Kevin Fong, National Health Service (NHS) UK Covid-19 emergency response team advisor raised the alert level to level 5, forecasting the next 21 days for health services to be at risk of overcrowding.
“The country is about to face the most dangerous four to six weeks of the Covid-19 crisis. Everyone needs to try to get through this last wave. We need to work together to flatten the epidemic peak,” said Dr. Kevin. Fong said in a television interview on January 6.
In response to comments that downplay the severity of the pandemic, he said: “I am a doctor with 22 years of experience, trained in anesthesia and special care. I spent Christmas trying to find it. Find empty beds throughout the hospitals to bring patients into treatment. I have been with the Covid-19 response team since March 2020 “.
Dr. Fong is working at University College London.
“So you can trust me that the hospitals are full or you believe the keyboard ‘heroes’, who have never used protective equipment, have never seen inside care rooms. in particular, and not yet left alone in Covid-19 “, he added.
“The whole country is very stressful. Do not let someone deceive you, otherwise, we will be even worse,” Dr. Fong recommended.
Dr. Issy Phillips in Cardiff, Wales, also warned that there are no more empty beds in the Intensive Therapy Units (ITU) in South Wales Valleys.
Issy said: “You may be 23 years old and invincible if you have Covid-19. But what if you have a car accident? Or a relative taking a drug overdose or your parents needing emergency surgery? Guess, there’s no bed for you either. This affects everyone. “
Dr Fong says things are pretty tough in intensive care units.
“I think my colleagues in the intensive care unit have been overworked for a long time. We are very grateful that the government has closed the country. It gives us a chance to continue fighting, “he said.
According to Dr. Fong, lack of staffing is an emerging problem because some employees are quarantined after being in contact with sick people, either themselves are infected with nCoV, or they are simply exhausted both physically and mentally. . All these pressures are building up in the system.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was urgently vaccinating millions of people in the coming weeks, but would maintain a blockade to avoid hospital overcrowding.
On January 6, Prime Minister Johnson expressed concern about the nCoV variant “spreading at a frightening rate” in the southeast, causing more deaths across the country. Official data showed that in the last week, for every 50 Britons, one had COV infection, and hospitals were overloaded.
The government plans to give the first dose of vaccine to about 14 million people, including people over 80 years old, nursing home members and front line doctors in the National Health Service (NHS).
Currently, the UK is the fifth largest epidemic region in the world. On January 7, the country recorded more than 2.8 million infections and at least 77,000 deaths. The disease situation is complicated with the appearance of the nCoV variant, which is 70% more infectious.
He re-blocked the country for the third time since January 5. The government requires residents to stay indoors, work remotely whenever possible, just go out to exercise or shop for necessities.
Prime Minister Johnson said the blockade orders could be loosened from mid-February, if the vaccination program goes on and the number of new deaths gradually declines.
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