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They must be reading this forum, cos they're dragging some pros out for todays briefing. 

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 Today's media briefing is at 4pm with Health Minister David Ashford along with:

Ross Bailey, Head of Mental Health, DHSC
Dr Mark Skelding, Clinical Psychologist, DHSC.

 

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40 minutes ago, woolley said:

There will no doubt be a clinically defined protocol setting out the level of treatment for covid appropriate to the general condition of the patient to manage resources. If you are very elderly with severe underlying illnesses you will clearly be on a different care plan to someone young and otherwise healthy. Even at the best of times there will be those in hospital poorly enough not to be interventionally resuscitated. There will be more in that category over a shorter period now. 

Yes, I wonder how the stocks of morphine are holding up. 

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6 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

Yes, I wonder how the stocks of morphine are holding up. 

Right next to the Pentobarbital...

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42 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

They must be reading this forum, cos they're dragging some pros out for todays briefing. 

With ten suicides and three possibles last year it looks like how to avoid mental stress during the current situation is going to be trotted out.

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43 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

They must be reading this forum, cos they're dragging some pros out for todays briefing. 

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 Today's media briefing is at 4pm with Health Minister David Ashford along with:

Ross Bailey, Head of Mental Health, DHSC
Dr Mark Skelding, Clinical Psychologist, DHSC.

I suspect this comes from yesterday's briefing where, as far one can tell[1], the Chief Constable ended up answering a lot of questions on mental health.  He did as well as he could but has expressed his irritation in the past that the police end up being the people who have to deal with such things due to failings in provision elsewhere.

 

[1]  It was a complete mess technically and Manx Radio still haven't got a copy on their YouTube while the MTTV Channel has it split in two parts, both of them truncated and missing important bits and with gaps.  When the briefings were live with the journalists present, Manx Radio and MTTV did the technical stuff and it was fine - though an interesting insight for that all those (over 100) people in GTS there was not the ability or the equipment to televise a press conference.  Now the briefings are being done remotely, they're having to do it themselves, with predictable results.

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Ross is a top bloke. He has worked really hard to help improve the service. It will be good to hear from him.

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2 hours ago, Andy Onchan said:

Yes, I wonder how the stocks of morphine are holding up. 

No trouble getting morphine for the care homes - Paracetamol however has been a pain (sorry) - strange times indeed.

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21 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

Bit disturbing. I dont know any of the details but coronavirus an absolute gift horse to potential suicide bombers or just nutjobs in general

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-england-lancashire-52227363

It's just stupid people doing stupid things ('for the lolz'), not terrorism or suicide bombers.  You just know they filmed themselves doing it and sent it to all their mates.  The whole point about suicide bombing is the big dramatic gesture that kills a lot of people, not something that  might put 1% of your target in hospital in a few weeks (or not).

Twats are twats, but getting hysterical about this sort of thing is twattish as well and gives these idiots more attention than they deserve.

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15 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

They're claiming that it's the government's fault:

Though whether that is true or not I don't know.  And it's not just for Easter, it's afterwards too.

Obviously the COVID outbreak is giving a lot of people in government at various levels the opportunity to interfere as much as possible in people's lived in a bossy way, while providing fewer and fewer actual services.  It's the bureaucratic dream, but it's not the best way to prevent the virus spreading.

I’m trying not to be offensive but this is just drivel.  

A normal person would not think or opine that the government, or its staff, are seizing the opportunity to deliberately  interfere in people's lives for no good reason.  If you think it’s a step, too far that is different, but to suggest some some of pettiness is insulting to all the people who are trying to keep the rest of us safe.

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4 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

But it must have occurred to radical Islamist groups though roger. The opportunity is there to induce mayhem.

The continued jihad around the globe still goes on Stinky but being reported less and less.

A medical expert on BBC this morning was saying that 'BAME' persons seem more likely to contract and die of the virus. I wonder how long it'll be before that dreadful race-baiter David Lammy will be given airtime to proclaim it to be another example of white privilege. 

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18 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

But it must have occurred to radical Islamist groups though roger. The opportunity is there to induce mayhem.

There will be no further Islamic terrorism events until such time as lockdown restrictions are lifted to the extent of permitting 72 virgins to gather in groups.

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4 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

But it must have occurred to radical Islamist groups though roger. The opportunity is there to induce mayhem.

But it only induces mayhem if people react hysterically, rather that assessing the actual risk that this sort of behaviour causes (which is probably not high).  If people (or perhaps more relevantly the media) fall for this sort of stupid stunt then that's their own responsibility and if the original purpose of the action was terrorism, then to some extent they are unwittingly collaborating with the terrorists.

Actually most British responses to terrorism from the people have been responsible and proportionate, it's the media which over-reacts - no doubt because they think it will sell papers.

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Little sign of media reaction, proportionate or otherwise, to the brutal murder of the poor 7 year old girl in Bolton by the Somali immigrant nutcase. 

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