PM thanks 500,000 who have signed up to help NHS
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,948
The role of volunteers will be "absolutely crucial" in fighting coronavirus, says Boris Johnson.
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25/03/2020 11:11:55 7 14
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Why do we need to know if Prince Charles has it? and all the other famous people, celebrities, BBC reporters, musicians, writers etc. If Prince Charles has it, then the Queen will no doubt have it. I should think a good number of people in the supermarket have it. Yesterday everyone was sneezing and coughing whilst they were buying their food supplies.
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25/03/2020 11:03:41 5 5
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"If Construction was halted the problems on the tube with overcrowding would be minimised." Tubes wouldn't be crowded if they just ran a normal service with no visitors and massively fewer commuters. Whoever thought it would be sensible to reduce the number of trains before doing anything is at fault here.
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25/03/2020 11:12:05 13 0
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346. homercles "Tubes wouldn't be crowded if they just ran a normal service...Whoever thought it would be sensible to reduce the number of trains before doing anything is at fault here." __ No so. services are reduced due to, in part, the number of staff off self isolating. The problem lies with selfish bosses who demand that non-essential employees are at work.
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25/03/2020 11:12:15 9 2
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Sounds good. I joined a Facebook volunteering local site but just got bombarded by idiots asking where they could buy toilet rolls or cat litter. So I left it and contacted elderly neighbours direct.
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25/03/2020 11:12:15 9 3
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What we have learned is that this country was massively underprepared for a pandemic. It has been discussed frequently as being quite likely at some point so not entirely unexpected nor unpredictable. All this reacting and largely making it up as we go along has already and will cost many lives and jobs. It isn't just the UK though, and the WHO I think have a lot to answer for.
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25/03/2020 11:14:06 9 0
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@404, just be thankful that it isn't a virus that is far worse. At least everyone will be more aware of what needs to happen in the future.
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25/03/2020 11:12:15 9 19
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Think of it like the “Bongs for Brexit” appeal. None of these volunteers can ever be used without a DBS check for this specific role. It is a PR stunt.
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25/03/2020 11:12:25 8 3
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Oxford models that 50% of UK population may already have been infected with covid19, with mild/no symptoms. I tend to agree with this rather than the Imperial study that the govt is following, since the virus has been spreading in the popn since January. Thus, the social distancing demand comes too late in this scenario and redundant. Helping the at-risk groups should have been done from January.
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25/03/2020 11:14:26 9 7
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406 Oxford models that 50% of UK population may already have been infected with covid19, with mild/no symptoms. ------- That sounds like nonsense. If it were the case we would be the most infected nation by far and yet strangely with a much lower rate of fatalities.
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25/03/2020 11:20:50 9 1
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@406 Is that your expert opinion based on your years of working in the field of epidemiology? @377: Oooh you're so dark. "Look at me, look at me everyone, I'm so edgy" I'm guessing your bedroom walls are decorated with death metal band posters, and you're wearing mostly black clothes.
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25/03/2020 11:06:42 14 5
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Where's the uproar about Prince charlie going against government advice. And buggering off to there 2nd or 3rd home to self isolate.
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25/03/2020 11:12:35 9 5
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368. Posted by bph75 on Just now Where's the uproar about Prince charlie going against government advice. And buggering off to there 2nd or 3rd home to self isolate. He had been up here several weeks and obviously it’s too risky for the Monarch and all her heirs to be holed up in the same building. Focus your uproar on Trump or the president of Brazil
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25/03/2020 11:50:18 10 8
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407 Posted byNo Surrenderon He had been up here several weeks and obviously it’s too risky for the Monarch and all her heirs to be holed up in the same building. Focus your uproar on Trump or the president of Brazil Reply. Strange how the Palace says he flew up on Sunday and had the test on Monday, meeting the NHS testing criteria.so if anyone has mild symptoms, big ears you can get tested
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25/03/2020 11:08:43 13 8
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Russ Covid 19 is indeed serious..more serious however, is Lefty-ism Looking down the page, apparently it`s Cummings fault.Brexiteers fault.Trumps fault.Boris`s fault.Tory govt`s fault etc. Quite sad, when lives of loved ones are at stake the lefty screeching never abates, not for a second. ... Sounds as though you would prefer Totalitarianism over a healthy Democracy. Your way or the highway.
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25/03/2020 11:12:45 6 5
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379 PB29on Russ Covid 19 is indeed serious..more serious however, is Lefty-ism Looking down the page, apparently it`s Cummings fault.Brexiteers fault.Trumps fault.Boris`s fault.Tory govt`s fault etc. Sounds as though you would prefer Totalitarianism over a healthy Democracy. Your way or the highway. NOT demcracy now, it is a DICTATORSHIP!
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25/03/2020 11:07:43 12 17
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UK 422 deaths 8,000 positives, RUSSIA 4,500 kilometres of border with China 1 death 500 positives. UK Government late response the people are dying because you are the muppets of the Corps, we cant stop, we have to produce produce produce...PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT.
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375. Posted by Izarro Just what is the point of you? if ever we needed an example of what a "waste of a skin" statement means, its embodied in your post and applies to you... Sitting back waiting for the PC brigade (BBC HYS Police) to delete this.. Removed
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25/03/2020 11:06:22 1 6
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It has been confirmed that the CDC told Donald Trump misinformation about the validity of testing kits. They are unreliable but in reality we will all have an element of the Coronovirus as it has thousands of its own variations from the common cold to flu. Hasn't the Vitamin C all run out in the shops?
