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Braveheart16   
5 May 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

NovichokJust now I saw a guy

Was this in Poland? If so then the procedure at most supermarkets is that shopping trolleys are cleaned by staff, as the handle part is the most likely part to pass on the virus so really this is just a safety measure. It looks like the person you saw was a shopper and good for him if he went to the trouble of cleaning his shopping trolley. If you saw this in the USA then I am unable to comment.
Braveheart16   
3 May 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Good news with the Covid figures for Poland.....is there still a shortage of hospital beds or is the situation improving in hospitals..?
Braveheart16   
2 May 2021
Life / Litter in Poland [24]

Pawian - I can also show you photos of a historical festival here where all litter was dutifully put in bins

I suspect that the reason for this, was down to the numbers of people present and the liklihood of being seen to throw rubbish anywhere but in a bin.... fly tippers choose their moments carefully when dumping rubbish in forests, ie with no-one around... I've seen metres of black tv cables dumped in a forest, plastic bags etc....are there any associations or local government officials responsible for clearing rubbish from forests, because it just seems to lie there for weeks and weeks.
Braveheart16   
28 Apr 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Mafketis - ......good news is that the numbers are declining

Yes it is good news having declining numbers of infections.....but I am still curious that when people contact doctors/hospitals to say they have all the usual symtoms of Covid, what advice are they given....are they simply told to stay at home because their condition is not that serious even though breathing is difficult or is there a more sinister reason like lack of hospital beds.....in short are medical staff/doctors allowed to give their own opinion of someones condition and recommend admission to hospital or are they being held back by bureaucrats...?
Braveheart16   
28 Apr 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Good to see less hospital admissions in Poland, but not good to see an increase in deaths.....could the two be connected....are infected people who need a hospital bed being told to stay at home.....could this be the reason for the death figure to continue to be high....?
Braveheart16   
23 Apr 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Novichok - ministers STILL won't lift the limit of 30 mourners at funerals even as cases plummet

Restrictions in the UK will come and go at the moment depending on the levels of infection...rate of vaccinations etc....it is an ever changing situation and certain restrictions will need to be reviewed and changed where necessary.....it must be difficult to make quick decisions on lifiting certain restrictions until a proper assessment is made irrespective of what the public think......this is not a democracy when it comes to Covid restrictions...we cannot take a vote on every restriction affecting our lives and instead just have leave it to the experts as we would for anything we are not qualified in.

Above all we cannot have a situation where some restrictions are lifted one day then imposed again on another day, as it would become meaningless and counterproductive. Just be glad that infection rates are coming down....the difficult bit is knowing when to lift restrictions. I just hope that Poland will start to see a reduction in the infection rate and death rate....average of 6-700 deaths every day, so a weekly death rate of about 4,000...very worrying.
Braveheart16   
21 Apr 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Novichok - No. The regs say you must wear a mask if you can infect others who are sufficiently close to be infected.

I think there are too many 'get out' clauses in this statement.....I would prefer the more traditional method of wearing masks at funerals, full stop...its not difficult really and a much safer (for everyone) method of prevention..... I can see that you don't like being advised or told to do something, but in this life sometimes you just need to accept the word of others....otherwise you could spend the whole of your life complaining, disputing and argueing, which is a terrible waste of your time....life is short (shorter still with Covid)....take a chance if you wish but don't bring down others who are complying.
Braveheart16   
21 Apr 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Bratwurst Boy - Poland, more people are currently dying from Covid-19 than almost anywhere else in the world.

This is a worrying development.....I can't help thinking that the number of deaths are related to the lack of available hospital beds/trained staff, and as a result Covid patients have been told to stay at home and wait for an available bed.....
Braveheart16   
15 Apr 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Mafketis- .....admissions: -653 (second day in a row of minus figures)....

This is good news, but what is the policy at the moment....are people being graded in terms of their personal condition due to the shortage of hospital beds...is there some form of selection.....and if so who is responsible for selection....
Braveheart16   
12 Apr 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

chrisshrew - .......stats for vaccinations of around 300,000 for 1st jabs become more of a regular statistic, which could happen considering the plans from next week

Could you confirm what kind of plans are in place to improve the vaccinations programme.....
Braveheart16   
11 Apr 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Not sure at the moment but does anyone know how many new infections there have been in the last 24 hours....I understand that hospitals are overwhelmed with admissions of new cases and that new Covid wards with beds cannot be used due to the lack of trained staff. How many new wards are there in Poland?

