There are now 482 Covid-19 patients in hospital, with 74 of them in ICU, 76 people admitted to hospital since Saturday
According to an update from the HSE a quarter of the country’s ICU beds are now being used to treat people with Covid-19, with only 11 adult public ICU beds left available in the system along with one paediatric ICU bed.
The hospital – health service are rightly worried they see first hand how dangerous this situation is 1. the battles people of all ages, many with no underlying medical conditions put in fighting for their lives, a battle that sadly far too many lost. 2. The disruption it is having on providing the regular care to ill people through out the country, with hospital appointments having to be cancelled – re-scheduled.
We heading into winter and as you all know COVID-19 thrives on the cold weather. Please follow the government and HSE advice to reduce risk we all know what these are – facemasks in public places, regular handwashing, limited unnecessary contacts.
90% of people in Ireland are now fully vaccinated. If you’re not vaccinated you at a higher risk.
Love this Gentleman A President for All, the courage to speak the truth policies implemented from the 1963 Itinerancy Report, many of which continue to this day othering -discriminatory -racist is the root cause of the crisis/s the Traveller community is enduring.
The need for Traveller political participation, visibility and representation has long been recognised by Traveller organisation and activists, with a history of trying to mobilise the Traveller vote right back to the 1980’s, yet Traveller voter turnout continues to be very low.
There has been some success with a number of Travellers contesting election and small number getting elected.
Currently Senator Eileen Flynn – is the only member of the community holding public office. Senator Flynn is doing an amazing job, there are many Travellers who are will able for this challenge, the capacity it there, it just needs to be encouraged and supported.
By 2024 Minceirs Whiden want the Traveller voice to be heard in every political arena in Ireland. Minceirs Whiden is not interested in politics for the sake of politics , but we see it as a necessary tool in getting better outcome for the Traveller community, over the decades Traveller Activist and Organisation locally and nationally have done amazing work putting the issues the community is dealing with on the table , along with the underlying cause and solutions, however because of lack of political will & support we haven’t been able to get the outcomes needed.
Minceirs Whiden is kicking of this project with Traveller Political Participation, The Road Less Travelled” a sit-down discussion with key Traveller activist the 23rd of September 2021 in Athlone, invites to be part live audience has been issued to local and national Traveller projects.