A discussion on contact tracing and self-isolation by indie_SAGE.
On the 13th of February, 83 British men, women and children were allowed to leave 14 days of isolation from Arrowe Park hospital, after evacuation from Wuhan at the end of January. (1)This was an appropriate quarantine response to potential contacts of a deadly new virus. On the same day, a nurse in Brighton was placed into ‘self-isolation’ by Public Health England. (2)She was a contact of the first UK ’super-spreader’ who had returned from Singapore via a skiing trip in France (3). She had some symptoms and was astonished at the poor response. She was sent home wearing a medical mask, in a taxi with a driver without a mask. No advice was given about how to stop the spread of the virus. She had to arrange her own grocery and takeaways to be delivered to her door. Her immune system was compromised so she was fearful that the infection could be fatal. Her children were distressed when she immediately got everyone out of her house. When she called NHS111 she had to wait 15 hours to get a test. She told the BrightonArgus that self-isolation was not effective. “I thought there would be a plan in place for something like this, but in my case, I know there wasn’t one.”
I am taking sabbatical, well sort of!
Quite a statement, I know. The thing is, I have been chipping away at my “so-called” writing career since 2013. What began as journaling soon became a serious attempt to become a motorsport writer. Because of this, my blog started to suffer, and I soon lost sight of what I was trying to achieve.
Over the last few weeks, I have been analysing everything that I have been doing. I have tried to keep The Rennsport Report, Rad Roads and MotoYeti going, but I do not have the time or the depth of knowledge required to maintain them at a level that will keep readers engaged. I might be able to overcome doubt if I earned an income for what I produce, but I don’t, and so I have come to the conclusion that I need to take time away from those projects to focus on my own well being and that of my family.
So, from today I will be shutting down everything except this blog and my ever-so random newsletter. I will not take on any more projects unless it pays. I doubt anyone will notice.
That is all.
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Boris Johnson is considering new lockdown measures in England should there be a second wave of coronavirus infections.
Plans are being assessed after a rise in Covid-19 cases forced the prime minister to slow the lockdown easing on Friday, with proposed relaxations for the leisure and beauty sectors delayed. Read the full article by clicking here.