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25/03/2020 11:12:55 11 1
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@363 Coronavirus is a whole family of viruses. Some of them cause mild illness (like colds) some of them cause very serious illnesses (like MERS) - though none of them cause flu (which is a different family of viruses). Nobody is talking about them as a family though, when people say "Coronavirus" at the moment, they're specifically and only talking about the new strain that causes COVID-19
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25/03/2020 11:01:40 11 61
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How ridiculous. Is this another PR stunt. Whatever, it really does not matter - because if we all tested today, we would all have a 'mild' Coronovirus. It lives and surrounds us along with millions of other viruses and microbes every day and we only suffer symptoms if our immune system is compromised or we have other serious medical problems that the body has to deal with first. We've all got it!
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25/03/2020 11:13:16 54 3
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333. Posted by Peter "How ridiculous. Is this another PR stunt. Whatever, it really does not matter - because if we all tested today, we would all have a 'mild' Coronovirus." Peter - you are not just wrong (and very wrong), you are dangerous!
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25/03/2020 11:13:56 3 7
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Russian bot clown ?? --- After yesterday's failed attempt to send a text to everyone in the country simultaneously. I am more convinced we are not as far with technology as you'd like to think ?? ????
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25/03/2020 11:22:10 18 3
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@412 Don't assume I'm deplorable "After yesterday's failed attempt to send a text to everyone in the country simultaneously" Everyone I know received it. Just because you didn't get it on that burner phone you use for the county lines operation is neither here nor there..... :-)
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25/03/2020 11:14:06 6 18
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This is the same as Gordon Brown selling off all our gold b4 the global financial crisis, the Tories shafted the NHS For 10yrs and now the staff are worn out b4 we’re even at the peak of this crisis. But now is not the time for politics.
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25/03/2020 11:12:15 9 3
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What we have learned is that this country was massively underprepared for a pandemic. It has been discussed frequently as being quite likely at some point so not entirely unexpected nor unpredictable. All this reacting and largely making it up as we go along has already and will cost many lives and jobs. It isn't just the UK though, and the WHO I think have a lot to answer for.
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25/03/2020 11:14:06 9 0
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@404, just be thankful that it isn't a virus that is far worse. At least everyone will be more aware of what needs to happen in the future.
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25/03/2020 11:14:06 10 0
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I'm currently content in my 'house arrest' as an old guy . I don't need anything, particularly phone calls ! If I need help , I'll pull the cord !---hold the phone, get me a bottle of Grouse and 6Cans, I'll pay you later !
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25/03/2020 11:14:06 8 6
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Well done to all the nhs staff, shop workers and volunteers. Please don’t knock the government. They are doing all they possibly can. The opposition could not have done any better.
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25/03/2020 11:14:26 2 8
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PEOPLE 2 METERS AWAY IN THE QUEUES ARE NOW TAKING TO ONE ANOTHER LOUDER... SO SPITTING ... ON EVERYTHING !!!! WITH THE SHOP ASSISTANTS REASSURING THE CONCERNED CHIT / SPIT CHATTING
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25/03/2020 10:15:56 35 4
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Spread the word https://app.jogl.io/program/opencovid19 The goal of the OpenCovid19 initiative as a program is to collectively develop open-source and low-cost tools and methodologies that are safe and easy to use to fight the Covid19 Pandemic. Anyone can play a role.
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25/03/2020 11:14:26 14 3
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2 sides of the British people being shown. The good side being those who have volunteered to help the NHS. Sadly, the flipside: Ambulances in Kent and Home Delivery Vans being set on fire, Fire Extinguishers being set off in NHS Hospitals. So we have the very good and the very stupid. I hope they catch the little thugs and punish both them and their fickle parents.
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25/03/2020 11:12:25 8 3
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Oxford models that 50% of UK population may already have been infected with covid19, with mild/no symptoms. I tend to agree with this rather than the Imperial study that the govt is following, since the virus has been spreading in the popn since January. Thus, the social distancing demand comes too late in this scenario and redundant. Helping the at-risk groups should have been done from January.
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25/03/2020 11:14:26 9 7
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406 Oxford models that 50% of UK population may already have been infected with covid19, with mild/no symptoms. ------- That sounds like nonsense. If it were the case we would be the most infected nation by far and yet strangely with a much lower rate of fatalities.
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25/03/2020 11:14:26 6 2
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Hey people! You can also help neighbours by using next-door.co.uk
Anyone know when China plans to apologise to the world for starting this mess? Removed
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25/03/2020 11:24:43 7 4
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@421 Probably the same time that America issues an apology for starting the so called 'Spanish Flu' pandemic.
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25/03/2020 11:57:02 6 5
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421 Eddie Mercury Anyone know when China plans to apologise to the world for starting this mess? # Yes. Never.
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25/03/2020 12:09:33 17 8
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421 Eddie Mercury You want 'China' to apologise? Has anyone heard America apologise for sending 'Spanish' flu over from Kansas during WW1?
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25/03/2020 11:14:56 18 115
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Prince William will be King of our great nation soon. God bless you William.
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25/03/2020 11:20:19 11 13
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422 Breadbinon Prince William will be King of our great nation soon. God bless you William. --- End of the monarchy, time for full and real democaracy. Time to stop being subjects are become citizens.
