‘Complete Anarchy’

‘Complete anarchy’: frontline NHS staff on the coronavirus peak.

A piece from the Guardian here’s a link to FULL ARTICLE

I have chosen not to make comments on the Covid emergency so far. Others’ words are better than mine. These are the thoughts of a Rural GP, you can see what I have highlighted.

GP, rural south-west

We’re in isolation again. One of my kids has a temperature. If she did get it, the only person she could have got it from was me. But I can’t get tested because I don’t have symptoms, even though one in four of those with coronavirus may be an asymptomatic carrier. My boss just said it would be better for me to isolate for two weeks anyway, even if I got tested, as we just don’t have confidence in them. My daughter is a lot better, but I will continue to worry every time I go into work and could later be giving it to my family. A GP in a nearby village came out of retirement to work and died of Covid.

In terms of PPE, we were given less than a day’s worth. We were given aprons, but borrowed our own goggles from dentists and brought other stuff ourselves. Things had settled down until this weekend when it was a lot busier in the town. I don’t know for sure if having it gives you immunity, but I’ll still be doing telephone triage from home for another few days before going back to the surgery. The next thing will be the second homers starting to make trips up to London and back again.

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