2-Every time you exhale CO2 is exhaled in air. You can use CO2 levels to see if room is filling with potentially infectious exhalations
CO2 level lets you estimate if enough fresh outside air is getting in
3-Last year in Taiwan tuberculosis outbreak at Taipei University was found out to be due to underventilated rooms. Rooms had CO2 levels⬇️3000 ppm.When air circulation was improved with CO2 levels⬇️600 ppm outbreak completely stopped
3- Recent pay award for NHS doctors is just not acceptable
-Giving consultants pay rise equating to just £20 per week in take-home pay for some is indeed unacceptable
-GPs and junior doctors not getting any pay rise is just scandalous!
1-Atlast penny has dropped!
CDC has accepted virus can spread by airborne route
'It is possible that COVID-19 may spread through the droplets and airborne particles that are formed when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes' cdc.gov/coronavirus/20…
2-Now hopefully authorities will give due attention to ventilation which can be crucial in reducing indoor spread & reducing the risk of 2nd wave
3-A fit for purpose RA should be done of all at risk HCWs It must not be a tick box exercise
Worryingly some Trusts are dumbing down their local RA tools to enable them to deploy more staff on frontline
This must be stopped @Prerana_Issar@lowie63@terry_moran1@YorksHumberBMA
1-Last month I did survey of appropriateness of PHE recommendations following its rapid review 'Disparities in the risk & outcomes of COVID-19' & what action needs to be taken now.
Results show there is still a lot of work needs to be done @ProfKevinFenton@CNagpaul@meralhece
3-One of the disturbing finding of the survey is that less than50%of the very people who are needed to act on these recommendations are confident that these will make a difference(be implemented)to correct the health& social inequalities👇 @petermbenglish@anilkjain61@PeaPeaspot
2. It is extremely disturbing that UK has second highest HCWs(545) deaths in 79 countries? Should not we (NHS workers) ask for a Public Enquiry to understand why it happened? Should we not demand that this can never happen again? Lessons have to be learnt now and quickly.
3. Risk assessment(RA) of vulnerable HCWs shouldn't be a tick box exercise. It is imperative that a fit for purpose RA is followed by practical risk mitigation steps. A recent survey of over1000 NHS BAME doctors showed that majority(54%) were not satisfied with their RA.
2. It is shameful that in year 2020 nearly 45% of BAME doctors do not feel confident to raise concerns. If this is the working environment of a highly educated successful ethnic minority group, I leave it for you guys to imagine the working environment of less lucky BAME workers!
3. 64% of ethnic minority doctors working in NHS who responded to the survey have faced a situation where they have felt pressurised to work without adequate PPE
4. There is a perception among BAME doctors that a disproportionate number of them were assigned duties in red COVID areas & this survey gives credence to this view with nearly 50% of colleagues work pattern was changed during height of pandemic without their agreement.