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25/03/2020 11:14:56 11 2
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To the Muppets thinking going back to non-essential work and socialising is all fine then consider this. Even if the severe version of the disease is going to miss you we all (and this very much includes you) will still suffer from lockdowns and restrictions as long as the rate of infections increases. We could nip it in the bud in much shorter time as long as guys like you fall in line.
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25/03/2020 11:15:06 16 2
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This is a real uplifting bit of news. Once in a while I'm still proud of my country.
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25/03/2020 11:09:24 22 10
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What is Prince Charles doing at his holiday home in Aberdeenshire?.........shouldnt he be at his primary home the same as the rest us?....He is also using Aberdeens NHS system isnt he?.There are two sets of laws in this country clearly illustrated here.....the rich do not have to comply with it.
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25/03/2020 11:15:06 9 3
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@385 He is entitled to use the NHS as anybody else.
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25/03/2020 11:11:55 4 5
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Very well done to them. The absolute plebs below still waffling about nothing.
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25/03/2020 11:15:27 4 2
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400 Jacobite55 Very well done to them. The absolute plebs below still waffling about nothing. + Post 400 was a good example of this waffling about nothing.
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25/03/2020 11:16:37 9 46
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Has Charles seen his mum recently??? End of line??? UK needs a full demcracy, not the half baked system as now. UK needs a strong president like Macron.
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25/03/2020 11:16:37 12 11
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Oh, and in case I forget. Can we have a progress report on the 40 new Hospitals Johnson promised? Oh, he lied. Well I never. The Emperor has no clothes.
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25/03/2020 11:19:39 7 18
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428. Posted by Liongeorge on Just now Oh, and in case I forget. Can we have a progress report on the 40 new Hospitals Johnson promised? Oh, he lied. Well I never. The Emperor has no clothes .... What is wrong with you remainers?? I’ll just reassure myself it might be a bot.
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25/03/2020 11:16:48 11 1
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Makes me incredibly proud. Well done to all of you. Some truly amazing people in this country.
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429. MenthoL Makes me incredibly proud. Well done to all of you. Some truly amazing people in this country. === There are truly amazing people around the world
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25/03/2020 11:16:58 7 6
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Do yourself a favour lazy doler's. Go sign up for the scheme and get some work job experience ready for when it's over.
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25/03/2020 11:17:18 20 2
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Very kind of them. Pity the same kindness is not shown by the city rich you have made fortunes in the last two weeks on the back of misery and death.
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25/03/2020 11:17:28 17 12
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I wonder if boris and his putrid party will regret or say sorry for under funding our NHS for the last 12 years?.. thus raising the likelihood that ordinary decent people will loose their lives ... probably not ... the nasty incompetent tories opposed the conception of the NHS and have undermined it at every chance ... now they need it.. although I’m not sure they give a toss about ordinary people
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25/03/2020 11:22:41 10 13
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432.BorisLiesAgainFromHisPrivateHospitalRoom I wonder if boris and his putrid party will regret or say sorry for under funding our NHS for the last 12 years?.. thus raising the likelihood that ordinary decent people will loose their lives ... probably not ... the nasty incompetent... .... They haven’t been in power for 12 years. Labour have privatised more FACT.
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25/03/2020 11:25:42 15 13
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@432 BorisLiesAgainFromHisPrivateHospitalRoom I wonder if boris and his putrid party will .... - Reading this confirms Socialism is a dark place, populated by the unhappy and thwarted.
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25/03/2020 11:31:57 16 10
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432.BorisLiesAgain I wonder if boris and his putrid party will regret or say sorry for under funding our NHS for the last 12 years?.. thus raising the likelihood that ordinary decent people will loose their lives ... probably not ... the nasty incompetent... - Just for once, could you STOP bashing Boris. You could say that it's you who is using the CV to out your political views. It SO boring
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25/03/2020 11:17:48 6 2
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slightly miffed - as last week, as an ex-nhs worker, I presented myself to help out & was told "no need, the need for transporting people is covered - it is at a low level, everryone is coping " - ah come - on . . .
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25/03/2020 11:23:31 11 6
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433 MajorityWorld Steve slightly miffed - as last week, as an ex-nhs worker, I presented myself to help out & was told "no need, the need for transporting people is covered - it is at a low level, everryone is coping " - ah come - on . . . - It all feels a bit knee jerk to the loudest voices in the media. Chaotic.
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25/03/2020 11:17:48 8 2
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I'm prepared to drive Prince Charles to his hospital appointments. ... as long as I can use his Aston Martin DB6 :)
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25/03/2020 11:07:53 14 17
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This is heart warming action. However, I wonder what the papers would make of it if it was happening under a Labour gov. 250,000 forced to bail out Labours disastrous NHS management whilst Corbyn spends, spends, spends???
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25/03/2020 11:18:48 19 14
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@376 Jeddle You need to get over the fact that Labour lost the election and you did so by the biggest margin of defeat for a generation. Frankly, the thought of JC leading the nation at a time like this is truly horrific.
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25/03/2020 11:22:31 9 1
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@435 Yes,the thought of a decent man who tells the truth and cares more about others than himself leading the country is a truly terrible thought.
