This account gives an anonymous voice to Clinically Vulnerable people in our support group on Facebook.
Threats now to:
Lives, jobs, freedoms + safe access to schooling & healthcare.
Join us for support 👇 facebook.com/groups/6185063…
This thread aims to share our members thoughts, each struggling with the broad and significant impacts of the announcement to be made today by Boris Johnson in the HoC.
Feb 19 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
Ultimate Freedom Day is forcing the most vulnerable into impossible situations.
Whilst insisting on the need to improve attendance "maximising school attendance a top priority" in a #Pandemic.
Aug 25, 2021 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
🧵A letter, signed by Prof Jennifer Harries OBE, has informed parents of Clinically Extremely Vulnerable children that they are not CEV anymore.
Even being identified as needing a vaccine isn't a reason to shield.
NB/ Many (12-15) have still not received a first dose yet. 1/
Seeking to reassure parents
"Recent clinical studies have shown that children & young people are at very low risk of serious illness if they catch the virus. We are pleased to let you know that your child is therefore no longer considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable" 2/
Aug 24, 2021 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
T&T billions supporting in-school contact tracing
Quarantine of those taking PCRs
OR of households with +ves
Updates on Delta symptoms
Reductions in class sizes
How can CV/CEV households keep safe exposed by schools?
We don't want to withdraw our kids and deny them formal education. We want our human rights to be conserved #educationANDlives.
#RemoteEd - extended to those isolating denied to those with households at risk.
What choices do we have?
Jul 21, 2021 • 15 tweets • 4 min read
There is evidence LEA's are planning to withdraw school places from Vulnerable families (again).
Some schools had been supportive.
Others had allowed people to remain On-Roll but not given resources.
Whilst many families were threatened with fines/prosecution/child services.
Education is a HUMAN right.
Life is a HUMAN right.
These are continuing to remain in conflict *for ALL vulnerable CV/CEV families* as we are generating further vaccine escape.
That is *why* CV & CEV will be offered boosters in the Autumn.
Jul 19, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Nadhim Zahawi announced:
"The JCVI recommends vaccines for children 12-15 who have severe neurodisabilities, Down's Syndrome immunosuppression and profound or multiple learning disabilities."
"The JCVI advice also recommends offering the vaccine to children and young people aged 12-17 who live with someone who is immunosuppressed."
Jul 19, 2021 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
CV/CEV families are being exposed to a deadly virus:
via public transport
via supermarkets (no priority slots)
via unsafe schools
They should only meet with double vax outside or should be responsible for ventilation if they meet inside. All of their visitors should test with a Lateral Flow first.
They can't meet their own kids any more, of course, who will be unvax.
Jul 15, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Bubbles and school contact tracing gone on Monday.
"..they will no longer be responsible for identifying Covid contacts with this responsibility being passed to the NHS Test and Trace."
It is the schools discretion to inform
parents of a +ve & adds that they should take account factors such as "known vulnerability".
Unclear if a vulnerability is only for children in their care. Schools have limited understanding of medical issues & even less so for 3rd parties.
Jun 20, 2021 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Lateral flow tests can be have a very faint line.
* This test is positive *
(Confirmed by PCR)
This is a common phenomenon with all lateral flow testing. There is no amplification of the sample and so you are only testing what you have - if there isn't much there the line will be faint. You see the same with pregnancy tests (also lateral flow).