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A Gaping Hole in Lockdown

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The government reached 100,000 tests last Friday. Brilliant! Well done to Matt Hancock and his team for persevering until he reached the target. We should be congratulating him on that achievement, but the media take the negative way. Every test done by the Army at the drive-thru tests deserves more congratulations. But the UK is not really in lockdown.

Well the residents are, families are in lockdown, maybe with a little exercise and food shopping.

There is a huge hole in lockdown, which could have been saved, at least, by contact tracing.  It is upsetting to say that no-one is being tested for Coronavirus when arriving into our airports. One man from India, on a TV snippet, said that he had been given a temperature check on departure, but nothing on arrival.

In the first few weeks of lockdown, airport arrivals were sent to a hotel for quarantine for two weeks.  What happened to them after that? Stays in hotels or other establishments have been quietly shutdown. Why? Couldn’t they cope? Have they looked for help from government? Whoever made the decision must take responsibility for the consequences of many unknown people entering the UK and disappearing, It is worrying that the incomers may be treating the UK as a stopover point. They may travel onward, whilst carrying Coronavirus, but we don’t know. Other countries have closed their borders. We must do the same and quickly. And then you should start

contact tracing, possibly from end of March 2020. Airlines have passenger lists. Give ten newly qualified Computer Scientists and ten with 20 years’ experience and write a program to do the contact tracing for you. Or can it be done with the new App.?

And here comes Boris Johnson with his bizarre idea of reducing lockdown when the figures don’t match such a move. I wonder whether he has been talking to Donald Trump.  It is best that the UK does its own lockdown planning. You cannot scale up the numbers to make them read what you want.

And Boris Johnson has had CoronaVirus. It takes a lot out of you; he knows that. So why put us all at risk?   We still have daily tragedies of hundreds of people dying.  Those figures are not coming down. We have to wait until there is a plateau.

To Boris, please take the mobile testing into Passport Control. Usually there are long queues, but now there must be space. Treat the new arrivals with tests and quarantine, as lack of it will devastate all of us at home and all of those caring for people with Covid-19 symptoms.

Start contact-tracing now. It should have been started before lockdown. And it should be ongoing. Starting now might stop us having a third spike.

Opening on Monday puts more people at risk. And it seems as though business has already been told to go back to work. Where the local motorway has been deserted, today there was a steady stream of vehicles.  A plea to employers: issue your staff with rubber gloves and face protection, especially clear face masks. Then we can all relax.

Finally, many congratulations to Boris and his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds on the safe arrival of their baby son, Wilfred. That she was seen out on the same day that she gave birth, is understandable in current conditions, yet it is not a good message for new mothers. They have much to learn in a short time and they need loving care and flat shoes.

Best wishes

Keep safe, stay well

LucyLou

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Save Boris Johnson, Save the World

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Boris Johnson is the best Prime Minister for many years.

To help him in this time of being in hospital, he will know what a sterile and terrifying place it is. People in masks, it will be impossible for the 9 million people with hearing issues, to work out what is happening, let alone what is wrong with them..

Firstly, I had a high temperature on 24 February. It was not like anything I had had before, but there were no other symptoms and 111 said I was wasting their time. I isolated myself for a week. I slept for 24 hours, then 12 hours’ sleep for 3 days and I was fine and remain so.

The x-rays that I saw on TV showed damage to the lower lungs.

There is a breathing exercise where you breathe into the top of your lungs. They go up as far as your shoulders. When I told BUPA Doctors this circa 2010, they had no idea what I was talking about. But Paul Brennan had told me about it the week before. Apparently the UK medical profession did not accept it at the time.

It should be taught properly by an Aston-Patterning Practitioner; mine is Paul Brennan paul@paulhb.com . There are only 5 in Europe, although Paul Brennan is also a mentor.

Can you breathe into one shoulder at a time?

Put your right hand’s fingertips at the top of your left shoulder.

Left-handers, put your left hand’s fingertips to the top of your right shoulder.

Breathe in gently through your nose for 3 or 4 puffs. And breathe out gently through your mouth.  And feel the movement in your shoulder. It takes time to work.

Please ask Paul in to help Boris Johnson. Paul has exercises on Amazon Audible.

Yesterday I was called to care for a relative and I forgot my asthma medication. I did the exercises at the time to sleep and again in the morning. I only have mild asthma, yet I lasted until I could take my medication. It does show the power of the exercises.

Music to your ears, preferably your own mp3 or whatever. Maybe elderly patients can listen to an mp3 recording of their grandchildren singing. Or music of your era. Encourage patients to mouth, sing songs, maybe hum. Singing helps breathing.

And get someone like Anthony Robbins to stream his message of hope to everyone in the hospital. This has to be done for free.