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25/03/2020 11:28:05 7 12
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435. So long as Mr. Johnson is following the science 99.9% will back his decision. Further down the line when the economic recovery stage starts I doubt he'll carry the country. He is a proven liar, but right now he is doing the right things... Following the science.
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25/03/2020 11:18:48 15 5
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"Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive but 'remains in good health'" He's lucky he's been tested He will no longer be putting his loved ones and close associates at risk The WHO are absolutely furious with with us over our failures on testing Our government are still following Harold Shipman herd immunity and that policy relies on our stupidity And ignoring their actions
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25/03/2020 10:58:59 4 10
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Mobilizing 250,000 people when we are supposed to be in lockdown sounds ridiculous. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?? #stayathome
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25/03/2020 10:59:59 9 3
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No, we don't have PPE and everything we could possibly need or want - ICU nurses etc have first call on that - but we can use our brains and compassion to do our best for those who are helpless, instead of moaning that there are shortages, it's not perfect, so and so should have done more etc.
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25/03/2020 10:59:59 5 2
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Shaming this "person" is not a harsh enough message. Perhaps she will herself receive the COVID-19 medal for non-meritorious and utterly selfish behavior in time of war. I'm not normally a vindictive person but this character brings up my hackles.
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25/03/2020 11:19:19 4 0
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nextdoor.co.uk If you can't join the scheme but want to help people close to you, use the link above.
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25/03/2020 11:11:25 7 7
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Hasn't the Vitamin C all run out in the shops? === Go buy some Oranges or Pure Orange juice to get extra Vit C. But you do know it's a Myth anyway about Vit C?
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25/03/2020 11:19:39 6 1
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@397. Wash Your Hands, True, however Vitamin C does have other benefits to human physiology, so it doesn't hurt. SStudies have shown that Vitamin C can also reduce the duration of colds but 8%, but only if taken regularly before the onset. Personally I don't know why people take vitamins for a substance that is found in food anyway.
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25/03/2020 11:16:37 12 11
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Oh, and in case I forget. Can we have a progress report on the 40 new Hospitals Johnson promised? Oh, he lied. Well I never. The Emperor has no clothes.
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25/03/2020 11:19:39 7 18
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428. Posted by Liongeorge on Just now Oh, and in case I forget. Can we have a progress report on the 40 new Hospitals Johnson promised? Oh, he lied. Well I never. The Emperor has no clothes .... What is wrong with you remainers?? I’ll just reassure myself it might be a bot.
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25/03/2020 11:20:09 20 3
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Had to shop for my 84 year old mother yesterday due to Sainsburys not recognising her as elderly and vulnerable. Don't know how they reached this conclusion. Who did they ask? Can only think reason is using my e-mail address as she doesn't have computer. Been trying for three days to get an answer from them. Staff in store are amazing, same not true of customer service!
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25/03/2020 11:20:09 14 6
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Prince Charles..... Q. how many MP's been tested? Q. how many disabled? Q. how many care workers Q. how many NHS management?
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Prince William will be King of our great nation soon. God bless you William.
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25/03/2020 11:20:19 11 13
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422 Breadbinon Prince William will be King of our great nation soon. God bless you William. --- End of the monarchy, time for full and real democaracy. Time to stop being subjects are become citizens.
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25/03/2020 11:20:19 9 64
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Well. I suppose that people need hope and that’s fair enough. If they can’t or won’t see this for what it is then fair enough. IMO this is a cynical PR stunt by an inexperienced and reckless Government. IMO not one of these volunteers will be used. IMO we need to put Hunt and Burnham in charge. I’m off to shop for my elderly neighbours. I’m not heartless u know, just a realist.
25/03/2020 17:41:45 10 8
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447. Posted byTom-Stocktonon Well. I suppose that people need hope and that’s fair enough. If they can’t or won’t see this for what it is then fair enough. IMO this is a cynical PR stunt by an inexperienced and reckless Government. __ An inspiring article about over 400k volunteers, all showing a fabulous effort. Then there is you being negative as usual. Speaks volumes.
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25/03/2020 11:20:30 35 5
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Cynicism, government bashing and pushing political hobby horses are of no use in combating what can be a lethal virus. If you don't have something positive to say, don't post. There'll be plenty of time for that when this crisis is over. Countries all over the world are struggling with this, not just the UK
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25/03/2020 10:35:55 21 13
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17. Posted byKeithon 11 minutes ago Labour politicians heckling from the sidelines, aided and abetted by our scandalous media ---------------------------- Well if he had got it right in the 1st place. Italy was a living breathing demonstration of how not to do it! Yet he did and has probably cost lives. Herd immunity anyone?
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25/03/2020 11:20:40 13 1
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151.Williams “Herd immunity anyone?” As you may have some time on your hands, Read up on the effect ‘new’ diseases brought over by European settlers to the Americas had on the native populations who had never encountered them and therefore had no immunity to, then consider what we are dealing with now is a ‘new’ disease and try to understand why herd immunity isn’t plan A anymore.
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25/03/2020 11:16:48 11 1
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Makes me incredibly proud. Well done to all of you. Some truly amazing people in this country.
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25/03/2020 11:20:50 17 0
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429. MenthoL Makes me incredibly proud. Well done to all of you. Some truly amazing people in this country. === There are truly amazing people around the world
25/03/2020 18:11:35 0 0
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450. Posted byDoesitmatter I never said there wasn't. The two points aren't mutually exclusive.
