A newspaper outlet told that heart attack victims have lost their lives because doctors are still required to put on full COVID protection equipment before resuscitating them in hospitals.
Doctors at a leading health trust in London said that precious time is being wasted when patients go into cardiac arrest as doctors struggle to put on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Although the guidance from Public Health England (PHE) is that they strongly advise that there’s no possible delay in delivering this life-saving intervention for COVID purposes, it’s still left to Healthcare organisations to decide whether or not to advise their clinical staff to wear FFP3 respirators, gowns, eye protection and gloves when performing chest compressions.
The newspaper also understood that some doctors have even suffered disciplinary action for giving CPR to save patients’ lives without first putting on full PPE.
A doctor at one London trust said that it takes between one and two minutes for them to put on the PPE and that can be the difference between life and death, and Tory MP Marcus Fysh said it was quite wrong to implement the restriction.
Marcus Fysh said that if everyone’s vaccinated among hospital staff anyhow, then it wasn’t a real risk to those staff in any sense to be interacting with a patient who has COVID. That’s what the statistics tell us. So he believed it was quite wrong to insist that a doctor who needs to administer CPR couldn’t do so because they weren’t wearing PPE.
And Tory MP Alicia Kearns said she would raise this lunacy of a policy with the Health Secretary, and she told a newspaper outlet that no doctors wants to lose a patient, and she said it was difficult to believe that any Trust would direct their doctors who are completely vaccinated to potentially take the life of a patient.
In other developments, international visitors to the United Kingdom will again have to take pre-departure COVID tests in an effort to tackle the Omicron variant, according to Sajid Javid.
From 4 am on December 7, all tourists visiting England, Scotland and Wales, or returning home after a holiday, will be expected to take a pre-departure lateral flow or PCR test.
Nigeria will be added from Monday to the red list of countries from where people arriving must quarantine in a hotel for ten days.
The latest figures revealed that hospital admissions decreased by 0.8 per cent over the past seven days to 812, while deaths fell 3.6 per cent to 127. The number of positive tests was up 2.5 per cent to 42,848.
Analysis by a newspaper outlet reported a postcode lottery for booster shots, and some UK residents are having to travel more than 50 miles for their top-up jab.
There have been loads of people who have had their two jabs, which has made them quite sick. There are also lots of people that got their two jabs and still got COVID and were pretty sick – I thought the idea of having the jab was so that we didn’t get infected.
This is all very wrong and the political elite knows this, but want us to get the vaccine, and they say it’s extremely safe, but then they’re desperate to protect their backs, and they must ensure that everyone is vaccinated so that in the future when people start becoming ill because of the vaccine, there’s no comparison group of unvaccinated people to reveal just how damaging the vaccines have really been.