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I found the above information on this website which is used by all media globally:
Vulnerable People who have had Alemtuzumab should get additional medical advice before taking the PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE.
My daughter was treated with this drug Alemtuzuzumab.
Alemtuzumab WAS a medication used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and multiple sclerosis. On July 3, 2020 Sanofi Genzyme was notified that our Lemtrada Home Phlebotomy Partner, Examination Management Services Inc., (EMSI) has gone out of business.
What Lemtrada warning said:
LEMTRADA can cause serious side effects including:
Serious autoimmune problems: Some people receiving LEMTRADA develop a condition where the immune cells in your body attack other cells or organs in the body (autoimmunity), which can be serious and may cause death. Serious autoimmune problems may include:
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a condition of reduced platelet counts in your blood that can cause severe bleeding that may cause life‑threatening problems. Call your healthcare provider (HCP) right away if you have any of the following symptoms: easy bruising; bleeding from a cut that is hard to stop; coughing up blood; heavier menstrual periods than normal; bleeding from your gums or nose that is new or takes longer than usual to stop; small, scattered spots on your skin that are red, pink, or purple
Kidney problems called anti‑glomerular basement membrane disease, which, if not treated, can lead to severe kidney damage, kidney failure that needs dialysis, a kidney transplant, or death. Call your HCP right away if you have any of the following symptoms: swelling of your legs or feet; blood in the urine (red or tea‑colored urine); decrease in urine; fatigue; coughing up blood
It is important patients to have blood and urine tests before you receive, while on treatment and every month for 4 years or longer, after you receive your last LEMTRADA infusion.
See additional Screenshot what the PDF says about adverse effects :
Screenshot No 2.
***Thoughts From the Editor of this Post.
As with every drug we take there is an element of risk hence that is why we have leaflets inside the packaging of what the drug is and what side effects there are.
As a carer and a concerned mum it is my duty to know if my daughter should have the vaccine, the following telephone numbers had auto response messages saying the lines were busy before the calls were disconnected after my daughter tried phoning today.
029 218 36318
029 218 36319
029 218 36323
029 218 36340
We are located in Cardiff UK so hence these are Cardiff Numbers. If you are outside Wales you should look up your local health board in your region.
I advised my daughter to phone 111 and no one could advise her and she was told that someone would phone her back.
Upon further fact checking I personally phoned the secretary of the Professor of Neurology in Cardiff and I explained that my daughter was a patient and the secretary directed me to this site: https://cavuhb.nhs.wales/our-services/ms-multiple-sclerosis/(The site does not explain anything about my concerns about diminshed immune response) I also recited screenshot no 2 with my concerns and was told that all MS patients should have the vaccine although she could not explain what diminished immune response meant:
Immunocompromised persons, including individuals receiving immunosuppressant therapy, may have a diminished immune response to the vaccine. No data are available about concomitant use of immunosuppressants. As with any vaccine, vaccination with COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 may not protect all vaccine recipients.
So obviously not leaving any stone unturned and wanting to know what “diminished immune response” meant I found the following information:
Reading in between the lines as I am no expert and I stand corrected if I am wrong, from what I understand my daugher should she decide on having the vaccine today will have her immune system diminished so there is no way of her fighting the virus. Further more and I quote: “No data is available about concomitant use of immunosuppressants – may not protect all vaccine recipients“.
This tells me that it has no been tested on immune suppressant drugs or patients who have had immune suppressants, hence this is open for debate.
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(If you are outside the UK please visit the link i have provided above).
I am absolutely fuming and I know I will get a lot of hate from this but one thing I cannot be accused of is being racist.
I have dual nationality British/Polish.
Now here is my rant if an activist named Tommy Robinson is arrested for organising a public event under the Coronavirus Regulations Ruling where one cannot hold an event of more than 30 people together outdoors and not maintaining social distancing and he is British, then this should also apply for anyone else organising protests.
I will also share the ‘Polish Abortion Protest in Bristol organisers Facebook page‘ and all the people that said they were attending the protests. The powers that be can now find these people and do what they have to do.
I have twice tried to offer an olive branch to Poland on two seperate occasions and twice it has backfired, once over a problem I have trying to acquire some land and secondly saying if the law exists in Poland then women should consider having abortions abroad. This did not go down well on a Facebook Group and I was told why should women have to travel abroad? I toally understand but did not reply to the debate.
