Forensic lab fails DNA testing

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND —

Two senior staff members have been stood down at Queensland’s forensic lab as work continues to retest thousands of DNA samples that were initially overlooked.  A report revealed state lab failed to test eligible DNA samples for four years.

An interim report handed down on Tuesday 27/9/22 exposed serious shortfalls that centre on a failure to test samples under a certain DNA threshold.

Some of the samples could provide partial or full DNA profiles, and Queensland police are in the process of reviewing criminal cases potentially affected between 2018 and June 2022.

It is still unclear why the threshold limits were changed.

Read more from the Australian Associated Press (AAP):

Forensic lab staff stood down as thousands of Queensland DNA samples retested

UK contaminated blood payout, too little, too late

LONDON — Contaminated Blood Inquiry

The $121,000 payment to each victim is an interim one before a continuing inquiry concludes.

Thousands of people in Britain infected with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood transfusions will receive a compensation payment decades after the scandal, according to the UK government.

The payment of £100,000 ($121,000) to each victim is an interim one after Brian Langstaff, the chairman of a public inquiry into the long-running scandal, last month recommended making immediate payouts before waiting for a continuing inquiry to conclude.

The former High Court judge said that the “moral case for compensation is beyond doubt”.

UK to pay victims of decades-old tainted blood scandal

MEAG COMMENT:  Where is Australia’s morals?

Scandalous Tavistock child gender clinic closed

London, England NW3 —

The revelations by brave whistleblowers that finally brought disgraced gender clinic Tavistock down: Children rushed onto life-altering puberty blockers, doctors ‘converting’ gay children into thinking they’re trans and mental health issues brushed aside
  • UK’s sole child gender clinic was ordered to close it doors 28 July 2022 following decades of controversy
  • Closure finally came after a probe into concerns among whistleblower staff, patients and parents
  • London-based Gender Identity Development Service has treated 9,000 children as young as 10 since 1989
  • But former patients claim they were rushed to change gender without mental health properly assessed
  • Medics described a ‘climate of fear’ about being labelled transphobic by managers and colleagues

READ full stories:

Emily Craig, health reporter, for Daily Mail:

The revelations brave whistleblowers finally brought disgraced gender clinic Tavistock down

André Langlois, Hampstead Highgate Express:

NHS to close Hampstead children’s gender clinic

 

MEAG COMMENT:  What is going on with the medical profession and managers and associated entities that this went unmonitored and for so long?  These entities run amok with power to abuse and violate people — their guinea pigs — in the process.  A violation of one’s rights – an understatement.

Infected blood victims scandal to receive £100,000 ASAP

LONDON — Victims of the infected blood scandal will receive £100,000 compensation each “as soon as possible”, the UK Government will announce.

An estimated 2,400 people died after being infected with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s in what has been labelled the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS.

It follows a long-running inquiry into the tragedy, involving over 2,000 participants who are infected or affected.  Sir Brian LANGSTAFF, the chairman of the inquiry, last month called for compensation to be provided to victims “without delay”.

His demand was backed by three former health secretaries, Jeremy HUNT, Matt HANCOCK and Andy BURNHAM.

Read more in London’s Evening Standard by Daniel Keane:

Victims of infected blood scandal to receive £100,000 compensation ‘as soon as possible’ 

 

Bad Luck Sir John Major ex-PM

LONDON — Infected Blood Inquiry, England

One of many who wilfully covered-up the contaminated blood scandal was former British Prime Minister the Right (dis)Honourable Sir John Major.  Yes, that’s right all the way to the top of government the orders came to smother the scandal at all cost.

He didn’t care one iota for the British public he had fooled for so long.

Major, in his evidence at the Infected Blood Inquiry today, said that people who contracted infected blood was “bad luck”.  Bad luck?

That blood was contaminated with infections such as hepatitis C and HIV and innocent recipients ended up dead after enduring slow deaths wiping out families and Major deems it “bad luck”.

Bad luck to you Sir John Major.  You’re a disgrace.

It’s not the first time Major has needed to hang his head in shame.  Now he can keep it down permanently.  Sickening to think he was a prime minister.  Bad luck actually.

Does he get his knighthood for services to cover-ups stripped?

Wake-up Australia, you’ve been conned

Australia leads COVID deaths — despite boosters

Now Australia, wake up.  If you haven’t been reading epidemiologists’ findings and reports and studying stats, you’ve missed what was really going on as the mainstream media has let you down not reporting escalating deaths thinking we’d all be frightened.

Why reporters did not question the demands made by government is extraordinary.  Many reporters were asked why they were not questioning the inept TGA, instead all ‘singing from the same hymn sheet’ and pooh-poohed our challenges to their incredibly similar unvaried stories clearly emanating from government press releases.  Spare us from COVID hysteria in the media.  Anyone who dared to stand up and question government was threatened with shut-up and obey or else.

Government got a free run thinking we are stupid.  Now the chickens are coming home to roost.  Truth always outs, eventually.

Start asking your Ministers for Health to explain what were they thinking.

Read politicom’s Paul Collits’ full article of 9/6/22.

Australia leads COVID deaths — despite boosters

Rewarded for failure

ENGLAND — Shrewsbury

Rewarded for failure —

Bosses have left The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust without sanction

They include multiple CEOs, and its former heads of nursing and midwifery.

A report has revealed there were decades of needless mother and baby deaths.

UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said those responsible would be held to account.

None of the bosses in charge at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust were named and shamed in today’s devastating report — despite presiding over decades of needless mother and baby deaths.

Two midwives struck off… and bosses walked into lucrative new posts.

What a disgrace in any day and age.  No-one is ever accountable… just walk away from disasters of their own making and on to their next disaster.

Read more in:

Daily Mail, by Andy Dolan and Liz Hull:

No-one in charge at maternity scandal NHS trust is named and shamed in devastating report

The Guardian, by Andrew Gregory:

Police examine 600 cases after damning NHS baby deaths report