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Title: Healthcare workers calling for better PPE
Post by: Fambo Number Mive on February 19, 2021, 10:28:10 AM
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Nearly 20 major healthcare bodies are appealing to the PM for better personal protection against coronavirus.

They say at least 930 health and care workers have died of Covid-19 and more are experiencing long-term effects.

In a letter, they say measures to stop airborne spreading are "inadequate" and call for urgent improvement in masks and other defences against variants.

The government said it was monitoring evidence on airborne transmission and would update advice "where necessary".

The organisations involved represent a wide range of health professionals, from doctors and nurses to dieticians and physiotherapists.

Their approach to Downing Street follows repeated efforts to raise the issue with others in government.

With health and care workers at three to four times greater risk of becoming infected than the general public, the plea to Boris Johnson is to make an "urgent intervention to prevent further loss of life"...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56112615

it's shameful that we are nearly a year into pandemic measures in the UK and the same NHS workers the government wanted us to clap for still don't have the correct PPE.

The lives of healthcare workers are at risk because the government won't give them proper PPE - no doubt anyone who raises this issue will be met with "Captain Hindsight" by Johnson and his cronies.

It's not money that's the issue - it's that the government don't care about the lives of those who work in healthcare. If we were talking about investment bankers, they'd have done whatever was needed. This should be a national scandel.
Title: Re: Healthcare workers calling for better PPE
Post by: EOLAN on February 19, 2021, 10:36:59 AM
Not being facetious, but it is about the only type of language that the people in power care about; wouldn't ensuring sufficient PPE is provided for the health services be a fitting tribute to the legacy of Sir Captain Tom Moore. I mean that was suppose to be part of the reason for his charity fund-raising that propelled him into the national consciousness.

Has anyone in the opposition benches been making this type of legitimate argument ?
Title: Re: Healthcare workers calling for better PPE
Post by: Captain Z on February 19, 2021, 10:57:27 AM
Not sure this is the time to worry about better Philosophy, Politics and Economics degrees, although perhaps that's the only way to appeal to Boris.
Title: Re: Healthcare workers calling for better PPE
Post by: thenoise on February 19, 2021, 12:58:27 PM
Not being facetious, but it is about the only type of language that the people in power care about; wouldn't ensuring sufficient PPE is provided for the health services be a fitting tribute to the legacy of Sir Captain Tom Moore.

That's the trouble, you give these people free tea and coffee in their standing break rooms and a complimentary rotten apple at the end of their 12 hours shift, next thing you know their demanding decent PPE. Where does it end?!?