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"I'm an NHS doctor – and I've had enough of people clapping for me"


The health service is not a charity and it is not staffed by heroes. It has been run into the ground by successive governments.

I work for the NHS as a doctor.
- I don’t work “on the frontline” because there isn’t one.
- I’m not in the army and we aren’t engaged in military combat.

But I do work as a consultant on a ward where we have had Covid-19, and colleagues of mine have been very unwell. The requirement to be constantly vigilant and to manage the infection risk makes work more difficult, more stressful, and at times more tragic.

It would, however, be nice to:
  • Have clarity about many things, from testing to isolation to proper use of personal protective equipment ( #PPE ).
  • Work in an adequately funded NHS, staffed by people listened to by the government.
  • To see appropriate remuneration for the low-paid staff holding the service together.
  • To see that the value of immigrants to the NHS is appreciated.
  • To have a health service integrated with a functioning social care service.
More from this doctor at:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/21/nhs-doctor-enough-people-clapping

#ToryLiesCostLives #SaveOurNHS #NHS #BorisTheButcher #HandsOffOurNHS #TradeDeal #Healthcare #UK #Healthcare4All #Austerity #AusterityKills #BorisTheLiar #BorisTheCoward #ToryLies #ToriesOut #BorisOut #BorisResign #doctors #clapping

 
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"I'm an NHS doctor – and I've had enough of people clapping for me"


The health service is not a charity and it is not staffed by heroes. It has been run into the ground by successive governments.

I work for the NHS as a doctor.
- I don’t work “on the frontline” because there isn’t one.
- I’m not in the army and we aren’t engaged in military combat.

But I do work as a consultant on a ward where we have had Covid-19, and colleagues of mine have been very unwell. The requirement to be constantly vigilant and to manage the infection risk makes work more difficult, more stressful, and at times more tragic.

It would, however, be nice to:
  • Have clarity about many things, from testing to isolation to proper use of personal protective equipment ( #PPE ).
  • Work in an adequately funded NHS, staffed by people listened to by the government.
  • To see appropriate remuneration for the low-paid staff holding the service together.
  • To see that the value of immigrants to the NHS is appreciated.
  • To have a health service integrated with a functioning social care service.
More from this doctor at:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/21/nhs-doctor-enough-people-clapping

#ToryLiesCostLives #SaveOurNHS #NHS #BorisTheButcher #HandsOffOurNHS #TradeDeal #Healthcare #UK #Healthcare4All #Austerity #AusterityKills #BorisTheLiar #BorisTheCoward #ToryLies #ToriesOut #BorisOut #BorisResign #doctors #clapping

 
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... but the word Shabbat can be clearly read :)

Dead Sea Scroll fragments thought to be blank reveal text



May 15, 2020
Posted in Archives & Collections

Our new research has revealed that four Dead Sea Scroll manuscript fragments housed at The University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library, which were previously thought to be blank, do in fact contain text.

The discovery means that The University of Manchester is the only institution in the UK to possess authenticated textual fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Unlike the recent cases of forgeries assumed to be Dead Sea Scrolls fragments, all of these small pieces were unearthed in the official excavations of the Qumran caves, and were never passed through the antiquities market.

In the 1950s, the fragments were gifted by the Jordanian government to Ronald Reed, leather expert at the University of Leeds, so he could study their physical and chemical composition. It was assumed that the pieces were ideal for scientific tests, as they were blank and relatively worthless. These were studied and published by Reed and his student John Poole, and then stored safely away.

In 1997 the Reed Collection was donated to The University of Manchester through the initiative of Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis, George Brooke. These fragments have been stored in Reed’s own labelled boxes in The John Rylands Library, and have been relatively untouched since then.

When examining the fragments for the new study, Professor Joan Taylor thought it possible that one of them did actually contain a letter, and therefore decided to photograph all of the existing fragments over 1 cm that appear blank to the naked eye, using multispectral imaging.

51 fragments were imaged front and back. Six were identified for further detailed investigation – of these, it was established that four have readable Hebrew/Aramaic text written in carbon-based ink. The study has also revealed ruled lines and small vestiges of letters on other fragments.

The most substantial fragment has the remains of four lines of text with 15-16 letters, most of which are only partially preserved, but the word Shabbat (Sabbath) can be clearly read. This text (Ryl4Q22) may be related to the biblical book of Ezekiel (46:1-3). One piece with text is the edge of a parchment scroll section, with sewn thread, and the first letters of two lines of text may be seen to the left of this binding.

