U.K. Covid-19: March 2021

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  1. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill HipForums Supporter

    Boris Johnson has said there will be NO changes to the lockdown roadmap - despite a vaccine shortage.
    "The lad* is not for turning" - seems we've heard that said before .... [​IMG]
     
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  3. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill HipForums Supporter

    Boris Warns: "Third wave will wash up on our shores".
    Coronavirus: Third wave will 'wash up on our shores', warns Johnson
    Makes one wonder if the UK should announce a deferred date in allowing travel on all 'non-essential' (holiday) travel out, to return to UK?)
    Covid: When can I go on holiday abroad or in the UK?
    The concern being that by knowing and not acting, will potentially see further/extended restrictions, and question why if this is known, that this not part of the Road map strategy with more definite advice than "things may change"
     
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  5. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill HipForums Supporter

    Going out? = Maybe not,-
    Lockdown legislation is expected to be extended until October this week - despite the government aiming to have all restrictions lifted by June 21.
    - The current national lockdown restrictions have been made into law through the the Coronavirus Act, which is set to expire at the end of March.
    - -That means MPs will need to vote to extend the legislation for lockdown to legally continue, which they will be doing on Thursday (March 25).
    - - -But some are questioning why Boris Johnson is looking to extend the laws by six months when his roadmap out of lockdown seeks a return to normality by the end of June.
    Why the lockdown law is set to be extended until October
     
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  7. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill HipForums Supporter

    Had to pinch this ...
    [​IMG]
    LOL
     
  8. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill HipForums Supporter

    and then was said (or was it?)...
    Boris Johnson told Tory MPs in a private meeting that the UK's coronavirus vaccine programme has been carried out so quickly thanks to 'greed' and 'capitalism'.
    Sources say the Prime Minister THEN,'very insistently' withdrew his remarks straight after making them during a Zoom call with backbenchers.
    A Downing Street spokesman declined to comment on what was said during the meeting of the Conservatives' 1922 Committee.
    The Sun* (*so bear that in mind) reported that Mr Johnson said: "The reason we have the vaccine success is because of capitalism, because of greed my friends."
    He later added: "Actually I regret saying it" before repeatedly asking MPS to "forget I said that".
    - Oh Boris! - How can one forget that which has been said?
    Coronavirus LIVE: 'Greed' helped UK's vaccine success, says PM
     
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    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill HipForums Supporter

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  11. Sandra Miller

    Sandra Miller Members

    Are you
    Are you a Nurse?
     
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    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill HipForums Supporter

  13. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill HipForums Supporter

    A Pint for a Prick:
    ‘No jab, no pint’ plan would only come in when ‘absolutely everybody’ offered vaccine, Boris Johnson says
    Three observations here
    (1) "When", not "If" is a key word substitute, and indicates, it will come in
    (2) Near all the Pubs in my vacinty have closed down. They have been replaced by Dining establishments, which will include children - is this applcable to them (as potential carriers?)
    (3) Does that also mean it will be mandatory for all staff, (Bar, waiting, kitchen, cleaning ...) to be also subject to such rulings?
    - This is a concerning (albeit minor) first step to public requirement and/or discrimination of people's freedom of choice - IMO
     
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  16. marcco

    marcco Members

    actually a human rights violation
     
  17. wilsjane

    wilsjane Members

    No, but I worked for several years in cardiothoracic surgery.
    I found that the nursing staff who took their jobs seriously and worked their way up the payscale were not the ones complaining. I remember one nurse who had worked for 10 years as a curtain maker prior to training. She was frequently left to do all the suturing following surgery where several layers had been opened up and as a result spent every shift in theatre. She was was also requested by A&E consultants to put patients back together who had been torn up in road accidents. To her, it was just another pair of curtains. :)

    At the same time, their are a few nurses who just plod on and forget more than they learn every day. While staff are needed for the more mundane duties, these tend to be the ones complaining about their pay.

    Life in the medical profession is the same as in any other industry. While some people working at the supermarket will still be stacking the shelves after 10 years, others will be managing their own store.

    A friend of ours who was nursing went back to college part time for a few years and has now qualified as a midwife. Even Tesco's don't offer their staff this type of job opportunity. :D
     
  18. wilsjane

    wilsjane Members

    I just cannot stop laughing.
    Has anyone actually realised how accurately this skit reflects the whole covid situation from beginning to end.
    I have little doubt that it was written by a doctor. ;)
     
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  19. wilsjane

    wilsjane Members

    Since around one in a thousand people infected with covid require ICU treatment, this graph looks to me as if it should be used to reduce all the restrictions

    People just cannot get their head around the fact that within the next 3 years, more than 99% of all people in the UK will have contracted the virus at some point.
    It will still be the virus playing it's part in the death of terminally ill patients, but with the combination of vaccination of the sick and older members of society, along with our shared immunity, the number of ICU cases will be the same as with any other virus in history.

    Once again, the scaremongering is resulting in hundreds of people flocking for medical attention, nearly all of who are told to go home again, take some paracetamol and spend a couple of days in bed.
    Meanwhile, delays are being caused in treating strokes and heart attacks, while vital surgery for cancer sufferers is also being delayed.

    My first reaction looking at the graph was that the November peak corresponded to the rise in testing, the December lull was due to lack of testing PARTICULARLY the public administration of the results. (I wonder how many civil servants worked on Christmas day adding up the figures,? Then surprise, surprise, when they go back to work and catch up, we get another peak. :D

    I do not think that we are being deliberately misled, but we are fed piles of alarmist uncorrelated rubbish. Meanwhile, the people making decisions are acting on it.
     
  20. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill HipForums Supporter

    I'm not sure 'human rights' covers this - maybe civil liberties(?)
    Safety considerations often override desire, though the imposition and consequences of suchs should; I feel, be balanced against possible repurcussions with equality for all parties involved
     

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