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What is never released by mainstream media is the breakdown of deaths in relation to obesity, ethnic background, age and sex. We are all aware that age is a big factor but if you add in the other factors and throw in underlining health issues I reckon it would be a fairly substantial percentage of the fatalities.I get that if they were released a lot of people would say” this will not effect me” so I reckon we will never see them.it seems we went for the worse case scenario and built a plan to that. Ok, being cautious is a virtue in cases like this, but the heavier the lockdown the harder it is to get out.Unless we wait for a vaccine, it’s difficult how, given current restrictions, we will get back to anything like our normal life. No way football is coming back with crowds and given some scientists views, we may as well pull down the blinds, lock the door and wait until next year.
It’s a brutal balance between the economy taking a massive nosedive and how many fatalities are morally exceptable.IMO we didn’t do enough to protect the old and vunerable early doors. My sister works in a care home and they still don’t have all the PPE they need. They are relying on the staff not to get infected and bring it to work.
Thanks for sharing Thackers - a very interesting read.
The NHS is not a charity and it isn’t staffed by heroes. It has been run into the ground by successive governments and now we are reaping the rewards of that neglect, on the background of the public health impact of years of rampant inequality in the UK.Are we still allowed to complain about poor resources and potentially unsafe working conditions now we’ve had clapping, rainbows, free doughnuts and a nice old fella walking round his garden for us? How dare we?!The clapping drives me nuts and a lot of my colleagues feel the same. We regard it as govt planned emotional blackmail. This Govt and the one before it are 100% to blame for the diabolical mess we find ourselves in. Of course China are to blame for the virus but we had a month's warning to prepare in a better manner. And in reality we had several years warning.We also had a 600 word report by Prof Vallance last year on epidemics/pandemics and the actions the UK needed to take. It was totally ignored by Theresa May! Prior to that was exercise cygnus in 2016. You will hear a great deal about exercise cygnus when the enquiries start.And Again Theresa May was at the helm when that report was lovingly ignored. We are all fed up of this virus but it isn't going anywhere until we have a vaccine.
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