“Looking at one of the fragments with a magnifying glass, I thought I saw a small, faded letter – a lamed, the Hebrew letter ‘L’,” said Professor Taylor. “Frankly, since all these fragments were supposed to be blank and had even been cut into for leather studies, I also thought I might be imagining things. But then it seemed maybe other fragments could have very faded letters too.”

“With new techniques for revealing ancient texts now available, I felt we had to know if these letters could be exposed. There are only a few on each fragment, but they are like missing pieces of a jigsaw puzzle you find under a sofa.”

(...)
Photo: (c) University of Manchester.

MORE: https://dqcaas.com/2020/05/15/dead-sea-scroll-fragments-thought-to-be-blank-reveal-text/

The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls (Official)

The Leon Levi Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library


#Israel #Hebrew #Jew #Jewish #Israeli #history #DeadSea #scrolls #news #photo #research #science #ancient #Middle East #University #Manchester #UK #technology




[WIKI]:
The Dead Sea Scrolls (also the Qumran Caves Scrolls) are ancient Jewish religious manuscripts that were found in the Qumran Caves in the Judaean Desert, near Ein Feshkha on the northern shore of the Dead Sea in the West Bank. Scholarly consensus dates these scrolls from the last three centuries BCE and the first century CE. The texts have great historical, religious, and linguistic significance because they include the second-oldest known surviving manuscripts of works later included in the Hebrew Bible canon, along with deuterocanonical and extra-biblical manuscripts which preserve evidence of the diversity of religious thought in late Second Temple Judaism. Almost all of the Dead Sea Scrolls are held by the state of Israel in the Shrine of the Book on the grounds of the Israel Museum, but ownership of the scrolls is disputed by Jordan and Palestine.

Many thousands of written fragments have been discovered in the Dead Sea area. They represent the remnants of larger manuscripts damaged by natural causes or through human interference, with the vast majority holding only small scraps of text. However, a small number of well-preserved, almost intact manuscripts have survived – fewer than a dozen among those from the Qumran Caves. Researchers have assembled a collection of 981 different manuscripts – discovered in 1946/47 and in 1956 – from 11 caves. The 11 Qumran Caves lie in the immediate vicinity of the Hellenistic-period Jewish settlement at Khirbet Qumran in the eastern Judaean Desert, in the West Bank. The caves are located about one mile (1.6 kilometres) west of the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, whence they derive their name. Scholarly consensus dates the Qumran Caves Scrolls from the last three centuries BCE and the first century CE. Bronze coins found at the same sites form a series beginning with John Hyrcanus (in office 135–104 BCE) and continuing until the period of the First Jewish–Roman War (66–73 CE), supporting the radiocarbon and paleographic dating of the scrolls.

In the larger sense, the Dead Sea Scrolls include manuscripts from additional Judaean Desert sites, dated as early as the 8th century BCE and as late as the 11th century CE.

Biblical texts older than the Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered only in two silver scroll-shaped amulets containing portions of the Priestly Blessing from the Book of Numbers, excavated in Jerusalem at Ketef Hinnom and dated c. 600 BCE; some scholars also include the controversial Shapira Scroll. The third-oldest surviving known piece of the Torah, the En-Gedi Scroll, consists of a portion of Leviticus found in the Ein Gedi synagogue, burnt in the 6th century CE and analyzed in 2015. Research has dated it palaeographically to the 1st or 2nd century CE, and using the C14 method to sometime between the 2nd and 4th centuries CE.
Photo: the Israel Antiquities Authority; photographer not named. June 1993. Library of Congress

 
#US and #UK ‘lead push against global #patent pool for #Covid-19 drugs’ | World news | The Guardian

Isn’t it ironic that the free market and competition freaks are the ones who are all up for granting state-sponsored monopolies on therapeutics treatments of a #pandemic?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/17/us-and-uk-lead-push-against-global-patent-pool-for-covid-19-drugs

 

Working Class History auf Twitter: "#OtD 14 May 1938 the England football team gave a Nazi salute before a match in Berlin. They had been ordered to do so by the govt which had made a pact with Hitler when much of the ruling class supported fascism. More about UK fascism at the time here: https://t.co/Bxf9XqNMlT https://t.co/kUW782FBQv" / Twitter


#UK #fascism #history

https://twitter.com/wrkclasshistory/status/1260713587980619776
E35-37: The 43 Group

Working Class History: E35-37: The 43 Group (Working Class History)


 
Here’s a question for any #botanists or #dendrologists out there. Can you name the #species of this tree? It is the one I’m featuring in my #tree20 project. Apologies that the images are slightly overexposed.

