TV comedian – and politician’s uncle – die after contracting coronavirus IN HOSPITAL

Eddie Large: he didn’t have the coronavirus until he visited hospital to have treatment for heart failure.

I’d say this was conclusive proof that the Tory government’s strategy on testing for coronavirus is a deadly dud, wouldn’t you?

Today I saw on Twitter an announcement that comedian Eddie Large (real name Eddie McGinnis), half of the comedy duo Little & Large, much seen on television during the 70s and 80s, had passed away.

He had been undergoing treatment for heart failure but he died after contracting the coronavirus while staying in hospital:

Look at the message from his son Ryan (the image on the right).

It says:

“He had been suffering with heart failure and unfortunately, whilst in hospital, contracted the corona virus, which his heart was sadly not strong enough to fight.”

Minutes later I saw a tweet from MP Dawn Butler, saying her uncle had died after being taken into hospital after a fall. However:

Yes – the government needs to test everyone who works in hospitals.

And the government needs to equip everyone who works in hospitals – properly.

Look at the travesty that is the government’s Covid-19 testing figures (within the NHS):

Consider the results:

Consider the confirmation that the government had, for no apparent reason, imposed a 15 per cent cap on the testing of NHS workers for coronavirus:

It says:

“As lab capacity is increasing we now can and must further increase staff/index case testing. We want to max-out all available capacity in doing so, and so are now removing the 15 per cent cap immediately.

“We are therefore asking chief executives of trusts that host an NHS lab doing COVID-19 testing personally to ensure that your lab’s capacity is fully used each and every day.”

Clearly, therefore, the capacity of these labs has not been fully used up until now.

Oh, and the total number of deaths per day more than doubled yesterday, to 563. Here’s a doctor’s response:

These deaths (and, no doubt, many others that don’t carry such a high profile) are the responsibility of whoever made the decision to restrict testing, whoever decided to limit the number of ventilators, and whoever thought that personal protective equipment wouldn’t be necessary in the modern NHS.

Who are those people?

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  1. SteveH April 2, 2020 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Mike – Have you seen this
    The Ministry of Defence expects 3,000 military reservists to be called up for duty as part of its response to the coronavirus outbreak.

    In a letter to employers with reservists on their books, assistant Chief of Defence Staff Simon Brooks-Ward said they would play “a critical part” in the newly-established COVID Support Force.

  2. Hecuba April 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Responsibility for the deliberate refusal to instigate immediate widespread testing and contacting individuals who have been in contact with the infected person/persons goes right to the top. Namely dictator boris and his male cohort within the Cabinet and the various male Ministers of this fascist tory government.

    So dictator boris you are a murderer just as your cabinet members are and not forgetting Matt Hancock. All of you are pandemic liars who have instigated Eugenics because you believe certain groups including medical staff and carers are all expendable!

    However you dictator boris ensured your access 24/7 to medical attention as have certain members of the Royal Family. Meanwhile us expendable minions can die because you boris refused to act when the pandemic commenced!

    Fascist tories will lie and lie and lie and when the pandemic is over – I guarantee dictator boris and his boys will blame us the public for not following fascist tory lies!

    • Mike Sivier April 4, 2020 at 1:02 am - Reply

      There you go yet again accusing men exclusively: “dictator Boris and his male cohort within the Cabinet and the various male Ministers.” What were the female Cabinet members doing then – the washing-up?

      Of course they weren’t, so please put the misandry away.

  3. Stu April 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    As an ex-nurse, I’m apalled at the lack of testing.
    During and after our training we had it “hammered into us” that cross-infection is far too easy when going from patient to patient and even a simple pen can prove deadly as it travels around the ward.
    So why do the idiots in charge allow infected staff (however careful) to wander around and spread it with impunity is beyond me.

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