The reason this pandemic has hit Britain so badly, both in terms of deaths and economics, is because public sector budgets were pared to the bone. The UK had fewer hospital beds, had cut more of them, and had higher occupancy rates of those left, than most other countries in the EU and the OECD. We had a sicker population, with high rates of obesity, respiratory disease, and diabetes, along with cuts to public health budgets, school meals, and community programmes. And when lockdown came, we had fewer police to catch those breaking the rules, which contributed to our second wave. … [Read more...] about The public sector saved Britain this year. So why aren’t they all getting the same pay rise as MPs?
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'It's going to be a hard fight. But we are up for this challenge,' the letter continues. 'Let's continue to listen to medical experts and do our part to protect the brave men and women on the front lines of this crisis. We will get through this together.' … [Read more...] about CDC ‘strongly’ advises Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving as COVID cases and hospitalizations surge and deaths surpasses 250k – as experts warn another 50k could die by the end of the year
'Whether it is regular pneumonia or appendicitis or fractures that need surgery, they have a limited amount of beds in their facilities and they are not taking a lot of these routine cases,' said Perry Desbien, a nurse practitioner who works in Smith Center and other rural communities. … [Read more...] about TWO MILLION Americans ignored CDC guidelines to travel by plane on Friday and Saturday: Dr Fauci urges nation to do ‘risk-benefit assessment’ before Thanksgiving travel as crowds keep flooding airports