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25/03/2020 11:12:25 8 3
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Oxford models that 50% of UK population may already have been infected with covid19, with mild/no symptoms. I tend to agree with this rather than the Imperial study that the govt is following, since the virus has been spreading in the popn since January. Thus, the social distancing demand comes too late in this scenario and redundant. Helping the at-risk groups should have been done from January.
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25/03/2020 11:20:50 9 1
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@406 Is that your expert opinion based on your years of working in the field of epidemiology? @377: Oooh you're so dark. "Look at me, look at me everyone, I'm so edgy" I'm guessing your bedroom walls are decorated with death metal band posters, and you're wearing mostly black clothes.
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25/03/2020 10:58:48 17 0
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279. kevlarge As someone who is helping to co-ordinate emergency deliveries of food, medicines, etc, I can, of course, only speak for my own experience but benefit claimants have come forward willingly and eagerly to offer help - and I know for a fact they are, as our charity also works with the DWP and I recognise many of them.
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25/03/2020 11:05:30 22 0
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308. Posted by Debbiebee1 on 3 minutes ago 279. kevlarge As someone who is helping to co-ordinate emergency deliveries of food, medicines, etc ...benefit claimants have come forward willingly and eagerly to offer help Debbie, on behalf of my family, I’m eternally grateful to you and your colleagues. I’m sure everyone who read your post are as well
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25/03/2020 11:21:30 2 1
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Do any science boffins know, does a persons likely immunity depend on how mild or serious the person infected has had a virus? Is the immunity or length of immunity usually affected by the severity of the initial virus on that persons body, or is it largely irrelevant?
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25/03/2020 11:13:56 3 7
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Russian bot clown ?? --- After yesterday's failed attempt to send a text to everyone in the country simultaneously. I am more convinced we are not as far with technology as you'd like to think ?? ????
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25/03/2020 11:22:10 18 3
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@412 Don't assume I'm deplorable "After yesterday's failed attempt to send a text to everyone in the country simultaneously" Everyone I know received it. Just because you didn't get it on that burner phone you use for the county lines operation is neither here nor there..... :-)
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25/03/2020 11:22:10 6 16
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To address all your nasty comments. Over Prince Charles The future king with be protected at all cost. I am expendable for this cause. ????
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25/03/2020 11:18:48 19 14
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@376 Jeddle You need to get over the fact that Labour lost the election and you did so by the biggest margin of defeat for a generation. Frankly, the thought of JC leading the nation at a time like this is truly horrific.
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25/03/2020 11:22:31 9 1
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@435 Yes,the thought of a decent man who tells the truth and cares more about others than himself leading the country is a truly terrible thought.
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25/03/2020 11:22:31 4 8
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A question for the PM Chancellor NHS: Will the Government NHS be paying for Volunteer work INSURANCE for these NHS Volunteers? and that in the event of contracting ANY injury or fatal disease e.g. Coronavirus ‘in the line of duty’, they (the Volunteer) and or their spouse / partner and next of kin will be FINANCIALLY fully compensated and given a Volunteer BEREAVEMENT pension for life?
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25/03/2020 11:24:42 17 3
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457. Posted byMaxoneon Just now A question for the PM Chancellor NHS: Will the Government NHS be paying for Volunteer work INSURANCE for these NHS Volunteers? and that in the event of contracting ANY injury or fatal disease........will be FINANCIALLY fully compensated and given a Volunteer BEREAVEMENT pension for life? ------ Your post is almost unreadable because of all the caps!!
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25/03/2020 11:22:41 13 4
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How is it Charles can go to his second home in the country but others can't? "Don't come to Cornwall/Lake District/Yorkshire, spreading the virus, putting the locals at risk", we've been hearing. Seems it doesn't apply to everyone.
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25/03/2020 11:17:28 17 12
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I wonder if boris and his putrid party will regret or say sorry for under funding our NHS for the last 12 years?.. thus raising the likelihood that ordinary decent people will loose their lives ... probably not ... the nasty incompetent tories opposed the conception of the NHS and have undermined it at every chance ... now they need it.. although I’m not sure they give a toss about ordinary people
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25/03/2020 11:22:41 10 13
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432.BorisLiesAgainFromHisPrivateHospitalRoom I wonder if boris and his putrid party will regret or say sorry for under funding our NHS for the last 12 years?.. thus raising the likelihood that ordinary decent people will loose their lives ... probably not ... the nasty incompetent... .... They haven’t been in power for 12 years. Labour have privatised more FACT.
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25/03/2020 11:22:41 17 1
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Thank-you to everyone who has volunteered. The whole country do really appreciate what they are doing for others. :)
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25/03/2020 11:23:01 20 1
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I'm one of the people told to "cut off contact from the outside world" for 3 months and I am very impressed and grateful with the way people are offering support. Have managed to book one grocery delivery for the weekend but after that it's hard to get a slot. my wife can't go out either because she could infect me (Immune suppressant treatment) and my daughers live up north.
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25/03/2020 11:23:11 12 4
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I have registered to do my bit. What is sad is to see a government that lacks the strength to make difficult decisions. Churchill took decisions not always very popular but needed to be done. This is a war and a lame lock down, I see people in parks not even 2 feet apart, using the same equipment. Builders have cigarette breaks standing together in the sun. In Bath people were playing rugby...
