Doctor In The House

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Will he squirm or will he ANSWER the questions?

Under formal investigation by the Medical Council for speaking out about Covid-19 restrictions and the nursing home scandal, family GP Dr Marcus De Brun (top) takes to the piping ‘hot stool’ to consider YOUR questions.

Yes, even the rude ones.

With Vanessa Foran and John Ryan.

Last Night: Answer A Broadsheet Reader

35 thoughts on “Doctor In The House

  1. White Dove

    Thanks for answering my question!

    Great to hear the other side of the debate being discussed in such a reasonable manner.

    Amazed at how many people criticising Broadsheet for featuring Marcus seem to think that they are paying for the site out of their taxes – and forget the importance of freedom of speech.

    We are not good little schoolchildren under compulsion to do what we are told by our teachers RTE and the Irish Times.

    We are citizens living in a hard-fought for democracy and we have an obligation to all our ancestors who did not have this option to make up our own minds and vote accordingly.

    I haven’t made up my mind yet but I was glad of the opportunity to hear from Marcus.

    Well done Broadsheet.

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    1. Janet, dreams of big guns

      nice comment, I’m going to sit down with this for my morning coffee and make up my own mind, nice to be given the opportunity to do so.

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    2. Larry lamb

      Top dollar If sense is relavent you are bang on

      Government only works with the public’s conscientious
      Without the people we have no government and vice versa

      It’s time government ruled and not NPHET Or made way for someone who has the courage to lead our people not ass covering

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  2. Art Vandelay

    Do you really have to refer to someone as Dr all the time? Its sounds so servile when repeated over and over like that. (Disclaimer: They may have just started addressing him as Marcus later on, I couldnt get past the first few minutes)

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    1. Janet, dreams of big guns

      I prefer formal address, I hate when bank staff etc call me by my first name , so familiar, what’s next Big J you’re overdrawn !

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  3. CE

    Lot’s of talk about European approaches – Sweden versus everybody else – not a lot about Southeast Asia/New Zealand/Australia… angles on pinhead kind of stuff. Europe and the US, governments, businesses, and the populace* dropped the ball. If you can’t wear a mask properly you’re part of the problem, if your government can’t communicate strategy (or admit it’s failing in relation to Nursing Homes/Direct Provision etc) they are part of the problem, if Ryanair want us to go to our holidays they are part of the problem… Everybody is looking for scapegoats

    Wash your hands, wear a mask, stay apart as much as your life allows, hope for the best – congratulations ye all sort of know what it was like to live without antibiotics

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  4. Lilly

    What is the point of yet another enquiry? Unless people are held accountable, it’s a waste of time. It’s obvious that the failure to protect the elderly in nursing homes was abject negligence.

    Otherwise, a rock of sense and integrity. Interesting point about Prof Luke O’Neill’s conflict of interest. I wasn’t aware of that. Society has indeed been hijacked. Shocking to think that young children might be subjected to a vaccine they don’t need for the sake of political expediency.

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  5. SOQ

    Well done all.

    Hopefully this will be the begining of the likes of Marcus getting more media exposure so that people will realise there is more than one opinion on this thing. A lot of people still don’t realise that Sweden largely carried on as normal and that their outcome was the same- which begs the question- what was, and is, the point of it all?

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    1. Dr Apple

      Sweden – success or not? (time will tell the full picture – but for now )

      – Sweden has had a more protracted outbreak with far more deaths per capita than its neighbours
      – While it is sometimes implied that Sweden didn’t have a lockdown, it did. It was just largely voluntary, with only a few legal measures such as a ban on gatherings of more than 50 people.
      – recent data released by another bank suggests that spending in Denmark has recovered faster than in Sweden
      – many of the countries that fared worst, including the UK, Spain and Italy, rely heavily on tourism, unlike Sweden.
      – What all the researchers agree on is that it isn’t over yet. There might be second waves in Denmark and Norway that Sweden avoids because so many people there have already been infected, although it is too soon to compare figures, not least because it is the summer holidays in Sweden during which time the country all but shuts down anyway. Comparisons are further complicated by the fact that Sweden hasn’t relaxed its approach at all, unlike the other countries.
      – Achieving herd immunity was one of Tegnell’s original aims – but antibody surveys suggest only about 20 per cent of people in Stockholm have been infected, similar to levels in London and New York. That is far short of near the 70 per cent level estimated to be needed.

      Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2251615-is-swedens-coronavirus-strategy-a-cautionary-tale-or-a-success-story/#ixzz6X4SutbIv

      I think every country needs its own strategy, We are not compliant swedes! We rely on tourism ,our healtcare systems probably inferior to theirs.. etc etc

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      1. Clampers Outside

        On the point about Denmark… Haven’t they borrowed massively for this recovery? This was a point I read flea tingly elsewhere and happy to have it confirmed or denied…

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      2. SOQ

        – Sweden has had a more protracted outbreak with far more deaths per capita than its neighbours

        That is by per million which means absolutely nothing.

        – While it is sometimes implied that Sweden didn’t have a lockdown, it did. It was just largely voluntary, with only a few legal measures such as a ban on gatherings of more than 50 people.

        Sweden did not close schools, bars nor restaurants. It encouraged people to work from home but did not impose mandatory house arrests.

        – recent data released by another bank suggests that spending in Denmark has recovered faster than in Sweden

        You only count the bodies after the battle is over.

        – many of the countries that fared worst, including the UK, Spain and Italy, rely heavily on tourism, unlike Sweden.

        Not sure of what relevance that is?

        – What all the researchers agree on is that it isn’t over yet. There might be second waves in Denmark and Norway that Sweden avoids because so many people there have already been infected,….

        That is arguing in favour of their approach surely? As a long term strategy, more people being infected is a good thing.

        – Achieving herd immunity was one of Tegnell’s original aims – but antibody surveys suggest only about 20 per cent of people in Stockholm have been infected, similar to levels in London and New York.

        Antibodies are only part of the picture and last a maximum of three months- T Cells are what remain afterwards and there is no cost effective test for such.

        Also, there is no agreed definition of what ‘herd immunity’ actually means.

        We are not compliant swedes!

        We are not sheep to be herded along either- particularly when the ‘shepherds’ are clearly making it up as they go along.

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  6. Kdoc

    The basic principles about the virus are still the same.
    It’s a dangerous virus. Its greatest impact will be felt by the vulnerable: the elderly and those with underlying conditions.

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  7. Kate

    Free speech is a wonderful thing and enjoyed this interview. I’ve seen us hijacked and controlled by our smokescreened government once too often from the Vicki Phelan’s to the Lucia o Farrell ‘s .
    Sean o Rourke dropped like a hot potato after dining and wining with Judges, politicians, wankers and vultures tells us of lack of impartiality in RTE.

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    1. Janet, dreams of big guns

      just listened to that now, fair play BS , good to hear all points of view, he came across as fairly measured to me.

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    1. AKA Frilly Keane

      Ah no
      Not with me anyway
      That would be exploitative
      And easy, cheap laughs
      And unworthy

      Besides, that’s what they do
      Cheap sneaky selfish and not thought out

      I’d love to do Mickey Harte
      Twink
      Terry McMahon – yeah I know, but see above
      And the Ceann Comhairle, yeah he’s a good pal and allie, but I’d love ye to get to see what I do when he’s off the clock. Especially on Housing.

      Ah loads

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  8. GiggidyGoo

    We are now officially colour code – following plebs. Now we have Ursula and a Green, Orange and Red Traffic light system. FF S . We’ve gone from those annoying cookie popups to fn colour coded everything. It’s Friday evening, and there could be hell to pay !

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