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Roehl Ribaya

Discussion in 'Life in the UK' started by JohnAsh, Oct 16, 2020.

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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

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    It seems he worked at BAE which is a local firm.

    We never knew this chap but have met people who knew him.
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    Another newspaper article from Blackpool but from back in May. The article expresses concern of the number of Filipinos who have died of Covid19.

    https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/...oes-calls-do-more-keep-nhs-staff-safe-2855775

    “Francis Fernando, a nurse and officer for the Filipino Nurses Association UK, said he believes more of his compatriots have died working in the UK health and care system during the crisis than in the Phillippines.“
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    This is intriguing, that's not a nice word to use in the context of what's happening but it says something about the effectiveness of quarantine measures in the Philippines itself.

    If there is a predisposition to severe disease it is being well suppressed at home or we would be hearing something about it through our relatives over there.
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    To be ill so far from home and then die is so very sad :cry:
    R.I.P. Eleuterio Gibela and Roehl Ribaya.
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    They get all the vitamin d they could ever want or need at home in the Philippines and possibly a better diet! Not quite so in the U.K.
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    Yes of course, and indeed I have made that point on here myself before.
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    Here is another report. I recall at the time this was going on.

    Filipino frontline workers suffer highest death rate.

    “The country’s UK ambassador has called for staff to be ‘properly protected’ after figures show the death rate among Filipinos was the highest across the NHS and care services. As of May 16, there have been 173 confirmed Covid-19 deaths of frontline health and care workers. Of those, 23 (approximately 13 per cent) were of Filipino heritage.“


    https://metro.co.uk/2020/05/17/filipino-frontline-workers-suffer-highest-coronavirus-death-rate-uk-healthcare-system-12716971

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