I have subscribed this forum somewhere in 2018, but it was my third subscription. I do not know exactly, but believe to have been reading it and participating from...2010. Was kicked out, than subscribed again, later unsubscribed for a while, but subscribed again in 2018.
Have been reading many different forums in English, in German and in my father language - Serbian. Would not know the number, but many. Have problems with AF, so followed the forums about AF and about fibromyalgia, which I consider to be one of the greatest secrets of our days.
What I wanted to say, and after so many years and so many visited forums I believe to be right to do so, NHS-forums are absolutely the best and most visited forums of all! They are not only lively, but perfectly organized! I have witnessed some forums die - it is so disappointing when someone writes a post and asks for help, and there is no answer, or the answer arrives after a year or so... Here, there is the bunch of clever, educated, cooperative and active people, ready to be at one's side in a moment. Still remember that it was exactly my first impression at the beginning - somebody was asking for advice, and there were 18 answers in only 14 hours. I am so glad to be a part of this forum!
Here something what you may like - people with permanent AF have the least chance of getting into trouble with corona. As I have already said at the forum, AF bouts come to exist when the tone of sympathetic branch of autonomous nervous system gets increased. If somebody has permanent AF, it means that the tone is permanently increased. The consequence is not only increased HR (though irregular), but also increased BP, hyperthyroidism, an generally increased activity of the body, including the boosted immune system. Hope it gives you less worry about the virus...
Have a nice day!