As far as vaccinations is concerned as this programme needs to be stepped up will the government start utilising Apteka's or other convenient locations or indeed home visits. Is anything being done by PIS to put this right.
Braveheart16   
7 Apr 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

It would seem that Brazil has recorded 4,000 covid deaths in one day which is continuing to increase.....Additionally, for the first time in Brazilian history the number of deaths will be more than births by April 2021 and it is accepted that the system has collapsed in light of the Brazillian President failing to recognise the pandemic....As already known Brazil has produced mutant variants and is likely to continue doing so which will be trouble for the rest of the world.......therefore, in a way by comparison Poland fares well. However this does serve to remind everyone of the dangers of failing to take the virus seriously.
Braveheart16   
4 Apr 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Mafketis - Raw cases numbers are meaningless, the only numbers that really count are net hospital admissions,

I wouldn't say these numbers are completely meaningless...yes hospital admissions are an important factor but I think people should take note of anyone contracting Covid whether or not they are admitted to hospital....even those people who have Covid and not required to be admitted to hospital should continue to take care because 'long Covid' is a real problem and continues to affect peoples lives in quite a serious way.....
Braveheart16   
3 Apr 2021
News / How could PiS better spend billions instead of 500+ ? [132]

Cruisepatron - giving money is not a good idea... I have seen women do her nails with child support money.. beats the whole purpose.

I tend to agree.....giving money via 500+ is something that can be easily abused in terms of where the money goes at the end of the day...its like giving money to alcoholics outside shops/supermarkets....I would rather give them food or clothes etc...and the same applies to families who are on low income....high income families should not be receiving 500+ it is something a high income earner can do without.....
Braveheart16   
30 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

With restrictions now in place from last weekend, which require most shops/businesses to close down I don't know why churches are apparently remaining open....just hope that church goers socially distance and wear masks correctly otherwise it may take some time for the infection rate to subside. Any chance of church services being screened via internet like what is currently done with funerals.
Braveheart16   
29 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Novichok -Yeah, what is the covid reduction by locking life down?

Well it would be less than if you had no lockdown.....I think you ought to speak with the specialists on this as they are the ones who know about these things....
Braveheart16   
28 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

jon357 - ....infection levels are rising dangerously in Poland. ...... hospital beds are occupied by Covid patients, and most ventilators in the country are in use.

These worrying statistics are understood by most people but what is important are those who believe that Covid won't affect them or is in some way is just like having a bad cold really need to absorb and take note of the current information....with hospital beds near to capacity and infections rising anyone who plans to meet up with others, weekend trips to Zakopane, mixing without masks etc need to seriously re-think things....it is the few who spoil it for the majority.

It is also concerning that despite additional hospital Covid wards being set up to cope with increasing numbers of infected people, it would seem that there are insufficient numbers of trained personnel to run them....hope something is done soon.

Maybe the best thing would be to have a proper shutdown and not a pretend one that is happening at the moment....that said it is of course particularly devastating for business and just wish the government would provide more support to small businesses.
Braveheart16   
26 Mar 2021
News / PiS - the first true Polish party in 100 years [652]

PolAmKrakow- ....because PiS didn't prepare for its return. They didn't stock hospitals. They didn't prepare correctly. Because they had to focus on the elections

It really is as simple as this...PIS failed to understand how essential it was to contain Covid and continued managing Poland as though all would be well in a few months...In the last few days on Polsat news there has been almost continuous news on Covid, hospitals, commentary etc....this should have happened a year ago as it would have raised awareness on the dangers associated with Covid....instead this laissez faire attitude has simply allowed things to get worse....Time for PIS to go I think....they have no sense of governing and would be better taking advice from others on how to manage a country.....
Braveheart16   
24 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

So it seems that todays daily Covid infections statistics for the last 24 hours is close to 30,000.....extremely worrying by anyone's standards....it also seems that despite all the glossy news clips recently shown on Polsat News of the 'new Covid wards' it would appear that these beds cannot be used because there are no medical staff trained up to support Covid infected patients.....so again it looks like PIS have failed to be proactive and overlooked that to make it work you need to train large numbers of medical staff to care for Covid infected patients. What a joke....why wasn't I surprised..... what the true story is I do not know but I think this is pretty much near the truth and what a time for hospitals to declare themselves full....no room at the inn....!! PIS are typically late and are totally inadequate in forward planning....no idea on being proactive and need to let other politicians take over this mess or at least accept the advice of other more qualified bodies.....
Braveheart16   
22 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

PolAmKrakow - How many vaccinations again? How many bankruptcy's? How many deaths because PiS refused to prepare for what was obviously coming all summer?

Absolutely....it's strange isn't it that all of a sudden we are seeing PIS robots on TV tonight...including the Premier talking from a hospital annex or some such place, which I presume is being converted into a Covid ward, pretending to show concern and seemingly despearate to paper over the cracks with words of comfort etc.....it really is trying to salvage the situation after the horse has bolted..(first time I have seen PIS talk about what they are doing about Covid in an apparent meaningful way...should have happened last year)

It also looks like PIS are using the British Covid strain as an excuse for high numbers of infections, (the numbers were already rising long before this) but I accept that it is a dangerous consequence of the original strain......additionally PIS are pushing the idea of shortages of vaccine for the explosion in numbers of infections....again this is all smoke and mirrors.....should have negotiated supplies long ago (or whatever PIS need to do to get adequate supplies from Brussels) Pretty poor management of the country....
Braveheart16   
19 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Mafketis- financial elites have their own agenda (to give themselves more power) ........and people like you or me are not part of that...