All Poland needed to do is start a petition onwww.change.org or similar to get their point across and not start civil unrest in the middle of a Global Pandemic and help the virus spread even more.
So now that we have a Global Pandemic and England has gone on a Lockdown for the second time, I am ready to turn my back on Poland. The reason why I am ready to turn my back on Poland is they have not respect for anyone else other than themselves, why is their problem all of a sudden becoming UK’s problem and they are not taking the pandemic seriously?
If a Government gives you an opportunity to work and live in a Country at least do as your told.
Poland would not take too kindly if the shoe was on the other foot and say Britains started to protest in their country I can tell you that for a fact.
All people attending these protests should be fined and or deported.
If Poles cannot abide by British Law they should not be made welcome. This applies to every nationality if you disobey British Law you should be punished.
I hope someone in Government sees this and I will be messaging people all day today with this. Who is to say that Poles are not planning other protests every Sunday outside Churches in the UK?
Due to the coronavirus people who are vulnerable are given the option to have their medication delivered to their property as in the case of my daughter.
So last week I arranged for the medication to be delivered to my property but forgot that my daughter had a hospital appointment and because I cannot get up and down the stairs I would have relied on her to open the door to get the medication from the courier.
The pharmacy was reluctant to do a delivery and the pharmacist I spoke to said is there anyone that can collect the medication on behalf of my daughter i.e a neighbour or friend.
So again the pharmacy have contradicted themselves they asked if we knew anyone that could pick up the medication, but would not leave the medication with a secure neighbour inside my house.
Now you have to imagine the scenario I live in a terrace house, I live upstairs with my daughter, whilst there is a young family down stairs who are my tennants so I trust them implicitly, furthermore my door bell is a video cam so I can record who is at my door should I wish to do so ( however in this instance I did not and in a way I am gutted as I could have uploaded it but mores the pity I did not record it, lesson learnt I suppose for future).
Now pre covid-19 you as a patient can nominate anyone to pick up your prescription from over the counter if you are unable to do so yourself.
Here is my rant the courier came whilst my daughter was out, so I could not go down the stairs but I heard my tennant open the door. the courier did not want to leave the medication with my tennant and proceeded then to intercom me where I said to him I could not go down the stairs and for him to leave it with my tennant.
He refused point blank and said he would get sacked and I said “who would report him to get sacked” ceratainly not me seeing as I would be grateful that he had empathy and had done my daughter a favour and saved her from exposing her to an unsafe and dangerous environment.
So if my daughter God Forbid contracts this disease I can then sue the Pharmacy and the Courier and the NHS, I would go after everyone individually and I was once told by a solicitor that I could have been one 🙂
He went onto say he could not leave the medication with anyone other than the name on the parcel. I said but the medication is for my daughter and not for me, so my name is not on the parcel. He then said but he could leave it with me, so he contradicted himself as my name was not on the parcel.
I called him an “a@@eh@@e” and he doubled back and said what did you say?, being confrontational in which I turned off the intercom and cut him off.
Now my daughter has to go to the pharmacy to risk her own life to collect the medication that this idiot could have left with my tennant, who could have been the nominated person to collect the prescription over the counter pre-covid time and I could have recorded the delivery on my ‘Bell Cam’, but the courier did not give me a chance to do that.
I understand the point that you cannot hand over the medication to just anyone, but this was my tennant and I could have recorded the whole thing as an added precaution and security measure.
I am now going to name and shame this courier and pharmacy and the GP Surgery:
I do not give a damn about this GP and Pharamacy and they have been on my radar for a long time now, with the doctor mis-diagnosing my daughter and giving her Gaviscon for a Auto-Immune Disease.
Not only this, when I first contacted the named pharmacy they refused to do the delivery and said they will do it just this once out of charity and tried to get us to ask a neighbour or friend to come and collect it instead…(no security issue there so it seems).
Yet you expect to clap for them every Thursday, they know what they are doing when they sign up for a job, you would not see soldiers crying because they are on the front line the same goes for the NHS they know what they signed up for when they chose the job.
