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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: June 05, 2020, 07:28:10 PM »


WHY WAIT UNTIL 15th JUNE?


This has been the policy at the hospital I work in for about two months in patient facing areas. We will now have to wear these in offices / corridors etc. Believe me it’s damn uncomfortable wearing them all day  -especially when it’s hot

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 31, 2020, 10:24:41 PM »
And I think,that’s great
How much contact would you naturally get?

Despite our arguments on here and the diffences of opinion on the management of this at a National / international level, we really are ALL IN IT TOGETHER

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 31, 2020, 10:10:19 PM »
I’m not a virologist and have no expertise in vaccines but.....

The flu changes every year and there is no long term resistance to that
This is new.
If the vaccines that get produced by the finest scientists work, then it will take ages to produce / vaccinate enough of the population to make a significant effect

It takes years to develop most vaccines
Sorry

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 31, 2020, 09:34:10 PM »
It isn’t going away.

It will be years before we approach the old “normal “

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 31, 2020, 09:00:32 PM »
It’s the perception of risk (read the health belief model) and the frustration of being locked up.

They aren’t stupid it just doesn’t affect them
And they have bigger fish to fry

the kids have been more affected than old gits like me -more likely to be low paid/ zero hour contracts / rented accommodation

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 31, 2020, 08:14:48 PM »
I refer you to my earlier comment

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 30, 2020, 08:57:26 PM »
This was always going to happen.

Lockdown disproportionately affects people who go out and socialise more (always the young). Also financially they have the worst effects and they have been told repeatedly they are less at risk than the older population

Once you’ve added beer to any gathering social distancing goes out of the window. According to the guardian STD rates are going up

I still think the new freedoms have been rushed through when the evidence (except in London) doesn’t support them

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 30, 2020, 08:43:59 AM »
Morning all.

I agree hardtobeat. I’m very worried that we are easing up too early. Having said that it’s got to happen sometime and whenever that happens I think there will be another spike in numbers.

By the way John, I am a nurse and there is a clue to my speciality in my username. Having said that we have all been working with covid patients in the last 3 months (
Because they are everywhere)

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 29, 2020, 10:43:11 PM »

“Hi Carol,

As a health professional, what's your opinion on this Professor Karol Sikora who seems to have gathered quite a following on social media?

His background is oncology based, & I'm wondering how valid his opinions are on virology. Is there a connection somewhere that I've missed?”

He has been very vocal recently but as you say his speciality is oncology ( in which he is highly respected).  I do not really do much social media so Im not sure what you are reading. As far as I am aware he does not have any expertise in infectious diseases.


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General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: May 29, 2020, 10:11:43 PM »
Offensive as ever (from H+V)

As important as winning against Sheffield United is, it's also incredibly important that we get a decent looking result on that first weekend round too. Logically, they will not stop the season between the Wednesday and the weekend no matter how bad the figures - they will have to have risen to such an extent in the weeks preceding that it prohibits any football that week. But it is possible that they might play one round after our game in hand and have to stop afterwards. To my mind, we've got two games to win.

Fantastic. So if we could do well in just two games and then have plenty of deaths at just the right time we could stay up !

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 29, 2020, 09:52:32 PM »
I agree. I do not think it’s over and it won’t be for a long time.

I’m really nervous about releasing the lockdown ( which i suspect is part economic and part pragmatic). I am not convinced that (outside London) the R number is low enough. I suspect we will have a second spike -hope I am wrong


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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 27, 2020, 11:16:12 PM »

Then the “lots of people you know”are Idiots


Yes some of them are but i suspect the proportion of people I know that fall into that category is replicated across the population.

As you may know - I am a nurse but I know lots of people who are not in healthcare. After the long slog of lockdown and the bad example of isolating from our “leaders” people will not behave as responsibly  as they did in March. To think otherwise is a little naive

 

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 27, 2020, 10:41:47 PM »
I seriously believe that the Durham related events dominating the news will influence the effectiveness of this strategy.

Lots of people I know will not download an app / intend to turn off blue tooth and interpret rules themselves. Co-operation should not be assumed.

I think we are going to have a second wave and the goodwill /belief has gone

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 19, 2020, 08:43:48 PM »
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It does however bring me onto another major bugbare of mine,having to visit hospitals sometimes twice weekly I note that NHS workers all seem to go to work in their NHS uniforms, work inside the hospital, some nip out for a quick fag,some go to the local shops in their uniforms,then guess what go home in their uniforms.
How on earth can that be correct someone tell me?

