Gravitas: Omicron Surge: Troops deployed to London hospitals – WION

The British Armed Forces have sent 200 personnel into NHS hospitals across London to plug staff shortages. Last week, 9.5 million people worldwide tested positive for the Wuhan virus. Palki Sharma brings you a report.

Minister rejects calls to reduce self-isolation to five days in England

No plans to change current seven-day period to ease NHS staff shortages, says Chloe Smith Calls for a reduction in England’s Covid self-isolation period from seven days to five in order to ease NHS staff shortages have been dismissed by a government minister. Chloe Smith, the minister for disabled people, health and work, said theContinue reading “Minister rejects calls to reduce self-isolation to five days in England”

Covid: Inside an ICU as UK cases hit new record high – Channel 4

The surge in Omicron has already pushed Covid infections to their highest on record and that is just the cases we know about.

‘The UK really is in trouble’: Doctors warn of a dire Covid crisis as officials reject restrictions

The U.K. is seeing rampant Covid infections and a slowly increasing number of hospitalizations and deaths. The warnings come just as government officials have insisted that more restrictions on public life are not yet necessary. Making matters potentially worse, the U.K. is also monitoring a mutation of the delta variant. An increasing number of doctorsContinue reading “‘The UK really is in trouble’: Doctors warn of a dire Covid crisis as officials reject restrictions”

Pumps run dry at gas stations in Britain

Petrol stations run dry in major British cities Trucker shortage strains British economy Germany’s Scholz: we told UK not to Brexit Health workers should get priority, medics union says Gas station pumps ran dry in major British cities on Monday and vendors rationed sales as a shortage of truckers strained supply chains to breaking pointContinue reading “Pumps run dry at gas stations in Britain”

Covid is officially America’s deadliest pandemic as U.S. fatalities surpass 1918 flu estimates

Covid-19 is officially the most deadly outbreak in recent American history, surpassing the estimated U.S. fatalities from the 1918 influenza pandemic. Reported U.S. deaths due to Covid crossed 675,000, the estimated U.S. fatalities from the 1918 flu, and are still increasing. “This is the pandemic I will be studying and teaching to the next generation ofContinue reading “Covid is officially America’s deadliest pandemic as U.S. fatalities surpass 1918 flu estimates”

NHS hospitals forced to cancel operations again by unfolding third wave

Health service under pressure from influx of Covid patients across England as more staff self-isolate Hospitals are again having to cancel operations, including cancer surgery, because they are treating growing numbers of patients with Covid and losing staff who are having to isolate. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust has had to call off some planned non-urgent operationsContinue reading “NHS hospitals forced to cancel operations again by unfolding third wave”

Boris Johnson wanted to be infected with COVID-19 on live TV to show it’s nothing to be scared of, Dominic Cummings says

Boris Johnson wanted to be infected with COVID-19 on live TV, his former aide Dominic Cummings says. Cummings addressed a House of Commons committee Wednesday to discuss the UK coronavirus response. He was also expected to say Johnson labeled the virus “Kung Flu” and was resistant to lockdowns. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted toContinue reading “Boris Johnson wanted to be infected with COVID-19 on live TV to show it’s nothing to be scared of, Dominic Cummings says”

Nurse who cared for Boris Johnson resigns over ‘lack of respect’ for NHS workers

Jenny McGee, who kept vigil by PM’s bedside when he was sick with Covid, derides government’s handling of pandemic A nurse who cared for Boris Johnson when he was gravely ill with Covid-19 says she has handed in her resignation, such is her disillusionment with the “lack of respect” shown by the government for the NHS andContinue reading “Nurse who cared for Boris Johnson resigns over ‘lack of respect’ for NHS workers”

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