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Chinese medics arrive in England to help fight the virus.

(75 Posts)
GagaJo Mon 30-Mar-20 20:11:32

Whitewavemark2 Mon 30-Mar-20 20:29:58

Yes I saw that. I’d like to think we would do the same in different circumstances

BradfordLass73 Tue 31-Mar-20 01:51:49

How wonderful. I hope it eases the strain on some of the exhausted NHS staff.

Hithere Tue 31-Mar-20 02:46:09

Amazing. So happy to see the solidarity

LullyDully Tue 31-Mar-20 08:04:18

All that experience should be useful.

Granny23 Tue 31-Mar-20 10:43:37

Don't want to restart WW3 on GN but ^UK has missed out on unprecedented support from an emergency funding scheme announced by the European Union yesterday to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. A package of €37 billion for the 27 member states was unveiled yesterday, but as UK is in the process of leaving the EU it does not qualify for any of the funds.

The development comes after Boris Johnson has previously come under fire for not taking part in European efforts to source, barter for, and bulk-buy vital ventilators for coronavirus patients.^

So much for Solidarity.

Granny23 Tue 31-Mar-20 10:45:10

Sorry from UK to patients should be in italics.

Oopsadaisy3 Tue 31-Mar-20 10:53:08

I was under the impression that we missed out on the ventilators because the EU didn’t send us the information until it was too late and we didn’t know anything about it.
As for the rest, are we still paying any money to the EU? if we are then we should be able to access the £37billion.

paddyanne Tue 31-Mar-20 11:22:56

webmissed out on ventilators because ,Boris didn't want to buy the ones that were already available he wanted to buy them from his pal Dyson ,,its the old boys network at its best .
The "EU information being too late" was debunked last week.Boris still thinks herd immunity is the way to go .Thats why he's in sign of any continuous cough in any of his broadcasts!!SURELY you understand that Boris is the worlds biggest liar ?

Esspee Tue 31-Mar-20 11:44:40

I believe I have the virus but certainly don't have a continuous cough. (I did have between midnight and 1:30 this morning and for about 15 mins after I woke) You are not seriously suggesting Boris is lying about having the virus paddyanne?

eazybee Tue 31-Mar-20 12:24:02

Paddyanne will say anything to discredit Boris, or England really.
Never forget she supports Alex Salmond.

GagaJo Tue 31-Mar-20 13:09:40

I happen to agree with her. He’s bunked off. Wasn’t up to it so is leaving us to cope, leaderless.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 31-Mar-20 13:29:13

Has the arrival of chinese medical help been officially acknowledged or just on Deborah Meadans twitter feed?

BlueBelle Tue 31-Mar-20 13:32:54

I thought this was wonderful until someone pointed out there is no official news about it only on twitter so IS IT TRUE? I do hope so

EllanVannin Tue 31-Mar-20 13:44:41

I've just read about how some Australians treat their Chinese population. I won't repeat their behavioural mentality.
I wonder if they'd still be the same if Chinese Medics were treating them for this disease ?

I hope it is true that help is coming our way, we'll need it in the cities soon. Though another wave will sweep Wuhan with the amount of people who are now allowed in. Sadly the incubation/isolation period is much longer than even the professionals have said because many of them weren't even born when we had the previous pandemics----since then viruses have mutated into more serious spreads.

Bathsheba Tue 31-Mar-20 14:14:59

Response on twitter from Andrew Neil explaining why the media aren't covering this.

HootyMcOwlface Tue 31-Mar-20 14:33:25

I was under the impression that we missed out on the ventilators because the EU didn’t send us the information until it was too late and we didn’t know anything about it.

No, that was a big fat lie from Boris Johnson et al - the UK were at the meetings when the scheme was being discussed.

HootyMcOwlface Tue 31-Mar-20 14:38:12

Jabberwok Tue 31-Mar-20 15:08:38

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joannapiano Tue 31-Mar-20 16:08:52

My thoughts exactly, Jabberwock.

Pikachu Tue 31-Mar-20 16:34:08

Love it that ’Nige’ is having a meltdown!

Jabberwok Tue 31-Mar-20 17:03:51

Can't say that I care!!!

GagaJo Tue 31-Mar-20 17:08:25

Jabberwok, are you aware a wet market is often just a farmers market? No animals at all (I've shopped in several).

Are you also aware that TESCO in China have live food for sale? Same company as UK Tesco. You can buy it live or have it killed there.

BlueBelle Tue 31-Mar-20 17:31:42

Bathsheba I can’t see an explanation as to why it’s not been in the media Perhaos I ve missed it

GagaJo Tue 31-Mar-20 17:34:16

They've sent teams to several European countries. If they've taken test kits and PPE with them, thank god. Our medics are begging for PPE.