Tai Chi – can be done sitting down, for people getting better.

Maybe Boris has overdone it. who does a Prime Minister listen to?

The Queen, perhaps, who gave her greatest speech for a generation. Let the whole hospital listen to it on repeat, to give everyone hope. This is what we want for Boris.

paul@paulhb.com

Best wishes for everyone

The UK claps our NHS and all workers within it and it makes everyone feel good.

The Italians sing on their balconies. We are all different and we have visionary scientists and Doctors who are learning from each other.

Get well soon, Boris.

And the best thing for you is sleep.

LucyLou

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Ignorant Politicians Put A Major Trading Relationship At Risk

Having read the short article by Michael Gove, he has to be stopped.

The Chinese authorities discovered a new, unrecognizable virus in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people on 9 December 2019. Twenty-two days later, they had identified the source as possibly a live fish and animal market in Wuhan. However, the Coronavirus had never transmitted to humans before. Consider how long it would take Europe, to identify the virus, argue about where it originated, no one country wanting to take the blame and you will see just what a gargantuan job it was. After Christmas and aware of Chinese New Year on the horizon, the Chinese told the World Health Organization on 31 December. This undoubtedly saved thousands of lives of foreign tourists and Chinese people alike. It was a statesman’s decision.

Cities went into lockdown to try and contain the spread of the virus. People were forcibly taken to hospital, if they were showing symptoms or had been in contact with an infected person. China appears to be the first country to recover from Covid-19 disease. I just hope that we are asking for help.

China does not deserve being poked by Mr Gove, a man with delusions of grandeur (an early leadership candidate against Boris Johnson). Now he has truly shot himself in the foot. We like the Chinese. Maybe it’s partly because they looked at our country and decided they would like to live here. Why would we insult them? It seems as if Mr Gove and a short-serving Prime Minister, Ian Duncan Smith have not done their research. And why do I get the impression that their next shot will be about Huawei? If there is no hullaboo about this article, let’s be stupider and cast another stone. Let’s not.

The only terrifying thing is that Mr Gove took Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary’s place today when telling us of more family tragedies. My problem was that he looked like a Prime Minister. Boris, please send him on a mission, not to China obviously.

As neither Messsrs Gove and Duncan Smith are in business, please be aware that every company wants to save the world and make the most money. It is normal. Capitalism has guards against world takeover happening, but a funny response came from a security agency, when they said that they could keep a telecomms company from accessing our secure networks. Unless that was fake news. If not, then they should employ some younger minds who have been immersed in computer hacking or in degrees. Really, what a daft thing to say. Please do not tar us all with the same brush.

And the international response or lack thereof? It was exactly the same for all countries. Firstly there is disbelief, then comes realization that the old and young in societies were most at risk, as well as those with underlying health conditions. And people were dying. Boris Johnson handled the emergency marvellously. I’m feeling a bit worried about him, as he socially distanced himself at least a week ago.

We did not have insufficient time to prepare; we simply did not believe that:

a) the Coronavirus had transmitted to humans

and

b) that people are dying.

the whole world’s scientists are studying the coronavirus. Once its strands have been found, can each country take a different part of the virus and study it, in the hope of finding a cure more quickly?

I have stopped watching the news. We have measured our soldiers’ deaths in individual tragedies. Now in the UK, government shares news of multiple tragedies. Maybe they should concentrate on news of how well communities are helping each other.

Allotments anyone?

Could we establish a fund to buy more ventilators or equipment to help workers on the front line? You may not remember but a British space scientist, Professor Colin Trevor Pullinger said that if the British public each gave £10, we could put together another UK mission to Mars? So £1-£5 each to buy new facial equipment in our communities? Just a thought.

Stay safe and keep happy at home.

LucyLou

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Oh Boris, you only needed to take a bite of the pie, not the whole pie!

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So HS2 has been accepted in its entirety, yet many of the opposing Tory backbenchers live in its path.

There is no need for all of HS2. Can we forget the part from London to Birmingham? Boris has agreed to spend money on the Northern regions. Build this part and let them trade with each other.

If, as Birmingham’s Mayor said on this evening’s TV News, that it may take 20, 30 or 50 years to create, then do it inland. In around 2034, there may be a need for London to have higher tidal barriers as water rises around the world. There is talk of 1.5 metres.

Before we talk about buying so many trains from a German company, no less, there should be a proper study of how many are needed. And that German company, although highly respected, is not British. Our Derbyshire carriage-makers shouted vigorously, but no-one in government listened.

The beauty of creating a high-speed line between the northern cities of Birmingham and Leeds, for example, means that a far higher specification can be drawn up for the London-Birmingham connection. something quieter, that does not annihilate ancient woodlands, that bypasses meadows and marshes.

We have a rich diversity of insects in these environments. Let us stay that way.