For the pharmacy making that statement and being reluctant to do the delivery, my daughter already reported them to the council once already, she aims to do it again if this medication is not delivered.
One knows the risks prior for doing the job, so do not moan about the job and do your job properly.
Yes the doctors and nurse do a grand job don’t get me wrong but you would not pay off a heart surgeons mortgage if you had a heart attack and he saved your life. The same goes for the MOD (Ministry of Defence), but we do not stand on the doorstep clapping our hands for them, do we !
So to top it all my daughter went to collect the medication from the pharmacy after being told by the courier it would be back at the pharamcy today. Only to be told by the pharmacy the courier had not come back. So my daughter is now going to have to go again a second time.
15.52 The saga continues. I phoned the pharmacy and asked to see how we could resolve the ongoing problem and they said they attempted to deliver once so they have done their job…….
I reiterrated that my daughter is vulnerable and she cannot go again to the pharmacy, so they replied they will ask their one and only driver to deliver it again but could not make and guarantees. The pharmacy have no care for the patients well being.
I put the question to them if I was to send my tennant to the pharmacy what would be the difference of leaving the medication with the same tennant that lived in my house? The pharmasist could not answer me other than saying delivery drivers have to leave the medication with the patient. So if I was able to get downstairs this morning and I am not the patient the delivery driver should not have been able to give the medication to me, yet he said he was going to leave it with me even though I was not the named patient on the package.
Watch how they will try and justify their shambles of an excuse of a rule that makes no sense at all, that can be broken depending if the person used their intiative and used more than one brain cell. If I was the courier I would have asked the tennant to sign for the medication, its not hard and would have covered his sorry a@@e!
So the appointed person can collect the medication but the delivery driver cannot leave it with the appointed person even though the delivery would be video recorded….. work that one out?
My daughter also observed how the pharmacist was walking at a super slow pace even though there was a queue of people waiting in a line on the foot path in the scorching sun to be served. My daughter said the pharmacist was slower than a sloth
and was asking a patient to re-spell multiple times.
By coincidence I assume it was the same person that asked me three times today to spell the name of my daughter, which only has four characters in the name.
If I was the manager of that pharmacy I would have a stop watch on my staff member and retrain my staff.
This is unbelievable and a total shambles.
If the one and only driver fails to deliver, then tomorrow they will feel my wrath and will be showing them this post.
17.57 Update the Driver Failed to Deliver, why does that not suprise me….
Update Tuesday 26th May 2020
The same digruntled courier did deliver the medication and these are my daughters words not mine, “his body language and tone in his voice gave the impression he does not like his job”.
***Do not use this GP or Pharmacy they are a waste of space.
My rant last time about Grocery Supermarkets was about vulnerable people not having deliveries and about cross contamination.
You will be pleased to know my deliveries have been re-instated but wait for this…….The delivery arrived today and my daughter greeted the two delivery men of which one of them coughed straight in her face.
You would think that all drivers should wear gloves and face masks but obviously they do not.
She is now worried about cross contamination and if he is a carrier or not.
Do all the staff get tested on a daily basis?, I do not think so and when they deliver the groceries they should abide by the 2 metre rule but they do not.
So does that mean if my daughter contracts the virus because of this individual that we can then sue the Grocery Supermarket Company?
I hope and pray for their sake it does not come to this and that my daughter is going to be OK.
It seems that I am I banging my head against a brick wall as everyone seems to be behaving like sheep and saying because “Simple Simon Says” they have to follow and not use their own initiatives.
All I can say is another blog post is heading to the CEO yet again….
On the whole I have been a loyal customer of Tesco’s for many years with relatively little issues until now. I normally shop online on a regular basis because both my daughter and I have disabilities.
I am not targeting this post entirely at Tescos, as all Grocery Supermarkets should follow my example.
I am just writing about my own personal experience with Tesco but I am sure all other grocery supermarkets have the same problem and are following the bright spark that makes the rules.
So with the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic I noticed Tesco struggling to keep up with demand of some of my usual products such as antibacterial-disinfectant, hand wash and hand gel for many weeks now. This was not my grieviance as I understood people had been bulk buying.
I would have already prior to the pandemic had a policy in place not to be able to purchase more than 3 items of any one product, as the store is a retailer not a wholesaler, but for some reason I hear Supermarkets are being less lenient again. do they never learn?
