The COVID-19 epidemic in the United Kingdom has continued to deteriorate due to the Delta virus and the unblocking policy. In the past week, an average of more than 30,000 new cases were diagnosed every day, and the number of hospitalizations is also on the rise. As the workload has become overwhelming, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned that there will be a shortage of 50,000 doctors in the winter.
The head of the British Medical Association, Chaand Nagpaul, said that the amount of medical care can be the tightest in the winter, and the recent increase in the number of hospitalizations infected with the COVID-19 has caused a surge in doctors’ working hours, and more and more people are considering leaving their jobs in the next few months. The doctors are exhausted from their work, and the government has not been able to actively retain them, but just sits on the sidelines.”
Chaand Nagpaul pointed out that this winter is likely to face a shortage of 50,000 doctors, which may be the most severe winter in 73 years.
According to official British data, as of the 13th, 81.2% of the population over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, and 89.2% have received at least one dose; currently, there are an average of about 30,000 new confirmed cases and 150 deaths in a single day, and there are about 1,000 patients hospitalized every day.