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?

Thoughts?

Opinion – Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems | Books | The Guardian – George Mobiot – Top Blogs Revisited

I’m reblogging this popular blog because neoliberalism is once again under attack in muddled left-wing argument. Left-wing writers fail to address productivity, skills, investment and financing a larger public sector, especially in the UK, with a smaller national cake post Brexit. Conservative politicians are guilty too, forgetting the successes of Reagan and Thatcher on the back of neoliberal intervention. Now conservative politicians prefer the discredited ‘traditional conservatism‘ or the flaky platform of the neocons.

Source: Opinion – Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems | Books | The Guardian – George Mobiot

Surely, it’s time for conservative politicians to stop sitting on their hands? If they don’t have the qualities needed, perhaps it’s time to move aside and give the youngsters a chance?