If you want to buy in bulk go to a wholesaler, not that they are taking on any new registrations at this present time due to people thinking that this is the end of the world and we are facing some sort of zombie apocaplypse.
Just like every thing else CEO’s & MP’s do not think until after the event. Similar if there was a catastrophic event the law would only kick in after the fact.
Businesses and Governments should think outside the box to have scenarios of what could happen and put improvisions in place so that if the inevitable should ever happen they would be prepared and covered.
So moving on I received an email from Tesco a few days ago that they will not be charging me my monthly delivery fee due to no delivery slots and are only delivering to the vulnerable:
I then had another email from the CEO of Tesco saying due to the pandemic they will be only delivering to the vulnerable.
people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy
people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy
people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD.
People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell).
People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.
Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.
So I decided to reply but had to hunt for the email as I tried phoning customer service and got cut off several times, meaning they are not taking calls, by having auto responders in place. The email is towards the end of this thread and I got a response back from them today which is laughable.
The whole point of isolation is to try to contain the virus, so you would think that Tesco and all the rest of the grocery stores should follow suit and employ more staff (considering many people have lost their jobs right now) and have them answer calls, have online chat and answer emails.
On top of this stop people coming to the stores, full stop.
By someone coming into a store there is a chance of cross contamination as someone that coughs could easily transmit the virus onto a product packaging and have it airborne for some one else to inhale.
“The only people in the stores would be the staff and they also would less likely catch the virus from cross contamination. But the store managers and the CEO’s are not OCD like me so they will not be thinking this way”.
As for the elderly who only shop for one or two minimal items or people that do not normally buy online, humanity should love thy neighbour and give a helping hand meaning if you live in close proximity to an elderly person or someone who does not know the first thing about shopping online you could order on their behalf it is not difficult, you could combine it into your shop and split the cost after, or set up an account for them.
If there are so many staff supposedly employed then they should be able to stock, stack, pick, pack, chat online, answer calls, emailand deliver How about giving me 10% bonus to organise your business management as it needs re-organising.
So like I said in the beginning my daughter has an auto immune disease and suffers with multiple sclerosis, I am her mother and her carer and she has a low immune system due to treatment she has hadsix months ago.
So therefore physically venturing out to buy food in store I have a greater chance of contracting the disease from cross contamitation, which I could potentially pass on to my daughter. I do not know what sickly individual has coughed and spluttered on a product I have just picked up. Also I could be inhaling someone’s airborne germs having a greater risk on contracting the disease and then bringing it home.
I am not alone when it comes to people who cannot shop instore there are many disabled people in the UK 13.9 million disabled people to be exact but who’s counting: https://www.scope.org.uk/media/disability-facts-figures/ and not every one is clinically vulnerable as listed in the 6 points the government have laid out, some people cannot walk or lift/carry large shopping orders and some have mental illness issues and cannot shop for themselves. So for Tesco to send an email saying the Government have given a list of 110,000 vulnerable people what does that mean exactly?, I know I cited a guide from the Government website earlier but is it not the the case that every one is vulnerable? It does not mention the elderly, disabled, mental health patients and domestic abuse victims and not everyone has been diagnosed with underlying conditions as men more so than women do not like visiting their GPs hence that is why more men than women are dying from the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic because of this reason and not being diagnosed for any underlying problems.https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/07/coronavirus-hits-men-harder-evidence-risk
All people healthy and disabled are vulnerable because of cross contamination.
The less you spend outside your own home the better, as this is called “herd immunisation”.
….and this is their reply in an email that states they cannot reply to emails
and that I should try phoning customer service where they do not mention there is an autoresponder and no one is answering calls.
But the person replied to me (Name Omitted) by email today even though I emailed Tesco yesterday, so this was not an auto responder email as I would have had it instantaneously yesterday. So she could have answered my question, but chose not to. Therefore I have had to resort to other means to get my point across.
I will put it to the test when I send another email today with a link to this post and see if she responds, we will then see if this is just an autoresponder and if my blog post gets noticed. I will also be contacting the CEO of Tesco on Linkedin so that he can respond directly to me.
Do not brush customers off, you need them for the future.
