Contributor Post Created with Sketch. PM Boris Johnson Moved Out of Intensive Care

 

Great news from the BBC:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital, Downing Street has said. Mr Johnson has been receiving treatment for coronavirus at St Thomas’ Hospital in London since Sunday.

No 10 said he “has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery”. A spokesman added: “He is in extremely good spirits.”

Johnson entered the hospital on Sunday, 10 days after he tested positive for the Coronavirus. On Monday, he was moved to intensive care on Monday. Thankfully, he has not needed a ventilator. Get well soon, Boris!

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  1. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    Good news! Will we ever learn if he received the malaria treatment?

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    • April 9, 2020, at 11:58 AM PDT
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  2. Franco Member
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    So happy for him! And happy so many of his opponents are disappointed!

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    • April 9, 2020, at 12:12 PM PDT
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  3. Zed11 Lincoln

    Fantastic.

    • #3
    • April 9, 2020, at 12:23 PM PDT
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  4. ctlaw Coolidge

    In a number of the reported cases, the patient appears to improve and then suddenly dies two days later. Somebody analogized it to the movie Alien.

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    • April 9, 2020, at 12:55 PM PDT
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  5. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    In related news, the Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office is not being placed on lockdown, despite living in an “infected” household.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/larry-cat-not-coronavirus-lockdown-21834212

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    • April 9, 2020, at 1:25 PM PDT
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  6. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    ctlaw (View Comment):

    In a number of the reported cases, the patient appears to improve and then suddenly dies two days later. Somebody analogized it to the movie Alien.

    Um, “a number”? That leaves a whole heck of a lot of wiggle room.

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    • April 9, 2020, at 1:27 PM PDT
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  7. Jason Obermeyer Member

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    In a number of the reported cases, the patient appears to improve and then suddenly dies two days later. Somebody analogized it to the movie Alien.

    I’ve heard the trouble getting oxygen puts a great deal of stress on your heart, which the gives out later. In a sense you did “improve” because the disease is over, but the damage has been done. 

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    • April 9, 2020, at 1:33 PM PDT
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  8. She Reagan
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    Jason Obermeyer (View Comment):

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    In a number of the reported cases, the patient appears to improve and then suddenly dies two days later. Somebody analogized it to the movie Alien.

    I’ve heard the trouble getting oxygen puts a great deal of stress on your heart, which the gives out later. In a sense you did “improve” because the disease is over, but the damage has been done.

    Cannot “like” either of these comments, but a superficially similar series of events was observed with the 1918 flu, the final wave of the Spanish flu pandemic. Patients (usually fairly young) would get sick, apparently rally, and then die within 24 hours. It’s pretty accurately portrayed in one of the Downton Abbey series, when the rather tiresome Lavinia Swire contracts it, and conveniently succumbs, leaving the road to Matthew clear for Lady Mary.

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    • April 9, 2020, at 2:55 PM PDT
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  9. Cow Girl Thatcher

    I’m so glad to hear that he is is improving! That would be a very sad thing for him to just die right now. (That’s my thoughtful, caring self speaking.)

    It would not be a good thing to have any world leader die from this right now. (That’s my self-centered voice who just wants this lockd0wn crap over with!!! I’m eating all the time, and getting fat, and if some world leader croaks from this stupid virus, then who knows what hell will break loose and more and longer restrictions will get imposed.)

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    • April 9, 2020, at 3:27 PM PDT
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  10. Jason Obermeyer Member

    She (View Comment):
    It’s pretty accurately portrayed in one of the Downton Abbey series, when the rather tiresome Lavinia Swire contracts it, and conveniently succumbs, leaving the road to Matthew clear for Lady Mary.

    The Great Plot Device of 1918.

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    • April 9, 2020, at 3:31 PM PDT
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  11. Suspira Member

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    In a number of the reported cases, the patient appears to improve and then suddenly dies two days later. Somebody analogized it to the movie Alien.

    I’ll keep praying for him, then.

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    • April 9, 2020, at 3:53 PM PDT
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  12. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    He is in a ward and not a private room?

     

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    • April 9, 2020, at 4:53 PM PDT
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  13. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    She (View Comment):

    Jason Obermeyer (View Comment):

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    In a number of the reported cases, the patient appears to improve and then suddenly dies two days later. Somebody analogized it to the movie Alien.

    I’ve heard the trouble getting oxygen puts a great deal of stress on your heart, which the gives out later. In a sense you did “improve” because the disease is over, but the damage has been done.

    Cannot “like” either of these comments, but a superficially similar series of events was observed with the 1918 flu, the final wave of the Spanish flu pandemic. Patients (usually fairly young) would get sick, apparently rally, and then die within 24 hours. It’s pretty accurately portrayed in one of the Downton Abbey series, when the rather tiresome Lavinia Swire contracts it, and conveniently succumbs, leaving the road to Matthew clear for Lady Mary.

    We need to stop treating COVID-19 if we’re to facilitate sufficient numbers of dramatic betrothal!

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    • April 10, 2020, at 11:18 AM PDT
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  14. She Reagan
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    Jason Obermeyer (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):
    It’s pretty accurately portrayed in one of the Downton Abbey series, when the rather tiresome Lavinia Swire contracts it, and conveniently succumbs, leaving the road to Matthew clear for Lady Mary.

    The Great Plot Device of 1918.

    Yes. It suffered a setback the following year though, when Dan Stevens, who played Matthew, decided he didn’t want to do the series anymore. It must have been a rather abrupt decision, because all of a sudden they killed him off in a car accident, at the very end of the Christmas show in Season 3.

    Auntie Pat, who was in her early 90s at the time, was livid. She thought it was disgraceful that ITV was “allowed” to do something like that and ruin so many old people’s Christmases. I think she carped on and on about it until about midsummer.

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    • April 10, 2020, at 11:39 AM PDT
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  15. She Reagan
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    The lastest news is that Johnson is able to “walk short distances,” as part of his recovery. That, more than anything else, has spoken to me of how serious his situation must have been. The NYT article is here.

    I am, as usual, charmed by the diligence with which the newspaper of record corrects itself. Hard to keep up.

     

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    • April 10, 2020, at 3:28 PM PDT
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  16. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    She (View Comment):
    It suffered a setback the following year though, when Dan Stevens, who played Matthew, decided he didn’t want to do the series anymore. It must have been a rather abrupt decision, because all of a sudden they killed him off in a car accident, at the very end of the Christmas show in Season 3.

    Thank goodness. Legion wouldn’t have been nearly as good without him in the lead role.

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    • April 10, 2020, at 4:40 PM PDT
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  17. Jason Obermeyer Member

    She (View Comment):

    Jason Obermeyer (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):
    It’s pretty accurately portrayed in one of the Downton Abbey series, when the rather tiresome Lavinia Swire contracts it, and conveniently succumbs, leaving the road to Matthew clear for Lady Mary.

    The Great Plot Device of 1918.

    Yes. It suffered a setback the following year though, when Dan Stevens, who played Matthew, decided he didn’t want to do the series anymore. It must have been a rather abrupt decision, because all of a sudden they killed him off in a car accident, at the very end of the Christmas show in Season 3.

    Auntie Pat, who was in her early 90s at the time, was livid. She thought it was disgraceful that ITV was “allowed” to do something like that and ruin so many old people’s Christmases. I think she carped on and on about it until about midsummer.

    He had to star in that Night at the Museum sequel. 

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    • April 10, 2020, at 11:00 PM PDT
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