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25/03/2020 11:08:11 2 2
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Stockton... I'm not volunteering... ?? too far...
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25/03/2020 11:09:11 23 2
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Being born during WWII and still blessed with a very good memory I heartily agree. Everyone helped everyone. As a humerus aside, I was born to a very poor family in a very poor region I didn't know toilet paper even existed until I was 6. Newspapers came in useful :)
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25/03/2020 11:05:42 9 8
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Boris is the exact opposite of these brave volunteers.
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25/03/2020 11:11:11 24 12
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358. SensibleCentre 'Boris is the exact opposite of these brave volunteers.' ---- No. The same people on here who hate, criticise & spend their lives moaning, complaining & pretending that their far left dogma that has failed throughout time, in any part of the world that has had the misfortune to suffer it, are worse. Ungrateful, selfish, nasty, sit back and criticise those that try.
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nic
25/03/2020 11:12:11 13 88
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More fake news. Pure propaganda. Volunteering is merely a tick box exercise from the sofa with very few actually turning up. Only thing increasing is their weight gain.
467
25/03/2020 11:23:11 8 10
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Simple question, what would Sir Winston Churchill have expected of us even though he knew of our fears? Nothing less than our best. Let us not disappoint him.
486
25/03/2020 11:26:13 16 9
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467. Harry1943 Simple question, what would Sir Winston Churchill have expected of us even though he knew of our fears? Nothing less than our best. Let us not disappoint him. == How will he be disappointed Dont like to bring you bad news if you havent heard but he is no longer with us
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25/03/2020 10:14:56 538 23
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I’ve signed up!
468
25/03/2020 11:23:21 1 3
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1Thank you ALL for your hard work & dedication you are essential frontline workers. Iam concerned that even though having to work side by side ,practicing strict hygiene precautions... Staff in the frontline are NOT keeping canteen / break times and gatherings as the above in photographs ... THE ESSENTIAL Social distancing advice!
469
25/03/2020 11:23:21 23 2
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Why are there downvotes on the positive messages posted, are people so stupid ..... oh yes unfortunately there are many that have been making things worse for the may sensible ones
433
25/03/2020 11:17:48 6 2
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slightly miffed - as last week, as an ex-nhs worker, I presented myself to help out & was told "no need, the need for transporting people is covered - it is at a low level, everryone is coping " - ah come - on . . .
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25/03/2020 11:23:31 11 6
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433 MajorityWorld Steve slightly miffed - as last week, as an ex-nhs worker, I presented myself to help out & was told "no need, the need for transporting people is covered - it is at a low level, everryone is coping " - ah come - on . . . - It all feels a bit knee jerk to the loudest voices in the media. Chaotic.
471
25/03/2020 11:24:21 12 2
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I hear that NZ are planning a 9 month shutdown - think on all you having your BBQ tonight!
471. Posted by squeezy I hear that NZ are planning a 9 month shutdown - think on all you having your BBQ tonight“ You hear? From whom? Your budgie? Your neighbours via a glass to the wall? In your breakfast tea leaves? Mystic Meg’s column (I thought she was self isolating). Radio Moscow? Your mate Bill on his disinfected mobility scooter? Of your lie? (One month is the truth)
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25/03/2020 13:45:30 7 1
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471. Posted by squeezy I hear that NZ are planning a 9 month shutdown - think on all you having your BBQ tonight! --------- You're making the massive assumption that the "Coventry BBQ brigade" and others like them could actually A. Find New Zealand on a map. B. Spell it
472
25/03/2020 11:13:32 10 2
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What about Scotland? Why is there a different system across the border? The inefficiencies that must arise because of having to duplicate everything must be huge!
499
25/03/2020 11:29:05 11 1
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472. Posted byAberdreamingon 12 minutes ago What about Scotland? Why is there a different system across the border? ----- The NHS is a totally separate organisation. As is the law and education. Yo really don't now a lot about this country, do you?
473
25/03/2020 11:16:32 19 2
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@SP Quote] And this is original Britain. Loving hearts and service minded. [Unquote I'm 77 and was proud to see your comment. That was the Britain I knew and loved. The me me me attitude of so many people today saddens me greatly.
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GTB
25/03/2020 11:24:42 19 12
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That's quite impressive that 250,000 signed for it on the first day. That's why we are called "Great" Britain. We shall not be defeated, not on the beaches...
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25/03/2020 11:29:46 18 10
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474. Posted by Wash Your Hands on Just now 'That's quite impressive that 250,000 signed for it on the first day. That's why we are called "Great" Britain. We shall not be defeated, not on the beaches... ' No it isn't imbecile. It is a geographical term, a comparative to small Britain or Brittany in North West France. As for the fight them on the beaches speeches, grow up.
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25/03/2020 11:22:31 4 8
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A question for the PM Chancellor NHS: Will the Government NHS be paying for Volunteer work INSURANCE for these NHS Volunteers? and that in the event of contracting ANY injury or fatal disease e.g. Coronavirus ‘in the line of duty’, they (the Volunteer) and or their spouse / partner and next of kin will be FINANCIALLY fully compensated and given a Volunteer BEREAVEMENT pension for life?