Cross contamination is my main priorityand concern. I am not saying this for myself, I am saying this for all the population of the UK on the whole, if you have a person who is infected and comes into the store showing no signs but picks things up and perhaps puts them back, you are automatically cross contaminating. Self service baskets will be cross contaminated, the area where you put your food down in checkout will get cross contaminated, your food/produce will be cross contaminated and the carrier bags will also be cross contaminated.
Apparantly there is a right way to cough and sneeze and I beg to differ, remember I am the OCD expert here. As the photo suggests one should cough and sneeze into the crease of their elbow or back to their hand.
By sneezing or coughing into an elbow that is not bare and cannot be immediately washed one is potentially cross contaminating, as someone can easly touch your arm, even you unwittingly can touch yourself without thinking, as what occured an hour ago may not neccessarily be still be playing on ones mind to erradicate an hour later. If say you are wearing a coat and you have sneezed or coughed into the crease of the elbow and you take it off and lay it next to another coat owned by another person you have just cross contaminated. You could perhaps throw the coat over an armchair – cross contaminating the arm chair. Only an OCD person can teach you this.
Hence staff that have been screened to be healthy should be the ONLY people that are in the store.
By eliminating the consumer from entering the store, one potentially is containing the virus and flattening the curve. By allowing the customer to shop freely one is potentially opening a can of worms.
I will update on the post as and when I get more news.
On top of the fact there are no deliveries and one cannot contact the store by email or phone for love or money, without resorting to physically having to visit a store and queue to make a complaint, I am on the verge of screaming right now as I have only noticed 2 transactions going out of my account for the same amount of money.
At the time of updating my post earlier today I had not heard back from my email test the other day as I mentioned in my post at the beginning to see if in fact they actually do send out autoresponders or not and have sent another email today. However a few moments ago I received an email once again saying they do not respond to emails and prompted me to go to their online support FAQ, which frankly is no good to me as I need to speak with a human.
I have already showed this post to my MP Jo Stevens and Tesco via their email but have held off contacting the CEO until today and am curious how they will respond to this today if at all.
You can see the screenshot of the email content below:
I do not know what the maximum amount of transactions one can spend on self service but if it is say £40 and that went out twice the customer would have had £80 leave their account instead of £40. Imagine if this an elderly person how this would effect them and the stress it would cause.
The icing on the cake the contactless option obviously did not work forcing you to touch the keypad which is defeating the object of containing the virus.
Furthermore my daughter went out to do a shop yesterday thinking she was helping me as I could not go as I have a business to run and considering despite her disability, she was taking a risk having to go in-store let alone have to touch the keypad lol & omg….Under normal circumstances I do all the shopping but the one time my daughter went out she got charged twice and she risked her health at the same time by doing so.
I am now, shall we say very angry and still no closer to resolving the issues I am facing so only God knows what other people are facing…….
People are blaming the coronavirus covid-19 for just about everything that is going wrong with the way businesses are run, Coronavirus Covid-19 does not affect common sense to employ call handlers and online chat support workers.
My business is running smoothly so a corporate giant such as Tesco should not have a problem, yet they do.
This is now directed for the CEO of Tesco and any other Supermarket that has not got their act together !!!!
UK are their own worst enemies the moment they see snow the country comes to a grinding halt and now that we are faced with the pandemic all hell has broke loose and everyone is running around like headless chickens and blaming covid-19 for their bad management skills. In business you should have a Plan A, a Plan B and even a Plan C. Yet for some reason it seems as everyone is not organised, yet they will try to defend themselves by saying that they are when clearly they are not.
Browsing the usual daily news feeds about everything of interest to my blog, I came across this regarding Government plans to make UK population become immune to the virus. But in order to do so, one needs a vacination (which they have not got supposedly) or enough people to be infected with the virus and then survive in order for it to work. The Government has been strongly criticised for not doing enough to slow down the pandemic which Donald Trump declared an ‘International Emergency’.
Things you should do to protect yourself from the Covid-19 Coronavirus.
It is all common sense to implement this into your daily routine, however people are complacent and this needs to be now drummed into our heads.
Wash your hands. Make sure you wash your hands frequently, especially if you have touched foreign objects that are not personal to you. Try to use antibacterial hand soap or hand sanitiser. Stay clear of hand dryer blowers they spread germs, even if you are passing one that is in use and make sure to not touch the taps with your bare hands.
