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:
With a heavy heart I have just found out, (through his son Ryan), that his father Eddie Large has passed away, I worked many times with him and his partner Sid, they were not only a great act, but such fun to be with! Our thoughts and prayers goes to Patsy and Ryan and family xx pic.twitter.com/pRo2Or29YQ
“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:
563 more dead. As dr & writer, I‘m not surprised govt could have locked down earlier but didn’t, could have tested more but didn’t, could have provided protective equipment but didn’t. What I’m amazed by is lack of critical voices in media holding them to account. Fuck this shit
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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