Skip to comments.Coronavirus: Victims could pose minor risk after death, NHS staff warned
Posted on 01/26/2020 5:27:56 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
NHS staff have been warned that victims of the coronavirus could continue to pose a minor risk even after death.
Doctors and nurses have been given detailed advice on how to handle suspected cases by Public Health England.
The document warns:
* New coronavirus patients should be left in closed rooms and not examined
* Staff who meet suspected victims should wear full-face visors
* Bodies should not be placed on beds because such movement could expel infected air from the lungs
* Body bags and full personal protective equipment should be used by NHS staff
* Controlling the disease "relies on the prompt identification, appropriate risk assessment, management and isolation of possible cases"
Health officials are continuing to track down approximately 2,000 people who have recently flown into the UK from the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak.
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“New coronavirus patients should be left in closed rooms and not examined” -— That sounds like a parody, or they will just wait and see.
Good news everyone!
That’s what I thought, too.
When I was in Funeral Service, we got a 3 month old baby who died of meningitis. I usually assisted with embalming, but I was not allowed in the embalming room. The embalmer was hazmatted up like I’d never seen.
To summarize: there was an accident and one of the scientists was fatally irradiated. He became so clicking hot that the grave site had to be concrete and lead reinforced against the radiation coming from his corpse. The casket used to first transport the body was dumped at sea.
Remember a few years ago, all of the thousands and thousands of oversized coffins being stored somewhere in GA??
In the meantime don’t worry about being exposed to this killer virus.
Coronaviruses - Alert!
Extremely valuable info on this half-hour podcast. Start at 4 minutes in. WELL worth your time. Highly recommended, university level epidemiological class on Coronavirus given in terms the layman will understand.
It was called “tickling the dragoons tail”.
That explains the linen covered bodies on the hallway floors of hospitals. I had assumed it was due to noone wanting to touch the bodies. But they dont want the air inside the lungs released. We are screwed.
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