London (Associated Press)-Scientists have warned that the number of people hospitalized for this disease in the UK may nearly triple, and the UK government is facing a national strategy to deal with the surge in COVID-19 cases and “rescue Christmas” pressure. At the end of next month, unless you do more now.
Former Chief Science Officer Mark Walport (Mark Walport) said that Britain only needs to look at the English Channel to see what is about to happen.The current measures in the United Kingdom are similar to those in France and Spain. In France and Spain, the authorities are working hard to control the virus, and daily cases have far exceeded those in the United Kingdom.
Walport told the BBC: “Using our current measures… there is almost no evidence that the distance between societies is so far apart as we are catching the first wave, so we know that cases continue to grow. The risk is huge.”
He said that by the end of November, there are 25,000 people in the UK who can be hospitalized, which has increased from “about 9,000 now” to “not unrealistic.”
According to the World Health Organization, the European region accounted for the largest proportion of new infections for the second consecutive week, with more than 1.3 million cases, accounting for approximately 46% of the global total. The United Nations health agency also stated that the mortality rate in Europe is also rising, rising by about 35% since last week, and in 21 European countries, hospitalizations and ICU occupancy due to COVID-19 have increased.
Walport’s assessment came after two opposition parties called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to convene a summit of four British countries to develop a coordinated plan to deal with COVID-19.
Under the British decentralized government system, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales all set their own rules to fight the pandemic. At the same time, Johnson has implemented a three-tier regional strategy, which is only applicable in England. This has led to a series of intricacies and regulations, which are changing from one country to another, and sometimes even a city.
The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Ed Davey, stated that the four countries must develop a unified strategy to avoid confusion and convey a clear message. The Liberal Democrats and the Northern Ireland Union Party have written to Johnson requesting a summit meeting.
David told the BBC: “I think they need to take some action now… Otherwise, if we can’t bring the virus back under control, I’m afraid there will be almost no chance to save Christmas.”
The UK has the highest number of deaths from the virus in Europe, with more than 45,400 confirmed deaths.
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