Why the UK’s new vaccine might be just what it takes to get the UK to the summit of COVID-19
Posted On July 4, 2021
Health workers in the UK have been working for months to get their country to the Summit of COV-19, which will start in the US next week.
But a report from the country’s largest medical charity has suggested that the NHS is struggling to keep up.
In the past month, the National Health Service has been hit by a record-breaking coronavirus outbreak and the country has been under a state of emergency for a week.
As a result, it has been forced to ramp up its response to the virus, particularly in areas such as intensive care, where staff are often ill and unable to work, and the most affected areas are the hardest hit by the coronaviral pandemic.
The National Health Organisation (NHO) has been working to find out what has gone wrong and has begun an inquiry into how it could improve.
The NHO, which is based in London, is the only public body in the world to run a full investigation into how the UK is coping with the coronivirus outbreak.
The charity’s chief executive, Simon Hogg, has called for urgent action to be taken to address the UKs shortcomings in public health.
“The NHS has been failing for some time.
It’s been a long time since it was in a position to respond to a pandemic of this magnitude.
We’ve been putting off critical decisions and decisions were made by senior staff to be rushed through in the short term,” he told The Independent.
The NHS is in a “ticking time bomb” and the health service is struggling with its ability to respond, Mr Hogg said.
“It’s not just the NHS in this case, the NHS can’t keep up with the demand that the government is putting on it,” he said.
He said the UK was not prepared to give up on tackling the outbreak, despite a “high level of uncertainty” over the UK having to re-establish its own borders.
The government has also announced plans to create a “national centre of excellence” for the NHS and NHS staff, which would be funded by a levy on the prices of healthcare products sold across the UK.
But NHS bosses have said the plans have been delayed due to the coronavecovirus pandemic and are still struggling to find the funds to cover the costs of running the centres.
The British Medical Association (BMA) has called on the government to “start with what works” and said it would push for a public inquiry into the health system.
It has also called for a royal commission into the coronavalcirus pandemics.
However, Dr Hogg says the NHS could do better.
“What’s needed is a full public inquiry and public consultation,” he says.
“We need a public conversation about how the NHS has got itself into this mess, how we have got to tackle the challenge, how can we deliver the most effective and compassionate response to this pandemic.”
What is COVID?
The coronaviruses that have ravaged the world are caused by the virus that spreads through close contact with the blood of infected people.
It is a relatively new disease, with the first cases recorded in 1957.
The coronavectovirus is spread through direct contact with infected people and from contaminated surfaces such as coughing or sneezing.
Symptoms include cough, runny nose and fever, usually followed by sore throat and muscle pain.
It can be mild or severe, depending on the type of virus.
WHO recommends that people stay indoors and not go out for more than 48 hours.
The World Health Organization has put the number of confirmed cases of COVI at 7.1 million, and more than 20,000 deaths.
The UK is not at the summit, but Mr Hagg said it was “absolutely crucial” that the UK could be on the agenda.
“In a country where we’ve had more than a quarter of the cases and deaths of any country on the planet, the government should be looking at whether we can get ourselves to the top of the global agenda in terms of what we need to do,” he added.
The Government has committed to a £2 billion investment in healthcare in England over the next three years, but a recent study by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) said the NHS had been slow to react.
The study found that the number and quality of NHS hospitals were far behind that of other developed countries.
The IPA also found that there was a lack of understanding of how the pandemic was affecting the NHS.
The report suggested that hospitals and healthcare workers were under pressure to respond quickly, with many of the staff who were ill treated as volunteers rather than doctors.
The IPA also found the UK had failed to meet its own national health targets for reducing COVID deaths, and that the current rate of deaths from the disease was a fraction of what it should be.
What is the coronava outbreak?
A coronavavirus (CO