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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 19 Jul 20 10.38pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by croydon proud

Hear hear! I was just thinking the same thing!Well done that man!

Thanks

I wrote a management plan at the outset. The number of times I had to change it as the Government advice changed wasnít funny. But all the staff pulled together and this will leave us stronger

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 19 Jul 20 10.41pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

How dod you stay covid free and no one else did then.
Refusing patients back or total lockdown or a really useful way is to keep the same staff.
Many care homes wont take staff on the cards so different staff each day are inevitable.

Recruited extra staff really early. Minimised temps. Tight lockdown. Got in drivers and a car for care assistant travel. Talked to the troops a lot. Many all staff Skype calls.

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 19 Jul 20 10.42pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

I think what cryst was trying to say was, some care homes have been making vast profits for years and have had time to prepare. They obviously spent very little of their profits on preparation and now are putting the blame solely at the Governmentís door.
Good to hear your home is Covid free, as a matter of interest how did you manage this when virtually no one else did?

Care Homes generally donít make the profit. The property owners tend to, mostly private equity and based offshore.

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 19 Jul 20 10.44pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

I think what cryst was trying to say was, some care homes have been making vast profits for years and have had time to prepare. They obviously spent very little of their profits on preparation and now are putting the blame solely at the Governmentís door.
Good to hear your home is Covid free, as a matter of interest how did you manage this when virtually no one else did?

I think youíll find it is mostly the other way around. Everyone had BCP plans. Not many plan for a 1 in 100 year possibility. That is a job at a higher level. We hadnít but reacted really fast.

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag croydon 19 Jul 20 11.36pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

Thanks

I wrote a management plan at the outset. The number of times I had to change it as the Government advice changed wasnít funny. But all the staff pulled together and this will leave us stronger

Ok, fingers crossed!

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 20 Jul 20 1.42am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

Thanks

I wrote a management plan at the outset. The number of times I had to change it as the Government advice changed wasnít funny. But all the staff pulled together and this will leave us stronger

Well in getting it right in your home you likely saved lives. And not many people can say that so kudos to you.

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 20 Jul 20 1.11pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Not to blow our own trumpet, but we do appear to be the only country producing treatments that genuinely make a difference so far. Here's another

Coronavirus: Protein treatment trial 'a breakthrough' [Link]

"The preliminary results of a clinical trial suggest a new treatment for Covid-19 dramatically reduces the number of patients needing intensive care, according to the UK company that developed it.

The treatment from Southampton-based biotech Synairgen uses a protein called interferon beta which the body produces when it gets a viral infection.

The protein is inhaled directly into the lungs of patients with coronavirus, using a nebuliser, in the hope that it will stimulate an immune response.

The initial findings suggest the treatment cut the odds of a Covid-19 patient in hospital developing severe disease - such as requiring ventilation - by 79%.

Patients were two to three times more likely to recover to the point where everyday activities were not compromised by their illness, Synairgen claims.

It said the trial also indicated "very significant" reductions in breathlessness among patients who received the treatment.

In addition, the average time patients spent in hospital is said to have been reduced by a third, for those receiving the new drug - down from an average of nine days to six days."

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 20 Jul 20 2.42pm Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

News from Oxford looks promising.

 

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View palace_in_frogland's Profile palace_in_frogland Flag In a broken dream 20 Jul 20 3.24pm Send a Private Message to palace_in_frogland Add palace_in_frogland as a friend

Originally posted by chris123

News from Oxford looks promising.

Boat race crew back in training?

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 20 Jul 20 3.33pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by chris123

News from Oxford looks promising.

Definitely. Good to see it progressing.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 23 Jul 20 12.34pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Tomorrow is the official start of a whole new sport for the British: face-mask fascism. Scoring opportunities will range from the low - judgments, piety and self-righteousness - through finger-pointing and abuse - to the very high-scoring physical assaults.

Let the games commence.

 


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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 24 Jul 20 3.21am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Tomorrow is the official start of a whole new sport for the British: face-mask fascism. Scoring opportunities will range from the low - judgments, piety and self-righteousness - through finger-pointing and abuse - to the very high-scoring physical assaults.

Let the games commence.

Interestingly, various recent studies have suggested that 'viral load' may be a component of Covid-19. As in if you get a minor infection after trying to protect yourself it might mean that you breeze through it compared to if you're huffed it into your lungs like a good'un... with masks being the defining difference. There are many such examples of this. For example [Link] It's an area of significant research right now and certainly something worth thinking about.

"The company said that tests of its facilities in northwest Arkansas showed that 481 employees, or 13% of 3,748 employees, had tested positive. The company said 455 of those employees (95%) were asymptomatic."

This is not by any measure anything like the asymptomatic rate in random tests of the population. These are the results in environments of people where wearing masks is a requirement and that is something worth thinking about.

There is a lot we still don't know about this virus, so ask yourself, would you rather be right on a message board or wrong to the detriment of family members health or even lives? In the big picture, the idea of wearing a mask in a shop during pandemic is sensible, not 'fascism'. I would rather you consider that fact now, than at a future time of regret and sorrow.


Edited by BlueJay (24 Jul 2020 4.06am)

 

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