Nobody can deny that our children have shielded and isolated the most.
The multiple and growing impacts will disadvantage our children now and in years to come.
We need #SafeSchools.
Jun 7 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Premier Rockliff, Tazmania, Australia faces difficult questions:
"Did you lead the charge with former New South Wales Premier Dominic peretet to remove five-day isolation knowing it would lead to an increase in infection re-infection disability and death?"
"Do you think it is responsible to allow the
continued infection & reinfection of
childrn with a novel coronavirus that
is vascular that causes long-term sqlae
brain damage increases in childhood
diabetes & kidney issues along with a
whole range of other compounding
May 22 • 13 tweets • 4 min read
🚨 UK school attendance CVF 🚨
Our live data currently suggests that:
of children in Clinically Vulnerable Families (CVF) are persistently absent from school 2022-2023 (10% or more) with:
This compares to before the pandemic, when only 20% were persistently absent and 2% severely absent.
May 22 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
Public awareness of the risks posed by bird 'flu is seriously lacking it is not sensible to travel whilst infected.
"Pandemic fatigue" had significantly impacted people's attitudes to Covid, and likely to any new pandemic 'flu.
Unfortunately, time and again, our needs have not been considered.
Clinically Vulnerable people have a 5.4x increased risk of Long Covid and an 8.5x increased risk of death (data from the final ONS Covid survey).
Withdrawing protections from schools has hit us hardest.
May 7 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
🏵 THE COVID CYCLE ♻️
As we navigate our way through the post-Covid world, it's important to consider the link between infections and outcomes.
🚫 Try to avoid catching / spreading infections
💨 Clean air will help
While you may well start off healthy, anyone can become Clinically Vulnerable at some point in their life, making them more susceptible to severe infections.
Take it from us, it isn't particularly fun - and frequently, our lives feel less valued.
May 2 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
🚨 Children are a major transmission vector
To be honest, this isn't news to any of us who have been following the data. We know the cases spread through the age groups, starting with the kids and then moving on to older generations.
Clinically Vulnerable people (and others wearing masks) will be asked to remove them for the local elections due to new rules on voter ID, potentially putting them at risk.
The Electoral Commission has said people wearing face coverings only need to remove them "momentarily" for ID checks by polling station staff, but we argue that they need to go further to ensure the safety of the Clinically Vulnerable.
The Spring booster campaign brings together the most vulnerable people for their 6 monthly vaccines - which are known to wane after 5m.
This is a highly vulnerable cohort of patients.
One of our Facebook members shares their story:
It is incredibly worrying that the staff and volunteers at the centre were not wearing masks, particularly when interacting with vulnerable patients. The failure to follow basic infection prevention and control measures places our most vulnerable community at risk.
Apr 17 • 18 tweets • 4 min read
Clinically Vulnerable Rights ARE Human Rights
Let's talk about how public health measures are impacting human rights, specifically for Clinically Vulnerable people and households.
Masks are a vital protection for those with health conditions. The withdrawal of masks in healthcare is concerning.
Clinically Vulnerable people have lost freedoms and are facing discrimination in: workplaces; schools; court hearings & job centres; without remote options.
Apr 16 • 7 tweets • 5 min read
Do you remember when we all wore masks at the height of the pandemic to protect ourselves and others?
It was a simple way to show our commitment to public health in a powerful act of solidarity.
@janemerrick23 explained the gold
standard' survey has been key to our
surveillance. The @WHO have not declared
an end to the pandemic and lives remain
under threat of death & serious injury (Long