I don't know who Tig is, nor does it matter.It makes me happy that there are people out there who don't realise this simple truth.
It's like watching 'Simple Jack 2 - Double Retard'.
Then there's Tig...
Mind if I ask If you have worked in the public sector for long?My sympathies for the businesses and the staff affected should they go under. However, it's as simple as just 'saving the NHS'. It's preventing the NHS from becoming so overwhelmed that where hospitals have to declare Critical Incidents and are forced to ration lifesaving services and ending up with wartime triage where older patients are classed as 'un-saveable' even when they enter the hospital thus freeing up scant resources for the younger and fitter patients.
Just spent the afternoon in hospital, staff report no shortage of PPE for staff that actually need it.So much for the NHS commitment to whistle blowers:
DAUK in The Times: doctors ‘threatened with sack’ if they speak of PPE shortages — The Doctors' Association UKDr Rinesh Parmar speaks to The Times regarding the gagging of NHS attempting to express concern about lack of PPE.www.dauk.org
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Dr Rinesh Parmar, chairman of the Doctors’ Association UK, said their inbox was filling up with emails from people concerned about the issue but “being told they are going to lose their job if they post about it on social media”.
He said: “They raise concerns internally and nothing happens. It feels like those concerns land on deaf ears. They then take to social media and get told their social media is being monitored and they are going to lose their jobs.
“At a time when we need every single doctor on the front line, doing what they can, it is just not helpful for people to be afraid.”
The authorities had been expected to update PPE guidance over the weekend, but they were flooded with more than 1,000 responses to a draft sent out to professional bodies. The Times understands Public Health England expects to release a new version today. Professor Martin Marshall, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, said the draft had been “vague” on exactly when GPs should wear protective equipment.”
The crowd that produced this paper LINK seem to agree. The graph below is from the paper and shows (if I follow correctly) their estimate for who infects people and by what route. They reckon the contribution from the environment (light green) that is infection from surfaces is realtively small.An interesting bit of research from Germany; apparently not much need to blot, bang, rub objects or surfaces that have been in contact with the afflicted.
If proven true, this could reduce the need for lock-down so long as people shield themselves from respiratory transmission:
But interestingly they reckon infection from the environment will be roughly twice as common as infection from people who have the virus but no symptoms. If they're right that would be an argument in favour of Sweden's approach. This could be an interesting week in terms of Sweden's COVID-19 deaths compared to other Nordic countries that are implementing similar measures to us, Italy etc.The crowd that produced this paper LINK seem to agree. The graph below is from the paper and shows (if I follow correctly) their estimate for who infects people and by what route. They reckon the contribution from the environment (light green) that is infection from surfaces is realtively small.
I was explaining to my open-mouthed neighbour ( quote I get all my news from Twitter; I just look at what's trending unquote) that I was trained in Digital Media at Govt expense some while ago....but I only look at Twitter occasionally these days.I don't know who Tig is, nor does it matter.
The root article in that tweet was by some bloke called Haque and was written three weeks ago.
His article is absolutely correct - he excoriates the government's/(Cummings "**** the elderly") pathetic "herd immunity" plan.
Fortunately the grown-ups and scientifically literate seem to have taken control and that bollox plan was binned pretty sharpish.
I've worked in and out of the public sector (national and local govt, and public services) over the past 15 years - I'm a freelance IT consultant. Prior to that, 25 years in the private sector. Mostly retail.Mind if I ask If you have worked in the public sector for long?
Who pays for the NHS?
It shouldn't be difficult to turn up anywhere with NHS Id & get tested FFS!I don't really think it is the fault of the government that so few NHS staff were tested recently when I consider the NHS database actually had people being refused at one site and another site refusing to test NHS people who were not on the list.
I just heard someone on the news explain the problem with getting the materials to do testing as being like shopping at the grocery store. Normally you go there and there's no problem getting what you need. Once the panic hit though, a few knobs got to the store first and cleaned out all the toilet paper and pasta and there's none left for you. That's what happened to all the chemicals used for testing.It shouldn't be difficult to turn up anywhere with NHS Id & get tested FFS!