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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:20 PM

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'improving' as intensive care treatment continues

Source: BBC

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "improving" after two nights in intensive care with coronavirus, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.

The chancellor said Mr Johnson was now "sitting up in bed and engaging positively with the clinical team".

The PM was taken to St Thomas' Hospital in London on Sunday - 10 days after testing positive for the virus - and then moved to intensive care on Monday.

It comes as a record 938 daily deaths were reported in UK hospitals.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52221724

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Response to denem (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:26 PM

1. Now would be a good time for Trump to pay him a visit.

He'd probably say something like, "Wrong? Well, we can't be right all the time, can we? Nobody's perfect. You mustn't reproach yourself, Boris. We've been no worse than the next man, or no better if it comes to that."

"Save myself? Save myself from what?"

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Response to C Moon (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:33 PM

2. Now would be a good time for trump to self-isolate in McMurdo Station,

Antartica.

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Response to denem (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:37 PM

3. Wouldn't that be considered animal cruelty to inflict Trump upon the poor penguins in the Antarctic?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:44 PM

4. Set him up in a small SCIF and keep him there 24/7.

Nothing is too good for our 'emperor'.

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Response to denem (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:49 PM

7. Send all the used masks and gloves and other PPE along with him.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:02 PM

11. The classic story of redemption. Not gonna happen with Trump.

C Moon's quotes start a bit after 47:00. (Scrooge at Marley's deathbed)


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Response to denem (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:03 PM

5. He probably got the convalescent plasma...

Just a guess...

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Response to denem (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:21 PM

6. I hope he recovers and emerges a changed person.

Probably unlikely - leopards don't change their spots - but that would be the best-case scenario.

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Response to denem (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 03:30 PM

8. My condolences to the UK.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 03:28 AM

14. Rabb is presently deputising - And he's even more of a shit than Boris

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:21 AM

15. Much worse

And incredibly thick, though educated in the formal sense. Didn't know the importance of the Dover-Calais route for trade. Confused Peru with the Philippines. And this is the Foreign Secretary!

Remember how even political opponents of Bush the First ardently wished for his good health, because next in line was Dan Quayle? I suppose we're having our Dan Quayle moment right now.

Argh!

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:33 PM

16. Argh indeed. Of course it could Rees-Smeagol, the Gollum of the Front Bench

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Response to denem (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 04:24 PM

9. This follows the covid pattern. Patients in icu often rally before succumbing.

Statistically, a covid patient in icu has a 50% chance of survival. A patient on a ventilator has a 25% survival rate. I hope Boris and everyone survives, but boris' odds are not good (if what we're being told us the truth).

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Response to denem (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 04:36 PM

10. Great News!

Now I can resume calling him an a$$hole.

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Response to denem (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:31 PM

12. John Prine had stabilized and positive messaging abounded.

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I donít wish harm to almost anyone, nor to BJ.

May it bring him more compassion.

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Response to mahina (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 03:27 AM

13. John Prine only had one lung. His health was already compromised when he went in

That he lasted as long as he did was surprising.

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