The NHS has set aside £1.3 billion to cope with compensation claims arising from the pandemic this year with claims for treatment delays, cancellations and misdiagnosis expected.
An annual report from NHS Resolution, which deals with patient disputes, shows that the health service anticipates it will need to pay out more than a billion pounds this financial year to settle claims arising from poor service during Covid.
Advocates for harsh Covid measures are finally waking up to what they have done.
The underreported story of the entire pandemic is excess deaths — not from Covid, but from other health conditions which were so brutally pushed to one side. There have been huge rises in the number of people dying from causes unrelated to the virus, accelerating throughout the year and showing no signs of slowing down.
Rob Verkerk, Founder, Executive and Scientific Director of the Alliance for Natural Health International, a scientist who has for 30 years been exploring positive ways to span the gulfs between science and the law, between academia and industry, and between governments and their people.
Top German scientists have found that wearing certain types of face masks for long periods of time could result in potentially hazardous chemicals and harmful microplastics being inhaled deep into human lungs.
Professor Michael Braungart, director at the Hamburg Environmental Institute and co-founder of the world-renowned Cradle to Cradle environmental standard has told Ecotextile News that mask wearers unwittingly run the risk of breathing in carcinogens, allergens and tiny synthetic microfibres by wearing both textile and nonwoven surgical masks for long periods of time.
His recent findings have been backed up by another leading industry textile chemist Dr. Dieter Sedlak, managing director and co-founder of Modern Testing Services Augsburg, Germany in partnership with Modern Testing Services Global, Hong Kong who found elevated concentrations of hazardous fluorocarbons, formaldehyde and other potentially carcinogenic substances on surgical face masks: “I can only say 100 per cent that I have similar concerns to Prof. Braungart.”
A four week delay in cancer treatment increases the chance of dying by as much as 13 percent new “staggering and sobering” research reveals.
The research published last week online in the BMJ, was put together in the light of treatment delays resulting from the pandemic and have led to calls for more attention to be given to other deadly health conditions whose treatment is being put at risk by national measures to contain the virus.
[The fight against Covid] ignores the devastating social and economic impact of Covid restrictions, and exaggerates the threat the disease poses.
Despite all the hysteria, this is not a modern plague.
In the week ending October 2, Covid accounted for just 3.2 per cent of all fatalities in British hospitals.
Even with the recent rise in infections, Covid mortality levels are drastically lower now than at the peak of the pandemic in the spring.
That toll may increase, but it is highly unlikely to reach the levels we saw in spring.
Covid-19 is a cruel disease that targets the old or those whose life expectancy is compromised by ill-health.
While every life is precious, the average age of patients who die with Covid-19 is 82.4.
Since August, just one otherwise healthy person under 30 has died with the disease, while in the same period only 97 victims have been younger than 60.
One study in June by the Office for National Statistics found 91 per cent of people who died with Covid in England and Wales between March and June had at least one pre-existing condition.
Contrary to the depressing propaganda, six in every seven people who are infected over the age of 90 actually survive.
[T]here is little convincing scientific evidence to support the belief that these venues are significant arenas of transmission.
Much of the North and the Midlands has been living with Covid restrictions for months, yet it has not stemmed the rise in positive cases.
There is not a single documented case of any student this autumn yet dying from Covid.
In 40 years, scientists have never found an HIV/AIDS vaccine, nor has one been discovered for the SARS virus in 18 years.
A vaccine will probably be more like an annual flu jab — which will give some protection but not stop you contracting the disease — rather than a measles vaccine, which provides a lifetime’s protection.
Edinburgh University argued that heavy-handed use of lockdowns and social distancing could cost between 149,000 and 178,000 lives over the course of the pandemic — far more than have died from Covid.
The Government likely borrowing more than £350 billion this year — will have be paid by generations to come.
We have had plenty of anecdotes about people failing to be diagnosed with serious diseases during lockdown. This is thanks to either to hospitals cancelling appointments, GP surgeries stopping face-to-face meetings or people picking up the message that they should protect the NHS by trying not to use it.
Have we all gone mad, and become so afraid of the virus that we’ve lost the ability to read, to think and to question? You could argue that the fear of Covid-19 has become so all-consuming that it has become even more of a killer than the virus itself.
The national debt: £36 billion borrowed last month [August] alone.
The national debt: Our overall figure of more than £2 trillion is the biggest ever recorded, and will take at least two generations to pay off. Redundancy looms for millions.
Of the 52,514 virus deaths registered by the Office for National Statistics, 89 per cent have been over-65s.
More than 22,000 over-85s have died, as well as some 17,000 aged between 75 and 84.
Only 314 people under the age of 40 have died of the disease since March.
NHS England figures show that more than 95 per cent of patients who die from coronavirus in hospital have an underlying health condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity.
New report estimates that there will be a total of 74,000 deaths over the next five years due to the long-term financial and health impact of the pandemic.
Oncologists warn of an extra 30,000 deaths from cancers currently going undiagnosed.
Dr John Lee: COVID-19 is currently killing fewer than 40 of the 1,600 people who die every day in the UK.
There were 2,000 extra deaths from strokes and heart attacks this summer.
Our study shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a large number of potentially missed or delayed diagnoses of health conditions, which carry high risk if not promptly diagnosed and effectively treated. Primary and secondary care services must proactively prepare to address the large backlog of patients that is likely to follow. Should a public health emergency on the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic occur in the future, or if subsequent surges in COVID-19 cases arise, national communication strategies must be carefully considered to ensure that large numbers of patients with urgent health needs do not disengage with health services.
The ‘rule of six’ has no scientific evidence to back it up, and may well end up having major social consequences.
Increased activity at the end of summer leads to an increase in acute respiratory infections, as it does every year.
Oxford University’s Centre for Evidence Based Medicine: no scientific evidence on the effects of measures such as distancing on respiratory viral spread. No study pointing to the number six. If it’s made up, why not five or seven?
Admissions for Covid, critical care bed occupancies and deaths are now at an all-time low.
There are currently 600 patients in hospital with Covid compared to over 17,000 at the height of the epidemic. An average of ten patients a day die with Covid registered on their death certificate, compared to over 1,000 at the peak.
Shift in focus away from the impact of the disease is a worrying development.
Severity of the pandemic was monitored by numbers of cases, numbers of admissions, and deaths. All three measures are open to misinterpretation if their definitions are not standardised.
Cases are being over-diagnosed by a test that can pick up dead viral load.
Hospital admissions are subjective decisions made by physicians which can vary from hospital to hospital.
Even deaths have been misattributed.
Cases will rise, as they will in winter for all acute respiratory pathogens, but this will not necessarily translate into excess deaths.
Models ignore the vast expertise of our clinicians and public health experts who could provide a more robust approach based on their real-world healthcare experiences.
The current Cabinet is inexperienced:
the Health Secretary has been in post for just over two years now;
the PM and the Chief Medical Officer a year;
The Joint Biosecurity Centre is overseen by a senior spy who monitors the spread of coronavirus and suppresses new outbreaks;
New chair of the National Institute for Health Protection who has little or no background in healthcare.
The recognised alert threshold for ‘regular’ acute respiratory infections is 400 cases per 100,000.
Britain’s mental health has deteriorated. During lockdown, a fifth of vulnerable people considered self-harming, routine healthcare came to a standstill, operations were cancelled, and cancer care put on hold.
The most glaring initial blunder was not observing what was going on in other European nations and learning from their mistakes.
Life should return to as close as possible to normality.
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