LONDON—British hospitals are facing unprecedented pressure because the coronavirus mutation is rapidly spreading across the country. As doctors say they are saving more lives, this means using more beds and increasing pressure.
More contagious variants of the virus have led to a record number of hospitalizations and have pushed the government-run National Health Service to its limits in certain areas of the country. In response to the surge, practitioners are trying to reduce the death toll in a variety of ways, guided by the hard lessons of the spring.
They have established agreements to prevent elderly people carrying the virus from being sent to nursing homes from the hospital. Last spring, this action spread a virus that caused thousands of deaths in the seeds. They use improved treatments for Covid-1
At the same time, they continue to perform elective surgery so that people with serious diseases such as cancer can undergo surgery. This also means taking up more hospital beds.
Disadvantages: The hospital is fuller and more stressed than last spring.