British Conservative government ill-treatment of coronavirus doctors


This 21 March 2020 video says about itself:

Coronavirus death toll in UK rising faster than in Italy | DW News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the closure of all UK pubs, restaurants, cinemas and gyms as part of coronavirus containment measures. Britain has almost 4,000 confirmed cases. But the real number could be much higher as testing has been limited. Government scientists say the virus is spreading quickly across London

NHS front line staff ‘unprotected’. Poor or missing virus gear leaves staff feeling like ‘cannon fodder’: here.

From daily News Line in Britain:

DOCTORS ‘FEEL LIKE CANNON FODDER’ says Chair of Doctors’ Association UK

23rd March 2020

Doctors ‘feel like lambs to the slaughter and cannon fodder’, said the chair of the Doctors’ Association UK yesterday morning, demanding that frontline NHS workers must be tested for coronavirus and provided with more protective equipment.

Dr Rinesh Parmar was speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr show after finishing a night shift.

Marr said: ‘You are one of 5,000 doctors who have signed a letter to the prime minister saying that the NHS staff are being treated like cannon fodder. What do you mean by that?’

Dr Parmar replied: ‘At the Doctors’ Association we’ve been hearing over the last few days and weeks from doctors across the country who are really particularly worried about the lack of personal protective equipment that they have been seeing on the front line.

‘We’ve had doctors tell us that they feel like lambs to the slaughter, that they feel like cannon fodder, GPs tell us that they feel absolutely abandoned.’

As of yesterday morning, the letter to Johnson co-ordinated by the Doctors’ Association UK who advocate for frontline doctors, had garnered 6,300 signatures.

It read: ‘We are 3,963 frontline NHS staff who are pleading with the prime minister to intervene to ensure we have adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) when facing the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘Frontline doctors have been telling us for weeks that they do not feel safe at work. Intensive care doctors and anaesthetists have told us they have been carrying out the highest-risk procedure, putting a patient on a ventilator, with masks that expired in 2015.

‘Paediatricians have told us their stock of protective glasses and masks will run out in 48 hours, including in special-care baby units.

‘An acute medical doctor reported the stock of masks had already run out at one trust last weekend.

‘GPs have told us they feel abandoned; many have been left without any protection for weeks and do not even have simple masks to protect them if a patient comes in with symptoms of Covid-19.

‘This is unacceptable. NHS staff are putting their lives on the line every day they turn up to work. The reality is that many of us will get sick.

‘Doctors are all too aware of the possibility that they will lose colleagues, as has happened in outbreaks around the world. It is therefore deeply upsetting to hear dedicated healthcare professionals say they feel like “cannon fodder”.

‘NHS England has stated that the national supply of PPE has been “adequate” and any shortage is a local distribution issue. While this may be the case, it is not encouraging to see NHS England passing the buck.

‘We want to see action immediately. The supply of PPE in the coming weeks must be stepped up as we see a surge in cases.

‘If it is not, the public will be endangered and dedicated NHS staff could lose their lives. It is time for the prime minister to demonstrate his commitment to the NHS and protect the lives of the life-savers.’

The doctors’ trade union, the BMA, has also sent a letter to PM Johnson on the same issue.

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: ‘While we have been advised by government that there are sufficient central stocks of the supply of PPE, the reality is that doctors on the frontline are experiencing shortages and many are extremely anxious over the adequacy of the equipment currently being provided to healthcare professionals.

‘At a time when we need our NHS more than ever, staff must be properly protected and should not be exposing themselves to high-risk situations where they could become infected – this could have a potentially devastating impact on our workforce capacity and effectiveness of our already stretched health service.

‘There is further concern that the advice from WHO and Public Health England differs in relation to what doctors should be wearing to protect themselves, and it’s essential that we get clarification on this as soon as possible, along with the right equipment to follow guidance correctly.

‘As the letter lays out, we also need to see NHS staff and their household members prioritised in testing.

