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Everything posted by Lycra

  1. I don't get people who ask a question then never return or disappear for months/years. Can't be that bothered about getting an answer 🤔
  2. It's 100% going ahead. Will all be ok by summer. Just need get through the winter. Right now it's the antivaxers holding progress back. We get 3 types of covid patients in the hospital:- 1. Unvaccinated 2. Vaccinated suffering from covid 3. Vaccinated, covid positive but suffering from another illness 1 = go home or go to ICU or go to the morgue 2 = go home 3 = go home or go to morgue, if died it was for another reason but are recorded as Covid deaths. To vax is individual choice but those on the frontline are getting fed up and angry at listening to unvaccinated covid patients gasping for breath and apologising for the trouble they're causing! Would leave tomorrow if I could afford it!
  3. * sic unhelpful Be down to the stewards
  4. Feel free to correct as I'm reading your question as parking your campervan in the general car park and sleeping in it Tuesday night only. I don't have a definitive answer to this but it could provoke an interesting ( & maybe helpful) reaction at the entrance. There would be no problem if it is a standard light goods van.
  5. Refered to critics as pretentious, not the albums/artists
  6. Listened to 7/8, including those not on my usual genre radar. Most were average, some sleep inducing. Used to like Ghetts but now finding him repetitive. BCNR great musically: vocally less satisfactory. Maybe I getting old but most of the albums felt like a rehash of what's gone before; often by others. I want new, fresh and unique.
  7. Sometimes I feel the Mercury judges are trying so hard to cover all the bases/genres it all becomes very pretentious. Being a "critically acclaimed" album remains only in the world of the critic unless it's recognised and appreciated by a wider audience. A headline one day, chip paper the next.
  8. Has creativity become another casualty of covid? Poorest Mercury shortlist I can remember!
  9. So government have produced an insurance scheme that will protect festival organisers in the event they have to cancel due to a general lockdown being imposed but it doesn't help when unlocked with restrictions still imposed, e.g. social distancing, attendance limits, additional testing etc. Provides clarity but there is still a large element of risk being carried by organisers.
  10. Those on the front line are seriously knackered & fed up. Working 13hrs a day in any heat wearing a mask, visor, gloves and scrubs etc is seriously unpleasant. Thankly 2 weeks restbite here as the period including Glasto is a longstanding holiday. Mrs L in particular is not looking forward to a return to duty.
  11. Local situation in Staffs/S. Derbys has stabilised with regard to covid admissions to hospital. Numbers small & manageable.
  12. Confirmed this morning that fresh hospitalizations experienced by Mrs Lyrca are associated with a significant surge in covid cases (Delta) in Derbyshire, particularly South Derbys. Currently on exponential growth curve.
  13. There's a tipping point for unlocking and reopening and that's when the best has been done to mitigate risk. Not just of catching covid, but also to those people not getting the treatment they deserve because of covid patients clogging the system. It's a balance. There's a balance for business too, particularly those in hospitality & entertainment. Open up to early and people stay away for fear of catching covid. Open up too late and people stay away because habits have changed, perhaps forever.
  14. Undoubtedly the decision to open up/convert Mrs L's unit to covids will be based on need and there may be a degree of centralistion but as units become full new covid patients have to spread to elsewhere. And so do non-covid patients. It's a domino effect.
  15. Sorry I haven't been following local rates since it bottomed out and very few covids were presenting in hospital. Came as a complete surprise when Mrs L told me she had been asked to prepare to accept covids when turning up for duty yesterday. The number of patients grew steadily through the day and overnight.
  16. The decision makers are party to a lot more data than the snapshot presented to the general public. In the space of 48hrs Mrs Lycra's unit has gone from no covid patients to double figures as the covid isolation unit is full. The majority of the patients are under 40, with some under 20. At the current rate of covid patient intake the specialist acute respiratory unit will be forced to close to non-covid patients within another 48hrs. Some of these covid patients may not make it and so will some non-covid patients denied access to the specialist respiratory unit. That's the unseen reality.
  17. The NHS can cope with Covid patients provided they are low in number. This makes it possible to clinically manage them in isolation units but obviously these have a finite capacity. When this is exceeded covid patients have to be accommodated elsewhere, usually on acute respiratory units. Today Mrs L's respiratory unit has lost 25% of its capacity so it can accept covid patients, one sole covid patient at present. Those patients moved to accommodate that covid patient have had to go to other wards, thus affecting their normal patient in-take ability. Similarly a profusion of very sick covid patients clogs up CCU and HDU, thus curtailing their ability to accept other patients, in particular those who would require post-operative care on these units.
  18. No, covid patients need to be minimised to a level which enables the hospital to function normally and treat other needs.
  19. Well that put the mockers on it. Mrs Lycra on duty today briefed this morning to prepare to accept covids so existing patients had to be shifted off elsewhere. First covid patient received this afternoon 😣
  20. @crazyfool1 It's all going very well in this neck of the woods (Staffs/South Derbys). So few covid patients has enabled all wards to be released back to normal duties, including respiratory. What few covids presenting are now confined to a dedicated isolation unit. Not seen any up tick yet from Delta: long my that continue.
  21. A while since I/we posted because just like everyone else we get fed up of this shit. So just like to say..... For the first time since last March we are free of covid patients 😊
  22. Note: By mid April vaccination rate must achieve 7 million/week in order to maintain current first dose rate and give second vaccinations.
  23. No evidence of a ramp up so far. Younger age brackets are being invited to make vaccination appointments for dates many weeks away. Part of new deliveries are being held back for second dose programme which commences soon. Note: By mid April vaccination rate must achieve 7 million/week in order to maintain current first dose rate and give second vaccinations.
  24. I agree. Here we are at the end of February, 8000+ infections daily & 300+ deaths. The vaccination programme needs to be fully implemented and deliver it's potential in a relatively short space of time otherwise mass non-socially distanced events will no be happening. Fingers crossed for our future and this summer. Sick of watching people die with incessant regularity.
  25. I don't agree. It's still a bad analogy and you're failing to take vaccination into proper consideration. A future Cheltenham attended by a substantially vaccinated crowd would no longer lead to 40 deaths but a failure at any time to detect a plane suicide bomber would be catastrophic. It is vaccination which mitigates the main risk, just as security does at an airport. LFT's are ancillary tools which will be difficult to justify on cost/benefit if/when the level of circulatory virus is low and the risk of acquiring it is similarly low.
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