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Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

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2 hours ago, Blupanther said:

From the horses mouth, the BBC are fake news and state funded liars...

 

 

5 minutes ago, The Doctor... said:

I'm on mobile so can't scroll back as quick to check the previous posts apologies, was this re the woman from kings college saying about children with covid ?

There you go doc

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41 minutes ago, topsoil said:

It's not a one way street

I agree with you. The question should be asked why the BBC are broadcasting lies and scare stories like this, its disgraceful. 

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29 minutes ago, Badge said:

 

There you go doc

Ah ok, yeh that's who i thought. 

She's likely got her knuckles rapped there as her wording of the situation could make it sound like it's a wider issue rather than specific to her hosp.

She's at kings trust which has less than 20 kids icu facilities across two sites - and with kings being in a very diverse area sot to speak, and the other hospital covering a large area, they probably do have icu wards full of sick kids, some of those being covid. 

However, that other doc is at a specialist childrens hospital in Se1, with massive capacity, so whilst they are right to say they aren't overrun and it's not a wider issue, children don't get transferred there normally just for icu alone so they would generally only see the kids who are absolutely critical needing specialist intervention. 

The doc at Kings has previous as a bit of a protester as well, so it's not surprising she's got a link to the media to get her views out.  Shame, as her point although locally is probably right, it's not necessarily an indicator of carnage everywhere.  

 

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3 minutes ago, Crumpet80 said:

I agree with you. The question should be asked why the BBC are broadcasting lies and scare stories like this, its disgraceful. 

Why do you slag off the BBC all the time.  Other news sources are reporting the same news. Seems like you and blu are even more joined at the hip these days with your agendas. 

Your biased opinions and thoughts may very well not reflect what is reality. 

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Brother in law got his test results back this morning, both negative. Stepson works at 111, just rung on his break to tell us that there has been a large increase in parents ringing in because their child had sneezed or coughed today, but are not ill...:rolleyes:

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1 minute ago, Blupanther said:

Brother in law got his test results back this morning, both negative. Stepson works at 111, just rung on his break to tell us that there has been a large increase in parents ringing in because their child had sneezed or coughed today, but are not ill...:rolleyes:

Good news he's negative and good luck with the scan etc on Monday

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3 minutes ago, jrs said:

Why do you slag off the BBC all the time.  Other news sources are reporting the same news. 

I was wondering the same thing. After all, news services are only reporting what they are being told, supposedly from people in the know.

It was reported on the Telegraph website, but apparently it was removed shortly afterwards.

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2 minutes ago, jrs said:

Why do you slag off the BBC all the time.  Other news sources are reporting the same news. Seems like you and blu are even more joined at the hip these days with your agendas. 

Your biased opinions and thoughts may very well not reflect what is reality. 

So you don't condone a state funded national broadcaster spreading lies and misinformation. Why am i not surprised. Unlike you, my thoughts and opinions are based upon what i see, and from what i hear from healthcare professionals. Tell me, what is my agenda you mentioned ? 

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1 minute ago, chunky said:

I was wondering the same thing. After all, news services are only reporting what they are being told, supposedly from people in the know.

It was reported on the Telegraph website, but apparently it was removed shortly afterwards.

From my point of view I'm more disappointed when the BBC show less regard for the truth than other sources. I guess having been bought up to think of the BBC being the bastion of truth worldwide to then see it sink to where it is now is very disheartening. Whether it ever was as good as we were led to believe I'm not sure, certainly it is far easier to check facts now.

Other sources such as newspapers I have never expected much from so it is less annoying to me.

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19 minutes ago, Blupanther said:

Brother in law got his test results back this morning, both negative. Stepson works at 111, just rung on his break to tell us that there has been a large increase in parents ringing in because their child had sneezed or coughed today, but are not ill...:rolleyes:

That's good...

The trouble with a virus having similar symptoms to the common cold is that everyone showing a minor symptom of a common cold will just think they have the virus.

I think the REAL indication of infection is the loss of taste and smell. My wife was hospitalized with it six weeks ago, and it was the sensory loss that convinced her to be tested. Even now, she has only a very slight sense of taste. A friend's aunt contracted it back in March, and she STILL hasn't got het taste and smell back.

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2 minutes ago, Crumpet80 said:

So you don't condone a state funded national broadcaster spreading lies and misinformation. Why am i not surprised. Unlike you, my thoughts and opinions are based upon what i see, and from what i hear from healthcare professionals.

That is a little harsh, don't you think? As with any other news service in this situation, they can only go by what they are told. And YES, they received the information from a "healthcare professional".

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4 hours ago, Kester said:

I agree with the second paragraph.  

Regarding the first, the unions don't close schools anyway.  I know for a fact that in the first lockdown they got themselves into hot water by giving advice which, if followed, required teachers to strike without a ballot of members.  I imagine they'll be a lot more circumspect with their wording this time.  

Or possibly might apply all the pressure they can to get schools closed Schools reopening: Union tells teachers ‘you can stay at home’ as pressure grows on ministers to keep all schools closed (msn.com)

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8 minutes ago, The Doctor... said:

Good news he's negative and good luck with the scan etc on Monday

Thanks Doc. He's got prostate cancer, and since his radiotherapy treatment has now got early stage bone cancer. He's expecting the worse from the scan, so any good news will be a bonus for him tbh...

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