‘Significant numbers of NHS staff are self-isolating for up to 14 days not knowing whether they have the virus or not, removing them from frontline duties and leaving their colleagues in ever more stretched working environments.

‘Doctors are increasingly contacting us stating that they want to return to work if they and their household are negative for the virus, but cannot do so due to a lack of being tested.

‘Every day that goes by is resulting in increased shortages of frontline staff and we urge the prime minister to enable this to happen with immediate effect.

‘NHS staff are working tirelessly to keep the public safe during these uncertain times, but the only way we can truly guarantee that is if we are given the resources we need, not only for our own protection, but also, and more importantly, that of our patients.’

In fact, the Tories have butchered the NHS for the last 10 years, and NHS doctors say that they are currently being treated like cannon fodder, working without any protection! Johnson added the UK is only ‘two or three weeks behind Italy’ which has seen its death toll for the past month reach 4,825, the highest in the world: here.

British Conservative government’s coronavirus response, musical parody


This 21 March 2020 musical video is a satire about the British Conservative government‘s coronavirus response.

It is parody of the song Ghost Town by The Specials.

It says about itself:

The Special Interests – Ghost Town

The UK government‘s Specials tribute band release a song for the coronavirus outbreak.

LYRICS:

This town
Let’s make it slightly like a ghost town
Try your best not to go the pub
This place
We’re considering a lockdown
But please don’t horde pasta
Too much fighting in the Asda

Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town?
We’d dance and sing and point at A&Es and have them shut down
(That one there!)

This town
Let’s brief imminent lockdown
People leave town and the virus spreads
Probably shouldn’t have scrapped all those hospital beds
This place
Let’s make it slightly like a ghost town
Tests only for celebrities
Mortgage holidays
The renters getting hungry

Do you remember the behavioural science at the Nudgestock?
I made some notes, just let me program them into Matt Hancock

This town
Let’s make it partially like a ghost town
Unenforced, so insurers don’t scream
This place
Let’s dither on a clampdown
Herd immunity
Situation getting shitty

British Conservative Patel’s deportations, parody song


This 21 February satiric song from Britain is called Priti Patel – Goodbye Muddah, Goodbye Fadduh.

It is a parody of the song Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp).

It says about itself:

Home secretary Priti Patel travels back in time and deports her parents to Kampala, Uganda.

LYRICS:

Goodbye muddah
Goodbye fadduh
Off you go to
Kampala, Uganda
Idi Amin
Is rampagin’
And he said he wants to clear out all the Asians

Though I’d really
Like to aid ya
I’m afraid you’re
Unskilled labour
You work hard for
Your retirement
But I’m afraid that you don’t meet our points requirement

Got eight million
Folks inactive
I can make ‘em
More proactive
Students, carers
Folks in prison
Who I threw in there for counter-terrorism

Civil servants
Said I’m crackers
So I kicked ‘em
In the knackers
Now off you go to
Potential slaughter
Truly yours, your dearest ever-lovin’ daughter

Home Office is ‘institutionally racist’! The way to end the ‘hostile environment’ is to bring down the Tories: here.

The move to appoint Andrew Sabisky as an adviser to the British government confirms the emergence of a fascist element in the Conservative Party. In blog posts and comments, Sabisky has said, “[V]ery real racial differences in intelligence are significantly—even mostly—genetic in origin” and that “it would be nice” if politicians paid attention “from the standpoint of immigration control …” He has argued, “One way to get around the problems of unplanned pregnancies creating a permanent underclass would be to legally enforce universal uptake of long-term contraception”. here.

British Conservatives deport Britons for being black


This 14 February 2020 video from Kenya says about itself:

OUTRAGE as 50 Jamaican British Deported From Britain Despite BACKLASH #Windrush

50 Jamaicans, mainly young fathers as well as the elderly, have been deported back to Jamaica after being accused of being hardened criminals. Many arrived in the Divided Kingdom when they were children.