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25/03/2020 11:24:42 17 3
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457. Posted byMaxoneon Just now A question for the PM Chancellor NHS: Will the Government NHS be paying for Volunteer work INSURANCE for these NHS Volunteers? and that in the event of contracting ANY injury or fatal disease........will be FINANCIALLY fully compensated and given a Volunteer BEREAVEMENT pension for life? ------ Your post is almost unreadable because of all the caps!!
476
25/03/2020 11:24:52 23 43
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The UK govt made a grave error in January by using the ‘herd’ theory and not testing and tracing. This will cause a great loss of unnecessary lives. But they don’t care. Over 130,000 Britain’s have died due to their unnecessary‘Austerity policies’ Tories are fundamentally opposed to the NHS & Welfare State. Pure Evil Many more will die due to their incompetence Capitalism is dead ????
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25/03/2020 11:28:25 15 9
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@476. Beautiful-World "The UK govt made a grave error in January by using the ‘herd’ theory and not testing and tracing." This didn't come to light until the End of January and it was thought to be limited to China, nor did anyone know how virulent it was until Feb. Stop politicking an being an armchair "expert".
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25/03/2020 11:29:25 8 11
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Re476. Posted byBeautiful-Worldon The easy answer to the majority of what you just wrote is that this country is constantly hamstrung by the left wing in this country constantly going on about peoples human rights overriding simple things like other avoiding death. They daren't act like the chinese or others who have been decisive with lockdowns etc or get accused of human rights abuses.
505
25/03/2020 11:29:46 5 8
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@476 The Tories be k the NHS fully which why even before this outbreak they were putting on record amounts of money.
477
25/03/2020 11:25:22 18 4
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"Who I won’t help is all the self employed people that have dodged paying the right amount of tax for 10 years and now want financial help... You should have saved some of that for this rainy day!" --- Savings are always good yes and when I was self employed, the amount of tax I paid funded several nurses salaries. Good that you know exactly who has paid the right amount and who has not.
478
25/03/2020 11:25:32 66 2
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Once this is done and dusted we all need to remember those who stood up to be counted and those who stood in the way - those who put people before profit and those who put profit before people.
432
25/03/2020 11:17:28 17 12
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I wonder if boris and his putrid party will regret or say sorry for under funding our NHS for the last 12 years?.. thus raising the likelihood that ordinary decent people will loose their lives ... probably not ... the nasty incompetent tories opposed the conception of the NHS and have undermined it at every chance ... now they need it.. although I’m not sure they give a toss about ordinary people
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25/03/2020 11:25:42 15 13
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@432 BorisLiesAgainFromHisPrivateHospitalRoom I wonder if boris and his putrid party will .... - Reading this confirms Socialism is a dark place, populated by the unhappy and thwarted.
480
25/03/2020 11:25:52 12 6
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HYS has woke up on the wrong side of the bed again. Good day.
481
25/03/2020 11:25:52 50 6
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Strange they managed to test Camilla for COVID-19 but the community nurse (who visits my father and many other vulnerable people daily) can't be tested because they don't have the means to do so.
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25/03/2020 11:30:36 15 4
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481. by PlayNicely Strange they managed to test Camilla for COVID-19 but the community nurse (who visits my father.....) can't be tested because they don't have the means to do so. Weird isn't it - Nadine Dorries' mother got tested same day she isolated - tbf she may have bought a private test with her undisclosed 'Jungle' fee. My nurse partner, or any of her colleagues still not tested.
482
25/03/2020 11:25:52 13 18
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Salute the volunteers for putting themselves in the front line but at the same time have to ask why it has come to this Boris and co now getting the NHS on the cheap Are they really running the country or now just leaving the people sort things out for themselves
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25/03/2020 11:50:58 14 0
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"482. Posted bypitstopon Salute the volunteers for putting themselves in the front line but at the same time have to ask why it has come to this" It's not a new thing either. The NHS has always relied on an army of volunteers to assist with service delivery, to fundraise, to avocate, etc. We're just hearing more about it now.
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Its unbelievable how the BBC are undermining the government and making cheap political points at this time. Their fear mongering and negativity are impacting the moral of the country. We won't forget, BBC traitors. Removed
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25/03/2020 11:28:55 23 6
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@483 Mike Its unbelievable how the BBC are undermining the government and making cheap political points at this time. Their fear mongering and negativity are impacting the moral of the country. We won't forget, BBC traitors /// Suggest you get the 'truth' from the Daily Mail if you think the BBC are 'traitors'. Traitors is a very strong word too often banded about by the misinformed
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25/03/2020 11:34:38 16 5
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@ 483. Posted by Mike: 'Its unbelievable how the BBC are undermining the government and making cheap political points at this time. Their fear mongering and negativity are impacting the moral of the country.' Clearly YOU do NOT know the difference between 'moral' and morale ?? Buy yourself a dictionary of English read and study it carefully and learn the English language!
484
25/03/2020 11:26:03 17 6
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easier to get recreational drugs than Virus check what did WHO say TEST TEST TEST when they said that the meant test the people not those at the top
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25/03/2020 11:33:38 9 7
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484. Lord Of Spin “what did WHO say TEST TEST TEST” Ah, but these cost money! Now, think who the current ruling party are and their track record…
485
25/03/2020 11:26:13 13 3
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At present there are almost 20,000 people who have sadly passed who may have asked why years ago when experts extrapolated with increasing certainty a global viral storm was coming, their insight and foresight was dismissed. Hindsight is a wonderful tool for excuses, but not now, not in this case.
