From Austria to Latvia, the current wave of Covid is seeing a backlash against unvaccinated people, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff
This all rests with why people get vaccinated and to some extent why wearing face covering, previously this was down to people just safeguarding themselves, but with COVID there is now the question of safeguarding others.
As, by being vaccinated and with face coverings there is an element of not only reducing the catching of COVID, but, if you do, by being vaccinated and also wearing a face covering you will also be mitigating the risk of passing onto others.
Thereby, being looking to safeguard the community as well as oneself. We are not alone and the reason why excess vaccines should be sent to other nations to reduce the risk in those other countries and by doing so reducing the extent of mutations of COVID.
We all have Human Rights and by adhering to some others are affected, so consideration is of prime importance.
Masks made mandatory in shops and on buses and trains, while new arrivals must take PCR tests
The wearing of masks in shops and on buses and trains was never officially withdrawn, but the mandatory aspect was. However, some transport operatives made their own rules, such as, Transport for London, where they stated it was a requirement to travel on their buses and the Tube, but was it ever legally enforceable. Perhaps it was not, but the public should have respected the wishes of the operators.
In other parts of the UK, except England, Scotland and others did retain the mandatory aspect. I feel it was a grave mistake from Boris Johnson, one of many, when the mandatory aspect was withdrawn. For those not wearing masks are not acting with respect to their fellow travellers.
In fact, in many aspects social distancing should also have been retained.
The coming of Omicron is a great worry, as should be the coninuance of COVID in England, but this appears to nhave been ignored by many in England, so please do not ignore Omicron, for if you do Lockdowns will have to be reimposed. In fact, the reimposition has never gone away and would always be brought in, but perhaps, too late, as other measurers have been.
At least, the mandatory reintroduction was not delayed and the travel restrictions also.
Yes, we have to learn to live with COVID, but not at the expense of lives lost. Lives are much more important than refusing to live with a few restrictions. So accept the restrictions and in doing so save lives.
The same is also relevant in having the COVID vaccinations and where eligible the COVID booster and any others which will come along.
I disagree as each have their own important skills which should be used in tandem, for one is using the ‘social model’ while the other is using the ‘medical model’, when really it should be a mixture of both.
For example, my wife was in hospital last year and the consultant formed the opinion, that she needed to be on 24/7 oxygen when she was discharged and he assumed, wrongly, that my wife would mention this to me.
But she has a memory problem sometimes, while showing confidence and strength in her manner.
What she did mention to me was that the Consultant was considering 24/7 oxygen at home and thought he would discuss this with me.
A week went by and I had no such discussion, so I enquired what was happening after the week had gone by when I made my daily visit, to be informed that the process had been concluded.
But, to me no home assessment had been done, so they did not know we had 24/7 care for our daughter, who lives at home with us, I had not informed my house insurers or anyone else.
While I was visiting my wife the oxygen supplier tried to deliver the oxygen, which was, rightly refused by our daughters carers.
I then found out that the Home assessment had not been done, so this was done on my next day visit and I agreed to the oxygen delivery.
I would mention that my wife had mentioned for them to discuss this with me, which they saw fit to ignore.
I was given no consideration and left completely in the dark.
I was my not only my wife’s husband, but also her carer and therefore was the person who took responsibility for the management of the oxygen as my wife relied on me for everything, her choice.
But choice is also something that is ignored by hospitals as well as carers and with COVID-19 carers are going to be more evident than they were previously in their number and their responsibilities.
Hospitals need to consider ‘person-centred ‘care instead of ‘institutional’ care.
The care team is not just hospital personal, but everyone within the caring of a person, including the person themselves, which who at times is seen as an object and an inconvenience to some hospital staff.
I am not blaming the staff, but the system, as the staff do their best within the constraints of the system.
The rollout of Universal Credit (UC) was started in April 2013 in Ashton-under-Lyne, so why is that this problem, which is coming after housing associations demanded action from the DWP to close the “bizarre” loophole, only now being looked at by the DWP? Did Ashton-under-Lyne not have housing associations or is it, which is more […]
The son of a Sainsbury’s worker diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago has revealed in an ‘uplifting’ post on social media how the supermarket giant fought to keep her job open and handled her condition with ‘compassion, class and dignity’.
