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 Post subject: Friday 1st May 2020
PostPosted: Fri 01 May, 2020 5:46 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Friday 1st May 2020
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 Post subject: Re: Friday 1st May 2020
PostPosted: Fri 01 May, 2020 11:27 am 
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Care home boss blasts Johnson's claim that pandemic is on downward slope
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One of the UK’s largest providers of care homes, which has lost over 300 residents to Covid-19, has responded angrily to Boris Johnson’s claim the pandemic is on a downward slope, saying this is not true in care homes and lambasting the newly announced testing regime as “completely shambolic”.

MHA, which has 222 facilities, said the prime minister was being “at best disingenuous” when he told the Downing Street press briefing the UK has come through the peak and there was sunlight ahead. (Politics Live, Guardian)


I'm not in the least bit, under normal circumstances, a cheerleader for the private care home sector but - strange times.


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 Post subject: Re: Friday 1st May 2020
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We are fairly obviously post peak in terms of overall deaths, which is something to be thankful for. But not out of the woods yet by a long stretch.


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Morning all.

May already?

Interesting that when the old routine was disrupted the first couple of weeks seemed to take forever but now we're in a new routine time seems to be racing along.

And it's raining here so the daily walk will have to wait. The scrubs workshop is going well in the next room.

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I've just told 'er indoors that the works canteen opens in 5 minutes...half hour for lunch and then back to work!

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 Post subject: Re: Friday 1st May 2020
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RogerOThornhill wrote:
Interesting that when the old routine was disrupted the first couple of weeks seemed to take forever but now we're in a new routine time seems to be racing along


As with most other things, over time you get used to it. Going back to work is actually likely to feel odd for quite a few at first.


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
We are fairly obviously post peak in terms of overall deaths, which is something to be thankful for. But not out of the woods yet by a long stretch.

Data from the ONS seems to indicate there might be a regional aspect to peaks, AK. Also, we may experience more than one peak. A lot a motor vehicles on the road for several days here in the Midlands.


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 Post subject: Re: Friday 1st May 2020
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He's not wrong.

https://twitter.com/PaulOnBooks/status/ ... 0739087361

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A lot a motor vehicles on the road for several days here in the Midlands.

People have never been told not to go to work.
I'm not saying there isn't more traffic about, but some of it could be people taking the car rather than public transport? Perceived as less risky + quicker journeys because minimal congestion.

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The government has changed the way it is counting the number of Covid-19 tests carried out in a bid to hit its self-imposed 100,000 tests per day target, the Health Service Journal reports.

Previously, a test would be counted once the sample had been processed in a lab, but this definition has been changed in the last few days, a senior source has told the HSJ.

According to the source, the Department of Health and Social care is now including tests that have been posted or delivered to people’s home in its figures – which means tests that are sent to people are counted before the recipient has done their test and returned their sample to the lab.

[b]The HSJ understands that up to 50,000 of the tests that will be reported as having taken place on 30 April will actually represent the mailing or the agreeing to mail a home testing kit.[/b] (Politics Live, Guardian - my emphasis)


There's a surprise.


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 Post subject: Re: Friday 1st May 2020
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I think I've just said goodbye to my mum over the phone. allowed one person there - my sister suited and masked.
We had the phone on speaker - could hardly hear her but she said she loved me.
and that she'd be watching over me... we all laughed when I said she still made that sound like a threat...

I say 'think' because my mum lost consciousness and my sister had to leave with her phone.

I've heard nothing since.

I'm not sure what we do next.


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@Lost Soul

I'm so sorry for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Friday 1st May 2020
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I'm so sorry for you.


Thank you PorFavor. I'm not used to being unable to sort things out or fix stuff...

Had more news - she may not be aware of anything. Maybe tonight or tomorrow. She is very weak.


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 Post subject: Re: Friday 1st May 2020
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That's really tough, Lost Soul, not being able to be there and not know what's going on. I'm so sorry.

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 Post subject: Re: Friday 1st May 2020
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It is. But I think there's an awful lot of us going through the same thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Friday 1st May 2020
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Yes, this is just so sad.


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Goodnight, everyone.
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Oh god Lost Soul that's awful. I wish you the very best.


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And it makes me so angry. I now have a bloke in my house who seems to think it's ok to have his two little kids coming round to visit his flat every day, and when I confronted him about it at lunchtime he couldn't comprehend what my problem was, people still can't form orderly queues outside supermarkets even with a 2 metre gap marked out on the ground, then when inside any notion of social distancing goes out the window. This lockdown has been a constant war against human stupidity and complacency. Hundreds of people are dying every day and yet a significant minority of the British public just couldn't give a shit. I wouldn't mind if it just meant them dying but the pig ignorant selfish fuckers put all of our lives at risk. I'm sorry if this seems the wrong time for this rant but I've been spitting feathers all week and quite frankly felt like I was going to snap in Tesco the other day when a guy in a mask shoved himself directly in front of me, and I mean within millimetres, to get himself some eggs. It would have been rude at the best of times and I really had to exercise extreme self control in only calling him a 'fucking moron'. He said something back but the mask muffled his no doubt devastating retort. And his behaviour was just the peak of a wave of outright idiocy. I mean even today at the tills the woman behind me completely ignored the tape on the floor you're meant to stand behind to distance you from the cashier and when I pointed this out to her she glared at me then slowly walked back behind the tape making a show of it, I asked the lass on the till how many people were ignoring the distancing rules and she sighed and said about half of them. I tell you, if I was working in a supermarket I'd want a lot more than a 10% bonus to put up with that kind of shit.

Again apologies for the rant, and I wish everyone the best.


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