They said there would be a ring of steel around care homes in January.
Of all the failures
this ranks as outright indifference
through neglect incompetence
and a surrender
as far as the government was concerned to the inevitable.
have been learnt
and none of their fabled sinews
are being pressed into service
to effect an improvement
in the neglect of homes, residents and the workers in them during this emergency.
it is useful to think harder about why the NHS is holy and the care home sector can be thrown under a bus.
blame lies with the eternal English class system.
Think back to the creation of the NHS,
the arrangements put in place then,
to placate the powerful lobby of the BMA.
The international drug companies (and, these days, the medical device companies)
treasure as consultants leading members of the BMA.
They inform the search for lucrative new drugs
and cash cow medical devices (implants, imaging machines, heart surgery).
Leading lights in the BMA get into the Queen's Honours Lists, t
he House of Lords etc etc.
Compared with all that, the care home sector is little more than a rubbish dump.
The pharma lobby is there, in every country.
But where else than in England
does the establishment
add to corporate profits
the glamour of gongs for leading surgeons and physicians.