France: non French Healthcare workers put their lives on the line for us, please have a French citizenship.

England: oh thank you for your service but if you don't have British passport then no vaccine for you.
theguardian.com/world/2021/jan…
It's been pointed out to me that this is not the dhsc/nhse position, and that staff should be vaccinated regardless of whether they have an NHS number.

This does not negate the fact that at least one trust has taken the position not to vaccinate without.
For an organisation that has extensive requirements for training and awareness about indirect discrimination, the NHS trust seems blithely unaware how their policy will disproportionately affect staff less likely to have an NHS number.
Policies such as this, usually applied overzealously due to someone sticking rigourously to the letter of guidelines and directives, disproportionately affect staff who might have less access to healthcare, precisely those who COVID will affect more.

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23 Jan
I see that Germany, France, and Austria are considering mandating FFP2 masks in crowded places.

Frankly negligent of them not also mandating the Omnipotent White Plastic Apron (OWPA™®) as per UK guidance.
🇪🇺: oh yeah wear that mask on the 🚉

🇬🇧: wear what you want loser but when you come to work in a hospital have this surgical mask and an apron
👩‍⚕️*gets covid*

it's because of this flimsy mask when someone coughed in my face

🇬🇧Well were you wearing your PPE?

👩‍⚕️yes

🇬🇧ALL OF IT EVEN THE EYE SHIELD

👩‍⚕️well I took off the goggles

🇬🇧IT GOT IN THROUGH THE EYES CASE CLOSED PEOPLE
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19 Jan
If I hear any medical student ever describe the work of HCAs as menial, rest assured I would not want your assistance, paid or not, on our wards.

In fact you can go home, stay there, and never come back to the hospital.
Whilst I sympathize completely with having upcoming exams, needing time to study, and I will make the utmost effort to continue teaching you despite everything else, the most important lesson is that there is no task that is beneath anyone in healthcare if it helps the patient.
Also, here's a bit of training for free. If you ever find yourself writing a letter like this, write it, leave it for 12-24 hours, read it again (ideally get someone else to read it too) and think about how it comes off, then send it.
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17 Jan
Meet Lily, she is a cat who lives in Sum Shui Po, Hong Kong, in a grocery store with her owner Meher

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Twenty hours ago, Lily was outside the shop where she lived, she was well known in the neighbourhood.

Suddenly a middle aged woman picked her up, and ran off. The was captured on the dash cam of a nearby vehicle. ImageImage
Passers-by and store owners tried to stop the women, telling her that the cat has an owner, to no avail.

Distraught, Meher called the police.
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10 Jan
Under normal circumstances, most NHS acute hospitals will have several types of inpatient areas

1. Assessment unit
2. Specialty wards
3. Intensive care

As well as outpatients, emergency department, day case surgery etc.
Patients admitted from A&E would go to 1, then move to 2. Some might go directly to 2, sickest ones to 3.

In many hospitals, the assessment unit is vital to flow of patients out of Emergency Department.
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9 Jan
Forgive my naivete and general lack of understanding of fiscal matters, but it seems that the HMRC system of making the seller abroad pay VAT when selling to UK individuals either weirdly overcomplicated, or deliberately so to deter companies from selling into the UK.
Surely a more reasonable system would be:

1) seller takes payment without vat
2) seller goes to HMRC site, declares value, customs label and unique reference number generated
3) URN emailed to UK customer, who pays the tax and vat direct to HMRC
4) on arrival in UK, parcel is scanned, if VAT and tax paid, consignment sent straight to customer.
5) if not, consignment held until uk customer pays, or returned to sender.
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1 Jan
Common nonsense I hear about covid, a thread
"PCR has a lot of false positives"

PCR picks up genetic material, it doesn't tell you whether the virus is active or inactive. It does tell you the virus is there.

We use to same technology to convict criminals based on DNA evidence, is that good enough for you?
"well if covid is so deadly how can some people have no symptoms?"

Well idk both of these are car accidents how come people can walk away from the first one?
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