Avoid touching your face. You mouth has around 500 to 1,000 different types of bacteria so touching your mouth you are re-contaminating your hands with bacteria, so avoid touching your mouth unless you are brushing your teeth and even then wash your hands straight after and avoid touching your face at all unless your hands are clean.
Maintain distance. If you suspect someone to be ill avoid close contact with that individual and maintain a distance of around 3 feet between you and the person.
Don’t share personal items. Consider your personal belonging to be your own and you should not share at all (no exceptions) . Some people for example drink from the same coke bottle (disgusting I know) so consider who has touched the item you are about to touch.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. If you have a cough or you sneeze cover your mouth at all times. Some people are saying cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow, but for me that means you have just contaminated your clothing so if some one was then to touch you, you would then contaminate them. I recommend straight into a tissue which you can dispose of quickly or your hands which you can then clean immediately.
Stay home if you’re sick. If your unwell stay at home, do not risk contaminating others no matter how insignificant your cold may be. Do your shopping online or ask a friend, neighbour or family member but remember to not have close contact and stay 3 feet away.
Clean surfaces. Everyday items we take for granted such as handles on doors (including cars) light switches, flooring, keyboards, touch pads, trolley handles, product packaging in shops all carry germs.
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You may also want to watch this, the figures estimated are very scary………
The government is in talks on “Operation Cobra” to move from stage “phase” to stage “delay”. This should be from immediate effect. If schools and colleges are being closed in the “Republic of Ireland” then, schools and colleges in England, Scotland and Wales should follow suit promptly.
People such as the elderly, people with underlying conditions and people with low immune systems should stay at home. full stop.
Grocery shopping should be done online for home delivery. If you can avoid going out then stay at home.
Its not just the sick that need to be isolated it is the vulnerable as well.
People have a mindset of “it won’t happen to them” are just plain stupid and ignorant, as imagine if it did happen to them, then they have just put their family and friends, work colleagues at risk also.
Do not be complacent as I am reading on many group chats, do not risk your life or others.
Symptoms to look out for are:
a high temperature
a new, continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
However I have read that you won’t contract the virus form packaging and food on the NHS website, which is a contradiction as germs linger on packaging and food, hence why is the whole world going mad buying surface sprays. From the Germ Expert clean all packing and food as set out below…………Better to be safe than sorry!!
Panic Buying – what is all this about??, its not the end of the world and people should just shop more responsibly………….You don’t need a years supply of toilet paper or antibacterial products. You can double up by all means but not be stupid about it and leave the rest of the world without hand gel for example. I know manufacturers are having problems sourcing plastic bottles so obviously it causing delays in manufacturing and shipment. Do not be selfish people. Even I, whom has ‘OCD’ do not buy in bulk apart from my disposable gloves which come in packs of 10 boxes straight from the manufacturer but other than that I use antiseptic disinfectant products sparingly not over use them. I use as and when required, two litres or 4 x 500ml usually lasts me a month.
People who can work from home should work from home, everyone has a computer nowadays so there is no excuse there unless of course you are working in a factory and are manufacturing and packing goods or a trades person, then a safe plan of action should be implemented. Schools can have online tutoring where students have to login, no excuse there either.
Obviously factories and tradesmen have an obstacle to overcome. People in factories and tradesmen should wear protective PPE clothing and use PPE equipment – https://www.hse.gov.uk/toolbox/ppe.htm Companies such as Accountants, Solicitors, Insurers etc, have to just tread caution and should have hand sanitiser on all entry points and clean door handles regularly.
Its not just about washing hands its also about touching surfaces and products that have been touched by other people such as, door handles, pens, desks, computers, touch pads, ATM machines, everyday products and cashetc, it all has germs.
I suffer from contaminationOCD so you could say i’m an expert on germ contamination.
All goods you buy in a shop has been handled by another person before you.Fruit and Veg is another example which you can wash with a mild solution of diluted antibacterial washing up detergent and water. (make sure you rinse thoroughly). Taps on sinks and soap dispensers, door handles all have germs. I personally when I handle anything wear disposable gloves, I go through over a thousand pairs a month even in my home, on good days.
