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UK NHS: 15,000 patients with Covid and rising

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A UK NHS leader has given a graphic account of the pressure that the health service is currently under.  In an article in today’s London Times, Chris Hopson, the chief executive of NHS Providers, urges ministers to discuss “sensible precautions” that the public can take to help reduce pressure on the health service.

“There is concern across the NHS that the government doesn’t seem to want to talk about coronavirus any more,” Hopson said. “But we think we need a proper grown-up national debate about what living with Covid actually means.” He said pretending that the coronavirus “doesn’t exist any more and that nobody needs to take any precautions” was one of the reasons for the current prevalence of infection.

 

 

 

The Times article here

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