If you listen to the mainstream media and British politicians, you could only describe the country as in the grip of the COVID-1984 apocalypse with looming threats of Tier 3 lockdowns and the cancellation of Christmas.
So, why are there more empty hospital beds in December 2020 than there were in December 2019?
The Daily Mail explains:
Seven times more hospitals were 95 per cent full or more in the second week of December 2019 than this year – 80 compared to 11 – and England’s average intensive care occupancy is down from 84 per cent to 75 per cent. Some hospitals have this week announced they are postponing some non-urgent procedures like they did in the spring because of surges in Covid patients, while others say they are ‘coping’ and hope they won’t have to do so.
Of course, part of the reason these beds are empty is that hospitals are cancelling other surgeries. Many medical specialists are admitting the lockdown cure is far worse than the virus.
Breitbart provides a bit more information on those empty hospital beds in Britain:
But it was the audit of several dozens of reports by health professionals, charities, and medical journals by the Daily Mail that revealed in full the staggering effect that the lockdown has had on non-COVID-19 patients.
The report noted a Lancet paper stating that during the three months of lockdown, organ transplants fell by two-thirds, resulting in the numbers of people dying on transplant waiting lists to nearly double.
Hospital chemotherapy attendance fell by 66 per cent in April, per a University College London study for the British Medical Journal analysed by the newspaper. Urgent referrals for early cancer diagnosis dropped by up to 89 per cent, according to the same study. Delays to treatments are unlikely to be caught up to for years, the Daily Mail says, revealing that delays could cause a 20 per cent rise on deaths of new cancer patients in England alone.