WHO and the Queen are on the same page announcing plans to take children away from their homes. Here is the full transcript of the speech the Queen gave from which that extract is taken: Coronavirus: The Queen’s broadcast in full 5 April 2020:
“I also want to thank those of you who are staying at home, thereby helping to protect the vulnerable and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who have lost loved ones.”
“And though self-isolating may at times be hard, many people of all faiths, and of none, are discovering that it presents an opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect, in prayer or meditation. It reminds me of the very first broadcast I made, in 1940, helped by my sister.
We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety. Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones. But now, as then, we know, deep down, that it is the right thing to do.
While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed – and that success will belong to every one of us.
We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.
But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all.”https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-521762083
And the speech of WHO’s representative Mr Bryan: Talking about Singapore Dr. Michael Ryan says: “Right now we don’t have an alternative to what we would have considered in the old days boot-leather epidemiology; public health practitioners, doctors, nurses, community workers working with communities to detect cases at community level.
The most likely person to become a case is someone who’s been a significant contact of another case and at the moment in most parts of the world due to lock-down most of the transmission that’s actually happening in many countries now is happening in the household at family level.
In some senses transmission has been taken off the streets and pushed back into family units. Now we need to go and look in families to find those people who may be sick and remove them and isolate them in a safe and dignified manner so that’s what I was saying previously; the transition from movement restrictions and shut-downs and stay-at-home orders can only be made if we have in place the means to be able to detect suspect cases, isolate confirmed cases, track contacts and follow up on the contacts’ health at all times and then isolate any of those people who become sick themselves.”Leave a comment