First the update
As many of you know (those who read my last blog post) I’m winding down this newsletter and the website linked to it. At the end of the year, all products on my website will be removed, so if you want them, these remaining months are your opportunity.
Just to remind you what those products are:
Medical Emergency management system to help you deal with those medical emergencies you hope will never happen – https://dentallawandethics.co.uk/medical-emergency-system
Practice System Templates to help you manage your practice and save you money. When I owned a practice, these systems helped me keep my practice profit margin in the 60% range of gross income – https://dentallawandethics.co.uk/products/practice-system-templates
The A-Z of CQC Compliance which basically gives all the policies and procedures, as well as advice on how to pass CQC inspection – https://dentallawandethics.co.uk/a-z-cqc-compliance
All these come with a 30-day money-back guarantee. This will be the last time I mention them.
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve pretty much given up dentistry, for now, to concentrate on writing apocalyptic horror fiction (it was either that or work for the GDC lol). If you still want to hear from me, the bulk of my newsletters will now be done from my other website at https://seandeville.com/. If you sign up to the newsletter there, you will get a few free books to help you through the lockdown.
There won’t be anything dental there, just my thoughts on the world.
Biased and flawed opinions follow. You have been warned.
Okay, let’s get into this. I’ve kept quiet about this (although if you are a member of my Facebook page, you will have likely seen the hopefully helpful info I’ve been posting – https://www.facebook.com/GdpResources/). If you haven’t guessed, I am not a fan of the way the government have combatted this disease. I think the risk of the virus has been hyped, the government and the media using fear to keep the population from asking the right questions.
There is no denying that COVID 19 is a nasty son of a bitch, but its mortality rate has been overplayed. Basically we have firebombed the economy for a condition that has the same mortality rate as a bad flu. I know some of you will disagree with that, and I expect a few “letters to the editor”, but the severity does not warrant what has been done.
It’s an utter shambles.
From here it looks like the government panicked along with most of the western world, whilst giving ample material for conspiracy theorists to write several books. At the same time as the lockdown, we did not protect those who were actually vulnerable, causing a huge death toll in care homes and assisted living facilities.
There is a smell of the Liverpool Care Pathway scandal here.
When BJ said he wanted to shut down the economy to save the NHS, somebody should have asked how you save the NHS by bankrupting the economy. Because a 20% drop in GDP is exactly that. You, as dentists, have also been one of the hardest hit in all this, so I’ve provided a few resources below.
Challenging prohibition of private dentistry during the COVID pandemic – shorturl.at/oqvHZ
INSOLVENCY AND COVID-19 – WHERE DO I STAND? (Dental) – shorturl.at/ghBJ7
Effect of Breathing Pattern on Oxygen Concentration Received From Standard Face Masks – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6128496/
Preliminary Report on Surgical Mask Induced Deoxygenation During Major Surgery – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18500410/
The Physiological Impact of Wearing an N95 Mask During Haemodialysis as a Precaution Against SARS in Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15340662/
Respiratory consequences of N95-type Mask usage in pregnant healthcare workers—a controlled clinical study – shorturl.at/dlEIY
Implications of COVID-19 for the safe management of general dental practice. A practical guide – shorturl.at/dwyDK
New estimate by CDC reduces COVID-19 death rate to just 0.26% (IFR) from WHO’s 3.4% (CFR) – shorturl.at/txyX1
Get the GDC to waive the ARF for the foreseeable future, petition – shorturl.at/zIXZ8
That’s it for today :)