#MyWork #MyPhoto #CCBYSA #DSLR #Nikon #D7000 #Nature #UK
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In the macabre comparison of the #Covid-19 #pandemic, the #UK has now overtaken #Italy to be behind only the #US and #Spain in terms of number of infections. Meanwhile, #Russia is coming up on the inside fast.

 
#Coronavirus #R: Is this the crucial number? - BBC News

This news is encouraging but it indicates that lifting the #lockdown prematurely could be devastating.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52473523

#UK #Covid-19 #Pandemic #RValue

 


Coronavirus: Sewage study could predict second Covid-19 peak - BBC News


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-52544247
Analysing sewage could help scientists predict a second peak of Covid-19 up to two weeks before people become symptomatic.

A team from Bangor University has been looking at samples from water treatment works across Wales in a bid to trace how many people have been infected.

The team has previously tracked norovirus through the sewage system.

People start to shed the virus in faeces up to two weeks before the onset of symptoms.

Prof Davey Jones, who is leading the School of Natural Sciences study, said: "It may be gives us a two weeks window in which we can actually monitor whether Covid is going up or down in the population before it actually hits the hospitals."
#CoronaVirus #SewageAnalysis #Wales #UK #Science

 


Coronavirus: Sewage study could predict second Covid-19 peak - BBC News


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-52544247
Analysing sewage could help scientists predict a second peak of Covid-19 up to two weeks before people become symptomatic.

A team from Bangor University has been looking at samples from water treatment works across Wales in a bid to trace how many people have been infected.

The team has previously tracked norovirus through the sewage system.

People start to shed the virus in faeces up to two weeks before the onset of symptoms.

Prof Davey Jones, who is leading the School of Natural Sciences study, said: "It may be gives us a two weeks window in which we can actually monitor whether Covid is going up or down in the population before it actually hits the hospitals."
#CoronaVirus #SewageAnalysis #Wales #UK #Science

 
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You'll Never Walk Alone - Captain Tom Moore, Michael Ball & The NHS Voices of Care Choir



"The sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away". Captain Tom Moore, 100 years old


[WIKI]:
Colonel Thomas Moore (born 30 April 1920), known informally as Captain Tom, is a former British Army officer known for his efforts to raise money for charity in the run-up to his 100th birthday during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

Moore served in India and the Burma campaign during the Second World War. He later became an instructor in armoured warfare. After the war, he worked as managing director of a concrete company and was an avid motorcycle racer.

On 6 April 2020, at the age of 99, he began to walk around his garden in aid of NHS Charities Together during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of raising £1,000 by his hundredth birthday. By 29 April, he had raised over £29.5 million. In doing so, he made many media appearances and became a popular household name in the United Kingdom generating much interest in his life story, and earned a number of accolades. Soon after the walk, he featured in a cover version of the song "You'll Never Walk Alone", with proceeds going to the same charity. The single topped the UK music charts and made him the oldest person to ever achieve a UK number one.

He received over 125,000 cards for his 100th birthday, and was appointed as honorary colonel of the Army Foundation College.
MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Tom_Moore

[BBC]:
Captain Tom Moore originally aimed to raise just £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by completing laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.

But he has smashed his target after nearly 800,000 people made donations to his fundraising page.

As he finished the challenge earlier, he said: "I feel fine, I hope you're all feeling fine too."

Capt Tom told the BBC the total amount raised so far was "an absolutely fantastic sum of money".

"I never dreamt I would be involved in such an occasion as this," he said at the end of his final lap.

On Friday morning, Capt Tom's JustGiving page, which temporarily crashed after he finished the challenge nearly 24 hours earlier, was showing donations of more than £17m.

The total includes an undisclosed donation from the Duke of Cambridge, who also wrote to the World War Two veteran.

Capt Tom's daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore said: "We are absolutely floored by what has been achieved but we're so happy, so humbled and so proud.

