and tod to come back in. 2 kids sent home sick whop later it turns out are positive.

    Day 5 - 3 of SNAs housemates covid positive. SNA gets tested again. Positive.

    Follwing week.

    Day 1 - Siblings of kids in the class, but in other classed confirmed covid.

    Day 2 - Teacher complains of having cold like symptoms but is told to come in to work. They get a covid test anyway. Positive. Plus some more kids coming down with it.

    Anyway you see how its going. The virus was flying through that class and school. Probably the whole class had it but most were asymptomatic.

    HSE were contaced numerous times. Basically said, nothing to worry about. Letter went out to parnets from the school simple saying"We have had cases in the school. Be vigilant".

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,187 ✭✭✭ bladespin

    I'm young healthy and vaccinated and not worried

    Young(ish), vaccinated, I wasn't overly worried before and nothing has changed tbh, I worked through the whole thing (including travel) I follow the guidelines and managed to avoid it up to this, I know quite a few who've had it now (mild and not so mild) all came through it though I'll continue to try to avoid it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,453 ✭✭✭✭ Creamy Goodness

    Middle aged, whilst it'd be great for it to pass me by I'm not worried about myself, two elderly parents though worries me more especially with an anti-vax sibling living at home with them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 645 ✭✭✭ eddie73

    What limited you when you created your poll? I got 2 injections this year. Not worried. Middle aged.

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  • Relaxed about it now and before. Vaccinated, young enough and fit. Only worry was about older people I knew. At this stage we just need to get on with living now.