The day after the UK sent a record 555,892 new infections and 964 coronavirus-related deaths, concerns are mounting on the impact of the extended National Health Service.
British doctors warned on Friday that hospitals across the country were facing dangerous weeks in the wake of an outbreak of new coronavirus suspected of a new strain of the virus.
The day after the UK sent a record 555,892 new infections and 964 coronavirus-related deaths, concerns are mounting on the impact of the extended National Health Service. Field hospitals built in the early days of the epidemic but later rebuilt.
The director of the Royal College of Nursing’s England, Mike Adams, told Sky News that the UK was “on the lookout for a storm” and that it was “angry” to see people not following the deregulation guidelines or wearing masks.
A leading physician also warned of burnout among leading health workers in the spread of the disease in hospitals, and urged people to follow the rules.
“I’m worried,” Adrian Boyle, vice president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, told the BBC. “We are at the war stations.”
New infections have doubled in recent weeks after new strains of about 70% of infected infections have been found to be caused by a major spike in conditions in London and southeastern England.
Given the gap between new cases and hospitalization and subsequent deaths, there are serious concerns about next month’s or two epidemics in a country with a death toll from Europe’s second highest virus at around 74,000.
As a result of the spike, which has spread across the country and we have seen tightening of locks restrictions, the strategy around the issuance of vaccines has been changed to get more people the first jab as quickly as possible, with a planned second delay.
In a joint statement Thursday, medical authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, said the initial dose of vaccine provided “significant” protection.
Currently, two vaccines are approved for use in the UK.
Just under 1 million people received the first dose of the vaccine produced by the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and the German biotechnology company BioNTech, where a small minority received a second dose as planned after 21 days.
Along with the approval earlier this week of a vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and the British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a new type of dosage was introduced, aimed at providing a quicker release. This means that the second dose of the vaccine will be between the first 12 weeks.
Four medical officials say they are “confident” that the initial dose of both doses will provide “greater” protection.
“In the short term, the further increase in vaccine efficacy from the second dose may be modest; Most of the first immunizations against treatment are after the first dose of the vaccine, ”they said.
The new system has met with widespread criticism, with the UK’s largest medical union warning that delays in second-line treatment lead to serious problems for thousands of vaccinated and vulnerable adults.
“It is inappropriate and inappropriate for tens of thousands of high-risk patients to try to reschedule their days,” said Richard Vautrey of the British Medical Association.