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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

    Our beloved leaders. Really you couldn’t make it up. Dominic Cummings, chief adviser to Johnson, takes a sixty mile excursion to see if he is capable of driving from Durham to London. Believing he was going down with the virus he had driven from his home in London to Durham for childcare from...
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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

    Gilead are now saying that their tests indicate that remdesivir reduces the time it takes to recover from the virus. Not a cure but perhaps a step in the right direction, that is if their information is correct. Maybe a gleam of hope. Meanwhile Astra Zeneca, the U.K pharmaceutical company...
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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

    Incidentally I failed to mention the name of Gilead’s drug, Remdesivir. The alleged faulty testing was carried out in China. According to ‘The Times’ The rumours led to a fall in the FTSE 100 stock exchange index although there has been a partial recovery. And isn’t Donald Trump bonkers with his...
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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

    It was on the late night BBC news. However the story was expanded a little on the radio today programme this morning with the usual caveat that it’s going to take some time before any trial results are available but that if everything goes well there could be a usable vaccine by autumn. And of...
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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

    The first volunteers have been injected with a potential vaccine as part of the Oxford university trial. The odds are against it being successful. More will be vaccinated and it will take a long time for the research to be evaluated but every journey starts with a single step. Let’s hope. And...
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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

    I agree that there has been insufficient investment in healthcare. That is a political decision taken by the conservatives although to be fair there can never be enough investment to satisfy demand. And no one could reasonably have anticipated the current pandemic and its effect of Western...
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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

    Much as I love ‘ The Guardian’ which I read for many years it is fair to say that it can be opinionated and that it is never going to say a good word about the Tory government. And I agree with it that with the benefit of hindsight there are many things Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for...
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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

    Meat. Thanks for your response to my post. I would initially make the point that the NHS is not part of the government and should not be blamed for the mistakes Johnson made in not locking down earlier. Yes there is a Secretary of state for health but his is a supervisory role and he is not...
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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

    The N.H.S Is under pressure, hardly surprising given the magnitude of the problems it and other health services face. But so far it has coped and there is no indication that this will change in the foreseeable future. Indeed hospital admissions linked to the virus seem to have reached a peak and...
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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

    The daily update has started on the BBC. Whilst the number of daily deaths in hospital is still increasing, and every death is a tragedy for the bereaved family, it seems that the number of new infections has at last started to plateau. A long way to go but every journey starts with a single...
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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

    It seems his latest idea is to attack and try and persuade others to attack those Democratic Governors who disagree with his premature attempt to end lockdown and who consider that their duty to try and preserve life is more important than the making of profit. And pleading the constitution in...
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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

    Let me add my support to the wishes and admonitions of Deaddirty. Please take care of yourself please Meatpie. I know we all have our fantasies about death but this is now reality. So are as it is possible keep two metres from everyone else excepting any members of your household. That is the...
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    My Last Post Here At CDGs

    We are in peculiar times and inevitably we are all under stress. How we deal with it is up,to the individual but one thing is clear, we are stronger together than we are separately. And this is not a good time to take major decisions particularly as they may be difficult to rescind without...
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    COVID-19 Pandemic World Updates

    Without wishing anyone ill there are times when I almost feel that Donald Trump deserves to be an exception. Now no one would claim that the World Health Organisation is perfect, it may well be that it is soft on China and its alleged initial attempts to deny Coronavirus but however imperfect...
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