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Italy prepare hospital ship to help with the potential bed crisis.

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    Italy prepare hospital ship to help with the potential bed crisis.

    A ferry is being converted to a hospital ship and MSC Opera is on standby to help out if there is a bed crisis

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...181804197.html
    https://www.themeditelegraph.com/en/...tal-1.38580434

    #2
    Sounds like something out of a War, doesn’t it?

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      #3
      Blimey I was only joking when I suggested they'd all end up with a Red Cross on the side..

      Garf

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        #4
        this link is also interesting
        (translation goes off a bit)

        https://www.themeditelegraph.com/it/...ena-1.38579201

        this caught my eye...

        The first is the transformation of the ship into a foothold for patients not affected by the virus, which in this way would free thousands of beds in hospitals "on land", in Liguria and in the rest of Northern Italy;
        the second is the quarantine location for test positive patients;
        the third, more complex but also more popular, is the use of the ferry as a hospital for patients with full-blown Covid-19 disease.
        then this

        The advantage of a ferry, compared to improvised solutions such as gyms or sports halls (chosen for example by China), according to experts is unquestionable.«We are talking about a safe place, already equipped with equipment such as fire doors, ventilation systems of the cabins separated from those of public premises, water treatment plants. A place designed to deal with emergencies such as fires or floods, "says a shipbuilding expert.

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          #5
          I hope the Trump takes note. That is what can happen if you get behind the curve on testing and contact tracing.

          Annie

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            #6
            Too late for the US, it is already into care homes.

            People are not taking this seriously enough.

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              #7
              Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
              I hope the Trump takes note. That is what can happen if you get behind the curve on testing and contact tracing.

              Annie
              If there’s any justice in this world the Orange Ogre will contract CV-19 from the person he stood next to in that photo from last week. I know that is mean and very unchristian of me, but that lying so and so needs something to shut him up for a bit! Grrrrrr!

              Take care, Helen

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                #8
                Originally posted by Mason, Altrincham View Post

                If there’s any justice in this world the Orange Ogre will contract CV-19 from the person he stood next to in that photo from last week. I know that is mean and very unchristian of me, but that lying so and so needs something to shut him up for a bit! Grrrrrr!

                Take care, Helen
                Fauci, the US Infectious Diseases chef says the OO should get tested.

                Annie

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                  #9
                  Good News - the small Italian towns originally quarantined are showing no more cases

                  Annie

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                    Fauci, the US Infectious Diseases chef says the OO should get tested.

                    Annie
                    Ah! Don’t you know that the OO is incredibly healthy and has amazingly healthy genes? 😝 In fact, I think he would tell you that he is probably one of the healthiest presidents the US has ever had. 😜

                    Take care, Helen

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by cymrucruiser View Post
                      Sounds like something out of a War, doesn’t it?
                      I remember doing a harbour cruise in Southampton, just after the fleet returned from the Falklands was. QE2 was requisitioned a s a medical ship. Maybe Cunard could spare one of their Queens to do a similar job to relieve the pressure on the NHS, should it become necessary.
                      Jill

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