You just can't win on Pulse:
1. GP's get priority vaccine: "Nope, don't want to be a guinea pigs"
2. Here's some advice take it or leave it: "We are far too experienced to be insulted by your contribution"
75% of this website is going to need psychiatric services themselves
Wow Pulse really is full of miserable people
I know a psychiatric registrar who died from covid. She was amongst many mental health nurses who also died.
Yet I, my consultants and nurses continue to provide a face to face service!
Oh yes, by the way our mental health wards also have covid positive patients.
So you can go stuff your comment about insight.
Liaison psychiatry covers acute general medical hospitals. My last patient review was on a red zone covid ward.
My father in his 60s continues full time as a community pharmacist seeing patients with ailments. My mother in her 50s helps him in the pharmacy.
The virus is not going anywhere, eventually we all have to face our patients.
Strange how my liaison psychiatry and CAMHS consultant both in their 50s review patients on the medical wards yet GPs tremble behind closed doors refusing Face to Face.
Congratulations you had the illness but you could get it again, hopefully less severe but we don't know. Also you might still be contagious regardless of having antibodies.
If patients or staff "urgently" request this test from you please ask them: "if it comes back positive would you be willing to walk into A&E or ITU without any PPE?".
If the answer is no then the only point in any antibody test regardless of how sensitive or specific it is would be for research only.
Not to give people including doctors a false sense of security.
Even if you test positive it tells you nothing of value. You may be immune enough to get milder symptoms compared to your first infection but still be contagious.
The government will only continue to screw us long after taking advantage of you.
Where are you when we need you?
I'm hoping this pandemic initiates the collapse of the NHS.