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Like many, I’ve had some extra fee time these days... After rebinging @theofficenbc and #theofficereunion I was inspired.

A thread of Trump’s handling of the #coronavirus (#COVID19) pandemic, as told by Michael Scott. #TheOffice
Way back in 2018, Trump decided it was a good idea to disassemble the #Pandemic Response Team – created by the Obama administration in case there was “an airborne disease that is deadly.” This can’t go wrong! #thiswaspreventable
Trump does nothing to replace this. He plays golf and insults people on Twitter – just the normal things that presidents do right?
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1/11This weekend sucked. I swabbed a patient for Covid today (one of many). She was convinced she didn’t have “it” because she’d been swabbed two days before & it was negative, despite all of her symptoms pointing to it. The swab is awful & we are seeing 30-40% failure rate.
2/11Because if not done correctly (which is fucking awful) you get ‘negative’ tests. So I swab pretty aggressively. I made her nose bleed unfortunately and she cried. I felt terrible about that. Her test came back positive. She broke down & cried. I sat with her in my PPE
3/11where it’s impossible to really connect. She asked “can you promise me I’m not going to die?” I didn’t know what to say. I said “your numbers look good and most people do okay with this. She then asked “what are you going to do here for me?” I explained the plan
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We still had time to get things right - we needed 20 sets of #PPE per patient per day- the Govt was told this, & when #COVID19 first appeared at the start of February @BorisJohnson & his govt did nothing
The Govt has delivered through the whole crisis only 1,358,518 gowns but the #NHS needs 100,000s a day, when panic set in they used spin to say ‘we followed the scorn so a total utter lie & criminal negligence
Many #frontline staff are angry at the Govt, one ICU nurse said calling us heroes just makes it ok for us to die
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1/ #Frontline clinicians across the world are observing a #hypercoagulable state in patients with #COVID19. Could the severe and varied effects of the disease on multiple organ systems possibly be due to thrombus/micro-thrombus and associated sequela? @ASH_hematology @EricTopol
2/ Could a mechanism of #microvascular injury during the infection be through inappropriate effects of excess free angiotensin-II protein floating around because the ACE-2 that would normally be soaking it up is occupied by #SARSCOV2 particles? @EricTopol @ASH_hematology
3/ We know that ACE2 activation promotes antithrombotic activity and ACE2 deactivation would promote thrombus. #medtwitter #NurseTwitter #COVIDー19…
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#medtwitter and everyone. Pls read this thread. I want ppl to know what those in #nursinghomes and #PALTC med are doing, without the recognition. For every person u save from #COVID inpatient, please know, we're working non-stop to help you, and it's taking its toll. 1/
As early as 3/1 we've shut down visitors, tried to mitigate spread. But we're not the hospital and have less resources. And hospitals rely on us to d/c patients who can't go home. We're taking your pts, knowing full well they may bee carriers of #COVID but testing was not done.2/
Simultaneously we've been forcing the hard conversations, trying to get patients/surrogates to understand the futility in #fullcode status + even hospitalization right now. Meanwhile families have not been allowed to visit in 4 wks +. Despite r efforts, #COVID is in our own 3/
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Vital supplies & resources are needed by physicians on the #frontline of the #COVID19 outbreak. The AAFP calls on the @WhiteHouse #Coronavirus Task Force to reach out and let us help you get our physicians what they need! @Mike_Pence @senatemajldr @SenSchumer @SpeakerPelosi @3M
Family physicians are on the #frontline of the #CoronavirusPandemic - they need supplies and they need information NOW! @Mike_Pence @senatemajldr @SenSchumer @SpeakerPelosi @POTUS #FlattenTheCurve @3M
Frontline family physicians should be among those advising the @WhiteHouse #Coronavirus Task Force. @Mike_Pence @senatemajldr @SenSchumer @SpeakerPelosi @POTUS #FlattenTheCurve @3M
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1) speaking on bbc radio5live re #CoronaOutbreak & govt suggesttion that medical staff to be asked to come out of #retirement to help with possible pandemic. Discuss effects on #50swomen & over 60 yr old high mortality risk from virus #NHS #backto60
2) interview on BBC news today re #CoronaOutbreak and reaction to govt suggestion medical staff come out of retirement to help with virus. Effects on #50swomen & morbidity risk to 60+ who acquire #Coronavid19
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More water cannons being used now. Shooting blue streams on the street and up to the bridge. Purple and green lights, later on, are lasers being used by the unarmed peaceful Religious Protesters. More police backup arrives.
More of the police on the rooftops. What are the circle and square devices? Here purple and green lasers being used by the unarmed peaceful Religious Protesters.
Press has 👀 on the police as he points his weapon. More tear gas is deployed and the barrier are slowly moved forward.
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@billy_blog lovely to meet you, @wbmosler and Martin yesterday.

I hope your journeys went well?

A couple of slightly #tangential things from the #frontline I think you'll find of interest;…
You may be amused at the rankings for #CivilService for the UK, The US and, say, #Germany...…
Talking of which.

I'm at @pcs_union #PCSConference2019 in a week.

It would be great to arrange for you to have some input.


@jeremycorbyn is speaking this year.

Thursday morning 23rd May.
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