Gracemere Le Smileys Early Learning Centre bus tragedy: Neveah Austin’s was ‘only child’ on van | Daily Mail Online


Little Nevaeh Austin, three, is fighting for life after being found unconscious on a bus outside Le Smileys Early Learning Centre at Gracemere, near Rockhampton, on Wednesday.

===========================================

It goes without saying that this should never have happened and I do hope Nevaeh make a good recovery.

As to the 2 workers involved they have committed extremely serious situations in the actions or non-actions they did, for it is not only an extreme safeguarding alert, but also a criminal offense.

A total lack of ‘Duty of Care’.

Source: Gracemere Le Smileys Early Learning Centre bus tragedy: Neveah Austin’s was ‘only child’ on van | Daily Mail Online

Liz Carr Calls For Theatres To Host Facemask-Only Performances | Same Difference


Actress Liz Carr has suggested theatres consider hosting separate performances of shows for audiences who still want to wear facemasks or socially distance. The Silent Witness star won best support…

===========================================

I completely agree with this suggestion and not only for Theatres for there are many, especially those auto-immune, needle averse and more people, so surely they too should be able to enjoy life more, rather than still stay at home.

But was the withdrawal of the facemasks mandate wholly due to the vaccine success, which is currently on the wane, as people believe COVID is no more, or is it really a Government or Boris ploy to offer something to the public to put him in a better light and detract from No. 10 Parties, in other words a PR exercise.

It is after all just how devious he is.

As to COVID, it has certainly not gone as hospital admissions show and the belief it has gone and no facemasks and even social distancing is a way that this highly contagious COVID virus is being spread.

Yes, it is milder than previous variants, but another variant could be easily the reverse and while being mild it has no baring on the effects of ‘Long COVID’, which can be and is very serious and can be very long term.

Do not believe the Government hype and still be very extremely careful.

 

Source: Liz Carr Calls For Theatres To Host Facemask-Only Performances | Same Difference

Covid: React study finds latest wave ‘may have peaked’ in young – BBC News


It is all well and good saying just ‘live with COVID’, but for some COVID is still very serious and, if people are not taking COVID seriously this creates very worrying concerns for those of us who have many health issues.

Yes, the current variants may be mild, but they are very contagious and who is to say that the next or next variant will not be as mild and still contagious. So, while living with it, please be a responsible persons and do not discard and ignore COVID as you could be responsible for allowing COVID to be caught by the people who will become very serious ill or even die from COVID.

You, may be ‘all right Jack’, but not others.

Just because this Government is not concerned, as they are more concerned about money, than the health of the nation and the NHS, it does not mean you should follow their bad examples.

We are not all multi-millionaires or even billionaires, who can afford to live with COVID, but the majority and certainly those who are seriously at risk of COVID are nowhere near able to afford life at the best of times, let alone having to live with COVID.

Source: Covid: React study finds latest wave ‘may have peaked’ in young – BBC News

Boris Johnson and staff pictured with wine in Downing Street garden in May 2020 | Boris Johnson | The Guardian


Exclusive: photograph raises fresh questions for No 10 after denial of a social event at time of Covid restrictions

 

==========================================

So many errors of judgement, but why are they surfacing now after a year or more has gone by. For if it was wrong now, it was wrong then, there has to be other motives other than the likelihood it could be wrong. Politics is a very dirty game and even friends are enemies, for there is no love lost in the political arena.

All of this is losing the degree of working together to overcome COVID, which is in all our interests, whether you believe in COVID or not and the vaccines.

Many are saying, if the political leaders are not adhering to the restrictions why should I, but this should not be the argument. For it is in all our benefits to adhere to the restrictions as ‘two wrongs does not make a right’.

As the negativity of others has to be overcome, by the positivity of those who are abiding by restrictions in the hope that those who are negative will see the light. If it does not be so, then there is no hope for the World and we will all perish, due to the misdeeds of those will not comply.

We need to get back to ‘normality’ or as close as we can be, for ones normal may not be another’s, whatever normal is.

 

 

Source: Boris Johnson and staff pictured with wine in Downing Street garden in May 2020 | Boris Johnson | The Guardian

Covid Plan B: Sage tells government implementing measures now will reduce need for tougher winter restrictions


Sage scientists told the Government restrictions such as enforcing masks in some public places and encouraging working from home is helping drive down Covid infections in Europe

===========================================

 

This makes perfect sense as Sage is saying it as it is, but is the Government or more essentially are Boris and/or Sajid and even Rishi, we will wait and see. However, I do hope the wait is not long as COVID waits for no one. and by waiting pain and suffering and even deaths will occur unnecessarily.

