The government has rejected calls to give social workers and care staff priority access to fuel, amid petrol station closures across the country. Social workers and care staff are being impeded in their roles by a lack of fuel at petrol stations across the country, sector bodies and unions for the sector have warned. The […]
Once again this just show the total disregard this Government has for Social Care, it is as though they do really wish that social care disappears and all those in need of social care deserved all the pain and suffering to which they will have coming to them.
This is totally not unexpected by this Government, but I do hope they all suffer in life.
Source: Government rejects call to give social workers and care staff priority access to petrol | Community Care
This week, Manisha from Healthwatch Barking & Dagenham talks about how getting involved locally in health and social care makes a difference.
Source: Why should I get involved in Health and Social Care?
Research by Lancaster University scientists to create a COVID-19 vaccine which can be administered through the nose has taken a significant step forward.
Source: Lancaster University intranasal vaccine offers promise to block COVID-19 where it starts | Lancaster University
A World Health Organisation mission to study the covid pandemic’s origins in China, which announced in February that the possibility that the virus had escaped from a laboratory needed no further investigation,1 was put under pressure by Chinese scientists who made up half the team to reach that conclusion, the scientist who led the mission has said.Peter Ben Embarek, who led the scientists dispatched by WHO to Wuhan, told a Danish television documentary, broadcast on 12 August, that the Chinese scientists refused to even discuss the lab leak scenario2 unless the final report dismissed any need for further investigation.Having haggled about it until 48 hours before they left China, Ben Embarek said, his Chinese counterpart eventually agreed to discuss the lab leak theory in the report “on the condition we didn’t recommend any specific studies to further that hypothesis.”Discussing the team’s findings before leaving China, Ben Embarek told reporters that a lab leak was “extremely unlikely.” Asked by Denmark’s TV2 if that wording was …
Source: Covid-19: China pressured WHO team to dismiss lab leak theory, claims chief investigator | The BMJ
A Japanese doctors’ group has urged the cancelation of the Olympics, even as Games organizers reported a surplus of applications from medics to volunteer at the virus-postponed event. With less than 10 weeks until the Tokyo Games begin and as Japan battles a surge in infections, public opinion remains strongly…
So mamy views and opinions, but how many of these views and opinions are from people who have the facts, well I am not sure.
But what I do see is that there appears to be more against holding the Olympics than theree are for, so It would appear that the Games should be cancelled. For to hold the event and the pandemic really takes off it will be well too late for measures to alleviate it.
Suffering and even more deaths will occur, but will those that decide to hold the event be held to account. Even if there are, that is not sufficient for those who will have died or are suffering and their families who will have to pick up the pieces, for nothing could be sufficient compensation to cover all that.
Source: Tokyo doctors association calls for Olympics cancelation – Japan Today
Electric vehicles are being put forward as the green future, but what is green for one could well be black for others.
With electric vehicles the dark emissions will be reduced, but to obtain essential element, such as, Lithium the green image will be distorted due to the mining practices for the lithium.
So are electric vehicles as green as they are painted, may be not, but for many the creation of mobility aids is an essential part of life, due to their disabilities and vehicles of some nature will be required.
Many other vehicles will be also be required by those to whom travel is an essential part of their job requirements and how they manage their lives.
To have your own vehicle is part of a persons independence and forms of group travel would reduce this independence considerably.
So, while electric vehicles would appear to be the answer for a more green future, more green types of fuel will be required,
Source: The curse of ‘white oil’: electric vehicles’ dirty secret | News | The Guardian
This article looks at the vaccines for children and it appears that work has already been started or is soon to start, but there is still, at least, one other area and this is for adults with learning disabilities (Intellectual Disabilities) and Autism who are needle averse, for in this area needle injections are not possible.
The adults are very vulnerable, but as I see it there is no work taking place in that direction.
With regards to Flu these adults can be given the nasal spray, which is generally given to children under 12 years, but it is not as effective as the injection, but something is better than nothing.
Source: When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine? 5 questions parents are asking