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UK Missed Containment Window, Unprepared For Virus Crisis, Troops Could Be Deployed

“With coronavirus it will all come at once.”      

The UK has missed the critical containment window to implement social distancing policies that would flatten the curve and slowdown infections, suggesting the country could see an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases over the next month, sort of like what’s happening in Italy at the moment. 

The Guardian spoke with a senior consultant at a top hospital in the UK, who warned hospital beds are already 98% full, and the patients who need ICU-level treatment might not be able to receive it. 

The senior consultant said hospitals across the UK don’t have enough protective gear like N-95 masks and goggles, and the entire National Health Service (NHS) healthcare system is understaffed to handle a virus outbreak

If cases and deaths were to increase exponentially over the next 2-4 weeks, there wouldn’t be enough hospital beds and ventilators for the severely ill, which would imply the mortality rate would increase. 

The consultant said plans to increase ICU capacity are underway though trained medical staff would remain in a shortage.

“I’m worried that the NHS is completely ill-equipped to handle Covid-19,” the person said, adding that, “when Boris Johnson talks about our wonderful NHS and how well-prepared it is, that’s bullshit. He either doesn’t have a clue or is trying to falsely reassure people. The NHS has been hit hard before, by underfunding, terrorist attacks and tough winters. But usually crises are stretched over a period of time. With coronavirus it will all come at once.” 

The consultant suggested that the government missed the containment window: 

“I’m amazed it has taken the NHS and the government so long to get ready to deal with a crisis. We need to free up doctors and NHS staff to prepare for what’s coming. We should be cancelling outpatient clinics, suspending waiting-time targets, like the four-hour A&E wait and the 18-week target for outpatient treatment, until this is all over – and be open with the public about why this is happening. Soon the NHS is going to be faced with a huge amount people with Covid-19.”

With an influx of patients expected to overwhelm the UK hospital system in the weeks ahead, the consultant fears that “we are going to end up in the same situation as Iran and Italy, where health services have struggled to cope.”

If an Italy-style scenario were to happen, then the military would likely be deployed at hospitals, supermarkets, and on streets.

Defense sources told The Sun that troops would build tented field hospitals, deep-clean public buildings, and keep the order during a virus outbreak. 

 

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bob
bob
March 16, 2020

It is a well known fact that the british regime likes killing people no matter what country they inhabit. It is also famous for being totally unprepared for any eventuality. All in the name of sham globalist policies for the 1%

Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
March 16, 2020

The patients die from uncontrolled inflammation (cytokine storm) which causes damage much evidence suggests could be prevented with manganese. Sick people are not being treated with manganese, and nobody is being told to avoid food which has had its manganese removed (white flour, white rice, white sugar). One conclusion is that the government sees this virus as an opportunity to solve the social care problem. Most of the patients killed by this virus have cardiometabolic disease (heart disease, diabetes, hypertension) which is linked to deficiencies of manganese, magnesium and copper. Modern diets based on meat and refined carbohydrate have just… Read more »

Sally Snyder
Sally Snyder
March 16, 2020

Here is an article that looks at which nations are most and least prepared for a pandemic:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2020/03/how-prepared-is-world-for-pandemic.html

Unfortunately, those nations that are poorly prepared do not have the financial means to improve their level of preparedness and will continue to be at high risk for both the current pandemic and future pandemics as well as increasing the global vulnerability to disease.

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