What Ms Alison Fox response implies is that the primary transmission route for Hospital Acquired Covid was fomites – unclean inanimate objects in EKHUFT hospitals. Her response implies there had been a lack of cleaning of hospital fomites by EKHUFT cleaning staff, as it is they who are responsible for cleaning all hospital fomites.
We ask Ms Alison Fox, how it came to pass that hospital fomites were allowed to become so contaminated with Covid to infect patients who entered hospital without Covid?
Would Ms Alison Fox’s kindly explain how all the cleaning staff went missing in action during the pandemic and left so many fomites unclean, allowing Covid to spread to patients who did not have Covid when they entered hospital?
This of course didn’t happen. The cleaning staff worked there socks off to keep all Trust hospitals as clean as possible during the pandemic. But Ms Alison Fox makes it clear, in her response, patients who went into hospital without Covid, acquired it in hospital because EKHUFT fomites were contaminated with Covid.
Ms Fox’s explanation does not bear up under the scrutiny of the science. The science that proves the risk of fomite Covid infection was “exaggerated” was in the public domain when she responded.
In Sept 2020 and again in Jan 2021 it was reported in The Lancet:
Scientific evidence existed which all but disproved Ms Alison Fox’s response. Let’s not forget she has NO medical training, or any qualified clinical cleaning knowledge.
At the time of the request we stated that Covid-19 was an airborne transmitted illness, but Ms Alison fox’s response was [Covid] “is not intrinsically mediated by, or reliant on, any of the elements referred to in Regulation 2.” [Air/Atmosphere].
Just last month, April 2021, the Lancet published:
On Oct 26 2020, the UK government’s Chief Medical Adviser and head of the public health Chris Whitty via the GOV.UK website stated:
[Covid] Transmission risk is highest where people are in close proximity (within 2 metres). Airborne transmission can occur in health and care settings in which procedures or support treatments that generate aerosols are performed. Airborne transmission may also occur in poorly ventilated indoor spaces, particularly if individuals are in the same room together for an extended period of time.
So professional medical experts have stated Covid is not really transmitted by fomites, but is transmitted via the air, just as we said. We know Hospital cleaners cleaned the fomites, regardless of Ms Alison Fox’s tactless response. And we continue to stand by our claim that Ms Alison Fox is the stupidiest person in England, in our honest opinion. We feel well supported by the science in making our claim as well, and her exact words
Ms Alison Fox might take umbridge with our claim as – the stupidiest person in England – in our honest opinion . The Trust might instruct their lawyers – Clyde & Co – to send us another threatening letter demanding an apology and threatening to sue. Once again we’ll stand by our convictions and the science and rebuff any such approach.
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