We’re just being asked to wash hands & sit on our sofas – UPDATED

Previous generations fought wars.

We’re just being asked to wash our hands properly and sit on our sofas.

Most of us don’t need to go out for anything but essential supplies.

We can take this seriously ourselves or wait for the government to tell us what do do by which time health services will be overwhelmed and people, including health care workers, will die.

UPDATE: I’ve removed the video because, as Andrei points out in the comment below, it’s almost certainly a charity scam.

That does not change the fact that we’re being asked to act responsibly to stop the spread of Covid-19, and should do so.

4 Responses to We’re just being asked to wash hands & sit on our sofas – UPDATED

  1. Andrei says:

    I be somewhat dubious about the provenance of that – the youtube channel that has that video has just been created 20th of March same day it was uploaded and it is the only video on it.

    Not saying it is bogus but I would take everything on it with a huge grain of salt – there is nothing verifiable about it and it maybe just another example of panic mongering

    On the other hand if you care for a sober assement with verifiable provenance from a credentialed epidemiologist who is a professor at Stanford allow me to share this with you

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  2. Andrei says:

    Ele it is almost certainly a charity scam the video points to ASSOCIATION OF NHS CHARITIES

    If you go to there website (which I wont link) they are whoring for donations based on this crisis

    The charity itself was only registered 25th Novemeber 2019

    And here are their charitable objects as per registration
    3.1 THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE, FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT:

    (A) THE ADVANCEMENT OF HEALTH, AND IN PARTICULAR BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PROMOTION OF THE EFFECTIVE WORKING OF NHS CHARITIES;

    (B) THE ADVANCEMENT AND PROMOTION OF KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION IN RELATION TO NHS CHARITIES AND THEIR PURPOSES INCLUDING BY ENGAGING IN AND SUPPORTING RESEARCH (AND THE DISSEMINATION OF THE USEFUL RESULTS); AND

    (C) THE FURTHERANCE BY ANY OTHER MEANS OF THE CHARITABLE PURPOSES OF ALL OR ANY NHS CHARITIES GENERALLY.

    Which sounds like bumph to me

    I listened to the entire video (twice actually) and it did not ring true from the get go- the supposed doctor did not sound like someone who works in an ICU unit

    My eldest as I have probably mentioned before i a charge nurse in an ED unit at a major hospital in Aus and she never looses it over what goes down at work as he did.And I can tell you her job is often intense and the key to survial is calmess and black humour in down time

    And they have plans for mass casualties and epidemics and I know because we have disussed this(we talk on the phone 2 or 3 times a week) that they have ben having meetings planning for mass infection from this and they are prepped – and I damn well know every hospital in NZ has also been doing the same sort of thing

    Another thing she told me weeks ago now, that they have had to put the face masks under lock and key because they were being stolen at a rate of knots…

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  3. homepaddock says:

    Thanks Andrei, I’ve removed the video.

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