Put into storage for the next pandemic I expect.Not just the Chinese with disgusting eating habits.
Id hang on to them and use some in foreign aid, but be nice and give them freely.
FT telling porkies for a headline.
It is good to see the government pushing back at the doom n gloom media. I wonder if the FT will print a full retraction!? I don't think I will hold my breath waiting.
Hopefully, after this dies down (so to speak) the will be a stiff letter on the editor's desk if they don't publish a retraction.
It is true that barny has lurgy.The evil EU strikes again. FFS.
'Could this be the ultimate revenge for Brexit? The coronavrius that has laid Boris Johnson low may have passed into Westminster’s inner circle via the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, according to one theory.
'The Mail on Sunday has traced connections between those known to have the virus in an attempt to identify Downing Street’s possible ‘Patient Zero’ – the first person in a community to become infected. And suspicion has fallen on a meeting in Brussels on March 5 between Mr Barnier and David Frost, the UK’s chief negotiator, which opened the first round of talks on a post-Brexit trade deal.'
The coronavrius that has laid Boris Johnson low may have passed into Westminster's inner circle via the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, according to one theory.www.dailymail.co.uk
Do keep up; that was reported over a week ago.It is true that barny has lurgy.
It's possible he's given it to folk he's been in contact with.
Just as possible he's caught it from a Brit.
I know it was.Do keep up; that was reported over a week ago.
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has the novel coronavirus that is sweeping the globe, he announced on Thursday.www.france24.com
Bad enough getting wheeled in wheeled in somewhere and plugged up to something made by britpartPah! you can keep your poxy EU ventilators. When I get to ICU,I want a British made F1 ventilator!
It was you who made a song and dance about the UK not being part of the mighty EU's medical aid fiasco.Human nature. Why should different European nations be any different from states within one nation when it comes to apparent self-preservation?
The first of up to 10 flights to be sent to China to pick up medical equipment for Ireland is on its way back.
More than €225m had been spent on personal protective equipment for Irish health workers, said the minister for health, Simon Harris. Usually around €15m is spent in a year.
According to this source,Curiouser and curiouser. It's not as if there's a worldwide oversupply so the UK, if not needing them for domestic use, couldn't offload them abroad.
'CITY-BASED manufacture Gtech has been told by the government to not produce much-needed ventilators less than a week after getting the go-ahead, the company’s chief executive has said.
'Nick Grey, chief executive of Gtech, said he had been advised by the government on Thursday (March 27) to not push forward with production of ventilators, despite answering a call for help to assist in producing more than 30,000 ventilators, less than two weeks ago. A statement from the Gtech chief executive said: “Thank you so much for offering to help Gtech with our medical ventilator. I have been absolutely overwhelmed by everyone’s support and generosity.'
CITY-BASED manufacture Gtech has been told by the government to not produce much-needed ventilators less than a week after getting the go-ahead, the…www.halesowennews.co.uk
'Boris Johnson's opening words during a phone call with Donald Trump this week paints a grim picture for the UK as it continues to battle against coronavirus.According to the President, the Prime Minister, who revealed he had tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday morning, didn't even bother with 'hello' as the pair talked about the global pandemic, instead issuing one desperate request. Speaking to reporters, Trump said: "Before he even said hello he said, 'we need ventilators.'"
The two world leaders spoke on the phone after Boris revealed he tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, with the Prime Minister issuing a desperate pleawww.mirror.co.uk
Note that the actual statement as related by Trump was that "the UK needs ventilators, a lot of countries need ventilators, badly".But Trump invoked Korean War-era legislation to order the General Motors car giant to switch production lines to make ventilators.
The president said the UK PM issued an instant plea to him regarding the machines when they spoke after Johnson’s positive test for Covid-19.
“If we make too many that’s going to be OK because I spoke to the prime minister of the UK yesterday.” said Trump.
“And before I even was able to get a word out of him... I said, ‘How you doing?’ and he said, ‘We need ventilators’.
“The UK needs ventilators, a lot of countries need ventilators, badly.”
Regarding your last point about maintenance and spares, from what I understand the shortage of medical staff who will know anything about using ventilators is going to be as acute as the ventilators themselves. The staff are going to be running off their feet as it is and are not going to have the time to be babysitting and troubleshooting temperamental and experimental new designs while the bug are worked out. They are going to want machines they can plug in, turn on, and know how they are going to work right away so they can go on to dealing with the next patient.They've got to actually do the job Consortium are assembling some to an already approved design. Dyson are going to assemble some which are portable and not to currently approved design. What you don't want are lots of different ones with the myriad maintenance and spares nightmare accompanying it.
There are expected to be multiple waves to the pandemic. During the 1919 pandemic the second wave was worse than the first.
I just had a look at the GTech ventilator on Youtube. Considering that it runs on compressed oxygen, it's scary as hell from a fire safety perspective.The G-Tech one was on the television the other day. I think it was unusual in not needing an external power supply. It was powered by the hospital oxygen supply. Perhaps that's why it hasn't gone anywhere.
Like the tree herders of fanghorn forest.A creaking dinosaur like the EU is not what is needed when you have a fluid and fast moving situation to deal with.