Retired actor who writes books, plays, blogs and moans!
Friday 15 May 2020
The drop off in A&E attendances.
Apparently there has been a considerable drop off in attendances at A&E since the outbreak of Covid19 and the worry is that there are considerable numbers of people who are sitting at home desperately ill and too frightened to visit hospital.
Personally I’m a little sceptical about that as I can speak personally as a friend of mine had an aortic aneurysm which ruptured leaving him unconscious and effectively bleeding to death and at no time did he show reluctance to enter hospital during this medical emergency, obviously it’s a little hard to show reluctance when you’re unconscious. I’m glad to add that he survived, much against the odds and is now on the road to recovery.
I imagine this would be the case with most of the medical emergencies that have happened since the arrival of Covid 19, for faced with the decision of staying out of hospital and bleeding to death on the pavementor, taking ones chances with Covid 19 I think the decision is not that hard to make.
Perhaps, the answer to the lack of attendances has more to do with the fact that considerable numbers of us are at home doing nothing more dangerous than laying in bed late watching television where the only danger is from inadvertently falling out of bed, a situation which could be alleviated by the judicious placing of some spare pillows.
Once up and about, assuming we have made a hot beverage safely without spilling boiling water all over ourselves, something I imagine the vast majority of the population manage under normal circumstances every morning, almost with their eyes shut.
Then taking the hot beverage into one’s lounge to sit down and read a good book as long as we have taken good heath and safety measures with the hot drink we can read safely all day, as long as we don’t fall asleep and drop the heavy book on our foot we should be relatively safe.
Once upon a time the two most dangerous things in the house were the stairs and tea cosy’s and as I imagine very few people use a tea cosy nowadays we are just left with the dangers of ascending or descending the stairs.
I believe trousers have taken the place of tea cosy’s, as people tend to trip up when putting them on, not a problem for those who have placed pillows at the bedside as they should break your fall before you do any damage.
I would have thought by now most people are aware of the dangers posed by the stairs and take adequate care unless of course alcohol comes into the equation, but under the present situation even that can be eliminated as a considerable portion of the public drink responsibly and would have no problem with the stairs.
This however leaves us with those of us who tend not to drink in moderation, for even with excessive drinking we have the situation covered, if you are too drunk you fall asleep downstairs thereby eliminating the danger, and if you wake up and attempt the stairs you probably give up in a heap at the bottom, even those who might attempt the stairs are fairly safe as it will only be achievable by crawling or by going stair by stair on one’s bottom.
There is obviously a lot more sex going on at the moment which might account for some of the people still attending A&E but even so there can’t be that many who turn up with the story of how they happened to be naked and accidentally slipped and fell on a Coka-Cola bottle or light bulb which somehow entered their anus.
That seems to have just about covered the subject and all I can do now is offer a few words to help you stay safe, DON’T DO ANYTHING. I hope this helps!