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I've read ICUs are at 15% capacity and nurses are bored.

Whatever happened to 'flattening the curve to save the NHS'?
That was April.

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So you repeatedly refuse to accept what people actually involved tell you, preferring your own invented version of events, and you call other people flat earthers? A bit of self-awareness might be in order.
Its been tough. So tough you are all working through the summer holidays to make up for the weeks of lost education at the start of this where you lot whinged about kids not being in school, then you whinged about them going back. Still took all the holidays though........

We've had the conversation before. I'm sure not all of you are fat lazy b@stards. I'll put you in the good egg camp. How about that? Good compromise eh?
 
The closure of the Canada-US border has been extended for another 30 days. The current closure order was scheduled to expire on the 21st of July. This is the fourth renewal since the 21st of March.
Canada-U.S. border closure to be extended for another 30 days, say officials

CBC News has confirmed that the agreement to restrict travel across the Canada-U.S. border will be extended into August.

Senior government officials confirm the arrangement limiting border access to essential travel only will be rolled over for another 30 days.

The agreement, which has to be reviewed each month, was set to expire on July 21. It's now being renewed for the fourth time since the border closed to non-essential traffic on March 21.
Canadian officials expect the border to remain closed for the foreseeable future, despite demands by some US politicians to re-open it.
Canadian government officials say they expect the border to stay largely closed for the foreseeable future, despite calls from U.S. members of Congress to consider a phased plan for reopening.
More than 80 percent of Canadians want the border to stay closed. Some public health officials are recommending that it stay closed until at least the end of the year.
Recent polling suggests that more than 80 per cent of Canadians favour keeping the border restrictions in place.

Some leading public health officials have suggested the border should remain closed until at least the end of the year.
 
We've had the conversation before. I'm sure not all of you are fat lazy b@stards. I'll put you in the good egg camp. How about that? Good compromise eh?
It's not a conversation, you post nonsense and I point out it's nonsense. Schools were open and staff were working in the holidays as I've told you before. We've had the maximum number of students permitted by the government in school as I've told you before.

That doesn't suit your perception that all teachers and medical staff have spent this time with their feet up in front of the telly so you ignore it and post the same nonsense. I'll leave it there to avoid derailing this thread further.
 
Current government planning is for a severe second spike in Oct/Nov. Planning estimates currently centre around 100,000 deaths before spring.
Any news on what they plan to do if that does happen? A second lockdown or trying to maintain the current restrictions with masks etc.?
 
They might as well take the opportunity to recharge their batteries for what's likely to happen come the winter.
Indeed!

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Current government planning is for a severe second spike in Oct/Nov. Planning estimates currently centre around 100,000 deaths before spring.
Interesting. If that happens it's surely going to have a knock-on for next years big events, which have to plan months ahead?
 
Every care home should have an infection control policy and procedures in place.

Should be prepared for the likes of influenza, norovirus and C. Diff.
As should every other medical facility, and care homes are not for urgent and emergent care. So, why shut all of the actual medical facilities all down except for their isolation wards, and misuse care homes that are already filled with the people most vulnerable to everything?
 

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As should every other medical facility, and care homes are not for urgent and emergent care. So, why shut all of the actual medical facilities all down except for their isolation wards, and misuse care homes that are already filled with the people most vulnerable to everything?
Not all medical facilities were shut. Most routine care was suspended but most specialities continued to see urgent and emergency referrals.
Other health care workers were redeployed to various locations in line with our pandemic plans.
 
Not all medical facilities were shut. Most routine care was suspended but most specialities continued to see urgent and emergency referrals.
Other health care workers were redeployed to various locations in line with our pandemic plans.
For your little chunk of an island...

Was it fun playing at triage nurse whilst getting away from all those manky teeth and leaving their owners to the possible ravages of endocarditis?
 
The face mask business is to cut down on the people who get infected in the second wave, either symptomless or otherwise as the symptomless can pass it on.

The reason we have not had the face masks in shops before now is likely a societal one rather than for public health reasons. It is three fold:

1] The British population is quite bolshy and needs to be prepared. It is now, so compliance is likely.
2] The main scientific opinion now revolves around the idea that face masks reduce transmission from the infected to the infectee. Up to now, that was not the case.
3] The British police need the compliance at 1] because they are not really geared either mentally or in terms of numbers to enforce compliance. It acts against the supportive and the indifferent who largely never come into police contact. Policeman really don't want this.
The face mask thing was always something we kind of sniggered at as it was only the Japanese who wore them as almost second nature and the Chinese wore them because of the air pollution problems that were so common.... (or wore them to prevent them constantly spitting on the streets)... Us Brits have long gone past the days of industrial smog... we have no need for masks.... except now we do.
Today though it was noticeable how many people were wearing masks in my local Sainsbury's. The initial reluctance may be less than it was a few weeks ago. What does need to happen though is that there has to be severe penalties in place, with well publicised instances of enforcement and prosecution, for those feral teenagers who are going round and using spitting and smearing of spit covered hands as a type of weapon of assault. There's been a few too many of those incidents that seem to go unpunished....
 
Not all medical facilities were shut. Most routine care was suspended but most specialities continued to see urgent and emergency referrals.
Other health care workers were redeployed to various locations in line with our pandemic plans.

My Specialist kept on seeing me until the case rate in the hospital got a bit worrying, then offered the option to self administer my own TNF infusions at home with support which generous offer I took.
 

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Any news on what they plan to do if that does happen? A second lockdown or trying to maintain the current restrictions with masks etc.?
Re lockdown, probably managed regionally. Flu vaccination (and covid if available by then) for everyone over 50. Track and trace based on local GPs (although plenty of push back there)
 
They might as well take the opportunity to recharge their batteries for what's likely to happen come the winter.
No need for a battery operated boyfriend, just send a bus load of big breasted nurses in nurses uniforms over to me
 

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