But then that is Government for you.

Source: Covid Plan B: Sage tells government implementing measures now will reduce need for tougher winter restrictions

HGV driver shortage: remote-controlled lorries could prevent future logistical nightmares


‘Teleoperated’ HGVs combine the efficiency of automation with the safety of human oversight.

==========================================

Much needs to be done and remote controlled lorries could be eventually a solution, but safety has to be paramount. Also remote control yes, but who would then unload the lorries, surely that would require additional staff at the point of delivery, so is it financially viable?

Source: HGV driver shortage: remote-controlled lorries could prevent future logistical nightmares

E-Scooters ‘Not Safe’ Without Audible Signals


Yes, audible on e-scooters would be good, but more imoertant is the attitude of the person with the e-scooter for pedestrians.

I say this for my experience of persons on bycylces, some have bells but mainly it is their vocal out bursts. For those I have come across feel they have the right of way be it road or pavement. When I wish to cross a road, I will use a crossing when there is one, but in many instances there are not so I have to cross the road. Now in my 70s I am not as nimble on foot as I used to be and cross where I see the road is clear. But my slownest of step does on some occasions mean traffic may come while I am still crossing, Cars extra will slow down and allow me to cross rather than peeing their car horns, scaring me.

But not so with the cyclists I experience, they do not slow down, they shout very loudly and angrily for me to get out of their way, rather than excepting my slowness of mobility.

You could nargue that they have the right of way on the road and you may be correct, but if they do not show consideration people will get hurt.

But on the pavement, surely the pedestrian have the right of way and I nhave experienced on many occasions, more so han on the road with cyclists shouting and ringing bells, and many occasions when they have not done so, but pass me at speed very close to me, the first I know is when they go flying past.

As yet I have to experience my first encounter, maybe that due to COVID I have not been out for more than a year.

So while bells will be good on e-scooters it is the attitude to other users of the same space, which I feel is way more important.

Same Difference

A visually impaired woman from London says e-scooters are not safe enough to be used across the city as they do not have audible signals.

The signals, which alert pedestrians to the silent e-scooters, will not be installed for at least two months.

Transport for London (TfL) said in May the e-scooters would have audible warning systems that could be used without riders adjusting their grip.

It now says that all e-scooters on the rental scheme are fitted with bells.

The RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) said e-scooters posed potential risks to blind and partially sighted people because “they are fast-moving, difficult to detect, and are often ridden on the pavement despite this being illegal”.

London’s walking and cycling commissioner, Will Norman, said the trial could not be stopped to fit them.

He said: “We can’t stop the trial before everything is brought in because we need to continue…

View original post 359 more words

How to wear your mask correctly – So are you doing it right?  | Daily Mail Online


With the World Health Orgainsation advising that everyone should ‘make wearing a mask a normal part of being around other people’, how do you tackle breakouts, fogged glasses and sore ears?

Source: How to wear your mask correctly – So are you doing it right?  | Daily Mail Online

Trump: Millions Of Americans Getting COVID-19 Is ‘Terrific’ And A ‘Powerful Vaccine’ | HuffPost UK


Trump at his worst, it is a pity there is no stop button on his mouth and Tweets, for this comment shows a complete indifference to those who have contracted COVID-19 and especially to those families who have had relatives who have died from COVID-19.

Even though he appeared to have had COVID-19 some months ago, or was this FAKE news to gain sympathy and a boost during the election period, his view of COVID-19 looks to be unchanged, in that he feels COVID-19 is not as bad as the medical experts are saying, even though the facts and figures show that it is a very serious condition causing many serious problems.

It is not just the short-term of COVID-19, but for many who have contracted COVID-19, it is the long-term conditions, which in some are extremely serious.

America and the World will not have much longer with a Trump Presidency, but the outcomes of his Presidency could have very serious effects, certainly on Americans but also all parts of the World.

For when he is the former President of America, what other mischief will he be involved with and what will the consequences be, for not only America, but all of us.

 

 

Source: Trump: Millions Of Americans Getting COVID-19 Is ‘Terrific’ And A ‘Powerful Vaccine’ | HuffPost UK

NY authorities stop wedding with up to 10,000 guests, citing coronavirus as reason | Euronews


“You can get married. You just can’t get a thousand people at your wedding. You get the same results at the end of the day. It’s also cheaper!” Governor Andrew Cuomo joked.

Source: NY authorities stop wedding with up to 10,000 guests, citing coronavirus as reason | Euronews