What we take for granted and touched by some else other than yourself should be sanitised.
If you make sure you thoroughly rinse your fruit and veg after you have washed them, then it will not give you adverse tummy problems or effect your health in anyway. Besides I would rather clean my fruit and veg by this method rather than risk contamination of any germs. Veg you can boil and that itself will kill germs. Tins and packets should be cleaned using diluted antibacterial washing up liquid and products in paper packaging should be wiped over with a slightly damp antibacterial wipe or diluted antibacterial washing up liquid solution saturated sponge or cloth. Raw meat bacteria obviously gets killed at high cooking temperatures, (so there are no worries there), but make sure to not cross contaminate and keep raw meat on the bottom shelf away from cooked meat and other products such as dairy etc.
Eating out – I have started and this is before covid-19 came out, having an anxiety of eating out using the restaurants own cutlery, I have now invested in my own travel cutlery that I carry around with me. Drinking from glasses I always watch where the waitress holds the glass so that I do not touch the glass in the same place, if anything something I have adopted of late is to get a napkin and cover the glass with the napkin so that I can hold the glass indirectly. I also use my own travel metal straw so that my lips do not touch the glass, after all how do the bar staff take out the glasses form the glass washer, some use the bottom of the glass whilst others use the top of the glass, plus the fact in top restaurants and bars glasses are also polished by hand to remove any watermarks (I know this as I worked in the hospitality industry many years ago). All cutlery and plates are handled by other people before your food is brought to your table. We assume that people wash their hands appropriately but we should not be complacent about it, as with what is going on today you would think people would take appropriate measures to protect themselves and others but this not always the case, as how come so many people have died from this virus if everyone was a germ freak like me and I for one do not want to take that risk of not sanitising something before I use it.
Its ironic how people used to mock my OCD and now everyone is doing literally what I have been doing all along for many years now.
I avoid public transport with a passion, the amount of times I have been brushed by someone has made me fell so uncomfortable. So now I avoid public transport all together. If you are going to use Taxi’s consider the car door handles, they have germs and paying with cash. Cash has germs.
***Also why are we being told to avoid crowded public places, so why is it the schools, colleges and universities are still open and why can parents not self isolate and not take their children to school if they are concerned about the implications? Boris Johnson needs to do something quick time and not wait for it to be too late.
We should also ask ourselves if this virus was genetically engineered, then the inventor/scientist would have an antidote, he would not make the virus airborne risking his and his families lives. If this is genetically engineered biological warfare, we also have to ask ourselves why has this happened?
Your welcome to share your thoughts on this and I will respond to the most relevant of comments.
My final thoughts, my daughter who has a low immune system due to a treatment she had last August for ‘Multiple Sclerosis’ has just asked the NHS MS Team today 13/01/20 if she is safe and the person on the other end of the phone simply played it down and said there is nothing to worry about as we are all in the same boat so to speak and we all have the same chances of contracting the virus.
‘Rhianon’ from the MS Team Cardiff just said take the same precautions as everyone else and avoid crowded public places. Well what is a hospital if not a crowded public place, but my daughter has to have her bloods tested every month. ‘Rhianon’ went on to say well we write down your bloods every month, well that is so comforting to know (not – sarcasm on my part), considering she seemed complacent about the scenario. For her sake I hope my daughter is OK as I have a name now and i’m good at standing my ground and fighting battles.
Someone needs to be held responsible for this! If as some are saying the virus originated from a wet market selling illegal tropical animals in Wuhan, we have to ask the question the chinese have not overnight starting selling this type of produce and they have been doing it for centuries so for anyone to believe this is slighlty on the naive side. Remember the media have to give an explanation and its up to us to believe it or not…………. I prefer not to.
This in itself is going to cause a moral panic with hospitals only dealing with emergency care. People will be stocking up food supplies and there could be looting if businesses shut down, as well as mass hysteria.
People will be wanting to protect themselves in any way they can.
I am concerned for people with low immune systems or the vulnerable such as the elderly.
This is serious with a forecast of as many as half a million people will die from the deadly virus.
In my opinion I think there is a political agenda and there is more to this virus than meets the eye. I am not going to start or join any conspiracy theories but I just feel there is more to this than the Governments are letting on and because of media suppression the real truth is not coming out.
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