The hospital I work in has issued a decree that EVERYONE who is patient facing comes to work in their own clothes and dons uniforms /scrubs on site (and this is standard advice). However, they do not launder possibly infected uniforms - they all go home with us - contrary to DH advice. Given our laundry goes hundreds of miles we would all run out of uniforms in a week

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Portsmouth away 1994
« on: May 09, 2020, 09:59:35 PM »
Loved the pre-match build up.

How was that not all ticket???

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 04, 2020, 07:01:38 PM »

Probably because it's fake.

If it’s fake she is the best actress I’ve ever seen

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 04, 2020, 03:40:27 PM »
This sounds like the ICU is being run by a non iintensivist / inexperienced nurses. She is describing basic errors

I don’t think it’s discrimination but incompetence

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 19, 2020, 08:25:11 AM »
Hey Carol, I'm so proud of you,I don't think I have the guts to do what your doing at the moment.
I am with you 100% and I thank you for your bravery and commitment.
You are incredible.

Believe me I am no hero. I fully expect to catch this at some point but calculate (because I am healthy) that it won’t be too risky. Having said that I don’t want unnecessary risks. Also I’m self isolating at home and have a comical decontamination routine when I get home from work

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 19, 2020, 08:20:18 AM »
The Cygnus report which was commissioned by David Cameron predicted this in 2016. Two prime ministers failed to act because of the B word and their focus on it.

However what on earth have the Health Secretary’ DOH been doing? As I’ve said before weeks were wasted and lives have been lost unnecessarily

https://apple.news/AmW-6p3aHRcOrDMiGZR3kig

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 18, 2020, 11:10:19 PM »
You have my gratitude what you do , I certainly wouldn't want to do it even with PPE.


I’m in that group of people that can help and feel strongly that if you can help you should. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t value my own health and that of my family.

 I don’t want unnecessary risks for myself or any other carer

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 18, 2020, 10:52:31 PM »
Quote from: caravanc58
My brother works at Walsall manor hospital and admits Drs and Nurses don't abide to strict social distancing because it's literally impossible in that working environment when off the main wards with so many shared desks/offices and work stations.

I am a nurse at the sharp end of this. Believe me providing care to any patient (covid positive or not) is not consistent with social distancing. That is why I have a very personal interest in the lack of PPE and feel that we are all being thrown like lambs to the slaughter

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 18, 2020, 10:04:29 PM »
So which areas would you have cut to enable the money to fund what you have stated ?
It seems from the last budget that austerity was completely the wrong approach out of the last recession - the magic money tree was alive, well and very fruitful before we had even heard of a virus

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 17, 2020, 10:10:30 PM »
I am a little bit Shocked that someone else on here isn’t impressed by  the government’s handling of the Coronavirus situation.

We should have been in lockdown weeks earlier
For weeks they have told us we have enough PPE and now finally admit the truth

Ultimately more people have died than necessary and now watch more of the front-line succumb

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52333157

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 11, 2020, 02:30:18 PM »
I'm not a fan of Boris, nor alot of the ministers he's chosen, but we're in a national emergency now so debating about whether they are doing a good job or not, will be for another day.
All I ask of them is to listen to the best scientific and medical experts, and to follow their advice. The trouble is they got so much into the habit of putting a spin on, or hyping up expectations on everything, that they lacked credibility with alot of people. Now the vast majority can see how serious the situation is.
The economy and people's livelihoods are very important, but not as important as saving lives. So I hope the Government just keep listening to the scientists and NHS staff and keep them at the top of their priority list, and don't get distracted by any other interests.

Actually although they claim to listen to the scientists, they do not implement actions until forced by events. They talk a very good game but aren’t much use at following through with actions.

While I agree we just have to get on with it now I think we will lose many more lives than we needed to.

When the inevitable enquiry comes at the end, let me predict now that it’s terms of reference will be limited. A full review will not happen

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 10, 2020, 10:42:25 PM »
When we can compare the death rates with this period against before and after figures we will have a better idea of what the actual increase has been, in other words who died of coronavirus and who died with it
We will never know how many people have the virus because WE DONT DO ENOUGH TESTING.

The government response has been laughable. If I hear Matt Hancock tell me once more that I have enough protective equipment (or it’s coming tomorrow) then I think I will scream.

The lockdown was too late
WHO said test, test and test again
We weren’t prepared with sufficient equipment /beds /staff

They keep setting themselves targets and quietly drop them when they don’t achieve
The army has dug them out of a hole -but should have been involved earlier

Sorry rant over but yes I am on the front line

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