The country has killed more people from the disease than any European country and recently became the third country on the planet to reach the critical milestone of 3 million cases, on the verge of seeing its hospitals overwhelmed.
Whitty told the BBC on Monday that more than 30,000 patients are currently hospitalized, and when the UK first peaked in April, the number was 1
Whitty said: “We are in a situation where about 50 people are infected throughout the UK, and in London, the ratio is about 30.” “If you meet someone unnecessarily, they are very May have Covid.”
His warning and the country’s entry into the third national lockdown in just one week. But there is growing concern that despite the extreme measures taken, the number of cases continues to surge, and the British are increasingly abandoning the rules.
Whitty emphasized that reducing contact with others will prevent the situation from getting worse.
He told the BBC: “Any unnecessary contact between each of us is a potential link in the delivery chain that will eventually lead to a vulnerable person.” “So the absolute key is that all of us think we really need Is this connection?”
Whitty’s intervention was made at a time when the daily death toll in the UK was still high, which sternly illustrates the fact that in a county in southern England, corpses are full in morgues. Are stored in temporary facilities.
The temporary facility in Surrey, south London can accommodate 600 morgues, in addition to 800 corpses.
A spokesperson for the Surrey Local Disaster Resilience Forum told the British PA News Agency: “There are some opinions about this. During the first wave, they had 700 bodies passing through the (temporary) facility… The first wave lasted about 12 weeks 3 Mid-May to mid-May…Since December 21, they have experienced 300 corpses in just two and a half weeks.”
The UK has been leading the way in approving Covid-19 vaccination, and the government is expected to outline on Monday how to achieve its goal of vaccinating 13 million people by February 15.
A large part of the plan will be handled by vaccination centers across the country-the first to open on Monday-and a team of volunteers who have received vaccine management training.
Even the good news that 2 million people have been vaccinated has been eliminated due to vaccine shortages reported by some hospitals. It is not clear why the shortage occurred. The government has faced criticism for how it plans to prioritize the distribution of the doses it controls.
If Whitty’s most worried thing becomes a reality, the National Health Administration will be under tremendous pressure as it tries to cope with unprecedented hospitalization, dispose of dead bodies, vaccinate the most vulnerable people, and perform normal procedures.
The government will hope Whitty’s severe warning will force citizens to comply with measures to stop the spread of the virus.