has the NHS had to deal with winter pressures in addition to Covid?
I’ll help you out - never.
You really believe that anyone fully understands the nature and impact of this virus?
In fairness the NHS struggles every year around this time. 2018, for instance was a shocker. NHS capacity isn’t finite and any bumps in the road expose that.
March was a whole lot more than a bump
The question is..... What does Covid + normal (At this time to year) look like?
Up to Oct 11th excess deaths were in line with 5 year average. Thankfully no bump.
Average age of patientS dying with Covid = 82.
I know one South Yorkshire hospital that, as of yesterday, has 140 Covid patients (v 4 in Sept). That’s a worry. Unfortunately, I don’t know what it was like last year.
Last week Manchester hospitals were reported as ‘struggling’ but then reported usage was down v Last year.
What happens next is crucial and we will soon find out?
It’s is reasonable to ask why these kinds of things aren’t being openly discussed and we are constantly being fed doomsday data.