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Re: Virus Discussions
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 16-Apr-2020, 18:20* »
interesting arguments, Well already we have lost out on PPE from the EU that has been distributed which I can find the link if you would like? The NHS has been chronically underfunded for 10 years and now itís ok because we clap them? Anyway I am happy to wait until after this but itís looking like UK will have the highest European death tolls.

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Re: Virus Discussions
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 16-Apr-2020, 18:50* »
interesting arguments, Well already we have lost out on PPE from the EU that has been distributed which I can find the link if you would like? The NHS has been chronically underfunded for 10 years and now itís ok because we clap them? Anyway I am happy to wait until after this but itís looking like UK will have the highest European death tolls.

The NHS has been financially fraught for longer than that. They're hamstrung by PFI debt, the servicing of which is crippling.

If you're suggesting the EU withhold PPE from the UK, maybe you should look at countries like Italy, who received an apology from the EU this week - for not supporting them during the pandemic. As for the PPE shortage, well that's known to be a global issue. And of course there are EU countries who did manage to source PPE from China - but had to return it as it was substandard.

Death tolls are a moot point. The disparity i reporting muddys the waters somewhat. In the UK, we don't yet know how many people have died from the virus. That requires post mortems, which I believe are currently suspended. But we'll find out, eventually.

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Re: Virus Discussions
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 16-Apr-2020, 19:44* »
There are people in the world who think that if you need, say 5000 more ventilators, then you walk into a ventilator shop and just but them and they overnight deliver them to all the hospitals. They think that the only thing stopping this from happening is an inept government.
My oldest friend works for the NHS. He is an accountant, ie not front line.
His current job is taking Chinese PPE equipment apart and adding more parts to it to make it usable. At his hospital, they have plenty of PPE, but until the accountants repair it, then there is a shortage.
Hence, you always need to look beyond the news headlines.
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