The BBC: are claims of political bias justified? Part 2.

TamH70

MIA
I was talking to a paramedic yesterday. I asked him about ‘everyone’ having Covid 19 on the death certificate. His theory, not enough time or people to do proper post mortems, so everyone dies of Covid 19 at the moment, even if that is not the true cause.
As I have been unable to get an answer to that question from anyone else, it’s as good a theory as anything.
@vvaannmmaann,
I posted the below back in January:

There does not need to be a positive test in order to record COVID 19 as a cause.
I don't know whether it has been approved but the BMA have asked that a clinician (presumably a medical professional), not just a Doctor should have attended the patient (in person, by phone or video) in the 28 days before death in order for a Doctor to complete a Death Certificate.

If the above has been accepted, a clinician could have a phone conversation with a patient 28 days before death, tell the Doctor they thought the patient had Covid (because they had a cough) and the Doctor should then record COVID 19 on the Death Certificate.

https://www.bma.org.uk/media/2843/bma-verification-of-death-vod-july-2020.pdf

Certification of Death
After a death has been verified, a certificate (Medical Certificate of Cause of Death – MCCD) must be completed and submitted to the local registrar of births, marriages and deaths. The certificate must be completed by a doctor who is registered (including temporary registration) and licensed to practice with the GMC. In addition to other details required on the certificate, the doctor must provide to the best of their knowledge and belief a cause of death. The cause entered is a matter of clinical judgement, determined by weighing up the patient’s recent and past medical history and the circumstances of their death. When a doctor cannot reasonably give a likely cause of death the case must be submitted to the coroner for investigation which may include a post-mortem examination of the body to establish a cause of death. Under COVID-19 arrangements, where the GP has completed the MCCD, it will be emailed to the registrar’s office, rather than being collected from the surgery.
In those cases where the doctor is confident on medical grounds that a particular cause of death is likely then that should be entered on the MCCD. COVID-19 is an acceptable direct or underlying cause of death for the purposes of completing the MCCD, even without the results of a positive test, and it is important that likely COVID-19 deaths are reported as such via the registrar.
The rules surrounding the completion of the MCCD have changed following the Coronavirus Act 2020. In order for a doctor to complete a MCCD without referral to the coroner any doctor must have seen (including via video link) the patient in the 28 days before death, or alternatively in person after death. If these conditions are met, then a doctor may complete a MCCD which is sent to the registrar who will record the death and complete the paperwork to allow burial or cremation.
If these conditions are not met but the doctor is satisfied regarding the likely cause of death, then a MCCD may still be issued but should be clearly marked to indicate that the person was seen neither in the 28 days before death or after death. In such circumstances the case must be referred to the coroner. The process for this referral is defined at a local level by each coroner, but the doctor will be required to explain the medical history and circumstances of the death to help the coroner British Medical Association 3 reach a determination. The coroner may then issue a form 100A sanctioning the completion of the registration process, or they may choose to order a post-mortem examination.
The conditions above are the subject of a BMA request to government. We have asked that any clinician (not just a doctor) may have attended the patient in the 28 days before death and that this may include telephone (not just video) consultations. We believe this more correctly reflects the reality of the way in which GP teams of specialist allied health professionals deliver care. We have also asked that where no contact has taken place before death that the requirement to attend after death can also be via video link with the funeral director. These are changes that could significantly speed up the certification process and reduce the expected surge in demand on the coronial system, thereby speeding up the process for grieving families and reducing their suffering. We are aware that some coroners have already signalled their local agreement to such a pragmatic approach.
 
If that’s the case Nick Robinson doesn’t appear to have got the memo.

His ‘stop talking’ demand of the PM in the interview on R4 has apparently annoyed quite a few Conservative MPs, particularly Nadine Dorries, according to both the Times and the DM.

I was with Boris later that day doing interviews for all the Broadcasters and he mentioned the 'stop talking' thing about 5 times.
 
I was with Boris later that day doing interviews for all the Broadcasters and he mentioned the 'stop talking' thing about 5 times.
Are you able to expand a tadge more on that please?

For example, was he shrugging it off, seething etc?
 

TamH70

MIA
This is the BBC News for Wales page....yes it is....what makes you think otherwise...all those Celts look the same to me....

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This is the BBC News for Wales page....yes it is....what makes you think otherwise...all those Celts look the same to me....

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The page layout has now changed but if you scroll to the bottom of the story, have a look at the stories that contain 'BAME' or ''Black' in the title.

 
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Cold_Collation

LE
Book Reviewer
I used to work with a black girl from Croydon about - blimey, over 20 years ago. We used to debate race quite a lot, as we were both very interested in communities integrating.

She came into the ongoing conversation one day saying that she was pleased that WH Smith in Croydon now had a Black Interest section among the books. I asked her how that was positive - that it only set the community apart, that it was actually a retrograde step.

She paused for a moment, burst out laughing, then said that she totally agreed with me.

The BBC having a separate BAME section does the same thing: it creates a 'them and us', rather than a coherent society. It is not a positive step.
 

Chef

LE
The page layout has now changed but if you scroll to the bottom of the story, have a look at the stories that contain 'BAME' or ''Black' in the title.

In a few years time, Youmna Mouhamad, the designer of this:
the comb for afro hair

Will be credited as 'Inventing the afro comb'. Conveniently ignoring that it is a minor modification of this:
xnicx Wide Tooth Comb Afro Comb Detangling Hair Brush Wide Comb Detangler  Comb Paddle Hair Comb Care Handgrip Comb-Best Styling Comb for Long, Wet or Curly  Hair-Improve Blood Circulation Black : Amazon.co.uk:

Available from Amazon right now for £2.99 and similar types of comb have been around for years. Thus is history rewritten to pander to the hard of thinking.
 

Tyk

LE
In other news, the BBC continues to lead the way in the insidious drip of Project Fear:


To be fair to the BBC it's not a Brexit Project Fear offshoot, it's the global supply chain being horribly messed up as a knock on effect of Covid and many Governments basically printing cash. Inflation is the inevitable result.

They could have framed it more honestly though. If Brexit hadn't happened the situation would be very little different.
 
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