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Across England, hospitals are declaring “critical incidents” due to staff shortages and postponing planned surgeries.

The "it ain't nothing but a cold/flu", just go out and spread it to get herd immunity, all you need is zinc, VitaminD, and some cold showers", I've traveled all over and am fine" crowds, and their media have to accept they have some roles to play in seeing this monster spread, killing millions, sickening millions more, and devastating businesses and the economy.

Waiting for one of those in that crowd to say they interpret articles like this as trying to scare them and other poorly educated people.

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The NHS is underfunded and understaffed;cuts in spending are rife.

Doctors can and have refused to treat patients.

In the UK, I know of a doctor that refuses to give vaccines as she is afraid of a Covid outbreak at her clinic.

Other diseases (not Omicron) are increasing and proving fatal in the UK due to the media fueled fear mongering-fact!

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@kurisupisu:

Yes, I know about the underfunding - a friend of mine had a broken tooth pulled when a crown would have done, breaking her jaw and leading to infection and several years of treatment.

But refusing to give vaccines because of a covid outbreak?

The logic in that escapes me.

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The government has completely messed up the covid response if it were meant for dealing with the situation... for example, why were the much vaunted Nightingale hospitals shut, often without treating anyone?

Yorkshire's 500-bed Nightingale Hospital is to close without treating a single Covid-19 patient.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-56327555

Of course, the real reason is quite easily explained and I'm surprised this isn't brought up more often

An investigation by independent watchdog Transparency International UK (TI-UK) into the Johnson government’s awarding of contracts during the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the corruption and outright criminality that has pervaded the entire process.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/cron-a27.html

Given countries like Japan and even many African countries have done much better there can't really be any excuses made and it does make you wonder how such a useless bunch got into power

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why were the much vaunted Nightingale hospitals shut,

I don't think the current problem is the lack of hospital space. The problem is the shortage of staff as so many are absent due to having a Covid infection.

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WobotToday  02:14 pm JST

The government has completely messed up the covid response if it were meant for dealing with the situation... for example, why were the much vaunted Nightingale hospitals shut, often without treating anyone?

They are useless without staff, and there was never any staff for these places in the first wave, let alone now.

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Hoping relief for them comes soon @zichi 7:06pm. - Inguinal, hiatal, ventral hernias, all extremely painful that only surgery can fix. They just don’t go away.

@zichi 7:06pm: “A family member has been waiting one year for an essential op on his hernia and other problems. Cancelled every time because of covid.”

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Watched Sky news, a doctor at a hospital explained that several wards were 'closed ' because one patient tested positive so the ward was closed with all the negative patients enclosed there for 2 weeks (unbelievable), then when all have finished this isolation, tge ward has to be specially cleaned before it will open.

Meanwhile others wait outside for a bed.

With that kind of system, no wonder there's a crisis

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