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Links Friday 3 April 2020

First Minister NicolaSturgeonholds a press conference on coronavirus 2/3/20

https://mobile.twitter.com/scotgov/status/1245699388267208709

 

Corona tests. To clear up confusion.

https://mobile.twitter.com/FondOfBeetles/status/1245700074514063363

 

Coronavirus: what are asymptomatic and mild COVID-19?

https://patient.info/news-and-features/coronavirus-what-are-asymptomatic-and-mild-covid-19

 

Coronavirus: what are moderate, severe and critical COVID-19?

https://patient.info/news-and-features/coronavirus-what-are-moderate-severe-and-critical-covid-19

 

Vitamin D: advice for all age groups

https://www.gov.scot/publications/vitamin-d-advice-for-all-age-groups/

 

If you work in health & social care & have any concern about your situation contact the direct email on covid-19-health-PPE@gov.scot and we’ll do our best to help

https://mobile.twitter.com/JeaneF1MSP/status/1245756893160751105

 

To protect people from #COVID-19 and to speed up food deliveries

@scotgovhas temporarily suspended some single use carrier bag charges.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ScotGovFairer/status/1245727507686526977

 

I’m putting this in because it keeps cropping up but I’m sceptical

US scientists link BCG vaccination with fewer Covid-19 cases, Indian scientists hopeful but cautious

https://m.economictimes.com/news/science/us-scientists-link-bcg-vaccination-with-fewer-covid-19-cases-indian-scientists-hopeful-but-cautious/amp_articleshow/74931591.cms?__twitter_impression=true

 

@jasonleitchsays the removal of lockdown measures currently in place due to coronavirus will be a slow process that won't happen overnight

https://mobile.twitter.com/ScotlandTonight/status/1245792037397508097

 

Face masks there's very good evidence" they don't help protecting the general public.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ScotlandTonight/status/1245793603269668866

 

Scottish Government

https://www.gov.scot/news/

 

You can help to support our NHS and your community

https://www.snp.org/you-can-help-to-support-our-nhs-and-your-community/

 

Get ready to hand over 3,000 military reservists for coronavirus fight, businesses told

https://www.politicshome.com/news/article/get-ready-to-hand-over-3000-military-reservists-for-coronavirus-fight-businesses-told

 

Alec Ross Untangling The Threads’: The Political Response to #Covid19

https://theorkneynews.scot/2020/04/02/untangling-the-threads-the-political-response-to-covid19/

 

Coronavirus is political. Don't let them tell you otherwise.

https://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2020/04/02/coronavirus-is-political-don-t-let-them-tell-you-otherwise

 

HealthSHIP is a webapp that allows frontline NHS Staff to post their needs (childcare, pet care, shopping, etc) over the course of the pandemics and students can offer their help with the tasks based on location.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MikePress/status/1245635849653374980

 

Talking up Scotland

https://www.scoop.it/topic/talking-up-scotland

 

Holyrood magazine

Holyrood

 

I am assured  by Scotambservicethat  “patients can be retrieved by air or ferry from islands depending on clinical, logistical and environmental factors, by SAS and in partnership with military colleagues “

https://mobile.twitter.com/Feorlean/status/1245714503506984960

 

Nick Ferrari - The public are starting to question the level of candor that's coming from your government... there's a line that you could tread over & the public won't believe a word the government says.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Haggis_UK/status/1245320304420945922

 

Covid-19 – another perspective, another question

https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/covid-19-another-perspective-another-question/

 

Covid-19 - The Day The Press Lost Faith

https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2020/04/covid-19-day-press-lost-faith.html

 

Coronavirus: migrants in frontline jobs not entitled to any financial help if they get sick

https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-migrants-in-frontline-jobs-not-entitled-to-any-financial-help-if-they-get-sick-134970

 

Disclosure Scotland fees dropped to help get new recruits into health and social care jobs

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/disclosure-scotland-fees-dropped-help-21801319

 

Virus crisis reveals Boris Johnson's astonishing incompetence

https://www.irishpost.com/comment/virus-crisis-reveals-prime-ministers-absolute-incompetence-182331?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=article&utm_medium=web

 

I was asked by thetimesto look at the first prosecution (& conviction) of a person being outside their home without reasonable excuse. It is a mess. She was prosecuted under the #CoronavirusActSch 21. She committed no offence under this Act.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Kirsty_Brimelow/status/1245599075732348928

 

Amid coronavirus spread, measles outbreak kills thousands of children in DR Congo

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20200402-focus-amid-coronavirus-spread-measles-outbreak-kills-thousands-of-children-in-dr-congo

Ann,

The BCG vaccine and Coronavirus.  You are perhaps right to be sceptical.  I first came across this claim a few days ago and checked out various articles and research papers about it.  The vaccine does seem to give some non-specific immunity against a number of bacterial and viral infections but the research has been on very small samples and involved questionable methodology.  There is now some research being carried out in several countries to see if the BCG vaccine induces immunity against Corvid-19.

 

This is a link to an article that gives an overview of the BCG situation.  

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/can-century-old-tb-vaccine-steel-immune-system-against-new-coronavirus

 

 

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