Coronavirus Thread (Off Topic, Politics)

Evo1883

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Mine has been a lot better over the last 4 years since working outdoors in all the elements (predominately in previous job). I expected to pick it up at some point having still mixed with loads of people. Maybe I have unknowingly. Touch wood it stays away. Hope your girl is better now.
Yea missus full of it at the moment , daughter is edging closer to her 10 days
 
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How TF I've not caught covid is beyond me

Don't know how good my immune system is , but so far it feels like my body is pushing covid away like
My girlfriend got 2 really nasty colds over the space of 4 weeks recently and I didn’t get either - some of us seem to have stronger immune systems 😎
 

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Heading over your way next Easter, what will the likely entry requirements be do you think?
At the moment it’s a rapid antigen and fully vaccinated. Would imagine the fully vaccinated requirement will still be there. Oh and the Italy version of the EU passenger locator.
You’re also supposed to register with the local health authority - PM me at the time and I will help with that.
 
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The arse covering begins


I guess that’s the bonus of Boris being in the proverbial holiday fridge. If he’s hiding you get to cover your own arse before he has the chance to blame you.
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest Johnson dithered and delayed just as much as he could.
 

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How TF I've not caught covid is beyond me

Don't know how good my immune system is , but so far it feels like my body is pushing covid away like
You’re not the only one…I’ve not had it either but I’m not incredibly amazed or in awe about why I’ve not caught it
 

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At a guess its more to do with incurring costs now for an event that could potentially be cancelled if restrictions are brought in.
That is exactly what it says in the article, i guess no insurers will even think about offering cancellation insurance
 
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Evo1883

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You’re not the only one…I’ve not had it either but I’m not incredibly amazed or in awe about why I’ve not caught it
It's surprising to me .. simply for the fact its in my house and I've been interacting closely for 5 days with my partner before she actually found out her PCR was positive... hence , I'm amazed
 

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It's surprising to me .. simply for the fact its in my house and I've been interacting closely for 5 days with my partner before she actually found out her PCR was positive... hence , I'm amazed
"Hey babe, want to come back to mine to closely interact?"



 

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Whatever next?
GPs to be given cash (bribes) to see more patients face to face (just like they used to!)
The hospital where my wife works yesterday had a queue of 98 people in A&E, the vast majority referred by their GP after a telephone "consultation".
After a quick check and either a prescription or re-assurance thet were sent off on their way.
This should be the job of the GP not clogging up Accident and Emergency units - the clue to their main purpose is in their title!
I've no doubt those same GPs are happy to socialise face to face in bars and restaurants with friends and colleagues but are reluctant to carry out their paid professions.
Makes my piss boil (maybe I should see a GP).
 
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Nick

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Whatever next?
GPs to be given cash (bribes) to see more patients face to face (just like they used to!)
The hospital where my wife works yesterday had a queue of 98 people in A&E, the vast majority referred by their GP after a telephone "consultation".
After a quick check and either a prescription or re-assurance thet were sent off on their way.
This should be the job of the GP not clogging up Accident and Emergency units - the clue to their main purpose is in their title!
I've no doubt those same GPs are happy to socialise face to face in bars and restaurants with friends and colleagues but are reluctant to carry out their paid professions.
Makes my piss boil (maybe I should see a GP).
GPs are a waste of space. Absolutely no interest.

It's no wonder people go straight to A and E and take up their time in there.

The whole "can't see people" is bollocks as well. It's much easier for them to give you a 2 minute phone call and tell you to go and get tested for COVID. (After you have spent 40 minutes on hold to make the appointment that morning because you can't pre book, you have to ring up at 8AM with everybody).
 

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Well I like telephone consultations. Got a call back at work, took ten minutes out of my day instead of having to book half a day of leave to sit in a room full of diseased people.
Telephone consultations are great as a filter - who needs to actually see the doctor to find you have carpal tunnel syndrome, or flu?

Shouldn't be a total replacement of course, but as a filter, it's fine.
 

chiefdave

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Whatever next?
GPs to be given cash (bribes) to see more patients face to face (just like they used to!)
The hospital where my wife works yesterday had a queue of 98 people in A&E, the vast majority referred by their GP after a telephone "consultation".
After a quick check and either a prescription or re-assurance thet were sent off on their way.
This should be the job of the GP not clogging up Accident and Emergency units - the clue to their main purpose is in their title!
I've no doubt those same GPs are happy to socialise face to face in bars and restaurants with friends and colleagues but are reluctant to carry out their paid professions.
Makes my piss boil (maybe I should see a GP).
This is just the government pushing the blame onto GPs who were told to stop face to face appointments as part of covid measures.

Hunt promised 5K increase in GPs by 2020. Didn't happen. Hancock promised 6K increase in GPs by 2025, yet since 2015 the number of GPs has decreased by 2K.

The latest patient satisfaction survey, which covers the pandemic period, reports that 82% of people are happy with the appointment offered.

How long before its suggested the way to 'fix' this problem is handing over more money to private healthcare providers?
 

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Well I like telephone consultations. Got a call back at work, took ten minutes out of my day instead of having to book half a day of leave to sit in a room full of diseased people.
In theory it's ideal but having to sit on the phone for 40 minutes at work on hold isn't ideal.
 

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Well I like telephone consultations. Got a call back at work, took ten minutes out of my day instead of having to book half a day of leave to sit in a room full of diseased people.
No problem with things that can be handled over the phone, but GPs routinely sending patients to A&E for minor/trivial ailments instead of inviting them to the surgey is a total drain on the vastly costlier A&E unit not to mention their inability to properly deal with patients who really need A&E care. It's a filter which in not working.
 

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I had a health scare earlier this year (nothing to worry about in the end). I had a telephone consultation in the morning, a face to face consultation in the afternoon, a referral on the spot, seen the specialist 2 days later. The only thing I had to wait for was a scan, a 2 week wait that probably would have been a 2 week wait anyway as it was precautionary not emergency.

In my experience anyone with a genuine medical concern is being dealt with. The only people probably missing out are the time wasters who make a face to face appointment every time they get a runny nose expecting a prescription for penicillin.
 

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No problem with things that can be handled over the phone, but GPs routinely sending patients to A&E for minor/trivial ailments instead of inviting them to the surgey is a total drain on the vastly costlier A&E unit not to mention their inability to properly deal with patients who really need A&E care. It's a filter which in not working.
Yeah NHS Direct has the same issue. Though surely if you rock up to A&E without reason you’re weeded out at triage.
 

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In theory it's ideal but having to sit on the phone for 40 minutes at work on hold isn't ideal.
One of the more frustrating things for me is when booking an appointment “you’ll get a call at some time this afternoon”. Well, fuck me. That’s quite a broad timescale. Can’t be more accurate than that? Brilliant.

I don’t mind the idea of phone/video consultations but they surely have to think about what is appropriate and give people choice. I thought I had a small fracture in my foot earlier this year - how on earth do I articulate that to a doctor over the phone?
 
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In theory it's ideal but having to sit on the phone for 40 minutes at work on hold isn't ideal.
You need to change doctors by the sound of it. Mine is a piece of piss. Book online, get a time slot they’ll call you. Job done.
 
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