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  1. RoverDom

    Coronavirus

    That's ridiculous. The whole point of nightengales is to add capacity not shuffle it around. I'm assuming regular hospitals dont have spare nurses lying around at the best of times. We're repeatedly told this is a war, so act like it, draft medics in from other fields. The NHS isnt the only employer of medically trained people - As dreams has said, draft in army medics - sports clubs all have a club doctor other industries also have medical staff - incentivise current part timers to up their hours - incentivise people who have left to come back, not talking about just retired folk but people who left cos the job was crap - strike a deal with private hospitals to borrow surplus staff - recreationally there will be people who who have gained significant first aid training. With some intensive training, could they not take over some of the lower skill lower risk jobs nurses do leaving them free to focus on the more medically complex stuff. Some may laugh at this, but for example members of my running club could and have treated seriously injured runners up in the fells in horrific conditions, theres surely some transferable nous there? - better integration with pharmacists to free up staff time Not all workable I imagine but some out of the box thinking is needed rather than just "use existing staff" approach.
  2. RoverDom

    Coronavirus

    Dont we all? As I said, I've made sacrifices, none of which benefit me in the slightest yet still get hit with the selfish tag. If I believed another lockdown would eradicate the virus / get it fully under control (rather than kick the can down the road) I'd be all for it. I'm struggling with the concept that targeted shielding of the vulnerable is too difficult logistically but shutting down the entire economy, no problem gov. With the money and the brain power that's been thrown at this, that's an embarrassing outcome. In March, on the back foot, time against us, fine, lock everyone down. That surely cant still be the best answer.
  3. RoverDom

    Politics

    I remember at the start of this matt Hancock openly admitting he couldn't live off statutory sick pay and the smug bastard said it almost with a smirk on his face. They either dont understand or dont care.
  4. RoverDom

    Coronavirus

    Sorry to hear that but suicide isnt contiguous so.... We all draw a line somewhere, would you still be advocating a lockdown at 1 a day. Besides we're not accepting deaths, we're saying that there must be a better way to reduce them by taking a targeted approach rather than blanket.
  5. RoverDom

    Coronavirus

    I think theres evidence that a good number of people dont develop antibodies and that other immune system responses fight it off. Something to do with exposure to other coronavirus. I wont claim to understand the detail at all but the gist is that you could have had it and not have anti-bodies.
  6. RoverDom

    Coronavirus

    This. I sacrificed the majority of summer (for no benefit to me) I've obeyed all that hands face space malarkey (again of no benefit to me). I've had limited contact with one set of grandparents one of whom probably wont be around in 18 months time and I've missed out on 2-3 trips south to see another grandma who by the time I next time I see her (likely to be atleast 2021) wont remember who I am. I've made sacrifices, we all have, many have suffered far worse and sacrificed their jobs and in some cases their health, but daring to question whether further lockdowns are appropriate is pure selfish.
  7. RoverDom

    Coronavirus

    The word you are dancing round is 'disproportionate'. Correct there are other ways to reduce road deaths, that dont involve going over the top and banning all cars. The first lockdown was meant to break the cycle, the only cycle we're getting into is outbreak - lockdown - outbreak - lockdown - outbreak. If a 2-3 circuit breaker was guaranteed to work, virus gone, job done then I would absolutely back it and encourage everyone else to. The chances are it would last way longer than 3 weeks and the virus would pop up again in a couple of months. Dreams did a good post yesterday on the effect lockdown is having on peoples lives.
  8. RoverDom

    Coronavirus

    2000 people die a year in road traffic accidents. You could vastly reduce that by banning cars from the road, if all life is precious, why dont we do that?
  9. RoverDom

    Coronavirus

    Number of reasons, theres a virus going around, they've got the resources to to do it, government department who probably couldn't be seen not to be taking it seriously and as an organisation its health and safety first, security second and value for money a distant third. As for the second question, we've been allowed to go back since September if we want but it's entirely optional. I went back in yesterday as a one off, there was some work to be done that was easier to work through face to face in a meeting room with a big screen and also some stuff I needed to collect from my desk. As I say though, very very covid secure, in an open plan that usually seats 42 (inefficient use of space, as could get double that in) there was 3 in yesterday. As an organisation, we decided to stay open as much as we can with no pressure to go into the office, specifically for those people who were struggling being housebound.
  10. RoverDom

    Coronavirus

    I'd love to see the value framework of grading deaths. - you cant catch a car crash so thats minus points for car crash - you can catch flu but it's not in the headlines like covid so minus points there - cancer is in the headlines but not contagious and takes longer to die from cancer than covid so again minus points there. - deaths as a result of being locked away in the home are worth 0 because they can be used to argue against lockdown.
  11. RoverDom

    Coronavirus

    Can I count on you to back my campaign to ban all cars off the road, allowing only delivery drivers and public transport?
  12. RoverDom

    Coronavirus

    I'm dying to know. My spot, Health and Safety trumps absolutely everything even just in the offices. To the point of tedium to be honest
  13. RoverDom

    Coronavirus

    I went into my office for the first time since March today. Hands down the most covid secure place in the country. Upon arrival, in the lobby theres a table of goody bags with masks, hand sanister, gloves and a hook to open doors with (all optional). Big open plan office which even if full the desks are so big you're 1.5metres away from each other but now every other desk is off limits and you're preassigned one. One way systems everywhere, meeting room capacity is about 25% of what its normally at with chairs pre arranged and unable to be moved. Canteen staff come round and take your order and deliver it to your desk. Cleaners going round all day wiping handles and handrails etc. Strict rules in the kitchen to wipe everything down when you're done, sachets of milk rather than a big 2l carton.
  14. RoverDom

    Politics

    Chicago town pizza....
  15. RoverDom

    Coronavirus

    But what's actually happening is a lot different. Other half works at a GPs and says that's there is just an insane backlog. Heard similar reports from a couple of friends who are GPs in Leeds and newcastle. In part because resources have been diverted to covid triage hubs and partly because doctors are sending people for covid tests, just to rule it out, before entertaining any other illness.
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