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The Covid Inquiry 3 months 2 weeks ago #3983395

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I was working in adult social care at the time of the first Covid wave. Our residential home was contacted frequently by the council to gauge whether we had spare capacity. If we did happen to have had spare capacity, government policy would've been to discharge elderly people from hospital without testing and place them in our residential home. Our residents were all learning disabilities. None of us had training in looking after the needs of old folk.
What has become clear is the sheer incompetence of our government at the time. So many people died unnecessarily and despite what Boris was saying at the time, the only thing we were actually world beating at was casualty numbers.
I will be interested at what emerges about Rishi Sunak's involvement. So far, he has used the 'dog ate my homework' excuse to avoid handing over the whatsapp messages demanded by the inquiry. Mind you, I don't blame him as one of the top scientists has already described Sunak as 'Dr Death' Pretty shameful stuff imo. I'm not entirely confident that the inquiry has all the relevant messages and so I'm not confident either that we'll totally learn all the necessary lessons that needs to be learnt should something similar or worse happen again. What I am confident of is that all the main players involved at the time will get off relatively scot free.

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Mandycakes wrote: I was working in adult social care at the time of the first Covid wave. Our residential home was contacted frequently by the council to gauge whether we had spare capacity. If we did happen to have had spare capacity, government policy would've been to discharge elderly people from hospital without testing and place them in our residential home. Our residents were all learning disabilities. None of us had training in looking after the needs of old folk.
What has become clear is the sheer incompetence of our government at the time. So many people died unnecessarily and despite what Boris was saying at the time, the only thing we were actually world beating at was casualty numbers.
I will be interested at what emerges about Rishi Sunak's involvement. So far, he has used the 'dog ate my homework' excuse to avoid handing over the whatsapp messages demanded by the inquiry. Mind you, I don't blame him as one of the top scientists has already described Sunak as 'Dr Death' Pretty shameful stuff imo. I'm not entirely confident that the inquiry has all the relevant messages and so I'm not confident either that we'll totally learn all the necessary lessons that needs to be learnt should something similar or worse happen again. What I am confident of is that all the main players involved at the time will get off relatively scot free.


I hope they learn something , even if it's getting the proper PPE .got to be better than black rubbish bags they had to use , proper manufactures would help too instead of pup landlords,.... all this reminds me of the Drama programme help , it showed the true way our elderly were treated and the help that never arrived .... surly we must be ready next time .... Not sure but i think you can still see this on Netflix
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The Covid Inquiry 3 months 2 weeks ago #3983413

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Sorry, i just checked, and it's on Chanel 4 UK ....MY4

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The Covid Inquiry 3 months 2 weeks ago #3983440

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Personally, I don’t think the toxic misogynistic testosterone fuelled culture in number 10 would have flourished under Theresa May.
As to Boris’s insensitive comments suggesting that old people should accept their fate when it came to Covid, it sickens me.
I thought at the time that Rishi Sunak’s ‘Eat Out To Help Out ‘ was incredibly risky.
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'Take the log out of your own eye then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.'
Matthew 7: 5
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The Covid Inquiry 3 months 2 weeks ago #3983461

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If I recall their focus was entirely on the economy and they held that up above the lives of the population, tragedy is they seem to have stuffed that up as well. Our pollies weren't much better, but there were a few with more compassion.
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The Covid Inquiry 3 months 2 weeks ago #3983564

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After what I’ve been hearing over the past few days I realise that some of us ‘older people’ had a narrow escape if we made it through the pandemic without being seriously ill and hospitalised while the egotistical people in charge argued among themselves and made serious errors of judgement when it came to important decisions. Today's revealations by Sir Simon.Stevens former Chief Executive of the NHS were worrying.
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'Take the log out of your own eye then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.'
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The Covid Inquiry 3 months 2 weeks ago #3983569

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I admit i've not been following it too much ... typically Boris though to be indecisive and dithering and not especially bothered about the elderly.

But correct me if I'm wrong but I could have sworn I heard on the radio news that Boris had asked the scientists if the British public pointed a warm hair dryer up their nose that it would kill covid.
I am utterly flabbergasted.
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The Covid Inquiry 3 months 2 weeks ago #3983577

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My husband heard that too ! I think that little gem was revealed by Cummings....and we laughed at Trump's suggestion that maybe ingesting bleach might kill the virus !
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'Take the log out of your own eye then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.'
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The Covid Inquiry 3 months 2 weeks ago #3983595

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wonder if there is a misquote from boris, because this is continuously being misquoted by trump. not bleach but disinfectant. (a chemical liquid that destroys bacteria, causing the destruction of bacteria) i find that funny.

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Trump did not explicitly recommend ingesting a disinfectant like bleach.
Nevertheless, his remarks led some companies and state agencies to issue warnings about ingesting disinfectants. The maker of Lysol said in a statement that "under no circumstance" should its products be used in the human body”

But the U.K. Covid enquiry doesn’t involve the ex President as far as I am aware.

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