As of January 21, local time, 37,892 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, with a total of 3543,646 confirmed cases; 1,290 new deaths, a total of 94,580. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK are soaring. Patrick Vallance, the chief scientific adviser of the British government, said on the 20th that the medical system is under great pressure to receive a large number of patients, and some hospitals are “like war zones” at present.
According to the British Sky News Channel, Vallance, the chief scientific adviser of the British government, said that the number of COVID-19 patients is currently soaring, and the medical system is under great pressure. Some hospitals are “busy like war” and “hospitals look like war zones”. Some medical staff said that the number of patients was increasing, and some medical staff had mental health problems.
Greg Fletcher, an intensive care consultant at the Royal Derby Hospital: The number of cases continues to rise and the momentum continues to rise. The number of patients we receive has also been increasing.
Kelly Clark, nurse in the intensive care unit of Royal Derby Hospital: Some medical staff are overworked and psychologically traumatized. Many medical staff have mental health problems, and many medical staff are working overtime and exhausted.
Varance, the chief scientific adviser of the British government, summed up the lessons learned from epidemic prevention and control, saying that the lesson about the implementation of restrictive measures is that action should be taken “earlier, stricter and broader”. He said that lifting restrictions such as the “lockdown” prematurely is also wrong.” Every time the “restrictions” are lifted too soon, the epidemic data will “grow a wave of growth, which is the case worldwide”.