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Coronavirus/COVID-19 part 2

Post by Sarah » Wed Feb 24 2021 6:07am

Just one of many pandemic stories not breaking through into the Tory-friendly mass media, telling that "govt was unprepared, downgraded PPE req. and was corrupt & too slow in getting more":
Let me tell you story about why I’m so very angry about this

"PPE suppliers with political ties given 'high-priority' status, report reveals"
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... rt-reveals

In early March 2020 it was very quickly apparent the NHS was not “ready” for COVID, and in fact we ran out of the correct PPE nearly instantly in many areas.

Many of us were saying so publicly.
We got in touch with the Cabinet office and agreed to send them our large scale (million+) sources that came to us.

Emails flowed back and forth, it all seemed very hopeful, but then nothing.

By the time the government started looking abroad again, supply chains had been bought up at the factory level as other countries, like the US, joined the global bun fight.

All that wasted time now seems to have been spent on “VIPs” with little or no experience or stock, instead of the actual suppliers.
Nearly 1000 U.K. healthcare workers have died as a consequence of inadequate PPE, one of the worst rates in the entire world.
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1364 ... 07456.html
https://twitter.com/DrDomPimenta/status ... 07456?s=20
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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19 part 2

Post by Sarah » Sat Feb 27 2021 11:04am

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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19 part 2

Post by sanity clause » Sat Feb 27 2021 5:18pm

Sadly, this was predicted by many (including myself).

The Ghost of Christmas Future will be telling a tale of betrayal at the highest level.

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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19 part 2

Post by kevinchess1 » Wed Mar 03 2021 7:08pm

While we're discussing CoVID and bad political decisions

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Post by Sarah » Thu Jun 10 2021 5:09pm

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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19 part 2

Post by kevinchess1 » Sun Jun 13 2021 12:07pm

I see your source is the OECD
They have a long term forecast Here
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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19 part 2

Post by kevinchess1 » Mon Jun 14 2021 4:56pm

Boris has announced that he is due to address the nation at 6pm this evening, although he could announce a short delay until 8pm at which point an even longer delay hasn't yet been ruled out.
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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19 part 2

Post by Richard Frost » Tue Jul 20 2021 4:50pm

Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid

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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19 part 2

Post by Richard Frost » Tue Jul 20 2021 4:51pm

Will we have to start paying for lateral flow tests?
At-home tests to check for Covid-19 may no longer be free in the UK after September under plans reportedly being considered by ministers.

Lateral flow tests (LFTs), which provide results within 30 minutes, cost the government “in the range of £5 to £30 each”, the Financial Times reports. With the bill for the testing scheme already totalling billions of pounds, a Department of Health spokesperson told TheWeek.co.uk on Monday that the test kits will continue to be available free online “until September 2021”, when “a policy review” is planned. “Details of any extension of the programme will be set out in due course,” the spokesperson added.
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