London-UK hospitals are under unprecedented stress as a rapidly spreading coronavirus variant across the country, with pressure intensifying as doctors say they are saving more lives, meaning more hospital beds are in use.
The over-infectious virus variant has recorded the number of hospitalizations and limited the government-run National Health Service to some parts of the country. As they handle the rise, medical practitioners are trying to reduce fatalities in many ways, guided by the hard lessons of spring.
They have established protocols so that the elderly carrying the virus are not sent from hospitals to nursing homes, where such steps last spring prevented the spread of the virus, killing thousands of people. They use better treatments for Kovid-19 who are keeping more people alive.
Meanwhile, he has continued elective surgery so that people with serious conditions such as cancer receive the procedure. It also means that more hospital beds are occupied.
Downside: Hospitals are even more full and under more pressure than last spring.