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Aldi, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda are easing restrictions on some of their products which were imposed in the wake of stockpiling earlier this month.

All the major supermarkets restricted customers to buying fixed numbers of individual items to keep shelves full.

Aldi is now scrapping limits completely on all but a few items, while Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda have also removed some limits and changed others. Tesco, Sainsbury's and Co-op are not changing their policies on restrictions at the moment.

Meanwhile, grocery sales in the UK were at record levels in March.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52102906

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Another 393 people have died after contracting coronavirus - taking the UK total to 1,808.

The latest increase is a sharp increase from yesterday's rise of 180.

The government has said there are now 25,150 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-another-367-die-in-england-after-testing-positive-for-covid-19-11966273

 

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As local trade and commerce is being hit hard, will the government prioritise small businesses, or will they bail out and stabilise the banks and airlines?  As gloomy as it sounds, business must carry on even in the worst of times as thousands of jobs are at risk.  Looking at familiar names tanking in the stock market, although they are slowly going up again, so there may be a ray of optimism ahead.

 

 

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Thanks to Brexit, all that stock piling by industry and stress testing of the banks is coming in useful. When you think about it is Britain the only country who was prepared?

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11 hours ago, L.A.T.1961 said:

Aldi, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda are easing restrictions on some of their products which were imposed in the wake of stockpiling earlier this month.

All the major supermarkets restricted customers to buying fixed numbers of individual items to keep shelves full.

Aldi is now scrapping limits completely on all but a few items, while Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda have also removed some limits and changed others. Tesco, Sainsbury's and Co-op are not changing their policies on restrictions at the moment.

Meanwhile, grocery sales in the UK were at record levels in March.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52102906

That's because they have tonnes of stuff in the back i was talking to a ASDA worker yesterday and they are overloaded with certain stock now the panic buyers have given their head a wobble. Over that period £2 Billion was spent on food. -  so much for no-one having enough money / food banks.

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Southend Hospital staff could 'limit work' over protective equipment

"In the letter, clinicians at Southend A&E note:

  • "PPE is being rationed", that "there is limited stock" and what is available is being "locked away from staff and not accessible"
  • Staff are said to be "petrified" working in the hospital and claim that most have not been tested for the virus
  • Staff also say that many "are reluctant to work in this [high-risk] area" because of safety issues "but continue to do so as we have the welfare of our patients foremost"

"They warn chief executive Clare Panniker that if the standard and availability of PPE is not improved by "close of play" on 1 April, they will introduce "restricted services" in high-risk areas of the hospital."

BBC: Link

NHS staff 'gagged' over coronavirus shortages

UK Guardian: Link

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Southend Hospital staff could 'limit work' over protective equipment

"In the letter, clinicians at Southend A&E note:

  • "PPE is being rationed", that "there is limited stock" and what is available is being "locked away from staff and not accessible"
  • Staff are said to be "petrified" working in the hospital and claim that most have not been tested for the virus
  • Staff also say that many "are reluctant to work in this [high-risk] area" because of safety issues "but continue to do so as we have the welfare of our patients foremost"

"They warn chief executive Clare Panniker that if the standard and availability of PPE is not improved by "close of play" on 1 April, they will introduce "restricted services" in high-risk areas of the hospital."

BBC: Link

NHS staff 'gagged' over coronavirus shortages

UK Guardian: Link

Those who panic need not to panic.

Those in need of the PPE equipment are getting it. its not being rationed its being used responsibly so there is enough to go round.

8,000 Medical staff in Liverpool Hospitals. 946 are involved in Covid-19 care. - the 7,054 don't need Covid-19 PPE. contrary to the belief. only a very small number are on the front line.

 

 

 

 

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Banks told to axe big bonuses for high-flying staff and traders, as Bank of England says they should support struggling businesses instead.

At This is Money UK: Link

 

Virus patients more likely to die may have ventilators taken away

"BMA doctors set out ways care may have to be rationed as UK braces for sharp rise in deaths"

At the Guardian: Link

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"Eddie Large has died after contracting coronavirus, his heartbroken son has confirmed.

"Eddie, alongside funnyman Syd Little, made up one of Britain's most beloved comedy duos, who were known as Little And Large."

"He died alone in hospital without his family or friends allowed to visit him due to the strict rules around slowing the spread of the virus."

At the UK Mirror: Link

Wales Online: Link

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"BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: First results show heavy toll on UK business communities as majority of firms face cash flow crisis

"Results from the BCC’s first Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker paints a concerning, if unsurprising, picture for business communities affected by Coronavirus."

British Chambers of Commerce: Link

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"The message the family of 'healthy' mum who died days after contracting coronavirus want everyone to know

"Caroline Saunby, 48, died after being rushed to James Cook Hospital on Sunday"

Full report at Teesside Live: https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/message-family-healthy-mum-who-18026880

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"'Healthy' NHS nurse, 36, dies after contracting COVID-19

"Areema Nasreen qualified as a staff nurse in January last year after starting as a housekeeper at her hospital 16 years ago."

Sky News: Link

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Prof. John Oxford. A leading expert on Influenza, Bird Flu, Spanish Fl, HIV/AIDS.

"My View” Series which will be as before, a mixture of Science and with a personal view.

