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Covid Confusion We really are experiencing a new world with a total upheaval to what we regarded as our normal way of living. This virus is threatening the world and we in Ireland have had our share of deaths as a result of the virus. It is a frightening situation as it is an unseen enemy and no one knows how to deal with it. Indeed it looks like we will not have control until a vaccine is a proven remedy. In the meantime the NPHET group are doing their best to tell us the best way of dealing with it and avoiding picking it up. Dr. Holohan was doing a very good job when he was leading the Group and had a good way of getting the message across to us but people are getting tired of Covid19, of restrictions, of having to do all these things, not being able to do what one pleases, and live with the fear of getting the virus. Unfortunately these are difficult times and difficult demands but they are for our own good and the good of our friends and families. However many are disgruntled with some of the restrictions and how they are delivered to us. First of all if it were explained to us how each decision was reached and the reason it is being imposed we might have a better understanding of what appears to us as contradictory rules. Of course it has been explained to us before but some of us were not listening or did not want to listen first time. Dr. Ronan Glynn has posted an excellent clip on line which explains the restrictions in context and makes sense. But we have NPHET telling us one thing and the Government seeming to change it and saying a different thing and even breaking the rules. This pandemic is costing billions and sooner rather than later we will have to pay it back but are we getting value for money? Many examples exist for us to wonder if the money is being spent in the right way. One question I would like an answer to is - why is the money not providing faster testing and faster results. We can wash our hands all day, we can distance the two metres but it can still get to us and the sooner we know the sooner we can contact trace and the sooner we can put an end to its spread. There is a Testing station at Cloghan, which does not seem to be too busy and other stations have been closed down. We are being encouraged to check with a GP with any kind of symptom and not just the three original signs but then the process slows to a snail’s pace, while more and more are exposed. Surely they can get testing done much sooner and results back much sooner and I think that would be of major benefit in the battle to defeat the virus. All attention and funding seems to be going to fight this virus while the waiting lists of other patients is rising rapidly and for some patients this could be fatal. Diagnosis is delayed, treatment is delayed and appointments with consultants are delayed and patients waiting on elective surgery are asked to wait. For them the nervous wait must go on, some of them they must continue to suffer the pain and for some it will all come too late. The Government could pay millions monthly to the private hospitals to hold space for public patients if a surge came. The general public raised millions from donations to purchase equipment for front line staff and for Nursing Homes and hospitals, thus saving the Government those millions. The HSE is going to need double their normal allocation of billions, the Childrens’ Hospital will end up costing €3billion, if it is ever finished. It took months for us to get a Government and the formation of that cost extra millions and a big increase in the number of advisors and ministers will costs us another few million and what do we get from all this? This is our money they are playing with and we will have to pay it back. Its time for them to stop playing and spend our money responsibly.
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Covid Confusion We really are experiencing a new world with a total upheaval to what we regarded as our normal way of living. This virus is threatening the world and we in Ireland have had our share of deaths as a result of the virus. It is a frightening situation as it is an unseen enemy and no one knows how to deal with it. Indeed it looks like we will not have control until a vaccine is a proven remedy. In the meantime the NPHET group are doing their best to tell us the best way of dealing with it and avoiding picking it up. Dr. Holohan was doing a very good job when he was leading the Group and had a good way of getting the message across to us but people are getting tired of Covid19, of restrictions, of having to do all these things, not being able to do what one pleases, and live with the fear of getting the virus. Unfortunately these are difficult times and difficult demands but they are for our own good and the good of our friends and families. However many are disgruntled with some of the restrictions and how they are delivered to us. First of all if it were explained to us how each decision was reached and the reason it is being imposed we might have a better understanding of what appears to us as contradictory rules. Of course it has been explained to us before but some of us were not listening or did not want to listen first time. Dr. Ronan Glynn has posted an excellent clip on line which explains the restrictions in context and makes sense. But we have NPHET telling us one thing and the Government seeming to change it and saying a different thing and even breaking the rules. This pandemic is costing billions and sooner rather than later we will have to pay it back but are we getting value for money? Many examples exist for us to wonder if the money is being spent in the right way. One question I would like an answer to is - why is the money not providing faster testing and faster results. We can wash our hands all day, we can distance the two metres but it can still get to us and the sooner we know the sooner we can contact trace and the sooner we can put an end to its spread. There is a Testing station at Cloghan, which does not seem to be too busy and other stations have been closed down. We are being encouraged to check with a GP with any kind of symptom and not just the three original signs but then the process slows to a snail’s pace, while more and more are exposed. Surely they can get testing done much sooner and results back much sooner and I think that would be of major benefit in the battle to defeat the virus. All attention and funding seems to be going to fight this virus while the waiting lists of other patients is rising rapidly and for some patients this could be fatal. Diagnosis is delayed, treatment is delayed and appointments with consultants are delayed and patients waiting on elective surgery are asked to wait. For them the nervous wait must go on, some of them they must continue to suffer the pain and for some it will all come too late. The Government could pay millions monthly to the private hospitals to hold space for public patients if a surge came. The general public raised millions from donations to purchase equipment for front line staff and for Nursing Homes and hospitals, thus saving the Government those millions. The HSE is going to need double their normal allocation of billions, the Childrens’ Hospital will end up costing €3billion, if it is ever finished. It took months for us to get a Government and the formation of that cost extra millions and a big increase in the number of advisors and ministers will costs us another few million and what do we get from all this? This is our money they are playing with and we will have to pay it back. Its time for them to stop playing and spend our money responsibly.