Combined with the lack of restrictions in England at least, this has meant that daily case rates, particularly in London, have recently skyrocketed.
Together with critical staff shortages, this has pushed the NHS to the brink as it faces the annual winter spike in patients combined with another COVID wave.
To try and support the understaffed London hospitals, the government has sent in 200 army personnel to assist.
Amidst the crisis, there is some good news, albeit small, on the way.
Published at Sat, 08 Jan 2022 16:06:00 +0000