Actually during today so far there are two initiatives which pleased me. Firstly, I can see the initiative in the 2000 bed Nightingale Hospital in East London. In the Great Pandemic of 1918, which killed 250,000 young people in the UK a Prize possession was not a doctor but a nurse. Quiet nursing saved many lives at home where otherwise most people died. There were more beds in 1919 than today around 180,000 but most were occupied by wounded soldiers. There were no antibiotics, but oxygen and masks were used for intensive patients. On my next round Robin, I will discuss antivirals/vaccines.

In 1918 a group of pathologists began to make a vaccine against the microbe pneumococcus which caused half the deaths by super infection, but the war ended suddenly, and the work stopped. There were plans for civilian versions, which did work but these were never used on a large scale. After the second wave in 1919 everyone began to forget Spanish Influenza and the interest was not restarted until 1933. That year a group of scientists at St Bart’s Hospital isolated a true influenza virus. By 1948 workers in the Soviet Union and the USA made killed vaccines which more or less we have today! The Russians and Americans also started to work with live influenza vaccines which we have today.

But a second piece of good news is that the Chinese are lifting their social distancing and the country is slowly getting back to normal. At the same time, an Australian Mathematical model paper is published which clearly predicts that compliance with “social distancing” must be 80 or 90% otherwise it will not work. My friend Peter Doherty in Australia has reminded everyone that the positive effects of this intervention similar to which we are trying to do here) will take 2 weeks to filter through to fewer deaths etc, so do not expect instant results! Incidentally Peter has ‘form’ because of his Nobel Prize! There must be 80-90% compliance.

More young people are showing serious clinical problems during infections particularly if diabetic and overweight. So, the problems are not confined to the grandparents who seem to be behaving themselves at least as regards social distancing! Incidentally we now have 10 grandchildren including Juliette’s latest a couple of weeks ago. Some of you may remember that Juliette worked for a while with Anthony and the medical team at the hotel quarantine in East London probably 10 years ago.

Personally, I would say the best advice is to spend less time watching TV news which is sensational and not very good. Personally, I view this Covid outbreak as akin to a bad winter influenza epidemic. In this case we have had 8000 deaths this last year in the ‘at risk’ groups viz over 65% people with heart disease etc. I do not feel this current Covid will exceed this number. We are suffering from a media epidemic!

Finally, I am pleased that hVivo/Open Orphan is out there looking for good contracts with COVID, RSV and Influenza. In the long term all 3 viruses are important and the quarantine and laboratory expertise is key to the future. COVID will probably settle down or as a yearly disease like flu.

All regards from my sunny North London garden and Science museum on the top floor!

Professor John Oxford

https://novuscomms.com/2020/03/31/a-view-from-the-hvivo-open-orphan-orph-laboratory-professor-john-oxford/

 

 

 

 

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"The first child in the UK known to have died after testing positive for coronavirus has been buried without his immediate family present as they self-isolate.

"The coffin carrying the body of 13-year-old Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab was lowered into the ground by four people wearing protective clothing, gloves and face masks at a cemetery in south-east London."

At The Courier UK: Link

"Second nurse, Aimee O'Rourke, 39, dies with coronavirus

"Aimee O'Rourke was being treated at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Kent where she worked."

Sky News: Link

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"The first child in the UK known to have died after testing positive for coronavirus has been buried without his immediate family present as they self-isolate.

"The coffin carrying the body of 13-year-old Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab was lowered into the ground by four people wearing protective clothing, gloves and face masks at a cemetery in south-east London."

At The Courier UK: Link

"Second nurse, Aimee O'Rourke, 39, dies with coronavirus

"Aimee O'Rourke was being treated at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Kent where she worked."

Sky News: Link

 

Just another reminder in case anyone is still in doubt...

NOT FLU!

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"As of 9am on 4 April 2020, 183,190 people have been tested, of which 41,903 were confirmed positive.

"As of 5pm on 3 April 2020, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 4,313 have died."

UK Gov: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

A rise in deaths of 708. :(

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28 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

"As of 9am on 4 April 2020, 183,190 people have been tested, of which 41,903 were confirmed positive.

"As of 5pm on 3 April 2020, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 4,313 have died."

UK Gov: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

A rise in deaths of 708. :(

8,000 is the baseline for expected deaths. infected cases doubling every 4 days. flattening of the curve starting? expected daily death figure was 800 deaths, below. number of daily positive cases lower than expected.

 

 

 

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Five-year-old child becomes youngest known UK coronavirus victim

ITV news: Link

Five London bus workers have died with coronavirus, says union

ITV: Link

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Michael Gove confirms that seven front-line NHS health workers have now died fighting coronavirus.

Manchester Evening News: Link

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An interesting point was raised by a virologist regarding lockdowns and restrictions.

To effectively fight a virus you should be in the best health possible.

The hysteria around people leaving their homes even though a vast majority are within the guidelines may have an adverse effect it they contract the virus.  Lack of fitness, Vitamin D from staying in and the reliance poor quality long life food and takeaways is not deemed to be the most healthy lifestyle.

Curtain twitching is becoming a national past time.  People are put off from having daily exercise through fear of abuse and police involvement.  Many stockpiled canned and dried food whilst others rely on takeaways. The hassle of queuing for fresh fruit and veg has made many return to tinned options or not eat a stable diet.

If this drags on months peoples fitness and diet is going to take its toll if they are unfortunate to contract Covid-19

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