To be honest this is something which was probably happening already without Covid....and there is nothing we can do about it.....life is too short to worry about things outside our control....
Braveheart16   
18 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Chemikiem- Previously very fit and healthy, her heart has been damaged, she has severe lung problems and ten months on, is unable to work.

This is exactly how long Covid can seriously affect peoples lives and is something many people seem not to know much about or are reluctant to consider this as a real condition...it is a real with devasting consequences, which is in its early days and I just hope that science can find solutions soon.
Braveheart16   
17 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

jon357 - One issue is that they were so half-hearted early on.

I quite agree.....it sort of reminds me of the Polish football team who having qualified to the next round appeared to simply give up and left it too late to make any meaningful improvement....(have to say this could apply to the England football team on occasions over the years)....
Braveheart16   
15 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Spike31- it cannot be bad for us. It was made by the experts

You're right it isn't bad for you and is produced by experts...luckily for us this vaccine has been safe for millions of people so to be honest a handful of deaths and severe reaction is terribly sad but are miminal compared to the overall benefit of this vaccine.....countries are only taking a precautionary step to suspend but will continue using AZ very soon... this I suspect is just a political measure pending further reassurance that AZ is safe.....sort of showing the public that the government is diligent and responsive to changing conditions surrounding this vacccine.
Braveheart16   
14 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Novichok- The fact that all of them are sick fatsos is another matter, but it should have no bearing on the students.

Not sure if you should highlight that students also suffer from obesity, but yes it is a problem....however age does not really prevent students or anyone for that matter from spreading the virus....there are many young people who have ended up in hospital having caught Covid in the UK....likely to be the same in Poland....
Braveheart16   
14 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Mafketis- I can't imagine it's better in Poland where remote learning (like everywhere else) is an unmitigated disaster

It is true that online learning can be difficult and frustrating to use and many students and teachers yearn for a return to face to face lessons, but it is better than no lessons at all and it does give students an opportunity to speak with others and focus on their studies.....the only other option is to consider face to face lessons but with so many students there is a serious risk of spreading infection.....it is not necessarily a disaster more of a compromise which is temporary and will return slowly to how things were before...
Braveheart16   
14 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Mafeketis- Hospitalization has been increasing and the daily death rate has but nothing tremendously alarming......Covid reporting is really terrible.

It does seem that numbers of new Covid infections in Poland are rising again and quite agree that Covid reporting is poor...its difficult to know where to get accurate figures but one obvious (but not necessarily reliable source) is Polsat News which I believe is sponsored by PIS, so I am somewhat sceptical that the reporting of news stories and Covid figures etc are as balanced as they should be.

Could it be that all those people who believe there is nothing to worry about, mixed freely with thousands of others in places like Zakopane in the short sighted belief that they wouldn't catch anything....it would be interesting to know from new infections what their movements were in recent weeks and who they met up with...it could be quite revealing....because of this the rest of Poland has to suffer with new restrictions....
Braveheart16   
7 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

As far as masks are concerned I can see that most people in Poland are wearing them with the occasionaly person using something else like a scarf/jumper etc.....For me and I suspect a lot of other people I will continue to wear a mask....whatever the stories are concerning reliability of masks if there is a chance of not contracting the virus from someone else then they are necessary and gives me an element of security when I see others wearing masks in shops etc. I tend to remind myself of the personal accounts on news items from Covid patients, nurses and doctors to remind myself on the suffering they have experienced having caught Covid and consequently how important it is to comply with the science.

There are two types of person at the moment who oppose the advice given by the government/EU/professionals...those who are new at complaining having lost their jobs, income reduction, lifestyle change, restricted mobility...etc and those who are traditionally non compliant on whatever is said or advised on and will oppose anything. Yes governments and politicians are not perfect but this is all we have and the best way to voice your opinion is to vote them in or out at the next election.....for these non compliant people there will be no change and I hope they really do not experience what many thousands have with Covid and those who continue to experience long Covid. There is no halfway house with Covid...either you accept it and take the advice given or you don't.

At some point when vaccinations are nearing the end there will come a time when people will no longer have to wear masks, but until then we just have to be patient and be grateful that we have not caught Covid.
Braveheart16   
6 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Novichok- 1 in 4 kids think about suicide from loneliness and the resulting depression, the criminality of ...covid terrorism by the ruling mob is clear.

Are these statistics for Poland...?
Braveheart16   
4 Mar 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Didn't know this was happening but it seems that three lung transplants have taken place on patients who were suffering from Long Covid....good to see that action is being taken for people suffering from Long Covid....lets hope this solution goes from strength to strength.....

politykazdrowotna.com/67709,gdansk-przeszczepiono-pluca-w-miejsce-zniszczonych-przez-covid-19