467
25/03/2020 11:23:11 8 10
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Simple question, what would Sir Winston Churchill have expected of us even though he knew of our fears? Nothing less than our best. Let us not disappoint him.
486
25/03/2020 11:26:13 16 9
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467. Harry1943 Simple question, what would Sir Winston Churchill have expected of us even though he knew of our fears? Nothing less than our best. Let us not disappoint him. == How will he be disappointed Dont like to bring you bad news if you havent heard but he is no longer with us
487
25/03/2020 11:21:43 80 1
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. Posted byIzarroon "11 minutes ago UK 422 deaths 8,000 positives, RUSSIA 4,500 kilometres of border with China 1 death 500 positives. UK Government late response the people are dying because you are the muppets of the Corps, we cant stop, we have to produce produce produce...PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT." Since when the Russian government has been a reliable source of information??? ??
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25/03/2020 11:21:43 106 3
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if people just did as they were told and stayed indoors the NHS would be fine. But its the moron mentality of a certain strata in this country who think its their god given right to do what they hell they want.
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25/03/2020 11:31:57 7 2
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@488 Well said. Know your rights. OK, as long as you're aware of your responsibilities.
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25/03/2020 11:32:27 5 2
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488. Yes the Charvers in our society.Dispicable lot.
Anyone know when China plans to apologise to the world for starting this mess? Removed
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25/03/2020 11:24:43 7 4
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@421 Probably the same time that America issues an apology for starting the so called 'Spanish Flu' pandemic.
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25/03/2020 11:32:17 3 3
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@489. Torontogill No one knows where the Spanish Flu started, despite decades of research.
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Amy
25/03/2020 11:26:53 19 1
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Wonderful so many people are offering to help. I tried to sign up but it's only for England at the moment - idk why we don't have a Scottish equivalent yet
495
25/03/2020 11:28:15 3 4
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@490 Totally, I have been asking the same question to no reply all week, the Scottish government is a joke.
Wake up people. Prince Charles don't have the virus. It's not present in shape-shifting reptilians. Merely propaganda to make us all fawn over the royal family. Removed
492
25/03/2020 11:27:13 19 15
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Has Prince Charles been signed off? How will he live on statutory sick pay of £95 a week. My heart bleeds.
493
25/03/2020 11:27:44 13 11
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When Prince Charles has passed 7 days infection he can volunteer to help out the NHS as a homeopathic healer on the ITUs.
435
25/03/2020 11:18:48 19 14
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@376 Jeddle You need to get over the fact that Labour lost the election and you did so by the biggest margin of defeat for a generation. Frankly, the thought of JC leading the nation at a time like this is truly horrific.
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25/03/2020 11:28:05 7 12
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435. So long as Mr. Johnson is following the science 99.9% will back his decision. Further down the line when the economic recovery stage starts I doubt he'll carry the country. He is a proven liar, but right now he is doing the right things... Following the science.
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Amy
25/03/2020 11:26:53 19 1
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Wonderful so many people are offering to help. I tried to sign up but it's only for England at the moment - idk why we don't have a Scottish equivalent yet
495
25/03/2020 11:28:15 3 4
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@490 Totally, I have been asking the same question to no reply all week, the Scottish government is a joke.
496
25/03/2020 11:28:25 21 2
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As one of those at severe risk and now on lockdown I am eternally grateful for my family, and everyone else busting a gut to keep us safe, keep us informed and keeping the country going. As for the trolls on here, shame on you. You disgust me.
476
25/03/2020 11:24:52 23 43
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The UK govt made a grave error in January by using the ‘herd’ theory and not testing and tracing. This will cause a great loss of unnecessary lives. But they don’t care. Over 130,000 Britain’s have died due to their unnecessary‘Austerity policies’ Tories are fundamentally opposed to the NHS & Welfare State. Pure Evil Many more will die due to their incompetence Capitalism is dead ????
497
25/03/2020 11:28:25 15 9
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@476. Beautiful-World "The UK govt made a grave error in January by using the ‘herd’ theory and not testing and tracing." This didn't come to light until the End of January and it was thought to be limited to China, nor did anyone know how virulent it was until Feb. Stop politicking an being an armchair "expert".
Its unbelievable how the BBC are undermining the government and making cheap political points at this time. Their fear mongering and negativity are impacting the moral of the country. We won't forget, BBC traitors. Removed
498
25/03/2020 11:28:55 23 6
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@483 Mike Its unbelievable how the BBC are undermining the government and making cheap political points at this time. Their fear mongering and negativity are impacting the moral of the country. We won't forget, BBC traitors /// Suggest you get the 'truth' from the Daily Mail if you think the BBC are 'traitors'. Traitors is a very strong word too often banded about by the misinformed
472
25/03/2020 11:13:32 10 2
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What about Scotland? Why is there a different system across the border? The inefficiencies that must arise because of having to duplicate everything must be huge!
499
25/03/2020 11:29:05 11 1
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472. Posted byAberdreamingon 12 minutes ago What about Scotland? Why is there a different system across the border? ----- The NHS is a totally separate organisation. As is the law and education. Yo really don't now a lot about this country, do you?
500
25/03/2020 11:29:05 7 2
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These admirable volunteers and NHS workers should not have to share public transport with construction workers forced to work on non-essential projects by ruthless employers and a government that lets it happen.