I noted the artist’s impression of a new department store at a corner of Brunswick Street in the MDA of 27th August. But then read that this was in fact for ‘health’ and ‘wellbeing’ **.
I recall that this structure and its siting was discussed behind closed doors about a year ago. Mrs Sylvia Russell defended the secrecy by saying that commercial, or similar categories, needed confidentiality. So much for democracy and ‘localism’. The shiny proposal is set to house one of three general practices. General practice has been the bedrock of OUR NHS, and the main purpose in spending £8 million would be for a centre for the GPs and their skilled staff. Central to that would be face to face contact rather than ‘video links’ etc being forced upon our tired populations.
So I look to the foundations, as to any building, and avoid a sandy base.
Adjuvanted (sic) Trivalent Influenza Vaccine:Seqirus
I have been invited twice by my GP surgery to have ‘flu vaccination.
I asked for details. “I should be grateful to know which vaccine I would receive and its contents. Also - I have in mind a surgeon whom I trained. Some doctors at Torbay Hospital resisted 'flu vaccination first time around, but it was insisted upon. c. 8 years ago. This doctor/surgeon suffered a neural injury as a result, with a permanent effect. My diagnosis, without examination - ?neuralgic amyotrophy. I have seen this following ?tetanus immunization or ?toxoid administration for instance. (edited) Added - there were 'hot spots' of 'lock jaw'. Daccombe was one, and that patient was a market gardener in that hamlet. The good local GP promoted vaccination against tetanus.
I am sorry to add to your work but like to know what might be injected into me. I add that I have not had the 'flu jab' for at least 10 years and have been lucky to 'escape' the seasonal A or B. My wife and her brother have never suffered 'flu! This is food for thought. Many thanks David Halpin
Answer “The flu jab you would get is Seqirus adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine. Hope this helps.”
Seqirus is part of CSL Limited (ASX:CSL), headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. The CSL Group of companies employs more than 20,000 people with operations in more than 60 countries.
This by Kevin Corbett RN whose address is on the video below. We must all be as fearless as as Senior Nurse Corbett. ‘A dark is falling over our still beautiful world’.
The organisation of it was fraught but we got there in the end. What a day!
I thought it best to wear my uniform [even though just retired] as people should see health professionals speaking out.
Thousands in Trafalgar Square [estimate 33k] and moving down Whitehall to Parliament Square. Joyous sight to behold.
Special mention for Kate Shemirani the MC who is a RN and natural therapist suspended by the nursing regulator for speaking out. Without her skills of fluidly working the mic between speakers and all the hiccups it would've fallen flat.
The police tried to stop it at every point.
A good report from May Ayres, artist and sculptor in East London -
I was at the mass protest on Saturday, a very moving and inspiring experience.
It was such a huge relief to be amongst real people with friendly, warm animated faces. No masks, no social distancing, wonderful conversations, the first time I’ve enjoyed a commonality with so many others for over six months!
I walked to Trafalgar Square, took me just over an hour and my first stop were the toilets in Charing Cross Station. I joined the long queue waiting and what a pleasure to find most of those queuing were also on the way to the protest. The most enjoyable wait for a pee I’ve had! Lively discussions and a camaraderie that was food for the soul.
The square was already packed at 11.30am. The most diverse gathering of people I have witnessed since the massive march against the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Everyone incredibly friendly and an abundance of home made placards, a sure sign of the grassroots nature of the protest.
Yes, Kevin Corbet was a joy to listen to, as were all the other speakers.
There is no logic, nor reason based in medical science, for the wearing of paper or cloth masks in the context of the epidemic of this virus – Covid_19 (C19) . The virus, though likely altered in laboratories, is part of a family of viruses/virions first identified in the 1960’s – the corona viruses. Corona = crown, and hence the projected images seen on every BBC ‘news’ for months. It is often found, along with other classes of viruses, by chance – as in 15% of cases of the ‘common cold’.
I was a medical student at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington from 1958 to 1964. Amongst all of the subjects in my education there was bacteriology, virology, epidemiology (the study of disease in populations at large eg cholera in Soho – Dr Snow 1854), and immunology. The latter was taught very well by Professor Porter, who was later awarded a Nobel Prize, and his case deservedly! St Mary’s was the home of penicillin, Alexander Fleming having noted that a mould was killing colonies of bacteria on a culture plate. The hospital was expert in infection, and its Almoth Wright Institute had been at the centre of this since the early twenties. We were taught to use antibiotics wisely, and not wastefully nor dangerously.
As doctors, it is essential that we learn as much as possible about pathology in creatures, and especially the human. This is the study of things that go wrong and sometimes cause disease. Known in depth, and over time, this gives the doctor ‘X ray eyes’ when facing a sick person. It was taught very well at St Mary’s there being a ‘post-mortem’ demonstration at noon on every weekday. These were presentations of the history, preserved organs and slides of the tissues in the woman or man who had died. They took place in a lecture theatre and were given by the Professor in Pathology or one of several pathologists. We also witnessed actual post-mortems/autopsies. I absorbed all this, and gained a prize as a student in it. I am very grateful for this teaching and to St Mary’s – a hospital that was a family – for caring. I am sad, and angry also, to say that pathology has been sidelined, along with much else in OUR NHS. I read that of all deaths IN hospital only between 1 to 2% are subject to a post-mortem. It is known that at least 40% of diagnoses made on the ward are found to be wrong when the body and its tissues are studied in and after the post-mortem examination.