"He's a beacon of hope in dark times and I think we all need something like this to believe in and it's for such an amazing cause."

His granddaughter, Georgia, added she was "very proud" of him.

Capt Tom began raising funds to thank the "magnificent" NHS staff who helped him with treatment for cancer and a broken hip.

With the aid of a walking frame, he completed 100 laps of the 25-metre (82ft) loop in his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, in 10-lap chunks well before his birthday on 30 April.

Tributes and messages of congratulations have poured in from politicians, celebrities and NHS workers, while a petition for him to receive a knighthood has been signed by more than 300,000 people so far.

Downing Street said Prime Minister Boris Johnson would "certainly be looking at ways to recognise" him.

"It would be marvellous to have such an honour but I don't expect anything like that," Capt Tom said.

A spokesman for Mr Johnson said Capt Tom had "captured the heart of the nation with his heroic efforts" and raised an "incredible amount" of money.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said what he had done was "extraordinary" and "showed that the British spirit was as strong as it's ever been".

Brig Andrew Jackson, colonel of the Yorkshire Regiment, described Capt Tom as "an absolute legend" who came from "an exceptional generation that are still an inspiration for our Yorkshire soldiers today".

Nurses on Ward 4 at the Royal University Hospital said: "Thank you so much for all your efforts and how much money you've raised for the NHS."

Capt Tom also received a special message from actor and singer Michael Ball, who described the challenge as "an extraordinary achievement" and sang "You'll Never Walk Alone" to him live on BBC Breakfast.

Shortly after he finished the fundraiser, the retired soldier had words of advice for the nation about coping with the coronavirus lockdown.

"You've all got to remember that we will get through it in the end, it will all be right," he said.

"For all those people finding it difficult at the moment, the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away."

More than 700,000 people from around the world have donated money to the fundraising page since it was set up last week.

Capt Tom, who is originally from Keighley in West Yorkshire, trained as a civil engineer before enlisting in the Army for World War Two, rising to captain and serving in India and Myanmar, also known as Burma.

The veteran said plans for his 100th birthday party in two weeks' time have been affected by the pandemic but that the national outpouring of love and support for him was "a party enough for me".
MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52303859

[Sky News]:

Captain Tom Moore receives 125,000 cards for his 100th birthday



Emily Mee
Tuesday 28 April 2020

Thousands of cards have been sent to a school in Bedfordshire to mark Captain Tom Moore's upcoming 100th birthday.

The Second World War veteran inspired people across the world by raising more than £29m for the NHS by walking laps of his garden.

More than 125,000 birthday cards - including ones from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Dame Kelly Holmes and England football captain Harry Kane - have been sent to the school which Captain Tom's grandson attends.

Benjie Ingram-Moore enlisted the help of his school as cards began flooding in to mark his grandfather's birthday on Thursday.

The 16-year-old said: "The volume of cards that have been sent to granddad is just astonishing. So many of the cards are truly heartfelt with thousands from young children who have taken the time to use their artistic talent and write a personal message.

"Another £60,000 has been generously been donated via his birthday cards.

"It means a lot to granddad as well as us as a family. We are hugely proud of how the nation has taken granddad to its heart. Words can't express how much I idolise him."

More than 1,750 hours were spent opening each card and creating a display in Bedford School's Great Hall by a total of 140 members of school staff, parents and pupils past and present.

Hugh Maltby, director of Bedford School Association, said: "Benjie has been such an inspiration in his grandfather's campaign that we wanted to offer a way of giving back.

"When the family told us about all the cards being received at their local post office, I didn't hesitate to offer school's support to help open and display the cards."

In a separate tribute to Captain Tom, all mail sent from Monday will be stamped with a special postmark reading: "Happy 100th Birthday Captain Thomas Moore, NHS fundraising hero, 30th April 2020."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also praised the war hero's efforts, saying: "If we, as a country, can show the same spirit of optimism and energy shown by Captain Tom Moore, who turns 100 this week, if we can show the same spirit of unity and determination as we have all shown in the past six weeks, then I have absolutely no doubt that we will beat it together."
MORE: https://news.sky.com/story/captain-tom-moore-receives-125-000-cards-for-his-100th-birthday-11979735

(c) Photo: BBCm Sky News

#uk #england #british #military #captain tom #tom moore #world war #army #birthday #music #video #photo #news #bbc #skynews #pandemic #charity #action

 

Jonathan Pie prepares to spend the foreseeable future locked in and alone in his rubbish flat


Background: UK News reporter Jonathan Pie brutally honest views on the world of politics. Right. He's an actor/comedian and brilliantly protrays a TV news reporter who gets worked up about the insanity of politics.