Doron Salomon, who works for a football agency, has seen his emotional thread praising Sainbury’s go viral after he detailed the lengths staff at the store, in Harrow, North London, went to to keep his mother, who he doesn’t want to name, employed in a job she loves.
Doron says the supermarket has helped to ‘normalise’ his mother’s life over the last few years as her illness has deteriorated, giving her self-worth when ‘she was quite literally losing everything she once was’
The supermarket chain told MailOnline their former employee had been an ‘inspiration’.
Monica has a right to her opinion and here she eloquently expresses it, she is a true believer.
She is quite correct that the swamp needs to be removed, but is Donald Trump the person to do this, for I believe he his also part of the Swamp.
He may be removing parts of the swamp, but only to replace it with other parts of the swamp.
Within the this YOUTube video she expresses that Donald Trump is imperfect and that he is making mistakes, as we all do.
The problem with Trump is that when he makes mistakes he does not accept that he is making mistakes and therefore is not aware that he should be learning from them.
Making mistakes is something we all do, but the message to learn is that by making mistakes you learn from them and this then mitigates making these or similar mistakes again and you become a stronger, better person in doing so.
To always assume you are always correct is a fatal flaw as no one is 100% correct, 100% of the time, but Donald Trump truly believes that he is.
You either like or do not like Trump and I am one of the latter. Some of his principles are not in agreement with mine, especially his racist views and his inability to understand the concept of mistakes, in reference to himself, are a major contributory factor.
Whether he is or will be good for America is still to be seen, however, the bigger picture needs to be considered and this is in respect of The World.
I feel in World affairs that individualism is now not a major factor, although this is still a consideration, but now in most aspects there is globalism as whatever is done in one area as consequences for other areas. the two need to be working in conjunction with each other.
In fact with his America First he is acting within the aspects of individualism, the continual interference of America in international areas is not individualism but globalism. Even Trump promised in his campaign to not have American action in areas outwith America and that he would pull American forces out of non-American areas of conflict. This is one of his promises that he has not kept to. Trump could argue that some American forces need to be provided to ensure the safety of America, but the appliance of these forces is, in many areas, counter productive as it only provokes more aggression from the people native to these areas, which, in turn, creates more problems for the seen to be invaders.
Great care and attention needs to be applied before any country inflicts their forces on any other independent country.
Unfortunately it is a human trait that we feel we need to intervene, without considering all the consequences, in many areas of the world and in doing so cause many conflicts that may not have occurred, should they have not intervened.
Why can we not all agree to live in peace, which would be then beneficial to us all.
Good care should be available to all that need care for to not do so is disrespect to the rights of those individuals.
It should be the responsibility of everyone within the care industry to keep a check on their work colleagues and if the correct care is not being given then those should be reported. For to not report is condoning the abusive actions.
Quality monitoring is a must, especially within care, for those who are in need of care will be vulnerable to bad care practices if good quality care is not maintained.
“I hope that there is no one in the waiting room who smells of smoke this time,” I said to my son as we walked towards the building.
Is it too much to ask? Really? I mean, the sign on the door says that it is a low scent building, and asks people not to wear perfume, or strong scented products. This makes sense. Lots of people have struggles with such smells. But what about smoke?
And then two people walked in, and I almost threw up right there. They must have just tossed their cigarettes as they walked into the building, and it was so bad! Much worse than perfume, in my opinion.
I pulled out my handkerchief, and covered my nose. Will they think I am being rude? I wondered – but it really was making me feel sick. Yes, I struggle with dizziness and nausea already –…
Cindy glanced nervously at the clock on the kitchen wall. Five minutes before midnight.
“They should be home any time now,” she thought as she put the finishing touches on the chocolate cake she was frosting. It was the first time in her 12 years she had tried to make a cake from scratch, and to be honest, it wasn’t exactly an aesthetic triumph. The cake was . . . well, lumpy. And the frosting was bitter, as if she had run out of sugar or something.
Which, of course, she had.
And then there was the way the kitchen looked. Imagine a huge blender filled with all the ingredients for chocolate cake including the requisite bowls, pans and utensils. Now imagine that the blender is turned on. High speed. With the lid off.
Do you get the idea?
But Cindy wasn’t thinking about the mess. She had created something…