We started with Raefils post, he's said it's 30 minutes from Sheffield where the police had identified some of the people from. It's not moving goalposts, there are people on here saying driving elsewhere is "necessary", it seems a fairly common viewpointBloody hell jake. Can you leave the goalposts where they are. Stop twisting my words.
Just got home after picking daughter up from RPH. It was noticeable how quiet the motorway was for this time of day and more so the majority of vehicles were commercials, vans, lorries etc.Apparently just outside of Galgate, heading towards Lancaster from the motorway junction direction, Police were stopping cars this morning to try catch people who were driving unnecessarily.
Bit torn with this one, do you stockpile something that has an expiry date ( does it have an expiry date? ) how much do you stockpile, "just incase"Absolutely. The fact that some are saying we shouldn’t be criticising the government is bizarre, we’re supposed to sit back and accept it. What has happened with the NHS is, to a large degree, through political and economic choice.
As I’ve said before, doctor’s surgeries have no PPE yet are continuing to treat those requiring dressings, injections and so on. i thought the6 might cancel my injection, one that is imperative for my ongoing health, but they were still willing to go ahead - despite them possibly being infected by me. They have no tests but if you’re rich you can buy one, or if you travel to your Scotland castle you can have one, despite Johnson repeatedly saying testing is being ramped up, The consequences of me infecting them would be huge for their other patients.
The short term consequences of not having the injection are better than catching the virus but I will need it soon - and if they haven’t been tested or don’t have PPE I’ve got a huge choice to make that I shouldn’t have to.
The stupidest thing is, it looks like we've already contributed to the equipment stockpile.The EU scheme will use the bloc's joint procurement agreement, which helps member states get the medical supplies it needs to tackle cross-border pandemics.
It has also created a stockpile of medical equipment - 90% of it financed by the European Commission - to help EU countries.
Last week, the UK was invited to take part in the scheme.
But Downing Street confirmed on Thursday it would not join as "we are no longer members of the EU".
Any contingency plan would be a startBit torn with this one, do you stockpile something that has an expiry date ( does it have an expiry date? ) how much do you stockpile, "just incase"
A better contingency plan is probably what is needed, we could start by identifying uk companies that could ramp up at a moment's notice "could" be a better way forward.
Doesnt surprise me, isnt James Dyson a Tory donor?Any contingency plan would be a start
This story about ventilators is a bit startling and gives an insight into how slowly the mechanics of our government are working.
A Nantwich firm which helped source thousands of critical ventilators for COVID-19 patients, hit out at Department of Health after it delayed on the deal too long and lost them.thenantwichnews.co.uk
Up to now, I've been fully supportive of the government, we need to stick together.Is this thread just going to descend into a Tory hate thread ? Are the mods going to allow that to happen? Save it for the Boris thread for gawd sake