Great fun. Honest. Entertaining. Fun. Funny

https://youtu.be/AnZ_5cm5eXA

#video #comedy #satire #JonathanPie #news #TVnews #UK #StandUp #actors #humour #Pie #lockdown #COVID19

YouTube: Jonathan Pie: LOCKDOWN (Jonathan Pie)


 

Jonathan Pie prepares to spend the foreseeable future locked in and alone in his rubbish flat


Background: UK News reporter Jonathan Pie brutally honest views on the world of politics. Right. He's an actor/comedian and brilliantly protrays a TV news reporter who gets worked up about the insanity of politics.

Great fun. Honest. Entertaining. Fun. Funny

https://youtu.be/AnZ_5cm5eXA

#video #comedy #satire #JonathanPie #news #TVnews #UK #StandUp #actors #humour #Pie #lockdown #COVID19

YouTube: Jonathan Pie: LOCKDOWN (Jonathan Pie)


 

Revealed: #DominicCummings on secret scientific advisory group for #Covid-19 | World news | The Guardian


Why is a non-scientist on the scientific committee advising on the worst crisis for a decade?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/24/revealed-dominic-cummings-on-secret-scientific-advisory-group-for-covid-19

#UK #Politics #Coronavirus

 

Revealed: #DominicCummings on secret scientific advisory group for #Covid-19 | World news | The Guardian


Why is a non-scientist on the scientific committee advising on the worst crisis for a decade?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/24/revealed-dominic-cummings-on-secret-scientific-advisory-group-for-covid-19

#UK #Politics #Coronavirus

 
All big #UK #airlines and travel firms denying refunds, Which? finds | Airline industry | The Guardian

They deserve bankruptcy if they behave like this.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/22/big-uk-airlines-and-travel-firms-denying-refunds-which-coronavirus

#Travel #ConsumerRights

 
Kapitalisten und ihrer Helfershelfer arbeiten mit allen Mitteln.
https://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=60345

#corbyn #labour #uk

 
This is a fascinating, excellent and scary thread about the "how hard can it be?" (hint: bloody hard, but you either don't understand or don't want to admit that it's hard) attitude in our political leadership.This isn't only about Coronavirus, it's about everything. It's about Brexit, Climate Change, Poverty and much much more. When Michael Gove famously said "people have had enough of experts" I feel he didn't really mean people, he meant politicians. And it worries me greatly about our future.

https://twitter.com/pmdfoster/status/1251434219139665920

#UK #politics #experts #Coronavirus #Covid19 #politics #Brexit #politicians #ventilators

 
This is a fascinating, excellent and scary thread about the "how hard can it be?" (hint: bloody hard, but you either don't understand or don't want to admit that it's hard) attitude in our political leadership.This isn't only about Coronavirus, it's about everything. It's about Brexit, Climate Change, Poverty and much much more. When Michael Gove famously said "people have had enough of experts" I feel he didn't really mean people, he meant politicians. And it worries me greatly about our future.

https://twitter.com/pmdfoster/status/1251434219139665920

#UK #politics #experts #Coronavirus #Covid19 #politics #Brexit #politicians #ventilators

 
How bad is the PPE shortage in the UK?

NHS frontline staff may walk out over lack of PPE, say unions

"The warning came in response to new guidance from Public Health England, revealed by the Guardian on Friday, which instructs healthcare workers to reuse disposable PPE. The guidelines also recommended that medics wear aprons if they are unable to access full-length gowns, and there are concerns that some PPE supplies are close to running out."

#UK #NHS #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #PPE

 
How bad is the PPE shortage in the UK?

NHS frontline staff may walk out over lack of PPE, say unions

"The warning came in response to new guidance from Public Health England, revealed by the Guardian on Friday, which instructs healthcare workers to reuse disposable PPE. The guidelines also recommended that medics wear aprons if they are unable to access full-length gowns, and there are concerns that some PPE supplies are close to running out."

