Saturday, 30 November 2013
Friday, 29 November 2013
Why spend £300k on flu drug?
Spending £300,000 on stocks of Tamiflu in case of an outbreak of Avian Flu in Jersey is a waste of money.
That is according to Deputy Gerard Baudains who intends to quiz Health Minister Anne Pryke in the States next week.
He wants her to outline her understanding of what Tamiflu achieves; what adverse reactions (if any) have been reported and why it is considered necessary to stockpile the drug.
Deputy Baudains is also asking Deputy Pryke if she believes that the benefits are extremely limited and, if so, does she consider it is an appropriate use of taxpayers' money?
He said, "If the drug was actually useful, if it actually achieved marked results, I would say yes. If Swine flu came around again and it worked effectively as an antibiotic, I wouldn't have a problem with it. To me, it's a useless drug that is costing the Island a fortune."
"How To Prevent Flu Forever"
I must confess, I absolutely howl with laughter when I read or see anything put out by the Jersey Health Authorities, and today was no exception.
Tamiflu is the saviour for this winters coughs and colds....My God.
Even more hilarious was the leaflet featured in the video above entitled
"Flu & You - What's Really True?"
So, what is really true?
The real truth is that the best known killer of infection is Ionic Colloidal Silver and Blood Electrification, but you won't ever hear that from any doctor or health authority, and why? There is no profit in it for the pharmaceutical companies. Of course, it certainly doesn't help knowing that the N.W.O want most of us dead anyway, but there we are.
I am actually sitting here sipping on a litre of ionic colloidal silver that I just made ten minutes ago knowing that I will never get flu, and at a cost of about a penny a gallon. Now do you understand why you will never hear about ionic colloidal silver from a health professional?
Below is a little something about Ionic Colloidal Silver that will blow your mind.
Anyone wishing for further information on the topic of Ionic Colloidal Silver or blood electrification please leave a comment below.
Jersey phone company wins competition court delay
Jersey telecom company JT has succeeded in its bid to delay the introduction of home phone line competition.
JT took the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) to court over its decision to introduce competition.
Under the original plans competition would have been in place in Jersey and Guernsey earlier this month, but the court agreed to delay that.
The court accepted that JT's views had not been properly considered.
Bailiff Sir Michael Birt criticised JT and JCRA for not settling the matter outside court.
Daragh McDermott from JT said it was never about trying to stop competition.
He said JT stood to gain from competition in Guernsey as it covered both islands.
He said: "The crucial aspects of the case related to consultations run by the JCRA and decisions taken by the JCRA and how they need to balance that with parties most affected by a decision."
In his judgement, Bailiff Sir Michael Birt said the JCRA "did not comply with fair procedure" or "consider the objections and representations of JT".
Sir Michael also said the six-month deadline imposed by the regulator was too short.
"The JCRA must take account of resourcing issues which are presented to it by the parties it regulates, so that any timescale strikes a reasonable balance between the requirements of the regulator and the commercial interests of the operator.
"In our judgment, the JCRA in this case failed to focus fairly and properly on the appropriate balance," he said.
The court agreed with the regulator's view that competition should be introduced and that it was fair to set a fixed date.
Regulator Andrew Riseley from the JCRA said it was considering what to do next and would reveal plans in the new year.
'Choice and competition'
He said: "We have noted the comments of the court with respect to our internal procedures.
"Following the court's decision we are looking forward to working with all operators to make landline competition a reality.
"[We are] determined to ensure that consumers in the Channel Islands finally get choice and competition in this market."
Summing up, Sir Michael said he was concerned taxpayer-owned JT and the JCRA, a public body, could not come to an agreement without involving the court.
"One cannot help but think that the money and resources devoted to this case could have been put to much better use," he said.
Spit for Anthony
Jersey Friends of Anthony Nolan are recruiting potential bone marrow donors at St James this afternoon (Friday).
They are looking for people aged 16 to 30 and in good health.
For thousands of people with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, a bone marrow transplant is their only chance of survival.
By joining the Anthony Nolan register, you could give them that chance.
A simple saliva test is all that is needed.
The recruitment of potential donors is at St James' Centre in Le Breton Lane (behind the church building) between 3.30pm and 6.00pm.
It is the first Donor Recruitment Session since the age range for donors changed to 16 - 30 years (formerly 18 - 40 years).
"A bone marrow transplant is their only chance of survival."
Thursday, 28 November 2013
"How Low Can You Go?"
Wonders never cease hey? Give us ten quid and we'll show you an empty concrete room, brilliant.
However, myself and Cyril would be happy to sign up if the Magistrates Court trip includes a guided tour of the room that the Greffier's staff doctor the trial tapes in....