Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals – BBC News


The BBC reports that a Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals, with more than 200 patients have been infected, so far with no fatalities, citing Public Health England.

Source: Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals – BBC News

Unfortunately, the BBC is understating the infection crisis in UK public hospitals, with increasing numbers of people at risk of infection, including death.

It’s worth some simple problem analysis.

  • Are hospital less clean because of austerity cuts?
  • Are staff properly motivated towards cleanliness at every level?
  • Are the latest chemical cleaning agents being deployed?
  • Why is there a growing resistentance to antibiotics?
  • Why are big pharma not not inventing new antibioics faster?


3 responses

  1. The answers to Dr Alf’s perfectly reasonable questions are:
    1) No,because the NHS is bloated, wasteful, not fit for purpose, badly run, bled dry by ambulance chasing lawyers and overpaid directors and unnecessary managers.
    2) Yes in some Trusts no in others.
    3)In some Trusts, a minority, they are but in most they are not.
    4) The growing resistance to antibiotics is caused by overprescription, patients not looking after themselves properly, people taking antibiotics and not completing the course as instructed and the afflictions which the antibiotics are supposed to clear up getting worse to the point where current antibiotics no longer work as well or at all.
    5) Because they see more profit in other things such as pills for erectile dysfunction and milking cancer research, finding cures for dementia and fertility treatments.

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