#UK #NHS #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #PPE

 
From Ricky Coxon on Facebook

Govt: We’re talking to supermarkets
Supermarkets: You’re not.

Govt: There’s a shortage of chemicals
Chemicals companies: There isn’t

Govt: The science has changed
Scientists: No it hasn’t

Govt: We never got the email
EU: Yes you did

Govt: 25,000 tests per day
PHE: 7,000 tests per day

Govt: Ventilator companies are making ventilators for us
Ventilator Companies: you never got back to us. Dyson are though.

Govt: We’ve got 30,000 ventilators coming
Dyson: actually, it’s 30 for now

Govt: PPE has been delivered
NHS: No it hasn’t

Govt: We’ve built the Nightingale
Nurses: but no one can staff it though

Govt: Unprecedented economic package!
Self-employed: Not until June!

Govt: Banks will give you short term loans
Banks: 40% overdraft rates and we want your home as collateral

Govt: Save the NHS
Me: You bastards have been killing it for the last decade

Govt: We are not pursuing Herd immunity
WHO: Yes you are

Govt: We are not lying
Media: oh ok, good job old boy

https://www.facebook.com/ricky.coxon/posts/10156810802650807

#uk #UKPolitics #UKgovernment #BorisJohnson #MattHancock #lies #prevarication

Govt: We're talking to supermarketsSupermarkets: You're not.Govt: There's a shortage of chemicalsChemicals...

Gepostet von Ricky Coxon am Donnerstag, 2. April 2020

 
From Ricky Coxon on Facebook

Govt: We’re talking to supermarkets
Supermarkets: You’re not.

Govt: There’s a shortage of chemicals
Chemicals companies: There isn’t

Govt: The science has changed
Scientists: No it hasn’t

Govt: We never got the email
EU: Yes you did

Govt: 25,000 tests per day
PHE: 7,000 tests per day

Govt: Ventilator companies are making ventilators for us
Ventilator Companies: you never got back to us. Dyson are though.

Govt: We’ve got 30,000 ventilators coming
Dyson: actually, it’s 30 for now

Govt: PPE has been delivered
NHS: No it hasn’t

Govt: We’ve built the Nightingale
Nurses: but no one can staff it though

Govt: Unprecedented economic package!
Self-employed: Not until June!

Govt: Banks will give you short term loans
Banks: 40% overdraft rates and we want your home as collateral

Govt: Save the NHS
Me: You bastards have been killing it for the last decade

Govt: We are not pursuing Herd immunity
WHO: Yes you are

Govt: We are not lying
Media: oh ok, good job old boy

https://www.facebook.com/ricky.coxon/posts/10156810802650807

#uk #UKPolitics #UKgovernment #BorisJohnson #MattHancock #lies #prevarication

Govt: We're talking to supermarketsSupermarkets: You're not.Govt: There's a shortage of chemicalsChemicals...

Gepostet von Ricky Coxon am Donnerstag, 2. April 2020

 
From Ricky Coxon on Facebook

Govt: We’re talking to supermarkets
Supermarkets: You’re not.

Govt: There’s a shortage of chemicals
Chemicals companies: There isn’t

Govt: The science has changed
Scientists: No it hasn’t

Govt: We never got the email
EU: Yes you did

Govt: 25,000 tests per day
PHE: 7,000 tests per day

Govt: Ventilator companies are making ventilators for us
Ventilator Companies: you never got back to us. Dyson are though.

Govt: We’ve got 30,000 ventilators coming
Dyson: actually, it’s 30 for now

Govt: PPE has been delivered
NHS: No it hasn’t

Govt: We’ve built the Nightingale
Nurses: but no one can staff it though

Govt: Unprecedented economic package!
Self-employed: Not until June!

Govt: Banks will give you short term loans
Banks: 40% overdraft rates and we want your home as collateral

Govt: Save the NHS
Me: You bastards have been killing it for the last decade

Govt: We are not pursuing Herd immunity
WHO: Yes you are

Govt: We are not lying
Media: oh ok, good job old boy

https://www.facebook.com/ricky.coxon/posts/10156810802650807

#uk #UKPolitics #UKgovernment #BorisJohnson #MattHancock #lies #prevarication

Govt: We're talking to supermarketsSupermarkets: You're not.Govt: There's a shortage of chemicalsChemicals...