In the meantime, Boris can enjoy being feted by the northern cities, to whom you promised due care and attention.

I took a break. Now we can start making our own demands on Brussels, from a position of respect.

Have a good week

LucyLou

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A Brexit Map to save the UK

A few nuggets from Boris Johnson’s talks tonight. Unfortunately, all of those idiots from the media have fallen into his trap. He said that he would obey the law from the UK Supreme Court (sorry got that wrong in a previous post). He promised to abide by it, although he didn’t agree with it and questioned how the Justice could have anything to do with political matters.

All hell broke loose, with the people who condemned his words. Clearly wrongfooted, the media went into undignified and ruffled huffs, when they realised that he was still intent on leaving on 31 October,

The solution –

A mini Health/NHS deal where people continue to have their NHS prescription drugs;

Supersede the Northern Ireland backstop, as it would mean we continue in the Customs Union, still to be in single market EU and Justice from Europe, which would upset the UK Supreme Court no end.

Ireland should have the chance to decide what they want and submit it to the Prime Minister.. What has Mrs Arlene done with the £1 billion we gave her. Are they just sitting on the interest?

And the real reason Jeremy Corbine doesn’t want a General Election? His political masters would not have the same ability to gain access to him. He is more useful as Leader of the Party.

It doesn’t have to be troubled times. Just get in some tinned stocks, before they go up. We couuld all go to Sainsbury’s to give them a little boost, short-term anyway.

Good luck

LucyLou

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Boris to resign? Are we out of our collective minds?!

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Boris is the only one who has the mental power to bring about Brexit. Someone, somewhere is beavering away, trying to create a Brexit, to be submitted to the EU in ‘x’ days. However long, we need him to analyse it and produce a coherent document.

We had 3 years since the 2016 Referendum to deliver it. Mrs May just kept asking what the EU wanted. She had a discussion with our Guy (Verhoefstadt) about the Northern Ireland and admitted that she hadn’t thought to ask her to be at the meeting. Bizarre, but it followed that the UK presented a Remain document to Parliament.Naturally, it was shredded and politicians of every hue decided to air their partisan views on TV. Who told them it was a good idea? The EU was astounded, not least by childish behaviour being exhibited by our MP’s. The UK public either derided them or was embarrassed.

Ignore this conflict of interest where Scotland’s Justice Department thought it could vote for itself and no-one would notice.

Sending you strength, Boris, but where are the lawyers? This is our field, but they also know that politics should be conducted quietly, with no shouted arguments across the Commons.

Unfortunately, with all of those egos, one way to go was to suspend Parliament. It took the wind out of their sails. Now they’re coming back on Wednesday.

For Boris, gather your friends around you, political and otherwise. There will be a tumult of objection on Wednesday. Hang on, the people want you to stay. The thought of a Dictator in power (Jeremy Corbine), is very worrying. But the UK public is cleverer than JC. Five hours less a week to work, but over ten years! And it has failed as a system in France. Salaries went down as a result of working less, business owners were pessimistic. It is too gloomy to think about.

Good luck

LucyLou

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Of course Scotland, the Remain-voting country says Boris Johnson is being unlawful

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It should not be a blow to Boris Johnson, as the result was obvious as soon as Scotland declared itself. Nicola Sturgeon is always talking about leaving the UK. Let her and her ungrateful compatriots go. The first time that devolution is on the cards, they jump at it like dogs at a bone.

What does the UK lose? We have to go to British Summer Time because of their complaints. We can stop doing that. And they can only leave when they pay back the £300 million it took to build their Parliament. How many of them spend time in London instead? Raking in expenses, probably.

And North Sea oil is decreasing year on year. The rest of the UK is their biggest market.

Why hasn’t Scotland thought through their position?

The decision to bring a political issue to court is in itself unlawful. The State, the Church and Justice operate independently in our democracy and maybe it’s unwritten, but it is understood that one shall not interfere with the others. People keep talking about a constitutional crisis. If there is one, it is of Scotland’s making.

The result of Scottish interference with our democracy was a given before they started. Scottish judges presiding over their own threat to a UK Prime Minister is a conflict of interest. If anybody, it should have been presided over by, say Northern Ireland, where the people also voted to leave.

IMHO the Scots should be given their marching orders or a sincere apology to Boris Johnson. By whingeing they have taken our eye off the Brexit ball. No-one will thank them for that.

I suggest, with no legal knowledge, that the Scots voting for themselves is wrong and the following result, blindingly obvious. Boris Johnson should demand an apology. There can be no appeal when the original decision is illegal.

Give us strength and give Boris strength to ignore Scotland. Who will have a hissy fit first? All the more reason for having nothing to do with them until after Brexit.

Good luck

LucyLou

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