Christina pagel writes in the guardian about the grim truth unfolding in britain’s hospitals

‘This is an account of what it truly means for a hospital to be “overwhelmed”. Much of this is happening already, but we have not yet seen the worst.’ Professor Christina Pagel writes in the The Guardian about the difficult choices doctors and nurses will face in the coming weeks as hospital capacity is stretched to the limit. Read full article here

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Susan michie on Good morning britain discussing how government policies are creating super-spreader events

‘On the one hand we’re being told this is an emergency, and that is what it is, and on the other we’ve got a ‘lockdown lite’ compared to March.’ Professor Susan Michie was a guest on Good Morning Britain where she discussed mixed messaging from the government and the need to address ‘huge amounts of contact between people’. Watch a clip here

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DR Zubaida Haque interviewed on BBC newsnight about the need to support people to self-isolate

“The way we stop transmission is to get people self-isolated… people in deprived areas and low-paid jobs, Black and Ethnic Minority people, have been less likely to be able to afford to self-isolate.” Dr Zubaida Haque tells Emily Maitlis on BBC Newsnight that people have had to make difficult choices between going to unsafe jobs and putting food on the table. Watch a clip here

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‘None of this was inevitable’: Anthony costello opinion piece in the guardian

‘The recent surge cannot be blamed on a mutant virus alone; in fact, government mismanagement of the pandemic meant that many more people became infected, creating the conditions for mutations to occur.’ Professor Anthony Costello writes in The Guardian about the dire consequences of the government’s failure to suppress the virus. Read full article here

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Dr tolullah ONi answers questions on vaccines from readers of the voice

‘My concern with the vaccine is that the very people who have a right to be concerned about safety for historical and contemporary, systemic, discriminatory reasons, are the same groups of people who are at greater risk of exposure and death from the disease.’ Dr Tolullah Oni answers questions on the vaccine from readers of The Voice.

Watch the full Q&A here

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