Gepostet von Ricky Coxon am Donnerstag, 2. April 2020

 
Sjassus... It could not get any worse, you say?
Look at this shite...: the latest shortage for the NHS is body bags. F**king hell, what a world...

#Corona #Covid-19 #UK #shortage

 
Sjassus... It could not get any worse, you say?
Look at this shite...: the latest shortage for the NHS is body bags. F**king hell, what a world...

#Corona #Covid-19 #UK #shortage

 
#UK will have #Europe's worst #coronavirus #DeathToll, study predicts | World news | The Guardian

This looks bad and partly down to delay caused by opting for the wrong strategy - #HerdImmunity.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/07/uk-will-be-europes-worst-hit-by-coronavirus-study-predicts

#Covid-19

 

British households told to prepare for blackouts as coronavirus lockdown goes on | The Independent

Vulnerable people told to ‘keep a torch, hat, gloves and blanket handy’

Customers are advised to keep a “torch handy” as well as “a hat, gloves and blanket” and to trap heat inside their property by closing curtains and doors to any unused rooms.

Vulnerable customers, including those who are elderly, have a disability or medical condition, or have children under the age of five, are told they should keep a power bank fully charged in case their mobile phone battery dies and to use a corded telephone if they can.
Oh my giddy aunt!

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-update-lockdown-power-cuts-blackout-electricity-advice-a9437691.html

#StoneAge #covid-19 #covid 19 #covid19 #coronavirus #electricity #UK

 

British households told to prepare for blackouts as coronavirus lockdown goes on | The Independent

Vulnerable people told to ‘keep a torch, hat, gloves and blanket handy’

Customers are advised to keep a “torch handy” as well as “a hat, gloves and blanket” and to trap heat inside their property by closing curtains and doors to any unused rooms.

Vulnerable customers, including those who are elderly, have a disability or medical condition, or have children under the age of five, are told they should keep a power bank fully charged in case their mobile phone battery dies and to use a corded telephone if they can.
Oh my giddy aunt!

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-update-lockdown-power-cuts-blackout-electricity-advice-a9437691.html

#StoneAge #covid-19 #covid 19 #covid19 #coronavirus #electricity #UK

 
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This is what our NHS logo should look like


The National Health Service in the UK is making a superhuman effort to try and ensure we all stay safe. Sadly a few individuals are still not keeping to the 2 metres apart recommendation now that we have some really nice sunny weather

#nhs #coronavirus #corvid19 #uk #health #doctors #nurses #healthcare #mywork #gif #3d #animation

 
Very good article about what went wrong in the UK with the Coronavirus pandemic, the wasted opportunity:

Britain had a head start on Covid-19, but our leaders squandered it

#UK #Britain #Coronavirus #Covid19

 
Very good article about what went wrong in the UK with the Coronavirus pandemic, the wasted opportunity:

Britain had a head start on Covid-19, but our leaders squandered it

#UK #Britain #Coronavirus #Covid19

 

'Azure appears to be full': #UK punters complain of #capacity issues on #Microsoft's #cloud


source: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/24/azure_seems_to_be_full/

The #apocalypse comes closer when you realize the cloud does not scale infinitely.

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#azure #internet #technology #fail #economy

 
I can't guarantee that this is legit, but if you look at the comments under James's post (link below), you'll see comments from Spain and France saying that it's the same in their countries, which are both in #lockdown.
Copied from a friend x Useful advice from a wise Brit

Dear People of the UK

You will of course be aware that Italy has taken extreme measures in the hope of slowing the spread of the Corona Virus. These are measures the UK may be forced to implement, later down the line.

As a Brit living in Italy, here are some things you need to know:



Our supermarkets HAVE STAYED OPEN. They are on slightly reduced hours and you have to queue to get in (yes, it’s a ball-ache) but they are OPEN. EVERY DAY. Deliveries continue to arrive so for fucks sake, shop like NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS!

Enforced social isolation does not mean you cannot leave your house. It means you can still leave your house for ESSENTIAL activity, like shopping. So put down the pasta and toilet rolls and breathe. Now you don’t have to share a bed with your four kids because you’ve had to turn their rooms in to store cupboards for the all the pointless and selfish hoarding you are doing.

Pharmacies are still open so you DO NOT NEED 236 bottles of Calpol, 429 packets of paracetamol and 987 Tubigrips. Colds, flu, headaches, muscle pain, period pain, teething babies. They are still out there, Corona Virus or not. So, again, step away from the goods, buy what you NEED, put back what you don’t. We still have access to all basic medical needs. Again, we have to queue and observe the recommended 2M distance from others but within our community, this has been well-organised and adhered to. Suck it up. For info, the Italians do not queue or respect personal space in the way that we Brits do. If they can do it, then you can too! It’s practically a national pastime!

Bakeries and butchers - still open. See points above.

Pet shops - still open. Calm it, Fido. Your nightly Dentastix is safe.

DIY shops - still open for ESSENTIAL maintenance items. I only know this because I tried to buy a cactus when I went for a new shower head, only to find non-essential aisles closed to the public. Fair enough, right?

Do me a favour. Share this around. The measures are extreme but they are not SO extreme that you need to be utter arseholes to each other.

Shop responsibly. Then go home, pour yourself a gin and celebrate the fact that your food shop is not going to take you 6 hours to put away.

And let’s be honest, on the off chance that you do contract the virus, the last thing you are going to want is a big bowl of pasta, 2ltrs of Fanta and a bumper pack of Morrison’s sausage rolls.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10157479269726312&id=552291311
#UK #coronavirus #CORVID19 #CORVID 19 #COVID-19 #Coronavirus2019 #Coronavirus19 #Coronavirus 19 #hoarding #stockpiling

Copied from a friend x Useful advice from a wise Brit 🇬🇧Dear People of the UKYou will of course be aware that Italy...

Gepostet von James Spencer am Dienstag, 17. März 2020

Facebook: James


 
I can't guarantee that this is legit, but if you look at the comments under James's post (link below), you'll see comments from Spain and France saying that it's the same in their countries, which are both in #lockdown.
Copied from a friend x Useful advice from a wise Brit

Dear People of the UK

You will of course be aware that Italy has taken extreme measures in the hope of slowing the spread of the Corona Virus. These are measures the UK may be forced to implement, later down the line.

As a Brit living in Italy, here are some things you need to know:



Our supermarkets HAVE STAYED OPEN. They are on slightly reduced hours and you have to queue to get in (yes, it’s a ball-ache) but they are OPEN. EVERY DAY. Deliveries continue to arrive so for fucks sake, shop like NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS!

Enforced social isolation does not mean you cannot leave your house. It means you can still leave your house for ESSENTIAL activity, like shopping. So put down the pasta and toilet rolls and breathe. Now you don’t have to share a bed with your four kids because you’ve had to turn their rooms in to store cupboards for the all the pointless and selfish hoarding you are doing.

Pharmacies are still open so you DO NOT NEED 236 bottles of Calpol, 429 packets of paracetamol and 987 Tubigrips. Colds, flu, headaches, muscle pain, period pain, teething babies. They are still out there, Corona Virus or not. So, again, step away from the goods, buy what you NEED, put back what you don’t. We still have access to all basic medical needs. Again, we have to queue and observe the recommended 2M distance from others but within our community, this has been well-organised and adhered to. Suck it up. For info, the Italians do not queue or respect personal space in the way that we Brits do. If they can do it, then you can too! It’s practically a national pastime!

Bakeries and butchers - still open. See points above.

Pet shops - still open. Calm it, Fido. Your nightly Dentastix is safe.

DIY shops - still open for ESSENTIAL maintenance items. I only know this because I tried to buy a cactus when I went for a new shower head, only to find non-essential aisles closed to the public. Fair enough, right?

Do me a favour. Share this around. The measures are extreme but they are not SO extreme that you need to be utter arseholes to each other.

Shop responsibly. Then go home, pour yourself a gin and celebrate the fact that your food shop is not going to take you 6 hours to put away.

And let’s be honest, on the off chance that you do contract the virus, the last thing you are going to want is a big bowl of pasta, 2ltrs of Fanta and a bumper pack of Morrison’s sausage rolls.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10157479269726312&id=552291311
#UK #coronavirus #CORVID19 #CORVID 19 #COVID-19 #Coronavirus2019 #Coronavirus19 #Coronavirus 19 #hoarding #stockpiling

Copied from a friend x Useful advice from a wise Brit 🇬🇧Dear People of the UKYou will of course be aware that Italy...

Gepostet von James Spencer am Dienstag, 17. März 2020

Facebook: James